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The Koons Columbus Day Savings Event Starts Now!

Koons Columbus Day

Happy Friday, and Happy Columbus Day Weekend!

We’re so excited to officially kick off our Columbus Day Savings Event right now! Get started now on Koons.com, and start saving on OVER 7,000 new and used cars! That’s right – 7 THOUSAND! We’re proud to offer all of our customers an array of brands such as Toyota, Ford, Lexus, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Nissan, Volvo, Mazda, Lincoln, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and much, much more!

Here are just a few of the incredible offers we have ongoing during our Columbus Day event*:

  • $1,000 Customer Cash or 0% for 60 Months on Toyota Camry
  • Lease the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla for as low as $179/month
  • Get up to 0%/60 months and up to $4,000 Customer Cash on Ford Energi models: Fusion, C-Max or BEV
  • Get up to $2,000 Bonus Cash AND 0%/60 months on the Ford Escape
  • Lease the all-new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee from $319/month
  • Lease a Chevy Cruze from only $149/month
  • Get up to $4,500 off MSRP on Chevy Silverado
  • Lease a Kia Sorento as low as $239/month
  • Lease a Nissan Sentra from $159/month

But the savings don’t stop there! Be sure to log onto http://www.koons.com to start finding your new ride today!

–Krystal Koons

*Certain restrictions apply. For full incentive descriptions, please visit http://www.koons.com or your dealer.

Maintenance Monday Tip: the most costly repair mistakes

Koons Auto Maintenance

Happy Monday!

Thanks to our friends at BWW Geeks World for this article and the great tips!

When it comes to today’s high tech cars and trucks, most drivers understand that following a scheduled maintenance program almost always costs less than paying for expensive repair surprises down the road. But which mistakes, bad decisions and missed maintenance items do the most damage to your vehicles? CarMD.com Corporation surveyed its team of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified Master Technicians, which has more than 840 years of combined experience repairing cars, to reveal the following top 10 maintenance mistakes car owners make when caring (or not caring) for their vehicles.

  1. Putting off recommended / scheduled maintenance
  2. Ignoring the “check engine” light
  3. Not changing the oil, or not having it changed on time
  4. Not checking tire pressure
  5. Neglecting coolant, brake, transmission and other fluid services
  6. Continuing to drive when the vehicle is overheating
  7. Not changing fuel and air filters
  8. Having unqualified shops service your vehicle
  9. Using generic aftermarket parts instead of original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-quality parts
  10. Trying to service your own high-tech vehicle

“When consumers fail to properly maintain their vehicles, the resulting repair costs dwarf the money that could have been budgeted to maintain their car” —Art Jacobsen, vice president, CarMD.com Corporation.

“As a result, CarMD reached out to our ASE-certified Master Tech committee to confirm the top 10 most damaging mistakes drivers make. We believe this information will help consumers save money in the long run and plan better as they care for what is often their second largest purchase.”

No. 3 in the top 10, “not changing your oil” was also listed by technicians as by far the single most damaging car maintenance item that their customers neglect that they wish they could change. Dirty oil ruins today’s high-tech engines. Camshaft actuators can freeze when restricted by dirty oil, and a faulty camshaft actuator can in turn cause the “check engine” light to illuminate, resulting in complete engine failure if ignored for too long. Simply following the factory-recommended oil change schedule helps vehicle owners avoid this problem, along with potentially hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in extra repair costs.

Ignoring the “check engine” light is another example of how putting off repairs on a small problem can escalate to an expensive repair. According to the CarMD Vehicle Health Index, the most common reason for a “check engine” light is a faulty oxygen (O2) sensor. A dirty air filter (<$20 repair) can result in an O2 sensor failure (<$250 repair), which can in turn result in substantial gas mileage reduction, cause the vehicle to misfire and eventually result in the need for an expensive catalytic converter replacement (>$1,000 repair). That’s why it’s so important to have your car’s air filter replaced as recommended by your service manual, and to address “check engine” warnings as soon as possible.

Please be sure to follow your factory-recommended maintenance schedule to ensure the health of your vehicle!

Have a great week!

—Krystal Koons