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Waxing Your Vehicle Will Extend the Life of the Paint

Applying car wax to your vehicle is a great way to help extend the life of the exterior paint. While it is true that the quality of the paint may not affect the vehicle's performance, it is also true that degraded paint can lead to rust and will detract from the vehicle's overall value.

Wax serves as a barrier to outside elements that can be detrimental to the paint, such as rainwater with pollutants, UV rays and other harmful materials. Using wax on the vehicle will also make the paint appear new because it fills in small scratches…

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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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Tire Cleaning Tips to Keep in Mind This Spring

It is important to keep an eye on your tires to make sure they are always in good shape. You should make sure that the tread is not too low on all four of your tires. The wear pattern should be about the same on all four as well. If your vehicle needs a good wash and wax, make sure to pay attention to your wheels. Here's some great tips that our professional service technicians here at State Park Motors Inc have to pass on to you:

  • Always use professional grade products to treat your wheels. Different products are…
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What is a Differential and Does it Need to Get Serviced?

The differential in your vehicle is responsible for transferring the power of the transmission and engine to your drive shafts so the wheels move. Something as simple as low fluids in the differential can turn into costly repairs the longer you wait.

The differential housing is full of gear oil, lubricating parts that have to power the vehicle. These fluids are similar to motor oil in that they do break down over time and are not as effective as they used to be. 

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Which Type of Car Warranty Should You Get?

Buying a new or used car comes with a lot of decisions, including which type of warranty to get. Some cars already come with warranties, but it is still important to know what is covered and what isn't. A powertrain warranty includes the transmission, drive train and most of what is under the car's hood. It excludes a few things such as the car's battery.

Bumper-to-bumper warranties include more of the car's systems, but they last for a shorter period of time. 

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What's Inside Your Roadside Emergency Kit?

More importantly, do you even have a roadside emergency kit in your car? Here are a few essentials you'll need to put in your safety kit. A small bag of useful tools can go a long way in making repairs. Things like a hammer, screwdriver, multi-tool, saw, scissors, and socket set, all can make your time stranded more productive.

Bring a couple containers of engine oil and a gallon of coolant in the event these fluids get low in your vehicle. 

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Motor Oil Myths

If you have spent any amount of time in Wintersville, you've likely heard your fair share of myths about oil and changing your oil. One of the biggest myths around is that you have to change your oil every 3,000 miles.

The fact of the matter is that when you need to change your oil depends on a number of different factors. There are times when you need to change it more often and that and times when you can wait. You should, however, err on the side of caution, but you don't want to be shelling…

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Let the Jeep Brand Guide Your Adventures

Are you looking to purchase a compact SUV that serves as a great family vehicle but also delivers the capability to guide you on adventures? Look no further than the Jeep Compass. Below are two interior features that make the Jeep SUV a great compact family SUV:

  • Reversible Cargo Mat - The Jeep Compass offers an available reversible cargo mat that can accommodate anything you want to carry. Transporting the kids from practice but don’t want their dirty equipment to ruin the cargo bed? Simply turn the cargo mat to the vinyl side that can be easily cleaned. 
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What is the Difference Between a Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicle?

There are several factors you might consider before deciding on whether a front-wheel-drive (FWD) or a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicle is right for you. It’s a good idea to think about what type of driving conditions you will be exposed to, the average mileage you’ll be driving, and what you expect from the vehicle in general.

The economical choice between them is the FWD. It is a simpler, more cost-effective vehicle to produce because of the placement of the engine and drivetrain assembly. It’s also a lighter assembly. That creates savings of both initial cost and fuel as…

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Why Getting Windshield Wiper Blades is Safer This Season

The best thing that you can do this season to ensure you are able to see clearly on the roads is switching to a set of new windshield wiper blades. These are a few of the benefits of making the switch to the new wiper blades.

The new winter blades are made with rubber that will not get stiff as the temperatures drop. That allows the blades to conform to the glass more easily and keep your field of vision clear. 

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