Welcome to the May Newsletter!
Note from the Sales Department:
Things to consider when choosing a car: Obviously price is a starting point, but to help you narrow down your choices further, you need to focus on the following three factors:
1. Quality: refers to the workmanship and durability of the car, its components and accessories over time. Cars that are rated high on quality will experience fewer overall problems such as paint peeling, rubber seals wearing, rattling noises, etc.
2. Cost of Ownership: the long-term cost of owning a car is considerably more than the actual price you pay for it. Ownership cost includes fuel, maintenance, repairs, and insurance.
3. Reliability: If you’ve ever owned a car that was always in need of repairs, then you understand why reliability is such an important factor. Consumer Reports is a good source to check for reliability ratings. Each year, they survey 500,000 car owners to determine which cars have the most reliability issues.
If you are interested in a new vehicle in your life, our inventory is available online and we are glad to answer any questions you have. You can also set up a time to come in and work with one of our Product Specialist here.
Employee Highlight: Sha Christa
Our Human Resource Manager, Sha Christa, is a key member to keeping everything running smooth. When not at work, she stays active in the community with her sons, James, Ray, Donavin, and Alijah!
Note from the Service Department:
To increase the longevity of your vehicle and save time and money, consider these maintenance basics offered by national automobile repair experts.
1. Read, check and inspect
Reading the owner’s manual will help individuals locate, understand and operate different instruments on the vehicle. Whenever the oil is changed, check the manual to see if the car is due for one or more maintenance items.
2. Retain records
Archive all maintenance done on your car. For organizational purposes, use a notebook to record the type of service, who performed it, the date and the vehicle mileage. More importantly, keep a folder of all receipts, so you have concrete records if there is ever a warranty issue.
3. Observe oil
To increase the longevity of your car, change the oil at the manufacturer’s recommendation. Between changes, check the oil level regularly, particularly if you suspect a leak or have an older model.
4. Use your senses
Look, listen, smell and even feel for changes in the way your vehicle operates. Leaking fluid, knocking under the hood and pulsating brakes are just a few of the many telltale signs there is a problem that needs to be addressed.
Call your service department at Kitsap Auto Outlet with any questions- 360-479-7801 xt. 2 or Contact us here.