Everything about my trip to Key West was great, Peter Olson, Wes Upton & Nicholas Terezakis were amazing to deal with. Super patient guys with a knack for customer service, never once did I feel like I was at a normal dealership, these guys made the car buying process super easy and not stressful.
My New Favourite Dealership!
My boyfriend and I were on the hunt for a new SUV, and we ended up being helped by Rob Vanoverschot. I was nervous about going to a dealership as I'd never purchased off of a lot before - and Rob made the process a breeze! He answered all of our questions and never made us feel pressured at all! We test drove about 6 different makes and models and fell in love with a 2019 Ford Escape. I would highly recommend Rob and Key West Ford, even the financing department and insurance department made this process enjoyable!
Not to mention they had the best prices around - and we came all the way out from Abbotsford!
Great Kai and jag were awesome
Great. Worked with my schedual, very helpful. Got back to me fast about all my questions. And even went out a got a keepsake i forgot in my grade in.
Michael and Monina
The most seamless car buying experience with Peter Olson!
It was an awesome experience from the time we walked on the dealer lot to the time we drove home our car. Super friendly Ivan, super helpful Gurj and super salesman Peter!
Erick was very friendly and personable and it was a pleasure to do business with him. I would recommend him and Key West if you’re looking for a vehicle.
Happy with the Flex
Patient and Kind
I was extremely happy with most of the folks I spoke with during my time at Key West. It took me 3 days of visiting the dealership to make sure I was making the right decision on the vehicle for my needs and my budget. All staff but one understood that this purchase wasn't an easy one to make within my budget. Peter Olsen, Michael Nokes and Robert Klaus really understood why I needed to take my time and research all my options. I appreciated their kindness and patience and didn't feel at all pressured into the sale.
Helpful and honest dealers. Car was well inspected and in advertised good condition. Overall the service was good and the sale was fair. Dean was great!
I saw an ad for a F350 at the lot. The truck was not on the lot due to construction. It took a day to get the truck so I could see it. I made a deal and drove it away that afternoon. Happy with the vehicle. Sales person was new to Key West and lacked knowledge of all the options on the truck.
Over and above
They were great. They did everything in their power to help us. They really know there stuff. They took the time to explain everything and answer all if our questions. They really want to make that we got everything we needed and more.
INFINITI Profit Sharing Program In Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
Variety may be the spice of life - but it’s the bane of those wishing to increase re-sale values. The need to upgrade fading parts proves crucial before entering the Shares Program. The sheer… amount of filters, timing chains, and ignition coils, however, leaves drivers overwhelmed. How are they supposed to sift through the aftermarket mess?
They’re not. Instead they’re meant to choose OEM options.
According to Edmunds, those wanting to improve their cars’ re-sale value will find great comfort in OEM parts. Not only do these components assure quality, but they also offer convenience - eliminating the need to visit endless stores. A simple (single) stop at a dealership will instead yield success, with these brand-sanctioned options available to order. Merely supply the make, model, and year to receive a seamless match.
This, Edmunds explains, will eliminate the overwhelming aftermarket process and streamline all upgrades. It will also ensure that those wishing to participate in the Shares Program can quickly enhance their cars (and their re-sale potentials).
Want to learn more? Contact our team today to discuss the benefits of OEM parts - and don’t hesitate to request an on-site vehicle appraisal as well at your earliest convenience.
Re-sale value is measured in far more than makes, models, and manufacturing years. Instead it’s shaped through quality - with buyers demanding peerless part selections. Vehicle integrity must be maintained; and warranties must be protected. Otherwise, a purchase is unlikely.
This is why we suggest that Shares Program participants rely on OEM parts.
According to Edmunds, the use of OEM parts can greatly increase re-sale value - bolstering both a vehicle’s performance and the overall trust of buyers. This is because these components have been tailored for each specific model, and their brand-sanctioned designs assure quality control.
Unlike aftermarket parts - which are supplied by third-party distributors and can vary wildly in production quality - OEM options are paired with the best materials on the market; and they’re also fused with warranties. This promotes greater consumer confidence and elevates re-sale value.
Earning the highest Shares Program profits, therefore, requires genuine OEM parts. We recommend using these for any planned upgrades or replacements to ensure success.
To learn more about the benefits of OEM parts contact our team today - and don’t hesitate to schedule an on-site Shares Program appraisal at your earliest convenience as well.
The weeks have been less than kind to aftermarket parts - with the INFINITI of Tacoma team highlighting the potential concerns they bring. Fusing a car with these options may leave re-sale value compromised and buyer pools greatly decreased.
Those wishing to enter the Shares Program, therefore, are encouraged to use OEM parts instead.
What Are OEM Parts?
Simply explained, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) represents brand-sanctioned components. Every part is made by the maker, rather than a third-party; and they are customized for each specific model.
This, as The Balance explains, proves crucial for drivers wishing to maximize their re-sale potential. It keeps each vehicle closer to its original on-lot state, and it helps to maintain overall worth (whereas non-specific aftermarket options can greatly decrease value). Utilizing OEM parts meets all manufacturer demands - thereby removing the risk of compromising performance or warranties.
It’s because of this that we urge Shares Program participants to consider their options carefully. OEM parts are more likely to yield a higher profit return, and they’ll also afford a greater buyer pool selection. Choosing the right components can assure a better sales experience.
Want to learn more about OEM parts? Contact our team today for a full list of advantages - and don’t forget to schedule a Shares Program vehicle appraisal as well.
The frustration is all too familiar - with you spending your days trudging from dealership to dealership, earning meager offers for your car. You need to sell, but you also want value. The two, you’ve found, prove impossible to earn.
INFINITI of Tacoma disagrees.
Since implementing our Shares Program we’ve delivered the rewards drivers deserve - ensuring that they receive Kelly Blue Book appraisals, seamless sales, and market-leading profits. We promise value with every purchase, and one of our recent participants (Shelly Adams) can attest to that:
I recently was given a company car to drive. So, instead of paying for a car that I wasn’t using, I decided to sell it. I really didn’t want to deal with the hassle of selling it myself. A co-worker who recently purchased a car from them told me about the Shares Program at INFINITI of Tacoma. I called and spoke with Joey, the used car manager, to make sure that since I just wanted to sell my car would it qualify for the Shares Program. He assured me that it did.
Shelly’s story ends with an easy sales experience - and a maximum value. I went to CarMax to get an offer on my car. It was 600.00 less than INFINITI of Tacoma gave me. Now I have a chance to get some more $ back when they sell my old car.
We ensured that Shelly received the money she deserved - and we’ll do the same for you. Contact us today to learn more about our Shares Program.
A simple upgrade can have devastating effects. This is what many drivers have learned as they’ve tried to gauge the re-sale values of their vehicles - learning that their aftermarket choices have left warranties voided… and potential buyers wary.
According to Edmunds, the use of aftermarket parts (as opposed to OEM options) can undermine the value of a vehicle. In accordance with the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1973: if these components are applied to a chassis and are then shown to have a negative impact - such as compromising engine performance - then they will negate any coverage. This leaves consumers concerned, with the worry of an unprotected purchase making them less likely to commit.
It also forces them to seek out diagnostic support. Edmunds notes that - to prove whether damage is caused by aftermarket parts or not - drivers will need to have their vehicles assessed. This cost can, potentially, prove high.
This is why re-sale value is often negatively impacted by the use of aftermarket parts - and it’s also why those wishing to enter our Shares Program are encouraged to maintain their warranties through OEM upgrades. Ensure protection and a larger buyer pool through smart purchasing.
To learn more about the effect of aftermarket parts on your car contact our team today.
For every car there is a perfect buyer. This is the truth you cling to - certain that your custom sedan will attract an audience of highly discerning (and extremely motivated) consumers. They’ll appreciate the bevy of aftermarket parts you’ve added, and they’ll be impressed by the fascia upgrades.
Aftermarket parts play a pivotal role in the decision-making process - with Edmunds noting that the use of non-OEM upgrades can cause drivers to dismiss cars entirely (even if their specs have been improved). These components are, typically, unprotected by warranties, making it difficult to obtain full shopping confidence; and the possibility of low-quality materials looms, with non-sanctioned designs proving more prone to breakage.
Because of this, drivers will often find themselves refusing to purchase a vehicle that's been fused with aftermarket parts - and this greatly impacts re-sale value. Fewer buyers will be willing to commit to the purchase, and the chance for profit falls.
For those interested in participating in our Shares Program, therefore, we strongly urge you to consider your parts with care - relying on OEM upgrades to garner the biggest possible margins and strongest buyer pool.
Since its inception the Shares Program has promised value to Western Washington drivers - allowing them to achieve market-leading profits and seamless sales. This process has served as a way to refine automotive shopping, and it’s delivered more than $100,000 in total payouts.
It’s also about to experience a slight change.
INFINITI of Tacoma is adjusting this program - applying it now to off-the-street vehicle purchases and lease shares participants only. The same benefits will be available (including Kelley Blue Book estimations, seven-day appraisal guarantees, and market-leading payouts), but trade-in models will no longer qualify.
We’re dedicated to providing our customers with the service they deserve - and we’re proud to continue offering the Shares Program to Tacoma and beyond. Allow us to ensure that your sales experience yields optimal profits.
Want to learn more about this process? Contact our team today to schedule an on-site appraisal of your vehicle at your earliest convenience - and don’t hesitate to request a full list of eligibility requirements as well. We’ll promptly respond to all inquiries.
The Shares Program promises exciting payouts for Western Washington drivers. Visit our dealership today to start earning your exclusive profit check!
In the great re-sale debate one question looms above the rest - does the use of aftermarket parts hurt the value of a car? Critic toss around percentages and estimations, trying to determine how much potential profit can be lost; and INFINITI of Tacoma knows that this can be difficult to decipher.
This is why we seek to deliver an easy answer - examining how aftermarket parts can impact the Shares Program process.
What Are Aftermarket Parts?
Simply explained: these are any vehicle components that are not sourced by the manufacturer. They are independently produced and afford greater customization in their designs (allowing drivers to go beyond brand specs and fully tailor their cars). They are, typically, less expensive than their OEM alternatives; and their wide availability spares consumers the need to seek out specialty shops. Their advantages are many.
As Edmunds explains, however, aftermarket parts feature a very specific concern - and those considering the Shares Program should be aware of the potential profit losses they can face. Using these components instead of OEM options can greatly affect re-sale value, removing warranty protections, decreasing the buyer pool, and risking overall quality.
Keep watch of this blog as we delve further into aftermarket parts and their negative impact on every sale.
The definitions are clear. The mathematics, however, are not.
INFINITI of Tacoma knows that potential Shares Program customers understand how diminished value can impact their cars’ overall worth - but we also recognize that calculating this total can prove challenging. This is why we offer a simple (but effective) equation to follow, helping drivers take control of their profits and expectations alike.
As Finder explains, the most common method of calculating diminished value is the 17c Formula:
One: Determine a vehicle’s worth before an accident (refer to Kelley Blue Book to receive a real-time appraisal).
Two: Apply a 10% cap.
Three: Apply a damage multiplier to the cap (0.00 for no structural damage; 0.25 for minor structural damage; 0.50 for moderate structural damage; 0.75 for major structural damage; and 1.00 for severe structural damage).
Four: Apply a mileage multiplier (0.0 for more than 100,000; 0.2 for 80,000 to 99,999; 0.4 for 60,000 to 79,999; 0.6 for 40,000 to 59,999; 0.8 for 20,000 to 39,999; and 1.0 for 0 to 19,999 miles).
By multiplying these factors together, drivers will have a clearer understanding of their vehicles’ worth - and this will allow them to enter Shares Program with greater confidence.
To learn more about how diminished value impacts your sales experience contact us today.
There are few challenges more daunting to conquer than diminished value. INFINITI of Tacoma knows that drivers seeking to optimize their profits will struggle with this process - battling against both wary buyers and car history reports.
This is why we seek to examine how diminished value affects each sale or trade-in attempt - providing our Shares Program customers with the information they need to improve their profits.
What Are The Types Of Diminished Value?
Immediate - this refers to the difference between the value of a vehicle before an accident to after the collision has occurred (this includes any repairs that have been done).
Inherent - this refers to the reduction in value based upon buyer reactions (vehicles involved in collisions are perceived as less than desirable to consumers, even when repairs have been made).
Repair-Related - this refers to a loss in profits that stems from improper corrections (such as the use of generic parts over OEM components). Buyers will be less likely to purchase vehicles that don’t adhere to manufacturer standards.
Each of these elements works in frustrating tandem to undermine the re-sale process - resulting in lowered profits. To help our customers counter these issues, we’ll begin to explore ways to address each type of diminished value and improve the experience.