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The Differences Between Refinancing vs. Trading in Your Car

Our crew here at Anastos Motors wanted our customers to make informed vehicle purchases. Here is some information on refinancing and trading in that should help.

The refinancing option is perfect for the car buyer who wants lower interest rates and lower vehicle payments. The real downside to this option is that it doesn't work if you are bringing a vehicle to the dealer that is really old and has very little resale value to it. The trading in option will also give the driver lower monthly payments, and you get to choose a car best suited for you…

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Think Safety for Your Teen's First Car

A teen's first car is an important event; it marks a change towards more independence and responsibility. Young drivers may prefer vehicles that have compact size and high powered engines. Experts agree that the best type of vehicle for the teen's first car is a middle to large vehicle with a medium power engine. Experts agree that vehicle safety ratings are reliable guides for selecting a teen's first vehicle. 

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Back-to-School Auto Service

The fall season marks a return to school and the end of the summer season. It is an ideal time to review vehicle maintenance. The back-to-school period places more demands on family vehicles, and owners should make sure that they have proper oil, brake fluid, and coolant levels. For owners sending kids off to college, they should prepare for the colder seasons with scrapers, washer fluid, and battery jumper cables.

Drivers should look at the dash and identify any warning lights such as low tire pressure or oil changes. You should resolve those issues immediately. 

 

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How to Make Tailgating Convenient

One of the best reasons to buy a truck is to bring it to a football game. It has plenty of room to transport your friends and all of your tailgating supplies. If you are planning on eating or drinking before a game, be sure to arrive as early as possible.

This will give you enough time to cook the food, eat it and pick up before going to the game. Instead of bringing ice, bring frozen water bottles to keep items cold on the trip to the stadium. 

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How to Get Your Car Clean in Just a Few Minutes

Are you in a rush and cannot do a full cleaning of your car? There is no need to worry. You can do a quick and thorough cleaning that will make your vehicle look much more presentable on the interior and exterior. Here is what to do.

Start out by throwing away empty bottles and cans. Then look for litter lying around and put any loose items away. Take your mats out and shake off any debris off them. 

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Carpooling Tips for All Parents

School is about to start again, which means most parents are working out details like carpooling. We want to make sure your children are safe and in a good running vehicle. Stop at Anastos Motors in Kenosha and let us help you and your children get ready for school with as little fuss as possible. We have some great tips to offer.

Meet with other parents involved in the carpool to assign a schedule so every day is covered. Make sure all vehicles are in good running condition. Is there adequate seating room so each child has one seat? 

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What is an Infotainment System?

The latest infotainment systems are fully capable of syncing with your phone, monitoring all of your security features, guiding you with GPS navigation, and accessing music streaming services. In some cases, you can even get built-in Wi-Fi. It's a far cry from the radio and tuner setups of old cars, and it's one of the reasons that many people are upgrading to a newer car. In fact, most cars made after 2015 now have smart infotainment systems that let you do just about anything hands-free and voice-enabled. 

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Car Guide: Maintaining Your Brake Pads

Do you know how your brakes work or what kind of brake system you have? Most cars have a disc brake system that uses metallic brake pads to avoid melting. When you apply pressure to the brake, the brake pads apply pressure to the rotors which slows down the vehicle. Over time, your brake pads can wear down until they need to be replaced. Car owners should have their brake pads checked regularly to avoid dangerous situations.

You may notice some sounds coming from your brakes when you press down on the brake pedal. A screeching or squealing sound indicates…

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Style And Durability Available With Aftermarket Floor Mats

A vehicle's floor mats are often one of the first parts of the interior to show significant signs of wear. A worn out and dirty floor mat can not only make your vehicle's interior look bad, it could possibly be dangerous if the mat is flimsy and could become lodged under the pedals. If you are tired of looking at your old and worn out floor mats, it is time to consider a new aftermarket option.

The first choice you will need to make when considering new floor mats is whether you want a more durable, easier to…

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Inspect Your Wiper Blades Randomly to Keep a Clear View

When your windshield wiper blades are properly maintained, you’re actually improving your safety on the road. Wiper blades have an essential role while you're driving in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and it’s not just during a rainstorm. Your wiper blades need to be operational at all times because of road debris, bugs, dirt, and grime that will usually decrease the windshield visibility. The ability to have a clear view is essential to your safety and all other drivers around you! 

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