Antifreeze vs Coolant – Is Coolant the Same as Antifreeze?

July 19th, 2021 by
green coolant pouring into engine

The terms antifreeze and coolant get used interchangeably by mechanics worldwide, which leads to confusion with car owners trying to understand the difference. At Sweeney Buick-GMC, we often get asked what is the difference between engine coolant and radiator coolant? No difference exists between these two names, as the fluid within both are the same….

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What Transmission Is in My Truck?

April 1st, 2021 by
corvette car transmission

Most people don’t know what transmission they have in their car or truck. That’s not a bad thing, for two reasons. First, the complexities of how a transmission works don’t make for great discussion, and they are not that interesting at all. Can you imagine striking up a conversation at a party, “Hey, did you…

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How to Install Bike Rack on SUV – Roof, Trunk & Hitch Mounted Bike Racks

March 7th, 2021 by
bike riding in city with buick encore trunk mounted bike rike

Installing a bike rack on your SUV makes it easier for you to bring your bike along when you go on a road trip. Usually, you should be able to assemble and install a bike rack without any tools. However, the process can vary depending on the type, brand, and model of rack you choose….

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What Is the Most Reliable SUV?

January 14th, 2021 by
Buick 2021 Encore Preferred

Car buyers and enthusiasts cite reliability as one of the most important factors they consider when they are deciding which car model to buy. For many years now, SUVs have proven themselves to be some of the most reliable vehicles on the market. If you are looking for reliable SUVs that you’ll be able to…

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What Is the Difference Between a Crossover and an SUV?

January 12th, 2021 by
2021 GMC Acadia white on rocky beach

If you are considering an SUV or a crossover for your next purchase, it is essential to know which car is suitable for your needs by understanding how they are different. Most consumers rarely notice any difference between the two. Some people end up buying an SUV with high maintenance and low mileage or a…

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How Long Do Car Brakes Last? Knowing When to Replace Brake Pads

December 10th, 2020 by
black car on road brakes

Brakes are one of the most important parts of your vehicle. However, like everything else, they eventually wear down and need to be replaced. So, how long do brakes last on a car? If it’s been a while since your brakes were replaced or you’re starting to hear strange noises coming from your brakes, it…

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How Does APR Work on a Car Loan – Looking at Interest Rates for Car Loans

December 6th, 2020 by
scrabble letters car loan

When you’re shopping for a new vehicle and planning to finance your purchase, it’s important to consider the total price, the length of the payment period, and the amount of your monthly payment. It’s also important to consider the annual percentage rate, or APR, on your auto loan because this rate determines how quickly you’ll…

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Why Does My Car Shake When I Brake? | Car Shakes When Braking

November 6th, 2020 by
mechanic working on brakes

As the owner of your vehicle, the odds are that you are familiar with the ins and outs of it and can sense when something just isn’t right. A common issue that you might encounter is if your car shakes when braking. There are a few reasons why your vehicle might experience shaking, and it’s…

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Which SUVs Are Best for Snow?

October 25th, 2020 by
SUV white driving in snow storm

Many Ohioans have experienced the unwanted thrills of trying to navigate through snowy roads with a vehicle ill-equipped to do so. If you don’t want to be in that precarious situation again, there are a few features you can look out for when you shop for your next adventure-ready vehicle. Best SUV for Snow Image…

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How To Winterize Your Vehicle

October 14th, 2020 by
winter truck GMC

Before winter sets in, you want to make sure that you have your vehicle in top condition, especially if you live in an area where it rains and snows a lot. Stay safe this winter by following these tips on how to winterize your vehicle. Change Your Wiper Blades Visibility is key when driving, so…

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