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The Best Car for Your Teen

While getting a first car is an exciting time for teens, it can be a time of worry for parents or caregivers, who want the safest and most reliable car for their teen. Choosing a larger car like an SUV will help parents and teens avoid the biggest pitfall when buying a car for a new driver, a high horsepower rating. Avoid cars with peppy acceleration in favor of safer cars that offer plenty of protection in their larger body design.

Many larger cars will also offer electronic stability control, which is excellent for helping new drivers navigate slippery roads…

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What to do in Case of an Accident

Being in an automobile accident is one of the more traumatic incidents that you will have to go through. When in an accident, many people are upset, and they don't know what they should do. You should follow some simple steps if you are in an accident.

If you are in an accident, the first thing to do is to see if anyone is injured. You also need to contact the authorities and report that an accident has taken place. Next, you need to exchange insurance information with the other driver or drivers who were in the accident. The…

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Enjoy the Bonus Tech of Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is an in-vehicle technology that offers you a surprising amount of features. With the bonus of Siri at your fingertips, it’s easier to take a hands-free approach when you’re driving around town.

At Lakewood Happy Motors, we’ll show you how you can integrate your iPhone in order to listen to music, stream your favorite podcasts, tune into sports, and much more. All you have to do is ask Siri to play what you want to hear from one of the apps on your iPhone. 

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Reasons to Choose a Used Car

Most people don't plan for when their vehicle will need to be replaced. It's typically a very unexpected necessity. Because of this, it's important to find a vehicle that won't break the bank. The used market contains a number of very affordably priced vehicles. Contrary to popular belief, they are actually very reliable. Let's look at some reasons why you should invest in a used vehicle rather than something brand new.

Used vehicles go through a very thorough inspection process to ensure that everything is working properly. This inspection isn't even performed on new…

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Understanding Vehicle History Reports

A vehicle history report is a report that is used to obtain important information regarding a vehicle's past. These records can be obtained from DMVs, police reports, and insurance companies. A person would most likely want to obtain a vehicle history report if they are considering purchasing a used car. This report will make them more aware of any existing problems with the vehicle.

Obtaining a vehicle history report will ultimately supply you with a history of the vehicle's ownership. You will be able to find out how many people have owned the vehicle in the past. 

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Key Components of an Emergency Kit

At Lakewood Happy Motors, we understand that winter weather conditions can be treacherous. Therefore, it is important to be prepared. One way to prepare for winter weather is to create an emergency kit for your vehicle. Ideally, this kit will contain a cell phone, a cell phone charger, and a weather radio.

This will make it possible to stay in touch with friends, family or emergency personnel if you get stranded. It can also keep you up-to-date on current and short-term weather conditions. 

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Exploring Options for Truck Bed Liners

When you're considering your options for a truck bed liner, knowing the differences between them is important for making an informed decision. The two most common types of liners are drop-in and spray-in, and both have unique advantages and disadvantages.

Drop-in liners are made of a plastic that is attached to the bed of your truck. This liner will protect the metal from damage and help you move items in and out of the bed smoothly. Unfortunately, water can get trapped under it and cause rust to form.  

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Why Should You Buy a Used Car?

Our team wanted to make sure that you are getting the best possible deal for your money. If you are shopping for a used car, here are a few things to consider.

When you buy a used car, always ask for the vehicle history report. These reports will reveal everything from water damage from a hurricane to the accidents this vehicle was involved in. These reports can even help you to eventually sell your used car to show the next buyer there is nothing wrong with it.  

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Choosing the Perfect Car for Your Teen Driver

At Lakewood Happy Motors, we know it's never easy to send a teen driver out on their own. Our goal is to help you find the right car for your young driver so that they can drive safely.

A variety of factors have been shown to reduce accident rates in young drivers. Bigger and heavier vehicles are safer to drive, and your child is less likely to crash in them. Make sure that whatever car you choose doesn't have a powerful engine to temp a driver into going faster than they need do, and choose something that has…

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Applying Touch Up Paint to Fix a Chip in the Car Paint

Our shop wanted to help inform drivers how to make minor repairs to the car paint when you find a chip on ding. Here is all you'll need to make that repair.

Begin by dipping a clean cloth in a mix of soap and water, then gently rubbing the area to remove any dirt or debris trapped in the opening. Once dry, use that same cloth and place a small amount on rubbing compound on the chip, rubbing in circular motions to soften the paint edges.

Once dry, dip the tiny pain brush into the touch up paint bottle…
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