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Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

Have you ever wondered what viscosity ratings could possibly stand for? Join the club of many other drivers who had the same question as they purchased their motor oil. In simple terms, viscosity ratings are an indication of motor oil's ability to resist flow.

Most of us understand that an engine could not run if it was not lubricated, hence the importance of frequent oil changes at Kempthorn Mazda. Viscosity ratings are composed of two numbers: The first shows oil's flow in the low temperatures, while the second shows the flow at 100 degrees Celsius. 

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Some Information About Shopping for Car Parts at Car Dealerships


Some car owners may be thinking about where they may want to buy car parts for their car. Deciding where to buy car parts may be a big decision for some people. Shopping for car parts at a car dealership is an option that some car owners may want to consider when thinking about where to shop for car parts for their car repairs.

Car parts that are sold at car dealerships may be high-quality car parts. High-quality car parts often last for a long time, and they also often have warranties. Warranties can be helpful for car owners because…
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Winter Woes: Stay Practical and Fill Up Your Tanks

Whether you own an older vehicle or a brand-new model, it is still crucial to keep your gas tank as full as possible, especially during the cold winter months. The professionals at Kempthorn Mazda swear by this advice because it can and will prevent your fuel lines from freezing up as well as any unwanted, costly repairs.

The winter temperatures are constantly changing in Canton, with almost record-breaking chills to moderate warmth. This constant shift in weather can cause a lot of condensation in your almost empty gas tank. Water is heavier than gas, and it will only sink to…
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Simplifying 4WDs and AWDs

Choosing between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive is always a consideration that car buyers give priority to. However, most buyers can not quite tell why they would choose one over the other. Here are some basics.

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How Often Should You Get an Oil Change?

If it's been a while since you've purchased a vehicle, you may have some outdated information when it comes to getting oil changes. It used to be pretty common knowledge that you should get your oil changed about every 3,000 miles. Modern car models, however, allow you to get the oil changed about every 7,5000 miles.

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5 Fluids to Change


When it comes to keeping your car in good shape, it's vital to maintain the vehicle's fluids. There are many systems that your vehicle must rely on with clean and new fluids to run smoothly, and these fluids are as follows:
  • Oil- your oil and the filter must be changed every 3,000 to 7,500 miles to keep your engine to run newer and longer.
  • Transmission Fluid- deteriorating or dirty transmission fluid can cause costly transmission issues. Changing transmission fluid regularly will help eliminate wear and rust.
  • Brake Fluid- regularly changing brake fluid will eliminate possible...
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Don't Ignore Dashboard Warning Lights


When your dashboard warning lights come on you should take notice. Most warning lights indicate that something has gone wrong with your vehicle, with different lights indicating different problems.

Some of the most common warning lights include:

- Check engine light
This light means that your car has thrown a diagnostic code. These codes indicate specific problems like a loose gas cap, a faulty oxygen sensor, or another issue. If your check engine light comes on, it's best to visit us at the dealership to run a diagnostic test.

- Battery light
This warning indicates that your battery...
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Headlight Maintenance Facts


With the increased darkness that winter months bring with them the time is upon us to check to test our headlights and their lenses to ensure that all is well and ready for the dark hours. Over time the lenses that protect your headlight bulbs can become yellowed or cloudy.

Your headlights should emit a brilliant white light at the same level on a stationary surface. Having one of your headlights off at a wrong angle, commonly caused by potholes, can cause large blind spots as well as impairing the visibility of other nighttime drivers.

When replacing your headlights or…
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