Swope Advocate Articles

  • Advocate Articles

    • Buy Here Pay Here

      When you're shopping for a used vehicle, things might seem complicated - but we're here to help. A lot of buyers have questions about financing. At Swope, we offer a convenient Buy Here, Pay Here plan. This is especially good news if you're worried about your credit score. Check out our guide to Buy Here, Pay Here loans to learn more about how easy it is to leave our lot with the vehicle of your choice.

    • Collision Repair Elizabethtown, Kentucky

      If you've been in a car accident, you need collision repair service that you can count on. That's why, at your friendly Elizabethtown, Kentucky dealership, we strive to put your needs first. Whether you're filing an insurance claim or paying to repair damages out of pocket, we'll help you figure out the best possible repair plan. If you're funding your own repairs, we'll create a plan that offers the biggest savings. If your insurance is covering the damages, we'll even help you handle the claim.

    • How do I sell my car to the dealership?

      When it's time for you to get a new car, you might be left wondering, "How do I sell my car to the dealership?" It's actually a simple process - especially at our lot. In fact, selling your car to a dealership might just be the simplest route. Over the years, we've improved our buying process to create an all-inclusive market. We wrote this selling guide to help go over the procedure and answer any questions you might have.

    • How do I trade my car to the dealership?

      Trading in your old car at the dealership can be an important aspect of buying a new car. The value of your outgoing car can add to your down payment and lighten your financial load. Still, you might be wondering how your local dealership comes up with a trade-in value. We've created this guide to help answer any questions you might have. Check it out before you head to your local dealership.

    • Is Your Car Ready for a Road Trip?

      Before you pack up your luggage, kids, spouse - even your dog - and head to your favorite destination, give your family vehicle a thorough appraisal. Here are some maintenance items and safety tips you should consider before heading out into the open highway.

    • Should You Buy a Truck or an SUV?

      Truck or SUV - which one should you buy? For adventurous drivers, this is the age-old question. To help you make the right purchase, let's first take a closer look at what kind of a driver you are and what you want out of a utility vehicle. Then we'll examine the main differences between these two segments. Hopefully, in the end, you'll have a better grasp on which model fits into your life.

    • Spring Car Maintenance Tips

      Now that winter is finally melting away, take advantage of the warmer weather and make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape - follow our spring car maintenance tips and stay ready for anything.

    • Used Cars Bardstown

      When you need a new car in Bardstown, there are a lot of benefits to buying used from Swope. Purchasing a used car can help you save quite a bit of money in the long run. In addition to lower overall pricing, you can guarantee dependability by buying certified or obtaining warranty coverage. If you're not quite sure what you're looking for or how much you should spend, browsing our huge inventory at can help make your decision an easy one.

    • Used Cars Under $15,000

      When you're shopping for used cars under $15,000, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Just because you're hunting for an excellent value doesn't mean you need to miss out on excellent performance. Look for top-notch safety scores and a reputation for dependability, all of which can be found in this price bracket. And, of course, you'll want a used vehicle that keeps you connected to the outside world. Inside, your $15,000 used car should offer plenty of comfort and support. We've created this guide to help you find these things in your future ride.

    • Used Minivans Under $15,000

      If you're shopping for used minivans under $15,000, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Being on a budget shouldn't mean that you get anything less than what you need in a used minivan. We think you'll find that there are quite a few models that meet your guidelines for a safe, comfortable, high-tech minivan without straying from your budget. To get started, check out this guide, where we offer helpful hints on what to look for as you browse our used minivan inventory.

    • Used SUV Under $15,000

      If you're shopping for a used SUV under $15,000, you're in luck. It's easy to find a model that suits both your budget and your desire for a safe, comfortable, high-tech ride. We've created this guide to help you better understand what to look for in a used SUV. Check it out before you make a final purchase.

    • Used Trucks Kentucky

      If you're shopping for used trucks in Kentucky, we can help. Check out our incredible selection at Whether you're looking for a full-size model equipped for towing and hauling or an off-road-ready pickup, we've got a little something for everybody. Should you get stuck, our knowledgeable staff can help you out. Before you come in to test-drive some trucks, you can browse our selection at It's truck buying made simple.

    • Used Trucks Under $15,000

      When you're shopping for used trucks under $15,000, you'll find a lot of options are available. Still, there are some things to keep in mind as you browse our used inventories. That's why we've created this guide, where we go over some of the items you should look for in a used truck under $15,000. We're here to help you make the best purchase to suit your needs.

    • Why Use a Dealer When Your Brakes Start to Squeal?

      What sounds better: someone who is really good at ONE thing or someone who is just okay at a lot of different things? Do you prefer to pay a little more for quality and longevity or would you rather get a bargain but have to spend a little bit to fix your vehicle more often? Would you go to a doctor who works on bones if you have a problems with your stomach? I don't think so. The same is true when you're talking about your vehicle-and when your brakes squeal, it's time to take it to your authorized dealer.

  • Location Advocate Articles

    • 2017 Dealer Of The Year

      Each year 49 out of our 50 states nominate a Dealer for Dealer of the year. This year to our surprise, Carl Swope of the Swope Automotive group was nominated. Once nominated, they are judged on their dealerships and their distinguished community service by a panel of faculty members from Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan. They first select four finalists and then they select a national winner, for 2017 they selected Carl Swope.

    • Carl Swope - Dealer of the Year Nominee

      TIME announced on October 24th 2016 that Carl Swope, CEO and President of the Swope Automotive Group has been selected along with 49 other Dealers as a runner up for TIME'S Dealer of the year award. Edit:Congratulations Carl Swope is the Winner!