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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Where are you headed to check out the fall foliage? During late September and early October, there are certain locations known for leaf peeping. You can find the brightest colors at their peak of the season in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine during September and early October. However, southern New England states experience seasonal fall leaves during late October and early November.

This beautiful time of year is the perfect opportunity for a road trip. Experts say that the best way to experience these changes is to head down Route 100 or travel up to Smugglers’ Notch.

 

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Keeping Your Vehicle Pet Hair Free

There are several ways to prevent and remove pet hair from your car. And why not take pride in keeping your car clean, right? Here at Select Automotive, we think so too, that's why we are giving you this article to keep you informed.

Prevent Pet Hair Altogether

Prevention is the easiest way to not have to clean up after your pets. You can start by brushing your pet before entering the vehicle. Also, covering up the areas where your pet will sit will avoid a nasty cleaning situation for the future. So whether you need seat covers or…
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Is There Something Wrong with the Fuel Pump?

When you step on the gas pedal, does something seem a little off? Maybe the fuel injectors are dirty. Or worse, there's a problem with the fuel pump. If the fuel pump isn't working properly, gasoline can't efficiently travel from the fuel pump to the engine. So, be on the alert for fuel pump trouble signs.

An engine shouldn't sputter at high speeds. The engine also should handle hills with little trouble or towing something within its weight capabilities. Sputtering or other odd behaviors when traveling indicates something is amiss.

 

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Don't Allow Yourself To Hydroplane!

When it rains, you should generally avoid driving as much as possible. However, we know that there are times when you absolutely must drive in the rain. And since your friends here at Select Automotive want you to stay safe, we have decided to offer you some tips on how to avoid hydroplaning.

Hydroplaning typically occurs when you drive into more water than what your tire can handle. Whenever you know you are going to be driving in the rain, avoid heavily flooded areas. You may hydroplane easier in areas with more water, and this will be more dangerous. 
 

 

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Belt And Hose Basics In Your Car

Whether you know it or not, your car has a system of belts and hoses that help it run and function. These belts and hoses wear down over time and need to be replaced. At Select Automotive, we have provided some info to our customers in Virginia Beach, so that they are aware of the importance of replacing these components according to the manufacturer guidelines.

Coolant hoses are a type of hose found in your vehicle. They circulate antifreeze throughout the car. This antifreeze helps cool down the car's engine and keeps it from overheating. Damaged hoses can lead…
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How to Drive Safely in Severe Wet and Windy Weather

Wet weather is a major factor in 1.2 million road accidents every year. What do you need to know so that you and your passengers don't become involved in one of them?

Before you go

Before you get started, make sure your vehicle is wet weather worthy. If the rubber inserts of your windshield wipers don't leave the glass squeaky clean with one swipe, replace them. Many garages and auto supply outlets will come out and replace them for you.

Check all lights switch on when required. While you're at it, give them a good wipe…
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Making Your Car's Engine Look Great

Those who love cars take pride in their car's appearance. After your vehicle runs for a few thousand miles, the engine will get greasy and dirty. Select Automotive wants you to know that it is quite easy to clean your engine and make it look great.

The first step is to make sure that your engine is cooled down before cleaning. Wait at least 15 minutes after turning your car off. Next, you will need to disconnect the negative terminal from your car's battery. This will make sure that your car's electrical components will not get damaged…
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A Guide To Recharging You Car Battery


When a battery is getting old, or when a car has been left without starting for awhile, the battery will run down and need to be recharged. You can do this by jump starting the vehicle. However, Select Automotive in Virginia Beach wants you to know that a good way to recharge the battery is with the aid of a battery charger.

To begin with, don't plug the charger in until it is hooked up to the battery. To hook the charger to the battery you will place the red clamp on the charger on the red terminal on…
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The Likelihood of Getting the Problem Fixed With a Recall Vehicle

When a vehicle has been recalled, that is because a problem has been discovered which has the potential to be very dangerous. Therefore, if you have a recalled vehicle, then you are going to have to take it in to make sure that the problem is taken care of so that it can be safe.

However, one thing that you have to consider is that there is a chance that the problem that resulted in a sending of recall letters may not be fixed adequately. This is one of the risk factors that you have to consider with the vehicle…

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Why You Should Use a Car Cover

At Select Automotive in Virginia Beach, our team always takes the time to provide our consumers with information that helps them keep their vehicles in good shape. Protecting the outside of your vehicle by using a car cover is important for a number of reasons.

The primary reason that you should use a car cover is to protect the exterior of your vehicle from the weather. The sun's rays can cause extreme damage to the paint and may also cause the rubber trim to crack. To protect your vehicle from the sun, you should choose a car cover that…
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