Posts Tagged ‘Barrett Motors’

Should You Only Buy A Used Car With Low Mileage?

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

If you’re in the market for a good used car, you might wonder if that automatically means you need to look for one with low mileage. Some people think you should only pay attention to the current condition it’s in. But according to the experts at Barrett Motors in Sachse, Garland and Rowlett, that would be a mistake.

Here’s why. (more…)

Yes, You Can Buy a Car With Bad Credit

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Bad credit is not something most people are proud of. However, no one sets out to earn bad credit. Sometimes unexpected things happen that make it difficult to keep your credit clean. Maybe you lost everything in a divorce. Perhaps you unexpectedly lost your job. Maybe you were diagnosed with a major illness, or were injured an unable to pay your bills. That doesn’t make you a bad person, and it shouldn’t mean you can’t buy something on credit—like a dependable vehicle. (more…)

Are You Tired of Having Car Troubles?

Friday, September 15th, 2017

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting in your car and it won’t start. The engine just won’t turn over. Is it the battery? Or is your starter going out again? Maybe it’s something in the ignition… No matter what the problem, if you can’t depend on your car anymore, it’s time to do something about it. After all, you have to have dependable transportation to get to work, take your kids to school or go on that trip you promised your family.

Barrett Motors Can Help! (more…)

Discover A New Novel At These Bookstores Near Barrett Motors

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

From a classic novel like Tom Sawyer to the latest action thriller or mystery novel, books have this incredible ability to take us to a new world. It’s incredibly easy to become engrossed in the characters and story for hours on end. Whether you are waiting for your turn at the DMV or are simply riding as a passenger in a Toyota Tundra, you will never be bored with a book in your hand. Or maybe you prefer comic books! Whatever your tastes, here are a few of our favorites near Barrett Motors. (more…)

Helping Those Who Need Help Buying a Car

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Most people don’t have perfect credit. In fact, many people have had credit issues during their lifetime. Of course, the best way to get out of credit issues is to have a job, work hard, and pay your debts. But what happens if you don’t have a reliable vehicle you can drive to work? How can you make your payments, much less get ahead? (more…)

Sweet Spots for Hot Days

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Oh, the over 100 degree days here in Garland, Sachse and Rowlett, TX, home of Barrett Motors, your premier Buy Here Pay Here dealerships in the Dallas area. We’re hot, sweaty and thirsty pretty much all day and into the night. What to do? Just like people seek out the best dealerships and auto service centers like Barrett Motors of Rowlett, Sachse and Garland, they seek out the best ice cream and frozen yogurt places for relief from the heat.

The Best of the Best

Snowflake Cafe in Richardson — the ice cream is rolled, the portions are large and you can put on plenty of toppings. The staff is as sweet as the ice cream itself and there is plenty of room to take the whole family.

The Sweet House in Rowlett — a family friendly place with board games to play while you eat homemade ice creams. Make an ice cream float by adding a root beer from their large selection.

Yogurtland in Garland — you can’t go wrong with this open-until-11PM shoppe with a wide range of flavors and toppings. They have a friendly staff and a clean store. Can’t really ask for anything more!

Braum’s in Garland — Braum’s is a Texas staple for ice cream. A must try would be one of their fabulous milkshakes.

Steel City Pops in Garland — are you a popsicle person? Well then, Steel City Pops is for you! The flavors change daily and go from fruity to milky. Each has great chunks of fruit to satisfy and help you keep cool. Each pop is $3 tax included!

Honey Dee’s in North Dallas — the popular cooling device is the water ice at Honey Dee’s. The shaved ice is thin like Italian Ice and can be mixed with soft serve ice cream for a Heaven-in-your-mouth treat.

La Real Michoacana in Garland — serves Mexican gelato, ice cream and frozen yogurt for the international palette. Great for something different, tasty and cooling!

Yumilicious in Uptown Dallas — refreshing frozen yogurt and plenty of toppings to satisfy one on a hot Dallas night.

Paleteria La Super in Garland — homemade Mexican delights to cool and refresh. Simply delish!

Lake Highlands Creamery in Lake Highlands — eclectic and delicious flavors. Be prepared to take some bars and pints home with you.

Take Your Pick

No matter where you go for your sweet frozen treat on our list, you won’t be far from Barrett Buy Here Pay Here Motors. Barrett Motors has locations in Garland, Rowlett and Sachse. Stop by before or after you get your frozen treat and check out our great inventory of AutoCheck Certified pre-owned vehicles. We have been in business selling, financing and servicing vehicles in this area for 30 years and are proud of our reputation for good deals, providing financing and state of the art automotive service. All of our vehicles are inspected, reconditioned and detailed before going on our lot for sale. We also have a free vehicle warranty so that you can buy with peace of mind. Why not stop in each week for ten weeks with your local sweet frozen treat. That will take us right up to when the temperatures will hopefully start to cool down. You can also check out our inventory on our website at


Best Restaurants in Garland, TX

Monday, July 24th, 2017

When it’s summer in Texas, sometimes it’s just too darned hot to cook, right? At Barrett Motors in Garland, our service team was talking about just that, and began sharing their favorite local restaurants with each other. Knowing our customers probably feel the same way we do about being in a hot kitchen or at the backyard grill on a 100 degree day, we thought we’d share our list of top restaurants in Garland.

Tranky’s Tacos

This street taco favorite is at 2218 S. Jupiter Road and their gourmet tacos are worth the trip. We’ve tried Pollo, Fajita, Barbacoa and Carnitas, and they are all terrific. In fact, we think they should rename the place Tranky’s Taco Heaven! Even the Borracho beans are fantastic. The only thing better is the pricing—very inexpensive. No wonder it’s packed at lunch and dinner!

Intrinsic Smokehouse and Brewery

Brisket nachos, ribs, fried okra and the best mac and cheese in town—we can’t say enough about this place. Plus, you can get four pours of home-brewed brewskies for just $15. We especially like the Texas Shake, which is a creamy and hazy IPA. Located at 509 W. State St. in Garland, it’s a real find.

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House

If you live in Garland, you have to know about Babe’s, right? It’s probably the most famous restaurant we’ve got. Located at 1456 Belt Line Road, it’s busy from the moment they open until they close. Everyone at the table gets to order the meat of their choice—Fried Chicken, Fried Catfish, Chicken Fried Steak, Chicken Strips—then they bring out the sharable sides: mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, black eyed peas and white gravy. And the desserts? We are hooked on their banana pudding with meringue. Just forget about your diet and get in the car and go. You won’t regret it. (Just don’t tell your personal trainer!)

Get A Taste of Excellence at Barrett Motors

At Barrett Motors, we have been helping drivers in Garland, Sachse and Rowlett find the perfect used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs for 30 years. That’s a lot of satisfied customers! We specialize in late model, low mileage vehicles. We also have a team of finance experts who can find great financing for anyone, even if they have had credit issues in the past. After all, we finance your credibility…not your past inability. You can view our entire inventory online at Then come out for a test drive after you’ve had lunch or dinner at one of these great Garland restaurants. Just be sure to bring us some of that banana pudding!

Yes, You Can Buy A Great Used Car With Bad Credit

Monday, July 17th, 2017

It’s embarrassing to have bad credit, or to have had it in the past. No one likes having a car repossessed, or declaring bankruptcy. But in today’s economy, it happens more often than most people realize. And just because people have had credit problems in the past doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to buy the car they need to transport their families, get to work and provide transportation for their jobs! (more…)

So You Want To Trade Your Car In

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Tired of your old ride? Or maybe you’ve got a growing family and you need something safer or larger? Maybe yours is just getting a little too old?   Trading in your old car when purchasing a new one is smart. At Barrett Motors in Garland, Sachse and Rowlett, we think trading in your old car for a newer, better used car is even smarter. Here’s why. (more…)

All Used Cars Are Not Created Equally

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

More and more people are buying preowned vehicles, and for lots of good reasons! First of all, you will save thousands of dollars. Yup, thousands. Why? Because new cars depreciate, and quickly. If you buy a new car and drive it off the lot, then drive it back to the dealership, it is no longer considered a new car. Just like that, it has depreciated. In America, the average new car costs $33,500. The average used car costs just over $20,000. That’s a big difference. And according to Consumer Reports, after three years your new car will be worth just 54 percent of what you paid for it. So buying a used car saves you a lot from the get-go.

At Barrett Motors in Sachse, Garland and Rowlett, we thought it might be helpful to share all the reasons that buying a used car makes sense. (more…)