Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Oil being poured from a container

Difference between synthetic oil and regular oil

Can you use synthetic oil in an old car?

If you’ve taken a newer car in for maintenance or if you’ve just walked through the automotive aisles at your local store, you’ve probably encountered synthetic oil. Most modern vehicles require it over conventional oil, but can you go the other way? Can you use synthetic oil in an old car? We have another video from Engineering Explained that can show you how a synthetic oil will treat your old car. If you are looking for a newer car in the Southeastern United States, then you should check to see if we have a U.S. Auto Sales location near you, and don’t forget to get pre-qualified for a loan while you’re here!

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Midsection of male mechanic holding car tire at garage

Are winter tires only for snow?

Do you need winter tires if you live in the south?

With winter on the horizon, you may be wondering if you should put winter tires on your car. However, what if you are in the south? Do you need winter tires if you live in the south? At U.S. Auto Sales we will look into that question. You can also check out our current used car inventory, get pre-qualified for a car loan or contact our team directly with the links below.

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Close Up of Service Engine Soon Dashboard Light and Fuel Gauge

What Do Your Dashboard Warning Lights Mean?

How To Understand Dashboard Warning Lights and Indicators 

When you get sick, you get a fever or have a headache – a symptom and a warning sign that something is wrong. Your vehicle will do the same with dashboard warning lights and indicators. A long list of dashboard warning lights can be difficult to interpret if you are a brand-new driver and we are here to help at U.S. Auto Sales. Learn how to understand dashboard warning lights and indicators a little better with this quick guide created by the U.S. Auto Sales team. 

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Black and White Photo of a Flat Tire on a Car

Step-By-Step Instructions to Change a Flat Tire on Your Car, Truck or SUV

How To Change a Flat Tire on Your Car 

Are you a new driver? Have you never had to change a flat tire? A flat tire is stressful enough the way it is and if you have never done it – it can be a difficult situation to be in. We are here to help at U.S. Auto Sales with a quick step-by-step guide on how to change a flat tire on your car. Be prepared when you get behind the wheel with this quick how-to guide and find an affordable used car online at U.S. Auto Sales!

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Diagram of Toyota AWD in the Rain

Buy a Used Car or SUV with AWD at U.S. Auto Sales

What Are the Benefits and Advantages of AWD? 

Is it time for you to find a new car, truck or SUV? Are you looking for a more capable option when faced with inclement weather or poor road conditions? A used car or crossover with all-wheel drive at U.S. Auto Sales may be the right fit for you and your family. Drivers interested in an all-wheel drive vehicle want to know – what are the benefits and advantages of AWD? Find out with this quick overview created by U.S. Auto Sales! 

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Mechanic Under a Car Changing the Oil

Step-By-Step Instructional Guide on How To Change Your Oil

How To Change the Oil and Oil Filter in Your Car 

Are you the proud owner of a new-to-you car, truck or SUV from U.S. Auto Sales? Automotive maintenance is a key piece to the ownership puzzle and if this is your first car, you may not know how to change the oil and oil filter in your car – but we are here to help at U.S. Auto Sales. Check out this quick how-to guide complete with an instructional video and learn the ins and outs of basic vehicle maintenance.  

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Woman Giving OK Sign with Mechanic and US Auto Sales Logo

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Car Ready for Fall Driving

Top 5 Tips for Fall Car Care and Maintenance 

Fall has arrived in the United States and that means Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Do you and your family travel a lot around the holidays? We know we do. Make sure your car, truck or SUV is ready for fall adventures with our top 5 tips for fall car care and maintenance here at U.S. Auto Sales. 

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Muffler on a car

How to Tell if Your Muffler is Damaged

Common Signs of a Bad Muffler in a Car

Located at the rear end of all gasoline vehicles, the muffler plays two important roles: reducing the amount of noise your vehicle makes and sending emissions out of the vehicle. While mufflers can last on average 5 to 7 years, these components will wear out eventually and will require a replacement. Here’s how you can tell if your muffler is damaged.

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