Posts by this Author: Blog Admin

Looking for your next new car? Tom Ahl Family Of Dealerships has you covered

Finding the right used car at an ideal price isn't always an easy process. Here at Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships, we strive to offer drivers in and around the greater Lima, OH area a great, unrivaled and vast selection of used cars, crossovers, SUVs, trucks and commercial vehicles at three locations.

Our selection of used cars certainly offers something for any driver looking for a quality used vehicle. Whether you're operating on a slimmer budget,

read more
Categories:

Schedule a summer service appointment for your car at Tom Ahl Family Of Dealerships

Here at Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships, we take pride in meeting our customers' needs in every capacity. This means that we don't just offer the best selection of new and used vehicles, but we also offer the advantage of our onsite service and repair centers at various locations for drivers around Lima, OH.

If you're from the Lima, OH area and beyond and you're looking to ensure your vehicle is ready for more frequent summer travel, we'd love to help you schedule a s\

read more
Categories: ,

Durability Features of the Ram 3500 Pickup Truck


If you are still shopping around for the best deal on a dependable heavy-duty pick-up truck, now is the time you should be taking a closer look at the durability features in the Ram 3500 that have truck enthusiasts raving.

Whether you are towing your camper across the country or moving tons of stones at the job site, you'll have little trouble when driving the Ram 3500. The construction of your truck is comprised of 50,000 psi steel that incorporates a unique cross-member design that helps to add strength to the support system.

Protection of a truck investment…
read more
Categories:

Safety Comes First with the Dodge Charger

The 2018 Dodge Charger is a popular performance sedan with many of the most-desired features. It’s loaded with power and capabilities, and provides an extremely comfortable ride. Stop at Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships and see for yourself why the Charger is so popular.

Dodge describes their brakes as “braking at its best”, and they’re not kidding. If your brakes detect from the gas pedal that you need to stop, they help you to stop. They’ll also activate if they sense inadequate braking when the collision warning activates. The Rain...

 
read more
Categories:

Why Mixing Motor Oil Types is Not a No-No

You've use synthetic motor oil but you accidentally bought conventional. Well, you can't use the conventional oil because switching between the two types is wrong, isn't it? Read on to find out why that is a motor oil myth.

Synthetic oil certainly has superior qualities, but that doesn't mean your vehicle won't work properly if you switch to conventional oil. In fact, there's nothing harmful about it at all. Feel free to switch oil as long as you follow the manufacturer's motor oil viscosity recommendations listed in your owner's manual.

 

read more
Categories:

What Items You Should Have Available to Change a Tire

Flat tires never happen where it is convenient. Nor do tires go flat at a convenient time. There always seems to be mitigating circumstances when a tire goes flat: You are on the freeway; you are on a country gravel road; you are outside an office on a busy street; it is raining; it is freezing, or the sun is beating down.

No matter the circumstances you find yourself in when a tire goes flat, you should be prepared with a group of items. First, you need an inflated spare tire or donut. You need a jack, a lug wrench…

read more
Categories:

Stay Away From Hydroplaning Hassles


Driving in wet conditions is always a big chore. Rainy weather can affect your visibility. It can lead to dangers such as hydroplaning, too. Hydroplaning can be extremely alarming.

Don't assume that there's absolutely nothing you can do to protect your vehicle and self from the undesirable circumstances, though. Evaluate tire tread. This can help you determine whether your road traction is up to par. Stay far away from your cruise control option any time it's raining out. Go above and beyond to drive safely. Speeding and safety on the road don't mix well together at…
read more
Categories:

How to Prepare for a Potential Roadside Emergency


Preparation is the key when it comes to surviving any roadside emergency. Here are a few things to consider today while you are home safe.
  • Be sure to keep an empty gas can in the trunk. Rather than walk to a service station, someone offering help can assist.
  • Keep a gallon of water in the trunk just in case the engine overheats. This will allow you to drive to a service station and get off the highway.
  • A roll of duct table in the toolbox can be handy for patching a hole in your radiator hose so you can drive…
read more
Categories:

Brakes Squealing? Time To Replace the Pads

if you hear a squealing or grinding noise when you put on your brakes, it is already too late and you need to have your pads replaced. Replacing brake pads is a regular maintenance item due to regular friction and wear.

Brake pads protect the caliper from friction when the brake pedal is depressed. The caliper squeezes the rotors to stop the car. This creates an incredible amount of friction, which eventually causes the brake pads to wear out. Failure to replace your brake pads means that the friction will eventually come in contact with the calipers, causing them to…

read more
Categories:

What is an Alternator?

Every car needs electricity to start and run even though it creates energy by burning fuel. The engine uses electricity to run, and your car's lights and cabin electronics need electric power, too. The car battery and the alternator work together to keep your car powered with electricity.

The alternator is an engine's electric generator, which runs when the engine is running. When the engine is not running, it's the car battery that provides electricity. How does the battery stay charged? That's the other job of the alternator: It recharges the battery while you drive....

read more
Categories: