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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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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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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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Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean in Only Minutes

Did you receive a last-minute invitation to spend time with some friends, or do you have a work event that you forgot about? You'll want to arrive in style by driving a clean vehicle, whether you drive alone or pick up friends along the way. Here are a few simple yet effective tips for keeping your car clean in minutes.

Start by soaking the exterior of the vehicle with the hose. This will remove all the dirt and debris from the surface. While the vehicle is still wet, use a polishing cloth and solution to bring out a shine…

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Why Use A Clay Bar When Detailing?

We here at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center want you to be an informed car owner. That is why we want to teach you all about how simple and effective using a clay bar is for your vehicle.

Using clay to clean the exterior of a car is quite simple. Just spray a lubricant over the area you wish to clean and then place the clay on these spots to remove contaminants. Using a clay bar serves a variety of purposes. First, it gets rid of all the dirt, grime and other debris that may have embedded itself into the finish…

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