Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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How fast can you drive in Indiana?

What is the fastest speed limit in Indiana?

As you may know, each state has their own speeding regulations, and the fastest legal speed in each state is different. Typically, more densely populated states like those in the Northeast have slower maximum speed limits while those in less densely populated states allow a faster speed limit. Here in Indiana, we sit somewhere in the middle of the pack. Check out what the fastest legal speed limit in our state is below! Read the rest of this entry >>

person pouring oil in their engine

How to change your oil in less than five minutes

Here at Westgate Auto, we love seeing our customers not only drive away in quality new vehicles from our dealership, but we also love seeing them on the road with the same car, truck, SUV, or minivan they purchased from us years prior. While the quality of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM are second to none, it’s important for drivers to maintain their vehicles to ensure their longevity. Here on our blog, we’ll show you how to change your oil in less than five minutes with a short video. Check it out! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Easy ways to get more MPGs

Five ways you can increase your fuel economy

Everyone wants to get the most out of their vehicle’s MPGs, but buying a new vehicle isn’t feasible for most people. There are, however, a few simple tips you can adhere to to increase your fuel economy. Best of all, these aren’t things that take a lot of effort or much thought. Just stick to them and see if those numbers shoot back up! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Benefits of winter tires

Should I get winter tires?

Drivers here in the Midwest can attest to how bad the roads will get in the winter. The snow and ice can make for a real headache while traveling, which will make it tough to gain traction and will decrease handling. Some drivers make the decision to switch to winter tires, but is this necessary for you? we’ll discuss that below! Read the rest of this entry >>

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When do I need to replace my spark plugs?

Signs and symptoms of bad spark plugs

It’s important to keep your vehicle well maintained if you want to optimize its longevity. Sometimes, though, some components may fall victim to wear, tear, or age, and when this happens, it’s time to replace them. Take spark plugs for instance. Spark plugs are what will help start the vehicle and keep it running by igniting the spark in the combustion chamber. If the spark plugs start to go bad, that can cause some problems that will need to be addressed. Check out some signs and symptoms of bad spark plugs here on our blog! Read the rest of this entry >>

transmission in a vehicle

When to get a transmission flush

What will happen if you don’t get a transmission flush?

We all know that regular maintenance is necessary for prolonging the lifespan of our vehicles. Just like our bodies will deteriorate without the proper care and attention, the same thing will happen to a machine that is out on the road for years on end racking up hundreds of thousands of miles on it. one of those necessary maintenance needs is a transmission flush. Find out what will happen if you don’t get a transmission flush by reading our blog! Read the rest of this entry >>

person pouring oil in a vehicle engine

Have you gotten your oil changed recently?

When should I change the oil in my car?

If you want to keep your vehicle running smoothly, you’ll want to keep up with all the maintenance services it needs. Your vehicle will need many maintenance services over its lifetime, but one of the most frequent ones is an oil change. Don’t worry, this isn’t an expensive or time-consuming service for the most part. Find out when you should change the oil in your car below! Read the rest of this entry >>