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Don’t Neglect Regular Tire Inspections and Maintenance

Whether you regularly travel long distances or mainly stay around the streets of Port Clinton, OH, tire maintenance is one task that should never be overlooked. Failing to properly care for your vehicle’s tires could lead to a flat or a blowout when you least expect it, but you can head off some of the danger by taking a few preventive steps.

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When Was the Last Time Your Car Battery in Port Clinton Was Tested?

Testing your car's battery allows you to take action if the voltage level is low. Waking up to a dead car battery is a hassle, and you could prevent it by testing it regularly.

To test the car's battery, you need a tool called a multimeter. Set it to a low voltage. Connect its black probe to the battery's negative terminal. Connect its red probe to the battery's positive terminal. If the voltage level is less than 12.6, it is time for a new car battery.

Still not sure how to test your car's…

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Are You Having Problems Relating to A Faulty Gasket?

There are many parts of your car that may seem arbitrary but are actually very important. One of these components is the various gaskets the populate your vehicle. Without them. your time in a functioning car wouldn't be very long.

The gaskets in your vehicle serve to establish a sealed tight barrier to prevent the leaking of gases and liquids, as well as, eliminating the possibility of cross-contamination. There are 3 main types of gaskets found in vehicles. These are the head gasket, intake manifold gasket, and exhaust manifold gasket. Each is typically comprised of layered flat steel.

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Keep Repairs at Bay with Winter Maintenance

It doesn't take much to keep repairs at bay. If you just keep your gas tank topped up with gas, you can avoid issues with your fuel pump, gas lines, and fuel filter. The more gas that you have in the tank, the less room there will be for air. You don't want air in your tank because air has a certain amount of condensation in it.

Once that condensation makes its way into your fuel lines, it has the potential to freeze in the colder winter months. If that happens then, your car will not start, and…

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Take Advantage of Our Online Service Scheduling Tool

Many of us break life down into simple chores. We have to accomplish certain tasks at certain times. Vehicle service is a task that shouldn't be overlooked. It's an essential part of owning any car, truck or SUV. It could help your vehicle last for years.

Our service team at Baumann Auto Center Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM is aware your busy schedule includes many to-do items. We know you have many errands to get done during your busy day. That's why we've created an online service scheduler. It helps you schedule your vehicle maintenance with a…

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Take Advantage of Our Online Service Scheduling Tool

Many of us break life down into simple chores. We have to accomplish certain tasks at certain times. Vehicle service is a task that shouldn't be overlooked. It's an essential part of owning any car, truck or SUV. It could help your vehicle last for years.

Our service team at Baumann Auto Center Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM is aware your busy schedule includes many to-do items. We know you have many errands to get done during your busy day. That's why we've created an online service scheduler. It helps you schedule your vehicle maintenance with a…

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Tires, Tread, And What They Mean

If the tires you drive your vehicle on, transporting yourself to and from work on a regular basis, do not have sufficient tread, you should seriously consider purchasing new tires. If your vehicle is slipping and sliding when you drive, it’s far past due to buying new tires.

If you’re not sliding all over roadways, unsure of what to fix? You need to measure the treat of tires using a penny or quarter.

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Why Regular Tire Rotation is Important


One of the simplest things you can do to maintain your vehicle is to regularly get its tires rotated. We are happy to provide this service to our customers here at Baumann Auto Center Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM Port Clinton.

As you drive your vehicle, all four tires experience some wear. The problem is that the tires wear unevenly. Because the motor is located in the front, the front two tires normally experience wearing more quickly than the back tires. To prolong the life of your tires as well as save on gas mileage, it is beneficial to rearrange the…
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When should I have my brakes inspected & repaired?

Not having brakes that work is not a good thing. You need to repair brakes when the brake dashboard light is amber colored. This indicates problems with the anti-lock brake system (ABS).

The brake dashboard light could also be red, indicating a system imbalance.

Brake pads sometimes need to be replaced. Brake hardware needs to be repaired for your car to be able to brake at all.

If the brake pedal is spongy, or presses further to the floor than usual, this is a sign the brakes need repair.

If your vehicle pulls to the right or left when you…

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