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Why Shop Local


Why should I shop local and buy from small businesses?

#1: Buy local to support yourself
Studies show that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

#2: Be friendly to our environment
Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.

#3: Support community groups
Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.

#4: Keep our community unique
Where we shop, where we eat and have fun – all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit.

#5: Local businesses create more jobs
Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.

#6: Get better service
Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.

#7: Invest in your community
Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.

#8: Put your taxes to good use
Local businesses require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community. In addition, nationally owned businesses often demanding tax incentives.

#9: Encourage future investment
A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.

#10: Competition leads to more choices
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

Shopping local isn't just economical, it's ethical too! Your purchase MEANS MORE at a small business. Join us on Saturday November 30th, 2019 for our Small Business Saturday Spectacular! Free food, games, and fun for the whole family. Remember to #shopsmall and support #smallbizsat !
 

De-Bunking the Myths of Used Cars




Are you in the market for a used car? There are many things to research before making such a big purchase but before you do, let’s debunk the most common myths around buying used cars.

 
The best used cars are sold online through sites like AutoTrader and Car Gurus.

False. Yes, there are many great deals online, we even list on those sites, but coming to our dealership in Honey Brook, PA to see the car in person is a better option, especially when buying used. It is also important especially when buying a used car to inspect and test drive it before purchasing. In fact, 54% of consumers would buy from a dealership that offers their preferred experience, even if it didn’t have the lowest price (Autotrader). 
 
Dealers want to get me into a car I can’t afford.

False. If you can’t afford the car you’re sold, everybody loses. We want to sell you a car. You want a car. To ensure the deal is beneficial to both you and us, we will go over your income, expenses, and budget to determine what you can afford. Ultimately, we want a happy customer who may come back for another vehicle or refer friends or family. RideSmart has excellent relationships with all of our lenders, and we will work to get the best financing rates possible to ease your financial burden. We also price our vehicles competitively, and try to offer the best deals possible.

 
The car buying experience is stressful.

False. While life is full of difficult and stressful situations, and car buying can certainly be one of them, it doesn’t have to be. Our goal at RideSmart Auto is to ensure the best experience for our customers. With our help and expertise, there’s no reason you can’t find the right car for you quickly, easily, and affordably.

 
There’s no way to know if the car will be reliable.

False. If you have the VIN number of the car, it’s very easy to find out the vehicle’s service history. In fact, here at RideSmart Auto, a CarFax vehicle history report is offered for free on our website, so you can check it out even before you come see the car yourself. Many dealers, including us, also offer limited warranties and service contracts.

Overall, these myths need to be busted. Don’t let the fear of price, time, deals or overall stress prevent you from looking into used cars! Our mission is to sell you the best car at the best price.

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