Driving 101: How to Jump Start A Car

One of the simplest procedures you can perform on your car in Ashland is to use a pair of jumper cables to recharge someone's battery. Here at Basic Auto Sales, we have a few tips that will make the process simple and safe for all parties involved.

The first thing you need to ensure is that both cars are turned off completely. One of the two red clips attaches first to the positive post on your battery, while the second is secured to the opposite battery's positive position. Now that both red clips are in place clip one…

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What Is Car Wax?

The purpose of car wax is to prevent the car paint from discoloring or fading. It is a good idea for you to apply wax to your car on a regular basis. There are several reasons that you will need to apply wax to your car. The car wax will protect your vehicle from the sun. The wax will form a barrier that will prevent the rays from the sun from harming it.

A wax will also give your vehicle a nice finish, It will bring out your cars natural color and shine. You may have noticed that it has…

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The Updated Chevy Silverado Offers Optimal Performance

The Chevy Silverado 1500 offers up to five powertrain choices to specifically fit your needs. The base engine is a 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 that offers a modicum of horsepower and towing capacity. The 5.3L V8 gasoline engine offers up to 355 horsepower (keep in mind its the smaller of the two), and the larger 6.2L v* offers up to 420 horsepower. The Silverado also offers a turbocharged 2.7 L four-cylinder gasoline engine that offers a surprising 

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Understand when a mechanic says there are gasket issues

People may not understand what mechanics are saying when over vehicle issues. One of the parts that people may not understand is when someone says they blew a gasket. It is not saying that people in Ashland do not know their vehicles. Sometimes people need help with remembering such facts.

A gasket is a sealing device that goes between parts so no leaking occurs while the vehicle is running. The materials that are useful for these have to be able to work on rough surfaces. That is why some gaskets work better. People need to know what their mechanics install…

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Replacing a Flat Tire Safely

Discovering you have a flat tire while you’re out on the road can be very stressful, but it’s not the end of the world. Knowing how to change a flat tire safely can make all the difference and will ensure you’re back on the road quickly. At Basic Auto Sales, we want to offer some tips on how to replace a flat tire safely.

  • Safely drive to side of the road
  • Put on your hazard or emergency flashers
  • Activate the emergency parking brake
  • Remove hubcap
  • Loosen the hubcaps but do not remove
  • Jack up the vehicle
  • Take…
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Ford Expedition Remains a High-Performing Full-Size SUV

There are countless reasons to consider the Ford Expedition if you’re in the market for a full-size SUV. The popularity of this vehicle has remained consistent because it’s feature-rich and performs exceptionally well.

360-Degree Camera

Having a 360-degree camera in a full-size SUV as big as the Ford Expedition makes sense. This feature provides a comprehensive view of the rear to prevent accidents. Several cameras are strategically positioned to achieve a 360-degree view.

Terrain Management System

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The Terrain Management System in the Ford Expedition works by making adjustments

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An Overview of The Pre-Owned Ford F-150

If you're on the market for a new pickup truck, then the Ford F-150 is definitely for you. This pickup is very versatile, diverse and highly capable thanks to its powerful and efficient engines. The exterior here hosts strong body lines, a prominent grille and stellar lighting. Let's dive into some of the tech features.

The Ford F-150 has an abundance of innovative technologies. For safety purposes, the driver can utilize rain-sensing wipers. The interior of the truck hosts ambient-interior lighting that produces a soft glow. 

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Low Mileage & Oil Changes: Tips

How often should you change your oil when you don't drive that much? It's a great question that our Basic Auto Sales service department receives often. Here are our recommendations for low-mileage oil change intervals.

Oil Change Intervals for New Cars

Late-model vehicles produced within the past 10 years can get away with an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Your owner's manual contains oil change interval recommendations specific to your model, but the above is a basic rule.

Oil Change Intervals for Older Cars

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The Costs Of Having Incorrect Tire Pressure

The maximum tire pressure for your tires can be found listed on the unit's sidewall along with other size and manufacturer-related details. Ashland drivers, however, should never rely on this information alone. Tire pressure must be specific to the vehicle, rather than the tire itself. At Basic Auto Sales, we want local motorists to have a clear understanding of just how important this measurement is.

Incorrect Tire Pressure Accelerates Wear

When your tires aren't properly inflated, normal wear is expedited. Under-filled 
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How to Speed Clean Your Vehicle When You Are Running Late

Need to get somewhere on time but have a dirty vehicle? We at Basic Auto Sales have your back. Check out our guide for speed cleaning your vehicle so you can get back to having a fresh looking and good smelling car that you're proud of.

Tips For Speed Cleaning
  1.  Take a trash bag and remove all garbage from the vehicle, front and back. Follow up by removing all bulky and unnecessary items from the cab as well. Make as much room as possible for yourself and your new passengers.
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