Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Buying Guide | Pre-Owned Vehicles

Today's cars are of higher quality, they last longer and are more reliable.  Leasing continues to increase in the popularity, resulting in a huge inventory of two- or four-year-old cars, trucks, and SUVs.  Many of these cares are in excellent condition with low mileage and some portion of the factory warranty remaining!  

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 The automotive industry as a whole is changing for the better, not surprisingly so are the ways consumers shop for and purchase vehicles.  
  • One emerging method is the manufacturer-certified used-car program at new-car dealers. 
  • Another is used-car superstores. Rental-car companies sell much of their inventory directly to consumers for attractive prices.
Certified Pre-Owned programs provide customers with an extended warranty on the engine and drivetrain that is actually continued protection by the factory and is honored at any of that manufacturer's dealers. 

While surfing the Net, shoppers might paddle over to the eBay wave. Buying a car sight-unseen is counter to everything we've all been taught, but as online shoppers have gained confidence in eBay's process and business practices, they've bought more cars, and more mainstream cars, via the online auction: Last year, eBay moved nearly one million vehicles, most offered for sale by dealers.
eBay puts a one-year limited warranty on cars sold on its site and will buy back any car that's misrepresented. Extended warranties are also available for a fee, and professional inspectors can examine potential purchases for buyers before they commit.

Is a Certified Car Right for Me?
It’s always a good idea to research a brand’s CPO program to make an informed judgment. Most companies make an inventory search available on their website that will allow for quick comparison shopping. The warranty that comes with a CPO car can help allay the fear of purchasing a used / pre-owned vehicle.

The used-car marketplace will continue to evolve toward emulating the experience of buying new. 

Audia's Featured vehicle of the week is the 2012 Silverado 1500 Extended Cab
stk #3849 MSRP $39,215 Save $9,040 ---> Total Price $30,175

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Vist Audia Chevrolet's dealership in Millbrook, NY and test drive some of our certified pre-owned vehicles. 

Source: Motor Trend, Car Buyers Guide

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Car Buying Guide for the Hudson Valley

Audia Motors is committed to delivering the best vehicles today and down the road.  This marks the first of our ongoing series of buying tips and care care advise to ensure your family makes the best decisions when assessing your automotive needs.
This edition is devoted to helping you select, price, locate and test-drive the vehicle that is best for you. Fist examine your needs rather than wants, you will quickly discover what the car is right for you. 
  1. Think about what you use your car for. 
  2. How many people do you need to transport? 
  3. What type of driving do you do most often? 
  4. How long is your commute? Is it important that your next vehicle get good gas mileage?  
All too often people choose a car for its styling or because it is trendy.  Let your needs, not your wants, drive your decision. 

Here are a few other questions to keep in mind when you begin your car-buying process:
  • Manual or automatic transmission?
  • Four-wheel drive? Or all-wheel drive?
  • What safety features are important to you?
  • Is cargo capacity needed?
  • Will you be doing any towing?
  • Do you have a bad back and need special seating?
  • Will the car fit in your garage or parking space?
Regardless of whether you decide to buy or lease your next car, establishing a realistic monthly payment that fits into your budget is crucial. The rule of thumb is your total monthly car payments shouldn't exceed 20 percent of your monthly take-home pay.

A lease requires little or no money up front and offers lower monthly payments.  Consider that when the lease ends, you will need a car.  Buying a car can be expensive initially and the monthly payments are typically higher.

Advantages of Leasing
  • You can drive a more expensive car for less money.
  • You can drive a new car every few years.
  • There are no trade-in hassles at the end of the lease.
Advantages of Buying
  • When interest rates are low, it makes more financial sense to own a car rather than lease it.
  • There are no unexpected mileage penalties for increased driving.
  • There's more flexibility — you can sell the car whenever you want.
Before you commit to one car, you should estimate the long-term ownership costs of the vehicle you are considering. These include depreciation, insurance, maintenance and fuel costs.  
  • Test-drive before making a commitment.  
  • Drive the car in both stop-and-go traffic and at freeway speeds. 
  • Drive into the mountains, try to find some steep grades to climb. 
  • Drive over bumps, take tight corners and test the brakes in a safe location. 
  • Get in and out of the car several times and be sure to sit in the backseat, especially if you plan on carrying passengers. 
It's always a good idea to do all of the test-driving in one morning or afternoon. Driving the cars back-to-back will help you uncover differences.  

Now it's time to decide.  Next week we'll cover the basics to leasing a car and then the steps to buying a new car.  Week after that you guessed it, How to buy a used vehicle.  

 Source: edmonds.com

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This week Audia is featuring a 2007 Silverado.

2007 Silverado 2500 WT Duramax 
Stk #1243 - 69,000 miles
White, 2 door, 4WD, Regular Cab Pickup
 6-Speed Automatic
6.6L V8 32V DDI OHV Turbo Diesel

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tips to help save money at the pump.

Fuel Conservation for Sizable Savings

No matter where gas prices go, everyone is interested in saving money at the pump.  Here are some simple steps that will improve your mpg.  Save your hard-earned money for something nice at the mall and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time!
Fuel Saving Tips 
  • Maintain a steady speed at the designated speed limit (driving 55 instead of 60mph can reduce fuel consumption by nearly 10%).
  • Accelerate slowly on gravel or slippery roads to prevent wasted gas from wheel slippage as well as extra-wear on your tire tread.
  • Drive nice and steady (unnecessary steering waste fuel-burning tire drag).
  • Refrain whenever possible from using the air conditioning at lower speeds.
  • Avoid unnecessary braking (use rolling resistance to lessen brake-wear and gas consumption).
  • Turn the vehicle off at red lights, idling quite simply wastes gas.
  • Avoid "jack rabbit" starts which, not only increase fuel usage, they are hard on tires.
  • A poorly tuned engine can increase fuel consumption by up to 50%.  
Proper vehicle maintenance today will extend the life of your vehicle and puts more money in your pocket. And please remember  .  .  .
  • Under-inflated tires can increase gas usage by 10%.
  • Changing spark plugs regularly lead to substantial fuel savings.
  • Balanced, aligned and properly inflated tires make for a smoother ride, and saves gas.

Don't be penny wise and pound foolish, you'll save on gas and extend the life of your vehicle in the long run. 


Schedule your next appointment today.

Visit the service pros at Audia Chevrolet to ensure your auto running in prime, gas-conserving condition.  Thank you to all our loyal customers who keep coming back year after year. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Introducing the latest concept car, Chevrolet Camaro Dusk.

Back in 2009, when the first of the current Camaro models started to arrive in dealerships, Chevrolet unveiled a unique Camaro concept model that showed its broad reach and appeal potential. The Camaro concept was named “Dusk”, and was developed with young, urban professionals in mind by delivering on a sophisticated look. 

The concept was very well received on the show circuit, and the Camaro Team went to work on applying elements of the concept model on a production model.
Today, Chevrolet is introducing the 2013 Camaro Dusk Special Edition. The Dusk Special Edition is an option package available on the 2LT or 2SS Camaro coupe or convertible models. The package includes elements of the RS Appearance Package including the halo ring HID head lamps, as well as the new for 2013 Blue Ray Metallic exterior color and factory installed 21-inch Bright Silver painted aluminum wheels with P245/40ZR21 front and 275/35ZR21 summer performance tires. The top is blue on convertible models.

The interior of the 2013 Camaro Dusk Special Edition features an exclusive Mojave leather-appointed interior with yellow stitching on the seats, shift knob, center armrest and steering wheel. The interior also features a soft instrument panel insert in the Mojave color and Blue Ray Metallic door inserts that also carries across the instrument panel.

The 2013 Camaro Dusk Special Edition is ordered by selecting option code CCS. It is now available through GM Dealerworld’s Order Configurator, and order submission will start in the next few weeks (please monitor the weekly constraint wire for exact timing).

Please contact your Chevrolet Zone Team or visit GMLaunch.com for further information on the 2013 Camaro Dusk Special Edition.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chevy Confidence, 60 Days. Love it or Return it.

We're so confident you'll love your new Chevy, we'll give you up to 60 days to make sure of it with our new Love It or Return it Guarantee. 

Buy any 2012 or 2013 Chevy, and if you're not happy, you can bring it right back. Needless to say, we're pretty confident you won't want to let it go. 

That's Chevy Confidence.


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Click here for details. 

Must return between 30-60 days. Mileage and Damage limitations apply. Excludes leases. Excludes GM and Dealer Employees.

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Audia Chevrolet Runs Deep in the Hudson Valley

Audia Chevrolet runs deep.  After 65 years the Audia family is investing in a new look for their Millbrook dealership.  Audia and Chevrolet continue to use fewer resources to build more cars. 

More miles, fewer gallons  Over the past few years, hundreds of millions of dollars have been invested in more fuel-efficient vehicles that ride the road.  

Responsible Stewardship 
Chevrolet is focused on innovative fuel-saving technologies, employing alternative energy sources, reducing emissions and waste at our plants.  This year, Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUV's carry the "ecologic" label.  Chevy recognizes that environmental responsibility is a long term commitment.  We continuously work to build a sustainable strategy for our communities and our neighbors world wide.  

Stay tuned for more news about our dealership and how we are working hard to offer the best built cars and trucks for our community. 

Today, tomorrow and into the better future Audia Chevrolet proudly runs deep in the Hudson Valley.  Schedule your next routine maintenance appointment today. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Freedom is at the core of every successful nation.

Let us never forget the true meaning of the Fourth of July and what it means for our amazing country and the freedom we are afforded here in America, even if it is through Fourth of July quotes. 
So many take the freedom and liberty they are granted in the United States for granted and forget the true meaning of the day. We may dress up in our nation's colors of red, white and blue, but do we know what the true meaning behind our flag is? 

“The greatest lesson we can learn from the past is that freedom is at the core of every successful nation” – Anonymous

The Fourth of July is a time to commemorate America's declaration of separation from Great Britain that was made on July 4, 1776. Our freedom and our democracy that we have been blessed with is a direct product of the sheer determination from our forefathers who worked to establish the United States of America as a free country.