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Controlling Pet Hair in Your Vehicle

Tame the stray hairs your pet leaves behind so you can enjoy time out with your pet without worrying that you’ll have a permanent reminder of your outing in the form of stray hairs in your upholstery.

Attract loose hairs using the power of static by blowing up a balloon and rubbing it in your car’s interior to coax hairs onto its surface and away from your fabric. While vacuuming can do wonders, it always leaves a few hairs behind. You can mix a few teaspoons of fabric softener, a known hair attractant, into a spray bottle filled…
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Back to School Service - What Your Car Needs

The words “back to school” have different meanings to everyone. At Virginia Select Auto, they mean that students and parents alike will be driving back to school daily, and we want you to know how to care for your car. With so many extra vehicles on the road, you want to make sure your vehicle is not only well cared for but also running as efficiently and safely as possible. Here are some tips.
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• All supplies needed to change a flat tire should be in the trunk.
• Your vehicle’s owner’s manual should be in the glove compartment.
• All…
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Unpacking Safety Ratings

One of the most important considerations in selecting the right car for you is how safe it is on the road. You want to know that you will be adequately protected if you are in a crash. That is why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed their rating systems as described below.

The IIHS relies on five different tests to see what a car will do upon impact. Cars earn scores from poor to good, and the most reliable cars in a crash are named as a Top Safety Pick…
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Proper Mirror Use Can Boost Safety for Cyclists

Here at our Virginia Select Auto location, we try to do our best to help drivers and other road users to stay safe. When it comes to drivers like you, it is important to form fundamental driving habits that promote long-term safety. Two such healthful habits include leaving plenty of space while passing cyclists and properly using mirrors.

Cyclists and pedestrians have just as much right to use roads and sidewalks as drivers do. As such, drivers should always take care to allow at least 3-feet of space when passing cyclists on roads. By doing so, vehicle operators can add…
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What Can Cause an Exhaust Leak

While knowing the signs of an exhaust leak is good, it is also good to know what you can do in order to prevent these. There are certain vehicles that are at a higher risk for springing a leak in the exhaust than others. There are a few factors to look at.

If you take short trips with your vehicle, then there is a higher risk factor for leaks. One problem is that the engine sometimes collects water in its muffler and pipes and it will just sit there because the engine is not hot enough to evaporate it. This…

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Nissan Pathfinder is Built For Adventure

The Nissan Pathfinder is a seven passenger SUV that has a powertrain and technology that is ready for your next adventure. The Pathfinder has a host of powertrain features that are designed to keep you stable and safe, even when the road gets rough. Let's take a look.

The selectable driving mode allows you to choose between 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive, or auto mode. In auto mode, the Pathfinder works behind the scenes and transfers power where it is needed the most. The power display lets you see exactly where the power is being transferred....
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Nissan Versa Note Performance Features

The Nissan Versa Note is a variation of the main trim, which is the Versa. The Note starts off with the same engine as the Versa, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The standard engine has 109 horsepower output and a five-speed transmission to start. However, the Note can also be upgraded to the CVT model, which has an automatic transmission.

The Note is a very fuel economic car. You can get about 39 mpg on the highway with the CVT version. The handling and suspension do a great job of keeping the Versa sharp on the road, and the agile acceleration…
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Take a Cheap Road Trip

At Virginia Select Auto we want you to enjoy all of your road trips! Whether you are coming to Amherst, or you are leaving the area for an adventure, we have a few tips that may save you some money along the way.

A good roadside assistance plan will help you save money in case you need a tow truck or a tire to be changed. You should also carry a first aid kit in your vehicle for minor scrapes and scratches. Pack a cooler and grill so you can cook food along the way. This will help you save…
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Top Tips for Driving in the Rain

Tis the season for afternoon showers. We are entering the rainy season in Amherst and our team at Virginia Select Auto wants to make sure all of our customers are aware of some helpful tips for driving in the rain.

One of the best things you can do when driving in the rain is just slow down. By slowing down and allowing for more space between your car and the car in front of you, you give yourself a better chance of being able to stop in case of an emergency. Another great tip is to not drive with cruise…
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Get All The Features With The Nissan Altima

For many years, the Nissan Altima has been one of the best-selling mid-sized sedans on the road. The Altima provides a comfortable ride and a track record of reliability. The Nissan Altima provides several accessories that makes owning an Altima even more enjoyable.

If you purchase a pre-owned Nissan Altima from Virginia Select Auto, you will want to make sure that your vehicle is protected from harm. One of the accessories available for the Altima is the impact sensor. This sensor sounds an alarm if the vehicle is dinged. If a break-in is attempted, an alarm will sound.

 

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