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Winter vehicle accessories to get you through the season

What are some good driving accessories to get for winter? 

Whether you reside in the frozen tundra or the high desert, the winter season can complicate travel and vehicle care. You should always be prepared for accidents or breakdowns, but planning ahead is especially important during the winter when climates shift dramatically. Check out our list of essentials for ideas on some good driving accessories to get for winter.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Should I get a used electric vehicle?

How to choose what type of used vehicle to get: electric, hybrid, or gas 

Should you get a used electric vehicle? Today we will go over the various benefits of choosing a used electric vehicle. Here at AutoMax Truck and Car Center, we offer use electric and hybrid vehicles, along with the most-popular gas-powered vehicles and the runner up diesel vehicles. Keep reading below for more information on how to choose a vehicle power type. 

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What is the longest lasting Toyota vehicle?

Toyota vehicles that last over 200,000 miles

Toyota is much rejoiced as the brand that can stand the test of time. Toyota vehicles are frequently driven for many years because the brand creates dependable, long-lasting vehicles. This is a great thing to consider when you are buying a used vehicle because you can get an older Toyota model for cheaper and it could still outlast a newer model of another brand. Check out our online inventory to see which Toyota vehicles we currently have and keep reading below to learn about the longest-lasting Toyota vehicles.

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What should go into my vehicle first-aid kit?

Vehicle first aid kit essentials checklist

Many people choose to keep a first-aid kit in their vehicle. The amount and type of stuff that you include in your first aid kit may vary depending on your personal situation. If you have kids and tend to travel with a lot of passengers, you may want more of everything. If you travel in wintery weather conditions, you might want your first-aid kit to contain matches and a blanket. First-aid kits are for healing minor injuries, but you can also consider adding some injury-prevention items. Below, we have our version of a vehicle first-aid kit essentials checklist. Feel free to change it up a little.

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How to check your used vehicle’s tire pressure

What is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?

One of the easiest home maintenances checks you can do for your vehicle is regularly checking its tire pressure. Most of the time, you will need to purchase a tire pressure gauge in order to check your used vehicle’s tire pressure, but some vehicles offer a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to do the checking for you. Below, we will cover how to properly use a tire pressure gauge and how a TPMS works.

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What sedans are buyers most satisfied with?

Top eight mainstream vehicles according to drivers

Last month, AutoPacific announced the 2019 Vehicle Satisfaction Award (VSA) winners, which includes makes and models that you can find here at AutoMax Truck and Car Center. These vehicles were chosen based on surveys, which ask customers about their satisfaction with 32 vehicle attributes. Basically, these are cars chosen by the people who drive them. Check out our inventory to see which vehicles we currently have and take a test drive.

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What Pre-Owned Hybrid Vehicle Should I Get?

Top Three Used Hybrid Vehicles

So, you’re on the market for a pre-owned hybrid vehicle. Hybrid vehicles are those that have both electric motors and engines to create power, which means they do not only rely on fossil fuels. They aim to improve the environment and possibly save you some money. Hybrid vehicles may seem fairly new, but they are old enough to frequently be on the pre-owned market. You can check out our inventory of pre-owned hybrid vehicles here.

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Is Hyundai one of the safest vehicle brands?

Hyundai vehicle safety ratings 

Is Hyundai one of the safest vehicle brands? We try to keep an unbiased stance here at AutoMax Truck and Car Center, but we can say that Hyundai clocks in with eleven Top Safety Pick vehicles this year, which makes it the brand with the most Top Safety Pick awarded vehicles. Some of the Hyundai Top Safety Pick vehicles even got a Top Safety Pick + rating, which is a step above a Top Safety Pick. Keep reading to learn more about Hyundai vehicle safety ratings. 

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