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What is Direct and Indirect Finance?

April 28th, 2021 by

Between choosing a trim level and setting a budget, there’s a lot to consider when buying a new-to-you car. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is the financing method, so you’ll want to be familiar with the key difference between direct vs. indirect finance before you get started. So, what is direct and…

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How to Calculate Gas Mileage

April 28th, 2021 by

All new vehicles are rated by the Environmental Protection Agency, commonly known as the EPA. As you may have noticed, many gas mileage ratings are accompanied by a disclaimer stating that “actual mileage may vary.” If you want to be sure that you’re getting the best possible mileage from your vehicle, you can learn…

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How to Calculate a Lease Buyout

April 28th, 2021 by

If your car lease is nearing an end, you have two options: trade in your car for a new lease, or buy out your lease in order to own the vehicle. If you love your car and wouldn’t prefer any other similarly priced model, then you’ll want to know more about how to calculate a…

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Most Reliable Used Cars For Sale at Cactus Jack's Auto

April 16th, 2021 by

If you’re shopping for a used car in the Mesa area, then you likely have reliability at the top of your list of must-haves. Who wants to invest in a pre-owned vehicle, only to have it break down weeks or months later? That’s why Cactus Jack's Auto is proud to sell some of the most reliable used…

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What to Look for in a Vehicle History Report

February 21st, 2019 by
What to Look for in a Vehicle History Report

If you’ve been on the hunt for a used vehicle that you can depend on, you know how easy it is to end up in the wrong car! Although there are many benefits to buying used, those who fail to do their research can wind up behind the wheel of a real junker. Knowing what…

How to Remove Stickers from a Car

February 20th, 2019 by
How to Remove Stickers from a Car

Maintaining a used car is no easy task, and drivers from all walks of life may need to learn how to remove stickers from a car at one point or another. Whether you’re cleaning up after a previous owner or moving things around to make a better first impression, the process can be easy and…

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Popular Hiking Trails Around Tucson

February 15th, 2019 by
Desert hiking trail winding upwards towards a collection of buttes.

When you visit a state as gorgeous as Arizona, you owe it to yourself to explore the scenery! And while there are tons of wonderful parks in Mesa and landmarks in Phoenix, hiking in Tucson is an experience like no other. What are the most popular hiking trails around Tucson? The folks at Cactus Jacks…

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How to Get Rid of Car Mold

February 13th, 2019 by
Get mold out of car

No one wants to find out that their car is full of mold, but if you’ve noticed discolored fabric or the smell of sour milk, then it’s too late for denial. You may be tempted to avoid the problem with seat covers and an air freshener, but if you notice the sight or smell of…

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Used Kia Benefits

January 25th, 2019 by
Kia Sorento in the desert

Kia Motors is backed by prestigious accolades* like “Highest Ranked Mass Market Brand In Initial Quality” four years in a row by J.D. Power and “10 Most Awarded Brands of 2017” by KBB. Whether you choose the Kia Optima, Kia Soul, or Kia Sportage, you can’t go wrong! Best of all? Cactus Jack's Auto’s finance center can…

Posted in Car Shopping, Used Cars

What Kind of Car Insurance is Required in Arizona?

January 17th, 2019 by
Car insurance paperwork

Liability insurance is the only type of insurance Arizona requires drivers to carry. Why does it matter? Liability insurance helps cover damages and injuries you may cause to others if you’re the at-fault party in a car accident. While it’s necessary to meet the minimum requirements, it’s advisable to aim for higher coverage if you…

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