Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cash for Clunkers in Gainesville, FL??? Are you confued yet? Cause I'm not! Well actually we are all still a little confused!

Ok --- truth be told...the new "Cash for Clunkers" program is confusing. So I am here to help. Well let me try to help, or ummm --- un-confuse you!

Wade Raulerson GSM, Brett Morgan

It's like a bad Jeff Foxworthy joke, "you might be a Clunker if..." but let's face it --- it's a government program, so it's confusing! Let's start with the basics:

First off is Wade Raulerson Pontiac, Buick, GMC an "authorized" "registered" home for the government's Cash for Clunkers program?

Why yes we are! In fact, if you need immediate assistance you can call 352-372-2583 and ask for General Sales Manager Brett Morgan.

Is your current vehicle a clunker?

Good question.

Do you owe money on your current trade in? If the answer is yes, than it's not a clunker --- it's a "trade in" though --- and you will want bring it into Wade Raulerson still for trade in appraisal.

So if you have kept reading, I can only assume you hold clear title to your possible clunker, now:

Have you had the vehicle registered and insured in your name for the past year?

If yes...your vehicle may indeed be a clunker...

Now what you need to do is make sure that the government considers your trade in to have a "combined" mpg rating of 18 miles-per-gallon or lower. You can use fueleconomy.gov to compare your vehicle side by side with the vehicle you are considering to buy. You can also go to gm.com; they currently have a great tool up to help you guage the amount of your CARS rebate. Remember the CARS program is only good on new vehicle purchases and typically the rules want to see you in a vehicle class or a specific vehicle that out-performs your current ride (meaning they don't want to see you leaving your current Pontiac Vibe for a GMC Sierra 2500 Diesel truck!). There are many other provisions of the program and you can read them all here: cars.gov

And of course if you are still confused you can call or e-mail myself (quickly becoming a resident CARS expert) at bmorgan@waderaulerson.com or 352-372-2583.

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