How We Evaluate Trade-In Vehicles

We’re often asked how we evaluate trade-in vehicles. The answer is pretty simple.

We use a combination of Kelley Bluebook (KBB) good condition in conjunction with average trade prices compiled from across the country. Of course, prior, accidents, current damage and other factors come into play, but the majority of the time KBB is a pretty close match.

Top 10 Essentials Teens Should Keep in Their Car [Checklist]

Most parents are a little nervous about sending their teens out on the road. The only thing that helps is knowing your teen is as prepared as possible for any situation that may come their way. That means great driver’s education, basic knowledge of car repair/maintenance/safety, and a car full of essential safety items.

For your convenience, we put together a checklist of the top must-haves for every safe vehicle – use it to make sure your teen is fully prepared.

The Best Spring Road Trips from Minneapolis

The weather’s getting nice, the sun is out, and if you’re like us, you might be thinking about taking your Poquet vehicle out on a road trip! The only problem is – spring is busy! The kids are still in school, outdoor activities are ramping up, and everyone seems to be coming out of hibernation. We’ve got the perfect solution for you – weekend road trips that will be fun for you and the whole family. 

Here are our favorite springtime road trips from Minneapolis / St. Paul:

New App Could Help Keep Your Teenage Driver Safe

We’ve never met a parent who isn’t nervous about their teenager reaching driving age. And their fears are legitimate. The CDC reports that:

  • Teens are more likely than older drivers to speed.
  • Teens are least likely to wear seat belts.
  • Teens are most likely to crash during the first few months of licensure.
  • The presence of passengers increases the risk of teen driving accidents.

That’s why researchers at the University of Minnesota have spent the last ten years developing a smartphone app that could help keep your teen driver safe on the road.

Want to Know How We Pick Our Cars? Here’s the inside scoop.

If you’ve purchased a car from us before, you know that quality is our highest priority. We work hard to make sure every vehicle in our inventory is a high-value choice we’d be proud to own ourselves. So how do we find these cars? Where do they come from? How do we decide whether or not to buy them? These are questions we hear pretty often, so we thought we’d answer them here…