Thanks to Cars.com for making today’s post possible. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I remember using Cars.com to help us gather information on Vehicle makes and models the last time we were shopping for a new (to us) car, which was back in 2010. We are the type of people who buy quality vehicles and drive them for as long as possible before replacing them, and Cars.com actually helps us to be able to do that. The website is known for it’s detailed and helpful vehicle reviews, which are extremely useful when making a purchase or determining the worth of the car you are selling, but there’s an entire section of the website you may not know about that is designed for the folks who have no plans to buy or sell anytime soon. Here are the 5 places I like to go on the website to help keep my (paid for!) car running just fine.
- Find a Service Center
It’s a good idea to read reviews of service centers before you use them, especially if you have some larger repairs looming. I love that Cars.com has an extensive list of service centers near you, along with reviews from customers listed. What a great resource!
2. Service and Repair Advice
Cars.com is loaded with bite-size articles from car care experts on a wide variety of topics that will help you better understand how to take good care of your vehicle so that it will last longer if you plan to own for the long haul, or that will help with its value at the point of sale/trade in. I have learned a lot about car care from these articles and I very highly recommend them.
3. DIY Repair
Want to learn how to change a tire or the oil in your car? Look no further than this page on Cars.com for videos and tutorials on these and other really helpful topics (I just learned how to change my windshield wiper blades!).
4. Safety & Recall Notices
It’s always smart to do a quick check twice a year to ensure that your vehicle hasn’t had any sort of a recall. Cars.com makes it very easy to check, and tells you what to do if your vehicle does have a recall notice on it.
5. Car Reviews
I’m not looking for a new vehicle, but I can tell other people about the vehicle I own by filling out a review. Right now Cars.com is having a really fun promotion: one vehicle review per month is going to be randomly selected to win $300! So take a few minutes to add to the great crowd-sourcing of opinions on the make and model that you currently own. Somebody’s going to win $300 this month, and why shouldn’t it be you???
You don’t need to be in the market to buy or sell a vehicle for Cars.com to be a very useful resource. Take a moment to poke around and learn a few things about how to make the car you own and love go the distance for you and your family!
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