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Compact vs Full-Size Spare Tires: What You Need to Know

Have you ever bought a new car and gotten a spare tire? Usually these are temporary, compact tires that don't last very long when on the road. Compact tires are made for a one-time use. Once you get back on the road, you should head to the nearest shop to get your original tire patched or replaced. While they work out great for a short-term fix, there are a lot of problems with continuing to drive on a temporary tire. For one, it can cause your tires to become unbalanced.

Full-size tires are a better bet for the long-run…

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Dolan and King's Academy | Boots and Bow Ties

Dolan Auto Group looks forward to any opportunity to support local youth and schools. This year the King’s Academy has decided to bring their silent auction event to Dolan Lexus in hopes of raising more funds than ever before for their school! We are so happy to support them as they work hard to give their students the very best education and academic experience each year.

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Can Using the Wrong Kinds of Cooling System Hoses Cause Overheating?

Each and every component of your engine cooling system must work in concert to keep your motor cool and undamaged. Key to this process are the cooling system hoses that transport coolant through the network.

Over time, wear and tear can break down the structures of even the most durable hoses. When this happens, replacement is the prescription. That being said, if replacement hoses don't fit the specifications of the cooling system in which they are installed, problems may occur. 

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Jump-Start Basics: Learn How to Temporarily Fix a Dead Battery

Almost every driver has to deal with a dead battery eventually. That's why it's important to understand the basics of jump-starting your battery. As long as you have access to jumper cables and a car with a usable battery, a simple jump-start may help you drive your car home.

To facilitate the process, bring the cars as close together as possible, with their noses almost touching. Turn both cars off, and then attach the jumper cables to the two car batteries. The positive clamps are attached to the positive battery terminals, and vice versa. 

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