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    How to Get the Best Trade-In Value for Your Car

    Last updated 2 days 22 hours ago

    Are you shopping for used cars in Lubbock? AtTruck Town Used Car Superstore, we will gladly evaluate your current vehicle’s trade-in value. Here are some tips you can follow to strengthen your car’s trade-in value.

    Keep it Maintained

    This is the long-term approach you should take to get the best trade-in value for your car. As soon as you have possession of the car, be sure it receives an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles if it has conventional motor oil, or every 7,500 to 10,000 miles it if has synthetic oil. Every time you go in for an oil change, ask the technician to perform a basic inspection, which will include the battery, fluids, brakes, and tires. When one day you are ready to trade in your car for a newer one, your car’s vehicle history report will show that it has been well maintained, and this will bolster its resale value.

    Research Your Car’s Value

    It always helps to do your homework before visiting your local used car dealership. You can visit Black Book’s, Manheim’s, or Kelley Blue Book’s website to determine your vehicle’s trade-in value based on its condition, mileage, history, features, and other factors. Coming to the dealership with your car’s trade-in value report printed out is one of the most important things you can do to get the best trade-in value for your car.

    Separate the Purchase from Your Car’s Value

    It’s better to separate the trade-in value of your vehicle from the value of the vehicle you’re buying at the dealership when discussing the transaction. This way, you know that the value the dealership is offering you matches up with the value you expect to get for your trade-in.

    To learn more about how to maximize your car’s trade-in value, visit Truck Town Used Car Superstore. Take a look at our used car deals on our website, and call us at (855) 860-8347 for more information.

    Texas Car Insurance Requirements

    Last updated 1 month ago

    In Texas, drivers are required to pay for accidents if they are determined to be at fault. Most drivers do this by purchasing auto liability insurance, which pays to replace or repair the other driver’s car as well as their medical expenses if you are at fault in a car accident. The minimum auto liability insurance that meets Texas state requirements is called 30/60/25 coverage, which covers $30,000 for each injured person up to a total of $60,000 per accident, and $25,000 for damaged property per accident. Because medical expenses and modern car repair expenses can exceed those figures quite easily, it is often recommended to buy more than the basic level of coverage. Learn more about Texas car insurance requirements at Texas.gov.

    Benny Boyd Lubbock Used Superstore near Texas Tech is happy to help our customers understand the Texas car insurance requirements. Whether this is your first car purchase or you have bad credit and need a loan for a reliable pre-owned car, we’ve got your back. Call us at (877) 858-3767 or browse our website for more information about what we have to offer.

    Summer Car Care Tips

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Did you know that summer rivals winter for how much damage it can do to your car? To make sure your car is prepared for summer weather, check to see that your battery is within warranty. If it isn’t, replace it as soon as possible to avoid an untimely breakdown this summer. Check the tire pressure at least once per month to be sure it is at the recommended air pressure, found on a sticker in the driver’s side doorsill. Watch the video clip for more summer car care tips.

    Benny Boyd Lubbock Used Superstore recognizes the importance of car maintenance. This is why all of our pre-owned cars are thoroughly inspected before being sold. To see our inventory, check out our website or visit our pre-owned car dealership next to Texas Tech today. For more information, please call us at (877) 858-3767.

    How to Get a Car Loan with Poor Credit

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Many people feel overwhelmed by the process of shopping for a car loan. At Benny Boyd Lubbock Used Superstore, we understand this, which is why we offer great financing options for everybody—even those with bad credit. If you have poor credit, here are some tips we would like to share with you as you shop for a car loan.

    Look Over Your Credit Report

    Just because someone said you have bad credit doesn’t mean you actually do. Take a look at your credit report by going to AnnualCreditReport.com. Look it over for any errors—such as “unpaid” bills that you paid or “late” bills that you remember paying on time. Correcting errors in your credit report is worth doing, as it can raise your credit score enough to qualify you for a more favorable car loan.

    Shop Around

    If you have bad credit you may need to shop at a variety of different auto dealers, banks, credit unions, and even reputable online lenders to find the car loan you need. One of your best options will be to go to a car dealer that is willing to offer car loans to those with poor credit. At those car dealerships you will usually find a great value car, and a car loan with a decent interest rate.

    Ask a Friend or Your Partner to Go With You

    It can be intimidating and even confusing when you go to apply for a car loan, which is why it’s beneficial to go with a friend or your partner if possible. This person can help you determine whether the loan terms are reasonable or not.

    The process of finding a bad credit car loan can be draining, but Benny Boyd Lubbock Used Superstore believes it shouldn’t. Located right next to Texas Tech, we have worked with thousands of customers in the past who have bad credit. Come to our dealership or visit our website to see our selection of pre-owned cars, and call us at (877) 858-3767 for more information.

    Signs You Could Benefit from a Newer Car

    Last updated 2 months ago

    You don’t need to buy a brand new car to enjoy excellent transportation. In fact, you can get one that’s just as safe, reliable, and attractive for thousands less by shopping at a reputable pre-owned car dealer. To find out if it’s time to upgrade to a newer car, check out this article.

    Your Car Requires Excessive Repairs

    All cars require maintenance and occasional repairs to function safely, efficiently, and reliably. But when your car starts to require fairly major repairs every year, it’s time to consider whether your money is better spent on a newer car instead. This is especially true if the cost of a single repair borders on the resale value of the vehicle.

    Your Car Has Too Many Miles

    Some people like to drive their cars for as long as possible, accumulating sometimes up to 250,000 miles on the odometer. And while some cars are certainly designed to go that far without too much trouble, the risk of an untimely breakdown or complete failure becomes much greater when most cars have accumulated this many miles.

    Your Car Doesn’t Fit Your Needs

    While a compact car gets great mileage, it usually cannot provide the passenger or cargo space that a family requires. Similarly, driving an SUV after the kids have moved out is for many people a waste of fuel. If you feel that the size, make, or age of your current vehicle doesn’t fit your needs, visit a pre-owned car dealer to find a car that will.

    Your Car Isn’t Safe Enough

    Every year cars are safer than they were the year before. Features like anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, and side airbags are in virtually every used car built in the last several years. If you have a family, upgrading to a car that offers better safety could also greatly improve your peace of mind on the road.

    To shop some excellent used car deals near Texas Tech, come to Benny Boyd Lubbock Used Superstore. Visit our website to see our inventory, and call us at (877) 858-3767 for more information.



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