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The Differences Between a Compact Temporary and Full-size Spare

A car gets a flat. The car owner utters some choice words, gets out of the car and opens the trunk. They see a small donut in the trunk next to a scissor jack. The driver's heart despairs because they have a compact temporary spare tire but not the money to buy a new tire soon. With a sigh, the driver realizes that the family must use the tire until their next paycheck.

The driver in the above scenario could have avoided this situation if they bought a full-size spare before running over that nail or piece of glass…

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

It is imperative that you keep your wheels on the road while you are driving. Depending on the weather conditions that you are driving in, you may encounter issues, such as hydroplaning. This is when there is a large accumulation of water on the road and your tires lose their contact with the road. Luckily, there are some ways you can avoid hydroplaning while you are driving on the road. Let us here at Mike Raisor Pre-Owned Center help you.

Slow your vehicle down when you are approaching a large area of water on the road. You should let go…

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Why Buy a Used Car?

In order to help you get the best possible deal on a vehicle, Mike Raisor Pre-Owned Center wanted to pass along a few of used car buying tips.

Although everything may appear to be in good working condition with the used car, it might be hiding secrets you can't see.

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Steps to a Better Credit Score

Many Americans have issues with their credit scores. If you find yourself in this position, there are some steps you can take to improve your credit score.

First, pay down the balances you have on your existing credit cards. Second, request copies of your credit report from the three major credit reporting agencies. A significant percentage of credit reports contain errors.

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Pre Owned Mercedes Benz Lafayette, IN


Discover High-Quality Mercedes-Benz Cars and SUVs at Mike Raisor Pre-Owned Center

Premium driving is within reach at Mike Raisor Pre-Owned Center in Lafayette. Indiana drivers near West Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Frankfort, and Lebanon can discover cost-effective premium vehicles from amongst our used Mercedes-Benz coupes, sedans, and SUV models. Visit us today to test drive premium Mercedes-Benz complete with sophisticated features at competitive prices in Lafayette.    

Drivers can explore powerful and sophisticated Mercedes-Benz SUV models including our…

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Refinancing vs. Trading in Your Car

Car loans are some of the hardest to pay off after you go through financial trouble. You may not be able to afford the loan payment or you just want to consolidate some of your debt so you can easily pay on your car and keep it. Repossession is always a scary ordeal for any vehicle owner, so in order to avoid that, the two best options are refinancing and trading in your vehicle.

Refinancing is a good option if your finance company offers it. They may change or lower the interest rate, as well as the length of the…
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Safety Features for Your Teen's First Car


Your teen's first car can actually be a truck, SUV, van, wagon, or sedan. Experts agree that for any type of vehicle, the larger, medium powered models work best. Safety ratings are an excellent source of vital information on used and new models. For every possible choice, you should check for manufacturer issues and recalls.

Lafayette drivers know the importance of good traction. Steering depends on having a good grip on the road surface. When considering a teen's first car, experts recommend vehicles with electronic stability controls. ESC improves handling and traction under muddy,

 

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Why Buy A Crossover?

Shopping for a new vehicle can be a very daunting task. Not only are there a number of different makes and models of vehicles to select from, there are also different features that make up the final product you choose.

When it comes to selecting the type of vehicle that you want, you might want to think about taking a look at one of the crossovers that we have on our lot. 

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The Essentials of Tailgating

In Lafayette, IN, we all love a good tailgating party. However, being adequately prepared for this kind of unique party is a bit of an art form. There’s quite a bit more to it than just throwing everything you think you might need in your truck and being on your merry way. Like preparing for a long expedition, you need to know exactly what materials you need, and how to wisely pack them.

First, make sure that you have all of the cooking utilities you need, including spatulas, bottle openers, basting brushes, etc. 

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Planning for a Road Trip on a Budget

Planning a road trip with your friends can be an exciting way to spend the weekend, but what about your budget? If you do not have a lot to spend, don't fret, as there are ways for you to plan a refreshing road trip, even on a budget.

One of the best ways to plan for your road trip on a budget is to know the route ahead of time. 

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