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Improving Your Credit Score

Are you in the market for a new car but afraid your credit scores might prevent you from getting an auto loan or cost you to pay more in interest rates? We at Route 15 Used Car Center want you to make an informed decision when buying a car and are here to help you every step of the way.

If your credit scores are less than perfect, there are ways to improve your credit score. Get a copy of your credit report and check for mistakes. If there are mistakes, contact the bureau and get them fixed. If you…

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Should You Buy a Used Car?

If you've been thinking of investing in a vehicle, you understand that you have many choices. There is a plethora of options available to you. One of the most important questions is whether you should choose a new or used car. For many consumers, a used car is the clear choice. Here's why.

A used car comes with many benefits. Not only will the initial price tag be lower, but you'll be able to enjoy a greater variety of vehicles. You won’t be limited to the latest model. Used cars are inspected thoroughly before being sold…

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Safety Tips for Choosing Your Teen's First Car

The days of worrying about your teen driving will never come to an end, but you can do everything possible to make certain that they are as safe as possible when they do get out on that road. Here are two things to consider before letting your child off to drive.

Look for a vehicle that has a lower horsepower. This is not going to be a video game for the teen, this is real life. The lower the horsepower, the less likely that they will get themselves into some serious trouble on the roads. 

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The Debate: Should You Refinance or Trade-in Your Car

If you are like a majority of people in the country, you car is one of your most important assets. Indeed, it likely is second only to your residence. With that said, you may have reached a juncture at which you are debating whether or not you should refinance or trade-in your current automobile.

Through the refinancing process, you can glean some cash to be used for really any purpose you desire. This includes using the money from the refinance on a down payment on another vehicle. 

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The Items That Should Be Packed in a Roadside Emergency Kit

Our hopes here at Route 15 Used Cars is that you have all the items you'll need in your roadside emergency kit to avoid issues. You never know when the car battery in your vehicle may fail, so it is a great idea to have jumper cables on board so another driver can give you a jump-start.

Packing a small first-aid kit in the trunk can allow you to tend to minor injuries until help arrives. A couple cans of tire fix-a-flat are going to allow you to get that flat tire off the rim just high enough to…

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Understand Towing and Payload Capacity - Protect Your Truck

Overloaded trucks can be damaged in a variety of ways. The first step to keeping the chassis, suspension, and bed of your truck safe is to understand the difference between towing capacity and payload capacity.

Towing a trailer takes much of the stress off of the frame of a truck. Because of this, the towing capacity, which is the amount of weight that a truck can pull behind it, is much greater than its payload capacity.  

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Why Should You Consider a Hatchback?

If you've been searching for a new vehicle for your family, you understand just how tricky finding the right car can be. If you want something with space, roominess, and a comfortable atmosphere, it's vital that you choose the perfect vehicle for your family. For many consumers, a hatchback is an obvious choice. Here's why.

One of the biggest benefits to choosing a hatchback is that you'll have easy access to cargo space. Do you like to travel? Do you enjoy taking road trips? What about camping trips? Whether you want to transport groceries or sporting…

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Tailgating Essentials

Tailgating might not seem like it requires a lot of supplies but if you want your outing to be one to remember, you need to have certain items on hand. Let us here at Route 15 Used Car Center help you take a closer look at some of the tailgating essentials that you need to have in order to be ready for football and tailgating season.
  • It might sound like overkill but, a fire extinguisher will make quick work of any problems that occur with your portable grill.
  • Sunblock will protect your skin if the sun is out all day…
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Learn How to Properly Use a Roof Rack

When traveling, having a roof rack gives you more storage space and wiggle room. You can even haul a kayak or canoe with a roof rack. To begin, read the roof rack's instructions. Next, refer to your car's owner's manual. Check the roof's weight capacity. Consider the weight of the rack in addition to the weight of the items you want to transport on it.

Hauling stuff on top of your vehicle creates more drag and resistance. Most roof racks have a speed limit rating. Make sure to check the maximum speed that the roof can…

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Roadtripping on a Budget

Road trips can be fun and memorable experiences. They can also be expensive and regrettable when they are executed poorly. Everyone fantasizes about the spontaneous cross-country road trip in which decisions are made on a whim and planning is kept to a minimum. The reality is that this dream scenario doesn't exist, and road trips require planning and preparation in order to prevent pain and suffering.

The most important aspect of keeping a budget when planning a road trip is planning for lodging. Lodging is often the largest expense on road trips and cannot be left to last-minute decisions…

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