Why it Makes Sense to Buy a Pre-Owned Vehicle

If you approach your car search with a sense of purpose, and a focus on the important matters, you’ll find that buying a pre-owned vehicle from Car Castle makes tremendous sense. First and foremost, you don’t have to worry about paying the high cost of depreciation that new car buyers experience, where their vehicle loses as much as 11 percent of its value the very moment it leaves the dealership’s property. Plus, you’re able to choose from a tremendous variety of vehicles, since we’re not restricted to offering one or two brands for the bulk of our inventory.

Conveniently located in Fullerton, our showroom offers Anaheim and Irvine drivers the selection of gently-driven used sedans, coupes, vans, SUVs, and pickups that they want. Plus, we carefully examine every used vehicle we sell to make sure that they hold up to the most intense scrutiny when it comes to their appearance, performance, and quality. After all, since we only sell pre-owned vehicles, it’s essential that we offer the Los Angeles area’s most comprehensive and highest quality selection. Since many of our used vehicles are still under their original manufacturer’s warranty, you’re covered in the unlikely chance that something does go wrong.

Used vehicles typically require less of an initial down payment and lower monthly payments, due to their reduced price. That helps you keep more money in your bank account, essential if you’re helping a teenager get their first ride. Monthly insurance premiums are also generally significantly lower, which really helps if you’re also insuring that teen driver!

We encourage you to make the easy drive from Orange CA to our showroom and explore our used car offerings. We’re happy to help you find the right model for your particular needs, and get you back out on the Southern California roads in style.

Five Tips for Maintaining Your Used Car, Truck, or SUV

Whether you’ve had your vehicle for a while, or just made the wise decision to take advantage of the value offered by a pre-owned vehicle, you need to stay on top of your routine maintenance in order to enjoy driving it for as long as possible. Here are five ways you can keep your car, SUV, or pickup in top shape:

  1. Keep an eye on your tires. Check your tire pressure often, making sure to keep them inflated to the recommended PSI. You can usually find that information on the driver’s doorjamb or door post, or inside the glove box. You’ll also want to rotate your tires every 8,000 miles or so, and have the vehicle’s alignment checked once the technician has finished rotating the tires. This leads to even wear and tear on all tires, extending their life span.
  2. Change your oil. Old oil loses its ability to properly lubricate the moving parts in your engine. Check your oil level every month, along with other essential fluids, and make sure to have the oil and filter changed per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  3. Test the lights. Be sure to examine all lights on a regular basis when your car is parked, enlisting someone else’s help in testing your brake lights. If any are fading, or completely burned out, change the bulb as quickly as possible. A burned out or broken bulb is a safety hazard, and could actually lead to a ticket.
  4. Examine your air filter. If you pull out your air filter and can’t see light through it, it’s time to change it out. A clean air filter does wonders for your vehicle’s performance.
  5. Give everything under the hood a quick once-over. Just checking the electrical connections and clearing any debris under the good greatly reduces the risk of your car overheating or experiencing an electrical failure, and it doesn’t require much effort at all.

When you’re searching for a well-maintained, high-quality pre-owned vehicle you’re proud to call your own, visit Car Castle and meet with our team. We’re happy to help our Fullerton, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Irvine, and Orange CA customers find their next daily driver.

Shop the Vast Selection of High-End, Pre-Owned Chevy Vehicles at Car Castle

Shopping for a trustworthy used car in the Orange County area? Chevrolet vehicles have been at or near the top of J.D. Power’s dependability rankings for the past few years, and Car Castle has a vast selection of pre-owned Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs in stock. All the used cars at Car Castle undergo a vigorous inspection before we even put them on the lot – to ensure they’re safe, reliable, and in peak performing condition. Most of our pre-owned vehicles are late-model, low-mileage cars that are packed with the latest features. Many of them are backed by powertrain warranties, and they all come with complimentary CARFAX vehicle history reports. Even though they’re in pristine condition, these used cars cost much less than what you’d pay for a new vehicle, which leaves you with money to spend on other things.

People in the Fullerton, CA area know they can count on Car Castle to carry a huge inventory of quality, high-end used cars at reasonable prices. We offer a wide selection of pre-owned Chevrolet cars, trucks, and SUVs, including the Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup truck. The 1500 has a strong engine; a quiet, upscale cabin; and convenient technology. It also has outstanding towing and hauling capability. If you’d like a smaller pickup truck, consider the Chevrolet Colorado. The Colorado has good handling and ride quality. It also has a pleasing exterior and gets terrific safety ratings. If you’d rather have an SUV, check out the Chevy Equinox. The Equinox has roomy seating, a smooth ride, and fantastic reliability ratings. It also has a potent V6 engine and excellent safety scores. If you’d prefer a bigger SUV, give the Chevrolet Traverse a try. The Traverse has a spacious interior with tons of cargo space. It also has comfortable seating for up to eight people and a quiet, composed ride. For a large SUV, we suggest the Chevy Suburban. The Suburban has a massive cargo hold and a poised ride. It has user-friendly technology and can seat up to nine people. If you’re into sports cars, you’ll love the Chevrolet Camaro. The Camaro has a muscular engine, agile handling, and an easy-to-use infotainment system. It also has a delightful cabin with quality materials and it gets spectacular reliability ratings. These are just a few of the used Chevrolet vehicles available at Car Castle. Visit us and test drive one today.

Fluid Leaks Aren’t Good for a Car


Leaking fluid represents an enormous risk to your vehicle. A car that experiences a significant loss of oil could see its engine turn to scrap metal. Brake fluid leaks may lead to a crash. Drivers do need to identify spots on the ground when they look at them. Knowing what fluids are leaking can lead to taking the right action. 

A vehicle relies on different fluids to operate. Each fluid comes with its unique colors. Fresh transmission fluid is pinkish, for example, while coolant may be blue or green. Please be aware that fluids may change color as they age. Dirty fluids – whether leaking or not – might be due for a change. 

Be on the lookout for any leaks. Placing a piece of white cardboard under the car to catch the fluid helps identify the color. Regardless of the leaking fluid, take appropriate steps to have the vehicle fixed. 

Are you experiencing leaks or other problems? We encourage you to seek out repairs from a trusted automotive service technician.  

Use a Car Cover to Keep Your Car Looking New


At Car Castle, we recommend car covers to anyone who is concerned about keeping the value of their car high. A cover for your car can prevent weather-related damage and scratches on your paint. You can also keep your car looking nice by using a car cover to help keep it clean.

It is more convenient to own a car cover for your SUV or car in the winter. Cleaning the snow and ice off is much easier and you don’t have to scrape. You can also benefit from going to the car wash less. A cover can keep pesky bird droppings and animal tracks from making your car look unappealing.

Avoid cleaning pollen and sap off of your car by keeping it covered regularly. Mud, dust, and rocks can all damage your car or make it dirty. If you are parked in places for a long time, a cover can make it easy to jump in your car and go without the mess.