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14 Key terms to help with your next auto lease
December 5, 2022

14 Key terms to help with your next auto lease

I recently had a meeting with some web developers. While I knew they were speaking English, I had no idea what they were saying. Jargon can be very frustrating, especially if you’re leasing a car. Understanding what you’re reading and…

16 Key terms to help you with your next vehicle purchase
December 2, 2022

16 Key terms to help you with your next vehicle purchase

Have you ever talked to someone only to then realize you had no idea what they were saying? During a recent conversation with my plumber, I heard the word “flange” and it all went downhill from there. Jargon can be…

15 key terms to know when buying or leasing a car
October 5, 2022

15 key terms to know when buying or leasing a car

Sometimes using industry jargon becomes second nature and we forget that others don’t always speak our language. Most of us are guilty of doing it at one time or another. Like the other day when my daughter’s “dogs were barking”…

Auto financing for the first-time buyer
August 2, 2022

Auto financing for the first-time buyer

If you go online and search “financing my first car” or “first time car buyer” you’ll get roughly 150-250 million results. Give or take. That’s a lot of information to sort through. But the first, and most important thing you…

Fuel efficiency, online shopping among car buying trends in 2022
June 28, 2022

Fuel efficiency, online shopping among car buying trends in 2022

Two years of a global pandemic and the lifestyle changes that came along with it, coupled with high fuel prices and inventory shortages, have changed the car buying experience. In May 2022, Santander Consumer USA surveyed people across the United…

What to consider before buying an electric vehicle
April 5, 2022

What to consider before buying an electric vehicle

Electric vehicles have been capturing the interest of people for years. And right now, with the current spike in gas prices – the idea of not being so dependent on fuel is even more tantalizing. So is now the time…