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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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The Importance of Routine Vehicle Washings

There are obvious times when the exterior of your car is in need of being cleaned. This may include your tires and side panels that get covered in mud after taking your vehicle off the road. What most people don't realize is that vehicles need to be routinely washed even if they don't look dirty. Small dirt and dust particles that you can't immediately see on the surface of your vehicle can cause small scratches to form.

It is recommended that you wash your vehicle once every two weeks, if weather allows.  

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Make Sure Your Vehicle is not Working too Hard This Spring

There are a lot of factors that can have an effect on how much fuel you are using. Proper springtime maintenance is very important for making sure that your vehicle is working at its best. Anything that is off in the vehicle can be costly over time. This is one of the reasons that regular maintenance is recommended.

One of the factors to take care of is the tires on your vehicle. You want to check every tire and make sure they are at the recommended tire pressure. Even if the tires feel full to you, it doesn't mean…

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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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Know How to Change a Flat Tire

Knowing how to change a flat tire is very important because it can save you time, money and the frustration of being at the mercy of a garage or service technician. At The Car Store, we want to help you be safe on the road and are here to offer some tips and help. Don’t know how to change a tire? Stop in and let us offer our assistance.

Once you realize you have a flat tire, pull over to the side of the road and put on the emergency brake. Remove the jack, spare tire and tire-changing tools…

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Let's Share the Road

We can all share the road. Whether you are a driver or a bicyclist, The Car Store's tips today can help you share the road more efficiently.

Please remember that every auto is larger and much heavier than any bicycle. Stay attentive and give bicyclists space. They are entitled to a lane's full width, so do not cruise beside them. Pass carefully, and do not cause motorists in other lanes to slow or swerve. Regularly check bike lanes for cyclists, but remember that they are allowed to ride in your lane on most roads, too. 

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Saving Money While Changing Tires

One of the issues that people often have when it comes to changing the tires is that they are going to have to pay a bit of money for the services. This can be one of the reasons that people consider trying to drive on winter tires during warmer seasons.

One thing that you will realize when driving on winter tires after the winter has ended, then you are going to have to change them really quickly. This will also cost you even more money. Fortunately, there are ways that you can potentially tons of money on tire changes. 

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Don't Let Salt Corrosion Damage Your Car

Road salt can do a lot of damage to the body of your car. As important as it is to have salt on the roads to make them safe, it’s equally as important to make sure the salt doesn’t get or stay on your car. Stop at The Car Store and speak to our trained staff on how you can prevent salt corrosion from damaging your vehicle.

Snow and rain contain damaging salt, so try to avoid driving through rain puddles or snow because it can eventually damage your car’s body and undercarriage.  

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