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Do You Understand Vehicle Warranties?

There are a number of factors to consider when purchasing a new vehicle that has consequences down the line. Making a decision about which warranty to choose should be made with careful consideration. You need to know the difference between a bumper to bumper warranty and a powertrain warranty to accurately determine which is best for you.

A powertrain warranty only covers the parts related to putting your vehicle into motion. This includes the engine, transmission, and other related components. A bumper to bumper warranty covers everything included in the powertrain warranty, but...

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How to Test Your Car's Battery with a Voltmeter


To test the battery in your vehicle, the voltmeter can give an accurate reading about the charging power left in the cells.

To test your battery, be sure you are wearing safety glasses and a good pair of work gloves. The car lights and the engine should be off before you check the battery.

The voltmeter has a red and black cable. Red is attached first to the positive battery terminal, the black cable then goes on the negative terminal.

Once the two connections are secure, you can load test the battery. The voltmeter will show a reading of 12…
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Product Maintenance Strategies for Automotive Stained Headlight Projects

Bug spray, sandpaper, or toothpaste can strategically get rid of the particles that give the housing on a headlight a yellowish appearance. However, because each product option has different usage requirements, you must implement proper procedures while handling specific items to protect the surfaces on a headlight.

  • When working with a bug spray, always apply the solution on a rag before scrubbing a stained headlight. If you gradually spray the product on a headlight, the mist may land on the paint, which is a problem because the chemicals in a spray can harm the finish on an automobile.
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Knowing When to Change Your Tires is Crucial


To avoid potential accidents in rainy weather or on slick roads, consider getting your tires inspected or replaced if they have low treads. A good way to find out tire tread width is by using a penny.

On a penny, Lincoln's head is 2/32 of an inch from the top of the coin. Anything less than 2/32 of an inch tread is considered dangerous, and can even land you a ticket. Normally, people change their tires at 4/32 of an inch thickness. You can use a quarter to find this measurement, as the top of Washington…
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Getting Your Engine Oil Right


When you own a car, you definitely have to service it. With regards to oil change, different vehicles require different kinds of oils. As such, there is need to clean, fill, flush, inspect and change the oil as a way of ensuring your car moving components work as they were intended to.

Oil change ensures your car engine is well protected, performs at its intended best, remains cleans, has fuel efficiency and protects the engine from overheating. Conventional oils come with improved chemical additives that meet the manufacturer’s requirements. 
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Picking Out Cabin and Engine Air Filter Services


When you are ready to change out the cabin air filter that is a part of your vehicle, you want to make sure that it is replaced with the right kind of filter. You can get help for any air filter change, whether it be a cabin one or an engine one.

You can find someone like the staff here at Basic Auto Sales to take on the air filter replacement needs that you have. We know how to handle the work that you would like to have completed. We can figure out which air filter will fit well in…
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Get Prepared to Get Unstuck


If you are going to be driving in the winter, there are a few things that you should have in your vehicle. You should have an emergency kit in your vehicle at all times -- not just in the winter, but especially in the winter. You should also have a bag of sand, salt, or litter in case you get stuck. If you get stuck, all you need to do is spread a generous amount of your sand, litter, or salt around your tires and you will be able to get yourself out of the snow or off an icy patch…
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Winter wiper blades help you to prepare your car for winter


Besides adhering to routine car maintenance during winter, you should never neglect the condition of the wiper blades. In fact, you need to install new high-quality winter wiper blades if you want to have an easy time on the roads this winter season. The standard wiper blades don’t last very long. When they are used in the winter, they cause streaking on the windshield, which hampers visibility. This, therefore, makes it difficult to drive when it is snowy. Besides wearing out quickly, these blades are also prone to the...
 
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Streamline Your Auto Loan and Get it Pre-Qualified

One of the best financial things you can do is to get your auto loan pre-approved prior to coming down to the dealership. Here at Basic Auto Sales, we strive to make our customers' buying experience extraordinary.

Just go to our website and fill in the short form. In only takes a few minutes to fill out and in short order, you will have your results. Armed with your new financing package, you will be able to simplify the entire car buying experience.

Check out our online inventory of hundreds of used vehicles. Better yet stop by our dealership and…
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From The First To The Present - Lowering Vehicle Costs


Cars are more popular today than ever before. Over one hundred years ago, Henry Ford of Ford Motor Company created the Model T, known as the world’s first mainstream motor vehicle. Today, it seems like everyone owns a car, truck, or another type of vehicle that allows us to get from place to place, virtually anywhere that we could imagine.

Vehicles – cars, trucks, you name it – are very important; however, it’s even more important to not wish away tens of thousands of dollars in the process of securing vehicles for personal or family use.

 
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