Ideas About Buying A Used Car

Buying a used car could be the best move you make. Why pay full price for a new model when there are so many reliable pre-owned ones out there? Don't make the mistake of rushing in and buying the first used model you come across. Follow a few smart tips for buying used vehicles.

Two things you must know off the proverbial bat are your budget and the most appropriate car. If you have a large family, a subcompact won't likely be as good of a fit as an SUV. And you don't want to buy something…

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Stay Empowered by Improving Your Credit Score

Your credit score impacts whether you get approved for the financing that you need, such as buying a new car. However, it can also have an impact on insurance rates or getting a new job.

Do you need to improve your credit score?

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The most important fact to remember for improving your credit score is to pay creditors on time. Most creditors have free online access, which allows you to schedule payments days, weeks or even months in advance as well as automatic payments. Take advantage of the benefit to avoid missing payments. Consider making extra payments to bring your…

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Tips on Choosing Your Teen's First Car

Buying your teen his or her first car can be a big deal. You want a vehicle that your teen will like but also want one that’s affordable, economical and safe. Our team at Cook Motor Company wants you to make an informed decision when buying the vehicle. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) offers a list of some of the safest vehicles for teenagers, and we recommend parents use this list when considering vehicles. Here are some tips to help you.
 
• Choose a vehicle with high safety ratings.
• Avoid buying a vehicle with a lot of horsepower…
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Why You Can Benefit From Buying a Used Car

Our professionals at Cook Motor Company want you to be informed on all your car-buying options. Deciding between a new vehicle and a used one is often very difficult. You can benefit from buying a used car several ways, and we would love to help you.

You can save a bundle by buying a used car, and you can still get a high-quality vehicle with low miles. Used vehicles are made much better today and last longer. You’ll save money on the price, auto insurance, sales tax, and even registration. You may even get special financing terms specifically for…

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How to Install a Child Safety Seat in Your Vehicle

Don't allow a child safety seat to intimidate you. This is an item that is designed to keep your child safe while you're driving on the road. Follow our helpful tips to make the process simpler and more effective.
  • Pick the right seat according to your child's age and size. The three main types of seats include a rear-facing newborn seat, a forward-facing seat and a booster seat.
  • Use the instructions that come with the seat you bought. Installation of a child safety seat is not a one-size-fits-all process.
  • Refer to your owner's 
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How to Safely Travel with Your Pets in Tow

When you're headed out on the road with your pets, follow a few simple tips from Cook Motor Company to keep you and your furry passengers safe.
  • Never leave your pets unattended in a vehicle. The elements can make for some pretty dangerous conditions in a short amount of time.
  • Don't drive with your pet in your lap. This can be a distraction to you, and your pet may get in the way of safely driving your vehicle.
  • Don't use a leash to restrain your pet in the car. Have them in a crate or safe restraint…
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Loading Cargo Into Your SUV Safely

Your SUV is meant for carrying around cargo on long trips, but you need to know how to properly load it up if you want to travel safely. There are ways to do it right and ways that it can go wrong. Make sure you safely load up the cargo.

Don't Overload It

You should put the heaviest stuff in first, but don't overload your SUV. You will cost you on gas mileage, and you could be contributing to a dangerous situation by doing this. Instead, consider going with a lighter load to save yourself in both instances…

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Don't Get Taken By Dealership Gimmicks

One important factor in purchasing a vehicle is to not get sucked into some of the gimmicks that come with purchasing a vehicle. It is fairly easy to get sucked into those kind of things, but you are only doing yourself harm by falling for that. What you really need to focus on are the hard facts of your loan. You need to pay attention to your interest rate as well as the length of the loan.

Common gimmicks include things like offer cash back on the purchase as well as a set period of time with a zero percent…

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A Few Ideas For Controlling Motion Sickness

A lot of people deal with motion sickness when they are driving or riding in a car. It is such a common occurrence that there are literally home remedies that people use to make a difference in their driving or riding experience. Consider the following.

Eat A Cracker - Chewing on a cracker has been a helpful way to calm the feelings of nausea and dizziness in a lot of people.

?Distract Yourself - There is nothing worse than sitting around thinking about your motion sickness. That only causes it to come on more strongly. Instead, try to distract yourself with some…

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Auto Knowledge by Cook Motor Company - The Differences Between 4H and 4L

Ladson shoppers who have vehicles with four-wheel drive get enhanced grip on challenging terrain. It comes in handy when you're driving on slippery surfaces or through deep mud, and you can maximize your four-wheel drive system if you know when to use 4L and 4H.

When the roads are snowy, icy, or wet, 4H may be the most suitable setting. This setting lets you drive at faster speeds than 4L but still transfers torque to all four wheels for an improved grip. 4H is used more than 4L and lets drivers go up to 55 mph when the road…

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