Jill Merriam Key Hyundai Blog

The Power of Handwritten Notes

mailboxAdmit it, don’t you get excited when you receive real mail? Not a bill, junk mail, or coupon flyer, but a hand-stamped, handwritten note? Maybe a holiday card, invitation, or just a note of thanks? Makes you fell pretty awesome, right?

Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, and I just love to receive handwritten notes from new and used CT Hyundai customers, Hyundai and CT car colleagues, friends and family. And I make a distinctive effort to write back of often as possible! There’s just something very special about a real piece of mail in your mailbox that makes everyone smile a little brighter.

Listen: I’ve found an unbelievable resource to make handwritten notes possible for busy families, business people, and community organizations! Take a quick listen to my Dealer For The People video to find out how you can easily have handwritten notes delivered to people you care about!

What the best handwritten note you ever received or sent? I’d love to hear all about it! Write me at jillcares@keycars.com!

Beating the Winter Doldrums


First day of winter is here in Connecticut, and frankly, we’re off to a cold and snowy start! Our team at Key Hyundai of Milford and Manchester talks with hundreds of Connecticut car buyers each week, and even tough New Englanders sometimes struggle with the cold, dark days of winter!

I don’t know about you, but the long days of winter wreak havoc on my drive and inspiration at Key Hyundai, at home, and in my community. Have no fear – I have four time tested tips to survive the long, cold dark days of winter, so you can use this time to grow, inspire, and reach your goals.

Here is a quick 2 minute video sharing some simple tips to cure the winter doldrums. These simple ideas will help you survive another New England season, and emerge brighter, wiser, and ready for spring!

Do you have favorite tips to get you through winter? I’d love to hear all about them, and perhaps share them with our friends! Write me at jillcares@keycars.com and let’s weather the winter months together! Stop by for a warm Cup o’ Jill coffee and let’s get through this together!

Winter Tire Pressure

Oh, the weather outside is frightful …

And yet, driving your car should be delightful! Except, sometimes,  unknown lights light up your dashboard, especially in cold, wintery weather, and that can be alarming. The solution providers at Key Hyundai of Milford and Key Hyundai of Manchester want you to drive safe, and your new or used Hyundai can be affected by winter weather.

Key Hyundai at keycars.comDo you know what the TPMS light on your dashboard means?

I’ll give you a hint: it’s about your tire pressure and the brrrrrrrrr New England weather these days can really affect the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) light in your vehicle!

Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, where our mission is to help everyone drive a nicer, newer car, and to help keep that car safe and fun to drive for as long as you wish to drive it. Keeping your tire pressure correct is key to keeping your car safe to drive.

The TPMS light is there to let you know when there’s been a change in tire air pressure, and often, cold weather can wreak havoc on tire pressure. Here’s what you should know about tire pressure in cold weather: take a quick one-minute listen to learn what you need to know:

So while the weather outside may be frightful, the tire pressure in your vehicle should be maintained. Stop by Key Hyundai and our terrific service solution providers will give you a quick tutorial on TPMS, tire pressure, and teach you what you need to know!

Wishing you safe and happy driving during these cold winter months! If you never need any advice about how winter affects your new or used vehicle, CT new and used car service solution providers at Key Hyundai are happy to help!

Leadership Training Sessions at Key Hyundai

Readitfor.meI love to read, especially about leadership and business – which helps build a culture of learning at Key Hyundai! You might think I read about new and used cars, and selling, but that’s not helpful when building a business focused on providing solutions. The Key Hyundai team of solution providers know that providing solutions for each customer’s specific needs will build relationships and eventually, business. It’s not about selling; it’s never about selling.

This I know from reading the 100s of books and sharing insights with my team. But I know not everyone finds reading enjoyable, and often it becomes overwhelming to tackle such books. Read It For Me, is the most amazing tool, that has made reading fun for everyone!

Listen to my quick 2 minute Dealer For The People video to discover how we build strong leaders at Key Hyundai, using this great tool for non-readers, and how this lead almost immediately to positive contributions from our Key Hyundai team:

Leadership training sessions let me learn from our amazing employees, and allows me to share insights with our team! Win-win! Do you have any favorite leadership coaches or teachers that you admire? I’d love to hear about them! Write me at jillcares@keycars.com and share what you know!

What to Know Before Buying a New or Used Car

Thanksgiving week has come and gone??? How did this happen? And now Black Friday shopping is behind us and everyone has holiday shopping on their minds and wallets – including CT car buyers looking for a nicer, newer car.

What is the #1 one thing you should do before ever going in to even look at new or used car at Key Hyundai of Milford or Key Hyundai of Manchester – or any car dealership in Connecticut?

There’s a couple things you should do before ever walking into a new or used CT car dealership to get the best car for your buck. When you know these simple things you can do yourself, before visiting Key Hyundai or any Hyundai new or used car lot, you can find a car.

Listen to the #1 thing to do before shopping for a car in this quick, 90 second video that can save you time, money, and frustration!

Your credit matters, and if you do one thing make it this: run a credit report on yourself and go car shopping armed with this valuable information. And do not worry at all if you have a bad credit history. Key Hyundai solution providers can help develop a concrete plan to get you on your way to better credit and find a car that meets your need.

Do you know your credit rating?