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The Importance of Winter Tires

We want all of our customers to be safe this winter. One of the best ways to make your vehicle safer during the winter time is to have a set of winter tires installed on your vehicle.

Winter tires come in several different forms like studded and studless. Studded winter tires have small metal studs protruding from the tire to enhance grip on icy surfaces. The downside of this is that studded tires damage the pavement if there is no ice covering it. They also make your car quite noisy as well. 

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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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What You Should Know About a Differential

It can be difficult to understand all of the components of your vehicle, but we can help. If you keep your vehicle well-maintained, it will extend its life and help it perform at its best. A vehicle's differential is an important component that helps your wheels turn.

A differential is a gearbox that is found between the drive wheels of your automobile. It works with the transmission to move power from the engine to the axle that turns your wheels. Without a differential, your vehicle wouldn't be able to turn.  

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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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The Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

The thing to remember about the windshield wiper blades on your car is that they wear in a number of ways, not just usage. Because the windshield wiper blades on your vehicle are made of mostly rubber elements, they don't wear just from rubbing back and forth over the glass every day. The rubber wears from oxidation and even from being in the direct sunlight.

Once the blades start to wear, they become brittle and stiff, and will no longer contact the glass fully. Each time they swipe across the glass, they now leave streaks and blurry spots, negatively…

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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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Refinancing vs Trading in Your Car

If you are upside down in your car loan, then you will probably have to talk to your finance company at some point. They may want to offer you different terms to help you with the vehicle, or you may have to pay the balance first before they will even think about refinancing. It's often not a good deal because you may end up owing more than you want to on your vehicle.

In that case, it's better to look at trading in your vehicle. In this scenario, you get a vehicle that is lower cost and the…

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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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The Importance of Proper Air Pressure

It is important that your car's tires are inflated according to the manufacturer's instructions. Failure to do so could result in a tire popping or otherwise being damaged without warning. In newer cars, a sensor in the tire will alert you if the pressure is too low. If you see the low pressure light come on, inflate it right away.

Having too much pressure in the tire could impact its ability to make contact with the road. It could also lead to a drop in gas mileage or a ride that is not as comfortable as it usually…

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