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    Factors to Consider When You Are Shopping for a Used Car

    Last updated 12 days ago

    Buying a dependable, attractive used car can save you thousands of dollars off the price of a new car. Whether you are shopping at a pre-owned car dealership or shopping privately, there are a number of things to keep in mind. To ensure that you are happy with your used car purchase, read this article to learn about what to consider as you shop for a used car.

    Examine the Body

    Take a close look at the exterior of the used cars you are considering. Tapping on the frame can help you determine if it has been in an accident. If it sounds like it’s padded, there’s a chance that it has been repaired. Look over the vehicle history report to verify the used car’s repair history.

    Look at the Interior

    Do not judge a used car by its exterior alone, because you will be spending the vast majority of your time looking at and sitting in the interior. Inspect it closely for damage, including torn seats, holes on the floor, stains, and odors.

    Test Drive Thoroughly

    This is the most important step in the process of comparing used cars. Drive the car for at least 20 minutes, as this allows the engine to warm up completely so that you can hear it if it knocks. Pay attention to how the used car handles and how its suspension, steering system, engine, brakes, and transmission feel.

    Hire a Mechanic to Inspect the Engine

    Ask the owner of the used car if he or she would be willing to accompany you while you take it to a local mechanic for an inspection. The mechanic will look through the vehicle inside and out so that you can determine the condition of the vehicle.

    At Truck Town Used Car Superstore we want you to feel confident in your purchase of a used car. That’s why our pre-owned car dealer inspects and reconditions every vehicle thoroughly before putting it up for sale. Call us at (855) 860-8347 to speak with a used car specialist, and visit our website for more information.

    Choosing Insurance for Your Used Car

    Last updated 18 days ago

    Did you know that your car insurance premiums will depend on a range of factors, including the type of vehicle you have and the age of the driver? Fortunately, insuring a used car is typically less expensive than similar coverage for a new car. To learn more about how insurance works for used cars, read on.

    Basic Insurance

    The most basic type of car insurance is bodily injury liability, which covers injury and death claims as well as associated legal costs in the event that your car injures or kills somebody. Property damage liability is another basic type of insurance. It covers claims for property damage in the event that your car damages another person’s property.

    Medical Payments and Personal Injury Protection

    Medical payments insurance is a type of coverage that pays for injuries to yourself and to the occupants of your car in the event of an accident. Texas requires mandatory personal injury protection (PIP), which is similar to medical payments insurance.

    Uninsured Motorist Protection Insurance

    Uninsured motorist protection insurance covers any injuries sustained by you and the occupants of your car in the event of a hit-and-run or an accident with an uninsured driver.

    Collision Coverage

    If you opt for collision insurance, you will be covered for any damage to your car in the event of a collision. This coverage comes with a deductible, which is the amount of money that you must pay before the insurance kicks in. If you opt for a lower deductible, you will have to pay higher monthly premiums.

    Comprehensive insurance

    This type of insurance covers your car if it is damaged from non-accident causes. Some examples of common non-accident causes are theft, vandalism, wind, flood, and fire. Keep in mind that comprehensive insurance does carry a deductible.

    Truck Town Used Car Superstore is the top pre-owned car dealer in Lubbock. To take a closer look at the used cars we offer, visit our website. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (855) 860-8347.

    A Look at the History of Texas Tech University

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Originally called Texas Technological College, Texas Tech University’s beginnings can be traced back to 1923, when the Texas State Legislature voted to create the college. Just two years after that, the college opened with six buildings and an enrollment of 914 students. Legislative action changed the name formally to Texas Tech University in 1969. Its colleges at the time were Agricultural Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, and Home Economics. Today, it is the largest comprehensive institution of higher education in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas, and is the only university in Texas that houses a major university, medical school, and law school on the same campus.

    At Truck Town Used Car Superstore, we are proud to be located right next to Texas Tech University. If you are a college student or Texas Tech alumnus looking for an affordable, attractive, and reliable car or truck, look no further than our pre-owned car dealership in Lubbock. Visit us online to see our inventory, and call us at (855) 860-8347 for more information.

    Advice for Trading In Your Vehicle

    Last updated 1 month ago

    There is a wealth of information online that can help you find out your current car’s trade-in value. We recommend visiting KBB.com to determine roughly how much your car is worth when you trade it in at the dealership. Print out the vehicle’s trade value report and take it with you to the pre-owned car dealership when you go car shopping. Have your service records with you as well so you can show that you have kept up with regular maintenance. Watch the video clip for more tips on how to trade in your vehicle.

    If you are shopping for used cars in Lubbock, Truck Town Used Car Superstore has the selection of high-quality, affordable used cars you have been looking for. Check out our inventory by visiting our website, and call us at (855) 860-8347 to speak with a used car specialist today.

    Tips for Maintaining the Exterior of Your Car

    Last updated 1 month ago

    The exterior of your car is the first thing people see when you drive up, and the last thing they see as you drive away. If you want to make a good impression and keep the resale value of your car strong, it’s important to keep the exterior of your car looking nice. At Truck Town Used Car Superstore, the preferred pre-owned car dealer in Lubbock, we have the following advice to offer you so your used car always looks new.

    Cleaning

    Clean the exterior of your car at least once a week. It’s best to have your car cleaned professionally or to take it to a car wash. Washing your car at home takes significantly more time, uses lots of water, and doesn’t get the vehicle as clean as professional equipment and products can.

    Waxing

    Each type of paint reacts differently to wax and polish, so only buy a product that’s designed for your vehicle’s paint. If you buy the wrong type of wax, it could work as an abrasive agent that strips the vehicle of its shine. Car dealerships and professional car detailers know what types of waxing products work best for your car.

    Clay

    Detailing clay gives your car a deeper clean than what is possible with washing. Made from natural or synthetic ingredients, detailing clay removes overspray, metal particles, and remnants of industrial pollution. It is gentle enough to apply monthly or to use as a spot-cleaning agent.

    Fixing Scratches

    Fix small scratches right away. Slight scratches can usually be corrected using touch-up paint and a rubbing compound. If the scratch is so deep that you see metal, you will need to sand off the area and apply primer before re-painting the area.

    Truck Town Used Car Superstore, the premier used car dealer of Texas Tech, sells used cars with well-maintained exteriors. Check out our inventory on our website, and call us at (855) 860-8347 for more information.



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