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Maximizing the Life of Your Pre-Owned Car - Gil's Auto Blog

Maximizing the Life of Your Pre-Owned Car

Purchasing a pre-owned car can be a savvy financial decision, and to make the most of your investment, it’s crucial to know how to prolong the life of your vehicle. At Gil’s Auto Sales, we’re committed to helping our customers get the most from the used cars they buy here. Here are some valuable tips to make your pre-owned car last longer, providing you with years of reliable service on the roads of Columbus, Phenix City, Opelika, and beyond.

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3 Last Minute Things to Check Before Buying a Used Car

Over the past few months we’ve been giving you information on several of the easiest things to forget when you’re shopping for a used car, so we thought we’d continue that this month with 3 of the last-minute things you should check before buying any used car. These three are probably the easiest things to overlook, so make sure to consider them when you’re sitting inside wondering if there’s anything else you should check. Read the rest of this entry >>

Make Sure to Remember These 3 Parts When Shopping for a Used Car

We know it’s been a few days, so we thought we’d pop back in and tell you about 3 more parts you want to make sure to remember to check whenever you’re shopping for a used car or other vehicle. These things are easy to miss or forget, but could lead to problems or inconveniences down the road. Let us know if you have any questions about them! Read the rest of this entry >>

Don’t Forget These 3 Things When Shopping for a Used Car

We’re back to help you make all the right decisions when you’re shopping for a used car, as we’ve got 3 things you don’t want to forget once again. Today’s three things aren’t quite as easily overlooked as some of the others we’ve gone over, but these are things you definitely want to make sure work properly before even thinking about purchasing a car, so check them out below and remember to give us a call if you have any questions. Read the rest of this entry >>

3 More Things You Shouldn’t Overlook When Shopping for a Used Car

Not long ago we gave you a quick list of things that you don’t want to overlook when shopping for a used car, and today we’ve got 3 more things to add to that list. We’ll keep this a regular occurrence until we get through our longer list of things not to overlook, so if you’ve found these tips helpful, be sure to keep checking back for more in the coming weeks. Read the rest of this entry >>

Can car batteries overheat during the summer?

The simple answer to the question above is no, but the extreme heat often associated with Georgia and Alabama summers can cause all sorts of problems – and some of them can lead to your car overheating. Car batteries are designed to withstand the elements, as it’s hard to make sure something like a vehicle is always in the right conditions. But heat like we get here can cause liquid to evaporate, including battery fluid. While this won’t cause overheating necessarily, it can lead to issues with overcharging. Read the rest of this entry >>

3 Things You Shouldn’t Overlook When Shopping for a Used Car

Shopping for a car is a stressful ordeal, especially if you’re shopping for a used car. You don’t want to accidentally purchase a vehicle that isn’t up to snuff or won’t last very long, as even used vehicles often have a hefty paycheck. We thought we’d ease your mind at least a bit by highlight 3 things that you should never overlook in the process of shopping for a used car, and you can check them out below. We might come back next month with a few more, so be sure to stay tuned to the Gil’s Online blog! Read the rest of this entry >>

Is it illegal to drive barefoot in Georgia?

Many people in Georgia and across the country as a whole are unclear whether or not it is illegal to drive barefoot. While some people might find it strange to drive barefoot, there are plenty of people out there who find it uncomfortable to wear shoes, especially behind the wheel. And sometimes kicking off the shoes that you are wearing might seem safer than trying to press pedals with certain types of footwear, like flip flops or high heels. We’re here to talk about the legality of driving barefoot in Georgia, so that all of you residents wondering have a better idea. Read the rest of this entry >>

Why does it smell like this in my car?

Yesterday we started looking at a few common smells that you might notice inside your vehicle, but we weren’t able to cover them all. Today, we thought we’d dive into the rest of them to give you a more comprehensive look at what might be causing your car to smell like that. Be sure to go back to yesterday’s smells if you don’t see yours here, and if we missed something let us know in the comments. Read the rest of this entry >>