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Determining Which Social Media Strategies Are Generating Leads

With so many “sure-fire ways” to boost leads on social media, it can be challenging to determine which techniques actually are successful for your dealership. Paying attention to the metrics of certain strategies and campaigns on social media will point you to the most effective ways to generate leads. Read on for tips to determine the best lead generation techniques on social media.…

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Added by Dixie Somers on November 13, 2019 at 2:16pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Reduce Car Insurance Costs

Right along with fuel and maintenance, auto insurance is one of the biggest costs of owning a car. Therefore, anything you can do to bring that cost down will significantly reduce your overall cost of car ownership. While you won’t ever arrive at zero cost auto insurance, there are a few things you can do to help lower those costs.

Drive Safely

One of…

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Added by Dixie Somers on June 27, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

SafeKEYping: Simple Ways to Protect Your Car Keys

Your car keys are literally the key to your independence.

You would not be able to get very far without your car keys. You may not be aware of the many ways your car keys could be damaged or compromised. This is why you should consider these simple methods for…

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Added by Dixie Somers on June 26, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Easiest Ways to Finance Car Repairs

No matter what steps you take to protect your vehicle, you will most likely end up dealing with at least a few mechanical problems over the years. Most of those repairs should be relatively affordable, but there may come a point when you need to consider alternative financing options. Here is a quick look at a few different ways you…

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Added by Dixie Somers on June 11, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

5 Great Car Models for Single Drivers

Single men and women are looking for something special in a vehicle. Most of the time, they want a smaller vehicle that fits their belongings perfectly or that gets them to and from work. Safety and reliability are key because no one wants to be stuck on the side of the road alone. Check out these five fun yet safe options that are perfect for the single driver…

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Added by Dixie Somers on June 4, 2018 at 4:27pm — No Comments

5 Tricks for Saving Money on Your Next Car Loan

Most likely, whenever the time comes to purchase a new car, you will not buy the first car you look at. You’ll look around to find the best deal you can get. You should also explore car loan options. Before you begin shopping for a new car, you can take steps toward finding the most financially feasible loan for you.

Build Your Credit Score

When you…

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Added by Dixie Somers on May 30, 2018 at 9:56am — No Comments

The 5 Absolute Best Ways to Avoid Car Accidents

The thought of being involved in a collision is enough to make many drivers think twice about getting behind the wheel of a car. And some drivers are so scared about car crashes that they refuse to drive farther than a mile from their home.

This is no good.

Obviously, you need to know exactly what to do if you are in an accident, such as taking photos…

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Added by Dixie Somers on May 14, 2018 at 4:56pm — No Comments

4 Car Safety Improvements You Should Know About

When mass-produced American cars first hit the roadways in 1913, they weren’t equipped with safety features beyond the windshield. As the roads became crowded with more vehicles, the need for safety features that would protect both the driver and the passengers became evident. This need led to a number of improvements that we now take for granted. Today, auto…

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Added by Dixie Somers on May 8, 2018 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Auto Accident? Differences to Know Between Car and Truck Crashes

Getting into any type of auto accident can be stressful, but collisions that involve commercial trucks tend to be particularly complex. Not only is the damage usually much worse, but commercial drivers must follow very specific laws while out on the road. Here is a closer look at some of the key differences between car…

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Added by Dixie Somers on April 29, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Surefire Ways to Keep Your Car Safe from Break-Ins

Buying a car and maintaining it is an absolute necessity in today’s world. You need your car for transportation to work, to school, to the store and everywhere else. So it really sucks when your car gets broken into. If you’ve ever experienced this, it’s a really terrible feeling. You feel so violated. It feels so personal. It feels as if someone physically bullied…

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Added by Dixie Somers on April 22, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

5 Auto Warranty and Insurance Tips

With new cars now costing an average of $25,499, it’s important for drivers to protect their investment with a warranty and insurance. But if you’re planning to a buy a car in the near future, you should follow some tips to save money on these protection services. Although warranties and insurance are usually a smart investment, they can often jack up the total cost…

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Added by Dixie Somers on April 19, 2018 at 4:15pm — No Comments

How to Prevent Trouble after a Car Accident

Even a relatively minor auto accident can bring your life to a grinding halt if you aren’t careful. With a little planning and some foresight, you can avoid a myriad of expensive problems over the next few months. Here are a few tactics that you can use to avoid major issues after being involved in a collision.

Don’t Argue at the Scene

The best thing…

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Added by Dixie Somers on April 10, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Crash-Ready: The 5 Safest Car Models in 2018

No matter how careful of a driver you try to be, an accident can happen at any time. That is why safety ratings should be one of your biggest concerns when searching for a new car. Here is a closer look at a few 2018 models that will keep you and your loved ones safe while out on the road.

Lexus GS

The 2018 GS is just one of the many Lexus models that…

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Added by Dixie Somers on April 10, 2018 at 12:28pm — No Comments

How to Choose the Best Truck Model for Your Company

Buying vehicles to support your business operations is a decision that can make or break you company. Some business owners will simply go for the best deal instead of doing some real analysis. Whether you can buy or lease at the right price is not so important as ensuring that you have the trucks you really need to provide sufficient utility and long-term value to…

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Added by Dixie Somers on April 3, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Are You a High-Risk Driver?

Auto insurance rates always seem to be rising over time, but if you find you’re suddenly paying too much, you or someone on your policy may have become a high risk driver. Your insurer may have decided that you fall into that category for one of the following reasons:

Alcohol and Driving

Some states use DUI (driving under the influence) and some DWI…

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Added by Dixie Somers on March 15, 2018 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Built to Protect: The Top Safest Cars in 2018

Among all of the 2018 vehicles, there are dozens of options that are specifically designed to protect passengers during a variety of driving situations. If you want an automobile with tools for possible collisions and features that can effectively prevent fender benders, you may want to consider buying product by Kia, Subaru, or Audi.

Kia Forte

The…

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Added by Dixie Somers on March 12, 2018 at 11:10am — No Comments

Key Tips for Financing a Second Vehicle

Getting a second vehicle could strain your finances if you don’t plan ahead. Buyers who aren’t careful might end up with overwhelming monthly payments and skyrocketing insurance premiums. Here are a few simple tips that you can use to make this process affordable and stress-free.



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Added by Dixie Somers on February 28, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to Mitigate Climate-Related Wear and Tear on Your Vehicle

One of the items you own that experiences more than its fair share of wild weather is your vehicle. After all, even if you keep your vehicle in a garage when you’re home, it’s still being exposed to extreme conditions every time you take it for a spin. Whether it’s hot sunshine in the summer, ice, snow, and salt in the winter, or polluted acid rain just about any…

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Added by Dixie Somers on February 23, 2018 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Buy or Lease? Pros and Cons to Consider for Your Next Vehicle

You’ve made the exciting decision to purchase a brand new vehicle. Now that you’re past that, it’s time to decide how you’d like to pay for it. While the differences between buying and leasing can be confusing, especially if this will be your first time purchasing a new car, once you understand the pros and cons, you’ll be able to clearly see which option is right…

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Added by Dixie Somers on February 22, 2018 at 5:29pm — No Comments

5 Keys to Safe Driving on the Highway

Most people drive on the highway regularly enough that they tend to forget how dangerous it can be. If you want to avoid a costly or even fatal traffic accident, keep these safe driving tips in mind even if you think highway driving is second-nature.

Watch Your…

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Added by Dixie Somers on February 21, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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