Author Archives: Geoffrey Jerome

About Geoffrey Jerome

I am a 35 year veteran of the automobile and motorcycle industry, author of seven books, soon to be nine, Both fiction and nonfiction. I have three super kids, actually adults, and a wonderful Jack Russell Terrier named Lucy Lynn. I am Formerly from upstate New York, Ithaca. I ride a Harley, like photography, technology and I know climate change is the worlds biggest problem.

Resale value can mean thousands either way

Resale value can mean thousands either way EV Range is best in the city Cold is anti EV Planning is difficult for an EV Resale value is always part of your cost A seemingly good deal might be the opposite … Continue reading

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Extended service plans, yes or no

Extended service plan, yes or no Average EV price vs Average vehicle sold More space needed to stop? Assuming good condition Extended service plans are not warranties actually Condition and care tell the story Price plus deductible is the first … Continue reading

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The keys to negotiating

The keys to Negotiating your deal E Vehicles are not what they appear to be When is it time to say yes? Negotiating is part of every episode Many methods, varied results Knowledge is key Due diligence support Waiting for … Continue reading

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Checking collision coverage and EV Update: Batteries

checking your collision coverage EV Update: batteries Dealers fined for consumer fraud never enough Zero emission electric vehicle story is a lie What makes a battery Car, truck, motorcycle, motor home or boat, Insurance is part of the process Auto … Continue reading

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Preparing for the F&I business office

Preparing for the F&I business office Electric Vehicle price difference from gas is HUGE Congress is buying EV stocks and then pushing them Will home owners Ins reflect the electric connections? Think and make a pro vs con list F&I … Continue reading

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What to do if your deal runs into dishonest or ethical issues

What to do when your deal runs into dishonest or ethical issues Electric sales are not booming Shipping charges are crazy high and the value is crazy low If your deal has a problem Factory problems must follow a plan … Continue reading

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How to Avoid crazy ads in a crazy market

Best model articles Best Brand tells the real story Best used are the best resale Automotive ads explained Brand choice protects resale dollars Crazy ads are even crazier Disclosures that don’t help Radio, TV, newspaper, socials Vague is the norm … Continue reading

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The real factory certified preowned story

The Certified preowned story Same credit but different terms Affordability doesn’t matter Dealers will use a rate that helps them nit you Shop the banks first CPO vehicles and value Read all the material for a specific certified unit  Check … Continue reading

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The pro and con of buying an electric vehicle

The pro and con of electric automobile purchasing EV’s cost many thousands more Resale will be less making the effective cost of ownership is even more Green new deal crazy Reviews and reports on electric Mild hybrid Hybrid Plug in … Continue reading

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The minus equity, upside down, underwater story

How to handle minus equity, aka upside down, aka underwater New Gas MPG requirements 9000 dollars The electric push Overlooked leasing terms Resale support Under water, minus equity, upside down Why it happens What to do This market’s opportunity Type … Continue reading

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