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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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Tips for Fixing a Flat Tire

When you get a flat tire, you want to get it fixed as soon as possible. At State Park Motors Inc, we have a few tips to help you get a spare on when you’re on the side of the road. Be sure to have a few basic supplies in your trunk, too, including a jack and a flashlight.

One of the most important things is to avoid pushing your car off of the jack as it can affect the suspension. Be sure to use your lugwrench to loosen the nuts before you use the car jack. Then, when…

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Do You Know About the “Move Over” Laws?

There are “Move Over” laws in every state. It’s important to know what they are as you drive around town. With every car that is purchased at State Park Motors Inc, we educate drivers on these laws to ensure that everyone is being safe.

The “Move Over” laws were created as a way of keeping first responders and law enforcement officials safe when they’re working on the side of the road. In a span of 10 years, over 130 were killed because of being struck on a highway. 

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Cleaning Up Pet Hair In Your Vehicle

State Park Motors knows how much people love their dogs. They like to take them on car rides. However, dogs shed a lot, and this can get pet hair everywhere. There are ways to get pet hair out of your car and minimize it in the future.

One of the best ways to remove pet hair is to vacuum with a rubber attachment with bristles. These bristles will loosen the hair, and powerful suction can then pull the hair away. A sticky lint roller is another means by which you can get pet hair out of your vehicle. 

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Switch Your Winter Tires Out for Summer Tires on the Off Season

If you have two different sets of tires that you change between for the cold weather and the summer months, it's best to keep it that way. Winter tires work exceptionally well when the roads are covered with snow and ice. However, you could very well compromise the tread's integrity on your vehicle if you leave them on all year long. The problem with this is, tires are an expensive investment. It doesn't make sense to invest in a brand new set of winter tires, only to wear them out in the warm weather months. 

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Is it Time to Make the Switch to Winter Wiper Blades?

You may not realize you're putting yourself in danger if you are driving year-round with summer wiper blades on your vehicle. At our service department, we recommend that our customers switch over to winter wiper blades when they come in to have us switch over to their set of winter tires.

Because summer wiper blades are designed with lattice arms with moving parts, a lightweight frame and a thinner layer of natural rubber that makes contact with the windshield, they are not designed to handle very low temperatures and the extremes caused by ice, blizzards and snow.  

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Know Your Winter Tires

Winter is here! We can deny it all we want or we can get some good winter tires. Our staff at State Park Motors wants you to be an informed driver when purchasing new winter tires. It’s important to know the difference and now what you need. With so many brands and types available, it can be hard to decide, so we’ve broken it down for you a little.

Stud-less ice/snow tires will provide you the best traction on ice and snow while studded tires are great for ice traction but will need studs if you’re…

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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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