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Winter Tires Explained

Many vehicle owners are aware of all-weather or all-seasonal tires. There are also special tires used on vehicles that have off-road capabilities. However, the selection of tires continues to seasonal types. When needing tire replacements, rely on our garage for assistance and service.

Winter tires are designed for the conditions that often arise during that time of the year and are created for better vehicle handling. When the temperature dips below freezing, the tread on all-season tires becomes stiff and provides less traction. 

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Narrow Down Your Choices to Get the Best Price on Your Used Car

Many people feel rather intimidated when they start looking at used cars because there are so many choices. At The Car Store, we definitely want to make this a positive experience for you. Furthermore, we want to help you get the best value used car that is possible.

If you want to drive away from the showroom happy in your new car, it all comes down to price. You should know what you can spend on a car before starting the process. One piece of advice we can give you is to narrow down the choices just a bit. Think…

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Safe Motoring for Trick-or-Treating

Odds are that kids will be about in your neighborhood and around town on Halloween afternoon, evening, and into the night. As a result, if you will be driving about on Halloween, there are some safety tips that you need to bear in mind.

When out and about on Halloween in your car, you need to pay attention to children crossing streets not only at intersections, but between parked cars and in the middle of blocks. You will want to turn on your headlights when driving, no matter the time of day.  

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Enjoy a Fall Foliage Show

Although specific dates might vary each year, as Fall comes around, leaf-peeping trips are becoming a popular family tradition. The Northern part of the United States may be known for its bright colors, but leaves can be found in many other parts of the country as well. Fall leaves can be found in Pennsylvania Amish country, down in the Southeast, in the Mid-Atlantic and even in places in the Midwest. 

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When to Get an Alignment

Vehicle alignment a service that should be done regularly to reduce tire wear, and wear on front end parts of the vehicle. So what is alignment?

Alignment is the adjustment and specification of the angle of the wheels to meet the manufacturer's specifications. This is most accurately done on a high-tech alignment machine. Your vehicle can be properly aligned by a technician who knows to adjust the camber, caster, and toe of your vehicle. 

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How to Use Your Vehicle's Roof Rack

The next time you plan to transport a canoe or pack extra bags for your next trip, you'll want to make use of the roof rack that is on top of your vehicle. Roof racks offer a high level of convenience because they can be used to bring along extra equipment or suitcases that you want to take along.

When it comes to using a roof rack, measure the item that you want to transport to ensure it fits before you have to lift it on top of the car. It shouldn't hang over the windshield.  

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Buy A Used Car At The Car Store That Looks Like New

At The Car Store we want you to make the best-informed decision when it's time for you to purchase a new vehicle. And when we say new, we aren't saying you have to buy a brand-new car off our lot. There are plenty of used cars that you can test drive with low mileage that will do the same job as a new car and might even do it better than the new car you want, for less price.

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Comparing the Wheel Drive Vehicles

If you are not sure of the type of vehicle you are going to get, one thing that you can do in order to help you make your decision is to compare the different types of vehicles. One of the comparisons you can make is with all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive.

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Pay Attention to Your Windshield Wipers

One of the underestimated safety features on your vehicle is the windshield wipers. While they are a small part on your vehicle, they contribute much to safety. They help you see through heavy rains and wipe fog away to clear your view while driving.

You should replace your windshield wipers before they get so bad that you can't see. Windshield wipers deteriorate of time due to heat, cold, sun and rain. Some symptoms your windshield wipers need replacing are blurry spots or streaks left on the windshield, if they are skipping or if the rubber is becoming frayed or…

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Getting Rid of Pet Hair in Your Car

Do not fret if the interior of your car is riddled with gross pet hair. Taking your pet for a ride does not have to mean living with a dirty car interior. Try out these ideas for getting rid of pet hair easily.

Removing excess dog hair before you load up the car is a great start. Travel with a pet brush so that you can always give your pet an extra swipe before you go. Invest in a covering for your seats so that pet hair does not accumulate between them. Keeping your pet in a crate is the…

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