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7 Essentials to Bring on Your Holiday Road Trip

If you take the time to pack these seven essentials on your holiday road trip, you are going to be in a great position to be able to make repairs while you are driving to your destination.
1. Jumper cables will be essential for getting the car jump-started if the battery fails.
2. Tire fix-a-flat for those flat tires.
3. Pack plenty of flashlights so you can make any repairs in the dark or flag down help.
4. A bag of assorted tools could fix just about any small repair.
5. Empty gas can will give you the chance to…
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What's That Smell?

Is your vehicle giving off a weird or strange smell? Bad smells coming from your car isn't normal and should be looked into as soon as possible. Ignoring weird smells can lead to costly repairs or health hazards. Here's what could be causing that bad odor:

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Choosing the Right Service Center

Taking care of your car is a very important part of owning a car. When your car is well taken care you have better driver satisfaction, your car drives more efficiently, and it has a higher resale value. To get the best service for your car it's recommended that you take your car to the same service center each time you get your car serviced. Here are some tips on finding the right service center for you:

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A Few Things All Car Owners Should Know

Learning how to drive is only part of what it takes to own a car. In order for your car to last longer and run as efficiently as possible there are things you need to know that you may not be aware of. These things include:
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Organizing Your Car

Organizing your car doesn't have to be a task that takes all day. There are simple ways to make your car more organized that won't drain your wallet. We've compiled a list of budget friendly tips to organize your car and create an enjoyable driving environment for you and your passengers. These tips include:

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Do You Know What to Do When You See a Tow Truck on the Side of the Road?

You're driving along I-85 through Salisbury, when you notice a broken-down car on the side of the road, and a tow truck pulled up next to it with its flashers on. What do you do?

Most cars ahead of you whizz past the truck at full speed, and it is all the way onto the shoulder, out of traffic, so there's no danger—right?

Actually, though the majority of Americans…

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4 Detailing Tips You Can Do With a Can of WD-40

While there are millions of car wash and detailing products out there, sometimes the best solutions to your problems are right in front of you all along.

Take that can of WD-40 sitting in your workshop, for example. You use it to help loosen stuck-on nuts from bolts, and to fix the squeaking swivel caster wheel on your office chair. But there is so much more that you can do with WD-40—over 2,000 uses, according to their website.

Four of the quickest and most useful of these are:

  • Removing stuck-on bugs and pine sap without damaging vehicle paint…
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Tire Maintenance: Stay in Control on the Road

At Carmazone, we're not just here to help you get a great deal on a used car, truck or SUV in Salisbury. We're also here to give you the tips you need to stay safe no matter where the road takes you. Today's tip? Tire maintenance.

Tire Rotation & Balancing It's not just a turn of phrase —rotating tires every six-to-eight thousand miles allows your skids to wear out evenly over time, which insures you’re your vehicle continues to offer responsive braking and more efficient gas mileage.

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Important Driving Tips for Your Teen

Having a teenage driver is something most parents have or will have gone through. Lack of driving experience makes teen driving risky and leads to high crash rates. As a parent, it's easy to become fearful of your teenager hitting the road, but there are steps you can take to help ensure their safety.

These tips include:

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Stay on Top of Your Brake Inspections

Don't wait until the last minute to get your brakes inspected, because waiting too long can turn what was once a small problem, into something much more serious and costly. Knowing the warning signs can help you avoid unnecessary risk. Here are some symptoms to look out for:
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