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Service Your Vehicle's Suspension

Your vehicle should sit straight on solid ground when it is parked. When it is in motion, your vehicle should be able to drive in a straight line with very minimal correction from you. If you notice that your vehicle doesn't feel like it is driving like it usually does, it might be time for some vehicle maintenance and service. Issues with your suspension are very hard to address on your own. Let a professional deal with concerns relating to: 

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Check the Engine Heating Light

As a driver, you probably have seen the signs of the engine heating up light up on your dashboard at least once. This is a sign that there is something in the engine that is heating up. Typically, this means that you are going to have to check your radiator for coolant levels.

Among the things you must check is the thermostat, the radiator, and the water pump in order to make sure that the radiator is working right. Also, make sure that you feel up the radiator with coolant as needed so that you can keep your engine cool…

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Controlling Pet Hair in Your Car

Don't let the fear of pet hair keep you from enjoying the company of your dog or cat in your car. Use a waterproof, pet-friendly seat cover to keep both stains and fur at bay where they are sitting. You can also keep them inside their carriers, which will keep them safely contained for the journey. Brush your pet to rid them of unwanted fur right before you leave.

To get rid of fur already on your seats, give them a thorough vacuuming with a pet fur attachment. For the hairs that remain, you can try using the same…

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Should You Refinance or Trade in Your Vehicle?

If making your monthly car payment simply isn't as easy as it used to be, you might be considering other options to relieve the pressure. Refinancing your loan may be one way to bring down the payments; another way is to trade in your car for a less expensive model.

Your best bet for refinancing is if your credit rating has improved since you took out your initial loan. You may be able to negotiate a lower interest rate based on your better credit rating.  

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What's the Best First Car for a Teen?

Deciding on the first car for a teen driver is an important decision. You want the car to be mechanically reliable so that it won't cause problems for your teen. You also want your teen's first car to be safe. State College Used Cars wants you to purchase the safest vehicle possible for your teen. The IIHS has issued some tips for buying a safe vehicle for teen drivers.

The IIHS recommends that teen drivers avoid vehicles with a lot of engine power. This will help them to avoid the temptation to drive fast. It is also important…

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Overview of Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car is easier than you think whether it’s from a dealership or a private party. One of the most important steps is to know what you’re looking for in a vehicle and how much you can afford to spend both in down payment and monthly payments. You may be required to put down 20% as a down payment. Each member of our stall at State College Used Cars is here to help you.

Once you’ve found a vehicle you’re interested in buying, check its value out on Kelley Blue Book to make sure…

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Car Care: How Often Should I Wash My Car?

We have a goal at State College Used Cars to provide our customers with fresh information about how to keep their vehicles in optimal shape. It is important to keep the exterior clean to keep dirt, pollen, debris, and other contaminants from damaging the exterior. Dirt can cause rust, scratches, and damage to the protective coating, which will decrease your trade-in/resale value.

Another advantage of washing your vehicle on a routine basis is that is improves fuel efficiency. A clean vehicle is 10 percent more fuel efficient than a vehicle that is dirty. 

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Get the Scoop on Android Auto

Android Auto, a popular in-vehicle technology, is like traveling with your best friend or a companion. With the Google Assistant, which is a large part of the Android Auto, you get help with whatever you want to do on your phone or display. Pay us a visit at State College Used Cars to get the scoop on Android Auto and all it can do for you.

You can plug your phone into your car’s USB port and use your phone or use the voice-activated LCD display monitor to offer you assistance.  

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Traffic Laws Sometimes Expect You to Merge for Safety

Smart drivers know the road's rules. We recently learned that seven in 10 drivers unaware of Move Over Laws. Today's blog article from State College Used Cars can help you understand these laws.

Whether you are driving in our state or another jurisdiction in the United States, a Move Over Law applies. While each state wrote its own, they all provide that you must move over when you approach traffic stops, breakdowns and similar occurrences beside roadways. Doing so creates an open lane and gives people involved in roadside situations more room to safely operate.  

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How do Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work?

Bright lights at night are more than a passing irritation; in some cases, they can even cause a driver to develop a temporary blind spot and impair their ability to respond quickly to obstacles in the road. Auto-dimming mirrors seek to eliminate this safety hazard by reducing the glare from the bright lights of other motorists.

Rearview mirrors are more intelligent than ever before. In addition to possessing light-sensing technology, they also have a thin layer of light-absorbing gel held just behind the mirrored surface.  

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