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The Used Car Blog

We want consumers everywhere to feel confident about their ability to engage in the used car process on their own terms. We’re going to be posting articles about every aspect of buying used cars, from giving you tips on how to judge the condition of a used car to knowing your way around financing options to what you should look for when test driving a vehicle.

How to Avoid Buying a Lemon: Our Top 7 Used Car Buying Tips

January 26th, 2019 by

In a perfect world, no one buying a used car would ever end up with a lemon, but it does happen. Sometimes people selling a car try to hide damage or tamper with the odometer or cover up a serious accident. The best way to protect yourself from buying a lemon is to follow our…

Creating Your Used Car Shopping Budget

January 19th, 2019 by

Do you know the biggest mistake is when people are shopping for their next car, whether it’s a new or used car? The answer might surprise you: It’s not knowing how much you can afford to pay for a car. Part of the issue is that there is more to owning a car than just…

How do I Know if a Dealer Trade in Value is Fair?

January 5th, 2019 by

When it’s time to sell your car and get another one, you’re faced with the question of what to do with the old car. Should you sell it yourself privately? That can be a long, drawn-out process that involves a lot of leg-work with no guarantee you’ll get the price you want, although it’s normally…

The Difference between a Service Contract and a Warranty

December 15th, 2018 by

Automotive service contracts are a staple in the used car business, but you may know them by another name, “extended warranty.” You might even be familiar with these terms outside the automotive sphere, such as when buying electronic devices or appliances, but there is a bit of confusion, which leads some to financial pain of…

DIY Auto Repair: When Should You NOT?

November 17th, 2018 by

If you have a little mechanical aptitude, can follow instructions, and have a good DIY auto repair toolbox, maintaining and repairing your own vehicle isn’t all that difficult. Thanks to the internet, you don’t even have to have a mechanic-buddy to help you: there are videos and blogs covering all kinds of DIY auto repair…

How to Maintain or Improve Fuel Economy

November 17th, 2018 by

Look at every new car and many used cars, and you’ll likely notice two things: the EPA Fuel Economy and Emissions label for new cars and “Fuel Sipper” or “Thrifty” for used cars. Even at home or on the job, fuel economy might be of some importance to you, whether refueling costs are sucking away…

Driving Habits that Help Your Car Last Longer

October 20th, 2018 by

Interestingly, many people know why cars break down, but never really think about what makes a car last longer. True, you could just turn the key and drive, change the oil occasionally, and get rid of the car when it gets too expensive to run, but there are ways you can help your car last…

The Importance of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System)

October 20th, 2018 by

Tires are literally your only connection to whatever road you travel, so it goes without saying that they are critically important to your vehicle’s performance, fuel economy, ride quality, and safety. While tire wear represents a long-term concern, usually wearing out in 25,000 to 50,000 miles, tire pressure is a more immediate concern, fluctuating day…

When and How to Change Engine Oil

August 25th, 2018 by

When you get into a new car or used car, one of the first things you likely will ask is how to maintain it or how well it has been maintained. In the case of a used car, knowing whether or not it’s been maintained, such as by seeing oil change records and other service…

The Best Used Cars for Uber and Other Ridesharing Services

June 16th, 2018 by

If you’ve joined the growing ranks of Uber drivers out there, or are thinking about it, owning the right car can be a difference-maker between putting more cash in your pocket each month, or not. Buying new is probably not an option for most due to several factors, starting with the higher price of a…

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400 North Johnson Ave El Cajon, CA

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400 North Johnson Ave El Cajon, CA


Phone: (619) 588-4349

400 North Johnson Ave El Cajon, CA
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