Archive for February, 2021

What’s the difference between Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth?

Sunday, February 28th, 2021
2021 CR-V infotainment showcase

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay vs Bluetooth: Here’s the Difference

You’re shopping for used vehicles and you come across two similar vehicles. One has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, while the other has Bluetooth. Which should you get?

What’s the difference between Bluetooth and features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?


What does a limited powertrain warranty cover?

Friday, February 26th, 2021
Extended Warranty graphic

Limited Powertrain Warranties: What They Cover and Why They’re Good

Warranties are excellent. They’re a promise to a customer that the product they spent money on will work. And if the product doesn’t work, then the customer will get a replacement. When it comes to something as expensive as a car, that’s incredibly reassuring. However, the wording can be confusing.

Here’s what a limited powertrain warranties covers.


How to fix a scratch in my car’s paint?

Friday, February 19th, 2021
Person inspecting long scratch

Touching Up a Scratch in Your Vehicle’s Paint Job: Step-by-Step Guide

Before we start, let’s get this out of the way: touching up a scratch at home isn’t a replacement for professional painting and refinishing. However, unless the car you’re trying to touch up is precious to you (like with a classic or luxury vehicle), then the following fix will adequately repair most scratches, even deep ones.

Here’s how to fix a scratch in your vehicle’s paint.


How to unstick a parking brake?

Friday, February 12th, 2021
front brakes being serviced

Fixing a Stuck Parking Brake

Maybe you pulled up on the parking brake a bit too hard. Perhaps you use your emergency brake to drift around corners. Or it could even be that you never use the parking brake and the one time you did, it got stuck. Whatever the reason, it’s a hassle to deal with.

Here’s how you can unstick your vehicle’s parking brake. Note: this blog is not for a parking brake lever that won’t go down, but for when your vehicle’s parking brake won’t release.


What is the best year of F-150 to buy?

Friday, February 5th, 2021
2015 F-150 banner

F-150 Model Years: Which Ones Should You Get?

The Ford F-150 has long been called “America’s Favorite Truck.” And by the numbers, that’s correct. In 2019, the F-150 sold 896,526 units, over 250,000 more than the second-place Ram 1500 at 633,694 units. Look back through the years and you’ll find similar numbers. The F-150 is undeniably a beloved truck.

But which one is the best? More specifically, what is the best year of used Ford F-150 to buy? Take a look below to see which one you should get.

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