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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 >>

Table set with Easter-themed foods

How Do I Transport Food to Easter Dinner Without Spilling?

Tips for Transporting Food in a Vehicle

Easter is coming up and we are looking forward to getting together with our loved ones for a delicious meal. When there is a large crowd, cooking a full meal can be overwhelming for whoever is hosting. Oftentimes, we are asked to contribute to the meal to make things easier for our hostess, and there are many delicious recipes that are crowd-pleasers. The only problem that we experience is trying to transport our dish without a disaster occurring. Luckily, we have some tips to help you out. Read the rest of this entry >>

What Cars Do Parents Think are Great for Their Teenage Drivers?

Best Cars for Teen Drivers According to Parents

Many of us remember turning 16 and getting our first car. Of course, that car was typically a hand-me-down from Mom and Dad while they upgraded to a newer vehicle for themselves – or we purchased a used vehicle with Mom and Dad’s help. In this day and age, it seems like there is a different attitude about the kind of vehicle that teens should drive. We are guessing that it is due to distorted movies and reality shows where teens are driving brand-new luxury cars. However, many parents are still being practical about their teen’s first vehicle. We were scrolling through Quora this morning and found the question “What is a good first car for my 16-year-old son?” We thought that we would share some of the opinions of the Quora community: Read the rest of this entry >>

Low-angle image of a motorcycle

Watch Out for Motorcyclists This Spring While Driving Around Raleigh!

Vehicle/Motorcycle Safety Tips for Raleigh, NC Drivers

Our Raleigh and Durham-based dealerships have been experiencing spring weather for a while, though our Rochester, NY dealership will be waiting a little longer. The spring season means that more motorcycles will be out on the road. Most motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles, and the person driving the passenger vehicle is usually the party at fault. To help prevent motorcycle accidents, we are sharing some safety tips for you to remember when sharing the road this spring. Read the rest of this entry >>