Nine Quick Tips to Keep Your Children Safe in the Car

By gennag | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at 6:23 PM

Since kids are back to school, it’s likely you’ll be spending more time in the car with them, driving to and from school as well as to any after school activities and sports. With this in mind, we’ve compiled nine quick tips for keeping your kids safe in the car.

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What is an Extended Warranty?

By gennag | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 9:02 PM

Generally, a warranty is understood as a promise made by either a manufacturer or dealer on a new car saying that they will repair or replace certain issue or malfunction within a certain amount of time. In other words, a warranty is essentially an insurance policy on a vehicle that protects you, as the buyer, from unexpected expenses. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Cars for Carseats

By gennag | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at 2:54 PM

September is National Baby Safety Month, a month aimed at helping educate parents on keeping babies happy and healthy! This is a great opportunity to brush up on the top-rated vehicles for car seats and passenger safety.

While having a top-rated safety vehicle for infants and toddlers is a great way to keep your children safe, it is imperative to make sure you have an age appropriate car seat that is properly installed. As such, the Lower Anchors and Tether for Children (LATCH) system was created in 2002 to help parents be sure their car seats are properly installed in the third row in place of seat belts.

With or without the LATCH system, choosing a car that makes it both safe and easy to install a car seat is no easy task. To help, we have ranked the top three models of cars if you have a baby on the way, a baby on board, or a toddler or two.

  1. Minivans

Generally speaking, minivans are your best choice for a safe family car for many reasons, primarily their size and their lower center of gravity. The Dodge Caravan a smart choice within the category of minivans with a four-star safety rating. With large and often automatic doors, it is very easy to load in one or more car seats! Easy-to-find LATCH anchors in the second row and easy access to the third row check our boxes for safety and ease-of-use. The ability to accommodate up to five car seats makes the Honda Odyssey a viable option for a family friendly and safe minivan.

  1. Full- and Mid-Sized SUVs

A full- or mid-sized SUV with plenty of backseat room is another great option for car seat safety. Among these, the Nissan Rogue has consistently received four-star safety ratings over the past five years, but Nissan takes car seat safety one step further. Nissan created a program called Snug Kids® focused on safety in child restraint systems. Their safety engineers spent countless of hours evaluating and installing hundreds of car seats in Nissan vehicles to create in-depth guides for the kinds of car seats that best fit in each of their vehicles. This can be a valuable resource for parents to see if their existing car seats fit in the vehicle they are looking to buy!

  1. Sedans

While the smallest option of the three, sedans can still be a safe and viable option for child safety and car seats. Loading car seats into sedans can be a little bit more difficult, but their safety rankings rival that of minivans and SUVs. Some great options for car-seat-friendly sedans are the Toyota Camry, the Kia Optima, and the Honda Accord all receiving five-star safety ratings over the past five years.

At Drive Casa, we often have all of these top-rated safety vehicles in stock and our knowledge staff would be more than happy to talk through options with you!

Contact us today and let us help your family get into a vehicle that is both safe and functional for your car seat needs.

 

 

Other Costs to Consider When Buying a Car

By gennag | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 at 7:21 AM

Experienced car buyers know that the costs associated with buying a car are more than just a down payment and your monthly payment. While those are important costs to consider when upgrading your car, there are a few other costs that need to be considered. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting More Money For Your Trade-In

By gennag | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, August 26th, 2019 at 8:55 PM

Using your old car as leverage to buy a newer vehicle can be a smart financial move. When it comes to selling your vehicle, you have two options: trade in to buy a newer one, or sell it to a private party for cash. If you’re thinking about trading your car in, it’s good to know factors the dealers will use to assess its value. Here are three questions a dealership will ask you about your car, and how you can get more money on your trade.

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Meet Your Drive Casa Managers!

By gennag | Posted in Community on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 11:19 PM

Meet Your Drive Casa Managers!

What comes to mind when you think of a used car dealership? A place with inferior high-mileage cars? Pushy salespeople who will convince you to buy anything? That’s what most people think. It’s no mystery as to why so many people don’t trust dealerships, in general. You’ve probably heard stories about people you know being taken advantage of. Or maybe you’ve had a bad experience yourself. But not all car dealerships are the same.

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Factors Affecting Your Insurance Rate

By acashel | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 10:15 PM

Many things can affect your insurance rate, but how is it actually determined? Most insurance companies look at a number of key factors to calculate how much you’ll end up paying for your car insurance.

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Tips to prepare your vehicle for a family road trip

By acashel | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 11:34 PM

Are you planning a road trip this summer? If so, it is important to prepare so your journey goes smoothly and there are no hiccups along the way.

With that in mind, read on for tips that could help you prepare for your long road journey.

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10 Tips to Decrease Your Monthly Car Insurance Bill

By acashel | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 12:07 AM

At Drive Casa, we know that car insurance can be expensive, especially if you have a low credit score. That’s why we want to help you cut costs as much as possible! Follow these guidelines to ensure you’re getting the best auto insurance deal possible! Read the rest of this entry »

Best Car Gifts to Treat Yourself With

By acashel | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 3:52 PM

Sometimes, you just need to treat yourself… And what better way to do that than upgrading your vehicle with new gadgets and accessories?

Check out these six awesome Amazon gadgets that are perfect for your vehicle!

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