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Storage Space and Extra Towing Capacity are Standard SUV Perks

In the recent past, car drivers who wanted to upgrade their vehicles in size were forced to choose between conveyances like pickup trucks and cargo vans. Times have really changed, and now drivers everywhere who wish to upgrade the size of their cars can choose from a wide variety of sports utility vehicles, or SUVs. The greater size of SUVs provides drivers and passengers with several important benefits that include improved cargo space and greatly enhanced towing capacity. Here at Wholesale Investments Inc., we are happy to help all of our customers make more informed SUV buying choices. 

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Prevent Tire Blowouts and Skidding With Tire Maintenance

You might think that tire blowouts and skidding on icy roads just happens, but there are a couple of things that you can do to prevent them; keep your tire pressure within the manufacturer's recommended range and check your tire tread. Both of these are easy maintenance that you can do yourself, too.

To check the tire tread, insert a penny with Lincoln face down. If you can see his full face then it's time to have your tires changed. On many tires, another option is to simply look at the tread marks that are left behind.  

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Headlight Maintenance Tips

Headlights are such a small component of your vehicle but such an important part, especially if you drive at night. If your headlights are cracked, have burnt out bulbs or are in need of cleaning, it can affect your visibility and make it unsafe to drive. We at Wholesale Investments Inc. encourage you to explore the many headlights, bulbs, cleaners and maintenance items available in today's market.

Often, the bulbs in headlights burn out or get broken from rocks, and we don’t even realize it until we’re pulled over. This can be remedied by checking your headlights…

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Should You Use a Tonneau?

If you're wondering about using a tonneau cover to protect your truck's bed, there are several things to consider. Answering questions about your lifestyle and how you use your truck will help you make the decision if a tonneau is right for you.

If your truck bed use is occasional or if you plan to store a lot of valuable things as cargo, a tonneau might be the right option. The cover slides down and can lock in place, keeping valuables protected from the elements and out of sight. If you only haul things infrequently, opening and closing…

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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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