Archive for April, 2017

Easter is over and Memorial Day looms on the horizon. For Las Vegas residents, that means the days of balmy daytime temperatures and cool nights are coming to an end. If you’re tired of burning your hands on the steering wheel when you get ready to go home after a long day’s work, please consider these stay cool tips from the dealerships at Chapman Las Vegas.

Remote Start is Your Friend

Seriously, the ability to push a button a few minutes before you’re ready to leave and have your car be a comfortable 75 degrees is worth its weight in gold. There are plenty of new and used cars at the Chapman Las Vegas dealerships with this handy feature, or you can talk to any of the service advisors about installing a system in your current vehicle. This just may be the best thing to hit Las Vegas since the Rat Pack or 99-cent shrimp cocktail.

Have it Made in the Shade

If you can’t find covered parking, go ahead and figure out where the sun will be when you’re getting ready to leave your destination and try and park where a tree or some other shade will give your car a bit of relief. A windshield cover is less than 10 bucks and can cut the interior heat dramatically. If you don’t already have tinted windows, get them tinted as dark as the law allows. The more heat you can reflect, the cooler your car will stay.

Roll Down the Windows for Two Minutes

It used to be known as “260 Air;” that’s two windows rolled down at 60 miles per hour. When you get in your car that’s been sitting in the sun for awhile, roll down the windows for a couple of minutes. While the blast of hot air will be uncomfortable for a few minutes, allowing all that pent-up heat in your car to escape while you have the air conditioner on max air will really cool your car down much quicker.

Never, Ever Leave a Living Thing in the Car

It doesn’t matter if you’re just running in for a soda, remember to never leave your pets, children, grandparents or any other living thing in the car during the summer. Even if you leave the AC on, the possibility of the car stalling or the air to stop working for any other reason is just too dangerous. Make sure your car is ready for summer with a coolant check and oil change. Stop in at any Chapman Las Vegas dealership for a complete inspection to make sure you’re not stuck alongside the road during triple digit temperatures.

Whether to buy a new or used car is a question that is as old as automobiles themselves. A new car comes with a multi-year warranty, but is more expensive and suffers depreciation once you get off the lot. Used cars are less expensive, but you’re never quite sure what problems you might run into. One good way to make sure you’re getting a quality used car is to buy it from a dealership recognized for excellent customer service. The Chapman Las Vegas dealerships certainly fit that description, but here are some other things to consider when buying new or used.

Easier to Buy New With Little Down

Although the finance pros at Chapman Las Vegas make buying any car easy, it is sometimes less of a problem to buy a new car with little down than it is used. That’s because manufacturers often have rebates or special finance deals that make it simpler to get into a new car. Keeping an eye out for special finance incentives can often bring the monthly cost of a new vehicle in line with a used car payment.

What Are Your Maintenance Skills?

Cars start to wear out over time, so used cars are naturally going to require more maintenance and repair than a used car. Also, used car warranties are usually much shorter than new cars. If you have some car maintenance skills, you can save some money by getting a used car that needs a little tender loving care. If a wrench is a foreign object to you, perhaps it would be better to get something new.

Love That Smell

Getting a new car smell is one reason many people have for buying new. It may seem trivial, but getting something directly from the factory that hasn’t had people eating in it or carrying their pets around can be a very big deal. New cars also generally have more technologically advanced safety equipment as well as the latest gizmos like Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi and wireless charging, as an example.

Insurance is Cheaper on Used

One of the main factors in the insurance charged on a vehicle is the cost of replacing that vehicle. It stands to reason that insurance will be much cheaper on a $10,000 car than it is on a $40,000 vehicle. While you may be able to get a payment on a new vehicle close to that of a used car, the cost of insurance may drive the overall monthly price up quite a bit. The good news is that the Chapman Las Vegas dealerships have a wide variety of new and used inventory from which to choose. Stop by at any of the dealerships today to experience superlative customer service while you make your selection.