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Your pre-owned vehicle can feature outstanding technology – if you know where to look

What can I do with a car’s infotainment system? 

The biggest addition to the automotive world in the last 10 years has been smartphone-compatible infotainment systems. There are few technologies that have progressed as quickly as what is found with mobile devices. Integrating that technology into a vehicle’s multimedia capability has been nothing short of a game-changer. Just about every automaker operating in the United States offers this capability in one form or another. Additionally, each automaker has different features and functions that can be available. However, our team of product experts working at Carizma Motors thought it would be helpful to explain some of the broadly available things access to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ can do. Let’s take a closer look.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Everyone needs a little help making a decision sometimes

How do I pick out an SUV? 

Crossover SUVs have become the dominant vehicle platform in the United States over the last 15 to 20 years. Just about every automaker offers a few models – and all of them are very evenly matched in terms of performance features. So, if you’re wondering, ‘How do I pick out an SUV,’ you may be in for quite a journey. For most people, the most important feature a crossover SUV can offer is passenger seating. Obviously, that makes the first decision a person needs to make is whether to choose a two- or a three-row model. Our team of Carizma Motors product experts help people through this process every day. If you’re looking to get a leg-up on your next purchase, take a look at these videos. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Turbocharging isn’t just for muscle cars anymore

How does turbocharging work? 

In the old days of automobile design, engineers had to choose between fuel economy and performance. In the 21st century, nobody needs to choose one at the expense of the other. The secret to this sorcery isn’t magic, it’s science – commonly referred to as turbocharging. So, how does turbocharging work? All internal combustion engines work the same way, air and fuel are combined before being ignited by a spark. This may seem like a lofty subject, but it’s actually quite simple. Carizma Motors has a vast and diverse inventory of vehicles, more and more will be equipped with turbocharged engines. Our team of product experts thought it would be helpful for people to understand how this technology works.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Do you have enough saved for a downpayment?

How much should my used car down payment be? 

There are not many people who can walk into a car dealership and buy a vehicle with cash. It simply isn’t a reasonable expectation. However, that means that Carizma Motors customers will need to obtain some kind of help financing their vehicle purchase. If you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, but you might be in a tight financial situation, you might be wondering, ‘How much should my used car down payment be?’ According to the automotive experts at Edmunds.com, people looking to financing a used car, truck or SUV should aim to put down at least 10 percent of the purchase price when they’re working on getting a loan. Our product expert team works with people who might be in a less-than-perfect credit situation. Let’s take a look at a few things you might need to know.  Read the rest of this entry >>