Most Reliable Car Brands According to Consumer Reports and J.D. Power.
Here at CrossPointe Motor Cars in Winchester, VA, we believe in helping customers buy reliable vehicles. It’s one of the reasons we offer our free lifetime powertrain warranty on so many vehicles in our inventory. But we can’t magically turn a lemon into a reliable vehicle.
So then, which car brands are the most reliable? Below, you’ll find a list of ten different brands—six regular ones and four luxury ones—that achieved the highest ratings from Consumer Reports and J.D. Power for reliability.Read the rest of this entry »
Crossover vs SUV: What’s the Difference?
Here at CrossPointe Motor Cars in Winchester, VA, we see a lot of used SUVs and crossovers. While both are excellent options, there’s a bit of confusion surrounding what distinguishes them from each other.
What’s actually the difference between an SUV and a crossover?Read the rest of this entry »
Straightening Out a Stubborn Seat Belt Latch Plate
Here at CrossPointe Motor Cars in Winchester, VA, we love teaching you DIY maintenance skills to help you keep your car in tip-top shape. Today, we want to show how to fix one of the most annoying things that can happen in your vehicle: the seat belt latch is facing the wrong direction.
Follow the step-by-step guide below to fix a seat belt latch and get it facing the right way again.Read the rest of this entry »
New 2021 Virginia Law Affects Phone Use While Driving
Here at CrossPointe Motor Cars in Winchester, VA, we’ve always advocated for safe driving. Numerous studies have shown, for instance, that texting while driving is just as bad or worse than drunk driving. Texting while driving has been illegal across the USA and in Virginia for a long time now. But how about talking on the phone? Or switching your music? Messing with navigation? Well, there’s a new law for Virginia residents that rules on that.
Is it illegal to talk on the phone while driving in Virginia? Let’s take a look.Read the rest of this entry »
Here are the Highest-Rated Toyota RAV4 Model Years
Here at CrossPointe Motor Cars in Winchester, VA, we’ve seen our fair share of the Toyota RAV4. Like the Honda CR-V, it’s a very popular vehicle, which means that there are a lot of different used models to choose from. So which ones are the best?
Here at the Toyota RAV4 model years that you should buy if you want a reliable vehicle.Read the rest of this entry »
Synthetic Leather Upholstery vs Genuine Leather Upholstery: Which is Better?
Faux leather. Fake leather. Leatherette. Synthetic leather. There are many names for synthetic leather upholstery. People debate whether it’s the better alternative to genuine leather. So, which is it?
Are synthetic leather or genuine leather seats better? Well, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each.Read the rest of this entry »
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay vs Bluetooth: Here’s the Difference
You’re shopping for used vehicles and you come across two similar vehicles. One has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability, while the other has Bluetooth. Which should you get?
What’s the difference between Bluetooth and features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?Read the rest of this entry »
Limited Powertrain Warranties: What They Cover and Why They’re Good
Warranties are excellent. They’re a promise to a customer that the product they spent money on will work. And if the product doesn’t work, then the customer will get a replacement. When it comes to something as expensive as a car, that’s incredibly reassuring. However, the wording can be confusing.
Here’s what a limited powertrain warranties covers.Read the rest of this entry »
Touching Up a Scratch in Your Vehicle’s Paint Job: Step-by-Step Guide
Before we start, let’s get this out of the way: touching up a scratch at home isn’t a replacement for professional painting and refinishing. However, unless the car you’re trying to touch up is precious to you (like with a classic or luxury vehicle), then the following fix will adequately repair most scratches, even deep ones.
Here’s how to fix a scratch in your vehicle’s paint.Read the rest of this entry »
Fixing a Stuck Parking Brake
Maybe you pulled up on the parking brake a bit too hard. Perhaps you use your emergency brake to drift around corners. Or it could even be that you never use the parking brake and the one time you did, it got stuck. Whatever the reason, it’s a hassle to deal with.
Here’s how you can unstick your vehicle’s parking brake. Note: this blog is not for a parking brake lever that won’t go down, but for when your vehicle’s parking brake won’t release.Read the rest of this entry »