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How to Make Your Car Last

Keeping your car maintained not only keeps it running efficiently, it also makes it last longer. If you're looking to make sure your car lasts a long time and that it remains reliable, follow these tips.

  • Take care of your tires. When your tires become worn you should replace them as soon as possible. Worn tires affect fuel economy and make your drivetrain work harder to maintain balance and acceleration.
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Easy Car Tricks You Can DIY

Throughout the years of owning your car it can go through a lot. Here are some DIY car hacks to driving and owning your car a little bit easier.

  1. Use toothpaste to shine your foggy headlights. Everyone has this at their home and it is a great way to buff your headlights. Just use a soft cloth and they'll look like new in a matter of minutes.
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Dog Proofing Your Car

If your dog enjoys riding in the car you are familiar with the messes they can leave behind. They shed, track in mud and water, and can even get motion sickness while riding. Here are three easy steps to protect your car for doggy messes:

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Steps for Changing a Flat Tire

It's inevitable that we'll all get a flat tire sooner or later and there may be a time you have to change it yourself. Don't let changing a flat tire intimidate you. It can be pretty easy if you follow these steps:

  1. Find a safe location. Looking for the closes available spot. Empty parking lots and straight stretched of road are great. Turn on your hazards.
  2. Take out the spare tire and the tools you need to change the tire. Besides the tire you'll need a jack, wheel wedges, lug wrench, a flashlight with working batteries…
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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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