The Auto Authorities Podcast

The Auto Authorities Podcast

Have you ever felt like you were taken for a ride when buying, selling or repairing your car? Well, Not anymore. This is the podcast that tells you what to watch out for whether you're buying, selling, or repairing your car. With 47 years of automotive experience... We are "The Automotive Authorities". Raw & Uncut! Get instant access to our E-book "How To Buy Car Without The Non-Sense" and never miss a minute of the action text the word "CAR" to 57838.

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May 18, 2022 29 min

Don't know if you've been following the news (or if you missed the post the other day) but car companies like Carvana and Vroom seem dangerously close to collapsing.

You know my and Dave's opinions on companies like this, but if it does collapse, what'll happen to the car industry? Will you be affected?
Stop on by at noon central to hear our hot take on this news!

Also: We're getting ready to make some big moves (g...

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Should you purchase a car and own it outright? Should you lease a car and always have a newer one ready to drive off the lot every couple years? Turns out the answer will be different for each person. 

There's a good reason why purchasing or leasing hasn't dominated the market. There's a benefit to both, but it depends on what your needs are as a buyer (or a lessee)

Join us on this episode of The Auto Authorities Podcast ...

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 Today's guest is fellow podcast host Micky Desai of "The Thing About Cars", and we were excited to get the chance to talk with a fellow car aficionado. He's in good company on this episode of The Auto Authorities, and today's topic is "Crazy Car Stories". You can be sure there are plenty of stories that we can share between us three wild and crazy guys :) 

Keep up to date on all things car related by joi...

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The used car market seems poised to crash at any time. But how do you prepare when you don't know when it'll happen?

In this episode, that's exactly what Dave and I will talk about, and how to tell when it'll happen.

Tell your friends about our FREE Facebook Group called The Auto Authorities Podcast -- we're always sharing what we know about the auto industry, whether it's sales or maintenance. We won't &#...

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Almost every sector that you can think of has been disrupted somehow. And we say "almost" because if there's a sector you CAN think of that hasn't been touched yet, it will be. 

Disruption isn't always scary though. Sometimes it means business is done at a fundamentally different level.

But the times when it is scary, such as when an industry completely goes away... what then? 

Of particular interest in today's...

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Every year around tax time, people are accustomed to spending some of their hard earned tax returns on a new purchase. And sometimes that purchase? It's a car. 

Well-meaning vehicle dealers and sellers know this is a prime time to sell a car. But so do not-so-well-meaning sellers. 

That's why we're talking about how to spot a car ad scam. 

Both Dave and I know a thing or two about how to spot a wonky looking ad from a mile...

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Even if you don't have an Electric Vehicle (EV), and even if you never plan to get one, the fact is that the supply and demand for EVs can still affect you. Much like supply problems in many other sectors, EVs pull in parts and materials from all over the world. And when supply can't keep up, there are knock on effects felt everywhere--including in your family. 

As always, we seek to keep you informed and prepared the best w...

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Don't know if you've noticed but, gas is getting KINDA EXPENSIVE. And like most things when prices spike, there are ripple effects touching other areas. Dave and I will talk about the other ways the gas prices can affect you, so that you can better prepare. 

We would love to keep in touch with you! If you're not in our FREE Facebook Group called "The Auto Authorities Podcast" we'd love to have you join. No st...

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Spoiler alert! This time the Good Guys win. Today is a special episode where we talk with a single mother of 3 about her amazing story of how an auto scammer got caught. Listen in to find out more, and what you can be on the lookout for in the future. We love a happy ending, and we're sure you will too.

After listening, be sure to text the word "CAR" to 57838 to get your FREE e-book on what you need to know before your n...

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No sooner does COVID seem to get sorted out, then another worldwide crisis happens. This time: war in Ukraine. Although it might seem like an "over there" problem, it can cause some "right here" problems with the auto industry. Dave and I will unpack what that could mean for logistics, sales and mechanics all across the US. 

Our FREE Facebook group is always open -- just look for The Auto Authorities Podcast on Faceb...

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March 2, 2022 29 min

A "bubble" is defined as: when the price of something exceeds its value by a large amount. It's happened for the housing market, the e-commerce sector and many others. And it's happened for the used car market too. But is it getting ready to BURST and get things back to normal? Well probably otherwise we wouldn't have an episode about it today 

Join Dave and I as we dig into this topic. And, bubble or not, you ca...

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February 23, 2022 30 min

Folks, this is one of the main reasons why we have this podcast. Maybe it's happened to you. Maybe it's happened to someone you know. Maybe you've heard about it happening to someone else. But scams are a thing. 

There's always going to be some shyster somewhere coming up with shady ways to get your money in exchange for a bad car. And if you fall for one of their tricks, it doesn't mean you're dumb. It just ...

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February 16, 2022 29 min

In our last episode we dug into the topic of Carvana, the business model and whether it's a trustworthy company. And you know we're passionate about this topic, so we have to continue this into Part 2. Lots more cool stuff to get into. 

If you're watching this somewhere other than our FREE Facebook Group, then stop on by, we'd love to have you join! Search for "The Auto Authorities Podcast" and join a growing...

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February 9, 2022 30 min

How cool to be able to just buy a car like you're getting a snack from a vending machine, right? Neat business model! 

But is it too good to be true? Can Carvana be trusted? Well we're not gonna spoil the ending for you. Gotta listen to the show to find out. 

We'll be broadcasting this in our FREE Facebook Group at The Auto Authorities Podcast. Jump on in and become part of a growing group of people who are learning more ...

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For the times that you want to sell a car without going through an agent, where do you go? It seems like there are tons of places online that are happy to unload a vehicle off your hands, but are you getting taken for a ride? 

Dave and I know a thing or two about that, and on this episode of The Auto Authorities Podcast, we'll unpack where the best (and safest!) places are, so that you can sell without hesitation. 

Check out our ...

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Part 3 of our discussion about this hot topic will have you even MORE informed about what to do if you need to buy a new or preowned car during a time when not many cars are leaving the line due to the chip shortage. It's a topic that's on a lot of peoples' minds, so we have to have multiple episodes about this. Buckle up, you're gonna learn some cool stuff. 

By the way: if you're reading this you've probably...

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In our last episode, we talked about the chip crisis, what it means both for car manufacturers and buyers. We'll continue in Part 2 of the series. Sooner or later this chip crisis will be behind us and car sales will be smooth sailing once again. 

Text the word "CAR" 57838 and receive our FREE e-book that unlocks even more secrets about purchasing your next vehicle AND stay up to date when new episodes go live.

Until next...

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Don't know if you've heard but: there's kind of a crisis going on. A chip crisis. 

Every car that leaves the factory these days is a mix of metal, plastic, upholstery, glass and silicon. That silicon is what makes up the computerized chips that let your car do the thinking for you. 

But no chips? No cars. 

Dave and I want to unpack what this means for the average car buyer, and when we think the chip shortage will end. If ...

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January 5, 2022 30 min

While Dave's having fun in Alaska and we're enjoying a diverse range of temperatures back here in St. Louis, we've got an episode that's an evergreen topic, and a concern for a lot of people. 

As vehicles get more efficient and computerized, it can be challenging to trust the technology that runs everything under the hood. And it seems like we only ever hear about when that same technology causes problems. 

But is tha...

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December 29, 2021 29 min

Dave and I know that in St. Louis the weather hasn't really seemed like it's Winter. When it's routinely swinging between 70 and 40 degrees, it feels like the season isn't really committed to getting cold. But as St. Louis natives, we both know: winter is coming.

Whether you're listening in the same city as us, or you're elsewhere, it's important to know how to properly prepare your vehicle for the colder...

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