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Tips for your vehicle in the summer heat

This week's temperatures are going to be in the high 80's in the Miami Valley! While we're glad to see the sun finally shining after so many weeks of torrential rain, your vehicle, your electronics, and pets might not be as happy to see the thermometer climb.

 

If you park outside on a hot sunny day, you might want…

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Experts agree – these GM vehicles provide award-winning reliability AND value

Every year, J.D. Power analyzes data to compile a list of the most reliable vehicles you can buy. They rate vehicles using statistical data from Initial Quality Studies and past Vehicle Dependability Study results. The resulting scores are then ranked to provide you with a list of the most reliable vehicles for each model year.

While they’ve released data for 2019 models, we’re going to focus on the 2018 list for this blog post. Many dealerships (including SVG Urbana) have holdover 2018 models in stock that can be purchased with fantastic discounts -- providing exceptional value for a…

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GM’s 2020 Light Duty Diesel Superior

Many people and families are turning to trucks as their everyday transportation due to their versatility. However, those who regularly use their trucks for towing and hauling typically opt for diesel engines since they’re built with plenty of torque to handle the load. When you count on your truck to perform, you want the best there is, and for 2020, GM’s Duramax diesels are it.

Of course we’re biased and we think the Silverado and Sierra are better looking than the Ford F-150, but the performance numbers aren’t subject to opinion. They’re fact. Here’s…

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First look at GMC's carbon fiber bed

GMC introducing first-of-its-kind carbon fiber bed box
 
According to Wikipedia, Carbon Fiber "has several advantages including high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion. These properties have made carbon fiber very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, and motorsports, along with other competition sports." Knowing that, it only makes sense that trucks owners would love to have this material in their truck beds for the ultimate in durability. GMC recognized this and is now offering carbon fiber bed boxes on the Sierra.

The carbon fiber bed has several benefits to owners…
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What's a Yenko and why should you care?

SVG Urbana has a 2015 Yenko Camaro in stock. We're pretty excited about this, and if you love horsepower, you should be, too. Let's take a quick tour through history so you get an understanding of just how special this fine piece of machinery is. Don Yenko was a legend and this car, is too.

Long ago in 1967, Chevrolet introduced the Camaro to compete with Ford's Mustang. Don Yenko, a racecar driver who owned a Chevrolet dealership, wasn't happy that Chevrolet mandated that the Camaro could have engines no larger than 400 cubic inches. You…
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Why is there a pattern of black dots on my car's windows?

What is that pattern on my car windows for? Is it just for looks?

Have you ever wondered why the windows in vehicles have a half-tone pattern of black dots on them? If so, you're not alone. Turns out these dots serve a very useful purpose.

When cars were first beginning to be mass produced, manufacturers used metal trim to hold the glass in place. As car makers learned this wasn't an efficient way to hold…

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Following these tips might save you some money on insurance

Having a vehicle is pretty much a necessity for most people. Having insurance on those vehicles is a necessity, too. However, if you don't know much about your insurance policy, you could be paying more than you need to. You can try the tips below and they just might lead to some savings for you!
  1. Compare rates annually. Once a year, you should use insurance comparison tools to see how your auto policy stacks up against other companies.
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Could your keychains be damaging your vehicle?

The case against keychains has been on-going for decades but rarely does anyone explain just how or why keychains aren't good for your vehicle. We're about to change that! Below, we explore why keychains could damage your vehicle's ignition system and how to identify a potential ignition problems.

Who doesn't love keychains? Especially for new drivers, they're a great way to show off your personality, and celebrate the independence that being able to drive brings. However, the heavier the keychain, the more likely your vehicle is to experience ignition system problems.

A heavy keychain is…

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Why do I need to know about Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is what goes to work in your vehicle when you press on the brake pedal to stop your vehicle. The fluid is subjected to high pressure and high temperatures, however the fluid itself is non-compressible. Because it cannot be compressed, it delivers the force needed to press your brake calipers onto your rotors and stop your vehicle from rolling. Obviously then, brake fluid is a very important part of your vehicle's safety…

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Will flying "cars" be the next advancement in green technology?

If you love cartoons or are over a certain age, surely you remember George Jetson tooling around space in his "flying car". Most children who grew up watching the Jetsons envisioned a future where flying cars would be the norm. As we all know, that isn't exactly how things turned out...yet.


photo credit:  Hanna Barbera

With the popularity of drones increasing and new uses for them being discovered every day, several tech companies have been eyeing them as having potential to transport people, albeit for fairly short distances. Being battery powered means that drones would be an environmentally…
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