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As college graduates start the next chapter of their lives, many are starting to calculate their loans and other post-grad expenses. In order to help young people and new professionals get on track after they walk across the stage and accept their diplomas, our team at Howdy Honda is offering Honda college graduate discounts to Austin, TX drivers through the *Honda College Graduate Program. (more…)
With a new Honda lease you have options! As TJ Nissen explains in our featured leasing video, you can buy your new Honda, trade it in or turn it back into the manufacturer.
At Howdy Honda you can take advantage of our lease program with our monthly featured leases. Check out our current special Honda lease offers in Austin. There’s never been a better time to consider leasing a Honda in Austin.
When you trade-in your vehicle, you are basically selling your used car to the dealer for credit toward the purchase of another vehicle. Trading in your current vehicle helps to save you money when it comes to the amount you finance. Perhaps, you aren’t financing with a down payment and you need that extra leverage to minimize the amount you need loaned. Now, getting the most out of your trade-in is important when purchasing a new vehicle. Here are a few tips for getting your car Trade-in ready…
1. Organize Your Records
If you’ve kept track of your maintenance records during the ownership of your vehicle, awesome! This would include any and all fluid changes, tire rotations, paint or body repairs, engine repairs, and service and any other related maintenance documents you may have. Having your maintenance records together is important because it shows the dealer the care the vehicle received during the time you owned it.
2. Repair Your Car
When it comes to repairs, be sure to assess whether or not the repairs will help increase the value of your vehicle at resale time. Also, make sure that you can recoup the cost of repairs with the final sale price of the vehicle. For any safety and emissions requirements, have a certified mechanic inspect the vehicle to make sure it meets or exceeds state requirements. If you’ve recently had your vehicle inspected then great! It’s not necessary. If any mechanical repairs are required to have your vehicle operate properly, have it fixed before you plan to trade it in.
3. Get a Value
Do your research and prepare yourself by having a figure in mind for your trade-in value. You can easily access trade-in values by using sources such as NADAguides.comUsedCardInformationCenter with basic details such as your make, model, year and mileage information.
4. Detail Your Car
Last but not least, detail your car! Detailing your car can have it looking like the day it was purchased. Think clean. Your dealer may potentially pay more for a trade-in vehicle that looks good, smells good and is clean on the outside and inside. More importantly, the dealer will see you have kept your car in great condition which contributes to a successful used car sale.
If you’re buying a new Honda in Austin, Texas there’s never been a better time to trade in your vehicle.
This 4th of July not only do we get to have fireworks again (yay for the rain!), but Honda is having a HUGE 4th of July sale. Really, you should check it out if you’re looking for a 2012 Honda around the Central Texas area. It’s going on right now until July 9th so you have exactly 14 days to decide which Honda you want.
Do you know of a better way to commemorate your new degree and new job than by purchasing a new or certified used Honda? Of course not! You’ll need reliable transportation to go with that new degree and new job, so why not take advantage of Honda’s Graduate Financing program in Austin? I mean, you can put all that higher-education knowledge to good use and show off a little while you are at it.
Think of the Honda Graduate Financing as a reward for all those all-nighters and endless research papers you had to endure. The program gives you special student financing rates to some select models. You need to look for the grad cap icon tagged on our Honda current incentives page (pictured) to identify which Honda models are available.
Moreover, this program makes financing super easy and flexible whether you’re buying or leasing. Your first payment can be delayed up to three months with two of those collecting zero interest, but you’ll need to bring a few things when you come to Howdy Honda: you’ll need 5 percent down payment, a decent credit score and proof of employment or proof of promise of being employed in the next four months.
If you go to our Honda Graduate Financing page, you’ll find more information and a form for you to fill out and start this exciting process. Now the real question, which Honda are you going to pick?