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Maintain Your Transfer Case for 4WD Performance

Having a vehicle that is AWD/4WD can come in handy. In general, vehicles of this type offer drivers better than average handling, but their true benefit comes into play in adverse driving conditions. Keeping this benefit requires constant upkeep and maintenance, especially with the vehicle's transfer case.

Getting through certain road conditions may require power from all four wheels. This means switching to the 4WD mode, a job that is handled by the transfer case. 

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Make Bouncy Springs a Thing of the Past

When they work well, your suspension-system springs are easy to forget about. When they don't work so well, they can quickly become the center of attention, and for good reason.

The springs and their associated hardware perform important functions for the suspension system and your vehicle as a whole. When your tires hit an obstacle in the roadway, they want to rebound wildly upwards. 

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Make a Visit to the Service Department for Exhaust Repair

One of the more common problems that we see here at Petrus Auto Sales from vehicles that are a few years old is damage to the muffler or exhaust system. This is pretty typical with the normal wear and tear as you drive your vehicle in the Stuttgart, AR region. As you drive, the vibrations can affect your muffler and your exhaust and also, if you hit a large bump, this can cause things to become dislodged or damaged. If you bring your vehicle in to our dealership with some concerns about the sound of your engine, one of the…

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Move Over Laws Keep Motorists Safe

Have you ever seen a broken-down car pulled to the side of the road with a tow truck next to it with its flashers on? If you have, did you know every state has a law that's referred to as the Move Over law? This Move Over law declares that when you see an emergency vehicle pulled over, you're supposed to change lanes so that they have more room to move into another lane.

However, sometimes that isn't possible because of thick traffic. In those cases, you're supposed to slow down to about 15 mph below…

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The Origin of Horsepower

When you're ready to pick out a new or new-to-you vehicle, you deserve to have a car that'll have excellent horsepower. What most people understand about horsepower is that it means that your car is going to be strong and sturdy. What people don't usually know is that horsepower dates back to the 18th century.

​Horsepower was a unit that was made popular by James Watt. James Watt was a steam engine-designer who wanted to sell his engines to the audience but didn't know how to describe them. 

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Keep Your Vehicle’s Fluids Healthy

It's important to always keep your vehicle fluids healthy. The health of each fluid could determine how each individual component works. Each respective component could falter if you fail to monitor the fluid. Our professional technicians understand the value of a healthy fluid. We always monitor each fluid for accurate levels.

Here at Petrus Auto Sales, we want to make sure the fluids in your vehicle are healthy. We will make sure the fluids aren't too thick or filled with crud. Oil is one of the top fluids to consider. It helps lubricate your motor.

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2017 Chrysler 300 Struts its Stuff for CarGurus Staffers

If you haven't yet had an opportunity to check out Chrysler's full-size sedan, the 2017 300, we here at Petrus Auto Sales hate to break it to you, but ...

You may very well be missing out.

Not to worry, though, as CarGurus personality Nicole Wakelin is here to get you up to speed. Check out her review of the 300 in the clip below:

We've nothing but good things to say about the 300's entry-level engine, a 3.6-liter V6.

Mating with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, the V6 is rated at a respectable…

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