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If Your Brakes Are Saying Something, You Should Listen

While your brakes don’t actually speak to directly, if you know what to pay attention to, you will find that your brakes have ways of alerting you to their current condition. Brake maintenance in Northern California is essential to staying safe on the road. Below is some simple vehicle care advice to keep in mind to make sure your brakes are working in optimal shape:

Be Aware of Warning Lights

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End of Summer Road Trip Ideas around Northern California

 “Yosemite” by Kate Ter Haar is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Although school may have already started and the trees are just beginning to change colors, it’s not too late to squeeze the last few drops of goodness out of summer with an end of summer road trip. Here are some fun California road trips to consider:

Yosemite

The Yosemite National Park is one of our nation’s most beautiful national parks. Home…

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The Importance of Buying OEM Auto Parts

Buying replacement parts can be incredibly frustrating. The market is often flooded with an incredible number of options and it can be hard to determine which part is the right one for the job. Luckily, your guiding light when it comes to buying parts is the option of OEM parts, original equipment manufacturer parts.

OEM parts are held to the exacting design parameters, are often made using the same molds as when the vehicle first…

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How to Recharge, Repair and Maintain your A/C: Know When it’s Time to Act

When it comes to your car’s air conditioning, it may be the only thing that makes traveling in the summer months tolerable. Your A/C can fail for several different reasons, and the type symptoms you are noticing will tell you a lot about what is wrong. We are here to help guide you through process of determining if you have an issue, and what kind of issue you may be having.

There may…

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The Future is Hybrid: The Best Hybrids Available Today

Almost every major car manufacturer is coming to the realization that hybrid/electric vehicles are the way of the future. The technology has come a long way in the past couple of decades and will only continue to improve. If you are looking for the latest and greatest hybrid models, come to Hanlees Auto Group for the newest from Chevy, Toyota, Chrysler and more. You can buy a hybrid car near Napa today.

2017 Chrysler…

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The 2018 Model Year Vehicles We’re Most Looking Forward To

At Hanlees Auto Group, we’re nearing the very exciting time of the year when next year’s model start rolling out to our Northern California dealerships. A few already are here, more are on the way and many models are still a ways away. Vehicles tend to get a major refresh or makeover every three to four years, and this is often when a manufacturer will introduce major new features or design changes that…

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How to Keep your High-Mileage Car on the Road for a Long Time to Come

As many mechanics and dealership technicians can attest, it’s not uncommon to see vehicles still running strong with 200,000+ and even 300,000+ miles. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the average driver puts just 13,476 miles on the odometer every year, meaning it would take 14 years of average driving to reach the 200,000-mile point. With a five-year financing plan, you can have nearly a decade of car-payment-free…

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Finding the Best Used Car for Your Teen Driver

 

With summer here, many teens on break and recent high school grads are taking to the roads for the first time.  As these new drivers yearn for independence, they are likely to soon require their own car – especially if they are heading off to college or a job. As much as you’d prefer your kids to stay in the backseat where you can be sure they’re safe, owning a car is an important…

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