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You may not think much of a pebble or some other small piece of debris hitting your windshield. However, if it leaves a chip in the glass, it will need to be looked at and replaced as soon as possible. Here are some steps that you should you take if you notice a chip or other blemish in your windshield?
If you notice the chip…Continue
Added by Hannah Whittenly on February 22, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments
If you drive under the influence even once, you risk going through the legal jungle of a DUI charge. There is more to deal with than most criminal charges, and it is all stressful and expensive. Below, there is a list of four things that will probably happen if you make the unwise choice of driving legally inebriated.
Added by Hannah Whittenly on January 21, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Driving on a freeway requires different skills than the standard roadways. Vehicles are traveling at fast speeds, which makes quick reaction times critical in these situations. When you're an obsessed car enthusiast, you might be more concerned about your vehicle's functionality…Continue
Added by Rachelle Wilber on January 16, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Added by Sania Baker on January 15, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments
When snow and ice is predicted, people jump into action: they fill up their gas tanks, buy extra groceries, and stock up on road salt.
Predictably, there is also an uptick in tire sales as people scramble to make sure their vehicles are safe. But…
Added by Anica Oaks on January 11, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Rear-end collisions are among the most common auto accidents. If you're ever involved in one of these accidents, you may suffer extensive personal injuries and financial hardships, even when the accident wasn’t your fault. Here are four ways to help you avoid a rear-end collision.
Added by Hannah Whittenly on January 5, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
The number one drive of a salesperson is to get you into one of their cars making the auto industry a strong buyers’ market. Understand that there are unprecedented struggles facing the industry, and so are the deals available for you as the buyer. As a savvy buyer, you need to be thoroughly prepared before setting foot in any…Continue
Added by Hannah Whittenly on January 2, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
MYTH #1: VDP views are the metric that matters most.
Since when did VDP views become more important than sales? This is not an attempt to…Continue
Added by David Metter on December 15, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Not too long ago your service department could rely on seeing customers fairly frequently, but as vehicles have increased in quality, so have the OEM’s suggested service intervals – some are now as much as 15,000 miles between oil changes.
To put this into perspective, in the past, if a customer drove…Continue
Added by Ujj Nath on December 6, 2016 at 6:54am — No Comments
DMPs are a topic gaining escalating attention as we head into 2017. A dark cloud of big, irrelevant data still lingers above the…Continue
Added by David Metter on December 1, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Having a junker stranded in your driveway can be a frustrating situation for homeowners. Not only are these vehicles often eyesores, but they can even damage your property with leaking fluids and rotting rubber. Here is a look at four quick and easy ways that car owners can get rid of their…Continue
Added by Rachelle Wilber on November 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Added by hondaofburleson on November 5, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
To protect your family on the road, you need to perform routine maintenance on your vehicle. Something that requires maintenance and must be replaced form time to time is your tires. If you don’t, you could get in a deadly accident due to a blowout or hydroplaning. However, you may be…Continue
Added by Rachelle Wilber on September 17, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
According to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), U.S. new-vehicle quality makes the largest improvement in 7 years! How does this impact today's dealers?…Continue
Added by Kris Rosychuk on July 6, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
In my last few blogs, I’ve discussed how to handle recall customers and why dealers should embrace them rather than be afraid of them. We’ve also reviewed new and used car recalls, along with the applicable laws and consequences for any failure to comply. The one area I haven’t yet discussed is recalls in your service…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on June 24, 2016 at 7:31am — No Comments
Used car shopping can be very frustrating. It's difficult to know if a used car is reliable and worth the cost. A good used car can be a valuable investment and there are some ways to ensure that you get your money's worth when buying used. Some research before the purchase is…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 7, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
If you are getting ready for your first car, then you probably have no idea where to start. The excitement of buying a vehicle is probably overwhelming you into a frozen state of mind. All you know is that you need to find the right car so you don’t get stuck with something disappointing. The following are five tips that you can use to find a car that is right for you:
1. Write a List of Qualities That You Desire
The first step in the process of finding a car that is…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 24, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The residents of Missouri and Illinois had a rough start to 2016 after the…Continue
Added by David Metter on March 17, 2016 at 9:07am — No Comments
Today's new-vehicle buyers are considering fewer and shopping fewer dealers. What are the reasons for these shoppers to purchase vs. avoid?
Added by Kris Rosychuk on March 8, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
Vehicle modification is something that we either do or have done at some point in time. They have spent a truckload of money on their rig, so, is it any surprise that they want to make it the absolute best when compared to the other vehicles? Both in terms of the external body and the internal appearance and built, a vehicle can be…Continue
Added by Sania Baker on February 25, 2016 at 3:26am — No Comments