CARS, TRUCKS, & PET SAFETY!

 

Warm weather is here!  As the summer arrives, the temperatures go up, and we are all out enjoying the weather!  Lets take a minute to think about whether or not we’re taking our furry four-legged friends with us everywhere we go.  While we love to keep our pets with us, we need to think about their safety.  It can be dangerous to leave an animal in an unattended car, even with the windows open.  For certain outings, you may want to leave your pet at home.

Every year, hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they are left in parked vehicles.  The temperature inside your vehicle can rise almost 20º F in just 10 minutes. In 20 minutes, it can rise almost 30º F…and the longer you wait, the higher it goes. At 60 minutes, the temperature in your vehicle can be more than 40 degrees higher than the outside temperature. Even on a 70-degree day, that’s 110 degrees inside your vehicle!

Your vehicle can quickly reach a temperature that puts your pet at risk of serious illness and even death, even on a day that doesn’t seem hot to you. And cracking the windows makes no difference.

So next time your headed out, and thinking of taking your furry four-legged friend along, consider if they will have to be left in the car at any time.  If so, you may want to rethink your decision and leave them in the comfortable A/C at home.

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!

TAX SEASON IS AUTO SEASON!

It seems as though as soon as people find out how much money they are getting in their tax refund, the first thing they do is start thinking about how they are going to spend it… A wise choice might be to make a long-term investment for oneself… and buy a used car or truck.

It’s a simple fact, tax refunds and car loans are a good match*.  One of the main reasons is the chance for qualified buyers to use their tax refund for a down payment on a car. The average income tax refund in recent years has been around $3,000, and buyers may decide to use all or part of that check as money down.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau tell us that a down payment may help when purchasing a vehicle because lowering the amount of money that needs to be borrowed may also lower the monthly payment and the total cost of financing.

Here’s why we think this could be a great idea for you!

Affordability: Generally speaking, with a used vehicle you’ll get more bang for your buck than you would by purchasing a brand new one – you are paying a lower purchase price for the same car model used rather than new.  Someone else already took that big depreciation hit, so you are more likely to get a car and maintain value!

Lower Long-Term Costs: Typically, when you purchase a used vehicle, monthly interest rates on a car loan for a used car will be lower, resulting in a lower monthly payment. In addition, your insurance rate on a used car is likely to be lower than on a new car.

Reliability: Today’s cars, trucks, SUVs and vans last longer than they did 30 or 40 years ago.  In 2015 (2 years ago!), IHS Automotive reported that the average car driving on American roads had reached a record high of 11.5 years of age. The auto industry think tank also predicts that by 2020, the number of 12-year-old vehicles still in operation will rise by 15 percent.  Modern vehicles are built to last longer than ever, which means you can save thousands and expect a long service life from a used car.

So now you may be wondering how to use that tax refund towards your used car or truck purchase… well, here’s a quick step-by-step guide that will help you drive away in your new pre-owned vehicle.

1 – Get your check from Uncle Sam.

2 – Calculate what you can afford.

3 – Decide whether you would be more comfortable with applying your tax refund as the down payment or using it to cover monthly payments.

4 – Identify what you want and what you can afford within your budget.

5 – Visit your local dealership to look at and test drive vehicles.  Most can help you with financing as well.

6 – Sign on the dotted line and drive away in your car or truck!!!

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!

* These statements are informational suggestions only and should not be construed as legal, accounting, or professional advice, nor are they intended as a substitute for legal or professional guidance. Please consult a tax professional.

LAST CHANCE

2 DAYS REMAIN TO SAVE!!

PRESIDENTS DAY SALE!!

Our PRESIDENT’S DAY SALE covers our ENTIRE INVENTORY!
CARS
TRUCKS
SUV’S

BRING US YOUR BEST OFFER!

We are including our
SIGNATURE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
ON ALL VEHICLE PURCHASES!!!
OIL CHANGES FOR LIFE
VA STATE INSPECTIONS FOR LIFE
WARRANTY

ALL VEHICLES ARE FULLY SERVICED AND STATE INSPECTED WHEN YOU DRIVE OFF THE LOT!

CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH A CUSTOMER ADVOCATE TODAY!!

757.464.1200
VIEW ALL INVENTORY HERE!

 

 

SWEETHEART DEALS

We’re Letting Cupid Drive In February!


That’s Right!!
February 1 – February 13, when you purchase your vehicle from CarDirect USA, we’ll send your sweetheart a dozen roses on Valentine’s Day!!

We’ve got what your looking for!
CARS
TRUCKS
SUV’S
BRING US YOUR BEST OFFER!

We’re including our
SIGNATURE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
ON ALL VEHICLE PURCHASES!!!
OIL CHANGES FOR LIFE
VA STATE INSPECTIONS FOR LIFE
WARRANTY

ALL VEHICLES ARE FULLY SERVICED AND STATE INSPECTED WHEN YOU DRIVE OFF THE LOT!

CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH A CUSTOMER ADVOCATE TODAY!!

757.464.1200
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WELCOME HOME SOLDIERS!

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We’d like to welcome home our American Soldiers that have been deployed!!!

Christmas Wishes Are Granted!!

New Year’s Celebrations are HERE!!!

OVER 6,000 SOLDIERS ARE COMING HOME BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S!!!  THEY WILL ALL GET TO SEE THE BALL DROP ON AMERICAN SOIL!!

WELCOME HOME!!

Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group including:

USS Dwight D Eisenhower

USS San Jacinto

USS Mason

USS Nitze

 

Carrier Air Wing Three including:

Strike Fighter Squadrons 32 and 105

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 123

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7

 

Wasp Amphibious Ready Group

 

22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit

 

We’re welcoming them home and thanking them for their service!!!

WE’VE GOT THE INVENTORY TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN!
CARS
TRUCKS
SUV’S

BRING US YOUR BEST OFFER!

WE’RE SPREADING THE CHEER AND OFFERING SERVICE, FINANCING, & DISCOUNTS!!  YOU’LL ALSO GET OUR
SIGNATURE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
INCLUDED ON ALL VEHICLE PURCHASES!!!
OIL CHANGES FOR LIFE
VA STATE INSPECTIONS FOR LIFE
WARRANTY

ALL VEHICLES ARE FULLY SERVICED AND STATE INSPECTED WHEN YOU DRIVE OFF THE LOT!

CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH A CUSTOMER ADVOCATE TODAY!

‘Tis The Season

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It’s that time of year again!  Can you believe Christmas is only 2 weeks away?  This is about the time we all start to reflect on the previous year and start our resolutions for next year.

A good way to start the new year, is to be generous!  Giving is what the holidays are all about. Keep in mind, some are less fortunate than others and there is no better gift than giving.  So many organizations make it easy to make another person’s holiday much better.  We are still honoring our Toys For Tots charity drive!  With the Toys For Tots charity, you can drop a toy in the box at participating stores all around Hampton Roads.  We personally have a box in case you wanted to donate! As a thank you for your considerable donation, we would like to offer up to $250 off the vehicle of your choice!

The last day of 2016 is 19 days away. Let us know some of the most memorable things of 2016 for you?  What are you looking forward to the most in 2017?

Our number one wish is everyone stays safe this New Year’s.  Having fun is always encouraged, but please, do it safely!  No need to drink and drive when there are so many smarter options right at your fingertips.  A sober designated driver is literally one phone call or click away!

I know here at CarDirect USA we are very thankful to all our customers and the opportunity to meet such wonderful people.  We are looking forward to another successful year!  Please have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year.

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!

Traveling With Kids For The Holiday?

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Are you looking forward to the aromas of a turkey roasting in the oven, stuffing, gravy, and all the fixings??  Don’t forget the pumpkin and apple pies that you’ll have for desert!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner!

Many people stay home and have family visit… and many travel to visit family.  If your traveling with kids, there are many challenges you may encounter… the first and foremost is probably how to entertain those kids in the car while you’re on the road.  Nothing derails a family car trip faster than bored kids in the backseat. A well-stocked activity bag can mute the “Are we there yet?” melody from the rear and help you log some serious miles in peace. Here are a few of our top picks of ideas to keep those kids occupied while you’re headed to visit your family and friends this holiday!

Tablets, laptops, and smartphones: At home, you probably limit access to these devices. But if you need to make some serious mileage, it’s okay to relax the rules on screen time. Download plenty of educational and just-for-fun games, music, and movies before leaving home.

White board and dry-erase pens: Kids can draw, play tic-tac-toe and hangman, or write notes to each other, wipe it all away, and start over.

Sticker and activity books: Extra great for toddlers. They allow kids to express creativity without using pens on the upholstery.

Crayons or markers: Markers are best for kids 3 and up, crayons for kids under 3. If you’re worried about your child drawing on the seats, try Color Wonder markers – they only leave marks on special paper.

Colored pipe cleaners or Wikki Stix: Make animals, people, jewelry, or just crazy shapes.

Busy boxes: Fill a few shoe boxes with flash cards, card games, Matchbox cars, Legos, little figurines and dolls, and other items. Your child can use the box’s lid as a playing surface, and decorate the box using stickers and crayons or markers.

Crafty toys: Drawing on an Etch-A-Sketch, Magna Doodle, or Aquadoodle can keep kids busy for miles. Toys that let them draw using a magnetic “magic wand” (like Wooly Willy) are also absorbing. All are easy for kids to hold in their lap and can be used again and again.

At CarDirect USA, 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!

“Your Vote, Your Voice!”

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It’s Your Right!

If you walk into the showroom at CarDirect USA on Tuesday, November 8th we hope that you come in after 10am.  We’re opening an hour later than normal so that all of our employees have an opportunity to get to their respective voting location and vote.  You’ll notice a theme for the month of November – Be Thankful!  We are thankful that we live in the USA, where we have a voice and have the right to vote for our leaders!  Our staff is also thankful for all of our customers, and ready to get all of our new ones into a great vehicle!

Once again, CarDirect USA is giving back!!!

This Monday thru Wendesday, when you proudly wear your “I Voted” sticker, CarDirect USA will will thank you for participating in our government, and give its customer’s $250 off* the purchase price of vehicles!! This promotion will be going on all day Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday!  If you voted early, come in any of the 3 days.  If you vote Tuesday, come in Tuesday or Wednesday.  If you don’t make it to the voting polls on Tuesday until later in the afternoon, that’s ok!  We’ll still offer this discount to you when you come in on Wednesday!! Be thankful for the country you live in, and ago cast your vote!

At CarDirect USA, 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!

*Promotion may not be combined with any other offers.  Discount is taken off the lowest advertised price.  Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and dealership $399 processing fee.  Offer valid 11.7.2016 thru 11.9.2016.

Be Thankful & Experience the Joy of Giving!

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If you walk into the showroom at CarDirect USA today, you’ll notice a theme for the month of November – Be Thankful!  Our staff is thankful for all of our customers, and ready to get all of our new ones into a great vehicle!

Once again, CarDirect USA is giving back!!!

This November, when you bring in a toy to donate to Toys For Tots, CarDirect USA will give its customer’s $250 off* the purchase price of vehicles!! This promotion will be going on all month long!  CarDirect USA is asking for new, unwrapped toys to be donated to children in need!  Make a child’s holiday special this year!!  Be thankful for what you have, and share a little something with a child in need!

At CarDirect USA, 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!

*Promotion may not be combined with any other offers.  Discount is taken off the lowest advertised price.  Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and dealership $399 processing fee.  Offer valid thru 11.30.2016.