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There’s probably not a more powerful car shopping incentive than a Lease Pull Ahead. The mere mention of a manufacturer supported Lease Pull Ahead program is enough to catch the attention of just about anyone who currently leases a vehicle.

What makes a Lease Pull Ahead so attractive for so many people? It’s because this program allows you to get out of your current leased vehicle and in to a new one without some of the costs associated with terminating your lease early.

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Our customers usually have quite a few questions about Lease Pull Ahead programs, so we put together this handy FAQ to cover most (if not all) of the questions that need answers.

Lease Pull Ahead FAQ

Q. Why should I consider Pulling Ahead out of my Lease?

A. You may want to consider a Lease Pull Ahead when one or more of the following items are true:

  • You would like to lower your monthly payment.
  • You’ve gone over your allotted miles.
  • You haven’t gone over your miles yet, but you will before the lease terminates.
  • Your lifestyle has changed and your current vehicle is no longer a fit.
  • You are simply ready for something new.

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Is it just me, or is everyone feeling a little…green?! That’s right; March, the Irish-centric month is upon us!

While visions of four-leafed clovers and pots of gold dance through people’s heads, it’s easy to forget that there once was an automotive heartbeat in the Emerald Isle.

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Here are a list of a few of the noteworthy (or picture worthy) Cars To Come Out Of Ireland:

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Cadillac recently told Edmunds.com that not all of its 940 dealers in the U.S. would carry the 2014 Cadillac ELR. In fact, upwards of 400 Cadillac dealers have opted not to carry the luxury brand’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle.

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When posed with the question of whether or not to carry the ELR, Robert Milner, General Sales Manager of LaFontaine Cadillac, was adamant about the desire to not just carry the vehicle, but aggressively market it.

The all-new Cadillac ELR is the perfect fit for our luxury market. The Detroit Market is the largest Cadillac Market in the country. We have seen firsthand how important the environment is to our customers by their overwhelming positive reaction to our new Gold LEED Certified Dealership in Highland, Michigan.

The ELR’s combination of luxury, technology, eco-friendly and fuel efficiency make it a unique offering in the marketplace. We are very optimistic about the demand for such a vehicle in the Detroit Market and we have the resources, infrastructure, personnel and expertise to represent this unique vehicle aggressively.

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Many Cadillac Dealers decided not to carry the ELR because of the significant investment for infrastructure, equipment and training needed to support the ELR.

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Valentine’s Day. Filled with kisses, chocolates, and enough flowers to build your own Rose Bowl Parade Float – this is also the perfect day to proclaim your love for someone to the world…..via secret letter, of course.

Yes, love letters are a staple of the holiday, ranging from “lift-me-off-my-feet-with-your-way-of-words” to “do-they-give-participation-awards-for-these?”

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While that secret crush of yours might be a bit daunting to write to, why not proclaim your love to the one that constantly keeps you safe, secure, and stylish: your car?

Here’s an example of one such document of car-crossed drivers:

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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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The most popular question our customers ask us is, “when will GM be offering another lease pull ahead?”. I’m happy to say that the answer to that question is “Right Now!“.

We’re jumping for joy because General Motors just announced their first Lease Pull Ahead program for 2014 and it’s running now until the end of February.

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I know what you’re thinking…you want to know if you and your vehicle qualify for this program. Great question, we’ll answer it below!

Do I Qualify For GM Lease Pull Ahead?

Getting out of your current lease early and into a new one will never be easier than it is right now.

If you currently lease an eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac model that matures between now and June 30, 2014, you qualify for Lease Pull Ahead.

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I’m happy to let you know that GM just announced the GM Employee Discount For Friends Program that is available to all General Motors active salaried employees and salaried retirees.

The GM Employee Discount for Friends Program now allows active salaried employees and salaried retirees to share their GM Employee Discount with two additional friends, neighbors or family members who are not already eligible for the employee discount.

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Your Friends & Neighbors will be excited by the enhancements to the GM Employee Discount

The best part is that the program allows friends of a GM Employee to combine Holiday Bonus Cash with the GM Employee Discount on the purchase or lease of select 2014 vehicles or the purchase of select 2013 vehicles.

If you’re a qualified GM Employee and would like to share your GM Employee Discount with a Friend, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Get your friend’s date of birth and ZIP Code.
  2. Visit gmfamilyfirst.com, log in and choose “GM Supplier Discount for Friends” in the left-hand navigation menu to get an authorization number.
  3. Email the authorization number to your friend to print out and use at LaFontanie Buick GMC of Ann Arbor, LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC or LaFontaine Chevrolet

If you’re not a qualified GM Employee, but have a friend that is, send them a link to this article and have them share their GM Employee Discount For Friends with you today.

You won’t want to delay as GM has not announced whether or not the GM Employee Discount For Friends Program will continue in to 2014.

If you have any questions about this program, feel free to give us a call at (866) 523-6682.

Christmas time is just around the corner, which means a few things: grandiose family dinners, holiday shopping, and eggnog (we just can’t get enough of the nog).

While most of you have already begun your annual Christmas Shopping ritual, many of you will forget to buy a gift for the one thing that takes care of you all year long…your vehicle!

For all our cars, trucks and SUVs do for us each year, it would be a shame to leave them out of the holiday festivities (they are part of the family after-all).

Don’t leave your vehicle out in the cold this holiday season, check out these 10 Awesome Christmas Gifts For Your Car:

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How many times have you told your kids the following: make sure to kick the snow off your boots before you get in the car. How many times have they told you: okay?

I imagine their youthful charm may have fooled you into believing them, but once you see your carpet spotting and mildewing, you’ll think twice. With all-season floor mats, you can rest easy knowing that your carpet is safe and sound underneath.

Even when snow isn’t a factor, these mats are great for anytime. Driving around with coffee is a risky endeavor, and it becomes even more hazardous when Mr. Lead Foot decides to stomp on his brakes in front of you. Having all-season rubber floor mats takes away the frustration of a stained carpet, so you can stay focused on how stained your work shirt is.

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There’s some exciting news coming out of Lansing, Michigan that is sure to bring a smile to your face and put more money in your pocket.

Both the State House and Senate passed ‘sales tax on the difference’ bills that allow consumers to deduct the value of your trade-in vehicle from the taxable value of your new vehicle.

How does it work? Simply put, the value of your trade-in is subtracted from the selling price of the vehicle you are buying or leasing before Michigan’s 6% sales tax is added in. The old way required a consumer to pay sales tax on the full selling price of the vehicle before subtracting the amount of the trade-in.

Here’s an example of what the sales tax on the difference law will look like when it’s fully implemented:

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As you can see, using this example you’d be putting $600 back in your pocket. The best part (besides the extra cash) is, that as a consumer there’s no paperwork required or confusing tax documents to keep track of. Your Sales Consultant at your local LaFontaine Dealership will take care of everything for you.

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After receiving thousands of entries, we now have the 5 winners of our November To Remember car giveaway.

Before we introduce you to the winners, we’d like to thank each and every one of you who entered to win one of five vehicles from the LaFontaine Automotive Group.

Now without any further adieu, please join us in congratulating these 5 lucky winners:

Leith Fakhouri – 2014 Volkswagen Passat

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Leith Fakhouri won a 2014 Volkswagen Passat from LaFontaine Volkswagen of Dearborn

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