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Tips for Choosing Your Teen's First Car

A teen's first car is an important event. Getting a car is an adventure, and it is an opportunity for greater independence. Safety is a paramount concern. Whether selecting a new or used vehicle, many experts advise that larger vehicles with medium-powered engines are best. Safety ratings are excellent guides for narrowing the search for the first vehicle. These ratings include crash safety, handling, and braking.

Plymouth drivers know the importance of safety features like electronic stability controls that help maintain traction on wet, icy, and slippery roads....
 

 

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Common Terms You'll Hear When You Finance Your Vehicle

Purchasing a new car, truck, or SUV is a big step. Lenders don't just hand out automotive loans to anyone. They require a wealth of information to ensure that borrowers are prepared to make payments. During the financing process, you may hear a number of confusing terms. We want you to make an informed buying decision, so here are some common financing terms and their meanings.

One common point of confusion for buyers is the debt-to-income ratio. Also referred to as the DTI, this percentage value is used to determine how your monthly income is dolled out. It represents…

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Signs of a Faulty Ignition

If you are having issues starting your car, it could be something else besides the battery. One component that may cause you to have problems cranking the engine is the ignition. We want you to be aware of signs that could mean your vehicle needs service, which is why we have listed a few signs of a faulty ignition below.

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Restoring Your Headlights

You may want to restore your headlights, and there are a few different ways you can make this happen. For starters, you can use toothpaste, but you must use a clean rag that is purely made to clean glass. This will help make the lights extremely clear, and it will also help with keeping the lights strong through patches of heavy fog.

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How to Embark on a Budget-Friendly Road Trip This Summer

Road trips are fun, but a car breakdown or repairs can turn the vacation into a costly disaster. This is why it is important to include having your car serviced before the trip is an important part of the budget.

The worst thing you want is to be going down the road having fun and all of a sudden, your car starts making a funny sound. If your car breaks down when you are on a road trip, you may be at the mercy of the nearest car repair shop and whatever they choose to charge to fix it. 

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Tips for Changing a Flat Tire

Sooner or later, every car owner experiences a flat tire. Unfortunately, flats can and do occur in inconvenient places, so to be able to change out tires yourself is a worthwhile skill to have. Here's a few tips to help you along.

First, make sure to find a safe, stable area in which to park your car. Once secured, loosen the tire's lug nuts before jacking up the car. After that, remove the lug nuts, wheel, and damaged tire and put on the spare tire. 

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Why Buy a Crossover?

There are many different models of vehicles on the market right now. Depending on what you are looking for, we have a number of vehicles here at Volvo Cars Plymouth that we're sure you will love. We are recommending crossover vehicles to many of our clients that come in to see us. The reasons for this seem endless to us and we really love this type of vehicle. Let's take a look at why that is:

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Summer Tires?

If you are in need of a new set of tires for your vehicle, you have a number of options that you can select from. There are a number of different brands of tires, sizes and then you have to select between summer tires, winter tires or all-season tires.

The purpose for these tires basically lies in their names. You would use summer tires in the warmer weather when there isn't snow or ice on the road. 

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