Even though we drive our cars every day, we often don’t think about all of the work that the different systems within our car have to execute day after day, and trip after trip. Although it can be easy to skip over your car’s basic maintenance, it is important to maintain your car’s systems. A well maintained car can last much longer and even increase its resale value. Don’t know where to start? Read on below to get an idea of what basic car maintenance looks like!
Flush/Inspect Your Brakes: Flushing your brake fluid is a very important part of maintaining strong and safe brakes. If you have noticed your brakes start to get a bit “squishy” over time, it might mean it is time to flush out the brake fluid! It is also extremely important to inspect your brakes for any cracks and to make sure they are wearing out in an even [...]
Buying a used car can be difficult. You have to sort through a lot of information online and it is very easy to feel overwhelmed by the information you receive. If reliability is at the top of your list, be sure to check out the list below!
Toyota Yaris: If you are looking for a fun and zippy car that is reliable, look no further than the Toyota Yaris. Although the drive will not be the best, the car is very inexpensive, reliable, and will get you from point A to point B safely!
Honda Civic: The Honda Civic is not only very reliable, but also a blast to drive. With a smooth drive and a chic exterior, this car is the perfect option for those looking to drive in style and drive with peace of mind!
There’s nothing more wonderful that leaving the car dealer with a car that is yours. Even if you purchased from a used car dealer, the car is brand new to you. It’s fun to look at your new car and discover the ways you can personalize it and make it your own. One way to do this is to opt for a personalized registration plate.
Texas Specialty License Plates
Texas offers many different kinds of specialty license plates. Once you’ve decided you want a specialty plate, next, it’s time to figure out what you want on the plate.
Many people like to create a special message or number sequence for their plates, whether it’s a meaningful nickname, date or other term they want to display on their vehicle.
Rules for custom plate number combinations and various prices and fees apply, and it’s important to note that these fees are in addition to regularvehicle registration fees.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of dealers offering used cars for sale in the North Texas area. Each of these used car dealer lots looks the same on the outside, but looks can be deceiving. There is one car dealer that stands out from the pack – PAACO Automotive Group. PAACO Automotive Group is a used car dealer that goes above and beyond. They aren’t just focused on making the sale and moving on to the next customer. Instead, they are focused on building lasting relationships with their customers and the community. Don’t just take our word for it that PAACO Automotive Group stands out from other used car dealer lots: Read about some of the benefits and services offered by this car dealer. These benefits and services are what makes this local North Texas business the place to go to when you are looking for used cars for sale.
Purchasing a vehicle from a used car dealer can be a wise decision. Not only can you get a safe, reliable form of transportation, but you can also save money as used cars for sale are often dramatically cheaper than brand new cars from a car dealership. Unfortunately, many people miss out on taking advantage of these great benefits because they are reluctant to shop at a used car lot.
If you are reluctant to shop for a vehicle from a used car dealer, we have a solution for you – ask questions. Asking questions both before you visit the car lot and while you are at the used car dealer can help you gain valuable information that will help you determine if the car is a good investment or if it is an [...]
What is so important about car registration? Well, it verifies two things: ownership and that the vehicle is street legal. With the provided sticker, registration is proven at a glance. Information displayed includes county of registration, plate number and shortened/incomplete VIN (vehicle identification number). This unique set is a safeguard against theft and even fraud. Registration is a safe measure for owners in addition to being a legal requirement. The process of registering is easy.
How to register a vehicle in four simple steps:
Go to your local tax office
Fill out this form: Texas Certificate of Title (form code130-U)
Show proof of personal identity, proof of auto insurance, auto inspection and vehicle ownership
Make your payment (standard fee plus any additional fees that may apply)
Minivans: they’re definitely not just for soccer moms anymore! The used minivan, in particular, offers many benefits, and on a practical level, it probably has more notches in the “pro” column than an SUV. Yes, it’s true! The biggest benefits relate to ease of use. For instance, because of their low ground clearance, minivans are easy to get in and out of — a big deal when you’re trying to transport toddlers and all their gear. Storage is also key, when it comes to minivans. Here are the top advantages of buying a used minivan: Sliding doors. It is such a simple concept, yet so wonderful. You hit a button and they open or close if you so desire. If someone parks too close to you at the mall, you can still slink [...]
If you are considering purchasing a convertible car, here are three signs that this might be the best decision for you.
Convertibles are fun. Driving a convertible is the kind of fun that doesn’t rely on speed or handling; even driving a slow convertible can be engaging. There’s nothing better than being out in the elements while still being in your car…the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, the smell of nature instead of the chill of air conditioning. When you have a convertible you’ll look for opportunities to drive; a beautiful day is amplified by a nice drive in your droptop.
Convertibles are versatile. Most convertibles can easily be transformed back into a coupe or sedan with the push of a button. This versatility allows you to have the best of [...]
Are you considering purchasing a new car, but feeling unsure about whether this is a financially feasible decision or not? Check out our tips to get a handle on your options!
Okay, so can you afford a new car? This one is actually pretty easy. You can only afford a new car if your income is at least 10X the value of the car you wish to purchase. This is known as the Financial Samurai 1/10th rule. If you make less than 10X the value of the car, then you are hurting your finances.
How much could you potentially save in gas? If your old car guzzles gas like nobody’s business, it’s time to upgrade! Research the current price of gas and compare the various gas mileages and miles per [...]
Are you about to travel long-distance by car? If so, you need to follow these tips! Get in some good sleep. Think about exhaustion before you begin your journey, not after. Get at least seven hours of sleep for two consecutive nights before the road trip to build up your energy reserves. That way, you’ll feel your best when you’re traveling, which is important. Fuel your body – and your car! Carry along a variety of vitamin-packed, healthy foods on your drive! That way, you don’t have to stop for fast food, and you can ingest smaller snacks throughout the long drive. We love nuts, carrots, hummus – these are the perfect snacks for long trips in the car. And of course, don’t forget to fuel up your car the night before you head out. Stay [...]