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How to Save on Gas and Get the Most Out of Your Tank

March 2nd, 2023 by
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Gas prices can be tough, we get it! Part of owning a vehicle is having to frequently stop at the gas station to fill up your tank. During the winter standing out there can be especially dreadful. What if we told you there were ways to help you get the most out of your car’s…

5 Gifts to Give Your Used Vehicle this Holiday Season

December 20th, 2022 by
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Your vehicle does a lot to get you around, so why not give back to it this holiday season?   Here at CarHop, we care about you and your family.  That’s why we want to give you a few tips and tricks to keep your vehicle in its best condition this holiday season.  Give back to…

How to Prepare for Trunk or Treat Season

October 25th, 2022 by
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The end of October means one thing: spooky season is here! Whether you’re looking for some low-key fun or a trek around the neighborhood, candy is more than likely in you and your youngster’s future.  One alternative to dressing up and walking around neighborhood streets after dark is a relatively new concept called trunk or…

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Having Car Starter Problems? Learn How to Diagnose & Fix Your Starter

March 14th, 2022 by
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If your car won’t start, there’s a chance you may need to perform a car starter replacement. Find out what might be wrong with your car starter, along with how to perform a car starter installation, with the team at CarHop. Whether your starter is acting up or you need to learn how to change…

How to Replace an Alternator in a Car

March 14th, 2022 by
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CarHop isn’t just a great source for affordable used cars—we’re also here to offer helpful DIY car repair tips. Answering questions like the cost to replace an alternat or how to replace a car alternator. Once you’ve tested your alternator and determined that it’s the culprit (rather than a faulty starter), you can reference the…

Learning How to Change a Windshield Wiper is Easy

March 14th, 2022 by
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Your windshield wiper blades are going to break down over time, so it’s generally recommended you change them once every six months or so. If you don’t, you’ll start suffering from visibility issues and possibly even see scratches appear on your windshield. Luckily enough, learning how to replace windshield wipers is easy with this wiper…

5 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill

April 16th, 2020 by

Why pay more than you have to? These grocery tips can save you a bundle. 1. Where you shop If you only go to your local grocery chain for everything, you might be missing an opportunity to shave some dollars off your bill. Aldi is a great alternative in many cities. Their approach to providing…

How to Clean a Car with Dryer Sheets

July 23rd, 2019 by
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Dryer sheets can do more than freshen your clothes! You can use their odor-eliminating power to your advantage when cleaning your car. From freshening the scent of your car’s interior to removing dead bugs from the exterior to reducing pet hair, dryer sheets are all-around good news for your used car. Learn how to clean…

How to Clean Your Car Dashboard

July 19th, 2019 by
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Your dashboard is one of the first parts of your car’s interior you — as well as your front-seat passenger — see when entering the vehicle. However, the dash is often overlooked during routine car cleanings. If you’re wondering how to clean a car dashboard, CarHop is here to help! Check out our guide below…

How to Remove Stickers from a Car

July 16th, 2019 by
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Whether you’re not so fond of that Sci-Fi show you used to watch, or your kid got creative with their sticker booklet, removing stickers from your used car can help keep it looking its best. Fortunately, keeping your vehicle sticker-free is easy with the correct products and a little elbow grease. Read on to get…

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