Many people simply assume that their vehicle came with a spare tire when they purchased it, but that’s not necessarily a given. A lot of Hyundai, Kia and Cadillac vehicles, among automobiles from other brands, just don’t come with one. It’s an added feature you’d have to opt for when purchasing if it’s available at all. If your vehicle does come with a spare tire, nine times out of ten you’ll be able to find it beneath a board in the car or SUV’s trunk. This is the case with major nameplates like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. Check out the video below for some more tips about your spare tire (or lack thereof) from Luke Godwin! Read the rest of this entry »
Now that spring is upon us, it’s time to consider getting some of those post-winter services done to your vehicle. Putting your car, truck or utility vehicle through winter is unavoidable, but that doesn’t make it any less taxing on said automobile. That’s why, as soon as you’re through to the other side, it’s important to take care of the things that might have been affected by the harsh seasonal weather. One of the most important things to check after winter is whether or not you need a windshield wiper replacement, but there are plenty of other spring services to consider, and they’re all available right here at Godwin Motors in Columbia SC. Read the rest of this entry »
This weekend is the St. Pat’s in Five Points festival! Over 45,000 people will head into Columbia to celebrate the holiday with some of the hottest bands and musicians around, and you can be there too! General admission tickets are just $20, and you get access to a ton of great fun and music! You’ll get the same stuff by buying a ticket on the day of, but you’ll spend $5 more. With five stages of incredible music, we thought you might be curious what the band lineup for the St. Patrick’s Day festival is, so check out the listing below! Read the rest of this entry »
The first thing you need to know when dealing with the check engine light is that there’s absolutely no need to panic. Panicking can only lead to making things worse, so just take a deep breath and remain calm, and try to make your way safely to us here at Godwin Motors. Your check engine light coming on does not mean that you are in any danger. There’s a very slim chance that your car might stop working, but your engine isn’t about to blow up or anything like that. Read the rest of this entry »
Some of the biggest problems on the road all-year round are potholes. Whether big and obvious or small and sneaky, they act as a huge detriment to all motorists on the road no matter what type of vehicle you’re driving. If you’ve ever wondered what caused potholes, we thought we’d start this blog there. But then we’ll dive into how to avoid them and, ultimately, how to report them to the city when you encounter them. Read the rest of this entry »
You’re probably aware that we’re currently smack dab in the middle of tax season. Thursday is the official cutoff for employers to get W2s to their employees, which means you could be filing your taxes as early as sometime this week – if you haven’t already, that is, some companies are good about getting these things out early. With that in mind, you might be thinking about what to use your possible tax return on, considering refunds have averaged nearly $3,000 in recent years. Some people pay off debts, others take a vacation, but you can also utilize it to make a big purchase you’ve been considering, something like a down payment on a car, perhaps? Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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?