How to Trade in Your Vehicle to Steve Austin’s Auto Group

Trade In Your Vehicle | Bellefontaine, OH

When you’re tired of your old car and want to upgrade to a newer model, you have to figure out what you’re going to do with your old ride. Do you sell it online? Do you leave it parked at Grandma’s house? We think your best option is to put that car toward the cost of your new one! Steve Austin’s Auto Group wants your trade-in, so we’d like to explain how to trade in your vehicle to us.

Why Trade-In Your Car?

Trading in your car to a dealership, like Steve Austin’s Auto Group in Bellefontaine, Ohio, is a convenient way to get rid of it. Private sales through online marketplaces or front lawn displays take a lot of effort, from posting the listing to answering every inquiry to filling out all the paperwork to transferring the title.

If you trade in your car to Steve Austin’s Auto Group, we’ll do the work for you. All you have to do follow a couple of simple steps, and the value of your old car is then directly applied to the cost of your new car. It’s that easy!

Advice For Training In Your Car

When you’re ready to trade in your car for a new one, bring the following items to Steve Austin’s Auto Group: the original vehicle title, proof of ownership, current registration, all key copies and proof of insurance. These are all you’ll need to transfer ownership to us and save money on your auto loan.

It is also helpful if you clean the car beforehand and remove any belongings from the trunk, glovebox and other storage places.

If you have any questions about the process of trading in your car to us, please call us anytime. We’re happy to make the transaction simple and clear for you.

Tips for Cleaning Your Used Vehicle

Cleaning Car Interior | Bellefontaine, OH

A car that’s free of clutter, dust and debris looks better and lasts longer. Here are a few tips for cleaning and revitalizing the look and feel of your used car.

Care For Upholstery

Your car seats will look like new after a thorough vacuuming and wash using a shampoo that’s specifically designed for car upholstery. Pay particular attention to the headrests. If there is a stain that you cannot remove manually, use a portable spot cleaning machine.

Wash The Mats

Over time, dirt, mud and water will soak into your car’s floor mats. If you ignore this mess, the appearance of your interior will suffer. Pull out the mats, apply shampoo, and use a power washer to blast away the grime. If your cleaning efforts are not enough to renew the mats, consider replacing them.

Wipe Down Surfaces

Wipe down your steering wheel, dashboard, cupholders and other hard surfaces, including your door handles with a cleaning solution or wipes safe for car interiors. Use appropriate wipes to wipe down leather seats.

Clear The Air

The cabin air filter absorbs dust and smoke, and over time, it can become overloaded and ineffective. A new air filter will help improve your cabin’s air quality. You can replace the filter yourself or trust the job to the experts at Steve Austin’s Auto Group.

At Steve Austin’s Auto Group, we offer high-quality used vehicles in Bellefontaine, Ohio. For all your car shopping and maintenance needs, be sure to contact us.

The Best GMC Models For Pet Owners

Your pets are just as much a part of your family as your kids are, so of course, you want to bring them along on family vacations. To make the most of each drive with the whole family, consider one of these great GMC models for pet owners.  

2020 GMC Terrain

2020 GMC Terrain | Bellefontaine, OH

The GMC Terrain is a small SUV that’s loaded with convenient amenities and is surprisingly spacious. There are 29.6 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row and 63.3 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the first row, so you and your pet can spread out.

2020 GMC Acadia

2020 GMC Acadia | Bellefontaine, OH

The Acadia is more spacious than the Terrain with three rows of seating and ample cargo space. Plus, it comes with smart features, like the available Hands-Free power programmable liftgate, which makes it easy to get your pet into the SUV.

2021 GMC Yukon

2020 GMC Yukon | Bellefontaine, OH

The GMC Yukon has plenty of room for all your passengers, thanks to its sizeable interior. Utilize up to 122.9 cubic feet of cargo volume, and keep everyone cool and content with the tri-zone automatic climate control.

To find out more about how these SUVs can benefits road trips with your entire family, give us a call at Steve Austin’s Auto Group in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

How to Keep Your Car Cool This Summer

Summer

Even as temperatures rise to uncomfortably hot, there are still ways to keep your car cool. Direct sunlight is a large part of what heats up the inside of a car, so learning tricks to keep your car out of the sun will help you stay cool all season.

Cover the Seats and Steering Wheel

Every surface of a car’s interior can become uncomfortably hot from the sun’s summer rays. Leather surfaces are especially hot to the touch. You can avoid this pain all together by keeping blankets or towels in your back seat and using them to cover surfaces like seats and the steering wheel when your car is parked.

Park in the Shade

If you can keep your car out of direct sunlight, you’ll be able to keep its interior temperature down. When you want a cool car to return to after a long day, finding a shady parking spot is worth the effort.

Use a Sunshade

Sometimes there isn’t any shade around when you’re about to park your vehicle — that’s when a sunshade comes in handy. Sunshades fit across the inside of the windshield, shading the front seats from the sun, and in some case reflecting the rays to keep the interior as cool as possible.

Contact us at Steve Austin’s Auto Group if you need a new vehicle with a working air-conditioning system, or schedule a maintenance appointment to fix your vehicle’s dysfunctional system. We’re here to help make your summer drives more comfortable.