Shopper Resources

Dealership warms up to media and gets sales

Imagine a national media rep said they could get your dealership millions of impressions for free. The only thing you have to do allow is a broadcast crew unlimited access to your staff and the inner-workings of your dealership. This includes price negotiations, office gossip, service writers pricing out costs, etc. You’re probably not so keen on that offer anymore, right? What about if this press could bring you some sales?

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In October of last year Town & Country Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram of Levittown, New York took that risk. The owner, Marc Brodlieb, granted full access to the producers of This American Life, a weekly hour-long radio program produced by WBEZ and hosted by Ira Glass. [keep reading]

MojoMotors.com reels in two Horizon Interactive Awards

Horizon LogoMojoMotors.com Wins at the 12th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition

Indianapolis, IN – April 8, 2014 – The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, recognized MojoMotors.com for their excellence in interactive media production with a Gold award for Website Consumer Information and a Bronze award for Website E-commerce / Shopping. [keep reading]

3 steps for effective towing

Pulling an extra vehicle or trailer behind your pickup, van or SUV can be a little scary for first-timers who’ve never done it before. The trailer will sway a little, while the extra weight will pull at the rear-end of your towing rig. Even adding or removing just a few hundred pounds to your rig will change its stability and maneuverability.

Illegal Towing Funny PictureBut fear not, towing novice, the driving and navigating becomes easier after a few hours behind the wheel. To get started, there are three things you’ll want to remember so the next time you see a guy struggling with a trailer or camper, you can coyly ask, “do you even tow, bro?” [keep reading]

Are Cobalts the best or worst compact car to buy right now?

The Cobalt was the compact car to put General Motors on the map. Before the Cobalt, GM had the underwhelming Cavalier so GM wanted the Cobalt to steer them towards the glory land and take on the Corollas and Civics in the segment.

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In typical GM fashion, the Chevrolet compact had siblings including the Saturn Ion and Pontiac G5. The Cobalt was going to be GM’s media darling, though, not the Ion or G5. Bob Lutz pumped $1 billion into its production. Millions more were spent on advertising, press releases and events. [keep reading]

NYC Taxi Cab Reviews

If you’re traveling to New York City with your friends or a lover or just gallivanting, at some point, you won’t want to take the subway or bus. They smell, they’re crowded and they’re always delayed. This leaves you with two options. One, using your own power (hope you’re wearing comfortable shoes) or two, taking a cabbie. But don’t call it a cabbie, no one calls it a cabbie.

Image of Ford Crown Vic in NYCThere are about 45 vehicles approved by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission for use as taxis. Even though the Nissan Altima, Lexus RX450H or VW Jetta Hybrid have all been approved, don’t expect to see them when you’re hailing a cab. Only a handful vehicles have been purchased in big numbers for use as taxis. We’re talking about the Camrys and Crown Vics. Here’s a review of the NYC taxis you’re most likely to see on the roads. If you couldn’t care less about taxi cab reviews, maybe you’ll be interested in our used car reviews. [keep reading]

San Fran stops shopping for cars like it is 1999

San Francisco prides itself on being digital trendmakers and it comes with the territory. They are practically right up the road from the biggest startup hub in the world – Silicon Valley. The same area that gave us Apple and Reddit and Twitter and Pinterest is stuck in the Clinton-administration when it comes to shopping for cars. Sometimes it takes a Silicon Alley startup to show Silicon Valley what they’ve been missing. Enter Mojo Motors.

Mojo Motors San Fran LaunchMojo Motors has been helping shoppers on the East Coast get alerts when dealers drop prices on used cars for about three years now. People out East love us the same way San Franciscans love calling a bridge Golden, but painting it red. Some things don’t make sense, but Mojo Motors does. [keep reading]

Mojo Motors now serving used car reviews

Mojo Motors has been serving up used cars for sale over three years now. We’ve added some new geographic offerings, too, including L.A., San Fran, Detroit, Chicago, D.C., Seattle and Kansas City. We’ve never included used car reviews with our offerings, however.

Mojo Motors LogoWe made excuses. If we show the price history of every car AND have car reviews, won’t that overwhelm shoppers? What if the reviews take too long to write and our writers become malnourished because they forget to eat? [keep reading]

Your car is giving you a bad back

Spine ImageBack pain is so prevalent that it might seem like an inescapable fact of life. According to The University of Maryland Medical Center, 84% of people worldwide will experience back pain at some point in their lives. This doesn’t mean back pain is something people have to accept and doctors cite specific factors and influences that can create and exacerbate back pain.

According to Dr. Jill Althoff, vehicles play a role in back pain three ways:

1. Vehicle vibrations

2. Position of the seat

3.  Length of time driving

The pain that often develops is minor, but if ignored the pain can compound into chronic back problems. If you have back discomfort and are concerned driving may play a role, here’s a quick guide to addressing the problem. [keep reading]

10 car problems in the Polar Vortex

 10. When the plow guy is less than considerate

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9. When your RWD car isn’t cutting it and you have to take your dogsled

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8. When you ask to work from home because you have RWD and the roads are slippery

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7. When you can’t get your car to start in the morning

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6. When it finally starts and you get way too excited

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5. When you try to turn left and you end up turning an extra 360 degrees

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4. When driving to work is harder than playing football

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3. What’s that thing about ice again? Oh yeah, it’s slippery.

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2. When your car gets stuck at just the wrong time

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1. When you don’t have gloves and have to touch the icy steering wheel

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The Polar Vortex is good for one thing though… DONUTS!!!!

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Written by Sam Jackson
Photo source: tumblr, Gawker, SPRUDGE, ComicBookMovie.com

7 handy tips for selling your car online (CarInsuranceQuotes.com)

Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 4.00.44 PMArticle by Karhryn Hawkins for the CarInsuranceQuotes.com Blog

If you’re ready to part with your car, you could sell or trade it to a dealership with little to no hassle. However, you’ll likely give up a significant amount of your sale price, as dealerships need to add in their markup when reselling your vehicle. [keep reading]