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I plan to buy a 2014 Toyota RAV. It has 28,300 miles. I'll use it for RVing, fishing and other getaways.  I don't foresee driving more than 2000 miles a year in the small SUV.
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What Are the Advantages of Buying a Used Car?

At Cross Keys Auto we have a large variety of luxurious used vehicles for you to choose from. The question is, “what are the advantages of buying used cars?” Well, as we probably know, a vehicle is an investment. When you purchase a new vehicle, the value of your car deteriorates quite rapidly as soon as you drive it off of the lot. When you are buying a used vehicle, you save yourself the stress of all of that value deprivation.

Another key factor to think about is what you want your vehicle to be stocked with, feature wise...

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Why You Should Follow Your Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

For most drivers, it feels incredible to drive off in a newly purchased vehicle. However, if you wish to feel the same pride and excitement when driving your car in a year, then it is necessary to maintain it properly. The best way to keep your car running well over time is to adhere strictly to its vehicle maintenance schedule.

The vehicle maintenance schedule can be found in your car’s owner’s manual, and it is one of the most helpful resources for taking care of your vehicle you just purchased. The schedule lists all of the services that…

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The Importance of a Following Your Cars Mileage and Oil Schedule

Have you ever wondered how some people could make a car last them a decade while others need a new car every few years? It's all about maintaining your car; it's incredibly important and easier than you think. All you have to do is follow your car's maintenance and oil schedule.

Every car's maintenance schedule can be found in the owner’s manual that came with your car. But what about your oil schedule? Your oil changing schedule should be of the same importance. It's incredibly important to follow this schedule as strictly as possible…

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Use Synthetic Oil for Improved Fabrication

There are different choices of oil if you consider changing oil for your car. When changing oil for your vehicle, you can either use synthetic oil or conventional oil. Many car owners do not know why they should consider using synthetic oil over regular oil. Remember that conventional oil is derived from crude oil directly. It is right regarding lubrication at high temperatures and also being stable for an extended period.

Synthetic oil begins as conventional oil. It is then modified so that it can improve in concerning protection and also its lubricating properties...

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The Importance Of Getting An Oil Change

If you want to get the most out of your vehicle, it is a good idea to keep up on the general maintenance of it. Being sure to keep up on the routine service not only allows the vehicle to perform better but it also makes it more efficient as well as more reliable. One of the most important steps in maintaining a vehicle is to get an oil change.

The oil in a car is responsible for lubricating the engine as well as the many different parts. It helps to maintain the overall power and efficiency of the car…
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The Ford Escape Makes Your Driving Experience Safer

There are several thing that drivers look for when shopping for a car. Two that are often mentioned are fuel economy and style. The most important factor, especially when driving in a modern city, is safety. It is simply irresponsible not to evaluate how safe a vehicle is before purchasing it. The Ford Escape makes your safety its priority.

Equipped with a suite of several different safety technologies, the Escape goes above and beyond to give you and your passengers peace of mind while on the road. Depending on model year and options, Blind spot monitoring and automated parking assistance…
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