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How to Avoid Confusion With Drinks During Tailgating

With parties like tailgating parties, organization is very important. One very frustrating thing to have to go through with a tailgating party is having to look through different coolers in order to find what you are looking for. Fortunately, there are certain ways that you can avoid this issue.

When tailgating, one thing that will help you avoid issues is labeling your coolers. You also want to keep certain items apart from one another to avoid confusion. One thing you can do is put all of your drinks in one cooler and label it drinks. In the case of alcoholic…

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A Basic Explanation of Towing vs. Payload

If you own a truck in Ladson, you likely bought it to be able to haul and tow in addition to moving you from place to place. To make the most of your truck's capabilities, it's essential to understand the difference between what it can tow, or its towing capacity, versus what it can haul, or its payload capacity. We at Cook Motor Company offer this straightforward explanation.

To understand payload, think of your truck on the day you bought it, completely empty and clean. Everything you have carried or stored in it since that day has been…
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Tire Care Tips: Tread & Pressure


Caring for your tires throughout the year is essential preventative maintenance. You can care for your tires by staying updated on your vehicle’s tread and pressure. Doing so will help prevent tire blow outs, unexpected flats, and putting yourself in danger.

If your vehicle does not have a tire pressure monitor, then you can start monitoring your tire pressure regularly by using a self-serve tire pressure machine. When checking your vehicle’s pressure, you should ensure that it is in the range that your vehicle’s manufacture recommends. 

 

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Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe on the Road

If you are getting ready to take a trip with your cat or dog, then you should read the following hints at how to make your drive time safer. The major theme is that your pet needs to be kept away from the driver, gear shift and steering wheel. You should also secure cargo so that it does not become a projectile during a crash.

It is natural to want to pay attention to your pet, but your focus needs to stay on the road as the driver. Keeping your pet relaxed can help with this. The more tired your…
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The Frustration of Barely Getting By With Vehicle Finances

One of the most frustrating things that happen when it comes to vehicles is that people find themselves in a financial struggle. Often times, this could be a result of some unforeseen circumstances. As a result, people may have to decide on whether to refinance their vehicle or trade it in.

You may have gotten an expensive vehicle because it seemed like you were going to be able to afford it at the time. In this case, you may have gotten a deal that you felt was reasonable when it came to the amount that you were going to pay…

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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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