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Keep the sunlight out of your car for a cooler and more comfortable summer

Are sunshades for cars worth buying? 

Summer in Texas means finding ways to stay cool. That goes for your vehicle as well. There likely isn’t a single person in the state who hasn’t gotten into a hot car on a hotter day that hasn’t also burned their hands on a steering wheel, seat belt buckle or door handle. There is a simple way for vehicle owners to keep the interior cool. So, are sunshades for cars worth buying? Yes, they are. These sun shades are very affordable solutions and come in a variety of styles. In addition, to keep the sun out of your vehicle, and keeping the interior cool, there are some other benefits as well. Let’s take a closer look at why you should be picking up a sunshade for your car today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Your car is going to lose some value, but you can also slow depreciation

What affects a vehicle’s depreciation? 

There are a lot of great things about owning a car, truck, SUV, or any vehicle. However, one thing that affects almost anything with an engine and wheels is depreciation and it’s almost completely unavoidable. So, what affects a vehicle’s depreciation? While all vehicles lose value over time, some makes and models will lose value faster than others. It may or may not surprise you that there is quite a bit of confusion and myths surrounding the depreciation of an automobile and the finance team at Carizma Motors thought it would be helpful to share a bit of their knowledge on the subject. Let’s see what they put together.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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If your dad loves to eat and play golf, we have Father’s Day nailed down

2021 Father’s Day Dinner and Gift Suggestions near Lubbock, TX 

Fathers are notoriously difficult to buy for. We get through Christmas and a birthday, then suddenly it’s Father’s Day. Don’t let yourself fall for the old trope of a bad tie or a soap-a-rope. Our team came up with some 2021 Father’s Day dinner and gift suggestions near Lubbock, TX that might just come in handy. Given the high probability you have a Texas dad, he probably likes to eat. The product experts put together a map of some of our favorite restaurants in and around the city. Dads also, statistically at least, love to golf. Give him the gift of a better game by picking up a gift certificate for some lessons. We found some businesses in the area that would love to help.   Read the rest of this entry >>

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Car theft is a problem in the summer, but it can be easy to stop

How can I stop my car from being stolen? 

Summer in Texas can be among the best parts of the year. However, this is also the time of the year when the instances of car theft start to rise. Just about every study about vehicle theft concludes that it is a crime of opportunity. If you’re wondering, ‘How can I stop my car from being stolen,’ the steps you can take are simple and incredibly cost-effective. The number one thing you can do to keep your car, truck or SUV safe and out of the hands of thieves is to make stealing your vehicle as inconvenient as possible. Our team of product experts did a little homework and spoke to our local police department to put together this handy guide. Let’s take a look at what they found.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Radar detectors are legal in Texas, but they might cause different problems

Is it illegal to have a radar detector in Texas? 

Speeding is one of those things that all too many of us are guilty of doing. Obviously, this is a bad habit to have. Tickets can get expensive. Car insurance can become all but unaffordable if a driver runs afoul of local speed limits too often. Anyone who has felt the sinking feeling in their stomach when they see those police lights in their rear-view mirror has probably also wondered, ‘Is it illegal to have a radar detector in Texas?’ No, it is not, as long as it’s being used in a passenger vehicle and not a commercial vehicle. However, there are some things you should know about this technology that may have you reconsider your options. Let’s take a closer look at some things you should know.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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If you’re in danger of having your vehicle repossessed, you have options

How can I stop my car from being repossessed? 

Falling behind on bills is stressful and terrifying position for people to find themselves. Adding in a car loan makes those feelings exponentially worse. If you find yourself in a tough financial circumstance, you might be wondering, ‘How can I stop my car from being repossessed?’ There are in fact some things you can do to not only prevent repossession but also to mitigate the damage that could be coming to your credit history. Our team did a little homework and reached out to some financial experts to get some advice. Let’s take a look at what they came up with.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Carizma Motors is here to help you with more than just cars

Where can we have a Mother’s Day picnic in Lubbock, TX? 

Do you have plans locked down for Mother’s Day? If you’re still thinking about where to take your mom for brunch or lunch, you’ll want to make reservations today. However, if you want to do something a little different and have a gathering outside, we’re here to help with that, too. So, where can we have a Mother’s Day picnic in Lubbock, TX? There are actually several park facilities around the Lubbock area that will be able to meet your needs. Also, we’ve included a map of florists operating around our home city so you can make sure to pick up a bouquet of flowers. Give us a call today if there is something we can do to help make this year’s Mother’s Day a little more special.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Are you holding on to your car for all the wrong reasons?

When should I get rid of my car? 

The car culture in the United States is unlike anything else in the world. Americans fall in love with their cars for any of several reasons, all of which, no matter how esoteric, are completely valid. That makes the question, ‘When should I get rid of my car,’ very complicated. People can easily get into financial trouble if they are constantly setting money on fire to keep a car, truck or SUV running for purely sentimental reasons. There are a few criteria you can objectively use to decide if it is worth it to hold on to your beloved vehicle or if it is time to move on. Our team spent some time putting together this information to help people make tough decisions. Let’s see what they found.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Carizma Motors offers bad credit financing options

Bad Credit Car Buying Options in Lubbock, TX 

It is very difficult to live your life without a reliable automobile. Carizma Motors specializes in helping good people in tough financial situations find a vehicle that is safe and affordable. If you are considering bad credit car buying options in Lubbock, TX, Carizma Motors is here to help. We use what is called a ‘buy here, pay here’ financing model. This provides us with more flexibility to help people get the financing they need, even though they may have been denied by another financial institution. Our team wants to walk you through the basics of how the buy here, pay here model works as well as some of the broad vehicle categories you can consider. Let’s take a look at what our team put together.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Don’t let this era of technology slip through your fingers

How can I make hands-free calls in an older car? 

The kind of technology that is available in new cars, trucks and SUVs is nothing short of incredible. If you’re driving an older vehicle, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the latest connectivity options. If you’re wondering, ‘How can I make hands-free calls in an older car,’ the product experts at Carizma Motors have some answers for you. The technology exists to retrofit your vehicle to make it match the capabilities of anything that just rolled off of the assembly line. A few of our product experts put together this handy guide to help people get started on their journey toward modernizing their daily driver. Let’s take a look at what they found for customers.  Read the rest of this entry >>