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Using the Right Gas in Your Car

May 18th, 2017 by
the right gas for your car

Estimated Read Time: ~6 mins What Type of Gas is Best for My Car? If you’ve owned your car for a while, chances are pretty high that you already know what type of fuel it requires. If, however, you rent a car, borrow a friend’s, or decide to purchase a new or “new to you”…

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Regular vs. Synthetic Oil: Which is Right for Your Car?

May 16th, 2017 by
adding oil to a car

Estimated Time to Read: ~5 mins Oil is the lifeblood of your car’s engine. It keeps all its parts moving smoothly, absorbs excess heat, and contains additives that help clean up nasty, harmful chemicals. After spending thousands of miles keeping your engine running right, your used car’s oil degrades and needs to be changed. It…

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What is a North Carolina Vehicle Safety Inspection?

February 11th, 2016 by
NC Vehicle Inspection

As a car consignment store operating in North Carolina, CarLotz has a responsibility to ensure that the thousands of for-sale-by-owner vehicles we offer will all pass a NC DMV inspection. As North Carolina requires all vehicles to pass a safety inspection before registration, we want to help provide some answers to car owners about the…

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What Causes Tire Pressure Loss Overnight?

October 16th, 2014 by
Tire Pressure

With the fall season upon us, many areas of the U.S. will experience cool temperatures overnight and in the morning with warm temperatures throughout the day. With the temperature drop overnight, many car owners start their cars only to find a pesky “Check Tire Pressure” light on their dashboard. What does this mean? It means…

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What is a Virginia Vehicle Safety Inspection?

April 18th, 2014 by
Virginia Vehicle Safety Inspection

As a car, truck, or motorcycle owner in Virginia, getting a VA vehicle safety inspection each year not only ensures proper maintenance and makes driving safer for you and others, it is also required by law. As a consignment store for cars, CarLotz sells thousands of sale-by-owner vehicles each year that all pass a VA…

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How to Protect Your Car from Spring Pollen

April 8th, 2014 by
Spring Cleaning

Every season poses its unique problems and inconveniences. Fall delivers leaves and debris; winter brings snow and ice; and summer carries heat and humidity. One of the peskiest seasons for car owners is spring, which coats your car with tree pollen. This seasonal pest not only aggravates your allergies but also leaves a messy coat…

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Car Spring Cleaning Checklist

March 13th, 2014 by
Spring Cleaning

It’s spring, so your thoughts are likely turning to outdoor events, yard maintenance, grilling out, getting your beach body back before summer, and many other things that don’t involve snowy roads and heavy coats.  One item we all too often overlook during this seasonal change is our vehicles’ spring and summertime needs.  Just like your…

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