Why Spring Is the Perfect Time to Buy a Kia

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The groundhog might have said six more weeks of winter, and though we just had our “Snowmageddon 2015,” spring is right around the corner. Here at Kia Dealers NJ, we are getting ready to open up a new facility for the Burlington Kia Store and are starting our spring cleaning process, just like most of you are. Spring is a great time to buy a new car, especially at our New Jersey Kia dealership. If you are looking for a new car, here are eight reasons you should buy a Kia this spring.

1. Easier to get the model you want.

The new 2016 models will start rolling onto our lots in late summer, and early fall. If there is a 2015 that you are in love with, spring is the perfect time to buy one, before they start to be pushed out by newer models. Each model year brings slight changes to the style, color options, and technology available in our Kia vehicles, so if you want a 2015 model, spring is the perfect time to buy.

2. You’ll have your tax refund in hand.

Having a little bit of extra cash in the bank can make it easier to get the vehicle that you want. Once you find the car that you love, you won’t have to worry about whether or not you can make the down payment. Your tax refund may be more than enough to cover that down payment, or at least offset it. And because we have great financing options, after-tax season is a great time to make a car purchase.

3. A Kia makes a great graduation present.

With financing options and individualized payment plans, buying a Kia vehicle is now more affordable than ever. Many parents at least want to help their graduate buy a car, as a reward for completing either high school, university, or a post graduate degree. A car can help that child move into the next stage of his or her life, and a Kia is a great investment in that future. Kia offers the best warranties and protection programs out of any other manufacturer, and all of the models are built to last. It’s the most worry-free car purchase you can make. You’ll be secure knowing that even if something does go wrong, that car is covered.

4. Shopping early has its advantages.

Most people save their car buying for the summer or fall, as those new models hit the lot. While this is great if you want one of those new models, shopping early in the year does have its advantages. Kia vehicles are loaded with new technology ever year, but if you’re not interested in having a touch screen navigation system in your vehicle, shopping early in the year will mean being able to find a more basic model, before all of the older models are cleared off the lots to make room for the newer ones.

5. More attention from our salespeople.

Because more people shop during the summer and fall months, for those who hate shopping on a crowded lot or have lots of questions and need lots of help when picking a Kia, shopping during the spring definitely has its benefits. Fewer people on the lot means less competition for you—you don’t have to worry about that other couple who’s looking at the same Optima. While we always try to give each person our undivided attention, with fewer shoppers, the entire buying process will be faster and more convenient for you during the summer.

6. Break in the car before winter.

One of the disadvantages of buying a car in winter is having to spend those first months driving in the year’s most dangerous conditions. When you buy in spring, you have almost a full year before any snow falls, which gives you plenty of time to learn your Kia’s quirks and get used to how your particular model behaves, before you have to deal with any real inclement weather.

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7. Great time to buy used.

The winter usually brings an influx of used vehicles onto our lot, as individuals trade in their old cars to offset the cost of buying a new car for the Christmas season. That means, come spring, our used showroom will be ripe for the picking. Especially when you shop at our New Jersey Kia dealership, you’ll find high-quality used vehicles—all year long, yes, but especially in the spring. If you want to buy a new car, but don’t want a “new” car, spring is great for shopping used.

8. Less expensive.

If you buy a car at the beginning of winter, you will also usually have to buy a set of snow tires and make sure that your vehicle is fully outfitted for the onset of winter—which can be expensive. On the other hand, if you buy during the spring, you usually don’t have to buy any extra accessories, until the end of the year. You’ll already have brand new windshield wipers (because the car is brand new) and you won’t need snow tires for at least eight months.

Buying a car is a big decision, whether you can pay cash, or whether you choose our most flexible payment plans. Kia endeavors to make the decision as easy as possible, by making sure that their cars have the guarantees and warranties to cover just about everything. Spring should be a time of new things and new experiences; buying a Kia is a great way to gain mobility in your life, without the worry that usually comes along with car buying.

Why Coming to the Dealership is Better than Shopping for Your Kia Online

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Most people start their car buying process online, looking at the Kia website in order to find their new car. While the internet is a great place to start, especially if you want to narrow down the list of cars you want to see to ones in your price range and that have the features that you want, coming to the Kia dealership is always the best way to really get a good idea of which Kia is right for you. Here’s why:

1. Test drives

Test driving is really the only way you can be sure you’ve found the right car for you. Looking at the car online is one thing, but you won’t really know how it looks and feels until you’re actually sitting in the car. You may love how a car looks, but if you’re not a fan of how it drives, it’s not the right car for you. And the only way you can really make this determination is by driving it. Additionally, the models on the Kia website are not always the same models that we have on the lot. Each car on our lot comes with unique features and trims.

2. In-person consultations

One of the biggest benefits of coming into our dealership is talking to one of our staff. While you might have a good idea in your head about what kind of Kia you want, our salesmen are trained to listen to what you want in a car and present the make and model that best fits your needs. On occasion, we’ll have someone come onto the floor who is sure that they want an SUV, but ends up walking away with a sedan. Because our staff have intimate knowledge of our cars, they’re more able than a website to help you find the exact right vehicle.

3. Find cars in your price range

The price that’s listed on Kia’s website is rarely the price that you’ll find at the dealership. We often have our own sales and specials that can make finding the right car even more affordable. And you can’t haggle with a website. You can haggle with us (though we don’t think you will need to). We know that your goal is to find a great car that’s well within your budget, whether you’re looking to buy or lease. While both the main Kia website and our website can give you a good idea of what a vehicle might cost, only when you come to the dealership can we give you a firm number.

4. See what’s feasible

We’re lucky in New Jersey, to never be too far from the things that we need or want. In some places, the cars that they have on the lot are the only cars that the customers can choose from. If we don’t have the right car, in the right trim or in the right color, we will find it for you. We can usually find just about any color and trim and get it to our dealership in a couple of days.

5. More relevant information

While the website will give you plenty of great information about the gas mileage and the engine, when actually looking at cars, one of our staff can tell you about all the other features of that particular make and model. For example, if you want a car with a great stereo system or a quiet ride, actually seeing the car in person and talking to a salesman that really knows those cars is the only way to find one that really fits your criteria.

6. Fewer compromises

The Kia website can only show you a very narrow set of vehicles. In reality, the range of vehicles that come to our showroom and to our lot are diverse and are designed to appeal to a wide variety of buyers. This huge variety to choose from means you don’t have to compromise a great sound system for a quiet ride or more trunk space for a roomier cabin. While we do list all of our cars online, the only way to really see what we have in our showroom and on the lot is to visit us in person.

7. Pictures rarely do the car justice

Even if you’ve already honed in on the exact vehicle or vehicles you want to drive, coming to our Kia dealership can seal the deal. We love working both with customers who aren’t sure what they want and with those that know exactly what they want. If you’ve spent a little bit of time looking at the cars online, it’s still a good idea to come and sit in and test drive them. You won’t get to see all of the little features and quirks of a car until you’re talking with a knowledgeable salesman and physically sitting in the car.

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8. Financing and payment plans

Again, there are online calculators that will help you estimate your monthly costs for a specific vehicle, but only when you’re ready to buy, sitting in our showroom can we tell you what your financing options and payment schedule could look like. There are many factors that go into your financing options and payment schedule, and discussing them in person is always the best policy, especially if you want to get a great price and a reasonable payment schedule.

Some people like to do as much car shopping online as they can before coming into our dealership. Others try to cut the dealership out altogether! We still believe that actually coming to our showroom is the best way to get the right car at the right price.

Benefits to Leasing a Kia Optima

Dominating the European car market since the 1990s, the Kia brand has established itself as a distinctly-unique, cutting-edge, and cleverly-designed contender in the automotive industry – both abroad and in America. For the 2014 line, Kia’s top designer, the German-born Peter Schreyer, created one of the most vibrant midsize sedans in the world – the Kia Optima. Outshining the competition both in its aesthetic-appeal and with all its optional equipment and cutting-edge engine technologies, the Optima also boasts an awesome fuel economy and an unbeatable warranty. What makes the Optima even more appealing is that Burlington Kia at 7 West Route 130 South makes this (and other) Kias available to consumers via their phenomenal leasing program.

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Here are some benefits of leasing:

The Longest Test Drive – Ever

No matter how many times you take a car for a test drive off the dealership’s lot, you never really get the full sense of what the vehicle will be like on different road conditions, in different weather, and at different times of the day or evening. Getting to identify and understand the specific idiosyncrasies of your car only comes with time – and that is exactly one of the benefits of leasing. By leasing a Kia Optima in South Jersey you’ll get two or three years you get to drive your Optima and really acquire a sense of it. Then, at the end of the lease period, you can reflect back on your experience with the sedan and decide if you would like to own it, lease the latest model, or opt for a totally different car. 

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(Almost) Worry-Free Maintenance

One of the benefits of leasing a Kia Optima at Burlington Kia is the freedom you’ll have from not having to worry about any major problems happening to the engine, transmission, or any other major part of the vehicle. Should something occur beyond normal wear and tear cause, the manufacturer and the dealer will typically take care of that for you, at no cost. Of course, you will need to keep gas in it and make sure there’s proper air pressure in the tires; you will need to make sure it has the right fluids and that you get its oil changed as scheduled. Beyond all that, you don’t have to stress about saving money in case something major happens to the vehicle’s engine.

Little (if any) Money Needed at Signing

Burlington Kia offers different specials and has different leasing programs available to its customers. Many times a down payment is not even needed to lease the Kia Optima. If a payment is required, it will be far less than what you would have to pay if you chose to finance and own the car. Furthermore, the money you will be saving upfront by not having to put a big down payment on your leased vehicle will enable you to get the Kia Optima fully-loaded!

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Short “Lease” Window

Another great benefit of leasing your Kia Optima is that you can set the lease up for 24 or 36 months. Although you will undoubtedly love your new vehicle and will probably want to either purchase it or lease another Optima at the end of the lease period, the art of leasing gives you that option. Should you opt to purchase the vehicle from the get-go, you’ll find you’re probably locked into a five or six year loan agreement with the finance company. After those years of driving your Kia Optima, you can then decide to keep your vehicle, sell your vehicle on your own, or trade-it in for another Kia. To lease, or talk about leasing the new Kia Optima in NJ, visit Burlington Kia, a top South Jersey Kia dealer!