Archive for August, 2016

CarDirect USA Sponsors Life Rolls On Event

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

They Will Surf Again

This past Saturday, August 13th, CarDirect USA was proud to once again sponsor Life Rolls On at the They Will Surf Again event on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. This amazing organization has created an event that makes it possible for people affected by spinal cord injury to get into the water and surf the waves; believing that adaptive surfing and skating could inspire infinite possibilities beyond paralysis!  This was the biggest year yet!!  With over 100 surfers and 300 volunteers!

They Will Surf Again (TWSA) is an award-winning series of bi-coastal events that empower paraplegics and quadriplegics to experience the freedom of mobility by riding a wave with the assistance of adaptive equipment and the support of hard working volunteers. They Will Surf Again has the unique ability to engage and bridge the able-bodied and disabled communities, as they collaborate to push the bounds of possibility for those with SCI.

When the opportunity came up for Car Direct USA to sponsor this event, Brian Jones, a local surfer himself and Dealer Operator for Car Direct USA, jumped on it.  “As a local business owner and a father myself, it means so much to me to be able to give back to the community and make a difference.  Watching those who you wouldn’t think could get on a surfboard be able to ride the waves is an inspiration to us all, and we are proud to be a part of this event” Jones commented.

Life Rolls On is a non-profit organization that inspires others to see the boundless possibilities beyond paralysis. Established in 2002, LRO’s signature adaptive surfing program, They Will Surf Again, has grown into a catalyst of hope for thousands of individuals throughout the world.

About Car Direct USA: Located in Virginia Beach, VA, Car Direct USA has fresh Inventory arriving daily with prices starting below most Virginia Beach Competitors, and a wide selection of brands including Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Nissan and Toyota to select from. A key feature of Car Direct USA is its on-site financing and wide array of lenders. For more information about Car Direct USA, visit www.cardirectvirginia.com or call 1-757-464-1200.

Back To School Essentials

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

back to school

We know that feeling!  Your excited!  Headed away from your parent’s house… on your way to college… and you’re lucky enough to be driving your own car packed full of all the essentials!  There are also a number of costs associated with having your car, and we want to make sure you are prepared.

1 – Make sure you are insured.  Driving without the minimum required insurance could get you in trouble – and you don’t want to get your license revoked!

2 – Although you are headed away to college, and away from your parents to a more independent life, you might want to consider remaining on their insurance policy.  This may be a more affordable option, just be sure that you are the primary driver of the vehicle you are taking to school with you.

3 – How can you make insurance work in your favor?  Show them what a responsible person you are.

  • Keep your grades up. Some insurance companies offer discounts for a GPA of 3.0 and higher.
  • Tell them the location of your school. Rates are sometimes lower outside of bigger cities.  And if you live within 3 miles of your school, you get another discount!
  • Choose a responsible vehicle. This may be the time to pass on that sports car – go for the more responsible vehicle.  And you might even want to choose a newer model which would require less maintenance.
  • Don’t let your credit get out of hand. Insurance companies look at your credit score as a factor when determining your rate.
  • Insurance companies love safety features! Be sure to review all of the safety features with your insurance company – you may get credits on your rate for these.
  • Drive smart! Follow the rules and laws of the road!  Insurance companies will give a lower rate to a driver that doesn’t have tickets on their driving record.

4 – Remember that you will still have to maintain your vehicle while you are away at school.  Find out where the nearest service stations are.  Keep track of when you need an oil change, how your tires are wearing, if your windshield wipers are worn out, and make sure those brakes are working well!

5 – Consider investing in a roadside assistance program, such as AAA.  You never know when you may need it, and the small cost associated with a membership may be a huge help for you one day!

At Car Direct, our goal is to help you in finding the right vehicle for you.  Check out our inventory page to see what we currently have in stock.  Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Give us a call – that vehicle may be on its way in.  If not, we’ll find it for you!