Owings Auto Blog

How to Drive in Adverse Conditions Like Rain or Fog

It’s not always going to be a beautiful spring day when you get behind the wheel. Even if you work from home, there will still be times when you’ll need to drive in adverse conditions like rain or fog. Of course, if the circumstances are dangerous, such as fog being so thick you can’t see […]
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7 Car Colors That Are Easiest To Keep Clean

Have you ever noticed that some of your friends’ or family members’ cars just tend to look cleaner or… nicer than others? Sure, some of those folks may drive a brand-new pickup or a gorgeous classic car, but what about that neighbor with the same vehicle as you? It may seem like they make frequent […]
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Why It’s Dangerous to Pump Gas with the Car Running

You’ve seen the signs at gas stations warning you to turn off your engine before pumping gas. If you’re like most people, you’ve probably been tempted to ignore the sign—especially on a particularly hot or cold day. If you have ever rebelled against this directive and pumped gas with the engine on, it’s very likely […]
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What It Means When a Car Won’t Start and It’s Making Sounds

You turn the key, and nothing happens. Or, maybe something happens, but the car still won’t start. It’s frustrating and inconvenient, so when your car won’t start, you want to figure out the problem and get it fixed ASAP. If you don’t know much about cars, you may worry that the mechanic could say just […]
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5 Used Sedans Since 2010 That Excel at Safety

Buying a used car can be a stressful situation. There’s so much to consider, from the mileage to the condition of the interior. However, if there’s one thing that should be at the top of your priority list, it’s safety. Finding the right combination of price and safety can be tricky, especially if you’re looking […]
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Chevrolet Silverado Provides Best Value Among Used Trucks

Why the Chevrolet Silverado is one of the Best Used Trucks The Chevrolet Silverado is universally regarded as one of the best full-size pickup trucks on the market. With a pedigree dating back to 1999 as the successor to the long-running Chevrolet C/K model line, the Silverado is arguably the most recognizable name in the […]
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Used Car Loans for Bad Credit: What Are Your Options?

You need a quality used car, but you have bad credit. It might feel like an impossible situation, but you know of others who are driving nice cars even though their credit isn’t great. So, how do buyers get car loans with bad credit in Texas? You might be surprised to learn you have a […]
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Why the Price of Used Cars Has Jumped in 2020

If you haven’t shopped for a used car in a while, you might be surprised by some of the technology—and you may be equally astonished by some of the prices. Sure, you can probably find a car in the classified ads for $2,000 or so, but if you need something reliable, that’s not the route […]
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Why The Honda Accord Is One Of The Best Used Cars

The Honda Accord has long been among the most popular midsize sedans in the industry. It consistently draws rave reviews from owners for its superior reliability, affordability, and fuel efficiency compared to the competition. Let’s take a look at why the Honda Accord just might be the best-used sedan you can buy on the market […]
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Seven Used Car Life Hacks You Should Know About

1.   Learn to Buff and Polish Your Car’s Paint This might sound overly ambitious to some, but we can assure you it’s not as hard as it sounds. Your car’s clear coat takes a lot of abuse in the hot Texas sun. Many light to moderate scratches can be caused by automatic car washes, […]
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Avoiding Tire Damage: 5 Common Culprits

If you’ve been driving for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced that sinking feeling that comes when you realize your tire has gone flat. There are many possible causes for a flat or other types of damage to your tires; some are avoidable, while some are not.  Buying new tires is an expensive purchase […]
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The Best Used SUVs for 2020: Features You Want and Exceptional Savings

In the market for an SUV? Many start their search in the new car section of the lot, but the truth is that there are benefits to buying a used car that make it a smarter choice—if you buy from a reputable dealer who stands behind what they sell.  Owings Auto specializes in selling quality […]
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What Are the Most Comfortable Used Cars? Here are 7 of Our Top Picks!

What’s most important to you when shopping for a used car? Along with performance and great gas mileage, most buyers will include comfort on their list of must-have features. Owings Auto has put together a list of some of the most comfortable used cars that also check the other boxes for features you want in […]
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Used 3-Row SUVs: The 5 Top Choices for Families

Some buyers find that new SUVs for families are out of their budget, but many quality used 3-row SUVs can be found at very affordable prices. As is the case when buying a new car, you want to choose a used vehicle with the features that are important to you and one that has earned […]
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Why Getting Approved is Easier with In-House Financing

If you’ve ever tried to secure a car loan with less-than-perfect credit, you may have walked away without the financing you needed. Banks and traditional dealerships typically require a high credit score, and that means many people will not qualify—but there is another way. Choosing a dealership that offers in-house financing makes it easy to […]
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The Top 5 Reliable Used Sedans Since 2010

If you are looking for a used sedan, reliability is likely one of the most important factors to consider. It really doesn’t matter how many features a car has if you cannot count on it to start each day. The best used cars will provide you with the reliability you need. Some of the most […]
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Which Used Truck Should You Buy for Work?

Not all trucks are created equal, especially when buying a used truck. That’s even more true when selecting a used truck for work purposes, as not all of them can handle the daily grind that a true work truck requires. But there are some that can handle it, including these seven models: 2017 Ford F-150 […]
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Top Maintenance Tips for Your Used Car or Truck

Your car is an important investment, and that’s true no matter how much you paid for it. That’s why taking proper care of it is so important. Whether you’re in the market for a used vehicle or want to learn how to take care of a car you already have, here are a few used […]
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What are the Best Used Cars for Families?

If you are looking for reliable used cars for your family, you are in the right place. At Owings Auto, we have an inventory of reliable used cars that can meet just about any need. You can find a reliable used car that has high safety ratings, fits your family, and comes with other features […]
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Find a Quality Preowned Vehicle at a Top notch Used Car Dealership

The car buying process can be exciting if you are on the hunt for an upgrade from your current vehicle. Buying a preowned vehicle can also be a stressful and overwhelming process if you end up having a negative buying experience. When you purchase a used car, you are getting a vehicle with a history. […]
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“Buy Here Pay Here” Financing May Require Different Size Down Payments

If you are reading this, the chances are good that you have heard about “buy here pay here” financing. For many drivers, the opportunity to finance a car purchase directly through a dealer is hugely valuable. Understanding the details behind “buy here pay here” can help ensure that you are prepared when it comes time […]
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COVID-19 Update: Owings Auto

To our customers, We at Owings Auto are closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 virus. As a member of your community, we are taking serious precautions to protect the health and safety of both our customers and team members. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Masks are required to enter the store. Please practice social distancing by maintaining […]
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Buy Here Pay Here: Debunking the Myths About BHPH Car and Truck Dealerships

What comes to mind when you hear about a buy here pay here car dealership? Does it conjure up images of shady salesmen and barely-legal interest rates? While there are some BHPH dealerships that don’t do things properly, there are many more that provide an easy and affordable way for buyers with less-than-perfect credit to […]
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The “Buy Here Pay Here” System Helps Work Around Credit Issues

Buying a car is a milestone for adults across the country. A car can be a launching pad to a better job, a much-needed resource for a new family, or simply a reward for years of hard work. For some car buyers, a low credit score can initially feel like a stumbling block on the […]
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Time Between Oil Changes Can Be Twice As Long As Previously Thought

Many Americans grew up being told by relatives and oil change stations that car owners need a change every 3,000 miles. Drivers were told that going too far over that mark could result in dire consequences to your car. Fortunately, this is one debate the internet was made to resolve. Not all cars need oil […]
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Hybrids? Diesels? Consider These Makes and Models for Top Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Since gas prices have consistently been above $2 the past 15 years, car shoppers look at fuel economy as one of the first metrics for whether they want to buy a new or used vehicle. And for good reason, shoppers are wise to get the car that fits their needs and will cost as little […]
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Toyota, Honda, & Hyundai Offer Excellent Reliable Models to Buy Used

Buying a used car has a completely new challenge compared to buying a new car. The process is not without its challenges, but that’s why we offer our knowledge and expertise to help you find the perfect used car for you. Check out our top three used car brands and models and why we think […]
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The Complete Guide to Buying a Used Car With Shaky Credit

Buying a car with less-than-perfect credit can be a challenge—there’s no point in pretending it’s not. Unlike someone with a 750+ credit score, you can’t just call your bank for over-the-phone loan approval and then head to the lot to pick out your car, but you can still get the quality used car you need; […]
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In-House Auto Financing vs. Traditional Financing

There are many steps involved when buying a car and, for some buyers, financing is the most stressful part of the process. In part, that’s because many buyers aren’t aware of the options available to them. One example is in-house financing—also called buy-here, pay-here (BHPH). This type of financing opens the door to easy qualifying […]
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Yes, You Can Get a Car Loan With Bad Credit

Trying to get a car loan with bad credit can feel like an uphill battle. If you have tried to get financing from a traditional car dealership with no luck, you may wonder if it is even possible to get a bad credit car loan. The reality is that you will not be able to […]
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What Does Buy Here Pay Here Mean at a Car Dealership?

You need a car, but your credit has a few hiccups. You’re not alone, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of—most people have credit issues at some point in their lives. The good news is that buy here pay here car lots provide a fast and easy option for buyers who need a bad credit […]
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