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Types of Truck Bed Liners

Part of being a good truck owner is knowing how to protect your truck from damage. Whenever you use a truck to haul any kind of cargo, you need a bed liner to protect the bed of your truck from dents and scratches when you are putting things in and taking them out again repeatedly over time. It also is helpful for when things slide around as you are driving.

The most common type of bed liner is the standard plastic drop-in liner. It is literally just a fitted sheet held in by bolts on each side, but it gets…
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Understanding the Role of an Alternator

Different components of your vehicle are used for different purposes and you must understand the role of each one. You should take some time to learn about the alternator and what it does to keep your vehicle working as it should.

The alternator takes energy that has been created by the engine of a vehicle and it moves that to the vehicle's other components. An alternator helps the electrical components of your vehicle work as they are meant to and it also helps the battery so that it can charge when the vehicle is running. The alternator has an…
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Choosing a Spare Tire to Meet Your Needs

When choosing a spare tire for your vehicle, the multitude of options can often be overwhelming. A full-size temporary spare will not interfere with vehicle features such as ABS and traction control. Because these tires are lightweight, they will not add weight. A compact temporary spare does not require the storage space as its full-size counterpart, however, because of its smaller size, it could possibly affect the driving modes of the car. This type of spare is engineered for restricted operations and limited distances.

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Suspension Service Keeps You Driving Smoothly


Your suspension is what helps your vehicle drive smoothly down the road each day. It is responsible for holding up tons of metal on its frame each and every day. With time will come suspension issues. This is just a common occurrence. While it is not concerning that your suspension will need repair at some point in time, it is important to understand how you can spot these issues when they do occur. This will give you plenty of time to bring your vehicle into Charlton Motors and Public Auto Brokers to have the problem fixed. Some common signs of…
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How to Make a Tailgating Experience Extra Special

You should make the most of your truck and put it to use as much as possible. If you are someone who loves tailgating, your truck can be an important part of that whole experience. There are some tips that Charlton Motors and Public Auto Brokers would like to share with you to make your next tailgating experience extra special.

Label your coolers before you load them into your truck so that your guests will know what kinds of drinks they can expect to find in each one. Add a metal bucket to the items that you are taking with…
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Learning About Towing Versus Payload Capacity

Understanding how much weight you can put in your truck as compared to the weight that you can tow with it is important. At Charlton Motors and Public Auto Brokers, we can help you understand the difference between towing and payload capacity so that you can make decisions to protect your truck.

The payload capacity of a truck tends to be significantly less than the towing rating. The payload is considered anything that you put in your truck, either in the cab or in the bed. Excess weight can cause damage to your suspension, chassis, and frame. 

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Keep Your Engine Cool

Mechanical parts do not operate well in very hot environments. That is why the labs where vehicles are engineered and tested are usually kept on the colder side. The longer a car operates at high temperatures, the more likely it is that it will experience a mechanical failure. That is why we want to be sure that you know the basics of how your engine's cooling system operates.

Coolant travels through tubes under your hood that absorb excess heat coming off of your engine. 

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Should You Put Synthetic Oil in Your Vehicle?

When bringing your vehicle in for a routine oil change, our staff of service technicians will talk to you a bit about the details of your oil change. This can include the type of filter that you would like installed in your vehicle as well as the type of oil that you have selected. At Charlton Motors and Public Auto Brokers, we carry a number of different motor oils that we can use for your vehicle; some are conventional while others are of the synthetic nature.

Synthetic oil basically means that it was created chemically in a lab. 

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Be Smart: Check Your Tire Treads

Tires are one of the most important components of a vehicle. Of all the parts that make up a vehicle, tires are the parts that make contact with the road. That is why it is important that the tires that you are riding on have proper tire tread.

It is unwise to drive on bald tires because you are opening yourself up to accidents, injury, lawsuits, and property damage. 

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How Can a Scheduled Tire Rotation Help?

Getting the tires rotated on your vehicle on a regular basis will benefit you and your car in a number of ways. Here is why the Charlton Motors and Public Auto Brokers team recommends that you bring your car to our service center every other oil change for a rotation:

Perhaps the most important reason to get the tires on your model rotated regularly is to improve your grip on the road. This is extremely important if you live in a region where wet or slick roads are the norm or you plan to travel on tricky terrains.

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