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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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Understanding the Confusing World of Truck Cabs

Picking out your preferred truck cab style can be challenging if you do not clearly understand the differences between the many available options. The truck cab experts at Wine Automotive want to share our knowledge and tools with you so that you understand the specific terminology that is often inconsistent across brands.

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Best Cars for Uber or Lyft Drivers

Have you thought about driving for Uber or Lyft? You could be making a fortune. All you need is your vehicle and some time to get out there. However, what vehicles truly make a better living doing ridesharing than others? For one, hybrid vehicles are the best option if you want reliable power and fuel economy at the same time.

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Tire Air Pressure and Traction Loss

Here at Wine Automotive, we believe in offering our clients and others information about how to stay safer on the roads. One safety issue that causes many accidents is known as tire traction loss.

Maintaining traction is key to maintaining control and thus safety. Unfortunately, many drivers experience partial or complete loss of traction under specific road conditions. While driver error can be a cause of such traction loss, another common culprit is known as oversteer and understeer. 

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How to Prevent Auto Damage from Rodents

Here at Wine Automotive, we have heard countless stories about rats, mice, and other rodents causing damage under the hood. They can chew hoses, wiring, and plenty of other important parts, leaving our customers in need of a newer vehicle. There are a few ways to prevent this damage.

One of the best things that you can do to prevent rodents is to use rodent-deterrent tape. This is a type of electrical tape that has been treated with capsaicin.  

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We're Hiring!

 

Excellent Opportunities Await You When You Join Our Sales Team, Here at Wine Automotive!

If you are someone in the greater Chesapeake area looking for a great job with some fantastic benefits, we just might have what you are looking for, right here at Wine Automotive in Chesapeake, VA! Right now, we seek friendly and reliable sales representatives who wish to put a smiling face on the used vehicles which we sell. Here at Wine Automotive, we pride ourselves on providing a unique and hassle-free shopping experience to our customers and we always seek to exceed their expectations to provide…

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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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Accepting Nominations- Car Giveaway

 
Wine Automotive's vehicle donations program is still running strong. Since starting our program in fall of 2018, we have given away a total of four vehicles to deserving individuals. 

We will continue giving away one vehicle per month to a person or family truly in need with a powerful story to tell. From military families who deal with overseas commitments and lasting separations to struggling college students in debt and the sacrifices of single parents, our team wants to help those in need get one step closer to achieving their aspirational goals and inspirational dreams.

This is our unique…
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