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June 30, 2017

Used Car Trade ins Money Saving SecretsAre you preparing to trade in your used car? Congrats! But, first: it’s important to know how to save money on your trade-in.

There are several things you can do to maximize the value of your trade-in:

  • The appearance of your vehicle is an important consideration when the used-car manager estimates its value.
  • If your car needs repairs, it could help to get an estimate to take with you. This could provide a little bargaining power when the dealer’s estimator starts deducting repair costs from the figure offered to you.
  • Try to sell your car to a used-car dealer. They’re always looking for clean, low-mileage vehicles for their lot. And if yours is a popular model, you just might be able to get [...]
June 22, 2017

5 Signs That It's Time for a New (Used) CarThinking about getting a new (used) car? Here are a few signs that it’s time to invest in a used car.

A poor fit

What do you do with clothes that don’t fit anymore? Toss out, donate, or sell them, right? Well we’d suggest the latter for a car that no longer fits you. Maybe your family is growing and you need a larger vehicle to fit them; or perhaps your new job has a longer commute and you need something more economical. Either way, you need a car that works for you.

You don’t feel safe

These days, new cars are incredibly safe. Even cars from the 2000s can’t compare to most new vehicles. The safety technology [...]

June 12, 2017

Pros and Cons of MinivanAre you attempting to decide whether or not you should get a minivan? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out this list! After all, this can be a very difficult choice.

THE PROS

They can hold a lot of people. The minivan can hold large numbers of people. It’s common to be able to put 7 people in a minivan and quite possible to find vehicles that will hold 9 people or even 10 people, as well as some luggage. This makes it ideal for vacations, or even for families with plenty of shopping to pack in.

They’re easy for everyone to get in and out of. Ever try to wedge open a car door with a giant diaper bag on one arm and baby in the other? [...]

June 6, 2017

used car lemon lawWant to keep your car running smoothly and looking good for as many years as possible? If so, it’s important to keep a few things in mind:

  • Inflate your tires. It’s crucial to properly inflate your tires – over-inflated tires can become very easily damaged.
  • Don’t continuously idle. Don’t let your car idle, even for just a few minutes! This can cause an incomplete combustion of fuel, which can lead to damages over time.
  • Wash your car regularly. Even when the weather is cold, it’s important to wash your car frequently.
  • Change your filters. Be sure to change your oil filter every time that you change your oil! Otherwise, this could lead to damages.
  • Check your brake fluid. You should always pay close attention to your level of brake fluid, and [...]
May 27, 2017

Traveling Car for Summer TourIt can be tricky to know how to find the right traveling car for you! Here are some tips for doing just that:

 

  • Ask to see a title. You should always ask to see your chosen vehicle’s title before even thinking about buying it. And, if there is no title? It’s time to run far, far away.
  • Ask for service receipts.Service receipts indicate that a car has been 100% thoroughly maintained and cared for; these also verify the car’s mileage. Remember: you should never simply take anything at face value when you’re buying a used car. Ask for the proper paperwork at any chance you get!
  • Do a thorough inspection of the inside of the car.You should always examine the car’s inside as closely as possible [...]
May 21, 2017

Car Buying MistakeHere are the most common mistakes that people make before purchasing a new vehicle:

  • Not doing online research.  Do not stop at a dealership without having done any research on the kind of car you might like. This is a great way to feel easily overwhelmed – tons of car types are out there, so it’s important to do some preliminary online research beforehand.
  • Not getting the best vehicle for your specific needs. It’s important to make sure that you get the right used car, for you. Here’s our pro tip: make a list of all the things that you’d like your car to have. Are there special features that are important to you? Do you need a significant amount of space, to cart around family members? Would you [...]
May 15, 2017

Are you on the hunt for cheap yet reliable used car parts? If so, rest assured that they’re out there. New car parts can be super expensive, and when you can get used parts for half the price, it’s worth considering! However, before you set off to find the best-quality used car parts, it’s crucial that you do some research first, to figure out what the best deals are.

If your #1 goal is to save money when buying parts, used car parts are the way to go.

Here are just a few reasons why purchasing used car parts makes more financial sense than buying new:

 

  • Favorable financing rates.
  • Reduce your overall insurance costs. The value of a used car is likely less than a new car – rendering insurance more affordable.
  • Minimize depreciation of your vehicle. Most new cars typically depreciate by 30% during the first year of ownership! So, why not [...]
May 1, 2017

used cars arlington txAre you considering selling cars in order to make money? This can be a great way to make some extra cash on the side – or as a full-time business. However, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. Here are some of our top tips for how to make money selling used cars in Texas:

  • Do it online. No, we’re not talking Craigslist. But, you should absolutely go online to sell your vehicles. This will help net you better clientele, and give you more of a solid reputation. Doing things in person like this simply aren’t done anymore.
  • Trust your instincts. You should always trust your innermost instincts when it comes to buying and selling used cars. If you feel that a deal isn’t good, it probably [...]
April 27, 2017

used cars arlington txAre you searching for the best-quality used car of your dreams? Don’t worry – it’s out there. But, everyone’s dream car is different. Here, we’ve listed some general tips for finding the highest quality used cars possible.

But, first! Just in case you were on the fence about purchasing a used car as opposed to new, we’re here to tell you: buying used simply makes more financial sense. In fact, if your #1 goal is to save money when buying a vehicle, a used car is the way to go!

Here are just a few reasons why purchasing a used car makes more financial sense than buying new:

  • Favorable financing rates.
  • Minimize depreciation of your vehicle. Most new cars typically depreciate by 30% during the first year of ownership! So, why not avoid that depreciation by purchasing a used [...]
April 20, 2017

common mistakes before buying a carIf you want to ensure protection against scams when buying a used car, it’s important to have a checklist in place. Knowing how to diligently inspect both a car dealership and a used car can help save you money and stress. It’s crucial that you know what you’re getting! Here is the perfect car buying checklist to help protect you, a Texas car buyer:

  • Ask to see a title. You should always ask to see your chosen vehicle’s title before even thinking about buying it. And, if there is no title? It’s time to run far, far away.
  • Ask for service receipts. Service receipts indicate that a car has been 100% thoroughly maintained and cared for; these also verify the car’s mileage. Remember: you should never simply take anything at face [...]
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