THE BEST SUVS FOR YOUR SUMMER ROAD TRIP according to *Motor Trend*

Summer is here, which means it's time to hit the road and get away from it all. An SUV is a good choice for road trips because they're supremely versatile. Need to fit a couple weeks' worth of luggage? No problem. Got friends tagging along, too? With the right sport utility vehicle, that's also not a problem. And, now that SUVs' fuel economy numbers have begun to catch up to conventional cars, they're an even more compelling choice. Here are a few of the best SUVs from Motor Trends list that are available at Rome Pre…

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Forget the old used-car stigmas: 4-benefits of buying a Used Car (Savings!)

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Used-car advantages:

So it’s pretty clear that buying a used car is much cheaper and that cars in general are more dependable. But take a look at these other advantages:

  1. Lower car insurance rates: When a vehicle is worth less, it costs less to insure it when you’re buying collision and comprehensive coverage. You can also drop collision and comprehensive coverage, which pay for repairs to your car, and save even more.
     
  2. Registry renewals are cheaper: The cost of registering a used car goes down every year.
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What Differentiates A Luxury Car From The Rest?

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Luxury | Rome Pre-Owned Auto Sales

The term “luxury” is perhaps overused in the automotive industry, with every manufacturer using the term to describe the style and comfort of their models. True luxury is probably best defined by precise engineering, hand-made interiors, exterior finishing utilizing hand polishing or other treatments, and customized finishes and other features specified by the original owner. As important is how a vehicle feels to a prospective buyer, who ultimately decides if any vehicle deserves a definition of being luxurious.

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What You Need To Know Before Financing

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Financing a car can be overwhelming at times, especially if you’re unsure of the items and information you need to have with you to ensure everything is accurately and efficiently completed.

There’s nothing worse than showing up at the dealership and realizing you’ve forgotten some of the documentation necessary to get everything taken care of on the day you want to buy.

Follow this simple guide to know what to bring when you’re financing a car at Rome Pre-Owned Auto sales!

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Be Cool! Avoid These 4 Mistakes You're Making With Your A/C

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1. Blasting the A/C Immediately

A car left in the sun can reach 140 degrees inside, so jumping in and trying to cool down the cabin in a hurry is futile.

Instead, roll down the windows, open the moonroof, maybe even open the doors to let some of that heat escape before turning on the A/C. If you don’t have time for that, at least drive with the windows open for a bit. Also, try parking in the shade, use a windshield screen, park facing away from the sun, and leave a towel on leather or vinyl…

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8 Best used cars for new families

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Ford Explorer

2013 Ford Explorer

2013 FORD EXPLORER XLT

2015 Ford Explorer

2015 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED

No matter how you look at it, the Ford Explorer is legendary among SUVs. Released in 1991, it's undergone several revamps since its birth (and found itself in any number of special editions, including as a police vehicle), becoming more and more refined from its truck-like origins. It remains one of the most popular SUVs ever built. With seating for 7 and 21 cubic feet of cargo space, the Explorer has space for all but the largest families.

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Planning A Road Trip Soon: Checkout This Road Trip music Playlist

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The requirement for any good road trip is, as everyone knows, a killer playlist. And summer is the optimal time to hit the road and Explore CNY, and go on an adventure. Whether you’re embarking on a day trip or gathering with friends and family, you’re going to need some tunes to keep you company along the way. Checkout Rome Pre-Owned favorite classic driving songs.

 

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Top 3 Benefits Of Trading In your Car?

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If you’re looking to upgrade your current vehicle to get more power, space, or the latest technology features, trading in your car can help you lower the price of a new purchase. But before you head to your local Rome NY dealership, it’s important to understand how trading in a car works and what information you need at your disposal.

  1. You Only Deal With the Dealer If you trade in your car, the dealer handles the entire transaction from start to finish. All you need to do is show up, negotiate the deal, and you’re one step…
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4 Vehicle Trade In Tips

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  1. Keep It Clean
    Keeping a clean vehicle, inside and out, can help retain a good trade in value. Don’t procrastinate! Take a look under the seats and between the cracks and crevices every once in a while and give your ride a nice vacuum when needed.
  2. Keep Your Keys
    Did you know that in today’s cars a spare set of keys (with remote) can cost hundreds of dollars? Put that an extra cash in your pocket by having your second set of keys at trade-in time.
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6 Car Terms You Don’t Know But Should

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From the moment you start driving, you start to realize quickly that cars have a unique language all their own. From AWD (All-Wheel Drive) to EVs (Electric Vehicles), you’ve likely heard a variety of terms, but you wouldn’t be alone in admitting you hardly know what any of them actually mean.

1. ABS is a safety anti-skid braking system used on aircraft and on land vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, trucks, and buses. ABS operates by preventing the wheels from locking up during braking, thereby maintaining tractive contact with the road surface.

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