10 Routine Maintenance Items
If you’re car savvy, you likely spend time inspecting your car every now and then, looking for erosion, rust, moisture and other elements that might affect your car performance. You hear every tick and are totally in tune with how well your car is performing. But what if you’re not an expert, an inexpert even? How many among us drive a car without any knowledge of what really goes on under the hood?
Mechanically inclined or not, we all know that regular car maintenance is a great preventative of future auto repairs. If you’re not up to learning a few tricks and going the do-it-yourself (DIY) route, you need to find a trusted auto shop who will perform the regular maintenance for you. Continue reading “Car Maintenance Checklist for the Inexpert”
Whether buying or leasing a pre-owned vehicle, find your comfort zone with your car payment!
In previous posts, we have talked plenty about how to make the most out of your car buying experience. We have touched on how to manage emotional buying decisions, how to choose the ideal time to buy a car, and what to expect of your salesperson. It’s time to talk about the finances. Continue reading “How to Manage Your Used Car Payments”
Take the stress out of buying a pre-owned car
We all know that shopping for a car is a stressful undertaking. You have access to a ton of resources online on how to manage stress and reduce the risk of making a bad decision. Heck, we have even put out a few of our own helpful tips when shopping for a used car. But enough with the stress talk. Instead, let’s shift focus to the fun part of car shopping. We hope you’re all ears!
Your car shopping experience doesn’t have to be just about fuel economy and safety features. We’re not saying these are not important; they remain a priority. But once you’ve narrowed down your search to a few cars that meet those top requirements, why not shift gear to the fun and exciting audio features you want in your pre-owned vehicle. Continue reading “We’re Bringing Groovy Back”
Your car sales representative must act as your consultant with your interest in mind.
As exciting as it is to get behind a new set of wheels, the process of buying a car is stressful, confusing and somewhat scary. You’ve done your research and decided that you want a pre-owned vehicle. You’ve set a budget and narrowed down your options or honed in on a type of vehicle. Now you need to visit your pre-owned car dealership, take a car (or two) for a test drive and then go through the purchasing process. You expect help from your car salesperson. Whether you choose Global Auto Sales or other dealerships, you must demand from your car salesperson no less than the following 10 expectations. Continue reading “Top 10 Things You Should Expect of Your Car Salesperson”
Is a minivan or an SUV a better choice for you and your family?
Have you ever made an emotional buying decision? Let’s face it; we all have! Buying a vehicle is a big deal. You want to make sure that your emotions are balanced with rational influences so that you make the right decision for you and your growing family. Continue reading “Sedans are out – Minivans and SUVs are in”
If you live in Ontario, winterizing your vehicle a safety matter.
Every winter we expect no less than a rough and sometimes even brutal winter. As Canadians, we don’t hibernate; we embrace it. If you’re relatively new to Canada, you will find that the more mentally prepared for what’s ahead, the more welcoming you will become to those first snowfalls.
Then you prepare your gear, your home and your car. Winterizing your car is, in fact, a matter of safety you can’t afford to overlook. When you bring your car to your mechanic, there are several checks and maintenance items we perform to ensure your vehicle is winter ready. Continue reading “Prepping your car for winter keeps you safe”
Looking to buy a pre-owned car and can’t wait to get behind the wheel? But wait… timing is key.
What it means to buy a car is different for everyone. For some, it’s a necessity and for, others, a luxury. Either way, you may be excited and at the same time overwhelmed by the experience. Don’t let it drag you down. You have some homework to complete before you set out to find your perfect car.
- Do your research on the make and model you want. Check out our Used Inventory page to learn more about any of the cars you may be considering.
- Set a budget. You can see vehicle prices on the vehicle description pages, such as this 2014 Acura MDX.
- Get to know your mechanic.
- Contact our dealership or book a test drive.
Continue reading “Buying a Used Car? Timing Matters”
We have plenty to be thankful for here at Global Auto Sales and hope you feel the same during this Thanksgiving holiday!
When you feel safe on the road, we feel gratified. When safety is combined with a little added luxury, your ride becomes a delight. Your delight is our gratitude. In celebration of this year’s Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to take the opportunity to extend our gratitude from all of us at Global Auto Sales and share with you our story.
Fathers, husbands and brothers, we made Ottawa home over 30 years ago.
Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours”