Safely Access Your iPhone While Driving with Apple CarPlay

Driving while using your iPhone is distracting. You can lose focus and take your eyes off the road while pressing the buttons on the phone. This distraction can cause you to get into an accident. Apple CarPlay is a system that allows you to connect your iPhone to the car's infotainment system. You to access certain iPhone features and apps on the car's infotainment display. The vehicles at The Car Store have an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay compatibility for you to access.

Once connected, you can use voice commands or your car's touchscreen to access features…

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Choosing Your Teen's First Car

While many parents are eager for their teens to learn how to drive, the process of choosing a car can be a stressful one. Fortunately, you can narrow down the choices if you know what to look for before you go to the dealership. Safety is the most important thing you should look for in a vehicle. The vehicle should have antilock brakes and electronic stability control. You should also look for a mid-sized vehicle. It may be easier for a new driver to control a mid-sized vehicle than a larger one.

 

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What Twin Falls Drivers Should Know About Car Battery Service & Replacement

Battery replacement is a relatively simple and inexpensive service. At The Car Store, our service center team is able to test your car's battery and let you know if it has adequate charge. Such a small step can save you the frustration of being stranded due to a dead battery. Here's what you should know about your battery and the signs it may need to be replaced.

A battery with a strong charge is needed to run your car's starter motor, ignition system and fuel system. The alternator powers the other electrical systems and charges the battery…

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Servicing the Fuel System

Stepping on the gas pedal doesn't always result in a car moving smoothly. The vehicle could sometimes lose power when trying to climb a hill. Such issues may indicate problems with the fuel system, and thorough cleanings and inspections might address the troubles.

Changing the fuel filter might be overdue. The owner's manual usually indicates the mileage point to change the fuel filter, and making the switch at the right time could help.

 

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Protect Your Engine With Routine Air Filter Changes

Your engine can get dirty if the air filter isn't working properly, and this will wreak havoc on how your vehicle drives. The engine air filter should be changed about every 15,000 miles, and is usually part of an additional service to your vehicle like an oil change. If you try to drive with a dirty air filter, the performance of your vehicle will be diminished.

The interior of your vehicle is protected by the cabin air filters. These air filters also need to be changed periodically, as they remove particles from the air and keep your indoor…

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Best Ways to Avoid a Tire Blowout

A tire blowout will leave you stranded, and you can take a number of precautions to prevent this from occurring. Tires will last in a range of 30,000-45,000 miles, but also need to be replaced regardless of mileage after about five years. The first step to prevent a tire blowout is to ensure tire pressure is optimal whenever possible.

Check your tires for damage, and get your tires replaced if you don't have enough tread on your tires. If you have a bubble forming on the side of your tire, this has the potential to cause a…

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What Exactly Does Android Auto Do?

Android Auto is an essential addition to any modern vehicle. Its implementation allows you and your passengers to connect your Android devices to your car or truck. That means you'll have an easier time accessing your music, navigation apps and more while out and about.

Once you have Android Auto connected, you'll be able to pull up all of your mobile apps right on your vehicle's display. This makes it easy for you to safely send texts and make hands-free phone calls when on the road. Staying connected when traveling is important, and Android Auto makes it…

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Auto Finance Glossary

When financing vehicles, drivers in Twin Falls often come across many terminologies. While some have simple meanings, others are usually complex, making them difficult to understand. The following are the common finance terminologies you will hear when you visit us at The Car Store.

Auto Loan: A contract between you and a lender in which they give you a specified amount of money to finance your purchase. You will agree to pay the money back with an interest on top. The vehicle is used as collateral, and the lender owns the vehicle's title until the loan is paid.

 

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When to Replace Your Car's Brakes

Your car's brakes will wear down over time and need to be replaced. Here are 3 signs it's time to replace your brakes.

1. Squealing Noises

Replace your car's brakes if you hear a squealing noise. Your brake pads clamp down on the rotor to stop your car, which is why you hear squealing. When the pads are low, the tab will hit the rotor more often, causing squealing.

2. Vibrations

When you brake, you may feel vibrations in the steering wheel because the rotors are warped and need to be replaced. Ignoring this could cause even…

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Start the Year Off Right With Back-to-School Service

The start of the school year can be just as tough on your vehicle as it is on you. Whether you're heading out on a long drive to a faraway campus or gearing up for short, in-city jaunts with kids in tow, taking your car in for back-to-school service in Twin Falls is a good idea. At The Car Store, we offer all of the automotive services you need for priming your vehicle for the season.

Get an Oil Change and Fluid Check

Oil change services keep engines running smoothly. When you stop by The Car Store for an…

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