O’Fallon Dealer Reviews its Used Car Safety Checklist

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Evaluate these auto parts of the used car safety checklist

The used car safety checklist is often the most overlooked research during the car buying process. “The added value of buying a preowned vehicle is the availability of consumer information, reviews and feedback,” divulges a used car salesman at OFallon used cars.

Where to compare the used car safety checklist?
At the federally-managed website, Safer.gov, vehicle are rated up to 5five stars for being safe, including : body style driver, passenger, rear occupant, front occupant, head and chest air bag.

These days, most new and used cars are designed with anti-locking braking system (ABS). Engineered to identify when brakes are slipping or locked, ABS enables motorists to stop and steer an automobile to safety.

Forward Collision Warning (FCW), detects vehicles ahead, cautioning the driver of impending collisions.

Lane departure warning (LDW) monitors road lane markings, submitting an alert when the vehicle veers into another lane.

“When comparing used cars to buy, check the SaferCar.gov for any recalls on airbags, ABS and other used car safety parts. Most of the vehicle reports by CARFAX denote whether the used cars safety parts are on a the recall list,” admits a vehicle specialist of the O’Fallon used cars dealership.

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Consumer IQ: Securing Auto Loans for Bad Credit

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Used cars in St. Peters MO (like this 2013 Ford Escape) accompany hassle-free financing

Consumer Credit Buying Tips for Used Cars in St. Peters MO

Starting at 2 percent, low interest rates are making it possible for customers with good credit scores to qualify for extremely affordable auto  loans, But, what about the car buyer, who needs auto loan for bad credit? At the used cars in St. Peters MO dealership, a financial advisor recommends two methods on how to secure and auto loan (bad credit).

Securing an auto loan with bad credit is often an impossible feat, depending on the used car dealer and its vehicle supply. Prior to applying for an auto loan, obtain copies of your credit reports from the top credit bureaus.

FYI: Reporting credit bureau agencies: EquifaxExperian and  TransUnion are required by law to provide consumers with one complimentary, annual credit report.

Long-term Approach to Cleaning Up Bad Credit for an Auto Loan

American consumers with poor credit rating have two approaches in securing auto loans with bad credit. (more…)

Used Cars in St. Charles MO on Summer Close Out Sale

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Access pecking good deals at the dealership for the best used cars in St. Charles MO.

An unannounced close out sale is happening in St. Louis’ backyard. At the dealership, renowned for selling quality used cars in St. Charles MO, bargains are in ample supply on today’s most wanted vehicles. GMT Auto West, used car dealership, preowned vehicles by top manufacturers have been reduced to a special price. There’s a 2013 Toyota Camry L. Based on its fuel economy report, the preowned Toyota delivers 35 MPG on the highway. Four-wheel drive packed into a 2.5L 4 cycle engine, necessitate a test drive.

Compare these summer close out prices  http://www.gmtautowest.com/inventory/newsearch/Used/special1/ available at the preferred dealership for used cars in St. Charles MO.

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O’Fallon MO Dealer Dispels Fuel Economy Myths

Used Cars in O’Fallon MO Sorts Out the Truth About Gas Mileage

Gas mileage

Fuel economy runs high on this pre-owned 2013 Kia Rio LX.

Although gas prices are expected to hold until Labor Day, fuel economy remains a top consideration for many new and used car buyers. A media representative for the used cars in O’Fallon MO dealership, GMT Auto West settles four misgivings about cars and fuel economy.

MYTH: Driving above 60 miles an hour stretches gas mileage.
On the contrary, fifty MPG is the target speed to extend gas mileage, according to a report by Fuel Economy.gov.

MYTH:  All luxury used cars call for high octane fuel.
Five different manufacturers design luxury vehicles, where high octane fuel is optional. For instance, Buick’s 2014 LaCrosse, Regal and Enclave do not necessitate premium gas. In fact we have many luxury used cars for sale well below the National Automobile Dealer’s Association (NADA).

Road test these Buick models at GMT Auto Sales West


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MYTH:  Under inflated tires complement gas mileage.
When tires are under inflated, automobiles lose fuel efficiency by .3 percent, (more…)

Tire Kicking: Used Luxury Cars for Sale

Best Buys on Used Cars Near St. Charles

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Auto buyers prefer to kick tires at dealerships renowned for quality used cars near St. Charles, MO.

GMT Auto West (a dealership) for used cars near St. Charles) buys and sells luxury used cars for sale.

The dealer buys an inventory of BMW, Lexus, Cadillac, Land Rover and other high demand vehicles, using a combination of research, rigorous vehicle testing and competitive pricing.

Here’s a compilation of luxury used cars for sale, currently available at the dealer renowned for quality used cars near St. Charles.

The Confident Buy
With one previous owner, and barely a year’s mileage, this pre owned 2011 BMW cruises well beyond the average luxury used car for sale. The odometer reads 18K miles, delivering

28 miles to the gallon on the highway. Even more enticing is that this BMW arrives with 40 months or 35,000 miles in factory warranties. Then add on the optional CarFax buyback guarantee, and you’ve scored an amazing cat buy.   (more…)

Missouri: 4-Best Travel + Mobile Apps

St. Charles Used Cars Dealership Reviews Missouri Travel Apps

What are the best travel/mobile apps to use when visiting Missouri?  GMT Auto West, a St. Charles used cars dealership highlights five beloved mobile apps to download in Missouri. From road construction, current happenings in Saint Louis or St. Charles–to the latest St. Louis Rams headlines, five travel apps ease getting around Missouri.

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Travel App - Explore St. Louis’ mobile app helps visitors navigate where to dine, shop and go to experience St. Louis City’s culture and history. The travel applications is compatible with an iPhone or Android, presenting super information value.

FACTOID: In St. Charles, used cars dealership GMT Auto West features an inventory of more than 500 quality preowned vehicles. Add this URL address to your favorites:

Highway – Mobile App – Although Missouri is pretty straightforward to navigate, sometimes road construction and highway hiccups  obstruct standard routs.The Missouri Department of Transportation’s travel app helps tourists and locals avert  traffic congestion, flooded boulevards, work zones, and other unruly roadways.

The STL Rams  - Football fans in  St. Louis rely on one mobile app to stay apprised of the Rams on and off season. Featuring video-on-demand clips, real-time statistics and other team updates, the St. Louis Ram’s official mobile app is compatible with Android, iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The mobile app lets fans buy tickets. And on game day, check in with a mobile app.

“If you or someone you know are looking for a quality preowned vehicle, with fuss free financing, GMT Auto West is the preferred source in St. Charles used cars,” welcomes a spokesperson of GMT Auto West.

Fishing – Missouri Department of Conservation fast forwards fishing expeditions in the “Show Me State,”  Boat ramps,  major rivers, lakes and streams along with precisely pinpointed sites are all presented on a handy dandy mobile application.

And for the best used car prices in the Midwest, check out the inventory here: >> http://www..gmtautowest.com

Used Car Dealership Doesn’t Hassle Poor Credit Score Auto Buyers

Among many consumers, buying used cars in St. Charles MO negotiates a slew of advantages.

“We distinguish our used car dealership from others in southeast Missouri, by offering numerous incentives and uncomplicated financing terms,” shares a sales representative of the beloved dealer, GMT Auto West.

To be competitive, our used car prices are priced well under the National Automotive Dealer’s Association (NADA).  On any given day, bargain hunters access  hundreds of different previously owned cars, reduced in price.  Next, a user friendly interface enables auto buyers to shop, vehicles according to his or her preferences.  

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Auto-buying is fuss free at GMT Auto West, a used cars in St. Charles MO dealership renowned for quality preowned vehicles and easy financing.

In a recent poll, conducted by the NADA, more than three fourth of auto buyers admitted that they found the car buying process to be overwhelming.

At the  preferred St. Charles MO, used car dealership, consumers compare pre-owned vehicles by make, model, body style, year, price and extras. “When consumers (more…)

St. Peters Auto Dealers: July 4th Event Schedule

Where to Watch Fireworks near St. Charles County?

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Photo Courtesy: FireworksSafety.org.

Fourth of July reigns high in southeast Missouri. GMT Auto West, a preferred  St. Peters auto dealers– provides the most  celebrated  free, July 4th events in St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

JB Blast
In South St. Louis County, the Jefferson Barracks Park hosts, the JB Blast. The presentation includes a live performance by the U.S. Air Force Band at the Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheater (7 p.m). The patriotic inspired event concludes with a mega pyrotechnic display (9 p.m.).   Jefferson Barracks | 345 North Road \Saint Louis, MO 63125 

Chesterfield, MO
In Chesterfield MO, celebrate the 9th Annual 4th of July Fireworks celebration. The July 4th event includes an admission free concert, put on by ‘Vote for Pedro ‘on the Jim Butler Kia Main Stage at the Chesterfield Mall, (from 7:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.). Entertainment for children of all ages abound at that Kids’ Zone, featuring inflatables, a roving stilt walker, clowns, and more. Plenty of food trucks and vendors will be on hand. The fireworks showcase launches at at 9:30 p.m.

Please visit Chesterfield’s website for location information on this July 4th event .

Fun and entertainment runs from Friday through Sunday at Laclede’s Landing Downtown Hoedown. The party sparks off on Friday July 4th — 5pm.  On Saturday and Sunday festivities begin at 11 am. Each day food, music and drinks will be in abundant supply. For location information, follow this map link of LaClede’s Landing.

  • Friday July 4th — 5pm – 11pm
  • Saturday July 5th — 11am – 11pm
  • Sunday July 6th — 11pm – 4pm

GMT Auto West celebrates its St. Peters auto dealers specials 6 days a week. For customers
shopping for reduced prices,   compare used car prices here,  >> http://www.gmtautowest.com << Add this URL
to your favorites.

Another venue, presenting a full Fourth of July event schedule is Fair St. Louis. The 30-year plus tradition takes place from July 3, through the 5th at Art Hill in Forest Park. Each night features a headliner, fireworks as well as food and thirst quenching beverages. The July 4th event performance schedule starting on July 3 begins with Band Perry, Bonnie Raitt (July 4) and ending with The Fray on July 5th.

Freedom 4 Miller & Family Fun Run
The Freedom For Miller, St Louis Fireworks display presents more than pyrotechnics on July 5. Festivities commence at 7:00 a.m. with a one-mile Family Fun Run, followed by a mini medal ceremony, costume contest, fireworks and more.

Additional Independence Day, 4th of July events are listed here.

Where will you and your family celebrate the Fourth of July this year? Post your plans and fun ideas on this St. Peters auto dealer’s Facebook page 

What to Know About Old + Used Hot Rods?

O’Fallon Used Car Dealer Jaws 5 Facts on Hot Rods

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Click the used 2013 Dodge Charger R/T to check out more modern day used hot rods for sale at O’Fallon used car dealer.

These days you don’t need to upgrade the classic ’71 Camaro, ’64 Dodge with a 426 Hemi or a heritage ’69 Mustang to call it a “hot rod.” O’Fallon used car dealer, GMT Auto West jaws several noteworthy factoids to know about hot rods.

Hot rod defined…
Merriam Webster defines a hot rod as an automobile “that has been changed so that it can be driven” at outrageously rapid speeds.

The official organization for hot rods is…
Among the 18 races that the National Hot Rod Association (NRHA) has scheduled for this year, only one takes place in St. Louis on September 26 – 28 at the Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis MO. Here’s the NHRA schedule.

According to WiseGeek.com…
Horsepower (hp)  influences a vehicle’s speed, hence higher hp echoes a vehicle’s velocity.

“Hot Rod” the flick…
In the 2007 movie, “Hot Rod” the comedy about about a self-proclaimed stuntman “Rod Kimble earned 6.7 points out of 10 on IMDB. If you saw this movie, please post your personal reviews on our Facebook page.

Hot rods today…
The modern day hot rod comes equipped with a 5.7 liter V8 engine, mega horsepower, and gadgetry, unnecessary for tinkering under the hood.
Like take the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T that is on sale at O’Fallon used car dealer, GMT Auto West. The modern day hot rod makes 370 horsepower.

2012 Ford Mustang happens to be one of many modern day, used hot rods at Florissant used car dealer.

2012 Ford Mustang happens to be one of many modern day, used hot rods at Florissant used car dealer.

Unlike hot rods of yesteryear, this one has a keyless ignition, Bluetooth detection and sync capabilities and a host of other impressive features. Shielded by stability control, traction control, and an anti-locking-brake system (ABS), this used Dodge Charger’s automatic transmission is a road gripping, hill hugger.

<<< “We also have a redux of the the ’69 Mustang. Making 412 horsepower and boasting 25 miles to the gallon on the highway, this used 2012 Ford Mustang (on the left) suits the car buyer who is shopping for an affordable speed machine.

How to Choose the Perfect Truck When Shopping for Used Cars in St Charles

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Crew Cab St CharlesIf you’re shopping for used cars in St Charles and you want the perfect pickup truck, knowing which one to buy can be a difficult process. Lucky for you, the experts here at GMT Auto West have put together a guide to help you choose the perfect truck from our friendly and trustworthy dealership.

The first thing you should do when buying a pickup truck is evaluate your needs. Knowing what you would use it for and when you would use it will give you an idea of what size and type would be your best fit. Another factor to consider is how much interior space you need, because they come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Find the Best Truck Now and Feel Grateful Later

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT1 Crew CabThe next is deciding whether to buy a new or used truck; while everyone loves to buy a new automobile, buying a used truck from our St Charles used car dealer has many advantages. Aside from the lower price, you can avoid the dreaded first-year depreciation that happens when buying a new vehicle, which makes trading it in for something new less painful.

Now that you have the first two steps figured out, it’s time for you to decide exactly how much truck you need. There are four size classifications: compact, mid-size, full-size and heavy-duty. Compact trucks give you the best fuel economy, mid-size tend to have more room inside, full-size can carry payloads up to 2,000 lbs. and heavy-duty trucks are for the biggest jobs with payloads up to 5,000 lbs.

Next, you have to decide what engine and transmission would best suit your needs. If you don’t plan on using your truck for anything heavy, the base engine is the best choice. However, a more powerful engine that doesn’t work as hard as weight increases can also be economical. Other important power and drive decisions include manual or automatic transmissions and two-or-four-wheel drive.

There are many other factors to consider when buying a truck, but this short-list should help get you started. If you would like to learn more information, feel free to browse our website or give us a call at 636-542-6400.

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