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It's A Smart Choice To Buy A Used Car

There are many new and used cars for you to take a look at when you visit Lakewood Happy Motors in Lakewood, CO. Purchasing any car is a major decision. Often it is difficult to know if you should buy a new or a used car. Here are some reasons why purchasing a used vehicle might be right for you.

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Front-Wheel Drive Benefits

Many cars come equipped with different drive capabilities. Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive are available as standard options for many vehicles, but what makes them advantageous in their own ways? Which will work best for your needs?

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How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

When there are icy roads, most people tend to stay away, but what about when you have to go? Perhaps it's a snow condition warning that turns into icy roads. If you don't have snow tires, weather alerts, and tough brakes, you could be in for a bad time. Icy roads can cause considerable problems because you may start to slide even at the slightest braking. If you think that you are going too fast, you can actually start sliding after speeds of 45 mph.

You'll have to correct your vehicle if you find yourself sliding. To…

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How to Haggle the Best Price on Used Cars

The one thing our team at Lakewood Happy Motors likes to do is pass on information that can help buyers to get the best possible deals. Here is how you can haggle on a used car.

One of the best things you can do in an effort to get the best deal on a used car is to know your numbers before negotiating.

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What to Do to Improve Your Credit Score

If you are thinking about getting a loan to buy a car, you may have determined that you need to improve your credit score. With a better credit score, you are able to obtain better terms on a car loan.

One tactic to use to improve your credit score is to pay down the balances you have on credit cards. 

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The Difference Between a Powertrain Warrant and a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

In basic terms, a powertrain warranty covers components that are used to propel your automobile. These include such components as:

  • engine
  • differentials
  • driver shafts
  • axles
  • transmission

A bumper-to-bumper warranty is much broader than a powertrain warranty. A bumper-to-bumper covers anything on the car that goes wrong or malfunctions, except something that occurs during the course of an accident.

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Which Drivetrain Will You Choose?

When you buy a new vehicle, there are a lot of options to consider. One of the most overlooked is the drivetrain. Front-wheel and rear-wheel drive systems have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. We want you to make an informed decision during your next purchase, so here's some crucial information you need to know.

Front-wheel drive vehicles are very common. They're more cost-efficient and typically better on fuel economy than the alternatives.

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Use a Clay Bar Next Time You Detail Your Vehicle

Many vehicle owners keep their vehicles in good shape with regular car washes and detailing. However, using a clay bar to detail your vehicle can make the exterior look even better. Here are a few reasons why using a clay bar can be beneficial when you detail your car.

As you drive, your vehicle will accumulate contaminants on its surface that will eventually be difficult to remove. 

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Why Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

These tire tips brought to you by Lakewood Happy Motors will help you see the importance of getting summer tires as the warmer weather arrives.

When the heat of summer arrives, the road surface can reach alarming temperatures. All-season tires were not made to handle that excessive heat, but summer tires were. The summer tires will better grip the road and will help to improve handling at high speeds too.

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Simple Guide on How to Jump Start Another Car

If you need to jump-start your car with another, here is a simple and effective guide.

  • Get the two noses of each car as close each other as possible. Turn the engine off and be certain the two cars are in park before opening the hoods.
  • Once you identify the battery terminals, you'll need to place the red cable to the positive terminal on the car that will be getting the jump-start. 
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