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Grit and determination pays off for CT auto employee

Key Hyundai employee Reuben Burgos Helping people looking for a new or used car succeed with a car that they love, is what we do at Key Hyundai of Milford and Key Hyundai of Manchester, and our team of automotive solution providers are perfect examples of doing good in action.

If you want to know how we are able to provide automotive solutions to almost everyone who walks through our doors, it’s because of employees like Reuben Burgos. Reuben lives our Key Hyundai mission and vision, loving what he does and making sure his team and customers get what they need when they need it. 

Listen to this quick Nicer, Newer News video interview with Key Hyundai service manager Reuben Burgos, and learn how he worked his way up to management at Key Hyundai, and why he loves coming to work every day:


Do you love your job? Have you ever wanted to work in the car business but didn’t know where to start? Tell Jill your story at jillcares@keycars.com because she loves helping people learn and grow!

Family values build a strong CT automotive business

Family owned business in CTThe popular Dealer For The People Jill Merriam from Connecticut’s Key Hyundai owes a lot to her Grandpa Sam.

“I learned a lot from my grandfather: how to be a good person, how to be a team leader, how to build a strong community, how to be kind and empathetic, and how there’s always room to learn more.”

Grandpa Sam was a really smart guy. He instilled beliefs and values that to this day help Jill and her brother Jeff build a successful business, recruit and promote kind, empathetic employees, and can always strive to learn more and do better.

Family values matter in business, and the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai wants you to know why. The Merriam patriarch taught his family a lot about being a good person, and that in turn, has built a successful Connecticut business and has helped hundreds of people along the way.

Take a listen here to Jill’s tribute to Grandpa Sam in this Nicer, Newer News video, and why his wisdom drives the mission and vision of Key Hyundai:

Do you shop at family owned businesses? Which ones are your favorites? Let Jill know why or why not at jillcares@keycars.com!

Save for a new or used car by using envelopes to budget wisely

Smart budgets start with envelopesDid you see the news? More people then ever before are defaulting on auto loans, but do you know there is a smart, simple way to help folks build better credit and rewrite their financial story so they are ready when they want to buy a new or used car.

Want to know what that is?

Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People and the Connecticut Key Hyundai team of solution providers help thousands of new and used car customers find vehicles they love to drive and can afford to own.

Sometimes through no fault of their own, bad credit haunts a person’s credit, but here’s an old-fashioned way to help build a strong budget so you can approach car dealers and banks with a smart plan. 

Listen to this quick Nicer, Newer News video to find out how you can avoid auto loan delinquency with a simple approach to budgeting:

How do you budget? If you have questions about financing or how we help people find a nicer, newer car, email Jill directly at jillcares@keycars.com and she will get to work for you!

Ask Jill Merriam CT car dealer anything!

Jill Merriam CT car dealer answers your questions about car buying, selling, financingHere’s your chance!

Did you ever want to know something about behind the scenes at a car dealership? Go ahead, ask Jill Merriam, CT radio personality, Hyundai car dealer and Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, anything you want to about buying, selling, financing, or service a vehicle! 

The Connecticut new and used car Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, wants you chance to ask anything you want to know about car buying.

Jill Merriam has been working her whole life to change the negative perception of car dealers with a transparent business that provides automotive solutions to everyone who needs one, regardless of their credit history.

And now she is willing to share anything you wanted to know about car buying with an exclusive, Dealer For The People inside scoop. So go ahead, ask Jill anything!

What do we mean by anything? Listen to this Nicer, Newer News video, then ask away!

So, what do you want to know? Jill is standing by to share the answers you deserve, and may even feature your question on her next Nicer, Newer News video!

Write Jill directly at jillcares@keycars.com, and ask away!

Connecticut kids and the Dealer For The People

Jill Merriam Key Hyundai supports Nutmeg Big Brothers Big SistersAre you a big brother or big sister?

The Key Hyundai mission is not to just sell cars, but, more importantly, to also give back to the community in a variety of ways, and here is one of my favorites. Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization very near and dear to my heart, and I’ll tell you why.

Everyone knows Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai loves children, loves the CT community, so Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters is the perfect organization to support.

Want to know what they do and how they do it? Take a listen to this quick, Nicer, Newer News video and learn a little more about this quality charitable organization giving back to kids right here in Connecticut. 

Check out their website, and if you can, get involved. Giving back changes lives, and you will be surprised how rewarding it is for you! Do you have a local organization you’re involved in? Let Jill know at jillcares@keycars.com.

PS: Ready for a new car but think you don’t have the credit and your trade isn’t worth anything? Think again! Call 1-800-450-1422 to learn how Key Hyundai can help you get a nicer newer car with as little as a few dollars down!