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Steps to Buying a New Car, Truck or SUV

When purchasing a vehicle, whether new or used, it’s important to follow a few steps so that you don’t miss anything and to reduce the headaches and hassle of the buying process. Instead of giving you another lengthy rundown on this process, we thought we’d turn to the experts at Edmunds who’ve put together a very informative video that runs through an 8-step process for buying a new vehicle. Remember that we’re here for you with any of these steps. If you need help or have questions as you move through the car-shopping process, don’t hesitate to give us a call right here at the sales desk. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Can you tailgate at a Packer game?

It’s NFL football season, which means it’s time to celebrate the packers even more fiercely than we do the rest of the year. Last year we gave you the rundown on where to find parking for a Packer game here in town, but what about tailgating? Can you tailgate at Lambeau Field or is that against the rules? We assure you, tailgating is very much legal at Packers Games, and you wouldn’t be getting the full experience if you skipped it. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What do I need to consider when budgeting for a new car?

Purchasing a new car is a big commitment. If you’ve landed on this blog page, you’re probably already aware of that fact. We know you’re likely looking for all the help you can get with how to formulate your budget and everything that you need to take into account, so we thought we’d try to help as much as we can by giving you the rundown on a few things you need to consider when budgeting for a new car purchase. There are plenty of specific budget plans out there as well, like the 20/4/10 rule that we recently shared, so don’t hesitate to check those out as well. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What is the 20/4/10 rule for purchasing a car?

Are you in the market for a new vehicle? Whether you’re looking to purchase new or used, this video focusing on the 20/4/10 method is extremely helpful in regard to helping you properly budget for the purchase.  The gentleman in the video explains what the 20/4/10 rule is with an example of how it works, then gives you an alternative to consider by purchasing a used vehicle instead. Check out the video, and don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions that you might have where budgeting is concerned! Read the rest of this entry >>

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Best Restaurants in Green Bay WI

We’ve talked about restaurants here in the Green Bay WI area a few times in the past, but they’ve always had a tint to them. They were focusing on a certain holiday, like a Valentine’s Day date, an Easter brunch, or, which might be important coming up, an alternative Thanksgiving dinner. But today, we figured we’d shed that holiday focus and just give you a few examples of the best local restaurants here in the area, in case you’re just trying to find a good new place to try. Read the rest of this entry >>

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What kind of down payment do I need to finance a car?

If you’re looking to purchase a new car one of the most daunting ideas might be the down payment. You’ve calculated your monthly budget and figured out exactly how much you can pay per month, but what about that lump sum of cash you need to pay just to get the car off the lot? If you’re looking into financing a car and aren’t sure what kind of down payment you’re going to need, we thought we’d try to help by giving you some general information that should make things a little clearer for you. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Benefits of a trade-in over selling your used car privately

Unless you’re a first-time car buyer, one of the first and most important steps in the car-shopping process is actually car selling. You have to figure out what you’re going to do with your old car if you don’t plan on keeping it around as a backup. You have two options: trade it in to the dealership when you purchase your new vehicle or sell the used car privately on your own. We’re here to give you the rundown on just a few of the benefits of doing the former rather than the latter. But either way, it should positively affect your budget. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Safety Tips for Driving at Night

Summer is coming to a close, so if you’re about to be cramming a road trip or two in before the weather returns to those Wisconsin winters, there’s a good chance you’ll be forced to drive through the night. Even if you’re not planning on any road trips, the nights are a lot longer here in Green Bay through the winter, so you’ll likely be driving at night anyways. Check out these great tips that you should follow to increase your safety while driving at night. Read the rest of this entry >>

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How Often Should I Change the Oil in My Car?

You may have heard that the oil in your car should be changed every three months or 3,000 miles. With better vehicles being produced, that isn’t necessarily true for most cars anymore. While frequent oil changes won’t hurt your car, it will cost you more money and cause more strain onto the environment. So, what is best for you and your vehicle when it comes to how often to change your oil? Read the rest of this entry >>