Why buy a crossover?

We here at Perkins Motor Plex want to ensure that you make the most informed decision possible when purchasing your next vehicle so that your satisfaction is maximized. That is why we are so excited to tell you all about the benefits of buying one of our incredible crossovers!

First, crossovers offer extra space compared to a smaller sedan while also including many of the additional features only found in a larger SUV. 

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How to Get the Best Deal on a Used Car

Whether you’re buying a house, a computer or a used car, you want to know you’re getting a good deal for your money. When buying a car, we really want a good deal because it’s something we want to last for a while. We at Perkins Motor Plex want you to be informed and knowledgeable as possible when you make your next car purchase. Here are some tips on how to get the best deal on a used car.

Determine your budget before you leave home and only 

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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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Get to Know Your Car's Alternator And Its Job

Your car's alternator plays an important role in feeding the vehicle's electrical system and charging the battery. What exactly is an alternator and how does it do its job? Let's take a look.

The battery in your vehicle gives the starter the power it needs to start the engine. However, to keep the battery fully charged, you need the alternator. This vital engine part is actually a generator. As the engine runs, it turns wheels which, in turn, crank a wheel on the alternator. This helps the alternator generate energy, which powers the vehicle's electronics and…

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Why Tire Rotations Are a Good Idea

Tire rotations are part of the routine service you should give your vehicle every so often to keep it running smoothly. When you rotate your tires, they experience more even wear, perform better and last longer. Here's why.

The Wisdom of Tire Rotations

Different tires on your vehicle experience different and unequal amounts of wear based on your drivetrain: 4x4, all-wheel, rear or front. Without rotation, the same tires receive the same wear in the same spots repeatedly, causing them to break down more quickly than your other tires. 

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Tips for Driving in Wet Conditions

April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring wet slippery road conditions, which require more than just windshield wipers. Driving in the rain or on wet roads can be very dangerous if you’re not prepared, and our professionals have some helpful tips for you. Stop at Perkins Motor Plex for advice on driving in wet conditions or to check out our automotive supplies.
 
• Make sure windshield wipers are in good condition.
• Avoid using cruise control because it increases the chance of losing control of your vehicle.
• Driver 
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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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What to Know About Air Filters

Air filters are designed to trap dust, pollen and other particles that enter your vehicle's engine or cabin area. When they are working properly, air filters ensure that you have clean air to breathe while going to work or school. They also ensure that debris doesn't clog vital engine parts or cause damage to exterior surfaces.

Generally speaking, a clean air filter will be white or beige while a dirty air filter will be a dark black or brown. In most cases, you can expect an air filter to last for about a year depending on the conditions…

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