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Aug
20

Used Cars for Sale in Phoenix, AZ

BEST car buying experience EVER!!!!

by kat300 from DealerRater.com

December 3, 2018

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4.3 (3154 reviews)

My husband told me about Carvana from a commercial ad he heard/saw. I laughed about it and said ‘yah right, there’s gotta be a hitch somewhere’. A few weeks later, he brought up Carvana again….curious, I decided to check it out online. The key words there was ‘check it out’. I ended up buying a vehicle a couple hours later. Yeup, it was just like that. No hassle, no hidden costs or agendas. So after reviewing everything on the site, I started looking at minivans….I started falling in love with minivans….I started buying minivans….all through carvana. Once I locked in the one I wanted, I went through the credit process, documentation process, and pick up date (I chose pick up – because at this point, I still felt a little ‘leary’ about the whole deal’. It was so simple, and so honest, and so real. Over the course of the next 24 hours, all my submitted documents were approved and we just had two days to go to pick up the new mininvan. When we got to the store, it’s not like a dealership with a lot, but it had three beautiful, well lit, very clean, showroom like bays that your vehicle is sitting in for your to do a complete inspection of it. It was very classy. Please note, our particular location does not have the car vending machine just yet. After passing our over check, I hopped in the car and drove it 65 miles home. She ran like a charm and I knew I had 7 days to decide if I wanted to keep her not. At day 3, although I loved her, she didn’t have all the bells and whistles I truly wanted so that evening, I was back on the Carvana site, shopping for a replacement minivan….it’s so easy to do when it gives you results based on your financial settings….I found the new ‘her’ a few hours later. I ordered her up and made the quick call explaining I was swapping and chose to have the vehicle delivered instead of going there to save time. The whole swap process took 2 days…they pulled up right to my house with my next new minivan. In my eyes, she was perfect, but I found a flaw before she was even off the truck. There was a huge bolt in the back tire. I was so disappointed. But Carvana took care of that so amazingly over the top…..they still brought her off the truck so I can check out the interior, test drive it, etc. We found a few more things that we felt should be fixed…minor things. Carvana took note of the items, and took the vehicle back on the truck but promised me (because I really wanted her that day) they would bring her back with a new tire….they kept their promise, three hours later

Aug
20

Arizona Vehicle Registration Renewal & Info

COVID-19 Effects on Licensing Services

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state DMVs nationwide have closed office locations, extended license and registration expiration dates, and/or limited the transactions they are processing. Residents are urged to use the state’s online services. Follow the MVD’s recent updates for the latest information.

Introduction

Arizona requires all residents to register their vehicles with Arizona’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). Residents are also required to maintain a valid registration on vehicles by renewing before the end of their registration cycles.

New to Arizona?

You need a first-time registration when you purchase a car or move to a new state. Learn everything you need to know about first-time registration on our Car Registration page.

Arizona Registration Renewal Cycles

Vehicles registered in AZ fall under one of three possible renewal cycles:

  • 1 year renewal
  • 2 years renewal
  • 5 years renewal

NOTE: Vehicles that only receive a “basic” emissions test, along with out-of-state exemptions, are NOT eligible for either renewal of 2 years or 5 years.

Five-Year Renewal

The following types of vehicles are eligible for a renewal of 5 years:

  • New vehicles that have not been registered in AZ or any other state before.
  • Vehicles registered outside of the Tucson and Phoenix metro areas.
  • Vehicles manufactured in 1966 or earlier.
  • Motorcycles 
  • Hydrogen, solar, and electric-powered vehicles.

AZ Registration Renewal Notice

The MVD will send you a renewal notice several weeks before your registration’s expiration date.

Your notice will include:

  • Your renewal fee.
  • Taxes due.
  • “Renew by” date (either the 15th of the month or last day of the month during the year in which you must renew).
  • Emissions testing requirement.
  • Outstanding issues (unpaid tickets or fines) that may prevent you from renewing.

Didn’t Receive a Renewal Notice?

You do not need an MVD renewal notice to renew your AZ registration. You are, however, responsible for renewing your registration on time even if you do not receive a renewal reminder.

If you didn’t receive a notice, contact your local MVD office or call the MVD help desk at (800) 251-5866 for help on how to proceed with renewing your registration.

Renewing Your Arizona Car Registration

Arizona provides four options for renewing your registration: online, by phone, by mail, and in person.

DID YOU KNOW?: Proof of car insurance may be REQUIRED when renewing your registration!

Compare rates and buy your policy online: Open the Insurance Center >>

Renew Online

You should receive your new registration and sticker by mail in about 5 business days. Contact your local MVD office to check your registration renewal status if you do not receive your registration documents in a timely fashion.

Renew by Phone

  • Complete a vehicle emissions inspection, if applicable (the MVD is automatically notified of the result).
  • Call (888) 713-3031.
  • Enter requested identification information from your renewal notice or current registration.
  • Pay your renewal fee using a credit or debit card.

Renew by Mail

  • Complete a vehicle emissions inspection, if applicable (the MVD is automatically notified of the result).
Aug
20

Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES)


Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) is an initiative to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure. Specifically, rural transportation infrastructure’s unique challenges need to be considered in order to meet our Nation’s priority transportation goals of safety and economic competitiveness.

The ROUTES Initiative is needed for the Nation’s economy.

  • Rural transportation networks are critically important for domestic production and export of agriculture, mining, and energy commodities, as well as the quality of life for all Americans. 

  • Two-thirds of rail freight originates in rural areas, and nearly half of all truck vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) occur on rural roads.   These industries require heavy trucks that create significantly more wear-and-tear on roadways. 

  • Ninety percent of posted (limited weight) bridges are in rural areas and heavy trucks cannot cross posted bridges – to find a safe bridge, heavy trucks hauling in rural areas must traverse three-times the distance as in metro areas.  

The ROUTES Initiative is needed for safety.

  • A disproportionate number of roadway fatalities occur in rural areas.  While only one-fifth of the nation’s population lives in rural areas, 46% of the nation’s highway fatalities occur on rural roads, 39% of all highway-rail crossing fatalities occur in rural areas, and the highway fatality rate is more than twice that in urban areas. 

  • In fact, 44% of personal vehicle miles traveled on rural roadways are actually urban residents traveling to destinations outside their home metro areas, so rural roadway safety matters for our entire country.

ROUTES Council

The ROUTES Council will be chaired by the Under Secretary for Transportation, which will oversee the ROUTES Infrastructure Management Team in three primary activities:

  • Collecting input from stakeholders on the benefits rural projects offer for safety and economic benefits, as well as the type and degree of assistance rural projects require

  • Providing user-friendly information to rural communities to assist them in understanding and applying for DOT discretionary grants

  • Improving DOT’s data-driven approaches to better assess needs and benefits of rural transportation infrastructure projects.

The ROUTES Initiative will be coordinated across key modal administrations, including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Federal Rail Administration (FRA), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

 

 

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Last updated: Monday, August 17, 2020

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