In-House Financing

Why In-House Financing Is More Beneficial To You

Some consumers aren’t aware that they don’t have to go to a bank to receive a loan for their car. There are many dealerships that provide in-house financing for their vehicles, which means the place where you purchase your car is also the lender of the vehicle. That can be beneficial for you, and if you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, then consider in-house financing for the following reasons.

Better Chance
If you have bad credit and are concerned that the bank will turn you away, then this would be one reason to consider in-house financing. Auto dealerships are willing to negotiate with you and work out an arrangement to pay them back. Dealers want to sell you a car, and they will help you if need be. When you visit the lot, make sure you are upfront and honest about your finances and determine an arrangement where you can afford monthly payments while also getting the car you want. Continue reading…

Regular Gas, Premium Gas, Super Gas

Is Super Gas Better Or Worse For Your Car?

Like many drivers on the road you likely pull into a gas station without really considering your options, select a grade of gasoline from the pump and put it right into your car. In fact, you probably aren’t even aware of the differences that these grades include. Most drivers tend to go for what’s cheapest, which is commonly “regular” octane gasoline.

However, like many myths in the automobile world, “regular” doesn’t sound as good as “super,” which is often associated with a higher number and price. To many consumers, this means the gasoline is better quality, more efficient in your engine and just worth the extra dollars. In reality, this is not the case, and while purchasing a “super” quality gasoline with a number of 93 as opposed to a “regular” fuel with a mere “87” can seem like you are doing yourself some favors, but, sadly, you are not. Continue reading…

Owning Car Costs

What Owning A Car Actually Costs You

If you are in the market for a car, whether you are a first-time purchaser or seasoned test driver, you can expect there to be costs affiliated with your vehicle that aren’t on the sticker price. No, this is not because someone is tricking you or ripping you off. The reality of the situation is that there is a great deal of maintenance and care constantly needing to be put toward your vehicle, and these expenses will grow over time.

When you are the look out for your next ride, make sure to consider all the factors. If you aren’t sure what that complete picture looks like, there are a few items to be aware of:

“Check rating and maintenance trends of the make and model you are interested in.”

Fuel
While it is unlikely you overlooked the cost of fuel, it is worth taking into account. Gasoline prices change frequently, and while it may be cheap this year, who’s to say how much it could rise next year? But if you know this already, why mention it in the blog? Because it should be considered when purchasing a car. Continue reading…

The Cost of Car Insurance

The Hidden Cost of Insurance When Purchasing a Car

If you are in the hunt for a car, then you are probably looking at costs and adding the numbers to figure out how much vehicle you can afford. But when it comes to owning a car, there are additional costs that you might not be considering right away. One example is the monthly insurance premiums you are going to have to pay.

However, many people do not factor in the cost of car insurance when purchasing a car. According to a report from Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, 40% of car buyers don’t think about car insurance costs when buying a vehicle.

“Not all cars are insured equal.”

Whether you are purchasing new or used, insurance is something you can’t avoid. Depending on the vehicle you purchase, your insurance costs might be higher than others. There are many factors that play a role in setting the price of car insurance.

However, you don’t have to wait until after you purchase a vehicle to know what these factors are. When looking around for your next vehicle, consider the following tips to help keep your monthly insurance costs low: Continue reading…

AutoCheck Vehicle History Report -DriveTime

Why An AutoCheck Vehicle Report Is In Your Best Interest

A used car by definition means that someone has not only owned it previously, but also driven it. While you would like to assume every driver is just as professional and serious about their road behavior as you, but sadly that isn’t the case.

“Know the condition of your vehicle before you purchase it – don’t learn after.”

This can be quite unnerving for consumers when they’re looking at potential cars to purchase. For example, how do you know if a vehicle has been in a prior accident? Or how can you trust it was repaired correctly after an accident? However, don’t worry, as there is a way of checking this prior information and getting an accurate view of what your potential car has been through.

AutoCheck is on your side
There is no room for guessing when it comes to purchasing a car. You need a ride that is going to be dependable when you need it to be. Whatever this vehicle has been through is absolutely your business if you are considering buying it. Here are some of the things that an AutoCheck vehicle history identifies for you: Continue reading…