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Closing the Used Car Deal

When it's time to negotiate a good price for your next used vehicle purchase, this is the part when you have to be vigilant. Many people refer to this scenario as "closing the deal." Often times, the customer may feel as if the hardest part of the bargain is over. However, there could still be room for improvement.

It's also a good idea to be aware of the laws of the state in which you choose to purchase a pre-owned vehicle. The dealer should abide by the laws as well. In some states, it is required that you…

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Halloween Driving Safety Tips

Kids tend to be out and about in most neighborhoods on Halloween. As a consequence, motorists need to take greater care when driving. There are some Halloween driving safety tips to bear in mind.

When driving on Halloween, you should turn on you car's headlights even if your hitting the road in the afternoon and in daylight. You should also reduce your motoring speed. You should cut your speed downward at least five miles below the posted speed limit.  

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Tips for Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Want to go on the best road trip this fall? Your adventure starts by planning out your "leaf peeping" route. The peak of the season happens during the month of October. During this month, leaves start to change in northern New England around early October, but later in the month through early November, southern New England starts to experience fall foliage in its prime.

Before heading on your road trip, you should pick a beautiful destination, such as the Berkshires or Smugglers' Notch. 

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The Perks of an Infotainment System

An infotainment system can keep you better connected as you drive around town. At State Park Motors, we’ll show you how this in-vehicle technology can help you in a variety of ways. You’ll have entertainment, navigation, and more within arm’s reach.

When you’re driving, you can’t be looking away from the road. This means that it’s hard to interact with your phone or basic GPS and radio settings. An infotainment system places controls on the steering wheel. When you connect your smartphone, you can also gain voice control so that you can simply say…

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Tips for Reducing Glare

While bright sunshine might seem like a harmless annoyance, it has been the cause of many fender-benders over the years. Papers on the dashboard, a dirty windshield and forgetting your sunglasses can all contribute to creating unsafe conditions.

Keep your washer fluid topped up to avoid running out in the moment you need it most. You'll also want to follow safe driving practices by leaving plenty of space between you and the driver ahead. You can also help other drivers by putting on your headlights, making your vehicle easier to see. 

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Increase Your Mileage With These Simple Tips

When the weather warms up and the sun comes out, many of us take to the roads for trips, visits, or just a cruise around town. Fuel consumption and gas prices rise with more activity. However, there are several things you can do to save money at the pump even during the busiest driving seasons.

Tuning up your vehicle and addressing maintenance problems will improve gas mileage by as much as 40%, and the cost of the tuneup or repair will pay for itself many times over. Keeping your tires inflated to the recommended air pressure will improve mileage up…

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Items That Should be in Every Emergency Kit

The folks at State Park Motors want to make sure that you stay safe while driving this winter. Part of staying safe when the weather turns cold and snowy is to have an emergency kit in your vehicle. It should include a warm blanket, a cell phone and a gallon of water.

It should also have enough food to last you and your passengers a few days. Ideally, you will have a tire pressure gauge, inflation device and sealant. This may make it possible to make emergency repairs that last long enough to get to safety. 

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Discover Blind-spot Technology

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that blind-spot related collisions claim the lives of approximately 300 people every year. Most drivers check their mirrors before making lane changes. However, a vehicle may be traveling beside in the blind spot and go undetected. However, blind-spot detection systems reduce the number of collisions by 14 percent.

The technology might be referred to as blind spot monitoring or lane assist. The safety feature functions using cameras or sensors that continually monitor the area around the car, truck or SUV.  

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Perks of Buying a Used Car

Do not think for a moment that purchasing a used car is a shameful thing. It can actually be an incredibly wise decision that leads a person to save more money and thus be able to afford the things they want in life.

Here at State Park Motors Inc, we see a lot of people who come in and want to check out our used cars. They know that they can save some money compared to buying new, and we are happy to oblige them in that. Budgets can get tight for a lot of people, and there is no…

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Pros and Cons of Tonneau Covers

We find it imperative that you remain an informed truck owner. That is why we want to be sure you know all about the positive and negative aspects of having a tonneau cover on your truck.

Although there are more commonly known benefits to this type of cover, such as it keeping your valuables safe from bad weather and debris as you drive down the road, there are also some less well known benefits. One of these benefits is that fact that it will improve the fuel efficiency of your truck. This occurs because the cover makes your truck more…

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