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Let’s Celebrate the Great Tailgates

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Doak Campbell Stadium

There is no better reason to be a gridiron fan than to gather with family and friends, eat great food and whoop it up for your team in the tradition of the great American tailgate party – a longstanding festive pre-game carnival of football, food, and fun. Let’s see which teams have some of the most lively, unique and enthusiastic tailgate events across the Southeast.

The University of Mississippi hosts its fans not in a large parking lot but across 10 shady acres of oak trees, lavish tents, and catered food on its Oxford campus. From the original Tiger Walk to Toomer’s Corner and the Homeplate Tailgate, the gameday celebrations at Auburn University, in southeast Alabama, sprawl across the small city affectionately called the Loveliest Village on the Plains rich in football lore with rivalries dating to 1892. With so much intense focus on the team itself, the tailgate at Florida State University, in Tallahassee, is low-key but devout. The hottest spots are the booster lots outside Doak Campbell Stadium, especially when rivals from the Panhandle or Miami come to play.

Despite its location in Kentucky’s largest city, the tailgate at the University of Louisville has college-town charm, right down to the Cards March, lending inspiration to players as they face off against conference and state rival the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the annual Governor’s Cup game. The next installment takes place on Wildcat turf in Lexington this November. At Tuscaloosa, the University of Alabama tailgaters may drink a Yellowhammer, named for the state bird and enjoy a side of Southern barbeque while singing, “Yea, Alabama”. The University of South Carolina fans tailgate on a train, near its Columbia campus. The 22-car South Carolina Cockaboose has comfy interiors and rooftop bars.

University of Arkansas
Tailgating at the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, is a beloved tradition of the Razorback gameday experience centered at The Gardens, south of the stadium. There are also many surrounding green spaces fans to go Hog wild. Woo Pig Sooie! Tiger Lane is the hub of the University of Memphis tailgate and gateway to the Liberty Bowl. From Tom the Tiger to the Mighty Sound of the South marching band, Memphis football fans are well entertained. The sights of maroon and white and sounds of the cowbell highlight the unique and wonderful tailgate and football atmosphere at Mississippi State University in Starkville. Bulldogs fans congregate at the Junction, where even visiting fans are welcome or cheer on players during the Dawg Walk.

At the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville, sail-gating is the thing. On gameday, a fleet of 250 boats, called the Vol Navy, parade the Tennessee River and musters outside the stadium decked out in bright orange. South Carolina’s Clemson University has a pre-game tradition described as “the most exciting 25 seconds in football”: After its players walk from the parking lot, greeting fans, they finish the procession, called the Tiger Walk, assembled on a hill above the east endzone before charging into Memorial Stadium upon cannon fire. The University of Florida, in Jacksonville, hosts one of the most anticipated tailgates on the college football calendar when the rival University of Georgia comes calling. The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party gets its name because the revelers who keep the party going in the parking lot might outnumber the spectators who actually enter the stadium for kick-off.

This season share your tailgating snacks and recipes with us on Facebook and tell us about your own traditions and memories. Before you start the BBQ and the teams rumble from the tunnel, make the dash to American Car Center. Our more than 50 conveniently located stores have a huge collection of terrific cars and SUVs, each with a limited powertrain warranty and oil changes for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles. We’ll call the plays to have the best football fans in America easily drive away in a standout vehicle.

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The King of Credit Presents March Mania with American Car Center

Monday, March 18th, 2019

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!

Happy Holidays from American Car Center

Friday, December 21st, 2018

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

Monday, November 26th, 2018

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!