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Improving Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a very important number that will determine whether or not you can get a loan for a new vehicle. We here at Erie Auto Credit do everything that we can to secure funding for you. There are times when your credit score is just too low. We have some tips on how you can get your number back up. Let's take a closer look:

  • Be sure to stick to a schedule when it comes to paying your credit card bill. Get it paid off before the balance is due.
  • Don't accrue a lot of…
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Learn About the Advantages of Tonneau Covers

With your pickup truck, one thing that you might be thinking about is a tonneau (truck bed) cover. There are a ton of advantages that come with this type of cover as it depends on the variety that you use. You can save yourself a lot of trouble when you cover your truck bed.

If you have a fold-up and roll up tonneau cover, they can be locked. This makes it easier for you to protect the items that you have in your truck bed. Other types of covers that can't be locked might only slow down the process…

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Tips on How to Properly Install Your Child's Safety Seat

Although caregivers take great caution to keep their children protected when riding in a vehicle, many do not know how to properly install a safety seat. At Erie Auto Credit in Erie, PA, one of our goals is to help you keep your child safe. Read our content below to learn how to properly install your child's car seat for optimal safety.

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Avoiding the Scary Hydroplaning Experience

There is one issue that you should look out for, especially on rainy days. This issue is called hydroplaning. This is where water gets between the tires and the road. This results in the vehicle losing control and sliding. This is a very stressful thing to have happen to you while you are on the road. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid this.

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Reasons to Consider a Dash Cam

Regardless of the type of vehicle you drive in Eerie, having a dash cam recording everything going on in front of your car could serve many purposes. From finding the person who ran into your car in a parking garage to backing up your story if you've been involved in an accident, there are many reasons to install one.

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Overcoming the Challenges of Buying a Used Car

There are a few things that can keep people from buying a used car. For one thing, buying a used car is a huge risk. You never know what you are going to get. One of the common fears of buying a used car is finding out that there are severe issues with the vehicle. Fortunately, there are ways that you can make sure that you are getting something that is reliable and safe.

You are going to have to take steps in order to make sure that you are getting something that you can afford. Among the factors you…

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Is a Hatchback Right for You?

SUVs are the most popular vehicles on the market, but maybe you think they're too big or too expensive--or maybe you just don't like how they look. However, you don't think that a sedan really meets your needs, either. If that's the case, you may want to consider a hatchback.

Modern hatchbacks aren't the boring, lumbering station wagons you might remember from back in the day. They can be uniquely stylish and offer superior performance and fuel economy--some even rival sports cars in their handling. Improved interior space is also a plus; many hatchbacks can…

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Ways to Make a Road Trip Great Even While on a Budget

Road trips are always fun and exciting. Even if you are on a budget, they should still provide you with ample pleasure and fun. Here is how you can stretch your budget when embarking on a road trip.

You should aim to save as much money on gas as possible. Look for the best fuel prices by using apps such as gas buddy. Pack light and make sure your tires are inflated to ensure better mileage. Don't drive too fast either. You will not only miss out on sights but waste more gas in the process as well. 

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How to Add Extra Protection to Your Cargo

Roof racks come in handy because they can be secured to the top of your vehicle, and carry cargo that cannot fit inside or is just simply too large for your vehicle to hold. While this is a very useful item by itself, there are a few tips we suggest to protect your cargo even more as the roof rack holds it.

Use a weatherproof and durable bag for your cargo in order to make sure your precious belongings are well protected.  

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