Four Reasons Your Check Engine Light May Be On

Four Reasons Your Check Engine Light May Be On

Don’t panic when your check engine light comes on. Many people are familiar with the feeling of panic that happens when you’re driving and see the “Check Engine” light come on. While unsettling, there are a number of reasons why this little message lights up, and not all of them mean you’ll have to shell out thousands of dollars on a brand new engine. Here are five reasons your check engine light could be on….

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3 Essential Tips For Used Car Shopping

3 Essential Tips For Used Car Shopping

What are you looking for in a used car? Whether from a private owner or a used car dealer, buying a vehicle is large financial and life decision. That’s why you want to be sure to thoroughly inspect any potential car. Here are 3 essential areas to check on your selected vehicle to ensure you’re purchasing a quality automobile. Exterior Features Check the outer body of the vehicle for dents, rust, and scratches. You will…

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The Right Way To Buy A Used Car

The Right Way To Buy A Used Car

Buying a Used Car Makes Sense. Nowadays, buying a used car just makes more sense than buying a brand new one. Not only is it less expensive in the short and long term. But auto insurance rates and registration fees are also less expensive. There are just so many reasons to buy a used car, but how do you go about doing it? Just follow these simple car shopping steps: Decide on a budget. Whether it’s…

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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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The 3 Best Times To Buy A Used Car

The 3 Best Times To Buy A Used Car

Believe it or not, buying during one of these time can save you tons. By purchasing a used car, you may already be saving yourself from monthly payments (as long as the vehicle in question checks out mechanically). You are also saving money by avoiding the depreciation of new vehicles. But there’s one more little step you can take to save even more: buy at the right time. There is such a thing! Save money…

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Top 10 Cars to make it past 200,000 miles

Top 10 Cars to make it past 200,000 miles

Searching for the most dependable vehicles. As you find yourself on the hunt for a new car, you may be wondering how long you should expect a new car to last. A recent study was done by USA Today that revealed the top ten cars with a chance to make it past 200,000 miles. To put these upcoming percentages into perspective, it’s worth noting that the average car only has a 1.2% chance to even…

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Car Negotiating Secrets for the Savvy Shopper

Car Negotiating Secrets for the Savvy Shopper

Know Your Numbers. Always do a little research before you head out shopping. If you plan to trade in your current vehicle, make sure to get a few car value estimates. Know how much your trade in is worth and decide how much you are willing to accept. If you know what kind of vehicle you are looking for, take a few minutes to check out its current market value. Pay close attention to the…

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The #1 Car Buying Mistake

The #1 Car Buying Mistake

There are many mistakes to avoid when purchasing a new car. One of the more common and perhaps the biggest mistake we see people make is listening to the advice of an unqualified person. “The number one mistake car buyers make is, they go, ‘My friend said it’s really good.’ You know, this is the only country in the world where people do that,” – Jay Leno  We live in a society where friends, co-workers,…

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Choosing the right 1st car for your teenager.

Choosing the right 1st car for your teenager.

Safety Safety is always the first thing on any parents mind.  Airbags, car size, weight , and power locks are the classic things to look for. Other than those though are more modern features such as rear view cameras, back up sensors, parking assistance, and even automatic lane change. There are many aspects of safety to consider. You should focus on the most important and necessary features, and then compare them to the price range you…

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5 Essential Car Buying Tips

5 Essential Car Buying Tips

1) Read Reviews. Be sure to check out some online reviews before going to any dealership. Who you buy from is just as important as what you buy. Reviews can be found in number of places. Google, Facebook, Yelp, and other websites can provide you with plenty of honest reviews. If you don’t manage to research a dealer prior to showing up, you can always pull up some reviews on your phone. 2) Have a mechanic check the vehicle you…

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