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Have Fun Making a Bargain on Your Next Vehicle

Getting a great deal is fun in many situations, and this is especially true when you're buying a car. If you feel shy about bargaining, don't. Sales associates at car dealerships bargain with people all of the time. And when you've finally done it, you probably won't feel shy about it anymore. Here are a couple tips on how to do it successfully.

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Stay Comfortable on Road Trips with Your Pet

Planning to take a road trip with your four-legged friend? Whether you’re an old pro or you’re new to car travel with an animal, a few key items can keep both of you comfortable on the road.

Familiar snacks and meals can make your pet feel at home pretty much anywhere. Before you leave, pack a bag with light, healthy treats and meals that will provide nutrition without stomach upset.

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Touch Up Paint Made Easy for Portland Drivers!

Nobody likes to find a scratch on their car, it just ruins the overall aesthetic value! However, scratches are a bigger problem than just looking bad. Given enough time, the paint damage can spread, and rust can appear, which can literally eat your vehicle alive. Obviously, you want to address scratches immediately to prevent this! It’s easy to think that this would be a difficult task, requiring an auto body shop. 

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Towing Guide

It is easier than ever to tow a variety of things behind a truck or SUV thanks to improved technology. That's why our crew at Grand Prix Motors Inc. of Portland, OR want to be sure you know the basics of towing.

One of the most important things to remember when towing is that you should never try to tow more weight than your truck or SUV is rated for.

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Why Buy A Crossover?

Imagine you are driving along a snow covered road. Your visibility is getting a little difficult and the roads are slick. Taking it slow and making sure you are being cautious is important, but it is also important to drive a vehicle that you can trust to keep you and your family safe in the worst of weather. If you are looking for a vehicle that is a little weightier than say, a sedan, but you still want it to be manageable and affordable, then look no further than one of the crossovers that we have here on our used…

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Back to School Carpool Tips to Keep Everyone Safe

It's time to gather up your closest friends and come up with a new school year carpool schedule. These carpool tips are going to help organize the needs of the parents and keep kids safer too.

One of the best things you can do concerning your carpooling group is to designate certain days for certain parents. When parents know Friday is the day for the same person, there is less of a chance of confusion. An added benefit, the kids pick up quickly when a particular parent drives on a specific day, making sure they get into the right…

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How to Take a Low-cost Road Trip

Taking a road trip is a fun way to take a break from your usual routines and see new places. You might want to take a short trip to a favorite lake or a long cross-country drive from east to west or north to south. To make your trip more affordable, use a route planner. Consider the fuel prices, lodging and tolls for similar routes.

You could also lower the cost of taking a road trip by packing light. For every 100 pounds of weight in your car, it loses about 1 percent of its fuel economy. 

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What Items Can’t Be Secured to a Roof Rack?

As a driver, you are responsible for any objects that are secured to the top of your vehicle. That is one of the reasons why you need to spend some time familiarizing yourself with a few common items that should never be strapped to a roof rack.

Clothing, tarps, tents, and other flimsy items must never be secured to a roof rack unless they are inside sturdy containers. Storage boxes are relatively inexpensive, and they are very easy to secure as long as you have a good set of straps. 

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Reasons You May Want to Consider Buying a New Truck

Here at Grand Prix Motors Inc., our hopes are that providing you the benefits of buying a truck will help you to make a more informed buying decision.

The truck is designed to be more durable than a car, and to that end, it can easily carry or tow very large loads without strain. Not only can the new trucks comfortable seat a family of four or more, but the bed can also carry tons of weight, and the hitch allows for towing a vehicle or camper behind.

In bad weather, you will appreciate your new truck for a number…

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