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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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Choosing Your Teen's First Car

It might be daunting to want to hand over the keys to your teen, but you can minimize those concerns when you get them the right vehicle that will protect them on the roads.

Steer clear of getting your teen a vehicle that has high horsepower. These young drivers are just finding their way on the roads, they don't need to treat the highway like they are playing a video game and moving at the speed of light. 

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The Basics of a Backup Camera

When you have safety in mind, you might want to consider driving a vehicle that has a backup camera. This is a camera that activates when you put your car in reverse. The camera gives you a view of what is behind you, showing you the camera image right on your dashboard.

A backup camera is easy to use, and provides you with an extra layer of protection when you are backing up your vehicle. At our dealership, we offer a number of vehicles that come with this added safety feature and are happy to show you your options. 

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Don't Buy a Car Without Knowing Its History

A car history report can tell you exactly how a vehicle has been used in the past. It will tell you who owned the car, when they owned it and whether it was purchased for personal use or for use in a rental fleet or police department. A history report will also alert you to any reported odometer rollbacks. 

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How Do Infotainment Systems Work?

An infotainment system is a general word that covers a whole variety of technology inside of your vehicle. The word infotainment combines information and entertainment, so you can imagine what you are able to access through the screen on your vehicle. Some are more advanced than others and allow you to sync up to all the apps on your phone. This typically uses software called Apple CarPlay or Android Auto depending on what kind of smartphone that you have. 

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