The Inside Track

Gap Insurance 101
Feb 11, 2022

What is Gap Insurance and What Does it Cover? By Jack Estrada Finance Director & Co-General Manager  Auto House Tempe When financing a new or used car, saying yes to gap insurance can be a lifesaver one day. Some will skip gap coverage, thinking it’s …

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How to Inspect a Used Car Before Buying
Feb 8, 2022

A Used Car Inspection Checklist By Scott Bray Credit Union Auto Consultant | KBB Team Lead Auto House Tempe At Auto House, it’s our job to know cars. Whether you’re interested in a used car for sale by a dealer or a private party, it’s …

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AWD versus 4WD for Trucks – What’s the Difference?
Dec 26, 2021

Truck Talk: Is AWD Better Than 4WD? By Mike Palmer, Auto Consultant, Tempe If you’re considering buying a truck, you’re likely weighing the differences between AWD versus 4WD. Or you might be wondering what AWD means, as it’s a less familiar term than 4WD. Let’s …

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The Basics of Electric Vehicles

Owning an Electric Car By Justin “Tito” Dellow, Auto Consultant, Scottsdale Many people are asking themselves, “why should I get an electric car?” Aside from the environmental benefits, electric vehicles are still a mystery to most and out of reach of many budgets. Even so, …

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What Fees Are Associated With Buying a Car?
Dec 1, 2021

Dealer Fees & Car Taxes and Fees: The Lowdown By Mandy Rozen, Auto Consultant, Scottsdale   Dealer fees, car taxes, and other add-on accessories or services can add to the price of a car. Here we’ll drill down on what fees are associated with buying …

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How to Get Better Gas Mileage
Nov 19, 2021

Tips to Maximize Car Gas Mileage By Dan Finn, General Sales Manager, Phoenix In a car-dependent city like Phoenix, car gas mileage is rising in importance as quickly as the prices at the pump. Each model year, we see better gas mileage from new cars …

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Navigating Extended Service Agreements (aka Extended Warranties)
Oct 25, 2021

Understanding Extended Service Plans  Written By Trevor Skoro The last thing anyone needs is an unexpected repair that can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, emptying your emergency savings. Car repairs are an unexpected expense that can put any monthly budget into a tailspin. …

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Auto Industry Updates
Oct 11, 2021

Important Automotive Trends and Car Sales Statistics By Jon Parske, General Manager, Scottsdale The automotive market has been unpredictable for more than a year, largely due to the effects of the pandemic, intermittent factory shutdowns, and supply-chain constraints. Here are a few important automotive trends …

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Tire Talk: What To Know About Tires
Sep 22, 2021

What You Need To Know About Tires By Craig Olson Service Manager, Tempe Properly maintaining your vehicle’s tires is key to extending the lifespan of the tire, as well as your own safety. Whether you’re a new driver or an old pro, here are the …

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