Auto Advice

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WHAT CAR BUYERS CAN DO WITH LITTLE TO NO CREDIT

For those with little to no credit, there is still opportunity to purchase a vehicle.     Though low credit scores aren’t the most ideal, they don’t tell the entire story for a consumer, and Chrysler Capital works diligently to provide full-spectrum auto financing options. “Chrysler Capital does have buying power for first-time buyers for some of the subprime applicants that are out there,” says … Read More

HOW ARE YOU UTILIZING THIS YEAR’S TAX REFUND?

The deadline for sending in taxes is just around the corner in April. According to IRS.gov, the average refund for 2019 (as of December 2019) was $2,869. If you’re receiving a refund this year, first off, congratulations! Secondly, have you planned what you’re doing with your new earnings? Of course there are plenty of options for how you can use a refund that would be potentially … Read More

Chrysler Capital Test Drive: 2020 Dodge Durango

  After a nice little holiday break, we are back on the road for more Chrysler Capital Test Drives. 2019 brought some fun rides across the FCA US brand and we are looking forward to highlighting more in 2020. We started our next chapter by stepping inside the 2020 Dodge Durango SXT. SPACE FOR DAYS Whether you’re driving a large crowd or hauling a heavy … Read More

Can you return a leased vehicle early?

A common myth of leasing is that, once you sign a contract, you are committed to the vehicle until the terms of the contract are completed. The truth is, you can turn in a leased vehicle early. You can also trade the vehicle, sometimes also called a lease-buyout and sale. Is it better to fulfill the terms of your lease contract? Yes. But in life, … Read More

WHAT IS A DISPOSITION FEE ON A LEASE CONTRACT?

In a previous post on how auto leasing works, one of our “Terms to Know” was Disposition Fee. It was defined as: “Charged by some lessors for the privilege of returning the vehicle and walking away; the cost is spelled out in the Lease Contract, so you will know upfront how much it will be.” Simply put, the disposition fee is charged by the lessor at … Read More

HOW DOES NEGOTIATING IN AUTO LEASING WORK?

  When looking into a lease deal on a vehicle, have you wondered if there may be any wiggle room on the final numbers? There’s a common misconception that the auto leasing process is not negotiable. While leasing can be significantly different from traditional financing, when it comes to negotiating, the two are quite similar in certain ways. For example, the price of the vehicle … Read More

HOW TO HAVE YOUR VEHICLE PREPARED FOR WINTER’S WORST

We’ve reached mid-January, which also means the worst of Old Man Winter has started to hit in many parts of the country. While beautiful, snow and ice can lead to some less-than terrific driving conditions. Trust us, this is not the type of weather you want to define your road trip. What better time than now, before the majority of the country gets its first … Read More

TO WARM OR NOT TO WARM YOUR VEHICLE – YOU DECIDE

Even in a new decade, the great debate wages on. To warm or not to warm? As we head into the wintery months, much of the United States awakens to freezing temperatures, including some as low as single-digit or even negative in the Northern states. Interestingly, this is a hot topic (pun intended) that renders strong opinions on both sides. THE CASE FOR NOT WARMING … Read More

CAR CARE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS – PT. 2

Getting in shape. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions each year is to live a healthier lifestyle, whether it be through diet, exercise or both. Making just a few simple adjustments or additions to our routines can do wonders for our well-being. The same goes for how we treat our vehicles. Last week, we provided some car care New Year’s resolutions to help … Read More