Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>