April 10th, 2017 — Used Cars
You love your dog and wouldn’t even think of going on a trip somewhere where your loyal friend couldn’t be by your side. Of course when you’re looking for a new-to-you car, the same logic applies! Find a vehicle that’s equipped to bring your best friend along for the ride at our used car dealer in Winston-Salem. Here are a few things to look out for, and some suggestions about what fits the bill!
Space Is At a Premium
Ample cargo space is crucial when you’re bringing your pet along for the ride. Whether you’re carting around your dog’s stuff for a long haul or simply going on a trip to the dog park, generous rear room with plenty of air, be it through a window that opens or a climate controlled cargo area. The optimal setup is a space with flat sides (no spare tire kept in it) and a method of securing your dog’s harness or carrier.
Station wagons, such as the hardy Subaru Outback, or lower SUV crossovers such as the Ford Edge are great choices for pet owners, because in addition to having plenty of space, they’re low to the ground and easier for Fido to jump in. However, we understand if you need a pickup truck to handle everyday tasks. The Chevy Silverado is a great pick for a pet-friendly pickup, as it is equipped with easy-to-clean seating and all-weather floor mats. Once you’ve picked out the vehicle that passes your high standards and your canine’s comfort test, don’t despair on how to pay for it. Simply apply for an auto loan right here in Winston-Salem and we’ll be happy to work out a plan that accommodates your needs.
Don’t Slouch on Safety
Cutting corners when it comes to safety is never a good idea, but if you can’t stand the thought of something happening to your pup, read up on the safety features of your favorite vehicles. Crash test ratings and a review of a vehicle’s tie-downs, latches, and other securement methods will prove useful when determining whether or not it’s suitable for your canine companion.
It’s true that we believe that everybody has the right to ride. If that includes your pet, so be it! Contact Frank Myers Auto Maxx today and talk to us about what we can offer you and your best friend.
February 23rd, 2017 — winston-salem auto repair
It’s not uncommon to experience alignment problems at some point as a car owner. This means that when you have your hand off the wheel, the vehicle pulls, even slightly, to the left or the right. You can count on our Winston-Salem auto repair center to know exactly what your vehicle needs to get back on the right track.
All About Alignment
To get this issue fixed, you get an alignment. When you cover only the front two wheels, it’s a front end alignment. This is not a problem with new vehicles, as the wheels are aligned and tested carefully at the factory. However, there are driving conditions that may adversely affect alignment, leaving you with a car that can’t drive straight over time. This results in tires with uneven wear, which leads to replacing them sooner than if you were driving a properly-aligned vehicle.
So what causes an alignment issue? The answers vary, but there are some common ones. Driving in very bad weather is one. Driving down a poorly maintained road or hitting potholes are two more. Unfortunately, the three are commonly related, as snow plows tear up roads that may not be patched up immediately.
Get the Best For Less
Fortunately, with regular tire inspections, our Winston-Salem experts can catch problems early on and save money down the line with our auto repair specials. You’ll notice a difference in the way your vehicle drives. It will be smoother, with more responsive handling. Additionally, when your wheels are straight, cruise control is usable again! That results in a safer and more confident ride for all.
Contact Frank Myers Auto Repair today to receive professional service and the front end alignment that will get your car feeling great again. Your safety is your top priority, so we encourage you to make an appointment whenever you can!
February 21st, 2017 — Used Cars
Maybe not everyone wants to be Batman, but everyone wants the Batmobile. And if you can’t drive one, wouldn’t it be fun to build one? Chevy recently put together a life-size Batmobile out of Legos to celebrate the upcoming LEGO® Batman Movie, and at our Winston-Salem used car dealer we’re thrilled to showcase models from a brand so dedicated to ingenuity!
When Worlds Collide
The LEGO® Batmobile is an impressive 17 feet long. Admittedly, you won’t find a Chevy model that big, but that doesn’t mean they’re not spacious! Sedans such as the Impala and the Cruze have made a name for themselves based on their roomy dimensions and lush appointments. What they lack in grappling hooks they make up for in size and power.
Though Batman tends to work alone, Chevrolet knows that there’s power in numbers, and so do we. We have a fleet of used Chevy models on our lot that are dependable road companions. Our website makes it easy for Winston-Salem shoppers to apply for a car loan in the comfort of their Batcave!
The Perfect Sidekick
Much like Batman, your Chevy will always be there when you need it. These are cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs that are built to thrive, and with routine maintenance, they’ll last for years to come. You’ll find the perfect used Chevy for you parked on our lot, because there’s something for everyone in their model lineup! We just have one last question: does it come in black?
Contact us today and talk to us about our selection of used Chevy models. We can’t wait to hear from you!
February 6th, 2017 — Used Cars
When touchscreens were introduced into vehicles years ago, it seemed that automotive tech had reached its apex. However, as the industry moves forward, so does the technology available to every driver. The latest favorite at our used car dealer in Winston-Salem is Apple CarPlay, which is rapidly becoming a must-have for iPhone owners behind the wheel.
Make a Smooth Ride Smoother
Apple CarPlay is a great way to make the most of your car’s infotainment interface. It syncs with your car’s display, making your favorite iPhone apps, such as navigation or Spotify, available on the touchscreen. It helps to provide a seamless driving experience, eliminating the dangerous habit of looking down at your phone to, for example, make sure you’re still on the route suggested by your GPS.
Though this is cutting-edge technology, it is available to car models a few years old. When you’re looking for a used car in Winston-Salem, don’t feel that you have to compromise. We offer several models with Apple CarPlay, such as select vehicles KIA and Hyundai! These brands are not only ahead of the curve when it comes to tech, but they’re also dependable and high-quality vehicles that offer great driving dynamics and fuel economy.
The Melding of the Mechanical Minds
You bring your iPhone everywhere with you. You count on it to manage your music, contacts, plane tickets, bank transactions, and so much more. Why shouldn’t you be able to integrate it into one of the most important objects in your life? Apple CarPlay turns your iPhone into your copilot, just like it is for everything else. It’s the natural next step in making your car smarter!
Expect better from your used car. Contact Frank Myers Auto Maxx today to talk to us about our huge selection of pre-owned vehicles that will provide the experience you love at a price you can afford.
January 24th, 2017 — Used Cars
When it comes to fuel prices, it’s clear that the only constant is change. Though drivers have had a break for a little while, AAA has projected that prices will rise again in 2017. There’s never been a better time to pick up a highly efficient vehicle from our Winston-Salem used car dealer!
The Future Is Now
Fuel-efficient vehicles, especially hybrids, are the future. Not only do their meager fuel requirements make them easier on your wallet, but their reduced carbon footprint is helpful to the environment, too. They truly are a great choice for shoppers looking to save on gas, and if your current vehicle just isn’t cutting it, it may be time to make the jump to a hybrid or even an all-gas engine that puts huge emphasis on fuel economy!
Though the popularity of fuel-efficient vehicles may seem fairly recent, we have an impressive selection of vehicles that net anywhere between 40 and 50 miles per gallon. This includes the Toyota Prius, the best-selling hybrid in the United States. With models from Volkswagen, Toyota, and Ford (among others), it’s clear that you also don’t need to sacrifice comfort to get more out of every mile.
A Wise Trade
Winston-Salem shoppers can browse our competitive prices and then check the trade in value on their current vehicle. The car, truck, van, or SUV you’re driving now can get you closer to the purchase of a highly efficient vehicle! It’s as easy as filling out a form online. One of our representatives will get back to you shortly with the information you’re looking for.
Contact Frank Myers Auto Maxx today if you’re in the market for a new-to-you car that won’t break the bank, and ultimately may pay for itself with its conservative gas costs. We’ll be happy to help you find the hybrid you need!