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.

Should you fix your vehicle or trade Plus motorcycle buying tips

Fix it or trade it plus motorcycle buying tips Fix it or trade The market adds new pressure How old is yours What are the future repairs You need about 2 years If you must buy search outside of your … Continue reading

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Understanding the current leasing terminology

Understanding the current leasing terminology Consumer report reviews, always the same winners Different terminology Stick to a short term Research is key Leasing terminology Closed end Open end Divide or multiply by 2400 for the interest rate or factor Acquisition, … Continue reading

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The electric truck story and shopping without negotiating

Electric trucks and shopping without negotiation 70 or 80 thousand for a fully equipped pickup that goes 320 miles Who watches the load while charging Electrics are still missing range, safety, competitive pricing and resale value Get ready for the … Continue reading

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Truck buying tips and 14 ways to lower the gas bill

Truck buying tips and ways to save on Gas A list of gas saving adjustments Huge truck rebates, questionable results The market is crazy from inflation and scarcity Now trucks are more than trucks Resale and discounts High market will … Continue reading

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After the purchase or preparing to keep yours

Smart dealers explain why to buy there Don’t let these crazy times control you Buying out you lease is simple There are things to do preparing for the long hall Make sure you got what you paid for Check everything … Continue reading

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Which automobile sales labels matter?

What is the story on automobile sales labels? Monroney is the one that matters Get the right info Watch out for double label look a like What the Monroney label can tell you Comparing your diligence Additional Information Addendum label … Continue reading

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What about luxury vehicle deals?

Luxury considerations Crazy Market, Crazy down payments Check your Insurance coverage When buying some factors aren’t numbers What qualifies as Luxury ? Safety is paramount The latest High tech Resale is still #1 Power, quality, technology EV lots of luxury … Continue reading

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How to work with a dealership’s finance office during crazy times

Handling the business office part of the deal Three big market questions What the answers likely are When things are this crazy, if you can, wait Forced pitch from F&I, get up and leave How to process F&I aka business … Continue reading

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Critical dealing tips

Critical dealing tips Servicing is a personal choice F&I pushing prior to the business office Do I need get ready CPO vehicles are not new When you run out of time In person please Trade shopping Enough quotes? OTD, CPI … Continue reading

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How to get the most money out of your current vehicleHow to get the most out of your current vehicle

How to get the most out of your current vehicle Car part theft is big Chip issues equal missing options What is the plan for a trade in or a sale Recondition as much as you can Ways to sell … Continue reading

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