April is National Car Care Month!

Car Care Month!

Car Care Month!

 

We are well into April, and that means spring has arrived, the weather is calling for picnics and long walks, and summer is just around the corner. April is also National Car Care month, and serves as a good reminder that our cars need a little TLC, too. This month, take time to get your car caught up on routine service, make necessary repairs, and get your car ready for the hot summer months.

According to the Car Care Council, vehicle inspections held at community Car Care Month events in 2014 revealed that a whopping 84% of vehicles required service or parts – that’s up 5% from 2013.

“Neglected vehicle care almost always means much higher costs down the line in the form of more extensive repairs or lost resale value. These results show that the majority of vehicle owners could save money by being proactive in the maintenance of their second largest investment,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council.

This month, make an appointment with a trusted technician or check your car out yourself. Either way, things that should be checked include:

  • Belts and hoses
  • Filters
  • Windshield wipers
  • Tires
  • Fluids
  • Lights
  • Alignment
  • Battery

“Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, National Car Care Month in April is the perfect time to focus on your vehicle’s maintenance needs to make sure it is ready for the upcoming spring and summer travel season,” said White. “Following a routine maintenance program, like the free personalized schedule and e-mail reminder service the Car Care Council offers, can help you drive smart, save money and make informed decisions.”

To find a Car Care event near you, visit carcare.org.

If you’re in need of a dependable used car, stop by Mama’s Used Cars today!

Edmunds readers choose Best Off-Roaders

For the participants in the latest Edmunds Consumers’ Favorites poll, the amount of mud on their vehicle isn’t an eye-sore, it’s a trophy of the fun they just had. The dirtier, the better. The results are in, and here is the list of the seven Best Off-Roaders, as chosen by Edmunds readers. Continue reading

CarMD shares top ten most reliable cars

2010 Toyota Corolla

Each year, CarMD studies the reliability of cars by looking at “check engine” problems, repairs and other related costs. CarMD then compiles the data in what it calls the CarMD Vehicle Health Index. This data shows consumers car maintenance and repair trends and patterns as well as the most reliable cars on sale in the past 10 years. Continue reading

Featured Used Car Specials

Check out the Pre-Owned Clearance at Mama’s Used Cars. Featured used models for this month include a 2009 Ford F-150, a 2008 Ford Expedition, 2009 Lexus IS, and a 2003 Mazda MPV. There are more special discounts on the below list of great used cars.  Please come in to Mama’s Used Cars or call 800-261-0069 for details. These offers end on 10/18.

Pre-Owned Clearance at Mama’s Used Cars

Check out the Pre-Owned Clearance at Mama’s Used Cars. Featured used models for this month include a 2009 Ford F-150, a 2011 Ford Fiesta, 2007 Lincoln Town Car, and a 2007 Mercury Milan. There are more special discounts on the below list of great used cars.  Please come in to Mama’s Used Cars or call 800-261-0069 for details. These offers end on 9/13.

Edmunds Chooses 15 Best Used Cars

The staff at Edmunds, an automotive data tracking and testing service, have compiled a list of 15 best bets for used cars. This isn’t just a beauty contest.  The selections were based on criteria including reliability, safety value and, yes, availability. It wouldn’t help to pick a product consumers can’t find.  The list was limited to vehicles now between two and seven years old.

2008 Ford Explorer XLTThe list includes a total of 11 different brands, but four marques appear twice, Ford, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota.  (Nissan is there twice, as well, if you include both the Nissan and Infiniti brands).  The editors’ picks:

  • Compact Sedan: 2005-2010 Hyundai Elantra
  • Midsize Sedan: 2005-2010 Nissan Altima
  • Large Sedan: 2006-2010 Hyundai Azera
  • Coupe: 2005-2010 BMW 3 Series
  • Convertible: 2005-2010 Mazda Miata
  • Wagon: 2005-2010 Pontiac Vibe
  • Compact SUV/Crossover: 2005-2010 Honda CR-V
  • Midsize SUV/Crossover: 2005-2010 Ford Explorer
  • Large SUV/Crossover: 2005-2010 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Minivan/Van: 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey
  • Compact Truck: 2005-2010 Toyota Tacoma
  • Large Truck: 2005-2010 Ford F-150
  • Luxury: 2005-2010 Infiniti G35/G37
  • Hybrid: 2005-2010 Toyota Prius
  • Sport Compact: 2005-2010 Subaru Impreza WRX

A Used Ford Mustang from Mama

In the market for a fast car with a ferocious engine, but don’t want to shell out the cash for a new one? Mama’s Used Cars has the solution for you. Right now, we are overstocked with a variety of used Ford Mustangs, including the classic 2005 Mustang.

The 2005 Mustang is somewhat of a legend. Powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that generates 210 horsepower and an impressive 240 lb.-ft. of torque, the ’05 Mustang takes no prisoners. And the premium trim levels get an even more powerful 4.6-liter V8 engine that delivers 300 horsepower and can pull 320 lb.-ft. of torque.

The ’05 Mustang sometimes feels like you’re stepping into a time machine, taking several retro design cues from the Mustang of the late ‘60s. But with sleek styling and updated technology, this powerful beast is anything but ancient. In fact, the chassis for the 2005 model was utterly reconfigured to give a smoother ride and improved handling to experienced drivers.

Head down to Mama’s Used Cars in Charleston, South Carolina today and get behind the wheel of one of these fierce 2005 Mustangs, or any other model year Mustangs, like the critically acclaimed 2009 Mustang. Hurry while we’ve still got them on the lot because these babies are going fast!

 

Last Call at Mama’s Used Cars

Mama’s Used Cars and Palmetto Ford are offering Memorial Day specials along with an exclusive “Last Call” sale.  This is a chance to receive great deals on used cars before they are sent to auctions.  Our featured specials include the 2010 Ford Fusion, 2009 Ford F-150, 2007 Honda Accord, and 2005 Jeep Liberty.  There are more discounts on used cars to check out also.  Please come in to Mama’s Used Cars or call 800-528-9019 for details. These offers end on 6/31.  Feel free to join us at Palmetto Ford on Memorial Day for a cookout!

Certified Used Ford & Lincoln Sales

Here are some of the great used cars offered at Mama’s Used Cars, a part of the Palmetto Ford family.  Check out these specials on these certified pre-owned models including a 2010 Ford Edge, 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, 2009 Lincoln MKZ, 2011 Lincoln MKS, 2009 Lincoln MKX, and 2011 Lincoln Town Car.  Present the attached coupon for an extra $500 toward your trade-in.

For more information or to schedule a test drive, contact:
Bruce Bilsback
VP of Sales
brucebilsback1@palmettoford.com
888-261-0069