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Pressing Pedals

If there is an issue with the brakes on your car, there will likely be a few signs that you'll notice. One of the first things that you'll usually notice is that the pedal feels soft. It's almost as if the pedal goes to the floor instead of giving the resistance that you need to get the car stopped while in Talladega, AL.

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What Are Auto-Dimming Mirrors?

The rearview mirror doesn't serve as a top selling point on a vehicle. After all, it not a luxury part. Even the new auto-dimming mirrors don't appear prominently in advertisements. Drivers shouldn't overlook the value of these "electrochromic mirrors." They provide a valuable safety effect.

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Best Vehicles for Uber or Lyft Drivers

Driving for Uber or Lyft is a great way to earn some extra money with your spare time. However, before you get started in this venture, it is important to make sure that you have the right vehicle for the job. The automotive experts at McSweeney Automotive are on hand to provide recommendations for a variety of vehicles perfect for ride-sharing services.

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Do You Drive a Dog-Friendly Car?

A beloved dog may seem happy to go anywhere with you including for a drive. You do want your pet to be safe and relaxed in the vehicle. When purchasing a car, dog owners should look for specific features that tag a vehicle as dog-friendly.

Your pet will probably ride in the backseat so look closely at that area. The seats should be in good shape and come with durable covers.

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Oversteering vs Understeering

In most conditions, your car will respond appropriately to each turn of the wheel you make. In poor conditions, your actions with the steering wheel might not translate to the motions your car takes.

Oversteering describes when your vehicle turns more sharply than you want it to. The rotation could be so great that you end up completely spinning out. 

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How to Remove Manufacturer Badges

Removing badges is the first step in customizing the look of your ride. However, you need to do it carefully so that you don't ruin the surface of your vehicle. We want you to be an informed owner, so here are some easy tips to get the job done in no time.

Most badges are applied using a simple adhesive. 

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Truck Bed Liners: Drop-In vs. Spray-On

When you get a new truck, you have a lot of decisions to make. One of the biggest is the type of bed liner you want. The two most popular choices are drop-in liners and spray-on liners. We want you to be an informed truck owner and make a decision that's right for your needs, so here's some information you should consider.

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Used Cars Are a Great Option for the Right Buyer

It's fun having a new car until you realized that you could have saved a lot of money if you had bought used. There are many reasons that buying new is the best choice for the right buyer, but there are also a lot of great reasons to buy used.

Saving money and having a lower car payment is one of the biggest reasons that people buy used.

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What Precautions Should You Take in Advance of a Flat Tire?

Gone are the days when you carried a fifth tire the same size, make, and wheel dimensions as those on which you drive day today. Today, you have “donuts” or smaller versions of your regular tire stored away in hard to get to places. The equipment for changing a flat is no longer centralized either. The jack, lug wrench, and chocks are located in various areas throughout the vehicle to equalize weight.

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How to Haggle the Best Price on Used Cars

Our crew at McSweeney Automotive wanted to help make others aware as to all the ways that you could haggle on getting the best deal for a used car.

If you want to get the best deal on a used car, it's imperative that you know the numbers before you start negotiating. Take some time to research the true value of the vehicle, then begin low and don't allow the seller to see that you are excited about the vehicle.

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