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Tips for Traveling With Pets

While your pet may love jumping into the car with you as you do your errands or embark on a family vacation, it's not an environment that's been designed with their safety in mind. Thousands of pets each year are injured while in a car, and pet owners should take some time to thoroughly pet-proof their vehicles.

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Purchase a Used Car Using a Practical Mindset

Buying a used car is a process that should be handled with a practical and patient approach. And McLaren Scottsdale has some good tips for you to consider that may help alleviate any potential financial problems.

It's important to establish a reasonable budget for the used car you want to purchase. 

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Understanding What a Blind-Spot Monitor Is Used For

When you're behind the wheel of your vehicle, it is important that you can see all around your vehicle from the driver's seat. This will keep you safe while on the road, but this visibility also keeps other people on the road safe. Even small children or pets in the vicinity of a parked vehicle will be safer if you can see.

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Understanding Why Your Engine May Overheat

If you are a vehicle owner, you know how important it is for you to stay on top of your duties. When you can pay attention to the state of your vehicle, you are better equipped to take care of issues in the future. The engine is a typical problem area and knowing why it overheats can save you grief in the future.

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Brakes

We here at McLaren Scottsdale located right in Scottsdale, AZ fully understand that safety is the top priority in a car for you and your family. That is why we think it is so important to tell you all of the basics about the brakes in your car.

Brakes work by clamping down on the rotors of your car in order to slow it down. 

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Utilize Different Vehicle Safety Ratings to Make an Educated Purchase

The National Highway Transport and Safety Administration (or NHTSA) issues a rating to each new vehicle that is put onto the vehicle market each year. This rating takes a number of different factors into consideration, rating different areas of a vehicle. This can include front impact resistance, side impact resistance, and rollover resistance. 

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Learning About Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

When you glance into the mirror in your car, you want to see what is behind you without being bothered by glare. You do not want to find yourself blinded simply because you chose to look in the mirror and there was someone behind you with bright headlights on.

Auto-dimming rearview mirrors use sensors to help them know when the dimming feature needs to move into action. 

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It Pays to Know How to Jump Start Vehicles

Here at McLaren Scottsdale, we work hard to help our customers and other drivers stay safe and sound as they travel. One important skill that it is key for drivers to have is the ability to jump-start their vehicles if and when necessary. By following several simple steps, drivers can safely and effectively refill depleted batteries.

To begin with, the vehicle that will be providing the electrical current should be parked nose to nose with the broken-down vehicle. 

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The Choice Between All-Weather Floor Mats vs. Carpet

If you have chosen the new vehicle that you are going to buy or lease, now is the time to start making decisions about the small details of your vehicle. In addition to choosing things like paint color, tire size, and engine options, you can also select the type of floor mats that you are going to utilize. The two main types are all-weather floor mats and carpet. Both have their benefits. 

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