Category Archives: Vehicle Care

Cars in a parking lot

Tips for Making Your Car Last Longer

Ways You Can Get the Most Out of Your Vehicle

Do you want to drive your vehicle for years to come? Whether it is your current ride or your most recent upgrade, vehicles are big investments that you will want to protect. To get the most value out of your car, you will need to give it the proper care it requires all year round. Here are a few tips for making your car last longer.

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Mechanic holding an oil filter

What Do Oil Filters Do for a Car?

The Importance of Changing Oil Filters

Let’s say you go get your oil changed and the mechanic says that you should replace the oil filter. Shouldn’t the oil change be adequate enough for your vehicle to properly function? Not necessarily. So, what do oil filters do for a car? How often should I replace my oil filter? You got the questions, and we got the answers here at the Broadway Credit blog!

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Close up of a blue car with a sunset in the background

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Summer Driving

Summer Car Maintenance Checklist

Summer is officially here, which means it’s time to give your vehicle a checkup to make sure it is good for the rest of the season. From making sure it stays cool to completing your regular oil change, there are many maintenance tasks you should do to prepare your vehicle for summer driving. Use our summer car maintenance checklist to see what you should have inspected and done prior to traveling on your next adventure.

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Manual Transmission Driving. Modern Car with Stick Shift Transmission

Will You Know If Your Transmission Is Bad?

What are the Signs of a Failing Transmission?

A transmission is a complicated piece of equipment, but what it does is simple. It has an input shaft from the engine and an output shaft to the wheels. Its job is to change the ratio between these two shafts so that the engine can operate efficiently while the wheels are still spinning as fast as they need to.

Every transmission is built with very low tolerances and is often buried if not directly embedded in the engine, making it a costly part to repair or replace. If your car has been acting strange lately, then you may be wondering if that strangeness could be coming from a failing transmission. What are the signs of a failing transmission? Broadway Credit in Green Bay, WI is here to help answer that.

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Man washing his car

When Should I Wash My Car?

Why Car Washes are Important

When was the last time you washed your car? If it has been a while, or perhaps you don’t remember, you’ll want to get your vehicle’s exterior cleaned when you can. Wondering when you should wash your car? On average, drivers should expect to get a car wash once every two weeks. Of course, you may need to clean it more frequently if you park your car outdoors, drive off-road, or live in an area that uses road salt or is near the ocean. So, why should you stick to the two-week rule? Here are a few reasons why car washes are more important than they seem.

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Mechanic replacing a car battery

How to Tell if Your Car Battery is Failing

Signs of a Dying Car Battery

Are you noticing some strange issues with your car? One component that requires replacing every now and then is the car battery. Since vehicles cannot function without the car battery, it’s important to watch for the warning signs of a dying battery to avoid the headache of getting stranded. Here’s how to tell if your car battery is failing.

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Yellow dipstick in a car engine

How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

What to Do to Check the Level and Color of Oil in a Vehicle

If you drive a vehicle, you’re probably often told to keep an eye on your oil. Now, what does this mean? Basically, you should pay attention to the oil level as well as the color. Now, if you haven’t checked your oil before, you likely won’t know where to look. Here, learn how to check the oil level in your car at Broadway Credit.

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