How Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Work

If you have a newer vehicle, you might have auto-dimming rearview mirrors that reduce the glare of headlights behind you. The technology behind these mirrors has been around since the 1980s, but it has gained significant traction in recent years. These mirrors have two sensors that catch direct glare from headlights and the ambient light that is reflected off of the windshield. When the sensors detect too much light from headlights or some other source that might be blinding you when you drive, they send a signal to a control circuit that tells the mirrors whether or not they should…

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Fuel Economy Tips

Even though fuel prices have fallen a bit in recent months, they're still higher than they've been in the last few years. Here are a few tips that will help improve your fuel economy so you don't go broke due to your long commutes.

  • Keep your tank at least half-full at all times, especially during the winter. This will help keep you from stressing out about having enough gas as you drive around and help you avoid spending money you don't have in an emergency.
  • Drive as evenly as you can. Avoid accelerating or braking too…
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Here Is How To Clean Your Car Quickly

Cleaning your car quickly and efficiently can help maintain its value and prolong its lifespan. By following a few simple steps, you can have your car looking like new in no time. First, gather your supplies. You will need a bucket of warm water and mild soap, a sponge or soft cloth, a microfiber towel, a glass cleaner, and a tire shine product.

Next, rinse the exterior of your car with clean water to remove any loose dirt or debris. This will make it easier to wash and will prevent any scratches from being caused by small particles of grit…

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Apple CarPlay Overview

Drivers with an iPhone can enjoy the benefits of Apple CarPlay in most late model vehicles today. Apple CarPlay offers the driver the ability to pair their smart phone with the vehicle's software in order to access various voice-activated features in the car.

The existence of Apple CarPlay means that the driver need not splurge for features such as in-dash navigation; drivers may simply call up Siri as they normally would and get directions to the nearest restaurant or movie theater. Drivers may 

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Safety When Loading Cargo in Your SUV

Whether you're taking a new purchase home in your SUV, you're going on a vacation, or there's another reason why you might have cargo in the back of your vehicle, you want to make sure it's loaded safely. Larger items, such as suitcases or furniture, should be put in first so that they don't unbalance the back of the vehicle. 

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Overview of Android Auto

Android Auto is a standard feature available on most vehicles at Trevor Merren Auto. It allows you to stay connected while driving in Greenville.

How Android Auto Works

Android Auto is an interface in vehicles that enables you to use most functions on your Android Phone. It connects to the vehicle's infotainment system wirelessly or via a USB port and displays the apps on the screen.

Android Auto requires an Android phone with Android 5.0 or later with a data plan and a compatible stereo. To install it, you connect a USB cable or enable WiFi and download…

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Finding the Right Car for Your Teenage Driver

As a parent, you've always known that your child would someday drive. One of our greatest pleasures at Trevor Merren Auto is helping you keep your teenager safe behind the wheel. The following tips will help you choose a safe, reliable car for your teenager driver.

When you're searching for a teen-mobile, safety is always your priority. Search for vehicles with large windows, mirrors and other features that maximize visibility. Front, side and knee airbags can provide extra protection during a collision.

 

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Car Detailing Tips From the Team at Trevor Merren Auto

It just feels better to get into a clean car. At Trevor Merren Auto, we understand that not every driver around Grand Rapids has the time to fully detail their car regularly. That is why we want to share some of the most important tips so that you can prioritize your time when cleaning your car.

For the outside, make sure that you are cleaning your sponge or cloth regularly as you wash. Have two separate buckets of water, one for cleaning the sponge and one for getting it wet to wash the car. Do not skip the drying process…

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How to Prepare for Your Back to School Carpool

Participating in a carpool is a great way to save time and money. When it is your turn to drive, however, you want to make sure you are prepared. At Trevor Merren Auto, we want you to consider a few things that can make the commute smoother for everyone involved.

A clean vehicle is an obvious way to start. Remove any garbage and vacuum so that you are not known as the parent with the "messy car" in the greater Grand Rapids area. Then, load your vehicle with things like tissues, baby wipes, and even a few bandages. Even if…

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