Honest Car Dealer
What Your Mechanic Doesn’t Want You to Know

Automotive repairs can be costly and stressful—and you don’t need the added exacerbation of dishonest dealings or shady practices from your mechanic. At the end of the day, automotive repair shops are out to make money. A good shop wants to serve its customers and attend to their needs along …

March 28, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
What Your Mechanic Doesn’t Want You to Know

Automotive repairs can be costly and stressful—and you don’t need the added exacerbation of dishonest dealings or shady practices from your mechanic. At the end of the day, automotive repair shops are out to make money. A good shop wants to serve its customers and attend to their needs along …

March 28, 2016 by Jamie Rettig

Getting a car warranty
What Your Auto Warranty Doesn’t Cover

Auto warranties can be great things, but one of the worst parts about them is needing to have any and all maintenance performed at a certified dealership. It makes sense, of course, but what the dealers don’t tell you is that they like to tack on services you don’t need …

January 5, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Getting a car warranty
What Your Auto Warranty Doesn’t Cover

Auto warranties can be great things, but one of the worst parts about them is needing to have any and all maintenance performed at a certified dealership. It makes sense, of course, but what the dealers don’t tell you is that they like to tack on services you don’t need …

January 5, 2015 by Jamie Rettig

Getting a car warranty
What Voids a Car’s Warranty?

You may have heard that automakers are becoming more lenient when it comes to modifications, letting drivers keep their warranty in many cases, but the truth is that most of those cases end up being the kinds of things people go to court over. It’s rare that automakers actually encourage …

December 2, 2014 by Jamie Rettig

Getting a car warranty
What Voids a Car’s Warranty?

You may have heard that automakers are becoming more lenient when it comes to modifications, letting drivers keep their warranty in many cases, but the truth is that most of those cases end up being the kinds of things people go to court over. It’s rare that automakers actually encourage …

December 2, 2014 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Is Scheduled Factory Maintenance Really Necessary?

Your auto repair shop has undoubtedly told you time and time again that you need to follow your scheduled factory maintenance diligently or your new car will have serious problems. But really, is this kind of rigid timeline necessary or is it just a scam? Scheduled Factory Maintenance Basics Scheduled …

May 27, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Is Scheduled Factory Maintenance Really Necessary?

Your auto repair shop has undoubtedly told you time and time again that you need to follow your scheduled factory maintenance diligently or your new car will have serious problems. But really, is this kind of rigid timeline necessary or is it just a scam? Scheduled Factory Maintenance Basics Scheduled …

May 27, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Windshield Wipers are an Important Instrument for Safe Driving

Safe driving should be on the top of every driver’s list. Inclement weather, changing traffic configurations, and unpredictable road conditions can create dangerous driving situations. Having clear vision during these less-than-perfect conditions means having properly working windshield wipers, and knowing when and how to replace your wiper blades will help …

February 5, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Windshield Wipers are an Important Instrument for Safe Driving

Safe driving should be on the top of every driver’s list. Inclement weather, changing traffic configurations, and unpredictable road conditions can create dangerous driving situations. Having clear vision during these less-than-perfect conditions means having properly working windshield wipers, and knowing when and how to replace your wiper blades will help …

February 5, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Learn How To Inspect a Pre-Owned Vehicle

While used car dealers have become much more reputable than they used to be, the fact is that you can still get swindled if you are not careful when buying a pre-owned car. What’s worse is that there are actually folks out there who will still actively try to pull …

January 17, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Learn How To Inspect a Pre-Owned Vehicle

While used car dealers have become much more reputable than they used to be, the fact is that you can still get swindled if you are not careful when buying a pre-owned car. What’s worse is that there are actually folks out there who will still actively try to pull …

January 17, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Clean Your Car Like a Pro

While it should be common knowledge that one of the best ways to protect your automobile investment is to wash it regularly, keeping the dangers of rust and corrosion at bay, interior cleaning can often be just as important. While there are detailing experts who will gladly take care of …

January 11, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Clean Your Car Like a Pro

While it should be common knowledge that one of the best ways to protect your automobile investment is to wash it regularly, keeping the dangers of rust and corrosion at bay, interior cleaning can often be just as important. While there are detailing experts who will gladly take care of …

January 11, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Tips for Touching Up Your Car’s Paint Job

Your car is suddenly starting to show signs that it’s ‘not so new’ anymore. Besides a sluggish get up, you’re beginning to notice that your paint is wearing away on your hood or above your wheel wells. Besides being unsightly, even a small scratch can also lead to rusting. Don’t …

January 5, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Tips for Touching Up Your Car’s Paint Job

Your car is suddenly starting to show signs that it’s ‘not so new’ anymore. Besides a sluggish get up, you’re beginning to notice that your paint is wearing away on your hood or above your wheel wells. Besides being unsightly, even a small scratch can also lead to rusting. Don’t …

January 5, 2013 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Updating Your Emergency Roadside Kit for Winter

Winter brings special considerations while driving. Not only is it important to take things a little more gently on the roads, but it’s also important to be ready for a roadside emergency. Sitting in our warm cars, it can be difficult to fully comprehend the dangers that winter poses until …

December 12, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Updating Your Emergency Roadside Kit for Winter

Winter brings special considerations while driving. Not only is it important to take things a little more gently on the roads, but it’s also important to be ready for a roadside emergency. Sitting in our warm cars, it can be difficult to fully comprehend the dangers that winter poses until …

December 12, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Tips for Driving During Winter Weather

Maybe you are a new driver and never paid attention while your parents navigated through the snow in the family car. Maybe you just moved north from a warmer climate. Maybe you just want to improve your winter driving skills to be safer on the road this winter. Whatever the …

December 10, 2012 by Jamie Rettig

Honest Car Dealer
Tips for Driving During Winter Weather

Maybe you are a new driver and never paid attention while your parents navigated through the snow in the family car. Maybe you just moved north from a warmer climate. Maybe you just want to improve your winter driving skills to be safer on the road this winter. Whatever the …

December 10, 2012 by Jamie Rettig