Kitsap Auto Outlet June Newsletter

Welcome to the June Kitsap Auto Outlet Newsletter!

Note from the Sale Department

Looking to roll into summer in a new to your vehicle?

There are some surprising advantages to car shopping this time of year.

1. Shopping in an off-peak season, like summer, could get you a better deal.

2. Not only can it save you money, but it can also mean a more relaxed car buying experience, as salespeople will likely have more time to work with you!

3. Holiday weekends are also a great time for car buying as many dealerships offer further discounts and specials during those times.

So, if you’re ready to hit the open road in something new this summer come see what we can do for you!

Note from the Service Department

5 Essential Car Care Tips for your Summer Road trip:

1. Hit the Brakes: Your most important safety feature should be checked and serviced at least two weeks before your trip.

2. Kick the Tires: Check your tire tread for wear and tear and tire pressure, they may need replacing and balancing.

3. Cool down: Fully functioning AC is essential if you are heading to a warmer destination. AC systems need recharging with gas and lubricant every 2 years.

4. Radiating Heat? Can your engine take the heat? Avoid overheating on the roadside by replacing coolant and servicing the radiator before a road trip.

5. Be prepared: Don’t forget an emergency kit, first aid kit, and spare tire, just in case!

Call your service department at Kitsap Auto Outlet with any questions- 360-479-7801, or schedule here!

Employee Highlight:

Jonathan McHenry, Finance Director

Meet Jonathan! When he’s not helping customers protect their investment, you’ll find this sports enthusiast supporting his two sons and community at football, wrestling, basketball, and baseball events!

Kitsap Auto Outlet May Newsletter

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.

Kitsap Auto Outlet April Newsletter

Welcome to Kitsap Auto Outlet’s April Newsletter!

Spring is officially here and now is the time to start planning your outdoor excursions and making those great to-do list. Along with spring-cleaning and honey-do lists, this is a great time of year to perform routine maintenance on your vehicle.

A few things to keep in mind before you get on the road is proper care of your vehicle are:

  1. Thoroughly wash the winter off your vehicle!

Salt and brine used to melt slick spots and provide traction can build up on your vehicle’s paint and undercarriage. After winter weather, make sure you thoroughly wash every car.

  • Check your windshield and wiper blades:

Visit our local automobile maintenance shop for assistance with your windshield and windshield wipers.

  • Make sure your tires are road worthy:    

Your tires are the only thing that touches the road while driving, performing maintenance checks is important to ensure the safety of you and your family during those summer road trips.

Tire Tread – Assess Damage -Tire Pressure – Rotate and Balance Tires- Wheel Alignment

  • Check fluids levels and refill if needed:

It is important to have help when checking these items and our certified shop can help. You can give us a call to set up an appointment at 360-479-7801 xt.2 or click here to set an appointment online!

“Never regret anything that made you smile”

~Mark Twain

Chase Hoskins, Parts Advisor

Chase joined the KAO team in June 2019 as the photographer. He recently changed positions and is now the Parts Advisor in our Service Department. On his days off, Chase enjoys being in nature and spending time with his dog, Jedi. He also loves to drive his truck- mud, snow, off road, nothing can slow him down! Next time you need a part for you vehicle, come by and Chase would be glad to assist you!