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Take a Fall Foliage Road Trip

Enjoying a brilliant autumn day viewing a landscape ablaze with color is a tradition many people enjoy. You need a bit of planning before you hit the road to see fall foliage. Whether you plan on staying close to home or taking a longer trek, double-check the peak viewing times in the area. Online interactive maps can help you find the right area at the best time.

At National Auto Plaza, we know safety and comfort are critical parts of any road trip. Here are a few tips to help you plan a fall foliage getaway: 

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Child Safety and LATCH Evaluations

LATCH evaluations are one of the most important tasks carried out by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. This independent organization uses scientific methods to evaluate vehicles for safety and particularly for performance in collisions. One of the most important things that the IIHS does is LATCH evaluations.

LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. LATCH evaluations are used to let people know about the way child safety seats attach in a given vehicle. These evaluations and rankings were developed in 2015.  

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Why You Should Consider Buying a Used Car

At National Auto Plaza, we want you to be informed about the different ways that you can acquire a vehicle. Your three main options are to buy a new car, lease a new car or purchase a used car. Generally speaking, buying a used car is in your best interest.

Buying used may be better than leasing because you don't have to worry about mileage limits. You also don't have to worry about paying for excess wear or tear if you like to drive a lot. Buying used may be better than buying new because you'll usually…

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Find the Perfect Car for Your Teen

Here at National Auto Plaza, we understand how nerve-wracking it can be when your teenager begins to drive. However, we also know that the process can be made a lot easier when you know that they are in a car that will keep them safe on the road.

When we speak to local parents, we usually suggest that they try to avoid purchasing their teens a car with too much horsepower. New drivers may not be able to handle the speed and acceleration offered by these vehicles, so it is usually best to opt for something a little less powerful…

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Trust Your Instincts When Choosing a Used Car

It's important to National Auto Plaza that we provide the community with information that is helpful. Are you considering a used car purchase?

Most people choose classified ads when searching for a used car. However, there are plenty of websites that offer used cars for sale, which allows you to search using multiple locations. In fact, Facebook Marketplace has become very popular. Often times, people choose a car that is unaffordable, which typically does not end well. Be sure to establish a budget on the price you want to pay.  

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Using the Right Products for Fuel Efficiency

Avoid putting aftermarket products in your vehicle if you want to increase your fuel economy. These tend to quickly get absorbed without really doing any good for your vehicle. They can sometimes do more harm as they could clog your fuel filter, decreasing your fuel economy.

Use resources that are online to find the best gas stations. Avoid using stations that feature much lower prices than other businesses, as they might not have the best quality of gas to offer. Try to find stations that seem as though they are in competition with others but that also offer lower prices…

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Is the Android Auto System Voice Activated?

When the Android Auto System was first imagined, it was to include a voice activation option. However, during its first release, voice activation had not yet been perfected. Once the technology for voice activation came online, Google was quick to add it to the Android Auto System’s capability.

At first, the Android Auto System depended on a push-button mechanism. Soon, that mechanism moved to the steering wheel to help the driver keep their eyes on the road. Today, the Android Auto System can activate either through the steering wheel controls or via voice command.  

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Different Types of Bed Liners, According to Difficulty

When choosing a bed liner, one of the factors you have to look at is the difficulty. Sometimes, you might want an easier truck bed liner because of the time it might take to put in the material. This is especially for people who lead a very busy life.

One of the easier types of truck bed liners are the drop-in liners. They are also cheaper. All you have to do is drop them in and then fasten them with bolts. Then another type of liner to use is the spray-in liner.  

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Buying Used: More Knowledge At A Better Price

Who would want to pass up having more information about something they want to buy and paying a better price for it at the same time? That is what you get when you decide to buy a vehicle used rather than new.

In Utah, there are a lot of dealerships that want to sell you a new car. They can generate a bigger profit margin for themselves if you take the bait and go ahead and buy a new car. However, you have to realize that the best thing for you to do is actually to purchase something used. This…

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Choosing a Safe Car for your Teenager

Regardless of the budget you're working with, selecting a car that can protect your newly licensed teenager can help you have peace of mind. Several factors have been shown to keep young drivers safer, and National Auto Plaza can help you understand things to consider when purchasing a car.

Smaller cars tend to be driven faster, so selecting a larger vehicle for your teenager is important. It should have a high safety rating and have Electronic Stability Control so that they can have extra help in difficult situations. 

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