Factory Rebates & Incentives Are Your Money!

20 Oct
Factory Rebates

By Jerry Reynolds
October 20, 2014

I’ve been in the auto business or an auto journalist for the vast majority of my life. I study vehicle incentives every single month when they change, and even after all these years, I get confused.
Given that, it is no wonder people get cross-eyed when it comes to incentives. The dealers themselves have trouble keeping up. Dealers have no idea from month-to-month what the incentives will be, and it is common for them to change numerous times during any given month.
There are certain things you need to know. All factory incentives are designed to help the dealers sell cars.… Read more

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Nissan Altima Recall – Car Pro News

15 Oct

Vehicles Affected: More than 220,000 model-year 2013 Nissan Altima sedans manufactured between March 6, 2012, and Feb. 28, 2013.

The Problem: Interference between the hood inner panel and the secondary latch lever, in combination with debris and corrosion, may cause the secondary hood latch to bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed. If the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will be instructed to modify the bend angle on the hood actuation lever to eliminate potential interference with the hood inner panel.… Read more

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Mitsubishi Issues a Recall on SUVs – Car Pro News

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 166,000 model-year 2008-11 Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution performance sedans and Outlander SUVs, model-year 2009-11 Lancer Sportback performance hatchbacks and model-year 2011 Outlander Sport crossovers, all equipped with four-cylinder engines.

The Problem: The vehicles have an engine pulley and belt arrangement for turning the alternator, the cooling fan and the power steering pump (if equipped); these pulleys may experience unusual wear and allow for belt detachment. If this occurs, the battery may discharge, resulting in an engine stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Mitsubishi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the drive belt with a rubber belt; drive pulleys that are excessively worn will be replaced.… Read more

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