The King of Credit Presents March Mania with American Car Center

By digital | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 2:01 PM

There is no better time to be a basketball fan than in March when everything is on the line and anything is possible. Come celebrate all the sick moves, crunch-time plays, and captivating tournament runs at American Car Center and drive away in a sweet ride that even the best ballers will admire.

Going to watch your team or the local court for a little one-on-one?  Drive and arrive in all-star style with the late-model and low-mileage vehicle made for you. Don’t wait for the clock to run low – take the easy dish from American Car Center today.

All 50-plus amazing stores feature a deep, star-studded line-up of cars and SUVs, each with a limited warranty to 3 years or 30,000 miles, with oil changes, too. We’ll beat the buzzer to ensure that the best hardwood fans in the world quickly and easily drive away in a standout vehicle no matter their credit history. Get on your kicks, grab your rock and make the fast break for American Car Center. You can even show us your patented fadeaway jumper. The King of Credit wants to approve you today!

American Car Center’s Guidelines for Safe Winter Driving

By digital | Posted in Car Safety on Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 11:37 PM

Winter Safe Driving

With winter upon us, American Car Center is asking you to be our safety partner by doing your best to keep yourself safe on wintery roads this season. With some planning, you can remain collision free and enjoy the best of your destination. Previously, we summarized preparing your vehicle for snow and ice, now let’s discuss essential driving guidelines for winter road safety.

Wear comfortable clothes as bulky clothing can restrict your movement, making it harder to check your blind spot. Heavy or wet boots may also hinder proper pedal control.

Check the weather forecast and road conditions often so you know what to expect before leaving for your destination.

Keep a full tank of gas to help to reduce moisture in the fuel system and to add extra weight.

Clear ice and snow from your vehicle, including the roof and lights. Flying ice and snow is dangerous for others on the road. Wait for foggy windows to clear before proceeding.

Slow down and drive according to the road conditions around you. Give yourself extra time to arrive safely.

Pay attention to the road surface; asphalt should appear grey-white in winter. If it looks black and shiny it could be covered in ice. Shaded areas, bridges, and overpasses freeze sooner than other sections of roadway.

Give extra space because stopping on icy roads requires greater distance on which other drivers may be unfamiliar or unpredictable.

Look out for pedestrians and cyclists whose own visibly may be lessened by the elements.

Keep well back of snowplows and never pass one in operation for sightlines and visibility around them is very poor.

Avoid cruise control on slippery roads as it reduces reaction time and vehicle control.

Steer gently and avoid quick acceleration and hard braking especially on curves in the road. Sudden moves may lessen your control. When driving uphill try to maintain a constant speed as momentum is helpful.

Should you skid, release your brakes and steer in the direction you want to go. Be careful not to steer too far as your vehicle could spin.

Getting about in winter requires patience and composure but following some simple road-tested principles should allow you to get the most out of the frosty time of year. Partner with American Car Center to travel safely this winter – don’t delay, come right away to drive away from one of our convenient locations an outstanding winter-ready car or SUV with a 3-year/30,000-mile limited warranty, oil changes included. The King of Credit wants to approve you today!

KING’S CLUB and 2018 Top Producers

By digital | Posted in King of Credit Posts on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 3:06 PM

American Car Center Kings Club Recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Memphis, Tennessee, February 4, 2019 – American Car Center has established the KING’s CLUB to honor its top echelon producers.  The Company also recognizes its Store Managers of the Year for 2018. Collectively, the dedication and expertise of these professionals has enabled a period of exceptional and record expansion and sales growth for American Car Center.  The Company is appreciative of their talent, effort, and contribution as it is critical to its long-term success and competitive advantage.

King’s Club members exceed customer expectations, in every manner.  The pursuit of excellence requires passion, commitment, and hard work.

David S. Norton, Chief Operating Officer, is very pleased to announce the inaugural honorees of the KING’S CLUB, noting the entry class embraces those philosophies, resulting in superior customer satisfaction and sales results.

KING’S CLUB Sales Managers

Bo Parks – Memphis (Winchester), Tennessee

Nick Hayslett – Huntsville, Alabama

Rodney Pope – Birmingham, Alabama

Palmer Bartlett – Jackson, Mississippi

Kevin Tigg – Montgomery, Alabama

Arthur Hall – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

KING’S CLUB Salespersons

Moe Mosby – Memphis (Winchester), Tennessee

Nate Matthews – Memphis (Winchester), Tennessee

Jarmon McKinney – Tupelo, Mississippi

Jason Campion – Longwood, Florida

Cedric Brinson – Tallahassee, Florida

Latoya Pettiway – Montgomery, Alabama

Tarzene Abram – Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Quint Taylor – Jackson, Mississippi

American Car Center also recognizes the terrific performance of the following store managers for the greatest number of vehicles delivered within their respective region;

Store Managers of The Year

Palmer Bartlett – Jackson, Mississippi

Nick Hayslett – Huntsville, Alabama

Terry Jacobs – Longwood, Florida

Sonia Connors – Tampa, Florida

Marcus Worthy – Jacksonville, Florida

About American Car Center

American Car Center, based in Memphis, Tennessee, operates the premier network of previously owned vehicles in the Southeastern United States, with more than 45 convenient locations across eight states. For nearly two decades, the Company’s mission has been to match hardworking Americans with exceptional vehicles in a welcoming, client-focused environment.

For additional inquiries, please contact:

Corporate Communications, American Car Center,  901-623-2395

 

Get Your Tax Refund Now!

By digital | Posted in King of Credit Posts on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 10:44 PM

American Car Center Tax Max

An innovator at matching great vehicles to great people with quickness and ease, American Car Center has partnered with TaxMax – who may be able to get you up to $6000 of your refund now! Why wait on Uncle Sam when you can get your money today?

Simply bring your W-2 or 1099 to a conveniently located American Car Center to potentially receive up to $6,000 of your refund from TaxMax to use as a down payment on a terrific used, low-mileage late model vehicle from our amazing inventory of cars and SUVs. TaxMax will expertly prepare and file your tax return.

It’s so easy!

As always, your credit history is of no concern to American Car Center. Allow our experience and professionalism to find the right vehicle for you today. American Car Center has nearly 50 locations across the Southeast where every vehicle includes a limited warranty of up to 36,000 miles or 3 years and oil changes, too!

American Car Center and TaxMax make it simple to save time and money, so don’t wait months to get your ride – let the King of Credit approve you today!

Tax returns are exclusively prepared and filed by Tax Refund Services, Inc. d/b/a Tax Max.  Up to a $6,000 Refund Advance is based upon bank approval through EPS Financial, a division of Meta Bank.  Tax Refund Services, Inc. d/b/a Tax Max, EPS Financial, and Meta Bank have no corporate affiliation with American Car Center in any way, and offer their tax preparation and refund advances services mentioned herein completely separate and independent of American Car Center.

Happy Holidays from American Car Center

By digital | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 9:15 PM

Happy Holidays from American Car Center

A special greeting for the Holidays from American Car Center to express to you our sincere appreciation for your business and loyalty this year past. We are very thankful and extend our warmest wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.

Over the last year, American Car Center has opened many incredible new locations across the Southeast to better serve you. Our focus and passion are to ensure hard-working Americans have a great and reliable vehicle for a brighter future of their own making. We are grateful for your business – it is what has made our progress possible – and, at this time of year, American Car Center hopes that you, and those you love, will enjoy the spirit of the season, find pleasure and joy in life’s simple blessings and beauty in the quiet moments.

American Car Center genuinely thanks you for your loyalty and goodwill throughout the year. Come see us soon in 2019 so that we may once again find for you that excellent pre-driven, late model and low-mileage vehicle with a limited 36,000-mile/3-year warranty, oil changes included, you have come to expect from any of our more than 40 convenient locations. Remember, with The King of Credit, No Credit is No Problem!

Winterize Your Vehicle Majestically

By digital | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 4:46 PM

Late-model cars and SUVs don’t require extensive winterization routines, still, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure your vehicle runs well this winter.

Check the battery. Cold weather is tough on your vehicle’s battery. Check and clean up areas of corrosion on connections and posts. Consider running a battery load test on batteries more than five years old.Check the car battery

Change the windshield wiper blades and refill your wiper fluid. Working windshield wipers and a solid supply of wiper fluid help ensure clear sightlines. Replace frayed or worn wipers and top up your wiper fluid tank with a lower-freezing temperature fluid.

Check the tire pressure. Cold weather causes air pressure in your tires to drop. A properly inflated tire ensures the best traction essential for driving in wintry conditions.Adding tire pressure

Examine the four-wheel drive. Working correctly, Four-wheel drive can provide better traction when driving on snowy and icy roads. Have it examined by a mechanic before winter weather sets in to ensure the system engages smoothly and that transmission and gear fluids are at their correct level.

Verify the anti-freeze mixture. The ratio of antifreeze to water in your radiator should be about 1:1 to prevent the coolant in your radiator from freezing. To check the composition of your radiator fluid, pick-up an inexpensive anti-freeze tester at an auto parts store.

Stock emergency supplies. You never know when you’ll need them, so be prepared by having your vehicle ready with emergency supplies, such as a blanket, new flashlight batteries and booster cables.

Adjust engine oil viscosity. In the winter, your engine will run more effectively with a thinner engine oil. Check your owner’s manual for information on proper viscosity levels for colder temperatures.

Check belts and hoses. Cold temperatures can weaken the belts and hoses that help make your engine run; examine them for cracks and wear and replace worn parts.American Car Center Front

Visit American Car Center today for a vehicle to exceed your expectations this winter. American Car Center has a vast network of locations across the Southeast; one is sure to be conveniently near you! A terrific selection of previously owned late-model SUVs and cars, with up to a three-year or 36,000-mile limited warranty, await you. At American Car Center, the King of Credit wants to approve you today!

Treat Your VIPs to a WINNING ride from American Car Center!

By Product Expert | Posted in King of Credit Posts on Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 6:06 PM

American Car Center Makes Life Easier with Recurring Payments and CheckFreePay

By digital | Posted in King of Credit Posts on Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 1:57 PM

American Car Center is not only your best destination for a great late-model, low-mileage vehicle, but the King of Credit makes your payments simple and fast saving you with time and money with recurring card and ACH payments. Now with our brand new CheckFreePay, your payment options are even better!

Recurring card or ACH payments are the simplest way to pay. Card payments require only a Card Authorization Form. ACH payments require only an ACH Authorization Form. These forms are easily available at all American Car Center locations – just ask a representative – or at AmFinancial.com for printing. The best part of using recurring payments is all the money you’ll save on cashier’s check or money order fees, convenience fees, gas or even stamps, without dealing with large sums of cash.

For residents across the Southeast, our new CheckFreePay has a huge network of walk-in bill payment agents at supermarkets and major retailers. In-person bill payment at CheckFreePay is a simple 4 steps: locating the nearest CheckFreePay agent of your choice, bringing your payment and account number to the CheckFreePay to that agent, paying your payment in cash (or debit, at available agent locations) and receiving a receipt as proof of payment. A $3.50 convenience fee is applied to each payment.

One-time card payments can be made quickly and easily by WebPay at American Financial with a $4.95 convenience fee charge. Other single payment options by telephone, drop-off, overnight drop-box and mail remain available to you.

Visit American Car Center today to have The King of Credit approve you for an outstanding, low-mileage car or truck, simply and conveniently. Our focus is exceptional service and saving you time and money – that includes the payment option best suited to you, such as, recurring payments or CheckFreePay. At American Car Center find the right car or SUV for you with a limited warranty of up to 36,000 miles and oil changes, both for three years. American Car Center’s 30-plus modern and friendly locations are easily situated near you so that we can serve you best!

Visit AmFinancial.com, because the King of Credit wants to make your payments easy today!

Why Choose American Car Center?

By digital | Posted in King of Credit Posts on Monday, August 6th, 2018 at 1:59 PM


You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a pre-owned vehicle. If you want your YES on the right vehicle for you, you need to come see the King of Credit at American Car Center!

 

We Don’t Care About Your Credit

There’s a reason we’re the King of Credit! We want to approve EVERYONE! Partnering with good people with credit problems is our focus and passion. We think you deserve to drive a great, dependable vehicle, so if you want your YES, you need to come see us!

 

Low-Mileage, Late-Model Vehicles

You won’t be approved for just any vehicle; you’ll be approved for a GREAT vehicle! We have a HUGE selection of low-mileage, late-model used cars to choose from. From sporty sedans to roomy SUVs, you’ll find the vehicle you need NOW!

 

Up to 3 Year, 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

You’re more than a customer to us, so we make sure you’ll be safe and satisfied in your vehicle for years to come with up to a 3 Year, 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty with EVERY vehicle!

 

Oil Changes for Three Years

When you choose American Car Center, you don’t have to worry about your credit OR oil changes! We’ll take care of your basic maintenance with complimentary oil changes for up to three years.

 

Over 30 Locations Across the Southeast

We have over 30 locations to shop across the Southeast, with more opening all the time! Wherever you are, there’s a local American Car Center waiting to approve you!

 

Multiple Convenient Payment Options

We make it easy to pay YOUR way. Pay cash at any CheckFreePay location, never worry about your payment again with recurring payments, pay over the phone or by mail: whatever works best for you works best for us!

 

The choice is clear! The best place for you is American Car Center. Come find your perfect pre-owned vehicle, because the King of Credit wants to approve YOU today!

How to Properly Install a Car Seat

By digital | Posted in Car Safety, King of Credit Posts on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 10:16 PM
Newborn babies and infants need special protection while in a vehicle. In a collision, a properly installed and used rear-facing child car seat can save your baby’s life. Vehicle safety, especially for our most precious cargo, is American Car Center’s main priority. Choosing the right car seat for your child and using it for every ride is the best way to keep your child safe. The right car seat is one that is proper for your child’s height and weight and can be correctly installed in your vehicle. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and read your vehicle owner’s manual for correct child car seat installation and use.

Car Seat

To install your rear-facing child car seat:

Install away from active airbags. For most vehicles the safest place is the back seat or the second or third row of a mini-van.

Install the base at the correct angle. The angle range will be written on the car seat itself or in its manual. Some infant car seat models feature a built-in level indicator.

Use your body weight to tighten and fasten the seatbelt or Universal Anchorage System (UAS) strap through the base. The child car seat should move no more than 1 inch in any direction where the seatbelt or Universal Anchorage System (UAS) strap is routed through the child car seat.

If needed, use a locking clip. This clip helps secure the child car seat into your vehicle, if your vehicle’s seat belts do not lock. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual to see if you need one. If so, install the locking clip on the seatbelt within one-half inch of the latch plate.

Use the harness slots to position the straps correctly. Your harness straps must pass through the correct slots. Check your child car seat manual for the correct height.

 

Baby in car safety seat

To use your rear-facing car seat:

Make sure the harness straps do not twist or fold. Harness straps need to be straightened out each time you secure your baby in the seat.

Adjust the chest clip on the harness. It should lie flat against your baby’s chest at armpit level.

Secure the harness straps at or below your baby’s shoulders. You should not be able to fit more than one finger underneath the harness straps at your baby’s collarbone.

Make sure the carrier latches into the child car seat base every time.

Give it a tug to ensure it is still secure each time you place your child in the child car seat.

Remove bulky clothing from your baby, such as, thick sweaters or heavy jackets to ensure that the straps fit snugly.

 

It is best to keep your child in a rear-facing child car seat until they reach the manufacturer’s recommended maximum weight and height limits, since the rear-facing position is the safest. When your child outgrows the maximum weight or height limits of an infant rear-facing car seat, they may move to a larger convertible infant/child car seat and stay rear-facing until the child is ready to face forward. Rear-facing car seats should never be placed in the front seat of a vehicle. Do not use a car seat past its expiration date or if it is involved in a collision.

Visit a conveniently located American Car Center today for your family’s unique vehicle requirements. With an inventory of thousands of top-notch late-model, low mileage SUVs and cars backed by a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty, you’re sure to find the right one for you. American Car Center makes it simple and easy, no matter your credit history.