Should I Turn In or Buy Out My Lease?


Your lease is almost up. What are you going to do? Of course, you can turn it in. Sometimes it’s almost as easy as just handing over the keys. But sometimes you may owe money for mileage overages, wear and tear or accidental damage. Did you know that you might have another option? Have you ever considered buying out your lease? Most lease contracts allow you to purchase your leased vehicle for a pre-specified buyout price. Just like buying a used car, you can often finance that amount or simply pay it in full, in cash. But should you…
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What are Auto Start/Stop Systems?

A relatively new feature in vehicles is the auto start / stop system. Just as it sounds, this system automatically shuts down and restarts a vehicle’s engine, with the intention of reducing fuel consumption and emissions. This system is available in both hybrid-electric vehicles and gas-powered vehicles.
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What is scheduled maintenance?

If you didn’t know or aren’t sure - scheduled maintenance is the regular maintenance recommended by the manufacturer to keep your vehicle in its best condition. Many manufacturers require owners (and lessees) to perform this maintenance in order to keep the warranty valid. Maintenance schedules vary by brand and model, but most recommended services for gas-powered vehicles are similar.
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The Best Navigation Apps

The days of paper maps folded haphazardly in the glove box are over! Technology has made them obsolete. Now, we get turn-by-turn directions in the palm of our hands, at the touch of a finger. Over the years, navigation devices and applications have grown by leaps and bounds. From a separate GPS device to a built-in touch screen in our vehicles - and, now, on every mobile device - navigation applications and maps have become practically omnipresent. Now the question is: which navigation app is best?
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Aftermarket Accessories

Want to personalize your vehicle - make it more unique? How about adding entertainment options or upgrading its performance? Want to improve your steering response? Get from 0-60 a little faster? Or maybe you just want to upgrade your stereo or set up wireless charging for your cell phone.

Did you know that you could customize your vehicle with tons of aftermarket options? There are hundreds, if not thousands, of other trustworthy aftermarket manufacturers available and the Folsom Auto Mall can help you find the perfect parts for your ride
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Preparing Your Vehicle For Your Commute

As the country begins to reopen after an unprecedented pandemic, it might be time to consider prepping your vehicle to get back on the road regularly. After spending so much time in your garage or driveway, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is ready to take on your commute.

After a long period of disuse, it’s a good idea to air out your vehicle, check your tire pressure and let it run for at least 10 minutes before driving...
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Sell Your Vehicle at a Dealership


Your vehicle will never be worth more than it is right now! Instead of trying to sell your vehicle yourself, which is definitely a hassle and could even potentially be dangerous, sell it to a dealership - like the Folsom Auto Mall.

There is a massive global vehicle shortage right now and used vehicle prices are at a premium. It’s much faster, easier and safer to sell your vehicle at a dealership. At the Folsom Auto Mall, for example, appraisal is quick and the price offered is usually far above book value. Additionally, you won’t have to worry if…
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What are Debt Cancellation Agreements?

Have you ever wondered what Debt Cancellation Agreements are? Wondered why you might need one? Folsom Auto Mall is pleased to explain.

In short, debt cancellation agreements (sometimes referred to as “Gap”) are contracts that cover the difference - or the gap - between what your new vehicle is actually worth and the amount you still owe on it. Basically, your new car could depreciate faster than you pay down your loan, so you might end up owing more than it’s actually worth - especially in the first few years of ownership.
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