Did you know more used cars are bought and sold than new cars every year? Still, despite their popularity, used cars can sometimes get a bad rap. If you’ve ever been surprised by hidden damages, you might be understandably cautious about picking up another ride that’s been previously-loved. That’s where Certified Pre-Owned programs come in. What are Certified Pre-Owned (or CPO) vehicles, though?
Requirements and Standards
When you buy a car through a CPO program,
you’re purchasing a vehicle that meets specific requirements. Usually, the car
has to be under a certain age and mileage and must qualify for the program by
meeting the standards of a long, rigorous mechanical and cosmetic inspection.
To offer extra reassurances, used cars
purchased through a CPO program come with the backing of several warranties.
Often, manufacturers will offer to cover anything that needs to be repaired
within a short time of the initial purchase, and many powertrain warranties on
CPO vehicles last several years.
In addition to warranties, you’re likely to
get some additional perks when you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle. 24/7
roadside assistance is pretty common, as is the car itself coming with a free
Vehicle History Report and the option of dealership maintenance plans.
If you want to learn more about our Certified Pre-owned program or browse our extensive inventory, pay us a visit at Village Motors of Conover today.
If you are in the market for a vehicle and you have been denied a loan from some banks because of your credit history, you might be left questioning why your credit score even matters at all.
Banks use your credit score as a quick vector check of your creditworthiness,
or how likely you are to repay a loan. Low credit scores often indicate a
limited credit history, defaulted payments, or a high debt-to-income ratio.
None of these factors are catastrophic, though. Whether you have a short credit
history or one that highlights a few mistakes, you can still get into the car of
The Impact: Banks
typically view low credit scores as red flags, and could deny you outright for
an auto loan. Without the self-sufficiency afforded by a vehicle or the
opportunity to improve a bad score, the credit score cycle can seem self-perpetuating.
If your score is just high enough to be approved, you will still be subject to
high-interest rates that can make repayment difficult.
The Village Motors of
Conover Difference: At Village Motors of Conover, we aren’t like all of the
other dealerships looking to make a quick buck. We value people over credit
scores, which is why we work to offer you a great deal regardless of your
credit history. No matter the severity of your situation, we will do our best
to get you financed and on the path toward rebuilding your credit.
If you have questions about credit or would like to get approved for a new vehicle, call Village Motors of Conover today.
We all know that the holidays include a potentially belt-widening number of amazing meals. Because these meals are always better with family, you will probably find yourself driving to and from get-togethers with food in your car. If you want to keep a culinary disaster from happening on the road, we have a few tips on how to keep your food safe in the car.
If you are bringing along a casserole, we recommend using a
cardboard box that’s big enough to fit the dish and a few towels. Place the
dish in the box and surround it with the towels to help keep it warm during transit.
Pies are an indulgent holiday favorite. While a dedicated
pie carrier is the best way to transport a pie, another option is to take an
empty pie plate and place it on top of your pie. Then, wrap both pie pans with
foil to keep them together.
If you are bringing along a cold dish, break out the summer
cooler. If you don’t have a cooler, you can use a cardboard box. Either way,
surround the dish with ice packs or ice cubes to keep it cold while you drive.
The simplest food to take with you in the car is baked
goods, like rolls, muffins, or cookies. Simply put those in a covered container
and you are ready to go.
All of us at Village Motors of Conover want to wish you a happy holiday season. If you’re looking for a new car for the New Year, stop by and go for a few test drives.