Checking Your Tires Before a Blowout

One way to avoid a tire blowout before you get on the road in Nederland is to check your tire pressure. If you notice that one tire is lower than the other, then you should try to determine if there is an object in the tire that could cause a leak or if there is another issue.

If you know that your tires are worn, you want to have them replaced at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center as soon as possible. You can have your tires rotated when you have your oil changed so that there is an even amount of…

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What Is A Transfer Case & How Does It Work

Transfer cases are often misunderstood, but they're a crucial part of your truck's drivetrain. Let’s break it down for you.

What Is A Transfer Case?

A transfer case is the "middleman" between your transmission and drive axles. It allows you to change from two-wheel-drive (2WD) to four-wheel drive (4WD) by locking up its center differential that divides engine power between the front and rear axles. The center differential is controlled by a lever inside your truck cab or by pushing a button on the dash.

How Does A Transfer Case Work?

 

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Ford F-150 Technology Features

The latest Ford F-150 is the most advanced truck that Ford has ever released. It comes packed with an impressive array of technology features that will make your driving experience better than ever.

- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go

This cruise control system uses sensors to detect the speed and distance of the vehicles ahead of you. If the vehicle ahead of you slows down, your F-150 will automatically slow down as well. If the vehicle ahead of you stops, your F-150 will come to a stop as well. The Stop-and-Go feature is very helpful in stop-and-go traffic.


 

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Tips on How to Avoid Hydroplaning from Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center

Most Nederland drivers have probably encountered wet, slippery roads. If you have, you know that slick surfaces can cause driving challenges. One of the biggest dangers of driving in rainy weather is hydroplaning. This is when your vehicle skids or slides due to a thin film of water on the road's surface. 

Hydroplaning causes your tires to temporarily leave the road. As a result, you may find you have little control over your steering and braking capabilities. The best approach to hydroplaning is prevention. Make sure your tires are well-maintained. Drive below the speed limit. 

 

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Here's How to Apply Touch Up Paint

Our Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center team likes helping Nederland drivers keep their vehicles in good condition. If your vehicle has scratches or knicks, be sure to follow these tips when applying touch up paint. 

Make sure that you clean the surface of your vehicle. You'll get the best results if your vehicle is dry and clean. It's also helpful to sand the damaged area with small sand paper. Clean and prep the area with a paint thinner, which will help the paint adhere better. 

You can use a fine-tip brush to apply the paint. If you notice the…

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What are the Functions of Mufflers in the Exhaust System?

The internal combustion engine makes noise. Even a small sedan can make so much noise, enough to disturb passengers, Mufflers reduce the noise coming from the exhaust system. They attach to the tips of the exhaust system just where the exhaust gas comes out. When attached right, these mufflers reduce the sound levels coming from the exhaust system. If you do not pick the right system, they might result in back pressure that causes the engine of your vehicle to work harder.

Performance mufflers reduce the noise while also keeping back pressure low to keep the engine in top shape…

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Why Tire Pressure Matters

Having good tires on your car is important for many reasons. Good tires promote better performance, better gas mileage, and also make your tires more durable. As important as it is to have good tires, it’s equally important to have correct tire pressure. The amount of air your tires need is listed in the owner’s manual and on the sticker located on the inside of your door.

The two things that can affect your tire pressure are over-inflation and under-inflation. Both of these conditions can affect the tire and your car’s performance. 

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Test Drive Tips

If you are thinking about test driving a vehicle in Nederland, then you’ll find the best and most convenient options are at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center. You can schedule a test drive for a variety of vehicles and find the best one for your lifestyle. All you need to bring is your license.

Comfort is the biggest factor when picking a vehicle. You’ll want to easily get in and out of the vehicle, but it’s also important that you can drive it with ease. Before getting in the vehicle, you may want to do a walk around…

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Tips for Buying A Used Car

The age of the car is one of the things that you should consider when you are purchasing a used car. It is best to purchase a vehicle that is around three-years-old. The car is probably still in good shape and has already experienced most of its depreciation. It is also a good idea to have an independent mechanic look at your vehicle. This will ensure that you do not get a lemon.

Furthermore, it is important for you to do your homework before you purchase a vehicle. Find out about the history of the car. 

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Different Transmissions Benefits

Tiptronic Transmission

• Gives you better control when changing gears
• You can easily change gears even when driving down or up a steep hill. This provides a safe drive and smooth maneuvering
• In case the down shift fails, the automatic shifting that is in manual mode helps to delay the engine, ensuring safety


Torque Converter Transmission

• Because it doesn’t have a clutch, it gives out maximum torque
• There is no manual changing of gears, therefore, providing a comfortable drive
• Driving is easier as there are no clutch complications

Sequential Transmission


 

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