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Drive to the Basket: Tips for Slam Dunking Your Car Buying Experience

March 6th, 2023 by

Are you looking to score big with a new car purchase? Just like in basketball, buying a car requires strategy, skill, and a game plan. Here at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we understand the importance of finding the right car to fit your needs and budget. Start with a Game Plan When you’re looking…

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6 Tips for Avoiding Common Car Dealership Manipulative Sales Tactics

February 6th, 2023 by

  Car dealerships are in the business of making money, and unfortunately, some of them will resort to unethical and dishonest tactics to attract customers and boost their sales. Car dealerships can be very skilled at using manipulative tactics to lure customers in with the promise of great deals, only to pressure them into buying…

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11 Car Maintenance Tips That Can Prevent Major Repair Costs

January 23rd, 2023 by

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Reading through your vehicle’s owner manual probably isn’t the most exciting item on your to-do list. But understanding your car’s maintenance needs and paying routine attention to them is incredibly important – both for your safety and for your wallet.  It’s important to note that…

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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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