Blog

What Makes a Dog-Friendly Vehicle?

Nowadays, dogs are going on more car rides than ever, and they're the safest that they have ever been. New vehicles come with temporary barriers, large spaces, pet carriers, pet seats, belts, and harnesses. There are also areas for food and water containers, as well as cargo space that can hold even large dogs.

Dog-friendly vehicles are safe spaces where dogs can ride without the dangers of getting hurt. It's safer to bring your dog along in the car if you have them strapped in with a pet belt, for example.  

Read More
Categories:

What is an Infotainment System?

The basic radios and car computers from just a decade ago can't compare to the on-board infotainment systems in today's cars. Now you can do everything with voice-activated commands. You can connect your smartphone to the infotainment system and access all of your calls, texts, and music. You can also control most of your vehicle's diagnostic in some of the more advanced systems.

There are a few things to look for in a good infotainment system. You definitely want to get integrations like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bluetooth connectivity is a minimum requirement here.  

Read More
Categories:

Check out the Utility of Pickup Trucks

A pickup truck has plenty of mechanical, exterior and interior features that accommodate families in diverse settings. Drivers will most likely want a sophisticated model that has urban-optimized features. Perkins Motor Plex also offers models that are designed for clients in rural communities or suburbs.

Adventurous people should appreciate the utility and versatility of a pickup truck, which is available with a bed that can hold heavy cargo.  

Read More
Categories:

Why You Should Invest in a Tonneau Cover Instead of a Camper Shell

When driving a truck, one thing you are going to know is that there is going to be a lot of potential for security breaches in your vehicle. This is probably why you are thinking about covering everything. If you have your sights on a camper shell, then you might want to reconsider.

Another type of cover besides the camper shell is the tonneau cover. When using a camper shell, you may have to remove the whole shell in order to make sure that you are able to get the whole item into the vehicle. Tonneaus come in different varieties…

Read More
Categories:

Why Buy a Used Car Instead of New?

Our used car sales associates wanted to help you to get the right pre-owned car that fits your total budget and lifestyle expectations. Here are a few buying tips to make certain you get the best possible deal.

The big advantage to buying a used vehicle is you can review the vehicle history reports to really see what this vehicle has been through. If the vehicle was in an accident or suffered flood damage, then you will see it in these reports. When you buy a used vehicle, the dealer is able to offer you favorable financing. 

Read More
Categories:

Choosing the Best Vehicle for Your Teen Driver

One of the most exciting yet terrifying rites of passage for any parent is sending their teen out on to the road behind the wheel of their own car. When choosing a car for your teen driver, it is important to pick a vehicle that has the highest safety rating in its class. It is also recommended to stay away from vehicles with high horsepower and sporty designs.

The driving enthusiasts at Perkins Motor Plex understand how important it is that you select the perfect vehicle for your teenage driver. 

Read More
Categories:

Refinancing vs Trading in Your Car

You can get help for your car loan if you need it by refinancing with your loan company, or there is another option called trade-in. Refinancing means that your loan terms will change, including the length of the loan and interest rate. In some cases, the interest rate is lowered because your credit is better or your company is offering some better options.

Trade-ins work if you have been paying on a car note and have some equity that you can use to get into a new vehicle. While the vehicle is typically less than your other car, it's…

Read More
Categories:

A Little Knowledge Goes A Long Way

Knowledge can help you in a variety of ways when you get behind the wheel of your vehicle. When towing, for instance, there are a number of do's and don'ts that you should be aware of to make the experience both easier and safer. These can and should be learned and put to use.

Learning the do's and don'ts of towing is a must if you anticipate ever having to pull a boat, trailer, etc. One do to be mindful of is to make sure that all parts of the trailer are functioning properly and are…

Read More
Categories:

Different Situations For a Properly Inflated Tire

There are a ton of things that a properly inflated tire can protect against. For one thing, the road is not always going to be consistent and friendly to the vehicle. There are a lot of obstacles that can get in the way of the vehicle and even cause damages.

One example of an obstacle that drivers may come across is a pothole. If the tire is not properly inflated, then this might impact the wheel in a way that can knock it out of alignment in an easier way. However, a properly inflated tire can protect against that. A…

Read More
Categories:

Important Back to School Carpool Safety Tips

Get in the back to school routine by setting up your annual carpool experience. These simple yet effective carpool tips will ensure everyone is safer.

The kids are going to little balls of energy from the time they get into your vehicle. Before you even think of taking the vehicle out of park, make sure you check that each child has their own seat belt and it is secured. Then you can safely drive them to school and back. 

Read More
Categories: