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Replacing Your Windshield Wiper Blades

It seems like there are dozens of small maintenance tasks that are part of owning a car, and it's easy to forget a few. Maintaining your wiper blades is a vital part of your vehicle's safety and should be done regularly.

Even if your climate isn't particularly hot, the glass of your windshield can heat to very high temperatures when sitting right in the sun. This heat has a deleterious effect on your wiper blades, causing them to harden over time.  

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Keep Your Car Clean to Maintain the Value

A clean car is going to help you maintain the value of your vehicle. When you take good care of both the interior and exterior of your car, it is going to look like new for longer. The finish can get ruined from scratches and dirt, while rust can begin to ruin the exterior.

Pay attention to the inside of your car too. The interior of your vehicle can be a hazard when there is too much trash inside. If your windows are dirty, your car isn't going to be very safe to drive. Clean out the trash once…

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Take Good Care of Your Car This Spring

Now that summer is almost here, it's time to get your car ready for the great times ahead. Spring is an excellent time to think about car maintenance. Take a look over your owner's manual to see if it's time for any routine maintenance. If you're not sure, bring your car to a mechanic to get a spring tune up.

Take a look at your wiper blades and change them if necessary. Have all of your fluids topped off. If you have an air conditioner that only works minimally, have it serviced so that it is…

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Bank More Money With Better Fuel Economy

One of the largest costs of owning a vehicle is keeping it fueled. The impact of constantly changing gas prices makes it a variable expense, and price spikes can really hurt personal budgets.

There are several ways to improve your vehicle‘s fuel economy and stretch every dollar that goes into your tank. Rapid acceleration and braking reduces your gas mileage 10% to 40%, so being more patient with your pedals will keep money in your pocket.  

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Tips for Reducing Glare

When you're driving at night, you might experience glare from the other vehicles on the road or from the lights on the sides of the road. One way to reduce glare while driving is to look toward the right side of the road. This is because the light from other cars is seen on your left side.

Your rearview mirror should have a night setting. You can easily adjust your mirror using a lever located at the bottom of the piece. This will make the lights of cars behind you appear dimmer while on the road. Anastos Motors can…

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What it Means to Move Over

At Anastos Motors, we’ve found that many drivers don’t know what the Move Over laws are. We want you to be safe, which is why we want to make sure you’re abiding by all laws. These are specific to emergency vehicles.

When you’re driving down the road and there is an emergency vehicle stopped with flashers on, your role is to switch lanes so that you give them more room to work. They could be stopped on the road or pulled over to the side. Either way, you need to give them the room so that…

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Learn More About Android Auto

Android Auto is one of the best additions to a car's infotainment system as it allows you to directly connect to your smartphone. With Android Auto, you can conduct voice-enabled commands and instantly turn on your navigation, radio, diagnostics, calls, text messages, and other entertainment. When Google introduced Android Auto in 2015, it also came with some significant safety upgrades, allowing you to hook into your phone's home screen and car's cameras.

You can now see your blind spot with new cameras, as well as a parking assist feature with the rearview camera. 

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Cleaning your tires regularly is not just for appearances. You should clean your tires to prevent brake dust buildup as well as other debris that can get into the carbon fibers, making it more difficult for your tires. When you wash your vehicle, you should always clean your wheels before any other part of the car. This is crucial to saving time and energy, as you’ll only kick up grime from the tires onto your vehicle. This is why you clean them first.

Secondly, you want to use a product like Wolfgang Tire and Wheel Cleaner because it can…

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Keep Your Car Smelling Fresh

Everybody loves that new car smell. Unfortunately, it can quickly dissipate as new, unwanted odors take over. We here at Anastos Motors want you to be an informed vehicle owner and have the knowledge to keep your car in good condition, so here are some odor-fighting tips you need to know.

First, you should always remove trash from the car. Pick up any food wrappers and paper trash. You can keep a small trash bag in your car to ensure that everyday garbage doesn't spread. By eliminating trash, you're reducing the risk of bugs and odors invading your…

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Studded vs. Studless Winter Tires

Winter can be a fun time for sledding, skiing and other winter sports. However, getting to these sports or to places like work and school in icy conditions can be a challenge all on its own. If you haven't taken a close look at your tires lately, you may want to do so in order to prepare for slick driving during this winter season.As you're evaluating your winter tire options, consider both studded vs. non-studded models. The first actually offers metal studs embedded into the rubber of the tire to provide extra traction and grip.  

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