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Dirty Car and Strapped For Time? Check This Out!

If you've got a dirty car and are strapped for time, we at Bowman Auto Center would love to help you get your car back to looking like new. Follow these three steps for a cleaner looking and smelling car, so you can hit the road with confidence.
  1.  First, throw way your garbage and pick up loose items. You can put the trash in a bag, and throw any other items in your trunk, but be careful... you might need to utilize your trunk for some reason and you won't want to be embarrassed about all the trash…
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Why Buying A Used Car May Be The Right Choice

Clarkston drivers can get excellent value from our impressive inventory of used trucks and cars. In fact, there is a surprising number of benefits that local motorists can gain by choosing our used autos over new ones. At Bowman Auto Center, we're excited to share two reasons why choosing purchasing a used car could be the best choice for you.

Make Your Money Go Further

The first and most obvious benefit of choosing a used vehicle is the ability to find attractive, reliable, and in-demand options at significantly lower price points.

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Bowman Auto Center Tips for Installing a Child Safety Seat

A child safety seat should be installed properly in order for it to protect your children while driving. Depending on the make and model of seat that you purchase, Bowman Auto Center has some tips that you should use to make sure that the installation process is completed as recommended.
  • Use the included instructions to install a child safety seat. Don't assume that every seat uses the same process.
  • Double check your owner's manual to see if there are additional instructions for installing a car seat.
  • Anchors should be pulled tight so the seat doesn't wiggle or…
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Big, Strong & Brainy: Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet Colorado is a popular, triple-threat midsize pickup: big, strong and smart. You probably already know about its 7,700-pound towing capacity and choice of three powerful engines. Did you know it has tech features to rival a high-end sports car or luxury SUV? Our Bowman Auto Center team was just as shocked at first, but now we're believers.

Tailored Coaching for Your Driving Behavior

We all know there are optimal driving behaviors we can adopt to maximize fuel efficiency, safety and the overall lifespan of our vehicle. 

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What Do You Do with a Roof Rack?

A roof rack makes life a lot easier for people transporting bikes, luggage, and more. Roof racks allow drivers to keep more space in the trunk and passenger compartments, too. Anyone using a roof rack, however, must employ great care. Not correctly securing something to the rack can lead to disaster.

Never take an "I got it" attitude when you aren't familiar with how roof racks work. Read the instructions carefully. The guidelines provide info on how to install the rack and how to secure things on it. If you have any trouble, ask someone for assistance.  

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Why You Should Be Flexible When Trying to Get a Good Leaf-Peeping Show

There are a lot of important tips that you need to follow in order to make the most of your leaf-peeping experience. When trying to get the best views, you have to be flexible, among other things. The fall is often unpredictable when it comes to the color of the leaves changing.

The worst thing to be when planning your trip is rigid in your planning. You also need to know the time to go according to the place you are going to check out. If you are close to the Canadian Border, then the best time to go is…

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For Heightened Child Safety, Understand the LATCH System

We value informed drivers at Bowman Auto Center. Being informed helps you drive safely. Today, our blog post informs you about the LATCH System, which will interest you if you ever drive young children in your automobile.

LATCH is short for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, and the automobile industry worked with the United States' government to develop this system. It eases the difficulty of properly installing child seats in any new or recently produced auto sold in the United States.  

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A Used Vehicle Comes with Certain Advantages

Are you thinking about buying a used vehicle? There are certain advantages with buying used versus buying new. Let's look at a few of those advantages.

Get a lower price. Buy a used vehicle three model years old and you could save, on average, 45 percent over buying new. Get a "better" vehicle. For the price of a brand new economy car, you could buy an older luxury vehicle. If luxury and looks are your priority, this is one reason why used is better than new.  

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Games for a Peaceful Road Trip

On any road trip, the utterance of the question, "Are we there yet," is almost a foregone conclusion. At Bowman Auto Center, we want to take the anxiety and boredom out of your next summer trip by offering these fun games you and your kids can play as you head down the road.

The first option is the always-popular license plate game. This one is especially effective because it tends to last the entire trip. All you have to do is try and find license plates from as many different states as possible. 

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Tips for Reducing Glare

Driving a car requires an extensive range of skills to meet any unexpected conditions. If you've ever gone from easily seeing the road ahead to near-blindness due to bright sunshine, you'll know that acting quickly is the only way to stay in control of the situation.

Turn on your headlights so you're visible to other drivers and clear your dashboard of any papers or objects that might be making the situation worse by casting a reflection. If you have run out of window washing fluid, use road markings to direct you if you can't see properly…

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