Nothing is certain in this world, except death and taxes. If you’re reading this, you’ve successfully evaded death. Congratulations. But famous expressions don’t get famous by being false, which means taxes are here for you.
Fortunately, refund season is the brighter side of taxes, where many of you will receive tax returns that will put some extra cash in your pockets. Although doing your taxes or hiring someone to help you with them may be a little inconvenient, some extra money after the holidays can go a long way. In fact, if you’ve been thinking about upgrading your vehicle, your tax return can make the perfect down payment and even help you with some of your initial monthly installments. Read the rest of this entry »
They’ve been considered hidden gems in the used car segment for years, but now, after lengthy speculation, Ford has confirmed that the Bronco SUV and Ranger truck will be making their long-anticipated returns to the US.
What’s especially exciting, at least for us, is that both models will be built at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan — just 45 minutes from CARite headquarters! With the announcement of the two returning models at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we’re beaming with Michigan pride! Read the rest of this entry »
Automotive New Year’s Resolutions for 2017
With 2017 on the horizon, it’s time for many of us to make a New Year’s resolution. While many common resolutions are difficult to maintain, we wanted to make things a little easier by giving you some automotive New Year’s resolutions you can sustain throughout 2017 and beyond.
Whether you’re sitting down for your annual viewing of “A Christmas Story” or binge watching Bowl games, commercials are going to be part of your holiday season. As always, the automotive industry has had a strong showing with some creative and heartwarming ads. We’ve compiled some of the best holiday car commercials of 2016 for your viewing pleasure. Read the rest of this entry »
There are a number of factors to consider when looking at the overall safety of a vehicle. In today’s modern automotive landscape, active safety features like lane departure warnings, rear-cross traffic alerts, backup cameras, and collision avoidance systems with automatic braking are available to help drivers avoid collisions.
Those features have made a big difference in keeping drivers safe and are worth exploring as you start the search for your next car. While the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has previously put more of a focus on passive safety and crash test ratings, its rating system continues to evolve to factor in the preventative safety technology available in many of today’s cars. Read the rest of this entry »
The season of giving is upon us, and we can’t think of a better way to give back to our customers than by gift-wrapping one of the best deals of the year!
Throughout December, anyone who leases a car through BRite Financial can skip January’s car payment, which means your first monthly installment won’t come until February 2017. Read the rest of this entry »
Hybrids have a reputation for being incredibly fuel efficient, but also rather sluggish when it comes to performance. While hybrid vehicles of old were almost universally outpaced by their more traditional, gas-powered counterparts, today’s hybrid market looks much, much different.
With top performance and luxury brands building several high-performance hybrids, there are many hybrid vehicles that could leave gas-powered vehicles in the dust. For the sake of this blog, however, we’re going to take a look at mainstream traditional and hybrid vehicles to help you understand how many hybrid cars are slower than traditional vehicles and if the differences are noteworthy as you consider your next vehicle purchase. Read the rest of this entry »
How to Update Maps in a Used Vehicle
If you have recently purchased a used vehicle with a navigation system, you may have noticed that the maps in that system might be a little out of date. Lucky for you, if you are going to pay for the navigation service, updating those maps will only take you a couple minutes and you will have all of the latest maps to help you get where you need to go as quickly as possible! Read the rest of this entry »
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s time to get excited for Christmas! Christmas lights, Christmas cookies, Christmas everything! And that includes your car. If you are a huge fan of Christmas don’t limit your holiday decor to your house and yard and office and your decked out profile on Facebook. These people have taken Christmas on the road and decorated their sleighs with lights, ornaments and all things Christmas this holiday season. If you have any Christmas car decorating tips, let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you. Read the rest of this entry »
Diagnosing Transmission Problems
As vehicles age, parts need to be replaced or in some cases, entire engines need to be rebuilt. This is caused by the normal wear and tear of driving a vehicle on a daily basis through a variety of conditions. Speeding past people on the highway, accelerating and braking quickly, causes wear. Driving pot hole filled roads causes wear as do an endless list of other scenarios. So how do you know when normal wear and tear turns into a bigger problem? Here with CARite we have some easy ways to detect if your transmission may be on its way out. Read the rest of this entry »