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Why Mechanics Should Take the ASE Certification Test

While it is important for customers to know the mechanics that have the ASE certification, it is also important for auto mechanics to take the ASE test and gain their certificates. There are plenty of reasons as to why the certificate is important to mechanics.

One reason that the certificate is important is that it increases the business that you'd get from customers.

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Ways to Avoid Hydroplaning

When we were young, the idea of hydroplaning was exciting and exhilarating. As adults, we realize how dangerous it can be if our car hydroplanes, which takes place when water or rain is coming in front of the car faster than the car can get through it. If you have some concerns, stop at MINI of Charleston and let us give you some tips on how to get through the rainy spells.

We can’t stop the rain or keep the water off the roads, but there are things we can do to prevent hydroplaning.

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Keeping New Drivers Safe

At MINI of Charleston, we understand that there are several factors to consider when choosing a car for a new driver. Keeping your teenaged driver safe should be a top priority, and we can help you choose the right car for their needs.

Teens can resist everything but temptation, so it's important to choose a car that doesn't have too much power. Larger cars are also less tempting to drive fast than sports cars, so consider choosing something larger. Since accidents do happen, it's important to make sure that the vehicle you choose has a high safety…

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Know Finance Ins and Outs

Financing a vehicle is a big step, and we want to know that you’re well-informed about the entire process. Stop at MINI of Charleston if you’re in the market for a new or quality used car or truck. Check out the various makes and models we have on hand and get some info on our great financing options.

When you’re ready to buy your next vehicle, you may discover that financing is easier than you think, especially when you allow us to help. We’ll go over every little detail with you so you fully understand all…

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Understanding Vehicle Safety Ratings

Two bodies govern vehicle safety ratings; one, the NHTSA, is operated by the federal government. The other is a non-profit organization known as the IIHS. Each body performs its own set of tests and has a proprietary rating system.

The NHTSA uses a simplified star system to rate vehicles on three different safety measurements, rollovers, frontal impacts and side impacts. 

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Back to School Maintenance Is Important

Before going back to school, it is extremely important that you perform all the maintenance details necessary to keep your car in great condition. The main reason is that you will be too busy with school work and preparing for your future to attend to your car while you're in school.

The first thing you should do is check your oil and brakes, and you should also make sure your heat and air conditioner are both working properly.

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Why Buy a Crossover?

If you are in the market for a new vehicle but aren't even sure where to begin, stop down to MINI of Charleston today! Our staff is incredibly knowledgeable regarding the vehicles that we have on our lot, and we'll be sure to find you something that is perfect for your lifestyle but will also fit into your budget.

It is important to have a vehicle that is practical and efficient, and if this is what you are looking for...

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Try a Clay Bar Next Time You Detail Your Vehicle

You probably keep the exterior of your vehicle in good shape with regular car washes and detailing. However, did you know that a clay bar can provide the exterior of your vehicle with a better finish? Here is why you may want to use a clay bar next time you detail your vehicle.

Your vehicle will accumulate debris that includes bug residue, tar, brake dust, and other fallout. 

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