Ackerman Toyota is Selling to a New Generation!

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Generation YMore and more these days, researchers are uncovering that up and coming drivers are just not as concerned about the car they are driving as past generations. It’s hard to say why the shift in focus has occurred but at any rate, it has posed a new set of dilemmas for the auto industry and they must now concentrate some of their efforts towards finding solutions for the profit they will lose from this new trend.

Many experts believe that the way to overcome this problem is by making sure that Generation Y buyers know they can trust the car-buying experience from start to finish. In a recent news release from, George Halloran, an auto finance program director for the Americas at BenchMark Consulting International in Jacksonville, FL stated, “If something is going to appeal to Gen Y, it’s got to be trustworthy, nonintrusive with no hidden agenda and no pressure – and it’s got to be available at 2 a.m..”

Also, there are all kinds of loan options out there and available at the push of a button and young borrowers are very savvy in how to find these financing deals and aren’t afraid to use them. Dealers earn a lot of their profits off of financing and it will be crucial that they research these online deals and work to stay very competitive with them so that people will continue to finance their cars from the dealer. Many dealers, like your local Ackerman Toyota cars St. Louis dealer is already looking for ways to improve business for young buyers. They are looking forward to the challenges of the future and expect to remain at the top of the game in the auto industry.

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Are Your Ready for the St. Louis Heat Waves?

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Close-up of a thermometer with mercury bursting through the glasWe all know that St. Louis can experience some extreme temps, and even though it is early in the season, you don’t want to get caught in an unexpected heat wave and not be prepared!  The very last thing you want to have happen is to find yourself in extreme weather broken down on the side of the road or having to drive to and from work every day with a broken A/C system. According to the Car Care Council, “an annual checkup of your vehicle’s A/C system will help prevent it from breaking down when you need it most.”

Contact your local Ackerman Toyota Car service department in St. Louis and make an appointment to have your A/C system checked out before it’s too late. According to The Weather Channel, the following services should be considered:

  • Pressure checks to test operation, refrigerant charge and outlet temperatures
  • Leak test if refrigerant is low
  • Checks for refrigerant cross-contamination
  • Checks of the compressor’s drive belt and tension

Did you know that a properly operating A/C system will improve gas mileage? In other words, your system will affect more than just your mood if you happen to find yourself stuck out in the heat. It will save you money to have it maintained yearly as well. Make an appointment today and drive away knowing you are cool-to-go for the rest of the summer. In the mean time, take a spin to the nearest swimming pool and cool off by taking a dip as the temperatures start to rise. Enjoy your summer St. Louis!

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Moms Choose Minivans!

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Attractive Woman Sat In The Drivers Seat Of A Family VehicleWhen my spouse and I decided our little car wasn’t going to be able to handle our quickly growing family we decided to set out on dealer lots to look for a bigger vehicle. The entire drive there and even as we approached the salesman we were not interested in a minivan. In fact, my spouse was adamant that we would not be driving one home…well…one test drive later we were signing papers for a new Toyota Sienna.

Why? Well there were so many things about the Sienna that changed our minds about how we felt about minivans. From the comfort, to the technological features, to the top safety ratings we were convinced that this was a vehicle that our family could drive away happy in. We were specifically shopping for a used Sienna minivan and in our pursuits, were hoping to find a model year between 2010-2012.  Below are a few of the awards that the Sienna has received in the recent past that helped us make our decision:

  • 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • Most dependable minivan two years in a row by J.D. Power and Associates (2011-2012)
  • best-selling minivan in America

The Sienna has so many interior features that your kids will fall in love with it too…and isn’t that why we all get a minivan anyways? Happy kids in the car equal a peaceful drive to and from your destination. Toyota offers a top of the line options package for all of your entertainment needs which includes:

  • Voice-Activated Touch-Screen DVD Navigation System: 7-in high-resolution touch-screen, Panorama Camera (backup camera with two views), AM/FM 4-disc CD changer with MP3/WMA playback capability, ten speakers including subwoofer, Sirius XM Satellite Radio with NavTraffic, and auxiliary audio with USB iPod port connectivity to name a few.

Visit your local St. Louis Ackerman Toyota Cars dealer today to test drive a new or used Toyota Sienna and you too will be surprised at how quickly you could see yourself driving home in one.

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