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Infotainment is Keeping you Connected

Vehicles these days come with so much technology as standard car manufacturers have had to come up with ways to make all of these features easy to use. This is where your car's infotainment comes in. It bundles up all of the features and functions of your car into one accessible space. Here at Cook Motor Company, we want you to know how to use all of the functions of your vehicle.

Infotainments are usually controlled by screens using touch sensitivity or rotary dials. The infotainment systems can control basic car functions like climate control, the clock and the…
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Road Tripping on a Budget

Road trips are so much fun. However, if you’re not careful, they can become very expensive. At Cook Motor Company, we encourage everyone to plan a road trip at least once. With a few budget-friendly ideas, you can have fun without spending a fortune.

Obviously, you’re going to spend a lot of money on gas. Use a gas app that shows you where the cheapest gas stations are. Use maps, too, so you know how to get where you want to go. It’s a good idea to schedule an oil change at our service center in Ladson…
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Ford Escape Convenience Features Worth Pointing Out

Part of what makes an automaker a good brand is to understand the needs of its customers. This is something Ford knows and something that Cook Motor Company knows as well, which is part of the reason we do our best to provide everything you need to make a wise car-buying decision.

The Ford Escape comes with a number of conveniences that should make it a great purchase for anyone.

Folding Seats

One thing worth pointing out is that the Escape comes with rear seats that fold completely flat, giving you a total of 68 cubic feet of cargo space…
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Chevrolet Ensures Your Safety in the Equinox

The Chevy Equinox remains a popular choice among owners who prefer an economical compact SUV. Although affordable and small, the vehicle is no less stylish. The Equinox also boasts a number of technological features that include safety considerations. We have many pre-owned Chevrolet models in our showroom for your inspection.

When traveling about town, and the vehicle detects a possible collision, the braking system automatically engages to apply the brakes and prevent an accident. In other words, the vehicle protects the occupants in the event that a driver is...

 

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Jumpstart Your Ride-Share Career In an Efficient Pre-Owned Car

More and more people are using ride-share services like Lyft or Uber to get around. If you like driving and are looking to put a little extra money in your pocket this year, you should consider driving for Lyft or Uber, but only if you're behind the wheel of the right car.

It goes without saying that a later model, reliable and roadworthy vehicle is a must have for any ride-share driver, but you also want to pick a vehicle that will help keep your overhead low. Many Uber and Lyft drivers say their biggest business expense is the…

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Truck Cab Styles Explained Simply

We here at Cook Motor Company are continually surprised by the confusion surrounding truck cab styles. The confusion is understandable. There are a handful of styles, but different manufacturers have different names for them. Here's a basic breakdown.

Regular, Extended, Double and Crew

Regular cab, or standard, is the traditional two-door country-style pickup with no rear seat. Extended cab is a slightly longer regular cab with front-hinged and rear-hinged front and rear doors. Limited space behind the rear doors provides...
 

 

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Ford Focus - Check out the Interior Features

If you’re in the market for a sleek and stylish car that performs great, looks even better and has many interior features to make driving more convenient, you really should check out the new Ford Focus, a popular compact car. What this car lacks in size it makes up for in features and amenities. Stop at Cook Motor Company and check it out for yourself.

We all like different temperatures, and the dual-zone electronic auto temperature control allows the driver and passenger to have their own control knows so they’re both comfortable with the temperature. 
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Choose Your Own Path in the Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade is a SUV that can take you anywhere in Ladson or beyond. It's a durable vehicle that many of our customers at Cook Motor Company have come to love.

Under the hood, there's a powerful engine. The standard system on the Sport and Latitude models is a 1.4-L MultiAir Turbo Engine that can deliver up to 160 horsepower. Standard on the Limited and Trailhawk models is the 2.4-L Tigershark MultiAir 2 Engine, which can deliver up to 180 horsepower. This more advanced engine comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission that provides great control…
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The Multiple Benefits of Car Covers

A vehicle is one of the most expensive items that you will purchase in your life. Therefore, you want to keep it free from damage. You also want to make sure that no one takes it. You can accomplish both of these goals by using a car cover. A car cover is heavy and made from materials that will protect against the sun's rays.

Therefore, you can leave it alone for hours at a time without worrying about its safety. Car covers can be an effective theft deterrent overnight as well. Those who don't have access to a…

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How do oversteer and understeer differ?

If you've ever listened to car enthusiasts discuss handling performance, the terms "oversteer" and "understeer" will pop up at some point. While these concepts may seem complicated at first glance, they're actually pretty easy to grasp. Understanding the difference between the two will make you a better, safer driver.

Let's start with oversteer. In a nutshell, oversteer is a condition where a vehicle's front end turns too far towards the inside of a corner when rounding a bend. Rear-wheel-drive vehicles are particularly susceptible to oversteer. Nowadays, 

 

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