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.

Comparisons and finance planning

Comparisons and finance planning Magazines can miss the mark Complete guides are a better bet Compare ALL the facts 0ne price factory selling What rate? What determines the rate? Term and vehicle age Know your credit score first Shop 4 … Continue reading

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The vocabulary of leasing

The vocabulary of leasing Rebates and price Discounts by the factory Factory sponsored has no effect Interest rate vs factor Divide or multiply by 2400 Current lease or trade So many advantages? Understand the terminology Acquisition, inception, termination Guaranteed resale … Continue reading

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Dealing on highline units

As is Means you are on your own Do all of the security There aren’t many short cuts Good buying requires a little elbow grease   What qualifies as Luxury ? Safety is tops The latest High tech Resale is … Continue reading

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There is more after the purchase

There is more after the purchase Crooks in Georgia More crooks Winter driving concerns Review all the numbers Review the Monroney Label Read the manual Register your tires Used must register with the manufacturer Used vehicle extras Sealant, upholstery guard, … Continue reading

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Maximizing truck value

Maximizing Truck value What to buy? Resale is in cahoots with quality Merging the worst Used vehicle giants Up to zillions off Interest rates grow   The box size Transmission and resale Engine, bigger is usually better 4×4 = $x$ … Continue reading

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Odds and ends review

Odds and ends review Tires at the manufacturer or the auto dealer Michelin Assertive is a key, not aggressive Car hacking Follow a hacking plan In person please Trade shopping Enough quotes? Not your friends Fee or no fee? Your … Continue reading

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F&I Purpose

F&I purpose Dealer F&I profits rage to a $1700 average The peaks are $3500 Payment packing is getting worse Autonomous may not be possible right now What to do with F&I No to everything can be as bad as yes … Continue reading

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Getting yours ready

Getting yours ready Off lease means look thoroughly Out of warranty? Try anyway Selling it any method Know why you are selling What you should verify and know Trade wise Retailing pays Trade or not to trade Preparation is the … Continue reading

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Cedit scores, Off lease and Price labels

Credit scores, Off lease and Price labels What the pricing label mean Getting your credit score Buying long distance You can do it Off lease or rental Maintenance could be lacking Check it thoroughly Get the right info What’s a … Continue reading

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Repos, Rebates and Flood vehicles

Repos, Rebates and Flood vehicles They can take it without warning No damage allowed in most states Get it back quick, maybe You will get your stuff Rebate vs finance Have a payment calculator Check every time Resale is still … Continue reading

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