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Auto City Used Car Blog

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 Become an Educated Car Shopper

August 31st, 2019 by

Auto City launched The Used Car Blog in July 2016 in order to start a revolution in the used car industry. The goal of our effort is simple: To help anyone become an educated car shopper. Why is this part of our mission? We know many used car dealerships and used car salespeople have created…


Modern Car Quality: They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To. Or Do They?

August 23rd, 2019 by

When you see a post on social media about someone experiencing some kind of product failure, someone will inevitably respond by commenting, “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” Whether you’re talking about toasters, computers, dryers, televisions, refrigerators or just about any other product you can think of, people often feel the quality is…


What Exactly is the Check Engine Light?

August 16th, 2019 by

In the movies featuring airplanes, the “flashing red warning light” is a thematic indicator that “something has gone wrong” and “the hero must save the day.” Granted, a warning light in the real world doesn’t usually mean your life is at stake, but the check engine light (CEL) can be worrying, particularly if everything else…


Car Maintenance of the Future: Disrupting Car-Care

August 9th, 2019 by

Cars have changed in all kinds of profound ways in past couple decades thanks to the tireless forward march of technological change. There was a time when a lot more people performed many regular car maintenance tasks themselves, and even handled minor repairs as well. But nowadays cars have become so technologically advanced and complicated…


Used vs New Cars in 2019

August 3rd, 2019 by

If you need to replace a car in 2019, should you buy used or new? The used vs new debate is one that has been around for decades in terms of the basics and we already posted an extensive blog post on new versus used cars. New cars take a major hit on depreciation for…


Do We Really Need Car Dealers?

July 26th, 2019 by

People love to hate used car salesmen and used car dealerships. Heck, plenty of people like to hate new-car dealerships as well. Anyone who has ever felt like they got “ripped off” or pressured into something they didn’t really need or want probably has a pretty low opinion of the car-selling industry. And this kind…


Auto City vs Online Used Car Buying: A Head-to-Head Comparison

July 19th, 2019 by

  Younger people have a hard time understanding how people got anything done before the Internet and smart phones. In the digital age of the 21st century, more and more of life happens online. From communicating with friends and family to banking to all the things you can buy and have rapidly shipped to your…


Does it Matter Where You Get Your Oil Change?

July 6th, 2019 by

It used to be that you’d have auto service and repair done by the shop you bought the car from or your local mechanic. However, the more urban you get, you have many more auto repair shops to choose from. Increased competition does a couple of things that might surprise you. To stand out in…


Auto City Introduces Day One Credit for Bankruptcy Car Loans

June 28th, 2019 by

Auto City has been helping people in the greater San Diego area fall in love with a different kind of car shopping experience for more than a decade. We saw every piece of the car shopping process that was broken and fixed every one of them. From haggle-free up-front pricing to a great selection of…


Understanding Used Car Warranties

June 15th, 2019 by

When you’re shopping for your next vehicle, do you plan on examining the warranty that comes with it? If you’re like most people, it’s not something you’ve ever really given much thought. But if something goes wrong with your car soon after you purchase, you’re going to suddenly want to know all the details about…


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