Dog-Friendly Vehicles: What Makes Them So?

How can you know that the vehicle that you purchase is just right for your dog? It will need to have a few things going for it. The first is thing is to make sure there is ample legroom in the backseat. The reason for this is because the dog may be in a carrier, and it is a lot safer to have that carrier on the floorboard of the vehicle than on the seat. 

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Automotive Service: How Do Brake Pads Work?

There is a lot more to braking than just pressing your foot on the brake pedal. You need a brake pad. A brake pad provides the friction that is needed to slow down or stop your vehicle. In order for you to be able to brake, you need to have brake pads that work properly. Your brake pads are not designed to last forever.

If your brake pads need to be replaced, then you may notice that there is a squealing or squeaking. The indicator light may also be on. Additionally, the brake pedal may vibrate. There are a few…

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Belts & Hoses Warning Signs

Just like getting an oil change or replacing the air filter in your car, belts and hoses need to be checked and maintained regularly as well. A cracked, worn belt can produce screeching noises, but the real danger is for your engine and steering. Timing belts sync up your camshaft and crankshaft, so when it goes, your engine may backfire or not even start. Serpentine belts are also important because it could lead to a loss of power steering if not properly maintained.

Coolant hoses are another issue for older cars. These tend to crack or develop soft spots, which…

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The Steps to Prevent a Tire Blowout

You may travel a lot, but managing your road safety is crucial. One step you can take to maintain your safety is checking your tires regularly to prevent a tire blowout. Inspect your tires for signs of wear, aging and damage and check each tire pressure. If any tire pressure is too high or too low from the recommended pressure, a blowout is probable. You can also avoid a blowout by purchasing new tires.

By not checking your tires for the mentioned signs, a tire blowout could occur. In the event that a blowout does occur, signal and pull over…

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Why Washing Your Car Is Valuable

As a vehicle owner, you may not see the need for washing your vehicle on a regular basis. However, we at Brenner Car Credit want you to get the most out of your vehicle purchase by informing you that reports have shown that washing your vehicle regularly has benefits for both you and your vehicle.

By washing your vehicle, you can remove dirt, bird droppings, pollen and other contaminants that can cause your vehicle to lose its value. Each contaminant has the potential to ruin your vehicle's paint job, cause rust and impose health issues for you. A clean…

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Find Out About a Blind Spot Monitor

Our BRENNER CAR CREDIT associates have a goal to help keep Mifflintown customers updated about the latest technologies offered with some of our vehicles. A blind spot monitor is a driver-assist feature that many drivers choose because it enhances protection. With higher trims, a blind spot monitor may be a standard feature, and mid-level and base trims may have a blind spot monitor as an available feature.

A blind spot monitor can help you avoid lane-change accidents by scanning the road for vehicles that are entering your blind spot zones...

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Our Best Tips for Correcting a Slide on Ice

Your friends here at BRENNER CAR CREDIT want to remind you to be safe on the roads this winter. When driving in icy conditions, sliding is a major concern. Before you get on the road this winter, make sure you have good tires with plenty of tread left on them. When there is ice on the roadway, drive slower than 45 mph, and leave plenty of space between you and other cars.

If your car starts sliding, follow our slide safety tips to correct it:

  • Do not slam your brakes. This will be your immediate response, but it will only…
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If You're in an Accident, This is What You Should Do

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it's important that you take the right steps moving forward. You want to make sure that everyone involved is safe. You also need to complete a few steps to ensure that you are protected, whether you were at fault for the accident or not.

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Look out for Cyclists in Poor Weather Driving Conditions

With winter weather fast approaching, it is essential for drivers who live near Brenner Car Credit, and indeed everywhere, to make relevant preparations. In addition to making seasonal changes to their vehicles, drivers should also keep in mind the importance of staying extra alert to the presence of pedestrians and cyclists during poor weather.

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