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All Season vs. Snow Tires: Which Do You Need?

At our Lakewood used car dealership we want you to be well informed on which tires to use on your vehicle. With winter weather in sight, is your vehicle equipped with the appropriate tires for the conditions? Not sure whether you need all-season or winter tires? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Mild Winter: All-Seasons. If you live in an area where the roads don't freeze and you only experience a slight hint of winter weather, then you are probably okay with just using all-season tires. 

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Decide on Your Price and Stick With It When Negotiating for Your Next Used Car

You are in for a lot of excitement if you are in the process of looking for a used car. It can be a great deal of fun to look at all of the possible options to find that one that you feel is best suited for you. At the same time, we want you to get the best value that you can for your dollar.

To do that, you will want to negotiate on the price. Know what you are willing to pay before you ever step foot in the showroom at Lakewood Happy Motors or elsewhere. That way…

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Your Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror: How Does it Work?

You probably have a vehicle that has an automatically-dimming rearview mirror installed, but do you really understand how this technology works? Most people take this safety and convenience feature for granted. Let's take a look at how the auto-dimming rearview mirror functions each day.

When the mirror is constructed, it is made with two panes of glass that have an electromagnetic gel running between the layers. A very low current of electricity will be able to pass through this gel as the mirror changes its level of dimming. 

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Making Quick Work Out of Cleaning Your Car

If it's a beautiful day outside, the last thing you want to be doing is cleaning out your vehicle. If you want to make quick work out of cleaning your car, take a look at our tips below.

Before you clean anything, make sure you take a garbage bag and remove any items that shouldn't be in your vehicle. This includes food containers, wrappers, beverage containers, tissues, papers, etc. Remove floor mats and shake them out thoroughly. Use a small, handheld vacuum to get under seats, clean the tops of seats, clean off flooring, and vacuum out the…

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Correct Roof Rack Usage

Regardless of the vehicle that you drive around town, if you need extra storage capacity, Lakewood Happy Motors can help you select a pre-owned vehicle that comes equipped with a roof rack. From racks that will carry bicycles to roof boxes that will make it easy to carry extra luggage, there's an option to satisfy every need.  

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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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Replacing Your Windshield Wiper Blades

Your wiper blades efficiently clear road dust, frost, ice, snow and mud from the windshield. Without them, it would be impossible to see, so maintaining their efficacy by replacing them when they start to wear out is a good habit to cultivate.

Over time, sliding across the windshield and the effects of heat and cold can turn supple wiper blade rubber to a stiff consistency that easily chips and splits.  

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Stay on Top of Radiator and Coolant Care

An overheated engine not only causes aggravation from suffering a stalled vehicle, but you also run into safety risks when stranded on the road. And an overheated engine could be ruined, too. Drivers must take steps to care for their car's engine and the radiator or else suffer the consequences.

Coolant fluid inside the radiator keeps the temperature below the threshold for overheating. The fluid only remains effective for so long, though. Once the coolant passes the expiration date, it won't work effectively. Your car becomes at risk for overheating.  

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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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