Furry Friend Friday With Leo!

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We’re back with another Furry Friend Friday interview and this one is extra special!  Leo is a three year-old boy that came all the way across the pond to find his forever home!  He’s up for adoption at Greyhound Friends, Inc in Hopkinton.

So Leo, I hear that you came all the way across the pond to be here, is that correct?

Yes it is!  I’m originally from Ireland so I came a long ways to find a forever home.  Believe it or not there are a lot of us greyhounds over in Ireland, but we aren’t really seen as pets so we often get transported to the U.S. or even Italy for homes.  I was with a great group over there called Limerick Animal Welfare and they worked very hard to get me over here and give me the chance to find a wonderful new home, so I will never forget my Irish roots!

What’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I’m a very social guy, so I love being around people.  Everyone at the shelter says I’m so outgoing and friendly, they love being around me as much as I love being around them!  I’m a very calm boy, I like to hang around and get a good nap in but I also like to play and run around every so often.  They say I’m the best of both worlds because I can be active if my family wants to play or go for a walk, but I’m just as happy to curl up at their feet and relax.

Do you have a favorite treat?

I’ll take anything I can get when it comes to food!  I LOVE to eat and I’ll be happy with whatever is offered, I’m not a finicky eater at all.

Is there anything that makes you nervous?

Well I don’t really like loud traffic noises, car horns, sirens, things like that.  I’m a mellow guy and those loud noises make me antsy.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

As long as there are no cats, I could go anywhere.  I’m not particularly fond of cats but I’d be great with other dogs whether they’re big or small.  I love all people too so I could go to a home with small children as long as they are kind to me.  My only request is to go to a family that will bring me somewhere I can run free every so often, as long as it’s fenced in of course.

Leo, why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

You wouldn’t believe some of the things I’ve seen out in the world, it can be a dangerous place!  Unexpected illnesses, accidents, all kinds of things can happen that you aren’t ready for.  These things can be tough enough without wondering how you’re going to pay for them, so pet insurance seems like a good idea because it’s one less thing to worry about if you pet needs urgent vet care.

Leo is a very smart, and well traveled boy, he’s seen a lot in his short life and know how important it is to be prepared.  Pet insurance can make sure that you’re prepared for those situations you hope will never happen, but sometimes they do come up in life.  Call on of our agents today for a free quote, it’s the first step in protecting your furry friend from the unexpected!

 

 

 

Furry Friend Friday With Klondike!

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Forget Klondike bars, what would you do for a Klondike cat?  It doesn’t take much, this 7 year-old girl just wants a loving home and a warm lap to sit on.  She’s up for adoption at the Lowell Humane Society and is a shy but friendly girl who’s ready to find her new best friend!

So Klondike, what’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I love being with people, and once I warm up to someone I love cuddling on their lap.  I can be shy at first, but with a little bit of time and patience I’ll never leave your side!  I also LOVE to sit in my cat house, it’s my favorite hide-out and makes me feel safe.  Sometimes I like to curl up in a blanket and just stay in there for the afternoon, but I still poke my head out whenever someone gets close, just so I can see what’s going on.

Do you have a favorite treat?

Would you believe it if I told you that I love Klondike bars? No? Well you’re right, even though my name is Klondike I’m not a fan of the ice cream bars, they’re too cold if you ask me.  I would much rather have some tuna!

Is there anything that scares you?

Well I do get nervous when there are loud noises, like loud bangs, screams, thunder, things like that.  I much rather prefer peace and quiet.  The shelter life has also been tough on me, I’ve been here since January and I’m definitely ready to be in a warm home where I get all of the attention to myself.  The shelter noises can be a little scary sometimes, but the staff here are so nice and let me hang out in the office with them, which is a big help!

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Since I’m afraid of loud noises, I would definitely want to go somewhere quiet, so that probably means no children as they would make me nervous.  I would be a great companion, so for anyone that’s looking for a new best friend, I’m your girl!  Other than quiet and adults only, I could go anywhere.  I love to curl up next to my favorite humans and relax, it’s the simple things in life that make me happy.

Klondike, why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

I’m a pretty healthy girl, but even the healthiest of us need to go to the doctors.  Whether we get sick or have an accident of some kind, you can never predict these things but you can be prepared for them with pet insurance.

Klondike makes a good point, and it’s always better to be prepared for the unexpected than to be left with a vet bill that will clean out your savings account.  Pet insurance is a great way to make sure you can get your furry friend the vet care they need without breaking the bank.  Call one of our agents for a free pet insurance quote today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts Events This April

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Now that spring is finally here it’s time to get out and about to celebrate!  There are many events going on this month, and the weather is starting to warm up so there’s no better time than the present.  Whether you’re looking for something to do on a day out with the family, or want an idea for a fun time with friends, we’ve got you covered.

Boston Beer Summit – Love craft beer?  Then you won’t want to miss the Boston Beer Summit, taking place from April 4-5 at the Park Plaza Castle.  This giant beer tasting will feature over 60 brewers and have more than 200 different beers to sample.  The best local, regional, national, and international brewers will all be there including Angry Orchard, Atwater, Backlash, Berkshire, Blue Hills, Blue Moon, Harpoon, Narragansett, Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, and many more.  Tickets are $50 and include entrance, entertainment, tasting mug, and beer samples.  Get your tickets while they last!

Patriots Day Celebrations – Head to Minute Man National Park in Lexington and Concord the weekend of April 19-21 for some historical fun.  Remember our nation’s journey to freedom at the very starting point of the Revolutionary War. These towns are extremely proud of their heritage, and in honor of Patriots Day weekend they will be celebrating with parades, re-enactments of Revolutionary battles, commemorative ceremonies, socials, a pancake breakfast, and much more! This event is perfect for families, history buffs, and anyone that wants to learn more about our country’s history.

Party For The Planet – Do you carpool, recycle, bring reusable bags to the store, or take other steps to go green?  Then you won’t want to miss out on celebrating Earth Day! Head to the Franklin Park Zoo with friends, family, and of course some furry friends for their Earth Day celebration, “Party For The Planet”!  This family friendly event takes place on Sunday, April 27th from 10AM – 3 PM and will raise awareness for the planet with fun events including animal enrichment activities, a chance to meet the zookeepers, entertainment, eco-friendly exhibitors and more.  What better way to celebrate planet Earth than  by getting up close and personal with some of it’s creatures?  Learn more about our planet and what you can do to make a difference every day at this exciting event.

Nantucket Daffodil Festival – The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce will be holding their Daffodil Festival from April 25-27.  This annual event celebrates the beginning of spring on the island of Nantucket with an antique car parade, community picnic, art shows, tours, exhibitions, contests, lectures, a Daffodil Flower Show, 5K, and much more.  All are welcome at this exciting event, even your furry friends!  What more could you ask for at a family event?  Many festival-goers dress up for this event, so break out your brightest yellow and enjoy this day of fun in the sun!

The start of spring is always exciting, the weather warms up, flowers are in bloom, and it becomes enjoyable to be outside again!  These events are a great way to kick off the start of the season, so grab your friends, family, flip flops, and enjoy!

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Join Us In Supporting A Great Cause!

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We are very excited to announce that we will be a Milestone Sponsor in this year’s Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) signature walk event!  “Walk Like MADD” is a non-competitive, family and pet friendly 5K Walk and also a MADD Dash, certified 5K Run which seek to raise awareness and funds for MADD.  This organization has a simple mission; they seek to stop drunk driving, support the victims of it, and prevent underage drinking.

Drunk driving not only risks the life of the driver and any passengers in their car, it also risks the lives of everyone else on the road.  The scary thing about that is that drunk driving and underage drinking are more common than you would think.  For example, did you know:

  •  If all 17 million people who admitted to driving drunk in the past year had their own state, it would be the fifth largest in the U.S.
  • On average, one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
  • Every 90 seconds, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash.
  • Every day in America, 30 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes.
  • Teen alcohol use kills about 6,000 people each year, more than all illegal drugs combined.
  • An average drunk driver has driven drunk 87 times before a first arrest.
  • One in three 8th graders has tried alcohol.
  • Drunk driving remains the primary cause of deaths on our highway.

If these statistics surprised you as much as they surprised us, you’ll understand why Mothers Against Drunk Driving is such a worthy cause to support.  Victims of drunk driving are more common than you think, they could be your neighbor down the street, a friend’s parent, or perhaps someone in your own family or group of friends.

We at MassDrive are proud to sponsor MADD’s event this year because their mission of keeping families and communities safe is one that we support as well.  We want everyone to drive responsibly, and if you plan on drinking alcohol make sure that you have a designated driver to get you home safely.  That’s a mission we can all support right?  If you want to join this year’s event, there are a few ways you can do it.  You can either register to walk, donate to MADD’s team, or volunteer!

The walk will take place on Sunday, April 26th at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield.  Registration begins at 10 AM and the opening ceremony will take place at 10:45 after a warm-up with Fitness Together.  Runners will take off at 11 AM followed by the walkers, and everyone is invited to join in on the fun and entertainment taking place after the 5K.

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Statistics provided by Mothers Against Drunk Driving

 

Furry Friend Friday With Lincoln!

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Ready for a Furry Friend Friday interview?  Lincoln has been excited for his turn in the spotlight all week!  This 6 year-old boy is energetic, friendly, and ready for his forever home.  He’s currently up for adoption at the Scituate Animal Shelter and has been there for about a month.  If you think Lincoln could be your new best friend pay him a visit!

So Lincoln, what’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I’m very energetic, so I love to stay active.  I like playing outside, going for walks, exploring the great outdoors, and just trying anything fun, I’m very adventurous! You might think that because of my age I might start to slow down at this point, but not me.  I’m still young at heart and am willing to prove it!  Stop by and pay me a visit and you’ll see what I mean!

Do you have a favorite toy to play with?

I absolutely love to chase balls!  I’d have to say those are my favorite toys, they’re so versatile, they can bounce, roll, or get thrown.  They’re basically a jack of all trades compared to other toys.

What about a favorite place to walk?

We’re very lucky here at the shelter, we have a ton of volunteers that come to walk us every day.  They bring us outside to these fields next to a bunch of woods and I love it there.  I get to smell the breeze, and become one with nature, it’s the best.

Is there anything that scares you?

Nope, I’m not afraid of anything, at least nothing comes to mind right away.  Beagles are a pretty tough dogs, we don’t scare too easy and make great watch dogs.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Well I love all adults, so I would be great in a home with an active couple, or even a family with older children.  I love playing with kids, but would probably be better with bigger ones that are 10 and up.  I also get along great with my fellow canines, so if you already have a dog I’m sure we would become friends right away!

Lincoln, why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

Not only are beagles tough, we’re smart too, and I can spot a good deal when I see one!  Pet insurance seems smart to me because it’s inevitable that any pet will need to go to the vet, and if something’s wrong with us, the bill will be pretty big if you don’t have pet insurance.

Lincoln is right, inevitably most pets will have to go to the vet because they’re having a health issue or had an accident that injured them.  The bills associated with injuries and illnesses can climb pretty high pretty fast, but pet insurance will allow you to make a small payment each month so that your pet can be covered if they need to go to the vet, and you won’t need to break the bank.  Call one of our agents today for a free quote and take the first step on the road to protecting your furry friend!

 

 

 

 

 

Things To Do During A Power Outage

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Whether they’re caused by snow, rain, intense wind gusts, or another force of nature, power outages are a fact of life.  They may happen more often than we would like them to, but it’s always good to be prepared for them, especially if you have children.  It’s easy to get bored without modern conveniences, whether you’re a child or adult!  Next time you’re stuck at home without electricity, keep these ideas in mind so you don’t catch a case of cabin fever.

  • Build a fort.  No matter how old you are, this is always a fun activity.  Grab spare sheets, pillows, chairs, and whatever else you need to make an epic fort where you can hide out for the rest of the day.
  • Read a book.  Whether it’s a story for your children or you’re catching up on a novel you’ve been putting off reading because you’ve been binge watching a series on Netflix, grab a book and enjoy being unplugged for a while.
  • Play a game.  Great news!  There are games outside of Candy Crush and Farmville!  Remember years ago when people used to play board games?  Pull those out from the attic and teach the kids how to play some of the old classics like Yahtzee, Sorry, Jenga, and whatever else you have in the house.  Cards are great options too!
  • Bake from scratch.  How often do you take the time to actually bake something from scratch?  It’s always easy to buy the pre-boxed cookie dough or brownies, but since there isn’t much else to do why not bake it the old fashioned way?
  • Have a DIY day.  Making something from scratch is always fun, not only does it keep you entertained for a good amount of time but then you get to keep your creation afterwards!
  • Clean the house.  There’s always something that could be cleaned!  No better time than the midst of a blackout when there’s not much else to do.
  • Build a fire.  If it’s chilly outside, this is a great way to keep your house warm and provide some light.  You may even want to break out the marshmallows and make some s’mores.
  • Raid the fridge.  Since the perishable items may go bad anyway, take advantage of the situation and pig out without feeling bad about it.  Grab all the ice cream and have a sundae party!  If the weather permits invite your neighbors to come join in on the fun.
  • Makeover.  Need we say more?  Ladies it’s the perfect time to try out that new makeup trick you’ve been thinking about, or test out a new hair style.  Plan out all of your outfits for the upcoming week, and try pairing new things together that you normally wouldn’t.  Who knows, you could come out of a power outage rocking a whole new look!
  • Take a nap.  There’s not any better time to sleep than when you have no distractions to wake you up.  Catch up on your sleep while the lights are out so that when they come back on you’re ready to get back to business.

Now that you have some ideas to keep you from being bored to death during the next power outage, print this out and keep it on hand! We hope these ideas come in handy whether you’re stuck inside with kids or on your own, enjoy the next power outage!

Photo By: Henry Burrows

Furry Friend Friday With Louie!

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It’s the first Furry Friend Friday interview of spring!  Are you as excited as we are the spring is finally here?  Louie is very excited!  He’s a 1 year-old Beabull up for adoption at the Sterling Animal Shelter in Sterling.  What’s a Beabull you ask?  It’s a beagle and bulldog mix, which is pretty rare if you ask us.  If you think Louie could be your new best friend stop by and pay him a visit!

So Louie, what’s your favorite way to spend the day?

Well I’m still a puppy so I LOVE to play!  I’m a big boy though, I weigh 70 pounds but I’m a gentle giant.  I love people, but since I’m so big I would need to be with people that know how to handle a big, energetic pup like me.  One of my favorite things to do is to go outside and run, I can go pretty fast but I get tuckered out pretty easily.  Once I start running I don’t last too long after and then I’m ready for a nap.

Do you have a favorite toy?

I love all toys!  I’m very gentle with my toys though, I don’t rip them apart or anything.  I also have a blankie that I love to sleep with.

Is there anything that scares you?

No, I’m really just a goofball at heart and am always happy.  I don’t scare too easy at all so I think I would make a great watch dog!

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What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Well like I said I’m a big boy and sometimes I forget my own strength, so I would need to go to an experienced dog owner.  Another thing is that I would probably need some leash training, so a family that would be patient and maybe bring me to a training class would be ideal.  I’m also very good with other dogs as long as they’re the same size as me and love to play.  I probably wouldn’t be good with small children either, not because I don’t like them, I just wouldn’t want to accidentally knock them down.

Louie, why do you think pet insurance is a good thing for all pet parents to consider?

Well I’m still young, but I’ve already been to the vet a few times in my short life, for check-ups, shots, and things like that.  I’m guessing that as the years go on I’ll have to keep going to the vet and at some point may even get sick or have an accident of some kind where I would need vet care, as will all pets.

Louie is right, most pets will need to go to the vet at some point for either an injury or sickness, and having pet insurance is a good way to be prepared for any unexpected health costs for your furry friend.  Call one of our agents today for a free quote and take the first step to protecting your furry friend!

 

 

Motorcycle Riding Safety

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Now that the weather has warmed up, motorcycle riding season has begun!  If you’re a bike owner, you know that cruising on the open road with the wind in your hair can be an exciting experience, but it can also be dangerous if you’re not careful.  We’ve come up with a few tips to keep in mind so that you can be as safe as possible on the road.  Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a new rider, it’s always helpful to have a reminder of some basic safety tips!

  • Get your bike ready!  It’s been a long and cold winter, and your bike may need a few adjustments to get it rider ready.  You’ll want to check the oil and fuel levels, make sure the headlights and turn signals are all working, and check all cables to make sure they’re not frayed.
  • Get yourself some good gear.  Having the right gear for riding a motorcycle is extremely important.  When you’re on the back of a bike, there’s not much between you and the pavement, which is why having the right gear is so important, especially if you were to ever crash.  Wearing leather is your best bet, bikers don’t just wear it for style, it’s for protection too.  Leather is extremely tough and durable, and in the event of an accident it’s strong enough to protect your skin from the road surface.  It’s also a good idea to get non-slip gloves and boots that cover your ankles.
  • Wear a helmet!  For starters, it’s the law here in Massachusetts that all motorcycle riders need to wear a helmet.  This is the most important safety tip to remember when it comes to motorcycle riding.  Your head needs to be protected in the event of an accident, and not just any helmet will help with that.  Look for a helmet that has been approved by the Department of Transportation, and ideally one with a face shield to protect your face from bugs and gravel.  You also need to make sure that it fits properly and doesn’t obstruct your vision.  Having a good helmet can mean the difference between life and death if you’re in an accident, so make sure you take the time to find the right one!
  • Watch the weather. Before you go out for a ride, you need to make sure heavy snow and rain aren’t in the forecast.  Riding on a motorcycle is much less stable than riding in a car, and not to mention the fact that you’ll be directly exposed to the elements.  We suggest opting for a car or staying indoors if that’s not an option.  If you must take your bike out in the rain, make sure to leave extra space between your bike and the car in front of you should you need to stop.
  • Know your limits.  You need to not only know your bike’s limit, but you need to know your own limits as a rider.  Becoming an expert rider takes time and experience to build those skills, and if you’re a new rider you may not be able to quickly weave in and out of traffic or maneuver your bike on extremely windy roads.  Take time to build up to these skills and even consider taking an advanced riding course, many motorcycle dealerships offer them and they’re a good way to practice your skills in a controlled setting.
  • Always follow the rules of the road.  From going the speed limit, to always using turn signals, the rules of the road are there to protect you and your fellow drivers, so follow them.  Don’t weave in and out of lanes, and always make sure you’re leaving enough room between yourself and the car in front of you in case you need to brake suddenly.  Make sure your fellow drivers can see you and you’re not riding in their blind spot.
  • Make sure you look twice.  Before changing lanes, crossing an intersection, or going through a light, make sure to look twice before you cross.  Other cars may have difficulty seeing motorcycles since they are smaller, so always double check before you hit the gas.

Motorcyclists are exposed to more dangers than the typical driver, but if you keep these tips in mind and drive responsibly you’ll stay as safe as possible on the road.

Photo By: Rob Swyston

Furry Friend Friday With Wolf!

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We’re back with another Furry Friend Friday interview, and today we got to chat with Wolf!  No he’s not a real wolf, he’s actually a 4 year-old greyhound up for adoption at Greyhound Friends, Inc. in Hopkinton.  This handsome boy has been in the shelter for a few weeks and would love for you to stop by and visit him!

So Wolf, I hear you’re not originally from Massachusetts, is that correct?

Yes, you’re very right!  I’m originally from Florida, it’s much warmer down there but I’m happy to be in Massachusetts and am ready to start my new life!

What’s your favorite way to spend the day?

I’m a very laid back guy, I enjoy the simple things.  All I really need to have fun is a warm bed, one of my people petting me, and a treat or two of course!  My perfect day would consist of a long nap, a walk, and then cuddles for the rest of the day, I love being around people!

Do you have a favorite treat?

I’ll take anything I can get!  I’m a real foodie and love trying new things, so anything you have for me I’ll be more than happy to sample.

Is there anything that scares you?

I’m not really a fan of loud noises, like thunder or fireworks.  They make me a bit jumpy, but as long as I have someone to pet me and make me feel better I’ll be fine.

What do you think would be the perfect family for you?

Well since I love to be around people, I would enjoy going to a home where someone is around a lot.  If you work from home that would be perfect, I’ve been told I’m a very good computer helper!  I can get along with anyone, I’m a very nice guy and they say that greyhounds are the best of both worlds, meaning we can either be active or just lay around all day.  I’m definitely on the calmer side, but I still have a spring in my step and like a nice walk.  If you think I could be your new best friend stop by and say hi!

Wolf, why do you think pet insurance is a good think for all pet parents to consider?

Well, pets don’t plan on getting hurt or sick (Then again, who does?), but it still happens.  It seems like pet insurance is a good way to make sure you can get your pet the vet care they need if they unexpectedly get sick or have an accident.

We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves.  No one plans on getting sick or hurt, and pets should be covered for these situations just like the rest of your family is.  Pet insurance is an affordable investment that will ensure your pet gets proper vet care should they need it.  Call one of our agents today for a free pet insurance quote and take the first step in protecting your furry friend for life!

 

 

 

Buying A New Car? Keep These Tips In Mind

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If the time has come for you to buy a new car, it can be both exciting and stressful.  There are a lot of things you need to keep in mind, but not to worry, we’re here to help!  We’ve come up with some tips for you to review before you head to a dealership, and if you follow these guidelines you’re sure to walk away with a car you love at a price that won’t leave you with a case of buyer’s remorse.

  • Know your budget.  It’s important to know exactly how much a new car is going to cost you each month.  Not only does that include the monthly payment on your new ride, but it also should factor in the monthly cost of gas and your auto insurance bill, which may change once you update your policy with your new vehicle. Edmunds.com is a great resource to help with this and get reviews on different brands and models.
  • Narrow down your options.  You don’t want to go into a dealership without having an idea of what you’re looking for.  Create a list of cars you’ve seen on the road that you think you would like.  Research them on the manufacturer’s website and independent websites as well.  Read reviews from current owners and make sure that you can afford them based on your budget.
  • Know the invoice price. The invoice price is what the dealer pays the manufacturer for the car.  Once it reaches the dealer’s lot, the sticker price may be thousands of dollars higher than the invoice price, meaning the dealership will be getting all of that as profit.  If you let the dealer know that you know exactly what the invoice price is, it will show them that you came here knowing what you’re talking about and you expect a good deal from them.
  • Timing is everything.  Car salesmen are all about making their numbers, and at the end of the month they may be more likely to give you a better deal just to make the sale.  The day of the week that you go may make a difference as well.  Dealerships tend to be busier on weekends, but if you were to stop by on a weekday, they may be more likely to bargain with you as there are fewer  customers and therefore fewer chances of making a sale.  If you come at them asking for a reasonable discount, they may be more likely to comply.
  • Research any and all discounts.  Dealerships often advertise cash-back deals or rebates for buyers, which can be very helpful and may even enable you to buy a model with a few extra features that you would not have been able to afford without said discounts.  Some even offer discounts depending on who is purchasing the car, such as students or members of the military, so be sure to inquire if you think you may qualify.
  • Get quotes from multiple dealers.  It’s important to compare your various options, and if dealers know you’re comparing their prices to others, they’ll be more likely to give you their best price right out of the gate.  Starting off with their best offer only gives you more wiggle room to negotiate for an even lower price as you continue your shopping.  Make sure that you factor in any discounts they would be giving you when comparing prices.
  • Take your time on the test drive.  Remember, you’re going to have this car for years to come, so you want to be happy with it!  Take your time to fiddle with all of the features and controls, make sure you’re comfortable driving the car, and make sure that all of your typical cargo, such a passengers, pets, car seats, and anything else you typically drive with will fit comfortably in your potential new ride.
  • Make an appointment with the sales manager.  When the time comes for you to actually go ahead with your purchase, call ahead to make an appointment.  This will show that you’re a serious shopper and are ready to negotiate.  Keep all of the potential discounts, and the invoice price in mind during your negotiations.  If you plan on trading in your old vehicle to get money off of your new one, know the value of your current car so that you won’t be short-changed.  Although you likely won’t get the full value of your current car, if you know the full value you can negotiate as close to that price as possible.  Keep in mind that having new parts recently installed, and even certain colors (neutral colors are always popular), can get a few extra dollars added on to what the dealer is willing to give you.
  • Research your financing options.  Typically, car dealerships will give you an interest rate that factors in a profit for themselves as well.  You will likely be able to get a better deal from a local credit union.

If you keep these tips in mind for your next car purchase, you’ll be on your way to getting a great deal.  While prices do vary depending on many factors such as supply, and demand, these tips are good to have up your sleeve next time you need to go car shopping.

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