Archive for August, 2017

Why You Shouldn’t Panic When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

Friday, August 25th, 2017

You’re driving on the highway and your check engine light comes on and you panic. The first thing that might come to mind is, am I going to make it to where I’m going? Next, price of the possible repair and lastly, I can’t afford this right now. Remain calm, and try to stop the urge to panic. There are many reasons why your check engine light may have came on and most are fairly simple fixes.

More than likely, it’s not that serious

There are many different reasons why your check engine light may have came on and it’s mostly very inexpensive to fix. According to CarMD, the five most common check engine repairs are:

  • O2 sensor (part of the emissions system, monitoring and helping adjust the air-fuel mixture)
  • Loose gas cap (which will cost you nothing to fix)
  • Mass air flow sensor (monitoring the amount of air mixed in the fuel injection system)
  • Ignition Coil Packs (which are a little more expensive to replace)
  • Catalytic converter

You may not know what any of these things are, but that’s why you should visit a well trusted service department like Godwin Service, Godwin Motors’ in-house full-service center. You can easily set an appointment to check your engine light at http://www.godwinmotors.com/schedule-car-maintenance-or-auto-repair-columbia-sc.

Easily Diagnosed

Technology makes it easier to diagnose these types of issues. Today, most cars are equipped with an onboard computer system that is responsible for controlling things like the fuel injectors, spark plugs, the steering system and more. Godwin Service can easily tell you what the problem is with a diagnostic computer system. You can either call Godwin Service (803.252.8774) or set up an appointment online at www.godwinmotors.com to get your diagnostic as soon as possible.

Next time your engine light comes on, don’t panic. More than likely, it’s just a easy fix and most importantly inexpensive.

Convenient Used Car Shopping in Columbia, SC

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Convenient used car shopping is closer than you think.

At Godwin Motors in Columbia, SC, we are the Midlands oldest buy here pay here car dealership. That means you do not have to wait hours to get approved. With proper documentation, which includes two recent check stubs, your South Carolina driver’s license, and bill of residency, we can have you approved within minutes. And, let you know your down payment and monthly payments up front.

Compared to other corporate car dealerships it can take hours or maybe even days to get approval. This process includes the dealership sending your private information to multiple lenders to see if you qualify. This can consists of the company running your credit multiple times which can affect your credit negatively. At Godwin Motors, if we finance in-house, we do not have to run your credit if you do not want us to do so. We would use the information that you would provide to us such as your monthly net income, length of time at your job and residency to determine your approval. Fast approval is one of our primary goals at Godwin Motors. Most importantly, we finance you, not your credit.

Can’t make it into the dealership and want to know if you can get approved for financing? Godwin Motors has our application online if you aren’t able to come in-house to fill one out (www.godwinmotors.com/financing-made-easy-in-columbia-sc). We are a one-stop shop where we provide car sales, financing, rentals, and even a full-service center.

Godwin Motors makes shopping for your next vehicle very convenient.

On our website, www.godwinmotors.com, you have access to over 40 pictures to view the exterior and interior of our vehicles for sale, as well as the option to look over the CarFax before you step foot into the dealership. Godwin Motors is a CarFax Advantage Dealer, which means you can access the CarFax directly on our website for free.

Along with buying a house, buying your next car can be a stressful event. And, finding a dealership you are comfortable with to purchase your next vehicle may seem impossible. So, don’t take our word for it, listen to our customers. We have over 150 5-star reviews on Google and Facebook with a 4.8 score or higher. Come see how we can help you!

 

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