It’s that time of year! No, not Christmas– tax season. While tax season can be stressful for some taxpayers, it can also feel a bit like, well, Christmas, to others. If you are receiving a big tax refund this year, how to spend it can be a difficult decision. While it may seem tempting to splurge and spend your tax refund on non-essential items, putting that money toward a long-term investment is a better choice for the long run. Have you considered buying a used car? If not, maybe you should. Here are 3 reasons why buying a used with this year’s tax refund is a great idea:
A Used Car is Affordable
When you buy a used car, you are getting more bang for your buck. These days, a used car can be just as reliable as [...]
Whether you’re heading out with your friends for Spring Break or packing up the family to head across country, don’t leave home without Phoenix Drive Now’s road trip tips for safety, packing, and saving money.
What You Need to Know Before You Head Out On the Road
Before you leave for your trip, we recommend getting a vehicle inspection. Stop by Drive Now’s service center or your local garage to have a professional check all the fluid levels, the quality of your wiper blades, belt and hose connections, tire pressure, turn signals, and headlights. Also, prepare by keeping tools and a safety kit in your trunk.
The following should always be within reach when you open your trunk: bottled water, a tire iron, first-aid kit, reflectors, and flares. Make sure your spare tire is in working order too. You don’t [...]
You’ve looked at a dozen or more cars and you have finally found the one. It fits all your lifestyle needs and it is in your budget. Now, it is time to decide how you will pay for it. Most people finance their cars but wondering if leasing might be right for you? Both methods of payment have their pros and cons, of course. Think about how long you want to own the car, how old it is, and how much cash you have available. Drive Now can get you and your new car on the road and help you decide which method of payment will work best for you.
The Pros and Cons of Leasing a Car
If you are someone who likes getting a new car every few years, leasing might be the right option for you. Like renting an apartment, when you lease your [...]
When you think of fuel efficiency, your mind might automatically jump to a hybrid vehicle. But if you are shopping buy here pay here dealers in Arizona, for a used car, you have other options too!
Gas, Diesel, and Electric Motors: Myths Revealed
Just because a car has a traditional gas motor, doesn’t mean it gets poor gas mileage. Some 4-cylinder model cars can get up to 40mpg! The key is to drive smart, not too fast, and ideally, mostly on highways. You will save a lot of money on gas if you opt for a manual transmission vehicle over an automatic.
Diesel vehicles come in all shapes and sizes and are perfect for buyers interested in a bigger vehicle without compromising miles per gallon. Diesel engines operate about 30% more efficiently than regular gas, so it can also get [...]
As beautiful Spring weather is on the horizon, car buffs and vehicle owners alike are getting their cars road-ready and looking great. Cleaning and waxing your car are some of the most basic maintenance car tasks that an owner can learn. The key is to do it right, in order to keep your car’s exterior and interior lasting as long as the mechanical components. To avoid hazy looking pain, leaving dirty crevices, and having dull headlights, follow these simple tips.
Wash Your Car, the Right Way
No matter the season it is or the region that you live in, cars get dirty inside and out. The outside of your car is susceptible to minor soiling like dirt and rain spots, as well as more serious contamination such as industrial pollutants, acid rain, tree sap, bird droppings, and dead bugs which can all degrade your vehicle’s paint. Keeping your [...]