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How Does A Transfer Case Work?

A transfer case is a part of your vehicle's drivetrain that connects your transmission to the differentials. It's also known as a transmission-to-axle or T/A. This makes it possible for your four-wheel drive vehicle to handle complicated terrains with ease.

The transfer case transfers engine power from the transmission to the front and rear differentials. It does this by engaging one of two differentials, depending on the torque requirements of each axle. This is helpful when moving around corners or climbing up or downhills. The transfer case contains gears and clutches to switch 

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Reasons Your Engine May Be Overheating

Your engine cannot function properly if it is overheating. That is why it is important for you to find out why your engine is overheating. Little or no coolant is one of the main reasons that an engine can overheat. If the coolant level is low, then you can refill it. Make sure that the coolant is filled to a level that meets the requirements that are set by your manufacturer. The cooling system may also have a leak inside of it. You can tell if there is a leak in the cooling system by looking underneath your vehicle. You…

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Does Your Vehicle Need New Tires?

Your vehicle will need new tires after every six or so years. With good care, you can have the tires for ten years or more. New vehicles come with tire pressure monitoring system that tells when you need to inflate the tires. If this light is always on, then your tires lose pressure so much, and they may have a huge leak. These vehicles also have a tire wear indicator system. The indicators start to show when the treads wear down enough.

There are other signs to check, including obvious damage. Cracks, bulges, cuts, uneven wear, items embedded in the…

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3 Indications Your Exhaust Is Leaking

When your exhaust is leaking, you may hear a lot of different noises. However, strange noises are not the only sign your exhaust is leaking.

1. Poor Engine Performance

Poor engine performance is common when your exhaust is leaking. The sensors on your car's exhaust pipe receive incorrect values when you have an exhaust leak. As a result of the incorrect values, false information is sent to the engine control unit. This control unit uses the provided information to calculate the air-fuel mixture of the upcoming engine cycle. Since the values are incorrect, the air-fuel 

 

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All About Winter Tires

Are you ready for the harsh winter weather that's approaching? Many of our Columbus, OH customers at Bob-Boyd Lincoln, Inc. ask about how they can optimize safety on icy roads this winter. Choosing the right tires is important because it provides you with the most grip on slippery, icy surfaces.

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What Do You Do If You're in a Car Accident?

It's important for drivers to know just what to do if they get into a vehicle accident. So, in order to make sure you are prepared, today we're going to go over the things that you need to do if you get into a car accident. 

Accident Checklist

  • Self-assess for any injuries to yourself or passengers
  • Move the vehicle to the side of the road if possible, and/or make sure to get to safety
  • Call the police. If the police cannot come to you, you may fill out an accident report at the police station
  • Wait for…
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What Are Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings?

You might be aware that motor oils are labeled with designations like 5W-30 and 10W-40. If you've been wondering what this means, you're not alone. Many of the customers at Bob-Boyd Lincoln, Inc. are unaware of what these numbers are letters are for, so here's a quick guide.

These designations indicate the viscosity of motor oil. Viscosity describes how thick or thin a liquid is. Thin oils can move around easily and can do a good job of helping engines start quickly when it's cold. Thick oils are strong and durable, and they are ideal for…

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What is Synthetic Oil?

When it’s time to change the oil on your vehicle, do you know what type of oil your vehicle needs? All motor oils are not created equal. There is quite a difference between conventional motor oil and synthetic motor oil. Although we hear more about synthetic motor oil today, it’s actually been around for many years. Our team at Bob-Boyd Lincoln, Inc. can answer any questions you may have on motor oil and why your vehicle may need synthetic oil.

What is Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil is a type of man-made motor oil used on various types and…

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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Windshield wipers are a necessity. They are even more important if you live in an area where it frequently rains. Debris, rain water and temperature changes are some of the things that can ruin your windshield wipers. If your windshield wipers are bent, then you will need to get a new set of them. That is why you will need to inspect your windshield wipers on a regular basis.

Your windshield wipers may also make a lot of noise if they are in need of replacement. This is a sign that windshield wipers are worn out. 

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