Top 10 Used Cars in New York

By Laz | Posted in Auto Brands News, BMW, Toyota, Used Cars For Sale on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 7:45 PM

Top 10 Used Cars in New York

Used Cars For Sale in New York

Used Cars For Sale in New York

 

Here are the top 10 searched used cars in New York Metro Area, including percentage of overall search traffic via CarGurus.

 

 

 

New York

1. BMW 9.5%

2. Toyota 7.6%

3. Honda 7.6%

4. Ford 7.4%

5. Mercedes-Benz 7.3%

6. Chevrolet 6.1%

7. Nissan 5.6%

8. Jeep 4.6%

9. Audi 4.2%

10. Dodge 3.7%

 

See what we have to offer for sale at The New jersey State Auto Auction – visit our inventory page:  http://www.njstateauto.com/used-cars-jersey-city-nj?sort=DateInStock&direction=desc

8 questions to ask the dealer before buying a car

By Tiffany Schreiber | Posted in General Auto News on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 10:01 AM
Before making any deals, ask the seller these questions.

Buying your first used car can be intimidating, especially if you have no idea what you're doing. But don't worry, here's a compiled a list of questions to ask the dealer while you're car shopping. By expressing your concern, you can ensure you'll get the best deal and that the car you decide on is the safest and most efficient choice for you.

Don't be shy – the car seller should be willing to share every detail with you if he's planning on making the sale. Here are a few things you should know before saying yes to that car deal:

1. How many miles are on this car?
If the car's mileage is through the roof, it might be worth passing on. If the previous driver drove between 20,000 and 50,000 miles per year, Consumer Reports suggested asking why. The answer could be that they had a long morning commute, or it could be that they used the car for travel. Regardless of the reason, you deserve the honest answer before deciding if you want to buy a car that already on it's last stretch.

2. What are the key features?
The advertisement might've briefly described what the car's equipped with, but it's in your best interest to ask the dealer in person. If the ad said the vehicle had working air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, power windows and cruise control, you can ask for proof. If the dealer reveals that one of those key features is missing, ask for a reduced price.

All of your questions need to be answered before making the deal.All of your questions need to be answered before making the deal.

3. Are all the fluids topped off?
Leaving the dealership in your new ride becomes a lot less exciting when the oil change sensor immediately pops up on the dashboard. Your new car should be completely ready to for you, which means the oil should be changed and the windshield washer fluid should be topped off before your purchase. You also deserve a full tank of gas as you leave the lot, so make sure to ask the dealer about that.

4. Has it driven through extreme weather?
Finding out if the car has driven through extreme weather is very important. If it has lived through harsh winter storms or exponential hot summers, Digital Trends said it's lifespan will significantly decrease. This could be a complete game changer if you're looking for a car that's going to last a few years.  

5. Are there any issues I should know about?
This is an important question because it gives the dealer a chance to make an great first impression. If he's honest and shares an issue the car has experienced in the past, you can appreciate his professionalism and think twice about making the purchase on that vehicle. Who knows, maybe he'll lower the price or throw in a deal so you can get the problem taking care of after you've made the purchase. Or, he could point you in the direction of a different car if you're still willing to work with him.

6. Can I take it for a test drive?
For some, this question might end up being the deal breaker. For starters, if the dealer denies your request, you need to leave immediately. If he does let you test drive the car, he's confident that the trip will go smoothly. If you take the vehicle for a ride and something doesn't seem right, just explain to the seller what's going on. A great care salesman will offer a solution. Maybe he'll cut you a deal, or simply help you find a different car on the lot.

Take the car for a test drive to determine how well it's running.Take the car for a test drive to determine how well it's running.

7. Has it ever been in an accident?
Even if the test drive is perfect, you need to know about the vehicle's accident history. When a car has been through an accident or two, it's more likely to have issues down the road, regardless of how it's running now. If the dealer shares the car history and it reveals a collision, it's probably in your best interest to continue searching.

8. Can you show me history reports?
This is a great follow-up question for the previous. If your dealer told you the car has never been in an accident, you deserve to see proof. A detailed report can show you the vehicle's complete history which can help you decide if the deal is truly worth it. Luckily, you can rest assured when you visit New Jersey Auto Auction in search of your first ride. Our lot is loaded with so many quality Carfax-certified vehicles to choose from. Come down today, we'd be happy to help you find a sweet ride and take it for a test drive!

10 telltale signs your car needs service

By Tiffany Schreiber | Posted in General Auto News on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 9:48 AM
There are a number of indicators that could signify an issue with your vehicle.

Finding out there's something wrong with your car can be equally stressful and frustrating. But if you identify the problem early on, you can tackle it before it turns into an irreversible issue. Be on the lookout for these 10 signs, as they will signify that your vehicle needs immediate attention.

1. The check engine light is on
One of the key signs that something's wrong with your ride is a glowing check engine light. It signifies there's something wrong with one of the hundreds of systems in your car's computer. It's not necessarily a cause for panic, according to Angie's List, but it's a definite indicator that you should take your car in for an inspection.

2. There's smoke coming from under the hood
If you're driving and notice smoke coming from under the hood, it could be a sign that the engine is over-heated. This could destroy your car if you continue to drive and refuse to service it. Pay attention to the temperature gauge – if it seems too high, schedule an appointment for a maintenance check.

Pull over and open the hood to see if there's an obvious issue.Pull over and open the hood to see if there's an obvious issue.

3. The transmission seems off kilter
When it seems like your car is having trouble speeding up, it feels shaky or it's making strange noises, there could be an issue with the transmission. The transmission is essentially your car's power system, so it needs proper maintenance. If you don't take care it, you'll find yourself stranded on the side of the road waiting for a tow-truck to haul your car away.

4. There are major fluid leaks
Are there any major fluid puddles on the ground underneath your car when it's parked? If so, it probably needs a tune-up. The leak could be coolant, transmission oil, engine oil or brake fluid, or it could also just be cold water dripping from the air conditioner. While the latter is normal, other fluid leaks could keep your car from running smoothly. Be sure to take it in to the mechanic as soon as you can.

5. There's a strange noise while driving
If you hear strange noises while you're driving, take your car to the shop. A dragging noise could be coming from your wheels, which could signify the wheel or differential bearing is failing. A grinding noise usually occurs when your brakes have gone bad, so you need to get them checked and replaced immediately.

"Failing to take care of the vibration could smoke the engine."

6. The car is constantly shaking while in motion
A car that shakes while driving over poor road conditions is normal. But if you notice it's vibrating on a smooth street with no obstructions, you need to take it in. DriverSide reported that it could indicate a number of issues, such as an unbalanced tire or a bad universal joint. Failing to take care of the vibration could smoke the engine or transmission, ultimately leaving you without a running car.

7. You're stalling at intersections
Stalling at an intersection is dangerous. If your car is sluggish and not performing the way it was built to, it could be a sign that the spark plugs need replaced, the fuel filter is clogged, or something more severe in regard to the transmission. Schedule an appointment with the mechanic to take care of this problem before it turns into something serious.

8. It's difficult to start it up
If it takes more than one turn of the key to get your car started every day, something's wrong. It could just be a bad battery, but it might also be a defective starter that needs to be replaced. Regardless of the issue, it needs to be taken care of or you'll be using public transportation to get around.

If your car isn't starting, it needs attention from a mechanic.If your car isn't starting, it needs attention from a mechanic.

9. Your fuel mileage is bad
If you've noticed you're filling your gas tank more often than normal – and you're not using your car any more than usual – there's an issue with your ride that needs to be taken care of. A sticking brake pad or improper tire pressure could be to blame, so take it to the shop for a check-up.

10. Shifting gears is rough
Driving an automatic car provides a smooth, reliable shift in gears. But if it seems less efficient than usual, causing your vehicle to hesitate or jolt between shifts, your transmission needs attention. Schedule an appointment  to change the transmission fuel, filters and screens.

If your car shows any of these signs, just bring it in to New Jersey Auto Auction. Our maintenance workers will help fine-tune your ride and take care of any issues. If you feel as though the damage is done and you need a new car, just head on over to our lot! We've got hundreds of quality used Carfax-certified vehicles to choose from.

15 items to have in your car at all times

By Tiffany Schreiber | Posted in General Auto News on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 9:45 AM
If your car breaks down, you might need a few of these things.

Unfortunately, your car can break down at any given minute. You might not be able to predict when it's going to happen, but you can prepare for the worst with emergency roadside equipment.  Here are 15 items we recommend keeping in your vehicle at all times:

1. A charged cellphone
This item will most likely already be on you, but it's crucial to make sure it's always fully charged. Bankrate said it's the difference between getting help fast or waiting around for a car to drive by.

2. Reflective warning triangles
Having reflective warning triangles in your car is essential in the event of a breakdown. They will notify oncoming cars that your vehicle is parked, which can reduce the chance of an accident occurring. Edmunds also suggested you consider LED flares.

Reflective triangles will notify drivers to slow down.Reflective triangles will notify drivers to slow down.

3. First-aid kit
You can't predict medical emergencies. Keep a first-aid kit with bandages, gauze pads, adhesive tape, aspirin, antiseptic wipes and ointments in your car at all times in case someone gets hurt.

4. Fire extinguisher
Keeping a fire extinguisher in your car can tame a spark caused by an electrical problem.

5. Jumper cables
Accidently leaving your lights on is common. So is a battery dying on its own. Leave jumper cables in your car so a nearby vehicle can get your ride running again.

Prepare for a dead battery with jumper cables.Prepare for a dead battery with jumper cables.

6. Flashlight
Breaking down in the middle of nowhere at night isn't fun. Keep a flashlight in your glove compartment, along with extra batteries in case they die.

7. A multipurpose knife
A standard multipurpose knife will come with a bottle opener, a flathead screw driver, a wire cutter, rescue blade and glass breaker, which can all be helpful if any issue arises. 

8. A poncho
Your car breaks down, you're checking under the hood for an issue, and it suddenly starts pouring. What do you do? Reach in your emergency kit for your rain poncho.

"Keep protein bars in your car."

9. Nonperishable snacks
It might be hours before a tow truck gets to you. Prepare your stomach for the wait with high-protein nonperishable snacks like mixed nuts and protein bars.

10. Water
Along with snacks, keeping bottled water in your car in case of an emergency is crucial.

11. Cat litter
Cat littler? You read that correctly. You can use it as a replacement for sand – it weighs less – to create traction beneath the tires if you get stuck.

12. An emergency radio
The Department of Homeland Security suggested leaving a battery-powered or hand crank radio in the car to listen for weather warnings if you vehicle's radio or cell phone stops working.

13. Walking shoes
If your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, you have no cellphone reception and you haven't seen a passing car in hours, you'll have to start walking to find help. Keep comfortable walking shoes in your car in case this happens.

If you haven't seen a car in hours, you'll need to start walking to find help.If you haven't seen a car in hours, you'll need to start walking to find help.

14. A tool kit
A tool kit with a Phillips head screwdriver, a flathead screwdriver, vise grips, an adjustable wrench and a pair of pliers will come in handy if you break down and can fix things on your own.

15. A fleece blanket
A fleece blanket will keep you warm in the event that your car breaks down during a snow storm.

Once you've packed up your homemade roadside safety kit, consider bringing your car down to New Jersey Auto Auction. Our maintenance technicians can make sure your car is working properly so you're less likely to break down.

How to winterize your car

By Tiffany Schreiber | Posted in General Auto News on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 9:35 AM
Prepare your car for the winter weather with these tips.

Fall’s officially in full swing, which means the winter weather will be here before you know it. Instead of waiting until the last minute to prepare your car, you may want to winterize it in advance. You can avoid breaking down on the side of the road and kicking yourself for not getting it ready while the temperatures are still decent.

Here are 12 maintenance tasks you must take care of before the cold rolls in:

1. Get the oil changed
You know that getting your oil changed every three months is important. But during the winter, The San Diego Department of Motor Vehicles said you need to consider switching to a thinner oil. This is especially important if you live somewhere that reaches temperatures below freezing.

2. Check the engine coolant
Engine coolant keeps your car from overheating, but it and also protects your engine against corrosion during the winter. Most cars follow a 60 percent coolant to 40 percent water ratio when the temperatures drop, so consult your technician about making the adjustment.

Your technician can top off your engine coolant before winter.Your technician can top off your engine coolant before winter.

3. Evaluate your battery
Did you know that extreme temperatures can reduce your car’s battery power by 50 percent? Edmunds suggested taking your car in and having the battery tested if it’s over three years old. A technician may recommend investing in a new one.

4. Top off your windshield washer fluid
The weather conditions will work against your windshield in the winter. Between the snow, sleet and salt build up, you’ll want to make sure you can always see clearly during your commute. Keeping your windshield washer fluid topped off will ensure clear vision. It’s also suggested to mix the solution with de-icer to avoid the moisture freezing up while you drive.

5. Invest in new windshield wipers
Topping off your windshield washer fluid is very important, but so is investing in new wipers. If the rubber on your blades is cracked, dried or ripped, it’s time to grab a new pair. Winter wipers are a great option – they provide more strength to tough it through inclement weather.

A pair of winter windshield wipers can help you cut through the built-up snow.A pair of winter windshield wipers can help you cut through the built-up snow.

6. Consider snow tires
If you’re worried that your car won’t drive well on slippery roads, it might be time to purchase new tires. According to Consumer Reports, replacing all-season tires with winter ones is a worthy investment because they’re designed with rubber compounds and tread patterns to drive successfully on slick roads.

Just remember: It’s very important to switch back to your all-season tires once the season is over. Winter tires are not designed to withstand warm temperatures.

7. Get your brakes checked
This may seem like an obvious task, but it’s worth the mention. Having your breaks checked before the winter is one of the most important safety precautions you can take to avoid sliding and colliding into other cars.

“Take your car in for a professional wash and fresh coat of wax.”

8. Protect the car’s paint
Unfortunately, the dirt and salt can accumulate on your car and damage the paint’s finish. To protect it, take your vehicle in for a professional wash and fresh coat of wax.

9. Prevent a freeze-up
With rain, sleet and snow coming your way, your car is going to retain a lot of moisture. Ultimately, it can get into the door locks and freeze up, locking you out of the car. This is not the ideal situation, but don’t panic. You can prepare in advance by lubricating your locks with silicone spray designed for cars.

10. Review your manual all-wheel drive
It’s likely that you haven’t used your all-wheel or four-wheel drive since last winter. That means you have no idea if it’s running smoothly. Instead of waiting to find out during your drive through the first snow of the season, take your car in and have the function reviewed.

11. Check your heating system
Just like your all-wheel drive, you probably haven’t used the heating system in a while. What if it broke down over the summer? Just turn it on and make sure it’s ready to keep you warm all winter. If you notice an issue, take it in to the shop.

Make sure your heating system works so you can drive comfortably in the winter.Make sure your heating system works so you can drive comfortably in the winter.

12. Pack an emergency kit
Even after performing all of these maintenance services, there’s still a chance you could break down on the side of the road. To prepare for an emergency, be sure to keep a roadside kit in your vehicle at all times. You can find a pre-assembled kit at most auto shops and some supermarkets, but you can make you own with the follow items:

  • A flashlight.
  • First aid-kit.
  • Jumper cables.
  • Flares.
  • A blanket, hats and gloves.
  • Extra windshield washer fluid.
  • Non-perishable food and extra water.

You’ll thank yourself later for packing this kit in your car before the snow rolls in.

Take your car in for a tune-up
Don’t worry about taking care of these maintenance services yourself. Just bring your car down to New Jersey Auto Auction! Our technicians will make sure all of these tasks are completed so you can drive safely all winter long.

3 things your teen needs to know before driving solo

By Tiffany Schreiber | Posted in Auto Industry News on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 9:31 AM
Teach your teen these tricks and tips to prepare for the road.

Learning how to drive is one of the most exciting stepping stones in a teen’s life. Passing the test, getting a license and driving the car around without a guardian is even better. But before you let your teenager get on the road, there are few scenarios you need to review. Anything could happen, and preparing him or her for the worst will turn a potentially overwhelming situation into something simple.

Here are three things your teenager should know before driving solo:

1. How to deal with a flat tire
A tire can blow out at any moment, so it’s important your teen knows what to do. Edmunds suggested always advising him or her to pull off the road to a well-lit area, even if that means ruining the tire. From there, give a lesson on how to change the bad tire for the spare, or at least provide a number for road-side assistance.

2. How to react when the check engine sensor lights up
What’s one of the most important lessons you can teach your teen? To never ignore the check engine sensor on the dashboard. The light generally signifies an issue with the car and that it should be taken in to the mechanic as soon as possible.

The check engine light signifies that something could be wrong. Your teen should take the car in to a mechanic.The check engine light signifies that something could be wrong. Your teen should know what the symbol means.

3.  How to jump-start the car
Leaving the lights on in the car is a common accident, especially for new drivers. If this happens and the battery dies, your teen should know how to jump-start the car. Car and Driver suggested handing over a pair of jumper cables to teen drivers and giving them a tutorial to prepare if they’re stuck in a parking lot.

Getting your teen ready for the road is crucial, but so is teaching him or her the importance of maintaining a vehicle. Come on down to New Jersey Auto Auction and we’ll make sure the car is prepared for the road ahead.

11Used Audi Cars in Jersey City New Jersey

By Laz | Posted in Used Cars For Sale on Friday, November 25th, 2016 at 5:55 PM

11 Used Audi Cars in Jersey City New Jersey

Audi Cars For Sale NJ

Audi Cars For Sale

Search Audi Cars here: http://www.njstateauto.com/used-audi-jersey-city-nj

Come search our inventory of Audi Cars for sale at New Jersey State Auto Auction in Jersey City N.J.

We are located at 406 Sip Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07306

Call us for Directions: 201-200-1100

You can buy with cash or we can provide auto financing.

Audi Cars - 2007 Audi A3 4dr Hatchback Manual FrontTrak Jersey City NJ

Audi Cars

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By Laz | Posted in Used Cars For Sale on Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Featured: 2011 Honda Pilot 4WD 4dr EX-L 3rd Row Seats

By Laz | Posted in Used Cars For Sale on Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 6:13 PM

2011 Honda Pilot 4WD 4dr EX-L w/RES

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Used Cars in NJ Auto Auction - 2011 Honda Pilot 4WD 4dr EX-L

2011 Honda Pilot – NJ Auto Auction

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2011 Honda Pilot

Stock # 42504, 3.5L V6 SOHC 24V,
5-Speed Automatic, 104873 mi., 16/22 MPG
Kelley Blue Book : $28,840
My Savings: $12,848
Auction Price: $15,992
As low as
$255 /mo

Used Cars in NJ Auto Auction - 2011 Honda Pilot 4WD 4dr EX-L Trunk Storage

 

***CARFAX CERTIFIED WITH SERVICE RECORDS*** 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L and 4WD. So roomy, it’s like having box seats at the opera. Free range passengers!

THE NEW JERSEY STATE AUTO AUCTION HAS BEEN AN EBAY PREMIER SELLER SINCE 2005 WITH A 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK RATING. Previous owner purchased it brand new! Want to save some money? Get the NEW look for the used price on this one owner vehicle. You’ll love how great it is on gas! So hurry in because that makes this a POPULAR vehicle! New Car Test Drive said, …plenty of cargo and people versatility in an efficient package, with towing capacity for light loads… Consumer Guide named the Pilot a 2011 Midsize SUV Best Buy!

This 2011 Honda Pilot 4dr 4WD 4dr EX-L with RES features a 3.5L V6 SOHC 24V 6cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 5 Speed Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Bali Blue Pearl with a Gray Full Leather interior. It is offered with the remaining extended warranty.

CALL NOW at 201-200-1100 or visit www.NJStateAuto.com — You can SEE MORE PHOTOS of this vehicle, Free CARFAX Reports and over 300 more Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUVs. AUTO FINANCING is available on most vehicles.

All Credit Accepted. — We provide all the paperwork, bill of sale, titles, reassignments and temp tags.

BUY RIGHT OFF THE LOT – We Open at 9am everyday.

For Sale: 2007 Jeep Wrangler 4WD Unlimited X

By Laz | Posted in Used Cars For Sale on Friday, October 28th, 2016 at 7:14 PM
2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X

For Sale: 2007 Jeep Wrangler 4WD Unlimited X

Take a look… at this beautiful Jeep Wrangler

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2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X

2007 Jeep Wrangler 4WD Unlimited X

2007 Jeep Wrangler 4WD

Stock # 42510, 3.8L V6 CYLINDER, 6-Speed Manual, 82731 mi., 16/19 MPG

Kelley Blue Book : $19,030
My Savings: $564
Auction Price: $18,466
As low as
$301 /mo
This 2007 Jeep Wrangler 4dr 4WD 4dr Unlimited X features a 3.8L V6 CYLINDER 6cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 6 Speed Manual transmission. The vehicle is Bright Silver Metallic with a Dark/Medium Khaki Cloth interior. It is offered with the remaining extended warranty.
CALL NOW at 201-200-1100 or visit www.NJStateAuto.com — You can SEE MORE PHOTOS of this vehicle, Free CARFAX Reports and over 300 more Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUVs. AUTO FINANCING is available on most vehicles – All Credit Accepted.
You can SEE MORE PHOTOS of this vehicle, Free CARFAX Reports and over 300 more Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUVs. AUTO FINANCING is available on most vehicles.
All Credit Accepted. — We provide all the paperwork, bill of sale, titles, reassignments and temp tags. BUY RIGHT OFF THE LOT – We Open at 9am everyday.

Best Sedans Under $15,000

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Auto Industry News on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 4:14 PM

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Millions of people buy sedans each year. Their practical design keeps comfort in mind for both driver and passengers. Best-sellers from 2012 highlight the trend toward stylish cars packed with features normally found in more expensive models. At New Jersey State Auto Auction you’ll find we have a wide choice of sedans in this affordable price range.

 

A very popular model is the Ford Fiesta. Its front-wheel-drive package is small on the outside yet spacious on the inside. The 120-horsepower, 1.6-liter engine is full of pep, as well as fuel efficiency, getting 28 city and 37 highway mpg with a manual transmission.  And you can get nearly the same mpg with the high-tech automated transmission!  Other high-tech options include an extensive array of electronic features, such as keyless ignition/entry and voice-command for MP3 players and cell phones.

 

The Sonic is one of Chevy’s best small cars. Its front wheel drive is a joy to drive. In addition to the standard 1.6-liter engine, a turbocharged version is available if you want more power. The turbocharged engine is a 1.4-liter inline-4 that generates 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. It gets an an amazing 29 city/40 highway mpg with the manual transmission.

 

Another good buy is the Hyundai Accent. It provides a lot of car for the money. This stylish car drives like a downsized version of the Hyundai Sonata, and performs well in city driving with its front-wheel-drive,138-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 30 city/40 highway mpg when using the manual transmission.

 

We’ve got more makes and models at #NJStateAutoAuction and our elite sales team looks forward to helping you find your perfect sedan.  Since opening over 20 years ago, our dealership hasn’t budged on its core values: straightforward business done with integrity and no high-pressure sales or gimmicks – just great vehicles sold by real people. All of our sales people work hard to help our customers find exactly what they’re looking for from our inventory of carefully selected and thoroughly inspected cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.  We provide high quality service that brings customers back to Jersey City for their second, third and fourth used car. Come see for yourself!

 

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Monroney Labels Now Available For Used Cars

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Auto Industry News on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 4:13 PM

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NADA Used Car Guide, the leading provider of used vehicle valuations, and MonroneyLabels.com™, are combining forces to make the selling and marketing process of used automobiles easier for buyers and dealers. The new labels are VIN-specific window stickers and contain all the original factory options and OEM, giving everyone the correct factory option packages and pricing as built.

Window stickers or #Monroneys, as they’re commonly called, are designed to let the consumer about what’s included in their purchase. The sticker was named after Oklahoma Senator Mike Monroney, sponsor of the 1958 Automobile Information Disclosure Act that lets car buyers know what they are getting. The recent collaboration of NADA Used Car Guide and Monroney Labels means the same information can be made available for used car buyers.

Since 1933, NADA Used Car Guide® has been recognized as the leading provider of vehicle valuation products, services and information to businesses throughout the U.S. and the world. Its editorial team collects and analyzes over 1 million combined automotive and truck wholesale and retail transactions each month. NADA’s guidebooks, auction data, analysis and data solutions offer automotive/truck, finance, insurance and government professionals the information and reliable solutions they need to make good business decisions. NADA Used Car Guide® and its logo are registered trademarks of National Automobile Dealers Association, used under license by J.D. Power and Associates.

At New Jersey State Auto Auction, we are pleased to offer our consumers the best and most up-to-date information about our vehicles.  We believe an informed consumer is a good consumer. Our experienced and elite sales team can help you find your perfect vehicle.  We invite you to check out our extensive inventory by looking at our website www.njstateauto.com and then come in for a text drive.  We have been serving the Tri-State area for nearly 20 years.  Come find out why so many customers will only buy from New Jersey State Auto Auction.

 

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Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Phone: 201.355.4138

Website: www.NJStateAuto.com

The Benefits of Maintaining Proper Air Pressure

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Auto Industry News on Monday, October 24th, 2016 at 4:10 PM

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Keeping the correct air pressure in the tires of your car, truck, SUV or crossover will help your tires last longer, save fuel, help your vehicle handle better, prevent accidents and even help the environment!

The Benefits of Correct Air Pressure

Experts agree that maintaining the correct air pressure in your tires is nearly as important as getting a tune-up for your engine.  Negative effects of underinflated tires results in poor gas mileage, shorter tire life and poor vehicle handling.

Make Air Pressure Checks Part of Your Maintenance Routine

Tires often get taken for granted since they don’t seem to need much attention. But, did you know that tires lose pressure each day?  In cool weather, a tire typically loses one or two pounds of air per month and in warmer weather, tires will lose air pressure at an even higher rate. Other factors cause a loss of tire pressure as well.

Check the air pressure on a regular basis, such as every other time you get gas. You should also have the air pressure checked when the tires are rotated. Also remember it’s important to have the pressure in your spare tire checked every few months.

Where To Find Air Pressure Information
The correct air pressure can be found in the vehicle owner’s manual or on the tire information label that is attached to the vehicle door edge, doorpost, glove box door or fuel door.

Environmental Impact
Routine air pressure maintenance can have a significant impact on our environment. Experts estimate that most drivers lose from 10% to as much as 50% of tire tread life due to underinflation. This means more tires ending up in our landfills. Underinflated tires burn extra fuel since they require extra energy to roll down the road.

Your vehicle may be due for an air pressure check.  Stop by our Jersey City dealership for a fast and free air pressure check.  Your #NewJerseyStateAutoAuction service team is here for you!  We want you to stay safe on the road.  Visit our website at www.njstateauto.com for more details.

 

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Looking for a Great SUV Alternative? The 2014 Subaru Outback

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Auto Industry News on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 3:23 PM

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After 20 years on the market, the Subaru Outback continues to get better and better!  The Outback is a great alternative to the SUV with its 30 mpg on the highway.  Each year, new features are added and the 2014 model now features the comfort of heated seats—perfect for those cold winter days. The 2014 Subaru Outback is also much larger than the original Outback and makes a great family car. It handles well on all road surfaces so you can get around in all types of conditions, from dirt trails or muddy country roads to snowy roads. Every Subaru model comes standard with all-wheel drive and ground clearance of  8.7 inches that’ll get you around most obstacles. It’s definitely one of the most capable crossovers off-road!

The Outback can also carry all your gear in its generous 71 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.  It gets great fuel economy, too, with the four-cylinder engine rated at 30 mpg on the highway. If you have hauling needs, the Outback can tow a small trailer with the optional six-cylinder engine, up to 3,000 pounds. A standard roof rack with built-in cross rails that easily fold out of the way when not needed, will also help with your cargo needs.

Every #2014SubaruOutback comes standard with four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags that cover both rows. Several safety features are available, such as adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and lane departure warning functionality. You will be alerted if you’re swaying within your lane while traveling on the highway. Subaru’s EyeSight system can also detect pedestrians and will brake automatically if the driver takes no corrective action.

In government crash tests, the Subaru Outback earned a five-star overall rating, along with five-star ratings for its performance in front- and side-impact crash protection. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s testing, the Outback received the highest Top Safety Pick+ rating after earning a Good rating (the highest possible) in the moderate-overlap front-offset crash test, as well as the side-impact and roof strength tests. It also earned an Acceptable rating (second highest) in the new small-overlap frontal-offset crash test.

Come to #NewJerseyStateAutoAuction and Sales to check out and test drive one of our used Subarus.  They’re perfect for the mid-Atlantic winters and will keep you from getting snowbound in the next storm.  Our family owned dealership has been serving the Tri-State area for 20 years. Our sales, finance and service teams look forward to helping you find your perfect next vehicle and maintaining it in top condition.

 

 

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What to Consider When Buying A Vehicle

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Auto Industry News on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 3:05 PM

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There are many factors to consider when purchasing a car, truck or SUV. Among the most important to consider are your budget, the size and type of vehicle that fits your needs, and various comfort and safety features.  Since the average car loan for a new or used vehicle could require payments for five years, it’s important to make the right choice.  It’s also important that any upcoming life changes be compatible with a vehicle you’ll likely have long after you’ve repaid the loan.

 

The most important question to ask is this: is it in your budget?  A used vehicle will likely fit more comfortably in your budget than an expensive new one. In addition to your initial investment of a down payment plus monthly payments, it’s important to consider the cost of regular maintenance. Ask our New Jersey State Auto Auction sales team or local parts store to help you do the research to determine the cost of regular maintenance for your new vehicle.  Trucks with a diesel engine cost more to maintain than a standard passenger car, so it’s important to know the differences before committing to a five year loan.

 

Does the vehicle fit your family?  While a sleek body and extra horsepower can be appealing, if you have small children you know convenience is the most important factor in a family vehicle.  A sedan, SUV or minivan are  comfortable and convenient choices for a growing family.  If you’re concerned about gas mileage, consider a small or crossover SUV.

 

Our #NewJerseyStateAutoAuction’s elite sales team can help you determine the perfect car for you and your family’s needs.  Our family-owned dealership has been serving the Tri-State area for over 20 years and have built our reputation on our excellent customer service.   Visit our website and better yet, come in for a test drive. www.njstateauto.com

 

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Want to Get the Best Trade-In Deal?

By Nathalie Godoy | Posted in Auto Industry News on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 8:20 AM

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If it’s time to buy a new or used vehicle, it’s also time to upgrade your current vehicle to maximize its trade-in value.  In addition to a down payment, getting a good price on your trade-in helps lower the amount you will owe on your new or used vehicle. Here are a few ways you can do this:

 

Check the trade-in value with a resource such as Kelley Blue Book. You can use KBB’s data base for a rough estimate of what a dealer might likely offer for a trade-in.

 

Get your vehicle looking like new! The impression your vehicle makes on the dealer can pay big dividends. And it’s up to you!  It’ll pay to spend some time scrubbing and polishing the exterior and vacuuming and dusting the interior.  It could even be worth the money to hire a local professional detail company to really make it shine.  It’s a good idea to let them know you’re taking the vehicle in for a trade since they work for many of the dealerships and will know exactly what dealers are looking for in a vehicle.

 

Fix any mechanical problems your vehicle may have, or anything you’ve been putting off.  Hire your mechanic to check out the car and prioritize any needed repairs.  Knowing about these issues will also help you negotiate a good price for your vehicle.  The dealer will appreciate knowing exactly what time of work is needed to get the vehicle into top shape for resale.

 

New Jersey State Auto Auction & Sales is here to help you get the best deal on a used vehicle.  We make the trade-in process easy and our finance team can help you set up a plan that works for you. Our service team will help with your trade-in vehicle. #NewJerseyStateAutoAuction has been serving the Tri-State area from our Jersey City dealership for over 20 years. We look forward to helping you find your perfect vehicle.

 

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Drive This: 2008 Lexus IS 250 4dr Sport Sedan Automatic AWD in NJ

By Laz | Posted in Used Cars For Sale on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 2:59 PM

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How to protect your car on Halloween

By Tiffany Schreiber | Posted in Auto Industry News on Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 9:39 AM
Keep your car safe on Halloween with these helpful tips.

For most, fall's arrival is exciting for quite a few reasons: cozy, sweater weather, delicious pumpkin-flavored treats and colorful, fallen leaves. But it also means Halloween is right around the corner. 

Oct. 31 can be a fun day for the whole family, whether you're heading out to trick-or-treat or venturing to your best friend's annual costume party. Regardless of your plans, you'll likely need a car to get there, and pranksters have tricks of their own prepared for your sweet ride. According to the Highway Loss Data Institute, vehicles are twice as likely to be vandalized on Halloween than any other day of the year.

Don't let the idea of using your car on Oct.31 scare you – that's the ghost's job. Instead, keep it safe with these preparation tips:

1. Keep it in the garage
Keeping your car off the streets and tucked away is one of the easiest ways to avoid vandalism, according to State Farm. When you're at home, keep your vehicle parked in the garage. If you don't have one of your own, consider taking your ride to a public garage for the night.

If you're visiting a friend or plan to be out and about on Halloween night, just make certain you're parking in a well-lit, populated lot.

If you don't have your own garage, consider keeping your car in a public one for the night.If you don't have your own garage, consider keeping your car in a public one for the night.

2. Remove visible temptations
If you don't have a garage or you plan on parking your car in a public lot, be sure to remove all visible valuables from the inside. Items such as window-suction GPS systems, expensive stereo faceplates and cellphone chargers should be stored securely in the center console. 

The inside of your car shouldn't be your only concern – bumper stickers, license plate frames and windshield decorations could attract pranksters. Expressing your personality might push the wrong buttons and tempt someone to ruin your ride. 

3. Start using an alarm system
By adding a motion-sensor alarm system to your vehicle, you can ensure the vandals won't get close enough to cause damage. Even adding a simple security system decal to your windshield will make them think twice about touching your car at all. 

"Make an appointment with a detailer for a wax job."

4. Apply a protective wax
Finding a safe spot for your vehicle and removing visible temptations may reduce your chance of getting vandalized, but it's not guaranteed. That's why Consumer Reports advises you to prepare in advance by applying a protective coat of wax. Make an appointment with a detailer for a wax job about one week before Halloween.

5. Prepare for the worst
Nobody wants to worry about walking back to their car to find it's been vandalized, but unfortunately, anything can happen. Instead of driving your vehicle back with solid eggshell residue that could end up damaging the paint, prepare a small spray bottle of water and car-washing soap in advance. That way, if you find your car has fallen victim to a prank, you can spray the solution and wipe away the mess before it causes any harm. Even if everything doesn't wipe right away, soaking it in the solution can prevent you from needing a new paint job.

If your older vehicle was damaged by a prankster on Halloween night and it seems impossible to repair, don't worry. The maintenance technicians here at New Jersey Auto Auction can take care of it! Or, we can set you up with a high-quality, Carfax certified used vehicle. Stop in today!