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Keep Out Contaminants with a Barrier of Car Wax

Some people don't want to spend a lot of time maintaining their vehicles, but you should care about putting on a coat of wax about three times a year if you want the body to stay shining and free of rust. Wax provides a barrier that keeps out contaminants from the road, air, and even rain. At certifiedpre-owned.com, we're excited to tell you more about it.

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Checking on Your Headlights is an Absolute Must

If you've ever driven a car before, then you know how important your headlights are. However, you might not be maintaining them quite as well as you should be. Headlights do a lot for our vehicles, from providing us vision in low-visibility conditions to making us easy to see for other drivers.

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Find Out the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer

Here at Certified Preowned.com, our team wants to help you understand how your vehicle functions so that you can keep it in good condition. Oversteer and understeer refer to your vehicle's dynamics, but what's the difference between the two? Let's find out!

Oversteer is more likely to occur with vehicles that are equipped with rear-wheel drive. Oversteer can be dangers on muddy, rainy, or snowy conditions. When oversteer occurs, the front end takes over because the rear loses grip. You may need to loosen the suspension to correct oversteer.

 

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A Tire Rotation Enhances Grip and Handling


Tires produce a lot of friction when they roll on rough terrain. If you want to maneuver your car efficiently without skidding or weaving on the road, a tire rotation can help.

Although a tire is large, all of its surfaces may not touch the ground evenly. When this happens, wear doesn't occur on every portion of a tire. If too much rubber wears away on specific areas on a tire, handling will suffer because the damaged treads won't grip the road. A tire rotation prevents isolated tread problems by evenly distributing friction on a tire.

 
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Signs Your Ignition Is Crying Out for Help

We all want our car to start as soon as we turn the key. You might think that when the engine doesn't start, your battery is dead. While for some this may be the case, another issue your vehicle could have though could be an ignition issue. More specifically, it may be the starter. If your vehicle won't start, it's time to look for the warning signs that you may need a new starter.

The first indication that your starter has gone out, is often when you hear a grinding noise. The starter will often produce a…
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