What is Apple CarPlay?

Apple CarPlay allows you to safely use your iPhone in the car. It acts as a copilot. You can listen to your favorite music, make phone calls, send and receive text messages and get directions. You can access what you need on the display of your vehicle. You don't even have to use your hands to send a text message. All you have to do to reply is speak. You can also use Siri to pull up your contacts for you.

The Calendar app is something else that you can use with Apple CarPlay. You will be able to…

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Choosing the Right Vehicle for Your Teenager

It's exciting when your teenager is ready to get their first car. But with so many options on the market, it can be difficult to choose the right vehicle for them. Here's an overview of what you need to know.

Safety Features

Safety should always be your top priority when looking for a car for your teen driver. Look for models with built-in airbags, anti-lock brakes, and traction control systems. You may also want to consider cars with lane departure warning systems or backup cameras as added safety features.

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel efficiency is another important factor to…

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What is Fuel System Service?

Some fuel grades are cleaner than others, but even the highest quality of fuel will leave sediment in your fuel system over time. Without the occasional cleaning, this sediment can gum up the works in your fuel system, reducing efficiency and causing serious problems.

A fuel system flush removes any sedimentary buildup using a chemical cleanser. Your technician will also replace your fuel filter with a fresh one and take a look at your fuel injection system to see if the pump and injectors need replacing. Once complete, they’ll put fresh fuel in the tank.

 

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Does Your Battery Have Enough Power?

Since the battery is an important part of your vehicle's operating system, it's important to know if there could be an issue that would require it to be replaced. A common issue that you might see while traveling in Braddock Heights is dimming headlights. This can sometimes happen while you're sitting at a stoplight or a stop sign as you could notice your lights dimming and getting brighter.

Another common sign is that your car could be hard to start before you head out in Braddock Heights. This often leads to your car not starting at all…

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Improve Air Quality with Cabin Air Filter Changes

The interior of your vehicle should have clean air, and this is accomplished when you change out your cabin air filter as needed. If you notice too much dust in your vehicle, this usually means your cabin air filters are clogged and not working properly. For cleaner air to breathe, change out your cabin air filters.

Your engine runs best when it has a free flow of air going to it. Air goes through the engine air filter, but becomes more difficult if the air filter is full of debris. You will see a decrease in fuel efficiency when you…

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Steps to Avoid a Tire Blowout!

Avoiding a tire blowout is important during all seasons of the year. At Braddock Motors, we have a team that is always ready to help our community with tips and ideas for vehicle maintenance. There are several things you can do to make sure your tires are always in great condition.

The first tip is to get your tires changed when the tread starts to wear down. Also, inspecting your tires regularly for wear and tear can help you avoid a blowout.

 

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Learning Auto Finance Terminology

Credit scores, interest rates, APR…. these are all auto finance terms you’ll hear about when you apply for auto financing. It’s important that you understand as many as possible so you know what you’re signing when you get an auto loan. Here are some.

  • Credit scores – This is a number that tells lenders how creditworthy you are.
  • APR – This is the annual percentage rate you’ll pay and includes interest and loan fees.
  • Monthly payment – This is the amount you’ll pay every month.
  • Principal – The amount you borrow
  • Loan term – The amount of time you have…
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What Android Auto Can Do For You

When it comes to groundbreaking technology improving the driving experience, Android Auto is right up there with driver assistance technologies and the rest. When your vehicle comes with Android Auto, you can seamlessly connect your Android smartphone to your vehicle and reap the rewards.

Android Auto lets you access your mobile apps straight from your vehicle's display screen. That means it's easy to scroll through playlists to find your perfect song. You can find that one podcast episode you've been telling your friend about and play it for them. You can 

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What Braddock Heights Drivers Should Know About Brakes

As a driver, you don't have to know every details of how your vehicle works. However, it's a good idea to have a basic understanding of major automotive parts and systems. This knowledge can alert you to problems and make it easier to manage general maintenance issues. Here's what the team at Braddock Motors think you should know about your car's brakes.

Your brake system is a complex network of parts that rely on each other to provide adequate stopping power to your vehicle. Pressing the brake pedal sets a cylinder in motion 

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Prime Your Vehicle for Optimum Performance With Our Back-to-School Service

Going back to school can mean many different things for vehicles. For college-age students in Braddock Heights, the start of the school year often means long drives back to campus. For parents, the back-to-school season marks the start of daily driving demands that cause significant automotive stress. At Braddock Motors, our back--to-school service primes vehicles for optimum performance.

Come In for a Tune-up

If your auto's on deck for a tune-up, we've got you covered. In addition to scheduled maintenance, our team can also:

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