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Really Simple Fuel Economy Tips

No matter whether you like it or not, you've got to pay for your fuel for your vehicle. It can be so deflating knowing that every time you turn around you have to pay for more fuel since gas prices continuously fluctuate. And since they continue to vary, you may have to pay more to fill your tank. Where does the cycle end?

There isn’t a definitive answer for that, but there are a few ways to lessen the pinch at the pump by also potentially increasing the miles per gallon of your car or truck. No special…

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Understanding Tire Wear

New tires should last a while; approximately 50,000 miles as long as you drive your car frequently. If you don’t often drive your vehicle, then they may wear out sooner because of their age. However, there are many drivers that find that they, unfortunately, have to replace their tires sooner than that. If that is your case, then examine the tire wear pattern as it will give you clues on why your tires are not lasting as long as they should.

If you notice wear on the inside or outside edges of the vehicle’s tire, then you…

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Why You Should Buy a Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is a great vehicle that is versatile. If you want something that is going to last and is reliable, the Ford Focus is a choice for you. At our dealership, we value the relationships that we build with our customers. One of the ways that we accomplish this is simply by providing quality cars and helping our customers with the purchasing process. The Ford Focus will help you with your traveling needs by providing the features and space you may require...

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Difference Between a Chip and a Crack

You may have experienced damage to your windshield, which could either be a chip or a crack. Which one you have can affect the repair process, but you should still get your vehicle inspected for damage.

A chip may basically be damage to the outer layers of your auto glass. Since it doesn't go through all layers of the glass, it may be able to get fixed easily and relatively inexpensively. When the windshield gets repaired, the chipped area will get bonded with the glass to strengthen it. It doesn't completely remove the chip, but it does make…

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Choose Basic Auto Sales for Your Pre-Owned Luxury Vehicle

When you're in the market for a new vehicle, you may be considering whether to lease or buy. Here at Basic Auto Sales, we encourage you to consider buying a pre-owned vehicle instead of leasing a new one. Leasing a new vehicle will offer a lower monthly payment up front, but in the end you'll spend more over time and have nothing to show for it. New cars also depreciate very quickly, from the moment you drive them off the lot. Purchasing a pre-owned vehicle means that you may be able to afford more on your budget.  
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Oil is Essential, But is Synthetic or Conventional Oil Better?

It has been hard for many people to ascertain whether to use synthetic or regular oil. Synthetic oil compared to regular oil has been purified, distilled, and broken down to basic molecules to remove all contaminants and meet the demands of the engine. Compared to conventional oil which is commonly used by low mileage commutes, synthetic oil offers more protection to the engine with its purified nature.

Vehicle maintenance starts with the engine, as it is the heart of the car.
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Why Oil Needs To Be Changed

Engine oil plays a key part in how your vehicle works. The engine oil lubricates the engine and helps it to perform better. The engine oil also helps with the cooling of the vehicle and allows the vehicle to run much more efficiently. There are a variety of different reasons why is important to change your oil.

The oil can become filled with dirt or residue. When this occurs it can affect the quality of the oil. The oil may also freeze, leak, or evaporate which can be bad for the vehicle. The oil can also...
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A Used Ford C-Max Delivers Storage, Space, and Design


As cars become increasingly compact in design and more fuel efficient, drivers are often forced to lose space. With growing families and work duties increasing, often times storage and space is one of the single most important overlooked aspects in a vehicle. If you are searching for the ultimate vehicle that will grant you the necessary storage and space you crave without sacrificing fuel efficiency, look no further than the Ford C-Max.

Available in Hybrid and plug-in hybrid Energi models, this crafty vehicle is appealing and flashy but above all it sits 5 passengers comfortably...
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View our Used Ford Focus Inventory in Richmond!



We get many customers who visit us at Basic Auto Sales looking for an economical vehicle that they can use to commute to work. A good amount of these drivers live locally here in Richmond, but they must drive sizable distances daily along I-95, I-64, Highway 76, or other local roads in order to get to and from their jobs. Of course, given our extensive and diverse selection of used cars for sale, there are a variety of 

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