Where should I get my oil changed in Columbia SC?

By Product Expert | Posted in Godwin Service Center on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 7:21 PM
Mechanic Changes Oil Under Hood

Now that you’ve clicked into this blog and have subsequently realized that it’s posted on Godwin Motors’ website, you probably already know what our answer to the question up above is going to be. Where should you get your oil changed in Columbia SC? Godwin Motors, of course. But instead of just giving you our biased opinion, we thought we’d explain to you exactly why you should be getting your oil changed here in our service department. Read the rest of this entry »

Used Nissan Altima Columbia SC

By Product Expert | Posted in Vehicle Information on Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 5:16 PM
2016 Nissan Altima Exterior Driver Side Front Profile

For more than two and a half decades, the Nissan Altima has been one of the top options on the small sedan marketplace. Belonging first to the compact car segment from ’92 to ’01, before increasing in size and joining the ranks of what is probably the deepest segment on the market, the midsize sedans. For a short time between ’07 and ’13, a two-door coupe version of the vehicle was introduced as well, and it returned to its compact segment roots. But now, the Nissan Altima has entered its sixth generation for the 2019 model year, leaving behind 27 years of used models from which to choose. If you’re shopping for a used Nissan Altima in the Columbia SC area, look no further than right here at Godwin Motors. Read the rest of this entry »

Buy Here Pay Here Financed Vehicles Columbia SC

By Product Expert | Posted in Buy Here Pay Here, Godwin Motors on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Customer and Salesman Shaking Hands

Everyone has different circumstances. We understand that here at Godwin Motors, but we also understand that a lot of people require transportation to get to work and other necessary locations. If you’re in the market for a buy here pay here financed vehicle in the Columbia SC area, consider browsing our inventory, because we understand your circumstances better than most. Read the rest of this entry »

Learn About the Engine Options with the 2018 F-150

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford, Vehicle Information on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 10:01 PM
Red Ford F-150 driving off-road up hill

How Powerful is the 2018 Ford F-150? 

For more than 35 years, Ford’s F-150 truck has been the most popular vehicle in the country. This is no fluke, as the truck offers incredibly reliability, strength, power, technology and versatility that fans have grown to love and depend on. When finding the right truck for you, Ford offers plenty of ways to customize the truck with various engine options, cab sizes and more. So, just how powerful is the 2018 Ford F-150?  

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Find out What Sets Torque and Horsepower Apart with This Video

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 10:42 PM
Close up of a powerful engine

What is the Difference Between Torque and Horsepower? 

When it comes to researching a vehicle, oftentimes there are two things that drivers check first: The price and the performance. When looking at the performance of a vehicle, drivers will likely first see the car’s horsepower and torque ratings. While horsepower is pretty clear to most drivers, not everyone understands what torque means. So, exactly what is the difference between torque and horsepower? 

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How to Avoid Scratches and Dents on Your Car

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 at 5:03 PM
Single car in otherwise empty parking lot in the rain

5 Tips to prevent dents and scratches

A vehicle is a big investment for most drivers, and as such many prefer to keep their vehicle looking its best as long as possible. Of course, part of the car-owning experience is dealing with the potential risk of your vehicle getting dents or scratches at any time. That said, there are a few practices that car owners can utilize to reduce the chances of having their car’s exterior damaged. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Reasons Your Car’s Brakes Might be Squeaking

By Product Expert | Posted in Godwin Service Center, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 7:23 PM
suspended vehicle brake with no wheel

Why are my car’s brakes squeaking?

Sometimes it may be difficult to discover problems with your car. Other times, as with the case of squeaky brakes, your vehicle is literally calling out to you for help. It goes without saying that the integrity of your car’s brakes is crucial to on-road safety. That said, problems with your vehicle’s brakes definitely shouldn’t be ignored. So, if you’re noticing a squeaking sound coming from your vehicle’s brakes, here are a few reasons they may be doing so. Read the rest of this entry »

Why do I Need a Tire Rotation?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 8:09 PM
generic car on a lift in an auto shop

Benefits of Getting a Tire Rotation

You’ve heard about all the little miscellaneous odds and ends you need to have done to your vehicle. A tire rotation might not be the first thing that comes to mind when figuring out what needs to be done, but it should be. Take a look below at some of the benefits of getting a tire rotation! Read the rest of this entry »

Godwin Motors donates another car to Cooperative Ministry’s Autos for Opportunities

By Product Expert | Posted in Godwin Motors on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 3:05 PM
Godwin Motors dealership in Columbia SC

Godwin Motors used car donations Columbia, SC

Many of us have gone through the struggles of living paycheck to paycheck. It’s a difficult battle and can be overwhelming when you need to find a way to travel to and from work. Vehicles are expensive, especially on a limited budget. Our Godwin Motors family continuously strives to give back to the Columbia, SC community and provide quality, affordable vehicles to shoppers throughout the area. As a proud supporter of the Cooperative Ministry’s Autos for Opportunities program, our team is thrilled to have helped another one of our neighbors in need. Read the rest of this entry »

Something Every College Student With a Car Needs to Know

By Product Expert | Posted in Godwin Service Center on Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 9:51 PM
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Car Service Near the University of South Carolina

As a University of South Carolina college student, you have some main priorities. Passing classes, social media updates, living off a small budget, and hanging out with friends tend to top the list. For a lot of students, having a car available to get around town is a priority too, but taking care of the maintenance is not. So, what happens when your vehicle starts making weird noises? Or your check engine light comes on? Do you know how to tell if your brakes are about to fail? Every college student near the University of South Carolina needs to know where to get quality car service from a trustworthy mechanic.

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