Here at Miller Auto & Marine, we want to make sure you're staying safe on and off the road. While changing flat tires and checking each tire's air pressure are regular tasks for our service technicians, we understand that sometimes you're in a situation where you need to roll up your sleeves and change your vehicle's tire. If or when that situation occurs, we want you to be able to do it safely.
There is a myriad of details to consider when making a decision about your next vehicle purchase. Beyond the make, model, color, and gas mileage of your next new dream car, you also have to figure out what to do with your last dream car while paying for the new vehicle in your life. That is when you have to answer the question of whether it is best to trade your car in at the dealership or to sell it to a third party. The good news is that there is no wrong answer, but deciding might lead to a severe case of analysis paralysis, so here are a few of the pros of each approach.
Nobody likes to leave any money on the table, so determining the correct value of your car, truck, or van becomes critically important when it comes to sitting down at the negotiating table. Needless to say, a great many factors go into that final figure, but understanding the basics of car valuation will give you a strong notion of what you might expect when trying to figure out the value of your trade-in vehicle. While we all attach an emotional value to our cars and trucks, forged over years of driving it through all types of conditions, trying to determine the trade in value of those memories depends on a host of factors.
Sometimes, the search for a new vehicle is very specific, and other times it’s vague. I’ve had customers come to the showroom already knowing the make, model, year, and trim of their ideal vehicle. I’ve also had customers come in who know they want or need a new vehicle, and that’s about as detailed as they’ve gotten. The majority of the customers I see fall somewhere in-between those two examples, and trust me, whatever place you’re at is completely fine.
This is a common question we’re asked at Miller Auto & Marine. Potential customers wonder if they can have their vehicle serviced by our technicians, even if they purchased their vehicle at another dealership. It’s a pretty good rule of thumb that if some people are asking, even more people are wondering. So I thought, why not make things a little easier and answer this question for everyone?
There's no two ways about it, brand new vehicles are appealing. They're beautifully designed, they have the newest features and capabilities, and they're factory warrantied. When it comes to new, the list of benefits seems to grow the longer you think about it. But, there's one caveat keeping a lot of folks away from brand new vehicles: financing. Luckily, that's not your only option. The top three ways people buy new cars is by paying cash, financing, and leasing.
Each of these options is different, and that's a good thing because there's lots of different kinds of customers as well. Leasing is a good option for people who like to have a new car every two or three years and people who only want to pay for the portion of the vehicle you're leasing. If you're new to leasing, this blog is a great way to learn about the different components that affect the overall investment of a lease agreement.
At Miller Auto & Marine, we work to provide our customers the best possible experience. We do this not only to ensure your purchasing process is an enjoyable one, but also because we want you to come back! Today, I won’t be sharing our perspective on the sales and service you can expect from Miller Auto & Marine. Instead, you’ll hear from The Koehn Family – who’ve been Miller Auto & Marine customers for the past 20 years.
Truck owners typically have a specific set of needs and requirements when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle. After all, there are distinct differences between trucks and great trucks. Today, we’re not just talking about trucks that can be used to help someone move. We’re talking about two great trucks for getting things done. Lots of things.
Here at Miller Auto & Marine, we have talented auto technicians working in both of our service shops. Because our technicians stay busy keeping St. Cloud and the surrounding area’s vehicles maintained and running smoothly, they don’t get a lot of face-time with our customers. Which is understandable, since there’s always work to be done, but it’s also a shame because our techs are pretty great individuals. With that being said, I’d like to introduce you to Pete Stormo, one of our GM Service Shop Technicians.
When you finance a vehicle, it’s important to know what you’re agreeing to as you sign your purchase agreement. Since the average individual purchases a vehicle every six years or more, it’s important to stay current on common financing terms and understand how they work together.
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