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What to look for while shopping for a used vehicle

What to look for while shopping for a used vehicle

Are you looking to purchase a new used vehicle? Because we care, we want you to know what to look for in your investment and for the safety of your family. You don’t have to know a lot about cars to ensure you are getting something safe, so here are a few tips to look for while shopping. Make sure the vehicle has a clean title. If the title is not clean it will state it on the title, non-highway use, or salvage. This means it is not road worthy to be driven on the streets. We are seeing a lot of rebuilt vehicles, at one point it had been deemed salvaged and someone has put it back together enough for it to be okay to drive on highways and the streets. These are more difficult to see unless you pull a carfax report – it does not always tell you everything, the dealer or seller states to you it was salvage or you see the title. In the state of Kansas once a title is salvaged it stays a salvaged title. How does a vehicle become a salvaged or rebuilt vehicle? if a vehicle has ... read more

What does your car need from you right now?

I am sure a lot of you have been following the stay at home orders from COVID-19, either working from home, furrowed, laid off, or you are an essential person needed daily out in the field.  It is important that we keep transportation safe and reliable, and protect your investment so it is at the ready for any situation. I wanted to share what can happen from your vehicle sitting for as little as a week without moving. Depending on the quality, age and tread depth of your tires you could get flat spots from sitting in one  spot too long. This could cause a vibration that with the same factors could not be reverted back to original shape. Condensation could build up in all your fluids and break down the quality and lubrication of the fluid. This is very tough on some of the rubber components such as seals, gaskets, and diaphragms in your engine and brake system. It is important to follow the recommendations of the manufacturer on time if you haven’t’ reached the ... read more

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