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Refinancing vs Trading in Your Vehicle

The refinancing options provided by your loan company can help you get out of a car that is costing you too much each month. However, not all finance companies offer the option. Refinancing typically means changing the interest rate or extending the loan terms as well. While refinancing isn't the only option, it's the only one that will keep your vehicle under your ownership. 

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Should I Be Concerned About the Tire Pressure Light?

The tire pressure light in the vehicle is designed to warn you if the pressure in your car's tires gets under a recommended range. Here is when you should be concerned about those indicators.

Don't be alarmed in cold weather if the pressure light comes on because the air pressure in the car tires could drop one pound when the temps drop ten degrees. Also, over the course of the month, air is naturally escaping at a pound a month naturally, so it could also trigger those tire pressure indicators. 

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Back-to-School Car Care

The fall season brings weather changes and the new school year. Some households will have to resume daily trips to school while other families may send older kids off to college. In any event, the condition of the family vehicles requires care. The Fall is a time to make sure of basic maintenance. It is an excellent time to equip every vehicle with jumper cables, flashlights, and windshield cleaner. 

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How To Clean Your Car Quickly

You have decided to sell your vehicle on your own and you just received a call from someone who is interested in taking a closer look. The problem is that you haven't had time to clean your vehicle yet. You don't want to show someone a dirty vehicle. This can decrease the value of your vehicle by quite a bit. Rest assured, we here at Motorcars of Kalamazoo have some tried and true tips for quickly cleaning your vehicle. 

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When the Weather Changes, it is Good to Know Which Tire is Best

As the weather changes, how you need your vehicle's tires to respond to your driving patterns can change as well. Understanding this eventuality is why dealerships encourage their customers to learn all that they can about their vehicle purchase. As winter transitions into spring, having a good knowledge of the differences between summer and all-weather tires can make a difference in your driving experience.

Summer tires function better during warmer weather. Because they are made stiffer and exhibit less friction, they provide better fuel economy when it's hot. 

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The Value of a Backup Camera

If you want to optimize the safety of your vehicle, you definitely want to consider one with a backup camera. A backup camera is also known as a reversing camera. A backup camera transmits a wide angle video of the area behind your vehicle when you operate the vehicle in reverse. The video is transmitted to a screen located on the dashboard.

With a backup camera, a motorist is less apt to have any type of collision or accident when operating a vehicle in reverse. This includes both collisions with objects as well as with pedestrians. 

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A Vehicle History Report Can Answer Your Questions

If you're shopping for your next used car in Kalamazoo, you may want to find out more about the history of the vehicle you're considering. After all, maintenance and service can make quite a bit of difference in the future quality and reliability of a car.

A vehicle history report can give you the information you need to know. Based on the car's unique vehicle identification number or VIN, you can get information about the ownership history of the car, the type of title it carries and the records of any accidents in which it was involved…

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What Makes the Difference Between Towing vs. Payload Capacity?

Know the difference between towing vs. payload in new trucks? The team at Motorcars of Kalamazoo want to pass on this information to help with any confusion. 

The payload capacity in a new truck means anything that is either in the cab or bed, and ranges from carrying an extra passenger to hauling a bed full of topsoil. Many people get this confused with what is being dragged behind when towing, so to keep it simple, payload goes in the bed or cab. 

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What are the Types of Ignition Systems?

Back when cars and their internal combustion engines were new, the engine started with an assist from you — the driver. Using a hand crank, the driver or an assistant provided the spark needed to start an engine by running magnets past each other to create the current. Since that time, the ignition systems in cars have improved. 

There are three types of ignition systems. The conventional ignition system consists of points, a distributor, and an external coil. The electronic ignition system is currently the most common ignition system on vehicles. 

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Spring Maintenance - What Your Vehicle Needs

Spring often means spring cleaning in the home and yard. Your vehicle needs the same type of spring cleaning, especially after a cold season where auto maintenance took a back seat. Stop at the automotive service department at Motorcars of Kalamazoo and talk with our professionals about your vehicle's needs.

Not everyone’s vehicle needs the same type of maintenance. Some frequently drive in the winter, while others drive daily. If you read your owner’s manual, you’ll find most of the information you need regarding auto maintenance and the frequency in which it should be performed. 

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