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Shopping for Used Cars? Here's What You Need to Know

If you're interested in saving money on the purchase of a vehicle, used cars are the way to go.

Part of this has to do with their lower cost when compared to new cars, but the other reason behind buying used is that a new vehicle's value …


Added by Derek Crowden on May 29, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments

Do you Need Insurance for a Car That Doesn’t Run?

If you have a car that doesn’t run and it’s on a high-deductible policy, you may want to postpone repairs, especially if they are going to be costly. You may choose to leave your car in its present state and not use it for a while. Since it will be in your garage, you may be thinking about dropping your car insurance. Would it be a wise decision on your part? The answer will…


Added by Derek Crowden on May 21, 2020 at 12:17pm — No Comments

What to Do After You've Been in a Car Accident - Critical Steps to Take

While no-one wants to think about being in a car accident and what they would do if it happened, statistics show that it is really only a matter of time before it happens. According to car insurance companies, the typical driver files a collision claim once every 17.9 years. Obviously, that’s just the average, which means you could be filling claims more often…


Added by Derek Crowden on January 10, 2019 at 6:28pm — No Comments

3 Tips When Buying a Used Luxury Vehicle

Cars are typically the second biggest expenditure we’ll ever make after a home purchase. You’re generally going to spend far more for a luxury car than the conventional models, though buying used can help you save money. However, you don’t want to make a mistake given the price tag you pay even for used luxury cars. Follow these three tips when buying a…


Added by Derek Crowden on September 14, 2018 at 3:11pm — No Comments

5 Tips to Keep Your Teen Drivers Safe

When teens grow up and become independent, a parent’s responsibilities are reduced. For instance, when your son or daughter gets a driving license, you won’t have to drop them off at school every day or pick them up from their friends’ house. However, you should note that teens are not as responsible as adults and thus should be given proper guidance. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety and Administration, the crash rate for teenagers is higher due to lack of experience,…


Added by Derek Crowden on April 23, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

What You Should Know About Hiring a Traffic Lawyer for Your Ticket

If you have recently been pulled over and received a traffic citation, it is important that you at least consider hiring a lawyer to help you fight it. There are all kinds of circumstances in which hiring a traffic lawyer can be a good idea, and you will need to know what they are. These professionals could help your situation in a number of ways.

Reducing the Amount

One reason to hire a traffic lawyer in Chicago for…


Added by Derek Crowden on March 18, 2018 at 1:00am — No Comments

In a Financial Pinch? Here’s How to Fund your Very First Vehicle

For sure, college students will never go wrong with buying their own car. Besides, it’s the most convenient way to get around campus. Aside from that, there’s a certain level of prestige attributed to owning car, so much so that students are very much eager to get their hands on their own set of…


Added by Derek Crowden on March 1, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Car Wash Marketing Strategies That Can Be Really Effective

Most people that open a car wash are surprised to see how hard it is to get clients.

This happens because the entire industry is highly competitive. In many cases it is difficult to get brand new clients and this happens through marketing. If you are to market a car wash like…


Added by Derek Crowden on September 8, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

Simple Tips To Increase Newsletter Signups For A Car Dealership

There are countless marketing strategies that automotive industry businesses can use but the truth is that some of the older ones are still among the most effective.

This does include creating newsletters and driving promotion through them. Unfortunately, this does not mean that…


Added by Derek Crowden on August 16, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Car Dealers Often Make These Mistakes In Online Marketing

Online marketing is nowadays practically a necessity for all businesses and automotive dealers cannot dismiss this. Unfortunately, because of the fact that digital marketing has not been used for car dealers too much till now, various mistakes tend to happen. It is really important to avoid the following since they are by far the most…


Added by Derek Crowden on July 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

4 Tips When Buying a Salvaged Car

Lots of people have been getting in on the car restoration business lately. The idea of buying a luxury vehicle for a fraction of the price can be tempting, especially when you have a little bit of know how yourself. Refurbishing a salvaged car can be a great deal, but it can be a total nightmare as well. In this article, we’re going to give you a few tips on how to buy and care for a salvaged vehicle.

1. Understand the Extent of the Damage

Before you buy a salvaged vehicle,…


Added by Derek Crowden on July 14, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

Facebook Promotion Tips For The Automotive Dealers

Facebook now has over 1 billion active users every single day so we can only conclude that any automotive dealer needs to have a presence on the social media network. Your potential customers are going to look at the profiles you have on social media before a buying decision is made. If the Facebook page associated with the dealership is not active or does not exist, trust is going down. Brand credibility can automatically be increased when Facebook pages are properly managed. Here are some…


Added by Derek Crowden on June 30, 2017 at 8:36am — No Comments

Highly Effective Digital Targeting Strategies For An Auto Dealer

Most consumers these days use various devices in order to make a decision about a purchase.

Marketers need to develop brand new strategies in order to lead a shopper towards a conversion. The automotive dealer is faced with various different struggles. That is…


Added by Derek Crowden on April 12, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

Things to Remember When Starting your Own Taxi Service

Now is a good time to start your own taxi service - that is if you already have everything you need to get things going.


But first, let’s look at some numbers and see just if it’s really worth the risk to setup a transport service within such a competitive field. Taxi as well as limousine services have seen a huge spike in revenue. From 2009 to 2014, the industry has…


Added by Derek Crowden on November 27, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

Are Walk-In DMV Offices a Thing of the Past

Depending on what state you live in, you might go to the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles), MVD (Motor Vehicle Division), RMV (Registry of Motor Vehicles), or other similar agency to handle anything to do with licenses, IDs, titles, and registrations. It’s no secret that visits to these offices are some of the most dreaded.  A study a few years bank was even able to rank states based on wait times and satisfaction. Even with this information and the long standing knowledge that going to the…


Added by Derek Crowden on November 17, 2016 at 2:52am — No Comments

Auto Repair Shop Marketing Tips To Increase Word Of Mouth Results

Finding Marketing Ideas for Auto Repair Shops can be Difficult

This is because there are many interesting options that are available and that you can take into account. What works for other businesses may not be effective for the auto…


Added by Derek Crowden on November 7, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

Car Buying: Why Total Cost of Ownership Matters

So, you are considering purchasing a new car to replace that old hatchback that has given you so many years of valuable service. But what are your criteria for buying? We assume you have a budget in mind, one that takes into account purchase price and the cost of your first registration and insurance. However, would you be surprised to know there is more to it than that? It's found in something known as a 'total cost…


Added by Derek Crowden on August 23, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Plan Your Family’s Greatest Road Trip Yet

There are few feelings in the world greater than when you set off on a road trip. If the whole family is heading off then this can be a wonderful chance to enjoy a very special holiday together.

Of course, if you are going to make the most of the freedom of the open road then you will want to plan the road trip perfectly.

Plan the Route

It can be tempting to just start driving and see where you end up. It would certainly be thrilling to watch the unfamiliar…


Added by Derek Crowden on September 30, 2014 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Tips To Help You See If Your Digital Marketing Department Properly Promotes Your Car Dealership

Nowadays the importance of digital marketing is obvious for every single car dealership out there. It is so difficult to increase sale with the use of the internet if you do not know exactly what you are doing. With this in mind, does your digital marketing department actually do a great job? It is quite difficult to assess something like this but here are some things that you should remember.

Do Your Social Networks Grow In Followers?

Check your Facebook page and your…


Added by Derek Crowden on August 27, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

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