Last updated 4 days ago
A road trip is a great way to experience the full performance capabilities of your used car. If you are planning a road trip in your used vehicle, it is important to make sure that you are prepared for your journey. By performing a few simple maintenance and preparation procedures, you will be ready to set out on a driving adventure. Here is a look at how to prepare your used car for a road trip.
Schedule a Maintenance Appointment
When you are getting ready for a road trip, it is a great idea to schedule a maintenance appointment for your vehicle. Your mechanic will be able to change your oil, check your tires, and inspect your car’s major systems. By maintaining your vehicle before you start your trip, you will ensure that your car is ready for a longer drive.
Create an Emergency Car Kit
To prepare your car for a road trip, you may want to create an emergency car kit. Your kit can include items such as bottled water, a blanket, and a flashlight. These items will be useful in the event that you encounter an unexpected situation while traveling on the road.
Locate All Important Documents
Before you begin your road trip, it is essential to make sure that your car contains several important documents. During your road trip, you will need to make sure that you have proof of your car insurance and your car’s registration. In addition, you may want to bring maps of your intended route.
At Benny Boyd Pre Owned Lubbock, we carry an outstanding inventory of pre-owned cars that you will love to drive. Our friendly financing department will work with you to purchase a pre-owned car, even if you have bad credit. Give our Lubbock dealership a call at (855) 860-8347 to learn more about our used car inventory.
Last updated 13 days ago
Proper tire care is one of the most important aspects of tire maintenance. To keep your tires in great condition, inspect the wear on your tire tread on a regular basis. By inspecting your tire tread wear marks, you will be able to determine when it is time to purchase new tires. In addition, you can use a penny to inspect your treads. For complete instructions on how to perform this "penny trick", and for more tire tread wear inspection tips, watch this video from Expert Village.
When deciding on a new or pre-owned vehicle, be sure to inspect the tires before driving off. If you are shopping for a quality pre-owned car in the Lubbock area, visit Benny Boyd Pre Owned Lubbock. We are proud to provide our satisfied customers with a fantastic inventory of quality used cars. We also offer bad credit auto financing services for people with less than perfect credit. For questions or more information, feel free to call our dealership at (855) 860-8347.
Last updated 21 days ago
What started as a dare in 1936 has since become the oldest and most popular mascot of Texas Tech University. Back then, the Masked Rider was called the ghost rider, because no one knew the identity of the rider who circled the field at home football games and then disappeared. In 1954, the Masked Rider become an official mascot of Texas Tech. Today, the Masked Rider leads the team out onto the field for all of the home games and is one of the most visible figures at TTU.
Here at Benny Boyd Pre-Owned Lubbock, we are proud to be the used car dealer of Texas Tech. If you’re a Red Raider fan, stop by to talk "Texas Tech football" with the diehard fans disguised as sales employees at our dealership. While you’re here, we invite you to test drive any of our quality pre-owned vehicles and learn about how you can get a car loan with us even if you have bad credit. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (855) 860-8347. Go Red Raiders!
Last updated 1 month ago
Shopping for a used car when you were single was relatively easy. As long it looked cool and got you from point A to point B, it was good enough. Now that you have a family, you are probably a bit more particular. Fortunately, you can find a safe and reliable pre-owned vehicle that is perfect for your family, regardless of how many passengers you are responsible for. To help you find a great used family car, look for the following features.
Basic Safety Features
Although today’s vehicles are far safer than vehicles from 20 years ago, make sure your next family vehicle is equipped with a few basic safety features. Anti-lock brakes (ABS) will keep the car’s brakes from locking up during an emergency braking situation. Electronic stability control (ESC) is another feature that will help you retain control over your vehicle during adverse driving conditions.
Pre-owned vehicles with all-wheel drive will be more expensive, but can you put a price tag on peace of mind? Even though the roads around Texas Tech University are well maintained, all-wheel drive will come in handy if you ever take your family to the mountains or embark on a cross-country road trip during the winter and encounter wet, icy roads.
Plenty of Cargo Space
The size of your family will determine how much cargo space you actually need, but in general look for a family car that offers enough space to comfortably fit all of your children. Extra space for sports equipment, camping gear, and groceries will also help when you are running errands with your whole family in tow.
For the best selection of pre-owned family cars, trucks, and SUVs in Lubbock, visit Benny Boyd Pre-Owned Lubbock. Conveniently located near Texas Tech University, we can help you find the perfect pre-owned vehicle for you and your family. For more information or any questions that you may have, feel free to contact us online or via phone at (855) 860-8347.
Last updated 1 month ago
A pre-owned vehicle is a great value. If you purchase a late-model, low-mileage used car from a reputable auto dealership, you will enjoy nearly the same peace of mind that comes with owning a brand new car for a fraction of the cost. Buying used is a great way to save money, but if you want to save even more green with your vehicle, learn to drive green. These following tips should help you get the best fuel economy in your used car, truck, or SUV.
Keep it Light
One of the easiest ways to achieve the best fuel economy in your vehicle, new or used, is to reduce the amount of extra weight it needs to carry around. Look in the trunk and underneath the seats for any miscellaneous items that are better off in your garage. For every 100 pounds you add to your vehicle, you reduce your vehicle’s MPG by up to 2%.
Even if you buy a used coupe or convertible that is built for speed, observe the speed limit if you want to achieve the best fuel economy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 50 MPH. Observing the speed limit is also safer, so you will save money on speeding tickets and costs resulting from an accident.
Get Serious about Maintenance
Keep your used vehicle in shape if you want to achieve the best possible fuel economy. Even simply keeping the vehicle in tune can improve gas mileage by an average of 4%. Don’t neglect the tires, either. You can improve your gas mileage by up to 3.3% by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure.
Located right next to Texas Tech University, Benny Boyd Pre-Owned Lubbock is your source for quality used cars and trucks. We also offer car loans to individuals with bad credit, so visit us today to see how we can help you. If you have any questions, contact us online or call us at (855) 860-8347.