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Owning a Car Costs

The world is packed full of vehicles. No matter what a particular person uses a vehicle for – given they were the one who actually purchased that vehicle – the costs of cars and trucks are definitely more than just the purchase price.

Look into these costs to help lower your total cost of ownership. All vehicles, unarguably, cost more than their purchase prices.

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How Seasonal Car Maintenance Matters


The ability to get your vehicle maintained every season will get a professional set of eyes on issues that could arise this upcoming season. Here are a few things the techs at the service center will check:
  • The air filter in your vehicle will be checked for damage and cleaned. If needed, it will be replaced with a brand new filter.
  • Your vehicle's motor oil will be changed for the upcoming season with the proper grade.
  • All four tires…
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Alexa's Got a new Skill, and it's Perfect for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude

Recently, the Uconnect skill was added to the Amazon Alexa's repertoire. This skill allows Jeep owners who have an Amazon Alexa device to use voice commands for certain tasks, like directing Alexa to start and stop the engine or lock and unlock the doors Then earlier this month, Jeep® announced that the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude will feature a Tech Connect Package that makes the best use of this skill yet.

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Navigating the Tire Jungle


One of the last things on your mind is your tires -- until they need to be replaced, when you start looking at the choices. You learn that tires marked "P," for passenger, are cheaper and will actually give you a smoother ride. Tires marked "LT," for light truck, are designed for hauling heavy loads, trailer pulling, and driving down rough roads or even off-road.

If you have a pickup or an SUV, you might want to haul a heavy load now and then -- but do you really need "LT" tires? Is it safe to haul an occasional load on passenger…

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Keeping Your Pets Safe When Traveling Long-Distance with Them

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​Pets and long distance trips do not always mix well, but that doesn't mean you can't improve the conditions. Consider a few of these tips when traveling with pets.

The best way to keep your pet safe and to avoid all sorts of distractions on the highway is to keep your pet in a travel crate. Pad the crate with blankets and throw one of their favorite play toys in there to keep them a little busy during the long drive.

If your pet does not crate well, you must buy them a harness that can be attached…
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Dodge Delivers the Consummate Sports Car with the 2017 Challenger

If you happen to be on the hunt for a sports coupe, we here at Bryden Motors believe Dodge's, the 2017 Challenger, is one that should absolutely be on your short list.

Why, you wonder?

Receive some insight from CarGurus pundit Cliff Atiyeh; his critique of the Challenger is as follows:

We've little doubt that the Challenger's base trim, the SXT, will quite capably meet the needs of most shoppers.

Standard features on this model include 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone auto climate control, a power driver seat ...

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