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Tips for Choosing a Teen’s First Car

When you’re looking to buy your teen their first car, we have some ideas. At Major Motor Cars, we’re here to show you some of the different cars we have across our dealership.

It’s important to consider the various safety elements of a car. This includes the airbags, the various computer systems to help with parking, and more. You can enjoy a greater peace of mind if you know that there are systems that will help to keep them safe.

The cost to maintain the car should also be a consideration. You want to look at the…

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Solutions for Refinance or Trade In

Refinance can lower the costs of your car loan, but it does not replace the current car. Trade-ins can get a new or better vehicle but may not reduce the monthly cost of the car loan. Each family situation is different, and each family must consider its long-term goals.

Santa Monica drivers can balance the costs of a new car against the costs of upkeep on their current model. Much depends on the condition of the current vehicle. When circumstances change such as needing a larger vehicle, then the choice to trade-in is clear.

 

 

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Here's how a hatchback can help you

When you search for a new car, what's the first thing you notice? Do you need something with style? Comfort? Cargo space? Maybe you want something affordable or something unique. No matter what you're looking for, chances are you'll find it in a hatchback. Here's what you need to know.

Hatchback cars are designed to offer both comfort and durability. Most importantly, they provide plenty of cargo space. The design of the hatchback ensures you'll be able to easily access your car to transport luggage or personal belongings in a simple and easy way. Whether…

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Tailgating Essentials

Tailgating is so much fun whether you are hanging out before a football game or you are enjoying a night out at a concert. Making sure that you have all of the tailgating essentials possible will make your outing one to remember. You will also have an easy time of snacking and relaxing when you have everything you need on hand. Let's take a look at some of the tailgating essentials:
  • Have chairs and blankets ready for seating. Some vehicles have a hatchback and rear seating that will turn around and can be used out the back of your…
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Powertrain or Bumper-to-Bumper: Which Warranty Is Best for You?

Whether you're in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle, you'll probably see either a powertrain or bumper-to-bumper warranty being offered for it. To determine which warranty will better suit your needs, here's what each offers.

A powertrain warranty covers anything relating to the vehicle's propulsion system, including the engine and the transmission. 

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Rear-Wheel or Front-Wheel Drive: Which Is Best for You?

Confused about whether you should buy a car with rear wheel drive or front-wheel drive? We here at Major Motor Cars want to make sure that your new car is best suited for you, so here are some ideas to help you decide.

With solid axles, rear-wheel drive vehicles can take a lot of punishment without needing costly repairs, but can be too heavy for driving in inclement weather. 

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Using a Clay Bar to Keep the Body of Your Vehicle Smooth

Have you ever noticed those tiny orange specks of rust on a white or silver vehicle? If you have, then you know how unappealing they are. Those tiny rust spots appear when your vehicle has been exposed to metal particles such as brake and rail dust. The metal becomes embedded into the clear coat of a vehicle, and then it rusts.

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Why Buy a Crossover?

If you are looking to buy a new vehicle in the next few months and have the opportunity to take your time to find something you will really love, then stop down to Major Motor Cars today to look at some of the crossover vehicles that we have on site.

You have probably seen a lot of crossovers on the road lately, and there is good reason for this. 

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Appreciating TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors)

Since 2007, all vehicles manufactured have been required by law to include TPMS and a clear indicator light on the dash. While these various dash indicators have sometimes been running gags, TPMS is nothing to sneeze at – if it lights up, pay attention. Did you know that the biggest cause of accidents not involving negligent driving in Santa Monica are tire blow outs?

Tires lose about 1psi of pressure each month, so while TPMS is handy, there’s just no substitute for checking your pressure at least twice a month. 

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Learning How to Safely Jump Start Another Car

Safely jump-starting one car with another is simple if you understand how to connect the jumper cables.

  • Start by getting the two vehicles as close to each other so the cables can reach both batteries.
  • Be sure the car engine is off and both cars are in park before opening the hood.
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