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Why You Should Include Washing Your Car as Regular Maintenance

Most car owners understand that regular maintenance of their vehicle is essential for proper performance. However, proper maintenance should go beyond regular tune-ups, oil changes, and other mechanical concerns. At Prestige Family of Dealerships, we want you to enjoy the beauty of your car as well as its performance, which is why it's important to add regular washing of your vehicle as part of your maintenance routine.

Just about everyone washes their vehicle at some point, but in order to keep your vehicle in excellent looking condition, it's important to wash it on a regular basis.  

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The Importance of the Owners Manual in Seasonal Maintenance

When dealing with the maintenance of a vehicle, you need your owners manual. The manual of the vehicle has all of the recommendations when it comes to how to handle every part of the engine and the fluids in the engine so that you can keep your vehicle running correctly.

One of the areas that you need the manual for is the cooling system. You want to make sure that you keep the coolant at the level that is recommended by the owners manual. You also want to check the level and condition of the coolant on a regular basis…

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Ideal Task Order Helps Clean Tires Effectively

Anytime you're cleaning anything, there are efficient and inefficient ways to do it. Cleaning your car's wheels and tires is no different. If you don't take on this chore very often, here are some tips to do it quickly and efficiently.

First, start by cleaning your tires before you clean the rest of your car. These are some of the dirtiest spots for most vehicles and you don't want dirty soap and water to spray over your freshly washed car. Select an appropriate cleaner and brush for the material on your wheels and follow the instructions…

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Discover the Ways to Protect Your Car from Salt Corrosion

The entire team at Prestige Family of Dealerships are dedicated to making sure you get maximum value out of your new vehicle. Here are a few tips to help reduce damage caused from salt on the roads this winter.

Make an effort to avoid driving your vehicle through deep snow. In colder temperatures, that snow will become impacted into the undercarriage, and will not melt for days or weeks. 

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The Weather Can Affect Your Car's Battery

There are many different reasons why your car battery may not work as well when the weather gets warmer or colder. Batteries may not respond well to the need to provide more power on a cold morning. Engine oil can also play a role in making the engine harder to start as it thickens in cold weather.

Ideally, you will have your battery inspected for damage before the winter hits. This is because terminal connection corrosion or a lack of electrolyte could cause damage to the battery. However, be sure not to overcharge the battery in the summer. 

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Motor Oil Myths: Fact Vs. Fiction

There is a lot of misinformation regarding motor oil in circulation. That's why its important for you to have a grasp on what's real and what isn't. And we're here help; here are a few different things to understand about motor oil myths.

To start, if you aren't due for a change, don't sweat it. Getting an oil change preemptively will just cost you extra money in the long run. This fact is especially true for long trips- there is no need to spend extra money on an oil change just because you are…

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The Right Way to Pack a Roadside Emergency Kit

Keep these tips provided by Prestige Family of Dealerships for packing a roadside emergency kit handy, it could reduce the time you're stranded with a disabled vehicle.

There should always be a decent flashlight and plenty of batteries in your emergency kit. Not only can you make repairs in the dark with the light, but it will also allow you to get the attention of other motorists who might not see your car off the side of the road.

Jumper cables are essential because they allow you to get the car jump-started when any person pulls over to over…

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Why Prestige Family of Dealerships is the Easy Choice for Auto Service

Don't leave the servicing of your vehicle to just any local independent mechanic or service center. Bring your car to the dealership where you get exceptional service in less time than you may realize, such as ours at Prestige Family of Dealerships!

When you make the trip to our showroom, where the certified mechanics will make short work of servicing and repairing your vehicle correctly. Stop in and get started today!

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Servicing Your Headlights

There are numerous parts of your vehicle that as time goes on, will require maintenance and repair just because of daily wear and tear. Your headlights are a part of your vehicle that will require maintenance but a lot of people neglect this area of their vehicle and it can greatly affect your overall level of safety while on the road.

Bring your vehicle in to Prestige Family of Dealerships and we can assess your headlights and see if there is anything that needs to be done to them.

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Cleaning Headlight Lenses

In time, the headlight lenses on vehicles become cloudy. If not cleaned, the opacity reduces the amount of light that shines through, which can impair vision at night. There are a few simple remedies that take care of the problem. Try applying toothpaste to the lenses and rub with a damp cloth. Rinse the lenses and dry. Another option includes applying insect repellent that contains DEET to a cloth and rubbing the lenses.

Vehicle owners can also purchase headlight lens cleaning kits where automotive products are sold. 

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