3 Tips For Shopping For A Used Car

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Buying a used car can be one of the most productive things that you do in your life, or could be a process that is filled with headaches, depending on how you choose to go about it. There are some specific steps that you’ll want to follow, in order to be sure that you get the right price, the best vehicle and the absolute most out of your purchase and your decision as a whole. Follow these steps and allow yourself to get the help that you need as you set out to purchase a used automobile that can square you away.  #1: Weigh In The Overall Cost Of Owning The Used Automobile When you buy a car, you are not just paying the price tag, you are also paying for the upkeep and day-to-day costs. For instance, you will need to factor in the miles per gallon, the amount of depreciation that occurs throughout the years, the amount of tax and dealership fees that you are on the hook for, the price for insurance and the cost of all maintenance and repairs. Knowing these costs ahead of time will give you the opportunity to truly price compare and find the automobile that you need.  #2: Think About Safety First, Especially For A Workhorse Vehicle If you plan to use your automobile for a commute, work purposes or to drive around your children, safety should be at the forefront of your used automobile purchase decision. One of the main metrics you can use when shopping is the crash test rating. These ratings are given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and consists of ratings from one to five stars. The crash tests deal with front crashes, side impact, roof cave-in resistance and small overlap crashes.   #3: Consider Buying From A Rental Company When you need a used vehicle that is reliable, shopping with a rental company is one of the best decisions that you can make. The reason for this is that rental companies have higher standards than third party owners and many dealerships, since they need to rent these vehicles to people on a regular basis. Because of this, you will be able to get behind the wheel of a car that was thoroughly cared for, with the paperwork to back those repairs.  Consider this information, so that you can purchase a used car that works best for you. If you’re looking for used cars for sale in your area, visit Aabble Mass Auto...

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How To Make Your Used Car Feel Like New

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Trying to turn that newly purchased pre-owned car into one that feels like it’s always been yours? Here are a few ways you can personalize your car and make it your own. Get a Clean Slate Unless you bought your car from a pre-owned auto dealer like Gagel’s Auto Sales, your new old car probably has some interior wear and tear. Take an afternoon to clean it all out from floor to ceiling. Make a mixture of equal parts club soda, Dawn dish soap and vinegar. Spray it onto cloth upholstery, scrub with a scrub brush and vacuum out stains with a shop vac or steam cleaner. Even if your car didn’t have a noticeable smell before, you’ll notice the difference after.  Use the same mixture on your car’s ceiling, called the headliner. Instead of a scrub brush, wipe clean with a microfiber cloth. The fabric on your car’s ceiling is very delicately glued on, so tread lightly. If grime stuck in corners is throwing off your groove, detail your car easily with a wet foam craft brush.  Replace Small Fixtures You can personalize your car by replacing small things like the license plate covers or the hub caps. Especially if they’re old or worn, small changes like this go a long way. Take it up a notch and switch out that old radio system with an updated dock with modern music technology. If your car is old enough, you can easily take out plastic cup holder liners and replace them with new ones. No need to worry about someone else’s dirt!  Clear The Air Older cars usually don’t smell that great. If you’ve already detailed your car and it still smells, try cleaning out the air conditioning system. Check passageways for old leaves, dust or grime. Change the air filter — most people forget to do this as often as they should. If all else fails, get an air conditioning deodorizer to freshen things up. Make your car smell homey with your favorite essential oil dabbed onto a DIY clay pendant. It’ll smell fresh without giving off that fake smell.  Add Personal Touches Make that used car look great with personal touches like a stylish steering wheel cover, a hanging mirror pendant or a sticker that expresses your personality. Add car eyelashes to your headlights to bring your car to life, or go bold with a new paint job in an unexpected hue.  Once you’ve done these things your car will feel like it’s been with you since day...

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