Every situation is different, but the first question most people have after deciding to buy a car is whether to go new or used. There are great reasons for both, but the name of the game is usually getting the most out of your purchase, and weighing the cost/benefit analysis of future depreciation. While maintaining a used car may require more time and money (especially if purchased from a disreputable dealer), new cars come with a steep overhead and, if you can’t pay up-front, considerable interest. So which is the best for you? Every situation varies, but use these three questions to help you decide what might be the better option.
Can you truly afford the depreciation factor? New cars are notorious for the rate at which they depreciate – by some estimates, up to 25-30% the second they roll off the lot as your own. By the end of 3 years since you [...]
If you have young children, chances are they were the first thing on your mind when deciding which quality pre-owned vehicle from G&E Motors was the right choice for your family. Safety, size and additional features that cater specifically to kids are all factors that parents carefully weigh and consider when choosing a new car that fits their budget. Once your car has been purchased, there’s plenty of other steps you can take to ensure the security of your little ones to the best of your ability. We’ve come up with just a few easy tips to help you childproof your new car – for both safety and sanity.
Institute a seatbelts-all-the-time rule.
If wearing seatbelts isn’t made a habit from an early age, older children may simply forget to wear theirs while in your car or a friend’s parents’, if the family doesn’t have the strict rules on the subject. Start your children off [...]
A lot of factors go into deciding on what car is right for you. All too often, car shoppers get an idea in their head of what their first or next car will look like, and let that image overpower other, more practical considerations. We know – everyone wants that red convertible or sleek black sedan they’ve dreamed of since they were young. But trust us, you’ll be happier in the long run if you consider the following pragmatic tips when it comes to making your car purchase. And who knows – maybe one day that red convertible will fit the bill!
How much can you afford? This one might seem obvious, but there are a few aspects to car ownership that prospective buyers forget to consider when heading to the dealership. The price of the car itself, plus insurance and maybe gas, are usually all owners consider when factoring in the total price [...]
Whether you’re looking to sell a vehicle, trade one in, or simply would like to enjoy the look and feel of a newly-detailed car yourself, the following tips, presented to you by the car experts at G&E Motors, will have you and others convinced that your car is brand new! In general, prevention is the best medicine; when it comes to your car’s surface, whether interior or exterior, taking proper care of the shell and upholstery well before there are any issues such as odor, staining, scrapes, etc. will greatly aid in the process of battling these problems later. With this in mind, the following DIY-tips should be performed as often as possible, ideally every month, to help keep your car in tip-top shape and keep its value high throughout its life.
Scrub your carpets and seats with stiff brushes and compressed air. Dirt can easily become deeply embedded in vehicle carpeting, making it [...]