Jill Merriam Key Hyundai Blog

What you need to know about co-signing a loan

before you cosign a loanHave you ever helped someone buy a new or used car by co-signing a loan? Or have you ever asked for help purchasing a new or used car? Do you know what this means for you … or your friend? What exactly is the (financial) obligation?

As the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and I recently helped a customer understand his responsibilities as a co-signor on a car loan. He had no idea what he had signed up for. Do you? Before you agree to co-sign a loan, listen to this Nicer, Newer News video and I’ll explain exactly what you are signing up to do, and how it affects you:

Co-signing is a commitment, legally and financially. Make sure you know what you’re doing and who you are vouching for when you agree to this responsibility.

Do you have any questions about co-signing a car loan? I’m here to help! Write me at jillcares@keycars.com, or call 1-800-450-1422 and speak with a solution provider today.

What does negative equity mean to car owners?

Negative equity concept.When new or used Connecticut car customers from Key Hyundai of Milford, Key Hyundai of Manchester, or any CT car dealership, attempt to refinance an auto loan, they are sometimes faced with what is called negative equity.

As Key Hyundai solution providers, it is our mission to help our customers understand the best way to keep value in your vehicle, and more cash in your wallet.

Are you thinking of refinancing a car loan? Or are you about to purchase a new or used car and are wondering the best way to do this? Here is my Dealer For The People automotive advice on the best way to make sure your car keeps its value, and you are not hit with negative equity while you own your vehicle.

Don’t let negative equity surprise you; here is my Nicer, Newer News video explaining exactly what it is, what it means, and how you can avoid being in this situation:

Do you have any questions or concerns about your car loan? I’d love to help; simply write me at jillcares@keycars.com, or call 1-800-450-1422 and let us get to work for you!

Why the VW scandal affects everyone

VWAs CT new and used car dealership Key Hyundai, I follow automotive news, but the VW news has hit the mainstream media just about every day recently.

The Volkswagen scandal has monopolized the news, and even though as the Hyundai Dealer For The People, I don’t own a VW, I can’t help but wonder if there’s something we can all do – as car lovers, car dealerships, automotive experts, and drivers – about emissions.

The VW news has me wondering, as the Dealer For The People and as a regular commuter driving to work, taking the kids to school, dance, baseball, and grocery shopping, what we can do to drive more efficiently – all of us, together. I’ve put together a quick, 2 minute Nicer, Newer News video with some ideas of how this scandal might be an eye opener for an entire industry, and maybe an entire community of drivers.

Take a listen:

What are your ideas to drive cleaner? I’d love to hear all about them at jillcares@keycars.com, and together, we can all clean up our air!

Great expectations for a car dealership

Key Hyundai sets the bar high

When is good enough, good enough?

Really, never, in my Connecticut Dealer For The People opinion.

As the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, I am always looking to improve and expand the new and used car automotive solutions we offer. Are we doing enough for CT car buyers? Can we do it better, faster, simpler, kinder?

I like to learn from other successful businesses, and they don’t have to be car dealers! Here’s what Southwest Airlines, marketing expert Seth Godin, and my Mom’s dear friend Maddie taught me about achieving, and exceeding expectations.

Listen to my Nicer, Newer News video to find out how this translates to success in my business – and my life:


What do you want to achieve? Is there something you always wanted to do but were told you couldn’t? I’d love to hear about your expectations, and what you would like us to do better at Key Hyundai. Write me at jillcares@keycars.com and let’s aim higher!