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How the IIHS Tests Seats to Prevent Whiplash

Neck sprains and similar injuries commonly referred to as "whiplash" are among the most frequently sustained injuries in traffic collisions. That's because it doesn't take much force to sprain the human neck—a velocity change of just 10 mph will do it.

Our heads are heavy, thanks to those darned over-sized brains of ours, so if our body is thrown back into the seat faster than our heads, the neck is put under huge strain.

The design of your vehicle's seats can go a long way toward preventing whiplash, as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has…

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Remove Stuck-On Bugs & Other Nature Problems with WD-40

No matter how advanced society becomes, nature always has a way to take us down a peg.

For example, you're driving a shiny pre-owned Acura you just bought from Basic Auto Sales in Richmond. You got a great deal on a luxurious SUV, so you're feeling pretty suave, when suddenly a big old bug hits your windshield! You just drove through a whole swarm of sticky swamp flies, and before you even get home, they've been caked on by the hot summer sun.

Fortunately, Mother Nature is no match for a can of WD-40.

This simple household…

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Automotive Financing in Ashland

At Basic Auto Sales, we make it our goal to get automotive financing for everyone —yes, everyone —and that means you. From Armed Forces veterans to small businesses, growing families, even those who have endured bankruptcy and a history of poor credit, Basic Auto Sales has you covered.

 

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Teen Driving

Getting a driver's license is a huge milestone in your teen's life, but it can leave parents feeling anxious. The thought of your teen getting into a car accident is scary, but teaching them how to take precautions can help keep them safe on the road. Here are some safe driving tips for you to go over with your teen:

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Plan a Smart Road Trip

When planning a road trip, don't let yourself get frazzled over the details. Just pack what you need and keep it simple. Limit luggage to one bag per person and be sure to bring an emergency roadside kit, so you are prepared for a breakdown or any other kind of emergency.
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Quality Vehicles at a Reasonable Price

At Basic Auto Sales, we're proud to be the Richmond region's number one resource for high-quality, affordably priced pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs. Each vehicle from our comprehensive inventory has been fully vetted for quality, efficiency and long-term durability.

Basic Auto Sales is where first-time buyers, students, young professionals and growing families go to get an affordable car, truck or SUV that's best suited to their needs. Thanks to our team of market specialists, state contract pricing and guaranteed credit approval, you can't lose!

 

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Really Simple Fuel Economy Tips

No matter whether you like it or not, you've got to pay for your fuel for your vehicle. It can be so deflating knowing that every time you turn around you have to pay for more fuel since gas prices continuously fluctuate. And since they continue to vary, you may have to pay more to fill your tank. Where does the cycle end?

There isn’t a definitive answer for that, but there are a few ways to lessen the pinch at the pump by also potentially increasing the miles per gallon of your car or truck. No special…

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Understanding Tire Wear

New tires should last a while; approximately 50,000 miles as long as you drive your car frequently. If you don’t often drive your vehicle, then they may wear out sooner because of their age. However, there are many drivers that find that they, unfortunately, have to replace their tires sooner than that. If that is your case, then examine the tire wear pattern as it will give you clues on why your tires are not lasting as long as they should.

If you notice wear on the inside or outside edges of the vehicle’s tire, then you…

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Why You Should Buy a Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is a great vehicle that is versatile. If you want something that is going to last and is reliable, the Ford Focus is a choice for you. At our dealership, we value the relationships that we build with our customers. One of the ways that we accomplish this is simply by providing quality cars and helping our customers with the purchasing process. The Ford Focus will help you with your traveling needs by providing the features and space you may require...

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Difference Between a Chip and a Crack

You may have experienced damage to your windshield, which could either be a chip or a crack. Which one you have can affect the repair process, but you should still get your vehicle inspected for damage.

A chip may basically be damage to the outer layers of your auto glass. Since it doesn't go through all layers of the glass, it may be able to get fixed easily and relatively inexpensively. When the windshield gets repaired, the chipped area will get bonded with the glass to strengthen it. It doesn't completely remove the chip, but it does make…

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