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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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Leaks, Oil Filters and Your Vehicle

There are plenty of ideas about synthetic oil. A lot of people may have some apprehension towards synthetic oil because of some of the false ideas that have been promoted about it. Of course, it is important to get the truth so that you can make better decisions on motor oil.

One of the myths about synthetic oil that has been thrown around is that it causes leaks. 

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Debadge Your Car in a Few Simple Steps

Debadging your vehicle doesn’t need to be a time-consuming or expensive process. In many cases, drivers can debadge their cars and trucks in a matter of minutes with nothing more than a few basic tools. These few tips and tricks will help you debadge your vehicle without damaging the paint or exterior trim.

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What is ASE Certification & Why is it Important?

We here at McLaren Scottsdale of Scottsdale, AZ want to be sure that you're an informed car owner and that you exclusively seek out service technicians who have received an ASE certification.

ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence and this certification is only given to those in the automotive industry who truly deserve it. 

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How to Replace Your Car's Flat Tire

Getting a flat is a hassle, but it happens to most drivers. If you get one while driving, carefully pull off of the road. If you can, stop your vehicle in a flat, grassy area. Set the emergency brake and put your hazard lights on. Secure your car with tire chocks. Use the jack to raise your car.

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Check out Brand New Apple CarPlay Featuring Vehicles at McLaren Scottsdale

Apple CarPlay was once only included in super high-end luxury vehicles. These days consumers are demanding that car makers include this audio/visual entertainment system into all new vehicles. Apple CarPlay gives users the ability to connect any of their smartphone devices after iOS 7.0 instantaneously. All Apple devices that are running that OS or anything newer than a gen 5 iPhone will be able to connect to CarPlay.

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How to Prevent Motion Sickness

A road trip is only fun until someone in the family gets sick. There are ways that you can prevent motion sickness from ruining your next family adventure.

There are drugs out there that are made to help fight off motion sickness and they may be effective for some, and there are also more natural remedies available if that interests you.

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