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How to Pick a Budget for Your Next Car

When buying a car one of the most important things to consider is your budget. How much you're able to spend on a car determines which car you get. You have to be disciplined and honest with yourself about how much money you can actually afford to spend on a car.

 

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The Many Forms of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is anything that takes your attention away from driving. The first thing many people think of when they hear the term "distracted driving" is texting while driving. You may not text and drive but you're probably guilty of doing other things that take your attention and focus away from the road. Including:

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Getting the Best Deal on Car Insurance

Owning and sustaining a car is a big responsibility, and it can be costly. Car insurance is one of the things we have to have on our vehicle and it can be expensive. One of the best things you can do to lower your car insurance is to have and maintain a good driving record. Below are some other ways to keep insurance costs down.

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When Should I Get my Next Oil Change?

It's something we've heard for many years: Get your oil changed every 3,000 miles. Service technicians say it harms your vehicle to go any longer than that. But, recent reports say you can go longer than 3,000 miles and your vehicle will be perfectly fine. Which answer is right for you?

Checking your owner's manual is a great start in knowing how often you should change your oil.

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Find out What Your Vehicle is Worth

If you are looking for a new vehicle, you probably need something to do with your current one. There are really only three options for getting rid of your current car: list it online, give it to someone, or sell it to a dealership. When you list online you will have all kinds of people offering you less than what your vehicle is worth; giving it to someone isn’t a bad choice if you don’t need money towards a new vehicle, but that’s not usually the case.

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Staying Awake While Driving

We're all guilty of driving while drowsy. If you've ever found yourself nodding off while driving, you're not alone. It's important to know the signs and how to handle drowsiness to keep everyone on the road safe.

A lot of times we think we can overcome sleepiness to get to our destination without realizing you're too tired to drive. Here are some signs to let you know it's time to pull over:

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Bargain Used Vehicles in St. Louis

Has your old hunk-of-junk finally kicked the bucket? Interested in getting behind the wheel of a new-to-you car, but anxious about financing approval? Don't be. The Rock Road Auto Plaza team is here to work with you to get you back on the road in no time.

Rock Road is home to a huge selection of vehicles priced below $10,000 —meaning you can upgrade to an efficient, reliable and tech-savvy vehicle without the hassles of huge down payments or unreasonable interest rates.

 

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Why Must I Wash My Car So Often?

Our service center has seen the effects that dirt can do to the exterior of a car that has not been cleaned on a regular basis. Even if the surface looks good to you, those microscopic particles of dirt are doing a number to the paint over time, and it can all be alleviated with a simple car wash.

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Effective Tips for Increasing the Gas Mileage in Your Car

Increasing the gas mileage in your car is actually easier than you might think. Once you understand the tips for improving the fuel economy in your vehicle, you are going to save money and reduce the time your car is at the service center for repairs.

Our dealership has come up with a small list of simple things that you can do this week to help increase the fuel mileage of your car.

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