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.

Buying vehicles and protecting your credit during tough times

Buying vehicles and protecting credit during the virus You are in control Easier over the phone Easier internet information In writing is always better Due diligence still applies  You have more time Protecting credit score Score factors What hurts credit … Continue reading

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When is the best time to buy?

When is the best time to buy? 1. Hold off buying might be a good idea 2. Keep you loan company in the loop 3. Wipe it down weekly 4. Keep it full 5. When is a big factor 6. … Continue reading

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The Resale Story

The Resale Story Demos aren’t required Always try it on Resale value should be your number one Resale is part of your deal A good deal, might not be Good resale shrinks minus equity Is resale part of the deal? … Continue reading

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What lemon law

The Lemon law Good salespeople are a guess Stick to the due diligence Is good customer service a thing of the past? Lemon law All states have one All states are different Arbitration could be available Federal lemon law Magnuson-Moss … Continue reading

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What’s good about leasing?

Leasing benefits Does it make sense? Resale guard Flexible terms More Choices Peace of mind More vehicles in 10 years Keep it, buy it, trade it or walk away No repair Mileage is a plan either way Tax? Still trade … Continue reading

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Before you negotiate, prep

Before you negotiate Review is good Getting your paperwork After the shopping model Get quotes      What you might say Ad blocker Trade shopping Beacon Calling Banks Insurance Add-0ns Check the amenities while testing The considerations when you’re picking a dealer … Continue reading

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Negotiation methods

Negotiation methods Without confrontation Timid can win Aggressive trade issues Knowledge is key Due diligence support Waiting for results Can you do better? Persistence Deal and trade separate if possible Talk when there is a need Offer and fact together … Continue reading

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Insurance questions

Insurance questions Car Insurance blog Never the cheapest Repair questions with low cost insurance High tech means high price repairs Car, truck, motorcycle, motor home or boat, Insurance is part of the process Just because they look like the least … Continue reading

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When the troubles begin

When the troubles begin Undercoating makes it quiet Honda resurfaces at CR Due diligence, due process Salesperson, Manager, Dealer principal or GM Manufacturer (Company.com) and the bank   Better business (BBB.org) Attorney general (your state.gov/attorney general) FTC (federal) UDAP statutes … Continue reading

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A trip to F&I

F&I, business office, finance guy Myriad of products Reserve goals Be prepared, due diligence Payment packing is real How to guard Menu approach Review in the office first 90 day bump Listen to the products info, It might be for … Continue reading

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