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Terrific Gift Ideas your Wallet will Love

Friday, December 13th, 2019
American Car Center December 2019

During the giving season, presenting family and friends with thoughtful gifts they will appreciate and enjoy is gratifying but not always easy, especially on a budget. American Car Center has many fantastic gift ideas to bring joy to your loved ones and your wallet.

Let’s have a look:

Gloves, a hat or a scarf are much appreciated on chilly days and nights even in the Southeast.

In the kitchen, small appliances or tools, such as a miniature waffle maker, and other utensils are handy and reliable.

Home décor accessories, including, scented candles, engraved photo frames, and cushions are cozy and personal.

Gardening extras like small hand tools, pots and seeds are ideal for the expert or aspiring green thumb.

Gifts of time or expertise, from child-care to painting, are valued holiday winners.

Automotive items, such as a travel mug, road safety kit, and car washes are decidedly roadworthy.

Coffee table books, with topics ranging from nature to muscle cars, let the recipient discover and display their passion.

Streaming subscriptions to a music or video service for 1 to 3 months are practical and entertaining.

Baked goods and candies, especially homemade or nicely wrapped, are irresistible to the sweet tooth.

Small electronics or accessories include wireless headphones, power banks, and electric toothbrushes to put under the tree.

An invitation to a holiday meal or party might be the most cherished gift of all. Good conversation and laughter naturally put us all in a joyful state.

First and foremost, match your gift to what the recipient would truly want. Tailoring the presentation or wrapping makes it extra special!

Visit American Car Center right away to get the vehicle you deserve this holiday. American Car Center makes it simple and easy for you to drive off in the ride of your choice. Every store is conveniently located and has an amazing selection of late-model vehicles, all backed by an up to three-year/36,000-mile limited powertrain warranty with oil changes for up to 3 years!

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The American Car Center Guide to Great Holiday Memories & Family Fun

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Creating holiday memories

Do you want to make the most of the holidays and keep the fun simple and budget-friendly? You’re in the right place. Let’s talk about great activities for your family to enjoy and discover.

Have the kids produce their own play or pageant
Don’t sweat the script or costumes, just sit back and enjoy the creativity and enthusiasm. The production could be a one-time event, be replaced by a new one the next week or run for the entire season. Make relatives and neighbors welcome to join!

Designate a movie night
Modern or classic, animated or live-action, everyone has a favorite holiday-themed film. Let it be a perfect opportunity to turn off the lights, snuggle under blankets soft and warm, and unwind as the pictures and sounds float through the air.

Visit a Christmas tree farm
Start the holiday festivities off by bundling-up and heading to a local Christmas tree farm to find the ideal tree. Chances are, you’ll find so much more, as many farms offer hayrides and other family-fun activities – plus hot chocolate and baked goods.

Recall holidays past
Recruit grandma and grandpa to share stories and tell tales of how they experienced holidays when they were children, no doubt chopping firewood and walking in snow six-feet high. Whatever the embellishments, tots to teens will be engaged and enthralled and may share the experience with grandchildren of their own.

Get crafty
Whether it is creating a menu for the holiday feast, baking or decorating cookies or creating ornaments for the tree, a child’s imagination is a wonder to behold, requiring only sprinkles, pinecones, macaroni and construction paper – and more than enough glue.

Get active
Keep holiday restlessness at bay by taking the family for a skate (learning is easy: just push-and-glide), playing a game of touch football or touring the neighborhood to find the best and brightest light display.

Give back
The holidays are joyous and a great time to extend warmth and care to others. Children are especially skilled at making the holidays brighter by way of small gestures, such as, bringing cookies to an elderly neighbor, donating time for a local food or toy drive, or writing a note to an American service person stationed overseas.

Come to American Car Center right now – a location is conveniently nearby – to drive away in a late model vehicle that’s perfect for you this winter. All vehicles include a limited powertrain warranty and oil changes for up to three years or 36,000 miles! Our exceptional service will save you time and money. American Car Center wishes you and your family happy and cheerful festivities, for any of the holidays you may be celebrating this season. Remember to share your Instagram-worthy snaps with us.

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Keeping your car interior clean and organized

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Cleaning the interior of a car

Easily Keep Your Vehicle’s Interior Looking Great

Following a few simple steps, you can almost effortlessly keep the interior of your vehicle in top shape, maximizing its appeal and value – something especially important during the hectic back-to-school season.

Just like the inside of a home, the easiest way to keep a vehicle interior clean is to have a place for everything (for example, a backseat caddy to store children’s items like books, games, and crayons) or to remove unwanted items entirely from the glovebox, underneath the seats or trunk.

Keep a trash bag or canister with a lid on the door console. Empty frequently.

Keep essential cleaning supplies like clean clothes, paper towel, a microfiber dust mitt, water, and wet wipes in an enclosed container. If you are waiting to pick up the kids from practice or the library, use those minutes to give your dash and doors a shine.

The best way to keep your vehicle clean is to avoid eating or drinking inside as much as possible. When it’s necessary, sweep away or vacuum crumbs and wipe up or blot any spills with a cloth or paper towel immediately. Clear out food wrappers and empty drink containers right away.

Knock your shoes together before getting into your vehicle, especially from the dusty or muddy ground, to reduce the build-up of grime in the footwell.

Drive with your vehicle’s windows up to reduce the accumulation of road dust and pollen and improve interior air quality.

If you have a pet, use a seat cover to preserve the appearance of the vehicle’s fabric. Use an inflated balloon against the seat cushion to collect pet hair.

Visit American Car Center today for a vehicle to exceed your expectations this fall. With over 50 convenient locations across the Southeast and a vast selection of late-model cars and SUVs, covered by a limited powertrain warranty & oil changes of up to three years or 36,000 miles, let American Car Center do it for you.

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Roof Rack Basics

Monday, July 8th, 2019

American Car Center knows that you have things to do and places to be which can often mean bringing along bulky belongings. Roof rack systems are designed to safely haul oversized sporting gear, camping equipment, or other cargo safely, allowing you to enjoy an active lifestyle with less fuss and more fun. Rack manufacturers and sellers have web-based or in-store selection tools that make it simple to find the system best for your vehicle and activities. Let’s better understand your vehicle’s roof type and the parts of a base rack system.

Vehicle roof types

  • A bare roof has no built-in attachment points. A clip-fitted rack snug to the vehicle’s door jams is a reliable solution for a bare roof.
  • A raised-rail roof has rails that run parallel to the doors with space between the rail and the roof itself.
  • A flush-rail roof has rails that run parallel to the doors with no space in between it and the roof body.
  • A fixed-point roof has four (hidden) attachment points allowing for quick and easy installation of base towers. Some vehicles with a raised- or flush-rail roofs vehicles also come with these built-in mounting points.
  • A track roof is one with long metal channels or slots that run parallel to the doors.

A base rack system has only a few key parts

The tower (foot) of the roof rack carries the weight on for cargo and are placed at the roof’s strongest points.

The vehicle-specific mount or fitting kit – clips that attach the towers to the roof and rubber bottom pads that rest between the roof and tower – fasten the towers to your vehicle.

The crossbars are the usually two bars that run across the width of the roof, to which activity-specific

Accessories, such as cargo carriers, can be attached. Crossbars support the weight of all the gear you’re adding to the roof and transfer the weight to the towers.

Again, rack system manufacturers and retailers make it easy for you to find one best suited to your vehicle. Better yet, most today systems are fully complete and assembled; they are ready to be mounted right out of the box on the roof rails with all installation tools provided.

Simple Steps to Installing a Fully Assembled Rack

The commonly purchased fully assembled rack is easily mounted to a vehicle’s rails:

  • Place both tower/crossbar combinations loosely on the roof rails;
  • Adjust their placement so that they are centered on the roof for best weight distribution and ease of access;
  • Tighten and secure the four mounting points using the knob and any provided locking mechanism;
  • Check your work, making certain the connection points are solid.

Watch the American Car Center video guide, Easily Install Your Roof Rack, for an easy how-to guide to mounting a pre-assembled base rack.

A roof rack is a must for taking your lifestyle essentials with you as you explore our beautiful parks, trails, rivers or streams or your cherished possessions to new beginnings. American Car Center has more than 50 incredible locations with an amazing inventory of SUVs, cars, and trucks – each with a limited warranty of up to 3 years or 36,000 miles, oil changes included – to match your summertime adventures. Don’t delay, The King of Credit Wants to Approve You Today!

KING’S CLUB and 2018 Top Producers

Monday, January 28th, 2019

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!

Monday, January 7th, 2019

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.

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Monday, October 29th, 2018

American Car Center Makes Life Easier with Recurring Payments and CheckFreePay

Monday, September 24th, 2018

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?

Monday, August 6th, 2018


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

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
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.