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Defensive driving class in Connecticut

Defensive driving classes at CT racetrackWhether 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 Connecticut!

Jill Merriam, Dealer for the People at Key Cars of CT, is frazzled trying to navigate the super tough part of parenting when your kid gets their license, but recently learned of an awesome opportunity. While talking up first time drivers with a friend, she learned of an incredible opportunity to take a defensive driving class right here in CT.

Defensive driving is a GREAT idea for newbies, but couldn’t we all learn some tips on defensive driving? And wouldn’t it be awesome to take a spin around a real racetrack?

Listen to this quick, Nicer, Newer News video to learn where you can learn from the best of the best, and take a spin around a racetrack in CT!

Defensive driving isn’t just for beginners, and tracks aren’t just for racing!

Have you been to Limerock or do you know of classes like this? How did you navigate learning to drive — or teaching others? Tell Jill all about it at wecare@keycars.com because the day is fast approaching when Jill’s oldest will be taking the wheel and she could sure use your words of wisdom!

Happy driving!

Electric Cars: yay or nay?

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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 video, Jill has a question for you: what would it take for you to drive electric?
Is it fear of the unknown? Or are they just so new to the market that people aren’t comfortable relying on them yet? What do you think? Email our team at wecare@keycars.com and share your thoughts, comments, and concerns on electric cars! And if you drive one, tell us what you think!
Thanks for listening!

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

how does on-line car buying affect customer

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 Cars is comprised of multiple car dealerships in Milford, Manchester, and Middletown Connecticut, Jill felt it was her duty to learn whether on-line does in fact, benefit the customer, and how Key Cars should adapt to meet any evolving needs.

>Jill did the research and learned that it’s buyer beware – especially when buying a vehicle on-line.

So before you buy on-line, you might want to listen to this Nicer, Newer News video where Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People, breaks it down for you.

A car is a huge purchase (for most people!), and you should know who and where you’re getting your vehicle from.

Have you had any experience buying on-line? We’d love to hear about it! Email our team at wecare@keycars.com and let us know whether you prefer on-line or face-to-face!

And of course, if you have any car buying, financing, or servicing questions, email or better yet, stop by a Key Cars dealership and let us help you with your automotive needs.

Happy driving!

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 matter how much auto technology advances.

Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, learned to drive when cars were far simpler, and now her own kid is learning to drive in the age of self-driving vehicles.

But is it really so different?

Listen to this Nicer, Newer News video, and be sure to let us know what you remember about learning to drive!

Take a listen:

Do you remember that taste of freedom when you first got your license? What did you learn to drive on and who taught you? Tell me all about it at wecare@keyars.com and I’d appreciate any words of wisdom as I navigate teaching my own son to drive!

Thank you, and happy driving!