Crossover vs. SUV: Which One Should You Choose?

Crossover is a term used to describe smaller, more compact SUV vehicles. Crossovers have many advantages of SUV plus some added perks. A crossover vehicle begins on a car platform, which makes handling easier. SUV are built off of truck platforms. Crossover vehicles are lighter than SUV, and they stop faster.

Not only is driving easier, but many crossovers come with third-row seating. Third-row seating can be folded with the push of a button or pull of a tab to create more cargo space. Many models of crossovers are available in All-wheel drive (AWD). 

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Important Back to School Carpool Tips

It's that time of summer again - time for the kids to go back to school and for carpool lines to form once again. Follow these simple back to school carpool safety tips to ensure parents and kids are all on the same page.

Make sure that you assign the same day each week to one of the parents. The reason being here is not only will the parents know exactly when it is their turn to drive, the kids will get used to the same parents on the same days. Repetition will ensure that the kids are getting into…

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How to Safely Use the Different Types of Roof Racks

A roof rack can greatly expand your vehicle's available storage space. Before you embark on a family road trip with your luggage strapped to the roof, however, make sure you understand the do's and don't's of roof racks. It's the best way to keep your passengers, your vehicle, and your belongings safe on the road.

First, check to see what kind of roof rack you have. Some racks use a cross-bar mechanism. When using these racks, you can only attach luggage that fits within the square shaped cross-bar structure. 

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How to Avoid Unexpected Expenses on Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip can be a great adventure, but hidden expenses might sneak up on you if you aren’t careful. With a little bit of planning and some foresight, you should be able to avoid expensive problems next time you hit the road.

No one wants to deal with costly repairs during a road trip, and that is why we suggest that you have your car serviced a few weeks before you plan on leaving. You might also want to create an account with a roadside service company. 

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Detailing Your Car and Getting Its Carpets Clean

You want to take good care of your vehicle on the outside and also on the inside. You would like to handle detailing work yourself so that you can have a car that feels like brand new anytime that you want that. Our staff at Bill Fitts Auto Sales Inc is here to make sure that you are informed about all that you can do to detail your car.

If you have carpets in your car that are looking dirty and dingy, it is a good idea to first vacuum them and then treat them with a cleaner made specifically…

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The Advantages of Buying a Truck

Consumers in the market for a vehicle should be informed about the vehicles they have in mind, which will ensure they get in the one that is best suited for their needs. If you are thinking about purchasing a truck, here are some advantages it has to offer.

Trucks are more versatile than other vehicles. When you own a truck, you have the luxury of hauling cargo in the cabin, and today’s trucks come with as much interior room as most other cars. In addition, a truck is typically safer than other vehicles. According to the Insurance Institute for…

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Learn How to Jump Start One Vehicle with Another Car

This jump-starting guide will give you everything you need to get your vehicle started using another vehicle safely. After you have the two vehicles close enough, you can turn off the engine and open the hoods. Get familiar with the negative and the positive ends of the jumper cables and the battery.

Start by attaching one of the red jumper cables to the dead battery positive side. The other red jumper cable should go to the good battery positive end. Black jumper cable to good batter negative side, then last black cable will simply get attached to the nearest metal…

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What Should be Packed in the Roadside Emergency Kits?

These are a few of the essentials you should have packed in the roadside emergency kit you'll be placing in your vehicle.

Keep a set of jumper cables in your roadside emergency kit in case your car battery fails. Place a few containers of fluids your car could need like oil and engine coolant in the roadside emergency kit. Road flares or those orange safety triangles are great for alerting drivers to slow down near your disabled car.

Tire fix-a-flat can be crucial for getting the tire off the rim high enough to get out of the way of…

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When is the Best Time for a Front-End Alignment?

A front-end alignment may be needed at any time. There is any number of things that can bring about the need for an alignment. Time is one of those factors that can cause a front-end to get out of line or the changing of your old tires for new tires.

No matter the reason for a front-end alignment, there are four major signs that you should get the alignment done. If you feel a pull to the left or the right while driving, then you should investigate getting your front end aligned. If your steering wheel is off center when…

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Do You Know What to Do If You Have a Roadside Emergency in Little Rock?

Imagine you're driving along at highway speeds, and your tire blows out. Do you know what to do? Knowing these safety tips could help prevent further damage to your car and injuries to yourself. Not staying on top of these safety issues could put you in harm's way.

The most important thing is to stay inside of your vehicle if there is an emergency. Getting out could end up with another car hitting you. Only get out if your car is about to catch on fire. Put your hazard lights on. Call the police for help, explaining what…

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