If you are looking for a rental car, visit Mike Albert Direct or send us an email via our rental page at mikealbertdirect.com. We have several vans, cars and trucks available for rent. Just let us know what you need to rent and how long you need it for – days or months – and we will get you the rental you need.
We offer several types of sedans including compact sedans, mid-size sedans and luxury sedans. Makes available may include but are not limited to Chevrolet, Cadillac, Toyota, Honda and Nissan.
Our passenger vans are great for family road trips, taking your children’s classmates to a game or on a field trip, or taking a family outing. Passenger vans may seat up to 15 people.
We offer many different makes and styles of trucks from small trucks to heavy duty trucks. Whether you need a smaller truck to haul a piece of furniture or a larger truck to haul a trailer, we can find you the appropriate rental.
Convenience and Entertainment Features
Depending on the model and trim level you rent, convenience features may include Bluetooth, a premium sound system, DVD players, cup holders, door bins, LCD information screens, touch screens, power seats, power door locks, heated power mirrors, dual zone air conditioning, auto-dimming rearview mirrors and illuminated entry.
Safety and Security Features
Safety and security features also vary based on the make of the vehicle and the trim level. Safety and security features may include backup cameras, front and rear park assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, dual front impact airbags, dual front side impact airbags, overhead airbags, a passenger sensing system for the airbags, traction control, electronic stability control, brake assist, hill start assist, ABS brakes and four-wheel disc brakes.
Engine and Transmission
You can also request a vehicle based on fuel economy. If size is not important, you can request a vehicle that gets the most miles per gallon. These are usually hybrids and subcompact cars. They are comfortable enough for a long road trip and often have many of the same conveniences as the larger vehicles.
Call or Visit Mike Albert Direct
Call or stop by Mike Albert Direct to discuss your rental needs and to help us find you the perfect rental vehicle whether you need something for a few days or a few months.
Once you bring your new vehicle home from Superior Hyundai North, you may want to personalize it; and you can do that with accessories from Hyundai. Depending on the model you have, you could add anything from running boards to spoilers to seat covers and more.
Add running boards to an SUV or crossover to give it a different look. Running boards also help people get into the vehicle by giving them a step. Children and older friends and relatives will appreciate the extra step into the vehicle.
Roof racks are great for any vehicle. They allow you to transport bicycles, canoes, skis, or even a tote for more storage space.
Add a spoiler to your vehicle to give an already cool-looking vehicle more “coolness.”
Seat covers protect your investment – they protect the seats from wear and tear and from accidental spills. If you have dogs the seat covers protect the seats from muddy paws, sharp nails and pet accidents.
Floor mats come in many different colors and styles. Choose something with a logo that fits your personality.
For those who are avid hunters for fishers, you can also purchase extras such as seat-back net pockets to hold maps and hunting or fishing gear where it’s in easy reach. Instead of packing that much-needed hatchet in the back with everything else, slip it into a seat-back pocket along with an extra flashlight for easy access.
Dash pads come in many different colors and protect the vinyl dash pad from the sun. Once those crack, they devalue your vehicle and can be difficult to replace. A carpeted dash pad protects the vinyl pad from the sun. If you don’t care for those, find a sun blocker for the windshield. You’ll have to put it up each time you park the vehicle, but it protects the materials inside and helps keep your vehicle cool.
Additional accessories that you may need include sporting accessories such as gun racks and fishing pole racks also give your vehicle some personalization, though you’ll have to visit a sporting goods store to find those items. Everything else is available through Superior Hyundai North. Visit us today to accessorize your vehicle and make it more “you.”
May events are flocking to Cincinnati, Ohio as people are sure to catch their favorite comedy routine or musical act hit the stage for a night of great entertainment. Whether you live in Cincinnati or you are only passing through to purchase a new vehicle at a car dealership in Cincinnati, you can stop in at one of these events to have a fun time.
May 5th: Public Library’s Comic Con
Get your comic books out and ready to the Comic Con held at the public library. You can check out the exhibits, trade comic books, engage in photo ops and listen to discussion panels featuring illustrators and writers. The Comic Con will be on May 5th from 1pm to 5pm at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Visit here for more information or call 513-369-6900.
May 5th: Limp Bizkit
Rock out to your favorite rock and rap band, Limp Bizkit as they take the stage by storm. Sing to your favorite songs on Sunday, May 5th at 8pm as this popular music group will be playing at Bogarts. Get your ticketsnow before they run out of seats.
May 9th: Lyle Lovett
Country-rock enthusiasts will be looking forward to seeing Lyle Lovett play his unique blend of music when he visits Cincinnati this May. Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group will be at the Taft Theater on Thursday, May 9th at 8pm. Findyour tickets today.
May 11th: Tracy Morgan
Have a bunch of laughs as you watch Tracy Morgan on stage as his improv show is sure to leave your sides hurting with laughter. He will be heading to Cincinnati on Saturday, May 11th at Bogarts as you can still get tickets for his 7pm show. Don’t miss out on seeing this favorite TV personality as you can get more information here.
May 15th: Sunset Boulevard
As the weather starts heating up outside, find a place to cool down while watching a great theater performance as you catch Sunset Boulevard on stage. You can watch this performance on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:30pm at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. It will be a great performance as a silent movie star tries to regain her fame and time on the big screen as it leads to tragic results. Find out more information about Sunset Boulevard as well as tickets here.
Have A Great Time In Cincinnati
Don’t miss out on the wonderful events Cincinnati will host this May. Get you vehicle tuned up at your Cincinnati used car dealership so you can drive to your favorite concert event or comedy act.
No matter what type of vehicle you own, keeping it in tip top condition requires attention to early service, periodic check ups and basic maintenance even if the car or truck seems to be running fine. April is the perfect time to get started, if you haven’t already done so, by taking part in National Car Care Month.
Whether you’ve visited and purchased from new or used car dealerships in Cincinnati, such as Superior Automotive Group, it’s in your best interest to follow the tips provided by the Car Care Council and the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation during National Car Care Month.
Consider these tips from the Office of Consumer Affairs.
- Have a pre-selected repair shop that you’ve already researched on standby. Don’t wait until the car breaks down to start looking for help.
- When visiting the shop, ask about their customer satisfaction policy, type of state-of-the art equipment used, are the technicians certified, is the shop a member of a known trade association such as AAA, do they use brand parts and what is the warranty policy on parts and labor.
- Call the Better Business Bureau to ensure the shop has no complaints filed from customers.
According to a survey by the Car Care Council, the list below indicates the most often basic maintenance issues car owners fail to have addressed in a timely manner.
- Low or old brake fluid
- Air filters full of dirt and debris
- Belts needed to be replaced
- Coolant levels were too low
- Tire pressure was not applicable to what it should be. This could be one out of four or all four were running at low pressure.
- Engine oil was either too low or dirty
As you can see from the list, these issues are easily addressed with basic maintenance. Whether you choose to do-it-yourself or take the car in to an auto service expert for a general checkup, just taking care of the above issues can help keep your car running efficiently, safely and smoothly and save money in the long run.
If you’ve been holding off on having your car serviced or checked out; take heed. By finding and correcting an issue before your car breaks down and leaves you stranded can save you money in costly repairs. To avoid unnecessary expense and inconvenience, schedule an appointment today for a service checkup and a look under the hood with one of the qualified service technicians at Superior Automotive specializing in Honda, Acura, Hyundai and Kia vehicles.
Auto insurance is a nuisance. If you’re a safe driver, then you wind up paying every month for the possibility of things that might never happen. Of course, you don’t want to drive without insurance. So, if we have to pay insurance for our new or used car, we might as well pay less for it. Here are some ideas to help:
Install Another Airbag
An airbag or an anti-theft device or anti-lock brakes or, well, anything else that you can afford to install in your car in order to make it a little safer to drive, or just safer to leave parked outside. Insurance companies love when you do this since it means that you’re improving their odds of not having to pay for repairs or replacing a stolen car, and they’ll show it in your rates.
Take a Defensive Driving Course
You can go to the local DMV or look online to find a great defensive driving course in your area. They’re not usually expensive to attend, and you not only lower your insurance rates, you also become a better driver, you become more aware of things that you might not have been attuned to prior, and that can be very rewarding in the long run.
Keep a Maintenance Record
Keeping your car in good condition and keeping a record of it can be a big help in keeping your insurance rates down. Every oil change and tire rotation is proof that you’re not only a safe driver, but a responsible car owner, and that can be a big help in earning you discounts with your insurance provider.
Of course, all of this starts with asking your insurer what sort of discounts they offer the day you drive off the new car dealership in Cincinnati. Make a note of what sort of discounts they offer and if they don’t seem like something you’re willing to try for, then simply switch insurers.
At the Superior Automotive Group, we like to make sure you have plenty of fun things to do in Cincinnati. So, we have compiled this list of events, all auto-related, that you can enjoy with friends and family.
On April 5-6, the U.S. Bank Arena is holding Monster Jam, which features Monster Jam trucks driven by Randy Brown, the Lucas Oil Crusader driven by Linsey Weenk, the Advance Auto Parts Grinder driven by John Seasock, the Black Stallion driven by Mike Vaters, the Crushstation driven by Gred Winchenbach, and the Iron Warrior, which will be driven by Mike Vaters, JR. On Friday, the gates open at 6:30 PM, and on Saturday there are two shows, one with gates opening at 1:00 PM and the second at 6:30 PM. All seats in the front row are $50, Gold Circle seats are $25, and general seating is $18 for adults and $10 for children. As a special opening price gift, all tickets to the Friday show are only $12, excluding premium seating. You need to buy tickets ahead of time, or there is an additional $2 fee the day of the show.
On Saturday, April 6, pit passes will be available for Party in the Pits. These tickets are just $10 at the U.S. Bank Arena Box Office and at Ticketmaster. To go to the party, you will need an event ticket as well as a pit pass.
For something a little different, you can head to The British Car Club’s site to check out upcoming events. In April, the club will be showing off new vehicles and classic styles in Lewisburg, OH, but they do have a meeting around the middle of the month that is to be announced.
If you want to support a good cause, you can head to The Cars and Courage show from 12-5PM on Saturday, April 27 in the north parking lot of the Rave Theater on Harrison Avenue. This event is happening for the very first time, and it is a fundraiser for the local fire department to help veterans. The cost to enter a car or to be a vendor is just $10, so if you enjoy selling, this is your chance to do so.
It’s time to get a car as your old clunker has breathed its last exhaust fumes. As you head out to your Cincinnati car dealer, one question on your mind is whether you should buy a new car or a used car.
This eternal debate plagues almost every car buyer. In the end, choosing the right vehicle for yourself will be based on a number of different factors.
Budget: It goes without saying that you should buy a vehicle that fits into your budget and financing loan. Most people on tight budgets go for used cars since they are normally cheaper than new. But, nowadays, don’t be surprised if you find a new car that is actually cheaper than some used cars. If you are looking at average-sized used cars, check out the new subcompacts as you can find a small car costing $10,000 less than a larger used model.
Safety: New technologies and stringent vehicle safety laws have ensured that new vehicles are equipped with the latest safety features. If you are worried about keeping your family safe behind the wheel, go for a new car. If your budget only allows for a used car, pick one that is less than 5 years old so you will still have some of the same important safety features.
Maintenance: If you are the type of person who doesn’t mind getting under the hood and puttering around to fix your vehicle when something minor happens, then go for a used car that you can customize to your preferences. But if you aren’t car-savvy and don’t want to spend time sitting at a mechanic’s shop, go for the new car that will require less maintenance except for the regular service tune-up.
Warranties: Most warranties cover new vehicles for up to three years, and extended warranties will cover a few extra years or miles driven. You’ll also have the luxury of protection for certain parts and maintenance for new cars. If you choose to purchase a used vehicle, you may be able to get the original warranty if buying a certified pre-owned or you may get a lesser warranty and add to it. It’s better to go through used car dealerships in Cincinnati to have a better chance of getting some type of warranty versus just buying a car directly from the owner.
In the end, both a new car and used car will get you to your destination if you shop around and find the best vehicle for your budget. Keep your options open and select the vehicle that has the features you want.
Older cars that have gone through their paces and racked up the miles are bound to get a few dents and scratches. That is the way of life. What really sucks is when you get your brand new vehicle from your Acura, Kia, or Hyundai dealer, park it at the local grocery store and it gets scratched from a negligent shopper who bangs their shopping cart against your vehicle. You’ve owned it less than an hour and already the paint is scratched!
Before you have a meltdown try to remember that you can get the scratched fixed and have your vehicle looking as good as new again. Also, you may not have to pay a lot of money to remove the scratch.
Determine If It Really Is A Scratch
Scratches can be tricky. Sometimes what may look like a scratch, is actually paint transfered from another object. This is caused when the other object marks the paint surface by leaving behind paint or other materials.
If this is the case, then the mark is simply sitting on top of your car’s paint. You can use adhesive remover or acetone thinner to remove the mark. Then buff and wax the area.
Determine The Extent Of The Scratch
The extent of damage the scratch caused to the surface of your car will determine what methods to use to fix it. Your car has several different layers to the surface: a clearcoat, the actual paint, the primer, and the metal surface. The lighter the scratch, the easier it is to fix.
If you made someone mad and they went berzerk with their keys on your car, scratching a large amount of your car and deep into the surface, take your vehicle to one of the new car dealerships in Cincinnati to have the scratch fixed professionally. If it’s small, you can try to tackle it yourself.
Wash and dry the area of the scratch. Use a fingernail to feel how deep the scratch goes. If it barely penetrates the clearcoat, you can place a glaze or polish to the surface for a quick fix. Anything deeper will require wet sanding of the area.
Use an ultra-fine sandpaper from 1,500- grit up to 3,000-grit. Sand the scratch only until reaching the appropriate depth where the scratch didn’t penetrate. If the scratch reached the paint and primer, you will have to apply primer, allow the primer to dry, then repaint the scratch and add the clearcoat. You have to let each layer application dry fully before adding the next layer.
Once the clearcoat dries, sand the surface so the new paint blends in with the car’s paint finish. Wash your vehicle, buff dry and wax your car.
If you run in to any problems with a scratch bring your car into one of our Cincinnati car service shops and let our experts do the work for you.
Imagine you are driving along the open road, when all of a sudden you hear a strange noise, and your car starts shaking and just feels weird. You pull over and discover that you have a flat tire. But you don’t know how to change it, so you have to wait hours for a friend or roadside assistance to come help you. Or maybe get up to go to work or school in the morning and discover that your tire has gone flat again. This time you have to take the bus, because you still don’t know how to change a flat tire. Wouldn’t you rather learn how to change a flat?
Get Your Tools Together
In order to change a flat tire, you need a jack, a spare tire, a pump to inflate the tire, and the proper lug wrench. If it is dark, you may need a flashlight. New cars come with all of these, but they may be missing or in the wrong place. Go check now.
Find A Safe Spot
If you are in your driveway or garage, simply make sure you have enough space. If you are on the highway, pull over to a flat, level place on the side of the road. If you pull onto an incline, you will not be able to jack up the car. Turn on your hazard lights (the ones that blink red) to let other drivers know you are stopped.
Loosen The Lug Nuts
If you need to, remove the hubcap first. Not all cars have one, so you may be able to skip this step. You can then begin to loosen the lug nuts with the right lug wrench. If you have the one that came with your car this should be easy to figure out. Do not take the nuts comepletely off.
Jack Up Your Car
Following the manufacturers directions, place the jack directly under the car. Turn the crank until its under a sturdy part of the frame. Check to make sure it is in the right place, and then continue to jack up the car until it is about six inches off the ground.
Remove the Old Tire and Replace It
If the car is properly off the ground and the lug nuts are sufficently loosened this should be easy. Before you put the new tire on, make sure it is properly inflated. Then you can easily put the tire on. Re-tighten the lug nuts. Then lower your car, by lowering the jack using the reverse motion you used to raise it.
Now you know how to change your tire. Congratulate yourself.
If you’ve been wanting a new car but you never bother to make the trip to the new car dealerships in Cincinnati, chances are that you’re telling yourself that you can’t afford a new ride. That may be the case, but it can also be the case that you can’t afford to keep driving that junky old thing you’re currently pushing. Here are a few ways to tell when your old car is costing you more than your new one would:
You Miss Work on a Regular Basis
Let’s say you miss three days of work every month because of your junky old car. Already, you’re probably losing enough money to cover the new car payments. When your old car is cutting into your income, you know it’s time to swap it in.
You Lose a Tire a Week
Either due to damaged wheels or a bad axle, it’s not uncommon to see your tires popping way more frequently than they should. If you’ve been forced to swap your tires for used ones every five hundred miles, you have to ask yourself if it’s worth the risk.
You’re Spending More on Repairs Than You Do on Rent
Here’s the big one: a busted old car that’s costing you thousands a year in repairs simply isn’t actually saving you money in the long run, it’s costing you more than a new car would.
A good pre-owned car can be just as good as a new car for many drivers, but sooner or later you have to acknowledge that your old jalopy just isn’t cutting it anymore. Junky old cars can be expensive to keep running, they cause more headaches than they’re worth, and worst of all, they’re not even safe. A car that can catch fire or lose a tire at the drop of a hat just isn’t worth the stress. If you’ve been thinking of getting a new car, stop thinking about it and start looking at your options. We would be happy to help you find the perfect car for you at any of our Cincinnati car dealerships.