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Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Benefits of a Hatchback

Let’s talk about the features of today’s hatchback and how they can benefit the modern lifestyle. The most obvious feature is the Hatchback door itself. Full access to the rear cargo area can be used for the daily grocery store items or a weekend full of camping gear. Some models even offer self-closing hatchback doors. When more storage is needed, most hatchbacks have folding rear seats which allow even more cubic feet of storage and can accommodate longer items such as skis, snowboards, tents etc. When you combine all the great features with the fact that these are fun cars to drive, the hatchback makes a lot of sense. Fuel mileage is above average with many achieving near 40 mpg. Technology is not overlooked on the genre either. Fun stuff like Bluetooth connected audio and awesome safety measures like lane keeping assist and collision mitigation braking are some examples of technology in place in the modern hatchback.
Larger than a compact, and smaller than its SUV relative, the hatchback makes more sense than ever. Fun to drive, economical and safety make this a great choice of vehicle for a single person commuting to work during the week then off hiking on the weekend or a family headed to soccer.

Make the short drive to the Olympia Auto Mall and test drive all the great hatchbacks they have to offer. Whether you are looking for a new or pre-owned vehicle, you will be sure and fine the right hatchback to fit your lifestyle.  Have a great time looking and enjoy your new hatchback. 

It’s Simple! More Cars, Less Money
The Olympia Auto Mall

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Buying a Used Car

Buying your next car is a big financial endeavor. Here are a few facts to protect you from car buying scams and make you better prepared to buy that used car.

1.     Odometer Fraud
Rolling back the odometer is has become far more difficult now that most newer models have gone to digital display. However, even the digital world (computers) can be hacked. A vehicle history report from a service like CARFAX can help determine if an odometer has been tampered based on reported events which are linked to odometer readings.
2.    Title Washing Salvaged Vehicles
Cars that have been classified as “Salvage” typically sell for a lower price. A common fraud, known as Title Washing attempts to clear the title of a car by altering the actual title documents or relocating the car to a different state. This is another area where a CARFAX report can help helpful. If the report shows the car was sold in another state, further investigation is needed to validate the car facts.
3.    VIN Cloning
Stolen vehicles are typically altered by taking vehicle identification numbers, VINs, from similar make and model vehicles. Check to be sure that all the VIN numbers on a vehicle match – dashboard, driver’s door, the vehicle’s frame, and of course the paperwork for the title.
If you are not the savvy car buyer but prefer to invest in used car, then take a trip to the Olympia Auto Mall. 10 dealers, 9 brands, and 1 convenient location to serve all of your needs – New Cars, Used Cars, Service, Maintenance, and Parts, and very friendly service.

It’s Simple! More Cars, Less Money
The Olympia Auto Mall

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Washington State Fair

Once again the Washington State Fair kicks up in Puyallup. This year’s event runs from September 1st through the 24th. With plenty of rides, attractions, live music and exhibits, the state fair attracts visitors of all ages from all over the state. Make sure to check out the giant insect exhibit where the bugs tower over humans! Another favorite is the state rodeo which is happening from September 7th through the 10th. This year marks the 84th anniversary of the Washington State Fair Rodeo.  Tons of competitions will be held as well, including a high school art show, agricultural and don’t forget all the great animal judging events.  Perhaps the most fun can be had by trying some of the crazy “fair food”. Burgers, bbq, cotton candy, and be sure and try the chicken and waffles covered in gravy and syrup.
The music lineup is stellar. Nickelback, Daughtry, Lady Antebellum, Steven Tyler, The Beach Boys, Hank Williams Jr. and Melissa Etheridge are just a few of the big time performers scheduled for this year’s fair.
The Olympia Auto Mall is proud to have served the Puyallup area for over 30 years. While in Puyallup, stop by and check out the vast selection of new and used cars, trucks and RVs. With 10 dealers representing 9 brands, your next vehicle is waiting for you at the Olympia Auto Mall. Come in, take a test drive and please don’t forget to bring us some popcorn from the fair.

It’s Simple! More Cars, Less Money
The Olympia Auto Mall

Monday, August 14, 2017

Waterfront RV Parks in Washington

There is nothing more awesome and compelling than being near the ocean or a beautiful body of water. A great way to experience these can be by RV and having the ability to spend an extended amount of time in a waterfront RV park. With over 3,000 miles of shoreline, Washington offers some of the best waterfront RV parks in the nation. There are enough parks that you could camp at a new one every week for over a year. With such a wide variety of amenities the various parks offer, finding one that fits the requirements of any type of RV and the people camping in them is easy…and fun! The ability to enjoy hiking, boating, swimming and simply being outdoors is right outside your RVs door. This is a great way to experience all the great beauty Washington State has to offer, plus the journey itself is amazing in an RV.
Located in the conveniently located Olympia Auto Mall is Awesome RV. With the most extensive selection of RVs in Washington, their friendly and knowledgeable staff  can assist you in finding the right new or used RV to get you on your way to discovering those 3,000+ miles of shoreline.

It’s Simple! More Cars, Less Money
The Olympia Auto Mall