Back to School: Best Certified Used Hyundais

If you’re going back to school this year, you’re going to need a great car to get you to class and beyond. At Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos, we have a great selection of certified used Hyundai models for you to browse. This article will take a look at some of our favorite models, and will tell you why they’re great choices for student drivers in Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim.CarDeal6

Why Certified Pre-Owned?

Buying certified pre-owned is without a doubt the best way to get a high-quality vehicle at a fantastic price. We know that students are looking for deals when they shop for anything – don’t you always choose to price low to high? That’s why we offer a variety of these certified used cars for you to choose from.

In order to receive the label of “certified pre-owned,” each of these cars has been put through a rigorous inspection. Only the very best used cars on our lot receive this certification; they’re inspected inside and out for any flaws, provided with any needed repairs or maintenance, and restored to like-new factory conditions. Essentially, when you buy certified pre-owned, you’re getting a car that looks, drives, and feels like new – without the sticker price of a brand-new model.

We’ll also provide you with a variety of other benefits, including:

  • 10-year/100,000-mile Certified Pre-Owned Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • 10 years of roadside assistance
  • Rental car and travel reimbursement for covered repairs
  • Warranty repair service at any Hyundai dealership in the United States

Top Picks for Back to School

Hyundai Elantra: Save Cash on Gas

A compact car is a great option for a student driver, since these cars are both fun to drive and offer fantastic fuel efficiency – which is great if you’re a broke college student trying to save money on gas! Newer models of the sedan al2016HyundaiSonataHybridso come with lots of standard tech features, and the interior of the vehicle is roomy for a compact car.

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Stay Connected

This smaller, younger sibling of the Santa Fe is a great choice for teens who need additional cargo capacity for their sports gear – that hockey bag is not going to fit in a sports car.

Hyundai Sonata: Pack the Trunk

The Sonata has one of the largest cargo spaces in the midsize car category, so if you want the maneuverability of a sedan, but need more space for your stuff, the Sonata is an excellent choice.

Hyundai Tucson: Standard Safety

The Tucson is known for its fantastic safety scores, making parents happy to put their teens behind the wheel of the vehicle. This compact SUV also offers plenty of roomy space for both passengers and cargo, so you’ll have no problem piling in your friends, and their luggage, for a weekend road trip away from campus.

Test Drive Your Certified Used Hyundai

Think that one of these models sounds like it would be a great car to bring you to and from school? Contact Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos to schedule a test drive. Soon, you’ll be cruising the streets of Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim in your new-to-you ride!


The Best New Hyundais to Buy this Summer

Summer is synonymous with fun, vacation, and great deals. It’s usually the best time to buy a new car in the Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim areas. At Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos, we have some of the best new Hyundai cars to buy this summer. So, if you’re currently contemplating your automotive future, you’ll want to check out some of the latest 2018 models that have arrived on our lot.loan-meeting - small

We’ll give you a taste of a few different 2018 Hyundai models that have just been released. These models cover a few different vehicle classes, so if you’re looking for a sleek and efficient car, or something with some decent cargo space, you’ll be happy with the selection and choices. Let’s get started by giving you a taste of the best new Hyundais to buy this summer.

2018 Hyundai Elantra

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is a strong choice for a summer purchase. This compact SUV features a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine capable of delivering 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque while achieving an EPA estimated 26/36 MPG city/highway. The vehicle is equipped to carry five passengers in its stylish interior that comes with a variety of features to enjoy your trips.

2018 Hyundai Sonata

If you’re seeking out a sedan with a little more power and space, you may want to consider the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Its 2.4L 4-cylinder engine allows the vehicle to reach 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque while getting 25/36 MPG city/highway. This midsize sedan features a 7-inch touchscreen that makes accessing your media quick and easy. The vehicle even features Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, which provides exceptional smartphone integration to keep you connected at all times while on the road.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT adds more performance and space to the notable sedan. It’s packed with a similar 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. This hatchback adds a little more space to the Elantra, providing you with extra room. And so, if you’re the type of driver that likes some extra room for cargo, you’ll certainly appreciate the 24.9 cubic feet of space behind the second row. However, if you like even more room, you can fold down the rear row to boost the cargo space to 55.1 cubic feet.

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Whether you’re in the market for a larger vehicle to accommodate the family or you just need the extra space, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport may be the right choice for you. It features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that can generate 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque; however, you can opt for the turbo engine to add some more power. As for cargo space, the vehicle offers 24.9 cubic feet behind the rear seats, which can fold to increase the capacity to 55.1 cubic feet.

Buying Your New Hyundai This Summer

We hope you learned a lot about the best Hyundais to buy this summer. If you’re looking for a closer look at one of these impressive models, our doors are always open at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos. You can get an up-close view, or you can get behind the wheel and experience them yourself through a test drive.

At Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos, we’re happy to give drivers from the Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim areas important information and advice to help them along on their journey towards their next car.

 

Black Book vs. Kelley Blue Book

If you’re wondering the differences between Black Book and Kelley Blue Book, read our comparison between the two pricing tools. Kelley Blue Book pricing has been a standard for decades for finding the fair market value price for used cars. It’s a useful tool for when you’re looking to purchase a used car and when you’re looking to sell because it has a strong reputation for providing an accurate picture of the market. But is it still the most relevant pricing outline, and how do you know what information to trust? Vehicle Pricing In this article, Black Book vs. Kelley Blue Book, we’ll get the inside scoop for used car buyers and sellers near Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim.

Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book has a long history in the used car industry. It provides data for both those in and around the automotive industry, which means it’s pretty much the expert on used car value. The pricing schema is based on information collected at car auctions across the country and are based on a variety of factors. The most commonly known is the condition levels of “Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor.” The values you find with this tool are wholesale values, so they’re not exactly what a consumer can expect to get from trading in at a dealership, but what a dealer could expect to pay if they bought the vehicle at auction.

Black Book

Black Book has been around since 1955, and although it’s much less well known than Kelley Blue Book, it also provides exceptionally accurate vehicle pricing information. Black Book specifically provides information for those industry experts who’re looking for a fair pricing representation to buy, sell, and lend for used car purchases. Vehicle valueBlack Book information is available only to industry-qualified professionals. And they access it through a subscription process, so it’s not usually available to typical used car buyers. But it does give you some idea of the information that car buyers and sellers are using to determine fair prices for used cars.

How to Find Used Car Pricing

Whether you’re looking to purchase a used car or sell a used car, finding accurate pricing is a key to planning for your financial future. That in-depth research stage is really the first one we recommend in any car buying search. So, how do you get started, and how should you go about finding fair pricing for a used car? The first step we recommend is to check Kelley Blue Book. You’ll find a wealth of knowledge here, and it’s all available online and for free to the public. Be sure to be honest with yourself about the quality of vehicle you’re looking at. Then, consider a price range you’d be comfortable with and go from there. The second step we recommend is to shop around on other online vendors to get a full price range. If you’re trading in your vehicle, look at online vendors to see how much they’re selling for. Then, be sure to take a bit off because you’re selling to a business that’ll want to re-sell the vehicle. That’s how you come up with an accurate pricing for your vehicle. Finally, check in with the dealership to see if they have a Value Your Trade option. Based on Kelley Blue Book Values, as well as local demand, this price will give an estimate of what you can expect to get for your vehicle at that dealership.

Pet Adoption Event at Cerritos Auto Square December 17th!

Dog Lovers, Listen Up! Norm Reeves Ford and Norm Reeves Hyundai are joining together with Coastal German Shepherd Rescue to find a forever family for more than a dozen dogs. And you can be part of the fun! Want more details? Keep reading to find out how you can help a beautiful German Shepherd find a home.

Adoption Event on Saturday, December 17th

From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Norm Reeves Ford at the Cerritos Auto Square, you can join in on the final Coastal German Shepherd Rescue adoption event of the year! This event will feature around 15 to 20 dogs who are in dire need of a forever home.

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And it’s just in time for the holidays. Why not take a cute puppy-eyed brilliant new friend home for the holidays? At the event, you’ll have plenty of time to get to know and fall in love with your new best friend. The event will also feature Coastal merchandise you can purchase to support the organization even if you can’t take a pup home.

About the German Shepherd Breed

The German Shepherd breed is incredibly intelligent. They’ve been used as working dogs for many years and are often seen helping military service members, police and fire rescue, search and rescue, drug detection, and more. This kind of dog might be a great choice if you want a companion animal who’ll train well. It’s also a great option if you’re active and you’d like a nice, protective dog who’ll stay by your side for your morning run. These dogs can live on average 10-14 years, and usually weigh between 75 and 95 pounds when fully grown.

About Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California is a local non-profit that works to find loving homes to German Shepherds in the area. Most pups come to them after being abandoned by their previous owners, but many come from abusive or neglected homes.

This organization is a no-kill, all volunteer, non-profit organization. All money earned through sales and donations goes to supporting their mission—to “educate the public about German Shepherds, their lifespan, personality, [and] activity level, along with overall responsible dog ownership.” They fulfill that mission by providing education to the community, raising awareness of dog overpopulation, and spaying and neutering animals prior to finding them a forever home.

Thinking about Adopting?

If you’ve been thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, here are a few things you need to know about adopting from Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Southern California. The fee for adoption of adult dogs is $300, and the cost for a puppy is between $400 and $500.

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This cost includes veterinary care, including spaying or neutering, microchipping, and vaccinations, as well as care before you take the pup into custody. This cost also includes the cost of taking care of dogs who are severely injured or critically ill.

If you’d like to learn more about the Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, or the adoption event, check out their full website now. And be sure to stop by Norm Reeves Ford at the Cerritos Auto Square on Saturday, December 17th to meet some super cute friends!

Best Tacos Near La Habra, CA

Finding good tacos in La Habra, CA, is surprisingly difficult given the huge Hispanic population. But thanks to some in-depth research from the team at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore, we’ve come up with a shortlist of the best tacos in La Habra. And we want to taco ‘bout it now.

El Cholo

840 East Whittier Boulevard in La Habra

TacosEl Cholo has been delighting customers since 1923, when Rosa and Alejandro Borquez opened the Senora Café on Santa Barbara Avenue and Broadway. Renamed to El Cholo in 1925, the restaurant seemed to blossom from there. Today, El Cholo is a family of restaurants operated by fourth and now fifth generations of the same family.

Aside from their incredible history, the restaurant is known for their incredible food offerings. The restaurant offers all of the classics, including nachos, taquitos, and enchiladas, as well as an entire margarita menu. The family-owned restaurant even offers party platters to go, which is perfect for those family gatherings when you want something delicious but don’t want to spend all day cooking.

If you want incredible food and impeccable service, try El Cholo today. Make a reservation at El Cholo or connect with the restaurant on Facebook.

La Ranchera Mexican Food

911 East La Habra Avenue in La Habra

Tacos2Authentic Mexican cuisine that’s both affordable and convenient is what you’ll find at La Ranchera Mexican Food. This cozy restaurant offers all of your favorite dishes in a warm and comfortable environment. Their menu includes fresh made tamales, burritos, taquitos, and tacos. They also offer plenty of to-go items, which makes trying something new easy and convenient. Their to-go refrigerators include salsas and other delicious goodies. If you love spice, then you’ll really appreciate the salsa, which pairs well with other menu items. Overall, the restaurant is perfect for those seeking authentic Mexican cuisine.

Tacos Baja

16032 Whittier Boulevard in Whittier

If you’re in the mood for fish tacos, then Tacos Baja should be at the top of your list. The restaurant has the best fish tacos in the Los Angeles area, in our humble opinion. The restaurant also offers other delicious dishes such as perfectly flavored shrimp and fish ceviche.

The other great thing about Tacos Baja is the incredible customer service. And the quaint, clean, and festive environment is perfect for a quick stop to enjoy some incredible tacos. If you’re in the mood for something affordable, delicious, and authentic, Tacos Baja is the place to go.

Are you ready to sample La Habra’s incredible taco offerings? Stop in to any of these restaurants and prepare to be delighted.

Top Food Trucks Around Whittier, CA

The food truck business around Whittier, CA, has bloomed over the last several years. And as it’s grown in popularity, the abundance of options has increased. Today there are so many food trucks to choose from that if you’ve got a craving, chances are good that you can find a truck nearby that’s serving it.

For your convenience, your friends at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore have put together this list of our top three favorite food trucks around Whittier.

Crepes Bonaparte

dessertrecipeWhen you think food truck, you’re likely not thinking about fine French cuisine. But Crepes Bonaparte is serving up a full-on menu of breakfast, lunch, and dessert-style French crepes that will mentally transport you to the beautiful streets of France.

The coolest thing about Crepes Bonaparte, aside from their incredible food and French flair, is the fact that they cater. So not only can you request the crepe truck for your next event, but they also offer a crepe station for hire. And it’s all you can eat.

Check out the entire Crepes Bonaparte menu and find out how you can get the food truck at your next event by visiting their official website. Or contact them on social media through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Lobos Truck

If you’re looking for American comfort food with a twist, nothing really compares to The Lobos Truck. Serving up high-quality meats, fresh and organic produce, and incredible flavor combinations, these ambitious food truckers are doing something stunning with food. The Lobos Truck offers a wacho, a combination of a waffle fry as a cup with delicious nacho toppings. The truck also serves traditional comfort food that’s both flavorful and easy to eat.

Check out all of The Lobos Truck offerings on their website or connect with them on social media.

Vchos Truck

Food truckServing up “Gourmet Central American Inspired Tapas,” the Vchos Truck is a definitely fan favorite around Whittier, CA. With fresh ingredients, inspired recipes, and beautiful presentations, the restauranteurs serve up incredible cuisine everywhere they go. If you’re looking for something truly delightful, try out their vegetarian pupusas or their burgers. If you want authentic El Salvadorian food, Chef Wendy’s fare is sure to whet your appetite.

Find out where Vchos will be by connecting with them on Twitter. Want to request the truck at your event or location? Email the team at vchos@hotmail.com.

For best results, you should try all three of our favorite food trucks around Whittier, CA. Check out the websites and see where they’re going to be when you’re ready to try their incredible menus.

After you try their culinary delights, be sure to connect with them and let them know on social media what you think of their food. Not only will you be supporting local businesses, but you’ll also be sharing delightful food with everyone you love!

Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Buy a Car

The word is getting out: Right now is the perfect time to buy a new car, and we’ve already helped plenty of drivers from the Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Downey area take advantage of this incredible opportunity at the Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore in in Cerritos.

But we know what you’re thinking: Why is right now such a great time to buy a car?Well, here are three good reasons:

1.     Low Interest Rates = Cheap Car Loans

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When you finance a new car, the interest rate on the loan is typically referred to as the cost of the loan. In a 2015 Auto Financing Study conducted by WalletHub, researchers discovered that the average interest rate, the cost of the loan, has actually fallen quite a bit.

What’s particularly interesting is that in WalletHub’s study, they found that new car loans, on average, were 19% cheaper than used car loans. This is undoubtedly good news for drivers shopping for a new vehicle.

Use our car loan calculator tool to estimate your possible monthly payments on a new car.

2.     Model Year Transitioning

Whenever one model year ends and a new one begins, space has to be cleared at the dealership to accommodate the new arrivals, which means getting rid of any models from the previous model year.

One popular way to move large amounts of inventory is to use incentives. Special pricing options and rebates are just two examples of money-saving incentives that could benefit new car buyers.

3.     Free Information Makes You a Pro

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This is definitely less time sensitive than the previous two reasons we looked at, but it’s still something worth considering. There’s a ton of useful information available for free. A simple Google search and you can learn everything you need to know about your automobile options.

What this means for you during the car buying process is that you can study the vehicles you’re interested in and choose the one that has all of the features and specifications you want. This way you don’t end up with a car that turns out to be less perfect than you thought.

A great example of this kind of free automotive information is our library of Hyundai vehicle reviews.

If you’d like another reason why now is the perfect time to buy a car, contact us at the Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore in Cerritos. Proudly serving the communities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Downey, and beyond, we’ll happily show you our collection of affordable vehicles and run through any current incentives. Schedule your test drive online today!

Your Guide to Santa’s Holiday Island

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it’s time again for many of our favorite traditions, including a trip to Santa’s Holiday Island. Every year, residents from across the Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Downey area head to Heritage Park to see it transformed into a winter wonderland and to visit with Santa.

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This one-of-a-kind event is the perfect thing to get you and your family into the holiday spirit, not to mention a great way to keep the kids active during the winter break from school.

About Santa’s Holiday Island

Santa’s Holiday Island is a perfect holiday adventure for children both young and old. Completely free to enter, Holiday Island is located at Family Heritage Park and will take place on Saturday, December 12 from noon to 3:30 pm. All afternoon, children can enjoy a variety of activities and holiday fun, from hands-on craft making to music, dancing, and caroling around the island.

In addition to providing kids with the perfect play area for getting into the holiday spirit, the Santa’s Holiday Island event is a great opportunity for you to support a good cause. Families are encouraged to bring with them at least two cans of food or new, unwrapped toys to donate. These items will be given to local food charities or holiday gift programs such as Toys for Tots®.

About Heritage Park Play Island

During the Santa’s Holiday Island event, Heritage Park Play Island becomes a magical place, complete with Santa’s holiday magic. But for the other 364 days of the year, it’s still an extraordinary free park that attracts both local residents and tourists.

santa-hand-stockingHeritage Park Play Island is located across the street from Cerritos High School and features quality playground equipment, including a humongous slide tunnel leading from the top of the church building. Aside from the play equipment, there’s a number of historic buildings and locations scattered across the island. In fact, the entire island is designed to resemble a Bostonian Village, complete with historic-looking buildings modeled after designs from the American Revolution.

Children can enjoy the slides both hidden and in plain sight, and they can enjoy a playground that’s sure to entertain them and their friends for hours. For slightly older children, there are basketball courts with lights and a baseball field to play a quick game.

Ready for Something Different?

The holidays are here and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than by taking a trip to Santa’s Holiday Island. So mark it on your calendars that Santa is coming to Cerritos on December 12. Whether you’re in Downey, Los Angeles, Long Beach, or somewhere nearby, be sure to bring your family to this free holiday event.

Little Elves Workshop

The holiday season is on the horizon, and while many people are concerned about finding the perfect gifts while shopping on Black Friday, many families from Downey, Long Beach, and Los Angeles are busy searching for great events perfect for their kids.

In the California area, there’s certain to be a ton of family-friendly shows and events, but not many families have a lot of time to travel this holiday season. However, this year you may not have to go far to find the perfect event. In fact, there’s one event just outside your door that’s perfect for children and will give you the freedom to finish up your shopping and run all of your other holiday-related errands.

About the Little Elves Workshop

On December 14 from 1 to 5 pm, Cerritos Park East will be home to the Little Elves Workshop. The event, which is aimed at children ages 4 to 8, will let those attending turn into busy little elves as they take part in a myriad of activities to help ring in holiday season. There will be holiday games, opportunities to make small gifts, and even a holiday sing-along.

Little Elves WorkshopWhile your children are having a blast being elves, you can head out and finish any shopping you have left to do, get your tree, and take care of any other holiday errands. Plus, you won’t have to worry: The children in the workshop will be given a light snack during the workshop.

The cost for this event is $17 for Cerritos residents and $26 for non-residents. Parents who want their child to participate in this workshop will be required to sign their kids in and out of the class.

About Cerritos Park East

While Cerritos Park East will be home to the Little Elves Workshop this holiday season, during the rest of the year, it’s a great place for recreational activities for residents all over Cerritos. This 32-acre park houses a community center complete with a catering kitchen, game room, activity room, and dance room.

The park also has multiple outdoor recreational areas that are perfect for both kids and adults to get some fresh air and exercise. The outdoor facilities include four handball courts, three baseball diamonds, and four tennis courts.

There are also great outdoor areas perfect for picnics with the whole family on a beautiful California day. There’s a picnic shelter complete with a barbecue grill and two picnic shelters with a barbeque grill and sink. Plus, there are many picnic tables scattered throughout the park and a snack bar for food on the go.

Now that the holiday season is so close, it’s certain that families all over the area, including Downey, Long Beach, and Los Angeles, will be looking to fill up their holiday calendars with exciting child-friendly events. So be sure to add the Little Elves Workshop taking place at Cerritos Park East to your calendar. With this you’ll be able to finish your errands while your children have lots of fun.

Don’t forget to tell your friends and family you heard about great holiday events from Cerritos Hyundai!

2012 Hyundai Tucson: Standing in the Battleground of Compact SUVs

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The Battle among Compact SUVs Today

Nearly every automotive brand today is releasing their own compact SUV comprising what seems to be the battleground of compact SUVs today.  Hyundai has recently joined the battleground with their release of the 2012 Hyundai Tucson.  While we all thought that the Tucson would just blend in with the more established nameplates in the compact SUV segment, they might have even outdid everyone with a very distinguished gorgeous look. The 2012 Hyundai Tucson’s overall features, price, and positive consumer reviews all helped in making this one of the bestselling compact SUVs nowadays.  In addition to that, this compact SUV also leads the rest of the pack with its high resale value and the very lengthy warranty that most consumers love.

For 2012, Hyundai gave Tucson a larger gas tank along with an even better fuel economy for the consumers’ delight.  Other wonderful features that captured the hearts of consumers and winning them the battle are the responsive handling, great maneuverability, sporty handling, handsome cabin, ample list of useful features, and a very reasonable price.

What Consumers are Saying

Consumers who have bought their own 2012 Hyundai Tucson only have high praises for this compact SUV.  Exterior wise, they love the wonderful styling that Hyundai has done.  Interior just cannot get any more amazing with all the wonderful and safety features.  It certainly looks more than its actual price.

Having been released at the last quarter of last year, consumers have not had a single problem and everyone is definitely happy with their purchase.  Overall, it is a great and fun car to drive and the fuel mileage is even better.

Consumers and critics alike are getting more and more surprised with Hyundai’s innovations from time to time.  But for the moment, we can all savor the 2012 Hyundai Tucson for now.