GMC has some fantastic family vehicles on the market, with options for parents and teens alike. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Consumer Reports, the GMC Terrain is one of the “best choices” for teens to drive. Whether your teen is driving in Bellefontaine, Ohio, or across the state, you can have peace of mind when they’re behind the wheel of the Terrain.
Consumer Reports teamed up with the IIHS to develop a report
on the best models for young drivers, especially if you’re sticking to a
budget. 2014 and 2016 to present Terrain models made the list in the midsize SUV
segment. To land on the list of “best choices”, the Terrain had to score “good”
ratings in different IIHS tests. It also needed to have electronic stability control
and high Consumer Reports’ reliability grades.
The Terrain is also worthy of making the list thanks to its wide
array of safety features. The 2021 model, for example, comes standard with
Automatic Emergency Braking, the Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian
Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.
It also has the Teen Driver system, which includes an in-vehicle report card so
you know how your teen is driving on the road.
Be sure to give us a call at Steve Austin’s Auto Group in Bellefontaine, Ohio, if you’re interested in getting a new or used vehicle for your teen.
The question of buying used or new is a familiar one for many drivers. Is it better to purchase a shiny, freshly assembled vehicle with the latest tech, or a used vehicle that costs you less? The answer to this question will differ for each driver, so we’ve assembled the top benefits of used and new vehicles to help you determine which option best fits your wants and lifestyle.
The biggest perk of buying a used vehicle is the money
you’ll save. Even if the pre-owned vehicle you’re eyeing is from a more recent
model year, it will still have a much more affordable price than it did when
new. Another positive is the vehicle’s resale value. If you choose to sell your
used vehicle after a few years of ownership, the resale value will likely be
close to the amount you initially paid to own it.
By purchasing a new vehicle, you can enjoy a number of
fantastic benefits. First, you’ll have access to the latest technologies and
conveniences, which can help you stay connected and comfortable on the road. Shopping
for a factory-fresh vehicle also means you don’t have to worry about its condition
or age, and you have a wide variety of financing options to choose from.
If you’re in the market for a used or new ride, give us a call at Steve Austin’s Auto Group in Bellefontaine, Ohio, to learn about the current options in our inventory.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.