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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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What to Do When Buying a Used Car

At Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center, we want everyone to make an educated decision as it relates to buying a used car. The first thing that you need to do is set your budget as this will help to narrow the scope of your search. It may also be a good idea to apply for financing before going to the dealer.

However, it is acceptable to both apply for a loan from a bank or credit union and a dealership. From there, you can choose the loan terms that work best for you. It is also critical that you take a…

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Know the Laws Regarding Moving Over for Emergency Vehicles

All fifty of the states have a law known as the Move Over Law. This law requires that drivers get into another lane if they’re driving towards an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the highway with emergency lights on. At Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center, we want you to be an informed driver aware of important laws like this.

The purpose of this law is to prevent accidents involving emergency personnel, such as police officers, highway patrol, EMTs and firefighters. Drivers who do not obey this law can get a fine and may cause an accident.  

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Why Your Next Vehicle Should be Android Auto Compatible

Android Auto is becoming a popular in-vehicle tech feature that allows you to be hands-free with more functions. At Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center, we’ll show you the vehicles that are compatible with this feature, making it easy to connect your smartphone. It is the safest way to be connected.

When you’re navigating the roads, you can get real-time updates with road closures, detours, and more. If you want to find the fastest route or the route without tolls, you can do so with voice commands. You can even figure out where you want to stop for a bite…

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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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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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