CARite Cares: Celebrating Autism Awareness Month

By blogsadmin | Posted in Community on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 at 1:24 PM

At CARite, we want to make sure we aren’t just making your car buying experience better, but are making your community better. The month of April is Autism Awareness Month so for CARite Cares we are collecting money for the National Autism Association all month.

Each of our CARite locations is competing to see who can collect the most money to donate to NAA. Our employees and customers are encouraged donate any spare change or even make a donation. At the end of the month, the total raised from all of our locations will be donated to NAA. Read the rest of this entry »

JD Power releases its annual Vehicle Dependability Study for 2014 vehicles

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 5:26 PM
2014 Toyota JD Power Reliability

When you’re searching for a used car, dependability is a must. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s hard to determine how dependable a vehicle is until you actually drive it for more than 30 minutes on a test drive. Fortunately, JD Power conducts an annual study to help shed some light on the reliability of top automotive brands to help give you a better idea as to how reliable your prospective vehicle might be. Read the rest of this entry »

CARite Cares: March Book Drive!

By blogsadmin | Posted in Announcements, Community on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 4:01 PM

At CARite, we want to make sure we aren’t just making your car buying experience better, but are making your community better. Kicking off our year dedicated to making an impact in as many lives as possible, we are hosting a book drive at our CARite locations from March 1st-31st to celebrate National Reading Month. Read the rest of this entry »

How long is the average American work commute?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 6:18 PM
Average American Commute

With a full-time job, you’re already spending at least 40 hours per week at work, but recent studies and surveys also indicate that American workers are spending more time than ever before on their daily commutes.

Although remote work is becoming more common (4.6 percent of the workforce worked from home in 2015), the length of rush hour commutes is one the rise.

According to the Census’s 2015 American Community Survey data, the average American commute increased about 24 seconds per drive. While that may not sound like much, those seconds quickly accumulate, resulting in approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes of additional travel time over the course of a year. Read the rest of this entry »

Signs that a used car has flood or water damage

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 10:20 PM
Signs that a used car has flood or water damage

Flood or water damage in a car can be an indication of serious, and sometimes irreparable damage to a vehicle. In the used car market, if you find a deal that seems way too good to be true, a flood damage red flag should raise in your mind. Of course, price is far from the only indicator of flood or water damage, and as you begin searching for a used car, you should know some of the signs. Read the rest of this entry »

The Best 2017 Kia Sports Commercials

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just For Fun on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 10:11 PM
Kia Sports Commercials

From the popular Blake Griffin and LeBron James ads of the past to some more recent spots, Kia has frequently turned to the world of sports to help create some pretty hilarious commercials. As an official partner of the NBA and owner of the Official Vehicle of the NBA in the Kia Optima, the association between sports and Kia is an obvious one. So lace up your sneakers and view some of the most recent sports-related ads from Kia below. Read the rest of this entry »

How to tell when it’s time for a new car battery

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at 11:12 PM
How to tell when it's time for a new car battery

As a vehicle owner, you want to protect your investment in every way possible. You rely on your vehicle for a lot of things, so taking good care of it is essential to keep it running strong. Regular maintenance is a big part of that, but there are also certain parts of your vehicle that simply need to be replaced over time. As you probably know, one of those parts is the battery.

Typically, car batteries last anywhere from 3-5 years, which is pretty impressive considering their importance to the overall functionality of your vehicle. Time in use is one factor to consider, but there are other ways to tell that it’s time for a new car battery. As your battery ages, look for these signs. If any or several are noticeable, it’s probably time to schedule a service appointment to have your battery replaced. Read the rest of this entry »

Do backup cameras actually help reduce accidents?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 5:06 PM
Jeep Backup Camera

It has been nearly 15 years since the first backup camera became available in the U.S with the 2002 Infiniti Q45. Since that time, we’ve seen automakers come out with a myriad of upgrades and variations to make this handy piece of technology even better. What was not long ago considered a luxury item has become a near standard in the automotive world, and although you won’t hear many drivers dispute the convenience of backup cameras, we’re specifically looking to find out if they have helped reduce accidents. Read the rest of this entry »

How to change a flat tire

By blogsadmin | Posted in Safety, Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 4:17 PM
How to change a flat tire

Emergency situations while driving, such as getting a flat tire, can be hectic. That’s why it is important to understand how to react before they happen to you so that you can safely handle whatever the issue is. Check out our tips for changing your flat tire, and get back on the road quickly and safely! Read the rest of this entry »

The complete list of car commercials from Super Bowl 51

By blogsadmin | Posted in Just For Fun on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 9:28 PM
Super Bowl 51 Car Commericals

If there is any event in American culture that is considered appointment viewing for the great majority of people, it’s the Super Bowl. Whether you’re a huge football fan, interested in the ads, or you’re just at your viewing party for the snacks, the Super Bowl is a pseudo-holiday that will be the cause of plenty of social gatherings.

Of course, for many viewers, the commercials are as good as good as the game. To give you a preview (or recap, depending on when you’re reading this) of all the car commercials set to debut at Super Bowl 51, we compiled them below. Look for more Super Bowl 51 car commercials as the big game approaches and catch them all right here after the game. Read the rest of this entry »