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New Year, New Car?

The saying goes, "New Year, New You", but what if what you are looking for in 2020 is a new car!? Here at Own A Car Fresno, we have over 300 to choose from! How about a Sedan? We have over 140! Let's take a look at some of what we have!   Whether you are looking for a Sporty Sedan or Luxury Sedan or anything in between, we have you covered! Take a look at our 2019 Nissan Altima 2.5 S in Brilliant Silver Metallic! This Sporty looking Sedan has a 2.5 Liter 4 Cylinder that provides 182hp with [...]

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Ride

So many people set out to make goals for the New Year, weight loss, eat better, be kinder, etc. How about one of your resolutions be about your vehicle? If you are like most, we tend to take our cars for granted. Can you be a better car owner? Here are some tips to help you learn how!   Maintenence. Do you regularly maintain your car? Or are you the type that will just place a picture over the lit-up check engine light?! How about this year you make a commitment to be proactive about services. Get regular oil changes [...]

Winter Driving Tips

  Whether you live in the Sunshine State or elsewhere, you could be one of the thousands of people that travel for the holidays. Are you prepared if you come across some snow? Here are some tips to make sure that you are!   Stay home.  First, do not travel if there will be really bad weather. The people you are going to see will want to see you, late or not. Don't risk it. Even if you can drive well in bad weather, it’s better to avoid taking unnecessary risks by venturing out. Drive slowly. Always adjust your speed [...]

2019-12-16T04:30:37+00:00December 13th, 2019|automotive knowledge, safety|

Are You in the Market for an SUV?

Are you in the market for an SUV? Let's take a look at one of the many that Own A Car Fresno has on their lot! Confident and bold, our 2019 Chevrolet Traverse LT offered in amazing Silver Ice Metallic with 19,042 miles is ready for duty! Powered by an impressive 3.6 Liter V6 that delivers 310hp while connected to a smooth-shifting 9 Speed Automatic transmission for easy passing. Whether taking the kids to school, commuting to work, or towing that toy on the weekends, our Front Wheel Drive Traverse is at your service offering near 29mpg on the highway. [...]

Year End Car Buying Tips

If you are wanting to get the most bang for your buck, waiting to shop for a car until the end of the year might just be a great way to do it. Here are some tips to keep in mind while you prepare to shop!   Know When to Shop - There is no "end of year" date in the car shopping world. The best bet is to research dealerships and look for the end of year specials they may be running. Check out Own a Car Fresnos end of year sale here! Narrow Down Options - Figure out [...]

Bad driving habits to avoid

Let's face it, with the world seemingly moving faster and faster, we sometimes skip steps to get to the end quicker. Let's try to stop doing this while driving! Here are some bad habits to work on stopping!   Failing to signal. It's important to let other drivers and pedestrians know your next move so they can slow down and accommodate. Signal at least 100 feet in advance. Also, don't be the person that leaves their signal on after they have turned! Riding the brakes. Keeping your foot on the vehicle brake pedal might be causing excess strain on your brakes. [...]

2019-11-20T02:51:15+00:00November 15th, 2019|automotive knowledge, car shopping, safety|

Thanksgiving Road Trip Tips

Thanksgiving for most Americans means spending time and sharing a great feast with loved ones, however, sometimes a road trip is involved to get to the festivities. Here are some tips to make it go as smooth as possible this year! Prep your vehicle - Make sure tires and pressures are good, pack a first aid kit, make sure you have roadside assistance or a spare tire and jack just in case. Better to be prepared than to be stuck on the side of the road in holiday traffic! Make sure you get a good nights sleep the night before [...]

Fall Leaves Road Trip

Road trips are common during Spring Break and Summertime, however, you and your eyes are missing out if you don't go on a road trip to scope out the beautiful sceneries of the Fall Season! Here are some areas to check out!       FALL FOLIAGE IN MAMMOTH LAKES AND JUNE LAKE - Aspens, craft beer, and pie usher in the season AUTUMN IN LAKE TAHOE AND HOPE VALLEY - Willows and aspens light up both sides of the high country lake AUTUMN IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - See golden leaves mixed with flashes of pink in the iconic [...]

Comparison: 2016 Scion tC vs 2016 Honda Civic Touring Coupe

Let's take a look at a couple of Coupes we have here at Own a Car Fresno!           First up is our 2016 Scion tC Coupe shown off in Cosmic Gray Mica. With just over 23,000 miles, this Coupe is just getting ready! Powered by a 2.5 Liter 4 Cylinder offering 179hp with a 6 Speed Automatic transmission and achieves nearly 31mpg on the highway. Some interior features include a sunroof, cloth seating, touchscreen audio, and audio controls on the steering wheel. The outside shows off a sporty appearance with a rear window wiper, alloy wheels, [...]

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat!

Parking your vehicle in a parking lot, decorating it and handing out candy to the kiddos, in a safe environment, sounds like fun right? This style of trick or treating is becoming more and more popular due to the safety, fun, and creativity it brews up! Here are some tips, and ideas to help you make the best of it!   First off - pick a theme for your "trunk" - do you have a favorite movie? character? zombies?! The possibilities are endless. Make a list and weigh out your options and what you could decorate with Think outside the [...]

2019-10-28T14:16:57+00:00October 28th, 2019|safety|