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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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Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil

Just like the way a human being has a heart, it’s the same for a car. A car's heart is the engine, and for it to last for a long time, maintenance is required. The engine consists of rotating and moving parts, and if it isn’t lubricated, the engine will wear out due to friction.

Two Different Types of Oil and How They Differ:
  • Conventional oil is a mixture of purified crude oil with various blended chemical additives. Its viscosity level ranges and depending on your engine type, you have a variety to choose from. It also…
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It's a New Year for Buying Pre-Owned: Helpful Used Car Buying Tips to Consider

When it comes to buying a used/pre-owned vehicle, the world is your oyster. Used vehicles have no established, stone-set price, and the market selection is much larger than for a new vehicle. Plus, the costs of used vehicle ownership, including initial, insurance, maintenance and depreciation, can end up much lower than new. You'll find that you have more options otherwise unaffordable on a new car, and since car durability has outpaced older-vehicle repair needs, that some repairs are now less common. What is one to do with so many possibilities at one's fingertips? Keep a few of…

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Don't Wait Too Long to Change Your Oil

There are many different ways you can keep up on the general maintenance of your used vehicle. One of the most important ways is having an oil change. The oil is responsible for keeping the metal parts and the engine lubricated. It is also responsible for keeping the engine cool and working at its best. When the oil is not changed or checked it can affect the overall ability of the vehicle.

When engine oil becomes dirty or full of debris it can affect the quality of the oil. Checking the oil often ensures that it is never filled with…
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