Tips for Making Your Used Car Last Longer

No matter your reasons for choosing to buy a used car, you likely want to do everything you can to make it last as long as possible. While insurance rates, gas prices and repairs are costs that are out of your control, you are fully in the driver’s seat when it comes to helping your car last as long as possible and retaining as much of its value as possible. Here are a few tips for boosting the longevity of used cars:

Clean It

Regularly washing your car not only helps it look better, it also makes it last longer. This is because there are common contaminants that can cling to your car between washes and eat away at the paint job as well as the underside of your vehicle. Washing it keeps contaminants and corrosion at a minimum and overall reliability and appearance at a maximum.

Cool It

Besides checking to ensure you have the right amount of coolant for your engine, you also want to take steps to maintain your vehicle’s cooling system. Without proper cooling, your engine can easily overheat and breakdown, which is likely to be an expensive repair. Pay attention to your vehicle’s temperature gauge for potential signs of overheating, making sure you take your vehicle to a dealership if you suspect something might be off.

Lighten It

While it’s understandable you want an emergency roadside kit inside your vehicle at all times, all other unnecessary items only weigh your car down. Not only that, but hauling around more than necessary puts stress on the engine, suspension, brakes and transmission. Lightening your load also boosts your overall fuel efficiency.

Ease Into It

Rather than taking off immediately after starting your car, you’re better off waiting at least 30 seconds. After sitting for a while, motor oil cools down and drips to the bottom. By waiting a little while before taking off, you give the oil time to warm up and work its way through your engine to lubricate all the necessary parts.

Making your car last longer is easier than you might think. Be sure to put the above suggestions to good use.

Ram is bringing back the ‘Warlock’ factory custom

Automaker hoping to cast a spell on buyers looking for stylish pickup

by NICHOLAS MARONESE  | FEBRUARY 14, 2019

FCA Canada took the covers off of the reborn Ram 1500 Warlock at the Toronto’s auto show this Valentine’s Day, resurrecting a decades-old badge from back when Dodge used to make “Adult Toys.”

That’s what the automaker once called its line of trucks for young buyers that wanted a machine with a cool custom look—that wanted to have a little fun, even if they were all growed up.

From 1976 through ’79, for example, Dodge’s Warlock offered buyers a trick pickup that came from the factory with “bucket seats, fancy wheels, fat tires,” and real oak sideboards along the bed, all finished with gold pinstriping.

The 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock ditches the wood and gold stripes, but does offer “Warlock” hood and bed decals, powder-coated front and rear bumpers, 20-inch semi-gloss black wheels and a one-inch lift kit.

Also part of the package is the Rebel’s R-A-M grille, black fender flares and blacked-out badging and headlight frames; a Sport hood is optional.

“The Ram Classic 1500 Warlock is proof positive that value never goes out of style,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, FCA Canada.

“With its sinister monochromatic exterior, award-winning interior and great price, this mean machine is certain to resonate.”

The Ram 1500 Classic Warlock will come in either 4×4 Quad Cab with the 6’4” cargo box; or in a Crew Cab 4×4 with the 5’7” cargo box. With the Pentastar V6, it’ll start at $51,715; and with the HEMI $53,615.

While the ’70s Warlocks came generally in black, when the new one goes on sale later this spring, it’ll be available in any colour.

3 Ways Dealers Help You Find the Perfect Used Car

Despite popular beliefs, seeking the assistance of a dealer while searching through the multitude of available used cars is a smart move which any budget-conscious buyer should consider when in the market for a ride of any shape, size or brand. There are many ways in which using our dealership for assistance throughout the shopping process makes the whole experience simpler and much less stressful, but the top three include:

We Offer a Larger Selection

Whereas you may have to drive hours to view a single car when shopping among private sellers, our large selection of vehicles gives the ability to view many new cars at once, increasing your chances of finding the perfect used car quickly. This saves you time, money, and plenty of energy with which to enjoy your newly-purchased ride after the decision has been made.

We Offer Financing Options

In most cases, even used cars have financing options available for buyers of all backgrounds. This means that you won’t be restricted to one or two cars on the lot that fit within your immediate budget. Together, you and our expert staff members can work out a payment plan for practically any of our used vehicles, expanding your opportunities and helping to ensure you find the right car for your needs.

We Offer Quality

Aside from offering an excellent quantity of vehicles, we always ensure that our used cars present quality under the hood as well. Before selling cars to customers, we inspect the vehicle and make repairs as necessary to ensure you’re getting what you pay for: a reliable ride that’ll get you from one place to another without a hassle. When you find the right car, you’ll never have to worry about it being a lemon.

These are just some of the ways in which we can help you find your perfect used car and get you on the road again in no time. Check with us to learn more about your options.

3 Ways Dealers Help You Find the Perfect Used Car

Despite popular beliefs, seeking the assistance of a dealer while searching through the multitude of available used cars is a smart move which any budget-conscious buyer should consider when in the market for a ride of any shape, size or brand. There are many ways in which using our dealership for assistance throughout the shopping process makes the whole experience simpler and much less stressful, but the top three include:

We Offer a Larger Selection

Whereas you may have to drive hours to view a single car when shopping among private sellers, our large selection of vehicles gives the ability to view many new cars at once, increasing your chances of finding the perfect used car quickly. This saves you time, money, and plenty of energy with which to enjoy your newly-purchased ride after the decision has been made.

We Offer Financing Options

In most cases, even used cars have financing options available for buyers of all backgrounds. This means that you won’t be restricted to one or two cars on the lot that fit within your immediate budget. Together, you and our expert staff members can work out a payment plan for practically any of our used vehicles, expanding your opportunities and helping to ensure you find the right car for your needs.

We Offer Quality

Aside from offering an excellent quantity of vehicles, we always ensure that our used cars present quality under the hood as well. Before selling cars to customers, we inspect the vehicle and make repairs as necessary to ensure you’re getting what you pay for: a reliable ride that’ll get you from one place to another without a hassle. When you find the right car, you’ll never have to worry about it being a lemon.

These are just some of the ways in which we can help you find your perfect used car and get you on the road again in no time. Check with us to learn more about your options.