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Is Your Vehicle Under Recall?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Buying a used car requires a bit  of due diligence on your part. In addition to making sure the car is in good shape and isn’t a flood vehicle and  you’ll want to consider is whether the car is under recall.
It  seems  as if there is  a new vehicle  recall  every week. This is  affecting the used car market in a big way. Data reveals that of the 955,368 used cars available for sale in the United States on a single day, more than 36,000 had recalls.
Wondering which states had the most used cars under recall? Or the most common reasons these cars fall under recall?  Protect yourself by buying your used car from a reputable dealership—some even offer a recall-free policy.
 
Car-Lotta Car Sales wants you to protect your investment.

 Visit  https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls to see if your current vehicle has any open recalls  

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Are You A Distracted Driver?

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Did you  know the number of drivers who report using a cell phone behind the wheel has jumped 30 percent since 2013?
 
As National Distracted Driving Awareness Month begins in April, surveys  indicate  that almost all drivers are already aware of the problem but they still engage in distracting behaviors at the wheel.
It is believed that 88 percent of drivers believe distracted driving is on the rise, topping other risky behaviors, such as aggressive driving, drivers using drugs and drunken driving.
 
• 49 percent of all drivers report recently talking on a hand-held while driving and nearly 35 percent have sent a text or email.
 
• 58 percent say talking on a cell phone behind the wheel is a very serious threat to their personal safety.
 
• 78 percent believe that texting is a significant danger.
 
Drivers talking on a phone are up to four times as likely to crash while those who text are up to eight times as likely to be involved in a crash.
 
 
PennDOT reports that in 2016 in Pennsylvania:
 
• There were 16,036 crashes where a distracted driver was a contributing factor — 12 percent of all reportable traffic crashes in 2016 — an 8 percent increase over 2015.
• Of those crashes, 61 were fatal — 5 percent of all fatal crashes in 2016.
 
 

Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales  urges drivers to act responsibly behind the wheel and avoid distractions:
• Put aside electronic distractions and never use text messaging, email, video games or internet functions, including those built into the vehicle, while driving.
 
• Pre-program your GPS and adjust seats, mirrors, climate controls and sound systems before driving.
 
• Properly secure children and pets and store loose possessions and other items that could roll around in the car.
 
• Snack smart by avoiding messy foods that can be difficult to manage.

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Do You Know What NOT To Do To Your Vehicle??

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000
You probably rely on your vehicle every day to get you where you need to go. But how well can your vehicle rely on you?
There are some things you should never do to your car. Are you guilty of any of them? Check out the list below to find out—and learn what you can do to give your car the care it needs.
8 things to never do to your car...
  1. Put off the recommended maintenance. There’s a reason the car manufacturer gives you that little book when you buy a car. It contains important maintenance guidelines for the age and mileage of your car. By following what it says, you can keep your car running smoothly and safely—and save on having to pay for big repairs later on.
  2. Ignore any warning lights. Most cars come with a check engine light and other warning lights. If any warning light goes off, it’s time to take your car to a qualified mechanic ASAP.
  3. Never change the air filter. A fresh air filter keeps your engine running smoothly and improves your car’s fuel efficiency. Most manufacturers suggest you replace your filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. (Err on the lower side if you drive in dusty conditions or in stop-and-go circumstances.)
  4. Never check your tires’ air levels. Not having the right tire pressure makes for unsafe driving and reduced fuel efficiency. Most vehicles list tire pressure requirements on the driver side door post so you know how much air to give your tires.
  5. Have an unqualified person work on your car. Take the time to find a qualified car mechanic. (Keep in mind that you could qualify as “unqualified” if a repair is beyond your skill level.)
  6. Rev the engine during the winter. Doing this doesn’t warm up the car—in fact, it can cause damage since the oil hasn’t yet worked its way through the engine.
  7. Leave keys in the ignition of an unattended car. This is one of the easiest ways to tempt thieves—
  8. Run your gas tank down to empty. Doing so cuts the life of the fuel pump—and puts you at risk of running out before you get to a station.

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Are Your Brakes Safe ??

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000

       BRAKES ARE THE SINGLE MOST    IMPORTANT SAFETY FEATURE OF YOUR CAR.

 
 
Although we all know this, sometimes we  let things slip. To help protect  your safety  the safety of your loved ones, follow this seven point brake checklist.
If you notice any or all of them, it is time to get your brakes professionally checked.
  • Loss of grip when braking
  • The feeling of your car pulling left or right when braking
  • A sloppy, soft or low brake pedal
  • Shuddering through your steering wheel when braking
  • Squeals, screeches and high pitched noises when breaking
  • Your brake system warning light flashes
  • Your car takes longer to stop than normal
Car-Lotta Car Sales reminds you..... Safety First!

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Did You Remember To Spring Ahead ?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Less sleep, more daylight. We’ll miss that hour in bed, but many will gladly make the exchange for the promise of the warmer, brighter days. There’s just the pesky matter of all those clock changes. Millions of us scrambled around the house last weel to sync the microwave clock to the oven, and the alarm clock.  
 
Daylight saving time has gotten easier since the smartphone has replaced so many wristwatches  access the internet. In vehicles, GPS-linked navigation systems often change the time automatically in the same way. Of course, most folks have a clock in their car that not only needs adjusting manually but is often the most complicated function in the entire car.
 

Each car clock and stereo seems to possess its own set of frustrating  directions. If you’re like most folks, it’ll be weeks before you give in and adjust your dashboard clock.
 
If the thought of resetting the time on your dash made you wince, maybe this will  help.

Here are some ways to ease the frustration of figuring out your clock, so that you can enjoy the longer, sunnier days ahead:

Consult your  manual for directions

Almost all vehicle instruction manuals are available for download online, and most are free. Edmunds.com publishes a list of links to manufacturers’ manuals.

Ask your favorite search engine

This is where the Internet shines. Try a quick search like this: “How to set the clock in a (insert your car’s make/model)”. If you’re struggling to reset your car’s clock, chances are a fellow driver has already written about it online.

Try the volume and radio tuning buttons or dials

Often, these pull double-duty and are used to add or subtract minutes and hours. Press the “clock” or “time” button again, and you should be able to toggle from minutes to hours.
 

Eh, just leave it

It’ll be correct again in November. If your friends ask why you haven’t changed it, tell them you’re really into nostalgia.

 


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Was Your Credit/Debit Card Compromised?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Gas Pump and ATM Skimmers: How to spot them

Use your eyes, fingers, and common sense to cut your fraud risk !

1. Use your eyes: Look before you insert your card.
Before you slide your card in a fuel pump or ATM,  be sure to take a good look at the keyboard and card reader.

"Does anything look different if this is an ATM you've used before?"

Bad guys can use a 3-D printer to create a new keyboard to put on top of the real one. The keyboard might look different than the rest of the ATM, or the keys could look bigger.
With fuel pumps, is the seal broken? To place a skimmer inside a fuel pump, fraudsters must open the fuel dispenser door to insert the skimmer.

Station employees may place serial-numbered security tape across the dispenser door, so check to see if the tape has been broken. If there's no tape, check to see if the dispenser door looks as though it has been forced open.

Also, look inside the throat of the card reader to see if you can spot anything hidden there. A skimmer inside a gas pump or ATM can steal the information off the magnetic stripe of your credit card or debit card. 

2. Use your fingers: If something doesn't feel right, move on.

Wiggle the ATM card reader to see if it's loose. The crooks might place a card reader on top of the existing one.

You should also be wary if it's hard to insert your credit card or debit card.

Some gas station credit card skimming victims have  remembered that the card reader had "a weird feeling, like the slot had been tampered with," 



                      Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales reminds you to Be On The Look Out ! 

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Are Your Headlights On?

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Rain and Snow, makes it difficult to see the road and other cars. Turning on your headlights during inclement weather not only   helps you see better and helps other cars see you.....  It's The Law! 
 
 
In  2006, the Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted the headlight wiper law, section 4302 of the Pennsylvania Code. It went into effect January,  2007. The intention of the law is to make vehicles more visible to one another in inclement weather.

The Law
The headlight wiper law states that a driver must turn on his headlights whenever he is using his windshield wipers continuously or at intervals in response to rain, snow, sleet, fog, mist or other weather condition.
 
Type of Violation
This law is considered a primary offense, meaning a driver can be pulled over and ticketed solely for not following the regulation.

The Fine
A ticket for violation of the headlight wiper law in Pennsylvania is $25. However, with fees and other costs associated with the violation, the total paid can approach $100.


                      Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales reminds you to Drive Safe! 

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Have You Found A Favorite Pothole??

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Ever wonder about the life of a Pothole??

Potholes begin after snow or rain seeps into the soil below the road surface. The moisture freezes when temperatures drop, causing the ground to expand and push the pavement up. As temperatures rise, the ground returns to normal level but the pavement often remains raised. This creates a gap between the pavement and the ground below it.

When vehicles drive over this cavity, the pavement surface cracks and falls into the hollow space, leading to the birth of another pothole.

You can  report potholes or any other PA  road concerns  by   calling 1-800 FIX ROAD.

Car-Lotta wants you to keep your  vehicle is top running condition-   You should have your vehicle aligned at least once a year.  

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Do You LOVE Your Auto?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Can you even imagine life without your automobile ??

 With out a vehicle would your children  participate in after-school activities, because they wouldn’t have transportation.  Would your family would get bored to tears, because you would  be stuck at home all day?  Getting to work, school, and appointments would become a big hassle without an auto.

Here are the top  ways having a car improves your life.

1 It protects you.

Autos  are equipped with air bags, seat belts, back-up cameras, and tons of safety features that save lives. Seat belts alone have  prevented  more than 10,000 deaths.
Autos are covered with a protective shell of steel, aluminum, and other metals.  Traffic accidents are scary and dangerous, but they’d be a lot more lethal without such a strong set of body armor.
Cars are built with your safety in mind, but they can’t care for themselves. Own your responsibility!  Follow preventive maintenance. Follow the guidelines in your owner’s manual to minimize risk. Ask  your auto shop about more ways to improve your safety.

2. It comforts you.


Your auto should feel like a second home. If it doesn’t, we encourage you to consider why. It might help to wash, vacuum, and organize your car. I bet you’ll feel more comfortable without messes and clutter in your way.  A CLEAN auto is a happy one!

3. It inspires you.

Thousands of people gather at car shows every year to admire the craftsmanship that’s involved with making an automobile (and keeping it in good shape!).
Safety should always be your #1 consideration when buying your auto, but there’s nothing wrong with wanting an attractive ride.
It doesn’t matter whether your vehicle is a beautiful swan or ugly duckling. Think about all the people involved in its creation. Designers made it pretty. Welders and assembly line workers made it practical. Creating a vehicle  is a collaborative effort!

4. It communicates with you.

Cars aren’t like an angry romantic partner. They won’t stonewall you or give you the silent treatment. When something is wrong, they will make sure you’re 100% aware!
Of course, cars don’t speak English, so you’ll need to use your senses. Look and listen for any odd sights, sounds, smells, or sensations that might suggest you have a car problem.
Keep a pencil and notepad in your glove compartment. If you  breakdown, see your  check engine light, or notice anything weird, pull over and write it down. Don’t trust yourself to remember!

Car-Lotta wants you  to LOVE your 4 wheel baby!

 


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What Is In Your Trunk?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Are you one of those who think that a full tank of gas and keys are the only things needed to drive a car?  Sure, you can sometimes get away with being under prepared, but not during the winter. Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures make winter driving a lot more demanding than normal.

You should be prepared for typical accidents that could potentially happen on the road at any time. During the winter we are also tasked with shoveling snow, scraping ice from our windows, making sure our tires have good traction, and maintaining safe tire pressure.
There a few things that everyone should keep in their car at all times during the winter. 
No matter what year, make, or model your vehicle is, it should come with basics like a tire iron and jack, but those two items alone won't cut it. If you end up with a dead battery or a car that's stuck in the snow, you'll want a few other things to help you out.

Here are 12 items you should keep in your car at all times this winter...

Shovel 

Shovels are useful during the winter, but having one specifically dedicated to your car is a wise move. If you've ever had to dig your car out after a snow storm or gotten stuck along a snow-covered road, you know how convenient it is to keep one in your trunk.


A snow and ice scraper

A snow and ice scraper is easily the most used tool for drivers during the winter. Keeping one handy will allow you to efficiently clear off your windows and lights before driving, instead of resorting to using your hands. The Snow Angel features an extendable telescopic arm, so it's easy to store and won't take up a lot of space when not in use.

Jumper cables
A dead battery is one of the most common car issues, so jumper cables are a must-have. Whether you accidentally left your lights on or cold weather drained your battery, this will bring your car back to life.

A flashlight
Keeping a flashlight in your car year round is a good idea, but with less daylight during the winter, it can be especially useful. Sure, your smart phone has a flashlight app on it, but it's not as useful as a real one. Whether changing a tire or jumping your car, you want something that shines bright and is durable. 

A gas can
Running out of gas can be a major headache at any time of the year, but it's definitely worse in the winter. You don't want to store fuel in your trunk, but keeping a small gas container in your car can save you from a tow. Just walk to the nearest gas station and this more than 1 gallon tank will give you enough gas to drive to safety.

An external battery 
You probably already own a battery pack for keeping your electronics charged on-the-go, but having one that's always in your car is important. It can be the difference between making a quick call for help or being stranded for hours. 


A good spare tire
If your tires don't have good tread, you absolutely want to replace them before winter comes. Driving in wet, snowy, or icy conditions with bald tires extremely dangerous and shouldn't be done. Go for a quality set of all-season tires or you have an extra set of wheels, opt for a set of snow tires to run on your car during the winter months. In addition to the wheels on your car, it's important to keep a spare that's in solid condition.


Air compressor 
Whether your tires are brand new or used, cold weather can a loss of tire pressure. Since keeping the correct tire pressure is important to driving safely, an air compressor is a convenient way to maintain good tire pressure at all times. 

A first-aid kit 
You never know when you'll need a first aid kit, so keeping a small one in your car is always smart. Look for one that is in a  pack able case makes it easy to store or carry.


A basic tool kit 
If you're not a mechanic, having a basic tool kit can save the day when simple fixes need to be done. Look for one that includes everything you'll need for basic repairs - a wrench, sockets, allen keys, pliers, a screwdriver, zip ties and more.

Cat litter 
Have you ever been stuck in the snow and your tires just keep on spinning and spinning, no matter how much gas you give it? Even with new tires, certain cars can still lose traction, but luckily there a solution - cat litter. Spread the litter underneath the tires without traction and you'll be able drive away from the slippery snow and ice.  It's such a cheap and easy solution, everyone should keep some handy.
 
A warm blanket 
Being stranded is never fun, but during the winter it's more than a huge inconvenience. Going from driving in a warm car with heat, to losing power and breaking down isn't never a good feeling. In the event that you do have to tough it out inside your car for a few hours our even overnight, you're going to need a blanket to stay warm. You don't need a full comforter set, but a fleece blanket is warm and won't take up too much trunk space.


 Car-Lotta   Car Sales wants to make sure  you are prepared this winter!!!

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What Are Your Chances Of Having An Accident Involving A Deer?

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Your chances of hitting a deer while driving  in the state of Pennsylvania are much greater than your chances of ever winning the lottery.
A recent  study released shows  the odds of a vehicle collision involving deer are now 1 in 63 in Pennsylvania. That’s a worse outlook for drivers when compared to 2016, when the odds were 1 in 67.
 
 Car-Lotta  Credit and Car Sales reminds you to drive safe!  

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Do You Know How To Drive Through A Flooded Area?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000

 Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales hopes you never find yourself having to drive through a flooded area.  In case you do ...here are  steps to help you   drive safely.

Before approaching the flooded road with your vehicle, decrease your speed or stop completely. 

As you are slowing down or stopping before the flooded road, turn on your hazard lights for indication and visualize the area of the flooded road and see if it is not very deep, depending of your vehicle type. 

After checking all of the main aspects, with  the hazard lights are still on, turn off the air conditioning  so that the fan in the engine compartment would not be damaged by the flow of the flood water you are driving.

Drive slowly through the flood. Open  your vehicle windows  a little for air circulation if possible and drive carefully. Keep the throttle/acceleration in balance and high and it is normal to growl the engine in a flood so that flood water won't enter the engine through the exhaust pipe at the rear of your vehicle and while driving.

Don't stop in the middle of the flooded road especially if the flood is deep otherwise water would damage the engine of your vehicle. 

 As your vehicle is approaching to the high level of the road, the flood water decreases and you can speed up your vehicle carefully. 

If your car shuts down after or during the flood, stay calm and ask for help. It is recommended to check your vehicle after driving through the flood.  

After all aspects are clearly maintained and done, drive as usually and safely.
 
 

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Do You Clear The Snow Off Your Vehicle?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Did You Know..... in the winter it is important to clear all snow and ice from your vehicle. Not only does it prevent a hazard from snow and ice that may fall from your vehicle, it also provides an unobstructed view.  This is not only important.... IT'S THE LAW!


Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Law:


When snow or ice is dislodged or falls from a moving vehicle and strikes another vehicle or pedestrian causing death or serious bodily injury  (relating to accidents involving death or personal injury), the operator of the vehicle from which the snow or ice is dislodged or falls shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $1,000 for each offense.

Car-Lotta Car Sales reminds you to take the extra few minutes.... Clear  your vehicle.

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How Much Do You Love Your 4 Wheel Baby?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Do you love your car as much as you should?
Let's  see if your passion for your project burns true.
 
Do you .........
1. Park your car and walk away. Do you want to look back? How many times? Do you find yourself walking backward so you can keep looking at it?
2. Do you find yourself parking your car in spots where you can see it from the window of wherever you’re going?
3. If someone takes a photo of an attractive person with your car in the background, do you zoom in to look at your car instead of the model?
4. If you see a car that looks like your car, will you drive around the block to see it again? More than once?
5. If the song “I Will Always Love You” (Whitney or Dolly version) comes on the radio, is your first thought, I wish my car could hear this?
6. Have you ever searched for your house on Google Earth for the sole purpose of seeing your car from above?
7. Have you ever chartered a small plane for the same reason?
8. If I were to look up your recent search history, would the majority of your entries be activities to do with—or parts to upgrade—your car?
9. Are the only T-shirts you’ve ever purchased (as opposed to getting free in car-show swag bags) shirts with the brand or image of your car?
10. Have you ever asked someone else to drive your car just so you could experience all its available seating positions?
11. Have you ever embraced or kissed your car because it did such a good job and you’re so proud of it?
12. Does your car have a name, and if so, do people who hear you talk about it think you are talking about a child/spouse?
If you answered yes to—let’s be honest, even one of these questions—congratulations!
You and your car are perfect for each other.
 
Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales  wish you much happiness together!!

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What Would You Do If You Were In A Crash?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
It is scary but are you prepared in case of a crash?

PennDOT officials, suggest  you.....
  1. Stop your vehicle at or near the crash scene. If you can, move your vehicle off of the road.  It's the law to help prevent blocking traffic and other potential crashes. Many crashes are caused when traffic stops or slows for an initial crash.
  2. Call the police, if anyone is hurt or dies. If the drivers of the vehicles are hurt and cannot call the police, then witnesses at or near the crash scene must call for help.
  3. Call the police if any vehicle needs to be towed.
  4. Get the information listed from the other driver(s) involved in the crash: names, addresses, telephone numbers, registration numbers, and insurance company names with policy numbers.
  5. Get the names and addresses of other individuals involved in the crash and any witnesses to the crash.
  6. If the crash involves a parked vehicle or damage to property, stop immediately and try to find the owner. If you cannot find the owner, leave a note in a place where it can be seen and call the police.   The note should include the date and time of the crash, your name, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

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Happy New Year

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000
                   

                    Car-Lotta and Car Sales will be CLOSED
                                on Monday January 1st  2018
                         in observance  of New Year  Holiday.

  We will  Re-Open on Tuesday, January  2nd  at  9:00 am
Happy New Year from all of us at Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales.

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Merry Christmas

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000
                     

                    Car-Lotta and Car Sales will be CLOSED
                           on Monday December 25th, 2017
                         in observance  of Christmas Holiday.

  We will  Re-Open on Tuesday, December 26th at  9:00 am

Merry Christmas from all of us at Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales.

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Want A New Vehicle For Christmas ?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000
The  Car-Lotta Credit & Car Sales  approval process takes about 20 minutes... the rest  really depends on you.
 
What do you need ..

* valid Pa drivers license
* income proof
* a utility bill or cell phone bill 


We may need more info depending on your situation, which may take a little longer. But realistically you could be in and out in an hour.

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Does Your Vehicle Like The Cold Weather?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000
It's  finally here..... The cold weather is upon us!!

Vehicles, like many human, tend to not function as well when it’s cold. Just as it’s necessary for people to bundle up in coats, hats, and gloves in cold weather,  your auto needs a similar kind of attention. 
Maintaining your vehicle can help prevent problems during extreme weather. You may still may find yourself out in the cold because your car doors were frozen shut or your car won’t start because of the arctic temperatures.
Here are a few tips to help keep this from happening: 
     Drive your car. Subzero temperatures can cause car batteries to freeze, but driving or running the car reduces this risk.
      Before parking your car for the night or for an  extended period of time, make sure there’s plenty of gas in the tank. The cold weather can cause condensation to form on the walls of an empty tank, which may lead to frozen fuel lines
     If your  locks are frozen try  petroleum jelly to melt the ice. Dip the key into it and hen insert it into the lock. Once in the lock, try to wiggle the key, but do not force the key to turn. You may have to repeat this  step a few  times.
     Make sure  your tires are properly inflated. Tire pressure can affect handling, gas mileage, and steering, 
     Take the time to scrape your windows clean. If  wipers are stuck to the windshield and you turn them on, you could cause a lot of problems, including burning up the wiper motor. 
                  Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales can help you with your automotive needs-

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Looking for some holiday cash?

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000
Looking for some extra cash for the holiday? 
 
  Do you have a vehicle you want to sell??
 
We buy ....
* cars, trucks, pickups, minivans, SUV's and 4X4's
* the years we will buy are from 2009 to 2014
* mileage can be from 50,000 to 155,000 miles
* we do not buy salvage or reconstructed vehicles
* the price range is from $1500 to $5,000
 
In less than 30 minutes we'll give you a price to buy it from you and if you have your drivers license and the title of the vehicle with you, you can leave with the check in your hand and no hassles

Do you have a car you want to sell?
Give us a call,
 or email us: [email protected].

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Do You Have Roadside Assistance ?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 01:00:00 +0000
It can be a major inconvenience when you really need to get somewhere and you’ve  find   you have a flat tire.... Or you’re out of gas..... Or your car just won’t start.
 Roadside Assistance is  like having your own personal pit crew 24/7.

Some  people pay a substantial amount of money to other companies for coverage that they  may already have or can get  with their car Insurance.

 • Here are some conditions  which should make  you consider   roadside assistance:


• * If you drive to work

• * If you drive long distances to work

• * If you drive in inclement weather

• * If you drive an older car

• * Your vehicle  has a history of maintenance problems

• * You bought a used vehicle  and don’t know its full history

• * If you have no clue on how to fix or maintain your vehicle

• * If you enjoy peace of mind

 Car-Lotta  Credit and Car Sales  encourages everybody to call their insurance company to a roadside assistance.

The  $5-10 a month it may cost is definitely worth the peace of mind!


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What WOuld You Do If You Had A Dead Battery?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000
Dead batteries are a real  annoyance. You  never really know when your battery is going to need a boost. This  usually happens at the most inopportune time—and if there’s no one around to help out with jumper cables, you may need to pay a tow truck to have your vehicle towed to a mechanic. Then  pay your mechanic to fix the problem.

 A solution is to get  yourself a battery charger. You’ll be able to help yourself and probably  other drivers who break down as well. They are very simple to use and  relatively  inexpensive. It is a purchase worth the  investment  and  the time it takes to figure out   how to use  when you  weigh these  against the possibility of being stranded.

Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales does not want you to be stranded-

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Did You Have Ice On Your Windshield This Morning?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000
It's here- The cold weather has begun -

You walk out the door in the morning to leave for the day and there it is.... ICE ON YOUR WINDSHIELD!!! Here are a few tips to get you through those days when the ice is just too thick to melt and scraping it off is a must.


1. First thing to do is start your vehicle engine. This will allow heat to travel up to the windshield and start the melting process naturally.

2. Turn your vehicle defroster on low. Turning it on high is not a good idea when the windshield is full of ice, this could cause the window to crack.

3. Use an ice scraper to remove the ice from your windshield. This tool is specially designed just for this annoying problem.

NO Ice Scraper?? Keep Reading: 
 
4. Kitchen utensils are not only good for cooking, they are also good for removing the ice of your windshield. Plastic spatulas work wonders on thin ice.

5. Keep salt in arms length when winter arises. NOT cooking salt, but salt that is grainy. Take the salt and pour it on the windshield, then with gloves on, rub the salt onto the windshield. Step back for a few minutes so the salt can start to melt the ice away and then start scraping.

6. Try this simple homemade solution - One of the best ways to remove the ice off of your windshield is a simple mixture that contains items you find inside of your house. Fill a spray bottle with one cup of water, one cup of rubbing alcohol and one cup of vinegar. Shake well and spray it all over the windshield. Let it sit for about five minutes and watch the ice just roll down the glass. You can try scraping it as well, but usually all you need to so is spray and watch.

7. This might sound a bit strange but .... but you can plug a blow dryer in a waterproof extension cord and point it at your window when iced up. Don't turn it on high, keep it on low and move slowly across the windshield until you see the ice slowly disappear. This process may take a bit of time.

You can always AVOID ice on your windshield by investing in a piece of cardboard shaped to the size of your windshield. Place it on the windshield the night before a freeze, then remove in the morning with no worries about scraping or melting the ice off. All you have to worry about is keeping yourself warm.



Car-Lotta reminds you to BE PREPARED!

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Do You Pack An Emergency Kit??

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:00:00 +0000
  Keeping a safety kit in your car all year is a good idea.
 Things like road flares, a jack, a lug wrench, and a first aid kit should be at hand no matter what. It's a good idea to update this kit with seasonal items that can keep you warm and prepared for Mother Nature's worst.

Items you should  include in your winter safety kit include:
  • Flashlight.
  • Blanket,  gloves, and hat.
  • Bag of kitty litter or sand.(This can help if your tires get stuck in the snow or slush.)
  • Ice scraper and brush.
  • Small shovel.
  • Safe and leak-proof container of coolant.
  • Snacks.
Car-Lotta reminds you  to stay safe!

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What Would You Do WIth $77.00

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Its tough right now to get the vehicle you want and deserve...

 After unfortunate events like a Repo, BK, Medical bills, Divorce, late payments or even No Credit… It's almost impossible to get the vehicle you NEED and deserve without forking out thousands  of dollars for a down payment

Does any of this sound familiar?

Don’t feel bad- You’re not alone, and it's not your fault.
We have all had situations come up…
And Who has thousands of dollars sitting around, anyway?
I hear this advice all the time: “just save up and then you can buy a car outright and don’t have to worry about payments or interest”…


Perhaps you have already experienced this situation… Maybe you suffered this kind of thing more than once…
Wouldn’t it be nice, if someone gave you a 2nd chance?
Someone that will work with you and help you get back on your feet… WITHOUT taking all your money.

You work hard for your money. You do your very best to pay your bills on time and it's about time someone sees that and gives you the break you need….

Don’t people get it… How can you work or get around if you don’t have a car?
How can you get a better job if you are limited by how far you can travel, OR the timeframe you can work…

Just think of the opportunity you would have if YOU had your OWN Reliable VEHICLE…
Also, how nice would it be, To Go where you wanted to go When you wanted to go, With who you wanted to go with…

                              Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales wants to help .

Ask about our $77.00 down delivers event that ends on October 31st, 2017.

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