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Sunday, October 19, 2014

What Are Five Questions You Need to Ask Your Used Car Dealer?

Before you sign the dotted line and agree to purchase a used car in NJ or anywhere else, you should cover your bases. This includes asking a lot of questions to get an idea of what kind of car you're actually buying. If you're dealing with a reputable used car dealer in NJ, like 1800 Autoland, you should be able to get the answers you need to make an informed decision. But what questions should you ask? Here are five we think will help you get the car you want that is as reliable as it is affordable.

Can I take it for a test-drive? 

This should be a given, but you would be surprised how many buyers never actually drive the car before they buy it. While it might be love at first sight with a car, true love won't occur until you actually get behind the wheel. See how the car handles, how quickly it accelerates, and listen for anything that just doesn't sound right. If a dealer is reluctant to offer a long test-drive, there could be more than meets the eye.

Can I have the CarFax?

Although you can certainly buy a CarFax report yourself, most dealers in NJ will offer it for free to give potential customers a complete vehicle history. A CarFax report will not only list previous owners; it will also make note of any accidents as well as service records if they were done at the dealership. It will give an estimate of how much more or less the car is worth when compared to its Kelly Blue Book value.

Do You Have Any Service Records Available?

If the car was taken as part of a trade-in, the dealership might have service records available, detailing any work done on the car. The CarFax report will not necessarily have all service records, so this could be highly useful in determining how well the car was treated.

Can I See the Mechanic's Pre-certified Inspection?

Because a car must be inspected thoroughly before it can be certified, you can request paperwork detailing any problems that were found and what exactly was fixed.

Can I get a lower price paying cash/Do you take trade-ins?

If you can get your price tag by paying cash or trading in your current automobile to enjoy the added benefit of not having to sell it on your own, it's worth asking. 1800 Autoland accepts trade-ins and will offer top dollar for your car.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Why Should You Buy a Toyota Pre-owned Car?

When it comes time to purchase a pre-owned car, you might have some apprehensions. We all have our preconceptions of what buying a used car could consist of as many of us have been burned by used car purchase that didn't live up to their claims. Therefore, it's important to purchase a pre-owned car from a dealer you can trust. If you have been looking for the right dealer to purchase a used car from, here are several things to keep in mind:

  • You want a dealer that offers a large inventory 
  • You want a dealer that offers special promotions and rebates
  • You want a dealer that has a number of different services and amenities
  • You want a dealer with a reputation for selling good cars that will last
It's for this reason that so many people choose 1800 Autoland for their pre-owned cars. We have a wide selection of certified pre-owned cars, including a large line of pre-owned Toyotas. There's no question that Toyota makes quality automobiles that will stand the test of time. To ensure that you leave home with a car you can depend on, all of our certified pre-owned Toyota in NJ come with the following amenities:

  • A 12 month/12,000-mile comprehensive warranty from the date of certified purchase
  • A 7 year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain warranty from date of purchase new
  • 160 point Quality Assurance Inspection, including a Carfax Vehicle History Report to ensure the car is ready to leave the lot.
  • Reconditioning by factory-trained Toyota technicians
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance
In addition to these amenities, we offer an Extended Vehicle Service agreement and a number of other services. We encourage you to visit the lot today or check out our inventory online to purchase a quality car from a reputable NJ car dealer. 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Save Big this Month on Cars in New Jersey

If you're a teacher, you understand the importance of doing your research. This is especially the case when it comes to shopping for cars. A car is an investment that can impact your finances for years, so it is extremely important to come up with a good decision when shopping for your car. If you live in the state of New Jersey, this is especially crucial as the costs of owning an automobile can add up, especially with the highest insurance premiums in the country. Here are several things to consider to save big this month on cars in New Jersey:

Research the Type of Car You Want to Purchase: Before you go on the dealer's lot, you should have done plenty of research. By knowing what type of car you want in advance, you can easily save money. The first step is checking out Kelley Blue Book to know how much the car you desire is worth. From there, search various car dealers in NJ to find cars that match your needs. This includes year, mileage and any extra perks. By knowing exactly what you're looking for and the numbers that correspond with it, you'll have more bargaining power. Remember to focus on the price tag rather than the monthly payment.

Make Sure There Are No Issues with Your Credit:  If you're looking to finance, the amount you pay each month will largely be determined by your credit score. Therefore, it might be a good idea to look over your credit report to see if there are any mistakes. In addition, if you have high credit utilization, you might want to look at ways to pay that down before you start looking at cars. You should also avoid opening new lines of credit as hard credit inquiries will affect your score as well.

Look for Promotions: Especially at the end of the year, car dealers in NJ will try to unload on the previous year's inventory and may offer some great deals. For example, this month, 1800 Auto Land is offering a special deal for teachers where they can buy or lease a new Toyota and their first payment will be picked up. In addition to that, they will receive a $250 gift card that can be used for classroom supplies.

As you can see, there are opportunities to save big this month at 1800 Auto Land. Visit our dealership today and start driving a new vehicle.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Finding the Right Car Dealership: A Guide

When it comes to finding a car there are numerous things to consider, from the size and price to the color. However, one of the most important things is to look for is a really great dealership. After all, the place you choose will make a big difference to your car-buying experience and the kind of deal you get.

Here are a few of the key elements of a great dealership:

1.  Trustworthiness – The first trait you will want in a car dealership is trustworthiness. New Jersey Toyota dealers should offer guarantees and warranties on purchases and should be forthcoming about any fees or other additional costs.

2.  Comfort – The second trait you will want to look for is comfort. This may sound strange, but when it comes right down to it, you will want a dealership that you can feel comfortable doing business with. This ensures an excellent long-term relationship.

3.  A long-term relationship – This is important because there will be occasions when you will need to have the car serviced at your local dealership to prolong its life. A car dealership that is inconsistent or untrustworthy can be a catastrophe in the long run. A positive relationship with a dealer or staff is not only beneficial to you, but to the dealership as well. It ensures that they will have a long-term customer who will recommend the dealership to friends and family.

4.  Online Reviews – One way to figure out whether a dealership is a winner or not is to check their online reviews. A quality place won't have to toot their own horn too much – they'll have satisfied customers willing to do it for them online. And don't forget to look at third-party review sites and forums for the most impartial opinions.

You will want to do some research to find the best dealership and, generally, the Internet has made this process simple; a standard Google or Bing search will provide most of what you want to know. Once you have a specific car or several particular candidates picked out, you can go further and get a CARFAX report on each of them.  

Finding the right dealership is incredibly significant when purchasing a car. When you come across one that seems perfect, check it out and never be afraid to walk away. If you go about it right, you could get the deal of a lifetime on your new vehicle. 


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