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Learn More About Our Jersey City Car Auction

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Jersey City used car auctionCar auction establishments are a bit uncommon, and that’s just one more thing that makes our used car dealer in Jersey City stand apart from the rest. Not only do we offer hundreds of vehicles to the everyday shopper, but we also have an auction. But how can you be sure you’re getting the most for your money? Learn more about our auction process.

Trust Our Experts

We are unparalleled authorities in our field, which helps us to better serve you. We put our knowledge to good use when hand-selecting the vehicles that later go to auction or get sold on our lot. We inspect every vehicle meticulously and take its reputation into account when we’re considering bringing it to our establishment. Is this a model that’s known for certain mechanical problems? Does it have a history of recalls? If that’s the case, we forego it in favor of a more reputably reliable car, truck, van, or SUV.

When a vehicle makes it past our stringent standards, we then check its CarFax history. This will divulge past accidents that will help us determine whether we want to move forward. We want shoppers at our Jersey City used car auction to drive off in a top-of-the-line vehicle at a fantastic price, and it starts with our selective buying process built on a foundation of expertise.

Why Buy a Used Car in Jersey City

Fresh and Clean

Once the vehicle ends up on our lot, we begin the process of freshening it up to make it even more appealing. After all, that “new car” smell is more than attainable with the right detailing—like the one done by our crew. Once you’ve won the auction and get behind the wheel of your new-to-you vehicle, it will be fresh, clean, and ready to conquer whatever the road throws your way.

When you’re interested in an auto auction, don’t settle for anything less than a team of specialists dedicated to providing you with a premium driving experience. Contact us today if you have any more questions about our auto auction!

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6 Points ID Verification – NJ Motor Vehicle Rules

Monday, July 17th, 2017

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6 Points ID Verification

In order to obtain licenses and permits at MVC, you must prove your identity by passing 6 Point ID Verification. Select the documents you will use with one of the following tools:

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6 Point ID Verification was designed to help prevent identity theft by ensuring that licenses are only issued with proper legal documents and verification. This requires you to prepare information prior to visiting an MVC Agency, possibly resulting in special document requests from other state agencies.

 

Check Out These Jersey City Events This Summer!

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

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Jersey City is well-reputed for its proximity to New York. However, when things heat up in the summer there are plenty of things to do right here at home. Let our Jersey City used car dealer walk you through some of the highlights coming up this season!

Summer Events in Jersey City

  • Groove on Grove: This weekly concert series is in its tenth year. For a decade, these Wednesday-night concerts have featured local acts from 6 PM to 9 PM. Be sure to catch a few this summer, as there will be something for everyone!
  • Artist & Maker Market: For those with more bohemian tastes, the Artist & Maker Market is sure to please. Working with artists and curators through the greater NYC area, you’ll find this event on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer. Find more information here. It’s the perfect place for people who appreciate vintage work, local art, and handmade goods.
  • Farmers Market: Summer is a season for a huge selection of fresh produce. Whether you’re a culinary enthusiast or simply want to get your greens, there’s no better way to support local farming from around the Garden State than the Jersey City Farmer’s Market, going on for 10 years now. Stop here at the Grove St. PATH Plaza on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-8 PM.

New Jersey State Auto Auction in Jersey City

This is a small sampling of what this vibrant city has to offer visitors and residents alike. When you come to shop for your next new-to-you car at our dealership, you’ll find our convenient hours ensure that you can sign all the paperwork and drive off in your favorite used car and then finish your summer evening with one of these activities.

You could also visit us on one of your forays into Jersey City, and we’ll be happy to assist you. We offer a number of amenities in our lounges and with a huge selection of hand-picked used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, you’ll be glad you stopped. We look forward to seeing you!

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Don’t Let Your Car Overheat – Don’t Blow The Motor

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Don't Blow The Engine

Overheating Your car? Not good.

With the boiling-hot summer weather right around the corner, now is the time to brush up on car basics and car maintenance. When your temperature gauge is in the red, your vehicle’s engine is running too hot and that can damage your car or even destroy your engine.

Don’t Let Your Car Overheat.

5 Steps to take when your car is overheating:

1. Turn your engine off.

If your car overheats on the road, the first thing you need to do is turn it off, open the hood and let it cool off.

 

2. Never remove the radiator cap.

Do not uncap the radiator system or the water system. It will be under high pressure and will blow off and burn you.

 

3. Let the engine cool off.

If your engine starts to overheat, it will give you plenty of warnings and show yellow and red lights. That’s the time to pull over before you could actually damage anything.

 

Need Help. Call the Auto Service Department at NJ Auto Auction: in Jersey City – 201-200-1100 or Schedule An Appt. Online: http://www.njstateauto.com/schedule-car-maintenance-or-auto-repair-jersey-city-nj

 

4. Fill up the  antifreeze coolant.

After the car has cooled – open the system up and fill it back up with new antifreeze.”

 

5. Carefully monitor the temperature gauge.

If the temperature gauge crosses over to hot or red – pull over and turn the engine off.

 

Overheating can blow-up your engine. Don’t be that guy.

Bring These Documents With You to Our Jersey City Used Car Dealer

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

There aren’t many things worse than going somewhere with confidence only to find that you’re unprepared. At our Jersey City used car dealer, we want the car-buying process to be as streamlined and stress-free as possible, and for that, preparedness is key. So what do you need to bring with you when you want to buy a car?

The Necessary Details

Before you hit the road to come see us, make sure you haven’t left these documents behind.

  • State ID: Whether you have a driver’s license or some other official form of identification, bring it with you when you come see us.
  • Proof of insurance: It’s the law to have auto insurance in New Jersey, so when you want to buy a car, bring along a valid auto insurance card. We actually can’t let you leave the lot without it—it’s how we’re able to print temporary plates for you, so make sure you show up insured! If you need to set up car insurance, we can help! Ask your sales associate for more details.
  • Proof of Income: Bring us a recent pay stub or a bank statement to show your current financial statement. This will help us verify regular income to ensure that you can meet the payments when you finance a used car in Jersey City.
  • Proof of Residence: An important piece of mail, such as a bank statement, lease agreement, or electricity bill, will show your current address, which is something we need to help you purchase the vehicle. It’s where we’ll send your monthly bill and where we can reach you, if need be.
  • Title: If you’re trading in your old car, truck, van, or SUV, no problem! Just bring the certificate of title, which will expedite the process. Otherwise, we’ll have to contact New Jersey Motor Vehicle Services to confirm all the details and proof of ownership.

This paperwork should be easy to get together, and it could save you hours at the dealership. Contact us at (201) 204-9845 to confirm what you need before you hit the road. We look forward to speaking with you!

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BMW 3 Series – For Sale at NJ Auto Auction

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Just Listed For Sale:

2008 BMW 3 Series 328xi

http://www.njstateauto.com/vehicle-details/2008-bmw-3-series-328xi-jersey-city-nj-id-18063563

 

2008 BMW 3 Series 328xi

Stock # 42938
CARFAX CERTIFIED WITH SERVICE RECORDS
3.0L STRAIGHT 6 CYLINDER
6-Speed Automatic
80305 mi.
Call to See This Car: 201-200-1100

 

New Jersey State Auto Auction

406 Sip Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Spend Smartly This Tax Season at Our Jersey City Used Car Dealership

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

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April: the month of showers and tax returns. One will help your garden grow, the other will have the same effect on your wallet! If you’re looking for your next new-to-you vehicle, it’s a better time than ever to head to our used car dealership in Jersey City to take a look at our wonderfully-priced selection!

Check Full of Possibilities

April 18 is your deadline to file, but once you get your refund back, you’ll be unstoppable! So while you wait for that money to show up in your bank account, why don’t you take a look around at our inventory? We have a diverse sampling from your favorite brands, such as Chevy, Nissan, and Ford. For the appreciators of elegance on a budget, don’t worry: your tax return can go towards a down payment on a BMW, Acura, Audi, Lexus, or any number of luxury brands. In fact, if Jersey City shoppers take a look at our used car deals, they’ll find hundreds of cars from brands that fall all over the spectrum specially-priced under $15,000.

Low prices lead to lower down payments…which is great news for recipients of tax refunds of all sizes! That means that if you’ve had your eye on one of our cars, trucks, vans, or SUVs but weren’t sure if you could make the initial down payment, you may be able to put that fear behind you. Our finance experts make it so that once you’ve cleared the down payment hurdle, financing your vehicle at a reasonable monthly rate is not only possible, but standard procedure.

Find a used car in Jersey City

An Irresistible Opportunity

A pre-owned car is a smart investment for a number of reasons beyond the price tag. For example, even if you have bad credit, we will work with you to get you behind the wheel of a car you love from a range of brands on our lot. Can you say the same for your local new car dealership?

Visit us today to take a look at our inventory and pick out what you’ll be driving off in next. With your tax return only a short waiting period away, the possibilities are endless!

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Green Used Cars Welcome Springtime in NY

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

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Last week, the Garden State welcomed the first day of spring. Sure, it might still be almost-freezing, but warmer temperatures are right around the corner, and with it, fresh and lush landscapes! Our used car dealer near NY has some ideas for the best “green” cars to help you blend in with the scenery- or do your best not to impact it!

Top Picks for Smaller Cars

Thanks to the growing reliability and durability of cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, it’s a better time than ever to pick up a used hybrid, as that technology is no longer quite as brand new, but still runs reliably. NY shoppers can also check out our selection of green used cars that net over 30 MPG, helping to minimize your carbon footprint on the road. You probably won’t be surprised to find that in today’s eco-conscious landscape, some of the country’s most popular models are hybrids!

For example, the Toyota Prius’s second generation spans the 2004-2009 model years and is a great find at a used car dealership. As America’s best-selling hybrid, you can always count on any generation of Prius to deliver a smooth ride, agile handling, and great gas mileage thanks to its precise engineering. It’s a head-turning vehicle exuding style! A popular alternative is the Honda Civic Hybrid, which sustains an excellent value due to its durable battery.

Used Ford Escape available near NY

Get the Purebred Might of a Hybrid SUV

Need a little more space for your stuff? Don’t worry, spacious SUVs aren’t the gas guzzlers they used to be. In fact, the fan favorite Ford Escape has come in a popular hybrid model since before fuel efficiency and carbon footprints were of utmost concern, and it needn’t be late model to achieve fantastic mileage. The 2004-2011 Ford Escape Hybrid nets up to 29 MPG on the highway, which is why they’ve been a top pick for taxi fleets as well.

There truly are hybrids for everyone, so if you’re interested in spending less money at the pump and keeping our planet green to celebrate spring, visit New Jersey State Auto Auction today!

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Come Visit Jersey City’s Award-Winning Used Car Dealer

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

2017 Consumer Satisfaction Awards from DealerRater.com

In crowded north Jersey, it’s easy for any business to get lost in the mix. However, our Jersey City used car dealership has found that the best way to stay successful is to deliver on every promise and cater to customers with utmost dedication. That attitude is what got us a Consumer Satisfaction Award from DealerRater.com!

Peerless Customer Care

DealerRater.com is the leading authority on quality dealerships and service centers, counting on customers to leave feedback about their dealership experience. It helps potential customers determine where to shop, and helps us identify strengths and weaknesses in our business. In order to receive this award, the contenders must be at the top based on their PowerScore. In a state as heavily populated as New Jersey, it’s an honor that we were able to receive this award for the third year in a row!

Our dedication to our customers is peerless, and we have no intention of slowing down anytime soon. We offer a huge selection of new-to-you vehicles along with a huge range of used car financing options for Jersey City shoppers. Whether you’d prefer to purchase your vehicle by auction or directly from our inventory, you know you have plenty of options when you shop with us. As is made clear on DealerRater.com, no matter who handles your transactions, you will leave satisfied!

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A Service Team that Delivers

In addition to our helpful and knowledgeable sales team, we also have a superb service team. Our trained technicians can take care of your car, whether you need a quick tune-up or a more in depth repair. We’ll treat you with the professionalism and honesty that you’re entitled to!

Come see why people are flocking to our dealership and giving us rave reviews. Visit NJ State Auto Auction today!

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3 things your teen needs to know before driving solo

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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.

Best Sedans Under $15,000

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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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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New Jersey State Auto Auction

406 Sip Avenue

Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Phone: 201.355.4138

Website: www.NJStateAuto.com

Monroney Labels Now Available For Used Cars

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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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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New Jersey State Auto Auction

406 Sip Avenue

Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Phone: 201.355.4138

Website: www.NJStateAuto.com

The Benefits of Maintaining Proper Air Pressure

Monday, October 24th, 2016

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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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New Jersey State Auto Auction

406 Sip Avenue

Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Phone: 201.355.4138

Website: www.NJStateAuto.com

Looking for a Great SUV Alternative? The 2014 Subaru Outback

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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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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New Jersey State Auto Auction

406 Sip Avenue

Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Phone: 201.355.4138

Website: www.NJStateAuto.com

What to Consider When Buying A Vehicle

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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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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406 Sip Avenue

Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Phone: 201.355.4138

Website: www.NJStateAuto.com

Want to Get the Best Trade-In Deal?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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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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New Jersey State Auto Auction

406 Sip Avenue

Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Phone: 201.355.4138

Website: www.NJStateAuto.com

How to protect your car on Halloween

Friday, October 14th, 2016
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. 

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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!

Why Buy a Used Hybrid – Plus Top Three Cars to Consider

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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Hybrids actually have fewer problems than their counterparts, so buying one used is a great option.  According to Renee Stephens, vice president of Automotive Quality Research at J.D. Power and Associates, “On average, a hybrid sees about 99 problems per 100 vehicles, compared to gas vehicles, which have a rating of 133 problems per 100 vehicles.” In addition, since a new car loses about 27% of its value the first year, the biggest depreciation happens after two or three years. Since hybrids are usually pricier than their counterparts, it’s not a bad idea to let someone else take the depreciation hit.

So, which hybrids are the best? Toyota’s commitment to hybrids with 69% of the US market share, puts Toyota at the top of the list. The Toyota Prius 2010-2013 has been recognized as one of the most reliable hybrids. Its “Hybrid Synergy Drive” full hybrid powertrain, merges electric motor power with a 1.8-liter Atkinson-cycle engine and gets 50 mpg. The Prius also gets high marks for reliability from Consumer Reports.  The 2014 and 2015 models are recommended, as well, if you don’t mind taking a little hit for depreciation.

The 2012-2013 #HondaCivicHybrid is another highly recommended hybrid. Upgraded with a lithium-ion battery, the 44 mpg Civic Hybrid looks nearly identical to the regular Civic sedan except that it has some hybrid-specific design cues and badging. While its Integrated Motor Assist is not as advanced as the Toyota’s full hybrid architecture, it is an effective system that was introduced in the original 2000 Insight, released slightly before the Prius. This vehicle is a premium trim level with lots of bells and whistles. Again, 2014 and 2015 models are good, too, but have the issue with depreciation.

Third on the list is the 2012-2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid. It’s notable that the 2015 model retained the 2012’s powertrain with its 40/41 mpg combined rating. The Camry’s reliability has made it a best-seller for the past several years. Its 200 horsepower, 0-60 in the mid 7s makes it quite a peppy car.  As with the Honda and Prius, the 2014 and 2015 models are also highly recommended, save the depreciation.

New Jersey State Auto Auction has a large inventory of used cars and trucks. Come visit our showroom in Jersey City and let our sales team help you find your perfect hybrid to test drive. Visit us at www.njstateautoauction.com.

 

 

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