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Why Buy a Used Car Instead of New?

Our used car sales associates wanted to help you to get the right pre-owned car that fits your total budget and lifestyle expectations. Here are a few buying tips to make certain you get the best possible deal.

The big advantage to buying a used vehicle is you can review the vehicle history reports to really see what this vehicle has been through. If the vehicle was in an accident or suffered flood damage, then you will see it in these reports. When you buy a used vehicle, the dealer is able to offer you favorable financing. 

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Choosing the Best Vehicle for Your Teen Driver

One of the most exciting yet terrifying rites of passage for any parent is sending their teen out on to the road behind the wheel of their own car. When choosing a car for your teen driver, it is important to pick a vehicle that has the highest safety rating in its class. It is also recommended to stay away from vehicles with high horsepower and sporty designs.

The driving enthusiasts at Perkins Motor Plex understand how important it is that you select the perfect vehicle for your teenage driver. 

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Refinancing vs Trading in Your Car

You can get help for your car loan if you need it by refinancing with your loan company, or there is another option called trade-in. Refinancing means that your loan terms will change, including the length of the loan and interest rate. In some cases, the interest rate is lowered because your credit is better or your company is offering some better options.

Trade-ins work if you have been paying on a car note and have some equity that you can use to get into a new vehicle. While the vehicle is typically less than your other car, it's…

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A Little Knowledge Goes A Long Way

Knowledge can help you in a variety of ways when you get behind the wheel of your vehicle. When towing, for instance, there are a number of do's and don'ts that you should be aware of to make the experience both easier and safer. These can and should be learned and put to use.

Learning the do's and don'ts of towing is a must if you anticipate ever having to pull a boat, trailer, etc. One do to be mindful of is to make sure that all parts of the trailer are functioning properly and are…

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Different Situations For a Properly Inflated Tire

There are a ton of things that a properly inflated tire can protect against. For one thing, the road is not always going to be consistent and friendly to the vehicle. There are a lot of obstacles that can get in the way of the vehicle and even cause damages.

One example of an obstacle that drivers may come across is a pothole. If the tire is not properly inflated, then this might impact the wheel in a way that can knock it out of alignment in an easier way. However, a properly inflated tire can protect against that. A…

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Important Back to School Carpool Safety Tips

Get in the back to school routine by setting up your annual carpool experience. These simple yet effective carpool tips will ensure everyone is safer.

The kids are going to little balls of energy from the time they get into your vehicle. Before you even think of taking the vehicle out of park, make sure you check that each child has their own seat belt and it is secured. Then you can safely drive them to school and back. 

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Tips for Cleaning Your Vehicle in Under Thirty Minutes

Cleaning your vehicle doesn't have to be a chore when you don't have time. Here are a few ways to clean the entire vehicle in under ten minutes.

Use the hose to soak the vehicle so all that dirt and debris is washed away. Soak a cloth with polish, and run it over the exterior quickly, including the tires. Drive the car around the block to keep from water droplets from leaving stains on the paint surface.

Take the floor mats and bang each one on the ground to remove any dirt. Wet a clean cloth with glass…

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Learning the History of a Used Vehicle is Useful

When you purchase a used vehicle, you want to know exactly what you are getting. A vehicle history report will provide you with information on a vehicle's history that can let you know whether there have been any prior problems. Being an informed buyer means you know exactly what you are buying.

A vehicle history report can be a free VIN check or a paid subscription vehicle history report that is more detailed. Both of these reports will provide information on the ownership, title and additional history, but a paid history report will be more in-depth. 

 

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Taking Care of a Backup Camera

Backup cameras are a new and exciting safety feature that is required for any passenger vehicle sold in 2018 or later. In this post, we will talk about what it takes to make sure your camera is in good shape.

Backup cameras come in two main forms for the purpose of this topic: the kind that is always out and the type that stays under a covering until you need it. Both are vulnerable to rain, mud, dirt, and other things that can obscure the lens. 

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You Can Enjoy a Great Tailgating Experience

You would love to get out and tailgate, and we would like to help you do that with your pickup truck in the best way. Our used car sales team wants you to enjoy your life fully, and we have some tips and tricks for making the most of your next tailgating opportunity.

If you want your tailgating experience to be enjoyed by all, take some time to label all of your coolers before you head out. Let guests know what is in each of the coolers without opening them. Pack up a mini first aid kit to take with…

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