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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Benefits Of Buying From A Used Car Dealership

Benefits Of Buying From A Used Car Dealership

Reasons why you should buy from a Used Car Dealership If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, chances are you’ve already been searching online. You likely have a good idea of what you’re looking for, and you may already know the make and model of the car you’d like. Perhaps you’ve got your eye on a few vehicles from private sellers. While you may be able to get a good price from a…

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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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What To Look For When Buying A Used Car

What To Look For When Buying A Used Car

Purchasing a used car can bring be very exciting. Used Cars can often mean lower car payments and lower insurance rates. This means more money in your pocket! What should you be looking for when buying a used car? To start, take a nice long look at the interior. What kind of shape is the upholstery in? Now it doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect, but it should show signs of being professionally taken care…

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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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All About Your Timing Belt!

All About Your Timing Belt!

It’s all about timing! When people tell horror stories about costly car repair jobs, more times than not, it involves a timing belt. Why is that? It is likely due to the significance your timing belt plays in running your entire engine. If it breaks, it takes down a whole slew of other parts with it leaving you with a nasty bill. What is a timing belt? The timing belt is just that: a big…

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How to find a good mechanic.

How to find a good mechanic.

Finding the needle in the haystack. Looking for a mechanic to take care of your daily driver, or even just a project, can be quite a daunting task. Where do you even start?  While there is no clear cut path or exact answers, there are some things you can be on the lookout for. Is the mechanic open and honest? Any good and honest mechanic will be willing to break down everything that needs to…

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Should you Fix Up or Break Up with your vehicle?

Should you Fix Up or Break Up with your vehicle?

It’s not you, it’s me.  It can be quite surprising how attached we get to our vehicles. But if you stop for a moment and look back, we tend to go through a lot with them. I never considered myself attached to my Chevy Malibu, but when it got totaled, and it was time to say goodbye, you better believe there were some unexpected tears. When there are memories involved, it can make it hard…

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