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Which Warranty Do You Prefer?

When you make the decision to purchase a new vehicle, acquiring a warranty to protect your vehicle from future issues is something that should be at the forefront of your thoughts. At present, there are two major types of warranties that are available. These are a powertrain warranty and a bumper to bumper warranty.

So, what is the difference between the two? A powertrain warranty covers those vehicle components responsible for getting your car moving, such as the engine, transmission, and differential. A bumper to bumper warranty includes protection for all components covered by...

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A Closer Look at Front-Wheel Drive and Rear-Wheel Drive

Car shoppers like you have heard about the front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive transmissions, but you might be unclear about the differences between the two. At Ramey Automotive Richlands, we love to help our customers gain knowledge! As the name implies, a front-wheel-drive (FWD) car's drive applies power from the engine to its front wheels. On the flip side, the rear wheels are directly powered in order to move a rear-wheel drive car.

Each type of drivetrain offers you advantages. FWD cars cost manufacturers less to produce, so they can also save you money when you shop for a…

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How to Easily Use Our Online Service Scheduler

More drivers are discovering that they no longer have to be subjected to waiting for hours to get their car serviced, they can book the times they want on their own. Here are a few reasons so many customers are excited about the ability to book maintenance appointments using the online service scheduler.

It doesn't matter if you like to be the first at the service center or arrive on your lunch hour, with the online service scheduler, the customer is able to call the shots. Regardless how busy the dealership, if you booked a time, you arrive, and…

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Is Changing Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles Too Much?

Changing your oil every 3,000 miles used to be considered a good interval, but these days the recommended interval is more like every 7,500 miles. That is because the motor oils used today and the engines in our vehicles are far superior to the ones that we had years ago. They are much more efficient.

Just be sure to keep an eye on your oil and don't forget to check it when you do your pre-check. The color of your oil can tell you a lot about it. If it is dark or sludgy it will need…

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Can You Drive 7,500 Miles Before Next Oil Change?

Can you really drive 7,500 miles before your next oil change? It's true. Many vehicles of today simply can go longer periods of time without an oil change. You can consult the owner's manual for your car, truck or SUV. More modern vehicles are equipped to last longer. They also utilize less oil. Engines are designed better. Even the quality of oil is remarkably improved. That's why vehicles can now go 7,500 miles without an oil change.

You probably did hear about the 3,000-mile mark. It might have been 2,000. This is no…

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In the Interest of Safety, Follow Move Over Laws As Best You Can

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Many of us may not even realize it, but there are actually laws on the books in all 50 states requiring us to move over if there is an incident on the side of the road that is being responded to.

These laws are referred to as "move over" laws and while they are not talked about as often as other more basic traffic laws, they are there for the safety of all involved and should be adhered to by all of us as best we can.

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What Works the Best for Getting Your Vehicle Unstuck in the Snow?

Cars are amazing machines, but they aren't flawless. Cars can get stuck sometimes. If your car happens to get stuck in the ice or snow, you may have a very hard time getting it unstuck. Luckily, there are a few things you can put under your tires to help you get out.

Salt, sand, and kitty litter will all help you get unstuck. Salt works by melting away the ice around your tire. Sand works by providing a gritty surface for your tires to grab onto. Kitty litter absorbs all the moisture around your tire and makes the surface…

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Why You Need Winter Windshield Wiper Blades

If you can't see while you're driving, you are putting yourself and others in danger. But why would you not be able to see? If you are using regular windshield wiper blades and heavy snow starts to fall, you may find yourself with a very small amount of visibility. This can be a very scary situation, but there is something you can do to make sure this doesn't happen to you.

Ditch your windshield wiper blades for winter wiper blades. Winter wiper blades are similar to regular windshield wiper blades, except they are powerful enough to handle…

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Keep Your Tires Properly Rotated

There are a few reasons why it is important to get your tires rotated. Not only will you get better gas mileage but your ride will be smoother, and you will have better handling of your vehicle. Your tires are the only thing between your car and the road, and you want them to be able to do their job.

 

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