Category Archives: Understanding Your Car

Alloy wheel extreme closeup

Are alloy wheels better than steel wheels?

What are the benefits of alloy wheels?

When you are looking for a car, you’ll see that some have fancy alloy wheels, and some, though they may look just as fancy, do not list alloy wheels among their feature set. Why is that? What is the alternative to alloy wheels? What are the benefits of alloy wheels? At U.S. Auto Sales, we will take an in-depth look at all that and more. You can also feel free to use the links below to search through our pre-owned inventory at any one of our dealerships located throughout the southeast. You can also get pre-qualified for a loan at U.S. Auto Sales today!

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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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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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Close up of a gear box in a car

What are the Signs of a Failing Transmission?

How to Tell If Your Car’s Transmission is Failing

Responsible for ensuring that your car shifts gears properly, the transmission is essential for safe driving. As vehicles age, you may encounter some problems with the transmission in your vehicle. At U.S. Auto Sales, we will explore a few common signs of a failing transmission that you should not ignore.

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What’s the Difference Between AWD and 4WD?

All-Wheel Drive vs 4-Wheel Drive Comparison

As you’re browsing for a vehicle, you will encounter a variety of drivetrains, such as front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive. Two drivetrains that may seem interchangeable are all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD). However, while similar, AWD and 4WD offers various differences that should be considered. With our all-wheel drive vs 4-wheel drive comparison, you can confidently select the drivetrain that’s right for you.

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Mechanic holding wrenches while working on a car

What are the Benefits of a Multi-Point Inspection?

Advantages of Getting a Multi-Point Inspection for Your Car

Like people, vehicles require regular checkups and maintenance. A multi-point inspection is a great way to get your vehicle’s condition checked so you can best take care of it. Wondering if you should get a multi-point inspection for your car? Explore the benefits of a multi-point inspection here at the U.S. Auto Sales blog.

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