Blog

Learning About Apple CarPlay

Are you glued to your iPhone? It is okay to admit, most of us are these days. We just like to stay in touch with the things, people, and data that matters to us. What are we to do then when we are driving around in our cars? Luckily, Apple CarPlay makes it possible to stay in touch with everything in your phone.

Read More
Categories:

Contacting Officers After An Accident

After an accident and you've moved your vehicle to a safe location, you need to contact the police so that someone can examine the scene. The police report can be given to your insurance company once it's completed. If there are any injuries, then you need to contact someone for medical assistance as well.

Read More
Categories:

Why Vehicle History Reports are Important

The trained staff at United Imports want you to be well informed in the car buying process and want you to know everything possible about any car or truck you may be thinking about purchasing. The best way to do this is by having access to a vehicle history report. Come to visit us if you have any questions or need assistance.

Read More
Categories:

Stay Empowered with a Used Car Purchase

When you buy a car, it's a very personal choice. And many people actually prefer to purchase a used car as opposed to a new one. With a used car purchase, you get a wide range of all makes, models, and sizes. It's a "smorgasbord" of cars to choose from!

Read More
Categories:

Refinancing vs. Trading in Your Car

Want to make sure you get the right loan? You should work with a dealership that’s going to help you out of a bad deal with a refinance option or trade-in. You should always be able to make a deal with the loan company to save your vehicle or get into a different one for less money. If you are positive equity in your vehicle, then you know your car worth is more than you owe. 

Read More
Categories:

What Does the NHTSA's Safety Ratings Mean?

A widely quoted safety rating for new vehicles is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rating. The NHTSA gives each vehicle model a rating on a five-star scale, but how do they arrive at that score?

The NHTSA scores four different crash tests and averages them for an overall star rating ranging from one to five. 

Read More
Categories:

How Can You Reduce Distracted Driving?

One of the biggest concerns for the parents of young drivers is that they can easily become distracted on the road which can then lead to dire consequences. That is why we here at United Imports located right in San Jose, CA felt that it would be nice to share a few tips for how to not get distracted while on the road.

Read More
Categories:

Darkening Gel in Rearview Mirror Increase Nighttime Driving Safety

Rearview mirrors generally help keep drivers safer. You can see approaching cars and easily check the activity behind you frequently without taking your eyes off the road in front of you for more than a split second. However, regular rearview mirrors can become a bit hazardous at night when the glare from the headlights of the car behind you may have a blinding effect.

Read More
Categories:

Making Sure Your Vehicle is Dog-Friendly

Bringing our furry friends along for a ride can make us just as happy as it makes them. Pets can be hard on your vehicle, however, but there are ways to ensure your car is as dog-friendly as possible.

Rubber floor mats and seat covers can be quickly cleaned of mud and other debris, sparing your upholstery. 

Read More
Categories:

Don't Become a Car Theft Victim

The last thing any car owner wants is to be the victim in a stolen vehicle case. Luckily, there are some easy tips that can keep your car in your possession. Consider the following suggestions to ward off car thieves.

Make sure your vehicle is clearly identifiable. This means you should strive to keep the VIN number visible on the dashboard. 

Read More
Categories: