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Wearing Your Seatbelt in the Backseat Could Save a Life

Wearing your seatbelt while riding in the backseat could save a life that's not your own. According to a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety people who sit in the backseat are less likely to wear their seatbelts, putting those in the front seats in danger. People seem to think that sitting in the backseat is safer than sitting in the front.

 

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The Best Way to Test Drive a Car

It's time to purchase a new car. You've done your research and you've narrowed down your options. The next step is to get familiar with them by getting behind the wheel and taking them for a spin. It is important that you make the most of your drive in order to help you decide which car is best for you. Here are some things to help you have a successful test drive:

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Good Reasons to Wash Your Car Regularly

Life gets busy and it's likely that sometimes you can go for long stretches without washing your car. You don’t have time to worry about the "little details" such as how clean the car is. But cleaning your car is an important part of car care and you should really give some put some thought into how often you wash your car. Here are four reasons why car washes are a good idea!

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Used Car, Truck & SUV Financing in Amherst

The need for pre-owned car, truck or SUV financing often comes when you least expect it. Whether it's a repair that becomes necessary that's more expensive that your old vehicle itself, or an accident or natural disaster that wrecks your old ride.

The finance team here at Virginia Select Auto takes pride in helping those down on their luck get fast, affordable financing on our high quality used vehicles. 

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Is it Time to Get Your Brakes Inspected?

Brakes are one of, if not the most, important safety features on your vehicle. That's why it is important to stay vigilant and know the signs of failing brakes. Don't wait until it's too late by quickly identifying the following brake warning signs:

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Does A Car Need a Bath Every Month?

Does your car need to get washed every month? How often is enough? The answer depends on many factors. Your car might need to get washed more depending on storage, climate, and miles.

You might store your car in a garage. Garage kept vehicles aren't exposed to overnight weather. They don't get rained on as much. They don't experience snow while stored. This means you might actually be able to get away with fewer car washes. You might only need a monthly car wash if that's the case. A car parked outside in the elements might…

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Some Tips About Windshield Repair

Windshield damage can get frustrating. Insects, rocks, debris and weather conditions can all contribute to windshield damage. The good news is that experts can repair many types of windshield cracks. The key is to find a repair facility with trained experts. Here are a few things to consider about windshield repair.

1. Repair is possible if the damage is possibly smaller than the size of a dollar bill.

2. Three chips or fewer may qualify for windshield repair.

3. A windshield can get repaired as long as there is no damage on the windshield’s edge...

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Check Engine Light Stress? We’ve Got You Covered.

At some point it may happen to all of us. You’re driving down the street, and suddenly that little check engine light in your dash turns on. People are inclined to have one of two reactions: either they shrug it off because their car sounds fine, or they get filled with immediate worry.

Those who shrug it off tend to experience problems with their vehicle down the line that could get avoided if there were prompt actions taken to look at their vehicle...

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Keep Your Tires in Tip-Top Trip Shape with These Winter Care Suggestions

With mountainous terrain so close to us here in Amherst, VA, we know the slings and arrows of winter-weather fortune. Hard stops on black ice, angling dodgy curves, having to turn sharply during a blizzard's rage and beyond, nature can be unforgiving, and it can reserve its harshest treatment for your tires. And temperatures plunging to well below 45 degrees are just the beginning causes of wear and tear.

It's time to invest in a reliable set of snow tires, as they provide the flexibility you need to get the highest possible traction when the going gets tough…

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