The Safety Test of the IIHS

The two different safety ratings you are going to come across when searching for vehicles are NHTSA and IIHS. They run their own tests in different ways to get their ratings out. They both work well in letting you know how safe your vehicle is so that you can know what to expect.

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Choosing the Oil To Change With

One factor to look at when changing your oil is the type of oil you are going to replace your current oil with. You are probably wondering if you have to use the exact same type of oil in your vehicle, the good news is that not everything has to be exact when choosing your oil.

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Get to Know the Suspension System in Your Vehicle


Betterway Sales & Leasing likes to pass on their automotive knowledge to you. This dealer knows that informed drivers are wiser ones, which is why you are going to learn a little about your suspension system.

What is it?

The suspension system is installed in a vehicle to ensure drivers have the smoothest ride possible. You know the streets of Stoney Creek can be rough, and the automaker anticipated this by adding things like shock absorbers and springs to your vehicle.

What Does it Do?

The purpose of this system is to absorb the shocks while driving and disperse them so…
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Guidelines for Headlights


Headlights are necessary to keep you from colliding with other objects or vehicles at night. If you cannot see clearly when driving in the dark, you are at risk of hitting another object or being hit by someone else.

To be in compliance with state and local driving laws, you must always have working headlights. A bulb is cheap and easy to replace. The housing unit that protects the bulb is something that should be cleaned off regularly. This includes the interior of the headlight housing unit as well as the exterior. You need a few tools to take off…
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Ways to Clean Pet Hair Out of a Car

When cleaning your vehicle, one of the things you are going to be doing is detailing your car. There are a lot of pieces of dirt that can actually get left on the interior of your vehicle from a general clean up. In the case of pets, you are going to have pet hair on your vehicle. Fortunately, there are ways to clean the pet hair out of your vehicle.

One of the ways that you can clean up pet hair is with static electricity. Static electricity attracts the hair of pets and other forms of dirt. You can do…

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Monitor Your Vehicle for Overheating Risks

Failure to maintain your radiator and other engine cooling components can result in a cracked head and other issues that could mean a new engine. If you've noticed any coolant leaks or changes in the temperature level of your engine, then consider visiting an auto service center before you get on the road.

After adding any coolant to your car, make sure the cap is securely put back in place. This simple measure can ensure that the pressure inside the radiator is maintained. It can also help to prevent coolant leaks while you're driving. 

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Tips for Taking a Test Drive

When you visit us at Betterway Sales & Leasing for a test drive, there are some tips to follow. It’s important to focus on various aspects of your test drive so that you are more confident when you purchase a vehicle.

Perhaps one of the most important things to do is focus not just on what the vehicle looks like, but also how it performs. Although it’s easy to get pulled into aesthetics, you want to look at comfort and function, too. Bringing someone with you to the test drive can make sure that you have an extra set…

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Time for the Annual Summer Road Trip

The family road trip is the quintessential summer vacation experience. Not only do these trips create amazing memories, but they also allow you to save money while traveling. The vehicle experts at Betterway Sales & Leasing want you to be informed about road trip travel so that you can enjoy a memorable and budget-driven vacation.

Before you tackle the itinerary planning, it is important to set a realistic budget. Be sure to allocate funds for gas, hotel, and incidentals. A good rule of thumb is to set your initial budget and then add an extra 10 percent for padding. 

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What the Tire Pressure Light Means

Many vehicles have tire pressure monitoring systems. As you’re driving around Stoney Creek, ON, you may see the light illuminate on your dash. This is when it’s important to know what it could mean. At Betterway Sales & Leasing, we’re here to let you know it could be a few different things.

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How to Keep Your Car’s Engine Clean

Our team here at Betterway Sales & Leasing in Stoney Creek, ON understand the importance of keeping your vehicle in proper working order. When it comes to keeping your engine clean, following these tips can help to make it as simple as washing your car's paint job.

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