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Information About Car Wax

Car wax can be useful in keeping vehicles looking brand new. Applying it is an easy step if you're someone who takes pride in how your car, truck, or SUV looks. If you'd like assistance with the task or guidance in choosing a product, we're always here at Kokomo Auto World in Kokomo, IN to help.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Test Drive

Today's vehicles have a lot of bells and whistles. Even if you're looking at a pre-owned car that's several years old, chances are it has many more features than our current vehicle. That's why it's more important than ever to test drive the vehicle you intend to buy. Here is how to get the most out of the experience.

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How to Charge a Dead Battery

If you've ever gone to start your vehicle in the morning only to find that it won't turn over because the battery is dead, it's a downright frustrating situation. Neighbors and friends may not be around for a jump start, but if you keep a battery charger on hand, you can try to get your battery operational on your own.

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A Few Reasons Why You Should Buy a Used Car

The crew at Kokomo Auto World are always looking for ways to help our customers to save money. Here are some things to consider about buying used vehicles as compared to a brand-new car.

Since the dealer is getting the used cars on the lot from trade-ins, they really have a lot in the way of wiggle room with price. 

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Road Trip Tips

Taking a road trip in the spring or summer is often an adventure. You can see things that you might not see during the winter as the days are longer, animals are wandering around, and plants are in bloom. There are a few safety tips to keep in mind while you're traveling so that your vehicle is maintained.

Examine your tire pressure. Make sure all tires are inflated and that there are no punctures or leaks that would cause a flat tire. Kokomo Auto World can check the pressure if you don't have the proper tools. 

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An Overview of Android Auto

Have you heard of Android Auto? It’s a car Bluetooth application that helps you stay hands-free with your phone while driving. You can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the steering wheel using this handy app. It instantly connects to your car’s infotainment system, allowing you to access contacts, see messages, stream music, and so much more. Android Auto was unveiled in 2015 by Google, and ever since then, the company has been improving the software. 

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The Basics of Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

Automotive-related tech is one of our favorite subjects, and we here at Kokomo Auto World love to share it with drivers. Auto-dimming rearview mirrors are a fascinating piece of tech that never gets old. If you don't know how auto-dimming rearview mirrors work, here's a basic rundown.

Auto-dimming mirrors contain electrochromic gel sandwiched between two layers of glass. This gel darkens when an electrical charge passes through it, after ambient light sensors inside the rearview detect glare.  

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Rodent Damage Can Be Severe

Vehicle owners must raise their awareness of the potential for damage to wiring and hoses from hungry rodents. Manufacturers changed the materials that coat engine wires and electrical harnesses. Vehicle makers have turned to plant-based materials to coat wire harnesses and some connectors. The plant-based material may increase the risk of rodent activity under the hood.

In the past, automakers used petroleum-based materials to coat engine and electrical wires. Rodents sometimes attacked vehicle wiring due to sweet-smelling engine fluids. 

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