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Buy Your Next Jeep Before 2019 Finishes

Buy Your Next Jeep Before 2019 Finishes

The year is almost up, and you might be thinking to yourself that in 2020 you want to buy yourself a new car. It’s a new decade, so I should have a new car. It’s a good line of thinking, but there are good reasons to bring up your schedule somewhat. Instead of waiting until 2020, here are all the best reasons for you to get your new Jeep in 2019.
First, the personal financial savings (especially at end of year)
Throughout the year, many dealerships offer discounts, whether it be for a summer sale or end-of-the-month promotion. Those discounts typically become more pronounced at the end of the year in November and December. Winter time and the holiday season is a tough time for car sales. The weather in most places is cold, dark and unpleasant, keeping them safely and warmly at home instead of heading out to the dealership to see what’s on offer. Dealerships are, therefore, more incentivized to give greater discounts.

Besides the weather for the time of year, the dealership also wants to make room for the stock of 2020 models that are coming in. It therefore makes sense for great deals to be offered to entice new buyers to snap up 2019 models at amazing rates.

Second, tax breaks for businesses
Not every purchase of a Jeep will be for personal use. You may want to get something for business use. If that’s true, then there are advantages to buying up 2019 stock instead of opting for 2020 models. The first is the tax breaks to be had on any vehicle you purchase that will be used at least 50 percent for business purposes. Buying from 2019 stock also saves your business money, while giving you vehicles with many or all of the best features of Jeep, while perhaps just losing out on the very latest innovations which aren’t necessarily needed for your company utility.

Third, you can get a higher specification
Finally, buying at the end of the year and sticking with 2019 models means that you can get more Jeep for your buck! Lower prices mean your budget stretches much further. Did you plan on getting the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo next year? How about getting the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Upland or Limited instead?

Remember that not every year is a big redesign year, and there are great deals to be had this December at your local Jeep dealership. If you’re determined to get the 2020 model, then it’s a good choice and you go right ahead, but if you’re reconsidering, you can reap the benefits by visiting the dealership today.


The 2019 Ram – Your Choice

The 2019 Ram – Your Choice
When you think of Ram, you think of traditional American muscle, a huge powertrain and the unbeatable utility of a pickup truck. The year 2019 may almost be over, but the 2019 Ram is still one of the best choices for those thinking of a new truck. What’s more, you get to choose from three different levels to suit your needs --- the 1500, 2500 and 3500. Let’s understand better why the 2019 Ram is still the choice for you.

1. Utility: Unbeatable Capacity
The Ram comes with an impressive payload and towing capacity that will meet virtually any individual need. Typical max payload ranged from 1600 to 2100lbs depending on which specific model and trim you go for. Towing ranges from 7,500 to 11,390lbs, making it one of the strongest pickups out there.

2. Raw Rugged Power
Even looking at the average numbers for a Ram pickup, you’re getting around 305hp and 269lb-ft of torque from the powertrain. When you’re hauling or towing, that power level is needed. Furthermore, the power gives surprising economy, too. You can expect, on average, around 18mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway, depending again on which exact trim and power train you choose.

3. Comfort
All this power and performance absolutely does not remove any sense of comfort or style. The Ram remains one of the most comfortable and luxurious pickups out there. You can opt for heated and ventilated seats, dual-zone climate control, premium plush leather upholstery and much more. Who says you have to sacrifice fashion for function?

4. Optional Extras
Nor is the Ram truck fixed in one state. Forget about “one size fits all” – tell you dealership what you need --- two-bed length, different engine sizes, different wheels. You name it, it can be tailored to fit your requirements. It’s truly the truck for the modern age.

5. New Features for 2019
The 2019 Ram is still a good choice for buying because 2019 was a big redesign year for the brand. When you buy the 2019 models, you are still buying the latest technology, like it’s 12-inch Uconnect® system touchscreen and audio system from Harmon Kardon.

Whether you stick with the 2019 model, or go for a brand-new 2020 Ram 1500, you can certainly be sure of one thing when you visit the dealership --- you’re getting supreme quality every time. Check out the latest, greatest offers on Ram trucks now.

Your Teen’s First Car – New or Used?

Your Teen’s First Car – New or Used?
When it comes to choosing a first car for your teenage son or daughter, it’s tempting to follow your initial instinct to spend as little as possible on something older but “good enough” for them as a first vehicle. It’s pretty good advice in many ways --- you can save money, and even if something goes wrong with it, it’s no great loss, right? We are here today to challenge this way of thinking and make the case for considering a new car instead.

Now, don’t get us wrong --- a used car nowadays is a viable option, but we want to at least make the case for parents loosening the purse strings a little more and getting something of a superior quality for their teen’s first car. Here are the reasons why:

1. Safety Features
While you are thinking about saving money, have you forgotten safety? You should at least consider a new or pre-owned vehicle with the latest safety technology installed. A typical sedan now will include features like lane departure warning, blind spot monitor, rear-view camera, multiple air bags, automatic emergency braking, and even pre-emptive features that can anticipate dangerous situations and help the driver correct accordingly.

2. New Doesn’t Mean Expensive
Car brands are now producing models to suit all kinds of different driver needs, and at your local dealership you can see everything that’s on offer, and the range includes differing price levels. You can get a safe, reliable and affordable compact car for your teen that won’t break the bank, and the dealership can even help you secure a great financing deal that will help you spread costs.

3. Teen-Parent Features
Besides safety and a more affordable price than you imagine, the modern age of cars is what the parents of the 1980s and 90s could only dream about. When you buy new, you get great high-tech features designed specifically to protect young drivers, like GPS location, speed monitoring, stronger reminders to drive safely and responsibly. It’s now possible to know how your teen drives and build that into your own family reward/penalty system in a way never before thought possible.

4. Better Warranty Terms
Finally, you’ll get far better terms on any warranty when you opt for a new model or lease for your teen instead of something much older. A comprehensive warranty makes for greater piece of mind for you in the long run.

Don’t just assume that an old banger is what’s best for your teen. Head to your local dealership and see what kind of great deals you can get on a newer, safer and more reliable model.


When is it time to trade in your car?

When is it time to trade in your car?

Did you know that your local car dealership is not just a place where you can buy new cars, but where you can also trade in your old one? The difficult question is, how do you know when is the best-possible time to visit the dealership and make the deal? Fortunately, there are certain signs you can follow that indicate it’s the right time to trade in. Take a look at our simple guide below:

1. Your trade-in or sale price closes on your remaining loan
Two numbers you should track when you’ve bought a car with a loan are the trade value of your car according to the Kelley Blue Book, and the amount left to pay on your finance agreement. When the former is slightly more than the latter, this is a good time to consider a swap, because you’ll get enough money to clear the previous car’s debt and start afresh with an all-new vehicle.

2. The year is ending
It is a well-established fact that dealerships have some of their best deals and incentives for buyers toward the end of the year in October, November and December. Timing your trade-in or purchase for the end of the month will also maximize your chances for getting the best deal possible.

3. Repairs and maintenance cost more than the car is worth
If you’ve had your car much longer, then you may be reaching the point at which to perform major repairs or maintenance is exceeding the actual value of your machine. Is it worth keeping at that point? A new car will not likely need any significant maintenance or repair cost in its first several years of operation.

4. You’re over 100,000 miles
Check your odometer, and if you see a number with six figures, then a trade-in might be about right. It’s true that at this mileage, a car is not worth a great deal, but it still has some value and can still be traded as a part of a part-exchange sale. After 100,000 miles, the car will need much more regular work such as hose changes, brake rotor changes, a new timing belt and more; better to switch it for something newer.

The good news is that your local dealership is a key center for car trade-ins. If you’re wondering how much your old car is worth or how it could help you get a great deal on a new one, visit the dealership today to learn more.