Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category
Corolla Model Years: Which Ones Should You Get?
The Toyota Corolla is the most-produced vehicle on the planet, with over 43 million units made and sold. As a result, there are a lot of used models out there. However, not every Toyota Corolla was made equal. The 2002 and 2009 Corolla models were notorious for engine and mechanical problems, for instance.
So then, which model years of Toyota Corolla are the best ones to buy?(more…)
Manual Transmissions: Do They Get Better MPG?
When it comes to cars, there’s a lot of “common knowledge” stuff that gets thrown around as indisputable fact. The problem with this, though, is that cars have changed drastically over time. Something that is high-tech one year, can be completely irrelevant a couple of years later. Yet, this “common knowledge” car advice still hangs around. One of the most famous bits of advice is that manual transmissions give better fuel economy than automatics. Is that true?
Do manual transmission vehicles really get better gas mileage than automatic ones?(more…)
Winter Emergency Kit for Your Car: The Essential Items to Keep in Your Car
Winter is coming! Or winter started yesterday, rather! That means dark nights, snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. If you drive a lot, then you need to be prepared.
Here are the essential items to put in your car winter emergency kit.(more…)
Snow Tires vs All-Season Tires for Winter Months: Which Should You Buy?
If you’re here, then you’ve likely heard someone say “You need winter tires!” Or maybe it’s the opposite: “Winter tires are a scam to get more money of our you! Don’t buy them!” So, which is it? Are winter tries really that big of a deal? Or are the all-seasons on your car already good enough?
Take a look below to see whether you should get winter snow tires or if all-seasons are good enough.(more…)
Do Plug-in Hybrids have to be Charged to Operate?
Plug-in hybrids occupy a strange space in automotive market. They’re more complex than regular hybrids, but not quite the same as all-electric vehicles. Auto companies often advertise their plug-in hybrids with claims of “100 MPGe” and “30+ miles electric range.” That makes sense for an EV, but not for a hybrid. That begs the question:
Do you have to charge a plug-in hybrid for it to work?(more…)
Here’s Why Used Car Dealerships Don’t Put Prices on Their Vehicles
At CrossPointe Motor Cars, every single vehicle in our inventory hits the sales with a price tag. No exceptions. However, that’s not the case for many used car dealerships. It’s a practice that has perplexed many potential customers over the years and has even caused some people to distrust used cars dealers altogether. But that’s not the whole picture.
So then, why don’t some used car dealerships put prices on their cars.(more…)
What’s the Difference: Traction Control vs Stability Control
Cars have all sorts of active and passive safety features. And they’re getting more and more with each new model year. They suffer from convoluted names sometimes, though. Or similar names. Like traction and stability control.
What’s the difference between traction control and stability control anyway?(more…)
Electric Vehicle Battery Charge Times and Outlet Types
Today, we’ll be taking a look at one of the burning questions for electric cars: charging time. We’ll look at how long it takes without the nonsense, misdirection, and marketing jargon.
Here’s how quickly electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids actually charge.(more…)
Auto Loan Financing Rates: Which Ones Are Too Good to be True?
You’ve probably seen auto ads that try to entice you with taglines like “0% APR financing for 84 months” or some other number pretty close to 100. Just a few years back, the common loan length seemed to be 60 months, maybe 72. So, what gives?
How long should a car loan be financed for?(more…)
2020 Chevy Corvette Top Speed, Acceleration, and More
The 2020 Chevy Corvette made the jump from sports car to supercar. With mid-engine placement and its Lamborghini-inspired style, it looks as good as it drives.
But just how well does it drive? How fast is the 2020 Chevy Corvette?(more…)