Let's Talk CARS

Our car experts weigh in on financing, maintenance, and everything in between!

 

Number Crunching: How to Plan for, and Reduce, Your Monthly Payment

You need a car but maybe your credit isn’t that great, or your credit history is limited (read more about boosting your credit score here). You sat down during Happy Hour, did the math, and wrote down all the numbers on your cocktail napkin. Now you’ve got a basic idea in your head of what you can afford.

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

The 2019 Detroit Auto Show debuted this year on January 14th, introducing some new, promising, and enticing cars to look forward to this coming year. But with every new year and new car comes new critics! 

A Bigger Debate Than Pie vs Cake: 2WD vs AWD

We’re here to settle one of the biggest debates in the history of cars--which is better: two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive? It may seem silly to be arguing about wheels, because all cars have four wheels anyway, right? Wrong. For those of you that avoid AutoZone because it makes your head hurt, here’s some catch up information on what we’re about to talk about.

When & How to Use Your Car's ECO Button

Cars have gotten really technologically advanced in the past decade. These days, you're basically driving a computer on wheels! When you’re looking to purchase or you’ve just purchased a new vehicle, there may be a few features that you are unsure of how to use or what they actually do. One of the most common that we get asked about is the ECO button or sometimes labeled ECON. The ECO button does make your vehicle more economically efficient, but to what degree varies on your make/model. It is important to research your exact vehicle and check the manufacturer’s website to not only learn how to make your vehicle run efficiently, but to make use of all the features you have at your disposal.

Common Road Hazards & How to Avoid Them

Memphis is a city of road hazards. We have potholes galore and giant manhole covers to swerve around. Even the most alert driver can succumb to road hazards, so don’t be alarmed. It doesn’t mean you’re a bad driver! There are several common road hazards most people don't think about when they hit the road. We’ve uncovered a few below and we hope you’ll take heed and hit the road feeling more prepared than before.

Car Maintenance Check: Are You Using the Right Oil?

Not all engine oil is created equal, and depending on the climate where you live, you may have to consult your manual to determine the right oil for your vehicle. Before we can determine the right type of oil for your vehicle, let's talk about motor oil markers and how they are determined.

New Year's Resolutions for Your Car

New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be limited self-improvements such as losing weight or kicking bad habits - why not improve multiple areas of your life, including your car! If being a better car owner in the new year is on your list, we have compiled a few ways to help you achieve your goal.

Don't Get Scammed on Windshield Repair!

Imagine you're in rush hour traffic on your morning commute, and as if that isn’t bad enough, a large dump truck is in the lane right beside you. Once the truck gets moving, a stray rock comes crashing into your windshield. Should you repair it or replace it?

Safe Driving Series: Windshield Repair

To understand how you can repair your windshield, we must first take a look at the material it is made of. Finding the perfect type of glass for windshields was no easy feat. Housing glass was inexpensive, but too brittle when broken, making it quite dangerous. Tempered glass couldn’t hold up to all the normal wear and tear. And, plastic wouldn’t remain clear enough long-term. So, the solution to windshield creation landed on laminated glass.

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