Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Drivers checking their vehicles after a collision

How Do I Become Comfortable Driving Again After Being in an Accident?

Ways to Get Comfortable with Driving Following an Accident

Whether it is a minor dent or a major collision where the car was totaled, accidents can be a very scary thing. While the moment it happens is scary, the aftermath can be difficult to cope with and can leave us feeling scared to get behind the wheel again. We are offering some tips to help you become confident about driving again. Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>

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 >>

closeup of silver car having tires serviced

Is it safe to put a set of used tires on my vehicle? 

Tires get replaced and serviced more often than most other parts of your car. This is because your tires are constantly taking a beating. Every time you drive, you put wear on them. Eventually, you will need to replace all four of your tires. Tires aren’t cheap, so it may be tempting to get used tires instead of brand-new ones. Is that entirely safe? The short answer—no. Keep reading to get the long answer.  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 >>