With Some Determination and a Little Help, You Can Rebuild Your Credit

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What Can a Person Do to Get a Better Credit Score? 

If your credit score is less than stellar, or perhaps you have little credit history, it’s important to know that you aren’t alone. Americans all across the country are in the same boat, but it’s important to take wise steps to help boost that credit score into the future. So, what can a person actually do to get a better credit score?  

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How To Get Better Gas Mileage

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While gas prices have been consistently low for quite some time, it’s still expensive and not a resource you want to waste. Fluctuating gas prices and your specific vehicle will be the largest contributing factors in how much you pay in gas costs month over month, though some bad habits can also cost you at the pump. Find our 5 steps for improving your fuel economy to save on fuel below. Read More

How often do I need to get new tires?

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Whether you are trying to judge the health of a used vehicle before purchase or are considering new tires for your current ride, it is important to understand the warning signs that tires are near the end of their life. Find the top 3 signs that you need to buy new tires below. Read More

How Much Fuel Do You Have Left When the Low Fuel Light Comes On?

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How Far Can You Drive with Your Gas Light On?

We have all done it – tempted fate when the low fuel light comes on. You can make it another 25 miles right? Maybe another 50 miles? Next thing you know, you are calling your friend to bring you a full gas can – and you will never hear the end of it. What if we told you, that with some simple math, you can avoid ever running out of gas again? If you have ever asked – how far can you drive with your gas light on – this quick guide will point you in the right direction at Carlisle Motors. Read More

What Are Dashboard Warning Lights and Indicators?

 

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Tips and Tricks to Understand Dashboard Warning Lights

If you have ever been driving along, minding your own business and had your dashboard light up like a Christmas tree with warning lights, you understand the extreme level of panic that comes with that experience. With enough symbols to confuse an experienced archaeologist, dashboard warning lights and indicators can be troublesome to say the least. Armed with these tips and tricks to understand dashboard warning lights, you can determine what element of your car is malfunctioning and what your best course of action is. Read More

What Makes Your Check Engine Light Come On?

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Top Reasons Why Your Check Engine Light is On

If you have been driving for any length of time, there is a good chance that you have experienced the frustration and worry that comes with an illuminated check engine light. When this little light flickers to life, worry and concern set in, preventing you from focusing on the road and raising questions. Take a closer look at the top reasons why your check engine light is on and help diagnose the issue before you stop in and see us at Carlisle Motors, where we offer affordable car loans for car shoppers that suffer from bad creditRead More

Why don’t banks like giving loans for older cars?

Why don’t banks like giving loans for older cars?

Buying a vehicle represents a significant investment. Cars are notorious for losing value quickly. Because of this, many people are more inclined to purchase an older car over a new one. The logic in this is that an older car is already at its depreciated value. This means that an older car loses value slower than a new car. But many people trying this strategy may notice that it is difficult to find a loan to make the purchase. So why don’t banks like giving loans for older cars? There are a couple reasons. Read More

Follow this advice to keep your car cool during the summer months

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Unexpected ways the heat can affect your car

Hot weather can have an adverse effect on your car, many times in ways that can be surprising. Here is a good list of unexpected ways the heat can affect your car that you should keep in mind as the temperatures get higher and higher. Read More

Top 5 ways to get your car ready for spring

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Prep your car for spring in Lubbock TX

Spring has sprung, which means it’s time to break out the warm-weather clothing and prep our vehicles for the months ahead. During winter, it’s important to get your car ready for colder temperatures, so that wear and tear on the engine, tires and other parts can be minimized. Of course, in spring, that process has to be reversed. If you’re curious how you should prep your car for spring in Lubbock TX, read on. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 ways to get your car ready for spring. Read More

Top 3 car games for kids!

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Best road trip games for long car rides

If you’re about to head out on a long road trip with your family, chances are that you’ve prepared an abundance of snacks and entertainment. While that may be the case, there are times when the entertainment runs out and you have to improvise. You could go with the regular, old game of I Spy, but why not try to spicshe se things up a bit? If you’re curious what some of the best road trip games for long (or short) car rides are, read on. We have a few suggestions we’re sure you’ll love! Read More