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How to Plan an Epic Summer Road Trip with your Family

June 29th, 2022 by
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Summer is the time many drivers take to the road to visit family, explore new places or even hit their favorite beach destination. According to AAA, over 42 million people are expected to hit the roads for the July 4th holiday weekend alone.  As we reach the peak of the summer driving season, here are…

Improve Your Gas Mileage with These Tips

June 15th, 2022 by
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SHOP CARHOP VEHICLES CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO When most people think about the cost of buying their next new vehicle, they often only consider the price of purchasing the vehicle itself. However, there are a lot more factors that are involved in calculating the total cost of the purchase. One of the easier variable…

Secrets to Finding a Quality, Affordable Used Vehicles Under $10k

June 9th, 2022 by

Buying an affordable used vehicle has gotten more expensive as consumers feel the effects of higher prices for food, fuel and housing. Many shoppers start looking for a quality, affordable used vehicle under $10k, which doesn’t mean they have to settle on low-quality cars, trucks, SUVs or vans.  Check out some of the best-kept secrets…

How Can I Buy a Car with Bad Credit or No Credit?

April 22nd, 2022 by
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Contact UsApply For FinancingFind a CarHop Near You At many pre-owned car dealerships, credit plays a big role in the approval process for a vehicle. That makes many car buyers ask, how can I buy a car with bad credit or no credit at all?  It may seem like a difficult process, but it’s seldom…

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Why Buy a Used Car from a Dealership vs. Private Seller?

April 12th, 2022 by
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If you are in the market for a quality pre-owned vehicle you may ask yourself, should I buy a used car from a dealership near me or a private seller? Which is the best place to buy a used car? The truth of the matter is, there’s more than one way to buy a used…

Having Car Starter Problems? Learn How to Diagnose & Fix Your Starter

March 14th, 2022 by
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If your car won’t start, there’s a chance you may need to perform a car starter replacement. Find out what might be wrong with your car starter, along with how to perform a car starter installation, with the team at CarHop. Whether your starter is acting up or you need to learn how to change…

How to Replace an Alternator in a Car

March 14th, 2022 by
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CarHop isn’t just a great source for affordable used cars—we’re also here to offer helpful DIY car repair tips, like how to replace a car alternator. Once you’ve tested your alternator and determined that it’s the culprit (rather than a faulty starter), you can reference the video below and follow these simple DIY steps to…

Learning How to Change a Windshield Wiper is Easy

March 14th, 2022 by
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Your windshield wiper blades are going to break down over time, so it’s generally recommended you change them once every six months or so. If you don’t, you’ll start suffering from visibility issues and possibly even see scratches appear on your windshield. Luckily enough, learning how to replace windshield wipers is easy with this wiper…

New Child Tax Credits – What You Need to Know

June 22nd, 2021 by

As you may have heard, starting July 15, 2021, most parents of kids 17 years old and under will be getting tax credits from the United States government. The credits will be sent directly to parents based on your 2020 tax return (or 2019 if you haven’t filed yet.) How Much Can You Expect? For…

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How to Clean a Car with Dryer Sheets

July 23rd, 2019 by
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Dryer sheets can do more than freshen your clothes! You can use their odor-eliminating power to your advantage when cleaning your car. From freshening the scent of your car’s interior to removing dead bugs from the exterior to reducing pet hair, dryer sheets are all-around good news for your used car. Learn how to clean…

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