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Choosing Safe Vehicles for a Young Driver

Choosing a first car for your teenaged driver can seem stressful. At Mountain Home Auto Ranch, we're prepared to guide you through the process and happy to answer any questions you have about different makes and models of cars.

Several factors have been proven to keep young drivers safer. Driving a larger vehicle, instead of a sports car, can encourage responsible driving habits, and a less powerful engine can take the temptation out of driving too fast for the conditions. 

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Making the Decision Between Refinancing and Trading in Your Vehicle

If you have found that you just do not have the money that you need to hang on to your current vehicle without changing the way that you are paying for it, it is time to seek out help. We want you to be informed about your options and we want you to choose wisely as you pick between refinancing and trading in your vehicle.

You can change the price of your car payments by choosing either to refinance things or trade in that car. If you refinance your vehicle you can hold on to the vehicle that you currently…

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Buick Envision Comes Packed with Safety Features

Looking for a small luxury SUV packed with important safety features? You might want to take a closer look at the all-new Buick Envision.

Getting anywhere in reverse is difficult enough, but with the Rear Cross Traffic Alert feature in the Buick Envision, it's safer than ever. This system scans the road on both sides of the vehicle, and if any vehicle is coming, the driver gets and alert to stop and to wait until the area is clear before proceeding in reverse. 

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Helpful GMC Terrain Interior Features

A popular small-size SUV, the 2018 GMC Terrain features many unique interior options that separate it from previous models. The new-and-improved design gives this car a more comfortable and luxurious feel while enhancing functionality and storage space.

Everyone wants to feel comfortable while driving, and the Terrain provides a leather-wrapped seat, soft-touch materials and optional leather-appointed front seats for a cozy feel. Plus, the electronic precision system lets you shift gears by pressing a switch on the dashboard, freeing up valuable space. 

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Cleaning Your Car Quick and Easy

Whether your car is brand new or a good used model, we know you want a vehicle that will make you proud. Keeping it clean and orderly is the first step towards accomplishing that goal. If you’re thinking of trading in your car, you want it to make a good impression. Stop at Mountain Home Auto Ranch and allow us to give you some help in cleaning your car quickly.

Cleaning your car is not as complicated as we often think. Here are some tips.

  • Empty the car of all unnecessary items 
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Why the Crossover is Breathing Life Into Auto Sales

The crossover vehicle, or compact SUV, is enjoying a surge in sales. Toward the end of the second decade of the 21st century, there are more than 70 models sold in the United States. Why has this comparatively new genre of family car replaced the conventional SUV in the hearts of the modern car buyer?

Fuel Economy

The cost of oil is in constant flux. It varies with supply and demand, political influences, and ultimately the mood of the people who produce it. One thing gas prices are not is low. Everybody wants to get the most mileage from their…

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GMC Canyon Offers Superior Hauling and Transport

When shopping for a small pickup truck designed to meet all of your hauling and transport needs, look no further than the GMC Canyon. This venerable truck is ready for any task or adventure, thanks in large part to its host of impressive exterior features. The patented EZ-Lift and Lower Tailgate make loading the Canyon a breeze because of its internal torsion bar and removable gate.  

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What Entertainment Features are Available in the GMC Terrain Denali?

With a vehicle like the GMC Terrain that is designed for long family trips, the entertainment package is an essential component that provides peace and tranquility for each occupant. As is expected in the top trim of any line of vehicles, the entertainment system in the Terrain Denali provides a secure and happy environment that satisfies everyone’s taste.

The GMC Terrain Denali trim comes standard with a Pioneer premium 8-speaker system that includes a subwoofer and amplifier for those times when the family listens together. 

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Identifying an Electrical Problem That Does Not Include Your Car Battery

If your car hesitates to start, the natural assumption is that it’s because of a weakening or low battery. However, that is not always the case. There are two scenarios that you need to be aware of in order to distinguish between a battery or a starter problem:

  • If a starter drive has begun to wear down or it is not engaging properly, you will hear a grinding noise. The noise is similar to when you mistakenly start the engine while it's running. 
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Choosing a Truck with Towing vs. Payload Capabilities

Do you know the difference between the truck's towing vs. payload capability? Here at Mountain Home Auto Ranch, we want to pass on these brief tips for understanding the differences. 

When a truck has a certain payload, that number refers to the weight that is added into the truck. It doesn't matter if you are hauling a bed of rocks, four of your friends, or a box with a fifty pound set of dumbbells, they all qualify as a payload. Anything added into the truck is the payload. 

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