Archive for the ‘Buying a Car’ Category

Buy Here Pay Here Benefits

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Here at Drive Casa, we are a proud Buy Here Pay Here used car dealership. However, we understand the social stigma associated with such places. We want to set the record straight, so continue reading to learn the many advantages of getting your next vehicle at a Buy Here Pay Here.

Financing Made Easy

No matter what your credit situation, our specialists can help tailor a finance package to fit your needs. Our experience with a wide variety of financial institutions helps us provide financing for all credit levels. To get started, just complete our secure online credit application. We’ll help you get approved, making it even easier for you to shop for your next vehicle.

Credit Repair

We can report your payment history to credit bureaus to increase your credit score! As long as you pay on time, every time, your credit score will increase!

Speed

Instead of waiting awhile for a car loan to process, you can buy your car and get it financed here. Literally everything is handled by us, which makes the process much more efficient and faster.

Flexibility 

We understand that everyone’s financial situation is different. We are willing to work with you to find the financing plan that best works for you. When others won’t work with you, we always will!

We totally understand that the benefits of a Buy Here Pay Here may not be for everyone. However, for those that are struggling to find financing elsewhere due to low credit scores, dealerships like ours can be highly advantageous. To learn more about what a Buy Here Pay Here dealership like Drive Casa can do for you, give us a call at 469-336-2221.

 

 

 

What to Look for When Buying Your First Car

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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If you’re tired of ridesharing or using public transportation on your daily commute, buying your first car may be the important decision you need to make.

How exciting! Buying your first car may trigger many emotions, the process of acquiring a vehicle might sound scary due to the responsibility that being a car owner entails, the stress of finding a vehicle that fits your needs & paying for it at a fair price.  Fear not my friend, here is an effective guide of what to look for when purchasing your first car:

Budget

Now that you’ve established that you need a car, the first issue to address is how much will it cost you & if you’re able to afford it. Keep in mind that your budget should include the cost of the car, insurance, maintenance, fuel, and taxes to name a few. If you’re not able to pay the full amount of your car, financing is the next best option to purchase your car & build credit.

Another thing to consider is that buying a used car can be a great choice when trying to save money, plus a used car could mean a better car at a lower price. Whatever your budget is, you need to make sure you can afford to pay for it otherwise it could lead to headaches in the long run.

Needs vs Wants

We all have a dream car, but we need to be realistic when looking for one in order to take the best out of it: Do you need it to commute? Do you have a big family? Do you need to transport heavy items? Are you going to travel long distances with it? These are only a few questions you need to consider before making a list of what you’re looking in a car.

Once you’ve answered these questions it’s going to be easier for you to decide body, make and model of your future ride.

Research & Test

You’ve made your choice now you’re actually looking for your car, How fun! After all the planning, now it’s time to step out and go get it, the best advice we can give you is to explore your options, ask questions & check everything works the way it should.

An essential thing to do while looking for a car is to drive it before actually buying it: A car might sound perfect for you in theory but it might feel different while driving it.

 

Are you ready to buy your first car? Stop by Drive Casa and we will gladly assist you to find the perfect ride.

First-Time Car Owners Maintenance Tips

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Congratulations! After months of budgeting and saving, you just bought your first car. Now, all you need to focus on is maintenance.

Keeping up with car basics is essential for first-time car owners to keep your car on the road for as long as possible.

Here’s what you should keep in mind:

Tire Pressure

Don’t get stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire! Keeping your tires properly inflated is one of the most important maintenance tasks. Ideally, you’d check your tire pressure once a month and before any long road trips. The best thing to do is keep a tire gauge in the car so you can do a quick check yourself. By checking your tire pressure regularly, you can find problems in your tires before they blowout in the middle of the road.

 Oil Change

Make sure you change your oil regularly. When your engine is not well lubricated by new oil, it can produce friction and heat, which can cause permanent damage to your car’s engine. How often you have to change your oil depends on the model and year of your car. Some models need oil changes every 3,000 miles while others can go 10,000 before they need one. You also have to keep in mind what kind of oil to use. If you have an older car with high mileage, it’s recommended you use the high mileage oil to keep your car running smoothly.

Car Battery

Your car’s battery will start to decline in performance after an average of four years. If you’re wondering about the state of your battery, a good indicator of the state of your battery is how quickly the engine turns over. If the battery seems labored when you start your car, the battery may be nearing the end of its life. To check the voltage of your battery, you can get a digital multimeter and inspect the battery once the car is turned off and the engine is cool. Another sign of decline is corrosion. The white, chalky substance forming around the battery means it’s time to get a new battery.

Coolant System

The coolant prevents your engine from overheating. Monitoring the coolant is crucial if you want your car to last for years. To check the coolant, check your owner’s manual and look under the hood when the engine is turned off and cool. The coolant reserve is usually a white or clear container. Try not to get this container mixed up with the wiper fluid container. If the coolant is near the “full” line, you’re good to go!

Getting your first car can be liberating and exciting! By following the tips above, you’ll make the most out of your first car and hopefully drive it for many years to come.

Looking for a reliable and affordable used car? Stop by Drive Casa! Our wide inventory suits every taste and budget.

5 Reasons You Need to Buy a Used Car

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
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Did you know that buying a used car is one of the best choices you can make as a buyer? A shiny, new car can be alluring, but if you want to make a smart purchase when looking for your next car, think about the advantages a used car can have. Below are some of the most attractive reasons to buy a used car:

Money

New cars depreciate fast. As soon as you sign the paperwork and drive off into the sunset, that car is no longer new and it’s losing value. On average, you can spend $13,500 less when buying a used car. This means you can have a nicer used model for the same price of a new car. Registration and insurance are also much more affordable with a used car, putting more money in your pocket.

Variety

Do you remember a model that you fell in love with, but are just not made anymore? Used cars give you the chance to buy a model that may have been discontinued or that has features no longer available in the newer models. Having the ability to choose from multiple models from different years can widen your choices and help you find the car that is just perfect for you.

Customization

When you own a used car, it’s easier to add extra features that will make it truly yours. You can add that new stereo, a bike rack, and fancy new rims without having to pay for dealership add-ons.  This is a great way to spend the money you saved when buying a used car.

Better for the Environment

Trying to stay as green as possible when purchasing a car? The best thing to do to reduce your carbon footprint is to keep the car you have as long as you can. However, if your current car is on its last legs, the best thing to do is to buy a used car. A quarter of the carbon dioxide a vehicle produces during its life-cycle happens during manufacturing and initial shipment, which means that buying new cars is more harmful to the environment. Be good to the planet. Buy a used car.

Warranties

Many used cars may still be under their original warranty. However, if the car you want is no longer under the manufacturer’s warranty, you may still get an extended or limited warranty from a dealership. For a few more dollars, you can be assured that trained professionals will be able to repair your car with quality parts and excellent service.

Overall, buying a used car is one of the best choices you can make, especially if you are a first-time car-buyer.

If you’re in the market for a used car, don’t forget to stop by Drive Casa. Our high-quality vehicles come with limited warranties, multiple-point inspection, and much more. Stop by and enjoy our hassle-free process!

Helpful Car Buying Checklist for Used Cars

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
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If you’re trying to save extra money, consider purchasing a used car. You can find high quality used cars that will last you for years at a fraction of the cost of a new car. Buying a car is an important decision, and preparedness can pay off in the long run. Knowing what car you want and figuring out a budget will make your car buying experience much easier. Follow the car buying checklist for used cars below and enjoy a hassle-free car buying experience.

Do Your Research

Before visiting a lot, think about what kind of car you’d like to get. Ask yourself what features you’d like in a car. What gas mileage are you looking for? Do you prefer cars with sunroofs? How much space do you need? Once you have narrowed down your choices to a few models that can satisfy your needs, find out what is the approximate value for each model and if there have there are any problems you might anticipate with each model. Having a good idea of what you want before visiting a lot will help you feel less overwhelmed by all the choices available.

Inspect the Car

You’re at a used car dealership and a particular model has caught your eye. Before a test drive, take time to inspect the car. Walk around the vehicle and check for any damage to the car. Do you see any scratches, discoloration, peeling paint, or dents? What is the condition of the tires? Once you have inspected the exterior, take time to look at the interior of the car. What does the interior smell like? Are the seats in good condition? Can you see any stains? If you’re satisfied with the look of the car, it’s time to look under the hood. Feel the hoses around the radiator, air conditioner, and other components. Are there any holes or cracks? Ask about where you can check the fluids. This quick inspection will give you peace of mind when driving off the lot. Most dealerships will take time to make the car look and perform at its best, but it’s best to make sure there aren’t any damages, issues or smells that will need to be taken care of after the sale.

Test Drive

You’re in love with the look of the car, but want to know how it drives. A test drive will give you a very good idea of what it would be like driving that car every day. Before you turn on the car, take time to get a feel for the space inside the car, adjust your mirrors, and check your blind spots. Once you’re on the road, listen for any odd sounds coming from the engine. Try getting on a highway and gauge acceleration and handling. You’ll also notice how the brakes are performing and if they need to be replaced soon. Brake hard on a city street to really test out the brakes. You can even practice parking for maneuverability and sight lines.

Financing

Now that you are sure the car you have selected is perfect for you, it’s time to go over financing. As mentioned earlier, you should have a good idea of the price of the car, what your down payment is going to be, and what payments are right for your budget before you visit the lot. This will make financing easier to figure out. Buy Here Pay Here dealerships, like Drive Casa, have the convenience of offering in-house financing, so you don’t have to worry about asking different lenders for a loan. Once you have reached an agreement and signed the paperwork, you can take your car home!

Are you ready to buy a used car? You can find high-quality models that have gone through multiple-point inspection at amazing prices in our lot. Stop by Drive Casa and let us drive you happy!

 

How To Use Your Tax Refund for a Car Purchase

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Spring is almost here, which means tax season is in full swing! Have you thought about using your tax refund to help with a car purchase?

At Drive Casa, we know how complicated those tax forms can be and we want to help you get the most out of your tax returns. Plus, once you receive your tax refund, we can help you get the car, truck, or SUV you want.

This tax season, we are proud to announce we have partnered with HubHive Solutions, an experienced tax prep service provider.

HubHive’s friendly and helpful professionals will be happy to review, help you prepare, and file your taxes at no extra cost to you. You can rest assured that they will maximize your tax refund and find deductions to keep more money in your pocket and get you ready to make your car purchase.

What to Bring With You

Make sure you bring the following documents with you this tax season to make to take full advantage of this service:

  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Spouse’s full name and Social Security Number (if applicable)
  • Dependent Information  (if applicable)
    • Birthdate
    • Social Security Number(s)
    • Child care expense records
  • Proof of income
    • W-2 Forms
    • Unemployment Forms
    • Self-employment Forms
  • Deductions

For a complete list of required documents to bring with you, click here. If you have any questions about your tax forms, make sure you bring those too! The more prepared you are, the better HubHive Solutions can help you get the most out of your refund this tax season.

How to Use Your Tax Refund

Tax season gives you the opportunity to have a little extra cash in your pocket that you can use for a down payment on a car. It may even allow you to put more money down on the car you want or even afford a more expensive model.

Drive Casa is the perfect place to put your tax refund to good use on a car purchase. Our selection of high-quality used vehicles fit any taste and almost any budget. Plus, you can get in-house financing regardless of your credit situation. Our associates will sit down with you and find the best payment for your budget. As an extra bonus for our customers, we include complimentary oil changes and a limited warranty when you purchase one of our vehicles.

Make the most out of tax season this year and stop by Drive Casa. We’ll help you get the biggest tax refund and help you make a car purchase that fits your budget!

4 Beneficios Increíbles de Concesionarios “Compre Aquí Pague Aquí”

Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Comprar un auto no tiene que ser un dolor de cabeza. Para compradores primerizos o para compradores con problemas de crédito existen muchos beneficios de concesionarios “Compre Aquí Pague Aquí”.

Los Concesionarios “Compre Aquí Pague Aquí” pueden aconsejarte sobre el tipo de auto que pueda satisfacer tus necesidades y que se mantenga dentro de tu presupuesto. Además, la mayoría ofrece garantías limitadas o tienen vehículos certificados que te harán sentir más tranquilo sobre la calidad de tu auto.

Aquí tenemos cuantro beneficios increíbles que ofrecen los concesionarios “Compre Aquí Pague Aquí”:

Sin Crédito No Hay Problema

Independientemente de tu situación crediticia, tu siempre podrás conseguir un auto de un concesionario”Compre Aquí Pague Aquí”. El consesionario asume el riesgo de tener clientes con mal crédito o sin crédito por que saben que el crédito no es el único indicador de una persona que es responsable con sus finanzas.

Servicio Rápido

Los concesionarios “Compre Aquí Pague Aquí” pueden reducir el tiempo de espera cuando compras un auto. No tienes que esperar para que un banco apruebe tu solicitud de financiamiento o buscar otros acreedores. El concesionario te ofrecerá un préstamo, lo que hace el proceso mucho más rápido.

Enganches Bajos

Ya que los concesionarios “Compre Aquí Pague Aquí” son un centro único para comrar un auto, ellos tienen la oportunidad de ofrecer enganches bajos a sus clientes. De esta manera, tu puedes conseguir el auto que necesitas sin tener que pagar 20% del precio del auto para el enganche.

Construye tu Crédito

Al principio, construir tu crédito puede ser difícil. Si no tienes crédito, tienes la oportunidad de construir tu historial de crédito cuando adquieres un auto de concesionarios “Compre Aquí Pague Aquí”.

Si estás buscando un auto y prefieres una alternativa a los concesionarios tradicionales, visita un “Compre Aquí Pague Aquí”. Encontrarás que el servicio rápido y los bajos enganches son una mejor opción para ti.