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Shopping for your next vehicle is exciting. While there are many important considerations – vehicle type, safety features, color – as part of your decision, the first is certainly choosing between a new or used vehicle. American Car Center believes that for most car shoppers, choosing previously owned is a smarter choice than buying new.
There are many benefits of choosing a used vehicle aside from the obviously lower sticker price. Previously owned cars and trucks are less expensive in several ways. A used vehicle will save you money when you buy auto insurance and likely reduce the total financing costs due to the vehicle’s lower price.
A used vehicle can more easily fit into a monthly budget. With a less costly used vehicle, monthly payments will be lower and because used vehicles are so much less expensive than new cars, you can drive a nicer vehicle than you might have otherwise been able to afford, giving you more choices.
When a new vehicle is driven away from the dealership, its value begins to drop. The greatest decline of vehicle value – depreciation – occurs in its first years. By choosing previously owned instead, you avoid that massive cost and receive a much more affordable vehicle that will now depreciate more slowly.
Also, because you are likely to have lower monthly costs and a slowly depreciating vehicle you are much less likely to be in a devastating negative equity situation, owing more on the vehicle than its worth, should your vehicle be stolen or declared a total loss after a collision.
Once a car has been on the road for two or three years, it will have developed a reliability record. Used vehicle rankings and reviews have information about total cost of ownership, so you can better identify reliable, low-maintenance models – those without a history of premature repair costs – and avoid the rest. Online owner forums are another source of information to gauge the strengths and weaknesses of any given model.
American Car Center is here to make your next vehicle selection smooth, simple, and fast. Across the Southeast, American Car Center has more than 65 convenient and modern locations all with a huge selection of fantastic late-model and low mileage used vehicles. Each vehicle comes with a limited powertrain warranty of up to 3 years or 36,000 miles and included oil changes. Save time and money – visit now to find a great car or truck to make your fall and winter driving safe and satisfying.
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American Car Center is your summer source for an outstanding late-model, low-mileage vehicle with a limited warranty of up to 36,000 miles or 3 years, with oil changes. Visit one of our convenient locations – where no credit is no problem – today to find the right car or SUV for you. Then visit one, or all, the amazing water parks in the Southeast. Is there a better way to keep cool and spend time with family than by having a splash? Let’s discover the best.
Orlando, Florida is certainly the world’s top destinate for water park lovers. Discovery Cove is a tropics-themed park, operated by Sea World, where visitors can interact with dolphins, tropical fish and more. The park is an all-inclusive day resort where most activities and all drinks and meals are included with regular admission. Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney World Resort resembles a defunct ski resort and features the Summit Plummet waterslide, Tike’s Peak for toddlers, and the longest multi-person white-water raft ride in the world. Typhoon Lagoon is the second water park at the Disney resort. Universal Studio’s Volcanic Bay includes almost 20 rides and a wristband for additional amenities and special effects within the Krakatau-inspired park with regular admission.
Adventure Island in Tampa Bay, Florida, near Busch Gardens, is a 30-acre park with mat-racing slides, a lazy river and a beach volleyball complex in a Key West theme. Splash Island in Valdosta, Georgia has 10 impressive activities, including slides and a wave pool. At the Ohana Bay area, parents can supervise from the comfort of a lounge chair as children glide on multiple slides. Two-day access to Wild Adventure Theme Park is included with standard admission. Alabama Splash Adventure in Bessemer is a large park with a half-pipe slide, obstacle course, wave pool, and an interactive play structure.
Wilderness at The Smokies in Sevierville, Tennessee is a three-park, indoor and outdoor, a family resort near Great Smokey Mountain National Park, totaling 17 waterslides and 9 pools. Teens will love Lake Wilderness and younger children will keep active at Salamander Springs. Just south is Splash Country at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Smokey Mountain-themed interactive attractions include a huge lagoon, rustic water tower, waterfall, and the Bear Mountain Fire Tower play structure. River Rush is the only water coaster in the state. Water Country USA in Williamsburg, Virginia is an alternative to the historic sites in the local area. The park has climate-controlled pools, Virginia’s largest wave pool, and the 500-yard Hubba Hubba Highway. Children 6-months and older can take swim lessons.
Come to American Car Center now and let us make it easy for you to drive away in a great vehicle this summer. Our focus is on exceptional service and saving you time and money. Then, as you slide and glide at one of the fantastic parks in the Southeast, share your photos and stories with us on Facebook.
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American Car Center is your summer destination for an outstanding late-model, low-mileage vehicle with a limited warranty of up to 36,000 miles and oil changes, both for three years. Visit one of our convenient locations – where no credit is no problem – today to find the right car or truck for you. Then, visit all our other great locations across 6 states as part of the American Car Center Summer Road Trip!
This summer, better discover your own country and see the America you have never seen before. At every American Car Center location you visit during your trip, share your photos and stories with us and check-in with your fellow road trips on Facebook, too. Before you head off, plan your route, ensure your tires are properly inflated and have a safety kit in your trunk. Bring music you love and items to occupy the kids to increase your pleasure on the open road.
A road trip is mostly about dreaming, imagining yourself in the beautiful landscapes or bustling cities which dot this land as you navigate the great highways and friendly roads unrolled before you. It is in our adventurous nature as Americans to see everything and be everywhere. Discover the warm friendliness and generosity of America and take thrill in watching the landscape change before you very eyes. Witness the Mississippi River, monumental in size and slowness, journeying down the middle of America, as a symbol of life and history. Be enthralled on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, a quarter-mile stretch billed Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock and Roll. Be wowed by the enormous Saturn V rockets and interactive exhibits at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Or simply feel the serenity of the rolling hills, soft green fields or glistening waters of the Atlantic as the miles by.
Come to American Car Center today and let The King of Credit make it simple and convenient to approve you for a quality, recent and low-mileage car or truck this summer. Our focus is exceptional service and saving you time and money. Then, take part in the American Car Center Summer Road Trip by visiting as many American Car Center locations as you can, using Facebook to check-in at every location you as go. As you encounter the magnificent scenes of America, record your journey on YouTube and Instagram to share your photographs, videos and stories with us and your fellow summer road trippers! #ACCRoadTrip
In summer, car and trucks are a lot like people – they are happiest when kept cool. A belt or hose failure can cause an overheated engine, the loss of power steering and loss of the electrical charging system, potentially requiring expensive repairs. Thankfully, easy preventive maintenance of hoses and belts can help keep your vehicle’s engine cool under the sun and your summer driving vacation plans on track.
Made of flexible rubber compounds which absorb vibration, hoses are the cooling system’s weakest structural component. Manufactured to hold coolant under pressure, hoses are subjected to the extremes of hot and cold, dirt, oils, acids and sludge. Hoses slowly deteriorate from the inside; a weakened hose may rupture from pressure, heat, or constant flexing. The most susceptible areas of the hose are nearest to clamps where it connects to the engine or radiator.
Simple and minor maintenance can help prevent coolant hose failure:
- Check the white coolant-recovery tank’s markings to confirm correct the fluid level. Also check for white, pink, blue or light green, blue, or pink coolant residue in the engine bay – a sign of leakage.
- When the engine is cool, give the hoses a squeeze near the clamps, feeling for soft spots. A good hose will be firm yet pliable.
- Inspect for visible cracks, nicks, depressions or bulges.
- Look for oil contamination or fraying near the connection points.
- Inspect for parallel cracks in bends, a hardened glossy surface or abrasive damage.
- Flush & replace the coolant according to the owner’s manual as clean coolant will lessen deterioration.
Many of the same things – heat, ozone, oil and abrasion – that damage hoses also harm a vehicle’s belts. Most cars and trucks have one multi-grooved serpentine belt to drive the alternator, water pump, power-steering pump, and air-conditioning compressor. A belt should be changed when it shows signs of excessive wear.
- Inspect the serpentine belt for cracks, fraying, or splits on the top cover.
- Look for signs of excessive glazing on the belt’s sides. Glazed or slick belts can slip, overheat or crack.
- Twist the belt to check for separating layers, cracks, or missing chunks of the grooves on the underside.
- Listen for the sounds of a belt-tension problem: high-pitched whining, chirping and vibration.
Speak to a qualified technician about any cooling issues and always consult your owner’s manual for routine maintenance procedures.
It’s that simple. A quick under-the-hood inspection of your vehicle’s hoses and belts, lends peace-of-mind that your summer driving will be smooth and carefree!
Visit a conveniently located American Car Center today for exceptional service and let us find for you a great vehicle from our vast inventory of late-model, low-mileage cars, trucks and SUVs. We make it easy for hard-working people across the Southeast to drive a high-quality vehicle no matter their credit history.
American Car Center – where no credit is no problem – is the leading pre-owned car dealership network across the Southeast with more than 30 convenient locations in six states, now including 12 in Florida! We are delighted to bring The King of Credit experience – a smooth and easy way of finding top notch late-model and low-mileage cars and trucks for hard-working people – to the Sunshine State.
Florida is a vast and vibrant place of thriving communities. American Car Center is eager to put our experience, passion and huge inventory to work on behalf of Floridians who want a great vehicle – one with a limited warranty of up to three years and 36,000 miles – and outstanding service – with oil changes for three years and multiple, convenient payment options, including telephone and online payment. We are committed to providing professional and understanding service in locations right where you live or work.
All twelve American Car Center locations in Florida are modern and full of great vehicles you would be thrilled to drive home to show your family and friends. Let’s learn more about the exciting communities where we are located!
The state capital of Florida is Tallahassee. The Capitol Complex includes the restored Historic Capitol, now a museum with displays on political history. The Capitol tower, built in the 1970s, offers appealing vistas from its observation deck twenty-two stories high. Nearby, exhibits at the Museum of Florida History cover European discovery, the Civil War and World War II. American Car Center is located nicely situated on West Tennessee Street.
Pensacola is a waterfront city in the northern Florida, separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Santa Rosa Island; its protected beaches make it a popular holiday destination. The city was one of the earliest European settlements in the United States and Historic Pensacola Village is a museum complex containing original 19th-century buildings. American Car Center is well located on Pensacola Boulevard.
Jacksonville is an expansive city and important commercial center in northeastern Florida on the Atlantic Ocean which claims museums and universities. Surfing, swimming and beach-going are popular at nearby barrier island beaches, including Neptune Beach. The city is home of the famous NFL Jaguars. American Car Center has three convenient locations in Jacksonville: on Cassat Avenue, in Lakeshore South; on Blanding Boulevard, in Argyle Forest; and in Arlington, on Atlantic Boulevard.
Dotted with hundreds of lakes, Orlando, best known for the Walt Disney World theme parks, such as the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, is one of the top tourist destinations of the planet. Universal Orlando is another major attraction offering the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. In Orlando, American Car Center is nicely located in West Colonial on West Colonial Drive.
American Car Center is a fast-growing network of used vehicle dealerships across the Southeast. From Nashville to Tampa, Little Rock to Savannah, and points between, we have you covered. With 30 locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, and more on the way, there’s a convenient location for everyone!
Our knowledgeable and helpful sales representatives have a passion for finding the right used car or SUV for every one of our clients. Our extensive selection of late-model, low-mileage vehicles come with limited warranties and oil changes for up to 3 years. And don’t worry about credit – American Car Center is the King of Credit. We are committed to matching great cars to great people. And of speaking added convenience, we have multiple payment options, including telephone and online. Let us help find the right vehicle for you today!
For nearly 20 years, American Car Center has made it easier for hard-working Americans across the Southeast to find the car or truck best suited just to them. We work hard to make the experience of finding a used vehicle smooth and rewarding, knowing that for our clients, the convenience of a nearby location matters. Start the approval processes now! The King of Credit wants to approve you today! It’s our pleasure to make it as simple as 1, 2, 3.
American Car Center is quickly adding more and more convenient locations to serve you even better. Recently, we opened locations in Florida, Georgia and Arkansas. Stores in Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi will open soon. Find the American Car Center closest to you, because the King of Credit wants to approve you today!