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Puddles Under Your Vehicle? It Might Be a Hose Leak

If you have recently noticed puddles or stains in your driveway, then you might be dealing with a hose leak. Modern hoses are designed to last for years, but they must still be replaced at some point. Failing to replace a damaged hose could result in a catastrophic breakdown at the worst possible time.

Even though you should probably have our service team in Van Nuys replace your damaged hoses, you can inspect them on your own. When you are inspecting your hoses, you want to look for issues such as deep cracks, discoloration, fraying, or residue near the fittings…

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Overview of Fuel System Service

Keeping your car in prime condition requires making sure you keep up with routine service requirements, including for your vehicle's fuel system. Your car's owner's manual will set out a general fuel system service schedule. You can also discuss service needs with the team at Wholesale Investments Inc. The reality is that every car owner will have unique service requirements depending on the way a vehicle is used.

Regular fuel system service optimizes engine performance. It also aids in extending the useful like of an engine and, as a result, the car itself. 

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Understanding Basic Financing Terminology

Here at Wholesale Investments Inc., we want all of our customers to be as well-informed as possible. Some of the phrases that you hear throughout the car buying process might be confusing, and that is why you should spend some time familiarizing yourself with basic financing terminology.

One of the most important terms that you are going to come across is APR, or annual percentage rate. That number indicates the total interest that you are going to pay over the course of a year. Cosigner and creditor are two other terms that you might hear or see when signing your…

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Refinancing or Trading In Your Vehicle Depends on Your Situation

Should I refinance or trade-in my car to get another one? That's the question that many drivers face when their financial circumstances change. There's no definitive answer to that question as it really does depend on your situation.

Refinancing works well if your credit has improved significantly from the time you first purchased your vehicle. You can get a better loan rate and end up saving significant money that you can put toward something else. Trading in your vehicle is a better option if your monthly payments have suddenly become a hardship. 

 

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Tips to Easily Apply Touch Up Paint to Car Exterior

Although it can be frustrating when you discover chips and scratches in the paint on your vehicle, it really is easy to correct when you know how.

Dip a clean white cloth into a mix of soap and water, then rub the area in a circular motion to remove as much of the debris trapped inside. Place a dab of car polishing solution on the cloth, rub into the chip or scratch. 

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Tailgating Essentials for Your Car

With tailgating comes road trips, sports fans, and lots of storage needs. You're going to need some big cargo room for all the chairs and coolers, but there are some vehicles that let you fold down seats and blast mega-sound from your car as well. Some vans and SUVs also make for a better tailgating experience because you can get shade from the hood of your vehicle.

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Road Trips With Children Are A Challenge

Traveling across the country in a vehicle with children is a challenging test. Kids are not used to being confined in small spaces for long periods of time. They become anxious and irritable. This is a distraction to the driver and other passengers who are traveling in the automobile.

Kids need to have tools that will occupy their minds during this period of time. Road trip games is an excellent option for young people while the adults are tending to the importance of the roadway. There are a number of different games available. 

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Getting an SUV is the Better Choice

Many people are thinking about downsizing their current SUVs because they do not like paying $4 a gallon just to fill up the tank. However, there are several reasons why you should keep your SUV or buy one a new one over your current car.

One reason is that an SUV is capable of carrying more souls on board. That means more people can get inside, which is perfect for carpooling or taking long road trips with the family. 

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Learning How to Drive Well in the Rain

The team at Wholesale Investments Inc. wants nothing but the best for you, and we want to make sure that you know how to drive in hazardous conditions. There are times when the rain that is falling might make it difficult for you to drive as you normally would, and we want to make sure that you know what to do in those times so that you can stay safe.

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When Should You Change the Motor Oil?

Many of us have been told certain things over the years about changing our automotive oil. The persons telling us these things could have been auto care professionals or our parents. Regardless of the source, though, many of these so-called facts are no longer true because of advances in auto technology and oil refinement changes.

One common misconception is that you need to change the motor oil every 3000 miles. This is not true because each vehicle will have varying requirements for oil changes. 

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