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The Chrysler Lawsuit and How It May Impact You

It has come to light in the past several years that several Dodge and Chrysler vehicles are equipped with valve stems that are prone to corrosion and damage. This failure is most common in colder parts of the country, but even here in warmer states the failure still occurs routinely. This failure can and does happen on weakened valve stems sometimes by just simply unscrewing the cap to check the tire pressure. It should be noted that the valve stem is merely the most common part that fails, other parts of the system are also at risk. If you own a 2008-2011 Dodge Grand Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country, you may be at risk. These defects can cause tire blowouts, even at low speeds. There is currently a pending lawsuit against Chrysler over this issue, and their failure to issue a recall. Later models switched to rubberized valve stems to avoid the problems found in earlier models. At Convoy, we’ve had the unfortunate experience of dealing with the effects of this firsthand. I ... read more

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Belt and Hose Replacement and What You Should Know

Belts and hoses are two auto parts every car make and model has under the hood, and they're two of the most problematic parts, no matter what car you're driving. They're delicate yet crucial, which means your car could be stopped in its tracks if your belts and hoses snap. Belt and Hose Replacement Invest in belt and hose replacement at service intervals (based on your car's manual), before they cause you a huge hassle. In the following video, Convoy Auto Repair owner David talks about these necessary little bits and the trouble with belts and hoses. Have a look at the video to learn what you need to look out for before finding yourself stranded on the freeway with a car that won't go

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