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Which type of vehicle is best in the Bay Area?

Choosing the right vehicle can feel daunting. You want one that checks all the boxes: affordable, comfortable, versatile, and roomy enough to fit all your needs. That can be especially challenging in the Bay Area where long commutes, hilly terrain, and difficult parking are the norm. But finding the right vehicle while living in the Bay Area isn’t impossible – just follow Carnamic’s guide!

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What’s the difference between hybrid and plug-in hybrid?

Hybrid, PHEV, EV – there are a lot of new terms in the auto industry, and all point toward electrification. Most of us are used to driving a gas-powered combustion engine, leaving a lot of questions about new electric technologies. As more Carnamic customers transition to hybrid and electric vehicles and start the car shopping process, many of them ask us: what’s the difference between a hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle? We’re here to answer all your questions and help you find the best fuel-saving vehicle in the Bay Area.

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Drivers across the Bay Area are looking for new ways to keep their vehicle more secure. One way to do that is with the CARNAMIC CONNECT app. When you purchase a new or used vehicle from Carnamic, you have the opportunity to add our app-based monitoring service that adds security and peace of mind to your investment. With vehicle thefts and break-ins on the rise, there’s no better way to secure your vehicle and keep it safe.

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Things to Do on July 4th in the Bay Area

If you’re ready to celebrate Independence Day with a bang, you’re not alone! We can’t wait for all the 4th of July activities going on in the Bay Area, and lucky for us, it’s just around the corner. With the 4th just a few days away, we at Carnamic wanted to share some events and activities we’re most looking forward to. Come celebrate with us as we mark another year of U.S. independence here in the Bay Area! Best of all, most of these events are free to attend and enjoy.

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How does a car lease work?

You’ve had your eye on that new car for a while now, and you’re ready to take steps to make it yours. It has all the newest technology, most advanced safety features, and enough room to haul the kids and cargo. But now you’re faced with a decision: should you lease or finance the vehicle? Both have their advantages. If you like the thought of swapping vehicles often for the newest models, then leasing might be the right choice for you. How does a car lease work? Follow Carnamic’s car leasing guide to learn more!

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Where can I sell my car in the Bay Area?

Moving, downsizing, trading up – there are plenty of reasons you might want to sell your current car, truck, or SUV. Whatever your reason, we make selling your car in the Bay Area simple! At Carnamic, we’re the Bay Area’s source for new and used vehicles, but that’s not all we do. In order to sell used vehicles at the best prices, we need a pre-used inventory, and that’s where you come in.

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How to Protect Your New Car from Sun Damage

We love living in the Bay Area. The sun, the warm weather – what isn’t there to love? Unfortunately, our favorite things about living here can be what causes the most damage to our vehicles. Sun and heat are incredibly hard on both the interior and exterior of vehicles. Even the engine can take an extra beating from the heat. So, what can you do to protect your new vehicle from sun damage? Follow these simple tips to protect your car from Carnamic.

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Hyundai Motor Group Moving EV Battery Production to U.S.

Hyundai Motor Group recently announced plans to bring production of their electric vehicle batteries stateside. The multi-billion dollar project is a partnership with SK On, a pioneer in the green energy world. Each partner is putting a 50/50 stake into its $5 billion investment as an effort to increase its presence in the EV world and bring emission-free vehicles to the U.S.

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