What to Bring When Car Shopping in 2022

October 19th, 2022 by

The first thing you should know is that you can only lease new cars – not used ones. Also, although leasing is generally less expensive than buying, depending upon your credit rating, you may still have to have a co-signer and/or put down a large down payment. To save you time and avoid an unnecessary…

Repairing Your Credit

September 29th, 2022 by

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Lease-End Decisions

May 19th, 2022 by

When your lease nears its end, you have several available choices. Which one you decide on depends upon your budget, the supply of new cars, and whether you still need as many cars as you have. We can help you understand the pluses and minuses of each, including all of the costs involved, whether it…

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HOW THE CHIP SHORTAGE AFFECTS CAR SHOPPING

April 29th, 2021 by

As you may know, the average new car contains between 50 and 150 computer chips. They monitor your tire pressure, safety systems, navigation, and a host of other duties. Due to the ongoing pandemic, at the time of this writing there is a worldwide chip shortage. New car production for many models – regardless of…

HOW NOT TO BUY A CAR

January 5th, 2021 by

The auto industry has a reputation for taking advantage of Customers. At Motorcars Toyota, we don’t use tactics that are common elsewhere because we want you to come back again and again, for a new car, for service, car washes, collision work, and on and on. When you don’t advertise on TV, radio, or in…

WHAT TO BRING WHEN FINANCING

December 28th, 2020 by

One of the things we are asked all the time is what to bring in when buying or leasing a vehicle. Here is the scoop: • Down payment – Know in advance how much you plan to put down. More is always better – it reduces your monthly payment and interest, especially if your credit…

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NOW THAT I HAVE MY NEW CAR: FAQ

August 28th, 2020 by

By Joy Taylor, Motorcars Upgrade Manager Do I need an Echeck before registering? Not if you’ve purchased a new vehicle. If you’ve purchased a preowned vehicle, you’ll need an Echeck if one hasn’t been done in the last year. Sometimes there’s a record of that through Autocheck. Otherwise the BMV will be able to tell…

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