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Brakes are important, no doubt about that, but they don’t get thought about often. Even though we use them all the time, they go fairly unnoticed until they give us trouble. But don't wait until then. Get them checked regularly and serviced, to make sure that they are safe. A good rule of thumb is to have your brakes inspected every 12,000 miles or if it gets to be over a year. You especially need to get them into a trained technician if the brake warning light on your dashboard is on or if you hear grinding…

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Servicing Your Tires: Some Key Points

Many people rely heavily on their tires but do not put much time into understanding how and when they need to get serviced. Doing so can greatly improve on the safety of your vehicle and the life of your tires.

Some ways to identify that your tires need to get serviced are:

- constantly flat or deflating tires

- noticeably bumpy ride due to improperly inflated tires

- noticeably worn or bald tires

- through inspection through a mechanic...

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The High Significance of Maintaining Your Vehicle

There is some level of research you had done before you bought your car. You must have done some level of critical analysis before you settled on the car you have right now. From the ease of getting its spare parts to its fuel consumption rate and all those other details. The car is now yours, and you want it to serve you for a much longer period. That is the aspect that is extremely important, the importance of handling it correctly.

One of the most crucial things to know is the suggestions made by the manufacturer on how to…

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Are you Looking to Buy a Certified Used SUV?

You have made the decision to go with an SUV as your next family vehicle. An SUV can accommodate your whole family and even some of your children’s friends for those weekend soccer games. There is much to admire about SUV’s, such as their wide varieties of cargo space and seating that can include even a third row seating option. While the cargo space is nice, you want to make sure that safety is also taken care. Many of our Certified Used SUV’s here at Hendrick Cars Concord come with the safety features you are hoping for…

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Two Oils, One Choice to Make

Do not fail to keep checking and changing your engine oil. To do so may cause maintenance problems down the road. To fail to know the difference between synthetic oil and regular oil is also a big mistake. You must also choose a professional wise in all such matters. Where do you begin, you ask?

First off, it all starts in knowing the difference between the two major oil types so that you can better make an informed and more knowledgeable decision as a whole. For example, conventional oil (or "standard" oil) is regular old crude oil that has been…
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Keeping Your Vehicle On the Road by Changing Your Oil

Changing your car's oil, a simple yet often overlooked task that many people may not know the dangers of prolonging.

Oil is necessary for an engine because it serves as a lubricant to the moving parts of your engine that come in contact with each other. The parts need a small layer of oil on them for your engine to run smoothly. Over time, oil breaks down as a result of dirt, sludge, and other contaminants making their way into the oil. The design of your engine is not made to withstand the conditions of moving parts with no…

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How to Haggle for Your First Used Car

"Everybody knows" that if you can't haggle with the dastardly old used car salesman, you're going to get taken to the cleaners. When young drivers visit Hendrick Cars Concord for their first car, they're often terrified that they will be ripped off because they don't know how to bargain.

Cars.com recently published a list of tips for first-time negotiators, and they are surprisingly close to our…

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Keeping Your Car Clean with Kids and Pets is Easier Than You Think!

Last month, we shared a quick and easy tip for removing fur from car seats. When your passenger is a dog, things can get hairy, and slobbery quick... but pet messes pale in comparison to what children are capable of!

There is no stain more insidious than crayon on fabric. A rainbow is permanently melted right into your upholstery, and you can just see your vehicle's trade-in value plummeting like a rock.

Crayon stains are not permanent, however -- you've just been going about them the wrong way. Put away your water-based cleaning products and detergents, they won't…

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