Archive for June, 2010

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Summertime and your ride

June 17, 2010

So it’s getting really hot outside, eh, Green Country? Is your car ready to take the heat? Check out Car Country’s tips on getting your vehicle ready for the summer sun.

1) Give your A/C a check-up

Your air conditioner is going to be working overtime during the next several months, and you definitely don’t want it to quit working in the middle of July. It’s a good idea to get it checked out by a mechanic to make sure everything is in proper working order. A reputable mechanic (like Precision Auto Specialist in Broken Arrow) can make sure there’s no refrigerant leaking, and can pressure-test the system to make sure it’s good to go.

2) Check and replace your coolant

If you can’t remember the last time you checked the coolant, it’s time to do it. Keeping the antifreeze fresh is just as important as changing the oil and rotating the tires. If you ignore this, it can cause corrosion inside your engine and radiator, as well as start leaking, which is never good.

3) Give your battery a boost

Batteries usually last several years, as long as they are taken care of. Check your battery regularly for corrosion or leaks, and make sure to keep it clean. (An old toothbrush and some Coca-cola are great tools for this project.) If you see any problems with it, it’s time to get a new battery. Be sure to dispose of the old battery in a proper manner; many stores will give you cash for the old one.

4) Test your tires

This time of year, it’s very important to keep your tires fresh and up-to-date. (Not that having a blowout during the winter months is more pleasant, but you know what I mean.) The rising temperature of the road during the summer causes increased pressure in your tires, so you want to make sure they’re in great shape. Be sure to do the “penny test” by inserting a penny into the treads on your tires. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head poking out the top, then it’s time for new tires.

5) Wave ‘bye’ to wimpy wipers

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve had a very rainy summer so far. Driving without good windshield wipers is dangerous and silly, so see how they’re working. It’s recommended to replace your wipers every six months, even if you think they still work just fine. Windshield wipers take the brunt of the elements, as well as tons of sunlight, which makes the rubber deteriorate quickly. So spend a few bucks and replace them before it’s too late.

6) Check hoses and belts

Give all of your hoses and belts a once-over to check for any noticeable cracks or holes. Keep an eye out for any bulges or anything that looks odd. If you see something, get it replaced immediately.

7) Change all your fluids

We all know that it’s mandatory to get an oil change every 3000 miles, but you probably don’t think about all the other fluids that are busy at work under your hood. Now is the time to change your power-steering, transmission and brake fluids. If you’re not the do-it-yourself type, don’t worry. Take it to a reputable mechanic or lube shop, and they can definitely take care of this.

Let’s get all of these simple fixes out of the way, so your car is ready for a summer season full of sun, fun and road trips!

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Service with a smile!

June 9, 2010

Here at Car Country, we pride ourselves on outstanding customer service, and the ability to help those with questionable credit get into a clean, reliable vehicle. And a part of what makes a difference between Car Country and other BHPH dealers is the fact that we ensure that each vehicle is given a 30-point inspection and serviced before it hits the lot. In addition, Car Country offers a 12,000 mile /12-month powertrain warranty! We stand behind our work, and let me tell you why.

There is a top-notch service center in Broken Arrow called Precision Auto Specialist. At Car Country, we prefer to use Precision, and because of this, they are Car Country Certified. Precision is trusted with all of Car Country’s warranty work, and they’ve done a spectacular job. Precision handles most mechanical issues and they have a superior track record of customer satisfaction.

From customer Jeff: “I have http://www.builderstransmission.com and I’ve had Jeff work on several of my customers cars. He is honest, a good person and a great mechanic. I highly recommend!!”

From customer Jax: “Excellent service! Jeff is the owner of this shop, he is an excellent mechanic and will really take care of you!”Jeff is ready to serve you!

The shop is clean, the mechanics are knowledgeable and friendly, and the support staff is tremendously helpful. These people really know their stuff, and that’s why we’re proud to be customers of theirs, and to recommend them to everyone else. Clifford is hard at work!


Ric works on changing a tire

Precision has the tools to do whatever job you need…just ask Mark!

Meet Jim, a long-time Precision employee

Darrell is ready to fix your car!

Be greeted in the front office by Kendra’s smiling face!

Precision Auto Specialist is located in Broken Arrow, at 1020 S. Main Street, near Central Park. Call for an appointment at (918)259-1738.

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Big times in Bixby

June 2, 2010

While you may be familiar with Car Country as a whole, you may not know that we have three locations to serve you. And while each dealership sports the name “Car Country“, they each have their own unique style and personality. The premise may be the same; we are Green Country’s favorite Buy Here Pay Here dealer, but we pride ourselves on the fact that we are not just a cookie-cutter car lot.

Today we’d like to introduce you to our Bixby location. We’ll let you meet some of our employees, and get a look inside of our dealership. Sound good? Let’s go!

Our Bixby store is located at 13228 South Memorial, just south of the intersection of 131st and Memorial. You’ll notice it right away because of the multitude of red and blue flags out front. This was the original Car Country, and it opened in November 2007. As you can see, we have tons of vehicles on our lot! Whether you’re looking for a car, truck or SUV, we can take care of you. We have an amazing selection, so we should definitely have what you’re looking for. One of the people you might meet at Bixby Car Country is our manager, Dustin Landry. Dustin is one of the original crew and has been with Car Country since the beginning. He does a great job and is always willing to help a customer!Have you ever seen the inside of our lobby? You’re about to! We strive for a comfortable environment that isn’t stuffy or snobby.    We like it better that way! Hmm, where do these magical doors lead? If you guessed that this is where our financial wizards hide, you’d be correct! We have account specialists and controllers that do all of their work in these offices. One that you may see working hard is account specialist Melissa Mork. Here is our controller, Mark Boone! He’s usually working pretty hard, too.

What about salespeople, you may ask. Well, let’s meet Tom!

We have several employees that work more behind the scenes, and are just as vital to our operation. For example, here’s Tony,      one of our detailers. We have a fantastic group of people here at Car Country Bixby. Come on by and let us see what we can do for you! You can also fill out private online credit applications on our website. Also, be one of our first 100 fans on Facebook and receive a free $5 QT gift certificate! Just let us know!

Don’t forget, Car Country is also home to Rog, the Credit Cruncher. He’s not scary!