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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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What’s More Important- Miles or Age?

If you are looking to purchase a used Nissan, you may find yourself wondering if mileage or age is more important when deciding to purchase a used vehicle. Both miles and age play an important role in how much the car should cost, its condition and how long it should last. Here is some information you should know.

The Importance of Mileage

The parts in an automobile are only designed to last so many miles. Once they hit that mileage, parts begin to wear and fail. As such, the mileage in an automobile is important. Once you hit the 150,000- mile mark, you can expect suspension parts, engine parts and other components to begin to wear. As such, try to find a car with as few miles as possible.

The Importance of Age

Age also plays a factor in parts wearing out. Rubber parts, belts and other parts made from synthetic materials begin to wear in 10 to 15 years. As such, older cars with low miles are not always a better deal than newer cars with mid-range mileage.

The Importance of Having a Used Car Inspected

If you are looking to purchase a used Nissan, always have the used vehicle inspected. A mechanic can help you determine how much life may be left in different parts, helping you to determine if the car is a good purchase for you.

Nissan vehicles are long-lasting, reliable vehicles. This makes them a great option if you are looking to purchase a used Nissan. Paying attention to the mileage and the age of the vehicle will help you find the ideal one for you.

When you are looking to purchase a used Nissan or any other used vehicle, visit Auction Direct USA. We can help you find the right car for you.

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Reasons You Should Drive a Subaru

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, it is important that you take the time to learn about various types of cars. Every manufacturer has its own unique benefits. If you are considering a Subaru , here are a few of the unique benefits that these vehicles offer.

Subaru Offers Safe Vehicles

One of the major reasons why you should be driving a Subaru is because Subaru offers safe vehicles. They take the time to ensure that every vehicle that they put on the road is safe. In fact, they won the IIHS Top Safety Picks for All Models five years in a row, from 2010 – 2015.

When you are driving, you want to ensure that you can keep your family and friends, as well as yourself, safe in the vehicle. Subaru helps to ensure this happens.

Subaru Features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Another major benefit associated with Subaru automobiles is that they offer symmetrical all-wheel drive. Symmetrical all-wheel drive ensures that there is a linear power flow to all the wheels.

Ultimately, continuously providing each wheel with the same amount of power helps to prevent slipping while driving, even on the most slippery surfaces. This can prevent your car from spinning out on an icy, wet or oily road.

Subaru Vehicles Have a Boxer Engine

The final reason why you should consider driving a Subaru is because Subaru vehicles have a boxer engine. A boxer engine is a flat laying engine that sits towards the front of the vehicle. This helps to provide a Subaru with the perfect blend of efficiency, power and balance.

Subaru’s are notoriously safe, well-made vehicles. If you are ready to purchase one, Auction Direct USA can help you. Visit our car lot in Rochester, NY or Raleigh, NC today to see our current selection of Subaru automobiles or to take one for a test drive.