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Get Your Car Ready for Spring Driving
It has been a rough winter for New Jersey residents, and people in
general. With Boston getting buried in snow and parts of the south turning into
an ice skating rink, people couldn't be happier to bid this nasty winter
goodbye. A lot of people have spent freezing mornings jumping their cars and
skidding on patches of ice during their morning commute, but winter ending
doesn't mean that the tough times for your car are over. Car dealers in New Jersey can tell you
how each season can negatively affect a vehicle. Extreme weather of all kinds
can be troublesome for car owners and drivers, and when the spring storms come,
you'll want to make sure that your car is in tip-top shape. Get your car
through the next season by using the following maintenance and driving tips.
Take advantage of spring maintenance sales
Have your brakes been acting a little funny? Do you suspect that your car
is leaking fluids? If you have any problem with your car, get it fixed now. A lot
of dealerships and mechanics run specials during the months of March and April
for general tune ups and maintenance, and you should take advantage of them. When
the temperatures start to climb, the pressure in your tires may change and you'll
have to deflate or inflate them accordingly. Also, make sure that your car
battery is in good condition, especially if you spent a lot of the winter jump
Be prepared for a problem
It's good that you've taken your car to a shop, but you should still be
prepared for any kind of emergency you may run into. The mechanic won't have
checked every part of your car, and the issues it has may not end up being the
ones you expected. Keep an emergency kit on hand at all times and put aside
some money in case you face unexpected repairs.
Take everything slow in the rain
When you're driving on slick surfaces, taking it slow is key. Remember, it
takes longer to slow down on wet roads safely – essentially everything takes
longer. Applying the gas slowly for a stoplight or traffic signal can help you
regain traction and avoid skids.
Give your car a good wash
When spring comes around, you may think it will rain enough to get all of
the road salt and grime off of your car. It will rain, but that won't take care
of some of the more stubborn dirt on your car. If left to long, these
substances can damage your paint job and even start rusting your vehicle – a kind
of structural damage that can definitely affect the value of your car. Cleaning
your car after winter is over takes away some of the risk of these issues.
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Things to Consider when Getting Rid of Your Old Car
When you're getting ready to buy a new or used car, there will be a lot
of things on your mind: how you're going to afford your next vehicle, the make
and model of your next car, finding a car with a decent safety rating, etc. You'll
be spending a lot of time looking for the best deal and the right model.
Spending all of this time thinking about a new car may make you forget that you
still need to do something with the old one. Whether you're considering
donating it or selling it to someone who needs it, here are some things to
consider before making a decision:
Evaluate Your Car's Condition
In order to
successfully sell your car, you'll need to evaluate its condition beforehand to
set a reasonable price. Kelley Blue Book has been a trusted resource for buyers
and sellers for decades, and can give you a realistic estimate of the worth of
your car. The Blue Book price is a good starting point, but you'll have to use
your best judgment to see if there are any issues with or extra features of the
vehicle that could raise or lower its price.
Get ready for repair work
If there are any
repairs that you know could improve the condition of your car, make them before
you donate or sell it. Of course, you can always donate or sell a car
"as-is," but you won't get nearly as much money. If you have a friend
that's familiar with cars, you could have them give it quick check before
taking it to the mechanic. That way, you'll know exactly what needs to be
fixed, and avoid paying for repairs you don't need. Look for a service center
in your area that only caters to people who drive your car brand.
A Craigslist ad and
a few Facebook statuses may be able to find you a few buyers but, if you want
to get a good price, you should consider selling it to a dealership as a
trade-in. You also might be able to find a mechanic who sells cars on the side.
They could sell your car for a percentage of the sale and, because they already
have regular customers, they may be able to find a buyer faster than you could.
However, take care: some of these sellers can be notoriously shady, so you
would need to vet your options well. A dealership trade-in would be far more
Get rid of your "personal touches"
The bumper sticker
with your favorite catchphrase may be perfect for your car, but it's pretty unlikely
that NJ car dealers will like it as much as you do
. Get rid any bumper stickers, spoilers,
rims, and other special add-on items you've used to personalize your car. Don't
wait until you find a buyer to remove them – do it before you start advertising
your car to make it look more appealing!
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The Extra Features Everyone Wants in a Car
If you're thinking of getting a new car, what features do you think are
the most important? Some people will say that they want a car with a good brake
system, and others will say that fuel efficiency is their top priority. Everybody
has different needs, and when you go car shopping, you may find that an extra
feature will make or break your decision. Newer cars come with a lot of bells
and whistles and, when you're trying to decide between vehicles, the number of extras
can seem overwhelming. Here at Autoland, we've noticed some of the trends, and
are here to list some of the features that are most popular:
Think about how many electronics you have: perhaps you have a smartphone,
an iPod, or a tablet that you use a lot. And you may not have a lot of places,
if any, to plug in at work. This is where having a USB port in your car can
come in extra handy. Many new cars today come with a USB port or two standard,
allowing you to charge your devices on your commute or even your lunch break,
if need be. The best news about this? If your car should break down, your phone
will be fully charged, making it easy to call for a tow!
Flat tires, engine problems, and even accidents can occur at any time,
and OnStar is designed to help drivers during any kind of troublesome
situation. OnStar advisers can call a tow truck to your vehicle, call for police
assistance, or even just talk to you if you're feeling anxious in tough driving
situations. OnStar does charge a monthly service fee, but it's worth it when
you consider the essential safety features you're paying for.
Cars have been toying around with keyless entry systems for a few decades
now, but keyless lock technology has come a long way. Keyless
entry systems allow you to unlock your car by pushing a button on a remote. A
lot of people see this feature as a minor and lazy perk, but keyless entry is
also useful for safety purposes. No more fumbling when your hands are full of
bags, and you won't have to struggle with keys if you're parked in an
unfamiliar and poorly-lit area.
Many of the latest Toyota vehicles will often have a GPS navigation
feature built into them, which is very convenient. After all, your phone may
have a GPS app, but fumbling with it when driving can be incredibly unsafe; the
system built into the car keeps your hands free.
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3 Things to Remember when Buying a New or Used Car
Every Garden State resident has different values when it comes to buying
a new or used car. Some people would say that a vehicle's fuel efficiency is
the car's most important feature; others would say that they're more concerned
with the company that manufactured the vehicle. In any case, there's one factor
that every car buyer can agree is important: the vehicle's cost.
Whether you love to penny-pinch or you have a lot of money to spend, the
cost factor can make or break your car-buying decision. The easiest way to get
a car you can afford is to make cost a factor from the very beginning of the buying
process. Whether you're looking for New
Jersey used car dealers
or fresh-off-the-assembly-line cars, keep these
things in mind to get an affordable car you'll be proud to own.
Keep the big
picture in mind cost-wise
When you buy a car, the initial price you pay for it is only the
beginning of the money you're going to spend. Do you know how much a tank of gas
will cost for your new car? Some cars have poor gas mileage, or need a higher
grade of gasoline, and will end up being more expensive to drive. Consider the
maintenance tasks you'll have to perform, the car insurance you'll have to pay
for, and a fund for any kind of breakdowns. Once you take all of that into
account, you'll know how much your car will truly cost.
loan amount before you head to the lots
If you're going to be taking out a loan to get your car, you should try
to get financing before you shop. There's nothing worse than falling in love
with a car and finding out that you can't afford it, and there's nothing worse
for your wallet than trying to extend your line of credit so that you can get
it. If you go to a bank and get an idea of what they're willing to loan you,
you'll be able to start shopping within your budget immediately.
over monthly payments
Some people are more than willing to buy a car they can't afford because
of a low monthly payment, but that doesn't mean that you have a cheap car. Low
monthly payments don't make the car cheaper – it just means that you're paying
less out of pocket on a monthly basis. In some cases, your low monthly payment
can add a lot of interest onto the cost of your car, and in the end that could
make your car even more expensive.
Remember these tips when you come in and check out our impressive
inventory at Autoland!
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Lease a New Toyota in New Jersey for Only $109 a Month
Did you hear the news? We at Autoland, NJ car dealership and lender,
have all-new models of the Toyota available for lease! These models include the
2015 Toyota RAV4, the 2015 Toyota Camry, and the 2015 Toyota Corolla. We have
many of these vehicles stocked in our inventory in a wide variety of colors and
with a number of different options and accessories. What's more, Autoland is
currently holding one of the best Toyota lease deals in NJ, in which you can
choose any of these cars for the low price of $109 a month! These three vehicles,
while very different in style, are all known for their quality of design,
durability, and reliability. Here's a breakdown of each style to help you
choose between them and learn why they are so great.
These vehicles are ideal for
families, as they are extremely safe and offer plenty of room for you and your
kids (safely holding up to five passengers). They boast 4-cylinder engines,
cruise control with steering wheel controls, and many other luxurious features.
Many people love the 2015 Toyota RAV4 because it is a modern, comfortable take
on the traditional SUV, yet is still highly practical for everyday use. Click
here to browse Autoland's current 2015 Toyota RAVE4 inventory and to learn
The 2015 Toyota Camry is a bit sportier
than its RAV4 counterpart. The vehicle has a smaller 2.5L engine, 6-speed
automatic transmission, cruise control with steering wheel controls, and many
other exciting features standard. However, don't be fooled by the sportier
appearance – the 2015 Toyota Camry is still just as spacious as the Toyota RAV4
and is also capable of holding five passengers. People enjoy the 2015 Toyota
Camry for its cutting-edge style and use of modern technology. The vehicle even
features a wireless charging station for your cellphone and other devices,
without the hassle of all the cords! Learn more about the 2015 Toyota Camry on
our website here.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla is pretty
similar to the 2015 Toyota Camry, but with a slightly smaller engine. These
vehicles feature a 1.8L engine with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Just like
the 2015 Camry and the 2015 RAV4, the 2015 Toyota Corolla also safely seats
five passengers. It also features great modern technology that may even be a
bit more advanced than that of the 2015 Camry. This technology includes
standard Bluetooth, a backup camera, voice recognition, steering wheel
controls, and more.
Regardless of whether you choose
the 2015 Toyota RAV4, the 2015 Toyota Camry, or the 2015 Toyota Corolla to
lease, you'll be guaranteed to have a top-notch vehicle. Leasing provides you
with many benefits, including the ability to obtain a new and modern vehicle
that you otherwise might not be able to afford. Plus, Autoland offers the best Toyota lease deals in NJ, which
allow you to pay a minimal amount
each month and making the payments much
more manageable for you.
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