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Your Vehicle's Critical Belts and Hoses

We at Preferred Preowned North want to help you be aware of your car's need for maintenance on its belts and hoses. These components are critical to your vehicle's proper operation.

Belts and hoses will be used in autos for the foreseeable future. Most vehicles have a timing belt and a serpentine belt. Every vehicle also has coolant hoses. Think of your timing belt as your engine's conductor. Without this belt, your engine's components will lose their tempo, and your car's symphony will unpleasantly stop. Your serpentine belt runs several of your vehicle's accessories…

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The Vital Importance of Your Engine Cooling System

The temperature in an internal combustion engine can reach 2,000 degrees and even higher in some situations. As a consequence, the vital importance of the engine cooling system cannot be understated. Indeed, if the cooling system is not operating in an optimal manner, including having proper coolant, the end result can be devastating. 

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Steps to Making an Effective Winter Survival Kit

Winter driving can prove dangerous, and sometimes highly so. As you prepare for the cold months of the year, you need to prepare a winter survival kit for your car. There are a number of factors to bear in mind when it comes to making a winter survival kit for use in your car.

According to Preferred Preowned North, on the list of items you need to include in your winter survival kit should be a powerful flashlight, extra batteries, and an additional mobile phone charger. You also need to have extra bottled drinking water and nonperishable food items in…

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Debadge Your Car With Our Tips

If you like the look of a sleek, uninterrupted car exterior, the badges that manufacturers install may cause a bit of frustration. Fortunately, there is a way to quickly and effectively remove these badges, once and for all. Follow this simple procedure from Preferred Preowned North, and you'll be well on your way to the car of your dreams.

Assuming that your vehicle's badges are attached with adhesive, begin by softening or emulsifying the adhesive using a source of heat or purpose-made adhesive remover.  

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Avoiding a Tire Blowout

Have you been driving on a bad tire? Tire blowouts happen due to stress on your tires from improper inflation or damage to the tread. With uneven tread, cracks, bulges, and bumps, your car could be headed for a blowout while you're driving. While this most often leads to you changing your tire on the side of the road, what if you were driving at a high speed and suffered a blowout?

It's important to check your car for visual signs of wear and tire, specifically on your tires. This is one of the most important parts of…

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