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What to Do About a Windshield Chip

If you are considering purchasing a car from us, you need to know that we here at State College Used Cars desire to educate you on as many things as possible. This would include your repair options if you get a windshield chip. Here are some factors to consider.

A windshield chip repair is often a cheaper alternative to a total windshield repair. The technicians at will insert a resin into the chip to make it bond to the glass and significantly decrease the chances it will develop into a full crack. 

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What to Do When Traveling With Pets

Traveling with pets can be very fun and rewarding. However, there are certain things you are going to have to do in order to make sure that everything goes well when it comes to traveling. One thing that you are going to have to think about when it comes to your vehicle is the safety.

One thing that can happen that can jeopardize the safety of the trip is when a pet gets loose. This can cause a distraction that can turn out to be very dangerous. Therefore, you need something that is going to keep the pets in place…

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Effects of Winter on Your Car's Battery

Your car battery can be impacted from hot weather just as it can from cold weather. In the winter, you might notice that your car is harder to start. Extreme cold temperatures can sometimes cause your battery to essentially freeze. If possible, cover the hood of your vehicle to provide some kind of warmth so that you're not starting your car when it's extremely cold.

On the other hand, the heat from the summer months can drain your battery because of the higher temperatures. You're using the air conditioner in your car or the fan to try…

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Your Car's Timing Belt Has A Huge Responsibility In Engine Performance

Timing belts are sometimes called serpentine belts. This is because they are very thick and strong neoprene or woven belts that "snake" around many engine parts. These belts are responsible for timing the action of shafts within the engine. Properly timed components ensure that valves open and close correctly.

Breaking a timing belt is no laughing matter. Spotting a belt that needs to be replaced is quite simple. Cracks and abrasions on the underside will be visible. Uneven track marks on the top side can also show.  

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Muffler and Exhaust Service

You know that the exhaust and muffler are vital to your vehicle’s operation. You, however, may not aware as to how much of a role these components play in the health of your car.

The muffler and exhaust can lead to failed emissions tests, which can cause a delay in your registration process. These components, if not operating to their full potential, can also lead to problems with the engine.

Contrary to what some may believe, your exhaust system does not begin and end at the back of the vehicle.  

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Pros and Cons of Tonneau Covers

An informed truck owner is a good truck owner, and at State College Used Cars, we believe you have the right to know as much about your car as possible. One aspect of truck ownership you should know about is the pros and cons of having a tonneau cover.

A tonneau can help you protect your truck bed from bad weather and secure items you haul both when the car is stationary and when it is in motion. Some people believe they can even increase gas mileage slightly. However, they limit the size and shape of what you can securely…

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Why You Should Consider Purchasing a Used Vehicle

We want you to be smart with your money and with the vehicle purchasing decision that you make. State College Used Cars would like to see you get into a used car that you love, and we want you to feel good about that.

When you buy a pre-owned car, you save a lot of money on that vehicle. Even if you buy something that has barely been used, you will spend a lot less on it than on a new vehicle. These days, you can purchase a used vehicle and have its whole history given to you. This helps…

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The Differences in Refinancing vs. Trading in Your Car

State College Used Cars is trying to help our audience to make an informed vehicle purchases by explaining the good and the bad of refinancing versus trading in a vehicle.

When you come to the dealership and refinance, you will lock in at a better interest rate and be able to get your monthly payments lower. The one drawback, the vehicle needs to have some value. If the car is too old and has little in the way of resale value, this is not the best option for you. 

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Medium Power for Your Teen's First Car

High-powered cars attract young drivers, and they often combine style and speed into a popular, compact package. When selecting a teen's first car, many experts agree that a larger vehicle is better. The ideal choices include mid-sized cars, mid-sized SUVs, and small SUVs with medium power engines. The experts consider vehicle weight, crashworthiness, and overall safety features when advising for the teen's first vehicle. 

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Saving Gas and Money With The Right Tire Pressure

While many people are looking for ways to save money on gas, there is one factor that they should think about when it comes to their mileage. This factor is the tire PSI. Every now and then you should check your PSI so that you are optimizing your vehicle.

When your tire pressure is lower, it is going to cause your vehicle to work hard to get it to a certain speed than it would with properly inflated tires. You may even notice that you may have to press down on the gas a little harder to make it go…

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