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Are You a Suitable SUV Candidate?

Modern SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) are known for superior safety, enhanced handling, extra space and more. If any of those things pique your interest, then you're probably a strong candidate for SUV ownership. You probably know at least a few people who own these mid-sized vehicles, too. Here are several things to think about before settling on your favorite SUV:

  • A new SUV can make dealing with snowy, icy and unpredictable roads a lot easier and safer.
  • Your SUV may offer smooth handling and maneuverability.
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Maintain Your Car Before Your Road Trip

When you are planning a road trip for the holidays, do you make a checklist of things to have checked on your car before leaving? If not, you may want to add this planning tool to your routine! The checklist will help you to avoid a breakdown when on the road, no matter if it's only 100 miles or 1,000 miles away.

Shorter road trips are less intense and call for far less things to be repaired, but the longer trips will need to have a checklist performed before leaving.

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The Importance of GAP insurance

So you just bought a new car, and then within weeks someone hits you and totals your car. You are expecting to get an insurance payout that covers what you owe, but that's unlikely. New cars depreciate quickly, meaning your insurer is likely to pay you less than what you have to pay the finance company.

You can eliminate this scenario by carrying GAP insurance from Korum's Pre-Owned Vehicles. GAP stands for guaranteed asset protection, but it also has a double meaning, because it literally covers the "gap" between what you owe on your new car and what…

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The Obvious Signs Your Car Brakes Will Fail

If you notice a warning sign that your car brakes are about to fail in the Puyallup area, you should get over to our dealership as quickly as possible so a skilled brake mechanic can determine the extent of the trouble. Our team at Korum's Pre-Owned Vehicles can easily help you to notice the warning signs of bad brakes include:

  • If you attempt to stop the vehicle quickly, you notice that the vehicle begins to bounce up and down.
  • While driving, you are smelling something burning from under the vehicle.
  • When the car is in reverse, you start to…
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Time to Consider Getting a New Car Battery

When you identify one or more of the following warning signs, it might be time to get over to Korum's Pre-Owned Vehicles for a new battery before you wind up stranded somewhere and need a jump or a tow. If you know what to be looking for, these failing car battery warning signs are simple to identify.

The first thing to look for is how the lights are responding in the car. When the car battery is close to failing, the headlights are going to appear dim after starting the car, the interior lights may flicker form time to…

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The Ford F-150 is Pickup Truck Perfection

With so many full-size pickup trucks to pick from these days, it can be a little overwhelming for anyone looking to take the wheel of a truck. Of course, with the Ford F-150 being America's best-selling pickup, the right choice becomes a little more clear! To further prove the point, the American automaker has put together a video comparing it to a main rival: the Toyota Tundra. With best-in-class fuel economy and payload, the F-150 pulls ahead with ease. See the whole thing for yourself:

 

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How to Protect Yourself From Liability After an Accident

Getting into a car accident—even a minor one—is one of the most terrifying things that can happen to a person. In the heat of the moment, it's easy to make well-intentioned mistakes that can put you at risk of liability.

Should You Help Other Drivers or Passengers Who are Hurt?

If you are trained to give medical aid, and the injured party consents to your assistance, then you should…

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New Ford Ranger Coming to Puyallup in 2019

In 2019, midsize pickup customers will finally be able to shop Ford once again.

For the past several years, the smallest truck offered in the lineup was the full-size F-150, which isn't really small at all. The Ford Ranger was favored by many for its manageable, diminutive proportions, but was not popular enough to keep it from being discontinued in the United States. It carried on overseas, where it continues to please adventurous drivers.

 

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Hyundai Santa Fe Aces IIHS Headlight Test Where 35 Others Failed

With their high-riding stance, you would think midsize SUVs would provide great visibility at night. Unfortunately, this isn't so, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The IIHS recently tested 37 midsize SUVs (it's a popular segment), and found that most of them provided inadequate nighttime visibility, or impeded on the visibility of other drivers. Yes, the fact that SUVs sit taller on the road than other vehicles actually hurt many of their headlight ratings, as the IIHS takes off points for creating excessive glare.

Only two 2017 models earned the IIHS's highest...

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