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Routine Maintenance Keeps Your Car's Suspension System Working Right

Your car's suspension system supports the vehicle's weight, dampens road shock, and helps maintain tire contact. It's what gives you and your passengers a smooth, safe ride down the road. Keeping the suspension system in good shape will keep you driving down the road without a bump.

What are some key parts of your car's suspension system? The shocks and struts on your car help absorb the bumps and dips you encounter on the road, making it a smoother ride for you and your passengers. Ball joints, sway bars, and bushings help steer the car. 

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Back to School Basics for Vehicles

With summer winding down, many vehicle owners are looking ahead to the back to school season. Before you dive into this busy time in life, it is important that your vehicle is ready for the road ahead.

Staying on top of basic maintenance tasks will go a long way in keeping you safe. Oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid checks should all be performed according to the recommendations in the owner's manual. Warning indicator lights on your dashboard should never be ignored. 

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Timing Belt and Chain Maintenance

It's not a part of your vehicle that you probably think about very often, but the timing belt is a vital piece of equipment. If the timing belt or chain breaks, your vehicle will stop running, and the engine can experience irreparable damage. Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center wants you to make sure that you have your timing belt maintained properly.

Your vehicle will have either a timing belt or chain. A timing chain is lubricated and does not need to be changed. The timing belt is made out of thick rubber. The timing belt needs to be changed at…

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Tips to Limit Pet Hair in a Car

At Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center, our goal is to help you keep your car as clean as possible. Clean cars are generally more comfortable to be in and tend to have a higher resale or trade value. If you have pets, you know that it can be a challenge to keep their hair from getting on seats and other interior components.

The use of plastic floor liners can make it easier to keep your car clean. Whenever you see excess hair clumped on the liner, simply take it out, shake it off and put it back in the car. Seat…

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Why You Need to Wash Your Car Regularly

Washing your car can help you to get the most from your vehicle. By keeping it free of dirt, salt and other grime, you can protect the body and the frame against rust or other damage. Ideally, you will wash your car at least once a month during the spring and summer months.

However, a car washing schedule can be adjusted to account for weather conditions. Keeping dust, pollen or other particles off of your vehicle makes it easier to see while driving.  

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Some Practical Tips for Cleaning Your Tires and Protecting Them

If your tires are in need of a thorough cleaning, this should be done separate from the rest of your vehicle. This is an area of your vehicle that requires different products than the body of your car. You can start out with a good cleaning of your tires. Make sure you properly rinse off all the product and dry your tires completely. You can then use a product that is designed for bringing the rich black color back to your tires. 

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Keep Car Odors at Bay All the Time

The interior of your car can smell terrible when you don't take care of it. Leftover spills, food in the backseat and trash can all make your car stink. When you are concerned about an odor in your vehicle, it's time to start with a good cleaning. Remove all the trash and wipe down all surfaces.

If there is a spill, get it cleaned up right away. If you smoke, don't smoke while you are in your car. For children, don't allow them to eat food in the vehicle. When you have a pet, take the…

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Avoid Replacing Your Windshield by Getting a Windshield Chip Repair

At Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center, we believe that it's important for customers to know when it's time to replace certain parts of their car. This can get complicated when windshields are concerned, though, as they are typically quite expensive. However, getting a windshield chip repair could be the solution to your problems.

Windshield chip repairs work well for times when you find a slight blemish on your windshield. To avoid letting the damage get larger and perhaps threatening your whole windshield, technicians will inject a liquid resin into your windshield to repair the damage. 

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Common Vehicle Fluid Leaks and How to Detect Them

Fluid leaks are among the most common car problems. These leaks have a variety of causes, however, and with a little effort, informed drivers can determine which leaks pose little threat and which leaks require a visit to the mechanic.

If you spot a puddle beneath your vehicle, you first need to determine whether the liquid leaked from your car. When you've determined that your car is the source, take a closer look at the fluid's color. To accurately gauge the color, place a piece of white paper or cardboard beneath the leak, and let it catch a…

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Mufflers & Exhausts: Signs You Should Schedule A Service Appointment

Knowing some basic warning signs of common vehicle issues is a great way for car owners to extend the lifetime of their car because they get their car to a professional much quicker. That is why our team of experts here at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center is so excited to tell you all about some signs that your muffler and exhaust system may need servicing.

First, if you consistently notice that your car is backfiring, then this may be indicative of some internal problems in the exhaust system.  

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