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Car Talk

Q: I recently purchased a GMC 3500 with a Duramax diesel engine. Friends with diesel engine trucks are telling me of increased power and ga… Read more

Car Buying Tips: A stress-free approach to buying a vehicle

If you’re like me, you probably dread going to buy an auto as much as you dread going to the dentist. That’s not to say dentists aren’t gre… Read more

Charleston area Tesla drivers wonder, where's our Supercharger?

The automaker had set late 2017 as one target date. More than a year has come and gone.  Read more

Car Talk

Q: I recently purchased a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, which I love. Heading eastbound (downwind), I have been known to get 50 mpg on the highway.… Read more

Car Show Calendar

Saturday March 16

Charleston Cars & Coffee

What: Car enthusiasts are invited to attend the weekly Cars & Coffee cruise-in event in the parking lot near Barnes & Noble at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.

When: 8-11 a.m. Saturdays

Where: Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, 1218 Belk Drive

Sunday March 17

Motors at the Monkey

What: Owners of all makes and models are welcome to join Elliot Remington Auto Studio for flights, pints and bites every third Sunday at Ghost Monkey Brewery.

When: Noon-2 p.m. March 17

Where: Ghost Monkey Brewery, 522 Wando Lane, Mount Pleasant

More Info: bit.ly/2EcljbO

Thursday March 21

Run to the Sun

What: This event hosted by the Pee Dee Street Rodders includes door prizes, cash prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Proceeds from the show go to the Children’s Miracle Network, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Horry County Benevolent Fund and Grand Strand Miracle League.

When: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 21-23

Where: Myrtle Square Mall, 2501 Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

Price: $40-$45

More Info: peedeestreetrodders.com/run-to-the-sun-car-show

Saturday March 23

'Cruising for Carl'

What: This car show is in honor of Carl Wiggins, and all proceeds go to CarolinaCOPS.org to help families of fallen South Carolina police officers.

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23

Where: Walmart Supercenter, Bells Highway, Walterboro 

Price: $20

More Info: bit.ly/2NwWMlP

Saturday March 30

Seventh Annual Car & Bike Show

What: This show, presented by the Evening Optimist Club of Sumter, includes a 50/50 drawing and competitions for Top 20, Rat Rod, 4x4, Import, Motocycle and Best of Show. Proceeds will go to Sumter Co. Childhood Cancer Campaign. Registration is 9 a.m. until noon.

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30

Where: USC Sumter Campus, 200 Miller Road, Sumter

Price: $15

More Info: 803-445-8000, bit.ly/2SoXByd

PeeDee Roundup Mustang & All Ford Show

What: This Eastern SC Mustang Club show includes door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Trophies will be awarded at 4 p.m. for Club Participation, Long Distance, Best Paint, Engine and Ford Mustang. 

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30

Where: Freedom Square Shopping Center, 1609 Irby St., Florence

Price: $20-$25

More Info: 843-206-9712, escmustangclub.com/events.html

Wednesday April 3

Open Car & Truck Motorcycle Show

What: This event for street rods, trucks and motorcycles includes music by the Cruise-O-Matics, door prizes, food and three trophies for each car class.THREE TROPHIES PER CLASS

When: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Bessinger's BBQ, 1602 Savannah Highway

Price: $5

More Info: 843-571-2264

Thursday April 4

Charlotte Motor Speedway Auto Fair

What: This collector car flea market includes everything automotive, including memorabilia, tires, wheels, restoration supplies, tools, and classic cars.

When: 8 a.m. April 4-7

Where: 9307-H Monroe Road, Charlotte, N.C.

Price: $11

More Info: 704-841-1990, charlotte-autofair.com

Saturday April 6

Second Annual Car & Truck Show

What: This event includes a 50/50 drawing, and all proceeds go to Knights of Columbus Charities. 

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 6

Where: Walmart Parking Lot, 2110 Bells Highway, Walterboro

Price: $10

More Info: 301-573-4278, bit.ly/2Tz7Oxj

Saturday April 13

Open Car, Truck & Bike Show

What: Ravenel Ford's annual show is organized by the Low Country Mustang Club of Charleston and includes food and music. Proceeds benefit Camp Happy Days.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 13

Where: Ravenel Ford, 6340 Savannah Highway, Ravenel

Price: Free for attendees; $20 registration

More Info: 843-889-2241, bit.ly/2HjgRfo