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Everything You Need to Know to Improve the Fuel Economy of Your Vehicle

Common Myths About Gas Mileage

Every driver wants to optimize gas mileage in order to save some money in the gas station, especially those that need to use their car on a daily basis. With gas prices always fluctuating, it’s worth reviewing the best tips to improve your vehicle’s efficiency. Getting good mileage starts with choosing a fuel-efficient vehicle and doing regular maintenance. However, according to experts, most of the other tips we have heard about saving gas are just misconceptions. Here we debunk some of the most common myths about gas mileage.

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Top Tips on How to Test Drive A Used Vehicle

What Should I Look for When Test Driving A Used Car?

You are in the market for a used vehicle and, after a thorough search, you have found the perfect option for you. Although the hardest part of the job is done, the process doesn’t end here. Performing a test drive is an essential component of the car-buying process, whether you are a first-time buyer or are trading up to a newer vehicle. To guide drivers through this next step, at The Car Lot etc. we have put together some of the most important things you should look for when test driving a used car.

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What Features Should I Look for in a Used Car?

Must-Have Features for a Used Car in 2020

Nowadays finding a quality used vehicle it’s easier than ever.  Most pre-owned cars come equipped with advanced features that make them livable for the long-term. Whether you’re looking for a spacious SUV or a luxurious sedan, you’re sure to find a great selection at The Car Lot etc. With so many options to choose from, one important question we often get asked by customers is what features they should prioritize when searching for a used model. Of course, each shopper will have different preferences in terms of size, design and comfort, but there are some elements everyone should consider. Below we have listed some must-have features for a used car in 2020.

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Stay Safe While Driving With These Safety Tech Features

Common Car Safety Features You Should Know About

When it comes to buying a vehicle for you and your family, either new or used, safety is always a priority. In recent years more and more models have incorporated high-tech safety features to assist the driver when possible and ensure a safer ride. But what exactly are these technologies and how do they work? The following video from Autoblog outlines the most common car safety features you should know about when choosing your next vehicle.

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How Can I Clean Spilled Coffee in My Car?

How to Clean Coffee Stains from Car Seats

Taking a cup of coffee on the go is a common thing between drivers, especially when we are running late to work or school. Most cars come equipped with cup holders to make the driver’s life easier, but even with these, it’s easy to accidentally spill coffee all over the seat. If you have ever experienced this situation, then you already know how frustrating that can be. But what should you do? To make things easier, at The Car Lot etc. we have put together 4 simple steps on how to clean coffee stains from car seats.

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Five Steps to Remove Rust From Your Vehicle

How To Repair Rust On A Car

Rust is one of the main problems for cars, especially when the snow season begins. There are some things you can do to lower the risk, such us parking inside, washing off road salt, waxing frequently or applying a paint protection film.  But even with precaution, your car might experience rust at some point. In those cases, the best thing you can do is act fast to prevent it from spreading. Keep reading to find out what five simple steps you can take to repair rust on your vehicle.

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Things You Should Keep In Your Car In Case Of An Emergency

How to Prepare a Winter Car Emergency Kit

Winter conditions can get you stranded in the middle of nowhere. Whether you run out of fuel, slip off a snowy road or puncture a tire, a car emergency kit can help you get back on the road quickly or at least make the time waiting for assistance safer and more comfortable. If you want to learn how to prepare a Winter Car Emergency Kit by yourself, read the list below to find out the essential items you should store in your trunk.

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AWD vs 4WD: What is the difference?

What Are the Differences Between AWD and 4WD Vehicles?

If you are on the search for a new car, you might be thinking about getting a model that engages all four wheels to get optimized traction in adverse driving situations. The all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) systems have become more and more popular, as about 45 percent of new vehicles sold in the US are equipped with either one or the other. But when it comes to defining them, there is a blurred line. Do you want to find out the differences between AWD and 4WD vehicles? Keep reading.

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Should I Buy A New Or Used Car In Sudbury, ON?

Top 5 Reasons To Buy a Used Car or Truck

Buying a used car rather than the latest model is one of the best ways to save money. One of the obvious reasons is that you pay a lower amount of money for an older model, but there are other reasons you might want to keep in mind. Are you considering the idea of buying a used car? Find out five reasons why you should make a used car or truck your next vehicle.

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Step-By-Step Instructions To Change Your Oil and Oil Filter

How To Check and Change the Oil in Your Vehicle

Are you a new driver with a new-to-you pre-owned pickup truck? Regular automotive maintenance is an important aspect of automotive ownership – and that includes getting your oil changed. It is important to change your oil every 7,500 to 10,000 miles and it is a pretty simple process – a process you can do on your own. Learn how to check and change the oil in your vehicle with this step-by-step instructional guide and how-to video created by The Car Lot Etc. Greater Sudbury-area drivers who do not feel comfortable changing their own oil can schedule a service appointment with The Car Lot Etc. Service Department! Read the rest of this entry >>