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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\

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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…

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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....

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