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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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Replacing a Flat Tire is Easier Than You Might Think

If you get a flat as you’re driving around town, you need to know how to replace it. Having a spare is only helpful if you know how to use it. At Hendrick Cars Cary, we have a few tips for you.

First, be sure that you have a safe place to park or pull over. Use emergency warning devices to let other drivers know where you are. Then grab your spare tire, jack, and other tools to start on replacing the tire. 

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Does Your State Have a Move Over Law?

All 50 states have move over laws that require drivers to change lanes or slow down when approaching an emergency vehicle. Even if the emergency vehicle doesn't have it's lights flashing, you are required to change lanes or slow down if it's not safe to change lanes. At Hendrick Cars Cary, we strive to inform our readers of all the important things they need to know to stay safe on the road and protect their purchases.

Some states require that you decrease your speed by 20 mph when the speed limit is over 25 mph and to…

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Improve the Odor in Your Vehicle

When your car is smelling funky, it's time to figure out where the odor is coming from. Remove any trash from your vehicle, as this is a likely source. If you know that you spilled a drink several days ago on the floor, you are going to need to clean the carpet.

If you are a smoker, try to smoke outside of the vehicle. Even when you don't think it smells in your car, it probably does from the smoke. IF the problem is with one of your floor mats, clean your floor mats using shampoo. 

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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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