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. Here are just a few basic maintenance tips that every car owner should know: 1. The one’s important, and most car owners skip it… Read through your owner’s manual to become familiar with your vehicle’s maintenance schedule and requirements. Suggested maintenance schedules vary widely from one vehicle to another – the manufacturer of your vehicle knows best. 2. Stay on top of your regular maintenance schedule. A poorly maintained vehicle can boost fuel consumption by up to 15 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by even more. (more…)

Don’t make these common car buying mistakes

One of the worst things you can do is buy a car on impulse. It’s easy to do when you’re buying your first car, but even experienced buyers fall prey to the impulse buy. Since we specialize in selling luxury import cars, we’ve seen it happen many times… You see a beautiful car and your eyes glaze over, and nothing else seems to matter. It’s important to take the time to research your purchase and think about your situation so that you end up with a car that really fits your individual needs. (more…)

Don’t make these common car buying mistakes

Common Car Buying MistankesOne of the worst things you can do is buy a car on impulse. It’s easy to do when you’re buying your first car, but even experienced buyers fall prey to the impulse buy. Since we specialize in selling luxury import cars, we’ve seen it happen many times… You see a beautiful car and your eyes glaze over, and nothing else seems to matter. It’s important to take the time to research your purchase and think about your situation so that you end up with a car that really fits your individual needs. When you factor in the high-pressure salesmen at most car dealerships, it can be completely overwhelming to pick out a car, negotiate the price, get approved for financing, and complete the sale. One small mistake can cost you hundreds of dollars, or even thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your vehicle. (more…)

Welcome to our new Blog!

Welcome to our new dealership blog… we’re making a new push to get even more involved in social media to help us connect with our customers. This blog will be the main foundation of our customer outreach efforts. Sure, we’ll be posting some fun stuff onFacebook and Twitter, but the really good stuff will be here on the blog… (more…)

Welcome to our new blog!

Welcome to our new dealership blog… we’re making a new push to get even more involved in social media to help us connect with our customers. This blog will be the main foundation of our customer outreach efforts. Sure, we’ll be posting some fun stuff on Facebook and Twitter, but the really good stuff will be here on the blog… Selling cars is a people-oriented business, so that’s why we’ve embracing social media – there’s simply no better way to keep in touch with our huge family of customers. We’re hoping to keep our past customers engaged, entertained, and educated, and we’re hoping to help potential customers make the decision to buy from us and join our family. You’ll want to bookmark our blog, or add it to your reader – we’ll be posting all sorts of interesting stuff to help you get the most out of your trusty automobile. We’ll be sharing tons of do-it-yourself car maintenance tips so you can keep your car running in tip top condition. And let’s face it – we get some crazy weather here in the DC area, so you’ve got to do a little bit extra to keep your car in great condition. We’ll be posting weather related information, so you’ll know all about how to keep your car running in the crazy conditions we have from summer to winter, and everything else we can share to help you. We’ll also be posting important industry-related information. Lots of people wonder whether they should by a new car or used car – we’ll be posting some info soon that shows why we think buying used cars is clearly the way to go. We’ll publish some tips on auto financing, and ways to get the best deal when you’re ready to finance a new-for-you purchase. We’ll also post warranty information, so you know when it’s a good idea to buy extended coverage, and exactly what you should make sure to cover. Most importantly, we want to hear from you! Leave us comments on our Facebook page, send us a tweet, or comment on our blog posts.  Actually, let’s get things rolling right now – leave us a comment below and let us know what you’d like to see in our blog. We’re putting this up for our customers, so really, it’s your blog – let us know what we should write about!