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Buying a Used Vehicle

Welcome to my website. My name is Frances Reed. If you’re considering buying a used car, you are in the right place. I recently had my first experience with purchasing a used car and want to share some tips I learned along the way. When I began my search, the important things were color, comfort, and low mileage. I ended up with a green vehicle (which isn't on my favorite color list,) it has over 150,000 miles driven, but it is comfortable. I was very fortunate and had a friend who’s a mechanic come with me to test drive vehicles. Tip number one: be sure you have a mechanic check out vehicles before you buy. I hope I can offer you some valuable information here.



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5 Winter Maintenance Tips For Your Car

by Connor Ferguson

During the winter season, your car can experience many issues because of the salt and icy conditions. You want to be sure that your car can drive well during this time of year. In order to do this, you will want to consider these five winter maintenance tips:

  1. Check the Antifreeze: The antifreeze in the radiator is important to check. Most auto repair shops will check your antifreeze for free. You want to be sure that you car always has 50 parts water and 50 parts antifreeze, which is important during the winter since your engine is more susceptible to freezing, especially if you park your car outdoors. 
  2. Check the Tires: Before the winter season, you want to be sure that you check the tread on your tires. This is important because you want to be sure that there is enough traction, which is going to help your vehicle stay safe on freezing ground. This prevents slipping and sliding while driving. 
  3. Check the Wipers: The windshield wipers need to be checked before the winter arrives because this will ensure that you are going to be able to drive safely whenever it starts to snow or rain while driving. If your windshield wipers are dull, it can cause the rain and snow to spread onto the windshield, causing blurriness. Instead, you should be sure that your windshield wipers have enough padding to effectively wipe away water completely. 
  4. Check Windshield Fluid: You want to be sure that the windshield wiper fluid is full. This is because with all the salt on the road, your windshield can become dirty. All the dirt and grime can make it difficult to see and you want to be sure that you are not stuck having to wash it off yourself by hand, which takes up time and prevents you from being able to get onto the roads quickly. 
  5. Check the Brakes: During the winter season, the roads are already slippery, you want to be sure that your breaks are going to be able to withstand this well. If your brake pads are low, you are already at risk of not being able to stop quickly, which is even more true on slippery road conditions.

When you take care of your car in this way before winter comes, you can be sure that you stay safe on the roads. For additional help making your car winterized, take it into your local auto repair shop.