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How Worried Should You Be About Your Climate-Change-Fighting AC Catching Fire?

Do you drive a recent-model-year GM or Fiat-Chrysler vehicle? Then you should name your air conditioning system "Katniss Everdeen," because it might be catching fire!

The problem has to do with the chemistry of coolants. It's tricky to find a substance with the properties needed to keep your freezer frigid 24/7, and to keep you cool and comfortable on the hottest summer days. The standard coolant used across industries, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), are...

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How to Transport 12 Drinks Without Spilling

When you bought a three-row SUV or a crew-cab truck, you never imagined the added responsibility you were implicitly taking on. Suddenly, you're more than Joe citizen -- you're everyone's favorite ride around Florissant.

Among your newfound assignments as the taxi is bringing along drinks. What do you do when the entire softball team needs soda, or the whole carpool crew demands coffee?

It's easy to transport a dozen beverages without spilling them all over your car's upholstery. Just follow Ford's advice:

  • Get a silicone muffin pan
  • Put it inside a laundry basket
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Florissant Used Cars for Sale at Cross Keys Auto

Here at Cross Keys Auto, we know there are many reasons why our customers decide to purchase a pre-owned car. Whether you would like to save money or pick out a unique model, a used car purchase can offer great value for drivers on a budget. Now that back-to-school season has kicked into gear and beach vacations are turning into fall adventures, there are several ways that you can make the most of the transition in your used Ford.

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5 Tips to Install a Child Safety Seat Properly in Your Pre-Owned Car

You're prepared to combat crayon stains and crumbs in the back seat, but when it comes to driving with your child, your biggest question is how to be safer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a few recommendations.

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The Car-Detailing Tip Every Parent Should Know

Having kids can be a constant source of joy... and a constant source of mess! However, while you've mastered the art of getting Cheerio crumbs out of the carpet, and spit-up out of your clothes, there is one familiar item almost impossible to clean -- crayon.

The problem with crayon is it's made of wax, which is non-polar (to get scientific). That means it cannot dissolve in water, or most household cleaners.

To deal with crayon, you have to think outside of the box. A piece of paper and a clothing iron make removing crayon stains from your car…

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New Automotive Technology Makes Aging Easier for Drivers

There is a bit of a stereotype about older drivers behind the wheel. They're slow, they can't see the road, etc. But everybody gets old eventually, and while there may be a good bus system in St. Louis, public transportation can't take you everywhere. Most retirees can't afford a chauffeur like Driving Miss Daisy, either!

Still, seniors do face limitations to their driving ability. Aging often limits the body's range of…

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Welcome the Fall Season in a Quality Used Car

The scent of pumpkin spice is building in the air, and many Florissant teen drivers are gearing up to tackle a new season of adventure. Now is the perfect time to explore used car options at Cross Keys Auto! We are delighted to share this guide from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In addition to tips for choosing a budget-friendly vehicle, the guide also provides a roundup of best used vehicle choices for teens:

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Know What You're Buying When You Test Drive a Used Sedan

When you spend money on something, you want to know exactly what it is you're getting, first. You always tour a house before you take out a mortgage. You read reviews online before purchasing a new computer. You try on shoes before buying them.

When it comes time to find a car, you want to be even more diligent. At Cross Keys Auto, we have a huge inventory of used cars, trucks, and SUVs for sale in Florissant. How do you know which one is right for you?

You might start by looking up automotive reviews on a website…

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How Useful is the Tow Rating on a Truck?

Chances are, you're looking for pre-owned trucks in Florissant because you plan to tow a trailer, or haul a payload. When deciding what model is the one for you, you pay rapt attention to the tow rating -- but does that number have all the information you need?

One frustrated Autoblog author just published a magnificent takedown of industry standards, and explained why you might need to bust out some algebra if you really want to know how much...

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