#Used Cars

Wife of man killed in Highway 126 crash says it was a tragic accident

LEABURG, Ore. - The wife of a man killed on Highway 126 on Monday said it looks like his car malfunctioned before the crash. Tori Langan, the wife of Nathan Langan, said he had been on his way back from buying a used car in Bend. Langan said he was only 45 minutes from their Harrisburg home when disaster struck.
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Former car salesmen sentenced to prison for odometer roll-back scheme

Two former Quad City car salesmen have been sentenced to prison for a scheme to roll back odometers at a Moline dealership. Bradley Shane McCorkle, 51, formerly of Moline, and Isaac Bell, 34, of East Moline, were sentenced Tuesday by U. S. District Court Chief Judge John a. Jarvey. McCorkle was sentenced to 41 months in prison and Bell was sentenced to 37 months in prison.
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Two Illinois men sentenced in Iowa to federal prison for car dealership fraud

Two Illinois men were sentenced in Iowa to federal prison for a fraud scheme that involved rolling back odometer mileage on used cars purchased by their Moline car dealership. Bradley Shane McCorkle, 51, was sentenced on Tuesday to three years and five months for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to a press release from the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa. Isaac Bell, 34, was sentenced to three years and one month for the same charge.
Connecticut Post

CT dealers scramble for used cars as prices jump

Car owners in Connecticut and around the country may now have something more valuable sitting in their driveway, and those shopping for a new ride may get a feeling of sticker shock, as the sale prices of used cars are considerably higher than they were at this point a year ago.

This Is The Slowest Selling Car In America

The car industry is having its best year by one measure and a mediocre year by another. Car prices have been driven to record highs. Among the primary reasons 2021 being is a strong year based on price is the pent-up demand from the COVID-19 pandemic when dealers were closed. Unfortunately, the other reason for […]

The Top 10 Craziest Incentives Dealerships Have Used to Sell Cars

Due to the ongoing chip shortage, car sales are in a rough spot right now, but of course, that wasn’t always the case. Prices might seem high now, but not that long ago, car dealerships and automakers were doing everything they could to convince people to buy a car. Here’s a look at the top 10 craziest incentives that dealerships used to sell cars.

Why the Honda Fit is the Best Car for the Money

Looking for a good, reliable used car? Here’s what one car expert has to say about this contender that used car shoppers should not overlook in spite of its age. In a recent Scotty Kilmer YouTube channel video, Scotty makes a good case of why searching for used-car personal sellers looking to sell their “spare” car, can wind up turning into a great buy. In this example, he goes over a 2010 Honda Fit with 116,000 miles on it, purchased for $3,500.
Fox 19

Caught on cam: Suspect pistol-whips, robs auto shop owner

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - An armed robbery in Fairfield Township has an auto shop owner scared to go back to work. The suspect remains on the loose. Levi Andunez, the owner, says he and a friend were working on a car Thursday around 8 p.m. when the armed suspect pistol-whipped both of them.

Vehicle microchip shortage slowing intake at Northwoods dealerships

Local News Published 10/15/2021 4:33PM, Last Updated 10/15/2021 6:53PM. Rhinelander - Almost every new car nowadays has a microchip. It acts as the brain of the vehicle. But the pandemic shut down microchip manufacturers, affecting car dealerships across the nation. The sales manager at OK Used Cars of Rhinelander, Chuck...

Dealerships challenged by short supply and low inventory

IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) - Times are changing in the automotive industry where the pandemic has led to some distinct challenges. “I think the times of having 125 to 150 cars are going to be a thing of the past,” said Joe Rozell of Glockner in Ironton. As General Sales Manager,...

The hottest new and used cars in September

The Subaru Crosstrek is the fastest-selling new vehicle, taking an average 7.8 days to sell. Both new cars and used are selling faster than in August. Toyota/Lexus vehicles account for 11 vehicles on the fastest-selling new vehicle list, with hybrids accounting for 6 vehicles. Tesla Model 3 is the fastest-selling...

Buying A Used Car? Choosing A Less Popular Model Could Save You Money

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, buying a used car has become increasingly difficult. From skyrocketing prices to insanely low availability, the right vehicle isn’t always easy to find. One of the largest causes of this issue is the chip shortage. A low supply of microchip availability has halted production for many models, meaning no new inventory is being delivered to dealerships. This type of inventory shortage causes price hikes, especially with used vehicles. Since the used vehicles are the only ones available, customers in need have no choice but to overpay for the dealership’s premium price tag. A great way to avoid overpaying for a used vehicle right now is to try purchasing a less popular model.
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Questions and answers from the ‘Car Doctor’

Q. The front brakes and pads of my 2010 Toyota RAV4 were replaced 5,000 miles ago and the rears about 10,000 miles ago. Lately I’ve noticed that while braking, the brakes pulsate (I’d guess about once per wheel rotation) which is very annoying and that the problem seems to be getting worse. The Toyota dealer verified the uneven braking and noted that the pads are not worn but recommends replacing brakes and rotors on all four wheels at a cost of about $1,100. My local garage says that the problem is with one of the rotors but can’t determine which one, so nothing should be done at this time. So, what do I do: live with the problem or pay an exorbitant amount for an unnecessary brake job?