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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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When Does the Law Require You to Leave an Open Lane?

Did you know that traffic laws require you to leave one lane of empty space in certain situations? At Bowman Auto Center, we publish articles like this one to help you drive better around our city and anywhere you go. Today, we explore these Move Over Laws.

Driving on highways sometimes includes passing accidents, breakdowns and traffic stops. Move Over Laws apply to these situations. They place an impetus on you to merge into another lane before passing. 

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Why Android Auto Should Be in Your Next Vehicle

You should always have the latest in-vehicle technology. At Bowman Auto Center, we’ll show you have Android Auto is a game changer. You can be hands-free to get directions, make calls, play music, and more.

One of the things you will have is Google Assistant. This is the chance to say, “Okay Google” followed by a voice command. It can play your favorite music, cue up an ebook, or help you chat with your friends via messenger apps as you drive. It offers a significant amount of convenience. 

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Understanding the Differences Between Truck Bed Liners

When you need a bed liner for your truck that will protect the metal surfaces, there are several options you can choose from. Drop-in liners are the most popular since they are affordable and make it easy to slide heavy items, like furniture, in and out of the back of your truck.

Drop-in liners are less expensive than spray-in liners, but they are also less durable. Spray-in liners are great for trucks that operate in wet environments or need to move wet equipment between job sites.  

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What is a Tonneau Cover?

When your pickup truck came off the assembly line, the bed was an uncovered opening exposed to the elements and to any wandering hands that may seek to grab your personal items. While driving a pickup truck without a bed cover, winds swirl through the bed, blowing any light materials and causing drag that affects your fuel mileage. The answer to these issues is the tonneau cover.

There are many forms of tonneau covers. The most effective create a flat surface over your truck bed that secures any personal items you may keep there.  

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