How To Choose the Right Car Loan Term Length

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Differences Between Short and Long-Term Car Loans

In general there are two steps to the car-buying process — find your dream car and pay for your dream car. Step one is always fun, whether you are looking for a performance-tuned sports car, a hard-working pickup truck or a family-friendly SUV, exploring car lots and taking your favorite models for a test drive is fun.

Payment is less enjoyable. When you stop at the bank to get a car loan, you may be faced with a question — do you want a short- or long-term car loan? Take a closer look at the differences between short and long-term car loans here at Barrett Motors to find a car loan term that will fit your budget. Continue reading

7-Step How-To Guide for Car Accidents and What To Do After

Young Man Sitting Next to Cars After an Accident on the Phone with Police

What Should You Do After a Car Accident?

When you drive long enough, there is a good chance that you will get into a fender bender at some point. Unless you have experienced a car accident, you may not know what to do in the event of a traffic accident. If you have ever wondered — what should you do after a car accident — this how-to guide to car accidents will point you in the right direction. Continue reading

What Tires Should You Have on Your Vehicle This Season?

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Differences Between All-Season Tires and Summer Tires

Drivers in need of an instant upgrade in performance, handling and safety will find what they are looking for with a new set of tires. Visit the Barrett Motors Service Center today to learn more about the differences between all-season tires and summer tires. Armed with a new set of all-season tires you can expect a versatile, do-it-all level of performance that will mesh well with any style of vehicle and a fresh set of summer tires will amplify performance when you get behind the wheel of a performance-tuned model. Continue reading

Top 5 Crossover SUVs that offer the best fuel efficiency

Fuel-Efficient Crossover

Most Fuel-Efficient Crossover SUVs

The crossover SUV is one of the most popular vehicle segments in the auto industry and for good reason, their ability to offer you all of the qualities you’re looking for in a vehicle make them an easy choice. From versatility and capability to comfort and efficiency, they have everything you want and need in a new ride. If you are searching for a fuel-efficient used crossover SUV that can offer money-saving efficiency at the pump, you’ve come to the right place. The following list offers you a look at our top 5 most fuel-efficient crossover SUVs in Dallas, TX and DFW. Continue reading

4 Tips that will help keep you safe when driving at night in DFW

4 Tips For Driving at Night in DFW

Safety Tips for Driving at Night in DFW

When winter arrives, drivers have more challenges to think about than just trying to stay warm when on the road. During the winter months the sun rises later and sets sooner so there are many times that you’ll find yourself on the road when it’s dark outside. With the shorter days of winter and less sunshine to give us natural light while on the roads, it’s good to know how to safely drive at night. The following 3 safety tips will help you stay safe on the road the next time you find yourself driving at night in DFW. Continue reading

Benefits of buying a used car vs leasing a new car

Buying vs Leasing

Buying Used Car vs Leasing a New Car

Shopping for a vehicle can be a difficult and time consuming task for many drivers. Besides trying to figure out what type of vehicle you want to drive and what you want it to have in it, knowing whether or not you should buy a used car or lease a new car is the most important aspect of getting the vehicle you want at a price you can afford. The following tips will help show you the advantages of buying a used car vs leasing a new car so you can make the most informed buying decision and stay within your budget. Continue reading

4 Used cars that have a reputation for running forever

Reliable used cars that run forever

4 Used Cars That Will Run Forever

Over the years, cars have become more reliable and can now offer you many more miles before they start breaking down. This is mostly due to better and more technologically advanced building processes in automotive plants. While there are many vehicles that have always had a reputation for offering incredible reliability, some are much better than others when it comes to endurance and giving you the ability to drive over 200,000 miles before breaking down forever. The following list of used cars we’ve put together will give you some of the top-rated vehicles that have the best chance of running forever. Continue reading

6 Tips for finding a quality used car at an affordable price

6 Used Car Shopping Tips

Tips for Finding an Affordable Used Car

When you start your search for a newer used car that can give you the reliability you want and need, there are many vehicles to choose from which can make your decision very difficult. Finding a quality used car that is also affordable can also be tricky. Barrett Motors, a used car dealer in the Dallas, TX area, wants to help you find that perfect vehicle by offering you these 6 tips for finding an affordable used car so you can get behind the wheel of a vehicle you’ve always dreamed of owning at a price you can afford. Continue reading

Top 3 best used cars for a college graduate

Used Nissan Altima Dallas, TX

Best Used Cars for a College Graduate

A college graduate might not have a job when they finish school but, that doesn’t mean they don’t need a reliable vehicle to get them around town. In fact, a recent college graduate needs a reliable used car more than most drivers because they need to get to job interviews that they can’t miss out on which would happen if their car broke down on them on the way to an interview. There are many options to choose from when shopping for a used car that can deliver the reliability a recent college graduate needs to find their new job in a career they love and the following list will show you the top 3. Continue reading

3 Popular cars you should never buy new in Dallas at any cost

Advantages of buying a used car vs new car

3 Cars You Should Never Buy New in Dallas, TX

While buying a new car seems like a great idea at first, there are many things about the purchase that will have you regretting your decision very quickly. Besides being very expensive, there are a lot of reasons to not buy a new car. The following list will show you three of the cars you should never buy new in Dallas, TX no matter what they cost. To get the best deal on these cars you should buy them used with some miles on them so you can get the best deal and save the most money. Used car dealerships like Barrett Motors in DFW, has a great inventory of the following vehicles at a price you can afford and live with. Continue reading