What To Do If Your Car Overheats This Summer

Summer’s here! Temperatures are rising and so does the potential of your vehicle overheating. Typically, an engine overheats because something is wrong with the cooling system. Maybe you have a leak, a faulty radiator fan, clogged coolant hose or a broken water pump. In the summer, your engine bay can get up to 200? F (Fahrenheit). The Folsom Auto Mall has put together some easy tips in the event your car overheats during your commute.
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How to make the most of your test drive

Considering a new car? Get behind the wheel before you make your final decision. A test drive can tell you a lot about a car or truck. Make sure it has the features you want and that you’re comfortable in the driver’s seat before you sign on the dotted line. The Folsom Auto Mall is happy to give you tips on how to make the most of your test drive.
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Tips To Lower Your Car Insurance

Interested in lowering your car insurance? The Folsom Auto Mall has tips on how you can do just that! From shopping around to taking a course, there are several options to consider when looking to lower your premium.
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How Down Payments Really Work.

Ever wonder how down payments work when you’re buying or leasing a new or used vehicle? The Folsom Auto Mall tries to make it simple for you.

Unless you’re buying a vehicle outright - that is, handing over a cash or check for the full value of the vehicle, chances are, you’ll be financing or leasing. Whether you’re financing or leasing a vehicle, a down payment (or cap reduction, when discussing a lease) is the initial money you pay toward the full sale or lease contract price. This lowers the remaining balance owed; that balance is paid…
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What is a Dealer Demo & Should You Buy One?

Well, as you may have guessed, “demo” is short for “demonstrator” and that’s just what they typically are. A dealer demo is usually a model at a higher end trim level used for demonstration purposes on the showroom floor or as a test drive vehicle so customers can get a feel for what their vehicle might be like. It’s also occasionally used as a service loaner and, sometimes, as a company car used by management and driven around town.
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Should I Turn In or Buy Out My Lease?


Your lease is almost up. What are you going to do? Of course, you can turn it in. Sometimes it’s almost as easy as just handing over the keys. But sometimes you may owe money for mileage overages, wear and tear or accidental damage. Did you know that you might have another option? Have you ever considered buying out your lease? Most lease contracts allow you to purchase your leased vehicle for a pre-specified buyout price. Just like buying a used car, you can often finance that amount or simply pay it in full, in cash. But should you…
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What are Auto Start/Stop Systems?

A relatively new feature in vehicles is the auto start / stop system. Just as it sounds, this system automatically shuts down and restarts a vehicle’s engine, with the intention of reducing fuel consumption and emissions. This system is available in both hybrid-electric vehicles and gas-powered vehicles.
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What is scheduled maintenance?

If you didn’t know or aren’t sure - scheduled maintenance is the regular maintenance recommended by the manufacturer to keep your vehicle in its best condition. Many manufacturers require owners (and lessees) to perform this maintenance in order to keep the warranty valid. Maintenance schedules vary by brand and model, but most recommended services for gas-powered vehicles are similar.
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The Best Navigation Apps

The days of paper maps folded haphazardly in the glove box are over! Technology has made them obsolete. Now, we get turn-by-turn directions in the palm of our hands, at the touch of a finger. Over the years, navigation devices and applications have grown by leaps and bounds. From a separate GPS device to a built-in touch screen in our vehicles - and, now, on every mobile device - navigation applications and maps have become practically omnipresent. Now the question is: which navigation app is best?
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