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How to Deal with Glare on the Road

If you have to drive during dusk or dawn, there's a chance that you're going to have to drive towards the sun. Unfortunately, doing so can affect your vision on the road. We here at Thornton Automotive want you to stay safe, so here are some tips on how to deal with light glare as you're driving.

One of the best accessories you can keep in your car is a pair of sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses are specifically designed to reduce glare. They have a special film that filters out reflected light. With a great pair of shades…

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Keep Tires Properly Inflated and With Good Tread For a Safer Car

If you want your car to be safe, don't forget to keep your tires in the best shape possible. If your tires aren't inflated properly or don't have enough tread, you'll be more likely to slip in wet conditions or have a blowout. But you might not know how to check your tire pressure and how to tell when your tread is getting too low. Here are some things that you should keep an eye on.

One of the first things that you should know about tire pressure is that it should follow the car manufacturer…

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Why Change Your Timing Belt?

Replacing a timing belt at the suggested mileage point is critical. Depending on the type of engine, a snapped timing belt could total the vehicle. Always refer to your owner's manual to determine when to change the timing belt.

What does the timing belt do? The rotation of the timing belt allows the camshaft and crankshaft to operate in a synchronized manner. Once the timing belt snaps, the vehicle cannot run. With specific engines, severe damage results. Timing belts are an upgrade on the old timing chain part.  

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Reasons to Buy a Used Car

When it comes time to get a different car, we want you to be able to make the best decision as to what vehicle is right for you and your family. It is nice to be able to get a brand new car, but buying a pre-owned vehicle also comes with some important advantages.

When you purchase a pre-owned vehicle, you will most likely be able to save money over a new car. Many used vehicles, including certified pre-owned vehicles, are offered for substantially less money than are new cars.  

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Why is Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Important?

Even when you use the windshield wiper blades once in a while, they will begin wearing and negatively impacting your ability to see clearly on the road. One reason for this issue is because the windshield wiper blades are made up of rubber components. This rubber will begin to break down with average use of riding back and forth over the glass, being in direct sunlight, and even from oxidation.

Once the windshield wiper blades begin to fail, you will notice streaks and blurry areas because the rubber is now hard and brittle. 

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Keep Your Child Safe with Proper Car Seat Installation Techniques

Parents and caregivers take great measures to keep their children safe, which include keeping them strapped in a car seat. However, if the car seat isn't installed properly, it won't be an effective way to protect a child if an accident occurs. At Thornton Automotive, we would like to help you keep your child safe when you are driving...

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The Chevy Cruze Offers Something for Everyone

The Chevy Cruze is one of the most popular subcompact cars on the market today. It has a variety of features that are designed to keep you safe such as a rearview camera and lane departure warning system. It also has an emergency braking system that will help slow the car down and minimize the severity of an accident.

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Chevrolet Impala Design Features

Full-size sedans are increasingly becoming to go to model of cars for consumers. This is why our team at Thornton Automotive Group love the new 2019 Chevrolet Impala!

One of the most striking design features of the new Chevrolet Impala is the large sunroof between the passenger and driver seats.

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The Bold 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

If exterior style is important to you when you're searching for a new car, take a look at the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. This renowned mid-sized car has a sleek look that will turn heads. It's also available with an optional appearance package to enhance the car's appearance even further.

The body of the Malibu features aerodynamic curves throughout.

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The Chevrolet Sonic is Great for Gas Conservation

Known for its practicality, excellent conservation of gas, and great handling, the Chevrolet Sonic is one of the most popular compact cars that are currently on the market. It also comes with some very useful features.

With a maximum of 37 miles per gallon on the highway, the Chevrolet Sonic's 1.4L turbocharged engine equipped with its six-speed manual transmission will make sure that every mile on your journey will count. The engine also boasts a solid 138 horsepower. You will definitely get more per gallon with this vehicles than others if that's something that deeply matters to…

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