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Save Money on Winter Tires by Using Them Properly

At Wine Automotive, we know that winter tires carry a price tag that makes some Chesapeake drivers uneasy. We urge you to resist driving on them beyond winter. You will actually save money by owning winter and summer tires.

Tire manufacturers developed winter tires to combat slick, cold roads. While winter-tire models inhabit a spectrum, they all feature tailored, ice-gripping treads and deep, slush-dispersing grooves. Additionally, modern winter tires' rubber formulas become stickier as the mercury drops. Those aspects may tame winter conditions, but they are outmatched by 

 

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How to Avoid Motion Sickness

Motion sickness can negatively impact every trip you take, but if you know how to deal with it and prevent it, traveling won't seem so daunting.

Motion sickness happens because your inner ear, eyes, and other motion detectors send messages to your brain that are somewhat conflicting. This can cause debilitating nausea.

Thankfully, there are a number of ways to prevent motion sickness. One of the most common is by taking Dramamine before a boat trip or long car ride. For those who don't care to take drugs, peppermint and ginger are herbal remedies that have been known…
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Using a Vehicle History Report When Used Car Shopping

Buying a used car can be scary because you don’t know its history. At Wine Automotive, we have a vehicle history report (VHR) on every used vehicle, ensuring you know more about the vehicle. This makes it easier to avoid problem vehicles while also enjoying a greater level of peace of mind.

The odometer reading history is particularly useful. Every time the vehicle has been serviced, the odometer reading is logged. This way, you can be sure that the odometer reading on the dashboard is accurate. If there is any sign that it has been rolled over, it will…
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Introducing The Wine Automotive Loaner Fleet!

 

Introducing the Wine Automotive Loaner Car Program!

As an independent used car dealer, drivers likely wouldn't expect Wine Automotive to have a loaner fleet of cars available - yet, we do!  Wine Automotive is proud to announce our new Loaner Car Program! Have you ever been hesitant to get your vehicle serviced because it means you'll be without wheels for the duration of your repairs? Fear not! The Wine Automotive loaner car fleet exists just for such a situation. When drivers bring in their vehicles for maintenance, they can utilize one of our nine Smart Car loaner vehicles!

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Used Car Features Dog Owners Will Love

The people at Wine Automotive love dogs as much as anyone. Therefore, we want to let you know what to look for if you want to travel with your canine companion. Ideally, your vehicle will have a backseat climate control feature that makes it easy for your pet to stay cool in hot weather.

Furthermore, the car should have a seat that is as low to the ground as possible. This makes it easier for your dog to get in and out of the car without putting too much strain on their joints. Sliding doors can also make it easier…

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Understanding the Unique Protective Features of Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

An auto-dimming rearview mirror is an invaluable feature in any vehicle. These mirrors use a process called electrochromism to reduce glare from the headlights of approaching vehicles by darkening the mirror.

Mirrors with this feature are equipped with specially designed ambient light sensors that work to detect glare from headlights. The electrochromic gel is then used to communicate and send the appropriate charge. This process then reduces the amount of light that the oncoming vehicle is able to reflect onto the driver's face.  

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