Guy wearing sunglasses behind the wheel of his vehicle

Am I Buying a Sports Car or a Muscle Car?

Differences Between Sports Cars, Pony Cars, and Muscle Cars

Here at Auction Direct USA, we occasionally have customers come through and ask for a sports car. And then after talking to them a little more, we discover that what they are really looking for is a pony car or a muscle car. We understand that drivers use “sports car” universally but in order to ensure that you are getting the vehicle that you have always dreamed of, we just wanted to share some information that differentiates a sports car from a pony car and a muscle car. Read the rest of this entry >>

LP Record Albums

Which Greatest Hits Music Albums Should I Play During My Next Road Trip in My Used Vehicle from Auction Direct USA?

Best Greatest Hits Albums for Road Tripping

One of the best things about road tripping is cranking up the radio and singing our favorite songs. Many of us remember popping in a cassette tape or CD into our car’s music system as we cruised down the highway. Today, many of us can still enjoy a CD in our vehicle but we are seeing more and more vehicles with a digital infotainment system that allows us to synch up our smartphones and listen to our favorite podcasts and playlists. While we love this new style of entertainment, we like to keep the tradition of listening to a full album during our road trip. If you need some help adding some awesome greatest hits albums to your Spotify, we’ve got you covered! Read the rest of this entry >>

A multi-generation family

Take a Road Trip Where There is Something for Everyone!

Road Trip Activity Check List for Families

Here at Auction Direct USA, we love talking about road trips with our customers and helping them find a high-quality used vehicle for their journey. Unfortunately, all too often we hear of family road trips that are essentially for one person: a week-long vacation to the lake so Dad can fish while Mom and the kids stay in the cabin after one day out on the water – or a road trip with nothing but art museums for Mom and Dad while the kids would rather play outside. To make your next road trip fun for the whole family, it’s better to include a variety of activities. Here are some suggestions for you to consider: Read the rest of this entry >>

Vehicle's VIN number

Where Can I Find My Car’s VIN?

VIN Location in a Car

Most days, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in your car might seem insignificant, but it’s actually very important. Your car’s VIN is the equivalent of your personal Social Security number and it contains a lot of information about the vehicle – including what kind of engine it has, what is the exact paint color, etc. It’s good to know where you can find the VIN in your car, and we are happy to tell you where to look! Read the rest of this entry >>

Two brown horses with "Don't Horse Around When Sharing the Road"

Can Horse Riders Legally Share the Roads with Vehicles?

Vehicle and Horse Safety Tips for Drivers

While many road trip destinations are to cities, many of us love visiting the countryside and breathe in the fresh air. Out in the country, we are more likely to see folks riding horses for either pleasure or training. If you are not familiar with seeing horses out on the road, there are some guidelines that you need to follow in order to keep yourself, the horse, and the rider safe. Read the rest of this entry >>

Mechanic in a service center

How Can I Make My Vehicle’s Suspension Last Longer?

Tips to Make Your Vehicle’s Suspension Last

If you have ever read the specs of a vehicle, you have seen the word suspension. This is an essential component in the architecture of your vehicle and as your vehicle gets more age and miles on it, the suspension can be one of the first things to fall apart if neglected. Luckily, we have some tips to help make your vehicle’s suspension last! Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 Ford F-150 towing a boat

Celebrate Ford’s Century of Pickup Trucks by Watching This Video!

100 Years of Ford Trucks in 30 Seconds Video

Here at Auction Direct USA, one of our most popular brands is Ford. While Ford offers several beloved vehicles like the iconic Mustang and the capable Explorer, the F-Series pickup trucks are by far the top sellers. Ford has been making pickup trucks since 1917, so for more than 100 years, Americans have been able to work hard and play harder. We were scouring around on YouTube the other day and stumbled upon this video that Ford created a couple of years ago that showcased the evolution of its truck models. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry >>

Women listening to the radio in a vehicle

Which Podcasts are Great to Listen to During My Spring Road Trip?

Auction Direct USA’s Favorite Podcasts for Road Tripping

With the spring season now in full swing, we are ready to hit the road. Staring ahead at an open highway can get a little boring after a while, so we often turn to podcasts for entertainment – especially since many of today’s used cars come available with infotainment systems or plug-ins for your smartphone. If you are looking for a great new podcast to listen to, we have a few suggestions that are available on Spotify: Read the rest of this entry >>

Ford F-Series towing a trailer

Should I Buy an Aluminum or Steel Trailer to Go with My Vehicle?

Pros and Cons of Trailers Made of Aluminum or Steel

One of the top reasons why our customers buy a used truck or crossover/SUV is so that they can pull a trailer loaded with supplies, livestock, or toys. Many of our customers already own a trailer or two, but if you are looking at treating yourself to a new trailer after saving a ton of money on your used vehicle from Auction Direct USA, you might be a little unsure if one made from aluminum or steel is right for you. We have looked at the pros and cons of owning trailers made of these two materials, and we are excited to share our thoughts with you. Read the rest of this entry >>