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Deciding on Tires for the Winter

Winter tires are some of the most important things to have for the winter because of the traction they offer in icy conditions. However, there are a lot of things that you should consider when thinking about the type of winter tires you are going to be using.

One factor you should think about is what you are willing to deal with. People who have a little more time and energy might be okay with the studdable tires. They provide the traction you need because of the metals studs. However, you have to remove them if there is no ice…

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Get Your Winter Survival Kit Together Quickly!

We at Mike Raisor Pre-Owned Center suggest setting aside some time to get a survival kit prepared for winter driving. It doesn't take much time to get your essentials placed in your car and then get on the road to work or take that well-deserved road trip. Essential items for a survival kit include those for you and your passengers as well as items for your vehicle.

Food, water, blankets, and a portable cell phone charger are a start to staying well in an emergency. You might also include a change of clothes, boots, gloves and winter hats. Include…

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How to Correct a Sliding Incident on an Icy Road

Winter is coming soon and there are some things you can do to minimize the effects of sliding on an icy road. There are hundreds of thousands of people who have to deal with the effects of a sliding car that normally crashes on an icy road. When you watch videos of these incidents, some people seem like they have trained just for this incident and others simply respond adversely. So the ultimate question is, what can you do?

You can proceed to gently decelerate the vehicle by simple lifting your foot off the gas pedal when the car starts…

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Seek Higher Ground in Your SUV

Whether it's for the additional space or the power behind the engine, there are a few reasons as to why you might be interested in buying an SUV instead of a smaller vehicle. While you're driving on the roads, you can enjoy the company of your entire family in the vehicle instead of one person taking a car and you taking another car to the same place. An SUV has the space to haul large items while keeping them covered.

An SUV is safe and secure for your precious cargo as there are numerous safety features being added…

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Tips for Keeping Your Tires in Check

Having the right set of tires on your vehicle can help to keep you safe on the road and even improve your gas mileage. Our team understands the importance of keeping your tires in check and we are here with some tips.

You can measure your tire pressure with a tire pressure gauge. Underinflated tires add extra resistance while driving and makes your car work harder to turn the wheels. In addition to lowering your gas mileage, it can also cause your tires to wear down faster. 

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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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