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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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Why You Should Consider a Crossover

Crossovers are even eclipsing SUVs as one of the most popular vehicle choices. If you have a family or need to transport cargo, a crossover is a great way to do it in comfort and style. Check out the many benefits of a crossover below.

One of the advantages of a crossover generally being sleeker and lighter than a traditional SUV is that you will pay less at the pump each time that you have to fill up. The purchase price of crossovers is typically less than an SUV. This gives you plenty of options for customizing your vehicle at…
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Avoid Accidents With the Chevy Equinox

The Chevy Equinox is among the most popular vehicles in its class, and at Charlie's Pre-Owned, we want to tell you a little more about it. The headlights will turn themselves on in certain situations, and they will go from the high setting to the low setting when another vehicle is detected.

This means that you don't have to worry about blinding other drivers just because you are trying to improve your vision in wet or rainy conditions. 

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Concisely Explaining Truck Cab Styles

Truck manufacturers use different names to refer to the exact same styles of truck cabs. There is no one industry-wide standard. Truck dealers want truck owners to be informed.

Super and quad cabs are used interchangeably and refer to truck cabs that have four doors, although only two are fully functioning. Did you know, though, that extended, double, king, and access are also used to refer to this style? That's one style with six different names! Crew or double cab refers to a truck with four full-sized doors. So depending on the manufacturer the word double cab means two…
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What Safety Features do you get with the Toyota Yaris?

Are you interested in the Toyota Yaris? The Yaris is a popular subcompact car at Charlie's Pre-Owned because it offers a plethora of innovative features. With the Yaris, you get advanced safety features that provide consumers with excellent protection. Let's check out a couple of safety features that come with the Yaris.

The Yaris comes standard with the Low-Speed Pre-Collision System. This system monitors for potential frontal collisions. You will be sent a visual and audible alert when the system detects a possible frontal collision.
 

 

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