What Are Gaskets?

Have you ever stopped to consider how many parts are in your car or the purpose of each part? We tend to think of the engine and transmission as the two most important parts. These two are important, but they wouldn’t be able to run efficiently without hundreds of other little parts such as gaskets. Gaskets are a small component in your car, but without good gaskets, your vehicle would not function.

There are gaskets throughout your car, and their purpose is to hold or bond two pieces together and prevent fluids from leaking out and causing damage. Your…

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2021 Chevy Tahoe: Bigger and Better Than Ever

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Big SUV lovers near Lake Charles and Jennings, LA, can get excited for the newly refreshed 2021 Chevy Tahoe. One of the most exciting features of the new redesign is that the Tahoe is getting even roomier. Chevy stepped up and addressed the cargo space issue, which put it at the bottom of its class. Now, the Tahoe has 25.5-cubic-feet of cargo space, and that's with passengers in every seat. This year, your passengers can enjoy serious increases in legroom in the second and third rows.

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What Does An Alternator Do?

The alternator or generator power's the electrical components in cars that have combustion engines. Connected to the crankshaft by a belt and bolted to the engine block, the alternator spins with the engine to create power for the vehicle while running and provide power to the battery. 

Let's go into more detail about how the alternator functions:

The Alternator Is Magnets Spinning Around Copper

A magnetic rotor spins around a copper stator, and when the magnets pass close to the copper it creates electricity in the form of AC.

The AC charge is then turned into DC by…

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Have Confidence in the Equinox

An important element in a modern vehicle is safety technology. The Chevrolet Equinox offers you many features that will help you in copious driving situations. Our team at Billy Navarre Chevrolet believes that you should feel confident at every turn.

Confidence is aided by good technology in your Equinox. The Following Distance Indicator is one of many standard features that promote safe driving. The indicator shows you the gap time between your vehicle and the vehicle you are trailing. You'll understand if you are following too closely if the amount of seconds is too low for comfort.

 

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The Facts on Fuel System Services

If your vehicle has ever suffered from faulty or inoperable fuel delivery components, you’re already aware of the critical importance of this key automotive system. The seasoned repair technicians at Billy Navarre Chevrolet are equipped to provide reliable fuel system repairs on vehicles of all ages at our service center here in Lake Charles.

A fuel system must be capable of drawing fuel from the tank and transporting it up to several feet to the location where it enters the engine. The parts used to accomplish this goal are the fuel pump and the fuel injector. 

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Limit Distractions While Driving in Lakes Charles

Here at Billy Navarre Chevrolet, we want to ensure that our customers drive safely, so we've come up with a few tips on how you can best eliminate distractions on your daily commute.

Although it should be a given, don't use your mobile device while you're on the road. These days, many vehicles offer connectivity features that allow you to connect the device to your car and use voice activation features to navigate the device when needed. Another simple way to eliminate unnecessary distractions is by limiting the number of passengers riding along with you. 

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Tips for Winter Driving

A commonly mentioned winter driving tip goes something like, "Don't drive in terrible conditions unless unavoidable." Winter road hazards are dangerous, as even light snow presents problems. Hopefully, the vehicle has winter tires and wiper blades, and a nearly full tank of gasoline. Taking smart precautions could avoid dire consequences.

When driving on snow or ice, maintaining a slow and safe speed might prevent skidding or sliding. Keeping extra distance away from other vehicles might help. Follow traffic laws and avoid any ill-advised actions. 

 

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Find Performance to Spare in a New Chevrolet Malibu

If reliability and performance are among the top features that you look for in a vehicle, the Chevrolet Malibu is sure to pique your interest. You can explore the latest versions of this popular mid-size sedan at Billy Navarre Chevrolet and take one out for a test drive around the streets of Lake Charles, LA right now.

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Beware of Ignition System Problems

No one wants to be stuck away from home in an automobile that won’t start, but that’s just what can happen if you don’t take care of your vehicle’s ignition system. We here at Billy Navarre Chevrolet in Lake Charles, LA are experts when it comes to all types of automotive maintenance, and we’re pleased to offer the following information on ignition system problems.

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Reach into the Front of Your Truck Bed with the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD's Patented BedSteps

Let's face it: accessing the front of the cargo bed is a pain. You've got to either reach over everything in the back or figure out a way to climb into the truck bed. Neither way is particularly safe. When are truck manufacturers going to start thinking about these issues?

As a matter of fact, they have. The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD has made it safer and easier than ever to access the front of your truck bed. This truck has patented BedSteps mounted to either side of the vehicle that offer a foothold in front of the truck…

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