Holiday Service Offer from All Star Automotive!

BR Food Bank - Holiday Service Offer

Each year, there are hundreds of people in our community that are in need of food to get through the winter season. All Star Automotive has partnered with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help fight hunger right here in our community. The Baton Rouge Food Bank’s mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners. What is a Food Bank? A food bank is a nonprofit organization which solicits, procures, inventories and warehouses donated food and other products. This food is then distributed to a variety of community agencies such as pantries, meal sites, homes, shelters and soup kitchens which serve the people in need. Every item of food matters.

Now through January 31st, 2016, our Service Departments are offering 10% off your service if you bring in any non-perishable item into the BR Food Bank barrels that are located in any of our Service Departments. Together we get play a part in helping to feed Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. We hope that we can not only take care of our customers but also make an impact on the community that we all live in.

For more information – ask your Service Advisor upon arrival to our dealership.

Need assistance in scheduling your next service appointment? At All Star, we make it convenient for you to schedule your service appointment – you can go online 24/7 by clicking here.

At All Star Automotive, we offer a wide range of automotive services to make every step of your ownership experience as easy as possible, whether you’re shopping around for a new, used or certified pre-owned vehicle, or need repairs from certified experts.

To help you find just what you’re looking for, our new inventory and used inventory search provides plenty of options. And when you’re ready, quick credit approvals and online financing help make your purchase go smoothly and efficiently. You can also schedule your service online and get the expertise of one of our factory-trained technicians. All these options are available at Baton Rouge’s favorite place to buy and service vehicles – All Star Automotive! Proudly serving Baton Rouge, Port Allen, Zachary, Baker, Denham Springs, Prairieville, Hammond and surrounding areas.

 

Should I Purchase a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle or Used Car?

What Makes a Pre-Owned Vehicle, Certified?

Every certified car has to go through an inspection before it can be certified.  The only certification that means anything is a manufacturer certified pre-owned car. All others are insurance backed programs.  A certified car will only be offered by your local dealer and the warranty will extend beyond the initial “new car” warranty coverage.  The warranty must be backed by the original manufacturer to be certified pre-owned.    

 If problems are found, the factory-trained technicians will fix it or disqualify the car from the program. The certified warranty protection typically takes effect when the original warranty expires and, like a new car warranty, offers coverage for a certain number of years or miles, whichever comes first.   ~Edmunds.com  

Don’t be fooled by used cars sold with extended warranties;  make sure you are getting a factory certified pre-owned vehicle.  The manufacturer is not involved in the extended warranty, it is  the consumer who is responsible for purchasing the warranty.  Extended warranties often require the customer to pay for the repairs in advance and then be reimbursed upon approval of the repair, or pay a deductible that the customer may not be aware of.        

A certified pre-owned vehicle undergoes a thorough 100 point inspection by the manufacture’s certified dealerships and is either deemed unfit and thrown out of the program or it is approved.  They go over vehicle with a fine tooth comb to make sure it is sound.  Vehicles with longer initial factory warranties make better candidates for certified vehicles as the warranty doesn’t begin until the initial warranty expires.  

As you can see there is a definite benefit buying a certified pre-owned vehicle from a dealer as opposed to purchasing a vehicle from an individual or car lot that is not certified.  The consumer pays less money for a certified pre-owned vehicle with a good warranty than he/she would a new vehicle.    They generally cost more than the non-certified pre-owned vehicles, but the benefits of the manufacturer backed warranty may be outweigh the extra cost of having to pay out of pocket for extended warranties and repairs.