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What Makes a Dog-Friendly Vehicle?

If you're like many people in Austin and around the country, your dog is part of your family. As such, you need to consider your furry family when shopping for a vehicle. There are a number of factors to bear in mind when seeking a dog-friendly vehicle.

A dog-friendly vehicle comes with all-season floor mats and seat covers. These accoutrements are important if your pooch will be a regular passenger in you new car or truck. Also, look for a vehicle that comes with sunshades, additions that will make a car more comfortable for your companion pooch. 

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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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New Subaru Legacy Upgrades

Subaru was already one of the most popular midsize sedans on the market. Now, it has several upgrades that make it even better. This year, there is something even more to love with a new Subaru model.

Subaru was already known for a comfortable and stylish interior. Now, it has an upgraded interior that offers even more in the way of comfort and driver amenities. It offers more space for all passengers, and it has a quiet ride. The rear passengers now have a full 39.5-inches of room.

The new XT Touring is the newest member of the Subaru…
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An Overview of the Subaru Forester

Symmetrical all-wheel drive gives a smooth, secure ride to all trims of the Forester, Subaru's popular SUV design that moves equally well between work and play.

The utilitarian exterior is flowing and simple, focusing on strength with an aerodynamic design that adds miles per gallon by optimizing airflow. The interior space is welcoming, offering more room for passengers than other members of its class. A large moonroof adds light and extends visibility. Bucket seating in the front comes in optional two-tone leather.

 

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Understanding Wheel Alignments

As you drive around Austin, TX, if you notice your vehicle shaking at higher speeds, the wheels could be out of alignment. Certified Preowned.com understands the issues that poor alignment can lead to and encourages people to get regular alignment checks for their cars or trucks.

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How to Install a Booster Seat in a Car

Children are generally not heavy or tall enough to sit in a vehicle without some sort of booster or safety seat. Of course, it can be tricky for parents in Austin, TX to install them correctly. The good news is that there are a series of steps that can help them keep their children safe whenever they ride in the car.

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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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Keeping Up with Headlights

Headlights must be properly maintained in order for you to be able to stay safe at night or in bad weather. You will be able to see approaching objects much easier, and other vehicles will not have to struggle to see you in the dark.

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Car Detailing: Controlling Pet Hair

You do not have to sacrifice having a clean car interior just because you want to keep your favorite pet close by. Use these easy and inexpensive car cleaning tips and tricks to get that yucky, unwanted pet hair out of your car interior.

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