Jeep Compass

If you’re a fan of conquering roads less traveled, you’re in luck. We’re here to share some of the best off-roading locations in Northern Mississippi to take your Jeep® or ATV. Here are our top three picks: Trace State Park – Tupelo Not only does this park offer 35 miles of off-roading trails, as well as camping and hiking outlets. Its lakeside location makes it perfect for boating and jet-skiing. Trails accommodate ATVs, motorcycles, and mountain bikes, depending on which mode of transportation you prefer. Mudslangers Off Road Trails – Woodland Mudslangers is open from spring to fall, perfect for those warm Mississippi days. There are ample trails for off-roading, Read More →

Chevrolet Cruze

Buying a new car is exciting, but it is not always within everyone’s budget. Luckily, there are millions of used cars available for purchase every day in the United States. The trick is finding the best option. The best thing you can do when buying a used car is to purchase at a dealership instead of through private sale. A dealership has a reputation to uphold, especially in this digital age, and nothing is preventing a private seller from trying to trick you into a bad deal. When inspecting used cars on a dealership lot, like our used car inventory at Carl Hogan, be on the lookout for a few Read More →

Jeep Wrangler

If you’re determined that buying a pre-owned car is the best option for you, you’ll find that there are a lot of options when it comes to shopping for a used vehicle. And so many options often mean greater stress. Here at Carl Hogan Automotive, though, we make things easy. Selection One of the greatest advantages of buying used from a dealership is that a dealership usually has a huge variety of vehicles all in one location. Individual sellers just can’t compete with a selection like the one at Carl Hogan. Vehicle Inspection A dealership also offers greater peace of mind because pre-owned vehicles at a dealership are inspected by Read More →

Thanksgiving meal

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year, one reason we at Carl Hogan Automotive have compiled a list of Thanksgiving travel tips. Believe it or not, AAA announced last year that over 48 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday, which means roads will be even more hectic and driving will be more stressful. According to the American Red Cross, you should give yourself extra time to avoid unnecessary stress. In particular, one major cause of accidents is driver fatigue, something that can easily be avoided if you allow yourself proper time to rest. If you didn’t get seven to nine hours Read More →

2018 Chrysler 300

The fall season is finally here and with the cooler weather, pretty leaves, and holidays comes new road hazards. We at Carl Hogan Automotive would like to share some fall weather driving tips from SafeBee.com writer Muriel Vega. Fog Fog can be a major hazard during fall. While it will clear up as the day goes on, most drivers make their daily commute in the morning. Combined with the sun, fog can be blinding. Make sure to have your lights on, exercise caution, and keep an eye out for brake lights. Wet Leaves Mississippi isn’t free from the fall rains and falling leaves. While a sight to take in, a Read More →

college students

Going back to school generally results in a mixture of emotions. Some students enjoy their time at college while others simply want to get their degree and move on. Getting ready to go back to school isn’t something to take lightly, no matter who you are. Here are a few back-to-school tips from us here at Carl Hogan Automotive. Reward Yourself Don’t spend all of your time with your nose in a book. Set aside some time to reward yourself for your hard work. No student wants to burn out in the first few weeks, after all. A reward can be as simple as your favorite snack, spending time outside, Read More →

Chrysler 200S

Used cars are becoming more and more popular thanks to advances in durability, technology, and engineering. While drivers in previous decades may have been wary of buying used, it makes sense for many car shoppers today to at least test pre-owned vehicles. There are a few tips for buying used to keep in mind next time you shop. According to US News, you should always take your time and look carefully at every body panel individually. Look for dings, dents, rust, and scratches. Commonly overlooked areas include the roof, hood, and trunk lid. Body damage not only lower the value, but if the panels are wavy or uneven, it may Read More →

What to Do After a Car Accident

Remaining calm is the first step one should take after experiencing an accident, but do you know what comes next? Many drivers will be in their first accident and fail to take the proper measures to ensure they can make a hassle-free claim. We at Carl Hogan Automotive know just what to do after a car accident occurs and are glad to inform you. Prepare Being prepared for an accident before it happens can go a long way when it comes to preventing a major medical disaster and helping your claim. Write down your medical information, name, and emergency contact in the event that you’re in a serious accident and Read More →

You love your car and you love driving – but you probably don’t love spending money on gas. Luckily for you, there are plenty of ways to save gas so that you can hit the road without hitting your wallet. Here are some tips from Carl Hogan Automotive. Keep Tires Inflated Check your tire pressure regularly to save money on gas. The lower your tire pressure is, the more resistance you have against the road, and the more gas you burn. Slow Down Believe it or not, simply slowing down will save you money on gas. Going the speed limit everywhere, in the city and on the highway, will actually Read More →

New Year's Resolutions

The New Year is a time for a clean slate, which is why many people make resolutions to become better people. These resolutions are sometimes difficult to follow through with, though. If you want to make sure your New Year’s resolutions are achieved in 2017, make sure you follow these tips on how to stick to them. Set defined goals. If you are going to set a resolution, it’s important to have a set plan in mind. Instead of saying a general, “I’m going to get in shape,” be specific. How many pounds are you going to lose? Setting goals that are specific means you clearly understand what you want, Read More →