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Vehicle Repair Center (VRC) of Western Mass LLC
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Veteran and Family Owned and Operated.
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Great News!

VRC is now proud to offer 24-Hour Towing!
Beginning this week, anytime you need assistance, give us a call at 413-306-3194, and we'll be happy to lend a hand (and a shiny new tow truck)! Serving West Springfield and the surrounding area.

#towing #towingnearme #24hourtowing
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In winter's cold temperatures, a non-winter tire's tread rubber becomes stiffer and less able to conform to even a dry road's irregularities. Modern studless snow tires are capable of maintaining flexibility in freezing temperatures, thanks to advances in rubber compounding technologies. This increased rubber flexibility allows tires to maintain traction on snowy, icy, wet and dry driving surfaces.

Studless winter tires generally have deeper tread depths than summer or all season tires. Deep tread depths allow the tire to manage snow and slush dispersion from under the tire. It also allows the tire to provide better or snow-on-snow traction by packing it within the tread blocks.

Studded snow tires literally have metal studs embedded within the tread. These small, strong pieces of metal are designed to dig into ice, which provides added traction. When the driving surface isn't covered in ice, studded tires can damage the road. They're tough enough to dig into pavement, which is why many states limit their use during non-winter months and some states have outlawed them completely. Studded winter tires are also known to produce a noisy ride.
#snowday #winter #snowtires #studdedsnowtires #automaintenance #vehiclerepair
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Another reason to listen to your father - keep your gas tank full or at least half full!😉
Condensation – Condensation can form in the empty part of your gas tank. In the winter that condensation can freeze, collect into icy blockages in your fuel lines and create problems with starting your car. The best way to avoid this happening is to keep your tank more than half full during the winter.
#fatherknowsbest #fulltank #winter #condensation #automaintenance #vehiclerepair
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Why you should always have at least 1/4 Tank of Gas in your Car!
A concern with letting your Fuel level fall below a 1/4 Tank is that it could cause problems with the Fuel Pump. In modern Vehicles, the Fuel Pump is located within the Engine where the Fuel helps keep it cool. When the Fuel level falls below the Fuel Pump, the Pump starts taking in air, which then generates more heat. This Overheating can cause the Fuel Pump to wear out faster than normal or even cause it to fail completely if it gets too hot. In the past, this wasn't a problem because the fuel pump was located outside of the Gas Tank and didn't rely on the Fuel to help keep it cool. Plus, it didn't cost as much to replace since it was easier to get to.
Signs of a bad Fuel Pump. If you are lucky, you should never have to replace the fuel pump, as some cars can go many miles without this essential piece of hardware malfunctioning.

Occasionally, though, a fuel pump can wear out, requiring you to replace it. Some signs that your fuel pump needs replacing include:

*A Vehicle that is hard to start. This is caused by Fuel not reaching the Engine.

*Hesitation while driving on the road. In this case, Fuel is reaching the Engine, but the flow is being impeded somehow. A failing fuel pump can cause this problem.

*Decreasing fuel mileage. This is a problem usually caused by a failing release valve, which is located in the fuel pump.

*Overheating can also signify a problem with the fuel pump. This is caused by the engine having to work harder than normal to pull in the fuel it needs to run. If the engine gets too hot, the vehicle could stall or the engine could fail altogether.
#fulltank #runoutofgas #fuelpump #cool #automaintenance #vehiclerepair
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On January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument. “Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is,” he declared. “You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.”

Congress did not officially outlaw private development in the Grand Canyon until 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Grand Canyon National Park Act. Today, more than 5 million people visit the canyon each year. The canyon floor is accessible by foot, mule or boat, and whitewater rafting, hiking and running in the area are especially popular. Many choose to conserve their energies and simply take in the breathtaking view from the canyon’s South Rim–some 7,000 feet above sea level–and marvel at a vista virtually unchanged for over 400 years.
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SATURN CORPORATION FOUNDED
On this day in 1985, Saturn Corporation was officially founded and a concept car soon followed. The Saturn model was originally going to be released under one of GM’s other brands, likely Chevrolet, Oldsmobile or Pontiac, but as they often do, plans changed and the Saturn SC and Saturn SL were launched as their own make. They went into production in 1990 for the 1991 model year at the Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant. Saturn was marketed as “A different kind of car company,” and operated a separate retailer network from other GM brands. The last Saturn left the factory on October 7, 2009.
#saturn #gm #ilovemysaturn #automaintenance #vehiclerepair
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It's National Law Enforcement Day!!

Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect.
#thankyou #nationallawenforcementday #thankapoliceofficer #blue
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Much respect to those who protect us. Thank you !
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