He Drives, She Drives: Expert Auto Information from Randall & Sherry Reed

He Drives, She Drives
Expert Auto Advice

Dear Randall,

I have always bought new and do so about every 3 years on average. Crunching the numbers, it looks like leasing might be a good avenue, as I am now in the car market again. What should I look for when looking at leasing and what are some of the key reasons people lease?

Looking to Lease
Rockwall, TX

Looking to Lease,

Leasing has a number of benefits for many of today’s savvy automotive consumers. Many enjoy the convenience of the leasing experience. For example, at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford Lincoln Mercury, there are no more wasted hours of long negotiating with sales people at the dealership, walking car lot after car lot.

You simply choose your dream car and arrange the financing from the convenience of your home or office. At our dealership, we will even deliver your new vehicle directly to you.

Many think the leasing process is a complex and confusing process, but by doing a little homework and finding the right leasing agent to help walk you through the process, it can be truly hassle-free and haggle-free experience.

Why Lease?
 Little or no down payment
 You are not making a large investment in a depreciating product
 Get more vehicle for your money
 Leasing typically lowers your monthly payment versus purchasing
 Drive a new vehicle more often
 Less maintenance concerns
 Guaranteed future vehicle value
 There can be tax advantages for businesses
 Offer numerous leasing options to fit you: short-term, long-term and business needs

The Randall Reed Difference
 Personalized service from an agent assigned to you
 Assist you in selecting a vehicle to fit your lifestyle and needs
 Custom design a lease program just for you
 Shop and negotiate the best deal
 Deliver the vehicle to your home or office
 With our tremendous buying power, we can often meet or beat other leasing offers

Taking Care of You and Your Old Vehicle
 Offer turn-key service to transition you effortlessly from your old vehicle to the new
 No more hassles selling your old vehicle, we do a free trade evaluation
 If you have an existing loan, payment, we can handle your pay off
 For those with an existing lease, we take care of the turn-process

VIP Service Handling
 When your vehicle comes into our Service Department, you are a high priority.
 Unlike many other leasing offices, not only do buy through our location, we service your vehicle in our location. We are your one-stop shop!

Dear Sherry,

I am a single mom on a very tight budget. I have been trying to find a new family-friendly vehicle. I was going to buy new as I really need something reliable, but when looking online I discovered certified pre-owned vehicles seem to have a lot of benefits. What are your thoughts?

Mom on the Move
Mesquite, TX

Mom on the Move,

Buying certified is a great route to getting that new car feeling and peace of mind while saving thousands of dollars compared to what you would have paid new for that vehicle.

When looking for a certified pre-owned vehicle, make sure that you ask the dealership to review all of the benefits as they may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. I would suggest you even ask for a copy of the benefits so you can review all of the listed benefits thoroughly.

Let’s look at an example of some of the benefits you get when you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle from Ford. Certified vehicles go through a stringent inspection by Factory Trained Technicians. You get a full history of your vehicle so you will know about its past and can be sure of the future it will have with you. It comes with an extensive warranty and even 24/7 roadside assistance. Here is a look at what you can expect when you buy certified from Ford.

169-Point Inspection by Certified Mechanics — Rigorous inspection by factory-trained technicians. If a vehicle doesn’t meet our strict criteria, we won’t certify it. It’s that simple.

Powertrain Warranty — Peace of mind is standard on every Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle since each comes with 6-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty coverage, backed by Ford Motor Company.

Comprehensive Warranty — We’ve got you covered. Enjoy the additional confidence of our comprehensive limited warranty-coverage on more than 500 components-included with every Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle.

Vehicle History Report — Know your vehicle’s past, and feel confident when you get behind the wheel of your Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle with an informative, full history report.

24-Hour Roadside Assistance — Help when you need it most. Wherever you roam, we’ve got you covered with our Roadside Assistance program. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week nationwide.

Plus, at our Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford Lincoln Mercury, we go the extra mile. When you drive away in any Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, you receive at delivery:
– A full tank of gas
– New windshield wiper blades
– Fresh oil and filter

Log on to learn more:
Visit our Web site (www.PrestigeGarland.com) to look up certified vehicle information, get an appraisal of your current vehicle, get pre-approved and schedule an appointment.

Randall and Sherry Reed have been in the automotive business for nearly 30 combined years. As the owners of new, used and leasing dealerships, including Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford Lincoln Mercury in Garland, they know the business of auto sales and service inside out. Each week, they offer their expert insight to help you track down the right vehicle or service for you. E-mail your questions to askthereeds@prestigegarland.com.

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