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Sharon Miller
- Concord
2007 Toyota Camry
05/13/2014
Easy going place, i came in test drove the car, even got to take it home. came back and bought it. Donnie was a good sales person!
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Lisa Brooks
- Laurel hill
2006 lincoln navigator
05/13/2014
Called last year Natasha was very patient and came in for my Valentines present and bought my car.
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Tanya Neal
- Charlotte
2005 chevrolet Trailblazer
05/13/2014
Ride Now Motors was the best experience ever with amount down to payments a month to quick service, got me in quicker then me being in an convenient store. Eddie and Donnie also had me laughing from the time i walked into Ride Now Motors. Everyone made it easy, comfortable and fast. Just want to say thank you. I'm recommending everyone to look no further, Ride Now Motors is it...
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Wakeisha Peele
- Charlotte
2005 Jeep Cherokee
05/13/2014
I have bad credit, i wasn t for sure they was going to finance me. They were very professional. I found the vehicle i like and payments i could afford. I will tell my friends about Ride Now Motors.
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Tondra Franklin
- Charlotte
2011 Toyota Camry
05/13/2014
I really enjoyed the service that I was giving, an most of all i really enjoy my new car....
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Wesley Dunbar
- Charlotte
2005 Ford expedition
05/13/2014
FROM THE VERY BEGINNING MS.TERRY WAS VERY HELPFUL AND POLITE.SHE HELPED ME SCORE A NICE TRUCK FOR MY FAMILY.I WOULD RECOMEND RIDE NOW TO EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO PURCHASE A VEHICLE. WESLEY DUNBAR
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Aaron Mcpherson
- Chicago
2004 Ford F150 Supercrew cab
05/13/2014
Excellent customer service! They made the process very easy and stress free. Thanks!
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Johnathan Kitchen
- Matthews
2003 mitsubishi Lancer
05/13/2014
My experience at Ride Now Motors was amazing. I was approached with friendly customer service and Tim O. was an outstanding help, he helped me with all my problems and any questions or concerns that I had. The enviroment was friendly as well, everyone had smiles on their faces. I am greatful to Ride Now Motors for everything they have done for me and encourge anyone wanting to buy a car to shop at Ride Now Motors first. Thanks !!
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Lisa Brown
- Charlotte
2011 Nissan Altima
05/13/2014
My experience was fantastic. I came in to look around and found a nice car. Donny got me pre-approved to test drive the car. Original I was going to have to make the down payment in two parts. When I came in with the bulk of the down payment and left,Donny called me back in about 30 minutes saying "Come get your car girl". I couldn't believe it. Not only was I able to get my car but Eddie also dropped the cost of the car. This place is "da bomb!!!"
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Zykeista White
- Charlotte
2008 Saturn Aura
05/13/2014
my second some time buying a car from them and i absolutely LOVE them. very great customer service and will help get you inside a car ! Come see Tony or Natasha.
Ride Now Motors
6353 E. Independence Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28212
(855) 314-7573
HOURS:
Weekdays: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed
Ride Now Motors
5104 Hwy 74 West Monroe, NC 28110
(855) 314-8490
HOURS:
Weekdays: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed

WELCOME TO RIDE NOW MOTORS, USED CARS FOR CHARLOTTE NC

Ride Now Motors is a Charlotte used car dealership. We buy, sell, and trade quality used cars. At Ride Now Motors, our buy here pay here financing program can get you an auto loan approval for a used car, truck or SUV - even if you have no credit, bad credit, bankruptcy, collections, or any other derogatory credit. At Ride Now Motors, we can get you outside lender for financing or we can get you in-house financing.


Our job is to gather all the information required to get you the used car and financing you deserve. We know that trying to find a particular used car can be tiresome, and instead of you driving all over town or making dozens of calls, we do the hard work for you. With up to 300 used cars in stock at our two locations in Charlotte and Monroe, the choice of used vehicles is rarely better. If we don't have exactly what you are looking for we do have a used car finding program available.


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Communicate With Your Creditors

 

Every working adult, or even every unemployed adult for that matter, knows there will always be bills to pay—there’s just no way around it.  Paying bills is a necessity in life.  In the today’s society, you simply cannot stay afloat if you fail to pay your bills.  Unfortunately, there’s a bill for absolutely everything; utilities, trash, water, sewer, taxes, groceries, cell phone, home phone, rent and mortgages, car payments, health insurance, life insurance, auto insurance, internet, car repairs, routine car maintenance, kids’ clothes and toys, baby food and supplies, doctor bills—the list just goes on and on.  If you’re a small business owner; your bills are doubled, tripled, and in some cases, quadrupled.

As mentioned in several previous articles, the U.S. is still being held within the grips of a recession and the economy is staggering and faltering.  The poor economic status has resulted in an increase of foreclosures, corporate downsizing and outsourcing, and higher unemployment rates across the country which has made it more difficult for the average family and middle-class, blue-collar workforce to pay even the most basic bills required to get by.

There are several, major reasons bills are not paid;

ü  Failure to Communicate With Creditors

ü  Lack of Income

ü  Failure to Prioritize

ü  Procrastination

ü  Intentional Neglect

Any one of the reasons listed above can singlehandedly result in unpaid bills, but in most cases, it’s usually a combination of several or more of them.  Did you notice the very first one? Failure to communicate with your creditors is the biggest reasons bills are not paid.  That’s what we’re going to discuss today—how and why you should communicate with your creditors, what are the pros and cons of communicating with your creditors?

 

Why  Communicate  With  Your  Creditors?

Have you ever had a past due bill and told yourself, “I don’t have the money, so no point in calling, I’ll just pay it when I have the money”—haven’t you told yourself that before? Or, at the very least, you know someone who says and does that.  Stop it!  That’s the worst thing you can do!  Always, always, always, communicate with your creditor!  Here are reasons to communicate with your creditors;

ü  You Show Responsibility – When you talk to your creditors regarding your past due bill, it tells them you’re aware of it, and you honestly want to resolve the matter. When they see this; creditors are more lenient and more inclined to make arrangements.

ü  New Options – In most cases, speaking with creditors regarding your past due bill will open a door of new options on resolving your pas due bill that ordinarily aren’t available to you if you fail to communicate.

ü  Cancelled Interruptions – Speaking to creditors and setting arrangements will surely cancel any scheduled service interruptions or non-payment disconnections, which usually carry additional fees upon re-connection.

ü  Reduced Balance – Many creditors are willing to reduce your payment amount and will accept partial payments to prevent service interruptions, but this will only happen if you speak and communicate with them.

ü  Extensions – Sometimes, you may just need a little more time to pay a bill; well creditors love it when you’re calling to simply ask for more time, and you’re not disputing the amount of the bill or its delinquency—9 of 10 times, you will be granted extra time.

 

Keep  Records

Alright, this one is simple and self-explanatory—keep records of your bill payments, usage, and conversations anytime you speak with your creditors.  This also shows you take responsibility and you’re fully aware of the status of your account and/or previous conversations regarding it.  The best way to keep records is thru ebilling; the process of having your bill sent to you by email—this eliminates stacks of paper mail, and you should also type the important details of your conversations; who you spoke to, their extension number, the department you spoke to, arrangement dates and amounts, confirmation numbers, payment methods (check, credit card, etc).

 

How  to  Communicate  With  Creditors

How you speak to your creditors when you do communicate with them is very important.  As a former 1st and 3rd party bill collector and Skip Tracer for over 10 years, I can tell you—DO NOT shout, yell, cuss, throw un-proved accusations and demand a manager or supervisor—that is the quickest way to NOT getting the help you need.

Call and speak to your creditors in a respectful, courteous, and firm tone.  Be honest about having a past due amount and what you’re capable of paying.  DO NOT give a ‘sob’ story—I promise you we’ve heard them all, and it will fall upon deaf ears.  Ask what are your options and how can you avoid service interruptions.

If you’re calling regarding a dispute—KNOW what you’re talking about—have your records in front of you, make sure you have a valid dispute, DO NOT become irate, politely ask for a manager or supervisor.

 

 

 

Know  Your  Rights

Sometimes when you communicate with creditors, the representative may be the aggressive person—especially commission-based, 3rd party bill collectors who often make illegal threats; you have to know your rights.  The best way to handle 3rd party bill collectors is to know the FDCPA and what the Mini-Miranda is.  Having knowledge of these two things will help you tremendously in dealing with aggressive 3rd party bill collectors; these laws state when and if a bill collector can call you at work, how often they can call, the consequences for a bill collector failing to recite the Mini-Miranda, what actual legal action a 3rd party collector may actually take, and the consequences for a 3rd party collector threatening action that they are legally unable to pursue.

Now, if you’ve truly paid attention to the paragraph above, you’ll notice something—the FDCPA and Mini-Miranda is only regarding 3rd party bill collectors; not 1st party, such as your local utility companies—again, you will just have to practice remaining calm, being respectful, professional, and yet firm. 

At Ride Now Motors we want to work with our customers to ensure that we understand the situations that life has presented to them. Please, always give us the chance to work with you and come to an understanding as to what we can all expect.

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Winterize  Your  Vehicle  to  Retain  Value

 

It’s that time of year again—the time of year where Autumn will soon evolve into Winter, and your car has to be prepared for the upcoming, callous winter conditions—yes, it’s time to winterize your car.  It doesn’t take a great deal to winterize your car, especially if you’re a D.I.Yer, and it’s usually inexpensive to do so.  Here’s a ‘To-Do’ list for winterizing your car to give you a push in the right direction.

Use a lighter weight oil – This allows the oil to flow better in cold temps

Replace radiator hoses and thermostat

Replace the fuel filter

Switch to all-weather wiper blades and winter washer fluid

Purchase new tires or snow tires

Replace brakes

Check and/or replace battery & belts

Test 4WD function to make sure it’s working

Prepare an emergency kit to keep in the car at all times

For those of you who have never prepared a winter emergency kit for your car in case you’re ever stranded, here are a few things you should include.

Extra blankets

Clean, dry clothes including shoes/boots

Flashlight and batteries

Jumper cables

Washer fluid and coolant/antifreeze

Shovel, broom, and ice scraper

An extra cell phone and/or car phone charger

Bag of salt, cat liter, or ice melt

Toolbox and/or toolkit

Now you may be asking—what are the benefits of winterizing your car?  Winterizing your car will allow you to be prepared in the event that you do become stuck or stranded, it makes the harsh winter driving and weather conditions more bearable for your car, and your car will drive better and will be up-to-date on routine maintenance.  Perhaps the greatest benefit of winterizing your car is that its value can increase as well.

 

How  Your  Car’s  Value  Increases  When  You  Winterize

We all know the moment you purchase your car and drive it off the dealer’s lot; its value begins depreciating, right?  Well, now you’re going to learn how winterizing your car restores some of its value and appreciation.  Autos.com explains five ways to maintain your car’s value; keep your car clean, perform routine maintenance, avoid having accidents, minimize customization, and use Kelley Blue Book to buy a car that will uphold its value.  Part of performing routine maintenance includes winterizing your car.

Because winterizing reduces repair costs and overall part failure and/or wear and tear; it also increases your car’s Trade-In Value.  Your trade-in value is exactly what it sounds like—the value of your current car when you use it as a ‘trade-in’ to purchase your new car.  The less repair history and engine or part failure history your car has, the more it’s worth.

Believe it or not, winterizing can also improve gas mileage, and as we’re all aware of, the number of miles a car has on it, and its MPG capabilities are major factors we take into consideration to determine a car’s worth when we’re at the dealer shopping for a new one.  Some of the routine maintenance that is included in the winterizing process like changing the fuel filter and buying new tires contributes greatly to improving your car’s fuel economy and MPG.  When fuel economy and MPGs are improved, your car goes farther with less fuel because it burns less fuel, which eliminates high mileage and a low MPG, and ultimately adds to your car’s value.

Winterizing your car reduces repairs, repair costs, and allows your car to retain many of its OEM parts, which is another contributing factor to your car’s value.  When your car has most of its OEM parts, it says that you have taken care of your car by maintaining the routine maintenance at the scheduled intervals, and that everything is in working order.

So now you not only know what goes into winterizing your car, but also how winterizing increases the value of your car.  As previously mentioned, the Fall season is upon us and quickly transgressing into the Winter season—now is the time winterize your car.  It’s always best to begin winterizing between September and October while the weather and temperatures are still ideal for the D.I.Yers and before the dreadful, ‘dead-of-winter’ weather finally arrives and settles in—it’ll be too late then.  Also remember that winterizing your car isn’t a costly maintenance procedure, in most cases it could be done for approximately $200 to $250, and if you’re that ‘Do-it-yourselfer’, you could more than likely cut your costs in half.

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Car salespeople are not renowned for having the best reputation with the general public and are often viewed as being less than reputable. Ride Now Motors acknowledges this and we have made efforts to tackle this issue head on, by altering the way that we find, recruit and train our sales staff.

In our opinion a sales associate should represent and reflect the ethos of the company that they work with and treat customers with the same respect and openness that the company shows to them. As a result of this recruitment style and way of treating our employees, we have the knowledge that they will engage our customers in the same way as any of the owners would.

Our sales style helps our customers ensure that they are making a smart buying decision and we refuse to finance a customer for a vehicle that they cannot afford. Ride Now Motors owns the finance company that helps customers with lower credit scores purchase their next vehicle. As a result we are thinking in a different way to most other dealerships, as some Used Car Dealerships are concentrating on selling as many vehicles as possible, regardless of the customers financial commitments. In the trade we refer this to ‘Helping a customer into too much vehicle’. This practice often stretches customer’s finances to breaking point and the used vehicle that they have spent their hard earned money on, often ends up being repossessed.

Unfortunately bad things can happen to good people. Our customers credit can be affected for a variety of reasons and they can end up with very poor credit scores. This is something that we are very aware of and willing to work with. Many of our customers have:

·         No Credit

·         Bankruptcy

·         Repossessions

·         Are being pursued by collection companies

·         Severely damaged credit

And although they might of been refused by other used car dealers, we are more than happy to sit with customers and review their financial situation and their credit history to make purchasing a car from us a reality. We don’t like giving up on our customers, and although we sometimes require a larger down payment, we are normally successful in our goal.

What to expect:

When you interact with our sales staff you can expect to be treated with dignity and respect. They will discuss your situation with you, ask questions to establish how they can be most effective in helping you, take pleasure in organizing test drives of your desired vehicles, and be honest and open with you as to what your financing options are how they will impact you and your finances.

We don’t believe in cloak and dagger methods of trying to nickel and dime a customer out of a few extra dollars. We aren’t just selling you a vehicle; we are financing one for you as well. This results in us being in a long-term relationship with our customers and we need to take into account what is going to be best for you, the customer, in the long term as it is in our best interest to make sure the transaction is successful until the vehicle is fully owned by the customer.

If you want to experience what the car buying experience should be like, give us a call or organize a test drive with one of our sales professionals. 

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