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On a windy July 1st day, the LaFontaine family and the Hall family signed the paperwork for the sale of Hall Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to become LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Fenton.

The LaFontaine family is happy to be an even bigger part of the Fenton community by adding this dealership to the LaFontaine Automotive group of franchises. Our outreach to the community with philanthropic efforts and sharing the Family Deal mission with the Hall customers and employees are high priorities.

LaFontaine CDJR of Fenton Grand Opening
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The LaFontaine Automotive Group is excited to announce the expansion of their family with the acquisition of the full-service Hall Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram of Fenton. We welcome all Jim Hall’s loyal customers to our Fenton location.

The facility is located at 15123 North Rd, Fenton, MI 48430 on the west side of North Road directly off the US-23 expressway serving the serving Fenton, Linden and the surrounding areas.

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The Fenton location will offer the best new inventory from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Jeep offers models like the popular Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Patriot, Renegade, Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee. Don’t forget to check out the newly reinvented 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

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LaFontaine Automotive Group is pleased to announce the expansion of their family with the acquisition of the full-service LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram of Lansing. We welcome all Bill Snethkamp loyal customers to our Lansing location.

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The facility is located at 6131 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI 48911 on the corner of Miller and Pennsylvania directly off the I-96 expressway serving the Holt and Lansing areas.

The Lansing location will offer the best new inventory from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. Jeep offers models like the popular Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Patriot, Renegade, Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee. Don’t forget to check out the newly reinvented 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

There’s also a large selection of inspected road-ready affordable pre-owned vehicles for your purchase. New and used financing is also available and an experienced finance representative is there to assist you on the best option for any credit level.

Don’t forget our Service and Parts area that is there to serve our community of loyal customers.

One unique benefit of shopping the LaFontaine CDJR of Lansing store is that we offer an experienced Cross Store Specialist that can assist you with the purchase of any new make and model available from any of our stores.

“We expect to be a presence in the community, not just a business in the community. Our New CDJR store is another opportunity for our organization to be a contributor to the Greater Lansing Ingham County Area” –Ryan LaFontaine CEO

Founded in 1980, the award winning and nationally recognized LaFontaine Automotive Group includes 23 franchises in 18 locations and employs over 1,000 Michigan residents.

The “LaFontaine Family Deal” offers customers more than the best price and service on a new or pre-owned vehicle, it incorporates the attitude and approach to business developed and nurtured by the LaFontaine family.

The LaFontaine Mission Statement

Build lifelong relationships that connect families, strengthen communities and personalize the automotive experience.

The Family Deal. It’s not just what you get, it’s how you feel.

When you think October in Michigan, you probably think about the fall colors, decorating pumpkins, and a Detroit Lions season that’s over before it really started. But if you’re in the automotive biz, you also think about the upcoming North American International Auto Show and the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Awards.

You see, October is when the independent journalists who ultimately select the North American Car and Truck of the Year release their short list of vehicles that are under consideration for these awards.

2016 North American Car Truck of the YearSo without further ado, here are the vehicles that made the list:

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The news it out, the jig is up, we finally found it. The Renegade, they had it made, and now you can buy it!

That’s right ladies and gentleman (and Styx fans all over the world), the 2015 Jeep Renegade has arrived at LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Saline, Michigan.

2015 Jeep Renegade at LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

We caught our first real life glimpse of the new Renegade at the North American International Auto Show and it certainly made a lasting impression.

With best in class 4×4, 9 speed automatic transmission, UConnect technology and over 30 miles per gallon – the Renegade is shaping up to be one of the best compact SUV’s available on the market today.

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A vehicle is usually the second most expensive item we’ll ever purchase in our lifetime. While getting The Family Deal on a new car is great, sometimes we tend to forget about the other costs associated with owning a new vehicle.

Things like financing, insurance, gas, state fees, regular maintenance and vehicle depreciation add to the overall cost of ownership of a vehicle.

And if you’re like me and not a fan of the math, the vast amount of numbers to crunch can become overwhelming.

That’s where Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own Awards come in to play. KBB has done all the legwork and calculated the cost-to-own on all vehicle models for 2015.

Now that the hard work is done, you can take your time and browse the list of vehicles with the lowest 5-year cost of ownership listed below.

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Let’s face it, probably more than half of us who tuned in to watch the Patriots take on the Seahawks in Super Bowl 49 were doing so primarily to be entertained by the commercials.

In years past, automakers gobbled up advertising slots like Malcom Butler gobbles up ill-advised passes from Russel Wilson – often times accounting for 25% or more of all commercials that air during the game.

Super Bowl XLIX 49 Car Commercials

This year however, only a handful of automakers shelled out the big bucks to reach Super Bowl viewers – with big names like Ford, General Motors, Honda and Volkswagen sitting this one out.

But for those automakers who did air commercials during the game, it seems they spent their 4.5 million dollars for 30 seconds of air time wisely.

If you missed the spots during the game or want to watch them again, here are the Super Bowl Commercials that aired from BMW, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes, Nissan and Toyota.

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As a person who has collected many things in his life, I have quite a bit of stuff stashed in the nooks and crannies of my home (much to my wife’s chagrin).

Amid the assortment of collected comic books, baseball cards and random childhood mementos is a fairly large collection of vintage magazines dating from the 1960’s through the 1990’s.

Vintage Magazine on Wooden TableWhile flipping through some of these old-school mags, I couldn’t help but notice all the different vintage car ads. Really cool car ads mind you. Especially the stuff from the 60’s and 70’s.

Not wanting to keep all this content to myself, I started carefully scanning some of these ads to share with you.

So each week on #ThrowbackThursday I’ll be sharing a new vintage car magazine ad so you get the chance to appreciate them like I do.

The first in this ongoing series is a colorful ad for the 1974 Jeep Renegade CJ-5. Check it out….

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We’re living in a world where technology is rapidly evolving and converging every single day.

New ground-breaking technologies are being released and our lives are irrevocably changed, even if we don’t realize it at the time.

On June 25, 2014 at Google’s annual developers conference, Android Auto was announced, promising to connect our phones and our cars for a seamless user experience.

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It’s certainly an exciting time as technology converges, especially for enthusiasts of Android smartphones and the auto makers who will support the platform (full list below).

But before we take a look at how Android Auto promises to simplify your drive, let’s take a look at how we got here in the first place. Continue Reading…

What do Bob Dylan, The Muppets, Morepheus and Leonard Hofstadter all have in common?

Each starred in a car related Super Bowl XLVIII commercial that helped keep us entertained during a less-than memorable Big Game (unless you’re a Seattle Seahawks fan that is).

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The automakers pulled out all the stops with their commercials this year to keep us amused when the game itself couldn’t – and I took the initiative to compile all the car related commercials from Super Bowl XLVIII right here for your viewing enjoyment.

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Having a recent slate of successful Super Bowl commercials under their belt featuring Eminem and Clint Eastwood, Chrysler turned to the legendary Bob Dylan to talk about American Pride and the 2015 Chrysler 200 – America’s Import.

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