4G LTE WI-FI in Cars, Trucks and Crossovers.

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Chevrolet is the first and only car company to bring available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi to cars, trucks and crossovers. So when you are on the go in your vehicle, you get  a fast, 4G LTE Wi-Fi Vehiclesreliable internet connection.

If you are on the road for fun or work or for family or whatever the reason, you will always have a connection without using your phones data plan! And with the ability to connect up to 7 devices, each of you will have a seamless connection. It all sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?!

Let us help you find the vehicle that matches your needs, AND keep you connected for whatever the reason. Search our Chevrolet inventory, what can we help you with today?

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Chevrolet #EXPERTips: Why Should I Rotate My Tires?

Mix it up and maximize the amount of mileage you get out of your tires with regular tire rotations. This will help ensure each tire is receiving even wear which will prolong the life of your set. Watch to learn more:

The goal at Win Kelly Chevrolet GMC Buick is to insure that you car is fully functional, safe and reliable, and we’ll help you keep up a complete service history so in the event you ever decide to sell your vehicle you can count on getting true top dollar market value. Come see Win Kelly Chevrolet GMC Buick today and let us get you and your vehicle on the road to safety and reliability.

Servicing your vehicle routinely, is one of the most important things you can do to keep up your car’s reliability. Statistics show that car owners who stay to the manufactures suggested schedule of preventive maintenance own vehicles that run longer, are more reliable, have a more appealing appearance and, in the long run, cost less money to maintain. Visit our YouTube Page for many videos for tips on taking care of your vehicle.

Schedule an appointment today.

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Malibu vs. Camry: Which Midsize Sedan Should You Choose?

According to carsMalibu.com, the midsize sedan is the biggest selling segment in the US car market. It’s certainly not a popularity contest when everyone has their own purpose for a midsize sedan: from the baby’s car seat, to the teenager’s move to college, to a simple trip to the city. So how are you supposed to choose when you may need a more technology-savvy vehicle and your neighbor would just like a midsize sedan with a little more power? We’ll show you how the Toyota Camry and the Chevrolet Malibu stack up according to price, power, dimensions, exterior, interior, safety, fuel, and warranty.

2015 Chevrolet Malibu
1LT FWD
2014 Toyota Camry
4DR SDN AUTO SE SPORT
Price
Better Value w/ More Features
MSRP
$23,735
$24,525
Freight Charge
$825
$860
MSRP + Freight Charge
$24,560
$25,385
Powertrain 
More Horsepower &     Torque
Standard
Gas I4
Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement
2.5L/150
2.5 L/152
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower @ RPM
196 @ 6300
178 @ 6000
Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400
170 @ 4100
Fuel Injection
Direct Injection
Sequential MPI
4-Wheel ABS
 Yes  Yes
Dimensions
Roomier
Overall Width (In.)
73.0
71.7
Wheelbase (In.)
107.8
109.3
Overall Height (In.)
57.6
57.9
Front Head Room (In.)
39.0
37.9
Exterior
Daytime Running Lamps
 Yes Yes
Remote Keyless Start
 —  Additional
Power Door Locks
 Yes Yes
Keyless Entry
 Yes  Yes
Power Driver Side Mirror
 Yes  Yes
Interior
Driver Airbag
 Yes Yes
Passenger Airbag
 Yes Yes
Passenger Airbag Sensor
Yes Yes
Thorax Side Impact
 Yes Yes
Head Curtain Side Impact
 Yes Yes
Safety
OnStar Directions and Connections w/ 6-Months Included
4-Wheel ABS
 Yes Yes
Driver Airbag
Yes Yes
Passenger Airbag
Yes Yes
Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Yes
Tire Pressure Monitor
 Yes Yes
Traction Control System
 Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Control System
 Yes Yes
Telematics
Yes
Fuel
Larger Fuel Tank Capacity
EPA Est Fuel Economy City
25 (2014)
25.0
EPA Est Fuel Economy Hwy
36 (2014)
35.0
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5
17.0
Warranty
Considerably Longer Warranty (Miles & Years)
Bumper-To-Bumper Limited Warranty (Miles)
36,000
36,000
Bumper-To-Bumper Limited Warranty (Years)
3
3
Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty (Miles)
100,000
60,000
Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty (Years)
5
5
Roadside Assistance Program (Miles)
100,000
25,000
Roadside Assistance Program (Years)
5
2
Maintenance Warranty (Years)
2
2

Thank you Chevrolet.com for the comparison chart.

Three Ways to Get the Best Deal on Black Friday

Black Friday SaleBlack Friday isn’t a day—it’s a month-long thrill of savings!  There’s such a rush from getting everything you want for Christmas without breaking the bank on that ridiculously large smart TV, the massive Lagostina cookware set, or the sleek Corvette you’ve been eying. But you’ve got to be smart to get the best deal: every seasoned Black Friday shopper knows to research before the big day, and Win Kelly’s got you covered for your best plan of attack. Here’s three ways to get the best deal in Maryland whether you’re from Baltimore, Washington DC, Clarksville or Columbia!

1. Get A Head Start  eggcited

Are you waiting for November 27th to start Black Friday shopping? Because you’ve got it all wrong. Stores like Walgreens and Toys ‘R Us have early bird freebies, and so does Win Kelly. The biggest tip we can give you is to do your research and get ahead of the pack. Black Friday is a frenzy of sales and is definitely time-sensitive:  you have to get the real savings while they last. Win Kelly’s Black Friday sale is on now and ends Dec 1st. Don’t wait until the last moment or the deal you really want will be gone.

2. Is it Really A Deal?no20chocolate1

Sometimes the “deal” isn’t really a deal. Look at any international travel “deal” to prove that one; better prices on international flights are usually found around the first few months of the year with no incentive for companies to reduce their prices around Christmas. Similar issues arise with exercise equipment, chocolates, and furniture.  For Win Kelly, it’s very different: we need to sell 660 vehicles by the end of the year, which is why you are seeing such drastic reductions. These are real savings that transfer to the customer.

sparta earlybird3. There is a Limited Supply of the Good Stuff 

When you find a great freebie, grab it! Now, this does not mean you go crazy and take down the other earlybirds who came in time for the good free gifts a la 300, but realize that there’s only so much of the fun freebies to go around. Costco is giving out a limited amount of cookbooks, jcpenny is only giving snowglobes to the first few customers, and  Win Kelly only has 200 $750 gift certificates.

And those are Win Kelly’s lessons to shop like a Black Friday pro! Check out Win Kelly’s Black Friday deals on hundreds of Buicks, GMCs, and Chevrolets below.


Get An Exclusive $750 Gift Certificate—Only 200 so Act Fast!

Part of being an earlybird is getting our Black Friday Gift Certificate at Win Kelly. Save your money today at Win Kelly by visiting our website and receive your $750 Gift Certificate. Use it towards the purchase of ANY new Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC. Now you can drive away with the new car you always wanted like the 2015 Buick Enclave or the Chevrolet Malibu.

Win Kelly’s Black Friday Reductions

You don’t have to miss the mall on Nov 27th—come in to Win Kelly in Clarksville until December 1st to get some serious savings on vehicles like the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2015 GMC Sierra, and the 2014 Buick Regal. Numerous Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles have just been reduced for Black Friday savings only at Win Kelly! Check out our new inventory today to see Win Kelly’s Black Friday Sales Event!

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Chevrolet is the most awarded car company of the year, and it shows with the Traverse rated one of the best family cars of 2014 and the Silverado named the North American Truck of the Year!  Save big on models like the 2015 Canyon or the Camaro by visiting our website today to get the Black Friday deal available only to Win Kelly customers. On all Chevrolets, get 0% APR for qualified buyers plus, $1,000 purchase bonus cash plus, and no monthly payments until next year on most vehicles in stock.

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Experience the new Buick and take advantage of 20% of MSRP cash back on select 2014/2015 Buick LaCrosse or  0% APR for 5 years for qualified buyers on the entire 2014 Buick Lineup!

GMC bfGet the Best of Win Kelly’s Black Friday Blowout With a New GMC!

Take advantage of Win Kelly’s GMC deals like the 2014/2015 GMC Sierra with 20% of MSRP cash back or the 2014 GMC Acadia with 0% APR or five years for qualified buyers PLUS a $500 allowance!

Black Friday Loaner Specials

Don’t miss Win Kelly’s Black Friday service loaner specials. Save thousands on the best selection of new vehicles like the 2013 Buick Regal or the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze!

Hope this helps you in your bargain-hunting endeavours, and good luck!

Pack Mentality: Chevrolet’s Tips for Traveling with a Pet

Michael Morgan of Seattle has a very simple rule when it comes to travel: If his dog Myles, a 25-pound Puggle, isn’t welcome, neither is he.

The 35-year-old real estate investment executive is among the 62 percent of Americans who own at least one pet, according to the Humane Society of the United States, and thanks to the collective $50 billion they spend annually on their four-legged family members, destinations once off-limits, now welcome well-behaved pets.

pet-travelIn fact, a study last year by AAA and a major hotel chain revealed more than half of U.S. dog and cat owners said they take their cats and dogs when they travel.

So whether it’s a scenic color tour or a holiday sojourn to relatives, it’s reigning cats and dogs in Chevrolet‘s this fall.

Before you go, there are some things to consider, according to PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Chicago, the city’s largest no-kill shelter, and other pet experts.

Traveling with dogs

Not all canines can handle road trips, so it’s best to take a few practice runs before a major journey.

  • pet-safeRestrain dogs during car trips for their safety and yours. Some states require this. Options include restraints, pet carriers and cargo barriers. The Chevrolet Equinox’s spacious cargo area can accommodate a good-size pet carrier and consumers can find specialized pet restraints for use in rear seats. Never let a pet ride in front because it could be seriously injured or killed if an air bag deploys.
  • As with children, never leave any pet alone in the car. On a warm, sunny day, even with the windows open, a parked vehicle can become dangerously hot in no time, and heatstroke can develop. In cold weather, pets can experience hypothermia. Furthermore, unattended pets can be stolen. If you see a pet in distress, Equinox owners with active OnStar can alert the authorities or animal control.
  • For dogs with anxiety issues or who bark a lot, try a chew treat to keep them occupied. Chewing and licking are very soothing to dogs, and may help yours relax. The optional cargo organizer in the Equinox has space for toys and treats, as do the multiple storage pockets in the doors.
  • Identify dog-friendly restaurants, hotels and dog parks on your travel route. For OnStar subscribers, an adviser can help locate pet-friendly establishments.
  • Some people snacks – like chocolate – can be fatal to dogs. If your dog gets into something dangerous, OnStar can connect you with Poison Control or send you to the nearest emergency vet.

Once you get to your destination, there is another important step to ensure your dog’s safety.

“Make sure you keep your dog on a leash while they explore your new destination,” says Joan L. Harris, PAWS Chicago director of training and canine behavior. “Even a well-trained dog may feel out of place until they are comfortable in a new location.”

Before the fur flies

Here are some prep steps to help ensure a great trip.

  • Make sure your pet is current on vaccinations and, depending on where you’re headed, get additional ones to protect against new threats such as canine Lyme disease. Find and program the number of a 24-hour emergency vet. That way, he or she is no more than a voice command away, thanks to the Equinox’s available MyLink infotainment system when paired with a compatible mobile device.
  • In case you become separated from your pet, carry a current photo. A microchip is also a good idea, as well as a collar with a cell number. Never allow your dog to leave the vehicle without the collar, ID tag and leash.

Traveling with cats

Scratch these items off the list before you travel with felines:

  • Use a pet carrier or cargo barrier. Unrestrained pets can be injured in a crash or pose a risk of injury to other vehicle occupants.
  • Familiarize your car by allowing your cat to cheek rub and spread its scent.  Or try placing a bed, blanket or a towel inside the car.
  • Consider packing a portable litter box, collapsible food and water bowls and feline first aid kits. An old scratching post you won’t mind discarding can also help keep cats calm.
  • To help prevent dehydration, especially on summer trips, try freezing a bowl of water that cats can lick to keep cool. It is a less messy option for traveling with water.  ​

If your pet can’t join you, a rear passenger can video chat back home or to the kennel, courtesy of the available built-in OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connection in the 2015 Equinox. Up to seven compatible devices can connect to the 4G LTE connection at one time, allowing the entire family to check in.

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Thanks to GM News for this article.

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Tire Talk

tiresQuestion:  “I have four-year old tires.  They have good tread depth left.  Should I consider replacing them?

Answer: You do not need to automatically replace your tires. After four years, it is time to start checking for cracks, a sign of hardening rubber.  These cracks can be in obvious places, such as spider-web patterns on the sidewall, or they can appear inside the tread groves.  With a strong light, look into the grooves at the base of the tread blocks and check if there are any separation lines starting to appear.  If there are small cracks, monitor the tires more closely.  If they start to grow more rapidly, it’s time for a tire change.

 

Question: “I bought a new set of Proxes T1Sport tires.  I just want to use two of the new ones for now.  Should I put the new ones on the front and put the best used ones on the back?”

Answer: The industry standard for mounting just two tires is: Best tires on the back.  That means new tires always go on the rear, regardless of whether the vehicle is FWD, RWD or AWD.  It’s a safety issue, and the logic is simple as follows:  A car when it loses it’s traction, can skid either at the front (understeer) or rear (oversteer).  The average driver in an emergency can control understeer, but not oversteer.  Oversteer will spin the car.  So the best tires go on the end of the car that needs the most help staying on the payment.  Under braking, the weight of the car shifts to the front.  Less weight on the rear means less grip.  That’s why the tires with the most grip are needed there.

 

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How to properly install a child seat

You might think that anyone who can read an instruction manual and follow directions could install a car seat correctly. In reality, though, it’s not so easy. 

And according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3 out of 4 car seats are improperly installed.

Below are the most important factors when it comes to installing your car seat correctly and where to turn for help if you’re confused. (Illustrations courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.)

Placement and orientation of the car seat

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Car seats for young babies should be installed in the rear-facing position in the center of the rear seat (or the center seat of a van or station wagon with more than one backseat). Keep your child in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible – until age 2, or when your child reaches the seat’s maximum rear-facing height and weight limits. (Read more about how to choose and use a car seat.)

Once your toddler outgrows the rear-facing capabilities of his car seat, he can ride facing forward. The middle of the backseat is still the safest place for him to sit.

Booster seats – used for children weighing 40 to 100 pounds (ages 4 to 12 and up to 4 feet 9 inches tall) – are intended for use with a shoulder and lap belt, ideally in the backseat. See more information about how to choose and use a booster seats.

Tips for installing your seat successfully

  • Read your car seat and vehicle manuals to make sure you understand how to install the seat. If the information isn’t clear, call the automaker, the safety seat manufacturer, or both. Or take a 30-minute workshop to make sure you get it right (see “Getting more help,” below).
  • Use the tether system if possible. All child safety seats and vehicles manufactured after 2002 must be compatible with the LATCH system, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (some cars manufactured between 1999 and 2002 also have the system).The LATCH system is designed to make installation of a car seat easier and safer by attaching the car seat directly to anchors permanently attached to the vehicle instead of using the seat belt to secure the seat. Although only front-facing infant and toddler car seats are required to have both the upper and lower attachments, all child safety seats with a five-point safety harness (including rear-facing infant car seats) are required to have the lower anchorsIf you own a vehicle that doesn’t have the anchoring system, consider having your car retrofitted (check with your local auto dealership for information on cost and feasibility).
  • If you’re installing a forward-facing seat, make sure it’s flat against the seat’s bottom and back. Be sure to check the safety seat’s instructions for the recommended angle of recline (this goes for rear-facing seats too). Use your hands to push down as hard as you can on the car seat – or better yet, place your knee on the car seat and push down with all your weight to squash the air out of the cushion underneath it.
  • If you’re installing a safety seat and not using LATCH, make sure the car’s seat belt is threaded through the correct slots, and pull the belt as tight as possible so there’s no slack. The car seat should move no more than an inch forward and backward or side-to-side on the belt path. Once you’ve buckled the belt, give it a yank to make sure it’s locked.
  • If your car is a pre-1996 model, chances are the lap and shoulder belts don’t lock in place unless the car comes to a sudden stop. (To test them, see if you can move the car seat more than an inch to either side or toward the front of the car when the belts are buckled tightly.)If the seat moves, you’ll need to secure it with a locking clip, a small metal device that looks like an oversized paper clip. The locking clip fits around the seat belt (about half an inch above the buckle) to hold the belt firmly in place.If you have an older car and your car seat didn’t come with a locking clip or you’ve misplaced it, contact the manufacturer to order one or purchase one at a children’s supply store.
  • Check to make sure the seat is secure and resists side-to-side motion. If you can still tip the car seat forward or sideways more than an inch or so, unbuckle it and try again until you get a tight fit.

Using the installed car seat

  • Be sure you know how the harness system works. You can tighten and loosen the straps around your baby with the harness adjustment lever.
  • Adjust the harnesses to make them snug. If you can pinch any of the harness material between your fingers, it’s too loose.
  • If there’s a plastic harness clip that rests across your baby’s chest, keep it at armpit level to hold shoulder straps in place.
  • The straps should always lie flat. Straighten them out if they become twisted.
  • After you buckle your child in, tug on the straps to make sure they’re secure.
  • Place rolled-up cloth diapers, blankets, or towels around your newborn to keep her snug in the car seat. You can also purchase head, neck, and body supports to secure your baby.
  • If your infant’s head flops forward, make the seat more level by wedging a folded towel or other firm support under the front of it. If your car seat has a level indicator, use it to adjust the seat’s recline (usually between 30 and 45 degrees) to keep your baby’s head resting comfortably back.

Getting More Help

Because so many parents have trouble getting their car seats installed properly, manufacturers and child safety experts recommend that new parents sign up for a car seat installation workshop. Such classes usually take about half an hour – a small investment of time for the peace of mind that comes with your baby’s safety.

Where to find one? The NHTSA has inspection stations with certified technicians who can inspect your car seat and teach you how to install it properly. The NHTSA’s website listschild safety seat inspection stations by zip code so you can find help near you.

If you’re looking for help online, see:

  • The NHTSA website’s ease-of-use rating information, to help you find a car seat that’s simple to install and use
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics’ handy car safety seat checkup
  • SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.’s website, a rich resource of technical details about car seats, the best safety seat for your child, and how to install car seats properly

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Is your vehicle ready for Spring?

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Now that the warmer weather has arrived, it’s time to ensure your vehicle is ready to enjoy many miles of warm weather driving. Here are a few tips to make this seasonal transition:

1. Get a car wash. Spring for the undercarriage wash to remove salt and road debris, like chunks of asphalt, to prevent rust and make your car more aerodynamic (which improves its fuel efficiency).

2. Replace worn wipers. Winter can be brutal on your wipers—make sure they’re ready for spring showers. Check that the rubber isn’t dry or cracked, then turn them on and make sure they’re properly cleaning the windshield. If you see a problem, install a new set.

3. Check your coolant. The coolant system works overtime in warmer weather so your engine won’t overheat. Have an ASE-certified (master) mechanic flush and refill the coolant system every other year. An engine that runs too hot or too cold won’t get good gas mileage.

4. Ensure your tires are properly inflated. Properly inflating your tires can improve fuel efficiency and is a very important safety step. Check the owner’s manual or look inside the driver’s side doorframe for your vehicle’s tire pressure rating, then use a pressure gauge to make sure they’re at the right level. In warmer weather, tires that are not properly inflated are also more likely to have a blowout.

5. Change the oil. Regular oil changes help prevent engine wear and can even save you gas money. Synthetic motor oil also offers great engine protection in extreme temperatures. Check your owner’s manual to see how often this should be done on your car.

6. Get a tuneup. A poorly tuned engine can reduce fuel efficiency. To ensure your vehicle’s peak performance, get a tuneup once a year. A basic tuneup can involve the replacement of spark plugs, inspection of spark plug wires, distributor cap, distributor rotor and air filter as well as inspection of the distributor’s dwell and timing. It also provides an opportunity to check out your vehicle’s systems, such as brakes and fluid levels.

7. Check your air filter. A dirty air filter makes it harder for your engine to breathe and hurts gas mileage.

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myChevrolet Smart Phone App

“I bought a Chevy Cruze last week.  It’s a terrific car.  You know what I really appreciated about the experience?  The sales guy helped me set up my Bluetooth that connects my smart phone to hands free telephoning AND he showed me how to put my owners manual right into my phone!  It’s the myChevrolet app

MyChev App Image - 006You take your smart phone everywhere you go. Now, with the myChevrolet app, Chevy services are always at your fingertips. Within the app you can contact roadside assistance, schedule service and access vehicle information at the push of a button. Read your owner’s manual directly from your smartphone and really get to know your Chevy.

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Click here to learn more about myChevrolet app

Watch an installation tutorial so that you can easily download the MyChevrolet app onto your mobile device. Flip to the next video and see how the app’s features work. After you download MyChevrolet, rest assured that all of the vehicle’s information is at your fingertips, whenever you want it.

To get your iTunes myChevrolet App:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mychevrolet/id398596699?mt=8

To get your Android myChevrolet App:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gm.chevrolet.nomad.ownership&hl=en

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To get your  iTunes myBuick app

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mybuick/id399409835?mt=8

To get your Android myGMC app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gm.buick.nomad.ownership&hl=en

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To get your  iTunes myGMC app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mygmc/id399408958?mt=8

To get your Androiod myGMC app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gm.gmc.nomad.ownership&hl=en

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Buying your first car

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Shopping for your first car, can be lots of fun.  It can also be frustrating to find one that fits both the needs and the budget, especially if you are a recent college grad.

“I’ve been pricing and looking around for used vehicles, because I can’t afford to buy new,” says a 21 year old, who has already been to a number of dealerships.

“I just need something to get around, since the city is widespread.”

A little leg work and due diligence will alleviate the stress of shopping for your first set of wheels, and ensure you’ve covered all the bases before signing on the dotted line.

What to look for

Assessing need over desire is an important factor in determining the vehicle that’s right for you.

Questions to ask yourself while shopping should include: Do you plan to drive in the city only or will you be driving long distances? Are you carrying passengers regularly or plan to drive mostly solo?

With rising gas prices, look for vehicles that are economical in fuel consumption.

Buying used over new costs less, but you need to be comfortable with buying a car someone’s previously driven.

Do your research

You can verify the condition and history of a used car by getting a vehicle history report online with the vehicle identification number (VIN), which is listed on the car’s ownership papers.

That will give you information such as previous owners, average mileage, servicing records, past accidents, whether airbags were ever deployed, if it has suffered frame damage.

Be sure to keep insurance in mind when you’re shopping for your vehicle. There are many details that insurance companies take into consideration when deciding your rate.

For instance, a sports car will be more expensive to insure than a four-door sedan. The number of miles on the engine, year of the model, and city you live in since it all comes into play when getting the car insured.

Take the time to compare quotes by calling at least three insurance companies, or use online comparison sites to get the best price.

How to finance

Whether you choose to buy new or used, how you’re going to finance the purchase is crucial.

There are two options when using credit to pay for the vehicle. You can either get financing through the dealership, or go directly to your bank and apply for an auto loan.

It’s your choice in the end where you want to get a loan, but the manufacturer can offer attractive loans at low percentages based on new car promotions.

If you do have good credit, buying new can present a variety of benefits, including zero per cent financing promotions for a determined number of months, as well as a manufacturer’s warranty.

Typically new car interest rates are lower than used, but in the end the vehicle is more expensive overall.

Pre-purchase checklist

If buying new

-Assess your monthly budget to gage your price range.

-Check the dealership for promotions.

-Research vehicles for the features you need.

-Compare financing and loan options.

-Investigate insurance based on vehicle desired.

-Only take feature upgrades if they are right for you.

If buying used

-Verify the vehicle history report using the vehicle identification number (VIN).

-Make sure it will pass certification.

-If buying “as-is” get it looked over and appraised by a certified mechanic.

-Get insurance quotes based on year of car and miles on the engine.

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