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Spring Car Care

Just a few more days before winter is just a memory. From potholes to road ice and snow, winter weather does a number on our cars. Spring is the perfect time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the upcoming season.

Here are five tips to get your car in tip top shape this spring:

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Some Common Symptoms of a Check Engine Light

There are many sensors on your vehicle, and it may be hard to keep up with what all of them are indicative of on your vehicle. To help you better educate yourself on all of the indicators, before visiting our service center, here are some common symptoms why your check engine light would be on.

One of the first things you could check are your O2 sensors. They're what measure the oxygen levels that your car's exhaust pipe emits. You can guess that you might have a bad O2 sensor when you're driving, and you notice that…

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Do a Visual Check for Your Tires

Your tires need some care routinely. We don't normally think about them too often unless they go flat or give us problems, but there is a lot riding on them. If you keep them properly inflated, then you will get good gas mileage, and your tires will wear evenly. Otherwise, you may be spending more money on gas and wear out your tires sooner than they should be. If you happen to have a tire pressure sensor, the sensor on your dashboard will let you know if your tires are under-inflated or over-inflated, but don't just rely on…

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Ram Encourages Us to Remain Forever Young in New Bob Dylan-Inspired TV Spot

Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 model trucks are paragons of the hardworking, salt-of-the-earth type. So when Ram showcased footage of its eponymous pickups to a custom recording and arrangement of Bob Dylan’s "Forever Young," performed by Low Country Sound/Elektra artist Anderson East and produced by Grammy award-winning producer Dave Cobb, we at Wedekind Motors felt it hit home. After all, Ram trucks are a testament to some of what we value most in life: making ourselves with the blood, sweat and tears of our labor. And with multifarious Ram utility to help us along the way.

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Winter Care and Maintenance Checklist: Be In the Know Before You Hit the Road

Wedekind Motors knows that Schenectady- and Albany-area weather can tank the prospects of a road trip this time of year when it comes to unforeseen vehicle-mechanical circumstances. And you probably don't have a reliable service center on hand at home with the parts and labor required to make fixes happen. Luckily, in advance of the storm, you can help stave off some common problems with help from these handy tips.

  • Maintain the performance shape of vehicle lights and bulbs. During colder months, the days are dimmer, and evening light can be worse. Take care of any issues like fogginess…
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Check Out Our Inventory of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles at Wedekind Motors

Shopping for a new vehicle can be tough, especially when your budget and the car you have your eye on may not be in the same league. But owning a luxury vehicle isn't completely out of your reach; choosing a high-quality pre-owned luxury vehicle from Wedekind Motors means you can find a well-maintained luxury car or SUV that's been thoroughly inspected and is ready to give its new owner years of enjoyment. 
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Choosing the Right Motor Oil for Your Car: Synthetic Vs Conventional Oil

Motor oil can be likened to a sponge in many respects. Everyone knows a sponge can conveniently hold up dirt, fluid and many other tiny objects. However, when the sponge gets over saturated, it loses the ability to further hold any more fluid. The same applies to motor oil. Changing your vehicle's oil regularly and using the right oil for your type of car will take care of such problem. The choice of oil lies between synthetic and conventional oil. Synthetic oil is a product of blended controlled ingredients in a lab, so it is far from being natural…
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The Importance of an Oil Change

Regular maintenance is critical to the life of your vehicle, but it is all too often put aside. "If it's not broke, don't fix it," is not a phrase you want to apply to your automobile. Pushing back service could leave you without wheels.

Of all the routine maintenance, oil changes are key to the operation of your vehicle. Oil lubricates the moving parts, but after a while that oil breaks down. When this happens, if it is not changed out for new oil, your car will be facing more serious, and costly, repairs.

The auto manufacturers have…
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Transition from a Big Vehicle to a Used Ford Focus


If you typically drive a truck or SUV, the Ford Focus may be the perfect transition for you to becoming a compact car driver.

The comfortable 90 cubic feet of interior space will ensure you do not feel boxed in. The roomy interior is designed to seat 5 occupants for any drive. One of the biggest differences you will see is the cost. Large vehicles tend to be gas hogs. The compact Ford Focus achieves up to 31 combined city/highway gallons per mile. This will go a long way in helping your monthly...
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