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Best Places to Get Your Car Detailed in Youngstown, OH

October 31st, 2022 by
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Whether your car is a prized possession that belonged to your grandparents and now belongs to you, or if you have just bought a new vehicle, you’ll want to make sure it looks the best it possibly can. Part of responsible car ownership is keeping your vehicle clean inside and out to maintain its shiny…

2023 Chevy Colorado vs 2023 Toyota Tacoma

October 21st, 2022 by
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The Colorado has long been at the forefront of its class of mid-size pickup trucks, but how does the new model stack up against one of its fiercest rivals, the 2023 Toyota Tacoma? Here we’ll look at the Tacoma vs. the Colorado in areas such as power, performance, hauling and towing, off-road capability, and technology….

Best Bookstores in Youngstown, Ohio

October 14th, 2022 by
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While some people are always searching for the next best restaurant, others can’t wait to find their next best book. Although many people can just jump into a large chain bookstore and order their favorite coffee drink to go along with their read, others prefer a more unique and relaxed approach to book hunting. For…

EV vs. Plug-In vs. Hybrid: What’s the Difference?

October 8th, 2022 by
Close up of charge port on 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV 3LT in Riptide Blue. Preproduction model shown. Actual production model may vary. 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV available Fall 2023.

Automakers around the world are increasingly shifting towards electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid power trains, and Chevy is no exception. A broad range of new vehicle designs has come onto the market over recent years to meet the requirements of different customers. The three new types of cars we’re starting to see more on the…

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Where to recycle batteries in Youngstown, OH

September 23rd, 2022 by

The question of where to recycle batteries in Youngstown, Ohio, often comes up here at Sweeney Chevrolet. We understand that our customers are environmentally conscious consumers who care about the planet. If you’re wondering where to recycle your car’s old battery, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of places you can…

How Long Does a Car Alignment Take?

September 17th, 2022 by
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Regular maintenance is essential to ensuring your vehicle functions properly and keeps you and your passengers safe on the road. Car alignments are an important maintenance service to help you keep your car in tip-top condition, so it’s important to chat with a trained technician at Sweeney Chevrolet to learn more about your vehicle’s tire…

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What Fluids Do Electric Cars Need?

September 13th, 2022 by
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When it comes to maintaining cars, electric vehicles are very different from traditional combustion engine vehicles. With combustion engines, oil changes are an important part of maintenance. Changing the oil keeps an engine running properly and prevents it from seizing. EVs don’t have engines, so they don’t use oil. Even though there is no need…

Posted in Electric Vehicles

Types of Gas: How Many Types of Fuel are There?

September 9th, 2022 by
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Gas keeps your car running, but how much do you really know about it? Do you use the best type for your vehicle, or do you always choose the same type out of habit? Here, we’ll break down the different types of gas so you can make the right choice for your set of wheels…

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What Is the Lifespan of an Electric Car?

August 26th, 2022 by
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As electric car technology is still relatively recent and dramatically improving with each generation, you might wonder how long the average electric vehicle (EV) will last. You can expect the average electric car powertrain not to require any major replacements or suffer any notable performance decline for at least 10 years, if not 20. If…

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How Much is Gas Tax in Ohio?

August 20th, 2022 by
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Gasoline prices are at a peak across the U.S., rising notably every month over the first half of the year. Gas taxes are another factor affecting prices, and Ohio recently increased the state tax on gasoline from 28 cents per gallon to 38.5 cents per gallon. Here, we dive into Ohio gas taxes, including how…


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