Posts Tagged ‘car’

Buying a car online?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Food for Thought!!

What You Need To Know About Buying a Car Online
Buying used cars over the Internet is convenient—and it’s also a great place for scam artists looking to get their hands on your money.
In recent years, along with the increase in online car purchases, there’s been a huge rise in online fraud. According to the 2012 Internet Crime Complaint Center annual report, online auto fraud accounted for over 17,000 complaints, adding up to $64 million in consumer losses.
The scam usually begins with a used car being advertised on a respectable website – with some urgent-sounding reason for an incredibly low asking price. Before you decide on buying the type of car you want, get a quote on car insurance for the vehicle to see what it’s going to cost you.
Online car-buying scams are getting more sophisticated; increasingly, they are using website designs that look very similar to the legitimate companies’ websites, sometimes even displaying the legitimate companies’ logos.
Scammers are even going so far as to include 800 numbers and live-chat with unsuspecting buyers to provide more detailed information on the fake buyer- protection programs they play up. So, what can you do to prevent from becoming a victim? First, watch out for these red flags.
• Advertise cars at too-good-to-be true prices. • Want to move transactions from the original website to another site. • Claim that the transaction is guaranteed by PayPal, Craigslist, eBay, or other online marketplace. These sites do not guarantee that people using their services are genuine. • Refuse to meet in person or allow potential buyers to inspect the car ahead of time. Avoid Sellers Who:
• Ask for funds to be wired ahead of time. (Scammers use wire transfers because it’s the same thing as sending cash in the mail. Once the money is gone, it’s lost for good.) • Demand immediate payment due to some phony reason, such as military deployment or a tragic family emergency. • Require that the money be sent to a specific escrow account. You should choose the escrow service. Avoid Sellers Who:
Call the seller to establish phone contact. If the seller ignores details agreed to via e-mail or is unable to answer questions about their location or the car’s whereabouts, it’s probably a scam. Actions to protect yourself:
• Get your own CARFAX report (Scammers pull real CARFAX reports of real cars to represent fake listings. • Check with the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Their free database includes flood damage and other information about a car’s history. • Verify that the online escrow company you are using is legitimate. Check their Web site for spelling or grammatical errors – they may have been copied from real sites. Actions to protect yourself:
• Visit the escrow’s Web site directly, not through a link sent to you by the seller. • Research the escrow company through the Better Business Bureau. Actions to protect yourself:
Remember, the crooks cast a wide net for potential victims, sending out millions of e-mails in hopes that someone bites. Do your own research before you do any business online and make sure you know how much your car insurance will cost before you buy your new car.
Cost-U-Less is here to help! If you have any questions on auto insurance, talk to a Cost-U-Less agent for your free quote today!

Reposted from presentation — AMD

New Yelp Review!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Nick D Benson wrote —
“I’m a car guy and I still do some of my own repairs but appreciate the depth of knowledge that John possesses about all the brands of European cars they service and repair.

For ten years John has repaired our BMW, Saab, & VW’s. He has solved the problems correctly the first time at a fair price. Having this great business in town gives me peace of mind of owning a European car.

Thanks John.”

We love to hear from you!! Feel free to post your own positive experience!




Avoid your own Fiscal Cliff

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The craziness of the season is upon us. Regular service of your vehicle will save you from a major fiscal cliff in the future.
“Do regular oil changes” our mechanic says. “It may seem expensive as you go along, however… keep in mind that your mechanic will be able to keep regular tabs on your car and give you a heads up when something is not as it should be”.
European Motor Cars is not your ordinary repair shop. I can tell you that until I am blue in the face, won’t believe me until you come in and meet John and see for yourself. The proof is in the pudding as they say back in the South.

News Flash – We have a new person working here at European Motor Cars who handles our Auto Sales department. He is honest and caring and of course wants to help you get into a quality car that fits your needs. Come say hello to Brian sometime and see what is on our lot.

Finally, to celebrate the season and gift giving. We are offering gift certificates. Any amount. This is a great gift idea for grandma or grandpa or for anyone in the family who just does not need any more STUFF. Most everyone can use an oil change for the car, we will also throw in a 50% coupon for windshield wipers at the time of service. Please call Allison for details. 970-484-0040.

2004 Nissan Murano

Friday, March 16th, 2012

I have been driving this car for the past 10 days due to my personal car being out of service. Not only has this car been fun to drive, it has been very dependable and easy. I have a family of 5 and I move lots of “stuff” around all the time. It is a sharp looking car and really hits the road well.
I recommend that you come in for a test drive to see just how fun this car it.

Unitronics Chipped

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

European Motor Cars Inc. is now an official Unitronics Chipped dealer.

This is specific to Audi, VW and  Porsche turbo charged engines.  Soon it will be available for Mini Cooper and BMW as well.

Unitronics Chipped tuning is the least expensive way to get more power out of your turbo charged engine.   Also, depending on your driving habits it could also help your fuel economy.

Call Kyle today at 970-484-0040 to schedule your appointment.

New Baby Mitchell

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

So… we are expecting… yes actually expecting a baby girl on Monday, December 5. The newest addition to the family is ready to be born.

To Celebrate the birth of this amazing new little girl (which currently has no name) we will be hosting a food drive for the Larimer County Food Bank. Dates will be from December 15 to the 31st.

My brother John Mitchell — owner of European Motor Cars and his lovely wife Chris have had a long journey to bring this little girl into the world. Big Sister Sara has also been super supportive of mom and dad and can’t wait to see her new little sister.

I am blogging this to let all of you know.. especially since John has so many supportive clients out there that we really appreciate all of you… and to give you a heads up so that you can help us with our food drive.

Oh… Dont’ forget to congratulate John when you see him!

Happy Holiday’s
Allison Dunning – Sister, Daughter, Aunt…

Winter Notes

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

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