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What Do Your Dashboard Warning Lights Communicate? Allow Lochmandy Motors to Assist

Your vehicle has an assortment of dashboard warning lights that serve a specific purpose. Depending on the year, body style, make and model, your vehicle might have a different configuration than others. However, regardless of your specific vehicle, all warning lights have a duty of warning drivers if their vehicle is not performing as it should be. The following are two of the most recognized warning lights on the dash of your ride.

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Best Reasons To Pick An SUV For Your New Vehicle


There are many different vehicles to choose from when looking to acquire a new vehicle and one of the best is the SUV. With so many different models and styles to choose from, the SUV is not only an extremely functional and efficient vehicle, but it is also one of the most stylish on the roads today.

Offering a higher and more commanding view, the SUV allows the driver to be more situationally aware of their surroundings. Combined with the increased stability and traction, the SUV offers a safer driving experience for the driver as well as passengers.

 
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Which is Best For You: All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive?

While shopping for your next vehicle in Elkhart, it is essential to understand the benefits and differences of 4-wheel and an all-wheel-drive system. Understanding of the two models aids you in deciding your next vehicle.

The type of terrain you face and model of car you want influences the choice of next vehicle. 4-wheel drive trucks give you control on how you drive and helps in steep terrain or mud roads. 4WD also saves on fuel and improves traction on slippery roads and is the best for a driver experiencing more extended winter periods...

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Schedule Your Seasonal Maintenance Checkup Appointment Online!

As the seasons change, so do the unique needs of your vehicle. If you continue to just drive throughout the new season and hope that everything will just work out, by the time there is car trouble, it will wind up costing you dramatically more than if you had simply had the vehicle serviced regularly.

Lochmandy Motors now offers a convenient online service appointment scheduler tool to make car-care easier than ever for our customers!

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Get Your Auto Loan Financing Taken Care Of in Advance by Pre-Qualifying

A great financial strategy is to get your auto loan pre-authorized so that you can qualify in advance of your trip to the dealer. Here at Lochmandy Motors, we make that option very convenient for you. All you have to do is go to our website and fill out a short form.

Once you have completed your form, our finance team will be back in touch with you in a very short time. When you have that information, you will be at such peace about purchasing your new car or truck that you will be anxious to get down to…

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The Basics Of Vehicular Fluids

Fluids help lubricate our vehicles, keep internal parts from breaking down too fast, and regulate temperature. Without them, our vehicles wouldn’t have as many features as they do today, and they just might not operate, either.

Radiator fluid regulates the temperature of your engine, as its internal parts rotate, revolve, and bounce up and down several thousand times per minute. Be careful to not operate your vehicle when checking it, as it’s pressurized.

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Planning for the Safest Possible Holiday Road Trip

The planning for the safest possible holiday road trip starts long before you stuff your suitcases with clothes and pack the car with presents. Consider the following safety essentials from the Lochmandy Motors team so that you are able to arrive at your holiday destination safely and on time.

Take some time to make sure you have a good spare tire in the car.

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The Costs of Owning a Car

Don't fall into the trap of thinking that owning a car is just the costs of the car payments. Owning a car can be expensive and requires budgeting. Although the monthly payment may be your biggest expense, it is not your only expense. Here is a list of costs that the Lochmandy Motors sales team put together that you will want to include in your car budget:

  • Monthly car payment
  • Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Registration
  • Inspection (if required)
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Dashboard Warning Lights

Understanding your vehicle and what it is trying to tell you can be difficult sometimes. More specifically, understanding all of the dashboard indicators in your vehicle can seem to be the most difficult. Although the lights may vary from vehicle to vehicle, I would like to discuss the most common ones and what they are telling you may or may not be wrong with your vehicle.

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