Why Buy a Used Car?

If you are interested in buying a newer vehicle, there are many benefits to purchasing a used car at Cook Motor Company! Consider purchasing a used car to save money on your down payment and your monthly expenses. You may also notice that your insurance rate and registration fees are lower if you choose a used vehicle!

The risk of purchasing a used vehicle is a lot less now than it's ever been before because of reports that state the accident and repair history. You will also know if the car was a fleet vehicle and how many owners…

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Check Out a Hatchback for Your Next Vehicle!

If you consider all of the features of a hatchback, they are one of the most value friendly types of vehicles. Hatchbacks not only have functional features, but they also have stylish designs people are drawn to. We love to show off hatchbacks at Cook Motor Company.

Consider a new Hatchback for the space that your passengers will have. Because a hatchback typically curves at the roofline, there is usually more headroom. Your passengers can have access to the rear of the vehicle as well, which makes it easier to load and unload items such as briefcases or soccer balls…

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Do More in the Ford F-150

Understandably, you would want your vehicle loaded with features that match your needs as a driver. One popular truck that those of us at Cook Motor Company are impressed by is the Ford F-150. There are plenty of reasons why the truck is a trusted choice. Technology is a large part of it.

There was once a time not too long ago where available infotainment features in a truck were wishful thinking; the days of a truck being left barren in this department are a thing of the past. The Ford F-150 has many available infotainment features that are innovative…

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The Ford Explorer Brings Technology that Makes your Ride Better

Come into Cook Motor Company and experience the technology features that you and your passengers will appreciate.

Safely focus on the road at night – Sensors detect low light conditions and oncoming traffic. They can turn on your high beams and turn off as conditions change.

Back up with confidence – A wide-range rear view camera shows hazards as you back up. Incredibly, this camera comes standard with a washer to keep the lens clean and clear. The reserve-brake assist can lightly brake if necessary.

Stay in your lane in Ladson – The lane-keeping system alerts you if you begin to drift as…

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Car Detailing Basics

You do not have to spend a lot of money and time to detail your car to perfection. The detailing experts at Cook Motor Company can help you to learn how you can keep your vehicle looking shiny and new.

The first thing that you will notice about a car is how it smells. For this reason, it is important to use an odor neutralizing spray when detailing your vehicle. When cleaning your vehicle, it is the little details that matter. For example, you can use a toothbrush to clean out the air vents.

Before washing the exterior of the…

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Jumper Cables: A Drivers Best Friend

Here at Cook Motor Company, we believe that jumper cables are genuinely a driver's best friend because of their ability to bring your dead battery back to life. When it comes time to using jumper cables, you need to make sure to use them properly to not hurt yourself.

Ensure that both ignitions are entirely turned off before you begin this process. Starting on the working vehicle, place one of the red jumper cables onto the largest of the two battery terminals; this one is the positive end. Place the next red line on the opposite battery in the…

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What is the Value of Apple CarPlay?

Apple CarPlay remains a top feature promoted by scores of manufacturers. At Cook Motor Company, many of our selections come with Apples tech system, and access to CarPlay often improves the driving experience. Commuting becomes a lot more enjoyable when you can listen to podcasts, music, and other entertainment selections.

CarPlay provides more than entertainment options. Drivers may use the system to access the GPS and other apps. Find out about traffic and weather, and use the touchscreen to access such preferred programs.

Apple CarPlay works with
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Fuel Economy Tips

The cost of gas is always changing, and there is nothing that you can do about that. However, you can get more miles per gallon by improving your fuel economy. The best thing that you can do is to get regular vehicle maintenance. You will need to get the air filters and oil changed on a regular basis. Regular maintenance will not only help you save money on gas, but it will also extend the life of your vehicle.

It is important for you to check your tires on a regular basis. If your tires are under-inflated

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The Dynamics of Oversteer and Understeer

The dynamics of how your vehicle turns on command often comes down to understeer versus oversteer. Most people have a preference when it comes to which of these features they will tolerate in a new vehicle, but they're very different from each other.

When you have a vehicle that experiences oversteer, you'll find that the steering will be a lot more sensitive to you moving the steering wheel. With just a slight turn of the wheel, your vehicle will make a dramatic movement. Understeer refers to the sensitivity of steering from a different perspective.

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Proper Flat-Tire Replacement

At Cook Motor Company, we know that competently driving a car incorporates several skills. One of those skills is correctly changing a flat tire. If you're uncertain about how to change yours, just follow our instructions, which can be useful in Ladson or anywhere.

Only change a flat tire on level pavement or firm ground. Begin with your parking brake and hazard lights engaged. Next, locate your spare tire, jack and lug wrench. All three should be in a wheel well under your trunk areas floor.

You'll find a notch on the frame near your flat tire. 

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