Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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How To Get Lingering Odors Out of your Car

Whether you notice yourself or a passenger points it out, it is never pleasant to realize your car smells bad. Whether it is a used car, or even if it has only been used by you, you may find that car odors are some of the hardest to get rid of. There is plenty you can do the mask the smell if you need to cover it up briefly or in an emergency, but it’s never the same as finding the root cause of the smell and eliminating it. Only then will your car really stop smelling. Read more of this entry for advice on how to remove lingering odors from your car.

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Can I Stream Music If I Don’t Have a Newer Car?

Let’s take a few steps through history from the early days of music in cars to now. At first, the inclusion of AM radios changed the way people thought about driving. The ability to listen to something while chugging along the roads of a much younger America was a new experience. Then came FM and higher fidelity music. Fast forward through the ages of cassette tapes and CDs and we get up to using mobile devices. At first, these devices used auxiliary cables and USB connections to play music stored on the device, but now, audio streaming services and wireless connections dominate modern listening while driving. Read more of this entry to find out how cars without newer audio technology can be brought into the future.

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How to Shop for a Good Off-Roading Vehicle

Are you a fan of taking your vehicle onto rough terrain? Do you live for the thrill and challenge of powering through mud, sand, loose gravel, or climbing over large rocks and other obstacles? If you do, you need to get yourself a quality off-roading vehicle. There are a few things to look for when shopping for an off-road SUV or truck, so use this blog post as a guide to help you find what will work best for you. 

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How to Pick Out a Used Pickup Truck

While some people love buying trucks with luxury interiors, advanced driving technologies, and road presence, there will always be those who just need a machine that they can use to get work done. The best place to go to find reliable, powerful workhorse pickup trucks is used car dealerships like Automax Truck and Car Center. This blog post is a guide on how to identify what truck you should get when you are looking for a pre-owned truck. 

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How Hot Does It Get Inside a Car?

Have you ever wondered how hot it gets in your car when you leave it outside in the summer? It’s probably hotter than you think. It only takes ten minutes for the temperature to rise by almost twenty degrees. Parking in the shade isn’t enough, so make sure not to leave your pets or kids inside! Read on below to learn about how much the heat can increase in a car over time. 

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How to Get Bugs off your Windshield

There are few things that are as hard to clean off a car’s windshield than dead bugs. The residue they leave behind after they splatter on glass usually dies quickly and adheres to the surface like glue. It’s frustrating when the wipers can’t do enough to help clear the window, or when the markings are outside of the wipers’ coverage. For that reason, this blog is made to help give you ideas for cleaning bugs off your windshield. 

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