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KBB Car Buying Tip 2: Side-by-Side Comparison

Side by side comparison advice for car buyingDo you take as much time buying a car as you do when looking for a place to live?  Finding an apartment, room to rent, or even purchasing a condo or house? We tend to take our time when making these decisions, but rush when purchasing a vehicle.

Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars, recently discovered an article in Kelley Blue Book sharing the top ten car buying tips. These are really valuable, as Jill Merriam is sharing in these Nicer, Newer News.

In this episode of Nicer, Newer News, Jill shares one of her favorite tips: why side-by-side comparison is so important when buying a car, and where you can easily access this important decision-making tool.

Take a listen:


Thanks for listening, and be sure to take advantage of side-by-side comparison before you purchase your next nicer, newer car!

If you have any questions about this or any automotive concern, the Key Cars team of auto experts are here to help. Email wecare@keycars.com and put us to work for you! Or better yet, stop by and say hello!

Happy driving!

KBB Tip 1: What kind of car shopper are you? Have you ever thought about it?

Jill Merriam shares tips from Kelley Blue BookKelley Blue Book is the car buyer’s bible, and recently Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, came across an article at KBB.com highlighting KBB’s ten car buying tips.

The car shopping advice is excellent, so much so, listen as Jill shares it with you in this quick Nicer, Newer News video.

Plus, she’s added her own experience as the Dealer For The People, helping 1000s of Connecticut drivers find nicer, newer cars.

In 2 minutes discover what KIND of car shopper you are, and how to adjust your car search accordingly. Take a listen:

Are you a value buyer? Image? Safety? Methodical? It’s important to know before you walk into the dealership so you don’t waste your time or money!

If you have any automotive questions, our Key Car auto experts are here to help. Email the Key team at wecare@keycars.com and put us to work for you!

Happy driving!

New car rear occupant indicator annoying – and lifesaving

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Every summer it happens, families destroyed and hearts broken. At Key Cars of Connecticut, we are pleased that Hyundai is doing something about it.

But perhaps all that is about to change. Listen as Jill Merriam, Dealer For The People at Key Cars of Connecticut, explains the new auto technology from Hyundai, rear-seat occupant indicator, which is so simple, and so smart, and will no doubt save lives.

In this quick Nicer, Newer News video, Jill explains exactly what the rear-seat indicator, and when you can expect it in a nicer, newer car:

Whether your kids have outgrown the car seat or not, this technology is a welcome addition to vehicles, don’t you agree?

Do you have any questions about this or any automotive concern? The team of Key auto experts is here to help — email us at wecare@keycars.com and put us to work for you!

Why you should buy a rental car

Why rental cars make great used cars

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People used to think purchasing a rental car was a HUGE mistake! Forget what you always heard, because the research shows something quite different.

That’s old news, and Jill Merriam from Key Cars of Connecticut in Milford, Manchester, and Middletown will tell you exactly why purchasing a rental is a smart, economical, awesome option!

Why rental cars are great options for used car shoppers

At Key Cars of Connecticut, we offer CT drivers 100s (maybe 1000s!) of used vehicles to choose from, and once upon a time, people (us included!) turned up their noses at the notion of buying a rental car for personal use. But that is no longer the case, as pointed out in Jalopnik.com recently! Jill came across great research on why buying a rental is a smart choice, and is sharing with you here.

In this Nicer, Newer News video, Jill explains exactly why rental cars are a smart investment when buying a used car, and often much better than the personally owned vehicle:


Makes you think twice about purchasing a rental car, doesn’t it? Thanks for listening, and if you have any questions about buying, trading, financing, or servicing a car, put the Key Cars auto experts to work for you.

Email us at wecare@keycars.com or stop by any Key Cars location and introduce yourself! We can’t wait to meet you!

Until then, happy driving!