5/21/2012 6:20:19 PM - by Kristin Coleman
Let’s look at the top 3 actions you can take to help keep your vehicle in its best condition:5/5/2012 8:17:08 PM - by Kristin Coleman
1. Have a factory-trained technician change your oil every 5,000 miles.
Although in the past it was recommended to have your oil changed every 3,000 miles that's no longer necessary. Here at RC Lacy’s we use a synthetic blend oil. By using this type of oil, it helps to conserve our resources through technology. This allows the life of the oil to last up to 5,000 miles! Not only will you save time and money but your engine will run cleaner and more efficiently.
2. Make sure your tires are rotated every time you change your car's oil.
Rotating your tires extends their life and enhances their performance. In the past, it was recommended every other oil change. Here at RC Lacy’s we recommend having your tires rotated every time you come in for your oil change. As we mentioned above, synthetic oil allows your oil change intervals to now be every 5,000 miles so make sure to have your tires rotated at the same time.
3. Your car runs best on Regular Unleaded gasoline.
Unless your car is a high-performance vehicle designed for use with premium fuel, there is no reason to pump Premium Unleaded into it. Most vehicles run perfectly on Regular Unleaded. Not only will you get better performance and extend the life of your car, you'll save money too!
It's all about keeping your car well-maintained. Protect your investment. We're here to help you do just that!
Have you ever thought about the relationship you have with companies you buy from? When shopping for a car, it's important to the dealer you have an overly satisfying experience. It is just as important to find the perfect salesperson to create this experience from start to finish. Not all salespeople are created equal!
Remember to spend as much time researching the salesperson as you do the car. Just as you would choose the features on your car, you should choose the features you'd like to have in your salesperson.
People calling a dealership often assume everyone in sales are the same. This is not always the truth. There are many components in a sales relationships and it's important to harmonize with who you're working with. Just like making an appointment at the hair salon, you want the stylist who is going to understand the style you are looking for. Stylist cut and color differently. Everyone has their specialty and it is important you find someone who understands and cares about your wants and needs.
You do have a choice! Before you contact the dealership, have a picture in your mind of the person you'd most ideally want to work with. Describe the traits you'd like to see in your salesperson and if it helps, write them down.
1. What are the top five features I'd like in my salesperson?
After identifying the features, it's time to call the dealership:
2. Ask the receptionist to describe each salesperson. For example, If you're looking for a Subaru ask for the expert on Subarus.
Once you contact your "expert":
3. Tell them about the key features that are most important to you. If technology is important to you then drill them on those topics to make sure they really are the expert.
During your conversation ask yourself:
4. Are we clicking? Find instances where you're compatible. Do you have a quirky sense of humor? They should too. Do you like to forgo small talk and get right down to business? They should too.
5. Do I feel comfortable? Your salesperson's concerns should be your needs. They should be listening to you, answering your questions and making sure you have a pleasant car buying experience. If you're not comfortable, choose someone else. It's as simple as that.
Don't be afraid to ask these questions. Every dealership out there wants you to be comfortable and have an outstanding experience. People buy from people. As consumers we need to know our purchase decisions are the right ones. Having a salesperson who understands you makes all the difference.