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Rainy Weather: How to Drive Safely

Rainy weather increases your risk of being injured in a car accident. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce that risk. You can take steps to protect yourself, your passengers, and your fellow drivers.

Confirm that your car's safety features are in excellent shape. Check your wipers, replacing them if they appear torn, warped, or otherwise damaged. 

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What's the Biggest Myth About Oil?

There are many myths about oil that even some car mechanics will tell you. At Virginia Select Auto, we prioritize informing our customers about their vehicles as part of delivering a positive customer experience. The biggest myth about motor oil is you need to change your car's oil every 3,000 miles.

How often a vehicle's oil needs changed varies among different models. Yes, some makes need an oil change every 3,000 miles...

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Kitty Litter, Sand, and Salt: Choosing The Best Option for Winter Driving


Driving during the winter can be very dangerous. One challenge that you'll have is getting your vehicle out of the driveway. Fortunately, that is why we at Virginia Select Auto in Amherst are here to explain your options during the winter storm months.

For traction during snow and ice, Kitty Litter is typically going to be your best option. Kitty litter is a great option for traction, but it won't melt the ice and snow. Many argue that kitty litter is ineffective because it makes such a big mess whenever it's spread out.

 
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Tire Overview

Finding a right tire for your car can prove to be a difficult task, and we at Virginia Select Auto want to help you get it right. Car tires need to be changed between 25,000 - 50,000 miles. Here is how to get yourself the right tires:

 

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Tips to Ensure Your Holiday Travels are Safest

The time to prepare for your holiday travels are while you are home and not stuck in traffic on the highway. Here are a few things to consider before packing the vehicle to head out for the holidays.

  • Don't forget to fill up the tank with gas before you leave your town because you don't want to be in a traffic jam on empty.
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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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