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$34,077 dollars. Yikes. That’s about twice what my folks paid for their first house. Yessiree, the average new car price for 2016 now over $34,000. And, Edmunds expects that to rise to over $35,00o for this year.
But, the average car loan amount finances was only $30,022 (according to Experian), which means most folks have some cash or trade-in equity to use as down payment.
What if you can’t afford $34,077?
No problem. At Ron Westphal Chevrolet we’re proud to be below average! We offer many, many cars, trucks and SUV’s priced well below the 2016 average. Some new 2017 models are selling for only $12,558* and come with full factory warranty. Call our Customer Care Team now at 630-898-9630 to go over all your options. Or, find your new vehicle on our website at www.WestphalChevy.com.
The average new car prices are up over 12% in only 5 years.
So what’s causing this? Edmunds believes the primary factor is growth in the light-duty truck market. It currently engulfs about 62 percent of the new-car market, and if you’ve ever been to a truck manufacturer’s site to play around with Build and Price tools, you’d know pickup trucks or an SUV can get expensive. A new 2017 loaded Silverado Crew Cab LT 4×4 has a MSRP around $45,000+ but lease deals can put these trucks in the hands of those who may not be able to afford traditional financing.
Leasing gains in popularity
Almost 1/3 of new vehicle sales are leases. If you think a brand new car, truck, van or suv is out of your budget-think again. We may be able to get you behind the wheel of your ideal Chevrolet with no money out of your pocket and with a low monthly payment. Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 for more information or drop by our showroom.
*Plus tax, license and fees. Includes all incentives.
30 Day Tire Price Guarantee at Ron Westphal Chevrolet. Visit us today or schedule your appointment at 630-898-9630.
30 day tire price guarantee
With our 30 day tire price guarantee you have the peace of mind that you’ve received the best possible value. Provide us with a better price at time of purchase and we’ll match it. Find a better price within 30 days of purchase and we’ll refund the difference. Ad, written estimate or internet quote for identical tires from a competing tire retailer located within 100 miles of Ron Westphal Chevy required during period of price match.
Quality Tires at a Great Value
Whether you’re in the market for repair or replacement, our Certified Service technicians can handle all of your tire needs. Use our Tire Finder Tool to start shopping for tires – simply enter your vehicle’s year, make, model, and tire size. Not sure about your tire size? It’s the combination of letters and numbers located on the side of your tire. Once you’ve selected the right set, schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you.
Your tires are the first and only contact with the road, so it’s important to choose the right set. Our Tire Finder tool makes it quick and easy to find tires for any vehicle. Use the drop-down menus to select your vehicle information and navigate your search. Once you’ve selected your new tires, the Certified Service expert technicians can handle all of your tire needs at your scheduled appointment—it’s that simple.
You are encouraged to routinely inspect your vehicle’s tire pressure because all tires will lose pressure progressively, during both warm and cold temperature months. The weather is not the only element that results in a decrease in pressure either. Altitude variations, flexing, and tire wall impacts will slowly decrease air pressure. The proper process for optimal tire care is to always inspect tire pressure each alternate visit to the gas station. With respect to tread depth, it’s recommended that you rotate your tires every alternate oil change to extend the life of your tires. Rotating your tires every 6 to 8 thousand miles will help maintain a level tread wear throughout the life span of the tire.
Feel free to visit our service department for a free tire pressure check or if you have any questions. Thanks!
Learn how Auto Loan Credit Inquiries impact your credit report.
Did you know…FICO score considers all inquiries within a 45 day period for an auto loan as a single inquiry.
Ever wondered…Hey, what’s the difference between a hard inquiry and a soft inquiry on my credit report?
Well, here are some answers.
When someone checks your credit report, it’s called an inquiry. Some inquires do not affect your credit, while others might.
Lenders do not see soft inquiries when they order your credit report. Soft inquiries include:
Pre-screened offers for credit (example: free credit card offers)
Account reviews by your existing lenders
Requests related to employment
Requests for insurance purposes
When you request your own credit report
Hard inquiries typically come from a lender or other creditor who wants to check your credit report as a result of your loan application or request for credit, goods or services. These inquiries are shared with other lenders viewing the report and can have an impact on credit scores and lending decisions.
One exception occurs when you are “shopping”. FICO score considers all inquiries within a 45 day period for an auto loan as a single inquiry. You can avoid lowering your FICO Score by doing your all your serious auto hunting within a short period of time.
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We can help!
It’s common for Ron Westphal Chevrolet to submit your information to multiple lenders in an effort to find the lowest interest rate and most favorable loan terms. This practice allows you to benefit from lenders competing for your business.
Lenders recognize that shopping for only one car and does not mean you are trying to open multiple new accounts. Credit scoring systems have been designed to account for that practice and include rules such as counting the same type of inquiry as only one inquiry as long as they are made within a short period of time.
Call our Finance Department at 630-898-9630. We will be happy to provide you with additional information in English or Spanish. Or, visit our website.
What is the ‘FICO Score’
A FICO score is a type of credit score created by the Fair Isaac Corporation. Lenders use borrowers’ FICO scores along with other details on borrowers’ credit reports to assess credit risk and determine whether to extend credit. FICO scores take into account various factors in five areas to determine credit worthiness: payment history, current level of indebtedness, types of credit used, length of credit history and new credit accounts.
To encourage safer driving habits, Chevy is the only car company to offer Teen Driver technology with an in-vehicle report on most of its models.
Included on new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, Malibu, Bolt, Camaro, Colorado, Silverado 1500, Silverado HD, Suburban, Tahoe and Volt.
Would you like to upgrade your ride? Call Ron Westphal Chevrolet’s Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 or visit us in person or online.
Promoting Safe Driving Habits
Nothing is more important than the safety of your family. That’s why Chevrolet offers Teen Driver an available built-in system that helps you coach your new driver — even when you’re not there. It lets you set speed alerts, a volume limit and more; and with the industry’s first and only in-vehicle report card, it’s easy to track your teen’s driving performance.
Showing New Drivers the Way
Studies show that teenage drivers are more likely to make poor decisions like speeding or not fastening their safety belts than adults. Teen Driver gives parents the tools to discuss and correct some of the possible mistakes they or their new drivers make on the road.
A Hands-On Teaching Tool
Teen Driver has a number of safety features, from muting audio until front seat occupants are buckled, to automatically turning on available active safety technologies like Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert and Front Automatic Braking. The in-vehicle report card shows how your teen performs behind the wheel so you can identify potential problem areas and coach your new driver on improvements.
Teen Driver Technology
Teen Driver is easy to set up. Just enter a PIN to access the Teen Driver† menu through the available Chevrolet MyLink† display and register a key. When your teen drives the vehicle with a registered key, Teen Driver enables various features, including: Custom Alerts, Speed Limiter, Audio Limit and Distance Driven.
For more view source: http://www.chevrolet.com/teen-driver-technology.html
GM Recalls. Not sure if your vehicle needs a recall? No problem. Just give our service department a call at 630-898-9630 and provide us with your VIN number. Or, if you have visited our service department in the past or purchased a vehicle from us, we will have your VIN number on file. We’ll be happy to investigate your vehicle to make sure it is up to date.
Online GM Recalls
You can also check for GM recalls online at https://my.chevrolet.com/recalls. GM provides information on this website for recalls announced on or after August 20, 1999. This information is available for vehicles in which repairs have not been completed.
Many recalls can be completed while you wait, but if you need to get back on the road immediately let us know. We offer free current model year loaner vehicles to insured motorists 25 years or older.*
Would you like to upgrade your ride? Visit our website or call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 to schedule a no-obligation demonstration drive.
*(Must have valid insurance and license along with major credit card)
On the heels of the signing of the SAVE Act legislation to support autonomous vehicle testing and deployment in Michigan, General Motors will immediately begin testing autonomous vehicles on public roads. GM also announced it will produce the next generation of its autonomous test vehicles at its Orion Township assembly plant beginning in early 2017.
Dealer.com, a Cox Automotive website manager for dealerships, said in its report that the July 24 date was an “anomaly” because nine out of the 10 slowest days of online traffic in 2016 were Sundays. But the date is likely representative of a healthy summer shopping season, said James Grace, senior director of analytics products at Cox Automotive Media Solutions.
The runner-up dates for the busiest shopping days of 2016 were, in order, Aug. 26, 29 and 25, which better align with the beginning of the “sell-down season” for the latest model-year vehicles, Dealer.com said.
While Fridays were generally the busiest shopping days, Grace said Fridays also had one of the smallest forms-to-visits ratios, or the amount of visitors to dealership sites who filled out forms. Grace said the forms-to-visits ratio is low on Fridays because customers may only be viewing vehicle pages to develop “game plans” before in-store weekend shopping. Though he says it’s still a point dealerships can improve on.
“The analytics themselves show that high traffic quantity doesn’t always correlate to high quality and there is significant room for improvement in terms of giving consumers more online deal-making tools that can close the gaps in engagement and conversion to sales,” Grace said in an emailed statement.
There was also a jump in online traffic on Nov. 22 and 23, the two days before Thanksgiving, likely due to Black Friday sales.
The busiest hours for online traffic in certain time zones were 7 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, 2 p.m. EST and 11 a.m. PST.
As for the slowest days: Sundays. Out of the 10 slowest days of the year, the only non-Sunday was Friday, Jan. 1. Dealer.com said that date can be attributed to consumers who needed to “recuperate physically and financially from the holidays.”
Sunday’s relatively slow stream of online traffic had a high percentage of visitors to vehicle pages. Grace says this makes sense on a day when many dealerships are closed.
An extra nugget of information, which Grace says may be based loosely on population, is the top five states by aggregate online traffic: