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Replacing Your Flat Tire Like a Pro

Being capable of replacing a flat tire is crucial knowledge to avoid being stranded on the side of the road. When your tire goes flat there are some important steps you need to take to get your car back on the road again. Here are a few:

Locate Your Spare Tire and Jack

The faster you can get the spare out and ready to go the faster you will be driving again. Always inflate your spare with air now and then to ensure that it is functional.

Jack Vehicle With Care

Stop the vehicle from rolling with a rock or…
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Tips to Help You Make Safety a Priority When You're Driving with Pets in Tow

If you're planning on taking a road trip and including your pets, there are some important ways to prepare ahead of time. At Basic Auto Sales, we want to make sure that you're safe as well as your pets.
  • You should have a spacious crate in your vehicle where your pets can ride along. This is especially helpful for pets that might get excited along the way.
  • The bed of your truck is not a safe space for travel.
  • If you have to make a pit stop, bring your pets out of the vehicle with you. This will…
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What to Do in Case of a Tire Blowout

Do you know what to do if you suddenly have a tire blowout? At Basic Auto Sales, we want you to be an informed driver who knows what to do if you suddenly have a blowout. Here are some DIY tips every driver should know regarding procedures after a tire blowout.
 
• Hang onto the steering wheel tightly to avoid the vehicle veering out of the lane.
• Avoid slamming hard on the brakes.
• Make sure the car slows down slowly rather than all at once, which can be dangerous.
• Drive to the side of the road if possible.
• Turn the emergency…
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Common Oil Change Myths from Basic Auto Sales

What should you believe when it comes to maintenance on your vehicle? Here at Basic Auto Sales, we want you to be an informed vehicle owner. Here are a couple of automotive oil myths that aren’t exactly true.

Myth: You Don’t Always Have to Change the Oil Filter

When you change the oil on your vehicle you need to change the filter with it every time. The filter keeps all the gunk out of your engine and should be changed frequently if you want a vehicle that lasts.

Myth: If You Use Synthetic Oil Once You Always Have…

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How Often Should You Wash Your Vehicle?

Everyone has different advice when it comes to how often you should wash your car. We all know people who think the answer is never, but if you are one of them, you might be doing long term damage. Keeping your car clean is the best way to prevent rust and keep your car looking new.

Pollutants, road salt, ocean salt, bird droppings, and bugs all contain acids and other chemicals that will eventually break through the protective coating on your vehicle if not removed regularly. Sun heats the wax and breaks the protective barrier. 

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Saving The Most On Fuel

When you're driving in Ashland, you want to save as much fuel as possible. One way that this can be achieved is by avoiding aftermarket additives that you might think are giving you better fuel mileage. Many of these additives can clog your fuel filter and decrease your fuel mileage.

Try to look online before leaving home to compare the prices of fuel in your area so that you don't spend more money than necessary. You can use the details on your navigation screen as programmed by Basic Auto Sales to help you find the best deals when…

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The Remarkable Versatility of the Ford Transit Passenger Wagon

Are you an Ashland shopper looking for a reliable, versatile full-size passenger wagon? If you are, we suggest a pre-owned Ford Transit Passenger Wagon. The Transit is a full-size passenger wagon with a host of features that provide you with exceptional versatility. Read further to explore a few versatility features of the Transit.

The regular wheelbase lets you choose between a low or medium roof height, and with the long wheelbase, you have the option to choose from three roof heights (low, medium, or high). The long wheelbase extended-length Transit comfortably seats 15...

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This Midsize Pickup Truck Will Never Having You Wondering About Its Toughness

The story of the pickup truck has always been one that exhibits a vehicle that is built tough. Whether you simply need a vehicle for weekend adventures or need one for work around Ashland, the pickup truck has always been a vehicle to fill that need. The 2019 Ford Ranger is midsized pickup built tough for the things you need to be done.

A visit to Basic Auto Sales and a closer look will reveal what makes the 2019 Ranger a pickup that you can depend on. The work that this pickup can provide begins with its 2.7L EcoBoost…

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What Are Gaskets, And How They Are Maintained

Basic Auto Sales understands that as a responsible vehicle owner, you want to know important information about your vehicle's operation. Your vehicle has a number of gaskets that are essential for your vehicle's proper operation. These gaskets need to be maintained so that your vehicle stays running properly.

Gaskets are designed to keep fluids in your vehicle and to keep fluids from mixing together. Gaskets are most often made of rubber or metal. The major gaskets in your vehicle are the head gasket, the intake manifold gasket, the exhaust manifold gasket and the oil pan gasket. 

 

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Examining Your Car After An Accident

If you're in a car accident, there are some things that you need to try to remember to do so that the proper reports are made and so that you are treated for any medical injuries. Contact the police and emergency officials so that help is on the way while you determine if you or your passengers are injured.

Don't let the officer know that the accident was your fault even if you could have been responsible. The officer will gather all of the information about the accident and file a report that is turned into your insurance…

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