Great photos of cars exist all over the web and we made a post about some our favorites you can read here. Another great resource for car photos is DeviantArt. If you’re an artist, you’re probably very familiar with the popular website. If you’re not, all you need to know is DeviantArt has some of the most unique pictures and car art you can find on the web.
In many cases, cars aren’t searchable by make or model so using DeviantArt to find a great car pic is like shopping at a thrift shop or TJ Maxx. It can take a little while so patience is a virtue. We’ve done the work for you and have included some our favorite photos after the jump. [keep reading]
You’ve read the car reviews online. You’ve talked to friends. You’ve read dealership reviews. You’ve talked to friends again. You’ve taken cars for test drives. More test drive. And even more test drives. You know exactly how much to pay, how you’re going to pay and if you can get a warranty. There’s just one lingering problem. Are you buying the right car?
No one wants buyers remorse, especially on what will probably be one of the biggest purchases of most people’s lives. This is a big deal and it’s OK to be dramatic.
So how will you know if you are you buying the right car? It’s all about comfort and how the car makes you feel. It’s truly that simple. [keep reading]
There’s, believe it or not, a certain science to selling used cars that deals with algorithms and buying habits and types of analytical tools. When all is said and done, though, it comes down to this: when is the best time to sell and buy a used car? Obviously the answer is going to be different depending on which side of the equation you are on. [keep reading]
First, let’s begin with a question – is there a right way and a wrong way for brands to use social media? Here’s an answer – it’s a trick question because, in my opinion, there is no right and wrong way. Wait, so actually I guess the answer is no. Some prolific users of social media might argue differently, but every brand or person can do whatever they want with their online persona.
It really depends on the goals a brand sets out to achieve that will determine if there really is a right or wrong way. Is the goal to increase followers and engagement or simply to advertise coupons or deals? You’ve heard it before, social media is still pretty much like the wild west and there are no rules. As long as you’re not Tweeting to the corporate account by accident like that guy from Chrysler, you can Tweet, message or post whatever you want. [keep reading]
As the Business Intelligence Manager at Mojo Motors, I spend a lot of my day looking through data attempting to find valuable pieces of buried information. The primary feature of Mojo Motors is alerting car shoppers when dealers drop prices on their used cars and trucks. Dealerships only want vehicles to stay on their lot for about 60 to 90 days. If they can’t sell the vehicle in that time, they send it to auction instead. Before this, however, they will continually drop prices.
Mojo Motors alerts members by email every time a price drops on a vehicle. Rather than browsing the web all day, shoppers can track the prices of vehicles they’re interested in and receive an email when a car drops into their price range. The real question at this point is how often do vehicles drop in price and what are the best months for finding great deals on used vehicles? Here is where I can help.
This graph shows the average number of price drops per vehicle on Mojo Motors in 2012. Dealers drop the price of a car an average of 1.32 times per month, but some months it happens more, and others less. Between July and October dealers drop the price of their cars most frequently, whereas January through March dealers drop their prices least frequently. This pattern matches the sales pattern of used cars. [keep reading]