Posts Tagged ‘Rowlett’

Seven Things to Know Before You Buy a Preowned Vehicle

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

We know that shopping for a reliable used car can be stressful. How do you know if that beautiful car you want isn’t a lemon? How can you tell if it’s been in a major accident? How do you know if what’s on the sticker is a good price?

Barrett Motors staff  understands that buying a used car can be nerve-wracking. But it really doesn’t have to be. Our team came up with a list of seven things you should know before buying a used car:

Is it Time to Trade Up?

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Doggone it.

Your car broke down— it’s going to be a high repair bill again. You’re getting tired of pouring money into an aging vehicle.

Would you be better off patching it up again? Or is it time to buy a newer vehicle? Of course, there is no clear-cut answer, but our educated staff at Barrett Motors recommends that you consider this simple formula: if the repair costs are greater than the value of your car/or one year’s worth of monthly payments—it’s time for another vehicle. We have an excellent selection of quality, dependable used vehicles available of each of our three lots. But before you look, consider the following:

Why Late Model Cars with Low Mileage are Best

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

It’s a question often asked by people looking to buy a used car: Just how important is it to buy a vehicle with low miles? Does it really matter?

Buying A Car When Your Credit is Less Than Perfect

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Despite what you may think, it’s pretty normal to have poor credit issues during your lifetime.

Even people with bruised credit still need to make large purchases, such as reliable transportation. The good news is, there are options to buy a vehicle—even if you have bad credit. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

Date Night in Garland TX

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

During a rare space of down-time the other day, some of the service department team was talking about the best things to do on a date night with their significant other. They sure had a lot of fun comparing notes. They all agreed that going out for couple-time doesn’t have to be expensive; just make an effort to do something you think your partner would enjoy. Here are a few favorite ideas:

How to Lower Your Auto Insurance Rates

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

It’s amazing how expensive car ownership can be—way beyond purchasing the vehicle.

Every year, there is registration to pay. There are fees for the license plate. There is gasoline to make it go, and oil changes and regular maintenance in our excellent service center to keep it from breaking down. And then there’s auto insurance, which can be the most expensive investment.

The good news is that there are ways you can lower your bill. Let’s take a look at how:

Finding the Right Used Car Dealership

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

You want to buy a used car, but your credit rating and history are less than perfect.

You also probably think that it will be harder to get the type of dependable vehicle that you need.

Well, if you do business with the right dealership, it won’t be. If you’re searching for a pre-owned vehicle but have bruised credit issues, you can follow these tips for choosing the right used car dealership:

Your Car was Totaled. Now What?

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

One minute you’re driving down the road, taking care of business. Maybe you’re headed to a grocery store, or driving home from work, or taking your family to Muddy Creek Nature Preserve for a picnic.


Someone rear-ends your vehicle and totals it.

Hopefully, no one was injured. But now what?