How To Find A Tire Leak – 5 Easy Steps

How to find a tire leak - Select Auto ImportsCar tires don’t last forever, so it’s inevitable that you’ll walk out to your car one day and notice that one of your tires seems a little flat. Most of the time, you’ll lose air gradually – if you think you might have an air leak, if you find it quickly you’ll save yourself from a full-on flat tire that strands you on the side of the road. If you suspect a tire leak, follow these 5 easy steps to diagnose the issue and prevent a flat tire: (more…)

5 Tips For Saving Money On Gasoline

Gas prices continue to rise at a slow but steady pace, so many Americans are looking for creative ways to save money on gasoline. Most drivers aren’t able to rush out and by a hybrid or an electric car, so that’s not a solution. Trips to the gas pump are costing more and more, but with careful preparation and a bit of forethought, you can actually save money on gas in 2012. Follow these 5 simple tips and you’ll actually save money on gasoline. (more…)

5 Tips For Saving Money On Gasoline

5 tips to save money on gasolineGas prices continue to rise at a slow but steady pace, so many Americans are looking for creative ways to save money on gasoline. Most drivers aren’t able to rush out and by a hybrid or an electric car, so that’s not a solution. Trips to the gas pump are costing more and more, but with careful preparation and a bit of forethought, you can actually save money on gas in 2012. Follow these 5 simple tips and you’ll actually save money on gasoline.

1. Shop around for the best price

Gas prices are different at almost every location, so it’s worth a little research to know where the cheapest gas can be found. Use websites or phone apps to compare prices at your local stations and fill up at the cheapest location. It may not seem like much for an individual fill-up, but through the course of the year, saving several dollars a trip really adds up. (more…)

How to Check Your Oil

Ready to be hands on with your car maintenance? Why not start with checking your oil? It’s one of the easiest maintenance tasks, and it’s a great way to get acquainted with your engine. It’s also an important habit, since cars no longer adhere to the old standby of an oil change every 3,000 miles or 3 months. Most late model cars can go anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 miles between oil changes, or even longer. Check your owner’s manual to see the recommended time between oil changes. (more…)

How to Check Your Oil

How to Check Your OilReady to be hands on with your car maintenance? Why not start with checking your oil? It’s one of the easiest maintenance tasks, and it’s a great way to get acquainted with your engine. It’s also an important habit, since cars no longer adhere to the old standby of an oil change every 3,000 miles or 3 months. Most late model cars can go anywhere from 5,000 to 7,000 miles between oil changes, or even longer. Check your owner’s manual to see the recommended time between oil changes. With so much time in-between routine maintenance tasks, it is essential to check your oil to spot leaks. Follow this step-by-step process and you’ll be checking oil like a pro in no time. (more…)

6 Do It Yourself Maintenance Tips

You don’t have to be a professional mechanic to take care of simple, routine maintenance on your car or truck. Of course, it doesn’t hurt if you have a huge tool collection and years of experience working on cars, but less experienced do-it-yourselfers can certainly learn to perform troubleshooting basics and diagnose car problems. Select Auto Imports specializes in selling only the best quality high end import cars, but no matter how expensive your car is, you’ve got to stick with a routine maintenance schedule to keep it running in good condition for years to come. (more…)

6 Do It Yourself Maintenance Tips

6 do it yourself maintenance tips from select importsYou don’t have to be a professional mechanic to take care of simple, routine maintenance on your car or truck. Of course, it doesn’t hurt if you have a huge tool collection and years of experience working on cars, but less experienced do-it-yourselfers can certainly learn to perform troubleshooting basics and diagnose car problems. Select Auto Imports specializes in selling only the best quality high end import cars, but no matter how expensive your car is, you’ve got to stick with a routine maintenance schedule to keep it running in good condition for years to come. We understand that many people like to handle the simple things themselves. It’s not necessarily a money-saving move – many drivers like to perform simple maintenance because they like to know all there is to know about their car or truck. Since many car problems can be prevented by good routine maintenance, checking under the hood is an essential component to the health and well-being of your vehicle. We’ve put together this list of 6 easy maintenance tips to add into your monthly routine – follow them, and your car will thank you for it. (more…)

Buy Your Next Car From The Best Luxury Car Dealer In The Washington D.C. Area

We’ve worked hard over the years to establish ourselves as the best used luxury car dealers in the Washington D.C. area.  We’re absolutely committed to making every single customer feel like a member of our family. We know that the car business is a “people business” – if you make your customers happy, and give them a good deal on a quality used car, not only will they come back and do business with you again, they’ll tell all their friends about you. (more…)

Buy Your Next Car From The Best Luxury Car Dealer In The Washington D.C. Area

Select Auto Imports - quality used luxury cars in Alexandria, WVWe’ve worked hard over the years to establish ourselves as the best used luxury car dealers in the Washington D.C. area.  We’re absolutely committed to making every single customer feel like a member of our family. We know that the car business is a “people business” – if you make your customers happy, and give them a good deal on a quality used car, not only will they come back and do business with you again, they’ll tell all their friends about you. That’s the reason we try so hard to make sure that every customer is completely satisfied. Whether you’re looking for a premium luxury car in Alexandria or anywhere else in the surrounding area, we’ve got the best used luxury cars in town.  We’ve worked hard to form close relationships with several local and national lenders so that we’re able to offer flexible financing options. We also offer excellent extended warranty coverage to help protect your investment. Our goal is to provide a truly unique buying experience – the buying process should be high quality, just like the car you’re buying. (more…)

8 Easy Do-It-Yourself Car Maintenance Tips

8 Easy Do It Yourself Maintenance TipsAs part of our blog efforts, we want to share easy vehicle maintenance tips that you can take care of yourself. Keeping your car or truck in top operating condition will save you money on gas and repairs, reduce your long-term maintenance costs and minimize harmful exhaust emissions. Plus, your vehicle will be more reliable and it’ll be worth more when you decide to sell it and buy a new one. (more…)