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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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Refinancing vs Trading in Your Car

Most people don't realize that you have options when you are not able to pay on your car loan. You may think that you are going to have a repossession on your credit, but if you can take these steps to avoid it with a refinance or trade-in, you may be able to save your credit score and car loan history.

For one, refinancing only works if you are able to find a lender who will lower the interest rate and possibly extend the loan term. This is typically how you are able to keep a car with a…

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Back-to-School Auto Checkup

Caring for your car is always important, but back to school time emphasizes the need to make sure that your vehicle is ready for the demands of the seasons ahead. Whether you are a parent with children at home or sending one or more off to school, checking the condition of your vehicles is an essential task.

Drivers know the importance of regular maintenance. Back to school time is an ideal period to check on the oil, fluids, battery, and tires. You should check the dash for warning lights and resolve issues like tire pressure and engine service. 

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Is Having the Wrong Tire Pressure Dangerous?

Keeping your tires at the right pressure is crucial to saving fuel and keeping you safe. Did you know that when you put too much air in a tire that you force the vehicle to operate on a tiny piece of the tread? This action means that you do not have enough surface area touching the road should you need to make an evasive maneuver.

Your tires can heat up fast and wear too soon when they do not have enough air. Running them with low air can reduce your traction making it difficult in dry conditions, let alone wet…

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Which Tires Best Suit Your Needs?

When you purchase your vehicle, the dealership wants you to be comfortable and knowledgeable about how to care for your vehicle and keep it working in the best way possible for you. This process encompasses understanding your driving habits and knowing which types of tires work best for you as the seasons change. Having a good understanding of the differences between summer and all-weather tires helps in this regard.

There are a number of differences between all-weather times and summer tires. Summer tires are designed for performance. 

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Using Clay Bar to Clear Contaminants from Your Car's Paint Job

Clay bar is a sticky blue product that helps remove contaminants that have become embedded in a vehicle's paint job. Brake dust, insects, paint overspray, sap, and other airborne contaminants can conspire over time to remove the brilliant shine that makes you so proud of your car. Clay bar can be used on most surfaces: metal, glass, painted plastic, chrome, etc.

While clay barring your car can help restore its finish to its original glory, it is not something that you want to do every time you wash your car. 

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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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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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