A Guide to Buying a Car with High Mileage

April 8th, 2022 by
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If you’re in the market for a used car, one of the questions you ask might relate to its total mileage. Typically, the higher the mileage on the car, the lower its price. But would it be a wise purchase? Let’s look at some of the important factors to consider when you’re looking at a…

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How To Transfer a Car Title in Ohio

March 25th, 2022 by
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A car’s title is the official document stating the details of the car and, most importantly, the name of the person who owns it. When you purchase a car, it’s vital that you have a title in your name to remain compliant with the law in the state of Ohio. Plus, completing the title transfer…

Where Can I Get Air in My Tires near Youngstown?

January 23rd, 2022 by
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Making sure that your tires have the correct air pressure is a critical part of staying safe on the road. Tires that are poorly inflated may perform less effectively, providing you with reduced grip and control. Luckily, there are many locations in and around Youngstown where you can top up your tires with air. Our…

What Is a Tune Up? | How Often Should You Get a Tune Up?

November 11th, 2021 by
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At #1 Cochran, we understand that every vehicle needs regular tune-ups as a preventative measure, regardless of age or make. When you familiarize yourself with tune-ups, you get to understand the value of checking the behind-the-scene parts of a car for a smooth drive every time. With regular tune-ups, you can improve your car’s fuel…

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How to Use a Drive Through Car Wash | Car Wash Tips

November 10th, 2021 by
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You know that you need to take your vehicle in for regular servicing to keep it running at its best. But beyond getting your oil changed and fluids flushed regularly, you also need to be cleaning your car to help prevent rusting and maintain its value. You can choose an automatic car wash over doing…

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What Happens if You Don’t Change Your Oil? Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late!

October 20th, 2021 by
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Most car owners have been tempted to drive a few more miles and skip that oil change. But do you know how bad missing a car engine oil change can be for your vehicle? Despite being an essential car maintenance activity, most people are guilty of postponing an oil change while convincing themselves it won’t…

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What Is a Front-End Alignment? Average Wait Time & Cost

October 18th, 2021 by

A front-end alignment is a routine maintenance that can improve handling, enhance tire life, and even increase your fuel efficiency. Unfortunately, many car owners confuse front-end alignment with wheel balancing, but the two are different. This article discusses everything you need to know about a front-end alignment, including the cost of the procedure and how…

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How to Rotate Tires With One Jack – How to Rotate Tires at Home

September 6th, 2021 by
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Experts recommend rotating your tires regularly. Rotating the tires on your car, truck, or SUV not only will prolong their life but also optimize your safety. Whether you bring your vehicle into our service center for your tire rotation or you like doing it yourself, we want to ensure you get the job done correctly….

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How Long Do Tires Last? | Tire Care Tips to Extend the Life of Your Tires

June 13th, 2021 by
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Although your car’s tires may not be the first thing on your mind when you go for a drive, they’re among the most important components on every vehicle. Your tires contribute to everything from safety to comfort to maintenance. It’s important to take care of your car’s tires. One way to do that is make…

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How Long Does an Oil Change Take?

April 11th, 2021 by

You can’t talk about automotive maintenance without mentioning oil changes. But maybe you keep putting it off because you think it just takes too long. Luckily, it’s not that painstaking of a process. Here’s our ultimate guide for the wait time for an oil change. How Long Does an Oil Change Actually Take? Your oil…

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