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How to Use Baking Soda to Neutralize Bad Car Odors

On a long car trip, a bad smell in your car is the worst. Whether it's spilled milk or wet dog smell, you want to get it out of your car before you go on a long trip or even just your daily commute. We want you to be able to enjoy your trips in your vehicle, so we've come up with a couple of ways that you can mitigate some of the noxious odors that sometimes invade cars.

If you spill something, one of the first things that you should do is wipe it up immediately.  

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Start at the Top to Get Clean Tires

The tires on your vehicle might seem like they would be difficult to clean because of their shape, but there are some tips that you can put to use to clean them a bit easier. Begin washing your tires at the top. This will allow for the dirt and debris to slide down the area that hasn't been cleaned yet.

Use a different bucket and sponge when you clean your tires as these are areas that usually get dirtier than other areas of your car. A long brush with stiff bristles works best when cleaning your tires to remove…

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Choose Your Winter Tire According to Your Preference

There are quite a few different types of tires. Among the different types of tires that are available are the summer tires, all-season tires, and winter tires. However, as you look into the winter tires, you are going to find a lot of different types of tires within the options.

Among the choices you are going to be looking at when it comes to winter tires are studded and studless tires. The tires you should choose depend on your preference. Each of them have their sets of advantages that you should keep in mind when choosing the tire. 

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When You Have a Chip in Your Windshield, Have it Repaired With Resin

You spend a lot of time and money keeping your vehicle in top-notch shape. That's why it's such a pain when you're behind a truck that doesn't have any mud flaps. The wheels fling up a small rock, and then you're stuck with a chip in your windshield. While it's not the best situation, you can have the windshield repaired to make it stronger.

When a windshield repair company fixes a chip in the windshield, the technician injects resin into the chip so that the point of damage is stronger. It's not exactly…

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

When snowstorms hit, you have to be careful of icy roads. There are a few things that can happen with icy roads. For one, your wheels can lock up and cause you to slide across lanes of traffic. Even with the toughest brakes and snow tires, you may still fishtail during snowy conditions. The best way to correct this is to your wheels into the slide. This will cause your wheels to correct the path and turn straight, but you have to do this in a gentle, calm way.

When people panic, they tend to over-correct or even accelerate when…

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Build a Winter Survival Kit: Be Prepared!

Preparing for the worst in winter driving is essential for safety, especially when you are driving in icy conditions. We at Bowman Auto Center want our community to prepare for all types of weather, so we've compiled a few tips on how to build a survival kit.

If you know the weather is going to be especially harsh, it is a good idea to keep your survival kit close to you inside the car, instead of in your trunk. Standard items that will keep you warm and healthy include gloves, extra clothes, blankets, hats, food, and water. 

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Mufflers and Exhaust Systems

An effective muffler and emissions system will not only make your vehicle run more quietly, but it will also be doing a great service to the environment. Malfunctioning exhaust systems can leak harmful emissions into the air, causing a host of problems for you, your car, and the air around you.

Noise that continues to get louder as you accelerate is a sign that you may need a new muffler and should have your vehicle thoroughly examined. Reduced gas mileage is also a sign that your vehicle's exhaust system may not be functioning at optimal levels. 

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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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Ways to Work on Improving Your Credit Score

Your credit score can determine what kind of financing you can secure for a new vehicle, if any. If your credit score is low, then you face not being able to get a vehicle loan from a lender. We here at Bowman Auto Center try to work with our customers to get them the financing that they need. If your credit score is too low, we have some tips for increasing that number so you can get the vehicle you deserve.

  • Pay off your credit cards as quickly as possible. The more debt that you have, the lower your credit…
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