Make Quick Work of Cleaning a Vehicle

Whether a vehicle is used for daily commutes or weekend adventures, there comes a point in time when the interior and exterior need cleaning. When short on time, there are a few techniques that help make the chore faster and less painful.

First, remove all of the loose items from the interior and dispose of the trash. Rinse the exterior top to bottom using a garden hose to loosen dirt and debris. Apply a lubricating and drying product to a microfiber towel. Dry the exterior using the towel. Use an old tire for the wheels. Remove the floor mats and…

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An Easy Way to Clean Your Car's Engine

We clean engines at State Park Motors Inc, and you can clean yours at home. You simply need a warm, dry afternoon, some household products and a bit of patience.

Performing this task in warm, low-humidity conditions will help your engine dry after you rinse it. We also recommend that you only clean your engine when its surface is cool. To protect your exposed electronics, cover them with plastic bags. Detach the negative cable from your battery, too. Plastic components attached to your engine should be removed for independent cleaning.

 

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What Can You Do About Your Credit Score?

The time has come to finance a new car, but you realize your credit score isn't the best. Since credit scores go hand-in-hand with creditworthiness, improving a credit score also improves the chances of getting a decent auto loan. There shouldn't be any mystery about how to improve a score. The steps are often straightforward.

A vital step involves checking out your credit history report. Errors can appear on a credit score, which can drive the score down. Maybe information from a relative with a similar name appears on the report. Whatever the error, it becomes necessary to…

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Teenage Drivers Require Safe Vehicles Now

Look for a vehicle with the best safety ratings available in the industry for any vehicle that you want to check out for your teenage driver. You should check to see if it has electronic stability control and other high-tech safety features that make them safer than ever before.

Heavier vehicles are important to buy for a teenage driver because it makes for a safer thing to be in if the driver is in an accident. Teenage drivers are more prone than some others to be involved in an accident, and that is important to remember while getting into the…

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Alignments Are Simply Necessary

Our Service crew sees enough tire-wear problems in our Wintersville shop at State Park Motors Inc to know that alignment is a critical service. We'll help you understand why below.

An automobile's alignment involves three measurements that we call caster, camber and toe. Your rear wheels' ability to travel perfectly behind your front wheels is caster. Camber considers whether a tire forms a right angle with the road surface. Lastly, toe evaluates whether each tire rolls straight, points right or points left. When these measurements are within your 

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Two Reasons Your Next Car Should Be Used

Wintersville locals who are currently searching for automobiles should definitely consider their options in used vehicles. With comprehensive vehicle history reports and prices that are far below those of new autos, used cars can be highly economical and incredibly reliable choices. At State Park Motors Inc, we want to help consumers discover the impressive value that these lower-priced options are capable of providing.

New Cars Depreciate Fast

Brand new vehicles definitely have their appeal. One fact that many buyers will find surprising, 

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Warning Signs Your Brakes Need Work

Our team at State Park Motors Inc wants you to be an informed driver aware of the importance of good brake maintenance. Once your brake system begins to show signs of wear and tear, it’s important they get inspected, repaired or replaced. Here are some warning signs your brakes are not functioning correctly and need replacement.

• You hear a high-pitched sound (grinding, squeaking or squealing) when you touch the brake pedal.
• The brake light comes on.
• The steering wheel shakes or vibrates when you touch the brake pedal.
• The brake pedal has a soft feel to it when touched…

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Springtime Tips For Car Maintenance

Prepping a vehicle for the spring is essential to get the most of the driving experience. There are a lot of hazards that come up in the winter months that could impact the way that the vehicle drives when spring arrives.

Fixing a windshield is a common task for those who are doing their spring check-up on their vehicle. Even the smallest cracks in the windshield can cause there to be bigger problems as time goes on. Ignoring the condition of the windshield is the last thing that you can afford to do. Instead, 

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DIY Headlight Restoration

In states that require regular vehicle safety inspections, cloudy headlights can cause a vehicle to fail the inspection. Even if vehicle safety inspections are not required, your vehicle is a much safer vehicle to drive with clean headlights. Yellowed or cloudy headlights reduce your visibility, especially when driving at night. You can either pay to have someone clean your headlights or clean them yourself.

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Should You Choose FWD or RWD?

Whether a vehicle has rear-wheel drive or front-wheel drive will affect its cost, traction and handling. We want Wintersville drivers to understand the implications of their choice, so stop by State Park Motors Inc and let us help you find the vehicle that delivers the driving experience you want.

Front-wheel drive assemblies are less expensive to produce and result in a lighter-weight car. This means the cost of the vehicle can be kept lower, and the fuel efficiency is higher. Having the heavy front end of the car over the drive wheels also gives great traction in bad weather.

 

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