Thursday, November 20, 2008

Anti-Minivan Mommies


Looking for an affordable alternative to a minivan to tote your family around and still have style? As an assistant in the corporate of office of a major automotive dealer, I get asked quite often what the best non-minivan vehicle would be for a growing family. Although I do not have children of my own (yet), I care so much about these people that I have done my homework thoroughly on this one. Nor, am I bias to any certain make as we sell numerous types of new and used vehicles. I'm simply stating my research on the topic for the Anti-minivan Movement Generation.

I've broken each one down to a bullet-point list of key factors for the family vehicle and have made suggestions for each mom's "style". Of course there are many other features for each of these vehicles, but I have focused my search on safety, child friendliness and a price tag under $30K. All of them are 4 door 5 passenger vehicles.

For the Fashionable Mom: Ford Edge

  • $26,905 MSRP
  • 6 Airbags with side curtains
  • Top Safety pick of the Insurance Institute for Hwy Safety
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System
  • Rear cargo hooks with net
  • Parking assistant
  • Front & Rear sun/moon roof (option package)
  • Navigation (option package)
  • Dual DVD Headrests in rear (Ford licensed accessory)
What does this mean? The Edge is not only one of the new top safety conscious crossover vehicles, but it also has many perk packages to choose from! Plenty of room in the back for multiple car seats, cargo room for strollers and several entertainment options. Plus it looks so young and hip!

For the Classic Mom: Toyota Camry

  • $25,490K
  • LATCH child restraint system
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Front & Rear Side Curtain airbags
  • Internal Trunk Latch
  • Navigation (option package)
  • Side Curtain Airbags
  • Comes in a Hybrid version
This is the classiest model of my picks. Toyota has been successful in maintaining its safety reputation and time-honored look. This car is perfect for the mom who likes tradition, one to two children minimum and still has time to socialize.

For the Best-Bang-For-Your-Buck Mom: Hyundai Santa Fe

  • $21,495K
  • Named America's Best Warranty
  • LATCH System
  • Approx. 19.8 gal fuel tank
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 24MPG
  • 8 cup holders
  • Roll sensing side curtain airbags
  • Effecient Eco-friendly engine
This SUV packs a punch! It looks like a luxury vehicle but has an impressive price tag. With a larger warranty than any other vehicle, you really are getting it all. The Santa Fe is also great for the traveling family.

For the Mommy on the Go: Pontiac Vibe

  • $20,475K
  • 54 cubic feet of cargo room
  • 33 mpg Hwy EPA Fuel Test
  • All wheel drive
  • Floor storage
  • Crash Sensor
  • On Star Buttons
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

The Vibe is a family car with a sports car look and feel. It's also great for the traveling family and has great storage capacity for the working mom. With the On Star feature you have the peace of mind in knowing you can get help in an any emergency.

So, that's it. My top picks for the modern mom. For more information on these and other vehicles, go to and check out them out for yourself!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Girls Only!

Most women prefer buying a vehicle from another woman. Someone who can relate to her needs. is a site strictly for women to do just that. No haggling, no pressure, no non-sense. You will only deal with women who are dedicated to assisting your specific needs. Whether you are a mother of 3 or a fast-paced business woman we can find what you are looking for.

We know you don't have time to research which vehicle is the most fuel efficient, has the safest crash test rating or most airbags, so we do that for you! You can chat instantly online with one of our representatives to discuss your preferences. She will then match you up with the best possible vehicle for your needs AND give you options. Everything is done for you. Simple and easy, with a woman's touch.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

McCombs VIP Service

Here at Red McCombs, we are dedicated to serving our customers with the attention they derserve, which is why we have created the McCombs VIP Service website and program. Our website provides convienent, easy, no-hassle scheduling at any one of our 10 San Antonio locations.

This feature also provides free shuttle service and text message alerts when your vehicle is ready. The VIP package program is available to anyone whether you bought a vehicle from us or not. As a reward for using our services, we will give you access to great savings. The discounts and benefits are worth it!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Service Done Right

Our Dealerships use the industry's best Factory Trained Technicians along with the highest quality equipment to service your vehicle. McCombs Automotive Team guarantees a 100% Customer Service Commitment because our dealerships are focused on one thing only...Your Complete Satisfaction.

When you have your car checked, one of our factory trained technicians will inspect the following components on your vehicle:

· All drive belts for signs of cracking or wear
· All hoses for signs of wear or leaks
· Brake fluid levels and brake master cylinder
· Power Steering fluid levels and power steering components
· Cooling system reservoir and coolant levels
· Windshield washer reservoir and wiper blades
· Turn indicator lights
· Brake lights
· Steering mechanism for excessive lash or play in the wheel
· Alignment of headlamps
· Air filter (a dirty filter can reduce fuel economy and lead to dirty
· Tire tread and signs of wear as well as early signs of dry rot
· Proper tire inflation (improper tire inflation also reduces fuel
· Brakes (check for noises and audible signs of worn brakes)
· Exhaust system for signs of leaks or loose connections
· Suspension and Constant Velocity (CV) boots for tears or wear

In addition to these checks, many manufacturers have other recommended safety and maintenance checks that will be performed at the same time.

Check out our dealership's websites to take advantage of the service specials we have going on right now!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Beginnings

New Beginnings is a new program. Developed to ensure people like yourself that may have had "credit issues", the same opportunities as anyone else to improve their overall financial picture without discrimination due to credit score, credit history, and even bankruptcy.

The New Beginnings mission is simple! It's helping great people who have experienced unfortunate circumstances to obtain the automotive financing assistance they deserve without hassle and embarrassment.

If financial freedom, financial security, and financial independence are important goals for you, New Beginnings is ready to help you!

  • New Beginnings is developed specifically for those who have experienced financial hardship
  • Rebuild your credit easy and hassle-free
  • We have organized a network of lending institutions partnered with one of the largest and more aggressive dealerships in South Texas! Over 1200 new and pre-owned vehicles ready for delivery.

Don't be fooled by other dealers--we have one of the largest selection of new and certified pre-owned Toyotas in the region, as well as a complete line of domestic cars, trucks and SUV'S.

Don't let anyone tell you that you cannot be financed to drive one of these high-quality vehicles. In order to take advantage of this program and to ensure quick processing of your loan, as well as the immediate delivery of your vehicle, please contact me as soon as possible. This enables the lender to quickly review your file in order to obtain the best possible financing package available to you.

CALL ME TODAY or visit to apply!

Tony Rimas
The McCombs Automotive Team
Cell: (210) 249-5242