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Start Building Credit Today with Image Auto Sales

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
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How to Build Your Credit from Scratch

Oftentimes, you hear about how you can rebuild your credit score if you have had some financial trouble in your life, but what if you are fresh out of school or simply haven’t used credit cards in your life? You may have no credit history to speak of, and that can also be an obstacle to getting financing for a vehicle, home, and just about anything else. Read ahead for a few tips on how to build your credit from scratch. 

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What Can You Do to Kill Time as Your Car is Serviced?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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How to Pass the Time While Your Vehicle is Serviced

While we pride ourselves on the quality of service as well as the accommodations for our customers in our lounge area, we understand that spending a chunk of your day in the shop while your car is getting worked on isn’t always the most fun you could ever have. It’s just a necessary part of car ownership. So it goes! There are ways you can make your waiting experience more enjoyable, though, so we want to go over how to pass the time while your vehicle is serviced.  

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Image Auto Sales Encourages Third-Party Mechanic Checks During the Test Drive

Friday, November 8th, 2019
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Should You Have a Mechanic Inspect a Car You’re Test Driving?

At Image Auto Sales, we are proud to offer a wide and varied selection of pre-owned vehicles with branded titles and clean titles. We stand behind the vehicle no matter the title it has, but we know that the shopping process can be stressful on customers due to the simple fact that driving something different from what you’ve been driving for years can sometimes be daunting. It’s all about the fear of the unknown. That’s why we encourage a solid test drive to get to know the vehicle you’re interested in. Should you have a mechanic inspect a car you’re test driving? Absolutely! We want you to feel comfortable with what you’re buying. Read ahead for more details.  (more…)

Have All Clean Title Vehicles Never Been in Accidents?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Does a Car Having a Clean Title Mean it was Never in an Accident?

If you have been perusing the Image Auto Sales website for any amount of time, you will notice that we specialize in selling vehicles with clean titles as well as branded titles. We have gone over why a branded title isn’t a bad thing, but we also want to put some focus on clean title vehicles. When you compare a clean title versus a branded title, it can sound like one is automatically miles better than the other. But the question is, does a car having a clean title mean it was never in an accident? Not necessarily. Read on for more details.  (more…)

How can I qualify for the lowest interest rate when I purchase my next vehicle?

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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Are you going to be shopping for a new car sometime in the near future? This can require some planning and additional budgeting in order to save up for the big purchase. Of course, it would be nice to be able to pay for the whole vehicle up front, but that is not always realistic. If you know you will be financing your next vehicle purchase, make sure that you know how to get the best interest rate. Keep reading below for some helpful tips! (more…)

Our inventory offers incredible value, but there could be some challenges to face

Thursday, December 27th, 2018
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How do I finance a car with a branded title?

The chief reason people shop for a vehicle at Image Auto Sales is our nearly unbeatable prices. We’re able to offer these deep discounts because we stock and sell branded title vehicles. In short, a vehicle with a branded title was purchased by us at auction and restored to a nearly showroom-like condition by our team of experts. That still leaves a major piece of the puzzle to figure out, how you’re going to pay. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I finance a car with a branded title,’ Image Auto Sales is here to help. Do not hesitate to reach out to one of our product experts today if you need more assistance – we’re happy to help. (more…)

Winter driving carries some unique requirements for safety

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Do I need to lower my tire pressure for winter driving?

To be sure, drivers have wildly different experiences when they’re on the road in the winter versus summer. For reasons beyond understanding, there is one particular myth that keeps popping up when the snow falls that the experts working in our service department need to knock down. Each year people ask, ‘Do I need to lower my tire pressure for winter driving?’ Under no circumstances should you operate your vehicle with more or less pressure in the tires than what is stated in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Driving on under- or overinflated tires will not only change the way it handles, but it can also hurt the lifespan of the tread and negatively affect fuel economy. Let’s take a closer look. (more…)

As winter approaches, make sure your windshield wipers are up to the task

Monday, November 12th, 2018
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How often do I need to replace the windshield wipers on a vehicle?

A lot of the newer cars, trucks and SUVs available in the Image Auto Sales inventory come with automated collision avoidance technology. These systems represent a great leap in vehicle safety and in the relatively short time automakers have been employing this technology, drivers and passengers have been noticeably safer. However, all the technology in the world can’t replace an attentive person behind the wheel who is looking through a clean windshield. The key to a clear windscreen is a pair of functioning windshield wipers. So, how often do you need to replace the windshield wipers on a vehicle? We asked the experts working in the Image Auto Sales Service Department, let’s take a look at what they have to say. (more…)

We help you find insurance for your branded title vehicle

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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Is it expensive to insure a branded title vehicle?

There is nothing particularly special about a used car lot. However, there is something very special about the stock of vehicles for sale at Image Auto Sales. We specialize in repairing vehicles that have been turned over to insurance companies after someone had a very bad day. Since dealing with vehicles with a branded title is our stock in trade, it’s pretty common for people to ask us, ‘Is it expensive to insure a branded title vehicle?’ Find the best possible deal on car insurance can be challenging enough without the added wrinkle of properly covering a car, truck or SUV with a branded title. Let’s take a look at a few things you need to know. (more…)

Why Do You Need to Check Your Car When Seasons Change?

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your vehicle, but did you know that giving your car an extra check-up when the seasons change can actually help keep you safe on the road as well? The safety benefits of seasonal car maintenance include making sure that your car will start up smoothly in the morning no matter the temperature and weather and enabling enough grip on your tires. Check out a few things to look at on your car every time the season changes below. (more…)

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