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One Easy Tip to Protect Your Fuel Pump

Fill it up!

One very simple tip to keep in mind for protecting your fuel pump will have you kicking yourself, keep your fuel tank over a quarter full! This is super simple and can save you hundreds of dollars. Replacing a fuel pump costs between $600-1,000, and by keeping your tank fuller can prevent premature failure. This is important because a fuel pump should last around 100,000 miles.

Do I really need to keep my tank full?

Yes! Keeping a fuller tank is good for your fuel pump.

  • Keeps operating temperature of your fuel pump safe
  • Efficiency…
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Get Your Teen One of These Top 10 Back-to-School Cars

As parents we know that it's very important for your teen to ride in the best possible car within your budget. Whether they're just driving to and from school or to work and extracurricular activities, you want them to be safe. Kelley Blue Book recently released their list of the top ten back-to-school cars of 2017 and some of our favorite brands made the list. These vehicles have a Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price of less than $20,000 so you'll find a great car for your teen with an affordable price tag. Check out the…

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You May Be Putting Your Driver At Risk

Some disturbing news has been released after a study done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The study found that passengers are less likely to wear their seatbelts when sitting in the backseat, an issue that puts the front passengers at a higher risk for injury and even death. Passengers feel safer when sitting in the back, but have they thought about what could happen to the front passengers in the event of a collision?

 

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Highway Driving Tips

Highway driving requires a special set of driving techniques that slightly differ from those you use when driving through the city. You have to know how to safely merge and use on/off ramps and more. In order to safely navigate the highway we've compiled a list of tips to help you get to your destination safely.

These tips include:

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Cash or Finance?

One of the most impressive benefits of purchasing a car with cash is that you don’t have to pay the interest and finance fees you get when you take out a loan, which can add thousands of dollars to the original purchase price.

Another benefit of paying cash for your car is that you own it outright. That gives you the ability to take loans out against it if you need extra money or sell the car when you no longer want.

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Summer Savings at Ted's Auto Sales

Looking to get behind the wheel of a pre-owned car, truck or SUV this summer without spending a fortune? You can when you explore the incredible selection of quality, efficient and stylish pre-owned cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers here at Ted's Auto Sales in St. Pete.

Clients from across Tampa Bay have saved thousands when they shop our special offers like the featured car of the month, and our feature pre-owned inventory, Ted's Auto Sales offers first-time buyers, new grads, and new professionals an array of affordable options on automotive brands that are recognized the world over.

 

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Top 10 Checklist for a Safe Road Trip

If you want the safest possible road trip, you have to be willing to plan in advance. here are the top 10 things you need to address before heading out on your road trip.

  1. Bring along an empty gas can.
  2. Pack a flashlight and a package of new batteries.
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Just Get Your Car Clean

Although it's best to hand wash your vehicle, if you don't have the time or simply would rather not, then it's just best to get it washed rather than not. You want to get the dirt and debris off of your vehicle and not let it sit for too long.
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When Should I Have My Brakes Inspected or Repaired?

The brakes are one of the most important parts of the automobile next to steering. There may be a time that the brakes will wear and make eventually have to get replaced. Cars do have aspects of warning you in a variety of ways that will tell you that it is time for the breaks to get changed.

If there is a time that you hear a high pitched sound coming from the car when you apply the brakes, this may be an indicator the brakes are worn. Brake shoes have a metal tab that will start rubbing the rotor…

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My Check Engine Light is On. Is it Time to Purchase Another Vehicle?

We may have all been there. Walking out to go to work, firing up your car, and the orange tinted check engine light is on. You may think that it is finally time to purchase another car. There are many people who ignore this light and continue driving to all of their destinations. The check engine light is possibly one of the utmost important indicators for your vehicle. Not only will your vehicle fail most emissions tests, but it’s also a safety issue as well. Here are a couple of common issues that your car could be having:...

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