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Winter Driving Tips for Connecticut Slippery Roads

Jill Merriam Key Hyundai shares winter driving tipsThe calendar says winter, but until about an hour ago, this weather says spring!

I’ll take it for now, but we all know winter weather can’t stay away forever, and driving a new or used car on CT winter roads with snow, ice, and freezing rain is scary and hazardous. Are you and your vehicle in winter driving shape?

Recently this Dealer For The People was checking out boldride.com, and discovered awesome tips for winter driving. Take a listen to my Key Hyundai Nicer, Newer News video, and I’ll share what to do for safe winter driving:

Snowy conditions will happen (it may be March, but it will be here), and I hope you will be safe and smart when on the roads. If you have any auto question – driving, servicing, buying or financing – let me know at jillcares@keycars.com. I would love to find a solution for you!

What is America’s Best Warranty for Hyundai

Is Hyundai really America's Best Warranty? Jill Merriam explains.For years, Hyundai has been touting “America’s Best Warranty” as a top benefit for purchasing a Hyundai. It’s become second nature for our automotive solution providers, but for CT car customers at Key Hyundai of Milford or Key Hyundai of Manchester, what does that really mean?

Here I am, Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People, to decipher exactly what the Hyundai American’s Top Warranty is, and why you should care.

This is by far, the most comprehensive warranty available for a new car purchase. Take a listen to this quick 2 minute Nicer, Newer News video sharing the inside scoop of what America’s Top Warranty is and why it matters to drivers like you:

Go ahead, give it a google, and discover just how and why Hyundai deserves the title “America’s Best Warranty.”

If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hello, give me a shout at jillcares@keycars.com. I’d love to hear from you!

Key Hyundai supports CT Food Share

Key Hyundai supports CT Food ShareYou might be surprised at what happens at the Key Hyundai team meetings. It isn’t always numbers, strategy, and goals for new and used car sales and financing. Well, actually it is, but often those goals extend far outside the dealership.

This time of year many are giving back to their community. At CT new and used car dealership Key Hyundai, we do so all year long, and this month we were lucky to meet the fine people at Connecticut Food Share.

As Connecticut’s Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, I just must tell you about this month’s meeting.  Connecticut Food Share was invited to present to our entire team of solution providers, and let me just say this: WOW.

Take a quick listen to my Nicer, Newer News video to find out exactly what we did when Food Share visited, and how Key Hyundai solution providers made a difference right then and there:

If you ever wonder what makes Key Hyundai different, it is the giving and caring evident in every single member.

Stop by and see for yourself, and if you have any questions about what we do and how we do it, please write me at jillcares@keycars.com. I’d love to hear from you!

What to do before the test-drive

Key Hyundai advises do your research before you visit dealership

Do your homework before visiting a car dealership. Here’s just one tool; more in the Jill Merriam video below!

Friends and family always ask me, the Connecticut Dealer For The People, for inside advice on how to get the best deal on a new or used car.

Want to know what I tell them?

As the hands-on co-owner, operator and Dealer For The People at Connecticut’s Key Hyundai, I am more than happy to share what I know about car buying and financing. In fact, there’s one thing every new and used car buyer should do before ever walking into the dealership. Do you know what that is?

Take a quick listen to my 2 minute Nicer, Newer News video to learn what to do before you visiting a car dealership:


There’s lots to do before taking a test-drive. Do it, then go to a car dealer you trust and/or has excellent reviews.

If you have any questions, contact me at jillcares@keycars.com and I promise to do my best to find a solution for you!

How long should it take to buy a car?

Do not rush when buying a new carSome CT new and used car dealerships are proud of the fact they try to get you in and out of the car buying process in under an hour.

Key Hyundai of Connecticut is not one of them.

As the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, I am proud of the time our automotive solution providers take to go over the entire car buying process – soup to nuts – so you know exactly what you’re spending your hard earned money on.

A car is usually the second largest expense a person makes (other than a house) over their lifetime. Do you really want to rush such a huge financial decision?

Here is my Nicer, Newer News video explaining exactly why we spend time with our customers when they are buying a new or used car. Take a listen, and let me know what you think:

We will never waste your valuable time at Key Hyundai. If you have any ideas about how I can make the car buying process more transparent, I would love to hear them! Write me at jillcares@keycars.com and let me help find an automotive solution for you!

Wishing you healthy and happy miles ahead!