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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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Types of Truck Bed Liners

A truck bed liner can help protect the integrity of the bed of your truck and ensure that it continues to work just as hard as you do. That is why we here at Select Automotive wanted to make sure that you are fully informed about the two main types of truck bed liners.

The first type is a spray on liner. It only becomes a liner once a liquid is sprayed into the bed of the truck which then hardens to protect it. It is the more durable type of liner but certainly more expensive. A drop-in liner on…
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A Truck Bed Cover Offers Advantages and Disadvantages

The truck bed is an area where you can store a variety of items. If you cover it, you'll gain a few helpful benefits. However, you should think carefully before modifying your truck's design because a truck bed cover can make some tasks somewhat challenging.

When a truck bed has a cover, all items underneath it are totally protected and secured. If the bed bounces after the tires on a truck roll over an obstacle, the items underneath a cover won't fly in the air and land on the road.

Since a cover shields a truck bed…

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