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The Joy of an Infotainment System in a Car

One of the reasons that people have vehicles is so that they can enjoy the infotainment that they can get from their system. With the internet connection and the mobile compatibility they get from their vehicles, they have a lot of access and options when it comes to entertainment.

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How to Choose the Right Car Seat for Your Child

Car seats barely resemble what you probably used as a kid. Engineering, safety standards and options have all evolved over the past few decades. Getting the right car seat today requires some healthy research. In fact, checking federal and state requirements for your car seats is usually the best first step to take.

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Monitoring Your Tire Pressure Mounting System


The tire pressure mounting system is an important component in your car because it continuously monitors the air pressure in your tires so you’re not driving on underinflated or overinflated tires. Each tire has a sensor inside that monitors air pressure and alerts you if your tire pressure is incorrect. At Grand Valley Auto Lakewood, we want you to understand how it works, what activates it and how to tell if it’s malfunctioning.

The sensors are linked to your car’s onboard computer. When it detects incorrect pressure, it will illuminate....
 
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Tips for Preventing Motion Sickness

There are few things travelers dread more than a case of motion sickness. If you're embarking on a road trip and you or one of your passengers is susceptible to an upset stomach, there are a few tips for surviving the journey.

If you've got time to plan ahead, take a motion sickness medication or enjoy a meal. Both help to settle your stomach, and while it might seem counter-intuitive to eat if you're prone to motion sickness, it actually can help. When you're underway, sip on club soda or a ginger ale with real ginger…
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Four Wheels Can Be Better Than Two

The folks at Grand Valley Auto Lakewood want you to get the most from your vehicle, and this means knowing how to use four-wheel drive (4WD) features. You can either put the vehicle into four-high (4H) or four-low (4L). When the vehicle is in 4H, it can be driven at regular speeds.

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Best Cars for Uber or Lyft Drivers

Want to know what the best cars are for Uber and Lyft driving? There have been a lot of ride-sharing apps that want new vehicles only. With Uber and Lyft especially, you can’t have cars that are in disrepair or even older model vehicles. That’s because ride-sharing customers want to ride in luxury and comfort, as opposed to older vehicles.

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How to Stop Rodent Damage to Your Vehicle

Every year, vehicles have parts damaged by rodents, and we want to make sure you don’t suffer from these costly repairs. We have a wide selection of products to help you prevent rodent damage as well as some great tips on how to stop these pests from invading your garage or parking area. Stop at Grand Valley Auto Lakewood and speak to the professionals. Here are some simple tips to stop rodent damage.

  • Do not park near or under trees or brush.
  • If weather permits, keep the hood open to discourage them. 
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How the Automotive Industry Responds to Problems

As with any inventions, automobiles have had issues that have needed to be solved when it came to the customer. Fortunately, the manufacturers have been hard at work with great results when it came to solving the issue. One example is the rear-view mirror.

One of the most recent inventions of automobiles is the auto-dimming rear view mirror. This type of mirror has become common place in some of the most recent vehicles.  

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How to Get a Blind Spot Monitor

There have been plenty of innovations that have come for vehicles with the purpose of making people safer. Among the innovations is the blind spot monitor. While these are very helpful in making sure that the drivers are safe, they are not available in a lot of the vehicles available today. Therefore, the issue that needs to be figured out is how to get the blind spot monitor.

A lot of customers are going to have to make upgrades to their vehicles so that they will be able to enjoy the benefits of a blind spot monitor. These upgrades cost…

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Two Simple Tips to Deter Vehicle Theft

Aside from finding our customers the perfect vehicle at Grand Valley Auto Lakewood, we also like to ensure our customers are given the information you need to keep your car safe and secure from theft. People who drive know that car theft is possible, which is why it’s imperative you know a few simple tips and tricks. These can keep your car from being taken.

Lock your car all the time. You cannot assume your car is safe simply because you are at home or in your own garage. It’s a good habit to practice locking your doors…

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