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Buyer Beware: Tips for Avoiding Dealer Markups in 2023

January 6th, 2023 by

The vast majority of car buyers in the U.S. are not accustomed to ordering vehicles from an OEM through a dealership, instead preferring the convenience of driving a new car “off the lot” that day. But as inventory has decreased over the past several months due to several economic and political factors, many dealerships have…

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Why You Shouldn’t Idle Your Car in Cold Weather

December 27th, 2022 by

Winter is officially here in Chicago, which means drivers are waking up to frosty roads, icy windshields, and stone-cold engines. In frigid temperatures, many drivers will habitually start their engine and idle their car before hitting the road to ‘warm up’ the vehicle. Some cars even have a preset feature that allows drivers to start…

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Tips for Trading in Your Car

December 12th, 2022 by

Trading in your car is arguably the best method of lowering the final price of a new vehicle – especially now. These days, car trade-ins are getting top dollar. Thanks to a new Illinois law that went into effect on January 1, 2022, car buyers now receive the full tax credit on trade-ins. When shopping…

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How to Avoid Paying Above MSRP for Your Next Vehicle

November 11th, 2022 by

According to data from Kelly Blue Book, this past September marked a record-breaking sixteen straight months that new vehicle average transaction prices (what the buyer actually paid) were higher than the sticker price. A research study by Cox Automotive found that in May and June of 2022, 80% of American car buyers paid over MSRP,…

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5 Tips for Winterizing Your Jeep

November 1st, 2022 by

With snow and subzero temperatures on the way, now is a good time to make sure that your Jeep is prepared for winter driving. Performing proper preventative maintenance can ensure that your Jeep survives the harsh winter conditions. Read below for a list of 5 essential checklist items that you should heed as the temperatures…

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The Next Generation of an American Icon: A Look at the All-New 2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer/Wagoneer Lineup

October 31st, 2022 by

As the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer enter their second year of production, the award-winning lineup is turning heads. Wagoneer – the premium extension of the Jeep brand – continues to set the benchmark for American luxury SUVs with the all-new 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L. The 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer…

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Tips For Keeping Your Car Safe From Catalytic Converter Theft

October 15th, 2022 by

According to Chicago Police Department data, catalytic converter thefts have nearly tripled this year across Chicago, leaving drivers with noisy cars and costly repair bills. This steep increase matches a trend seen across the country. In Chicago neighborhoods including Wicker Park, Logan Square, Bucktown, and Humboldt Park, catalytic converter theft accounts for half of the…

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4 Money Mistakes You Could Be Making at the Gas Station

October 1st, 2022 by

Gas prices are finally trending downward after spiking earlier in the year. However, you could still be overspending at the gas pump if you’re not practicing the best money-saving habits. By making some simple adjustments to your habits at the gas station, you can keep more of your money in the bank and less in…

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Common Causes for a Check Engine Light

September 12th, 2022 by

    Your car’s check engine light can quickly turn any drive into a harrowing experience: if the engine stops, so does your vehicle. It’s hard not to hear the “cha-ching” sound of a cash register as soon as that check engine light illuminates. It’s important to understand, however, that sometimes your car’s Check Engine…

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Jeep Maintenance: 4 Ways to Keep Your New Jeep in Top Condition

September 1st, 2022 by

If you’re the proud owner of a new Jeep, you’ve made a wise investment in the most awarded SUV of all time. It’s time to get out and enjoy all of your new Jeep’s on and off road capabilities. Although trying to keep any Jeep in showroom floor-grade condition runs counter to the purpose of…

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