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Easy Tips to Save at the Pump

Would you like to have more money in your pocket without having to do extra work? Your vehicle‘s gas tank can actually help you save money between trips! There are literally dozens of things you can do to save gas and reduce costs at the pump.

If you are stuck in a drive-thru or other stopped traffic, turn off your engine to avoid excessive idling. Cars burn up to a half gallon of gas per hour of idling, and it only takes 10 seconds worth of fuel to start the engine back up. Removing excess weight in your vehicle…

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Tips on How to Reduce Glare

The glare from other drivers on the road at night produces a lot of glare that can be distracting. Fortunately, there are some tips to keep in mind so that you're safe while driving. One way to reduce glare is to adjust your speed so that you're not approaching lights too quickly. Increase following distance so that you can safely stop when needed.

Always try to keep your eyes moving. Pay attention to vehicles that are coming toward you so that you can avert your gaze when needed. You should also pay attention to any lights along the…

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What to Look for in a Dog-Friendly Vehicle

Are you shopping for a new vehicle that can meet your needs and the needs of your dog? If so, we can help at The Car Store. There are many factors that you should consider when you are looking for a dog-friendly car, such as making sure that there is enough room for your dog to enter and leave the vehicle.

When a dog gets hot, it pants, so you need to choose a car that provides your dog with plenty of fresh air. Try to go with a vehicle that has backseat air ducts. You should also look for…

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A Blind Spot Monitor May Save Your Life

You never know when you might be involved in an accident while out driving on the road. We all hope to avoid such situations of course, but sometimes there are things that come up that make it virtually impossible to avoid such a turn of events. That is why a blind spot monitor is so important.

Every human being has a blind spot that he or she cannot see around. We can do our best to try to adjust our sitting position in the vehicle to minimize the blind spot as much as possible, but it is virtually impossible to…

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Which Truck Bed Liner is Right for You?

Bed liners are often the first thing that owners buy for their new truck. They can make the bed more functional and offer flexibility to how your bed is used. There are a few different options to choose from. We want you to be an informed owner and know everything about your truck. Here's some basic information about your options.

Drop-in liners are the most popular. Typically, they're offered by manufacturers as a standard feature. They're made from plastic that's molded to fit the contours of the bed. If you want something more robust, spray-on liners…

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Why Buy a Used Car?

Our crew wanted to make sure that you made the best possible buying decision if you were in the market for a used car. Consider these tips before making that purchase.

Be certain you ask the seller for the vehicle history reports. These reports are going to reveal anything about the used car that may have you concerned. If the vehicle suffered damage from flooding or an accident, you will be able to see the extent of that damage and then make the best buying decision based on that information.  

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Tips for Choosing Your Teen's First Car

The time for your teen to get behind of the wheel is coming, there really is no way to put off the inevitable. One thing you can do to get some peace of mind is making sure you get them the safest vehicle possible.

Try to stay away from higher horsepower in the car you are choosing for your teen. They don't need to be tearing up the track, they are still learning how to navigate certain situations safely.

Go bigger, go heavier, because these vehicles are safer. 

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Crucial Back to School Carpool Safety Tips

Here are a few carpool safety tips to ensure everyone in the vehicle stays safer this school season. Get on a schedule so that the same parent is driving the kids on the same day of the week. Not only will this be easier for all the parents to remember each week, but the kids will start recognizing which parents are driving and picking them up certain days of the week. This will eliminate confusion with parents and get everyone on board with knowing who is driving each day. 

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Get Car Details From a Vehicle History Report

At The Car Store, we know that a knowledgeable buyer is in the best position to make a great choice when selecting a used car. There are many great used vehicles available, but you can find more assurance and important information when you have more information about a car's history.

A vehicle history report can answer your questions based on a search of the vehicle's VIN, a unique number that identifies the car. You can find out about the car's ownership history, whether it has been in any accidents and what kind of insurance claims have been…

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What is an Infotainment System?

The latest vehicles now come with a plethora of technology and options through in-vehicle infotainment systems. These systems combine software that drivers and passengers can access through their smartphones, as well as through a center console. Some have touch screens, as well.

Most infotainment systems have components for audio visual controls, keypads, touch screens, and hands-free phone connections. You can control apps through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well. 

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