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Blind Spot Monitoring Can Keep You Safe Changing Lanes

Vehicles in your blind spot can be dangerous when you want to change lanes. A blind spot monitor is one of the latest technologies that help keep you safe. Here at Perkins Motor Plex, we want you to be an informed buyer. Let's look at how blind spot monitoring can keep you and your passengers safe.

A vehicle with blind spot monitoring has sensors placed at key points. These sensors use sonar or radar to determine how much space exists between the vehicle and surrounding traffic. If a vehicle enters the blind spot, the sensor sends a signal to…

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Installing and Inspecting Your Child's Safety Seat

Perkins Motor Plex has some tips that you can use to properly install and inspect the safety seat that your child is using in your automobile. After all, this seat is their first line of defense if you're involved in an accident.
  • Use a seat that is designed with your specific child in mind. It might be tempting to borrow a seat from someone you know to save some money, but you want a seat that is designed for your child's age and size. You also don't want to use a seat that is expired.
  • Installation should…
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The Best Parts of Buying a Used Car

Nothing beats driving around in a brand new car, right? Well, maybe. The truth is that there are many advantages to buying a used car that are often overlooked. While used cars aren't for everyone, we at Perkins Motor Plex think there are at least a few advantages of used cars that are worth considering.

One advantage you're sure to appreciate is the lower insurance costs that accompany a used vehicle. Since the cost to replace an older vehicle is lower, insurance companies can charge you a lower premium for the same coverage. Another benefit of buying a…

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How to Properly Pack Your Roadside Emergency Kits

Keeping you and your family safe on the roads is something the team here at Perkins Motor Plex take seriously. Here are a few things you'll need to pack in a roadside emergency kit to be prepared.
  • Having a set of jumper cables will ensure if your vehicle does become disabled, any passerby can stop and use those cables to give your battery new life.
  • A flashlight in the kit is a huge help for a number of reasons. Not only can you use the light to make repairs, it can be used to alert other drivers you are…
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Learn to Safely Jump Start a Neighbor's Car

Are you familiar with jump starting cars? Could you do it safely if a neighbor asked? Read today's blog post from Perkins Motor Plex to make sure.

Start with your battery close to the other car's battery, and turn off your car. Put each car in Park or Neutral, and engage each car's handbrake. Find your positive jumper cable, and clamp one end to the other car's positive battery terminal. Next, connect that cable to your positive terminal. Staying at your battery, connect your negative cable and terminal.

 

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Learning the Differences Between Front-Wheel Drive and Rear-Wheel Drive

At our dealership, we want you to make the most informed decision when it comes to your next vehicle purchase. So what's the difference between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive?

Rear-Wheel Drive

Rear-wheel drive cars use the rear wheels for power. This means that the rear wheels are what spin when you press your foot on the gas. The advantages of driving with rear-wheel power are that usually rear-wheel drive cars steer better and are generally more powerful.

Front-Wheel Drive

Front-wheel drive is when the front wheels power the vehicle.

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Advice for Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

When is the best time to go on a leaf-peeping road trip? Experts say it depends on where you are looking to see the change in seasons with fall foliage. For those who want to go up north in New England, the best time is between late September and early October for northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire, and Maine. You can take a road trip down Route 100 to see leaves changing currently.

However, there’s a new app out by Yankee magazine that promises to tell you when the leaves are changing throughout New England.  

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Come Explore the Ram 3500 Workhorse

The Ram 3500 perfectly balances practical function with extreme comfort to bring you an exceptional driving experience. This popular cargo van is equipped with a host of impressive interior features that work together to provide convenience and style. The Ram 3500 experts at Perkins Motor Plex are on hand ready to answer any questions that you have about this venerable workhorse.

The various interior features of the 3500 keep you in command. Step inside this van to find a massive 8.4-inch touchscreen that can be equipped with the Uconnect 4C NAV system. 

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Maintain Composure After an Auto Accident

If you are in an auto accident, it can be hard to maintain your composure. If you are seriously injured, you'll need to get medical treatment immediately. When you are not one of the injured, check to see if anyone else involved in the accident needs help.

After an accident, your car could be in a precarious situation. If you are not safe, get yourself to safety. If possible, move your vehicle to the side of the road. When you aren't sure, call for help from the police so they can respond to the accident. Take the time…

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Creating a Winter Survival Kit for Your Vehicle

It is important for you to know how to drive safe in the winter months and for you to have access to tools and supplies if something happens while you are driving in the cold. You should create a winter survival kit to put inside your vehicle.

If a mechanical issue affects your vehicle while you are trying to get to a destination in the winter months, you want to have access to items that will keep you warm. Your winter survival kit should include gloves, a hat, and other clothing items that will help you stay warm and safe…

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