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What is an Infotainment System?

Want to get into a new car? You’re in luck. Most cars come with an incredibly comprehensive infotainment system. The software can do everything from monitor your vehicle to play music and video. You can also carry out voice-enabled commands to control everything from the driver’s seat. This includes connecting to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are two apps that let you access everything between your vehicle and phone.

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Tips for Buying Used

There are so many different options available these days when it comes to buying a new or used vehicle. Our lot here at Autoline of VA contains so many different makes and models of vehicles. There really is something for everybody. If you decided to shop for a used vehicle there are a lot of benefits to this.

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How Covers Protect Your Car

A car cover can help to protect it against everything from pollen to being stolen during the day. If you are planning on storing your car for a long period of time, a cover will prevent dust from getting both on and inside of the vehicle. This can work to preserve the body as well as engine parts from being suffocated.

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Vehicle History Report

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, you owe it to yourself to spend a good deal of time shopping around. There are so many different makes and models of vehicles, it can quickly become overwhelming when you think about all of your options.

When it comes to shopping for a used vehicle, it takes a little bit of research to find out the history of a car. 

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Get Your Car Looking Like Brand New with a Detail

A thorough car detail is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to improve the look of your vehicle. Some of the best ways to get a car looking like the day you drove it off the lot include steam cleaning all the carpets, removing pesky pet hair, and erasing scuffs and scratches.

To effectively achieve optimum results, you must be willing to move parts around in order to gain access to those hard to reach areas. 

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How Do Infotainment Systems Work?

An in-vehicle infotainment system is pretty common in most vehicles made after 2015. This is because new requirements made vehicle manufacturers include a rearview camera access point where you can look at the backup camera. Major audio/visual features were added as well as voice-enabled controls and smartphone integration, so that you can do even more hands-free from the driver’s seat.

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Packing Your Roadside Emergency Kit with These Essentials

These are a few of the things every roadside emergency kit should include.

  • Road flares are critical to keep in your emergency kit and should be placed a few hundred feet up the highway so that all other drivers have the chance to slow down their cars.
  • Keep a quart of motor oil and gallon of engine coolant in the kit so you can take care of fluid issues if stranded.
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Don’t Blow a Gasket!

Gaskets are one of those parts everyone knows the name of, but it’s common to not know the exact nature and purpose of.

What they do:

Gaskets are a type of regulatory seal intended to keep air or fluids from escaping or mixing (a leading cause of breakdowns).

What they’re made of:

They seem like stern rubber, and the outer coating often is. However, inside are layers of steel or copper designed to reinforce these and make them tough. 

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Is It Better to Finance through the Dealership or the Bank?

Advantages of Financing through a Dealership

You’ve found the car of your dreams but now is time to consider how to pay for it. You want to get the best rate on the financing of your vehicle but are not sure where to turn. You have the option of financing your vehicle through the dealership or through the bank. The dealership offers a number of advantages.

 

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Why Buy a Used Vehicle?

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Advantages of Buying a Pre-Owned Vehicle Over a New Model

There a number of advantages to siding with a pre-owned vehicle over a new one. These advantages range from cost-saving advantages to better choices and more. Check out some of the advantages below and let us know which option you would choose.

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