3 Signs It’s Time for an Alignment

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A great Buy Here Pay Here dealer in Ohio thoroughly inspects each car we buy to make sure it’s one of the best before we put it on our lot. We make any necessary repairs to the engine or other mechanics and clean up the interior. Our cars are certified before we sell them, so you can trust that they will give you the performance you need.

After you drive off the lot, keeping your car in that shape is up to you. Even simple maintenance tasks can have a big impact on the performance of your car and how well it holds up over time. An alignment can ensure that your car handles well, your tires maintain even tread, and you have better control over your car in an accident.

Here are the top three signs that you might be due for an alignment:

Your Car Pulls to One Side

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How to Know When You’ve Found the Car That’s “The One”

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Shopping for used cars at a Buy Here Pay Here Ohio dealership opens up a much larger number of possibilities for your new vehicle. You aren’t just limited to the current year’s crop; you can get find thousands of vehicles that include all manufacturers and all years, going back about 10 years or so. If you’re lucky, you can even find a classic or collectible car.

While having so many options can help you ensure you get just the right car, all those options can also be a bit overwhelming. How can you be sure that you’ve found the right car? What if you keep searching and find something better?

How do you know when you’ve found “the one?”

Here are a few things that will let you know when you’ve found the right car and can stop shopping:

Cargo and Passenger Space

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Used Car Spotlight: 2010 Chevy Aveo

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McCluskey Chevrolet has one of the largest selections of used cars in Cincinnati, Ohio. We pride ourselves on carrying some of the best cars at the best prices of any Buy Here Pay Here Ohio dealership. You can find quality vehicles from a wide variety of makes and models.

From time to time, we like to spotlight a used car in our inventory to let our customers know what makes it special. For this spotlight, we are exploring the 2010 Chevy Aveo, a sporty little car that came as either a sedan or a hatchback.

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The Chevy Aveo is a reliable vehicle with a solid engine under the hood. It’s got a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine with [click to continue…]

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How to Find the Best Mechanic in Cincinnati

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When you are searching for used cars, Cincinnati dealership McCluskey Chevrolet has some of the best options for Buy Here Pay Here in Ohio. When you are searching for a mechanic for that car, you have dozens of options, but not all of them are good choices. Unfortunately, you can find many mechanics who will perform substandard work or find ways to cheat you out of your money.

It is important that you carefully research your options so that you find a mechanic who does the best work at the best price, helping you to protect your car and extend its life.

Here are a few things you can do to find the best mechanic in Cincinnati or wherever you live:

Ask for Referrals

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The Realities of Buying a Used Car on Craigslist 

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Craigslist has given us incredible access to a lot of buying, selling, and trading opportunities that could never have been choreographed offline. However, there are a few caveats you should know about before using the site to find a used car.

First, and most importantly, remember safety. If you decide to purchase anything from Craigslist, always bring your phone, and make sure you arrange to meet the seller in a public place.

Secondly, take the time to find the right match. With so many listings to peruse and so many eager sellers, Craigslist can become inundating and time consuming.

Hang in there. Here are a few tips that can help you narrow down the field.

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Why New Car Incentives Can’t Beat Used Car Prices

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It’s clear that in our current economy, Americans are looking for quality and value when they buy. This has automotive dealers constantly trying to one up each other in terms of reliability, performance, style, and efficiency.

That kind of competition between car producers has huge benefits for consumers. Vehicles are lasting much longer these days, and owners are shelling out cash for repairs far less often.

Still, paying full price for a new vehicle can be overwhelming and may leave you wondering if the price tag was worth it.

Take things in a different direction. Because cars are being made so well, it’s even smarter to pick up a model that’s a few years old, but in great condition. Find a used car and hold onto your savings.

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The 3 Best Used Cars to Buy in 2014

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Automotive producers are releasing higher quality vehicles with much more affordable price tags in order to stay competitive. That’s great news for consumers.

With new cars already being priced so reasonably, buying a used car that’s in excellent condition at one of your local used car dealerships has even bigger benefits.

You’ll save on a down payment, your car will retain more value, and you’ll avoid being strapped with an overwhelming monthly payment.

So what are the best models to look for at Buy Here Pay Here dealerships in Ohio? Here’s a brief tour of three that rise to the top.

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How to Protect the Resale Value of Your Car

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Local used car dealerships aren’t just a great place to buy a car; they are also a great place to sell one. Once you are finished with your car or are just ready to upgrade, you can either sell your car to one of your local used car dealerships or you can trade it in for a new one.

If you take care of your car well over the time you have it, you can potentially sell it for thousands of dollars, helping you to take a big chunk out of the purchase price of your next car. If you don’t, you may as well be throwing money away.

Here are a few things that you can do to protect the resale value of your car:

Stick to the Recommended Maintenance Schedule

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How to Extend the Life of Your Used Car

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Shopping for a used car can help you find a quality vehicle at an affordable price. When you find a used car that you love, you are embarking on what should be a long and beautiful relationship. How you care for your car will have a big impact on what kind of performance and longevity it has.

Here are a few things you must do to extend the life of your used car and get the most from your investment:

Stick to the Maintenance Schedule

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How to Get Rid of Smells in a Used Car

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When you buy a used car, you are buying its history, as well. Unfortunately, that can include a history of owners who were smokers, pet owners or just not very good at keeping their car clean. When you shop at quality local used car dealerships, like McCluskey Automotive, you’ll have your choice of cars that have been carefully pre-screened and then thoroughly detailed. You shouldn’t have to deal with any unsavory smells when you buy from local used car dealerships like these.

However, if you buy a used car from a less reputable dealership or from a private owner, you may have to deal with lingering odors. Here are a few things you can do to neutralize those smells and make your car smell fresh:

Look for Sources of Odors

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