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Roadtripping on a Budget

Road trips can be fun and memorable experiences. They can also be expensive and regrettable when they are executed poorly. Everyone fantasizes about the spontaneous cross-country road trip in which decisions are made on a whim and planning is kept to a minimum. The reality is that this dream scenario doesn't exist, and road trips require planning and preparation in order to prevent pain and suffering.

The most important aspect of keeping a budget when planning a road trip is planning for lodging. Lodging is often the largest expense on road trips and cannot be left to last-minute decisions…

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Is Getting Your Vehicle Detailed Really Important?

Most people detail the car wash when their vehicle is to the point you can write your name in the dirt on the windows. Getting the vehicle detailed weekly does so much more than just instantly improve the appearance. Here are the reasons to detail the car weekly.

The dirt that stays on your car day after day, week after week, is mixing with the rain to create an abrasive mixture that will scratch the fine surface of the paint and could lead to deeper scratches and rust if not cleaned frequently.

Each time you detail the car, the dirt…

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Why Should You Buy a Truck This Year?

The team here at Route 15 Used Car Center wanted to share a few of the benefits to owning a new truck this year as opposed to getting another car.

The truck has been designed to make short work of getting around in a variety of challenging weather conditions. If it is snowing, the heavier truck and four-wheel drivability will allow the driver to navigate the roads easily. Heavily flooded areas can be little issue for the truck due to its increased height.

Inside the cabin of the truck, it might surprise many that this vehicle has just as many…

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Gaskets Form a Liquid Tight Barrier for Your Engine

A vehicle's motor is a complex piece of equipment with hundreds of parts moving at incredible speeds, and full of highly pressurized fluids that keep everything running smoothly. But the part that helps keep all of these fluids in their proper places and preventing your engine from becoming contaminated is a thin little piece of layered steel called a gasket.

The gasket's sole function is to form a liquid-tight seal between different engine components. This seal keeps the important fluids like engine oil or coolant from either leaking out, leaking into places they shouldn't be.

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Here are Some Reasons Why to Lift Your Truck

If you are considering getting the truck lifted, our staff wanted to tell you all the advantages of getting your ride up higher.

After you get the truck lifted, you'll now have the opportunity to get those huge tires you have been concerned would rub on the wheel wells. The lift kit is going to create the perfect amount of clearance so that those big tires can chew through all those obstacles and never come in contact with the rest of the truck.

The other reason you'll want to get the lift kit is that you can enjoy…

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Be Aware of Modern Oil Change Myths

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to know that the oil in your vehicle is one of the most important aspects of its continued use. With that level of importance, it’s common to hear that your oil should be changed routinely. While there is a time or distance that is ideal for your vehicle’s oil change, there are still some misconceptions of how long each of those can be.

Many myths about motor oil seem logical at first glance. For example, one popular belief is that you should have your motor oil changed every 3…

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Understanding the Importance of Proper Headlight Restoration

The headlights of our vehicle are probably one of several items that get neglected because we tend to take it for granted that they’ll always work until they don't. To get the most out of your headlights, they must be kept clean. If you’d like to have your headlights cleaned quickly and conveniently, then don’t hesitate to stop into the service center at Route 15 Used Car Center and let our professional mechanics perform the task for you.

We can’t stress the importance of keeping your headlights clean enough to our customers. There are several…

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Jump-Starting Another Car

If you’re unfamiliar with how to jump start another vehicle, you can learn how to do it with some basic knowledge and a little practice. The first thing to be aware of is that each end of the jumper cables has a positive and a negative charge. The positive is marked by red and the negative is the black cable. 

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Your Brake Pads Prevent More Than Squeaking Sounds

Have you ever wondered why your brake squeak when the pads need to be changed? Your brake pads serve as a barrier between the brake caliper and the rotor so that there isn't that metal on metal squeaking sound. But they do more than just prevent the metal on metal noise.

Brake pads also protect the rotors from the caliper. 

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