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St. Louis Used Car Dealers: Advice on How to Drive Safe

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One of St Louis used cars dealers offers tactics on how to drive safe

“Your driving record influences your credit rating and car insurance premiums. Auto insurance providers set rates according to a motorist’s driving record (moving violations and accidents),” declares the auto finance manager of  Cross Keys, one of the preferred St. Louis used cars dealers. A look at traffic crashes statistics in Missouri portrays a compelling story. The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s driving statistics suggest that most accidents are avoidable.

Auto Accidents Statistics in Missouri

  • Auto accidents accounted for 826 deaths in 2012.
  • A third of the vehicle fatalities in 2012 were due to alcohol.
  • More than two-thirds of the accidents occurred on dry pavement during daylight hours.
  • Only 13 percent of the accidents occurred during inclement weather (fog, hail, rain, snow, and icy roads).
  • Auto accidents on rainy days accounted for 186 crashes. In contrast, 531 fatal crashes in Missouri happened during clear days (2012).

Focus, focus, focus.
Based on the aforementioned statistics, accidents are avoidable when all motorists are paying attention. Texting, (more…)

Used Car Dealer Offers Auto Buying Tips for a Birthday

How to Give a Used Car as a Birthday Gift?


2014 Dodge Charge SRT on sale at St. Louis used car dealer.

While giving someone a used car as a birthday gift is an opportunity to wow the recipient and friends, it’s not the easiest present to give. Even if the used car is for a person , who just tuned legal driving age, the purchase calls for great consideration. A sales consultant of the St. Louis used car dealer, Cross Keys Auto highlights these used car birthday giving ideas.

Used Car Birthday Buy Ideas

Aside from the price here’s what to consider in a birthday gift,

  • Age appropriate automobile.

Vehicles such as the Dodge Charger,  Ford Mustang and other vehicles with high horsepower are inappropriate for the adolescent driver, who just received his or her driver’s license.

Buying a Used Automobile for a Novice Driver

When buying for the novice car driver, consider vehicles with a horsepower of 200 or less. Consider vehicles known for reliability for young drivers, such as: a Honda, Toyota, Hyundai.


This like new used 2013-Chrysler-200-Limited accommodates the driver, who needs space and good fuel economy.

  • Purpose

Is the birthday recipient a student, commuter or (more…)

The Best Used Cars of 2013 @ Car Dealers St. Louis

Hundreds of 2013 preowned vehicles afford amazing used car prices at one of the premier car dealers St. Louis. Touting moderate mileage, one previous owner, remarkable used car prices, here’s a short list  of the best used cars of 2013 on sale at the  car dealers St. Louis’ showroom.


Compare used car prices on the 2013 Toyota Corolla L at Cross Keys, a preferred used cars dealer of St. Louis.

2013 Toyota Corolla
Highlights:  Suited for the perennial commuter, a small family or to get from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’, around St. Louis, St. Charles, Florissant an other neighboring towns, this preowned 2013 Toyota Corolla expends 26 fuel mileage in the city.

The 2013 Toyota Corolla revs up its driving performance with a safety package including: stability control, traction control, 4-wheel ABS brakes, head airbags).

The drive: flaunts undervalued features, such as reliability, and unrivaled fuel economy priced under $18 K.


Be the last person to test drive this car before buying it at Cross Keys car dealers St. Louis.

Highlights:  Handsome speed is not the only noteworthy feature of the used 2013 Dodge Charger. In all practicality, this sporty used automobile  accommodates a group of four or five while maintaining good gas mileage via 292 horsepower on a V6 DOHC engine.

The drive.
To some owners, the 2013 Dodge Charger (more…)

Auto News: Motor Accidents and Safety Gear

Cross Keys Auto, a highly reputable Missouri used cars dealer cites safety statistics and auto news, as reported by the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Missouri vehicle accident

Graph Source: Missouri State HIghway Patrol

Auto News Driving Statistics + Facts

Motorists driving statistics…
There are an estimated 210 licensed drivers in America.

Real roadway killers
Alcohol, drugs or other controlled substances accounted for a third of the fatal crashes in Missouri in 2012 and 2013.

One out of two motorists does this…
An estimated 50 percent of drivers accept phones calls while driving.

Popular time to gab on the phone…
During daylight hours, some 660,000 motorists are conversing on a cell phone while driving. at any one time.

When it does not take two…
Almost 60 percent of the fatal (more…)

Consumer IQ: How to Skirt Used Car Buyer’s Remorse

Used Cars St. Louis Dealer Prescribes 7-Steps to Happy Car Buying used cars in St. Louis

An awesome iinventory, affordable prices, and fuel economy are common on most of the used cars St. Louis Cross Keys Auto.

“An informed used car buyer is a happy customer” is the motto  at one popular dealership for  used cars St. Louis. Cross Keys Auto Sales highlights 10 facts to evaluate to skirt car buyer’s remorse.

1) Weigh the vehicle’s pros and cons (i.e. fuel economy, potential recalls, safety ratings, etc).

2) Next, during the test drive, make note of how the automobile performs on turns, hills, during acceleration, abrupt braking, reverse movement and other common driving maneuvers. 

3) Peruse the vehicle report to reaffirm the car’s history. Also, use the time to review the vehicle’s buyer’s guide.

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC)  mandates that  dealers (more…)