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What Type of Floor Mats Are the Best?

Once you've selected your dream vehicle, there are still many more decisions to be made in regard to the interior of your car. One of the most common questions is whether to install rubber floor mats or carpet floor mats. That is why we here at Land Rover Farmington Hills of Farmington Hills, MI want to weigh the positives and negatives of both options for you.

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Should You Trade in Your Car or Refinance?

At Land Rover Farmington Hills, we like to make sure the residents in Farmington Hills, MI make educated decisions about their vehicles and finances. Refinancing a vehicle is obtaining a new loan that gives you lower monthly payments and extends the time you pay for your vehicle. If you choose to trade your car for a lower priced vehicle, you may get your payments lowered this way as well.

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Different Vehicle Safety Ratings and What They Mean

When looking for a car, it's near-impossible to avoid coming in contact with these two names: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This is because these companies provide the most notable safety tests on the market, determining exactly how safe any given vehicle is.

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How Does Auto-Dimming Work in Rearview Mirrors

Have you ever been driving and experienced temporary blindness because of someone's bright headlights? This called the Troxler Effect. These are issues that can instantly be resolved now with auto-dimming. While this technology wasn't practical 20 years ago, most modern vehicles are coming standard with driver assistance features.

With sensors, auto-dimming instantly deflects glare in your rearview mirror now. 

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How to Prevent Rodent Damage

Even the most meticulous vehicle owner can become the target of unwanted rodent attention. The engine compartment can become an enticing destination for furry creatures on cold winter nights, as it provides shelter and residual heat. Once inside the engine, rodents can find their way into the interior of your vehicle.

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Learning the Right Way How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

Before you head out on the roads this season, the team at Land Rover Farmington Hills wanted to pass along a few tips on how to correctly pack your winter survival kit that you'll keep in your vehicle.

Pack a sleeping bag or several blankets so that you can keep yourself and passengers warm in the event the vehicles cannot start and you're stranded waiting for help.

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Winter Tires Provide Special Protection

Here at Land Rover Farmington Hills, we like to help drivers everywhere to operate their vehicles more safely. When it comes to vehicle safety, one of the biggest priorities is having the proper tires installed during wet or wintry weather. In this area, winter tires offer many benefits that all-season tires do not. These benefits include safety, special construction, and ease of use.

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Check the Timing Belt to Protect your Engine

The timing belt helps make the automobile engine run. It connects the parts that control the valves with the parts that control the pistons. The precise timing of those parts is necessary to keep the engine running. As the motor takes in fuel and burns it to produce power, the valves and pistons must operate in a tight sequence. The timing belt controls that sequence.

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