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IIHS Head Restraints & Seats Test Explained

One of the most confusing safety ratings given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is head restraints & seats. You don't exactly buckle your cranium into a harness when you get in your car, after all! So what does this rating mean?

This test would be better named whiplash, because that is what it is fundamentally measuring. Neck sprains are one of the most common injuries sustained during fender-benders (and more serious accidents for that matter, but whiplash can happen at relatively low speeds).

The quality of seats and headrests, as everybody but IIHS calls them, make a…

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4 Sticky Car Problems WD-40 Can Solve

WD-40 is sort of like reverse-duct tape. Think about it. Duct tape is an affordable household item that is every handyman's friend—there's nothing it can't stick together. WD-40 is another familiar item in every garage and workshop across Summerville, and it also has legendary power—to unstick anything under the sun.

It's a great product for maintaining your pre-owned vehicle. Using nothing but a bottle of WD-40 spray lubricant and a clean towel (and protective gear, if you're playing it safe!) you can quickly and easily remove:

  • Stuck-on bugs from your fender
  • Bumper stickers…
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Talk About Safe Driving With Your Teen

While becoming a licensed driver is a fun time for teens, having a teen driver can be a scary time for parents. Especially when vehicular fatalities are one of the leading causes of death for many teenagers. It's helpful to know that they are being as safe as possible while on the road. In order to ease your mind some, here are some tips to talk about with your teen:

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How to Prepare for that Summer Road Trip

The best thing that you can do before you are heading out on a road trip is to plan for a potential problem before it actually happens. Here is a summer road trip checklist to help:

  • Be sure you pack a roll of duct tape in the vehicle to make some repairs.
  • Bring some cans of tire fix-a-flat in the event you get one or more flat tires.
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Automaxx: Quality Vehicles for Less

When drivers from in and around Summerville go in search of a high-quality, efficient and affordable pre-owned vehicle, they rely on the region's pre-owned Supercenter: Automaxx.

Each of our bargain priced cars, trucks and SUVs are thoroughly inspected for quality and cleanliness and available at reasonable costs —many under $10K

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How About a Reliable Emergency Kit?

Do you have an emergency road kit? It could be a live saver if you do. It would be a collection of items necessary during a stay beside the road at unexpected times.

A good thing to start with is a flashlight and batteries for it. Another great item would be a fire extinguisher. Add to that a cell phone charger for your cell phone for emergencies. Some fresh, unopened bottled water could be a life saver, along with some nonperishable snacks to go with it. A portable radio with fresh batteries could keep you informed if your car radio…

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Safe Driving Ideas for You and Your Family

Transporting your family around in busy traffic can be a real challenge. You have to worry about all the factors that come into play that affect your driving. Once you're out on the road, you run the risk of getting caught up in an accident or causing one. But, while you're out there, here are some things you can do to keep yourself safe while driving and keep your family safe.

Make sure all of your blinkers and turn signals work. It only takes a few seconds to perform a simple walk around and check to see if…

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Why You Should Look into Buying a Used Chevrolet

When buying a Chevrolet, you are buying a reliable and solidly built vehicle. At AutoMaxx of Summerville, we have a boundless selection of Used Chevrolet Inventory to look at. When you buy a used vehicle, you not only skip those heavy unwanted depreciation values in your vehicle, but you can also acquire a vehicle that has many of the features you want to get incorporated into your next vehicle, included, with a price tag that will fit your budget. With a variety of SUV, trucks, and car models to choose from, we can accommodate your vehicle needs...

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Repair Your Windshield Cracks without Delay

Windshield cracks approximately six-inches in length or smaller are easily repairable in a relatively short amount of time. However, prolonging repair of windshield cracks may cause the inability to repair the crack, instead, requiring a replacement for your windshield.

Of course, the replacement of a windshield is more extensive. When dealing with a crack in your windshield, it is best to get resolved before it gets to this point in many cases. If you are on a budget, costs of repairing a windshield may be significantly less than the cost of a new windshield...

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You Must Choose

Attempting to quantify the differences between conventional and synthetic oil pertains largely to understanding the way in which oil is treated chemically because synthetic oil still contains traces of oil. The degree to which synthetic oil is chemically treated is enormous, and the chemicals and compounds combined with small amounts of oil do still amount to allow for engines to process it similarly to conventional oil. The benefits of synthetic oil are numerous in some cases, including a high likelihood of lasting longer within a given engine. 
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