Worried about buying a used car? Concerned that the process will suck up all your time and stress you out? It’s easy to get caught up in the difficulties of deciding on a type of car, getting the best value, and making sure the car is in good condition. To help you navigate the process of shopping for a vehicle, here are a few tips to keep in mind when buying a used car:
Set a Budget
Begin the process by settling on a good budget. If you’re open to buying cars older than five years, there may not be many banks willing to give you a loan to pay for an old used car, so make sure you have enough money to purchase the type of used car you want. While you should probably aim for vehicles with a bit of wiggle room underneath your budget cut-off point, you can also negotiate with the seller for a better price, as long as you’ve done your research.
Seek Out a Reputable Dealership
Shopping for a used car can also take you to different places. Customers are familiar with third-party sellers, such as former car owners placing classified ads. But everyone has heard their fair share of horror stories about former owners selling poorly-maintained vehicles to unsuspecting buyers.
You’re better off seeking out a reputable dealership like Ron Smith Buick GMC, because we can offer a more guaranteed, higher quality of vehicle than third party sellers.
When shopping for a used car you should always do your homework by checking the VIN, or Vehicle Identification Number, and having a history report run on the car to ensure it’s in good quality.
Finding a used car for an affordable price and in good condition could be right around the corner, especially when you visit Ron Smith Buick GMC.
The 2018 Terrain design is new for the latest model year, offering a fresh, bold look that’s bound to stand apart. The Terrain is a dependable small SUV that’s great for families and a wide range of drivers, and the 2018 model year will include smoother contours and a less boxy style. Not only will this improve aerodynamics, but it also gives the Terrain a refined look that will impress both family and friends.
According to The Oakland Press, the Terrain is shorter and lighter than the previous model year, and the Denali trim will have a satin-chrome grille, LED lighting, and signature alloy wheels. The front end is remarkably different, with new lines around the grille and front headlights that make the exterior changes stand out.
The interior also has some changes. Matt Myftiu at The Oakland Press notes that the GMC Terrain is “one of the most comfortable SUVs you will find on the market,” and that the Terrain is “surprisingly roomy for a small SUV.” In other words, the Terrain is compact without sacrificing comfort.
Other great features include a tuned 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to complement the bold exterior, while a nine-speed transmission provides a smooth ride. You can also opt for all-wheel drive if you want a little added control on slippery surfaces.
To experience the beautiful GMC Terrain in action, stop by Ron Smith Buick GMC for a test drive.
Hanukkah has come and gone for another year, and people around the world celebrated accordingly. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, can be an illuminating reminder to celebrate the various lighting technologies in the automotive industry. Buick’s lighting system is extensive and comes with plenty of options that can make your life easier throughout the year.
Adaptive Forward Lighting
Safety technology is always advancing, and Buick has been equipping most of its vehicles accordingly. Adaptive Forward Lighting senses the direction the car is going, then moves the headlights in that direction. This system enables drivers to see around curves at night.
Buick vehicles are luxurious when it comes to materials and controls, but many people forget about the interior lighting. Most Buick models feature warm ambient lighting to set a relaxing mood. Footwell lighting helps passengers find exactly what they need, even if it’s on the floor in the dark.
High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps detect the conditions of traffic and turn on or off as necessary. The system allows drivers to flash their headlights prior to passing a vehicle to alert drivers ahead. Models equipped with HID headlamps help improve visibility at night or in dark areas, such as a garage.
We here at Ron Smith Buick GMC are happy to see Buick models offer lighting options to meet the needs of all drivers and driving conditions.
A series of Dodge ads will be released in partnership with Universal Studios to promote the upcoming Fate of the Furious film, opening on April 14 and starring Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, and Dwayne Johnson. Dodge and Universal will also co-produce social media posts and other digital content, as well as licensed products.
The Fast & Furious franchise heavily features Dodge performance cars, including the Dodge Charger and Challenger, particularly the SRT. The ad spots feature actors from the film walking into a garage filled with Dodge performance cars and calling it heaven, then taking them for a spin on a high-speed chase, while the voiceover proclaims Dodge “Fast and Furious tested and approved.” Check out the commercial here on Dodge’s website.
Chief Marketing Officer of FCA Global Olivier Francois says the Fast & Furious franchise “provides a natural extension” to showcase Dodge’s performance vehicles to car-loving moviegoers and went on to say, “The best co-branded promotional spots are those in which the world of the Fast & Furious films and our world merge” to create unique, creative content.
Don’t miss The Fate of the Furious on April 14, and get more info about Dodge’s performance lineup, right here at Ron Smith Buick GMC!
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