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Ways to Improve Your Fuel Economy

Even with the hybrids and other types of fuel based vehicles available, fuel economy is still a concern. Fortunately, there is a lot that you can do in order to improve your fuel economy or make the most of the fuel economy you have with your vehicle. The following tips will be helpful in saving you fuel and money.

One of the first things that you can do is drive efficiently. This includes reducing your trip as much as possible. Figuring out all of the things you need to get and getting them in the least amount of trips is…

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Tips for Dealing with a Car Accident

At Hendrick Cars Cary, we want to make sure you know how to handle any situation you may get into. While you never want to deal with an auto collision, it may happen to you. Knowing how to handle yourself well to ensure that everything gets done properly remains essential.

There are a few things that need to be done. If there are severe injuries, 911 should be called. Otherwise, you will want to notify the police that there has been an accident. Once the accident has been reported, you can move the vehicles safely off to the side of…

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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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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 To Find a Teenage-Safe Vehicle

Given that your teenager is growing up and still going through changes, it is important to make sure that your they are safe with their first vehicle. You want the type of vehicle that is going to give them as much help as they need to stay safe.

Fortunately, it is a lot easier to check for safety now than it was a few years ago. There are a lot of sites that have information on each vehicle you are considering for your teenager. You can learn about all of the recalls or any other pieces of information you need…

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Tailgating: Tips and Essentials for Maximum Fun

Tailgating is a great part of owning a pickup truck, and we at Hendrick Cars Cary are dedicated to helping you make it as fun as possible. Staying organized and preparing ahead will help keep everyone smiling and bonding over great food.

If you are going for a traditional experience, prep your food items for the grill and gather condiments the day before the game. Keep all of your grilling essentials in a cart with drawers or a toolbox, so you are organized while cooking. Let guests know where everything is with labels in your team colors.  

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Making Emergency Situations Easier to Handle

If a tire goes flat or the engine stops running suddenly, you need to react quickly. Fortunately, there are easy steps to take to stay safe during a roadside emergency. For instance, you can put flares around your vehicle to let others know of your predicament. You can also call for help from your phone or any other nearby.

Be sure to check your vehicle before exiting to be sure that your kids or pets are accounted for. Temperatures inside of a vehicle can get dangerously hot quickly. 

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Should You Consider a Crossover Vehicle?

Some people simply utilize their vehicle to get them to and from work each day. Other people really need a vehicle that can keep up with their lifestyle and all of their hobbies. A crossover vehicle is a great option that allows you to get your every day driving done, but you can also use your crossover for things like towing a trailer, boat, SUV's and more. Their overall size is great. You get enough weight and power under the hood to get the job done, but crossovers don't take up a huge footprint like other vehicle options…

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