Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

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What is Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Employee Pricing Plus?

FCA workers for the brands of Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, and Ram have access to Employee Pricing. Employee Pricing is essentially an employee discount that applies to the lease or purchase of an FCA vehicle as well as other products and services. So, what is Employee Pricing Plus? As a CDJR dealership, we here at Palmen Motors will take a look at Employee Pricing Plus for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram models.

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a woman in a yellow coat, brown hat, face mask, and sunglasses walking through a sunny spring park of cherry blossom trees

Safe Outdoor Activities During Stay-at-Home Orders

Many states have issued stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic to reduce the spread of the virus. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t leave your house or apartment, or that you have to be stuck inside the entire time. Here’s how you can enjoy the outdoors and get some fresh air and exercise while practicing safe social distancing and other CDC guidelines. 

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How Long Can a Vehicle Sit Without Being Driven?

Unused Vehicles Auto Service Care and Prevention

Depending on your job, lifestyle, and living situation, you might not be driving very often during this period of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), self-isolation, and social distancing. So, what happens to your vehicle if you let it sit for weeks and months on end? It is safe to leave your car like that? Will there be any damage to your vehicle for letting it sit, unused? 

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What’s Considered an Essential Business in Milwaukee, WI?

During the Stay At Home order provided to Wisconsin residents, businesses that are deemed Nonessential are being forced to temporarily suspend operations for public safety and to decrease the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). However, that still leaves those classified as Essential Businesses. What are considered Essential Businesses in the city of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin? 

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a driver using a calculator to value the trade of their vehicle while holding a bundle of cash dollar bills

“Double Taxation” Law on Trade-In Vehicles Targets Illinois Drivers

Make Your Trade-In and Purchase at Palmen Automotive in Kenosha, WI

Many people shopping for a new or used vehicle have an old car they want to get rid of. Often, car shoppers trade-in their old model as credit towards their new purchase. Currently, for Illinois residents, sales tax only applies to the difference between the trade-in value and the new vehicle price.

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2019 Jeep Cherokee parked in forest

How does Electronic Stability Control work?

What is Electronic Stability Control?

There are many systems installed in your car that help to keep you safe and give you control behind the wheel. Many times, you don’t even realize a system is operating to help you while you are driving, because it is seamlessly integrated into the overall function of your vehicle. But it’s important to learn and understand all of the features of your car so that you can drive safer and know when something goes wrong. Let’s learn more about Electronic Stability Control! Read the rest of this entry >>

how to negotiate the price of a used car, man and woman talking to car salesman

How can I negotiate for a used car?

How to negotiate the price of a used car

When you are shopping for a used car, price is probably one of the main indicators that you are looking for to ensure you stay within budget. But what if you find the perfect vehicle and discover that it’s a bit outside of your target budget? That’s where negotiating comes in! Check out these tips to help you negotiate like a pro for your next used vehicle. Read the rest of this entry >>

Drive Safely Through Construction with these tips

Get through construction zones safely this summer!

Safety tips for driving through construction

Those of us from Wisconsin know that the state has two seasons: Winter and Construction. It seems like as soon as the snow melts (and sometimes even before the snow melts), those familiar orange cones are lining many roads and highways throughout the state. Navigate through those zones safely this year by keeping these safety tips in mind! Read the rest of this entry >>