"Uncle" Bill OGorman here from the Royal Auto Group.
As the leaves change color, so do the prospects of finding your dream car this fall in 2023, and I'm here to give you the lowdown straight from the car sales world. In this blog, I'll help you understand how to navigate the current economic situation in the US and drive off the lot with a smile.
1. Capitalize on Economic Trends to Tailor Your Budget
Before you even think about stepping foot in a dealership, let's talk dollars and sense. The economic climate is shifting faster than you can say "horsepower," so factor in interest rates, inflation, and the overall financial scene to work out a budget that matches your situation and matches up with the times. Now if this seems a bit daunting, you're not alone. Spend a few minutes with me and I can help create a plan you can work with.
2. Out with the "old" and in with the NEW... 2024 models are on the way
Everyone is looking for a great deal. This is the time of year where the New 2024 Models are out or on the way so the 2023 models may feature special incentives and offers to get you behind the wheel. Think factory rebates, preferred financing rates, and model year lease specials that’ll make your wallet do a happy dance.
3. Drive Smarter with Fuel Efficiency
You've seen gas prices lately, right? We've all see it, but there are options that will sip fuel instead of guzzling. That can not only save you budget at the pump but could also get you in on some tax savings. Remember, these newer vehicle options feature more, like 8 ad 9 speed transmissions that lower engine speed and help conserve fuel. Of consider the electric vehicle option. They are not for everyone, but may fit your needs perfectly.
4. Get the Green Light with Pre-Owned Picks
Think pre-loved (used) vehicles. They are NOT just for folks on a tight budget Also consider the factory certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles. They get enhanced factory warranty and are the gold standard of pre-loved vehicle. Drive off with confidence and extra savings, without skimping on style and have the manufacturer follow on your adventures, providing protection and security for you and your family.
5. Financing that Works for You
Whether you're budgeting for that brand-new car smell or a trusty pre-loved ride, nabbing the right financing and dealership is the best way to save. With interest rates changing weekly and sometimes daily, the right dealership will have many lender options so they can help you find the loan programs you deserve and need. This allows us to challenge lenders to offer your their best options. Let our team... help your team to save with the right banks, credit unions, and the online crew that will get you to programs that work.
6. Resale Value: The Secret Sauce
In today's market, you know what makes that New Vehicle even better? Trading it back in later and realizing that it has held it's value better than any other time in history. Visit with "Uncle" Bill OGorman and find out which rides hold their values, and which ones are lagging. This is just another way I can help you save today.... and tomorrow.
7. The Long Haul: Maintenance and You
Okay, we all know that you will need to provide some love and care over time... that's how you keep them looking and driving great. It's also the best way to help build it's trade in value down the road. So, when you're making your choice, think about models that have a reputation for low cost of ownership, maintance and safety, which is another way to save.
There you go. 32 years of advise that has helped your neighbors, friends and family to save on all their motor vehicle needs.
2023 can end with you saving today and tomorrow. These tips will put you in the driver’s seat of the vehicle you want regardless of the economy. Now’s the time to be strategic.
Ask for "Uncle" Bill at Royal Subaru, Royal Nissan to the most of your deal and trade in value so you can drive away in a vehicle that makes you proud – all while staying ahead of the financial curve.
Let me know how I can help you.
"Uncle" Bill OGorman
Royal Nissan-Subaru in Cortland.