New Car Buying: 7 Insider Tips to Make the Process A Breeze
Whether you buy a new car every few years or once in a decade, there are always a few guidelines you want to follow consistently. One of the most important new car buying points we can stress as a Harrisonburg car dealership is to be informed!
We love it when customers have done their homework and know exactly what they want. Here are our 7 tips to get you behind the wheel of your new vehicle quickly and easily.
Know What You Like and Dislike About Your Current Car or truck
You’ve had the vehicle for a long time so know what you want upgraded in your next car. Is it better fuel economy? More technology? Whatever it is you want, make a list!
Knowing what features you love and want to keep, as well as what you want to upgrade will guide you toward your next vehicle.
Chevy Truck Maintenance: Why Your Truck Needs Different Maintenance Than Your Car
Chevy truck lovers are more likely to run over potholes, sail over speed bumps, and plow through deep puddles. Let’s face it. You treat your truck differently than your car, and that’s how it should be.
Trucks don’t live pampered lives! You expect that big boy to perform, and he does. From the big-sized tires to the transmission, your truck has to work harder to compensate for all that extra weight it hauls around. That’s why Chevy truck maintenance is so important.
Your Truck’s Brakes
Even though you sit higher off the ground, your brakes don’t. Action such as driving through deep water, especially when the brakes are already hot, will cool the calipers rapidly. Water destroys brake fluid causing corrosion in the brake system. And that’s expensive!
Best Auto Loan Rates: Where to Go for the Best Rates
Whether you’re buying a new or used vehicle, looking for the best auto loan rates is a top priority. With a typical term length averaging 5+ years, it’s no wonder a low interest rate is important to car buyers! But how do you get a good interest rate? And where’s the best place to get it?
We break down the surprising options.
When it comes to auto financing, your first thought might be to go to your bank. And that’s still a good option. Banks have a long, successful history of providing auto loans to consumers.
Typically, you get a preapproval letter for a loan before going to a dealer. You can then take that letter with you to the dealer showing the amount you are authorized to buy.
This saves time when finalizing the contract. Before appr...
Auto Loan Rates: Can You Buy A Car with No Credit?
You’ve got a good job, you’re paying your bills on time, and you’ve even got a nice down payment that’s just waiting for a new vehicle you want to buy. So, what’s missing?
A credit history.
In the world of finance, a credit history is everything. It’s how car dealers and banks determine your credit risk and auto loan rates. That’s why it can be difficult to buy that first car. You’re not alone. Up to 100 million people in America have no credit or very little.
The good news is the situation is temporary. You just have to work your way through it the first time and you’re done. But what’s the best way to do that?
We’ve got 5 strategies to consider to help you get you into that new car.
First, Check Your Credit History
Even though you may think you haven’t built up a good credi...
The last question you want to ask as you drive away in your new vehicle is, "Did I really get the best deal on my new car?" To save yourself that uncertainty, it's important to educate yourself about financing and the actual car buying process.
To help you dig a little deeper into your research, we're listing 5 new car buying tips to help you get you the most value for your purchase.
Research Price Range
You might have noticed that there are two pricing terms at any dealership, invoice price and manufacturer's suggested retail price, also called MSRP.
Does Changing Your Transmission Fluid Really Cause Damage?
There's a lot of urban legend around changing the transmission fluid in your vehicle. The biggest legend is if the fluid hasn't been changed in a long time, it shouldn't be because it's old.
That's not really true, but here's what IS true. If the valve body gets all gunked up with transmission fluid that's damaged, the driver could lose the ability to shift between gears.
And that's why so many people believe that changing old transmission fluid can cause it to slip. Want to avoid that whole dilemma altogether? Simply change your transmission fluid regularly and you won't have to worry about it!
So, When Should You Change Your Transmission Fluid?
Every vehicle has its own requirements. That's why following the recommendation in your owner's manual is a must. It will tell you how often the ...
Brakes are a vital part of driving and controlling your vehicle. You couldn't operate a vehicle without them.
That's why mushy, spongy, or squishy brakes can cause BIG problems if you don't address them quickly! As A GM certified service department, we've learned over the years that there are generally 5 common reasons brakes malfunction. Here they are:
Old or Low Brake Fluid
Brake fluid is the key ingredient needed to bring your car to a stop. But just like brake pads, brake fluid can wear thin over time.
Can't remember the last time you had a brake service? Then it could be that old brake fluid is causing the poor brake performance. Or, you could have a possible leak causing your fluid to be low. Either way, get it checked out!