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.

The EV push and lemon law tips

The electric vehicle push Green new deal and vehicles Reviews and reports on electric The resale facts Cost of ownership Convenience has value Not ready yet All states have a lemon law All states are different The Attorney General has … Continue reading

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What about when?

What about when? No free lunch. Poor quality, poor resale Recalls can be an indicator When is a big factor Weather can be on your side Post-holiday Summer heat Week day Last or 32nd, Time thoughts Morning, noon or evening … Continue reading

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Plan and protect resale

Plan and protect resale Michelin is all you need 25000 mile or more plan Late model used A 3 year plan Resale value should be your number one Resale is part of your deal A seemingly good deal, might not … Continue reading

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More about leasing

Leasing facts Black Friday list Is it for me? Resale facts 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 … Continue reading

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Preparing for the purchase

Preparing for the purchase Electric vehicles mean different taxes not zero taxes Electric costs just like other fuels Consumer report yearly guide The brand story means resale Review is good Getting your paperwork After the shopping model Get quotes      What … Continue reading

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Negotiation basics

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

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Preparing for the business office

Talking finance office Small car lease Low residual, higher payment Business climate driven F&I, business office, finance guy Business office profits Undercoating or rust proofing makes it quiet Myriad of products Reserve goals Be prepared, due diligence Payment packing is … Continue reading

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Automobile policies service or damage

Policies both driving or fixing Extended service maybe Planned ownership Quality questions Factory policies only Repair question ratios More desirable sale but not more money High tech means high price repairs Car, truck, motorcycle, motorhome or boat, Insurance is part … Continue reading

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When things aren’t right

When things aren’t right Station wagons limited Might be great resale DWI might be stopped Like I said, the 10 best used cars If your deal has a problem Factory problems must follow a plan Due diligence, due process Salesperson, … Continue reading

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Factory Cerified Pre-owned, CPO

CPO vehicles and value California 2035 Autonomous ideas Communicating is a a big factor Read all the material for a specific certified unit  Check points sound huge Just another way to sell Bank rates with CPO Certified can cost several … Continue reading

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