Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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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 >>

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What are my options if I finance a vehicle?

Can you shop around for car loans?

It is time for a new vehicle. This can be both an exciting as well as an exhausting process. You have to decide on a make and model, new or used, the number of miles and so much more! One other thing that you have to think about is paying for the vehicle outright or financing it. Can you shop around for car loans? Yes! You absolutely can shop around for car loans. Learn more below.

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Where should I get a loan from for my vehicle?

Is it better to get an auto loan from a bank or dealership?

It is time to purchase a new vehicle which can be both an exciting and stressful time. You are looking at financing your new vehicle, but you are questioning, “is it better to get an auto loan from a bank or dealership?” You have come to the right place. While we will not specifically answer this question for you, we will give you things to think about with both options so that you can make an informed decision.

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How do I get my vehicle ready for winter 2020 with sparkly background

Winter is right around the corner. Are you ready?

How do I get my vehicle ready for winter 2020?

Spooky season is in the air and you know what that means! Winter is right around the corner. Whether you are ready or not, it will be here before you know it! Have you been thinking about getting your vehicle ready for winter? If so, you probably have been asking, “how do I get my vehicle ready for winter 2020?” You have come to the right place!

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Keep the germs away!

How do I maintain a healthy environment during COVID-19?

In March of 2020, life as we knew it changed forever. The coronavirus, or COVID-19, rapidly spread throughout our country and world. Now, as we are continuing to adjust to a new normal, there have been many questions about staying safe. One of the ones we have heard is, “how do I maintain a healthy environment during COVID-19?” We have a few tips below!

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What was that strange noise you just heard from the back end of that vehicle?

Why do vehicles backfire?

We have all heard the startling noise. It almost sounds like the sky is falling when in all reality, it is just a noisy car that backfired. But why do vehicles backfire in the first place? The most common reason a vehicle backfires is that too much fuel gets into the cylinders. We will explore more reasons below.

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Do I have to wear a face mask when I leave my house in Lubbock Texas with germs in the background

Stay safe while out and about!

Do I have to wear a face mask when I leave my house in Lubbock, Texas?

Earlier this year, life as we knew changed. The coronavirus spread quite quickly across the country, and we are all still adjusting to a new normal way of life. Many precautions have been put into place by various governments and the CDC has a list of recommendations. One question that has been popular these days is, “Do I have to wear a face mask when I leave my house in Lubbock, Texas?” The short answer is yes. Learn more below!

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Two 2020 Toyota RAV4 crossovers going down the road

Carizma Motors has a great selection of crossovers!

What is the best crossover for summer 2020?

Crossovers are a great option for individuals who are looking for a vehicle that has more space to offer than a sedan. Even though crossovers are larger, they often still perform well when it comes to the estimated fuel economy. Since you are thinking about towing a new camper or boat this summer, you are looking for an answer as to what is the best crossover for summer 2020? We put together a brief list below. Check it out!

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Successfully tow your trailer to your destination!

Five towing tips for summer 2020

Can you believe that it is already the middle of July? It feels like the year 2020 has blinked and gone by yet dragged on at the same time. Even though it is the middle of the summer, it is never too late to start thinking about purchasing a new toy to use the second half of the summer. If you decide to purchase a new toy, we have five towing tips for summer 2020 for you! Check them out below.

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