October 18th, 2016 — Used Cars
Safety is a primary concern for every car shopper. It can be difficult to pull your gaze away from the high-tech bells and whistles of the brand new models, but there are plenty of used cars parked on the lot of our used car dealer in Winston-Salem that can offer peace of mind. Check out some of the vehicles we have on our lot that have been lauded by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), the true transit safety authority, for their abilities to keep your precious cargo safe.
2013 Chevrolet Cruze
This small car was given the title of Top Safety Pick, earning the rating of “good” across four out of five categories. This model year was also when Cruze shoppers could opt for high-tech safety features like a backup camera and rear-view monitoring. It’s refreshing to know that you can pack big safety into such a small car!
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
Shoppers looking for the perfect midsize SUV to carry their cargo should consider the Hyundai Santa Fe. Its Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS will appeal to Winston-Salem used car shoppers, as will its spacious interior! It received a “good” rating among the four existing test categories put forth by the IIHS, proving its roof strength and side-impact durability.
2013 Ford F-150
Crew cab models of this pickup truck were rated as a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS. The Ford F-150 has the distinct honor of being the best-selling vehicle in America for decades, which means that Americans have put a lot of trust in these trucks and they’ve been repaid with one of the highest safety-rated trucks ever built.
You can find these models and many more on our lot. Visit Frank Myers Auto Maxx for a glimpse of our huge selection of high-quality vehicles that put safety at the fore!
October 5th, 2016 — Used Cars
No matter the size of your family, you could always use more space. Whether you’re carting around the entire team or making plenty of space for your next road trip, a third row is never a bad idea. At our Winston-Salem used car dealer, you can count on us to have the selection you need to accommodate the needs of your family. Check out some highlights of our inventory!
The Ford Expedition is a great pick for drivers who want space, capability, and a fantastic drive, too. The Expedition comfortably seats eight, making it a great used SUV for Winston-Salem families. Throughout the years, it’s come in various trims (including the famous Eddie Bauer line), all of which come standard with superior comfort, the towing power you need for any adventure, and the drive to handle anything that the road dishes out to you.
Even if you’re not particularly keen on minivans, there’s no denying the appeal of the KIA Sedona, which is in a class by itself. Its next-level utility makes it accommodating for big families but also quite useful when you don’t have the whole crew with you. Not only can it tow up to 3,500 pounds, but the third-row seat folds flat into the floor to provide cargo space when you need it the most.
There’s been a lot of buzz about this vehicle since it arrived on the scene in the 90s. Over the course of the past decades, Honda has carefully honed the Odyssey into an idyllic three-row escape from the outside world. It’s equipped with a powerful engine but, more importantly, ample head, shoulder, and legroom throughout, including the third row.
You have a lot to haul around. We get it. That’s why you should visit Frank Myers Auto Maxx and find the vehicle that perfectly suits your people- and cargo-hauling needs. With the right van or SUV, the concept of making two trips will be a thing of the past.
September 26th, 2016 — Used Cars
As much as you love your car, you’ve decided to part ways. It’s served you faithfully, but sometimes it’s just time for something different. Luckily, you can trade in your vehicle at our Winston-Salem used car dealership. Before you visit us, though, here’s some advice everyone should follow before they take this step to get the most out of their ride.
Iron Out the Kinks:
Cars are like people: they get quirkier as they age. At this point, there are probably some traits about your vehicle that you don’t even notice anymore, but may be a detractor for someone assessing the car’s value. Things like a ripped headliner, a window that doesn’t go down, or a particularly creaky door may be worth paying to fix, as you may wind up getting that money back when you trade it in.
Then, there are tires. Tires can be costly to replace, so it may not seem worth it to do so right before you get rid of the car, but in some cases it’s not a bad idea. Extremely worn tires will certainly pull from the value of your car, so it’s probably best to replace them. Ultimately, though, the best way for Winston-Salem drivers to avoid these last-minute costs is to bring their vehicles in for routine maintenance!
A Thorough Washing-Up:
When’s the last time you gave your car a thorough cleaning? If you’re not sure when, it’s been too long! Vacuum the interior, wash and wax the exterior, clean the wheels until they’re gleaming, and even apply tire shine. Or save yourself some time and bring it to our auto repair center, as we offer car spa services at a variety of price points.
Get It Gleaming:
Minor cosmetic issues and curb rash (the marks left on your car when you accidentally scrape your wheel against the curb) are inexpensive to repair, and will considerably boost the aesthetic of your vehicle. However, don’t go too crazy: dents that require buffing or painting may not be worth the cost to fix. These are little things that are easy to do but, if left unattended, may knock down your vehicle’s value.
When you visit Frank Myers Auto Maxx to look at your next new-to-you car, be sure to bring your current vehicle to trade. There’s nothing more satisfying than getting credit towards your next truck, car, van or SUV you fall in love with on our lot!
September 19th, 2016 — Uncategorized
The back-to-school schedule is upon us. After a summer free of school buses and 3 PM traffic jams, it’s time to go back to your old ways. Our used car dealership has a few tips to help you stay a safe driver as the school year proceeds.
Be Wary of Walkers
Street safety is the responsibility of everyone on the road, pedestrians and drivers alike. However, it never hurts to brush up on how to be the safest driver possible, especially when the pedestrians in question will be children.
- Be courteous towards pedestrians. Don’t block crosswalks when you’re stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn. Forcing walkers to move around your vehicle could put them in danger.
- As always, keep distractions to a minimum. This is advisable all the time, but especially important in school zones and around neighborhoods with lots of kids. Children are not the best at risk assessment when it comes to things like crossing the street or riding their bicycle around the neighborhood, so being alert and aware can save lives.
- When it comes to driving near a school bus, exercising caution is imperative—and it’s the law. Whether you’re driving behind a bus or traveling in the opposite direction, as soon as the bus stops and the flashing stop sign unfolds, you must stop. It is illegal to proceed again until the bus has begun to move forward or turns off the light-up stop sign. The ten foot radius around a school bus is the most dangerous, so stay alert and aware as students exit or board the bus.
These steps may be inconvenient and time-consuming, but it’s worth it to ensure the safety of our children, so budget a little extra time into your commute. It can make all the difference.
The start of a safe trip is a safe car. Visit Frank Myers Auto Maxx at one of our locations to browse our inventory and let us know what vehicle you want to take you there!
August 24th, 2016 — winston-salem auto repair
A road trip is a great American pastime. This country has hundreds of thousands of miles of highway sprawled all over it, connecting rural scenes with urban paradises. However, you don’t have to go far to experience breathtaking roadside vistas. Some of the best road trips in the country are right here in North Carolina.
Getting There is More Than Half the Fun
For starters, take a look at the Cherohala Skyway. This highway, which spans through the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest, was built with dedicated roadtrippers in mind. This highway was built for sightseeing, and it offers drivers an immersive experience with some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country. At 43 miles long, it’s perfect for a day trip.
Another nearby expedition is the fabled “Tail of the Dragon,” which is a specific segment of U.S. Route 129 built for drivers who love a challenge. This 11 mile strip has 318 curves, winding its way along the North Carolina/Tennessee state line. The Tail of the Dragon is a dream destination for owners of performance vehicles or motorcycles, who can take in the wonderful view of the flora and fauna while enjoying the thrill of maneuvering their vehicle purposefully around the bends and turns in the road.
Don’t Leave Without Routine Maintenance
Before you hit either of these storied highways, make sure your car, truck, van, or SUV is primed and ready for the challenge. With routine maintenance from our Winston-Salem auto repair center, your vehicle will be able to handle these roads without breaking a sweat. Let all your worries drift away as the open road unfolds before you. These road trips will help you get a glimpse of something you won’t find anywhere else- the exquisite beauty of North Carolina and Tennessee.
A day drive down these highways is an idyllic and budget-friendly way to spend an afternoon. Before you do, visit Frank Myers Auto Maxx and get your vehicle looked at. After all the fastest way to put a damper on an awesome trip is to encounter a mechanical problem that could have been caught beforehand! We look forward to seeing you.