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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

It’s time to get into a new car, but you don’t know what drivetrain you want. Should you upgrade to rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive? What’s the difference between those options and front-wheel drive? For one, front-wheel drive vehicles are lower in cost and get better gas mileage.

Front-wheel drive vehicles pull the car forward. This occurs when the transmission sends power to the front wheels, allowing them to move forward and pull the rest of the weight. While this is better for gas mileage, it doesn’t deliver on power or towing. For those options, you…

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Are You Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip?

What's better than heading out for an adventure during the change of seasons in fall? It's incredibly nostalgic and heartwarming to see the rustic reds and golds as leaves change their colors. It's called leaf peeping in New England, and experts say you have to plan for the right time to see leaves changing in their prime.

The best time to go on a road trip in the fall is October. Throughout this month, many areas of the United States start to change. Seasonal foliage starts to turn bright red and gold by the end of October…

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Tips for Using Your Roof Rack

When you're ready to take a few adventures and trips with your vehicle, you'll want to utilize a roof rack where your sporting equipment and luggage can be stored. Roof racks make it possible to bring more along for the ride and free up extra space in the cabin.

Begin by measuring the luggage or equipment you need to store on the roof rack. Use a durable cargo bag or case that is waterproof to protect the personal belongings. If the rack has a crossbar, fit the box in the square.  

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Picking the Best First Car for Your Teen

Your teen's first car needs to be the safest you can find and fit into your budget. Our team at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center has a few facts to share with you to help you make a selection.

Most teens want a fast, sporty car. Bigger cars with more weight are safer choices for a first vehicle. Insurance company data shows teens are less likely to crash a heavier car. Bigger cars tend to offer more protection for their occupants in the event of a collision.  

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What to Do When Buying a Used Car

At Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center, we want everyone to make an educated decision as it relates to buying a used car. The first thing that you need to do is set your budget as this will help to narrow the scope of your search. It may also be a good idea to apply for financing before going to the dealer.

However, it is acceptable to both apply for a loan from a bank or credit union and a dealership. From there, you can choose the loan terms that work best for you. It is also critical that you take a…

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Know the Laws Regarding Moving Over for Emergency Vehicles

All fifty of the states have a law known as the Move Over Law. This law requires that drivers get into another lane if they’re driving towards an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the highway with emergency lights on. At Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center, we want you to be an informed driver aware of important laws like this.

The purpose of this law is to prevent accidents involving emergency personnel, such as police officers, highway patrol, EMTs and firefighters. Drivers who do not obey this law can get a fine and may cause an accident.  

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How the LATCH System Benefits Parents

When driving around the streets, the hope is that nothing bad will ever happen. That being said, vehicle safety is an important factor when choosing a vehicle especially for parents with small children. The staff at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center want parents to be informed, in detail, about how to install child seats to keep their kids safe.

The LATCH system that comes in vehicles is designed to make the process of securing and restraining children easier.  

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You Can Safely Travel With Pets

A lot of people like to take their animals on vacations with them. It is a pretty nature thing to want to do. After all, these animals are a big part of our lives, and we like to include them in the fun things that we do. Just remember that there are potential dangers to taking animals on a vacation as well. You need to know how to travel safely with them.

Keep your vehicle at a reasonable temperature during the whole trip and never leave an animal out in a vehicle unattended even if you are only going to…

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Pros and Cons of Tonneau Covers

We here at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center want to make sure you're as informed as possible about the advantages and disadvantages of a tonneau cover.

One lesser known advantage of utilizing a tonneau cover is that it makes your truck far more aerodynamic than with no cover. This is because the air goes over the top of the bed of the truck as opposed to going into the bed of the truck and making the engine work harder to move it forward. This also saves money in the form of fewer fill ups at the pump.  

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The Right Car for Your New Teen Driver

When your child is turning sixteen and looking for a car to drive, there are several things to consider when selecting their first vehicle. There are a variety of safe options available, and Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center can help you select one that is within your budget.

Choosing a larger vehicle instead of a sports car can encourage safer driving and protect your child in an accident. The vehicle should have enough power to drive safely at highway speeds but not enough to encourage excessive speed. 

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