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Buying a used car

Buying a used car can be a risky endeavor, but also a rewarding one. Buying used, even if the car is close to new, will save you a lot of money compared to the price of a new car off the lot. However, there are some inherent risks that come with purchasing a used car; here is how to best avoid trouble.

How to Care for Your Older Car

As your vehicle ages, it not only gains sentimental value but a number of maintenance measures arise as well. Cars from previous decades have the potential to keep their value and functionality for many years. Here are some tips from Mercie J Auto Care to keep your older car running for a prolonged time.

Is Your Car Ready for a Summer Road Trip?

It's that time of year again. "Summertime," the song goes, "when the living's easy." But it can get tough in a hurry if you head out on a summer road trip without making sure your car is up to the challenge. A lot can go wrong when you're covering hundreds or even thousands of miles in a single trip, and you don't want to learn that lesson the hard way. 
 
Here are five steps that all summer road-trippers should take before they leave town.

Ready for a road trip? Maybe not!

The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about your vehicle making it over the river and through the woods in time for dinner at grandma’s house. The Car Care Council recommends that before hitting the road for the holidays, you take a little time to have your vehicle thoroughly inspected to make sure it is road ready.

The last thing anyone wants during the holiday season is to break down miles from home in the middle of nowhere,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “It’s always a wise idea to have your vehicle checked out before you leave home to identify any potential problems that can be serviced before your holiday journey.”

Warming up your car - questions and answers

You always hear that you should “warm up” your car. What does that even mean, and is it really necessary? Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ has the answers for you.

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