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The Evolution of Car Safety Ratings and Features

Jan 30, 2018 1:39:00 PM

When you're behind the wheel, there are things that are within your control and things that are outside your control. The level of safety the vehicle you drive has is something you choose. Ever since car safety ratings started showing up in the late 1970s, consumers have been using them to make their purchasing decisions, and vehicle manufacturers have continuously worked to create safer vehicles. Staying safe on the road matters. 

Since vehicle safety has come such a long way in the last few years and decades, here's a look at the evolution of seatbelt safety, crumple zones, and backup cameras. 

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Common Car Problems and How to Fix Them [Infographic]

Dec 28, 2017 8:54:00 AM

Car problems sure can derail your plans, but thankfully they don't have to. Most of the time, your vehicle will let you know when something isn't quite right. Whether it comes in the form of a sound, a shake, a smell, or something else entirely, your vehicle has its way of letting you know it needs attention. To help you uncover any issues your vehicle might be dealing with, we put together an infographic on the most common car problems and how to fix them. Check it out:

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How Long Do Tires Last?

Nov 16, 2017 2:40:00 PM

For many drivers, the first line of defense out on the open road is ensuring your tires are in tip-top condition because where the rubber meets the road is the start of a safe journey. Understanding the basics of how long tires last, recognizing the warning signs of a dangerous tire, and knowing about maintenance and repair is critical for a safe ride.

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7 Common Traffic Violations and How to Avoid Them

Jul 28, 2017 12:03:00 PM

Staying safe out on the road comes down to more than vehicle safety ratings. Cars, trucks, SUVs, and other vehicle types all share the road, and arriving at your destination requires cooperation. And that means you, the driver, have a responsibility to abide by the rules of the road too. Think back to a time where you've seen a driver who is not paying attention or following the rules of the road - at times it can be pretty frustrating. Today, I'm covering some of Minnesota's most common traffic violations and sharing tips on how to keep yourself, your passengers, and other drivers safe.

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What You Need to Know About Car Seat Safety in Minnesota

Apr 4, 2017 2:20:51 PM

Some of you reading this probably remember a time before car seat safety was "a thing." In fact, some of you might remember a time when sitting on your mother's lap was the safest place to be in a moving vehicle. It wasn't until 1985 that car seat safety laws were passed throughout the entire United States. Up until that point, it was generally up to parental discretion and state law how or if children were secured during transport. In the years since we've come a long way in introducing regulations related to car seat safety and child safety in general. Today, I'm covering car seat guidelines and information to help parents and guardians keep their children safe.  

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Miller Auto & Marine Makes Vehicle Service Convenient for You

Dec 27, 2016 9:44:00 AM

When your vehicle is in need of service, the world doesn't stop and wait for you. You still have responsibilities and places you need to be. So, what do you do when your vehicle needs service or maintenance? With Miller Auto & Marine, we offer free shuttle service for our service customers, and when appropriate, we also provide loaner cars. Below I'll cover each option in more detail. 

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Regular Vehicle Maintenance Keeps Your Vehicle in Great Shape

Dec 22, 2016 10:35:00 AM

There is nothing quite like starting up your vehicle and hearing that comforting hum of the engine. Well, actually, it isn't as much a hum as it is a loud thumping. But that's okay because you've been hearing it for weeks now and it hasn't been a problem. Sure, there are also a few new icons lighting up on your dashboard, but that just makes it easier to read your fuel gauge at night.

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Yikes! I've Gone Into the Ditch - Now What?

Dec 11, 2016 3:26:00 PM

Perhaps the road was slippery or maybe you overcorrected when you swerved to save a squirrel, but the net result is the same: when last you saw the squirrel he was scampering into the brush as your car went headlong into the ditch on the other side of the road. Accidents happen, and while it is impossible to anticipate when that happening will occur, it is important to know what to do in the aftermath of a roadside mishap. Since winter is coming and bringing with it treacherous driving conditions, now is time to prepare in case you get stuck in a ditch.

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Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter [Video]

Dec 5, 2016 4:17:00 PM

Preparing your vehicle for winter doesn't take much effort or expense, but the benefits can be significant. In the video below, I'll walk you through the most important winter vehicle safety tips - these are things anyone who owns a vehicle or drives in winter weather should be aware of. Take a moment to watch these tips, and if you'd like, share it with someone you want to be kept safe this winter. 

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Video: The Multi-Point Car Inspection in Action

Oct 26, 2016 5:02:00 PM

In our service department, we keep Miller Auto & Marine’s Five-Star Experience at the core of everything we do. Each time you bring your vehicle into one of our service departments, you can expect superior service from certified techniciansa free car wash, and a multi-point car inspection.

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Miller Auto & Marine
Miller Auto & Marine
2930 2nd Street South
St. Cloud, MN, 56301 United States
(844) 966-8900
Miller Auto & Marine 45.5473435, -94.1947084.