Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

A muddy road set between two grassy fields

3 Key Items you Should Bring on Your Off-Road Adventures!

Off-Road Items you Should Bring on Your Adventure!

If you’re looking to go on an off-roading adventure, but aren’t sure what to bring with you on it, don’t worry! We’ll be happy to help you find the best items for your journey. These are some of the more essential items that you’ll need to bring on your trip. Continue reading below to find out more!

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Cars driving together in a storm

Driving Tips for Thunderstorms and Summer Rains

3 Tips for Tackling Summer Weather and Summer Storms

Bad storms and weather can bring a ton of dangers to you and your passengers. This means that you need to take a ton of precautions before and during your drives, especially if the weather takes a turn for the worst! Thankfully, we’re here to help you keep safe an prepare for your bad-weather driving experience! Continue reading below in order to find out more!

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado parked outside

How Do You Connect Apple CarPlay to a Chevrolet Brand Model?

Apple CarPlay and Chevrolet Brand Models

When it comes to exceptional features that offer a ton of entertainment and infotainment options, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are two that definitely stand out! These excellent features take your drive to the next level of connectivity and innovation, letting you enjoy a ton of applications through your model. Continue reading below in order to learn more!

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Closed garage door on nice house

How to set up HomeLink garage door opener?

Setting Up a HomeLink Garage Door Opener: Fixed and Rolling Code Video Tutorial

So, you’ve found a vehicle that’s full of awesome features. It’s got stuff like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, adaptive cruise control, and a customizable multi-information display. One excellent feature that many new users have trouble with is the HomeLink garage door opener.

We have the solution. Here’s an official video showing you how to set up a HomeLink garage door opener.

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Woman behind the wheel of her next vehicle

How Do I Help My Kid Overcome Their Reluctance to Drive?

Tips for Turning Your Kid into a Confident Driver 

We were reading the Dear Abby column this morning and a mother wrote a letter about how her 20-year-old daughter refuses to get a driver’s license and is sick of chauffeuring her around. Honestly, we thought that Abby kind of missed the mark in her advice because she said the daughter was smart and didn’t have to deal with car payments or insurance premiums, and just plainly suggested that the daughter get a bicycle or take the driving test again. We wanted to take a different spin on this and suggest some ways to encourage your kid to become more comfortable behind the wheel. 

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Large home with a narrow driveway

Here’s What You Need to Know About Your Garage When Building or Buying a Home

Tips for Finding or Building the Perfect Home Garage

Are you shopping for a new home or plan to build one from scratch in the Raleigh, NC or Rochester, NY area? When shopping or building a home, it seems like most folks put more thought into the kitchen and how they MUST have granite countertops or NEED to have two living rooms. But there is one area of the home that often gets overlooked that really shouldn’t – and that is the garage! Your home’s garage is just as important as the kitchen because it protects your vehicles from the elements. This means that your vehicle will look nicer and offer optimal performance for a longer period of time. Before you write that check to the realtor or home builder, read these tips on what to look for in your new home’s garage! Read the rest of this entry >>

Guy wearing sunglasses behind the wheel of his vehicle

What Should I Keep in the Glovebox of My Vehicle?

5 Essentials for Your Vehicle’s Glovebox

We went retrieve the owner’s manual this morning and discovered that our vehicle’s glove box was jam-packed with clutter. Sure, we found the manual, but we also found a bunch of random paperwork, that George Strait CD that we thought we lost, the card we were supposed to give to Cousin Lisa last summer at her wedding (is it too late to send it now?), wrappers from a few Snickers bars, a pack of gum, some expired coupons, and more! How did we let this happen?!?! After doing some serious decluttering, we thought that we would share the five most important essentials to keep in your vehicle’s glove box! Read the rest of this entry >>

Blue Chevy Silverado playing in the mud

What Kind of Engine Oil Does a Chevy Silverado 1500 Truck Need?

Engine Oil Viscosity Grade Recommendation for a Chevy Silverado 1500 Truck

Here at Auction Direct USA, many of our customers who are shopping for a high-quality used truck will choose the Chevy Silverado 1500. This pickup truck offers plenty of power and is a great choice when you need to work hard and want to play harder in either the Rochester, NY or Raleigh, NC area. One reason why many of our customers choose the Chevy Silverado 1500 is its reputation for long-lasting dependability. Read the rest of this entry >>