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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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Stay Safe This Winter With a Winter Survival Kit

Roads can be treacherous, especially in the winter time. Do your part to keep our streets safe by making sure that your car is fully stocked with a winter survival kit. Read on to find out what you should put in it.

People always remember the basics like jumper cables, gauze and bandages, but this is not a time to cut corners. Be sure you have a complete first aid kit in your pack, many roadside emergencies carry the risk of burns for unwitting drivers trying to fix the problem themselves. Kitty litter, sand or gravel is also a must…

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Can the Temperature Affect Battery Performance?

If the weather has been that much cooler or if it's been sweltering, you've probably noticed some issues with your car battery when starting up or its performance. How much of a problem is this that you might need to prepare for in the future?

All car batteries work based on a chemical reaction that is optimal at 80F. If a battery is exposed to higher temperatures, it is going to wear out that much faster. Capacity that is heat-damaged cannot be restored. 

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Dog-Friendly Vehicles: Things to Consider for Your Pet

We enjoy showing our pet-friendly vehicles at Anastos Motors. Certain vehicles make trips for a summer activity or a commute with four-legged companions easier. These vehicles are usually lower to the ground and have accessories that owners enjoy just as much as the dogs.

A big problem with pets riding in a vehicle is how hot they get. Separate vents are ideal in the front and back of the car, so adjusting the temperature for your pet is easier. Sun shades keep direct sunlight from hitting your pet and making them hotter.  

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