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?
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 »
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 »
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 used car donations Columbia,
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,
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »