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How a Mythbusters Video Helped a Woman Survive Her Car Crashing Into a Frozen River

With so many bodies of water -- including the Atlantic Ocean -- in the Summerville, Goose Creek, and Charleston area, it may have crossed your mind one or two times, "what happens if my car sinks?" Most of us don't have an answer to that, except maybe, "panic!"

Theresa Booth had to face this reality head-on on chilly Minnesota morning in 2007.

With her baby daughter in the backseat, Booth drove over a patch of icy road, and lost control. Within seconds, their vehicle was sinking under freezing river water. It was already too late to push the doors open -- then…

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How Two Organizations Decide if Your Car is Safe

There are two organizations in the United States responsible for doling out safety ratings, and they don't always agree. Some automakers will proudly announce that a new model won a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), while quietly sweeping their less-than-perfect rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under the rug.

How do the IIHS and NHTSA decide...

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Used Car Buying Tips from Kelley Blue Book: #2 Research

 

In our last post, we introduced you to the first tip that Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com suggests for smart used car buying. Now we will present the second tip, which is research. In other words, used car buying is a bit different than new car shopping. When you are looking for a new car, you can log online and discover an infinite amount of information, such as engine specifications, trim level options, and more. However, when you see a used car that you like ...

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Used Car Buying Tips from Kelley Blue Book: #1 The Budget

 

Automaxx Pre-owned Supercenter is your resource for used car sales in Summerville, South Carolina. That means we have a huge selection of used cars, trucks, and SUVs for sale at amazingly low prices. However, it also means we take our role as a dealership seriously, and that means we want to provide you with a full range of resources and information so you can make an informed purchase on a pre-owned vehicle. Here is the first of many excellent used car buying tips from Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.

The first tip is that you must know your budget…

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This Nail-Biting Video Will Make You Want to Hug Your Dog

At Rally De Santa Cruz in Bolivia last weekend, something unexpected was caught on film that will make your heart jump out of your chest. A little dog wandered onto the live race course.

Onlookers cried out, pointing at the dog, but none dared to go to its rescue -- a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, driven by Fernando Zuasnabar, had already begun its lap, and would be sailing around the blind corner any moment at close to 70mph. Sure enough, its loud engine…

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Would You Feel Safer if Heavy Trucks Had Speed Limiters?

On August 26, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a new proposal to limit the speed of tractor-trailers. If the proposed regulation is implemented, all vehicles over 26,000 pounds would be required to use speed-limiting devices to prevent drivers exceeding 68mph.

Vehicles like buses and semi-trailer trucks pose a greater safety risk due to their large mass.

"This is basic

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Forbes: Best Used Cars for New Grads

If you can, go big, go heavy and go reliable. That's the basic advice Forbes delivers in a recent article on the best cars for new graduates, whether from high school or college.

Driving a safer vehicle is critical for younger drivers, says Forbes. Car crashes, after all, remain the leading cause of death among Americans ages 15 to 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Forbes combed through crash test and owner-reported performance data for vehicles from the 2011 model year to come up with a list of a dozen affordable five-year-old vehicles that come…

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Is the Only Way to be Safe From Hackers a Pre-Computer Car?

The automotive industry and the computer industry are crossing over more and more in recent years, and this Nerdist report on car hacking is one of the results. Last year, two hackers, Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, wirelessly connected to a Jeep and shut its engines off on the highway.

Inside was a willing victim, a writer for Wired magazine.

These two hackers were not trying to destroy the world, but save it by forcing automakers to improve security. A dangerous flaw in certain wireless features in the vehicle left it vulnerable to exploitation by a computer-savvy individual with ...

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3 Reasons Used Cars Are Not Just For Student Drivers

As your high school senior prepares to leave the nest, you may be helping them get financing for an affordable used car. Pre-owned vehicles are a popular choice for a student's first car to take away to college. You want them to drive something cheap, and old, so it's not a big deal if they forget to take it in for maintenance, and lose French fries between the seats.

In 2016, however, used…

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Takata's Airbags May Still Be Explosive, But At Least Now We Know Why

If you have not yet checked to see if your vehicle was affected by Takata's airbag recalls, go to safercar.gov right now and find out. It's okay, you've got time to look. We'll wait.

If your car is on the list, the good news is you can the recalled inflator replaced for free. The bad news is, it may take a while.

In fact, the government estimates it may take until 2019…

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AutoMaxx of Summerville

1016 North Main Street
Directions Summerville, SC 29483

  • Sales: (888) 687-4419
  • Service: 843-719-5000
  • Parts: 843-719-5000

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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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