Jill Merriam Key Hyundai Blog

Connecticut Charity Proves Miracles Exist

Eva's MiracleAs a CT new and used car dealer, Key Hyundai loves helping community charities, and some nationally recognized, and some local people bonding together to do good work. Eva’s Miracle is just that: good people doing great work right here in our own backyard.

Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People, and I want to tell you about a local West Haven Connecticut family with a remarkable little girl, Eva Grace. Eva’s Miracle is a charity for courageous 3 year old Eva living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1, and how her family and friends are creating awareness about the disease. In order to do so, they’re raising funds to pay for a conversion minivan to help Eva and her family travel for health appointments, and to share awareness about SMA.

Here’s how Key Hyundai is helping, and how you can too:

Do you have a local charity you are involved in? I’d love to hear about it, and perhaps feature your good work on a Nicer, Newer News video! Write me at jillcares@keycars.com!

Ooops! My bad!! The correct address for Eva’s Miracle is 156 Central Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Hyundai wins #1 JD Power Award


How reliable is your car?

If it’s a Hyundai, from Key Hyundai in Milford, Manchester or any Hyundai dealership,  have really good news for you!

We’re #1! We’re #1! Hyundai wins!!

Hyundai was just awarded … drumroll please … the JD Power Award for Reliability for non-premium brands! What does that mean for you? Well this Connecticut Dealer For The People from Key Hyundai knows when you buy a car, the cost of ownership should factor in to your choice. And with Hyundai winning #1 JD Power 2014 in reliability, well, you just made a smart, cost-effective choice!

Take a listen here to my Nicer, Newer News video on why this is such a BIG deal for Hyundai and Hyundai car customers:

The award comes from the JD Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS). Now in its 28th year, IQS is the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality, measured at 90 days of ownership. There you have it. When you can count on your car to be safe and reliable, it’ll give you a bigger return on investment in a car you will love to drive and can afford to own!

What award would you give your car? I’d love to hear about it at jillcares@keycars.com!

What you need to know when renting a car

car rentalEven if you own a brand new Hyundai, or terrific Nicer, Newer Car that gets you where you want to be, from time to time we often need to rent a car as well. Either for vacation or work, do you know the tricks of the trade when renting a car?

As the Dealer For The People, I rent cars often when I travel for business for Connecticut Key Hyundai, and I’m always amazed at the little things we can do to save big when checking out of the car rental counter.

When at the car rental counter, too often we are on information overload and sign up for things we might not need, or miss an opportunity to save money. Here’s all the important information too often overlooked when you need to rent a car!

Do you have any car rental tips you’d like to share? I’d love to hear about them at jillcares@keycars.com!

Jill Merriam’s Uncommon Road Trip Tips

road tripSummer is full of road trip adventures, and there’s plenty to do to get your new or used car ready for summer fun!

Checking the oil, checking the tire pressure, topping off the fluids are all things you can do, or our Key Hyundai service solution providers are happy to do for you, or you can do yourself.

But here are 3 UNCOMMON road trip tips that might indeed save the day!

Hi, it’s Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People, at CT’s new and used car dealership Key Hyundai, and I want you to learn from my mistakes. Here are three uncommon tips you can easily do to avoid unfortunate circumstances when you decide to hit the road for some summer fun!

Do you have any uncommon tips that will make a road trip successful and stress free? I’d love to hear about them at jillcares@keycars.com!