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Tip to avoid used car scam

August 24, 2015
Tip to avoid used car scam

My family has been in the new and used car business for over 50 years here in Connecticut, and yet recently I learned about the scam-my routine of curbstoners and how to avoid them when buying a used car. Selling used cars with the practice of curbstoning is rampant in the classifieds, on craigslist and other sell-by-owner sites. I had never heard the term “curbstoner,” but it’s something you need[…]

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Jill Merriam remembers Grandma Rose

August 17, 2015
Jill Merriam remembers Grandma Rose

As the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai of Milford and Manchester, I’m a third generation car dealer here in Connecticut. Recently, my Grandma Rose, the matriarch of the Merriam auto business, passed away at the age of 95, just shy of her and Grandpa Sam‘s 75th wedding anniversary. While remembering Grandma Rose with my family, we all became quickly entrenched in the legacy of her life’s work: how she defined[…]

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Expert Advice on Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

August 11, 2015
Expert Advice on Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Key Hyundai of Milford and Manchester Connecticut used car director Andre LaPorte is sharing what he knows about certified pre-owned vehicles (HINT: it’s a lot!) and why Hyundai CPOs are considered the best in the automotive industry. Andre LaPorte, Key Hyundai Used Car Director, knows what he’s talking about. Car dealerships advertise “certified pre-owned” but what does that really mean and how does it benefit you? Is there a warranty? Is it a[…]

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Do you have recall fatigue?

August 3, 2015
Do you have recall fatigue?

Sometimes when automotive recalls hit the news, like the Takata air bag recall, it becomes white noise, and we CT new and used car drivers hesitate to pay attention. But what if the recall affects you and your loved ones? Key Hyundai of Milford and Manchester, the popular dealership for new and used cars in Connecticut, makes it our mission in making sure your car is safe and fun to drive, for as[…]

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Expert Advice from Key Hyundai Lead Finance Manager

July 27, 2015
Expert Advice from Key Hyundai Lead Finance Manager

Last month I introduced you to Connecticut’s popular new and used car dealership Key Hyundai‘s lead finance manager Manny Gonzalez. He spent some time talking about how he helps people find a new or used car, and why he loves his job. I’m proud to bring Manny back to share inside tips on how the Key Hyundai team helps customers finance a nicer, newer car. As the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, I meet customers[…]

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A Case of Mistaken Identity

July 21, 2015
A Case of Mistaken Identity

“Jill? Jill Merriam? Dealer For The People? I know it’s you!” Have you called Key Hyundai with a question about your new or used car, trading it in, financing, service or anything automotive at all – and thought you were talking to me, Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People, but instead spoke with someone named Billmary? That’s right, Billmary, a unique and awesome name, for a unique and awesome woman![…]

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Jill Merriam’s Summertime Driving Tips

July 13, 2015
Jill Merriam’s Summertime Driving Tips

Summer time is road trip time, and whether you’re driving a new or used car, staycationing here in Connecticut or traveling someplace far away, there are certain things to keep in mind during summertime drive time. Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Connecitcut’s Key Hyundai, and we can all use a simple reminder about summer driving. I know that I’m in my car a lot during the[…]

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Why do cars all look the same?

July 7, 2015
Why do cars all look the same?

When hitting the highway for vacation this summer, or simply driving around Milford, Manchester, Fairfield, New Haven – all over Connecticut, have you noticed cars are beginning to all look the same? Similar shape, size – regardless of make and model? Well, so have I, the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, so I did a little digging, and actually, this similarity is a design effort – not flaw –[…]

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Happy Jobiversary Key Hyundai Employees!

June 29, 2015
Happy Jobiversary Key Hyundai Employees!

It’s a very special time at Connecticut’s new and used car dealership Key Hyundai of Milford and Key Hyundai of Manchester – one of the best days ever! It’s our jobiversary celebration with yours truly, the Dealer For The People!  What? Doesn’t your employer celebrate your work annivesary? It’s one of my favorite things at Key Hyundai. At Key Hyundai, we love our work family, and I’d like to introduce[…]

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Why Andre LaPorte loves used cars at Key Hyundai

June 22, 2015
Why Andre LaPorte loves used cars at Key Hyundai

Key Hyundai, Connecticut’s favorite new and used car dealership in Manchester and Milford CT, hires solution providers who love what they do, any nobody loves cars and people more than the our used car director Andre LaPorte. Let me introduce you to him, he’s a great guy with a great story. Andre LaPorte loves cars, and has since he was a little boy. Now he has a dream job, finding the perfect[…]

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