Are You Buying a Hurricane Damaged Vehicle?

Are You Buying a Hurricane Damaged Vehicle?

Buying from a private owner always comes with some risk. Due to hurricanes Florence and  Michael (and the line of storms behind them) there may be an added risk that potential buyers may not be aware of. The first hurricane of the season to make landfall has made quite an impact & caused substantial flooding all throughout the Carolina’s. Property damages and losses abound and many families are working to get back to a sense…

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Top 8 Reasons To Buy A SUV

Top 8 Reasons To Buy A SUV

When deciding what kind of vehicle to buy, several factors come into play. It’s important to really take into consideration everything you need in a vehicle. What does your everyday look like? What are your hobbies? How many people do you need to get from place to place on a normal basis? And that’s just a few noteworthy things to take into account. SUV’s are gaining popularity because they fit the lifestyle of many modern…

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CPO Is the Way To Go

CPO Is the Way To Go

What is Certified Pre-Owned? If you’ve been in the market for a new-to-you car, you have most definitely heard the term “certified pre-owned”. Fluctuations in the economy, as well as the price increase to new vehicles have made buying used the new norm. So should you buy used or certified pre-owned? And what’s the difference? A used car will more than likely come with a lower price tag. It will also come with its limited…

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About Refinancing Your Auto Loan

About Refinancing Your Auto Loan

When you hear the term “refinance”, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a mortgage. While this is the most common occurrence, you may be delighted to know that you can also refinance your auto loan. It’s not really an advertised thing. More often than not an owner seeks out refinancing options due to a referral from someone else who did it recently. Why should you refinance your auto loan? By refinancing your…

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The Five L’s of Changing A Tire

The Five L’s of Changing A Tire

Learning to change a flat tire. The thumping sound of a flat tire is dreaded by almost every driver alike. Sometimes you still face this panic-inducing dilemma despite all your efforts to avoid it, such as keeping an eye on your tread and air pressure. No matter the cause of your flat tire these five L’s will help you get back on the road quickly and safely. Location Never just continue to drive around on…

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How to get the Lowest Price when Car Shopping

How to get the Lowest Price when Car Shopping

Haggle How-To Nothing is more anxiety-inducing than the thought of having to negotiate price on a car lot. Know-how and a good poker face are definite requirements. Here are some simple tips to help you proceed with confidence. Think Long-term It is very easy to get caught up in the idea of a lower monthly payment. It very well may seem like the better option. Pause a moment and think logically. Smaller payments means paying…

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Is your A/C ready for the Summer Heat?

Is your A/C ready for the Summer Heat?

Can your car’s A/C handle the Summer’s heat? We are smack-dab in the middle of Summer, and if there’s one thing you’re going to want this summer, it’s that A/C! It can be a real bummer climbing into your vehicle & going to crank that cold air, only to get a blast of warm air in your face. Here are some warning signs that your A/C is on it’s way out: Hearing strange noises from…

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Getting Ready for a Road Trip

Getting Ready for a Road Trip

Check these 4 things before going on your next Road Trip! Summer is in full swing. Actually, here in Florida it’s almost always in full swing! Nothing screams summer more than adventuring & spontaneous road trips. While it’s adrenaline pumping to just up and go, there are some things you should always double check on your vehicle. Marking these off your list will not only get you safely to wherever you’re headed (decided or not),…

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2 Reasons to Avoid Using Your Debit Card at the Pump

2 Reasons to Avoid Using Your Debit Card at the Pump

For most of us we find it convenient to swipe our debit cards right at the pump. We do this to save walking inside, but have you ever noticed the small sticker placed on most pumps next to the keypad which more or less states that if you are using a debit card to pay inside. This often overlooked warning is important for two reasons. Skimmers This would be the most obvious reason. Skimming devices are…

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8 Things You Should Always Keep In Your Vehicle

8 Things You Should Always Keep In Your Vehicle

Being prepared for the unexpected.  Imagine with me for a moment that you’re driving along on a nice and relaxing ride. There is a decent amount of gas in your tank, the music is at the perfect volume and you are just living the life. This would be the perfect moment for something to happen, and BAM it does. You went from cruising along to slowly drifting off to the side and hitting those hazards. Do…

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