Family with senior parents

Is Now a Good Time to Talk to My Elderly Parents About Giving Up Their Car Keys?

How to Talk to Seniors About Giving Up on Driving

When it comes to driving, we usually worry about our teenagers getting behind the wheel (trust us, most of our gray hairs have come from the hours that we spent teaching them how to drive). Speaking of gray hairs, there are some other drivers in our family that we may eventually become concerned about: our elderly parents. If you are starting to wonder if it is time to talk to your parents about turning over the keys, we have some great advice to share: Read the rest of this entry >>

Mother dropping her kids off at school

Getting Ready to Head Back to the Classroom? Purchase the Perfect Vehicle at Auction Direct USA!

Best Used Vehicles for Back to School 2019

If you have been out shopping at your favorite big box store, you have probably noticed that Back to School merchandise has been prominently displayed. You may even have started to pick up a few items before things start to become scarce. In addition to the notebooks, folders, and flair pens, you may need one more item – and that is a different vehicle. Read the rest of this entry >>

Mechanic in a service center

Help! My Car’s A/C Just Conked Out! Where Can I Get it Fixed?

Car Air Conditioning Repairs in Durham, NC

The South is famous for its sweltering summers and while we are used to it, it can be uncomfortable to get in our vehicle after it has been sitting out in the hot sun. Usually, we rely on the air conditioning unit in our vehicle to help keep us cool, but there may come a day when it konks out on you – and it is usually on the hottest day of the year! Read the rest of this entry >>

Sunlight in a city

How Can I Protect My Car’s Paint Job from the Sun?

Vehicle Sun Protection Tips to Prevent Fading

When you shop with us here at Auction Direct USA, you will find a wide variety of colors available for our high-quality used vehicles. No matter which color you choose, you definitely want it to look good for a long time. However, the bright rays from the sun can cause your vehicle’s paint to fade over time. Luckily, we have some tips to help prevent sun-caused paint fade from happening! Read the rest of this entry >>

Stick Figure Bumper Sticker

Is it a Bad Idea to Have Bumper Stickers That Pertain to My Kids on My Car?

Dangers of Kid-Related Bumper Stickers on a Car

In today’s world, many folks are more than willing to share their lives with other folks thanks to social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and personal blogs. And the sharing can become even more prevalent once we start having kids and feel the need to constantly share photos with everyone. While some of our friends enjoy seeing pictures of our kids in their newest outfits or heading off to their first day at school, we should exercise caution when sharing due to the ever-growing risk of encountering unscrupulous characters. Read the rest of this entry >>

Moon at night with blue lighting

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing in a Used Truck from Auction Direct USA!

Used Trucks for Skygazing Available in Rochester, NY and Raleigh, NC

Here at Auction Direct USA, one of our favorite summertime activities is going outside and looking up at the nighttime sky. We always love picking out the constellations, making a wish on a shooting star, and keeping our eyes open for a UFO. But the one thing that we really look forward to doing is celebrating the 50th anniversary of man’s landing next week. Some of us old-timers still remember sitting in our parents’ living room and watching Neil Armstrong step off Apollo 11 and saying, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. Read the rest of this entry >>

Lead mechanic in a service center

Why is My Manual Transmission Vehicle Smelling Like Burnt Rubber?

Common Reasons Your Manual Transmission Can Start to Smell

Manual transmissions have gone to the wayside in favor of the automatic option, but there are many drivers who still prefer the old-school manual. When you shop with us here at Auction Direct USA, you can easily find vehicles that are outfitted with a manual transmission. Like any vehicle component, your manual transmission will need to be maintained so that it may continue to work correctly. However, something can go wrong at some point either due to neglect, improper use, or age. Read the rest of this entry >>