The Financing Process

June 11th, 2016 by
financing a car

How does financing a car work? Once you’ve chosen your perfect car, it’s time to figure out your financing. Here’s what you can expect in the financing process when you get an auto loan from your dealership: Step 1: Complete a credit application The dealership will have you fill out a credit application, which they…

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June 10th, 2016 by
Paying Taxes

What taxes and fees should I prepare for when buying or leasing a car? It’s a story that a lot of people know all too well. They fall in love with a car that has a price tag at the top of (but still within) their budget. What they don’t consider before heading to the…

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Service Contracts

June 9th, 2016 by
Broken Down Car

Service Contracts & Extended Warranties What’s the difference? You’ve probably heard the terms ‘service contract’ and ‘extended warranty’ before. They basically mean the same thing—a contract or agreement in which a company pays to cover certain repairs and services on a vehicle. Depending on your situation and your vehicle, a service contract can make a…

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Prepaid Maintenance – AdvantageCare

June 8th, 2016 by

What does AdvantageCare do for me? Getting car maintenance done is like waking up to an alarm clock—it’s necessary but you usually just want to put it off. We completely understand, and that’s part of why we offer our AdvantageCare prepaid maintenance service. With AdvantageCare, some of the annoyance of getting vehicle maintenance done is…

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Post-Purchase FAQ’s

June 7th, 2016 by
Car Buying

What should I know after I buy a new car? Q: How and when will I receive my vehicle license plates? A: Once the loan on your new vehicle has been approved and secured and the funds have been received by the dealership, we’ll submit the necessary paperwork to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)….

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PermaPlate & Undercoating

June 6th, 2016 by
New Car

Should I buy PermaPlate and Undercoating add-on’s for my new car? A new car is a large financial commitment, and as such, it’s something that we naturally want to protect. The first time you notice that your car has a scratch or a rust spot is always a downer. PermaPlate and undercoating are two dealership products that help…

Car Insurance

June 5th, 2016 by
Car Insurance

I’m buying a new car, what do I do about car insurance? Buying a car is a big investment, so it’s important to notify your insurance agent as soon as possible of a recent purchase to make sure you have the proper coverage. But if you’re buying a car over the weekend, don’t worry…you normally…

Identity Theft (VTR – Vehicle Theft Registration)

June 4th, 2016 by
Car Theft

How can I protect myself from car theft? Identity theft is sadly becoming more and more common every day. As we’ve seen in recent years, no one is completely invulnerable to identity theft, from individuals to thriving corporations. Fortunately, there are precautions you can take to guard your identity. Be very cautious about the websites…

Posted in Safety, Tips and Tricks

How a New Car Is Priced

June 3rd, 2016 by
New Cars

How does a dealer come up with a car’s price? The recommended price of a new vehicle is usually determined by the automaker. The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) is the price estimate that the automaker publishes for any given model and trim line. Since it is just a suggestion, dealers can sell a vehicle…

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Do I Need GAP Insurance?

June 2nd, 2016 by
GAP Insurance

The In’s and Out’s of GAP Insurance When it’s wise to have GAP insurance Accidents happen. Cars get stolen and never recovered. No matter how careful you are as a driver and car owner, bad things can happen to your vehicle. As if to add insult to injury, your auto insurance settlement may be much…

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