Six Important Aspects to Check When Buying a Used Car

New cars become used cars as soon as they leave the dealership lot. In every situation, it means hundreds of dollars in depreciation. Because many in the Triangle and Apex use vehicles for basic and local transportation, it might be a good idea to buy a used car, truck, van or SUV. There needs to be careful consideration when choosing the right one. We all must be very careful of history and of the possibility of flood damage. There are thousands of vehicles that have flooded and are now being sold. Often, only professionals can tell when a car is flawed.

Let Premier One Automotive help when considering a used vehicle purchase. We can do an inspection of any used car. Our ASE certified mechanics are trained to spot faulty and damaged components that could lead to more time in the shop.

Our local certified technicians at P1A will inspect the following areas:

  • Brake systems
  • Tires and wheels
  • Engine and transmission
  • Timing belts and exhaust
  • Electrical systems and air conditioning

An inspection before buying is essential. We ensure the safety and quality with a thorough inspection. One test drive will tell a lot about drivability. But, every used car buyer needs to do a little homework; check the operating costs for miles per gallon, average maintenance and repair costs. This can easily be done online or by calling the dealer; it is all about safety and cost. A safety check is always important when it comes to buying a used car. Check the crash test ratings and look for the vehicle’s history.

Questions are a must when it comes to purchasing an automobile in a private sale or from a local dealer. Call us and schedule an appointment for your used car find. Every seller will allow this opportunity. If the seller does not, do not buy it.

Our friendly and professional staff wants to build a great relationship with Triangle motorists and we do not want to see anyone ripped off. An inspection will tell the complete story. Call us today.

If you own an Audi, BMW, Volvo, Acura, Lexus, Infiniti, Porsche, or Jaguar; we are the only automotive service center you will ever need.  Of course, we work on any domestic and import and are certified to do every major and minor repair.

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This post is brought to you by the Triangle’s Premier Import Automotive Specialist, the Good Guys at Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, NC!

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8 Important Points about Premier One Automotive in Apex NC

Every vehicle in the Triangle needs an honest and reliable auto repair center in the Apex NC area for maintenance and repair. Motorists count on Premier One Automotive in Apex to be available when there is need. Our dependable ASE Certified technicians will always give thorough and honest estimates. Brian Augustus, Premier One Automotive owner, never does work on any vehicle until the problem has been assessed and diagnosed. Although we are known in the region as an important BMW specialist that services every make and model.

When looking for local, reasonable automotive repair think about these eight important points:

  • Customers can freely explain all concerns to our ASE Certified Team
  • Customers ask questions and we provide the answers.
  • Ask our team about service warranty period
  • Receive a written estimate for every service and repair
  • We contact every customer when repairs and services are complete
  • Every repair is provided with a warranty
  • We can provide copies of all work done so they can be kept for records
  • We offer the time after every repair to examine the vehicle carefully before leaving Premier One Automotive. Every customer is a happy customer

Help us better understand vehicle needs and wants. Giving us information will make the repair even more successful. Call us at 919 387 6800 and ask about our quality repairs. Upon request, we provide any of the old parts from the repaired vehicle. This option is very important to us.

Please call the Apex Chamber of Commerce, contact members of the Apex Small Business Network, and chat with family and friends about Premier One Automotive (P1A). Our team welcomes a great business and community relationships with our clients. We hope to continue to ensure client confidence with our reliability and honesty.  

The majority of business at Premier One Automotive comes from repeat business. We work for our customers. Stop by today and feel good about leaving vehicles with our ASE Certified Professionals.

Remember, owners of Audi, BMW, Volvo, Acura, Lexus, Infiniti, Porsche, or Jaguar; we are the only automotive service center anyone will ever need.

 

This is yet another informational “Tips from the Hood!” article for our great customers and potential customers!

 

This post is brought to you by the Triangle’s Premier Import Automotive Specialist, the Good Guys at Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, NC!

 

E-mail us at… Premier 1Automotive @gmail.com

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5 Important Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Forever

The automobiles, SUV’s, vans, and pickups out on the Triangle roads average around 10 years of age. In 2018, even the small brand-new vehicle MSRP can be upwards of $25,000. Many vehicles sold today are sold at $40,000 and more. A new vehicle purchase can really place a lot of strain on family income. Many people today are leasing and many have seven-year loans. Keeping vehicles on the road is a top priority of the owner and of Premier One Automotive in Apex. Saving money is essential.  

Before the global recession of late 2008, the average age of a vehicle was near seven years. Many people with mortgage payments, long commutes, kids, and tuition, keep what they have for as long as they can; keeping things running makes a vehicle an investment and investments need to be protected as we head more deeply into the warmer Triangle months.

Life is uncertain, and with a crazy global economy, trade wars and increases expenses, everyone is making the most from every asset.

It is important to note that most vehicles with 100,000 miles or more can still have plenty of life if properly cared for while they are driven. Maintenance is critical. Oil changes and tire rotations are very important. Paying attention to leaks, because anything new or unusual means less costly repair. At Premier One Automotive in Apex NC, our clients are number one each and every day.

Our top performance team at P1A in Apex, offers five important tips to keep vehicles rolling for years:

  • Open the hood once in a while: Check hoses and belts for cracks; make sure the radiator hoses are good. If they are soft, we can put them on for you. Look for seepage and leakage on the garage floor or driveway. No leak is good.
  • Run the A/C and the heater: It is a good idea to run the air and heat at least once a month year-round to keep everything working correctly; you will need both many months of the year.
  • Pat attention to your mileage: Your ages by years and miles. Regardless of mileage, it needs regular and consistent maintenance.
  • Test drive the vehicle COMPLETELY like you are at the dealer: Normally, you jump into the family vehicle and go. We always play news and music on the loud side. Drive it with no radio and no interruptions for at least three miles and at various speeds. Brake easy and break hard. Does anything rattle or shake? Does it make noise? It pays to pay attention.
  • Document services and fuel: Get a cheap notebook and keep it in the car. When you get gas, note date, money, and miles. Do the same for all services and maintenance; oil changes, wiper changes and tires. This documentation will be worth a lot when you go to sell the vehicle and show the potential new owner that you kept every record.

At Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, we are the Triangle’s full automotive service center in the Peak City that can take care of everything from BMW to Ford to Chevy to Hot Rod. We are locally and independently owned, ASE-Certified and we specialize in European and import vehicles. Our highly trained technicians have advanced level certifications in automotive repair and are experts in diagnostics and the servicing of a BMW, Volvo, Audi, Volkswagen, Saab, Land Rover, Jaguar, or Mini Cooper. We also service any and all domestics.

Please come and see us for normal maintenance, and we welcome emergencies. We know that with a little “auto-love”, we keep things rolling in the Triangle.

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We are offering our SPRING SEASONAL SPECIALS NOW!

In addition to the purchase of an oil change and filter, we will do an A/C service; replace the cabin filter, check fluids, and add Freon if necessary, all for only $109.95!

Our Spring oil change/ filter for most cars is $55.90*.

Our tire rotations are the best value in the Triangle for only $10.

Try a new set of single- beam, Euro- style wipers for just $39.95! 

*Based on vehicle type.

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This is yet another informational “Tips from the Hood!” article for our great customers and potential customers in Apex, Cary Holly Springs and beyond!

This post is brought to you by the Good Guys at Premier 1 Automotive in Apex, NC!

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Premier 1Automotive @gmail.com

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www.premier1automotive.com

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