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Looking for a new Honda Civic? Try a Chevy Cruze

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When you are ready to look for your next new car, you have a lot of different options to choose from. You will need to consider the amount of space you have, the type of vehicle you want, and even the price. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we have the best vehicles around, ensuring that you can drive off with the nice new car of your dreams. If you have been considering a Honda Civic but you are struggling to find the right one, you may want to consider working with a Chevy Cruze as well. Let’s compare these two vehicles to see why both can be awesome options for your family. Interior Features If you want a vehicle with a lot of cargo space, then the Chevy Cruze is the best option. You can fold down the back seats when they are not in use and get 47.2 cubic feet of space while the Honda Civic will only give 46.2 cubic feet. Both cars also have heated seats and 8-qay power driver’s seat, but the cost is lower in the Chevy Cruze. Technology The Chevy Cruze has their Infotainment 3 system that includes a 7-inch color screen compared to the Honda Civic that has a 5-inch color screen. The Cruze also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto without having to pay extra. It also comes with a standard Wi-Fi hotspot capability for when you are traveling around. Performance At the entry-level, both have engines that are similar. There is a little bit more torque in the Cruze, but the Civic has more horsepower behind it. The Cruze also has a turbo-diesel engine that will give you some more fuel efficiency than you are able to find with other options. The Cruze has 45 mile per gallon capabilities, though the Honda Civic is still impressive with 40 miles per gallon. Safety Safety is important for most families who are trying to pick the right vehicle for their needs. Both of these vehicles include a lot of the safety features that you need including a tire pressure monitoring system, rear-vision camera, advanced airbags and more. The Cruze takes it a little further, providing options like Teen Driver technology that allow you to have customizable settings, which you can pair to the key fob, allowing you to control which features your teen can use when they drive. You can also receive an in-person report card so you know exactly what your teen will need to work on. The Cruze also has the Buckle to Drive feature which means that the car will not let you shift out of park if the seat belt on the driver’s side is not buckled up well. This helps keep everyone safe in the car. When you are ready to pick out a new car, whether it is a Honda Civic or a Chevy Cruze, you are equipped with the right knowledge to get the perfect car for your needs. Contact us at Hartland Automotive Sales to drive off with your dream car. 

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What isn’t covered in the manufacturer’s warranty?

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When you get a car warranty, you need to understand what is covered and what you will need to pay out of pocket to get repaired. At Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart, Indiana, we are happy to take a look at your warranty and see what needs to be repaired within your warranty. While all warranties are a little bit different, some of the things that are not covered in a manufacturer’s warranty include: It really depends on the type of policy or warranty you get. If you work with a bumper to bumper policy, this is a blanket term that will cover some specific components of the vehicle like the on-board audio, electrical parts, fuel systems, and air conditioning. These polices are not going to include some simple items like fluid top ups and oil changes. This type of warranty is often the first one that will expire on you. You may also find that a new car comes with a power train warranty. This type of warranty is a little bit different and is meant to cover your vehicle for 10 years or up to 100,000 miles. They are not going to cover each issue that your vehicle may have either though. Car owners may choose to go with this kind of warranty to cover transmission and engine issues to save some money. This type will work well to prevent issues with the drive shaft and joints if those show up. You will not get things like tire rotations and tune ups covered with this though. Many car owners are surprised by some of the things that are not covered with their manufacturer’s warranty. For example, most of these warranties are not going to cover things like the batteries, tires, and exhaust systems. If you have your own warranty or you get an individual brand warranty, it is possible that these will be covered, but you will need to look at your policy to see what is covered through it and what is not covered. Before you get any kind of warranty, it is a good idea to read through everything. Each warranty is a little bit different and will cover different things. Some will even include some options that will allow you to add more services, but they do cost more than a traditional warranty. Always read through the warranty so you will fully understand what is covered and what you will need to pay for on your own when something breaks down on your vehicle. Understanding the car warranty that you have, whether it is a manufacturer’s warranty or another type of warranty, can help you know what will be covered on your vehicle and what is not. When something goes wrong with your vehicle and you need to get it fixed, you may turn to the manufacturer’s warranty to help you get it fixed without all of the high costs to you. Visit us at Hartland Automotive Sales to get all of the work done.

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Is it safe to do a credit application on a dealer's website?

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The pandemic has really changed the way we make decisions with ourselves and our families. Are you in need of a new ride? If you have been pondering about filling out a credit application on a dealer's website, then you have come to the right place. Hartland Automotive Sales has invested in the latest technology, diagnostics, and software to ensure that your private information is safe at all times. We have made the process so simple that you can do it from the comfort of your own home. The question you are asking yourself is more or less is it safe?  Can you safely apply for credit through a dealership's website? It's extremely important keep your private information safe. If you are careless with this information, the chances of you becoming hacked, scammed, or becoming a victim of identity theft is highly likely. There is a simple solution to prevent this from happening. At Hartland Automotive Sales we take extensive security measures to ensure the safety of your private information. We have invested heavily in Firewall protections to ensure that our website will not be hacked, and your private information is always safe.  In the dangerous times of the pandemic, it is safer to have less human interaction at the time being. Hartland has produced a highly efficient website for our credit application. Our website designer has made the application process simple, quick, and safe for each of our customers. If you want to keep your information and yourself safe, apply for a credit application on Hartland Automotive Sale's website. Support your local business, and let us support you! Security and Safety are the number one priority at Hartland Automotive Our professionals are dedicated to safety and security. We follow all standards and regulations that are required to ensure the safety of everyone involved in our credit process. You do not have to worry about hackers or identity theft, when you use the best local automotive dealership in all of Elkhart. If you still do not feel safe completing the credit application online, you can always contact our credit professionals to assist you with your questions and concerns over the application. We are always happy to assist you in any way to ensure your safety. What are you waiting for? Click the link below to get started on your application right away. ( SUBMIT LINK FOR APPLICATION) You are the only thing standing in the way of getting a new ride. You are one click away from being able to finally enjoy your driving experience.  We are here if you need us! Contact our credit experts for any assistance regarding our online credit application. We are looking forward to assisting you with your application, and getting you into the ride of your desires. You can count on us for a fast, friendly, and efficient service on every occasion. We can even assist you in the future with car detailing, oil changes, and more. We are Elkhart's one-stop-shop for your automotive needs.

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Will I get more money trading in my car to a dealer or selling it privately?

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Are you interested in getting rid of your old ride and getting into a new one? Have you been trying to sell it on your own, privately? Did you know there is another option that could be of better convenience to you? You could trade in or your car at a dealership for money off of a new vehicle. If you come to Hartland Automotive Sales, we will go above and beyond to give you the best customer experience possible.  Is selling your car privately a good idea? Do you know a lot of people who are interested in purchasing a car like yours? Do you have the time to wait for a buyer to find you? These questions are important when selling your car. If you are not able to put your vehicle in the view of many potentially interested buyers, then you are less likely to sell your vehicle. If time is not on your side, then you may want to use another option to sell your car and get a new one. Hartland Automotive Sales is the leading used car company in the Elkhart area. We have the resources to get your car sold in a timely manner. Is trading your car into a dealership a good idea? Have you previously tried to sell your car through your personal resources? It can be difficult if you do not have the means, resources, and potential buyers at your disposal. Those are the positive qualities that assist our team in successfully selling our new and used vehicles. We have invested heavily in technology, marketing, and more to bring forth more buyers on a continuous basis. If you want need money right now or you need to get a new ride, trading your used car into Hartland Automotive Sales is an excellent choice.  Can you trust your private buyers? You aren't guaranteed to have an honest buyer if you sell your car privately. You could end up in a lawsuit for no reason other than someone looking to get money for nothing. Do you want to take that risk with your finances? A simple solution to selling your car would be to trade it in at Hartland Automotive Sales. We will give you top dollar for your trade in. Our professionals understand that ever dollar counts. We want to ensure that each customer gets the best deal possible, whether it is on a trade- in vehicle, an oil change, or any of our other services.  Schedule an appointment today! Contact our professionals right away to start discussing your needs. We are looking forward to assisting you with any trading, leasing, financing, car-detailing, oil changes, and more. Hartland Automotive has a wide range of services that can be tailored into an individual action plan for your needs. Our professionals have a reputation for providing a fast, friendly, and affordable service on every occasion. What are you waiting for? Pick up the phone today or come and see us at the office!

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Where in Elkhart can I get an oil change?

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How long has it been since your last oil change? Have you been traveling a lot more recently or plan to start anytime soon? Be sure to stop by Hartland Automotive Sales if you want the best customer experience in the Elkhart area. You car is an investment that needs proper routine maintenance to ensure proper functionality of each aspect of the vehicle. Having your oil changed regularly is one of the most important maintenance services that you should keep up with.  Where can you get an affordable oil change in Elkhart, IN? Do you live or work in the Elkhart area? If you frequent the Elkhart community, then you should come and take advantage of our excellent oil change services at Hartland Automotive Services. We have the knowledge and experience it takes to make sure that your oil is changed quickly, safely, and properly on every occasion. We use high-quality products to ensure that your vehicle is getting the premium products that it needs to run correctly.  We will provide you with maximized results on your oil change! A vehicle is very important in our daily lives. If we do not properly take care of them, they will not be able to run at their best. When your oil is dirty and goop, it can't flow through the system properly. Hartland Automotive Sales will work diligently to remove all of the old oil and replace it with new oil to ensure you have the best outcome. We have the most affordable prices in the area. Are you on a tight budget? We are proud to have many options that will fit into any budget. Just pick up the phone right away, and let's discuss what your needs are for your vehicle. We have a wide variety of car services that are sure to fit any need and budget at the same time. We use high-quality products to give your vehicle an extended life. Using low-grade products could lead you to issues with your vehicle. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we take our job seriously. We only use high-grade products for our customers to ensure that you will have an extended life with maximized results. When you want the job done right, contact our professionals.  With prices like these, you could purchase a gift card for a loved one. What better what to show someone you care, then to gift them with a useful gift? An oil change is a great gift for those who seem to forget or run out of money for these types of necessities. Some people put off their oil change until the last minute, and then a gasket blows. If you know someone like that, then you should think about buying them an oil change. It could save their car from needing serious repairs. Contact our professionals right away to schedule an appointment today. We are looking forward to assisting you with all of your car needs for many years to come. We hope to see you soon.

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Where in Elkhart can I get my car detailed?

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Do you live or work in the Elkhart area? Are you looking for a high-quality place to get your car detailed? If you want skilled experts detailing your vehicle at affordable prices, then look no further than right here. Hartland Automotive Sales is located in Elkhart, Indiana. We have skilled experts that have undergone extensive training to ensure that each customer receives the ultimate customer experience on every occasion.  Why is Hartland Automotive Sales the best car detailing company in Elkhart? - We care about the needs, expectations, and the satisfaction of our customers.  Are you looking for an extensive car detailing service that will strive for perfection when cleaning and sanitizing your vehicle. We have experts that will go the extra mile to give you dynamite results on every occasion. We will work diligently to provide you with a fast, friendly, and efficient car detailing service, whether you have a small service request or a completely desperate vehicle that needs our tender, love, and care. - We will go above and beyond to give you a comprehensive detailing service that gives you the best results for your money. When you hire the leading company in car detailing to complete your services, you will save time and money. Our professionals have undergone extensive training to ensure that you are getting a thorough detailing service each time. We have invested in the latest tools and equipment to give you the maximum results with our completed car detailing services.  - We have transparent pricing options that enable you to understand your bill easily, and know what exactly you are paying for. When you come to Hartland Automotive Sales for your car detailing service, you can rest assured that you are getting a fair price. We are proud to have transparent pricing policies to prevent those added fees and hidden costs that end up on your final bill. Call our professionals right away to schedule an appointment for your earliest convenience.  - We are well known for having the lowest prices in the area. Are you on a tight budget? Money is very hard to come by right now, here at Hartland Automotive Sales, we completely understand. Even with the monetary issues of today's times, we still must keep our vehicles maintained and cleaned to keep up the value and functionality. We have options that are tailored for even the tightest of budgets.  Keeping your vehicle cleaned and maintained is a great way to keep yourself protected from the deadly virus going around. If you spend a lot of time inside your car or with other people inside your vehicle, then you should definitely think about having your vehicle regularly detailed to ensure your safety. If you want experts with knowledge and experience to get the job done correctly the first time, then you have come to the right place. Contact us right away to get you detailing process scheduled. We are looking forward to keeping your car fresh, clean, and safe for you and your family.

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Should I lease or finance my new car?

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Are you in need of a new vehicle? Does it have to be brand new or just new to you? There are many great options that will get you the car you need quickly, safely, and affordably. If you are looking for the best deal in the Elkhart area, contact our professionals right away. We have a reputation for having excellent customer service and affordable prices. Our premium vehicles will improve your driving experience, and give you a more relaxed and enjoyable ride.  What is leasing a new car? Do you need a car quickly? What does your credit look like? There are some simple leasing options that allow you to rent the car for a certain amount of time by signing a contract with the dealership. Hartland Automotive Sales will go above and beyond to make the process simple and quick. We will discuss a time frame and price to ensure that adequate payments are made during the allotted time. You can be driving away in your new ride in no time at all. If this sounds like an option for you, then contact our professionals right away, and let's discuss what we can do for you.  What is financing a new car? Financing is a little bit different when compared to leasing options. When you are financing a vehicle, you will be asking for a loan to pay for the vehicle in full. There is a contract made between financier and financee that will explain the length of time in which the loan must be repaid. The process is a little more difficult than with leasing. We will need to check your credit, wages, and more to ensure that you can successfully repay the loan back in the allotted time. If you do not have good credit, then you may want to think about taking the leasing option.  Which one is better for you? Which option is going to suit you best? One of the most important factors is your credit and employment wages. You need to make sure that you make around 3 times the amount of the loan you are seeking. This is a safety measure that is taken to ensure that the loan can successfully be paid on time and completed by the deadline. If you want a dealership that cares about your needs as well as themselves, then look no further. Whether you are looking to lease or finance a new vehicle, Hartland Automotive Sales will provide you with a fast, friendly, and affordable sales plan. We will work closely with you to determine the best options to get you in a new ride as quickly as possible.  Schedule an appointment today! Contact our friendly customer service experts right away, and let's discuss your needs. We are looking forward to getting you in your new car quickly, affordably, and safely. We follow all safety standards and requirements to keep everyone safe during the leasing or financing process. Come and see us soon!

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Automotive news and trends

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5 Used Car Trends of 2020 While many of our customers are looking for newer vehicles that can last them a long time, we are happy to help many other customers find the perfect used car to get them around town. Whether you are looking to trade in your old car or you just need a new used car to help you get to work and school, our team at Hartland Automotive Sales are here to help you out. Stop on by and see what we can do for you! Lower Supply There is a low supply of used cars available on many lots, and lots of customers who want to purchase a used car. This can make it harder for someone who is looking to  get a new ride that is less expensive. However, if you are looking to do a trade-in or sell your used car, then this is the perfect time to do it because many dealers will offer a higher price for the car. Mix Shift will Continue There are some softer values for some of the used vehicles during 2020, even as the mix of used trucks and cars will include an increase in some of the other vehicles out there that are higher in price. This will make a difference when you are trying to sell your trade-in and you may need to negotiate with your dealer to get the best deal and price on it. Mainstream cars are still popular One thing that has stayed the same is that some of the mainstream and popular options out there are still popular. This is good news for those who would like to sell their car and they have one that fits into this category. You can still get a good price since very few people have one available to sell and there are still a good number of customers who would like to purchase one for their homes. Fragmentation There is no indication that the market for used vehicles is going to be less fragmented than it was in the past, even with some of the newcomers that are making their way to the market. This can cause some difficulties as well. But there are a lot of benefits that will show up here as well. Since the consumer is open to a lot of different types of vehicles, it is easier to sell your vehicle. But since there is so much fragmentation, you also need to do a little bit of searching to make this work. When you are ready to trade-in your old car or you are looking for a used car, it is important to know what you want and find the right dealer to help you get it done. Our team at Hartland Automotive Sales can help you get that done, ensuring you leave our lot with the car of your dreams. No matter what you are looking for in your next car, make sure to visit us today so we can help you out!

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Spring cleaning for your car

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At Hartland Automotive Sales, we understand how important your car is to you. It helps to keep your family safe, gets you to work and school, and makes life a lot easier. A good spring cleaning each year can help the car feel as good as new and will ensure that your vehicle will run for much longer. Some of the steps you should take to complete your own spring cleaning include: The Inside Some of the steps you can take to clean the inside of your vehicle includes: Start at the top and clean down. It is common for dust to settle downwards so if you start at the top, you will be able to catch all of that dust before it gets left behind. Use a carpet cleaner or a gentle fabric cleaner Wipe all of the hard surfaces down. Avoid using finishing products that have oil because they attract dirt. Consider an air compressor to clean out those tight spots. Scrub all of the floor mats. Use a good carpet or fabric cleaner to get rid of all the dirt and mud that will accumulate on your mats over the winter. Vacuum the upholstery and the floors Wash the mirrors and windows. There are special options that you can use that will clean car windows and make them look amazing. The Exterior Once you are done making the inside of your vehicle look amazing, it is time to work on the outside. Some of the steps you can use to spring clean the outside of your vehicle include: Avoid the car-wash brushes because these will leave some scratches on the car. A handwash is better. Wash the rims to get rid of the brake dust. Be gentle here so you do not end up harming the tires. Scrub the tires. This means all of the tire so that none of the dirt and grime is left behind.   Wax the car to get it to look nice. Most car washes will provide some safe and effective wax to help you get this done. Visiting a Professional If you do not have the time to do the spring cleaning of your car on your own, you may want to consider hiring a professional to help. Our team at Hartland Automotive Sales are here to help. We can take the best care of your vehicle, making it look amazing no matter what shape of mess it was in when you bring it in. whether you need a little bit of the vehicle cleaned or it is a big mess, you can trust our professionals at Hartland Automotive Sales. Spring cleaning does not have to be hard to work with. The simple steps we went through in this article can help you get that car cleaned and ready to go. When you are ready to get some help with your car spring cleaning, or you are interested in getting a brand new car, contact us at Hartland Automotive Sales to help you get started.  

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How to prepare your car for trade-in?

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When you are ready to get a new car, or you just want to get rid of an older car, it is time to work with your local dealer on a trade-in. While it is possible to just bring the trade-in to the dealer without any work at all, there are a few steps you can take to make sure you get as much as possible out of your old car. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are happy to help you trade-in any car you would like and can make the process as simple as possible. Some of the things you can do to help prepare your car for trade-in includes: Getting the Car Prepped The first step here is to get the car ready before you take it into the dealership. This means you should clean out the vehicle completely, both the inside and out. A good wash and wax can make the outside of the car look great. For the inside, get rid of your personal items and vacuum and wash everything. You can even have someone detail it to make it look amazing. Repair the minor issues You should walk around and look at any of the minor issues that may be present with the car. Check the lights and replace any that need it. Check all of the fluid levels and top them off if necessary. If there are major issues, these are something that the dealer should handle for you. They will lower the price you get for the car,  but the dealer can get them fixed for less than you can. Collect the right documents This would include options like the title on the car, the registration, the service records, and anything else that a potential buyer may need with the car. If you have done a good job of maintaining the car, it is more likely to retain some of its value compared to cars that are not maintained well. The extras If you have anything that would be considered extras to the car, then this is the time to grab them. You should bring the extra set of keys and any accessories that come with the vehicle as well. Do your own inspection Before you take it into the dealer, it is a good idea to conduct some of your own inspections. Look for any of the dings and dents that may be in the vehicle, and fix the ones that you can remove with some elbow grease. You can take it out for a drive and see whether anything seems to be wrong with it. Take note of these as well. When you are ready to do a trade of your vehicle, contact us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We are able to give you the best price on your trade-in and can even help you find a new car to take home with you. No matter what type of car you want to trade or how bad it looks, we are happy to help. Contact us today to get started.

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Car Maintenance Tips

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At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are here to help you with all of your car maintenance needs. While there are a few things that you may be able to do at home, when you need some help, you can always trust our professionals to help you give your car the very best. Some of the best car maintenance tips that you can follow include: Learn all the warning lights: This makes it easier for you to figure out what is wrong with your vehicle right away, rather than guessing. The check engine light is the most important, but you should be on the lookout for some of the others too. Check the tires: You need to make sure that the tires are in good working order to keep you safe. there are several things that you can do for this one. First, check the tire pressure often to make sure it stays within the recommendations. You can also check the tread depth. You want them to be deeper to keep you safe. when they start to get bald, it is time to replace the tires. Rotate the tires and have their alignment checked as well. Clean the brush dust: While this will not necessarily affect the brake system, it can make the tires look bad. You should clean them off often. Check the drive belts: You should replace the serpentine belt after 40,000 miles and the timing belt after 60,000 miles to make sure that they do not snap and break while on the road. Check the oil levels: You need to provide the engine with enough oil so it can continue to run. Check this level often and refill as necessary. Check the engine coolant: This is important for keeping the temperature of your engine down to a safe level. The engine is going to get hot while you drive, but enough coolant will keep it from overheating. Check the fuel economy: If this starts to look like it is going down quite a bit, then it is time to get it into a professional to check out. Replace the filter: if something gets stuck in the filter, it could start to clog up the engine and make things more difficult to work with. Replace on a regular basis. Replace your spark plugs: If you notice that the engine is idling rough or it misfires, then it is a good sign that you should replace your spark plugs. This will help the engine start well each time and can prevent issues with the vehicle leaving you stranded later. No matter what type of vehicle you drive, it is important to give it the care and maintenance it deserves so it will continue to run for a very long time. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are here to help you do just that. Our certified technicians are happy to answer your questions or set up an appointment to help you get your car taken care of. Contact us today to get started.

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How to Fill/Change Your Tires?

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It is important to keep up on the tire maintenance of your vehicle. If your tires are not filled properly or you do not change them out when they start to wear, it could lead to a difficult time with driving and will even lead to accidents when the road gets wet and slippery from rain and snow and ice. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are happy to help you change your tires or fill them up when necessary to make sure your vehicle stays safe on the road. How to Fill Your Tires Filling your tires is not too difficult and many car owners are able to do it themselves. You may need a pressure gauge so you know how much air to add into the tire and when to stop adding more air inside. You can use your own air pump if you would like, though many gas stations, and our own shop, can provide a powerful air pump to make this easier. When ready, you simply go to the chosen spot and release the cap on the tire. Add the pipe for the air pump to the tire and turn it on. Pay attention to how the tire is filling up, checking it a few times with the pressure gauge to see where your tires are. When it is at the right pressure, turn the air pump off, put the cap back on and you are good to go! How to Change Your Tire If the tire is old or completely flat, you may need to completely change out the tire. If you are not already in a safe spot, then get yourself over to one. Then you need to take off the cover of the wheel and loosen the lug nuts, not removing them completely. Then it is time to place the jack properly by following your owner’s manual. Add some wood under this to keep it safe and then raise the car to give the tire some clearance; about six inches will do. To remove the tire, you can remove the lug nuts and put them down somewhere safe. use both hands to pull the flat towards you and off the car, setting to the side. From here, you can line the spare to the wheel bolts and push into place. Add the lug nuts on, tightening the bolts, but not completely tight until you lower the car. When the tire is in place, lower the car on the jack so it is to the ground. Tighten all the lug nuts completely and then replace the wheel cover. Check the tire pressure to make sure everything is safe before you drive away. If you are worried about the air pressure in your vehicle or your tires are ready to get changed, then it is time to contact us at Hartland Automotive Sales. Our professionals are here to help get the work done to keep your car safe on the road. Contact us today to get started. 

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Seasonal Car Tips

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Different seasons are going to cause a lot of different types of issues for anyone who owns a car. You may deal with hail damage or snow along with ice in the winter, or problems with your air conditioning can happen in the summer. At the start of each season, it is a good idea to check out your car and make sure that everything is working well. When you are ready to prepare your car and keep it safe in any weather, come visit us at Hartland Automotive Sales. The Spring During the spring, you should do a few different tasks to make sure your car is in good shape. Some of the things you should check for include: The tires: Make sure they are still in good shape after a long winter. Clean the underbody of the car to make sure all of the slush from winter, which can corrode your vehicle, is gone. Replace the windshield wipers so they work well. Examine the brakes to make sure they work. Top off the fluids in your vehicle. Clean the inside. The Summer During the summer, there are a few other tasks that you should perform to make sure your vehicle is in good shape. Some of these include: Check the air conditioner and the cooling system. This helps make sure that you and the vehicle will stay cool. Oil: Check the level of your oils. Engine performance: check to see how the engine is doing and replace the filters if needed. Lights: Do a quick inspection of the lights. Battery: Check the charge on the battery and replace if necessary.   The Fall and Winter You need to use some extra precautions when it comes to the fall and winter to make sure your vehicle will run well all during the season. Some of the things to check include: Windshield wipers: Check these again. You may need them during a big snow storm. Heater and defroster: Check that they work for the driver and passenger as well. These may help keep you warm and control the visibility. Lights: It gets darker faster in winter so having lights that work are important. Exhaust system: If these get blocked up from snow, you could end up with carbon monoxide gas getting into the vehicle. Clear out the area before driving. Tires: It is important to rotate these every 5000 to 75000 miles. Check the pressure as the colder temperatures can make the pressure different. Replace if they look worn at the beginning of the season before the ice hits.   Your car can go through a lot of different things from one season or another. It is important to follow the tips above and keep your car as safe and protected as possible. When it is time to get your vehicle fixed, bring it down to us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We are happy to check out the vehicle and get it in good shape for you. Contact us today to get started.

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How to Plan a Road Trip?

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Planning a road trip with your family can be a lot of fun. There are so many great places to visit and look at that the hardest part is knowing where to go! At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are here to help you prepare for your next road trip. We can provide you with a safe new ride to make sure you get there, and back, safely, or perform an inspection on your current right to keep you safe! It is just one of the things you can prepare when planning a road trip. Choose Where to Go The first goal for a road trip is to decide where you would like to go on the trip. You can decide how far you want to travel or look at a place you have never been. There are a lot of things that you can consider when choosing where to go on your next road trip, but you need to decide together as a family. You can even take a poll of everyone in your home or do a vote of a few places that you want to go and use that to help you figure out the best place. Plan Out a Route Once you know where you would like to go, it is time to plan out the route that you want to use to get there. You can take a direct route and get there as quickly as possible. Or you may want to take a scenic route and see some extra things along the way. Plan out what you want to see along the way to make the trip even more fun too. Where Will You Stop As you go through your planning, think about where you will stop. Look on the map and determine which places of interest you want to visit while you are going. But that is not all you should consider. Think about where you will stop at the end of each day. Planning out the right hotel or place to stay will help make sure you stop somewhere safe with your family every night. Bring Along the Snacks The snacks and food you eat are all important too. You do not want to stop all the time for unhealthy fast food and you do not want the kids bothering you the whole time. Try to choose a snack that will not make a big mess in your vehicle. Options like chips and sugary foods are often not the best. Instead, pack a lot of healthy foods. Nuts and pretzels are less messy than some of the other options. Sandwiches and fruits can help too for meals. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are here to help. We understand how nostalgic these road trips can be, helping you make some good memories with your family. When you are ready to hit the road and want to make sure your car is in good shape and can get you there and back, make sure to contact us today!

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Will a Car Dealership Pay Off a Loan?

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Yes, it is possible that a car dealership will help you pay off the amount on the loan that is left for your car. This will only happen though if the car is being traded in to the dealer, and if they are able to get their money back out of it all. If these are in place, then the dealer is more likely to use the value of the trade in to help you pay off your loan. At Hartland Automotive Sale, we are happy to help you with any trade in that you have. We can even provide you with help paying off the current loan on the vehicle, taking some of the errands off your hands while still getting you some of the relief you need when purchasing a new car. How Long Does It Take a Car Dealer to Pay Off a Loan? Most dealers will work to pay off the loan as quickly as possible. This helps to get the car out of your name and over to them, which is important when you are trying to sell it. However, you do need to give it some time for the loan to process and be paid off. You can always contact the dealer or the loan provider if it seems to take more time than you think it should. How Does Trading In a Car you Still Owe Money On Work? The way this process works will depend on several factors. If the trade in is worth more than the amount of the loan, then the lender will pay it off for you and give you the rest of the money. This can be used to help pay for a new vehicle or even as part of a down payment and is a way to lower what you owe on the new car. However, if you owe more on the loan than you can get for the trade-in, you will still need to pay off the remainder of the loan. The dealer can give you the money to help with this, or you can have them pay off the loan for you depending on your arrangement. Can You Negotiate a Payoff On a Car Loan? Yes, you can always negotiate what you own on any loan that you get. Whether you can get the lender to negotiate with you is another question. You will need to talk to your specific lender to figure out whether this is something that you can do. Depending on the situation, it is possible to limit how much you owe on your old car while purchasing something new. If you are considering trading in your vehicle and getting a new car to get you around town, come visit us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We are happy to serve our customers in the area and can answer any questions you may have about your current vehicle or a new one you want to purchase. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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Will car dealership accept cash?

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Yes, car dealers, including us at Hartland Automotive Sales, will accept cash as a form of payment. We recognize that our clients are looking to purchase a vehicle in a variety of ways and that several of them will want to use cash as a form of payment. We are happy to help you find the perfect car that you need and can gladly accept cash as your form of payment if you choose. How to Pay Cash for a Car at the Dealership? It is pretty easy to use cash to help pay for a new car at a car dealership. You simply will go in and take a look at some of the cars that are available. Once you have chosen the one you want and given it a good test drive, you can enter into negotiations about how much you will spend for the vehicle. Keep in mind that most dealers will not give you a good deal only based on the fact you plan to pay in cash. You may want to just keep that information out of the negotiations and see what kind of a deal you can get. When a deal is reached, you simply pay for the vehicle right then. You can use actual cash for this or write a personal check for us to deposit that has the right sum of money on it. Do Car Dealerships Take Cash for Down payments? Yes, dealerships will accept cash as a down payment to help pay for your vehicle. Most are happy to do this because it shows a new level of responsibility and makes it less likely that you will default on the loan at all. Do Dealers Accept Personal Checks? Yes, most dealerships will accept personal checks to help pay for the purchase of a new car. Each dealership will have different requirements about how they will handle this though so you will need to check with the specific dealer you are using. Some will need other verification before approving the purchase to make sure you have the right amount in your account. Others may make you wait until the check clears before getting the car too. Does it Look Suspicious to Buy a Car with Cash? It does not look suspicious to buy a car with cash. It looks responsible. You will not have to worry about having to get a loan in order to handle the purchase of the vehicle, which can save you a lot of headache and hassle along the line. Keep in mind that having cash does not guarantee that you will get a better deal on the vehicle. You may want to consider a personal check as that is often a little more secure than real cash. Whether you want to purchase with a personal check, cash, or use financing, our professionals at Hartland Automotive Sales are here to help. We can answer your questions and make sure you walk away with the best vehicle for your needs.

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How does a trade in work at a dealership?

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When you head into the car dealership, your goal is to get the best deal possible. one way to do that is to have another car or vehicle that you plan to get rid of. You can then use that as a trade-in to help you get a better car for a lower purchase price. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we can help you do just that. How does a trade in work when you still owe? Trading in a car if you own on it doesn’t have a be a problem when you have some equity on it. In this case, the dealership will do the loan payoff for you and either give you the cash or allow you to use that money as the down payment on a new car. However, if you do not have equity in the car you want to trade in, you will need to pay off the rest of the loan on your own, even if you no longer have the vehicle. How does a dealership determine trade in value? Most dealerships will use one of two sources to figure out the value of a trade. But both will take a look at the type of car, the mileage, and the condition and compare it to the demand for that type of car in the first place. If the car is in good shape and there is high demand for it, you will get a higher trade in value. Do car dealers make money on trade ins? Depending on the type of car they get during the trade in, it is possible for a dealer to make a profit of thousands of dollars. They will keep you more focused on the purchase of a new vehicle rather than the trade so they can get a lower price on the trade in vehicle. They may even give you a wholesale value because they do not think you will negotiate. They will use different tricks to help you part with your old ride for less money. Being aware of these and cautious is your best course of action. Should you tell a dealership you have a trade in? In most situations, you should not tell the dealer you have a car you would like to trade in until you have already found the car you would like to purchase and you have an agreed on price for that vehicle. The reason for this is that most other dealers assume that you will trade a car during the deal so doing so only puts you at a disadvantage. Stay in control and come up with a good purchase price without the sale, and then bring up the trade in when you are done with that. If you are considering trading in your vehicle for something new, then visit us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We are happy to help answer any questions you may have and can offer you the best price for any vehicle you have. Contact us today to get started.

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Will a dealership take my car as a trade in?

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Many times our customers come into Hartland Automotive Sales looking for a new car. We are happy to take in their trade-ins to make the sales process a little bit easier. We can do this trade-in to save you a step when you purchase a car, getting rid of an old option and leaving with a new one. Will a Car Dealership do an Even Trade? This will depend on the car you are trying to purchase and the one you would like to sell. Dealerships will do an even trade if they are able to get more value out of it than they are giving to you. In most cases, this means that you will need to pay retail for yours but they will give wholesale on the other end. If the dealership does not get more value than they are giving, then they have no interest in doing a deal that is an even trade. The sales team needs to see some profit in there, or they just worked for free. And there is no profit in just swapping cars of equal value. Often if you are getting an even trade, that is a sign that you are getting less than what you could in other situations. But if you want something that is quick and efficient, that may be the best bet to go with. Can You Sell Your Car to a Dealership without Trading It In? Yes, you can sell your car to a dealership without having to trade it in. the exact process you will use depends on which dealership you decide to work with. Some will make the process easy while others may add in a few more hoops for you to jump through. Be aware that often the amount that you get for your car when you sell it is lower than the value of the trade-in. This protects the car dealership and helps ensure they will make some more money from the purchase. Is It Better to Trade a Car In or Sell It? This will depend on your goals and how much work you would like to put into selling the vehicle. A trade-in may not make you as much money as directly selling the vehicle, either to a car dealership or someone else, but it is quick and efficient. You can sell the vehicle and purchase another one al at the same time. Selling a vehicle on your own takes time, meeting with others and discussing the price. When you do a trade-in, all of the work is taken care of for you. It is quick, you do not need to answer a lot of questions or phone calls or emails, and you will still get a fair price on your vehicle while driving away with a new one. If you are interested in trading in your current vehicle or just purchasing something new, then visit us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We are happy to assist you with all of your car buying needs. Whether you want to purchase something new or used, we are here to help. Contact us today to get started. 

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Will car dealerships buy my car?

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Whether you are looking to buy or sell a car, it is important to find the right dealership to work with you. You want to work with someone who can answer your questions, is able to work with purchasing your old car, and one who treats you well. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are here to help you each step of the way. We are proud of serving our customers, providing them with the best deals on a new car, and assisting them with selling or trading in their old ride. Will a Dealership Buy My Car If I Don’t Buy From Them? Yes, most car dealerships will purchase your car, even if you do not purchase a new car from them. Keep in mind though that most of the time, you can get more for a trade-in of that same vehicle than a full cash offer depending on which dealership you choose to go with. If you just want to get rid of a car without all the hassle, visiting a dealership and selling to them, especially when their inventory is low, can be a good option. How Much Will a Dealership Buy My Car For? The amount that a dealership will pay for your vehicle depends on a few different factors. They will look at the make and model of the vehicle along with the features that are on the vehicle. They can look at the age, the shape it is in, and how many miles have been put on the vehicle. They may consider how much demand there is for that type of vehicle as well before making you an offer. Is It Best to Buy a Car from a Dealership? There are benefits and negatives to purchasing your vehicle from a dealer and from a private party. Knowing what these are will help you figure out whether purchasing from a dealership is the right option for you. Many people enjoy going to a dealership to help them find their next vehicle. There are often more vehicles to look through and it can save a lot of time. Many dealers are also more willing to work with you to find the best car option and they will take your trade-in without having to worry about selling it on your home. While the prices of the vehicles are often higher with a dealer compared to purchasing from a private party, you will find that it is often best to purchase from a dealership. They can answer your questions, they have more options that can save you time, and they check out the vehicle ahead of time so you know it is safe for you to use. If you are interested in purchasing a new vehicle, contact us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We have many great new and used options to consider based on your needs. We are also happy to purchase your vehicle, whether you plan to purchase a car from us or not. Contact us today or come on down today!

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Will car dealers take a personal check?

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Most car dealerships are happy to take a personal check when you purchase a new vehicle. They may go through several steps to make sure the check is not fake and there is money in the account, but your check is a welcome form of payment that you can use, one that requires fewer steps for the car buying process because you do not need to apply for a loan. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are happy to accept your personal checks when purchasing a new vehicle. How Long Does It Take a Check to Clear at a Car Dealership? For the most part, a check will take two business days to clear. If you use a personal check over a weekend or a holiday, the amount of time will take longer. The amount of the check can also slow down the process, so the purchase price of the vehicle could add a few days to this clearing. Some banks will speed the process up if you or the dealership have a good relationship with the bank. The best bet is to expect the check to clear within two to five business days. This allows for holidays and weekends and can work well if there is something else that will cause some issues to the check being ready. If you need the money to go through faster, you may need to discuss this with your bank ahead of time. They may be able to talk about some other options you can use to get things through faster. How Do You Write a Check to a Car Dealership? You can write a check to a car dealership the same way you would write a check to anyone else. Ask the car dealership the exact name you should write it out to when you work on the check to make sure it goes to the right place. Otherwise, you would fill the check out the same way you would when paying your bills and everything else. Keep in mind that the check will take a little time to clear. See what the rules are with the dealership about you taking the vehicle home right away. Because of some of the safety precautions they take ahead of time, the dealership should allow you to take the vehicle home right away. Should You Bring Cash to a Car Dealership? If you decide to purchase a vehicle through a private seller, it is sometimes easier to get a lower price if you do bring some cash to the deal instead of writing a check. However, this is not the same thing that happens at a dealership. Cash is not king and it is often better to work with a check or other financing when you purchase from a car dealership. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are happy to help our customers drive off in a newer vehicle on their terms. No matter what type of vehicle you would like, contact us to help you find your dream vehicle.

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Will car dealerships be closed due to coronavirus?

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With coronavirus hitting the news and changing up a lot of what we do each day, it is normal to wonder will car dealerships be closed due to coronavirus or not. While some dealers may decide to limit their hours or close down completely during the pandemic, here at Hartland Automotive Sales, we are happy to announce that we plan to stay open and available to our customers to help them get the car of their dreams. Finding Your Dream Car No matter what type of vehicle you would like to purchase, our sales team is here to help. You may decide it is time for a new ride or your old vehicle is starting to wear out and you need an upgrade to make it to work, even during this pandemic. Our team is here to help you through each step, making sure you drive off our lot with the perfect vehicle to suit your needs. We have full inventory of new and used vehicles of all makes and models and are happy to help you test drive a few to see which meets your needs.  Sometimes you may be surprised by the different vehicles we have available. Many of our customers come to us, not knowing what they would like to purchase but knowing they need to get a new vheicle. Our friendly staff is here to walk you through the process and will ensure you walk off with something you will love.  How to Tell if a Dealership is Open? It is hard to know whether a dealership is open during the pandemic or not. There are so many dealerships and other companies who have closed down due to the pandemic that even if the hours online say that you can come in, this is not always the case. The best way to tell if a dealership or other business is open is to give them a call. Their team can answer all of your questions and set up a time that is best for your schedule to come look at a vehicle and pick the one that is best for your needs. Getting Service Done on the Car Our service department is also open during this pandemic to help serve our customers when something is wrong with their vehicle. Give us a call ahead of time so we can set up an appointment that works with your schedule and to make sure you don’t have to wait around in line. We can work on your new and used vehicle to get you safely back on the road. We are still providing services for all of our customers, no matter what type of vehicle they drive.  Even though it is important to be careful about the coronavirus and everything going on with this pandemic, it is still important to find a car when you need a new one or when your car needs fixed. That is why we are happy to serve our customers here at Hartland Automotive Sales. Come on in the next time you need a new or used vehicle to help you get around.

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Why work at a car dealership?

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Working at a car dealership perks You may wonder that if you work at a car dealership do you get a discount. You may even wonder if you work at a car dealership do you get a car. There are a number of perks that you can enjoy while working in this position, and knowing the pros and cons of working at a car dealership can help you know whether this is the right career for you. Some of the benefits include: You can make $1000 or more on each sale. You get to choose the schedule that works the best for you. Of course, the more you work, the more you can potentially earn. You can drive around the demo cars You meet new people each day. You get a full support team behind you to help with sales. Some dealerships can offer special deals that make it easier for their sales team to win things like a car or even extra bonuses. It all depends on which car dealership you decide to work with. Working at a car dealership salary Most people who work on the sales team in a car dealership will earn based on commission. There is not a set salary and it is based on the number of cars you sell and how much the car makes as a profit for the company. Some ways that you can earn money includes: Commission Weekly pay Per car The hours worked Bonuses from the manufacturer or dealership Benefits and perks Commission is the most common so you need to sell cars to make an income. The average commission is 25% off the profits. So if a car sells for $20,000 but it only makes $4000 of profit for the company, you would earn $1000 on that sale. Requirements to work at a car dealership The first requirement is that you will not be working at a car dealership until you are 18. You need to be old enough to drive the cars around and help out customers, and most dealerships do not want anyone who is under the age of 18. You also need to have a very outgoing personality and be good at selling things to others. A car is a big purchase and finding one that works for your customers is important. Sometimes what works the best for your customers is not going to provide the highest commission for you. But this can help you find a good customer who will come back later and make another sale. You also need to be creative. You need to find solutions that will work for your customers and convince them to make a purchase, even if they seem like they are ready to walk out the door. The more creative you can be, the easier it is to make a sale. Whether you are looking to break into the world of sales by working at a car dealership or you want to start your search for your dream car, make sure to contact us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We are happy to help answer all your questions and meet your needs!

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Why Buy From a Car Dealership?

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There seems to a lot of pros and cons of buying a car from a dealership. Some people love to use this option because of all the options and good prices they can enjoy, along with all of the advantages of buying a used car from a dealer. But others have had a bad experience working with a dealership and can list out all of the disadvantages of buying a car from a dealership. Knowing the pros and cons of buying a used car, especially one from a dealership can help you figure out where you should head the next time you need a car. The Pros and Cons of Car Dealerships Before purchasing your next car at a dealership, it is important to know the pros and cons of car dealerships and what they can provide to you. Some of the benefits and disadvantages include: Benefits of buying a car from a dealership There are many benefits that you can enjoy when purchasing a car, whether it is new or used, from a car dealership. Some of these include: More options; There are often more options in cars you can purchase when you look at a dealership compared to looking through private sellers. Safer ride: Since dealerships will check out the car and fix any major problems in it, you know that the vehicle is safe for you to drive around right away. With a private seller, you may have trouble figuring out if the vehicle is right for you or not. Can answer your questions: It is easier to get your questions answered when you use a car dealership compared to working with a private seller. Disadvantages of buying a car from a dealership There are a lot of great benefits that come with purchasing a car from a dealership, but there are also a few things you need to worry about as well. One of the biggest disadvantages is that the price of the vehicle can be a little higher. With a dealer, the company needs to earn enough to pay for the car itself, pay for any overhead for running the company, and pay some commission to their sales team. To make this happen, they have to add to the price of the vehicle before they sell any vehicle. However, when you purchase from a private seller, you do not need to worry about any of this. The private seller only has to worry about a price that seems fair to them so you can usually find private sale cars for a lower price. If you are interested in purchasing a used car from a dealership and are considering the pros and cons of buying a used car, make sure to contact us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We are able to answer all of your questions before you make a purchase, ensuring that you can drive off our lot with some of the best vehicles around. Contact us today when you are ready to look for a new vehicle and see how we can help you today!

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Are car dealership services rip offs?

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While car dealership services have gotten a bad reputation, they are not a rip off. In fact, going to a dealership to have your vehicle serviced is often the best idea. They have specialized mechanics who know how to work specifically with your make and model of vehicle. This helps provide you with the best service compared to any other mechanic who may know how to generally work with vehicles but isn’t a specialist on your specific vehicle. If you want to make sure you get the best service and maintenance possible on your vehicle, and you live near a dealership, it is best if you can visit there for all your car repair needs. Can You Trust a Dealership Mechanic? It is easy to worry about whether you are being charged for unnecessary car maintenance on your vehicle. The average person does not know enough about their vehicle to understand when they are getting something important fixed on the vehicle. They worry about can you trust a dealership mechanic or how to know if your mechanic is scamming you. The best thing to do is find a mechanic you can trust. There are often many mechanics in your area and you need to choose the right one. This will help you figure the right one for your needs. If you do use a dealership, you get some peace of mind knowing they have to maintain the reputation of the car manufacturer when repairing your vehicle, which can provide you exceptional service. Should I Service My Car at a Dealership Most dealerships will provide you with high-quality service to make sure you get the best care for your car. Often going to a dealership that provides services specifically to your make and model of vehicle will ensure you get the best mechanic to do the job. They know how to specifically work with your type of car, helping to provide the best maintenance to your vehicle. Do Dealerships Service Cars Before Selling? Many dealerships will service cars before they sell them again. This helps to make sure there are no major issues with the vehicle and can prevent their customers from getting a bad car. This also protects them because of something goes wrong right after you take the car off the lot, they are the ones held liable for it. You may also find that dealerships will wash cars after service, whether they are giving the vehicle back to you or they plan to sell it. The nicer the vehicle looks when they are done servicing, the better it looks on them. While some mechanics may try to overcharge for their services, you can always trust us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We know how important your vehicle is to you and work hard to provide you with some of the best service possible each time. Whether you are purchasing a new vehicle from us or you need something on your current vehicle fixed, we are able to help you right away. Contact us to get your appointment set up!

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Are Car Dealership Prizes Real?

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We have all seen this happen. You get a car dealership pull tab game that talks about how if you get a certain image in a row or something else lucky happens, you could be a grand prize winner. Often the grand prize is winning a car from a dealership. This brings up a lot of excitement from people who assume that they have won something really great. The problem is that most of these are not real. Often you have to go in and visit the car dealership to even figure out what your prize is. Even if it states you have won the grand prize, once you get into the dealership, you find out that you misread things or that there really isn’t a grand prize of a free car available. This can leave a sour taste in the mouth of many customers who are excited to win something big. This is a common bait and switch tactic that a lot of dealerships try to use. They like that they can send out direct mail to their customers and bring a bunch of people through the door. These mailings are often vague enough that it is impossible to tell what the prizes are, and you have to head over to the dealership to figure it out. Once there, most car dealerships do not have that great of prizes to offer to their customers. If they do offer a prize, there are often a bunch of conditions attached. You may get the prize if you purchase a certain kind of vehicle, for example. Or if they do give a prize, it is something small, like a keychain. The goal here is not to provide their customers with a great prize they will love. These car dealership pull tab games, and other options similar to it, are all about getting customers in the door. The hope is that enough customers will think they win something or will come in to check, so that the sales team can get to work. The customers will come in the door and the sales team will try to convince them to look around at some of the inventory. With any luck, they can convert some of these customers into paying customers, making them some sales off a piece of mail that only cost them a few cents to send out. If you need a new car anyway, then this is not a big deal at all. However, for most people, they get swept up into this and find out that it was all just a trick and a big waste of their time. The next time you need a car and see a game that says you are winning a car from a dealership, avoid going there and head to visit us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We value your time and won’t play any games with you. Instead, we focus on finding you the right vehicle for your needs, without any of the gimmicks.

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Are car dealership prices negotiable?

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How Much Will a Dealership Come Down on Price On a New Car? Often a car dealership is not able to come down as much, at least percentage wise, on a new vehicle as they can on some of the older models. The newer car was more expensive for them to purchase compared to some of the older or used vehicles and they need to make their money back and pay for the sales team as well. You may have more luck negotiating some extra features or for a good warranty if this happens to be the case. How Much Will a Dealership Come Down on Price on a Used Car? Car dealers often have more leeway when it comes to used vehicles. They often get these as a trade-in for a different car or for a really good deal so the profit margins are higher. This makes it easier for you to strike a deal with the sales team. You may need to bring your game and be ready to negotiate a bit, but you can often leave a dealership with a really good deal on a vehicle. Knowing when do car dealers drop their prices can be good here as well because it helps you to find some of the best deals around. How Much Under Sticker Price Should I Pay for a New Car? The sticker price is simply the amount that the manufacturer suggests the dealership sells the vehicle for. This usually means that there is some wiggle room. The amount will depend on the specific dealership. Some will be find giving you a deal of a few hundred dollars. If you are willing to do a little work though, you could save thousands of dollars off a brand new car. It all depends on how hard you are willing to negotiate with the car dealer. What to Do If a Salesman Won’t Negotiate Most salespeople will negotiate on the sale of a car, whether it is used or new, to help you come to an agreement. There are some situations where this may not happen though. Whether the salesperson is not able to negotiate because the profit margins are too thin on that type of vehicle or they just don’t want to budget, you may not be able to see any price movement in your favor. When this happens, you may need to make a decision. Decide whether you are willing to pay for the vehicle at the listed price, or walk away and look somewhere else. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we do our best to provide you with the best deals possible on any automotive purchase you do with us. We understand that you have a budget to maintain and want to drive off our lot with a great deal. That is why we are open to negotiations and are happy to work with you to find the perfect car for the right price. Come visit us today to see wat kind of a deal we can get for you.

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Are Car Dealerships Open During Lockdown?

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At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are here to help make the car buying process a breeze. No one likes to waste their weekend going from one car dealership to another trying to find the perfect vehicle to help get them around town. They want to find the perfect deal the first time to get them on their way. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are here to help make that happen, with our sales team here to assist you, even during a lockdown. Are Car Dealerships Open in Lockdown? Yes, our car dealership is open, even during the lockdown. We have made some changes to ensure the health and safety of our sales team and all of our customers who walk in the door. But we are still happy to provide exceptional service for anyone who walks through our door. Whether you are looking to buy a newer or used car or you want to discuss selling your old one, our sales team is here to help, even during a lock down. Can I Buy a Used Car During Lockdown? Yes, if you want to know, can I buy a car during lockdown, it is possible with the help of our sales professionals. We understand that coming out to the lot can be a risk for some during the pandemic, but we have taken extra precautions to ensure everything stays safe and secure for our customers. Whether you are looking to sell your old car, do a trade in, or what to purchase a new car, our sales professionals are here to help. Buying a Car Privately During Lockdown If you are looking at buying a used car privately during lockdown, you need to still take some precautions. There is nothing wrong with purchasing outside of our dealership, but still take care with being around others who may have been sick in the past or who are currently sick. Also, be aware that many government buildings are shut down during these lockdowns as well so licensing a car through a private party can be a challenge as well. Read up on your local laws to make sure you do everything right. Can I Sell My Car Privately During Lockdown? Just like you can purchase a used car during lockdown, you can also sell your car during a lockdown. Many people choose to sell their car privately during lockdown to prevent from going to a car dealership near them and to make more money off the sale. The biggest problem is finding interested buyers who feel safe enough doing a purchase during this pandemic. To avoid some of the hassle, it is best to contact us at Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart, Indiana. We are happy to help you with all of your car buying and selling needs, even during a pandemic. We have a lot of people come stop by and ask, can I buy a used car during lockdown. Even during these challenging times, our sales people can help get you in the new ride you deserve. Stop on by and see what we have available for you.  

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Are Car Dealership Warranties Worth It?

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When you purchase a new or used vehicle at any dealership, they may ask whether you would like to purchase an extended warranty. This is a little additional insurance that can help you if something breaks down on your vehicle and you need to get it fixed. As long as the repair is covered in the warranty, you will not need to pay for the repair. This can save you a lot of time and money down the line. But are car dealership warranties worth it? Is an Extended Warranty Worth It On a New Car? Yes, an extended warranty can be worth the cost on a new car. While new cars are generally more reliable than older models, when a new car needs to be fixed, the bill can be much higher because the parts are all brand new. Having this extended warranty can help you know that the vehicle is safe and that you can get any repairs done when necessary, without having a large bill to contend with. Keep in mind that many new vehicles will come with their standard factory warranty so you do get some protection. Purchasing the extended warranty will help you save money down the road when the factory warranty wears out. And since the car is new with lower mileage, the extended coverage will often cost less. Extended Car Warranty Cost A big question that a lot of our customers will ask about an extended car warranty is how much it will cost. This is a pretty normal question to have and can help you budget out whether this warranty is a good option for you or not. The amount that you will pay depends on the type of vehicle, the amount of coverage you want on your vehicle, and even by the location where you plan to drive the vehicle. While the amount will vary, the average cost for an extended car warranty will be about $2800. It does depend on how long you would like the coverage for though. There are a lot of great warranty companies out there and we strive to provide you with the right options when choosing one. We can cut out the worst extended auto warranty companies to make sure you only get ones who will treat you well and help you when things go badly. This helps you to get the best deal for your money each time. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we know that you want to get the best deal on your next automotive purchase, without being fed a lot of gimmicks and extras that are not worth your time. That is why we have streamlined the process and strive to bring you the very best in customer service each time. We only provide the most reputable extended car warranty companies and will walk through the pros and cons of extended car warranties with you to make sure you get the very best deal each time. Contact us today to see whether you should buy a car dealer warranty or not.

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What car dealership is open on Sundays?

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The week can often get busy and finding car dealerships open on Sundays in Elkhart, IN can be a challenge. Many of the dealers in the area will be closed to allow families to spend time together. But when you are short on time and can’t make it in during the rest of the week, you may wonder are there any dealerships open on Sunday. Why Aren’t All Car Dealerships Open Sunday? There are a number of reasons why a car dealership will not be open on Sunday. One of the reasons is that the state may not allow these dealers to open their doors on that day. To find out which states allow car sales on Sunday, you will need to look at your local laws and regulations. In these states, even if the car dealership wanted to be open to better serve their customers, they would not have a say. Most states do allow car dealerships to open on Sunday, which can make it more convenient for you to find the car you need. However, you may still find that there are some dealerships that close or have very limited hours. This can make them really difficult to work with and can mean you need to take time off work to even look at cars. Whether they do it because of low sales or another reason, it can make car shopping really challenging. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are one of the car dealerships open on Sundays in Elkhart, IN. We are happy to serve our customers during the day on Sunday, here to answer questions, help you with test drives, and ensure you can walk away with the car of your dreams. How to Find a Car Dealership Open on Sundays? If you find that the only day you can go car shopping is on Sundays, then it is important to find used car dealerships open on Sunday in Elkhart, Indiana. There are several great options open and doing a quick online search will ensure you can find the right one for you. Check their hours and give them a call to see if they can meet your needs. Make sure that they can not only show you the cars you want, but that they can provide financing too. This is important if you want to drive off the lot with the new car you have your heart set on. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we can help you with every step of the process, even on Sundays, to make car buying easier. When Sunday is the only day that will do for car shopping and finding a great deal, make sure to contact us at Hartland Automotive Sales. We are one of the car dealerships open near me and used car dealerships open on Sunday in Elkhart, Indiana to help meet all of your car buying needs. We can help you from start to finish with your car buying needs to ensure you get the best value, even on Sunday. Contact us today to get started.

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What car dealerships are offering 0% financing?

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At Hartland Automotive Sales, we are here to help you get the most out of any car deal through us. We understand that having a vehicle is one of the best ways to ensure you can get to work and around town without getting stuck and that you want the best deal in the process. That is why we How Long will 0% Financing Last? The amount of time you can enjoy your loan with 0% financing will depend on the deal you get with the company. There are a lot of different terms and sometimes it depends on the incentive given by the dealership and other times it depends on how long the loan of the vehicle lasts. Some common options for 0% financing includes: 0% interest car loans for 60 months 84 months 0% financing And so much more With the holidays right around the corner, there are a many zero financing options that you can choose from. When you visit with them, ask which makes and models will qualify and if there are certain price limits that you need to meet to make sure you can take advantage of these deals. What Cars are Offering Zero Percent Financing? When you go into a dealer, make sure to find out what cars are offering zero percent financing. There are often many different types of vehicles on the lot and even when the dealership is promising zero percent down, it may not include every vehicle on the lot. You do not want to get into this and then find out you are working with a vehicle that doesn’t offer this promotional offer. Talk to the salesperson and make sure you understand which vehicles qualify for this offer. This can help you choose the right option for you while getting the low interest for a set amount of time. Also check to see whether the promotional financing has different term lengths depending on which vehicle you work with. This can help you make the best decisions in the car buying experience. The Terms and Conditions Before you agree to working with any car dealer on a zero percent financing option, make sure that you read through all the terms and conditions ahead of time. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it is usually a good sign that something is off. Check to see how long the term of the loan is, what fees are in, and what the interest rate will be when you do start paying for the interest. Read all the fine print before agreeing to anything. If you are looking to take advantage of zero percent financing on your next car purchase, look no further than Hartland Automotive Sales. We have the experience to provide you with some of the best deals when you are ready to purchase your new car and are happy to provide some of the best customer service in the industry. Contact us today to find the perfect car for you and to learn what cars are offering zero percent financing.

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What car dealership uses Equifax?

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When you ask for a loan for a new car, many companies will need to pull up a credit report to see whether you are a good candidate for the loan. It is important to have an idea of what do car dealers look for in credit. You will quickly find that it is easy to find Transunion auto dealers, or dealers who only use a Transunion credit report. But what lenders use Equifax only is a bit harder to find. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we can check just your Equifax score and help you get the car you deserve. Personal Loans that Use Equifax Personal loans are the perfect option to choose when you need to purchase a new vehicle. Whether you work directly with a car dealership or a bank to get a car loan, you can discuss how the loan is designed and even the interest rate and length of the loan. Most personal loans will rely on Transunion to make their decisions. This is just the one that many banks and financial institutions seem to like and trust. It is possible to get a personal loan off just your Equifax credit report, though you will need to discuss this with your lender ahead of time. Discuss why you need to use that report instead of another option and see if the lender will work on this with you. Car Dealership Credit Checks When you go to purchase a vehicle, one option you may want to consider is a loan through a car dealership. These are often convenient and many dealers will work with you more than a traditional bank. Since many will rely on Transunion to pull the credit report, you need to discuss whether they will do the credit check with Equifax instead if you need this for some reason. What Do Car Finance Companies Check? Before you receive a loan for a new vehicle, the finance company will run a credit report. This is done to get a better look at how your finances are and whether you can afford the new vehicle or not. Each finance company will look at different items, but the main thing is to check how well you make payments on time and how much debt you already handle a month. If you have a lot of other debt on your credit report, then you may struggle to get a loan. The financing may worry that you will not be able to handle another bill each month. They will also look at late payment history. While missing one payment will not mean doom for your chances, the more payments you miss, the harder it is to get a loan. At Hartland Automotive, we are here to help you get the right car loan so you can leave our dealership with the perfect vehicle for your needs. We offer many flexible car loan options and can work with any credit reporting agency that you would like. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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What car dealerships has the best rebates?

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When you decide it is time to go shopping for a new truck or car, you should shop around for car dealer rebates because that will save you the most money. Finding the best car deals right now will ensure you can get the most for your money and if you can find car clearance deals for 2020, you will keep your new car purchase in budget. If you are looking for the best car deals 2020, make sure to contact us at Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart, IN. we can provide exceptional service along with the best car deals August 2020. Rebates Come from the Manufacturer While a car dealer can offer a lot of amazing rates on the vehicles you purchase, if you are getting a rebate, then that is something that comes from the manufacturer. This means that the rebate is free money that the manufacturer is handing out to motivate you to purchase a certain make or model of a new vehicle. Many dealerships like to use this to make it seem like they are working for you with the saved money or to make the price of the vehicle look less. But be aware that this is free money from the manufacturer. How These Rebates Work? That last section was not to discourage you from using rebates. These rebates can save you a lot of money on a new vehicle. But it is important to understand how they work so you can actually get the discount. These rebates are offered by the manufacturer in the hopes of getting the consumer to purchase their specific vehicle. No matter what the dealership may try to discuss with you, the dealer rebates have nothing to do with the selling price you negotiate on a new vehicle. In fact, this rebate is going to usually be applied as a down payment on the vehicle instead. However, if you already have a trade-in or a good down payment, you can then request that the rebate is sent to you by check and you will receive it from the manufacturer. Most people choose to use the cash as a down payment because they will not need to bring their own down payment with them and it reduces the price of the vehicle. Remember that a rebate is just one of the incentives that the dealership and car manufacturers can provide to you. Learn about these rebates and how they work so you can save as much money on the purchase of a new vehicle before you even go in and talk to a dealer. Whether you are looking for the best used car deals right now or even factory to dealer incentive, our team at Hartland Automotive Sales can help. You find the perfect rebate to save you money. With all the great new options of vehicles available, you are sure to find one you love and we can make sure you get the best car clearance deals of 2020. Contact us today to get started.

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What car dealership has the best deals right now?

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When you are shopping around for a new car, you want to find the best used car deals right now. This ensures that you get the exact vehicle you want to get around town and to work, without all of the hassle and worry of paying too much for the vehicle either. At Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart, IN, we can help you get the best used car deals right now to ensure you leave our lot with the new car of your dreams. 0 Percent Financing Car Deals One deal that you shouldn’t miss out on when shopping for a car right now is 0 percent financing car deals. Many dealers will offer this right now to get people into the lot and entice them with a bigger and nicer vehicle that the customer is sure to love. You can drive home in one of these cars and not have to worry about paying any interest on the loan for the length of the deal. Some may offer this for 6o to 72 months after the purchase. New Car Deals in Elkhart, IN As the year starts to end and the sales numbers need to roll in, you will even find good deals on new cars in the city. Car dealers are getting ready to bring in the new 2021 models of vehicles and they want to clear out any of the new 2020 cars too. This can be good news for you as you leave the lot with a nicer, newer vehicle in no time. Car Clearance Deals 2021 When it comes to used cars and the deals you can get in 2020 and 2021, there are a lot of options and each car dealer is going to offer a different incentive to get customers in the door and to meet sales quotas before the end of the year. It never hurts to ask around and see what kind of deal you can get on a new or used vehicle when you are ready to purchase. One option to look for, in addition to some of the choices above, is a rebate offer. These include providing you with a big discount on the upfront purchase of the vehicle if you walk in with financing right then. Some car dealers are offering $5000 or more in rebate, which can provide you with a big savings when you are done. As the end of the year approaches, it is worth your time to shop around and see what car clearances deals in 2021 are available to you. Negotiate and discuss with the salesperson and see whether you can get the exact car you have your eye on for a whole lot less. If you are looking for the car dealership that has the best deals right now, including new car deals in Elkhart, IN, then look no further than Hartland Automotive Sales. We have some of the best car deals in 2021 and are ready to work with you to ensure you get the best service and the right vehicle for your needs. Contact us today to get started. 

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What card dealership works with bad credit?

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When you have bad credit, it may seem like the cards are stacked against you. You may have heard no quite a bit when you look for a new car, and you worry how long your old clunker will be able to continue getting you to work. Even if you have bad credit, contact us at Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart, Indiana. We are one of the dealerships that accept bad credit and can help you drive away with a new or used car in no time, no matter what your credit is! Bad Credit Car Loans With bad credit, the only way you may be able to get a new car is through an auto loan. This is where the bad credit can cause some issues. It is hard to get a loan if your credit is not that great, which makes you feel stuck and lost. You need a car to help you make money, to pay your bills, and then maintain your good credit in the process. Without a car, everything can start to fall apart. The good news is that even with bad or fair credit, some dealers will still work with you. It may require a few extra steps along the way to get it done, but once you find a used car dealership with bad credit financing, your dreams of owning a new vehicle, even when you are a little embarrassed by your current credit, is possible. What to Expect from Dealerships That Accept Bad Credit? Even though there are dealerships who will help you get a vehicle with bad credit, there are a few things to consider before you get a loan for your vehicle. For example, the interest rate will often be higher if you work with dealers that offer bad credit financing. This is to help protect them in case you do not pay, but will end up costing you more in the long run. Not every dealer is that way and some, even when working with bad credit, will have better interest rates than others. Shop around and see what kind of deal you can get. Consider things like the depreciation of the vehicle, meaning how much value it loses over time, and then determine if this is the right option for you. Once you decide to work with one company over another, ask what the requirements are for you to get that loan. Many times they will look at your credit score and see exactly why you have bad credit. Ask lots of questions and shop around to find the best option for you. If you have bad credit or less than stellar credit, it is important to work with a dealer who has you covered. Many dealers will reserve their cars just for customers with the best credit, but at Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart, Indiana, we are your bad credit car dealership. We understand that sometimes life makes it hard to have the best credit and we are one of the best car dealerships that accept bad credit in Elkhart. Contact us today to see how we can help you drive away with a new vehicle today!

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Look Out For The Best Car Loan Deals Before You Buy A Vehicle

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Shopping around for a new vehicle can be a daunting task. There are so many options on the market and each dealership promises to have the best deals. As you are shopping, you should not just focus on the price of the vehicle but also look around for the best car finance deals out there. This will help you pay less on the car over the term of your loan. Some dealerships, like Hartland Automotive Sales in Elkhart Indiana, can provide 0 percent financing for 72 months on several top names in the industry. Whether you are looking for Toyota 0% financing or you want to see the ford 0% financing qualifications, we can help you see which car is not only right for you but what cars are offering zero percent financing right now. Why Is 0% Financing Important? 0% financing is used by many dealerships to draw customers into the lot to purchase a new vehicle. While it may be used to help increase sales numbers, it can help save you the customer a lot of money too. When you see 0% interest car loans for 60 months, it means that you can get a loan on the vehicle without having to pay any interest on it. In the example above, you can get that car loan and not pay interest for a full 60 months. For the lender, that means that they will not make a profit on the loan at all for that 60 months. For the consumer, this makes it easier to drive off the lot with a new car. The payments are lower and you can get a brand new car to help you get to work, school, and around town. The Time Frame Most of these offers will have a set time limit on how long they are good for. They are also with an introductory rate. After that time period is over, the rate expires and you will need to start paying for the higher interest rate. The exact amount will be outlined in your purchase agreement with the dealership. The longer the financing period without interest, the better for you the consumer. At Hartland Automotive Sales, we work to help you get the best deal on your financing so you can find the right car to fit your budget. In Fact, we can offer 0 percent financing for 72 months for some customers, giving you six years of no interest on your loan! You may even be able to pay off the car without having to pay any interest depending on the terms of the agreement and your monthly payment., making it a good deal for most consumers. If you are in the market for a new car and need to find a car dealership who is offering 0% interest car loans for 60 months or 0 percent financing for 72 months, then contact us here at Hartland Automotive Sales. We are the best in the business, providing some of the best customer service and deals to our customers no matter what their financial situation. When you are ready to purchase a new vehicle, contact us today!

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