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PATRICK MINI EXPLAINS: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUYING AND LEASING A CAR

August 27th, 2021 by
MINI Yellow Convertible

No matter if it’s your first car or your third, buying and leasing a car are two options that can still be confusing. At Patrick MINI, we aim to help you out no matter what method you choose. In our latest blog for this month, we outline the main differences between buying and leasing a…

Posted in Car Buying, Leasing

WHY BUY ELECTRIC WITH PATRICK MINI?

June 30th, 2021 by
MINI Electric at Patrick MINI in Schaumburg IL

Electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) are all the rage recently, and for good reason. They still have that classic, and fun MINI standard you have grown accustomed to, but these models are much more environmentally friendly. However, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding these types of vehicles and we understand….

UNDERSTANDING TAXES AND FEES WHEN YOU BUY A CAR WITH PATRICK MINI

June 15th, 2021 by
Client Advisor at Patrick MINI with customers

The excitement of buying a car at Patrick MINI can oftentimes overshadow some of the finer details in the process. No, we are not talking about what air freshener you should choose for your new ride, or the first song you should play when you pull off the sales lot. But we’re talking about taxes….

CARFAX: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR USED CARS

March 11th, 2021 by

Did you know that whether you’re in the market for a used or certified pre-owned car, Patrick MINI offers a free CarFax so that you can check the vehicle’s service history, mileage, ownership and other vehicle attributes so you can make a well-informed buying decision. All you have to do is simply click the ‘CarFax’…

BUYING A CAR IN THE DIGITAL AGE

January 28th, 2021 by

Are you in the market to buy a new car but dread coming into the dealership? Lucky for you, Patrick MINI has an extremely convenient way around this! Introducing: Patrick Direct. Where you can buy a new, courtesy, certified or used car from the comfort of your own home or workplace. Whether you live near…

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF UPGRADING YOUR CAR?

December 30th, 2020 by
MINI Vehicle Upgrade Program

The average time people keep their cars has changed in recent years as many customers choose to upgrade every two or three years or maybe your lifestyle has changed, that’s where the “Vehicle Upgrade Program” comes in. The Vehicle Upgrade Program is a vehicle replacement program that allows you to upgrade to a vehicle with…

LEASING VS BUYING A VEHICLE

November 13th, 2020 by
Leasing vs buying at Patrick MINI

Some do and some don’t. Some will and some won’t. What does it mean to lease a vehicle? Leasing allows you to get into a more expensive vehicle or one with more options because you are only paying for the time you are using it. Technically, the leasing company owns the car and they are…

Posted in Car Buying

COMPARING MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS

October 7th, 2020 by

The vehicle that you drive around the Chicago area will either have a manual or automatic transmission. Vehicles that have manual transmissions are generally less expensive to purchase and are widely considered to have better handling. Furthermore, they are less likely to be stolen because it can be hard for a thief to make a…

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU WALK INTO A DEALERSHIP

August 15th, 2020 by
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By: Mark Pechnick   Walking into a car dealership can be an overwhelming process for some but can be a more enjoyable and simple process if you know just a couple of things before you go. Know Your Credit Score Knowing what your credit score is prior to car shopping is beneficial if you plan…

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