Buy Here Pay Here Dealership

If you’re worried about purchasing a vehicle without great credit, don’t be. We are here to help! GT Auto Sales offers Buy Here Pay Here, <h2>In-House Financing</h2>, and the best third party lending options for your particular circumstance.  In this blog we will answer a few questions that will help ease your mind when it comes to buy here pay here options, and if it’s right for you.

No matter your credit, we are here to help.

Does a buy here pay here build credit?

Yes. One of the best ways to improve your bad credit is with an auto loan! If you make timely payments on your buy here pay here car loan, then dealers will report that good credit activity to your credit reporting agencies. Big payments like car loan payments can improve your credit score quickly.

Buy Here Pay Here VS Financing?

Instead of making monthly payments to a traditional lender, such as a bank or credit union, you make weekly or bi-weekly payments at the dealership. By purchasing the vehicle through dealer financing. You may ask yourself what the difference between a <h1>buy here pay here dealership</h1> and traditional dealers is, and the answer is very little. In fact, a growing number of traditional new and used car dealers have begun to offer services normally associated with tote the note car dealerships.

At a dealership who offers <h1>buy here pay here dealership</h1> the process is usually reversed. First, you’ll be asked a series of questions, then a credit report will be run and the salesperson will thoroughly understand your current credit situation. Then we will show you the cars that fit your credit profile.

When to visit a buy here pay here dealership?

If your credit score is below a 640 FICO, or you’ve had trouble getting a traditional auto loan. If this sounds familiar, then you might consider a buy here pay here dealer once you’ve explored one other option.

What are the benefits of buy here pay here dealerships?

The most important benefit of buy here pay here car dealerships is that they give credit-challenged people the opportunity to get much-needed transportation. In many cases, these dealerships aren’t just an option. They may be the only choice if you’ve been turned down by traditional lenders.

Buy here pay here dealerships also tend to be more flexible when it comes to accepting trade-ins on older model cars. They are more likely to find a buyer for your car, and, as such, more likely to consider it as part of a down payment.

Give GT Auto Sales a shot first!

GT Auto Sales specializes in placing customers with bad credit into a great vehicle. We are knowledgeable and work with you to find the best resolution to fit your vehicle purchase needs.

So, if you’re serious about getting your car credit back on track, you can begin by filling our our car loan application now. 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Fix A Flat Tire

 

 

If you’re searching for advice on how to fix a flat tire on a vehicle, then you’ve come to the right place! Your Tacoma Used Dealership, GT Auto Sales, is always happy to supply drivers with a variety of DIY car maintenance tips. A side note – It’s always a great idea to learn how to fix a flat tire before you end up with a flat tire.

How Long Does it Take to Fix a Flat Tire?

You’ve stepped outside to leave for work and see that you have a flat tire! How much time should it take to fix it? This process shouldn’t take long at all. In general, fixing a flat shouldn’t take you longer than 15 to 30 minutes.

How to Repair a Flat Tire:

Here are the simple steps you’ll need to follow in order to fix your flat tire.

  1. Use an air compressor or can of Fix-A-Flat to first get some air into the tire.
  • With Fix-A-Flat: Please be aware that, if you use a can of compressed air like Fix-A-Flat, then it will damage the tire and have to be replaced. Some tire shops also won’t want to deal with the mess it causes. In an emergency though, it can sometimes be the best option available.
  • With an air compressor: Screw the gauge onto the valve stem, plug the lighter adapter into the car, turn the pressure on, and pump it up to the correct air pressure for your tire.

2. Plug the leak.

  • Break your lug nuts loose.
  • Use a car jack to lift your wheel off the ground.
  • Support the vehicle with a jack stand.
  • Remove the lug nuts and tire.
  • Make sure the tire is fully inflated.
  • Spin the tire to find the source of the leak (you’re usually looking for a nail).
  • Use a spray bottle with dish soap to check for an area that’s bubbling up. It’s best to spray the whole tire.
  • If there’s any damage to the side wall, then the tire needs to be replaced.
  • Remove the screw, nail, or other cause of the leak.
  • Use a tire plug kit to plug the tire, following the directions from the plug kit.

3. Replace the flat tire with your spare tire.

  • Have a tire iron, car jack, and lug nut key in your car. Always make sure your spare tire is properly inflated.

Let GT Auto Sales Be Your Guide to Auto Maintenance! At GT Auto Sales, we strive to be your first choice Used Dealership in Tacoma. Give us a call or stop in Today!

Buy Here Pay Here at GT Auto Sales

All credit types accepted at GT Auto Sales!

We are your used dealership go to!

  • Good Credit
  • Bad Credit
  • Poor Credit
  • No Credit
  • Bankruptcy
  • Divorce
  • Late Payments
  • First-Time Buyer

Every year, GT Auto Sales helps thousands of people with bad credit or no credit get approved and into the car, SUV, pickup truck or van they need. Whether financing through a Bank or Credit Union, or choosing in house financing buy here pay here, we are here to help. We respect your situation and we understand that bad credit can happen to good people. Buy with confidence. We understand you need to count on your vehicle! Every GT Auto Sales vehicle is checked thoroughly to ensure it surpasses the Safety Check by our ASI certified mechanics, which means satisfaction!

GT Auto Sales is not just a car dealer. We are an all credit, no matter your credit auto dealer as well. GT Auto has the possibility of helping people with bad credit to get a vehicle when others may have turned them down.

Buy Here Pay Here

Don’t you believe that it is possible to get funding for a car even with bad credit? Why don’t you come down to the GT Auto Sales and check out this information for yourself? With this occasion, you will be able to check out our vehicle offers as well, and you can discuss with our amazing staff all the options we can offer to get you into your next vehicle. The GT Auto Sales staff is very friendly and professional, focused on identifying the customer’s needs. At GT Auto Sales in Tacoma, we pride ourselves in treating everyone like family.  We will ensure to offer any and all information and guidance you need about our loan system.

If you were planning to get a vehicle for a while now, then just fill out the form here and we will contact you, or call and stop in today. We are your family owned used dealership in Tacoma

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Winterize Your Vehicle! Let’s Keep Everyone Safe on the Roads this Winter.

The Time Has Come! Winterize your vehicle!

If you owned a car before 1980, then winterizing your car was a necessary and often elaborate ritual to keep your car running in tip-top shape during the cold weather months. Fortunately, modern cars don’t require the same extensive winterization routines. Auto technology allows cars to start in the coldest weather without their owners having to do anything special. Let’s keep ourselves and everybody else on the roads safe!

Quickly, here is an easy guide to follow to keep your travels safe during our Washington Winters–

BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER

*Change your wiper blades

*Check your battery – keep your battery in good condition

*Have your 4WD checked

*Check your anti-freeze mixture

*Get your brakes maintained

*Stock essential emergency supplies in your vehicle

*Change the oil and adjust the viscosity

*Check your belts and hoses

DAILY

*Keep your gas tank at least half full

*Let engine warm up

*Drive gently

*Clean all debris from your vehicle

WEEKLY

*Check your tire pressure

*Check your oil – make sure you’re using the right engine oil

*Keep your washer fluid full

ALWAYS

*Service your vehicle regularly

Read on for more tips & tricks to keep you safe during our winter months on the road!-

Change your wiper blades and refill your wiper fluid. Our winters include rain.. a lot of it, too! Cold rain, cool rain, and sometimes frozen rain! You need to see the road in order to drive safely. Working windshield wipers and a solid supply of wiper fluid will ensure that you have a clear line of sight even in the worst conditions. Wiper blades are only good for a year. Replace yours if they look frayed or worn.

Check your battery. Cold weather isn’t great on your car’s battery. The chemical reactions required to generate power in a car battery slow down in colder temperatures. A great way to test your battery before the possibly cold days and nights hit it to have a mechanic run a battery load test to see if you need to replace the battery. Even if you don’t, they will check for and clean up any corrosion they may find on your posts and connections. The mechanic might also fill your battery with distilled water if needed.

Check your four-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive can provide better traction when driving on snowy and icy roads… that is if it’s working correctly. Have your 4WD checked by a mechanic before winter weather sets in to ensure the system engages smoothly and that the transmission and gear fluids are at their correct level. Also, if you haven’t used your vehicle’s 4WD in awhile, now’s a good time to review how to operate it. Don’t get caught in the predicament of a surprise snow/ice storm without having your 4WD working properly!

Check your anti-freeze mixture. If you would like to to check the composition of your radiator’s fluid, you can pick-up an inexpensive anti-freeze tester at your local auto parts store. The mixture of anti-freeze and water in your radiator should be about 50:50. This will prevent the coolant in your radiator from freezing.

Check your breaks. Even though cold weather may not hurt your breaks, a complete inspection can ensure the best performance when driving in any condition, especially wet and cold Washington winters.

Stock your car with emergency supplies. You never know when you’ll get stranded on the side of the road. Be prepared by having your car packed with emergency supplies. Kitty liter was a must have while we were growing up. It not only puts extra weight in the back of your vehicle, but if you get stuck on ice and/or snow, then just throw some kitty litter down for traction. Water, a blanket, an extra jacket, and even some snacks stored in your vehicle is never a bad idea. Here are some more essential ideas for emergency supplies to store in your vehicle:

Change the oil and adjust the viscosity. In order for your engine to run, it needs proper lubrication from oil. Unfortunately, cold weather reduces the oil’s effectiveness. Colder weather equals thicker engine oil, which doesn’t circulate through your engine as easily as thin oil. Consequently, your engine doesn’t get the lubrication it needs during start-up and you’re left with a car that won’t start. To prevent this cold weather headache, change your oil to one that is thinner to begin with. You can check the owner’s manual to find the proper viscosity (that’s the thickness or thinness of a liquid) of oil your vehicle requires in the winter months. They usually have information on proper viscosity levels for different climates.

Check your belts and hoses. Check your belts and hoses for any signs of wear and tear and have them replaced if needed.  Cold temps can weaken them, and your belts and hoses help make your engine run. If a belt snaps while you’re driving, you’ll have to wait for a tow truck to come pick your cold butt up.

Keep your gas tank at least half full. You may think the ethanol in your gas is enough to act as an antifreeze and prevent freezing in your fuel tank, but condensation can form in the empty part of your gas tank, which can freeze (if it gets cold enough). If this happens, then you may end up in a no-start situation. It’s easier to keep the gas tank half full, in our opinion.

Let the Engine Warm Up. Although you may not have to let your engine warm up as long as it was needed before the modern day vehicle, a brief bit of idling time before you drive gives the oil a chance to heat up, thin out and flow more smoothly, and you’ll want that to happen before you ask your engine to do any serious work. By the way, there’s no need to rev the engine; it’ll warm up just fine at idle. If your car idles higher than normal when first started, waiting until the idle speed drops before putting the car in gear will save wear and tear on your automatic transmission.

Drive gently until the temperature gauge starts to move off the bottom peg or until the cold engine light goes out. Remember, cars can still overheat in winter, especially if the radiator grille is clogged.

Check your tire pressure. For every 10 degree drop in temperature, your tire’s air pressure will drop about 1PSI. This means you should check your tire pressure regularly during our winter months, since we never really know what temperature we’re going to get day to day. *Your vehicles appropriate pressure for your tires can be found on the tore place card in the driver’s side door jamb or in your vehicles owner’s manual.

Prevent Freeze-ups. Water can get into door and trunk locks and then freeze, locking you out of the vehicle. Has this ever happened to you? It did to me, and although the neighbors found it hilarious to see me with my hair dryer trying to “unfreeze” my door..  I didn’t. So, to prevent this, just lubricate the locks with a silicone spray or door-lock lubricant. Use a lock antifreeze product to thaw them if they’re already frozen.

If you don’t already have floor mats in your car, you should pick up a pair. For maximum protection, a set of rubber all-weather floor mats will keep mud, water, debris, etc. from seeping through the carpet and into the car’s floorboards. If you do buy aftermarket floor mats, be sure they won’t interfere with operation of the pedals.

In closing, different vehicles require different solutions when it comes to any service. This is a basic list to start from. At GT Auto Sales in Tacoma, we appreciate our community and are always here to help in any way we can!

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