Tips for Buying a Used Car


Buying a used car in a private marketplace is incomparable with purchasing a new one from a dealership. Many people prefer buying a used car for it reduces the price, thus saving some cash. While considering purchasing a used car, one should be very cautious and ready to inquire about the vehicle at the view.


Here are tips that will help you as you buy a used car:
Check the Logbook
Ask the seller about the logbook to know the legitimate owner of the car and how many owners it has gotten before.


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Redefining Safety: the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

Renowned for its powerhouse engines and high towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD remains a popular heavy-duty pickup for commercial installations. Its new suite of safety features effectively makes it a textbook example of brains and brawn. What safety features? Our Bowman Commercial team shares a few such features below.

Forward Collision Alert

The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD warns you of possible front-end collisions or when you're following gap distance shortens to an unsafe length. The warning lets you slow or brake 

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Why Your Vehicle's Tire Pressure Matters

Airing up your vehicle's tires is a minor, but important task. Ensuring adequate air in your tires is key to maintaining their structural integrity and preventing accidents from undue stress. As the governing force for your vehicle's movement, tires must be properly inflated to ensure ideal performance and continued safety.

Every vehicle tire has a specific tread pattern that assists with traction, braking, and weight distribution. Low tire pressure interferes with this tread pattern, reducing vehicle functionality. This can affect the pressure within your tire, 

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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

Have you noticed your tires slip in wet road conditions? What happens to tires in extreme heat? In these cases, your car needs summer tires, also known as performance tires. Summer tires are built with a stickier tread compound that prevents hydroplaning even when you face heavy downpour while driving. These tires also provide faster acceleration and great cornering.

All-season tires also provide some traction, but they don’t have the same performance level as summer tires. These tires are made for all weather conditions, so the tread is slightly different. These perform only 

 

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Here's Some Roadside Emergency Advice

A driver could take every step necessary to avoid a mishap, but vehicles may still suffer a breakdown or collision. During an emergency, a driver should take necessary safety steps to avoid seeing things get worse. Driving to a safe parking spot, if possible, seems wise. Those unable to move the vehicle might get themselves to safety first and then call for help.

Effective preparation may go a long way when dealing with an emergency. Hopefully, there's an emergency kit in the trunk. Such kits may come with valuable tools, flares, reflectors, and even blankets. Keeping a spare "pay-go…

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An Effective Way to Clean Your Car’s Engine Without Much Effort

Over time, a car's engine can build up a lot of dirt, grime and debris. And while it's not harmful to the performance of your engine, it often doesn't look very good. Bowman Commercial recommends that drivers in Clarkston clean their car engine periodically as part of regular maintenance.

The items that you need to clean your car's engine include a can of heavy-duty degreaser, a garden hose with a nozzle, a small scrub brush and running water. Before you begin, disconnect the negative battery cable to ensure your electrical components aren't affected. Coat the…

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What do different vehicle safety ratings mean?

A car will always look better by its interior, engine capacity, horsepower, and all other capability features. But there comes a time when you have to choose between life and beauty. Being on a highway is never guaranteed of coming back safe. You need to ensure that your vehicle is designed to fit the purpose. Most of the time, you are the one to ensure that safety tests are done for the car. The question here is, who will you entrust to these services?

Every car must get some security rating in the US, no matter how expensive or advanced…

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Understand Auto Finance Terms Before You Buy

Here at Bowman Commercial we can often help car buyers in Clarkston with financing a new or used vehicle. We also want you to understand auto finance terms and what they mean. Here's a quick look at the terms you may encounter.

You'll often hear a dealership speak about APR when you are financing a car. This refers to the Annual Percentage Rate, or interest on your car loan. Those with higher credit ratings can often lower their APR, so be sure that you negotiate the best rate. Auto finance terms may also include a down payment.

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Check Out These Great Technology Features for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 at Bowman Commercial!

If you love to travel and need a big truck, our team at Bowman Commercial is ready to show off all of the tech features that will make your trips comfortable and relaxing! There is nothing like being able to sync your contacts and playlists with your Silverado 1500, so fumbling with your smartphone while you drive isn't necessary.

Once you have your contacts and music synced with your truck, you can make phone calls, access compatible apps with your voice, and play your favorite road trip songs! You can also use your voice to input addresses to your…

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The Basics of a Transfer Case

A lot can go wrong with a vehicle since there are so many different working parts that contribute to how it runs. A transfer case is part of your drivetrain, transferring power from your transmission over to your axles. The actual process can vary slightly, based on whether you have four wheel drive or all wheel drive. We have different transfer cases on our lot in Clarkston.

Your drive shaft is utilized to provide power, and your transfer case will work to synchronize the rotation of your front and back wheels. 

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