Luke's Auto Tips & Insights

Your go-to destination for expert advice, insider knowledge, and valuable insights into the world of automobiles.

Invest Your Tax Refund This Season

Ah, tax season. ‘Tis the season when most of us are stuck between a rock and a hard place: our pocketbooks in one hand and an IRS bill in the other. But we at CNY Drives have a perfect solution for you: use the extra cash from your tax refund as a down payment for […]

5 Things You Should Consider When Choosing a Used Car Dealership

Shopping for a used car can either be an enjoyable experience or a stressful one. What makes the difference? Choosing the right dealership! You want to be sure that a dealership will take care of you, your car, and your wallet. Keep reading for five things you should consider when choosing a used car dealership. 1. Customer Service […]

4 Signs It’s Time for a New Car

Is your car breaking down more often than usual, failing inspection, or the repair costs are higher than the vehicle’s value? If so, it might be time for you to consider investing in a newer car. Here are four signs it’s time for an upgrade. Your Car Breaks Down Often Breakdowns are natural, but if […]

The Benefits of Financing Your Used Vehicle.

Shopping for a used vehicle doesn’t have to be stressful – or expensive. At CNY Drives, we pride ourselves on making used car purchases affordable and accessible. Our mission is to match customers with the right vehicle and have fun doing it. We negotiate with the bank to find the right financing option for our customers, […]

How to Finance a Used Car

There’s a lot to think about when shopping for a used car. It’s exciting, sure—but it can also be overwhelming. What if you get the wrong vehicle? What if it breaks down on your way home? While these are valid concerns, one thing that most people don’t consider until after they’ve stepped onto the lot: […]

New Car Prices at All Time High, What Should You Do?

As a result of a global shortage of microchips last year, new car prices skyrocketed. The demand for cars was so high, the automakers couldn’t build them fast enough. An economic wave hit the car market while we dealt with the chip shortage. Compared to pre-pandemic prices, new cars cost 41% more.  Although used cars have been affected […]

The Best Used Cars for City Driving

To make the most of city driving, it’s important to choose the right car for your driving lifestyle. Narrow streets, stop-and-go traffic, and tiny parking spots make it difficult to maneuver larger vehicles like pickup trucks. When you’re searching for a used car, keep these three things in mind: The best car for city driving […]

Why CNY Drives Is The No.1 Used Car Dealership In Central New York

At CNY Drives, we believe that your time is valuable, and we work hard to make sure we’re always working for you. We understand that buying a car can be stressful, so we make the process as easy as possible. From our wide selection of quality used cars to our ability to get you quick […]

Tips for First-Time Buyers: The Top 3 Things to Consider When Buying an Used Car

Buying a used car can be an exciting and cost-effective way to get behind the wheel of a reliable vehicle. However, it can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers who may not know what to look for. In order to simplify the process, we’ve compiled a list of the top 3 things to consider when […]

Gas Prices at a High: Is It a Crisis?

It’s not your imagination. Gas prices have been rising steadily over the past few months, and they’re expected to continue climbing through at least the end of 2022. But is this really a crisis or just another in a long history of price hikes and shortages? When we look at history, there’s not much we’ve […]

3 Reasons to Choose a Used Car Over New

Buying a car is a big decision. Not only is it one of the most valuable assets you’ll own, it’s something you’ll need to rely on for your day to day life. Here at CNY Drives, we pride ourselves in our large selection of quality used vehicles – and believe that choosing used for your next […]

3 Ways To Boost Your Credit Before Purchasing Your New Car

At CNY Drives, we guarantee that everyone drives away in one of our quality used vehicles. Even if your credit score is less than perfect, here are a few tips the others guys won’t tell you that may give you a little edge leading up to your purchase. 1. Pay On Time This may seem like […]

Maximize Your Tax Refund When Buying a Used Car

It’s that time of the year again. You’ve worked hard all year and will be soon receiving a tax refund. Put that money to good use by purchasing a used vehicle. At CNY Drives, we make shopping for a used vehicle straightforward. We’ll give you more bang for your buck. Use that tax refund to […]

How to Choose a Car To Fit Your Lifestyle

At CNY Drives, we offer a wide selection of quality vehicles for our customers. But we know that narrowing down which type of car to choose can sometimes be an overwhelming task! That’s why we put together a guide to help you select the best car to fit your lifestyle. By reading about different types of […]

Does Mileage Really Matter? Let us Explain.

When you shop for a used car, you’ll likely see a vehicle’s mileage displayed. Some will tell you that it’s the most important factor to consider when making your decision. Others will say to overlook the number. But does mileage really matter when choosing a used vehicle? We’ll help you navigate this age-old debate. 1) Good […]

A Walkthrough of Our 60 Point Inspection

At CNY Drives, we guarantee that each and every vehicle in our inventory has passed our rigorous 60 Point Quality Check. That is our Pre-Owned Promise- our commitment to providing CNY Drives customers only with top-quality vehicles that have passed our comprehensive quality control evaluation. Our rigorous inspection protocol guarantees that all parts of a vehicle […]

5 Things to Look for in a Used Car

At CNY Drives, shopping for a used vehicle should be simple and straightforward- and it should save you money. To ensure a smooth shopping experience, be sure to empower yourself with information that will help you choose the perfect vehicle.  Read our tips to find out the five most important things to look for when buying […]

A Walkthrough of Big Luke’s Pre-Owned Promise™

Shopping for a used vehicle doesn’t have to be intimidating. CNY Drives makes it our mission to serve our Central New York and Fort Drum customers by providing them the highest quality used vehicles at the best prices. Our commitment to delivering quality vehicles is actually part of our warranty; in fact, it is Big Luke’s Pre-Owned […]

How to Apply for Financing on Your Used Car

If you’re looking for a used truck or used car in Central New York, look no further. CNY Drives offers a wide inventory of high-quality, affordable used vehicles. Come browse our extensive inventory at one of our dealerships, conveniently located around Central New York in Syracuse, Fulton, and Fort Drum. We make it easy for our customers to […]

5 Tips for Safe Winter Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population lives in snowy regions, which receive more than five inches of average snowfall annually. Each year, more than 116,800 people are injured in vehicle crashes in the snow. In Central New York, we can usually expect to receive more snow than […]



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