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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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Testing Your Vehicle Battery Is Always a Good Idea

No one wants to be stranded with a vehicle that won't start. You may be trying to leave for work or to perform an errand, or you might find yourself stranded at a parking lot. Whatever the event, this is not a scenario you want.

To avoid this happening, you may want to test your battery. You will need a voltmeter, which can be either analog or digital. First, attach the positive voltmeter lead to the battery's positive terminal. Next, attach the negative lead to the battery's negative terminal. Compare the readings. A reading of 12.4…

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