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What’s the Best Used Family Car for You?

June 25th, 2019 by
Family of four sitting in the back of an SUV

With so many body styles from which to choose, deciding on a new-to-you family car can be overwhelming. Should you go with the familiar sedan, the rugged SUV or crossover, the family minivan, or the versatile truck? Below, CarHop breaks down the differences between popular family cars. Read on to decide which is the best…

How to Wax Your Car Using Hair Conditioner

June 21st, 2019 by
Car being sprayed down with a hose

Need to make your used car really shine on short notice? Maybe you’re attending an event or having guests and want your car to look its best? If you don’t have time to properly hand wax a car, never fear. Instead of wax, use hair conditioner! It’s easy, affordable, and it works. For extra sparkle,…

How to Clean Air Vents in Your Car with a Paintbrush

June 11th, 2019 by
Close-up of a car air vent

You don’t need to purchase expensive equipment to keep your used car‘s air vents clean. Air vent cleaning can be done with tools you can either find around your house or purchase for cheap at the local dollar store or craft store. For example, you can use a soft foam paintbrush to gently remove dust,…

What Are In-House Financing Car Dealers?

June 6th, 2019 by
blue piggy bank on the hood of a blue car

Have you been disapproved for an auto loan? If so, you’ll likely have better luck with in-house financing. Car lots with Buy Here Pay Here options, such as CarHop, offer easy, hassle-free financing for drivers with good, not-so-great, or no credit. You may be wondering, “Where can I find in-house financing car dealers near me?”…

3 Tips to Keep Your Car Cool

May 21st, 2019 by
Reflective sunshade in front windshield of car

Driving in hot weather can be almost as miserable as driving through snow or ice. Fortunately, there are plenty of great tips on how to keep your car cool — most of which are easy and affordable. From grabbing that shady parking space to investing in cooled seats, there are a lot of different ways to…

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How to Use Coca-Cola to Get Rid of Car Rust

May 10th, 2019 by
Patch of rust on a red car door

You’ve probably heard the old urban myth that Coca-Cola is so acidic it can remove rust from a car bumper. Like alligators in city sewers or fabricated words in the dictionary, this Coca-Cola myth is true! In addition to enjoying an ice-cold Coca-Cola on a warm day, you can use it to remove rust, especially…

How to Properly Jump Start a Car

April 12th, 2019 by
A set of jumper cables connecting two vehicles and charging a dead battery.

Even if you’ve never had a problem with your vehicle, knowing how to jump start a car can save you time and money if the need ever arises! Relying on a jump start car service can be costly, and if you already have a pair of jumper cables on your person, the process itself only…

How to Make Car Air Fresheners From Scratch

April 5th, 2019 by
A few bottles of essential oil next to a towel, with flower petals strewn about.

Whether you’re gearing up for a road trip or just want to improve your daily commute, creating a DIY air freshener is a great way to enjoy a more relaxing, comfortable ride! There are several easy and long-lasting methods to choose from, and CarHop has created a step-by-step guide to each. Contact Us Method One:…

How to Fix Your Check Engine Light

March 29th, 2019 by
Check engine light illuminated on dash

You’re driving like normal when suddenly, you notice an amber glow from your dashboard. Your check engine light has popped on out of nowhere, and you have no idea what to do. Is your engine dying? Is your car unsafe to drive? Many drivers find themselves in a panic while wondering how to fix their…

How to Remove Car Dents with a Plunger

March 8th, 2019 by
Hand pointing to dent on car

Dents and dings can happen to the best of us, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with the damage forever. In fact, you might be able to fix minor body damage with a simple DIY approach. Find out how to remove car dents with a plunger in your very own garage, and bring…

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