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Keep Odors in a Vehicle Under Control

Is there anything more pleasant than the smell of a brand new car? The scent won't last forever, but there's no reason for the smell of a vehicle to turn awful. Understanding the ways to control odor in a car helps keep it smelling nice.

You may wish to keep smelly things out of the car. For example, don't transport greasy fast food unless it is placed in a sealed, zippered-container. Keep the car clean. When you allow trash or leftover food in the car to fester, the interior ends up smelling bad. 

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Types of Winter Tires

Winter tires can generally be placed into one of three categories: studdable tires, studless winter tires, and performance winter tires. Studdable winter tires are designed to be able to accept metal studs that increase traction on icy roads. They're very effective, but they are also very hard on asphalt roads, which is why many states only allow them to be used during the winter if they don't outlaw them completely.

Studless winter tires are designed to provide extra traction on ice and snow without using metal studs.  

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Fix Your Windshield Chip Today

One of the worst things a person can experience is a chipped windshield. This is because cars are very valuable, especially in today's economy, so most people do not want to have to pay money to fix their windshield. There is, however, a way you can repair your chipped windshield yourself, and it doesn't take long, either.

The main thing you need in order to repair your chipped windshield is resin for the chip. This type of resin can be found in auto stores, department stores, and a few other places, or you can just purchase a windshield…

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Staying Charged in the Winter

Before getting stranded in your car in the winter, make a survival kit that has a few tools that you can use to stay warm and hydrated until help arrives. If you keep your car running the entire time, you're going to run out of gas at some point. Instead of using the heater in the car, make a heater by using a candle inside a metal can. You'll also need a lighter for the candle. Since you're in a confined space, the heat from the candle that is trapped inside the can will begin to warm…

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

If you are driving on an icy road or in snowy conditions, you have to take extra precaution not to cause fishtailing and sliding along the road. In fact, if you do find that your car is slipping on the road due to ice, then you may be driving too fast. It's recommended that you don't go over 45 mph in icy road conditions, as this will cause your tires to slide. In addition, you also want to avoid sudden braking or quick acceleration.

If you do find yourself sliding a lot, then the first thing to remember…

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Where to Buy Timing Belts or Get a Service

Since you need to make sure that you have your timing belt changed, you need to know where you can get one. As with other components, not all timing belts are equal. Therefore, you probably want to be careful when it comes to the price. If you pay the least for a timing belt, you are probably getting something that is very low in quality. 

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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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Importance of Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Even if you only use your car windshield wiper blades once in a while, they are wearing out and making it more difficult for you to see each time you drive. The reason the blades wear out so fast is because they are basically comprised of soft rubber elements. This rubber will harden from oxidation, sunlight, and even normal use. Once the blades are stiff, they can no longer clear away moisture properly.

Those brittle windshield wiper blades are going to leave behind fuzzy streaks on the glass, which make it near impossible to drive and see clearly.  

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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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Refinancing vs Trading in Your Car in 2018

Did you know that technically a finance company can repossess your vehicle the day after you miss a payment? It's tough out there with certain companies, but you can simply refinance or trade-in your vehicle to get a better deal and not miss payments on your vehicle. You can use refinance if your loan company offers the option. In some cases, the finance company will change the loan terms in order to keep you in your vehicle, but this is dependent on your debt-to-income ratio and credit score. 

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