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Smoothing The Surface of Aging Headlights

Cleaning your headlights is a simple process with the right tools. Many of the items that you need are already in your home as you can make cleaners with everything from toothpaste to vinegar and dish soap. If you notice any damage, then consider taking your car to Hanna Imports so that someone can replace the headlight or make the needed repairs so that you can see when you're driving at night.

Clean the surface of each headlight before scrubbing the surface. You want to use products that are abrasive as they can remove scratches that are on the…

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Windshield Repair Makes Sense on Small Chips

You might not know why the chip is there, but your windshield has one. Unless you take steps to deal with the problem, things could get worse. Worse means the chip expands into a massive crack that necessitates a full windshield replacement job. Hopefully, you get chip repair work done before that happens.

At a reliable service station, technicians have the tools necessary to deal with small chips. Tools that blow out any air in the chip and fill the hole with a resin might deliver a solution. The filled chip may not look perfect, but it could keep the…

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Useful Tips for Controlling Pet Hair Inside Your Vehicle

Here at Hanna Imports, we want you to be an informed vehicle owner so that you can keep your vehicle as clean as possible. Bringing pets along in the car is normal; how else will you get them to the vet or the beach? Here are some tips for keeping your vehicle free of pet hair when you do decide to bring furry friends along for the ride.

First: Prevent Hair

Preventing hair is the easiest way to avoid a mess. Performing tasks like brushing your pet before putting them inside will save you time cleaning up. You may also…

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Get Ready for the Season: How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

An important task you must undertake as winter sets in is to get your car fully ready for the season. This includes winterizing your car as well as making a suitable winter survival kit. There are a number of points to keep in mind when making a winter survival kit.

At the outset, be certain you've fully stocked first aid supplies in your car. Replace anything that has been used or is outdated. In your winter survival kit, include a snow shovel and cat litter. Cat litter is invaluable if you become stuck in snow or ice. Add warm…

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Simple Way to Secure Your Luggage With Roof Racks

Vehicles come with a lot of components and sometimes, they can get to be a bit overwhelming. A very useful addition to many SUVs are roof racks, but they can be confusing to install. We want to make sure that you understand how your vehicle works so that you're safe on the road, and to release your confusion, allowing you to relax and enjoy your trips.

The first step you want to take in setting up your rack is to measure the dimensions of your luggage. Make sure that your bags can fit within the squares and brackets of…
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The Importance of Flexibility When Picking a Base

A good plan when it comes to leaf-peeping is a general plan. The whole point when you are going on this road trip is to catch the leaves when they are peaking so that you can take in the breathtaking sights of the fall in the best areas for leaf-peeping.

One major mistake that you can make is trying to predict the exact moment that the leaves will peak. When you do that and make a strict plan for a trip based on that prediction for the time and place, you might find yourself disappointed when you miss it.

 

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How to Control Pet Hair in Your Vehicle

If you're letting the fear of pet hair in your upholstery stop you from enjoying a car ride with your pet, there are some ways to combat the inevitable spread of fur in your interior.

Nip the hairs in the bud by brushing your pet right before you leave. Cover the area they'll be with a towel or purchase a pet pad made specifically for protecting car seats. It's a good safety practice to keep your pet in a carrier, and this will also help to stop the spread of hairs.

You can harness the power of…
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Signs a Fuel Pump Isn't Working Correctly

The fuel pump is one of the most important components within your vehicle. It is what allows gas to be pumped to the engine in an efficient and safe manner. There are several signs that it is not working properly such as the vehicle sputtering when traveling at high rates of speed in Raleigh.

If the temperature in your car is going up, it could be because the fuel pump is malfunctioning. Other key signs that there is a problem with this component include the car not starting or getting poor gas mileage. If the car won't start, it…

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Why You Should Get Your Vehicle's Oil Changed Even If You Drive Sparingly

Most of us are familiar with the fact that we need to change the oil in our cars after driving a certain number of miles on the road. This interval can be 3,000 miles, 5,000 miles, 7,500 miles or 10,000 miles. It all depends on the age, make, and model of our vehicle.

A question pops up when a driver does not drive very many miles in a year. Do they still need to get an oil change? The answer is a resounding yes. This is why we at Hanna Imports are reminding motorists in Raleigh…
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When There are Signs of Exhaust Trouble, It's Not Easily Found

One of the common and frustrating issues is when your vehicle starts acting different but you can't find the reason that it is acting different. While some people just write that off as something that is in their minds, they could be ignoring something that is going to be problematic down the line.

One example is the exhaust. It can be a little hard to find the leaking exhaust problem at first. However, signs such as popping noises in the engine and vibrating steering wheels are there. One good thing to do is take it to the shop and…

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