Mike’s Car Store Blog

The latest and greatest in automotive news and events.

November
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November
21
Here at Mike’s Car Store, we’re always happy to give back to folks in need from our community of Louisville, KY. One of the ways we’ve pledged to do so is with our Keys 2 Empower initiative, where we give away a free car to someone in need of reliable transportation. From a single ...
October
31
October
31
When it comes to buying a used car, several advantages include reduced upfront costs, lower insurance premiums, and even the opportunity to opt for extended warranty coverage. In today's automotive landscape, vehicles have longer lifespans, and the used car market is flourishing, offering a wide...
October
26
October
26
NEVER TELL A DEALER YOU ARE FINANCING!  Everyone wants the best deal when buying a car. Did you know that the best deals are often given to cash buyers? Mike's Car Store, in Georgetown, IN believes that "Buying a Car Doesn't Need to Be Suck(tm)." We'll explore why cash b...
October
25
October
25
How to Get Approved for a Car Loan with a FICO Score Under 700   You've set your eyes on that dream car, but there's one little hiccup: your FICO score is below 700. Not to worry! At Mike's Car Store in Georgetown, IN, part of the renowned Chevy Dude YouTube family, we believe th...
October
24
October
24
Hello, fellow car lovers and first-time purchasers! You're excited about purchasing your first vehicle, but you feel overwhelmed by the whole process. You can trust me. I've been in your shoes. And guess what? It doesn't need to be a bad experience. Mike's Car Store, owned by YouTube...
October
15
October
15
Embarking on the journey to purchase a used car often presents a maze of options, but understanding where to find the perfect combination of value and reliability can significantly simplify this path. This quest leads directly to Mike's Car Store in Georgetown, Indiana, a standout establishment ...
October
11
October
11
Today I want to share some insider knowledge that can potentially save you an amount of money and hassle when you're, in the market for a vehicle. If you've ever strolled around a car dealership you might have noticed the inventory millions of dollars just sitting there. What many people ar...
July
31
July
31
Have you ever wondered how dealerships actually appraise vehicles? Trading in your current vehicle at a dealership can sometimes be the most stressful part of the car-buying process. Dealers may often try to lowball you, play games, etc. Here at Mike’s Car Store, we want to remind you that Buy...
July
31
July
31
For families near Louisville, KY, having a reliable set of wheels is crucial. From getting the kids to school and getting yourself to work to afternoon pickups and soccer practice, it’s important to have a ride that checks all the boxes and will last you for the long haul. If you’re look...
June
30
June
30
From affordability to resale value to building your credit, there are numerous advantages to buying a used car. Still, it's easy to get scammed into purchasing a lemon if you’re not careful. Contrary to popular belief buying a used car doesn’t mean compromising on reliability and qua...
May
30
May
30
The finance department of a dealership is one of the most important parts on the lot and, in most cases, is responsible for helping Kentucky drivers successfully purchase the reliable vehicle they need for their day-to-day. Unfortunately, for some dealerships, this can also be the place where custom...
May
30
May
30
Generally, when shopping for a vehicle, most potential buyers in Lousiville, KY, plan to do so by taking out either a car loan or an unsecured personal loan to finance the purchase. The affordability of a used car, however, is often enough to entice people to pay in cash, i.e. in full. This is usual...
April
30
April
30
If you're in the market for a used car, there are numerous factors you need to consider in order to find a dependable vehicle that’s built to last. As cars get older and more miles are put on them, common problems can arise that aren't always reported. Additionally, many car review com...
April
30
April
30
When it comes to shopping pre-owned, it’s normal for car buyers to be a little hesitant. After all, not only is it more enticing to purchase a brand-new vehicle, but fears associated with reliability, cleanliness, up-to-date features, and potential issues down the line are still major deterren...
April
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April
23
Graphene is a Marketing SCAM!  Are you in Louisville, KY, and looking for the best ceramic coating for your vehicle? Look no further than 5 Diamond Detailing, owned by Mike Davenport, Chevy Dude, who has over 23 years of car care experience. When it comes to ceramic coatings, there has been a...
March
31
March
31
Here at Mike’s Car Store, not only are we passionate about cars and helping drivers land the vehicles of their dreams, but we also love to give back to the members of our beloved community. Mike's Car Store is proud to start off its philanthropy mission by donating one of our quality used ...
February
28
February
28
Here at Mike’s Car Store, we’ve been proudly serving the good folks of Georgetown, IN, Louisville, KY, and beyond for over a decade. Owned and operated by the #1 watched Car Salesman on the Planet, Mike Davenport, AKA: Chevy Dude, we are proud to announce the recent launch of 5 Diamond D...
February
28
February
28
How is your Credit Score Calculated   A credit score is a numerical representation of an individual's creditworthiness. It is a measure of how likely a person is to repay their debts based on their credit history. Credit scores are used by lenders, landlords, and insurance companies to as...
February
27
February
27
Want car buying to be difficult? Don't read this blog. If you hate the feeling of being taken advantage of, read below.  Want to know why car buying is so difficult? It's a very good possibility you're doing it to yourself. Take these six steps if you want car buying to be the easi...
January
31
January
31
Sometimes going to a car dealership to get yourself a brand-new set of wheels can be a pleasant and even enjoyable experience (especially if you happen to shop at Mike’s Car Store). But every now and then, individuals all over Georgetown find themselves working with sneaky car salesmen who kno...
January
28
January
28
Do used vehicles fall under LEMON LAW?    Used car lemon laws are designed to protect consumers who purchase vehicles that turn out to be defective or unreliable. These laws vary from state to state, and may NOT provide legal recourse for buyers who have been taken advantage of by unscru...
January
14
January
14
Four scams you may fall for, watch out! These are four scams that you could fall for at any dealership. The owner of Mike's Car Store even got scammed by these in his younger years. Don't be the next one taken advantage of! 1. Spot delivery scam Don't fall for this scam. The dealers...
January
03
January
03
In our last blog, we covered some sneaky tricks dealerships often use to scam customers into paying erroneous charges that can add hundreds – if not thousands – to your vehicle price. Thankfully, the team at Mike’s Car Store is here to break down more of these hidden fees and a few...
December
31
December
31
When it comes to vehicle shopping, there are a lot of dealerships out there that pride themselves on making a quick buck by taking advantage of unsuspecting customers – especially young drivers buying for the first time. If you aren't careful, you could be subject to a number of hidden fee...
December
29
December
29
Save money by buying used and not paying uncle sam When it comes to purchasing a vehicle, many people consider buying a used one as a way to save money. Not only can you find a great deal on a used car, but you may also be able to take advantage of certain tax laws that can help make the purchase...
December
28
December
28
Purchasing a sports car is a significant investment, and timing can be a crucial factor in finding the best deal. One of the best times of the year to buy a sports car is during the month of January. Here are a few reasons why:   Mike Davenport the Owner Of Mike’s Car Store and Famous...
December
27
December
27
Mike Davenport, a famous Youtuber, gifted a car to a struggling single mom with the help of Jacobs Well, a Southern Indiana nonprofit organization.           Georgetown, Indiana, USA–Mike Davenport, aka Chevy Dude, continues his mission to give back to the ...
December
05
December
05
It's no secret that buying a car is one of the worst financial decisions you can make. But what many people don't realize is that trading in your car shortly after you buy it is an even worse decision. Here's why...   When you buy a car, you're not just paying for the car i...
November
30
November
30
Not your average Mike, Chevy Dude is starting a detailing business backed by a top ceramic company in the USA. He's got the skills and the know-how to make your car look showroom fresh - and he guarantees it. Check out his latest video to see who it is:   Whether you drive a Lamborgh...
November
27
November
27
According to a new study published in The Journal of Industrial Economics, car shoppers who have a trade-in pay $990 more on average.  The study looked at data from hundreds of thousands of new and used car transactions in the United States and found that when customers have a trade-in, dealer...
November
07
November
07
Mike’s Car Store wants to help you stay safe from dishonest used car salespeople. Learn to spot a previously flooded vehicle, even after it has been detailed, with their new guide.   It is not illegal to sell a flooded vehicle. It is illegal if a dealership does not disclose it if the...
November
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November
02
If you’re thinking of buying a car, there are a bunch of warning signs to look out for if you want to save money - and make sure you don’t get scammed out of your hard-earned bucks!   Are you in the market for a new or used car? Don’t fall prey to dealership tricks! Contac...
October
26
October
26
A Georgetown, IN-based car dealership (812-940-6453) run by industry veteran Chevy Dude releases a new guide to making the most out of negotiations with a dealership's finance department.   A Georgetown, IN-based car dealership (812-940-6453) run by industry veteran Chevy Dude releases ...
September
29
September
29
How much should you spend on your first car? How do you choose the right vehicle?     And how can you save money on financing? Find out everything you need to know, in this free first-time car buyers expert guide.   Have you seen the new 2023 Chevy Camaro yet? It's a b...
September
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September
20
What Is a Bad Credit Score? Learn what a bad credit score is and how it could affect you buying a car.  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Where does your credit Score align on this scale? If you ha...
August
10
August
10
34 of Americans Fall into the category of Bad or Fair credit! In my experience, you guys are the ones who come into the dealership the most unprepared!     In this article, I’m going to share with you: How to buy a car if you fall into that bad or fair c...
August
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August
01
Are extended car warranties worth it? Yes, there are a lot of strong opinions on extended warranties Do you need them? Are they worth it? Do you need the bumper-to-bumper warranty or the powertrain warranty? Are they a scam? a lie? A profit center for the dealership? These are all questio...
July
22
July
22
5 mistakes you make when purchasing a car People make these mistakes with every car purchase, so in this article, we will talk about them so that you don’t make them and get the best deal possible. Most people who come to the dealership to help you buy a car are honest and ethical. Unfo...
July
15
July
15
2 Pro Tips to make you the Best Car Negotiator Want to be a better negotiator when buying a car. If you focus on these 2 tips. You will walk out with the best deal on a new or used car. He who speaks first loses! Car salesman practice negotiating every single day. You do it every few years. ...
July
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July
08
  Steps to Buying Your First Car New car owners can be overwhelmed by all the choices they face when buying their first vehicle. What kind of car should I buy? What features are most important to me? How much am I willing to spend on a new or used car? What’s my budget like? These are ...
July
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July
01
I’ve been doing test drives for over 21 years and I bet you’re doing them wrong. Test drives are a vital part for you to make a well-informed decision when buying a used or a new car. See they’re test driving a car. Salesmen are highly trained on where to take you what to do on ...
June
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June
24
Why Choose Mike’s Car Store? It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. It’s finally time to get a new preowned vehicle and start living your best life! But where do we go? What kind of selection are there out there that will suit my needs perfectly- like right now, while...

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