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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, [...]

Teen Driver Tips

Do You Have a New Teen Driver?   The time has come to show the new driver in the house the rules of the road! Buckle up and let's go over some tips to help the ride go as smooth as possible!   First off, RELAX! Remember any stress you are feeling, they will feel it too so take a deep breath and enjoy the moment! Try to remember back to when you were learning, was there anything that stood out that you would like to do differently? Now is your chance! Be sure to have the new driver go [...]

Black Friday Car Shopping

Black Friday shopping isn't only in shopping malls, stores and online! You can find great deals on the car lot as well! With the end of the year getting closer, dealers want to end the year on a good note! Which means great deals for you!  Research, research, research! Get online and take a look at the dealers around you and see what they offer in addition to their inventory. Do they offer a warranty? Check out Fresno Own a Cars here! When you go out on Black Friday, be sure to have your insurance and driver's license ready just [...]

Why Warranties are Important When Buying a Car, and Why Ours is Amazing!

Warranty Madness! Warranties, are they worth it? If so, which ones? What is a Lifetime Warranty? So many questions! Many dealerships you go to will offer a warranty, some for free for a very limited time, or some you can buy as an extended warranty after the Dealerships one runs out. In this article, we will discuss why these are important and what ours here at Own a Car Fresno is so great!   Car buyers like yourself usually spend time researching what to buy and how much is a good price point, but they usually skip over the part [...]

2019-10-23T20:27:12+00:00October 14th, 2019|automotive knowledge, car buying|

Understanding the Safety Features of Today

Lets Talk Basics Do you own a car newer than the late '90s? Chances are very good that it has antilock brakes and traction control. In most vehicles, these features are now standard. ABS brakes use sensors to detect the rotational speed of each wheel, and then a controller uses valves and pumps to meter braking effort accordingly when it detects a wheel that may be on the verge of locking up and skidding. Traction control uses a processor (sometimes integral with the ABS controller) that monitors the rotational speed of the wheels and uses braking friction to slow a [...]

The Disappearing Minivan

With SUVs and Crossover's gaining more and more popularity, Minivan sales have dropped off in the last few years. The main factor for this drop in sales is that people just love the versatility and look of the SUV. Let's say you are looking for a family vehicle, a few years back the family car was a minivan, but now, there are many options to choose from! Let's dive into some of those choices! SUV - With the option of Front Wheel Drive, All Wheel Drive or even Four Wheel Drive, these family movers are very versatile. They don't have [...]