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Lending a Helping Hand This Winter

Saved by Grace: Giving Hope to the Hopeless

This just in! 

Saved by Grace SE Georgia is on the front page of the Brunswick News this week! We’ve been friends for a while now and we’re happy to be a part of their ministry!

3 years ago, Donna Howard and Maria Gamble decided to step out of their comfort zones by going into the streets and woods of Brunswick, Ga to seek out homeless members of the Brunswick Community to find out what they needed to survive. They listened to their stories and showed them a caring heart. The mission of Saved by Grace is to reach the lost and befriend the friendless; most of all, to restore hope one life at a time. All for the Glory of God.

Homeless camps in Brunswick Georgia

Saved by Grace SE Georgia is a local nonprofit devoted to restoring hope to those families and individuals in Southeast Georgia that need a helping hand. They assist those living in local motels and homeless camps by providing Food, Clothing, and Living Essentials. Donna and Maria help them find more Sustainable Housing, apply for Food Stamps, WIC, and Childcare through The Grace Project. Their team can also walk folks through the process of obtaining Georgia ID cards or Driver’s Licenses, as well as copies of Birth Certificates.

 If you’re asking, "How can I help?", get the word out! 
Share this with your friends now, then read on!

Saved By Grace is currently asking for help with its Christmas Gift Drive, which benefits families living in motels.

Saved by Grace will also happily accept Canned Goods and Non-Perishable Food Items at their Food Bank located at 6543 New Jesup Hwy in Brunswick, Georgia. They accept Monetary Gifts as well. You can contact them at (912) 217-0256. 

The Mckinna Auto Sales team is rallying behind these ladies! We’re accepting donations here at our dealership located at 115 Mckinna Place in Brunswick, Ga.
You can also use our Amazon Wishlist and have your item shipped directly to us. Click Here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/G7MNXPHWDAEO?ref=cm sw em r wl dp woLXUA0MvGeCL

Reach out now for more info at www.mckinnaautosales.com  


 This holiday season, we’re challenging our friends to make sure these families get an opportunity to experience the generosity of others. Our goal is to provide Christmas for every child living in the motels in our community. In addition, we are trying to provide Thanksgiving meals, Christmas meals, and a Christmas tree for each family.

Our most requested items are:

Board Games, Footballs, Basketballs, Skateboards, Building Blocks, Baby Dolls (of all colors), Headphones, Toy Cars, Action Figures, Picture Books, Toddler Learning Toys, Boys and Girls Bike Helmets, Elbow Pads and Knee Pads, and Craft Supplies.

Crunched for time? View our Amazon Wishlist and have it shipped directly to us! 

These kids need some winter clothing too! We have needs for almost 100 boys and girls right now; toddler aged to 17. 
Jackets, Hats, Gloves, Socks, Underwear, Shoes, Jeans, and shirts would be very appreciated!

Other Donation Drop Points include:

Ms. Flower's pre-K class at Heritage Christian Academy
Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center
The Chiropractic Palms PC on St. Simons
Brelynn DuMortier, Coastal Benefits, Inc
Edward Hardman Farmers Insurance Agent
King's Colonial Ford
The Brick
J.C. Strother Hardware

You can read about their latest event, the 3rd Annual Miss Heart of Christmas Pageant at www.thebrunswicknews.com

Reach out to Maria and Donna at www.savedbygraceglynn.wixsite.com

Even if you can't donate, take a minute to like their Facebook Page and share it with your friends! 




4 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Used Car

4 Things that You Need to Know Before Shopping for a Used Car
October 29th, 2019 by Mitch Blyler and Mckinna Auto Sales

Mckinna Auto Sales

Shopping for a vehicle doesn’t have to be a headache. If you take the time to prepare before you start looking for used cars, you’ll know what to expect and make it easier on yourself in the long run. Deciding what options you need in a pre-owned vehicle is a must. We’ve discussed the top brands and available options in our previous blog posts for Mckinna Auto Sales. We’ll also assume that you’ve already read the reviews for any dealership you are planning to visit on Facebook and Google.

For now, let’s look at the steps to keep in mind during the buying process. These tips and hints should help you avoid some pitfalls and could help you save some money as well as keep you from losing your cool.

Step #1: Full Inspection

One of the most important steps you can take before deciding on a vehicle is the inspection process. First off, ask for that Carfax Report! If you’re at a dealership that isn’t willing to provide a Carfax Report, you should consider getting out of there ASAP!

 Even with a Carfax Report, some damage isn’t reported to reliable sources. Take some time to do a full exterior walk around, paying special attention to any damage. You should do the same inside; look out for uneven upholstery materials on the seats and rust or oxidization on the metal hardware under the seats. Both could be an indication that the vehicle has seen water damage. While this is easy to clean up cosmetically, few vehicles can overcome the accompanying mechanical issues.

 Once you get closer to making a purchase, you should consider sending the vehicle to a trusted mechanic. An experienced technician can provide you with some indicators of how the vehicle was maintained and might help you identify any existing mechanical problems as well as give you some advice on common future problems that you could typically face with the Make and Model you’ve chosen.

Step #2: Test Drive

 It may seem obvious, but you aren’t just driving your prospective new ride to see how the radio sounds. Keep your eyes and ears open for any problem indicators. Do the tires make any noise? Is it a smooth ride with no unusual shaking? Be sure to do an on-ramp acceleration test and pay close attention for any loss of power or unusual activity.

 A test drive can also give the driver a better understanding for what they’re looking for in a new vehicle. Do the seats support your back, are they comfortable? Does the car perform well? Does it have the power or stability you need? Are there any blind spots that might make it tougher to drive? All these questions can be answered with the right test drive. Just like trying on a new pair of shoes, your new ride should fit you perfectly.

Step #3: Understanding Values

 Do your research! Once you’ve narrowed it down to a few choices, look on car valuation sites like NADA.com and KBB.com. They gather market data from vehicles sold nearby and provide a value estimate for you. Keep in mind the options and condition on the vehicle you’ve chosen. Look at other vehicles in your market and other nearby markets to get an idea of what dealers are listing. If you’re looking at the only red convertible within 100 miles, expect to pay a bit more. Consider value added options like recent repairs or upgrades as well. If you fail to do your research, it could cost you.

Step #4: Only Fools Rush In

 When you’ve narrowed down your search, consider looking for a comparable. Try another dealership or used car lot just to check out pricing and see how they operate. Do they explain all fees and charges adequately? Did they treat you with respect? Did they listen to your needs? Did they try to stuff you into a vehicle you never even expressed interest in? Choose your next dealership wisely, then use the knowledge you’ve gained here to negotiate the best deal for on a reliable used car. Questions? Give us a call here at Mckinna Auto Sales, located at 115 Mckinna Place in Brunswick, Ga.

Sedan Buyer's Guide More Car for Your Money

Please view the McKinna Auto Sales Midsize Sedan Buyer's Guide: More Car for Your Money  
Content Provided by KBB.com

Roomy, comfortable, efficient, tech-savvy, and sometimes even fun to drive, today's midsize sedans deliver more bang for the buck than perhaps any other category of vehicles. It's no wonder they remain among the top-selling cars in the country.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu
Starting Price: $22,555
Totally rethought for 2016, the Malibu is roomier, more stylish and more tech savvy than ever before.

2018 Ford Fusion
Starting Price: $23,090
The boldly styled Fusion continues to turn heads and win buyers with its good looks.

2018 Honda Accord
Starting Price: $24,465
All-new for 2018, this is the most advanced, most refined Accord to date.

2018 Hyundai Sonata
Starting Price: $22,935
With a low starting price and excellent warranty coverage, the roomy and feature-filled Sonata is a better and better value.

2018 Kia Optima
Starting Price: $23,495
The Optima mixes a sporty and stylish persona with established value.

2018 Mazda Mazda6
Starting Price:$23,890
Arguably the most stylish, most fun-to-drive midsize sedan, a more powerful turbocharged engine and updated styling make the Mazda6 even more appealing for 2018.

2018 Nissan Altima
Starting Price: $24,145
Nissan's popular midsize sedan trails only Camry and Accord in annual sales.

2018 Subaru Legacy
Starting Price: $23,055
The Legacy's claim to fame remains its standard all-wheel drive, but its stellar reputation for reliability is equally compelling.

2018 Toyota Camry
Starting Price: $24,530
All-new for 2018, the venerable Camry is as easy to drive and reliable as ever, but with a new sense of style and sportiness.

2018 Volkswagen Passat
Starting Price: $23,845
The only European entry in the segment, the roomy, comfortable Passat is also a pleasure to drive.

Best Buy
On the strength of its stellar reputation for quality and value, the 2018 Honda Accord was named the Kelley Blue Book Midsize Car Best Buy of 2018, as well as the Overall Best Buy of 2018.

Broad Appeal
You'll find six of these midsize sedans on our most recent list of 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 and six on our collection of 10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000.

What's New
Following a relatively quiet 2017 model year for the segment, 2018 brings with it complete redesigns of both the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. And while not a full redesign, the Hyundai Sonata has been significantly updated for 2018, as has the Mazda6.

Resale Value Recognition
The Subaru Legacy is a perennial resale value standout, and it took home our most recent Best Resale Value Award in the Mid-Size Car category. Following in the second and third spots were the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.



Source: KBB.com (January 4, 2018)
McKinna Auto Sales in Brunswick GA sells quality affordable used cars, trucks and SUV's throughout Savannah GA, Valdosta GA, Jacksonville FL, Hinesville GA, Waycross GA, Jesup GA and Richmond Hill GA.

Truck Buyers Guide

Please view McKinna Auto Sales Truck Buyers Guide
Content Provided by KBB.com

For building a country or towing a boat, nothing beats a full-size truck. Even as they grow increasingly capable in all their roles, trucks are also getting more comfortable, more efficient and more enjoyable to drive. And while the 2018 model year brought its share of upgrades, the 2019 model year is going to be a big one. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 Ram 1500 were recently revealed to the world at the Detroit Auto Show, each of them significantly and impressively redesigned. (The 2019 Ford Ranger also debuted in Detroit, marking Ford's return to the midsize truck segment.) As for all the trucks you can buy today, we've driven every one of them. So which ones do we recommend? That depends on your individual needs, wants and preferences, but everything required to make the right decision is here at your fingertips. Here are your six light-duty full-size truck options today, followed by a comprehensive guide to the segment overall.

In alphabetical order:

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Starting Price: $29,795
America's second-best-selling vehicle is all-new with a wide range of trim levels, and six engines including a turbo-4, a diesel, and a V8 that can make your truck feel like a hot rod.


2019 Ford F-150
Starting Price: $29,650
The best-selling vehicle in the country for more than 30 years is also our Pickup Truck Best Buy for 2019.


2019 GMC Sierra 1500
Starting Price: $37,395
Meet the Chevy Silverado's equally capable but slightly more upscale cousin, which is also all-new for 2019.


2019 Nissan Titan
Starting Price: $31,985
The recently redesigned Nissan Titan's bold looks are backed up by impressive capability, on- and off-road.


2019 Ram 1500
Starting Price: $33,490
Nothing gets the job done in comfort like the tech-savvy, highly capable, smooth-riding Ram 1500, which is all-new for 2019.


2019 Toyota Tundra
Starting Price: $32,815
Year after year, the Tundra keeps earning more respect in full-size truck circles.


What's New
The Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Ram 1500 are all new for 2019. The 2018 Ford F-150 added a diesel engine to the roster, a 3.0-liter Power Stroke that puts out a whopping 440 lb-ft of torque, and the Silverado, Sierra and Ram will all be available with a turbodiesel option.

Engine Evolution
The V8 is still king when it comes to full-size pickups, but Ford has had tremendous success with its turbocharged V6 engines, and in addition to diesel options coming, GM is going to offer a turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine.

Towing and Hauling
The Ford F-150 is the current towing and hauling champion both by the numbers and by our own experience. The Ford F-150 combines a maximum tow rating of 13,200 pounds with a top hauling figure of 3,270 pounds, and proved the most confidence-inspiring in our most recent in-depth truck testing.

The Champs
The Ford F-150 was named our Pickup Truck Best Buy for 2019, and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 claimed the most recent 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the full-size truck category.

How Much?
Full-size truck sticker prices start in the neighborhood of $28,000, but the average price paid has risen to right around $40,000. Still, it's possible to get an attractively equipped full-size truck in the lower $30,000 range.


Source: KBB.com (January 25, 2019)
McKinna Auto Sales in Brunswick GA sells quality affordable used cars, trucks and SUV's throughout Savannah GA, Valdosta GA, Jacksonville FL, Hinesville GA, Waycross GA, Jesup GA and Richmond Hill GA.
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