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Be Choosy When it Comes to a Car for Your Teen

If your teen is ready to hit the open road, you've got an important decision to make: what type of vehicle will get them there? While there are plenty of pre-owned vehicles to choose from, it's essential to consider cars that will lead to success for your teen driver. Here are a few factors to consider.

Above all else, look for a car with electronic stability control. For any driver, but especially an inexperienced teen, this feature could mean the difference between life and death.  

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Should Your Refinance Your Car?

At Susan's Auto Mall, we do our best to make sure our customers make informed vehicle purchases. Two options you have if your monthly car payment is too much are refinancing and trading in. Which is best depends on your unique situation. Our team can help you go over your options and find the solution that's right for you.

Refinancing your car will let you keep the car while reducing your monthly payments. If there is room for negotiation on your car loan term or the rate, then refinancing may be a good choice.  

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Things to Keep in Mind When Driving in Heavy Rain

After you make a successful purchase of a vehicle, you may face a variety of adverse conditions while driving to the places that you need to be. It is the hope of the staff at Susan's Auto Mall that you always remain safe on the road. To help ensure this, please be aware of how to handle driving in heavy rain conditions.

If you ever find yourself driving through heavy rains, keep in mind that getting to your destination is far more important than how fast you get there. Reducing your vehicle's speed helps to reduce the chance…

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Tips for Taking a Test Drive

Before you buy a car, you need to take it for a test drive. There are a few things to look for while you have the car on the road. Check the tire pressure to ensure that the tires are properly inflated. Look for any lights that might come on in along the instrument panel, especially the check engine light.

When you're test driving the car, you want to monitor the oil pressure gauge and the temperature gauge. After driving a few miles, find a parking lot so that you can check the details under the hood of the…

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How to Remain Safe When You See a Bicyclist on the Road

Safety is your first priority when you are out on the road. You should care about your own safety and the safety of those around you. If you happen to come upon someone who is out on a bicycle on the road what should you do? There are a few things to bare in mind about this.

Give them a safe amount of distance. You are required by law in most areas to give at least four feet of separation between your vehicle and a bicycle. That is considered to be just enough space to keep everyone safe. 

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Follow Our Tips for Replacing a Flat Tire

Whether you only drive around town or you regularly venture far from our area, you should know how to change a flat tire. This knowledge can save you time. We at Susan's Auto Mall wish to offer a few tips for replacing a flat today.

A safe tire change begins on firm, level pavement with the car's engine off and its parking brake engaged. Before you jack up your car, partially loosen the flat tire's lug nuts. The ground's leverage will assist you. After you swap tires, start your spare's lug nuts with the car…

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Driving Winter Tires All Year: Not Good for Your Wallet

Driving all year around on winter tires is something that is tempting to a lot of people. The idea occurs to them because they assume that if they can get better traction from winter tires in snowy and cold weather then they ought to keep them on all year long. However, this is not recommended.

The same material that makes winter tires work so well during those winter months is exactly what can undo them in the warmer months. They start to wear down and you run the risk of lowering the performance of your vehicle on the road in…

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Keeping Road Salt Off Your Car

Road salt is one of the best ways to keep ice from forming on asphalt during winter weather. The catch is that it can destroy the paint on the exterior of your car if left to sit and corrode the top coat. Get a jump on winter weather conditions by applying a wax coat to your car before the season even starts.

Once you can see some road salt left behind on your car's paint, wash it off right away. Do not attempt this if the temperature is still below freezing. Wash your car thoroughly because any road salt…

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Chevrolet Tahoe: Advanced Technology for Your Next Adventure

The Tahoe is more than just a full-size heavy-duty SUV that is built to handle cargo and passengers with ease. It features a more than capable towing package and offers advanced technology that can serve as an extra set of eyes on the road and keep you safe. Let’s see how that Chevrolet Tahoe does all of this.

The Chevrolet Tahoe has a host of safety features that will help you look out for potentially dangerous situations. If the traffic stops in front of you, the Forward Collision Alert will apply the brakes and warn you by either an…

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Discover the New Chevy Traverse

If you're shopping for a new safe and spacious midsize SUV for your family, you may want to consider the new Chevy Traverse. The Traverse has comfortable seating for up to 8 people, allowing you to fit your whole family easily. It also received a 5-star overall vehicle safety score from the NHTSA meaning that it will keep all of its occupants as safe as possible.

The Chevy Traverse is also perfect as a daily driver as well. It has a 3.6 liter V6 as standard that gets 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. This will mean…

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