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Tire Rotations - Adding Life to Your Tires

Tire rotations are an important part of your vehicle maintenance and should be scheduled regularly. Tires are what makes your vehicle drive smoothly down the road. Regular tire rotations allow them to provide you with the same excellent ride as when they were new. Our salespeople at Charlie's Pre-Owned will help you determine when your tires are in need of rotation.

Many drivers don’t fully understand the importance of having regular tire rotations. Having your tires rotated regularly provides many benefits.

  • Better gas mileage
  • Better traction in winter
  • Improves tire life span
  • Prevents
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How Do I Schedule a Service Appointment?

Our service department here at Charlie’s Pre-Owned in Augusta, ME is here to take care of all your vehicle maintenance needs. Our friendly, professional staff has the training and expertise to help keep your vehicle in top condition.

We make setting up your vehicle service appointments very easy with our convenient online scheduling system. Simply go to our schedule service page, pick the services you need (tire rotation, oil change, etc.), choose a time that fits your busy schedule, and confirm your appointment right here on our website.

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Horsepower: The Key To How Your Car Moves

Have you ever wondered what exactly the meaning of “horsepower” is? Where did the popular word come from, and why are horses used to describe the strength of our automobiles?

In basic terms, horsepower is the power needed in a machine to simulate the pulling energy of a horse. If a car has 10 horsepower, then it would take the power of 10 horses to match the energy of the vehicle.

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The Best Way To Keep Your Driveway Safe This Winter Season


Winter months generally mean not just cold, but snow and ice as well for many areas. Whether the snow falls and melts or you get the rain during the day and the sub-freezing temperatures at night, you will end up with a large sheet of ice resting comfortably over the top of your driveway.

Every year many people slip and fall with serious injuries that could be avoided very simply and easily by applying two things to the surface of your driveway: ice-melting salt combined with sand. The salt will act as the name describes and melt the snow and…
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Safety Tips for Holiday Traveling With Cooked Food

Each year, families gather together for the holidays and typically everyone is designated to bring some type of food item for dinner. Or sometimes, a few more items than expected because someone in the family “supposedly” doesn’t know how to cook. You can discuss that with the guilty person soon, but you still want your food to get there safely.

Here are a few food safety tips that will get you to your destination with the foods in the condition that will help make your family gathering a joyous occasion.
• Keep cooked food in containers that lock-in heat.
• Remember…
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Why Choosing Charlie’s Pre-Owned for Auto Service is a Simple Choice

Don't make the mistake of bringing your vehicle to get serviced at a shop where the price seems too good to be true. Inferior parts are made cheap and wear quickly, trust in our team at Charlie’s Pre-Owned to deliver the best service and parts in the local area.

At our Augusta, ME service center, we have our team of mechanics ready to get your car in and out in a timely manner. Stop into one of our dealerships today for your next service appointment!

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Headlights Key to Nighttime Road Safety

A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that 10 mid-sized cars, 7 pickups, and 21 small SUV models have lighting packages that received a "poor" performance rating. This puts drivers, passengers, bikers and pedestrians at risk. Can you do anything about poor headlights?

 

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