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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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Why You Should Keep Your Timing Belt in Good Condition

Here at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center, we can help you keep your vehicle running smoothly. Although it can be overwhelming learning about the components of your vehicle, it is one of the best ways to extend its life. A timing belt is an important part of the engine, but what is its purpose?

A timing belt keeps the camshaft and crankshaft turning in sync so that the cylinders fire at the correct time, and it controls the pistons and valves within the engine so that the valves open at the same time as the pistons. 

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It's Important to Maintain the Proper Tire Pressure

It is possible to have too much air in your tires, and it is possible to not have enough air in your tires. Either of these extremes can cause problems down the road. It is important to keep your vehicle's tires properly inflated.

If you have too much air in your tires, the tires will wear excessively in the middle. This will cause your tires to wear out quicker, and it can cause a blowout. Tires that are underinflated will wear excessively along the edges.  

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Back-to-School Vehicle Check-Up

The back to school season is an important time to review vehicle care. For parents of school-age children or those sending them off to college, the condition of household vehicles is vital. The seasons ahead will bring cold, snow, and wet or slippery roads. You should begin by checking the dash or any warning lights such as tire pressure warnings and resolving those issues.

Most drivers know the importance of following the owner’s manual recommendations for routine maintenance including oil changes, tire rotation, brake pads, and lights. 

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