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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Do you love washing your car? If you have been cleaning your tires for awhile, then you know all the nasty stuff that get stuck in your tire treads and wheel axles. There are some ways that you can make cleaning your car easier. For example, you can use a foam applicator pad, terry cloth towel, and garden hose. One of the best things to use to clean your tires is a professional grade cleaner that works with anodized and coated tires.

You want to protect your tires from drying out and cracking, so when you are rinsing off your…

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Studded vs Studless Tires: Find a Winter-Ready Vehicle

Buying winter tires seems like an easy enough process, right? You go to your service center and tell them you need new tires, and they do the work. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple because they need to know what kind of tires you want, which is where Hendrick Preowned Cary come in. We want to help you be as informed as possible when it comes to buying tires.

Although you may find many brands of tires, the two most common are studded and studless. The type you get depends on where you do most of your driving. Studded tires…

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Communication Gear Completes Winter Survival Kits

At Hendrick Preowned Car, we like to help our customers and other drivers find ways to stay safer. One way to mitigate many winter driving dangers is to always pack a well provisioned winter survival kit. While extraction equipment, first-aid kits, and food are important to have, is also important for winter survival kits to include robust communication gear.

Drivers who find themselves stranded in cold and icy conditions may often be far from normal sources of assistance. In such situations, durable and comprehensive communication gear can save the day.  

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Tips to Reduce Glare

When you are driving at night and have trouble seeing through your windshield due to glare, it could be that you need to get a quick car wash. You can clean off prints and streaks with a thorough detail. If that doesn't work, there are also anti-glare coatings that can be applied to your windshield and windows to prevent headlights from distracting you on the road.

If you have trouble driving at night due to glare, there are also some other ways to reduce glare. You can have different lights installed to light up your display brighter and reduce…

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Does Weather Affect Car Batteries?

While batteries will be affected by the cold when it comes to starting the vehicle, there is another extreme that can have a huge effect on the battery. In the summer, it can get hot enough in certain areas that it drains the battery as well. Therefore, you have another set of precautions to take when it comes to your car battery.

One thing that you will notice is that extreme temperatures are going to shorten the battery life of your vehicle. There are a few ways that it takes the life out of your battery. Low temperatures can cause…

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The Right Bed Liner For Your Truck

Whether you need a truck bed liner that will make it easy to haul heavy items or one that will last the lifetime of the truck and keep items from sliding around, choosing the right material is important. Drop-in bed liners are the most popular option since the plastic makes it easy to get items in and out of the bed. It will also protect the bed of the truck, but it can get water caught underneath and create rusting issues.

Spray-in liners are great for those driving in a wet climate or for people who regularly put wet items…

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Fix Your Exhaust System Before You Fail a Fuel Emissions Test

If you've ever failed a fuel emissions test, you know that you can't put off fixing your exhaust system. If you've never needed to do work on your exhaust system, consider yourself lucky. Broken mufflers and O2 sensors are common, but you might not know exactly what else is needed for a well-functioning exhaust system.

The muffler isn't the only component on your vehicle that's filtering the gases that come from your engine. The O2 sensors analyze the gases, and the catalytic converter filters them.  

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What Are Tonneau Covers?

Tonneau covers, or truck bed covers, are an option popular with truck owners. Deciding if you need one for your vehicle has a lot to do with your lifestyle and how you use your truck.

If you're hauling loads daily, a cover for your truck bed may not be right for you. Quick access to the bed will be hampered by a tonneau and the time it takes to retract it. If you keep valuable tools in your truck bed or want to avoid the kind of rust and wear that comes with an open bed, a tonneau may…

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How Long Does it Take to Rebuild Credit?

Good credit is often a requirement for making big purchases, such as a car. If you plan on financing your next vehicle but aren't sure if your credit score is good enough, there are things you can do to raise it. It may take time, but it will make your purchase much easier. We want you to make an informed purchasing decision, so here's some important credit information you need to know.

One of the most damaging things that can affect your credit score is a late payment. Multiple late payments or serious delinquencies have even bigger ramifications…

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Deciding Between Refinancing and Trading in Your Vehicle

When your life situation changes, you might feel the need to get into a new vehicle to fit with the way that things are now. You have that option but you also have the option to refinance your loan on your current vehicle. Hendrick Cars Cary wants you to be informed about all of your options and the way that they will work for you.

If you work on refinancing your loan on your current vehicle, you can stay in that vehicle and start to pay lower payments on it. If you trade in your vehicle, you can get into…

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