Your vehicle was crafted to serve you well and to last for a long time. However, sometimes we as drivers can shorten the vehicle’s lifespan by practicing bad habits. Here a few habits to avoid in order to keep your vehicle running for years to come.
- Keep up with routine maintenance. It is important to make sure your vehicle has the proper fluids and working parts for everyday use.
- Pay attention to the lights on your dashboard. If a maintenance light comes on, the wisest action is to quickly determine the source of the problem and fix it before it gets worse.
- Watch for operator error. When driving, be sure to smoothly accelerate and decelerate unless prevented by outside circumstances. Fast starts, abrupt stops, and shifting gears while in motion are harmful to your vehicle’s engine, transmission, and brake system. They will eventually take their toll.
- Check your tire tread depth. The depth of your tire tread should be no less than 1/16th of an inch. Anything less than that and your tires are not able to do their job of keeping your vehicle properly grounded on the road, which could cause an accident.
Taking care of your vehicle is probably the single most important advice we at Mama’s Used Cars can give our customers. While we enjoying seeing you when you stop by the dealership, we would much rather you stay safe on the road.
It’s that time of year again—carmakers are rolling out their brand new models and it’s making you wonder if it’s time for you to finally sell your old car. If you’re having difficulty deciding on when to sell your used car, we have some tips for you that are sure to make it a bit easier in the long run! You should sell your used car…
Before your car hits a significant mileage amount. The amount of mileage that your car has can greatly affect the price you will get when you sell. For some odd reason, a car with 195,000 miles sells for more than a car with 200,001.
If your car is more than one generation behind the current model. Every few years, models are completely redesigned as they enter a new generation. If your car’s model is about to come out with a second new design, it’s likely that your style will begin to look really old in comparison. Try and sell your car before a new style comes out.
After a decade has passed since it was new. Remember when you first bought your 2000 model and it felt brand new? Now, it probably feels decrepit compared to the current models that are full of cutting-edge technologies and luxurious features. While it’s a great idea to hold onto your car as long as possible, selling it after the 10-year-mark is usually the best idea if you want to get a decent amount of money for your vehicle.
If you take these tips on when to sell your used car into consideration, it’s likely you will get the best deal possible. To get a great trade-in deal or to purchase your next used car, make sure you stop in to Mama’s Used Cars today!
Check out this BMW available at Mama’s Used Cars now!
Here at Mama’s Used Cars, we can’t get enough of the new BMWs that premiered at the LA Auto Show this year. Demonstrating BMW’s diverse design and engineering, the BMW X5 and X6 were the highlights of the show.
The BMW X5 and X6 engineering is phenomenal, incorporating innovative new technologies and features everywhere on the models. Both feature an M TwinPower Turbo V8 which generates over 575 hp and incredible torque. Both models also come standard with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, which carries them from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds flat.
BMW commented by saying: “Unfazed by any weather or road conditions, thrillingly dynamic on the race track – the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M are purpose-designed for exceptional driving experiences.”
Both the X5 and X6 feature the iconic BMW split grille, sharp lines on the headlights, and subtly flared fenders. Dynamic steering radically improves steering and the torsion-stiff body optimizes the revolutionary suspension.
Mama’s Used Cars has a great selection of used BMWs on our lot now so you can experience top notch technology for yourself.
If you’re daydreaming about what to do with that upcoming holiday bonus, here at Mama’s Used Cars we’ve got a great idea for you: bring it here and get yourself a great deal on your next used vehicle! We promise we aren’t just pandering; it really is a great time of year to buy a used car.
You don’t just have to take our word for it, either: An article on CBS News detailed why right now is a great time to buy a used car. “The last quarter of 2014 will be a great time to get a good deal on a used car,” the article quoted senior analyst Michelle Krebs of AutoTrader.com as saying. Used compact cars, midsize sedans, and even crossover vehicles will all be some of the most affordable and valuable segments to look into this winter.
We have many cars in each of those segments here at Mama’s, and we’re simply dying for a chance to show you our entire inventory. Come see us to find the perfect deal on your next used car, truck, or SUV today.