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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Where Can I Watch Football this Fall?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community on Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 3:53 PM

Best Sports Bars in Columbia SC

Football is back, and for many of us here in Columbia, that means cheering on our beloved Gamecocks. Despite the ups and downs from year to year, there’s nothing quite like a Saturday afternoon or evening of watching college football in a bar surrounded by other like-minded people. Where can you go to watch the games, though? Check out some of the best sports bars in Columbia SC! Read the rest of this entry »

The Ultimate Mom Mobile Makeover Courtesy of Godwin Motors

By Product Expert | Posted in Godwin Service Center on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 3:39 PM
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Life is hectic, and that is especially true if you have a family. Between work and driving the kids around, some days it is difficult to make sure that you get a meal on the table for dinner. For that reason, regular chores like keeping the car clean can get pushed to the bottom of the list. It’s unfortunate, because parents of young children know just how quickly crumbs, wrappers and other items can accumulate on the floor mats, under the car seats and in every nook and cranny in the back seat. Thankfully, here at Godwin Motors, we can help to keep your car clean with our full-service detailing department. Read the rest of this entry »

Another Reason to Buy From Godwin Motors

By Product Expert | Posted in Warranty on Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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Limited Warranty on Vehicles from Godwin Motors

There are plenty of pros and cons to buying a used vehicle and the same goes for buying a new vehicle. One reason people like buying new vehicles is that they come with the added security of a limited warranty. These warranties can protect the driver from a number of issues with the vehicle and will cover various maintenance costs. Unfortunately, most used vehicle dealerships do not offer this. Godwin Motors, however, does offer a limited warranty on their vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »

Car waxing tips and tricks

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 8:00 PM
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While it’s difficult to protect your vehicle from Mother Nature, there are a few different things you can do to extend its life. The first one that comes to mind is waxing it. Not only will waxing your vehicle make it looks shiny and new, but it can also protect the paint from some of the abuse thrown its way. We also offer auto detailing services right here at Godwin Motors (learn more about those services here). Take a look at the video on our blog to learn a few car waxing tips and tricks! Read the rest of this entry »

Save More Fuel!

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 4:58 PM
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Tips for Increasing Fuel Economy

We’re always looking for different ways to save money, and this might be the easiest one yet. Drivers are trending toward vehicles with higher fuel efficiency and automakers are answering the call. If you’re stuck with a car that doesn’t get as good of MPGs as you’d like, there are some measures you can take to change that. Check out these tips for increasing fuel economy! Read the rest of this entry »

What’s there to do this 4th?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 8:50 PM

2018 4th of July Fireworks and Events in Columbia SC

It’s here! America’s birthday is always a fun time to celebrate with friends and family as we honor our country’s history and quest for independence. Lighting off fireworks is a tradition that hasn’t ceased to impress, and we’re excited to see what comes of them heading into Independence Day 2018. Take a look at some of the 2018 4th of July fireworks and events happening in Columbia SC! Read the rest of this entry »

Buy here, pay here car dealership near Columbia SC

By Product Expert | Posted in Buy Here Pay Here, Godwin Motors on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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Benefits of buying from a buy here, pay here dealership

Car shopping is never as simple as finding the car you are looking for and picking it up. Financing can be one of the most-stressful parts of the car-buying process. Godwin Motor seeks to make the car financing and car purchasing process as easy as possible. We are a buy here, pay here dealership, which gives us multiple advantages over conventional dealerships. There are many benefits of buying from a buy here, pay here dealership. Read the rest of this entry »

Restaurants serving brunch in Columbia SC

By Product Expert | Posted in Columbia, SC News, Community on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 3:11 PM
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Best places to get Father’s Day 2018 brunch near Columbia SC

The Father’s Day holiday is on its way! Take Dad out for a great meal this holiday. There are many great brunch places in the Columbia area that would make a great Father’s Day destination. Check out our list of best places to get Father’s Day 2018 brunch near Columbia SC. Read the rest of this entry »

Oil Change: Why You Need One Every 3 Months

By alexagodwin | Posted in Godwin Service Center on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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Do You Really Need to Get an Oil Change Every 3 Months or 3,000 Miles?

I want you to picture that little sticker that the mechanic puts on the corner of your windshield. You know which one. The one that tells you when you need to get your next oil change. But how often do you really check it? When it’s just past the date? Or just a couple thousand miles overdue? You may wonder if you really need to be getting that oil change every 3 months or 3,000 miles, but we promise it will keep your vehicle running smoothly and save you money in the long run.

What Is the Point of Oil Changes for Your Car?

Most people think that an oil change is important because it lubricates your engine. This is true. It does that, but it also helps with:

  • cooling your engine to prevent overheating
  • cleaning your engine
  • protecting internal parts
  • sealing combustion chambers
  • absorbing moisture, dust, and combustion byproducts

You wouldn’t believe how many oil changes Godwin Motors’ service center does in a week. We service vehicles in the Columbia, Lexington, Sumter, West Columbia, Dentsville, Elgin, Blythewood, Winnsboro, and all the surrounding areas. Just remember if you’re doing it yourself to change the filter too. Our mechanics change your oil and oil filter at the same time because you don’t want to run clean oil through a dirty filter. It defeats the purpose. We also do the following during your oil change:

  • check tires for wear & tear
  • top off all fluids (wiper, coolant, transmission if applicable)
  • check for leaks (coolant, oil, transmission)
  • consult the customer if needed

Cheap Oil Change Prices in Columbia, SC | $19.99 Every Wednesday

Would you rather spend $20 every 3 months or over $1000 when you need your engine repaired because you avoided getting those oil changes? Easy decision, right? Oil is pretty cheap. An engine overhaul is not. Godwin Motors , in Columbia, S.C., offers affordable oil changes. Mark your calendar to come in to Godwin Motors on a Wednesday for a $19.99 oil change. We’ll make sure to put that reminder sticker on your windshield too.

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