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How to Plan an Epic Summer Road Trip with your Family

June 29th, 2022 by
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Summer is the time many drivers take to the road to visit family, explore new places or even hit their favorite beach destination. According to AAA, over 42 million people are expected to hit the roads for the July 4th holiday weekend alone.  As we reach the peak of the summer driving season, here are…

Improve Your Gas Mileage with These Tips

June 15th, 2022 by
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SHOP CARHOP VEHICLES CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO When most people think about the cost of buying their next new vehicle, they often only consider the price of purchasing the vehicle itself. However, there are a lot more factors that are involved in calculating the total cost of the purchase. One of the easier variable…

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, like 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 video below and follow these simple DIY steps to…

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…

How‌ ‌Do I ‌Prepare‌ My ‌Car‌ ‌for‌ ‌Summer‌?

March 24th, 2021 by
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Shop CarHop Vehicles Contact Us for More Info It may still be spring, but is your vehicle ready for the intense heat of the summer months to come? Both the heat and the harsh rays of the sun can affect everything from the paint job to the tires and even the internal components of your…

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…

How to Remove Dog Hair from Your Car with Rubber Gloves

July 10th, 2019 by
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In a perfect world, you could cart your four-legged friend around all day with no need for car detailing. But, if you want to keep your used vehicle looking its best, you have to stay on top of picking up dog hair — and usually, that means getting creative. Wondering how to remove dog hair…

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