Jill Merriam Key Hyundai Blog

What to do before the test-drive

December 7, 2015

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[…]

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Smart tips for buying car insurance

November 17, 2015

Thinking of buying a new or used car from Key Hyundai in Connecticut or any car dealership at all? Don’t forget, the cost of owning your a new or used car always includes insurance, and this expense can take quite a chunk out of your budget. Do you know what to look for when choosing car insurance? Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People, and as solution providers at Key[…]

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What you need to know about co-signing a loan

October 26, 2015

Have 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[…]

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Tip to avoid used car scam

August 24, 2015

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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Expert Advice on Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

August 11, 2015

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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Car buying tips that make financial sense

April 27, 2015

I recently received an email from my bank with tips for buying a car to make wise money choices – good advice for sure! As the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai in Connecticut, I’m often leery of car buying tips, but this was smart, informed, unbiased information that I just have to share! Deciding whether to a buy new or used car can make a smart financial sense depending[…]

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What do you think about electric cars?

March 16, 2015

Lots of talk about automotive technology and alternate fuel vehicles, but what does that really mean to real people like you and me looking for new and used cars in Connecticut? When should CT car dealers start to really focus on electric cars – when will customers start asking about them with determination and dollars? Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and when people from[…]

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What does CPO (certified pre-owned) mean anyway?

February 9, 2015

New or used? And what exactly does a “certified pre-owned” vehicle even mean when shopping for a new or used car in Connecticut? Buying a car is a huge financial commitment, and deciding to purchase new or used is a big one. Key Hyundai offers certified-preowned vehicles, but do you know what that really means? Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and I’m here to[…]

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It’s all about safety

December 1, 2014

Every year I review new product features Hyundai introduces, and I’m always impressed, but this year wowza!! I was completely blown away! I’ll share what I can in this Nicer, Newer News video, but stop by Milford Hyundai or Manchester Hyundai to see the Key Hyundai cars in person! Hi, it’s Jill Merriam Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and this year’s 2015 Sonata is chock-full of so many[…]

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Tips to Lower Your Car Payment

November 10, 2014

The average American car payment can take a big chunk out of monthly expenses, but I’m here to tell you, as Connecticut’s favorite new and used car dealership, there are concrete ways to lower that number into something more manageable. Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and I just attended a conference about consumer buying trends, and it got me thinking about my own new and used[…]

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