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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…

What are the Most Common Myths About Buy Here Pay Here Car Dealers?

November 12th, 2021 by
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SHOP CARHOP VEHICLES START YOUR APPROVAL You have probably heard of them before, but what are Buy Here Pay Here (BHPH) car dealerships and what do they do? Buy here, pay here dealers are used car dealers that offer on-site auto financing. Unlike traditional car lots, BHPH dealers usually do business with less strict qualifications…

What are Some Financing Tips for Used Car Buyers?

November 4th, 2021 by
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SHOP CARHOP VEHICLES START YOUR APPROVAL The time has come, and you have finally found the perfect used vehicle for your needs and budget. Now you need to figure out the best way to pay for the vehicle. Like 85% of all vehicle purchasers, you probably plan on buying your new ride with some type…

Introducing Mobile Billing from CarHop

October 18th, 2021 by
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PAYING YOUR BILL IS ONLY A FEW TAPS AWAY! CarHop is excited to announce an easier way for you to make your car payment! With mobile payments and billing in your Apple Wallet or on Google Pay, you can easily sign up to receive your bill and pay on your smartphone. We will also provide…

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What are Some Ways to Winterize My Car?

October 5th, 2021 by
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Shop CarHop Vehicles Contact Us for More Info From changing leaves to football games, family gatherings, and more, fall is a season to enjoy cooler temperatures before winter arrives. It’s also a time to give your car extra attention to get ready ahead of winter weather. Preparing your vehicle for winter will help you stay…

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What are the Steps for Buying a Used Car?

August 23rd, 2021 by
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Shop CarHop Vehicles Schedule a Test Drive Just the thought of buying a car can seem nerve-wracking, especially if this is your first vehicle or you have been turned down for financing in the past due to bad credit. While you’re hoping to find the right vehicle for your needs, you may also be worried…

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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