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Sharon Miller
- Concord
2007 Toyota Camry
Easy going place, i came in test drove the car, even got to take it home. came back and bought it. Donnie was a good sales person!
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Lisa Brooks
- Laurel hill
2006 lincoln navigator
Called last year Natasha was very patient and came in for my Valentines present and bought my car.
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Tanya Neal
- Charlotte
2005 chevrolet Trailblazer
Ride Now Motors was the best experience ever with amount down to payments a month to quick service, got me in quicker then me being in an convenient store. Eddie and Donnie also had me laughing from the time i walked into Ride Now Motors. Everyone made it easy, comfortable and fast. Just want to say thank you. I'm recommending everyone to look no further, Ride Now Motors is it...
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Wakeisha Peele
- Charlotte
2005 Jeep Cherokee
I have bad credit, i wasn t for sure they was going to finance me. They were very professional. I found the vehicle i like and payments i could afford. I will tell my friends about Ride Now Motors.
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Tondra Franklin
- Charlotte
2011 Toyota Camry
I really enjoyed the service that I was giving, an most of all i really enjoy my new car....
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Wesley Dunbar
- Charlotte
2005 Ford expedition
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Aaron Mcpherson
- Chicago
2004 Ford F150 Supercrew cab
Excellent customer service! They made the process very easy and stress free. Thanks!
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Johnathan Kitchen
- Matthews
2003 mitsubishi Lancer
My experience at Ride Now Motors was amazing. I was approached with friendly customer service and Tim O. was an outstanding help, he helped me with all my problems and any questions or concerns that I had. The enviroment was friendly as well, everyone had smiles on their faces. I am greatful to Ride Now Motors for everything they have done for me and encourge anyone wanting to buy a car to shop at Ride Now Motors first. Thanks !!
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Lisa Brown
- Charlotte
2011 Nissan Altima
My experience was fantastic. I came in to look around and found a nice car. Donny got me pre-approved to test drive the car. Original I was going to have to make the down payment in two parts. When I came in with the bulk of the down payment and left,Donny called me back in about 30 minutes saying "Come get your car girl". I couldn't believe it. Not only was I able to get my car but Eddie also dropped the cost of the car. This place is "da bomb!!!"
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Zykeista White
- Charlotte
2008 Saturn Aura
my second some time buying a car from them and i absolutely LOVE them. very great customer service and will help get you inside a car ! Come see Tony or Natasha.
Ride Now Motors
6353 E. Independence Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28212
(855) 314-7573
Weekdays: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed
Ride Now Motors
5104 Hwy 74 West Monroe, NC 28110
(855) 314-8490
Weekdays: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: Closed


Ride Now Motors is a Charlotte used car dealership. We buy, sell, and trade quality used cars. At Ride Now Motors, our buy here pay here financing program can get you an auto loan approval for a used car, truck or SUV - even if you have no credit, bad credit, bankruptcy, collections, or any other derogatory credit. At Ride Now Motors, we can get you outside lender for financing or we can get you in-house financing.

Our job is to gather all the information required to get you the used car and financing you deserve. We know that trying to find a particular used car can be tiresome, and instead of you driving all over town or making dozens of calls, we do the hard work for you. With up to 300 used cars in stock at our two locations in Charlotte and Monroe, the choice of used vehicles is rarely better. If we don't have exactly what you are looking for we do have a used car finding program available.

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How to Terminate Your Car Lease/Loan Early


We all know what a great feeling it is to buy or lease a new car, right?  Nothing better than that, especially when it still has that ever-popular, ‘new-car-smell’ that you just can’t get enough of, rightFurthermore, you know you’re not going to have any mechanical problems for quite a while, it looks great, has great gas mileage, it’s affordable, it’s what you wanted, and most of all, your neighbors are jealous!  So let’s ask the question most people who just bought or leased a new car doesn't want to consider – What happens when the ‘new-car-smell’ wears off, the neighbors are no longer jealous, and you suddenly believe that perhaps this wasn't the best deal or car for you; how do you get out of the lease/loan early when you’re already a year or two into the deal?

According to “Walkaway Canada”, a Canadian auto leasing franchise, there are a few primary reasons people decide to get out of their auto lease or loan early. 

v  Job Loss – A person may be terminated or indefinitely laid off from their employer which will result in an inability to meet the financial responsibility of the auto lease/loan.

v  Disability – A person may become stricken with a physical disability, presumably, the result of an unfortunate auto or sports accident or injury.

v  Driver License Issues – Traffic tickets and excessive points against a person’s driving record can result in a revoked or suspended driver’s license.

Regardless of your reason for choosing to terminate your auto lease early, you should always know your options, as well as the specific terms and conditions of your particular agreement.  Knowing and having this information will only assist you in successfully terminating your lease early.

Once you've made the decision to end your auto lease early, you have to understand what that entails which is everything from preparing the car for return to the dealership to paying costly penalties and fees.  Most auto industry professionals and leasing experts will not hesitate to confess that auto leases weren't designed to be broken.  Nonetheless, many have also gone on record to state that almost any auto lease can be broken or terminated early—you just have to know your options and the correct way to have a successful and early termination.


Preparing  the  Vehicle  for  Return

Preparing the car for return will more than likely be the simplest, less expensive part of the early lease termination process.  This includes washing and detailing the car, ensuring all the routine maintenance has been properly taken care of is up to date.  Be sure to take photos of the vehicle after it has been detailed and be sure to take photos of the odometer, engine, and tire tread.  You want the car to look as good as it did when you first leased it.


Early  Lease-Ending  Options

There are several basic and most-common options for terminating your lease early which includes; returning the vehicle to the dealer, trade-in, payment take over, selling the vehicle, or buying the vehicle from the leasing company. 

v  Return to Dealer – Usually involves penalties and most expensive option. Some creditors view this as defaulting on a financial loan/responsibility and it can potentially have a negative effect on your credit report.

v  Trade-In – Lease new car from same dealer. Also expensive. Original penalties rollover into new lease which causes higher payments new lease/contract.

v  Payment Takeover – Find someone to take over your lease and payments.  This option can potentially backfire if the new party defaults on their obligation, the leasing company can hold you responsible.

v  Buy From Leasing Co. – Every lease has a ‘buyout’/’payout’ option.  The positive of this option is that it can be done at any point during the lease.  The drawback is; in many cases, current market trends are a factor, and you may pay more than the car’s value.

v  Sell Car – Use your payoff amount as price to sell car to a private owner.  This is an overall good option.  By selling the car, you avoid penalties/fees, and it’s a less expensive option, however, the higher your payoff is, the harder it is to find a buyer.


As with any contract-binding agreement that requires a financial obligation, it’s always a good practice to do a little research prior to beginning into an agreement – this is no different for ending your auto lease early.  It’s in your best interest to know what you’re getting into and to know what to expect throughout the process beforehand, so don’t be afraid to ask questions—not doing so could leave you with the short end of things.

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Car salespeople are not renowned for having the best reputation with the general public and are often viewed as being less than reputable. Ride Now Motors acknowledges this and we have made efforts to tackle this issue head on, by altering the way that we find, recruit and train our sales staff.

In our opinion a sales associate should represent and reflect the ethos of the company that they work with and treat customers with the same respect and openness that the company shows to them. As a result of this recruitment style and way of treating our employees, we have the knowledge that they will engage our customers in the same way as any of the owners would.

Our sales style helps our customers ensure that they are making a smart buying decision and we refuse to finance a customer for a vehicle that they cannot afford. Ride Now Motors owns the finance company that helps customers with lower credit scores purchase their next vehicle. As a result we are thinking in a different way to most other dealerships, as some Used Car Dealerships are concentrating on selling as many vehicles as possible, regardless of the customers financial commitments. In the trade we refer this to ‘Helping a customer into too much vehicle’. This practice often stretches customer’s finances to breaking point and the used vehicle that they have spent their hard earned money on, often ends up being repossessed.

Unfortunately bad things can happen to good people. Our customers credit can be affected for a variety of reasons and they can end up with very poor credit scores. This is something that we are very aware of and willing to work with. Many of our customers have:

·         No Credit

·         Bankruptcy

·         Repossessions

·         Are being pursued by collection companies

·         Severely damaged credit

And although they might of been refused by other used car dealers, we are more than happy to sit with customers and review their financial situation and their credit history to make purchasing a car from us a reality. We don’t like giving up on our customers, and although we sometimes require a larger down payment, we are normally successful in our goal.

What to expect:

When you interact with our sales staff you can expect to be treated with dignity and respect. They will discuss your situation with you, ask questions to establish how they can be most effective in helping you, take pleasure in organizing test drives of your desired vehicles, and be honest and open with you as to what your financing options are how they will impact you and your finances.

We don’t believe in cloak and dagger methods of trying to nickel and dime a customer out of a few extra dollars. We aren’t just selling you a vehicle; we are financing one for you as well. This results in us being in a long-term relationship with our customers and we need to take into account what is going to be best for you, the customer, in the long term as it is in our best interest to make sure the transaction is successful until the vehicle is fully owned by the customer.

If you want to experience what the car buying experience should be like, give us a call or organize a test drive with one of our sales professionals. 

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Driving ‘Green’


The 21st century has never been a ‘greener’ world—every time you turn around you’re hearing “green this”, “green that” from everything from the fruits and foods we eat to the cars we drive; it has to be ‘green’.  Every time we turn on the TV or radio, we’re seeing and hearing commercials for saving the Earth, reducing pollution, and living—‘green’, right?  But it’s much easier said than done, or is it, what can one person, you, what difference can you make, especially with bouncing gas pump prices?  Well, this is today’s discussion, how to drive ‘green’.

First, let’s look at being ‘green’.  What does it really mean to go ‘green’.  The new definition of ‘green’ simply means utilizing resources and alternatives in as many aspects of everyday living as we possibly can to limit consumption of the planet’s more natural and irreplaceable resources.  Again, this means from the foods we eat, hence the growing popularity in ‘organic’ foods, to using ‘paperless’ or electronic/e-billing options, to the type of cars we drive, such as the growing popularity with Hybrids, or how and how much we drive.  It is our hope that by going ‘green’, we will preserve and protect the Earth; for example, if everyone turned to e-billing, no more trees would be cut down to make paper.  So what can you do become a ‘green’ driver? Let’s take a look.


Driving  Green – Reduce  Vehicle  Weight

You’re probably thinking how in the world to you reduce the weight of car, right?  This is actually really simple—remove any extra crap you don’t really need or use while you’re driving.  If the trunk of your car is bogged down with a lot of extra stuff like heavy tools and sports equipment, take that stuff out!  The heavier your car is, the more it will require and consume.  Naturally, the lighter your car is, it will have an easier load and travel farther with the same or less amount of fuel you were using before.  Remember this; you’re losing 2% of fuel for every extra 100 pounds of weight added to your car.  That may not seem like much, but when you’re filling up two or more times a week, you’ll know why.


Driving  Green – Tire  Pressure

Believe it or not, tire pressure also plays a critical role in how much of a load is placed on your car and how much fuel it consumes.  When your tires are properly inflated, it lightens the load of your car, and therefore increases your fuel efficiency.  Know the rule of thumb for tire pressure; lower temperatures 40° or less, will automatically deflate your tires 2-3psi, so you should set them 2-3psi higher than the requirements.  Warmer temperatures, 80° or higher will automatically inflate your tires 2-3psi, so set them 2-3psi lower than requirements.


Driving  Green – Freeways,  Stop & Gos,  60mph

Constant stop-and-gos that usually occur during ‘city driving’ or ‘street driving’ will quickly decrease fuel economy because every time you stop at a traffic signal or stop sign, or car is to rebuild the momentum to begin moving again, and this consumes additional fuel.  It’s best to drive the freeway whenever possible because it greatly reduces the chance of constant stop-and-gos, which saves fuel.  The EPA has reported that your car reaches its maximum fuel efficiency at approximately 60mph, but that fuel efficiency drops 6% for every 5mph over 60mph, so keep your freeway speed to 60mph.


Driving  Green – Carpool

Yes, we know, you’ve heard this one before; well that’s because carpooling has proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce overall air pollution, traffic, and releasing of vehicle emissions.  The concept goes like this; when people carpool, less vehicles are on the road, people are saving fuel because they’re driving their car less than normal, and the less vehicles that are on the road, there will be less vehicle emissions released into the air/atmosphere, which will ultimately help in the fight in reducing pollution and saving the Ozone Layer.


Driving  Green – Mid-Grade  &  Premium  Fuel  Only

That’s right, pay a little bit more at the gas pump per visit, and use the mid-grade fuel or premium fuel.  Again, you’ll spend a little more at the pump per visit, but you’ll also save a great deal more in the long run and have fewer trips to the pump.  Mid-grade and premium fuels are better and safer for the environment, as well as your car, and they burn slower, which means your gas will last longer, and you spend less at the gas pump in the long run.

So there you have it, 5 great ways to start driving ‘green’, however, if you’re a true environmentalist, or just someone who has decided to fully pursue this; you can also purchase a Hybrid vehicle or vehicles equipped with EcoBoost engines.




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