Archive for April, 2018

Apr
18

How Buying Cars Has Changed

Car buying and car service has changed a lot in the last few years. The internet and other innovations have brought about significant changes in the way we think about buying cars, from how we research before heading down to the Ford dealer to our views on certified used cars and car lease deals. Before you do head down to a Ford dealer or a start hunting up a Ford service center, read on for all the facts about how we do cars these days.

  • We spend as much time online as we do actually looking at physical cars. The average person buying a vehicles spends almost 60% of their time online doing research into the car they want to buy. Of those who do their car shopping research on the internet, 71% are researching the prices of cars, 64% are comparing models, 63% are trying to find out what their existing car is worth, 68% are looking at listed vehicles for sale, and 46% are getting information about those area Ford dealers.
  • The
Apr
11

Has Your Car’s Paint Been Damaged? Purchase a Touch-Up Kit

Cadillac touch up paint

While today’s new vehicles continue to be available in a variety of color schemes, it’s interesting to note that white has become the number-one choice. Color marketing specialist, Nancy Lockhart, stated that this has been the case throughout the United States since 2006. Neutral colors, in general, tend to be a popular choice. In addition to white, the auto industry considers black, gray, and silver to be neutral colors as well.

In order to protect a vehicle’s paint, clear coats are applied. These coats tend to be 1.5 to two millimeters thick. While they may not protect a car’s paint integrity 100%, they do help under normal circumstances.
A large percentage of damage occurs when cars have been keyed or scratched. A Direct Line survey recently reported that 52% of the total amount of damage repor