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Spring Break Car Care Tips

Spring Break Car Care Tips

As the winter recedes and spring blooms, many of us will take a spring break trip to enjoy the warmer weather. If you plan on taking a road trip, you should prepare your car so that it can easily tackle spring rains and trips in tip-top shape. Here are two key spring break car care tips to get you and your car ready for your well-earned break. Check Your Tires: You should check your tire pressure in the springtime as…

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Car Care Tips for the New Year

Car Care Tips for the New Year

The New Year is only just getting underway, which means there’s still time for you to make your resolutions and commit to seeing them through to 2019. If you’re setting goals for the year, why not include some resolutions for your car, too? Use these car care resolution ideas, and go through 2018 feeling confident about your vehicle maintenance habits.   Schedule Regular Check-Ups   If you get into the practice of taking your vehicle in for regular check-ups with…

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Green Car Tips

Green Car Tips

You love your car and you love the environment. Thankfully, you don’t have to pick and choose! Here are some green car tips that will let you save the environment and save some gas money.   Gradual Stopping Don’t just slam on the brakes or slam on the gas at stoplights. If you gradually decelerate and accelerate, you will burn less gas. A way to keep your foot off the gas pedal (and to keep from burning gas) is to…

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How to Fix Car Dents

How to Fix Car Dents

Dents in your car are unavoidable. Whether you accidentally bump into something or a person opens their door into your car, you will have to fix a dent at some point. To save yourself some time and money, here’s advice on how to can fix car dents on your own. Use a Sink Plunger If what you have is just a small or medium-sized dent, then all you need to fix it is a normal cup-shaped plunger for sinks. Get…

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Cool Car Hacks You Can Actually Try at Home

Cool Car Hacks You Can Actually Try at Home

Car hacks, like life hacks, are MacGyver-esque ways of fixing or making things with resources you can generally find in your home. Instead of going out and finding expensive products for your car, try these out instead. Toothpaste, amazingly, makes a great headlight cleaner. If your headlights are getting cloudy, smear some toothpaste on a cloth and wipe them down. You can also use hair conditioner to buff your car after a wash. To cool your car off on a…

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Don’t Forget to Rotate Your Tires!

Don’t Forget to Rotate Your Tires!

There are some vehicle maintenance steps that you simply can’t skip, no matter how much you dislike fiddling with your vehicle or taking it into the shop. One of those steps is remembering to rotate your tires. While this might sound silly or pointless (why not just wait until you need new tires?), it’s extremely important – and we’ll tell you why: Rotating your tires prevents them from wearing unevenly, which will help avoid blow-outs on the road. Uneven wear…

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Be the Coolest Ride on the Road – Summer Car Maintenance Tips

Be the Coolest Ride on the Road – Summer Car Maintenance Tips

We all know that snow, ice, sleet, and hail can wreak havoc on any car, therefore one takes the necessary precautions to winterize his/her vehicle. But did you know that the summer heat could take a toll on your car as well?   Here are some summer car maintenance tips we’ve compiled to help you, and your car, get through the blistering hot summer days. Secure your battery! Summer heat mixed with a car’s vibration can lead to internal breakdown…

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Wash Your Cars! No Really, We Mean It.

Wash Your Cars! No Really, We Mean It.

A new study has come out that was brought to our attention and we had to share it with all of you. In Ohio, we use salt to clear our roads of snow and ice so that it’s safer to drive. The U.S. safety regulators are now telling us we need to wash the underside of our car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just closed a five-year investigation of rusting pipes that carry brake fluid in roughly 5 million…

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Get Your Vehicle Looking Like New with Auto Detailing from Bill Harris Dealerships

Get Your Vehicle Looking Like New with Auto Detailing from Bill Harris Dealerships

Your car is an investment, and good car maintenance and upkeep can help you get the most out of this investment. Auto detailing is an important part of vehicle ownership that is often overlooked. Detailing a car entails going far beyond a simple wash and vacuuming out the interior. In addition to making your car, truck, van, or SUV look better, proper auto detailing will make it more comfortable to ride in as well. Bill Harris Auto Center in Ashland,…

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Winter Car Care Tips

Winter Car Care Tips

With winter furiously approaching, Bill Harris Auto Center would like to remind everyone about the importance of vehicle maintenance and taking precautions while braving the roads in the cold. There are plenty of special events we all want to enjoy, but it is vital that we have a way to get there!   Here are five winter car care tips to keep your vehicle running efficiently this winter:   Replace filters. No one wants to burn more fuel than required,…

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