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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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Ignition vs Starter: Which One is Causing You Trouble?

When cars start to stall, you probably think it's the battery, but it could be as simple as an issue with your ignition switch slipping and turning off. There are also major problems that could be causing your fuel system to be disconnected from your ignition switch. When the issue is not just as simple as jiggling the keys to get the car to start, then it's time to talk to a professional and get a diagnostic test.

Ignition problems can also be caused by your key. Replacing a worn out or broken key is the best way…

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How to Test Your Car’s Battery

When your car’s battery isn’t holding a charge, you can test it using a voltmeter. Either a digital or an analog version will serve the same purpose. Begin by making sure that both your vehicle’s ignition and lights are off. Continue with connecting the voltmeter’s positive cable, indicated with red, to the battery’s positive terminal. Connect the black, or negative, cable to the negative terminal on the battery.

If your battery shows at 12.4 volts or above on the voltmeter, that tells you that it has enough charge to function properly. 

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