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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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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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Back to School Carpool Tips for Keeping Everyone Safe

Another school year is starting. These carpool safety tips will help to keep everyone safer as the school year begins.

The kids are going to be excited as your vehicle pulls up to the school. Don't allow them to just escape the vehicle, only allow them to exit curbside to avoid being hit by a passing vehicle. The same when they get home as they are excited to get out and play, only let them out of the ride curbside.

Get into the habit each day to remind kids during drop-off who will be picking them up today. 

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