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Dollars vs dimes: when saving a little costs a lot

December 8, 2019
Dollars vs dimes: when saving a little costs a lot

“IMG_3240” by lkeech3 is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 Do you know what “stepping over dollars to save dimes” means? It’s something Jill Merriam, The Dealer For The People’s Grandma used to say, and she sees this every day at Key Cars of Connecticut’s Milford, Manchester, and Middletown car dealerships. Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People, and the incredible team of solution providers at Key Cars of Connecticut help thousands[…]

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Millennial employees are amazing — here’s the proof

December 2, 2019
Millennial employees are amazing — here’s the proof

Lazy, unproductive, can’t commit — just some of the insults people throw at millennials, and Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut is sick of it! She’s here to say, enough is enough! At Key Hyundai of Manchester, Key Hyundai of Milford, and Key Chevrolet of Middletown, much of our beloved employee team are millennials, so Jill knows how false these statements are. When she hears[…]

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How gratitude and resilience build a successful life

November 25, 2019
How gratitude and resilience build a successful life

Gratitude is an attitude, one this successful CT business owner highly recommends to jumpstart your career, business, or use as a lifehack in everyday activity. And the results of incorporating gratitude in your everyday activity has remarkable effects that will leave you in awe. Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, is even grateful for the things that scare her. The challenging stuff. The difficult stuff.[…]

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Simple tips to prepare your car for winter weather

November 17, 2019
Simple tips to prepare your car for winter weather

Is autumn already over? The cold and winter is bearing down on Milford, Manchester, Middletown – all of New England – is your vehicle ready for the snow, slush, and ice ahead? Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People you hear on the radio all the time from Key Cars of Connecticut, knows winter weather often sneaks up on us, leaving us unprepared for snow and cold. There are simple things you[…]

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Connecticut Family Business of the Year nominee

November 11, 2019
Connecticut Family Business of the Year nominee

People sometimes warn, whatever you do, don’t go into business with family, but Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, is here to tell you, nothing is farther from the truth. Key Cars was recently nominated as CT Family Business of the Year by the Hartford Business Journal – and there’s no better honor. At the awards ceremony, Key Cars employees were in a room filled[…]

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How to determine whether to lease or buy a car

November 3, 2019
How to determine whether to lease or buy a car

Leasing vs buying always brings up a lot of questions when looking for a car, and often a lot of confusion when car buyers are out shopping for a nicer, newer car at Key Hyundai of Manchester, Key Chevrolet of Middletown, or Key Hyundai of Milford – or any car dealership. Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, is clearing that up in this quick, Nicer,[…]

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Defensive driving class in Connecticut

October 28, 2019
Defensive driving class in Connecticut

Whether just learning, or if you’ve been on the road for decades, there’s always room for improvement when tackling the roads behind the wheel of a nicer, newer car. No matter how good a driver you are – or think you are – there’s always room for improvement. Recently, Jill Merriam learned about an amazing opportunity to do just that, right here at a legit, real racetrack right here in[…]

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Electric Cars: yay or nay?

October 21, 2019
Electric Cars: yay or nay?

Why are electric car sales lackluster at Key Cars of Connecticut and throughout New England? With so much concern on the climate, why are electric vehicles not taking off like the auto industry (and the world) expected them to? Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars, sees SUVs and trucks fly off the lot, and yet the electric automotive option is, well, not. In this Nicer, Newer News[…]

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On-line car buying: what’s in it for you?

October 15, 2019
On-line car buying: what’s in it for you?

On-line car buying options have been advertising like crazy lately, so Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, decided to dig a little deeper to find out how it benefits the customer over visiting a brick and mortar car dealership. The Dealer For The People keeps abreast of what’s happening in the auto industry, and right now, on-line car buying seems to be everywhere. Considering Key[…]

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Do you remember your first time behind the wheel?

October 7, 2019
Do you remember your first time behind the wheel?

That first time behind the wheel — the freedom, the power – there’s really nothing quite like it, and now that Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars has a son ready to get his driver’s license, she’s been thinking a lot about how cars have changed, and also about how they haven’t. That first time behind the wheel is magical, and that’s something that hasn’t changed no[…]

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