How Powerful is the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse?
Year after year, SUVs are continuing to grow in popularity. Whether it’s their fantastic power, versatile performance of ample space, everyone seems to want an SUV. However, power and performance is often the name of the game for some drivers, as they’re looking for an exciting vehicle to drive through any kind of road conditions. So, just how powerful is the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse?
What Colors Does the 2019 Toyota Camry Come in?
One of the most popular Toyota vehicles year after year, the Camry returns once again to prove it’s a fantastic sedan option for all kinds of drivers. In fact, after its redesign back for the 2018 model, the Camry received a huge boost in style and performance. Now, the Camry is better than ever. For drivers who love to customize their vehicles, what colors does the 2019 Toyota Camry come in?
Labor Day weekend is always a bright spot of late summer, though it’s somewhat bittersweet. We always have the long weekend to look forward to, and the exciting events that accompany it, but it also means that the end of summer is fast-approaching. For children, it usually is the end of summer in terms of schooling, but where the weather is concerned it’s simply signaling that the end of warmth and sunshine is nigh. For 2018, we hope that you have a blast over your long weekend, and there are plenty of events around Washington D.C. that should make it easy to do just that. Read the rest of this entry »
What better place to honor and remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom than our nation’s capital? As can be expected, Washington D.C. is home to a wide array of events and ceremonies happening during Memorial Day weekend. Here are some of the events taking place this year. Read the rest of this entry »
Check out these local events for St. Patrick’s Day in the Fredericksburg, Virginia, area.
Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade
12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5
Alfred and King streets, Alexandria, VA 22314
The 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade organized by the Ballyshaners steps off in Old Town Alexandria.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12
3300 Dill Smith Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
The 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off at noon with fire trucks, classic cars, high school marching band, community organizations, Irish dancers, horses, local pageant winners and the Easter Bunny.
Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s Day Parade
11 a.m. Saturday, March 12
Quarry Road and Prescott Avenue, Manassas, VA
This parade features Irish dance groups, the Northern Virginia Firefighters Emerald Society Pipe and Drum, Washington Scottish Pipe and Drum, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Coalition Pipe and Drum, the Marine Corps Color Guard and other community organizations.
ShamrockFest 2016 at RFK Stadium
3-11 p.m. Saturday, March 12
2400 E. Capitol St. NE, Washington, D.C.
This huge event features live music, food, drinks, roving entertainers, craft vendors, an Irish village, carnival rides, games and more. Headliners include Gaelic Storm, Blues Traveler and Reel Big Fish.
Washington D.C. St. Patrick’s Parade
Noon Sunday, March 13
Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, Washington, D.C.
This parade features more than 100 units of marching bands, military, dance schools, floats and community organizations.
Leprechaun Leap 1-Mile Youth Trail Run at Brooks Memorial Park
9 a.m. to noon Monday, March 14
80 Butler Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406
This run for children 13 and younger features refreshments and a T-shirt and commemorative medal for each participant.
When it comes time to upgrade your car to a “brand-new” used one, you have two options: try to sell your car on your own or trade it in as part payment for the “new” used vehicle. We think you should consider all of the advantages of trading in your old car vs selling it. Here’s why:
The easiest way to get rid of your old car is to hand it over to us. Seriously, we don’t mind! We love buying people’s used cars because it gives us more variety in our inventory to help the next customer find just the ride they’re looking for. It’s as easy as handing over the keys when you come in to buy your new vehicle. Now compare that with the thought of placing classified ads, taking phone calls and emails, dealing with strangers and giving them test drives. We think the choice is obvious.
Trading in your old vehicle is the most straightforward way of putting down a great big down payment. It’s quick and easy, and it goes a long way toward the expense of paying off your new vehicle. If you choose to sell your old car yourself, you may be stuck with it for weeks or months before you find a buyer. Meanwhile, your bills could be adding up. If you need the money for a down payment right away, the smartest option is usually a trade-in.
When you get down to the nitty-gritty paperwork of the used car transaction, there’s often a substantial tax advantage involved. In many cases, sales tax is only charged on the difference in cost between the trade-in value of the old car and the purchase price of the new car. Just know that if you sell your old car yourself, you may end up paying much more in sales tax.
Chance are you’re selling your old car because it’s become a bit of a headache. Maybe there are some dings and dents and chipped windows. Maybe you’ve slipped way behind in regular tune-ups and minor maintenance. Or maybe it’s turned into a real clunker and you’ve barely managed to roll it into our lot. We don’t care. We inspect and repair each vehicle thoroughly, restoring them to like-new condition. We’ll take your trade-in no matter what. We certainly can’t say the same for a private buyer, who might take one look at your car and hit the road.
There’s a good chance that if you’re prepared to put in a lot of time and effort, you can sell your old car for more than the trade-in value. However, if your car is in less-than-great condition, if it’s a model that’s in low demand right now, or if it has higher than average mileage, you’re guaranteed to be better off trading it in. Come and see us!
When you’re shopping for a used car, you have a choice: You can buy one from a used car dealership or you can buy one from a private seller. There are advantages and disadvantages to each option. Naturally, here at Carweb Inc., we think it’s wisest to make such a big purchase at a used car dealer. We’ll tell you why.
When you buy from a used car dealer, the dealer handles all of the paperwork associated with the transaction, including title transfer and registration. When you buy from a private seller, you and the seller are responsible for all of the paperwork, including the bill of sale and handling taxes and fees. You’ll have to go to the DMV as well.
Unlike a private seller, we offer convenient financing. In fact, you can get pre-approved by clicking here. Save yourself the hassle of shopping around for a bank loan.
Many of our cars come with bumper-to-bumper factory warranties. You won’t find that from a private seller. Used cars are typically sold “as is,” which means you’re saddled with any problems that crop up after the sale.
Condition of vehicles
All of our cars have been thoroughly inspected and, if need be, repaired to like-new condition. Each one comes with a Carfax vehicle history report, so you know exactly what you’re going to get. When buying from a private seller, either you or the seller must take the time and expense to have a mechanic inspect the vehicle.
Finding the right car
Finding the perfect used car for your needs is easy at Carweb Inc. We have a huge inventory of all makes, models, body styles and price ranges. Make your car-buying experience a one-stop shop instead of combing through online classifieds looking for the right vehicle.
If you already have a car and are looking to upgrade to a newer one, trading in the old one is a great option to put in a down payment. Private sellers want cash, not your old vehicle. We need your used car to expand our inventory. Trading it in saves you the trouble of having to become a used car seller yourself.
Used car dealerships like Carweb Inc. follow stringent laws designed to protect consumers from things like purchasing a lemon or a salvaged vehicle. Private sellers aren’t bound by the same laws, making a private sale a risky proposition. It’s important to buy from someone you trust.
In parts of the country that experience freezing temperatures, winter driving can be a real hazard. To neutralize the danger of icy roads, salt and sand or chemical spray is spread on the roads after a snowstorm. These substances lower the ice’s freezing point, causing it to melt away faster, while also providing much-needed traction for drivers. Unfortunately, there’s a downside. Road salt can wreak havoc on your car’s body, paint and undercarriage. Here are some ways to protect your car from the ravages of road salt.
- Before winter hits, wash your car thoroughly, covering every square inch, including underneath.
- Carefully wax your vehicle. Give it a good coat, including a wax sealant to seal the deal.
- Apply an undercarriage sealant as well. This may be a job to leave to the professionals, but you can buy a product to do it yourself.
Keep it clean
- Run your vehicle through the car wash as often as possible in winter.
- Plan car washes when the temperature rises a little above freezing, and when there’s no precipitation in the forecast.
- If you have the time and patience, you can re-wax and re-seal after every few washes.
- Otherwise, get in touch with a good car detailer. There are mobile ones who will clean your car while you’re at work.
Wash at home
- Dress warm and waterproof if you’re going to wash your car at home.
- Work from top to bottom, and get into all those hard-to-reach places where salt and slush can splash into.
- Use soap specially made for washing a car, not dish soap, which can strip wax. Use a purpose-made sponge instead of a shop rag, which may have metal shavings in it.
- Add a couple of tablespoons of baking soda to the water to help neutralize the salt.
- Rinse thoroughly to remove all the soap.
- Dry thoroughly.
The best way to stay safe in a blizzard is to stay at home. But if you must be out on the road, we’ve got some tips for you to make the best of it.
- Gas is pretty cheap these days. Keep your gas tank topped off a little more this time of year. If you get stuck, you’ll be able to leave the car running and stay warm until help arrives.
- Make a winter emergency kit with windshield scraper, shovel, water and snacks, blanket and warm clothes, road salt or sand for traction, first aid kit and anything else you might need on the road.
- Make sure you know where to park so you don’t get plowed in.
- Before driving, clear off all of your windows and mirrors of ice and snow. Don’t forget to clear off your headlights and taillights!
- Be patient. Stopping and changing direction are going to take much longer than normal, so slow down and stay alert.
- Pick a lane and stick to it. Drive in the tracks created by other cars. Don’t change lanes unless the one you’re in becomes unmanageable. A sudden lane change maneuver might put your car in the ditch.
- Don’t try to pass snow removal trucks — that’s asking for trouble. Besides, your best place to be is well behind a plow as it clears a path or salts the road for you.
If you get stuck
- If you’re really, really stuck or have ended up in the ditch, stay put and call for roadside assistance. Be thankful you packed snacks in your winter emergency kit.
- If you’re only a little bit stuck — and it’s safe to exit your vehicle — you can get to work with your shovel and sand. Dig out around the tires and pour out some sand or salt for traction.
- Put the vehicle in its lowest gear and slowly move the car forward and backward to “rock” it out. Causing the tires to spin will just create a slick, icy surface.
If you’re staying home
- Don’t order food for delivery! They don’t want to be out in the snowstorm for the same reasons you don’t.
- If you do order food for delivery, tip VERY well. And be patient, because it might take a while.
Here at Car Web, we know that getting a great deal on a used car is about more than just the low price. It’s about ensuring your happiness long after the sale. That’s why we work so hard to make sure we’re offering the highest-quality pre-owned cars in the area. Since we want you to be experts on buying used cars just like we are, here are some things to keep in mind when you’re browsing our lot or other used car lots in the area.
You can easily search for the Blue Book value of any make, model and year vehicle online. A specific vehicle’s mileage and condition will affect the price, but you’ll know the ballpark figure. We come as close to the lowest Blue Book price as we can, often beating the average price with promotional offers.
A quick Google search for the model and year of car you’re checking out will tell you what people think of it and what problems they may have encountered. If the results scare you, it’s best to steer clear of that vehicle, although we’ll have taken care of any recall issues and remedied any problems we can.
Always look carefully at the aesthetics of a car, inside and out. We detail each car and carefully inspect all of the parts. Go ahead and pop the hood to check for any dirt or rust. Remember that it’s possible for a car to be in a fender-bender and then be repaired to look as good as new. That leads us to the next item on our checklist.
Vehicle history report
All of our vehicles come with a free Carfax vehicle history report and a Carfax Buyback Guarantee. You should never shop for a used car at a dealership that doesn’t offer some kind of vehicle history report. You never know what you are going to get, and what you don’t want is a lemon. Many of our used vehicles come with a warranty as well.
The test drive may be the most important part of the vehicle buying process, but some people don’t spend enough time on it. Make sure the vehicle is comfortable and the visibility is good. Get it up to highway speed and listen for squeaks and rattles. See what it’s like to parallel park. Whatever it takes to get to know the vehicle you might be spending your hard-earned money on.