Top Benefits of Buying Used Cars Salt Lake City

Buying a car is a dream for many people, and all of us used to think an umpteen numbers of times before selecting the one which will suit our tastes and needs. The first question which will arise in your mind while thinking about your mind will be nothing other than: Should I buy a new or used one? Auto experts all over the world believe that buying a used car is much more beneficial than spending whooping sum of money for a new one. This article will provide you some of the top benefits of buying used cars Salt Lake City.

The unquestionable price factor: Many people wishes to buy a luxury car, but most of them used to cancel the plans due to budget issues. Buying a used car is the best thing you can do if you wish to travel in top segment vehicles.

You will get warranty too: If you are buying the used car from a company owned registered outlet, then it will not be a difficult task to get warranty. It should be also noted that this warranty will cover a limit of certain kilometers, and upon its completion, you will have to maintain the vehicle at your own risk.

Low Insurance rates: New cars will be associated with whooping insurance rates, and this is not the case of used ones. Insurance rates tends to get decreased as your car gets older, and as a result, it will not affect your financial year budget in any manner.

Less depreciation rates: If you are buying a new car, then the depreciation rate will be very high, as most of the vehicle’s value tends to get down in the first year. From the second year, the depreciation rate will be low, and this makes buying used car a very viable option.

Availability of high quality cars: In the earlier days, used cars were considered to be shabby vehicles with less attraction quotient. But now, things have changed a lot, as you can easily find topnotch cars from reliable sellers.

If you are the one who values the money in your wallet, then buying used cars Salt Lake City is the best thing you can do.

Benefits of Using Vehicle Wrap Salt Lake City To Rev Up Your Business Marketing

One of the best way you can outpace the competition is through the use vehicle wraps marketing, a proven but frequently overlooked tactic. Adorning delivery, maintenance, service or other company vehicles with professionally designed, eye-catching graphics that promote the brands of your company is a sure way to increase awareness and hence sales.

For the vehicle wraps Salt Lake City and other parts, you enjoy such benefits as outlined below:

Mobility Nature

Generally, vehicle wraps travel in view of potential customers and this way you can easily reach out to customers over all the places your vehicles travel. This is a good substitute to waiting for your potential customers to run across your company’s newspaper advertisement or see your television commercial. Lead possibilities are nearly endless from such mobile exposure.

Reach a Wide Audience

If you own a fleet of vehicles, your vehicles travel to far places, or they are more often on the road, then you can reach a larger audience compared to almost any other form of advertising. Frankly speaking, the number of customers you can gain from your vehicle wraps is more than that from your website.

Boost to Local Advertising

One reason behind outstanding results in local marketing is the fact that most people like to deal with nearby businesses. In vehicle wrap technique, you advertise to your local area, so the people in your area will see your vehicle wrap the most. Furthermore, the cost of vehicle wraps marketing is lower compared the consistent reoccurring costs for advertisements and billboards.

Companies Which May Need Vehicle Wraps Advertising

Any local business can integrate vehicle wraps into their marketing mix. But most importantly, restaurants, salons, bars, and grills can use this form of advertising. Additionally, specialty retail shops including pet groomers, clothiers, and florists. Real estate firms, consultants, hospitals, among other service providers may also use vehicle wraps advertising.

Car Karma

If you have purchased a used car in Salt Lake City you may have sat in the front seat after the transaction is complete and looked at the odometer. There are likely thousands of miles registered all driven by some person other than you. You might wonder who drove the car and where did they go? Did they use the car to commute to and from a job that they hated? Perhaps the prior owner was a salesperson with a large territory who loved the open road. Were the prior owners a miserable married couple with two screaming kids in the back seat? Or perhaps the car was owned by good looking, newly married spouses, optimistic with their whole lives ahead of them. Did the car have more than one prior owner? What other states and cities has the car driven through?

Was the car purchased by the dealer at an auction or was it traded in by someone who once bought it new? Was the car in a horrible accident? ?as it used in the commission of a crime or has its existence prior to your ownership been fairly uneventful?

Some of this information you can get by ordering a car history report but most of it you will never know. After the transaction you have legal title to the car which means you can pretty much do what you want with it. But legal title does not mean that you know everything about the car. Much of its history and karma (carma?) is shrouded in mystery. Will you respect this mystery? Will you simply shrug your shoulders in the face of this mystery? Will you even give this mystery a moment’s thought? The choice is yours and most likely you have more pressing issues on which to focus your attention. But that does not mean that the mystery is not there. It is simply an aspect of your new, used car with no intrinsic importance except the importance you assign it in your mind.

The Importance of Taking Your Used Car in for Regular Maintenance Checks

Used Car Salt Lake City

The first car I ever owned was a white 92 Ford Escort. I bought it used in 1994 freshly graduated from college. I needed something to drive to and from my job as a truck driver with a whole sale flower delivery company. The car was great for this task.

I made sure to change my oil every 3,000 miles but I did not give it regular maintenance checks. Usually I waited for a part to fail before I took it in to get fixed. I did not have a great deal of disposable wealth at the time so I did not make regular maintenance checks a priority. This, however, is not something I would recommend to anyone thinking of buying a used car because regular maintenance checks can prevent small problems from developing into larger and potentially more expensive or dangerous problems down the road. Luckily I emerged from the experience unscathed.

The car actually lasted a long time. I drove across the country twice in it. It finally died in 2001. I had taken my dog to a state park for a walk in the woods that day. I remember driving 70 miles per hour on the interstate to get to and from the park. That night I arrived home and parked my car on an inclined street in front of my house. I made sure to turn the wheel into the curb so that it would not roll down the hill unexpectedly. The next day I came out to the car to see one front wheel pointed towards the curb but the other pointed straight. The tie rod had broken. Luckily this happened after I arrived safely home with my dog. I shudder to think what could happen if the tie rod broke on the highway at 70 miles per hour.

I was lucky, but it could have easily been different. All this is to emphasize the importance of regular maintenance checks. When you buy a new car from a dealer it is usually easier to set these maintenance appointments up. Used car dealers can be hit or miss with this. A broken tie rod is a relatively inexpensive fix. Flipping a car on the highway at 70 miles per hour will certainly be more expensive.

New DC Made Album – Tim Whalen

Guys, I have to say that I am so stoked! There’s nothing like jamming out to your music in a car that’s been set up for audio correctly, with music that matches the setting and it’s always better when one of your favorite artists releases a new album. What made it cooler was that one of my favorites, Tim Whalen, just recording right here in Washington DC! If I had known he was around the corner, I would have tried to get in to see him!

As one of DC’s favored jazz pianists, composers, and even arrangers, most of us that enjoy Jazz in the DC area know of Tim. He’s played all around town and teamed up with other outstanding musicians to have several sold out venues, ranking from Smithsonian, to local bars around town. He’s outstanding to listen to live, but wait until you put the music in the car! It can completely envelop you and leave you feeling like he’s right there playing with you. Someday, I’m gonna have to post how to get the best audio out of your auto, but until that time, you just need to make sure to pick the right music for the job and Tim’s stuff is great.

I just had to post and tell everything that Tim released a new album, that he recording right here in the DC recording studio from Blue House Productions. I’ve heard they record all styles of music and have some outstanding equipment and recording rooms, although you’ll not want to be hearing my singing voice. Stick to Tim’s new album Oblivion: the Music of Bud Powell and trust me, you’ll thank me later. You can grab it right off his site at http://www.timothywhalen.com/oblivion-store. Way to go Tim and Blue House – it’s a win for DC

Best Trucks/ SUVs of 2015

It’s always exciting to see the new models each year and as we near the time when we’ll already begin to be seeing next year’s trucks, I thought it would be great to take a look at some of the best trucks of 2015.  I grabbed some of these images from forbes.com.

2015 Ford 150Ford 150

While it’s been the best-selling vehicle in the industry, it finally received a long-awaited redesign this year. The changes brought about more extensive use of aluminum allowing the truck to actually be lighter, greatly improving gas mileage, but managed not to sacrifice any of it’s “cojones” in the process.

2015 Jeep RenegadeJeep Renegade

I’ve always loved the hamster commercials and the Renegade looks like a Jeep Wrangler and a Kia Soul got together and did what hamsters do best. The outcome? A compact crossover that boasts a 2.4 liter, turbocharged 4 cylinder engine with up to 184 horses to back it up. It also comes with a “trail rated” 4×4 system. How fun can you make a hamster look alike.

2015 Lincoln MKCLincoln MKC

Alright, now this is just a mighty release. While the basis is picked from the Ford Escape, this is the luxury version. Eco-boost, 2.3 liter turbo-four – so it’s acting like a 6 cylinder with all the bells and whistles you could want from a luxury crossover.

20115 Porsche MacanPorsche Macan

Now who doesn’t love a Porsche? Well, to be honest there’s been a couple of mishaps in their run (Panamera). The sporty Macan is destined to become one of Porsche’s most popular models. It rivals the Audi q5, but with more…. Porsche-like aggression and performance. To top it off, it is just as quick as the 911 Carrera sports coup but much more affordable.

With a little bit of everything, I think that’s a great cross-section. If you didn’t see yours there, don’t be discouraged, or worse yet angry, just shoot me a line and let me know and we can always make another list.

Highlight from the Washington DC Auto show

The Washington DC Auto Show is always a blast.  The 2015 DC Auto Show was no disappointment.   Here’s 10 of the many highlights about the Washington Auto Show of 2015; I really think you’ll enjoy reading them!

  1. Usually the Auto show lasts 5 days, but this year it lasted 10! Also with opening hours between 10am and 10pm some days, the two story convention center allows even more time for more residents to enjoy the latest innovations and technologies.
  2. autoshow-hands-onThe “Hands on” contest is back on this year! A Hyundai Sonata is up for grabs this year in the hands on contest. All contestants must physically maintain contact with the car at all times, apart from a 15 minute break every 3 hours. The last person to keep contact with the car wins it!
  3. 2015 Green car awards. This year, the Green SUV of the year award went to the stunning Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel for its excellent fuel efficiency and is approval for B20 biodiesel use. It outdid its finalists including, the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, Lexus NX 300h and Mazda CX-5.
  4. 2015 Green car awards. This year’s luxury green car award goes to the BMW i8, with its sleek finish and exceptional performance. With a gasoline engine, the i8 can drive on battery power for 22 miles and up to 310 miles on hybrid power. Its competitors being the Audi A8 L TDI, Cadillac ELR, Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid and Tesla Model S.
  5. For the kids, there will be an exceptional amount of characters to keep them entertained, too! Guests include; Spongebob and Patrick, Red Bird from Angry Birds, Lego Movie Characters, Star Wars Characters and more!
  6. There will be a few celebrity guests, including WWE’s Randy Orton, NFL Legend Charley Taylor, NFL Legend Dave Butz, NFL Legend Mark Moseley and more!
  7. There are so many exotic cars to see at the Auto Show, including plenty of different models of Rolls Royce, McLaren, Bentley, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Ferrari. Some these beauties are even used for car service in West Palm Beach. They’re definitely the show stoppers!
  8. New technology will be on show at the Auto Show, Including Toyota’s hydrogen powered FCV model concept, which may be offered to consumers as soon as next year! The fuel cell converts hydrogen’s energy to electricity that charges the car’s battery, all that needs to be used is clean water. They will make a huge impact and be a great long term solution to the environment.
  9. Ride N’ Drive is a great experience for anyone that wants to drive a different model of car, and look at the new features from the inside. There’s so many cars to choose from, like; Toyota, Mazda, Scion, Kia etc.
  10. With over 700 vehicles on display and in so many different makes, there will surely be so much to see! With new and improved body types, to new materials and eco-saving fuel.

I loved the show and can’t wait to go again next year.  You can keep up-to-date at http://www.washingtonautoshow.com.