Archive for March, 2010

Spring is officially here!!!!!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

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The used car market is hot hot hot!!!!!

There is a serious shortage of vehicles out in the marketplace causing a big spike in used vehicle prices.  If you are in the market for a vehicle right now, make sure you are shopping around for the best deal.

Many people do internet searches for vehicles on sites like Autotrader.com.  Don’t just look at the first 2 pages of your search.  Keep digging through, you might find the discount on page 5 or 6. 

If you are trading in a vehicle, make sure it is clean before going to the dealer.  It could even be worth the extra $50 to have a quick detail.  People think more positively towards a clean car and dealers are no different.  They are more likely to give you a bit more money for your car if they perceive it as nice vehicle.

Was your car in a major accident that was not your fault.  Have you tried to claim diminished value from the other persons’ insurance company?  (See the diminished value section of our site).

Do you know what loan terms you qualify for?  Check with your bank to see what kind of percentage rate and loan amount you can get and compare that to what the dealer offers you.

 

The key is to be prepared!

Raleigh, Greensboro, Wilmington, Charlotte…..

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Spring is almost here and it is getting to be time to pull that classic car out of the garage.

There are many things to remember after winter storage:

Is your gas still good?

Remember to check all fluids including the brake fluid.

Now may be the time to change the oil.

Before you start your car:

Check around the engine to make sure there are no animals that decided to call it home this winter.

Check all fuel lines for dry rot. Also, make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand.

Don’t forget how important tire pressure is.

Make sure your insurance and registration are up to date.

Happy Cruising!!!!!