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Find Out Tips for Going Back to School with Your Car

It's easy to forget about things like car maintenance when you're getting ready to send kids back to school. When you're in Shelburne, VT, you can count on us at MINI of Burlington to provide you with a few tips.

You're going to be on the road more with after-school activities and other things going on. 

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Practice Safe Driving Around Bicycles

There is a great deal of bicycle traffic on the roads these days. MINI of Burlington in Shelburne, VT wants you to be safe when you are on the roads, so you need to practice safe driving when bicycles are in the area. It's not hard to be safe around bicycles when certain safety tips are followed.

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How to Avoid Dangerous Hydroplaning

We've all been driving down the road in the rain and all of a sudden hit a spot of water that we didn't know was there. Our vehicle starts to lose its grip and control on the road for a few seconds until we can finally regain control. Once our heart starts beating again, we think about what went wrong. Here are some tips to avoid hydroplaning in the rain:

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Keeping Tread On Your Tires

Although it might make sense to keep the same tires on your vehicle from the winter season because they helped you navigate through the snow on the roads, it's usually not a good idea to continue driving on snow tires in the summer months. Keep in mind that if you live in a colder climate or one where there's more precipitation during the year, then you might benefit from keeping winter tires on all year.

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How to Plan for Safe Travels with Your Pet

Keep your pet safe on your next trip with these practical tips. They all center upon keeping your pet restrained so that it stays out of trouble and does not get itself hurt from airbags if you get in an accident.

A gate guard might be the best way to do this if your pet does not stay in a crate. 

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The Smart Way to Buy a Used Car

We at MINI of Burlington want to help clear any confusion about buying a used car in Shelburne, VT. It's part of our initiative to maximize local car owners' happiness. Consider the following tips.

First, know your car-buying budget. This will save you time during your car shopping experience. Arrive at the lot with a vision for how you will use your newly purchased used car. 

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Importance of Keeping Your Car Clean

There are many reasons to spend time keeping the inside and outside of your vehicle clean. Regardless of the type of driving you do around Shelburne, VT, you want to be able to take pride in the appearance of your vehicle. There are several benefits to regularly washing your can or truck.

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Why Your Engine Overheats

Your car engine overheating can ultimately cause long term damage to the vehicle. Overheating can cause damage to cylinders, bearings, and valves. For this reason, it is important to understand what can cause your vehicle to overheat. Warning signs of your engine overheating should never be ignored and should be addressed immediately.

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Use These Two Unexpected Products to Clean Your Headlights

There are a lot of products and tools that you use to keep your vehicle looking sparkling clean, but you should add two unusual materials to your list of cleaning products: Deet and sandpaper. The headlights on your vehicle get foggy and yellow when the plastic oxidizes, but these two unusual cleaning materials can make your headlights shine like new.

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Android Auto Overview

Android Auto has become the most in-demand infotainment software in the country. Drivers love Android Auto because it allows you to instantly connect to your smartphone. You can see all of your texts, playlists, calls, weather, news, stocks, and navigation through Android Auto now. This app allows you to connect to Google apps flawlessly, so you can use Google Maps to navigate the roads as well as Google Play to access other apps and music.

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