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Monthly Archives: April 2020

How to Protect Yourself When Buying a Car "As Is"

How to Protect Yourself When Buying a Car "As Is"

Many of us feel confident knowing that we will be getting a pristine car by buying new and driving it off the lot in immaculate condition complete with a manufacturer's warranty that covers repairs for several years, however, the reality is that many of us purchase used cars that are sold "as is." Buying used is a bit riskier than buying new. However, there are several things you can do to be proactive and protect yourself from unexpected repairs before purchasing a used car that will minimize the chances of encountering more significant and unexpected repairs. "As is" is a legal term used to free the seller of any obligation or responsibility for the mechanical condition of a vehicle once the title changes hands that means "all issues known and unknown" become the buyer's responsibility once you have taken ownership. When you purchase used from a dealership, most likely, it has undergone an extensive multi-point inspection, which allows the selle ... read more

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What is Factory Recommended Vehicle Maintenance?

What is Factory Recommended Vehicle Maintenance?

Factory recommended maintenance...you've probably heard the term, but do you know what it means? Otherwise referred to as manufacturer recommended services or preventative maintenance, factory recommended vehicle maintenance is a guide created by your vehicle's manufacturer that properly outlines the services and inspections that your vehicle needs at certain intervals. These intervals are based on the lifetime of different parts and is typically designed to replace parts before they break.  What does factory recommended maintenance consist of? These recommended maintenance items typically include an inspection of all major vehicle systems, such as the brakes, suspension, engine, transmission, power steering, tires, and more. It also includes various services that are needed to keep those systems running at their best, such as fluid flushes, part replacement, lubrication, testing, and more.  So, how can one find their vehicle's factory recommended services? The ... read more

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