Gas VS. Electric Vehicles


Most people are aware of the pros and cons of gas-powered and electric vehicles, but we’re going to try to make it even clearer for you with a quick explanation. At the Folsom Auto Mall, we have a tremendous selection of both - so regardless of your preference, we’re sure to have a vehicle you’ll love at a price you’ll love even more.

 

 

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Driver Assist Features


Technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the last several years. The same can be said for automotive-specific technology. We’re not just talking about entertainment and infotainment tech; though, of course, things like device-integration, wi-fi and touchscreen app-connect have come a long way, too. This article is about the all-new driver assist features that can be found on most new vehicles today. These features are just a hair’s breadth away from autonomous driving. Most are safety features, but some are simply helpful or convenient.

 

 

 

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Where should I get my car serviced?

 

 

People always wonder, “Should I get my oil changed at a chain service center or at the dealership?” What about tire rotation or scheduled maintenance? While most people believe that they might save money taking their vehicles to chain service centers, in the long run, it’s safer and more cost effective to service your vehicle at a dealership.

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What 0% Financing Really Means


What 0% Financing Really Means...
For years, you’ve heard the advertisements for zero percent financing on your favorite new vehicles. But what does that mean? No interest financing means you can borrow money from a lender, for free! The money you are borrowing is exactly the amount you’ll be paying back. You won’t pay any additional fees on that loan. What exactly does that mean for you? Depending on how much you’re borrowing, and how long you have to pay it back, that means you could save thousands of dollars on your loan! 
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BUYING A NEW CAR VERSUS LEASING



So which is right for you? Obviously it varies, depending on your circumstance. How much money do you have? Do you want a car payment at all? Do you have money to put down? How’s your credit? Are you worried about service, repairs or maintenance? How long do you plan on keeping your vehicle? How important IS that new car smell? Come by the Folsom Auto Mall to check out your options and feel free to speak with a salesperson or finance team member to explore the pros and cons of getting a new or used vehicle. Or simple…
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Premium vs Regular Gasoline

When you’re at the gas pump, you’re given options - typically: Regular, Premium and Super (or Supreme or Premium Plus). 

If you’re putting premium gas into your vehicle thinking that ‘premium’ means better, you could be damaging your engine. It will not make your vehicle perform better - it could actually make it worse. It’s important to check your owner’s manual or ask a service technician at the Folsom Auto Mall which fuel your engine needs. If you’ve accidentally used the wrong fuel, be sure to schedule a service visit as soon as possible. We’re…
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What to do if you’re going over your mileage on your lease



It happens to many drivers. You lease a vehicle with typical mileage conditions and as you’re approaching the end of your term, you realize you’re likely going to have overages. Most leases allow for for anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000 miles of driving per year. At 12,000 miles a year, that means a person should drive about 33 miles per day or 230 miles per week. But what if you realize your commute is longer than that? Or a few unexpected road trips have added more mileage than you expected? The Folsom Auto Mall has…
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