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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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Infotainment Systems and the Connected Car

Our cars do much more than get us from point A to point B. They are our command center, often serving as a conference room, a family lounge, and even a dressing vanity. We live so much of our lives in the car that it is only natural that we connect them to the rest of our life. This is where the infotainment system comes in.

Infotainment systems began to be introduced as convenience options in the early 2000s. The word is a mashup of information and entertainment, which highlights the primary purpose of the systems. 

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Debunking Motor Oil Misconceptions

To the layperson, the workings of motor oil can often be overwhelming. There's often a myriad of misconceptions about motor oil that need to be fully understood so that you can learn how to best service your vehicle. The most common myth is that your motor oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles. This is an outdated misconception that does not take into account the modern motor capabilities. Despite conventional wisdom, motor oil turning black is also not a sign that the oil needs to be changed. 

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Understanding The Difference Between A Truck's Payload And Towing Capacity

Many people confuse the payload of a truck and the towing capacity as being the same thing. This is a big mistake. Confusing the two can lead to serious damage to the vehicle and harm to the driver.

The payload of a vehicle refers to the carrying capacity of a vehicle. It includes both the weight of the vehicle and everything you put inside of it. Passengers, grocery bags, and any other item lying around will all add to the payload. 

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