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…)

These Used Cars for Sale Commute Notable Gas Mileage

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A 2006 Audi A4 is one of many used cars in St. Louis,


2006 Audi A-4 drives good gas mileage

Affordably priced, this 2006 Audi A4 2.0T commutes 30 miles on the highway, AWD Sedan (4 Door). An 8-way power adjustable seat allows motorists to fine tune his or her comfort. For effortless road travel, cruise control, air conditioning with a dual zone climate control for the driver and passenger, and audio settings embedded in the steering wheel uphold coziness.

Factoid: In St. Louis, St. Charles and other cities, this used 2006 Audi A-4 boasts 22 MPG.

This preowned 2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5 L SE accommodates the sales executive or business professional, who spends at least  an hour, commuting to or from work. With bluetooth technology, some motorists may man conference calls on the road.

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Used cars in St. Louis 2013 Kia LX.

2013-Kia-Optima-LX sips gas like a camel drinks water.

2013-Kia-Optima-LX sips gas like a camel drinks water.


Tire Intelligence: Why Maintenance Matters?

Used Cars  St. Louis Offers Tire Care + Maintenance Tips

“Tires are one component of a used car that car buyers should investigate during the test drive,” reveals a sales consultant of the leading used cars St. Louis dealership, Cross Keys Auto.

Tire care and maintenance

“Tire maintenance matters when it comes to complementing your vehicles safety and fuel efficiency,” vehicle specialist from the preferred used cars St. Louis dealer.

Reasons why tire care and maintenance matters and what to do?
Safety, fuel economy as well as vehicle wear and tear are three really good reasons to maintain a vehicle’s tires. Improperly inflated tires can lead to a flat tire, blowout and/or worn treads.

FACTOID: Some of the inventory at the dealership associated with quality used cars St. Louis County and St. Charles County) are engineered with built-in tire gauges, monitoring improper inflation and tread wear.

Accident statistics reported by the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA) shows an estimated 200 people perish due to tire-related crashes.

“Keep your vehicle’s tire’s inflated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Many tire companies embed a tire’s proper inflation on the tire, exterior side.

If you want to protect your car investment, practice good tire maintenance,” recommends a mechanic at the premier dealer for used cars in St. Louis’ greater metropolitan area.

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Come kick the tires on our inventory of quality used cars St. Louis.

Pump up gas mileage.
Fuel economy data documents that drivers improve gas mileage by 11 cents with proper tire inflation.

If you’re shopping for a used cars St. Louis or wherever, always inspect tires for tread wear before finalizing your shopping decision.

Maximize shelf life.
Moreover, properly inflated tires tends to promote longevity–by an estimated 4,700 miles.

Rotate regularly.
As a result, rotating tires is another bi-annual maintenance necessity.

Come kick the tires at Cross Keys Autos for the best inventory of used cars St. Louis  County <<here.

7-Steps to Evaluating a Good Used Car

Used Cars St. Louis Dealer: How to Compare a Good Used Car Buy

Shopping for a used car does not have to be an overwhelming process. With a specific body style in mind and a set budget, used car shopping can be a fulfilling experience. Use this shortlist to evaluate whether a used car suits your driving requirements.

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Cross Keys Auto sells preowned coupes, sedans, compacts, trucks, SUVS and other quality used cars St. Louis, MO.

In a recent car buyer poll, published by the National Automobile Dealer’s Association found that more than 50 percent of consumers deem car buying a daunting experience. Another

1) Check the vehicle’s safety rating.
Because safety reigns at the top of the auto buying priority list, review vehicle safety ratings  at the U.S. National “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Note that high demand automobiles undergo the NHTSA’s crash testing, while automobiles with smaller sales units are not always tested by the NHTSA.

At Cross Keys Autos, every used car for sale highlights the most pertinent details, including   (more…)

How to Road Test Used Cars

10 Steps to a Good Test Drive by Trusted Dealer of used cars in Florissant 

how-to-test-drive“Auto buyers should be attentive during the road test and shopping process,” shares a sales consultant at Cross Keys Auto, a dealership known for selling the top used cars in Florissant.

8 Steps to Evaluating a Car Before + After the Test Drive

1) Prior to the test drive, access resources at and the National Automotive Dealer’s Association (NADA) for the latest research and reviews.

2) Read the vehicle’s history report. Pay particular attention to the odometer report, and any previous accidents and any recalls.

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Compare the mileage on the vehicle report to the odometer,” advises a vehicle specialist at the used cars in Florissant dealer, Cross Keys Auto.

FYI: CarFax is renowned for providing accurate vehicle history reports.

3) On the day of the test drive, make note of the vehicle’s body. Are there any signs of corrosion? Rust suggests that an automobile may have been been exposed to a flood.
In the car, make note of any smells associated with mold.


4) Behind the wheel, fine-tune the seat to accommodate comfort, and promote rear road visibility. Inspect any features embedded in the steering wheel, such as the audio settings, Bluetooth, and cruise control buttons.

5) Check temperature settings to ensure that the air conditioner and heating system work.

6) During the road test, make note of how the car handles. Although road noise is common on most cars, listen for any worrisome noises. Clicking, knocking and whining sounds are usually symptomatic of a problem.

Always test drive the safety features like traction controls , and stability control systems, and anti-locking brake systems (ABS)

Always test drive the safety features like traction controls , and stability control systems, and anti-locking brake systems (ABS)

7) Assess the safety equipment. Anti-locking brake systems (ABS), traction controls , and stability control systems became standardized features in 2011. On slight turns test these features, by pressing the brakes to experience the used car’s performance.

8) Inspect the extras, such as the sunroof, keyless ignition, power windows and other convenient features to make sure they work properly.

9)After the road test, look underneath the vehicle for any signs leakage. A

10) If the test drive goes well, then evaluate the and passenger cargo space.

“Put these used cars in Florissant through a road test.”