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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 >>

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Do you understand what you need to know about tires?

What do I need to know about new tires? 

It’s never a good idea to ignore any automotive component. Tires, unfortunately, often get overlooked until it’s too late and someone is stuck on the side of the road with a flat. In the rain. Or in the blazing Texas heat. The tires on a car, truck or SUV are the first lines of defense when it comes to handling and stopping. Making a bad decision when picking out a new set of tires can have lasting and potentially dangerous consequences. Our team wants to make sure the vehicle you’re driving is as safe and reliable as possible. They thought it would be helpful to share these two videos to help get people thinking about this important decision. If you ever need any help making a decision about your vehicle, please make an appointment to speak with a Carizma Motors product expert today.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Stealing car radios has become outdated, thieves find new target

Why do people steal catalytic converters? 

Thieves have been breaking into other people’s automobiles since automobiles were first created. Many of us have had to deal with the violating feeling of knowing a stranger has been inside of our property. Car radios, easily seen valuables and the vehicles themselves continue to be popular targets of criminals. But over the last couple of years, these people are targeting a new component, the catalytic converter. So, why do people steal catalytic converters? Well, the answer is pretty simpleit is a valuable piece of equipment that is actually very accessible and easy to remove if the thief knows what they are doing. Our team thought it would be helpful to understand this phenomenon and provide you with advice to prevent having your catalytic converter stolen. Let’s take a look at what they came up with.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Driving behavior, not vehicle color plays the biggest role in getting pulled over

Do red cars get pulled over more often? 

There are few harder decisions to make when buying a vehicle than picking out its exterior color. This is especially true when there is more than one buyer in the mix. During this occasionally laborious process, one of the questions that often gets asked is, ‘Do red cars get pulled over more often?’ We have to admit, this is one of those automotive things that a lot of us at Carizma Motors believed was true. However, we have recently learned this is actually not the case. A recent insurance industry study has quickly and clearly dispelled this as a myth and our team is very excited to share what they learned. Let’s take a closer look.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Car insurance might be required but it doesn’t have to be expensive

How can I make car insurance less expensive? 

When someone is in the often arduous process of buying a vehicle, they must come to terms with their entire financial situation. Certainly, the price of the vehicle is important, but it isn’t the only number to consider. Buyers certainly need to understand annual maintenance costs, monthly fuel costs and, of course, insurance. Maintenance and fuel costs can be controlled a little bit by keeping up with oil changes and driving as efficiently as possible. The cost of insurance can also be mitigated if you know where to start. If you’re wondering, ‘How can I make car insurance less expensive,’ the financial wizards at Carizma Motors are here to help. Before we start, it is important to note: We are not licensed insurance agents. Your situation is unique to you. Consult a licensed agent for more specific information.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Let us help get started on buying a used car, truck or SUV

Tips for Buying a Used Car 

Buying a car isn’t something that should be an impulse purchase. The team at Carizma Motors is here to help people through the hardest parts of the process, including finding financing. Over the years we’ve found the best tips for buying a used car almost always center around education and solid financial planning. Carizma Motors is a buy here, pay here dealership, meaning we really focus on people with less-than-perfect credit situations. However, we still encourage people to get their credit situation as cleaned up as possible before buying a vehicle. If you’re completely lost about where to start your journey toward buying a pre-owned vehicle, give these videos a watch and make an appointment with one of our product experts today to have any additional questions answered.   Read the rest of this entry >>