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Deet and Other Techniques to Make Your Headlights More Brilliant

You wouldn't want a haze over your vehicle's paint, so you should be just as aware when your car's headlights have a foggy appearance. Not only is this aesthetically unappealing, but your headlights also don't shine as brightly. If you're looking for ways to make your car more attractive, try out some of these tips to clean your headlights.

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Knowing How Vehicle Safety Ratings Work is Key

Here at Carbone Subaru of Utica, we do our utmost to help our customers and other drivers stay safe. One area of vehicle safety that many individuals often overlook is crash test ratings. While no one wants to dwell on the worst, prospective car owners who investigate the crashworthiness of vehicles can certainly benefit from the information. Key to this investigation is a working knowledge of IIHS and NHTSA vehicle safety ratings.

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Don't Let Pet Hair Take Control of Your Vehicle. Control It with These Simple Tips.

You may have recently had to take your pet to the vet for a checkup. Since your pet doesn't like getting into their carrier, you allowed them to sit in the vehicle on the seat next to you or in the back. Now, you have noticed your vehicle is covered in pet hair. Because your pet was likely stressed, they started shedding like crazy. Here are some ways you can quickly clean up the mess, and these are ways you can be prepared for the future.

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How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Car

It might surprise you to learn that many people struggle with vehicle damage from rodents. This is an unfortunate risk of owning a vehicle, whether it is parked inside a garage or outside. Rodents can chew through a wide variety of wires, rendering your vehicle undriveable in some cases.

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You May Need to Jump a Car That Won’t Stop

There is that dreaded time when a vehicle is not going to start. This can be one of the most horrifying times. However, one thing you don't want to do is panic. If your vehicle won't start, then you might want to check the battery among other things in your vehicle.

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Drive Safely at Night with Auto-dimming Rearview Mirrors

Our team at Carbone Subaru of Utica want you to be aware of the latest safety features available today so you can stay safe out on the roads.

One such feature that doesn't initially sound significant is auto-dimming rearview mirrors. When one considers, however, that the blinding glare of bright headlights in a rearview mirror can disrupt your vision for up to 1.4 seconds, you realize how important such a feature is.

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Counter Steering Can Save the day During Winter Skids

Driving during winter months always has inherent risks. These risks include black ice, moist roads, and other vehicles. Of the three, icy roads present some of the largest dangers during the winter months. Many drivers will experience slight skids and loss of control during these conditions, but if they follow some simple rules they can come out of such incidents without damage to themselves or their vehicles.

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Why Buy a Crossover?

When it comes to car buying, there is usually one dominant question: should I go with a regular sedan or an SUV? For more and more consumers, the answer to that question is neither. More and more individuals are going for the crossover SUV style. Here are some of the reasons why you might want to consider getting one:

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Finding a Good Mechanic Requires Asking Good Questions

When you need to choose a mechanic, there are a few proactive steps you can take to ensure you find a good one, such as asking co-workers, family, and friends. There are specific questions that should ask. How trustworthy do they find their current mechanic? Were the repairs completed in a timely manner? 

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Safely Loading Cargo into Your SUV

Whether you're going on a long road trip or just hauling a bit of cargo for the day, knowing how to pack your SUV is a handy skill that will benefit you again and again.

Keep necessary items in their own special bag so they don't become lost among less important things. Snacks, important documents, medicines, toys, and treats for kids and pets...

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