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What You Should Do if You’re in a Car Crash

If you’re involved in a car crash, you need to get it reported to the police as well as to your insurance company. Getting the necessary reports will ensure that you can get an insurance claim going as soon as possible.

At Round Rock Genesis, our service center can help with a number of repairs. This will help you to get your car back on the road as quickly as possible. Take photos of the damage. 

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Be Concerned When Tire Pressure Starts to Drop

Don't assume that air is naturally escaping the car tires or a drop in temperatures is affecting your car tires, consider these tire tips from Round Rock Genesis to keep you safe on the roads today.

Inspect the tires for anything stuck in the treads. If you do this on a regular basis, you lessen the chances of that obstruction allowing the tires to become underinflated and lead to a blowout on the roads. Never remove anything from the tire yourself, it can only make things worse. 

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Should I Buy a Dash Cam for My Vehicle?

Dash cams aren't just for police cars and truckers. They're great for private drivers too. Although may use them primarily for fun reasons, such as showing your friends footage of cool things on the street, dash cams are important for other reasons.

One of the biggest pluses they provide is footage of what happened during an accident. This is particularly important if you or someone in your vehicle is injured severely. Dash cams also record incidents of road rage, and crimes that can happen to your or other individuals or drivers. 

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Jump-Starting How-To's as Easy as 1-2-3

One cardinal rule of vehicle ownership is to never be caught off guard without a proper set of jumper cables. Having this tool in your vehicle at all times will ensure that you can help any stranded motorist or yourself with dead battery issues should the need arise. To jump another car, bring the cars to about 18" apart and ensure that both vehicles are turned off and in the park position. 

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Applying Touch Up Paint to Car Exterior

Our hope is this guide on touching up the paint on your car exterior will help you to keep your vehicle looking good longer.

Before you can paint the area on the car exterior, you'll need to clean the surface first. Wet a Q-tip and dab it in soap and water mix and then rub over the chip to be painted. Use a soft cloth to dry the area.

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Ways to Cut Back on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving can spell disaster for you and your passengers. By cutting back on distracted driving, you are ensured a greater degree of comfort and peace of mind on the road. One of the most important ways to cut back on distracted driving is to avoid any distractions that would take up your full attention, even if only for a few seconds. 

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How a Backup Camera Works for Your Safety

Backing up a car can be dangerous, which is why more manufacturers are adding backup cameras to their vehicles. They use the screen already located in the vehicle's dash to project an image of what is behind the vehicle. Cameras typically add about $140 to the cost of the vehicle, which means that an average person can afford a car with such technology. 

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How Do Infotainment Systems Work?

Do you know what to look for in an infotainment system? They're not all created equal. You may be just happy knowing that you can hook up your smartphone to your radio, but there are so many other useful applications now that come with a car's infotainment system. For example, you can connect via Bluetooth and access Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which immediately lets you access all of the apps on your phone. You can also use voice controls to access safety controls, vehicle settings, music, and navigation. 

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The Importance of the Vehicle Tire Alignment Service

The importance of the vehicle alignment service can not be understated. Having professionals looking closely at the front end parts of your vehicle will help reduce costly repairs.

If the car tires hit a curb or drive into a deep pothole, the result can be that the alignment comes out of balance. What this will do is begin to reduce your ability to handle the vehicle, but vibrations that increase can also damage other parts the longer the conditions persist. While this is happening, the tires are beginning to wear in odd patterns as the side walls come in contact…

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Spring Maintenance Extends the Performance of Your Car

Some maintenance items should be done every year, and your vehicle is no different. Spring is a great time to do those things that should be done at least once a year, and we at Round Rock Genesis want to make sure that you have the knowledge to keep your vehicle up to date on its maintenance.

There are a couple of things that will protect your vehicle from hot weather. For instance, you should have your coolant replaced. 

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