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The Art of Buying a Used Car

Your old car isn't what once was. Buying a brand-new car isn't in your budget, though. Don't worry. Some great tips could help you buy a reliable previously owned car. Follow a few tips to make the right purchase.

Right from the beginning, create a budget in mind. Look for cars within that budget range that come with good ratings.

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The Advantages of a Blind Spot Monitor

We have a goal at McSweeney Automotive to keep our Talladega, AL consumers well-informed about their vehicles. If you have a new vehicle, you may have a blind spot monitor. But what is it and what purpose does it serve? Let's find out more about blind spot monitors below.

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How to Know What Type of Cab Your Truck Has

Here at McSweeney Automotive, we feel that is important that you have a thorough understanding of the different features a truck can come with. It is possible for a truck to have a variety of different truck cabs. It is also possible for different companies may give the same product different names.

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Android Auto Overview

There are a lot of things to love about the latest technological advancements in vehicles today. While it used to be that you only had access to one radio and tape player in a vehicle, today’s drivers can access millions of songs through Android Auto and your music apps. That’s not all Android Auto can do. 

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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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