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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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Protect Your Vehicle From Salt Corrosion And You Will Be Thankful Later

One of the worst things about owning a vehicle is simply that it goes down in value over time. It is one of those assets that we do not hold because it is an investment, but simply because it gets us from Point A to Point B. Still, we can at least try to protect what value the vehicle does have while we own it.

Road salt protection is one of the best ways to maintain the value of your vehicle. It is so easy to lose thousands of dollars worth of value to salt. Make sure that you avoid…

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Figure Out Which Truck Bed Liner is Right for You

You should do what you can to make your truck perfect for all of your needs. One of the ways that you can change up that vehicle is by investing in a truck bed liner. Anastos Motors wants you to know which liner will work the best for you.

A drop-in liner is a cheap option if you are looking for something that you can put to use in your truck without spending a lot of money. This liner is easily fastened to the vehicle and it can be a temporary solution.  

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Improving Credit Scores for Auto Financing

Are you considering buying a new car and looking into financing? If so, you may want to check your credit report in case you need to improve your scores quickly. If you have any questions regarding auto financing and credit scores, stop at Anastos Motors and speak to one of our professionals here.

Prior to applying for financing, get a copy of your credit report. If there are any mistakes, better to find them now rather than at the dealership. If you’ve planned ahead, you may have time to improve your credit scores by paying off small debts and…

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Finding the Right Type of Cover or Leaving Your Truck Uncovered

Many trucks do ride around with an uncovered truck bed. However, if you travel with a lot of valuables, there are a lot of problems that can bring. Your truck and your valuables are going to be very vulnerable wot potential issues such as theft and other problems.

Driving without a tonneau or other type of bed cover is going to leave you with the task of having to move your valuables into a place that is safe. However, having a tonneau that can lock to your vehicle is one of the best investments for your truck. 

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