Pittsburgh Car, Truck, SUV, Crossover, Hybrid Automotive Blog

Page 30 of 31

2014 Scion tC

Gap Insurance

When a person decides to buy an automobile, one of the additional expenses that one expects is the cost of insurance. But there are many prospective clients who are easily lost in the fine print details of insurance. Our team at Baierl Automotive can guide you through this tedious process with our years of expertise in the vehicle market. One of the optional coverage that should attract your attention is the GAP Insurance, an abbreviation that means Guaranteed Auto Protection or Totaled Insurance. Depending on your preferences, vehicle usage and means, this optional insurance coverage may prove to be helpful for you.

What does the Gap Insurance actually provide those who subscribe to it? How will it benefit us? Baierl Automotive gives a lowdown of its features.

What is GAP Insurance?

GAP Insurance is a type of coverage that will shield a buyer from a potential debt that one may incur when the car gets totaled. As a rule of thumb, a car will depreciate in value the moment you purchased it. No one will buy a car from you for the exact amount that you purchased it with. By then, if the vehicle was under a financing scheme (possibly through an auto loan, bank loan or in-house financing), the GAP insurance will answer for the current value of the car and not the amount you owe the financing firm. This is a contingency plan to avoid a situation where you'll have more debt than what you originally had. The GAP insurance will then come in and pay the remaining amount so that you don't have to shell out money any further.

Assessing the Necessity of a GAP Insurance

But is the GAP insurance really necessary?

Not all pre-owned vehicles need to be covered by this type of insurance. The only sure situation where there might be a need for this is when you will be purchasing the car under a financing scheme. If you will pay the full amount in cash, there will be no actual need for this. But if you are under a long-term financial commitment, think about this. What will happen to you in the event that your car gets written off or stolen? You will still have to pay your financer the amount you still owe them? The GAP insurance will help soften that blow. It will use the current market value of your car and match it with your existing debt.

Without the GAP insurance, the potential consequence to you would be negative equity. You will owe a debt that is more that the amount that you really owe. This is a reality that you may face if you bought a vehicle that quickly loses its value through the years. This may also happen if you only made a small down payment and the structure of your financial scheme focuses on a balloon payment. This is a big lump sum at the end of the deal that a financer anticipates to make.

Other circumstances that may thrust you into this situation would be when you are paying a high interest rate or if you are paying it over a longer period of time. But how will you know if a GAP insurance is not suitable for you? If you are the first registered owner of the vehicle and it has only been with you for a year, you may just be in luck. Many comprehensive car insurance policies provide a new car replacement feature if the car has only been with you for less than 12 months of old. If your financial agreement has also stipulated that it will cover for the book price (actual and official value of the car) and the amount you will pay, a GAP insurance will also appear redundant.

Reading the Fine Print

As with any complicated agreements, you must be thorough in reading what you will be signing. There are certain situations that may not be covered by the GAP insurance. If you have been negligent of your financial obligations, the main car insurance company may deduct penalties from you. The GAP insurance will not cover this. There may also be a cap amount for the insurance. If you go beyond this amount, the insurance may not be applicable already. Other non-standard items that you may have added in your vehicle may not be covered by this insurance as well. It will not also settle other insurance premiums and warranty charges.

Baierl Automotive will be happy to assist you as you tackle more questions in the buy and sell market for vehicles. It has been our commitment to provide factual guidance and strategic counseling for prospective buyers and sellers of vehicles.

Baierl Automotive prides itself in offering all of the following brands: Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Land Rover, Lexus, MINI, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better! Phone number is


This entry was posted in Baierl Automotive and tagged Baierl Automotive, baierl financing, car loans, GAP Insurance, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh baierl financing, Pittsburgh car loans, Pittsburgh gap insurance, Pittsburgh pre-owned vehicles, pre-owned vehicles on 02/13/2015 at 7:56 PM

Ford F-150

Photographing Vehicles

As the old saying goes, a picture can paint a thousand words. The same is true for the automotive industry. Many buyers and sellers have sealed deals or lost transactions on account of a flattering or flattening image in a vehicle advertisement.

It's non-negotiable. To garner attention in a very competitive automotive market, it is important to capture the best angles of your vehicle. Through our years of dedicated service, we at Baierl Automotive have learned a thing or two about taking the right pictures. We'll share here some of the lessons we have learned:

Best Foot Forward

Pictures will never lie. This is why it's important to maintain your vehicle in its best state so that the photograph will simply reflect its excellent condition. If your vehicle listings have been idle and getting no response at all, maybe prospective clients didn't like what they saw in your pictures.

A few basic reminders: clean your car thoroughly from the exteriors to the interiors. Polish it with the best wax you can afford. Make the tires shine with the blackest sheen you can find. It's all in the packaging.

As they say, it is important to always put your best foot forward. We at Baierl Automotive advise you to take it a notch higher: use that best foot to step hard on the pedal. Accelerate ahead of your competitors

Various Perspectives

Give your prospective buyers a good sense of your vehicle. They may not be able to see it personally at first; thus, use this to your advantage. Use at least six varying perspectives of your vehicle. In every shot, make them imagine that they are the ones driving your car.

While it is important to always highlight the strengths of your pre-loved vehicle, prospective clients will always be on the lookout for the weaknesses or issues of your vehicle. They will always ask your reason why you are selling the vehicle. They may also inquire about the history of your usage and if there are dents, bumps and scratches you may have incurred throughout the years.

Don't worry too much about the imperfections of your vehicle. Simply be honest and your prospective clients will appreciate it. Besides, if a deal is too good or too cheap to be true, it probably is. Do not let your clients entertain the thought that you are just scamming them with stolen photos.

Time is of the Essence

High-tech cameras are now readily available to everyone, including amateurs who don't bother to read instructional manuals. No matter how advanced the pixels are in a camera, if you take photos in the wrong time of day, your output may just suffer.

The best time to shoot images would be the fleeting minutes after sunrise or before sunset. The light during this time of day is very soft and will add complexity to your vehicle photographs.

Avoid the mighty sun especially during noon. You'll only get undesirable glares and overexposure. Not to mention how it can be very dehydrating to shoot under the hot sun.

Reflections are factors that you must contend as well. Think about this: you"ve invested in a good car body polish wax to make your vehicle reflect light well. But then you realized you did not pay attention to what was in that reflection. It could be garbage or it could be a photo bombing kid. Needless to say, it will affect the value of your vehicle.

Speed and Movement

Browse around various vehicle listings and you'll see a lot of images of stationary cars. But a vehicle is built for speed and movement. To capture the essence of your vehicle, it is best to capture it while moving.

The camera settings may become tricky. Lighting conditions should be favorable and your camera should have a high shutter speed so that it can still focus well even though you are moving.

Your safety is of paramount importance as well. In order to excellently capture a moving vehicle, you would have to be in a moving position as well. Take care with your movements in order to avoid accidents.

Color and Background

Colors interact with other colors differently. You have to be mindful of your surroundings when taking photographs of your vehicles. Carefully consider your background as well because this will be part of the story your image will be telling.

Lastly, have fun while taking your photos. It's your experience that will matter most in the end.

It will also work wonders if you will partner with the best minds in the automotive industry. At Baierl Automotive, we know the inside track about the market for pre-used vehicles. Let's help each other.

Baierl Automotive prides itself in offering all of the following brands: Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Land Rover, Lexus, MINI, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


This entry was posted in Baierl Automotive and tagged Baierl Automotive, Baierl tips, photographing cars, Pittsburgh Baierl tips, Pittsburgh photographing cars, Pittsburgh vehicle perspective, Pittsburgh Vehicle photos, vehicle perspective, Vehicle photos on 02/02/2015 at 5:58 PM

2014 Subaru BRZ

Best Cars for Your Commute

Planning to take a long journey on the most unforgiving, and bumpy Pittsburgh roads on the planet? Then you need to take the toughest and most reliable road buddy with you. Driving through terrible potholes and rough terrains can be hassling when your car is not suited for the route. With this, we at Baierl Automotive have listed five cars that can withstand extreme rough road adventures. Read on.

Subaru BRZ

Externally, it looks luxuriousùlike a diamond that you could not bear to see a speck of mud on it; but this sleek Toyota does not care so much wherever you may want to take it. This is a four-seater sports coupe with a design that is similar to Lexus LFA. It runs of a 2.0L boxer petrol engine and have strong brakes enough to take care of bumpy terrains. Judging on its performance level, the Subaru BRZ can offer more than 6000rpm and 0-100kmh sprint within 7.5 seconds.

Subaru Forester AWD

This car is intimately and purposefully designed for harsh-off road commutes. It has a drive and power that can sustain slippery areas. Its traction and pulling force is also compelling; thus, you don't have to worry about having the Subaru Forester AWD get stuck in the mud. The external features are also crafted and well thought of so that it can handle tough weather conditions.

Nissan Xterra

If stability, great traction, and rough road reliability are what you are looking for, the Nissan Xterra is a perfect choice. Laden with safety gears, this 4WD is in for whatever venture you have in mind. It runs on a 2.0L petrol engine and offers spacious cargo and leg room for everything and everyone to fit in the Xterra.

Suzuki Grand Vitara

Despite its massive built, the Vitara is a light and manageable vehicle that is up for dirt roads and bumpy streets. It offers huge cabin and avant-garde entertainment system, two of the most necessary features of a highly reliable rough-road commute buddy. This latest Urban runs on a 2.4L petrol engine, which is good for long distance driving. Not only does this car offers robustness on the road, but it is also wallet-friendly with a starting price of $26,990.

Ford Escape Hybrid

A green, undemanding, and robust car, the Ford Escape Hybrid can be every car you have ever dreamt of. Add to that is its ergonomic appeal and user-friendly navigation controls that easily wins the heart of every Pittsburgh car buyer. And when talking about fuel economy, this hybrid car cannot be outperformed. It offers close to 30mpg in real world driving.

Baierl Automotive prides itself in offering all of the following brands: Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Land Rover, Lexus, MINI, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


This entry was posted in Baierl Automotive and tagged Baierl Automotive, Ford Escape, Nissan X-Trail 2WD, Nissan Xterra, Pittsburgh Ford Escape, Pittsburgh Nissan Xterra, Pittsburgh Subaru BRZ, Pittsburgh Subaru Forester, Pittsburgh Used Ford, Pittsburgh Used Ford Escape, Pot Holes in Pittsburgh, Subaru BRZ, Subaru Forester, Subaru Forester AWD, Suzuki Grand Vitara, used ford, Used Ford Escape on 11/18/2014 at 8:10 PM

Toyota Prius

Used Toyota Prius

In 2001, the first Toyota Prius came out on the market. The notion of a hybrid car came with great fuel savings but a very high initial cash-out. The cost of production for one is really great due to the wonderful innovations to went into the conceptualization of these machines.

Despite this setback, buyers still placed their sights on hybrid cars but waited for used hybrids to hit the market at lower prices. And after 13 years, the market for used hybrid cars is very much in demand. And the Toyota Prius is now in the spotlight once more.

A used Toyota Prius comes with a lot of advantages:

  1. Lowered price. Since used cars come at lower prices, the wonders of hybrid technologies have now become available to a wider spectrum of prospective buyers. Great fuel efficiency and optimum driving experiences are now attainable for a fraction of the original price.
  1. Pristine condition. A wonderful aspect of hybrids is the garage life on these machines. Because of the dual-motor feature on them, wear and tear is lessened to a great extent because of the shared strain between the fuel motor and the electric motor. This makes a used Toyota Prius a great choice for first-time hybrid buyers. They are guaranteed a great model with tons of mileage still left on it due to its hybrid nature even if people say it's already used. Some people can even call it a brand new purchase because of how efficient it is.
  1. Fuel efficiency. This feature comes inherent to all hybrid models. What sets the Prius apart from other is that it was and still is the premiere hybrid model out there in the market. One cannot have a hybrid discussion without including the Prius. It has become a staple player in the hybrid engine market. This means that it is here to stay.
  1. Elegance. Owning a Toyota has always been a privilege for car buyers. This is a trusted brand because it makes trusted cars. The Prius is no exception to this. The same people who gave us majestic models such as the Camry have given us the Prius as a testament of Toyota's dominance in the market.

We here at Baierl PA will even make a Prius purchase even more enjoyable. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will give you more useful information on hybrid technology to give you everything you need to make that environmentally helpful decision. Come visit us for a test drive and we will be more than happy to walk you through the world of hybrid cars.

Baierl Automotive prides itself in offering all of the following brands: Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Land Rover, Lexus, MINI, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


This entry was posted in Baierl Automotive and tagged Baierl Automotive, Cranberry Toyota Prius, Cranberry Used Prius, Cranberry Used Toyota, Cranberry Used Toyota Prius, Monroeville Toyota Prius, Monroeville Used Prius, Monroeville Used Toyota, Monroeville Used Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius, Used Prius, Used Toyota, Used Toyota Prius, Wexford Toyota Prius, Wexford Used Prius, Wexford Used Toyota, Wexford Used Toyota Prius on 08/15/2014 at 4:42 PM

2014 Honda CR-Z

Used Hybrid Cars

The trend of hybrid cars is starting to take firm grip in today's driving age. The allure of fuel-efficiency and environment-friendliness has become more and more enchanting over the years. This is why most automobile manufacturers have their own specific line of Hybrid cars to cater to the more eco-conservative buyer. We are here to give you a look at this trend as well as tell you which ones are at the top of the Hybrid Market.

For the prospective buyer who has little information on Hybrids, these are cars that possess two motors in them that each run on different power sources. On runs on fuel and the other on electricity. This particular combination makes the car more fuel-efficient as well as decreases emissions that are harmful to the environment. These smart cars switch in between the two motors in certain situations to give the car a longer life as well as a healthier blueprint.

Manufacturers have gotten onto this trend and hence, there a plenty of great used hybrid cars available for the modern buyer. Among all these marvels of automotive technology stands two models from two of the largest names in the automotive universe: Honda and Toyota. The former has the flagship Honda CR-Z and the latter with the Toyota Prius. These are the premiere hybrid models in the market and should be the first two choices for any prospective buyer who wants to get into the eco-friendly trend.

CR-Z

Honda's Flagship Hybrid boasts of state-of-the-art features such as a fully digitized dashboard and switchable motor modes to either give drivers power or fuel efficiency whenever they need it. The hybrid function on this vehicle gives the Honda CR-Z high scores in fuel efficiency.

The only weakness of the CR-Z would be the seating capacity. It only houses enough room for two people. This makes the car a really good choice for the single professional who wants a vehicle with power but great fuel savings.

Prius

The weakness of the CR-Z is eclipsed by the Toyota Prius. This is a more spacious model with the same technology that provides excellent fuel efficiency. Bearing the Toyota brand also increases the resell value on this car. One wonderful thing about used hybrid cars is that the wear and tear on the is substantially more acceptable than a regular car because of the dual motors these cars have to fight wear and tear. Since two motors are sharing the full function of the car, the strain on the parts is greatly lessened which makes for a really good idea for a resell.

We are sure that Honda and Toyota will still continue making great hybrids in the future. With the continuous development of new automotive technologies, we are also sure that there will be greater and better looking models out in the market soon. Pay us a visit at Baierl PA to take one of these hub rid masterpieces a test drive to see what great fuel efficiency is.

Baierl Automotive prides itself in offering all of the following brands: Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Land Rover, Lexus, MINI, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

Baierl Automotive is located in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Serving North Hills, Franklin Park, Sewickley, Coraopolis, Cranberry, Mars, Zelienople, Butler and all of Greater Pittsburgh, PA. Driven to be better!


This entry was posted in Baierl Automotive and tagged Baierl Automotive, Cranberry Honda CR-Z, Cranberry Honda Hybrid, Cranberry Hybrid Cars, Cranberry Toyota Hybrid, Cranberry Toyota Prius, Honda CR-Z, Honda Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, Monroeville Honda CR-Z, Monroeville Honda Hybrid, Monroeville Hybrid Cars, Monroeville Toyota Hybrid, Monroeville Toyota Prius, Toyota Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Wexford Honda CR-Z, Wexford Honda Hybrid, Wexford Hybrid Cars, Wexford Toyota Hybrid, Wexford Toyota Prius on 08/15/2014 at 4:38 PM

Page 30 of 31
Page 30 of 31