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Learn the Difference Between Winter Tires and All-Season Tires

Often, we hear questions from drivers like you at Cook Motor Company, and we happily provide our expert advice. Today, we want to explain the difference between winter tires and all-season tires. Understanding that difference can help you decide whether you need to visit our convenient Ladson location for a set of winter tires.

Most new automobiles come with all-season tires. They offer reliability in normal driving conditions, which can include light snow and minimal slush. Still, all-season tires' features cannot safely battle deep snow or icy roads.

 

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Importance of Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors and How They Work

One of the key safety features on vehicles today, auto-dimming rearview mirrors have become a near standard. At Cook Motor Company, we are excited to bring you the process on how these devices work to inform you when making your next vehicle purchase.

Having a vehicle behind you at night that is reflecting its bright headlights off of your rearview mirror can be especially dangerous as it can slow your reaction time substantially. Auto-dimming mirrors correct this by reducing the visible glare through a darkening of the mirror.

 

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How to Get a Bargain on a Used Vehicle

At Cook Motor Company, we believe that it's important for you to know how to make an informed vehicle purchase. Today, we'll be offering you some insider tips to ensure that you know how to get a bargain on a used vehicle.

• Know The Numbers
Know the approximate value of the vehicle you're interested in before you even begin the negotiation process. In the world of haggling, knowledge is power.

• Make a Low Offer First
Make a reasonably low offer at first, but then strategically raise it in small increments. Starting low gives you wiggle room to…
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Get The Most From Your Leaf-Watching Trip

The summer with its heat has passed. Now, it is time to enjoy the cooler temperatures and the beautiful leaves that the fall season brings. During the fall, many like to take some time and go on a leaf watching trip. Cook Motor Company has a few tips on how to get the most from your leaf watching excursion.

There are many nice places where you can see fall color. New England is famous for leaf watching. You can also see good color in the Adirondacks, around the Great Lakes, in the Mid-Atlantic states and in the Lake of the…
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Backup Cameras and the Future

Now that backup cameras are very common in vehicles, one must wonder what is in the future when it comes to camera systems. The good news is that there is a lot in the future for vehicles. Some of the future technologies are here right now. These future cameras offer even more of an advantage than the others.

One such camera system that is offered is the 360-degree camera system. Another name for this system is the birds-eye view system because of the view it provides of your vehicle and the surrounding area. This works from using four cameras on…

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Simple Tips on Cleaning Your Car Fast

You might find yourself short on time to give your car a proper detailing. Unfortunately, those quickie car washes do not work very well. In many cases, they make your car look worse. We here at Cook Motor Company want you to be proud of the car you drive at all times, so here are some simple tips to clean your car fast if you have little time.

One of the best ways to clean your car quickly is to wipe it down with a soft cloth. Experts recommend using a microfiber towel to give your car a fast wipe…
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Be Smart; Buy A Used Car From Cook Motor Company

Here at Cook Motor Company you can buy a used car instead of a new one and save some cash in your pocketbook. And in the end, we want you to make the more informed decision. So what are you waiting for? We have plenty of used and certified pre-owned vehicles with maintenance history and vehicle records to match, to help you make a confident purchase. Besides, you don't want to overspend on buying a new car by an average $13,500 extra just because the car is new--do you?

We didn't think so. In Ladson we will…
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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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