3 Things Every First Time Car Buyer Should Do

First Time Car Buyers

If you are new to the car buying scene you may have experienced some common feelings: Exhaustion, anxiety and confusion. Sound like you? It doesn’t have to be like this! With the help of a trusted automotive professional and a little research on your part, you can find the perfect vehicle for you and your needs without experiencing any of these seemingly terrible feelings! It can actually be quite an enjoyable experience for those who love to shop or are anxious to get behind the wheel of their very own vehicle. We’ve come up with a short list of the MUST do’s when considering buying your very first vehicle.

Research

Think you know what kind of car you’re looking for? Take the time to research features and models that are important to you. Doing a little research before stepping foot on the lot will help you find the best deals and know when to walk away. It can also empower you to make decisions and help calm your nerves. When you understand more about what you’re buying you will know exactly where you money is going and you may also lift the rose colored glasses on some features or add ons that can be costly. If you aren’t a big music lover, paying for that sound system really isn’t worth the extra speaker, maybe you don’t need the 8-way power adjustable seat but you would like leather detailing. Learn the value and assess what’s important to you before you’re overwhelmed by choice and price tags.

Build a Budget

When you are really excited about that big purchase it can get easy to get lost in all the features, add ons and new model upgrades thrown your way. To keep yourself from getting distracted by all the bells and whistles of a new vehicle, make a budget prior to heading to the dealership. If you have any shopping companions, tell them your budget and get them to help you stick with it! It’s easy to say yes to the added features when you see their seemingly small price next to the larger, overall price of your vehicle but these things add up quickly. Don’t let a $100 or $200 there throw off your finances. If you’ve done your research you know what kind of vehicle and the features that you can afford. Stick to it!

Shop Around

Now that you know what you want and you know how much you have to spend, you’re ready to shop! Take the time to cruise a couple different dealerships not just for pricing but for salespeople. Great sales staff will make a difference for you and your vehicle. If you walk on a lot and someone is pushing you into a vehicle you don’t really want, they might not have your best interest at heart. Shopping around will also allow you to find a trustworthy individual to help you find a payment plan that will work for you. Don’t worry, there are not sneaky sales people all over the place, trust your instincts and come armed with your knowledge of how much things cost, and how much you can spend.

If you are looking for your very first vehicle, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Using some of these points you can make the process a little smoother and even enjoy your experience! If you’re looking for a reputable financing department in North Carolina, you can contact Frank Myers Auto Maxx in Winston-Salem to learn more about automotive financing!

Owner Of Frank Myers Auto Maxx Hits Amazon.com Best-Seller Lists

Tracy E. Myers, owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx, recently hit three separate Amazon.com best-seller lists with the new business book “Pushing To The Front.”

Tracy E. Myers, best-selling author and owner of Frank Myers Auto, recently joined best-selling author and speaker, Brian Tracy and several leading businesspeople and entrepreneurs from around the world to co-write the book titled, Pushing To The Front: Front Line Strategies From The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs. Nick Nanton, Esq. along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which was released under their CelebrityPress™ imprint.

Pushing To The Front: Front Line Strategies From The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs was released on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 and features top advice from leading entrepreneurs and marketing experts from across the globe. The authors offer proven business strategies to help people adapt and thrive in the new economy. Tracy E. Myers contributed a chapter titled “Uncle Frank’s 21 Secrets of Creating a Money-Making Customer Experience Revealed!

On the day of release, Pushing To The Front reached best-seller status in three separate Amazon.com categories. The book reached #6 in the Direct Marketing category, and was a top seller in both the Communications and Entrepreneurship categories.

Tracy Myers is a car dealership owner, author, speaker and entrepreneur. He recently celebrated the opening of his newest business, The Celebrity Academy in Charlotte, NC. The Academy teaches professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners how to get noticed, gain instant credibility, make millions and dominate their competition by building their celebrity expert status.

Following these principles have helped Tracy gain enormous success at his own dealership, Frank Myers Auto Maxx. It was recently recognized as the Number One Small Businesses in NC by Business Leader Magazine, one of the top three dealerships to work for in the country by The Dealer Business Journal, and one of the Top 22 Independent Automotive Retailers in the United States by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine.

About the Book:

TO PUSH OR NOT TO PUSH – is that the question? What is the importance of pushing ourselves? …Why do we push? Pushing implies effort, Effort implies desire, Desire implies emotion, and emotion implies passion. If this is accurate for most of us, Pushing To The Front assumes a passionate mindset. The Celebrity Authors in this book have one thing in common – passion for their goals. They have ‘blood, sweat and tears’ invested to make a success of their pursuits. Now, we all have passion, which is one part of the menu for success – but: Do we have a plan to utilize and direct that passion? The Celebrity Experts in their field in this book have developed multiple methods to succeed in their fields. They started out looking to improve their health, wealth and success in their lives. See how they achieved their success. They will show you their secrets. With odds not much different to yours, and at times much more difficult, read how these Celebrity Experts have done it, then copy these methods of “Pushing To The Front” to achieve YOUR goals. One finds limits by pushing them. ~ Herbert Simon

After such a successful release Tracy E. Myers will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors™, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

To order a copy of the book, go to http://www.tracymyers.com/pushing-to-the-front/

To learn more about Tracy E. Myers, please visit http://www.frankmyersauto.com/ and http://www.americaspremierexperts.com/directory/tracy-e-myers-cmd.php

About Tracy Myers:

Tracy graduated from the Certified Master Dealer program at Northwood University and was the youngest person to receive the National Quality Dealer Of The Year award, which is the highest obtainable honor in the used car industry.

He has provided guest commentary on the FOX Business Network and has also been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS & FOX affiliates across the country. He has also appeared on stages from coast to coast and is the author of several books, including the #1 best sellers: Uncle Frank ‘Sez’ and YOU Are The Brand, Stupid!

Tracy and his wife Lorna have made their home in Lewisville, NC with their 2 children Maddie and Presley. He is a Christian Business Owner whose goal is to run his business “By the Book”.

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a business book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ specializes in helping its authors grow their businesses through book publishing. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Brian Tracy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Ron LeGrand, Mari Smith, Kelly O’Neil, Alexis Martin Neely and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields.

 

 

 

Frank Myers Auto Talks Turkey About Your Old Car

Dear Neighbors,
Gobble Gobble. Tom Turkey here to let you in on a big secret.  Here we are in the fourth quarter. 2011 is almost over and my chances of survival are decreasing with each passing day. I’m getting really clucking nervous. I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off (no pun intended and don’t get any funny ideas), looking for places to hide.

One place I’ve found to hide is Frank Myers Auto Maxx. After hanging around all week, I’ve been getting an earful, listening in on their “secret meetings” and I’m sharing this information with you. In return, I beg you to spare me! I don’t want to be your Thanksgiving dinner.
Here’s the scoop from the lot . . .
Seems I’m not the only one getting nervous around here! Tracy Myers from Frank Myers Auto Maxx counts on strong sales in the fourth quarter to reach his goals. Tracy calls it the Fourth Quarter Catch Up. This year, he’s got big goals and a BIG PROBLEM!
Frank Myers Auto Maxx is running out of used cars and there’s no time to buy more. They need to find 213 additional used cars before the end of November in order to “catch up” and meet their goals for the year.
Tracy Myers is running out of ideas and needs your help desperately. Will you sell your old car? Here’s what he’s doing: bring in any and every car you have.
If it’s really old, they still want it. If you’re still making payments, they’ll take it.
If you’re upside down and owe more than it’s worth, let that be their problem. They need cars and they need them now. Even if you owe $2,000 or $4,000 or $6,000 more than it’s worth, they’ll still want it. Myers will pay up to $4,000 more than appraised value for any car, running or not, paid off or not.
It’s the Fourth Quarter Catch Up “Buy Back” Sale!”
Frank Myers Auto Maxx has employed hundreds of people. Most of the team members have been with the dealership 5 years or more, and most of them have families. Myers has an obligation to take care of them. But he can’t do that without cars to sell. That’s why he’s in such a jam.
This whole problem started back in 2008. When the economy got in trouble, car companies slowed down production. Now, exactly three years later, there’s been a HUGE decline in the number of three-year-old vehicles that they can normally buy at the auction. Plus, 2011 has been a record year for Frank Myers Auto Maxx, so they’ve been selling cars faster than they can get them.
Now they have a real mess on their hands and this is the only solution they can think of. Will you help Frank Myers Auto Maxx? They promise to make it worth your while.
Of course, there’s no obligation to buy a car from Frank Myers Auto Maxx. But if it turns out to be the right time, you’ll be able to use all the extra money you get for your old car to get the lowest possible payment on a nicer, newer car.
Past Credit Problems Should Not Keep You From Coming In

Their “EVERYBODY RIDES” program was designed to help even the toughest customers get approved. Short sales, foreclosures, unpaid medical bills, late payments . . . not a problem! They want to help you find a loan that fits your budget.

As an extra bonus, if you sell your old car to Frank Myers Auto Maxx this month, Tracy will buy your family Thanksgiving dinner . . . as their way of saying thanks!
Here at Frank Myers Auto, Tracy Myers believes that everybody deserves to drive a nicer, newer car. They’re on a mission to help everyone they can . . . but they need your help. Will you please help Frank Myers Auto Maxx out?
Please call 336-767-4069 to set an appointment or visit in person at http://www.FrankMyersAuto.com

Frank Myers Auto Maxx Presents: Beat The Dealer July 2011

Q: I was shopping for cars last week and got very confused. Some of the vehicles had extended warranties, some had service contracts available, while others were listed “AS IS – NO WARRANTY”. What is the difference? – K. Donohue, Greensboro, NC

A: Great question. A warranty is very different than a service contract. A warranty is generally included in your purchase and has no additional charge. A service contract is generally purchased by the customer and is offered through a third party administrator. Under the Magnuson-Moss Act, “service contract” means a “written contract to perform, over a fixed period of time or for a specified duration, services relating to the maintenance or repair (or both) of a consumer product.” If you buy a vehicle and the Federal Buyers Guide is marked “AS IS – NO WARRANTY”, Caveat emptor (Latin for “Let the buyer beware”).

You will find the dealers warranty/service contract information (or lack of) listed on the Federal Buyers Guide. It is a Federal Law that each vehicle display this document. If this document is not in clear view, ask the dealer to provide it for you. If they can’t provide it quickly…RUN!

ABOUT FRANK MYERS AUTO MAXX

Frank Myers Auto Maxx was recently recognized as the #1 Small Business in NC by Business Leader Magazine, one of the Top 27 Independent Automotive Retailers in the United States by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine, one of the Top 10 Internet Auto Retailers in the Nation & one of the Top 3 dealerships to work for in the country by The Dealer Business Journal. Tracy is also the author of the #1 best selling book “Uncle Frank Sez”, available at Amazon.com and better bookstores. The dealership specializes in helping people find, qualify for and own the vehicle of their dreams with little or no money down…even with less than perfect credit. For more information on Frank Myers Auto Maxx, please visit their website at: http://www.frankmyersauto.com

CONTACT

Frank Myers Auto Maxx
4200 N. Patterson Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27105
SALES PHONE: 336-767-3432
SALES WEBSITE: http://www.FrankMyersAuto.com
SERVICE PHONE: 336-831-0656
SERVICE WEBSITE: http://www.frankmyersauto.com/winston-salem-auto-repair.html

Fame For Frank Myers Auto Mascot, Commercials and Slogan May Spread

Winston-Salem, NC used car dealership Frank Myers Auto Maxx is known for its flashy commercials, patriotic Uncle Frank mascot and “Everybody Rides” slogan.

This Wednesday, a  film crew will be at the used car dealership on Patterson Avenue. However, they won’t be filming another quirky commercial. Instead, they will be making a documentary.

“We were hushed for almost six months and couldn’t say anything about it,” said Tracy Myers, the dealership’s owner.

Frank Myers Auto Maxx Film Part Of Series

The documentary will be part of a series of films that will focus on businesses and people. It will be produced by Loud Entertainment, an entertainment company based in Orlando and Los Angeles.

The film will look at the history of the dealership and Tracy Myer’s “uphill battle” to grow Frank Myers Auto Maxx, said Nick Nanton, a co-owner of Loud Entertainment and a producer and director.

Nanton recently received two Emmy nominations for the short film “Jacob’s Turn,” the story of a boy with Down syndrome and his love of baseball.

“I’ve worked with over 500 businesses around the world and I look for diamonds in the rough,” Nanton said. “Tracy is certainly one of them.”

History Of Frank Myers Auto Maxx

Frank Myers, Tracy Myers’ great-grandfather, opened the original business as a general store 83 years ago. Later, he began selling cars.

Tracy Myers bought the dealership from his father, Franklin “Frank” Myers in 2005. Frank Myers has several other businesses, including Credit Quick of Winston-Salem, Big Daddy’s Auto Rental and Big Daddy’s Storage.

The dealership is known for its quirky TV commercials, often featuring Uncle Frank, an Uncle Sam figure who likes to dance.

Tracy Myers hears “Everybody Rides” everywhere he goes.

“At the bank, a restaurant, Wal-Mart, Target and the mall, somebody’s yelling at me, ‘Everybody Rides!’ ” he said. “It’s just become part of the Myers’ lifestyle.”

In 2010, the dealership was honored as the No. 1 small business in North Carolina by Business Leader magazine. It was also chosen last year as the only independent dealer in North Carolina to receive the Nations Premier Independent Dealer Award.

A major part of Loud Entertainment’s movie will be shot during the Myers Family Community Appreciation Picnic, which is open to the public, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday June 22, 2011.

Members of the Myers family will be interviewed at various venues in the city throughout the week.

“It will be a nice tribute to the city of Winston-Salem as well as our business,” Tracy Myers said.

A release date for the film has not been set. But when it is released, Myers plans to have a red-carpet premier of the movie.

– Parts of the above story appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal on  June 18, 2011. It was written by Fran Daniel and the photo was taken by Jennifer Rotenizer.