Somerville Auto Blog

April
30
April
30
Why Choose a Pre-Owned Tow Truck If you’re looking to add a tow truck to your fleet, choosing a used vehicle can be a savvy way to save your business money. Pre-owned tow trucks have the strength needed to get the job done but often sell for thousands less than their new counterparts. Somervi...
March
31
March
31
Find Vehicles for Towing Are you looking to add a tow truck to your company’s fleet? Somerville Auto is the place to go for towing vehicles. Not only do we have access to new Canadian-assembled Hinos that are perfect for towing over at Somerville Hino, but we also keep used trucks suitable fo...
January
18
January
18
When shopping for a luxury vehicle, you have a few options on where to spend your hard-earned money. If you’re looking at a brand new luxury vehicle, you’re going to pay a premium and the vehicle’s value will depreciate quickly. Going with a high-quality used vehicle can be a smart...
December
15
December
15
When you have a gearhead to shop for, it isn’t easy. Sure, they love cars and anything with an engine, but they’re picky and you don’t want to get them the wrong gift. We get it, and we’re going to help you out.   Here are five gift ideas any gearhead will love: &nbs...
October
27
October
27
Automobiles are a massive part of North American culture. If we’re not driving car, trucks, vans, and SUVs, we’re seeing them on TV, hearing them on the radio, and checking out the newest vehicles on automotive websites. And since automobiles are such a big part of our lives, there also ...
October
20
October
20
There are a few people out there who buy a vehicle and drive it for 10 or 15 years, never yearning for something newer, or more capable. Those people are incredibly rare and the fact is, the vehicle you’re driving today likely won’t suit your needs in a few years. Your family could have ...
October
13
October
13
It’s official: summer is over. But there’s no need to be depressed, especially if you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle. This is a great time of year for bargain hunters, and if you hunt hard enough, you can find some truly impressive deals on high-quality used vehicles. We ...
May
23
May
23
Truck shopping might sound just like car shopping, but the two are drastically different. Unlike small automobiles, truck owners usually use their vehicles for professional or recreational services, so there is much more focus on durability and build, versus the aesthetic attraction you get with car...
March
14
March
14
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 ...
January
18
January
18
      One of the biggest points working against buying or leasing a luxury car isn’t that it’s tough to choose between brands, it’s about how much it’s going to cost. There are so many new and used luxury vehicles on our lot, and in the market in general, th...
January
04
January
04
When buying or leasing a new vehicle we are all faced with having to choose from a seemingly never ending list of add-ons. Sometimes we enjoy the extra things because they fit our lifestyle, but not be worth the extra money to someone else. Sure, it might be nice to have a keyless entry system or st...
October
12
October
12
While the hunt for your next pre-owned vehicle can be an exciting time, it can also be an intimidating experience -- especially if you are naive to the whole used car buying process and don't fully understand the pricing jargon salespeople are using.  Bear in mind that as a car buyer, YOU ...
September
14
September
14
According to Terry O’Keefe, Director of Communications & Education at the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC), only 29% of Ontarians are familiar with what "all-in pricing" means, let alone the fact that it's been the law in the province for the past five...
September
07
September
07
When you're in the process of signing off on a new or used car purchase, you're going to be faced with making a decision on whether you should buy extended warranty, and the last thing you want as you're sitting in the dealership's business office is to feel pressured into makin...
July
27
July
27
At Somerville Auto in North York, ON we understand how stressful buying a car can be, which is why we're committed to providing a car buying experience that is hassle-free and provides you with just the information you need when purchasing a vehicle in the greater Toronto area.  For t...
July
20
July
20
Buying a certified pre-owned vehicle over financing a new one has increasingly become the more popular choice amongst Canadians living in the greater Toronto area and beyond. While there were a record of 1.85 million new vehicles sold in Canada last year, the number of people who opted to ...
April
06
April
06
Deciding what kind of car to either buy or lease can be a bit of a process, which is why doing your research even before you hit the dealership will help narrow down the options. According to a recent Globe and Mail article, the Jeep Wrangler was a popular choice amongst car buyers looking for a qua...
February
24
February
24
Whenever you take a vehicle out on the road, you want to be sure that you have the best coverage possible so that you can have the peace of mind that a good insurance policy provides. Car insurance is not created equally, and policies differ so widely and offer a range of options depending on your d...
February
24
February
24
Low monthly payments seem too good to be true? Unfortunately when it comes to car leases, they usually are. Car leases are fairly complex financial arrangements, and it’s easy to fall for a great payment rate and overlook other not-so-great aspects of the deal in the meantime. After all, low m...
October
29
October
29
Buying a car is a major financial decision. You need to know what you want and set up a budget accordingly. Maybe you want to save some money and buy a used car? Selecting a pre-owned car is an economical choice, and you could even end up getting a make or model that’s one step higher if you&r...
September
05
September
05
If you are thinking about buying a car, there are a number of aspects to consider prior to making your purchase. Sure, selecting a make and model to suit your lifestyle and needs is important, but you can’t just get caught up in the excitement of the car itself. You need to consider the financ...
March
12
March
12
As Jeremy Cato from the Globe and Mail affirms, the best deal on a car happens when you buy the one that is going to depreciate the least. Hands down, depreciation is the most expensive part of vehicle ownership and while it may be the last thing on your mind when you are looking at that sparkling f...
March
12
March
12
When looking for the best car to buy, Kelley Blue Book (KBB.com) is a great resource which takes in account a wide range of factors that affect the long-term cost of vehicle ownership. Evaluating makes and models based on anticipated depreciation, the cost of financing, insurance premiums, the proje...
February
06
February
06
Toronto newspapers have forecasted the end of the manual transmission, with Young Driver’s decrease in their Toronto’s fleet to only one manual car. Don’t let this news mislead you. Based on the steady demand for the classic stick shift that we are seeing here at Somerville Auto, w...
February
06
February
06
The rules for leasing in Toronto still apply when it comes to a used vehicle, but in addition to making sure you’re getting a great deal on your lease or purchase, you also need to take extra care to make sure the previously owned vehicle has a clean history.   Here are a few things to ...
January
14
January
14
Financing a new vehicle has become more expensive for Canadians now more than ever before, according to the Globe and Mail’s car expert, Jeremy Cato. This means that used cars are becoming a popular option for many people in Toronto and especially across the GTA, but the uncertainty of a used ...
January
14
January
14
According to Richard Russell, car technology is improving fuel efficiency on new vehicles by managing the internal combustion engine, and this means having even more selection when leasing a vehicle in Canada and looking for the best way to save on money at the gas pump. As technology improves, vehi...
January
14
January
14
In this Globe and Mail editorial, Peter Cheney admits that because he enjoys looking at cars so much but dislikes the process of buying a car, he does himself a favour and regularly checks out the Canadian International Auto Show, where he can browse a showroom of all the latest vehicle models witho...
December
19
December
19
Selecting the right vehicle add-ons for you when buying or leasing a new car can sometimes be a difficult process. Sure, it might be nice to have a keyless entry system or state-of-the-art sound system, but how can you be sure that you are getting the most value for each dollar? The last thing that ...
December
19
December
19
Doing your research before contacting a used car dealer can help save you time and money. Browsing a dealership’s online inventory is a good way to get to evaluate the options and take the time to think about what features are most important to you. The more background work that you do, the be...
December
19
December
19
When looking to purchase or lease a used vehicle, the listed value is calculated based on a few different key factors. Learning a little bit about car values and what would increase or decrease the cost can help you become a better informed buyer or lessee and select a model that is right for your n...
October
21
October
21
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This must be the case in the evolution of truck design to mimic a more car-like design, handling and fuel efficiency. While the stereotype of the truck has been associated with “getting the job done,” whether hauling construction supp...
October
21
October
21
The Globe and Mail has claimed that “leasing a car is the worst financial option for most individuals” (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/leasing-a-car-is-the-worst-financial-option-for-most/article551390/) due to the fact that most people ...
October
08
October
08
You find yourself on the car dealership's showroom floor, falling in love with that sweet little drop top with the fancy chrome wheels, but suddenly there's the realization that maybe your bank account won’t be able to accommodate paying the full sticker price all at once. What's a...
October
02
October
02
When it comes to selecting the perfect used luxury vehicle, a BMW is always a classic choice, and here at Somerville National Leasing and Rentals, we are dedicated to helping you find the best model of BMW available in the Toronto and GTA, including Richmond Hill and Markham. Whether you opt for a c...
September
30
September
30
Having a poor credit score can make it difficult to lease or buy a car in the GTA and across Ontario. Taking advantage of car financing deals in Toronto that are offered from time to time, such as 0 financing options or no money down, usually requires a solid financial history. As Canadian banks are...
April
25
April
25
When looking to buy or lease a car in Canada, people rarely think of how depreciation affects their overall purchase costs. Let’s say that you have the choice between two different vehicles for purchase, both in the $25,000 - $30,000 range, and you can’t decide between the two options. T...
April
25
April
25
A new car is now more affordable for Canadian households than it has been for over twenty years, when calculated in proportion to Canadian personal disposable income.  This is great news for those looking to buy or lease a car in Toronto, or anywhere across the country. Manufacturers are compet...
April
16
April
16
When looking to buy a car, you want to get the best deal, but you also want to make sure that the purchase is a safe and secure transaction. Canadian Auto News reports that Ontarians have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to purchase cars from individuals and unregistered dealers, only to...

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