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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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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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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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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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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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The Financial Advantage of Buying a Used Car

While buying a new car may be an attractive idea, there are a lot of disadvantages that come with it. People who spend tons of money on a new car are actually setting themselves up for a lot of disappointment a few years down the road. While people may feel prestigious in a new car, they are actually a lot wiser in a used car.

There are sources that say that the value of your car will decrease by 54% within three years. Therefore, you are not only spending a ton of money trying to pay it off, but you…

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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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Refinancing vs Trading in Your Car

If your finances change and you can't keep up with your payments, then you may be pressured into a car repossession. This can hurt your credit immensely, so it's best to refinance or trade in your vehicle. However, one option is better than the other if you want to avoid debt completely. If you trade in your vehicle, you'll likely get a less expensive vehicle that is capable of meeting your budget.

However, you need to know the value of the vehicle first. This means that you should get an appraisal. If you trade in your vehicle…

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