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Escape on a Road Trip for Less

Trips out of town can be more affordable than you might think. A bit of planning can help you to stay within a reasonable budget. At Palmery Motors, we want to make sure you have a good time behind the wheel.

Think about where you want to go and how much you can spend on your road trip. Use a navigational app to make sure you don’t get lost. Then, budget in the various expenditures like gas, accommodations, and food. Don’t forget to add in sightseeing money so that you can do more along the way. 

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Using a Vehicle History Report

You can take part of the stress and guesswork out of buying a used car or truck by first reading the vehicle history report that corresponds to the VIN. The vehicle history report is unique to each vehicle and is full of helpful information about the major events that have happened to your car.

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Dealing with Motion Sickness While Traveling

Taking a trip can be fun, but it is not so fun for those who tend to get sick while riding in a moving vehicle. If you or someone in your family deals with motion sickness, there are some things that you can do to deal with that and enjoy your travels.

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How to Cover a Scratch on Your Vehicle

It may not always be necessary to come to the auto service center to fix a scratch on your vehicle's paint job. If the scratch is small enough, it may be possible to sand it, wash and put new paint on yourself. Let's take a look at what the process of fixing a paint job entails.

The first step in the project is to get rid of any impurities on the body of the vehicle. For example, you will want to sand away rust or other debris that would stop the paint from sticking to your vehicle. 

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Road Trip Safety

The key to a successful road trip is making sure that everyone is safe. This can require a bit of planning, but it isn't as hard as you might think as long as you follow these tips.

First of all, make sure that your truck is in good enough shape to make a long road trip. This means changing the oil, checking the tires, and topping off all essential fluids. You should also make sure that all of your mirrors are in the best positions for your driver before you leave so you aren't adjusting them on a…

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Time to Start Thinking About Camper Towing

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, many families are thinking about the upcoming camping season. The camper experts at Palmery Motors want to make sure that you understand how to properly use the towing mechanism in your vehicle so that you can safely tow your camper to all of your outdoor adventures.

Before purchasing a camper, it is vital that you understand exactly how much weight your vehicle can tow. To understand this, it is important to know the difference between conventional towing capacity, 5th wheel towing, gooseneck towing, and payload capacity.  

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Understanding the Different Styles of Truck Cabs

At Palmery Motors, we want our customers to be as satisfied as possible with their new or used truck purchase. That's why it's important to know about the four different styles of truck cabs available.

Standard truck cabs, also known as regular cabs, feature two doors and can accommodate no more than two extra passengers. Quad cabs, also called super cabs, feature two normally functioning front doors and two back suicide doors that open only when the front doors are opened. This style of cab offers a small extra row of seats.  

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About Truck Bed Liners

Pickup beds are convenient for work or recreation items. However, unprotected beds easily become damaged over time. Lining the space with a bed mat, a bed rug, a drop-in or a spray-on product ensures the surface remains intact. Bed mats are made from recycled tires and are easily installed or removed. They are also the least expensive option. Bed rugs are made from a combination of polypropylene and polyester fibers. They are permanently installed and easily cleaned.

Drop-in liners are another inexpensive option. The liners are made from plastic and installed using screws. 

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Should I Buy a Tonneau Cover for My Pickup Truck?

One of the decisions that pickup truck buyers sometimes struggle with is the decision to buy a tonneau cover for the flatbed portion of the vehicle. Leaving it open allows you to transport cargo and machinery of varying heights, which is appropriate if you have bulky items in your inventory. At the same time, when the flatbed is open, it's exposed to the elements.

If you're thinking of buying a tonneau cover, think about how you use your vehicle. If you want easy access and the ability...

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Understanding Some Auto Finance Terms

When it comes time for you to purchase a new vehicle, you will most likely come across a lot of auto finance jargon. It is important that you know the meaning of terms used in auto finance so that you will know what kind of agreement you are entering into.

Sometimes when a person doesn't have the best credit or no credit history, there will need to be a cosigner. This is a person who agrees to be responsible for loan repayment if you fail to make the payments. APR stands for annual percentage rate. This is the interest…
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