The 2016 Challenger Can Still Complete With New Muscle

2016 Dodge Challenger | Rocky's Auto CreditLong known as a serious muscle car, the Dodge Challenger is a performance car enthusiast’s dream. While the 2019 models feature improved form and power, the 2016 models can still win at the races. Regardless of which model year you choose, the Dodge Challenger is packed with power that will get your adrenaline pumping.


The Dodge Challenger design shares the architecture of the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans. Because of this large-car architecture, both the 2016 and 2019 models have more space in the back seat for passengers. The interior is luxurious and sporty, making for a comfortable ride on the road or the racetrack. Continue reading

2014 Nissan - Rocky's Auto Credit

4 Reasons to Buy a 2014 Nissan

2014 Nissan - Rocky's Auto CreditWith an upscale look, high-quality materials, NASA-inspired technology, and numerous safety features, the 2014 Nissan Altima is still a good buy even today. The exterior is sleek and classy and the interior features luxurious amenities and smart technology. Whether you need a daily commuter or something to take you across the country, the 2014 Altima is a comfortable midsize sedan that is still a good bet.

It Performs Well

The 2014 Nissan Altima is available with one of two engines, depending on the model you choose. The 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine gets 182 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. In the city, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. A 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6 engine is also available and cranks out 270 horsepower. A continuously variable transmission is found in both engines and helps with the car’s gas mileage. Continue reading

Tips for Buying a Used Ford Mustang near Phoenix, AZ

Tips to Buy a Used Ford Mustang in Mesa, AZ - Rocky's Auto CreditThe Ford Mustang is a car famous for its curves, its growl, and its speed. Movies have been made about this vehicle and, if you’ve ever owned one, you’ve never looked back. For those planning to buy a used Ford Mustang, there are a few things to take into account while you’re on your mission.

Know Your Budget

The Ford Mustang has been around for over 50 years and you will find cars in all conditions when you begin your search. Set a price before you open your first browser. You may need to adjust your expected payment depending on what you find, but it’s safe to have a ballpark figure. Continue reading

Why Your Son Needs a Used Vehicle

Why buy a used car for your son - Rocky's Auto CreditAfter plenty of lessons, yelling “Stop!” and “Slow down!” multiple times over the past six months, and trying to teach parallel parking as if you know what you’re talking about, your son finally has his license. And as tradition goes, it’s time to get him his own car. Of course, hand-me-downs are always nice, but getting him something of his own is just as special. However, buying him something brand-new probably isn’t the way to go. Why you may ask? Below are a few reasons why buying your son a used vehicle is a much better decision.

  1. A Cheaper Asking Price

The number one reason for basically anyone to buy a used car over something new is the price. This is especially true for folks who are just starting to drive. Buying a used, cheaper car can save you thousands of dollars up front. And since your son is just starting to drive, it’s best to start out with something basic instead of a vehicle loaded with distracting amenities. Look hard enough and you may even be able to find a car that’s half the price of its newest model. Continue reading

The Dodge Avenger Through the Years

Dodge Avenger | Car Dealership in Mesa, AZ | Rocky's Auto CreditThe Dodge Avenger was originally released in 1995 as a replacement for the Dodge Daytona. The earlier models were basic level vehicles with limited features built to serve the Daytona enthusiasts. This collaboration between Chrysler and Mitsubishi introduced the first vehicle of the Diamond Star Motors line. Since the initial rollout of the Dodge Avenger, the vehicle has taken on many changes and features, catering to a variety of customers.

The Early Dodge Avenger

The earlier models of the Dodge Avenger were available in the coupe version only with the option between a V6 and a 4-cylinder. By the year 1999, a sportier 2-door version was available. This included a spoiler and higher cast aluminum wheels. One of the biggest selling points of the earlier Avenger models was the high fuel economy rating of over 30 mpg. Another prominent early selling feature was the fully independent wishbone suspension. Continue reading

Kia Models at Rocky’s

Used Kia's | Car Dealer in Glendale, AZ | Rocky's Auto CreditBuying a new car can be difficult if you don’t have the funds or your credit score isn’t great. These two issues can really limit your options. However, there are dealerships that can sell you a car for a good deal and even if you have a low credit score.

At Rocky’s Auto Credit, the only thing holding you back from getting a car is finding one that is right for you. Rocky’s can help you find a great used vehicle and help you finance it as well. If you are looking for a Kia with some help in financing, then here are some great models available at Rocky’s Auto Credit.

Kia Forte (2010-2014)

The Kia Forte is a reliable, mid-sized sedan with a good combination of performance and style. It makes a great family vehicle for small families that want to keep their vehicle and fuel costs low while having something exciting to drive. You can easily manage a family of four with a well-maintained Kia Forte. Kia Fortes are popular vehicles on Rocky’s lot, and they come and go quickly since they are such high-quality. Continue reading

Reasons You May be Turned Down for an Auto Loan

Reasons You May Be Turned Down for an Auto Loan | Rocky's Auto CreditYour credit score is an important factor in getting a car. It can be the determining factor between getting the car you want and getting the car you have to settle for. Cars are expensive, which is why most dealers offer some form of financing. There are even companies that will loan you the money to pay for your new vehicle.

While many of these places promise that you won’t be turned down for a loan, the truth is that there is a real chance that many might turn you down under the right conditions, no matter how positive the institution is. You can do something about them, but only if you know what’s going on. Here are reasons you may be turned down for an auto loan.

A Failing Credit History

The most common reason for being turned down for an auto loan is your credit score. If your credit score is very low, below 400, you are likely to be denied a loan on the basis that you have bad credit. Giving you credit is an investment for a company; companies will not invest in you if they think that you cannot meet your obligations. Continue reading

3 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

3 Ways to Improve your Credit | Auto Loans in Glendale, AZ | Rocky's Auto CreditYour credit score is important if you want to be able to make any large purchases or open credit lines. Most financial institutions use your credit score to decide whether to offer you credit. Therefore, it is important to have a good credit score, even if you are not sure you are going to use it.

If your credit score is already in not great shape, do something to fix it. Here are three ways to increase your credit score.

You Can Improve Your Credit Score

The most important thing to remember about your credit score is that it is fluid and constantly changing. If you have a bad credit score, don’t give up on fixing it. It is a temporary look at your credit history and a few simple actions can easily change it. Essentially, you are going to change your credit score through positive actions. Continue reading

4 Advantages to Buying a Used Car

Advantages to Buying a Used Car | Rocky's Auto CreditWhen it comes to choosing new vehicles, drivers often find it difficult to choose between buying a brand-new car or a used car. One of the main worries about used cars is the possibility of buying a nice vehicle that turns out to be not so nice. But with some good research, you can easily avoid the bad apples and take advantage of the perks of buying a used car, four of which you’ll find out about here.

Avoid Most Depreciation

One of the most frustrating aspects of buying a new car is when owners find out the car’s value depreciates by anything between 20 to 40 percent within the first two years of ownership. Furthermore, it’s not uncommon for a car to depreciate by 40 percent in the first year. When you buy a used vehicle, you often avoid that early big depreciation after purchase, compared to buying a shiny new car straight from the dealership. The end result is that you can typically drive a used car for however long you need it and sell it yourself at a much lower loss than the original driver took when he or she sold it to you.  Continue reading

Mesa Arizona Visitors Guide: 3 Fun Things to do in Mesa

Fun Things To Do | Mesa, AZ | Rocky's Auto CreditThe almost invariably clear weather in Mesa makes it a dream destination for travelers and an ideal city to live in if you can get used to the heat. The pleasant climate also means Mesa is full of great attractions that combine spectacular outdoor scenery, a slew of superb museums, and some great theme parks too. Get the lowdown below on the three most fun attractions that the city of Mesa has for tourists and locals alike.  Continue reading