Jill Merriam Key Hyundai Blog

What you need to know before leasing a vehicle

tips to negotiating a car lease A customer recently asked a really specific question about leasing a vehicle, and what sets the price. Here’s Jill Merriam’s Dealer For The People answer.

At Connecticut’s Key Hyundai, leasing a vehicle is an attractive option for people needing a nicer, newer car, but there’s only two aspects of car leasing that are negotiable. Do you know what they are?

Listen to this Nicer, Newer News video to find out exactly what you can control and what you can’t when leasing a vehicle:

There it is. The two major things you need to negotiate when leasing a vehicle and what to do to keep the price down. Any questions, reach out at jillcares@keycars.com and Jill will do her best to find a solution for you!

Are you hitting the roads this summer? Need a nicer, newer car to do it? Stop by or call 1-800-450-1422 to see what we’ve got on the lots! You will be very impressed!

Jill Merriam’s Key Hyundai radio ads serve a purpose

Jill Merriam annoying radio commercials serve a purpose

photo © Hilde Skjølberg

You may have heard Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, once or twice – or maybe a 100 times – on the radio talking about new and used cars, bad credit car loans, and everything Hyundai in Connecticut.

There’s good reason for all those annoying radio spots.
Yes, Jill Merriam, is the Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai of Milford and Manchester, and we use radio advertising all the time, and, yes, we know it drives many of you crazy.
So why keep doing it?
Listen to this Nicer, Newer News video and to learn exactly why and how we keep radio advertising, and why it’s a good thing.
Take a quick listen:
See? It works, plain and simple. But Jill is so much more than a voice on the radio. She’s a CT business owner, mentor, leader, daughter, mom, wife, friend, sister – a real person!
If you doubt it, write her directly at jillcares@keycars.com or stop by and say hello!

Should you or shouldn’t you take out a high interest car loan?

High interest car loans are not always a bad planWhen and how high interest loans help bad credit

When faced with difficult decisions, customers often ask Jill Merriam, Dealer For the People at Connecticut’s Key Hyundai:

“What would you recommend for your family member?”

Jill tells you exactly what she’d tell her own family if they were facing a high interest rate because of bad credit.

Should you take out that loan or wait? Listen to this Nicer, Newer News video to find out how Jill Merriam would advise her own aunt, uncle, cousin, or child if facing a similar situation.

Bad credit is not the end of the road for people needing a new or used car. Whether that high interest loan is worth it is completely up to you and where you are in repairing your credit. That loan can help you, or hurt you. It depends on you.

If you have any questions about financing or finding a nicer, newer car, we are here to help! Email Jill directly at jillcares@keycars.com and we will find an automotive solution for you!

Why car shoppers prefer shopping in car dealerships

retail stores close, but car dealerships thriveBrick and mortar stores are shuttering their doors, closing up shop at alarming rates. Sears, K-Mart, Macy’s, Nordstrom’s – one after another, they’ve been in the news for weeks now.

Retail is in trouble, so what does that mean for people shopping for the best new and used cars in Connecticut?

Jill Merriam, co-owner and Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai, recognizes that while retail stores are closing doors, the car business is a little bit different and here’s why.

Customers want to car shop in person

Listen to this Nicer, Newer News video to find out why car dealerships continue to prosper while other retailers fade away, at least until the internet start ups figure out this one vital component:

It’s all about managing inventory, and it’s harder than it looks, and nearly impossible on-line. Do you prefer to buy on-line or at a physical store?
Do you have a different reaction when car buying? Tell us at jillcares@keycars.com so we can continue to bring you the automotive solutions you need!

Before you ask for a cash price, listen to this

Does it make a difference to pay cash for a car?Once in while people shopping for a new or used car at Key Hyundai or any CT new and used car dealership take the salesperson aside, and whisper an age-old negotiating question:

“Hey, what’s the price for cash?”

We don’t hear that quite so much anymore, and here’s why. At Key Hyundai, we have one mission: to be solution providers and never product pushers, and that everyone deserves to drive a nicer newer car, and we pledge to help keep that car safe to drive for as long as you wish to drive it.

How does cash help or hurt that mission when negotiating a car price?

Listen to Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Hyundai of Milford and Manchester explain exactly what the offer to pay in cash means to car dealerships everywhere:

Negotiating a car price can happen many ways, but asking for a cash price isn’t one of them. If you have questions about financing a new or used car, trading in a vehicle, or finding a car that’s right for you, email Jill directly at jillcares@keycars.com and she will get to work on a solution for you!