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Finding the Perfect Family Car

Balance Safety and Comfort

When searching for a family car, it's essential to find one that balances comfort and safety. Popular cars like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Dodge Durango, Chevrolet Malibu, Tesla Model 3 and BMW 5 Series all offer roomy seating and cargo spaces as well as modern safety features – like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto – at an affordable price.

Advanced Features You'll Love

Climate control systems along with advanced infotainment consoles provide families with extra levels of convenience while on the road. Additionally, the Chevrolet Malibu offers automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist to help you stay safe when driving. For those looking for more performance out of their car, Tesla Model 3s and BMW 5 Series sedans come with impressive zero to sixty times under five seconds as well as excellent ratings on safety features like adaptive cruise control.

Choose the Right Vehicle

No matter what vehicle you choose in the end, remember that comfort and security should always take precedence. Do your research ahead of time to ensure that you're getting what you need from your family car - make sure it matches your lifestyle needs! With careful consideration and fact-checking you can rest assured that you've made the right choice for your family vehicle shopping needs.

Make an Informed Decision

At the end of the day, finding the perfect family car requires research and some careful consideration. Balance safety with comfort to find a vehicle that fits your lifestyle needs – whether that be something with top-notch performance or loaded with modern technology.


Shop around on our website and don't be afraid to ask questions!, you can rest assured that our knowledgeable staff can help make sure your family gets the best car for their needs.

Car Buying Tips Everyone Can Use

How Much Car Can You Afford?

In order to find out how much you can afford, lenders will want to know your gross monthly income and your existing monthly debts. To calculate your maximum monthly debt, simply add up your monthly expenses including:

- Mortgage or rent payments

- Loan payments

- Credit card payments

- Childcare costs

- Alimony or child support payments

- Any other regular expenses

Find the Right Car

There are a lot of cars on the market today, which can make it difficult to narrow down your choices. For example, if you have a family or travel frequently with friends, you’re going to want a bigger car vs looking for a car just to commute back and forth to work. Another thing to consider is how much you’re willing to spend on gas each month.

Before you start shopping for a car, sit down and think about what you need:

- How many people will regularly ride with you?

- Do you drive long distances often or stick mainly to city streets?

- What style of car do you prefer? Are certain colors or brands more important to you than others?

- What kind of special features are must-haves for your ideal vehicle (e.g. heated seats, built in navigation)?

Once you have a good idea of the basics, it’s time to make a list of pros and cons for each candidate that fits your budget so that you can decide on the best option for YOU.

The Law of Supply & Demand

After you've chosen a few cars within your budget, it's time for some investigating. Initially, you'll want to find out if there are a lot of cars on the market for that make and model. The more common the car, you'll have more options to find one in your price range

Cars in high demand tend to cost more than those in low demand because there are more people looking to buy them.

If you've found the perfect car, it's now time to secure financing. We work with reputable lenders who will work hard to get you the best rates for your budget. they'll provide different payment options based on your down payment, income and credit score.

Are You Ready To Buy Your Next Car?

Follow the steps above and you'll be on your way to finding an affordable car that meets all of your needs. Don't forget, we're here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you get behind the wheel of your dream car.

Celebrities and Their Daily Drivers

Celebrities have to get around just like the rest of us, and they aren’t always relying on other people to take them places. In fact, many of them drive their own cars on a regular basis. Here are the surprising and unique daily drivers of the rich and famous.


Best Used Cars

Used car shopping can be stressful, especially if you do not know what to look for. The last thing you need is to drive away with a problematic vehicle. Do yourself a favor and review this list of expert-recommended used cars so you have a better idea of the most reliable models.

View our inventory online or give us a call at 409-385-0409.

7 Ways to Keep Your Parked Car Cool

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Did you know interior vehicle temperatures can reach upwards of 134°F on an 86°F day? When it’s already hot outside, the last thing you want to do is get into a scorching car and wait for it to cool down. Follow these seven tips to keep your car cooler while parked!

Park in the Shade

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it is one of the easiest ways to keep your car cooler while parked. When out running errands, look for parking spots shaded by trees or a covered parking structure. If these aren’t available, park facing away from the sun so that the driver’s side isn’t in direct sunlight.

At home, park in the garage or under a carport, if possible. Not only will this keep your car cooler, but it will also keep it looking newer – the less sun exposure to your car interior, the better.

Use a Windshield Visor

This is the most effective method of keeping your car cool. Put up a windshield visor every time you’re leaving your car for more than a few minutes. For optimal coolness, fit a visor to your rear window as well. You can also invest in window vent visors – tinted plastic visors that keep individual passenger windows shaded.

Ventilate Your Car

Don’t let the hot air settle in your car. While we don’t suggest rolling the windows all the way down, cracking the windows will go a long way toward keeping air moving while parked. Just make sure the opening is smaller than the width of a hand and arm!

Let Your Car Cool Before Getting In

Leave the doors open for a minute to let most of the hot air out before getting in. You can also turn on the air conditioning to full blast, shut all the doors and give your car a few minutes to cool down before driving. This is ideal for cars with a remote starter.

Cover the Steering Wheel With a Towel

It’s hard to maintain optimal control of your vehicle when your steering wheel is burning your hands. Oven mitts don’t make good driving gloves, so put a light-colored towel over your steering wheel before leaving the car instead. This will protect it from excess heat and save your hands when you’re ready to drive again. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, try a fabric steering wheel cover.

Cover the Seats and Dashboard

Nothing is worse than getting into a car with a leather or vinyl interior during the summer. Cover seats with towels when not in use so they can soak up the extra heat. Remove the towels when you are ready to drive for cooler seats.

Though you’re less likely to scald yourself on the dashboard, it’s a good idea to cover it with a towel or windshield visor to protect it from additional sun exposure. This will also keep your car cooler and prevent drying and cracking.

Invest in Tech

Combined with cracked windows, a solar-powered fan will keep air circulating or expel hot air from the car. Constant circulation will lower the overall temperature of the car interior.

Broken A/C? Leave It to Silsbee Motor Company

We all know Texas summers are unbearably hot – don’t let your broken A/C leave you sweating! Whether you’re facing an easy fix or larger mechanical problems, Silsbee Motor Company’s service department offers the best automotive services to our customers. If your current car isn’t up to the task of a Texas summer, check out our inventory of new and certified pre-owned vehicles!

Give us a call at 409-385-0409 or contact us online today!

How Chipped Windshields Are Repaired

Whether you’re dealing with a chipped windshield or a larger mechanical issue, the service technicians at Silsbee Motor Company know just what your vehicle needs to be restored to its former glory. Or if you’re ready for a new ride, you’re sure to find the car of your dreams among our selection of new and certified pre-owned vehicles. For more information call 409-385-0409 or contact us online

Why Buying a Used Vehicle Could Be the Best Move

Why Buying a Used Vehicle Could Be the Best Move for You

Buying Used Is The Best Choice - Silsbee Motor Company

When you’re searching for a new vehicle, it can be intimidating to scour the lots filled with factory-fresh cars, trucks and SUVs. Yet, many people are under the mistaken impression that buying a brand-new vehicle is the only way to go. If you’re feeling pressured to buy new and are struggling to find your ideal ride on the lot, know that buying used is just as beneficial as buying new, if not more so.

It seems American car buyers are finally catching on to the used car revolution sweeping the globe. According to Forbes, America experienced a 6 percent growth rate in pre-owned vehicle sales in 2016, while UK used car buying was up 51 percent.1 Americans may be slower on the uptake, but it’s becoming clearer why used cars are the way to go.

Why Are New Cars So Desirable?

We get it. The new car smell. The new leather feel. The unbeatable fresh-off-the-assembly-line shine. New cars look and feel amazing. Often, the appearance is the only thing driving a car buyer to look exclusively at new vehicles. While it’s true that new cars look great, the appearance only lasts so long. Eventually the shine wears off, the smell fades and the leather seats become a little more worn in, leaving you with a vehicle that looks just like an older model.

New cars also carry the promise of optimal function for years to come. When you purchase your new vehicle, you often expect to only have minor maintenance costs for the first year or two, rather than major repairs right out the gate. Additionally, the long list of high-tech features can entice a car buyer to purchase new. After all, who doesn’t want a smartphone built into their car?


How Does a Used Car Measure Up?

When you think about it, new vehicles are desirable because of their appearance and assumedly better function, but used cars can be of equal quality when cared for properly. When people think of a pre-owned vehicle, they often think of something that’s been on the road for ten or more years, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Many dealers also offer “lightly used” models that are only one or two years older than the brand-new vehicles they have on the lot. This means many of these cars have an attractive, modern appearance and many of the same features and technologies you may want in a car. From backup cameras to built-in navigation assistance, used models can be every bit as advanced as the latest model year.

As far as repairs go, if you know where to buy, you needn’t worry about accidentally purchasing a glorified trash heap. Used cars still come in “like new” condition with updated or recently repaired parts. You just have to know where to look. If you aren’t as versed in car lingo as you’d like, you can trust a used car certification program to help you choose a car that’ll last. When going to a dealership, ask about the extended warranties or certified pre-owned programs they have available. These programs guarantee the quality of the vehicle you purchase and will cover repairs and maintenance for as long as the warranty states. If they don’t offer a certification or warranty, you know to look elsewhere.

Let’s get down to brass tacks. Price is a major factor to consider when purchasing a car, and, luckily, pre-owned vehicles can save you thousands. New cars cost a lot of money, but did you know that as soon as you drive them off the lot, their value depreciates rapidly? This leaves you with more debt than your vehicle is actually worth. Used cars, on the other hand, are cheaper and their value doesn’t depreciate at the same rate as a new vehicle. You get more bang for your buck.

In addition to saving money at the sale, you’ll also save on registration. Registration fees are usually based on vehicle value and model year, so a used car at a lower value from five years ago, for instance, will have a significantly lower fee to register than a brand-new sports car.

Find Your Ride at Silsbee Motor Company

The appeal of a new vehicle may be powerful, but you’ll only end up walking away with more debt and a slightly newer ride. Forget the extra fees and higher price. A used car from a reliable maker can last just as long as a new car with attentive care and preventative maintenance.

If you’re ready to make the commitment to finding a new-to-you used car, truck or SUV in Silsbee, make sure your dealer knows their pre-owned vehicles. At Silsbee Motor Company, we specialize in used vehicles and offer only the finest quality maintenance and service. You’ll never experience high-pressure sales tactics or receive vague vehicle histories with our friendly sales team. We build relationships based on transparency, honesty and respect with each and every customer and ensure every client drives off in a car they can feel good about. Contact us online or call 409-385-0409 to schedule your test drive today!

1 https://www.forbes.com/sites/gurufocus/2016/07/06/the-used-car-market-whats-driving-growth/#502ecae840f0

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