The TRED Guide to Safe Test Drives

Test drives are a vital part of the car selling process, and possibly one of the least popular. It’s no surprise - handing your car keys over to a complete stranger is nerve-wracking. What steps should you take to ensure you stay safe and have a successful test drive? Planning the Test Drive This is... Continue Reading →

15 Car Hacks for Your (Next) Ride

Whether you’re considering buying a new car, just bought one, or are in the mood to give your current ride a few hackworthy upgrades, this post is for you. It turns out there are quite a few things you can do to make your car life run more smoothly, from cleaning headlights with toothpaste to... Continue Reading →

The Best Cars for Tall Drivers

Aside from the obvious pick up trucks, it may be difficult to find a car that accommodates tall drivers. Here's our list of the best cars for tall drivers to help ease the anxiety of testing out cars for head and leg room. Ford Flex  Head room: 41.8 inches Leg room: 40.8 inches Mr. Fluffy... Continue Reading →

Hidden Gems of Luxury Cars

Believe it or not, luxury does exist outside the walls of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. Many of the other options are less expensive and still exemplify the lavishness of a luxury vehicle. Plus, they'll help you stand out in a sea of 3 Series on your way to work. 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Known for... Continue Reading →

How to Maintain Your Car’s Value

You just bought a car. Congratulations. Now, even before that new (or used) car smell wears off, it's not too early to focus on getting the most out of your future trade in. Accordingly, here are a few "sell your car" tips to turbocharge your vehicle’s lifetime value. Maintenance   In much the same way that you need to visit... Continue Reading →

Car Shopping Tips for New Drivers

When it comes to choosing the right car for your newly licensed teen, extreme precaution is warranted. As a teen, life changes rapidly, and the patience and attention required to be safe on the road doesn't always come naturally. Aside from training your teen to be safe on the road (CELL PHONE IN THE GLOVEBOX IF THE CAR... Continue Reading →

Puget Sound’s Best Driving Loops

Sure, the city life is exciting - always filling up with new shops and restaurants that seem to pop up every week. You can never go wrong with grabbing drinks on Capitol Hill or picking up a Pike Place bouquet for mom. Since it's so easy to fall in love with Seattle proper, Seattle's surrounding natural wonders... Continue Reading →

What Are TRED Customers Test Driving?

Our Auto Experts have delivered a lot of test drives to the Seattle area. Everyone is unique and seeks different features when it comes to a car - but, we have noticed a handful of cars that our shoppers can't wait to get behind the wheel of. Mazda Mazda3 Mazda's compact car grabs the attention... Continue Reading →

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