Jason David Simpson of Arizona: Tips on Spotting Flood-Damaged Vehicles

Jason Simpson of AZ owns New Deal Used Cars in Glendale, one of the largest independently owned used car dealerships in Arizona.

Used car prices are expected to increase slightly in the months following Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed at least 250,000 used cars. Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed over 300,000 vehicles, caused a 3 percent increase in used car prices. Those currently in the market for a used car should be aware that many flood-damaged cars appeared in lots across the country following Hurricane Katrina.

To avoid purchasing a flood-damaged car, begin your search at a reputable dealership. Thoroughly inspect the car before buying, though obvious signs of damage have probably been removed. Good places to check for water damage are the engine compartment, which is difficult to clean, and under the seats, for rusted metal parts. The smell of mold or mildew is a sure sign of flood damage. If you need a second opinion, you can always take the vehicle in question to a mechanic for a professional inspection.

The Early Years of the Corvette By Jason David Simpson of Arizona

The first Corvette model, a convertible, was introduced as a concept show car at the 1953 GM Motorama show in New York. The car was so popular with visitors that thousands expressed interest in purchasing a Corvette. Chevrolet took the requests to heart, beginning production on the 1953 Corvette just six months later in Flint, Michigan, with a design virtually identical to the Motorama prototype.

The iconic car’s design evolved over the years; 1955 models included a new V8 engine, while 1956 saw the new body style that many consider the most beautiful Corvette of all time. Commonly referred to as the Sting Ray, the second-generation of Corvettes spanned from 1963-1967 and included such new features as AM-FM radio, air conditioning, headrests, and a telescopic steering wheel.

About the author: Jason Simpson owns and operates JDS Enterprise, LLC, a used-car dealership in Glendale, Arizona. In his spare time, he participates in the Arizona Corvette Enthusiasts club. Active in the community, he gives his time to various charitable causes, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and the American Red Cross.

The Benefits of Being a Big Brother or Big Sister By Jason David Simpson of AZ

posted at http://www.bbbsba.org All Rights ReservedBig Brothers Big Sisters is a century-old nationwide organization committed to improving the lives and futures of children ages 6 through 18. Adult mentors (“Bigs”) partner with children (“Littles”) to develop positive, encouraging relationships to help the younger generation realize its potential. According to a recent survey, 83 percent of Littles reported that having a Big helped to build a strong foundation of guidelines and values that carried through the rest of their lives.

Volunteers engage children in many activities, from sports, to pizza parlor visits, to homework help, to advice, and many more life-enriching experiences. By providing support and companionship, Bigs help children to gain confidence through mentoring and offering an adult perspective that may otherwise be lacking in their lives.

Volunteers must be at least 18, possess a valid driver’s license, transportation, and auto insurance, and be able to pass a background check in addition to other stipulations. For more information about getting involved in the Arizona area, visit BBBSAZ.org.


 

About the Author:
Jason Simpson of Arizona is the owner of JDE Enterprises, LLC, and an automobile industry expert. In addition to his professional endeavors, Mr. Simpson of AZ donates to many Arizona charities, including Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Christ’s Church of the Valley opens new campus in Scottsdale, Arizona

By Jason Simpson of AZ

Christ’s Church of the Valley draws more than 19,000 people each week to services in Peoria and Surprise, and church leaders say that many of them come from Scottsdale. A new church campus, led by former NFL player Travis Brown, will make their drive much shorter.

The Scottsdale campus has two buildings, including an auditorium that will seat about 750 people. Brown has said that more than 800 people have already expressed an interest in joining the church.

Brown says that the church wants to attract people who may not go to church or who have misconceptions about it. The church’s neighborhood groups, small weekly gatherings based on geographic location, offer opportunities for people to meet their neighbors, talk about the Bible, and get involved in their communities.

Christ’s Church of the Valley is non-denominational. It regularly hosts events where people are encouraged to get to know each other and have fun and provides service projects where people can help improve their neighborhoods.

About the author:
Jason Simpson is the owner JDS Enterprise, LLC, which operates New Deal Used Cars in Glendale, Arizona. He regularly attends Christ’s Church of the Valley.

Tips for Buying a Used Car, by Jason David Simpson

As the owner of New Deal Used Cars in Glendale, Arizona, Jason Simpson has 20 years of experience screening, buying, and selling used cars. As an independent dealer with an A rating from the Better Business Bureau, Jason Simpson consistently supplies the people of Arizona with high-quality cars at affordable prices. If you are shopping for a used vehicle in Arizona or elsewhere, he recommends the following strategies to make the process a success.

1. Stick to your budget. Know how much you can spend, both in a down payment and in monthly payments. Remember to take interest into account. Consumer Reports agrees; these amounts will largely determine what cars you are able to purchase, which helps narrow your search.

2. Need, not greed. With used cars, you want to choose one that suit your needs over one that is eye-catching. Have a large family? Need to tow a boat? Your used-car search should include these criteria to find the best car for your dollar.

3. Comparison shopping. The Internet is a fantastic way to compare prices on the used-car models in which you are interested. If you have narrowed your search to one or two car models, search for the best prices in your area and compare vehicle statistics.

4. Historical research. The U.S. Government advises that you always perform a thorough search through a car’s history. Using tools such as CarFax or looking up the vehicle’s VIN number are excellent ways to find out if your potential car has sustained any major damage.

5. Do a double check. Be detail-oriented when shopping for a used car. Check the odometer with the mileage claims on the ticket, and consider hiring a third-party mechanic to look over the car. He or she can spot any issues that the dealer does not disclose to you.

6. Warranties. Ask about any warranties, manufacturer- or dealer-based, that are available with the car purchase. Read a warranty carefully, taking time to understand exactly what is covered before buying the vehicle.

Used Cars Have Warranties, Too

Are you in the market for a new car, but want a warranty to cover repairs? Many new cars come with a warranty deal, but you might not realize that a warranty is not limited to new cars; used vehicles have them, too. What types of coverage you get with a used car will vary. Used-car warranties are generally a mix of typical areas covered, and range from 30 days to 100,000 miles of coverage.

The simplest warranties are called basic used-car warranties. These typically include a pre-determined percentage of coverage for repairs and parts for a pre-determined amount of time, anywhere from 30 days to one year after purchase. The components included in the basic package are also specified.

Extended-length warranties are a step up from a basic package, giving you more coverage for longer. They are offered by auto manufacturers or third-party vendors, and also range in depth and duration. Some may provide coverage for up to 100,000 miles, though you can also choose a plan that only fixes major engine failures.

One of the best options, coverage-wise, is a certified pre-owned warranty. These are essentially two warranties in one: the original manufacturer’s agreement plus additional coverage from the dealer. Perks of the pre-owned choice often include roadside assistance, bumper-to-bumper coverage, and extended power-train warranties.

At New Deal Used Cars in Glendale, Arizona, Jason David Simpson offers his customers a warranty with every certified used car he sells. Jason Simpson’s New Deal Used Car warranties provide different option levels which range from a drive train “plus” package to the most inclusive, the Factory Type Coverage.

Jason Simpson ensures that all of the warranties he offers at his Arizona car lot are generous. Choose from packages one through five. Even though it is the most basic, package one includes power-train coverage, transmission repair, roadside assistance, and even a rental car while your car is being repaired. Each subsequent package only adds to coverage, providing Arizona car buyers a plethora of protection choices with their car purchase.

What to Avoid When Buying a Used Vehicle By Jason Simpson – Arizona

Buying a used vehicle over a new vehicle is an economic choice for many consumers and requires attention to detail to ensure that the choice results in a reliable automobile. Many vehicle history report services are available online, but they may not be all-inclusive. Thus, it is important to inspect potential vehicles carefully on one’s own and with the assistance of a mechanic.

Some vehicles may have evidence of flood damage, particularly in the wake of natural flood disasters. Buyers should ensure that the upholstery is free of dampness and mold, any exposed metal free of rust, and the engine and lights free of water lines. Any sign of the car’s rubber drain plugs or seat-mounting screws having been removed is also indicative of possible flood damage.

According to Forbes, the reliability of certain vehicles may degrade over time. Potential buyers may benefit from researching the usual physical depreciation of specific models, as well as the history of model recalls.

About the author:
Jason Simpson of Arizona is the owner of JDS Enterprise, LLC (also known as New Deal Used Cars) in Glendale, Arizona. With two decades of experience in the industry of buying and selling pre-owned vehicles, Jason Simpson has a wealth of automobile expertise.

The Best Cars to Buy Used in Arizona

Buying a new car is not always feasible, especially in today’s economy. Used cars are often a better financial option, though they may come with some wear and tear. Fortunately, there are a variety of cars that are built to last, getting you from point A to point B without any hassle. Here is a list of several long-lasting vehicles, and the best place to find them in Arizona.

Hyundai Elantra. Garnering high marks for dependability over the course of three years’ ownership, the Hyundai Elantra stands the test of time with its solid build, gas mileage, and acceleration.

Nissan Altima. Nissan is known for building reliable cars, and the Altima is no exception. As a mid-size sedan, it offers enough room for family trips, and is an attractive car for an affordable price.

Ford Taurus. High ratings for reliability and safety make the Ford Taurus a steal if you buy it used. It tends to have a poor resale value, which is a buyer’s advantage; you get a dependable vehicle that works well with your wallet.

Honda CR-V. An SUV with an affordable price tag, the Honda CR-V boasts strong crash test ratings, reasonable gas mileage, and a smooth ride. It is also an attractive and functional vehicle, offering plenty of cargo space and leg room.

If you are in the market for a used car, look no further than New Deal Used Cars in Glendale, Arizona. The company’s owner, Jason David Simpson, knows which manufacturers make cars that remain reliable for decades, rather than years. Using his extensive experience, Jason Simpson brings the best used cars available to Glendale, pricing them at $10,000 or less. Jason Simpson’s Arizona used car dealership has been in business since 1992, and is now the largest independent dealership in the state.

From the Desk of Jason David Simpson: Benefits of Purchasing a Certified Used Car

Buying a preowned car seems like risky business, especially when there is no guarantee that the car is in good running condition and no warranty is provided to protect the buyer in the event of problems. Although no used vehicle is perfect, the certification offers a degree of security and peace of mind.

The primary benefit of purchasing a certified used car is that the vehicle has undergone a comprehensive inspection, and that problems are repaired. Substandard cars don’t qualify for the program. Even though the car is used, repairs are covered by the warranty and the new owner needn’t worry about expensive breakdowns.

Certified used cars may be more expensive than regular used cars, but the cost is still considerably lower than the price of a brand new car. This makes certified used cars an attractive alternative when money is tight. In addition, purchase of a certified used car often includes additional benefits such as roadside assistance and free routine maintenance.

New Deal Used Cars, based in Glendale, Arizona, offers a huge selection of quality preowned cars with new cars arriving daily, all under $10,000. Owner Jason Simpson ensures that all of New Deal’s used cars are certified used cars, and that all are emission-tested. Trade-ins are welcome.

From the Desk of Jason David Simpson: About ASE-Certified Mechanics

Founded in 1972, the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a nonprofit organization that promotes high quality vehicle service and repair by providing testing and certification services for automotive professionals. Currently, more than 350,000 automotive professionals have earned ASE certification.

While most ASE-certified professionals are approved as automobile technicians, ASE also certifies specialties such as service consultants, engine performance specialists, repair and refinishing technicians, collision damage estimators, truck technicians, machinists, natural gas technicians, bus technicians, and parts specialists.

ASE offers more than 40 certification tests, as well as instructor-led or self-directed training programs and helpful study guides and practice tests. Many vocational schools and community colleges offer ASE-approved training.

New Deal Used Cars, Arizona’s largest independent used car dealer, serves customers in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Goodyear, Chandler, Peoria, Glendale, and across the state. As owner of the dealership, Jason Simpson ensures that all technicians in the service department are ASE-certified.