It’s been said on more than one occasion that the best time to buy a used car is before you really need one. In other words, if you are considering the purchase of a used car in the near future, then begin your planning now. Do your research and shop for a car that will meet your needs when you have the time. Don’t let the old car fall apart and then rush into a purchase. That’s how you end up with a bad deal, a bum car and a big waste of money.... Read More.
Owning a car can take up a good portion of your monthly budget. And if you’ve been wondering, “How can I save money while driving?” strictly speaking, there isn’t one answer. Having a car will always cost money. Even if you own it outright, there is still insurance, gas, and maintenance to factor in. However, there are several ways to cut driving costs that, once combined, can add up to savings. Depending on your driving habits and personal situation, here are 10 money-saving driving tips that can put money back in your pocket.... Read More.
Preparing for a road trip can save you a lot of headaches down the road, literally and figuratively. You want to make sure that your car is in tip-top shape for the trip. Before you leave, take the necessary time to do a checklist and do some routine maintenance. To help, here are a few essential steps to ensure your car is as ready for the trip as you and your family are:... Read More.
At Auto Action we understand this is an unprecedented and stressful time. I want to take a moment on how we are responding to this situation. We plan to keep our stores open, to support our customers’ by providing reliable vehicles and vehicle service. It is essential that our customers have access to private transportation and access to financing, especially now. By keeping our doors open we will continue to support and secure jobs for our employees who depend on us and continue to be available for our customers’ needs in the communities we serve. We have increased resources at all of our locations to ensure they are continually sanitized especially in high frequency high touch areas. This includes sanitizing all vehicles prior to making them available for sale and after any service performed on customer vehicles. The health and well being of our employees and our customers is our... Read More.
The long-term financial benefits of knowing how to make your car last longer can save you thousands of dollars. How big? One estimate from Consumer Reports stated $30,000 could be saved by keeping a car on the road for 15 years. Cars are lasting longer these days and the truth is in the numbers. In 1995, the Department of Transportation reported that the average age for all cars on the road was 8.4 years. In 2009 it was 9.5 years. Today, that number is 11 years.... Read More.
Finding the best inexpensive used cars can save you thousands of dollars—upfront and over time. Just buying a used car instead of a new one can save you big money. The second you drive a new car off the dealer’s lot, on average, depreciation alone drops the value of the car by 27%. Within three years the value is about half of the sticker price.... Read More.
The way people car shop has dramatically changed over the past few decades. Thanks to the internet, there are many ranked, best car review sites to aid car shoppers. People can view used cars or read reviews of vehicles they are interested in by simply going online. They can perform simple or complex searches on the search engine of choice, watch videos on YouTube of cars they may be interested in, or visit dealer websites, all of which can provide them with a wealth of information.... Read More.
One of the best ways to ensure the longevity of your car and maintaining its value is to get in the routine of caring for your car. With a few cleaning hacks and proper maintenance, you can spend more time on the road in a clean car and less in your favorite mechanic’s garage. Keeping the exterior clean is relatively easy by visiting a car wash once or twice a month, or if it is possible where you live, by washing it yourself. Keeping your car clean inside can be a challenge and confusion about maintenance can lead to mechanical problems. Here are a few tips for caring for your car to keep it clean and on the road: Cleaning Tips Protect Your Car With Wax Waxing your car a couple of times of year will help keep it clean and maintain that new look shine. You can do it... Read More.
A used car can save buyers thousands of dollars over the cost of driving a brand new one off the lot. However, when shopping for cars buyers need to be vigilant and prepared beforehand. Knowing a few used car buying tips and tricks can help you realize big savings. If that’s not incentive enough, consider that a used car will also save you money on auto insurance, registration, taxes and depreciation loss on the car’s value over time.... Read More.
When it comes to Honda vs Toyota reliability ratings, most would perceive the two makes as even. Generations of loyal car owners attest to the widespread support the two automakers have gained over the years, as they should. After all, one of the most important factors in purchasing a car, whether new or used, is its reliability, and few would argue that Honda and Toyota have earned reputations of building cars that last. Nevertheless, should they be considered rivals? Are they that reliable? Let’s take a closer look.... Read More.