Why Should You Buy From Koons Automotive?


Did you know that used cars and trucks are a great option when looking to purchase a vehicle? Whether you are looking for an upgrade, a second or third vehicle, a vehicle for your child or just looking to add to your garage.......Often people hesitate when they are unsure where to purchase. Let us share why Koons of Woodbridge and pre-owned vehicles go hand in hand and are the perfect match:
Location:
What better place to purchase your used car near Woodbridge than Koons Automotive. Koons is actually just a 5-minute drive from downtown and right off of Hwy 95, you can navigate to our location with ease. Our other dealerships are located at 174 Cambridge St. Fredericksburg, VA and 401 James Madison Hwy 22701 Culpeper, VA. Take some time to come and see us at all three of our locations. Since they are very close in distance your options are unlimited.
Selection:
In today’s world, we’re aware that variety, quality, and price are very important components when choosing a local car dealership. That’s why we have over six hundred used vehicles to choose from. Maybe you’re looking for a dark cherry red Chevy Camaro or maybe a white, crisp and clean GMC Acadia, we have it waiting just for you. If you view each of our locations, you'll find a rainbow of vehicles.
Price:
An assortment of vehicles in addition to the right price point is what helps Koons stand out above our competition. The standard cost of a used vehicle with us is well below the national average. Talk about savings! We wonder how our competitors feel about this?! You can rest assured that you’ll get the best price Koons is able to offer. We work with 60+ lenders and cater to all credit and income levels! 
Come visit us! We’re the best place to buy used cars anywhere in Virginia! Also, be sure to like our Facebook page for all of the latest news, deals and more.

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Seven Fathers Day Gift Ideas For The Car Dad:
Clean Car
Give the gift of a clean car to your father for Father's Day. Stop by Koons Automotive and let us professionally detail the vehicle for you.
Dash Cam
Dash cams are still rising in popularity in the U.S. as more affordable options come out each year. Check them out if your father is the type to worry about crazy drivers.
Oil or Coolant Change
Stop by Koons Automotive and have your busy Dads vehicle serviced.
Car Cleaning Kit
While not altogether creative, this gift is still thoughtful for dads who like the inside-out shine of a new car. The most popular car cleaning kits will come with microfiber cloths or mitts, quality car soaps, wax, gloss, tire shine, and more.
Tire Inflator (Portable Air Compressor)
A portable air compressor or tire inflator stored in the trunk can pump up a tire without the need to search the car for quarters as if it were an old couch cushion.
Tailgating Gear
a new tailgater’s set of grilling utensils, a grill, and a cooler could make any dad feel special.
Buy Him a Car or Truck
Maybe your dad bought you your first car? 
Now it’s your turn to return the favor; show your dad that he means something special to you by surprising him with a new vehicle in the driveway on Sunday morning!

Good Choices For Graduates

Whether marking the passage from high school to college or starting out in life with student loans, the last thing recent graduates need is to become saddled with a big automotive expenditure. So for the sake of teen drivers and their parents – along with virtually anyone on a tight budget who’s looking for a decent and inexpensive used car or truck – we combed through crash test and owner-reported performance data for vehicles from the 2012 model year to come up with a list of a dozen affordable five-year-old vehicles that come highly recommended in terms of both safety and reliability. 
Each of the five-year-old models on our list are solid choices for novice and under-funded young drivers with great levels of performance and utility. Here they are in no particular order:
Volkswagon Jetta
Volkswagon Golf
Chrysler 200
Chevrolet Malibu
Ford Fusion
Hyundai Sonata
Subaru Legacy
Buick LaCrosse

Subaru Outback
Honda Element 
Volvo S80
Subaru Forester

SIX CARING GIFTS FOR THE CAR MOM

Car detailing is a great gift – even a do-it-yourself one. A clean car is like a clean house – or a clean pair of underwear – as a mom, you just feel better about yourself being in them.

Music- a family-friendly playlist of music is an effective way to bring a family together – it is really hard to tune out a car full of people singing.

Car Lashes – for the fun mom who wants a fun car.

Family Car Stickers – for the super proud mom.

Car First Aid Kit- for the practical mom.

Fluid Checks- for the mom that doesn't know much about car maintenance. You could help her avoid costly repairs by having the oil changed and the coolant and other fluids checked.

How To Choose The Perfect Family Car

Determining the best family car depends largely on what kind of family you have. For example, if you and yours are the outdoorsy types, an SUV may be the best way to go. Urbanites might benefit from a minivan or sedan. Those in between, well, that's what crossover SUVs are for. The good news is that the days when station wagons were the only choice for families are long gone. The market has responded to these different circumstances with a plethora of shapes and styles to suit virtually any need.

Comfort plays a key role in any car, and it goes double for a family car. After all, if you, your spouse and your kids aren't comfortable, it's going to be a long, long drive to Grandma's, no matter how nifty the features may be.

Virtually every car on our lot boasts very good crash test scores. More importantly, active safety systems are becoming commonplace on more and more vehicles, and at more reasonable prices. That means things like collision and blind-spot alerts, backup cameras, lane-keeping assists, and other computerized systems are an important consideration. In fact, it's gotten to the point where if features like backup cameras and blind-spot alerts aren't standard, we're a little surprised.

While not every family needs to carry baby seats everywhere, how well they fit is an important consideration for many buyers. After all, they're mandatory for smaller kids, and frankly, what kind of parent wouldn't use one anyhow, regardless of the law?

Rear-Seat Entertainment is an interesting category, as some on staff think that stand-alone rear-seat entertainment systems will soon go by the wayside as more cars adopt 4G LTE and wireless hotspot options. Still, there's something to be said for plugging in your family's Wii on a long road trip, and the inclusion of a built-in rear-seat screen is still an advantage.

Choosing a vehicle is a personal choice but be sure to bring your family along to the dealership for insights and opinions. You'll want them to try out the car in which they'll spend hours over the next few years. Maybe it's the one that will become their first car. :)

How to Buy a Good Used Car

First things first when buying a used car: Who will be driving the vehicle? What technology and safety features are important to you? Where will you be driving it? How much can you pay? Answering these questions and being specific about the type of car you want will narrow your search parameters accordingly. For instance, you might be thinking, "I can pay up to $25,000 for a late model Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro or a Dodge Challenger equipped with a V8 engine, GPS and outfitted with leather seats. I will use this car as my daily driver." At this point, you have targeted your inventory to focus on only large, sports coupes. With your choices sufficiently narrowed, it is time to evaluate what is left in a bid to shrink your search parameters further. Do you want a car with good crash test ratings? Head over to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website to see how the vehicles you're considering perform in crash tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also provides crash test scores and recall information. The more you know about a vehicle going in, the better for your ownership experience. Once you find a vehicle that interests you, arrange for an appointment to review the car in person. It is best to see a car during daylight hours to accurately gauge the body's condition, including the finish, trim and accessories. Raise the hood, check hoses, belts and the condition of the battery. Verify that the coolant is clean and that the engine oil and transmission fluid are clear. Look at the inside of the car and check the condition of the seats, the dashboard, and trim. Test every electronic feature for workability, including the seats, steering wheel, GPS, the audio system, power accessories and other features. Get behind the wheel of the car and take it for a drive. Take note of how the car steers and handles, as well as its acceleration and braking, ride comfort, sight lines, and other driving factors. One definition of a "great used car" is one with a detailed vehicle history. We offer a free CARFAX on all our vehicles. Many used cars come with a basic dealer warranty. We can offer extended warranties or service contracts that will increase your final price but may provide the protection you want.
If you need financing, your bank or credit union can provide this for you. We can also obtain financing for you through one of our lenders. We work with over 40+ financial institutions and are happy to assist you! We will complete the paperwork process by obtaining your tags and updated registration from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Should You Buy New or Used?

New or Used- Which is better?
When choosing between a new or used car, it pays to consider everything that is involved. The most cited reason for buying a new car is that there is a very small risk. True, the new car will have a full factory warranty that you will have for some years, and there is something to be said about the peace of mind that a warranty brings. However, that peace of mind that you are getting in a new car will cost you a lot of money in the form of heavy depreciation in the first years of ownership. In fact, as soon as you drive off the lot your “new” car will become a used car, and it will lose 10% from the total you paid for it. And that is just after you drive off the lot! Your car will have depreciated nearly 20% after the first full year of ownership, or 1/5 of its value. Each year after that it will continue to lose, especially in the first 3 years.

Buying a Used Car with Confidence. In short, buying used is most always the better value proposition. Cars are built so well these days that a 2-3 year old car is still looking, driving and behaving as though it is new. Our cars all come with a free CarFax report to minimize your risk. But what about the warranty that is set to expire? Isn’t that the problem you ask? Well, that problem is easily overcome with buying a warranty from our dealership, we offer a wide range of warranties covering all of your automotive needs and many of our cars come with factory warranties.
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