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Routine Maintenance Keeps Your Car's Suspension System Working Right

Your car's suspension system supports the vehicle's weight, dampens road shock, and helps maintain tire contact. It's what gives you and your passengers a smooth, safe ride down the road. Keeping the suspension system in good shape will keep you driving down the road without a bump.

What are some key parts of your car's suspension system? The shocks and struts on your car help absorb the bumps and dips you encounter on the road, making it a smoother ride for you and your passengers. Ball joints, sway bars, and bushings help steer the car. 

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Back to School Basics for Vehicles

With summer winding down, many vehicle owners are looking ahead to the back to school season. Before you dive into this busy time in life, it is important that your vehicle is ready for the road ahead.

Staying on top of basic maintenance tasks will go a long way in keeping you safe. Oil changes, tire rotations, and fluid checks should all be performed according to the recommendations in the owner's manual. Warning indicator lights on your dashboard should never be ignored. 

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Timing Belt and Chain Maintenance

It's not a part of your vehicle that you probably think about very often, but the timing belt is a vital piece of equipment. If the timing belt or chain breaks, your vehicle will stop running, and the engine can experience irreparable damage. Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center wants you to make sure that you have your timing belt maintained properly.

Your vehicle will have either a timing belt or chain. A timing chain is lubricated and does not need to be changed. The timing belt is made out of thick rubber. The timing belt needs to be changed at…

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Tips to Limit Pet Hair in a Car

At Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center, our goal is to help you keep your car as clean as possible. Clean cars are generally more comfortable to be in and tend to have a higher resale or trade value. If you have pets, you know that it can be a challenge to keep their hair from getting on seats and other interior components.

The use of plastic floor liners can make it easier to keep your car clean. Whenever you see excess hair clumped on the liner, simply take it out, shake it off and put it back in the car. Seat…

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Picking the Best First Car for Your Teen

Your teen's first car needs to be the safest you can find and fit into your budget. Our team at Philpott Pre-Owned Super Center has a few facts to share with you to help you make a selection.

Most teens want a fast, sporty car. Bigger cars with more weight are safer choices for a first vehicle. Insurance company data shows teens are less likely to crash a heavier car. Bigger cars tend to offer more protection for their occupants in the event of a collision.  

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What it Means to Trade a Vehicle or Refinance the Loan

Whether you refinance or trade in your vehicle, you are essentially renegotiating the terms of your current loan. Refinancing a loan may allow you to cash in equity in the vehicle or get a lower interest rate. In some cases, you may want to condense the loan term to accrue equity faster.

Trading in a vehicle allows you to use your equity toward the purchase of a new car or truck. Trade values are negotiated at a dealership and based on the condition of the vehicle and other factors. The loan on the current vehicle is paid off or rolled…

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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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