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Why Hurricane Harvey Made Now The Time To Buy A Pre-Owned Car

Posted by Adam Kushner on Sep 7, 2017 5:49:13 PM

As vehicle owners in Texas inundate insurance agencies with claims after Hurricane Harvey, prices are set to skyrocket at pre-owned vehicle market places and used car lots. This makes now the time to buy a pre-owned car if your current vehicle is in need of replacement. First, consider if replacing your vehicle is the best choice, then be sure to have a "pre-purchase inspection" performed if the car lot does not specialize in the brand you are buying.


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Be Prepared Before Freezing Temps Hit

Posted by Swedish Motors on Nov 6, 2016 1:30:00 PM

The Fall season is one of the most pleasant times of the year in Pennsylvania. Summer’s blazing heat is long gone and winter’s chill and accompanying snow and ice hasn’t yet arrived. It is the ideal time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. It’s also the ideal time to make sure your car is equipped to handle the extreme winter-driving conditions that are right around the corner. Be prepared before freezing temps hit and take advantage of the beautiful weather to prepare your vehicle for winter's more extreme conditions. 


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Should I Panic If My Import Car Check Engine Light Comes On?

Posted by Swedish Motors on May 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Your check engine light is an important warning signal, but there is no need to panic if it comes on. There are a number of reasons a check engine light comes on. It can be something simple like a failure to correctly secure the fuel tank lid at your last visit to the gas station. However, because an import car check engine light is a warning of a potential mechanical problem, it should never be ignored.


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Visual Inspections and Computer Diagnostics for Auto Repair

Posted by Swedish Motors on May 12, 2016 3:00:00 PM

As the saying goes, “The eyes don’t lie.” While this may be true, sometimes they miss things. What does this have to do with your treasured import vehicle? More than you may realize. Import auto repair shops should not only have technicians but also computer equipment for diagnosing required repairs and services. Which is more accurate when it comes to determining what repairs and services your car does and doesn’t need? 

 


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4 Reasons a Certified Technician Should Replace Your Import Car Battery

Posted by Swedish Motors on Apr 24, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Without it, your car will not be of much use to you. It’s something you probably don’t think much about until you discover it has stopped working. It’s your car battery of course! Most people have at least one experience with sliding into their car’s driver seat, turning the key and having nothing happen. It’s such an inconvenience many people opt to change their battery every couple of years simply to avoid the hassle of playing Russian roulette with their aging battery. That’s not a bad idea. Especially if you make sure to have a professional handle your auto battery replacement .

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Although Extreme Temperatures Cause Damage To Your Car Battery, Heat May Be The True Culprit

Posted by Swedish Motors on Apr 10, 2016 2:30:00 PM

If you equate vehicle battery failure with frigid winter temperatures, you’re not alone. Many people believe if their car’s battery is going to fail, it will probably happen on an extremely cold winter day. Batteries certainly do fail in cold weather, but you may be surprised to learn more car batteries fail in summer than they do in winter.


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Signs That Your Import Car Battery Is Failing and the Benefits of Replacing It Before It Does

Posted by Swedish Motors on Mar 30, 2016 4:19:00 PM

If you’ve ever hopped into your car, put your key into the ignition, turned the key and experienced silence rather than the roar of your engine, you know how frustrating and inconvenient that can be. Vehicle batteries don’t last forever; they will eventually fail. If you learn the signs that your battery may be failing, you can be proactive and hopefully avoid the hassle of being stranded.


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Should PA Require Annual Vehicle Safety Inspections for Cars

Posted by Swedish Motors on Jan 26, 2016 11:44:00 AM

 

At present, 25 of Pennsylvania’s counties require state inspections for cars; however, there has been talk of discontinuing annual inspections due to a variety of factors. This brings up the question, does PA vehicle inspections need to be done annually? One of the proposed options is to eliminate inspections during the first two years of car ownership. Others feel the inspections aren’t necessary at all. It’s important to understand why state inspections are important for safety.


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Worried About a TPMS Warning Light? Cold Weather May be Causing a False Alarm

Posted by Swedish Motors on Jan 3, 2016 2:30:00 PM

As winter temperatures creep in, drivers may notice rising activity from their TPMS warning light. This is a common but baffling occurrence that is potentially sending many vehicle owners looking for repair options without need. During the winter season, the TPMS mechanism is inclined to be inaccurate—and the reason for this is the cold weather. For safer driving, every vehicle owner should remain well informed of the relationship between tire pressure and warning lights.


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Do I Need Snow Tires or Can I Use My All Season Tires During the Pennsylvania Winter

Posted by Swedish Motors on Dec 20, 2015 2:30:00 PM

The idea of spending a lot of money on a second set of tires, especially when your current tires are still in great shape, can be daunting. You may wonder, “Do I need snow tires or can I use all season tires year round?” The first step in the process is to answer the question of how snow tires are different from all season tires. This information can help you make the best decision regarding whether you should invest in snow tires.

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