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Controlling Pet Hair in Your Vehicle

You love your dog or cat and may not want to ban them entirely from your car, but you still dread the struggle to remove their fur from your interior when the ride is over. With a little bit of preparation, you can still enjoy their company on a ride without anticipating long hours of cleanup.

Prevention is the best method, so cover your seats with a blanket or pad specifically designed for pets. Even a towel will do in a pinch. Keeping your pet in their carrier not only gives them a place to stay safe while you're…
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Keep Your Fuel System Functioning Properly

The function of your fuel system is critical to the healthy operation of your car. At Quick Lane Livonia, we want to empower you to recognize when there is a potential fuel system problem with your vehicle.

So what are some signs that your fuel system needs service? Here you go:

Car Doesn't Start

So you go to get in your car, but it doesn't start. This could be that your fuel pump has taken a dive, or your fuel filter is clogged.

Note: It's easy to hear your fuel pump start up when turning the key…
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What Technology Features are Offered With the Ford Focus ST?

Our Quick Lane Livonia team understands performance vehicles and their maintenance needs. If you are in the market for a compact performance hatchback, the Ford Focus ST is one of the top models in its class. Not only do you get superior performance with the Focus ST, you also get technology features that are the most advanced in the industry.

The FordPass Smartphone App can enhance your driving experience in the Focus ST. This app helps you find locations such as gas stations, restaurants, and more. You can even reserve and pay for parking in certain locations with the FordPass…
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Learning More About Backup Cameras

Here at Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, we believe that our friends and neighbors should be as well-informed as possible about their vehicles and its functions. More specifically, we want to take some time to talk about the things you should know about your backup camera.

The first, and perhaps most important, thing to note about backup cameras is that they are not perfect. They can experience poor image quality, interference issues, and they can sometimes just get a little dirty.  

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Applying Touch Up Paint

Want to make sure your paint always looks good on your car? Touch-up pens and kits are available to help you fix your paint job yourself. However, it’s not always so simple. If you have ever applied a small amount of paint to your car, it can be nerve-racking trying to make the colors match up and look natural. In some cases, you may not want to use touch-up pens because they won’t cover up deeper scratches.

Paint chipping happens from time to time, but it’s easily covered up with a bit of paint in the same…

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How to Prevent Rodent Damage

Most drivers never consider that their car could potentially become a welcoming home to rodents. Plunging temperatures make a warm engine compartment attractive even to city-dwelling rodents, making this a hazard for those who never venture into the woods. Once inside your vehicle, rodents can chew on exposed wiring or build nests in your car's interior.

Making your vehicle unattractive to rodents begins with covering any exposed holes that would allow them entry to your engine or interior with wire mesh. Duct tape embedded with foul-tasting chemicals can be wrapped around 
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Safely Jump Starting Your Car with Jumper Cables and a Nearby Car

Find that your car's battery is dead can make any day go bad. Fortunately, if you have a set of jumper cables and a nearby car with a good battery, you might be able to get your car running again.

Shut off both cars and set the parking brakes. Attach one end of the red jumper cable to the dead battery's positive terminal (usually marked with an "+" and/or red cap). Attach the other end of the red cable to the live battery's positive terminal. Attach the black cable to the live battery's negative terminal. Carefully…
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Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Winter and All-Season Tires

It has been revealed that winter tires are better for conditions such as snow and ice. For one thing, the winter tire has a lot of traction and other things that are designed to handle the slippery roads. However, just because it is winter does not mean that you should buy winter tires. There are factors to consider.

One factor to consider as to whether to buy winter tires or all-season tires is the frequency of snow and ice. If it rarely or never snows where you live in the winter, then you are probably better off with all-season tires…

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Everything You Need For a Good Windshield Wiper

When you are looking for a good windshield wiper, there are a ton of factors to consider. There is more to it than finding a high-quality windshield and then moving on. You are going to have to make sure that you maximize the performance of the windshield wiper.

When choosing a windshield wiper, one thing you want to look into is the features of the wiper which will determine how good the windshield wiper is for you during the winter time. Among the things you are going to need for your windshield wiper is a spoiler so that it can…

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