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Exploring Raleigh: Libraries, Bookstores and More

Public Libraries and Bookstores in Raleigh, NC

Reading isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you’re brainstorming summer pastimes, but this year more than ever people are thinking outside the box in a search for new activities. Whether it’s on the couch, in the sun or under a shady tree, curling up with a good book is an excellent way to stay productive and enrich your mind as you enjoy the freedom of the season. Grab your bookmark, because we’re about to dive into our list of some public libraries and bookstores in Raleigh, NC where you can browse from an excellent selection of books, magazines and more!

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Will My Insurance Go Up if I Buy a Vehicle With a Turbocharged Engine?

If Insurance Companies Will Charge You Extra for Buying a Turbocharged Engine

The time has come; you found the perfect vehicle for you and you intend to purchase it. You’ve made the necessary budgetary moves and can finally get that vehicle with a turbocharged engine. But wait – will there be more expenses you aren’t thinking of from your insurance agency? Will my insurance cost rise if I buy the turbocharged vehicle of your dreams? At Auction Direct USA, we go over some thoughts on if your insurance will rise because of a vehicle purchase.

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3 Common Summer Vehicle Issues and How to Prevent Them!

Common Summer Vehicle Issues and Preventing Them 

Summer is here and with it comes a ton of issues that you might have to contend with, most of them come from heat. The heat will rise up and cause you a ton of problems, especially as we progress through the summer and it starts to add up. This heat will cause a ton of problems for your vehicle if you don’t prepare properly. What are some of these issues? Continue reading to find out and see how to prevent them! 

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A red 2018 Toyota Highlander driving down an open road.

The Pros and Cons of Three-Row Seating

A List of Pros and Cons to Third-Row Seating in SUV Models

When it comes to space, sometimes you need more than what a small crossover or sedan can give you. That’s why the automotive market has tons of three-row SUVs you can check out! But how efficient are they? How does it fit your lifestyle, or are there downsides to adding additional seating capacity? At Auction Direct USA, we check out the pros and cons of third-row seating to help you decide.

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Is a DSG transmission better than a manual or automatic?

DSG Transmissions: How They Work and Why They’re Better

If you’re familiar with European brands like Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, or Mercedes-Benz, then you may have noticed that some of them have a DSG (German for “dual-clutch transmission”). They’re quite popular and have a long history. But what exactly do they do? And should you be trying to get a vehicle with one?

Is a DSG transmission better than a manual or automatic?

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How to set up HomeLink garage door opener?

Setting Up a HomeLink Garage Door Opener: Fixed and Rolling Code Video Tutorial

So, you’ve found a vehicle that’s full of awesome features. It’s got stuff like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, adaptive cruise control, and a customizable multi-information display. One excellent feature that many new users have trouble with is the HomeLink garage door opener.

We have the solution. Here’s an official video showing you how to set up a HomeLink garage door opener.

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Which Vehicles Were Shown in the Movie “Twister”?

Vehicles from the Film “Twister”

Last night, we were scrolling through Netflix, almost certain that we would watch a few episodes of The Office, when we saw that Twister was available for viewing! We always love this movie thanks to the edge-of-your-seat drama, special effects, and fantastic characters (and we MIGHT have a soft spot for Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt). We also love the variety of vehicles that make an appearance in the film. Here are a few vehicles that got plenty of screen time: 

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