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Understanding the Mechanics of 4WD and AWD


Understanding the in's and out's of how 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive work is much easier once you have a basic understanding of terms that relate to the two systems.

Some basic terms you'll need to understand are:
  • Drivetrain - Connects transmission to drive axels
  • Transfer Case - Part of the drivetrain that transfers power to the front/rear axel
  • Differentials - Part that allows your wheels to rotate at different speeds
These three terms are essential to understanding the similarities and differences of 4WD and AWD.

In AWD, the drivetrain controls a front...
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Seasonal traveling and car safety


There is always a mini fear in the back of any driver's mind when the car is packed, and it's time to load up and leave about the safety of the car. Below is a combined list of our favorite and most useful tips when traveling in your personal vehicle.

Try to arrange for an oil change a couple of days before the trip itself. This ensures that your vehicle has a full…
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Wreaths Across America 2018

Sunday, Decemeber 10th was a very special day here in Bangor, Maine. The 2018 Wreaths Across America trek to Arlington National Cemetary and beyond began with an emotional, inspiring stop here at Quirk Auto Group's Chevrolet Bangor.

We would like to give a very special thank you to Gold Star Mom Lorna Harris for sharing her heartfelt story about her son, specialist Dustin Jay Harris.

All of us at Quirk say thank you to to our customers, suppliers, local businesses who donated, state, sherriff and local police, firefighters, local citizens and young men and women from many of our…
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Take Advantage of Your Ending Lease

It's not hard to find people who lease their car. With the best cars sometimes being out of reach for drivers relying on car loans, leases offer a more affordable short-term option that helps people get into the cars they want.

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Find Comfort in A Used Car

Purchasing a used car is a sensible option for people who are looking to save some money. A used vehicle will have many of the same features that a brand new model will for a lower price. Car buyers are going to have the satisfaction of using a car that has been proven on the road. The technicians at Quirk Auto Group are able to explain the car's history and how it is supposed to perform for its new owner. People take great pride in their cars.

 

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Must Have Motor Oil Under the Hood

While cruising in your vehicle, you may not realize just how much goes on under the hood. Every trip places some strain on the engine, which is lubricated by motor oil. This important fluid keeps the engine running at optimum temperatures. A routine oil change can essentially extend the total lifetime of your car.

 
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