Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chevrolet Used Cars: Dependable and Fun to Drive

Buying a Chevrolet is as American as hot dogs, baseball and apple pie. And, the facts back up our iconic brand’s nostalgic slogan. General Motors, ranked eighth among America’s Fortune 500 companies, and has been producing dependable Chevrolets since 1911. Dependability means that your money won’t be wasted on a car that’s in constant need of repairs, which is especially comforting if you are planning on investing in a used car. Chevrolet used cars: dependable and fun to drive.


Today, Chevrolet has many reliable, fuel-efficient models that are affordable for the average consumer including competitively priced luxury vehicles. High safety ratings on some models mean lower insurance rates, making Chevrolet economical in more ways than one. Add the economy of purchasing a used car and the savings becomes substantial.

Award Winning

The Chevrolet Equinox has scored most dependable in compact crossovers. The Chevrolet Sonic received an award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as the Top Safety Pick for 2012. The 2012 Camaro is one of the Top 10 cars with Best Resale Value according to Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. The 2012 Cruze Received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And the list goes on.

Fun Drive

Being fun to drive is one of the most well-earned Chevrolet traits. From the fast, smooth, and sexy Chevrolet Corvette, to the hybrid Chevrolet Volt, where electricity and gas seamlessly come together to deliver the best of both worlds you can be sure Chevy will deliver a fun and exciting drive.

Whether you’re taking your Chevy to the levy, around town or on the open road, narrow your car search by buying the American-made Chevrolet. A Chevrolet used car is the easy choice for a safe, dependable and fun coupe, sedan, hybrid, or crossover at the best prices around.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Car Repair Really Matters

Most of us rely on our cars almost as if they are extensions of our bodies, moving us where we need to be, reliably and without too much conscious thought. Just as we need to take care of ourselves, we need to pay attention to the inner workings of our vehicles. Car repair services are the vital link that keeps our vehicles in prime running shape. 

Do you know the specifics of your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule? It’s likely that it needs oil changes, tire rotation, filter changes and various fluid fills, each on its own schedule. Your owner’s manual will spell out exactly when you should take your car in for regular car repair services and maintenance. Following that schedule helps ensure that your vehicle is reliable and safe.

Tires are under-appreciated. We kick them, refer to them in disparaging ways (that “spare tire” some of us wear), we swing on them in the back yard and worst of all we ignore the ones on our vehicles. When the rubber hits the road, it had better be in good shape. Improperly inflated tires can be dangerous and cut down on gas mileage. When you take your vehicle in for car repair services, ask the service professional to check your tires for wear and tire pressure. 

You can’t control gasoline prices, but you can choose to capitalize on the refined liquid gold that runs your car. Keeping your vehicle in good repair can improve your miles per gallon and save money. The U.S. government estimates that having a properly tuned engine improves gas mileage an average of 4 percent. Using the correct grade of motor oil and changing it regularly can improve gas mileage by 1-2 percent. Your car repair service professional can perform these money saving fixes.

Keeping your brakes in good repair ensures better safety, and prevents costly major repairs. Certain parts of your brakes, such as shoes and disc pads, wear with use and need to be replaced before they begin to grate on the rotors. The cost for car repair services such as replacing the discs is much less than the cost for replacing rotors. And you really cannot put a price on the peace of mind that knowing you have well functioning brakes bestows.

Regular car repair services can save you money in the long run, give you the comfort of knowing that your vehicle is in top shape, and even add to its resale value. At Whiteside, we have the best service professionals in the area. They are friendly and knowledgeable on all makes and models of automobiles, so the next time you're in need of service, click over to the website and set up an appointment; your car and wallet will thank you.