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What’s That Smell? Find Out How to Control Odors

It’s easy for your vehicle to get a smell that you can’t seem to get rid of. When you’re driving around, you shouldn’t have to deal with odors. At Perkins Motor Plex, we have a few tips for you to follow.

There are a few things you can use to get rid of smoke. This includes leaving freshly cut citrus in your car or placing coffee grounds in a cup to set in your cup holder. You can also wipe down seats with a dryer sheet to help with the deodorization process. 

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Want to clean your tires so that they shine? Here are a few tips to get you started:

For one, you want to use a couple buckets if you are doing the bucket method. One of these is for the special professional tire cleaner that you’ll use, and the other is for rinsing off the tires. If you’re using a garden hose or water source, then you’ll just need to make sure you spray the tires first to remove any grime.

The first thing you should clean on your car is the wheels because that’s where…

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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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Choose a Vehicle With the Right Tires for Winter

Different tires are recommended based on the area you live in. If you live in an area that has a lot of snow and covered roads, then you might want to choose from among the winter tires that are available. The whole point of winter and snow tires is so that you can have traction on the road.

If you live in an area that does not have a lot of snow but still gets cold, you are still going to need winter tires. However, you might have to choose some that are more performance based. The performance winter tires…

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How Can a Blind Spot Monitor Keep You Safe?

Many our our consumers at Perkins Motor Plex want the most advanced safety features when they are looking for a new vehicle. Automotive manufacturers offer a number of innovative safety features that provide drivers and passengers with excellent protection. One popular safety feature among our consumers is a Blind Spot Monitor.

A Blind Spot Monitor works by using sensors to detect for when vehicles move into blind spot zones. When the sensors detect a vehicle in your blind spot, you will be provided with a visual alert, which will typically appear on the side mirrors of your vehicle. 

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What Makes a Dog-Friendly Vehicle?

Nowadays, dogs are going on more car rides than ever, and they're the safest that they have ever been. New vehicles come with temporary barriers, large spaces, pet carriers, pet seats, belts, and harnesses. There are also areas for food and water containers, as well as cargo space that can hold even large dogs.

Dog-friendly vehicles are safe spaces where dogs can ride without the dangers of getting hurt. It's safer to bring your dog along in the car if you have them strapped in with a pet belt, for example.  

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What is an Infotainment System?

The basic radios and car computers from just a decade ago can't compare to the on-board infotainment systems in today's cars. Now you can do everything with voice-activated commands. You can connect your smartphone to the infotainment system and access all of your calls, texts, and music. You can also control most of your vehicle's diagnostic in some of the more advanced systems.

There are a few things to look for in a good infotainment system. You definitely want to get integrations like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bluetooth connectivity is a minimum requirement here.  

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Check out the Utility of Pickup Trucks

A pickup truck has plenty of mechanical, exterior and interior features that accommodate families in diverse settings. Drivers will most likely want a sophisticated model that has urban-optimized features. Perkins Motor Plex also offers models that are designed for clients in rural communities or suburbs.

Adventurous people should appreciate the utility and versatility of a pickup truck, which is available with a bed that can hold heavy cargo.  

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Why You Should Invest in a Tonneau Cover Instead of a Camper Shell

When driving a truck, one thing you are going to know is that there is going to be a lot of potential for security breaches in your vehicle. This is probably why you are thinking about covering everything. If you have your sights on a camper shell, then you might want to reconsider.

Another type of cover besides the camper shell is the tonneau cover. When using a camper shell, you may have to remove the whole shell in order to make sure that you are able to get the whole item into the vehicle. Tonneaus come in different varieties…

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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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