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Stay Empowered with a Used Car Purchase

When you buy a car, it's a very personal choice. And many people actually prefer to purchase a used car as opposed to a new one. With a used car purchase, you get a wide range of all makes, models, and sizes. It's a "smorgasbord" of cars to choose from!

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Refinancing vs. Trading in Your Car

Want to make sure you get the right loan? You should work with a dealership that’s going to help you out of a bad deal with a refinance option or trade-in. You should always be able to make a deal with the loan company to save your vehicle or get into a different one for less money. If you are positive equity in your vehicle, then you know your car worth is more than you owe. 

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What Does the NHTSA's Safety Ratings Mean?

A widely quoted safety rating for new vehicles is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rating. The NHTSA gives each vehicle model a rating on a five-star scale, but how do they arrive at that score?

The NHTSA scores four different crash tests and averages them for an overall star rating ranging from one to five. 

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How Can You Reduce Distracted Driving?

One of the biggest concerns for the parents of young drivers is that they can easily become distracted on the road which can then lead to dire consequences. That is why we here at United Imports located right in San Jose, CA felt that it would be nice to share a few tips for how to not get distracted while on the road.

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Darkening Gel in Rearview Mirror Increase Nighttime Driving Safety

Rearview mirrors generally help keep drivers safer. You can see approaching cars and easily check the activity behind you frequently without taking your eyes off the road in front of you for more than a split second. However, regular rearview mirrors can become a bit hazardous at night when the glare from the headlights of the car behind you may have a blinding effect.

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Making Sure Your Vehicle is Dog-Friendly

Bringing our furry friends along for a ride can make us just as happy as it makes them. Pets can be hard on your vehicle, however, but there are ways to ensure your car is as dog-friendly as possible.

Rubber floor mats and seat covers can be quickly cleaned of mud and other debris, sparing your upholstery. 

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Don't Become a Car Theft Victim

The last thing any car owner wants is to be the victim in a stolen vehicle case. Luckily, there are some easy tips that can keep your car in your possession. Consider the following suggestions to ward off car thieves.

Make sure your vehicle is clearly identifiable. This means you should strive to keep the VIN number visible on the dashboard. 

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Looking for Vehicles That Have the Infotainment Features You Need

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, one thing you are probably thinking about is the set of features you are going to need. At UNITED IMPORTS our vehicles have gone through so many changes that they have some of the features that will cause you to be overwhelmed.

One set of features you are probably interested is the infotainment features. 

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How to Haggle the Best Price

Buying a “new to you vehicle” can be stressful. Walking on to a used car lot can feel like you're entering a shark tank. That is why we here at UNITED IMPORTS of San Jose, CA want to provide you with some tips about how to haggle for a used car.

First, make sure you do your research. See what similar cars with similar miles and features are going for in the area. 

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Which Truck Bed Liner is Best?

Protecting your truck's bed from scrapes, dents and the weather will help to extend the life and resale value of your vehicle. There are several types of bed liner, and the one you choose will depend on your needs and budget.

If you plan to haul heavy loads like rocks, bricks or metal, a drop-in liner will help to cushion the bed from impact when loading. 

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