Springtime brings fresh beginnings!
Throughout history, springtime
has been synonymous for transitions, rebirths,
and new beginnings. A new beginning this month
starts with Centennial Leasing & Sales'
new partnership with Napa Service Centers.
As most of you know I do not only offer you
the easiest and most worry free way of buying
or leasing a vehicle but I also, can help you
with any service you may need
for your vehicle. So, call me for all
your vehicle needs or to find a Napa Service Center by
Congratulations to Peter
Thomas, the winner of last months Trivia question.
Peter knew the answer was a Ford Gran
Torino and received a $100 gas card.
Check out this month's trivia question and see
if you're the next winner.
- Kurt and Joan Schlaefer
Start with the exterior
of the car. Wash your car to
remove all traces of salt from the bodywork,
which will cause damage and corrosion if not
After your vehicle has faced brutal winter
weather, it will need some proper maintenance
to be ready for warm spring weather. Here
are some important steps to take before
heading out on the road.
Inspect windows and wiper
windows of de-icer and grime. Ensure that windshield
wiper blades are not worn and replace them if
needed. Clean washer jets to remove dirt and/or
Check tire pressure.
Tires expand when hot so check them first thing
in the morning. Using a digital tire pressure
gauge is best for an accurate reading. All tires
should be properly inflated, including the spare,
to increase gas mileage, lengthen tire life
and decrease the likelihood of a blowout.
Read More Spring Tips
|Wet Weather Driving Tips
According to National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration statistics, nearly
one million vehicle accidents a year occur in
wet weather. Many of these rainy-day incidents
are caused by drivers failing to understand the
difference between driving in wet and dry conditions.
Below are some wet weather driving tips to keep
Slow down. As
your speed decreases, the tire footprint (the
amount of the tire's tread contacting the road
surface) increases, providing better traction.
You also reduce the risk of hydroplaning should
you run into deeper water puddles on the road.
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Maintain a safe distance. Even
with a good wet weather tire, be prepared for
longer stopping distances on wet pavement. Since
other cars may not have proper tires for wet
weather driving, be extra alert at stop signs
and red lights.
Choose tires carefully. Too many
drivers buy a tire based on initial price or
appearance. For optimum performance in the rain,
select a tire with tread design and rubber compounds
that provide enhanced wet weather driving capabilities.
Featured Car of the Month - 2005 Infiniti
The G35 sedan
corners better than most front-drive sedans
like the Acura TL and it boasts more horsepower
than the rear-wheel-drive BMW 330i, Lexus
IS 300, and Mercedes-Benz C320. It's also
practical, offering more interior space
than other cars in the near-luxury class.
All G35s are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine,
the same engine used in the Nissan 350Z.
In both the coupe and sedan, it's rated
at 280 horsepower with the automatic or
298 horsepower with the manual.
-New Car Test
Featured Premium Car of the Month:
2004 Porsche Cayenne
Cayenne will be truly appreciated by a relative
handful of SUV buyers with exacting demands. We'll
call them connoisseurs. Standard features include
luxury-class requisites such as leather seating
with 12-way power adjustment, automatic climate
control with dual front-passenger settings, heated
retractable exterior mirrors, multi-function trip
computer and a 350-watt, 14-speaker Bose stereo
-New Car Test Drive.com
Featured Lease of the Month - 2007
Hyundai Santa Fe
- $300.00 a month plus tax W.A.C.
$19,500 selling price
- 12,000 miles per year
- $1000 cap cost reduction
Safety features that
come standard on all models include dual front
airbags, front seat side-impact airbags (for torso
protection), side curtain airbags (for head protection)
and active front head restraints. Active safety
features include antilock brakes, electronic stability
control, traction control, and a tire-pressure
monitoring system. Completely redesigned, the
new 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe is attractive. It blends
into the suburbs nicely, shedding the quirky looks
of last year's model. It's larger than before
and now offers third-row seating, for up to seven
passengers. The five-passenger arrangement offers
much more cargo space, however. The new Santa
Fe is smooth and quiet and handles well on winding,
paved roads. Yet it retains Hyundai's value quotient.
-New Car Test Drive.com
- 39-month lease
Our commitment and pledge is to treat
you with the respect you deserve, offer you the
resources you need to make an informed choice
and do everything possible to save you time and
money in the acquisition of your vehicles. Our
philosophy of maintaining a consultant-based relationship
with our clients makes every transaction easy,
satisfying and worry-free. Please feel free to
contact either one of us anytime to discuss your
Kurt and Joan Schlaefer
Leasing and Sales
Kurt and Joan Schlaefer
Kurt graduated from the US Air Force Academy
in 1970 and married Joan under the sabers the very
"We've owned several businesses and worked
together since then to raise a family. We've
enjoyed helping clients and their referrals find new and
used quality vehicles to lease or own since 1990.
We find "CARS FOR PEOPLE" not people for cars".
Centennial Leasing & Sales was established in 1984
and is still locally owned and operated.
Today, we are the regional leader in vehicle sales and
leasing and one of the largest independent auto-buying
organizations in the country.
We've helped thousands of customers in the Rocky Mountain
region buy or lease their vehicles.
We're committed to saving you time and money.
We'll handle everything from finding you the vehicle
you want to delivering your car anywhere in the United
We take the confusion and hassle out of the buying or
leasing process. When you're ready to acquire
your next vehicle, give us a call.
the cartoon series "Speed Racer",who was the "Masked
Email us a
correct response and be entered in our drawing to
win a $100 gas card!!!
responses must be received by 5 p.m. (MST), May 20, 2008
Only one entry per email address. The
winner will be randomly drawn from the group of correctly
answered email responses. Winners will be notified
by email and they will be announced in the next month's