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Keep an Eye Out for Bicyclists as You Drive

Motorists aren't the only ones on the roads. Drivers often share the road with bicyclists. Because cars are bigger and more powerful than bicycles, it's important for drivers always keep an eye out for cyclists.

When driving, stay focused on the road. Put your phone away, keep your hands on the wheel, and scan your surroundings frequently. Before making a turn or driving through a crosswalk, check repeatedly for cyclists or pedestrians. 

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What to Do After an Accident

If you are in a motor vehicle accident, make sure to stop at the scene of the crash. From there, call police or emergency personnel to come and render aid to those who need it. A police officer will also be able to create an accident report that may be given to your insurance company.

After police have allowed you to leave, call your insurance company to file a claim. You can take your vehicle to any repair shop that you trust to work on your car properly. 

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Choosing a Compact Sedan Does Not Mean Giving up Performance

There are times when a compact sedan is more than enough to provide everything you need in a vehicle. As a popular compact sedan, the Chevrolet Cruze has a reputation for being practical and economical. But that does not take away from its powerful performance.

The new Chevrolet Cruze has an available 1.6-Liter turbo diesel engine that provides 153 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. The engine has the capacity to allow you to get 648 miles on just one full tank of gas. With an estimated EPA-rating of 31 MPG city and 48 MPG highway, you have the…

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Design Features of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

A full-sized truck is designed to work hard and get the job done. This doesn't mean that it can't also look great by doing it. That is why we here at Susan's Auto Mall are so excited about the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500. This truck can come in a variety of trims, such as the LT or LT Z71, among others that all have their own unique look.

This truck has also been designed in a way that can allow it to quickly transform into a mobile office if it needs to. The truck comes equipped with…

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SUVs: An American Standard

A few decades ago, the Sport Utility Vehicle was a relatively new concept. Vehicles like the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee were considered trendy and unique. In today's society, the SUV has become the staple of the automobile market. Everyone from soccer moms to college students have come to appreciate and demand both the sport and the utility of these vehicle models.

At their inception, most models were simply light truck frames with modified 4-door bodies. As the market shifted to the mainstream, so did the technology and design invested by automakers. 

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Why Clay Bars Are Essential For Detailing

Cleaning a car has become an art form in recent years, and there are many tools of the trade that are essential for a proper deep clean. One of the most common detailing tools is the clay bar.

We here at Susan's Auto Mall recommend for all of our customers to detail their car with a clay bar at least twice a year. The weather in Illinois can be tough on vehicles and clay bars clean up dirt and grime that regular washing leaves behind. 

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Why Backup Cameras are Useful

Here at Susan's Auto Mall, we hope to encourage both first-time car owners as well as experienced drivers the importance of being familiar with their vehicle's safety features. These are the features that will keep you safe if you happen to get into an accident, so having a working knowledge of them is very important.

Backup cameras are a very useful feature, and they are becoming more and more common in all sorts of vehicles. They enable the driver to have a detailed view of what is behind their vehicle, reducing the risk of running over something or…

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What is a Vehicle History Report?

A VIN number check, or a vehicle history report, is a report of information that tells the overall story of a vehicle. There is a lot to learn about a vehicle that you are thinking about buying, regardless of if it is two years old or 15 years old. We here at Susan's Auto Mall will provide you with information about your vehicle history report when you sit down with us to negotiate. We hope that you will use this information to make an educated decision about your purchase.

The report that you are provided with includes a number…

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Why the Chevrolet Cruze Technology Features are Amazing

The Chevrolet Cruze is topping the charts right now when it comes to providing some of the most cutting-edge technology features for drivers to enjoy. One of the most popular Chevrolet Cruze features is Apple CarPlay, which allows you to convert the dashboard into a giant iPhone screen and keep your hands on the wheel at all times. If you are not an iPhone user, Android Auto is also available for your smartphone.

You can enjoy built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi and connect up to seven devices while you're on the road. 

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Rising Above the Competitors is the Chevrolet Silverado 3500

When it comes to innovative technology features, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500 leads its class in design and function. The available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functions enable users to connect to their smartphones in order to access a variety of apps, music services, and navigation functions, keeping drivers connected both on and off of the road. The Bluetooth wireless technology partners with the patented Chevrolet MyLink display allows users to place hands-free calls, ensuring that drivers can keep their eyes safely on the road. 

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