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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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Maintain Your Suspension For A Smooth Ride

When you are driving along the city streets or country byways, you want to have a smooth ride. You won't have much fun if your car's suspension isn't handling the bumps well. Suspension problems can also make your vehicle harder to steer and handle.

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Car Wax Protects Paint and Acts as a Barrier From Harmful Elements

Summer is almost here which means the time is right for going to the beach. Summer brings us bright sunny days, warm weather, fun in the sun and the occasional day of stormy weather. Though we enjoy spending our days having fun in the sun, the strong UV rays and torrential downpour can damage our car’s paint job. Exposure to these elements can cause a car’s paint to chip, peel and eventually lead to surface rust of the car’s body.

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Safely Drive When It’s Raining

Safety comes first at Certified Preowned.com. We want to make sure you know how to navigate the roads safely when it’s raining. With a few basic tips, you’ll feel more confident when the drops start to fall.

As soon as it starts to rain, slow your speed down. 

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