7 Huge Benefits of Buying A Used Car (You Probably Never Thought Of)
It’s no secret that Americans love automobiles and trucks, and they don’t let much get in the way of owning one. What’s even better is that buying a used car today comes with more bells and whistles, and prices are more affordable.
If you’re considering buying a used car, check out our list of 7 reasons why you might want to invest in a pre-owned vehicle.
When you drive a new car off of any Harrisonburg car dealership lot, you’re paying for the depreciation upfront. Not so with a pre-owned vehicle.
The depreciation is gone with the wind. Instead of paying thousands of dollars more for a new vehicle with 20 miles on it, you can buy the same car used with 12,000 miles on it and still come out ahead. Sweet, huh?
When you buy a used vehicle from Joe Bowman Auto sales, you’...
Buying a Car? Be Sure to Have the Following Beforehand
Purchasing a new (or new-to-you) vehicle can be a fun, albeit somewhat frightening, experience. It doesn't have to be that way, though! Our team here at Joe Bowman Auto Plaza work tirelessly to alleviate this anxiety for you by offering the ultimate level of customer service from test drive to delivery. This is why we've compiled a handy list of items and documentation you should have prepared prior to visiting a dealership.
Documents to Bring
Driver's License | This one is pretty basic, but if you plan on test driving your vehicle before finalizing the purchase, you'll need to bring your valid Driver's License. While you should have this document with you at all times anyway, it's especially important to remember it when making a vehicle purchase.
Topping Off Your Gas Tank? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t
Gas has gotten a lot more expensive over the years so it’s no wonder you want to squeeze every bit you can into your gas tank.
But the simple act of trying to get more value for your buck is actually hurting your car.
First of all, topping off your gas tank causes damage to your vehicle’s charcoal filter. It can overwhelm your evaporation system and break something, or it can cause a hazardous leak because of the excess system pressure.
It also causes a pressure build in the tank which floods the carbon filter vapor collection system. Remember, it’s only made for vapor, not liquids.
Impossible to ignore. That’s how we here at Joe Bowman Auto Plaza describe the brand new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe. Already America’s favorite large sports utility vehicle by a landslide, the all-new changes to this best-selling SUV are sure to cement its place in all of our hearts. Roomier than ever, the three-row SUV now offers more cabin, cargo, and third row space than previous versions. In addition to the two engine types offered in earlier models, the Tahoe now also has an eco-diesel option. The Tahoe also boasts new safety and infotainment features sure to please anyone considering this purchase--technophiles and technophobes alike!
New Features & Specs
If you’re looking for a completely brand new design inside and out, the Tahoe certainly fits that need. With a completely redesigne...
Here at our Harrisonburg, VA car lot, we recommend getting your used and new car regularly serviced. It’s the best way to keep your vehicle running smoothly for years to come. But there are some practical DIY car tips that save you money and can possibly even save your life should you have an accident. Check out our list below.
Vinegar & Water De-Icer Prep
This simple and safe de-icing solution is a great winter tip. If you’re expecting ice, mix two to three parts apple cider vinegar to one-part water. Spray it on windshields the night before. The vinegar’s acidity will prevent ice from forming. You won’t have to worry about de-icing your car the next morning!
Do You Have A RoadSide Hero?
This handy gadget is a 9-in-1 multi-function lifesaving tool! If you’ve ever been in an accident, you ...
Want to Buy A New Car? 5 Top Reasons to Choose a Chevy
Here’s a sobering thought. Every year, 38,000 Americans die in car crashes. Makes you want to tug on your seat belt a little tighter, doesn’t it?
While you want to stay safe on the road adhering to traffic laws and watching out for the other guy (you never know what he or she might do!), it’s also important to feel comfortable.
Fortunately, Chevrolet has you covered on both fronts. There are five big reasons to choose a Chevy. Plus, our Harrisonburg dealership has a good selection of new cars under $25,000 and that speaks to our third reason to choose a Chevy! Read on.
1-Chevrolet Brand is Safe
Road safety is Chevy’s #1 priority and it’s yours as well when you’re ready to buy. The good news is the Chevrolet brand is known for safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) i...
What is Top Tier Gasoline and Why Is It Exceptional for Your Car?
There’s a study from AAA that found more detergent additives makes a significant quality difference in the gas you buy. That’s why AAA is recommending that drivers should buy Top Tier fuel because of its life-extending benefits.
11 Common Car Maintenance Rules (That Keep Your Car Running Smoothly)
When you buy a new or used car, the goal is always to keep the vehicle in great condition for as long as possible. Whether you decide to re-sell it later or trade it in for another vehicle, you want the vehicle to retain value.
Although here at Joe Bowman Auto Plaza, our service department sees problems that could easily have been avoided if the vehicle had been properly serviced. Here's what to do to keep your vehicle humming along for years to come.
Inspect Your Vehicle Regularly
Your owner’s manual contains everything you need to know to keep your car healthy. Get acquainted with it and refer to it regularly.
Learn the Different Warning Lights
New cars today have sophisticated sensors and warning systems that let you know immediately when something is not working.