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The Benefits of Using Car Wax

Among the many factors that might stop you from using car wax on a regular basis is that you are intimidated by the product. You might think that it does not work all that well. Fortunately, you will find plenty of benefits that come with the use of car wax.

One of the benefits is that it makes your vehicle a lot shinier. It also protects the coating and paintwork so that you can still have a vehicle that looks almost as good as new. It is also hydrophobic...

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DIY Headlight Restoration Steps You Can Do At Home

Headlights are important for visibility. The problem is, over time, headlights can look foggy or get light scratches from debris flying around the streets of Amherst. The following is a simple way to restore your headlights with sandpaper.

How to Use Sandpaper to Restore Headlights

The people at Genesis of Amherst have amassed enough experience to learn about car maintenance. One neat trick is sandpaper restoration, which can be helpful when done right; follow the steps below:
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1. Use painter's tape around your headlights to protect the car's paint.
2. Then, fill a spray bottle with a...
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Is Buying a Used Car a Good Idea?

Amherst is full of new and used cars, meaning you can fit in with either choice just fine. It is easy to think that used cars are going to give you trouble, but dealerships like Genesis of Amherst usually do a full inspection before a used car is sold.

The following are a few benefits of buying a used car you should think about:

Affordability

An important reason to buy a used car is that the price is considerably reduced. You should be able to pay it off much quicker.

Depreciate Slowly

Most new cars depreciate quickly when you buy…
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Remaining Safe With A Backup Camera


It is difficult to name a piece of equipment on a vehicle that is more important to one's safety than the backup camera. The backup camera allows the driver to see if there is anything important behind their vehicle. This could be anything from live animals to human beings.

The point of the backup camera is first and foremost, but it is also helpful for backing up into a parking spot or backing out of a tight area like a parking lot.

Backup cameras are becoming standard equipment on all vehicles that are being released these days as a…
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The Basics of Applying Vehicle Touch-Up Paint


Applying a coat of touch-up paint to your vehicle is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to boost its overall appearance. The vehicle detailing experts at Genesis of Amherst want you to feel as if you have the tools and knowledge to be able to apply touch-up paint. We welcome you to stop by our dealership so that we can assist you and answer any questions that you have.

The most important thing to remember is to be sure to use the right shade of paint. Do not rely on your eyes alone when determining the color to…
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How to Prevent Rodent Damage

Even with their superior designs and modern features, most vehicles are still vulnerable to rodent infestation. Four-legged creatures are curious and adept at finding any opening, and once inside, they can wreak havoc on your engine by nibbling wires or on your interior spaces by building nests.

If you can't avoid parking in an area known for rodents, make your car less of a target by keeping the interior free of any leftover food containers or other materials they might find attractive. Rodent-proofing the exterior includes covering...
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Learn How to Jump Start Your Car

Everyone faces a dead battery now and again. If you have jumper cables and another car with a working battery, you can get yourself back on the road quickly. Here's a primer on what to do.

First, park the cars with the front ends facing one another as close as possible and away from traffic. Start with both cars turned off while you determine the positive and negative terminals on both batteries. Connect the positive jumper cable to the dead battery and then to the live battery, making sure you do not touch anything metal.

 

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5 Ways to Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen

If you or someone you know has had their vehicle stolen, you know how costly and inconvenient it can be. At Genesis of Amherst, we want you to be as informed as possible on how to prevent having your car or truck stolen. Stop and see us and let us offer you some safety ideas.
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1. Never leave your vehicles running or with the keys still in the ignition.
2. Avoid driving through or parking in dark streets or areas known for crimes.
3. Consider having the VIN number stamped on every window to discourage thefts.
4. Do not leave…
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Understeer and Oversteer Explained

Understeering happens when the car turns less than what the driver anticipated. On the other hand, oversteer occurs when the cars turn more than expected. A number of factors cause either scenario, which includes steering angle changes and acceleration. The effects may occur on any type of vehicle.

Understeering happens in front-wheel-drive vehicles secondary to the amount of power the engine sends to the wheels. Stepping on the gas too early when turning or turning when the wheels too fast or too far also cause the problem.

 
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Staying on Top of Your Windshield Wipers

If you have ever tried using your windshield wipers and noticed that they are not all that effective at keeping your windshield clear, then that is a sign that you are going to have to change your windshield wipers. Fortunately, there are tons of affordable wipers and fluids that will make sure that you have a clear windshield.

Even after buying your windshield wipers, you are going to have to stay on top of everything so that you can make sure that you are getting the best possible service. Among the things that you are going to have to check…

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