The uglier side of the used car business

The used car industry has been serving up epically bad experiences for decades. It’s a tough stigma to break, but thanks to the research car shoppers are doing online, the ugly business of buying a car isn’t so ugly anymore. Sure, it takes a little digital elbow grease for shoppers to figure out which trims and packages they want, but it’s worth it when trying to find the best used car to buy.Forms of Ugly Image used car buying

Mojo Motors has been relieving the headache of used car shopping for about three years. Shoppers Follow cars they like and we send alerts when prices drop. Pretty easy, eh? Here’s the problem. It isn’t easy making everything on Mojo Motors seem nice and simple. There’s an ugliness behind the scenes. [keep reading]

Cars in the movie Nebraska

Nebraska is a film about life in grayscale. Our minds, our memories and the past are not always just black and white. They exist in a shade of gray, not just partially remembered, but rather selectively remembered.

Nebraska Movie Poster Long ShotIn the film we are introduced to Woody Grant, played by Bruce Dern, and his son David, played by Will Forte along with a slew of other hilariously unique characters like Woody’s wife, Kate, played by June Squibb. Woody is in the twilight of his life and on the cusp of dementia. He thinks he won a million bucks after receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail. [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]

3 of the best states to get a drivers license

Teens and millennials are taking longer to get their licenses these days, according to a report from Traffic Injury Prevention. The number of teens getting their licenses has dropped from 87.3% in 1983 to 69.5% in 2010. Some barriers to entry with teen drivers include super high insurance rates, a lack of time and massive expenses associated with owning a car. This has car dealers and automakers in a tizzy because who will buy all those Nissan Versas or Chevrolet Sonics?!

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Some states are seeing with more lax teen driving requirements that teens are more open to getting a license. Some solutions include allowing teens to get permits earlier, test for licenses sooner and prevent insurance companies from charging ludicrously high premiums on new drivers. Here are three states that have done this right. [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
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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]

See price drops on used cars from search pages

Mojo Motors has two wildly popular features. One, happy people that change after reloading the homepage and two, the price history box (shown below) where shoppers can see how much dealers have dropped the price of a car.

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The price history box, along with price drop alerts, are consistently mentioned by shoppers as a Mojo feature they love. Let’s be real, you’d have to be a crazy person to not like getting alerts when dealers are dropping prices on the cars you want! Anyways, here’s what’s new when you search on Mojo Motors. [keep reading]

Dealer Lead Track Deploys Mojo Motors CRM Email Auto Population Feature

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Article by Mark Brandt for Dealer Lead Track

Dealer Lead Track today announces our rapidly growing dealer partner subscribers can automatically populate incoming customer lead information from Mojo Motors emails directly into Dealer Lead Track’s CRM ILM lead management system helping independent used car dealers manage every incoming email from Mojo Motors properly. [keep reading]

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