Caring for your Tires

Your tires contribute to vehicle performance. Tire maintenance can protect your investment by extending the life of your tires. Checking tire pressure, rotating your tires, balancing your tires, and choosing the right set of replacement tires based on safety and handling will all contribute to consistent performance.
Use the following tips to help you stay on top of tire maintenance:
-Check tire pressure to ensure proper inflation. Underinflation can lead to excess heat, uneven tire wear, and decreased braking and handling capabilities, which may cause structural failures like blowouts and tread separation. Properly inflated tires will maximize tread life, improve handling, and increase fuel efficiency and overall driver safety.
-Follow proper tire rotation schedules. Recommended rotation patterns for your vehicle can be found in your owner’s manual. Routine tire rotations equalize and enhance front-to-rear and side-to-side tire wear. Remember: tire rotation will not prevent or circumvent wear issues caused by worn mechanical components.
-Balance tires as necessary. Out-of-balance tires may be detected in bumps that become more noticeable at higher speeds. Balancing tires is necessary during initial installation and during a remount.
-Install new tires in sets or pairs. The addition of one new tire to the rotation cycle can cause instability and create vehicle handling issues. When new tires are needed, two new tires should be installed on the rear of a vehicle, and the partially worn tires should be moved to the front of the vehicle.
-When the time comes to store your tires for next season, consider a dark place away from direct sunlight with low humidity. Tires should be stored away from solvents, grease, oil, or any ozone-producing electrical equipment, which have deteriorating effects on tires.
-Be mindful of abnormal tire wear or damage to your tires. Watch for signs of punctures, embedded objects, cracks, and bulges.
-Always keep a spare tire, and make sure it’s properly inflated and ready for use. You never know when you’re going to need it.
Take these tips into consideration when servicing your tires. The Rubber Manufacturer’s Association (RMA) recommends taking five minutes each month to check your tires. Other mechanical issues may contribute to uneven tire wear, and need correction in order to maximize tire life and vehicle performance.
By taking proper care of your tires, you can remain safe during all types of travel, experience the benefits of better fuel economy, and extend tire life, which will positively impact the environment.

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2009 Acura TSX Technology

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Technology Package! ACCIDENT FREE CARFAX, NEW TIRES & BRAKES, NAVIGATION, SUNROOF, REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY, REAR-VIEW CAMERA, ALLOY WHEELS, STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROLS, DUAL POWER HEATED SEATS, 6-CD PLAYER, CRUISE CONTROL and gets an estimated 30 MPG on the highway! Please give us a call anytime at 1-844-837-6236 and one of our representatives will be glad to assist you. Auction Direct USA prides itself with our ‘No Haggle’ atmosphere. Please be sure to ask your associate about our 5-Day 500 Mile Money Back Guarantee!! Feel free to bring in any trade-ins and we’ll provide a Free Appraisal on site. Even if you aren’t buying a vehicle from Auction Direct USA, we will purchase your vehicle. Come in today and see firsthand how Auction Direct USA is revolutionizing the used car industry and experience just how we make purchasing a used vehicle as stress free as possible!

2015 Kia Soul Base

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This is a 2015 KIA Soul that is Silver on a Black cloth interior with 16,446 miles and a 1-Owner ACCIDENT FREE CARFAX history report. This FWD 4D Hatchback is equipped with BLUETOOTH, ALLOY WHEELS, STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROLS, POWER WINDOWS & LOCKS, A/C, CD PLAYER, CRUISE CONTROL and gets an estimated 30 MPG on the highway! Please give us a call anytime at 1-844-837-6236 and one of our representatives will be glad to assist you. Auction Direct USA prides itself with our ‘No Haggle’ atmosphere. Please be sure to ask your associate about our 5-Day 500 Mile Money Back Guarantee!! Feel free to bring in any trade-ins and we’ll provide a Free Appraisal on site. Even if you aren’t buying a vehicle from Auction Direct USA, we’ll give you a very competitive offer to purchase your vehicle. Come in today and see firsthand how Auction Direct USA is revolutionizing the used car industry and experience just how we make purchasing a used vehicle as stress free as possible!

Smart Reasons for Buying a Used Car

If your goal is saving money, buying a used car rather than a new one can save you big bucks in several ways.

New cars typically depreciate about 20 percent when they are driven off the lot. Most cars will lose another 10 percent in value during the first year. That’s a 30-percent loss in value during the initial year of ownership. A $30,000 car loses roughly $9,000 in value during that period. You can avoid that hit by buying a one-year-old used car. One-year-old used cars are hard to come by, but it’s becoming easier to find two- and three-year-old used cars.

A key factor in determining the cost of car insurance is the value of the car. Because a used car has less value than a newer version, the cost of insurance should be less. As with car insurance, the fee that states charge to register a car is often based on the car’s transaction price. Many states are increasing registration fees in an effort to generate more revenue. Buying used is an effective way to stunt those increases.

Stretching your car-buying dollar is another benefit of buying a used car. You can buy more car by purchasing used rather than new. You may not be able to afford that new luxury car you’ve lusted for, but one that’s two or three years old may fit your budget.

Companies such as Carfax and AutoCheck produce vehicle history reports. Based on the car’s vehicle identification number, or VIN, these reports provide an array of valuable information including verification of the mileage and whether the vehicle was ever declared a total loss by an insurance company. Consumers worried about a used car’s potential hidden problems can also buy a certified pre-owned car. Certified pre-owned programs vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but in essence, certified pre-owned cars are vehicles that meet a manufacturer’s established standards and carry some form of guarantee against defects similar to a new-car warranty.

2015 Chrysler 200 Limited

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This is a 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited that is Velvet Red on a Black cloth interior with 35,470 miles and a 1-Owner ACCIDENT FREE CARFAX history report. This FWD Sedan is equipped with BLUETOOTH, REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY, REAR-VIEW CAMERA, ALLOY WHEELS, POWER SEAT, CRUISE CONTROL and gets an estimated 36 MPG on the highway! Please give us a call anytime at 1-844-837-6236 and one of our representatives will be glad to assist you. Auction Direct USA prides itself with our ‘No Haggle’ atmosphere. Please be sure to ask your associate about our 5-Day 500 Mile Money Back Guarantee!! Feel free to bring in any trade-ins and we’ll provide a Free Appraisal on site. Even if you aren’t buying a vehicle from Auction Direct USA, we’ll give you a very competitive offer to purchase your vehicle. Come in today and see firsthand how Auction Direct USA is revolutionizing the used car industry and experience just how we make purchasing a used vehicle as stress free as possible!