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Shopping for a Used Vehicle And Getting the Best Deals

When people shop for vehicles whether new or used, the tendency is to just get their vehicle and move on. However, some of the more savvy shoppers are interested in getting the best deal or at least the right price out of their vehicle. Often times, shoppers allow themselves to be cheated when they buy a vehicle. Here are ways that you can get a good deal out of the vehicle.

One of the most important things about getting a good deal on a vehicle is knowing what to say. One of the most important messages to get across to…

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Vacuuming Pet Hair From The Vehicle

With pet-hair, things can be very difficult. One of the ways that people use to pick up the pet hair is with a vacuum cleaner. However, that in and of itself may prove to be a challenge. Fortunately, there are tips that you can use to make it easier for you.

One way to easily pick up pet hair with a vacuum cleaner is having everything wiped down before using the vacuum cleaner. The most effective way to make this work is with fabric softener. You can take a few teaspoons of fabric softener and mix it with water. After…

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Spare Tires Are Not Created Equally

Did you know that there is a difference in the type of spare tires? Depending on the manufacturer, you may have a full-size spare or a compact temporary spare (also known as a “donut”).

Typically, a full-size spare matches the aesthetics of your specific vehicle, which means you can drive longer in Augusta before having the flat replaced. However, a "donut" is specifically designed for limited use. You need to make immediate arraignments to replace the flat because that type of spare should not be used for more than the miles that the manufacturer deems appropriate. 

 

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Reasons to Buy a Used Car

When you're considering your options for a car in Augusta, there are many reasons to buy a used one instead of new. Charlie's Pre-Owned understands the steps you should take to ensure you get a reliable used car that's a great value.

When you want to have peace of mind about the history of the used car you're purchasing, you can get a Carfax or AutoCheck report on it. This will let you verify its mileage and make sure that it wasn't involved in any accidents. You'll also be able to see how many…
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Back to School Automotive Tips

The words back to school have a different for everyone, but it almost always means more driving as parents take their children back to school and students drive themselves and their friends to school. At Charlie's Pre-Owned, we want you to be a smart driver that’s aware not just of safety but how to maintain your vehicle.

Here are some back to school automotive tips.
• Keep the dashboard clear of papers, wrapper or anything that might cause a distraction.
• Make sure your vehicle is current on all recommended maintenance.
• Allow more time than you need so you won…
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Drivers and Bicyclists Learn to Share the Road

For fun, exercise or to commute, more people are riding bikes these days. Bicycle riders using streets have the same legal rights and responsibilities as those driving motorized vehicles, so you need to know how to safely share the road.

Before making a turn, look twice. If a bike rider is about to pass in front of you, make sure there's at least three feet of space available for them to move across. When you're driving alongside a cyclist, check to see if you both have enough room. If not, let the rider go ahead so they have…
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Safety First: Properly Preparing a Roadside Safety Kit


Whenever you drive your vehicle in Augusta, safety is always your number one priority. That's why you obey the speed limit, wear your seatbelt, and use your turn signal. It's essential to extend this dedication to safety for less-common occurrences as well, such as a roadside emergency. Preparing in advance for these unexpected events will help you respond appropriately should any problems arise.

One item to include in your roadside safety kit is a first aid kit. Whether your child gets hurt at the park or you receive minor injuries in an accident, having a first aid kit…
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Nissan Versa Note Offers Advanced Performance Features

The Nissan Versa Note is one subcompact hatchback with a little more under the hood. The secret lies in advanced engine and gear technology that allows the car to automatically adjust the gear to match the driving conditions and speed.

The engine of the Nissan Verse Note is a 1.6L with continuously variable transmission. This allows for smooth shifting and powerful starts. The car is always in the right gear for the current driving situation. This also allows for improved fuel economy. This engine gets 39 MPG highway, which is impressive even for the subcompact category...

 

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The Impressive Amenities That Come With the Ford EcoSport

If you’re looking for a used compact crossover, there are many options on the market, but our car experts at Charlie's Pre-Owned suggest the Ford EcoSport for numerous reasons. With the EcoSport, you get a number of features and amenities in the cabin that offer plenty of benefits.

With the EcoSport, you and your passengers can always stay connected to mobile devices with FordPass Connect. This unique app can be downloaded for instant access to an AT&T 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. You get a solid connection from 50 ft outside of the vehicle with this powerful hotspot…
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Are Summer Tires Really Better Than All-Season Tires? Let's Take a Look

There is quite a bit of debate regarding whether you should purchase summer tires for your vehicle or an all-purpose variety. There are pros and cons to both of these options. For example, a summer tire tends to look much better on a vehicle if you have something sporty or sleek. The downside is, you'll need to have a winter set that you switch over to in order to stay safe when ice and snow become a problem in your area.

The all-season tire variety is something that is very versatile. You can purchase your one set of tires…
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