Why Now is The Time To Buy

There may be no better time to buy a car than right now due to rising interest rates.  With the markets reaching record levels that means a rise in rates across the board is on the horizon.
The Fed bumped the benchmark interest rate at the beginning of 2018 from 1.75 to 2% and is poised to rise one more time in 2018 and twice before June of 2019.  This has been affecting auto loan rates all throughout 2018 and will continue into 2019.  In June of 2018, the rates were at the highest level since 2009, and with more benchmark rate bumps on the horizon, now is the time to purchase that car you’ve had your eye on.
Here at QCAutoplex.com and QCJeeps.com we have good relationships with a number of lenders and are still getting an average APR as low as 3.09% on a majority of our auto loans.  Big banks rates are trending closer to 5% , and that’s up from 1.79% just three years ago. With rates moving so quickly QCAutoplex.com and QCJeeps.com are focused on offering a more competitive interest rate on both older and newer vehicles alike, even when compared to local banks and credit unions.  So be sure to check out QCAutoplex.com or QCJeeps.com to find your perfect vehicle and apply for financing.

Why Fuel Economy Matters

Been noticing a trend at the pump?  Gas prices nationally are at their highest point since 2014 and that is being felt locally too. The average price at the pump in the Quad Cities is $2.68 currently which is up a good deal since 2018 began. There aren’t any signs of the trend slowing down, only going up as time goes on.
With gas prices on the rise and being high in general, more and more people are looking at buying Hondas and Toyotas, both known for their great fuel economy to help maximize their dollar when it comes to fuel.
A large majority of Hondas come in at better than 30 miles per gallon, with some models up over 50 mpg.  At QCAutoplex.com we sell a large number of Civics and Accords, with the Civics averaging over 35 mpg and Accords coming in at 30 mpg.
We also sell Toyota Camrys which are also known for great fuel economy. The Camry Sedan comes in very similar to the Accord with an average 30 mpg overall, and the Corolla is comparable to the Civic with 35 mpg.
At QCAutoplex.com and QCJeeps.com we specialize in both Honda and Toyotas, so if you’re looking to get into a reliable car with great gas mileage, please visit our website or give us a call at
(309)945-6227 to test drive your next car!

Helpful Tips For Choosing Between a Hard and Soft Top For Your Jeep Wrangler

Trying to decide between a hard top and a soft top for your Jeep Wrangler?  They both have their benefits which we’ll go over here in this article to hopefully make your decision easier!

Benefits of a Soft Top

There are many styles of soft tops for Jeep Wranglers. Options for summer, winter, and different weather climates are easily available and usually pretty cheap when compared to a hard top.
They also give you flexibility.  Want to just take out the sides?  Can do.  How about leaving the front on but letting your back passengers get some air, no problem!
The combinations are nearly endless and easy to set up.  Soft tops are really the best way to enjoy nature as well, they are much easier to take off than a hard top, so if you want
an impromptu trip to the beach with the top off, done and done.

Downfalls of a Soft Top

One of the main downfalls of a soft top is durability.  They will only last a fraction of the time that a hard top will due to wear and tear.  They are also somewhat less secure than a hard top
as it’s easier to cut into or remove, so you’ll want to be more careful with the items you leave in your Jeep.

Benefits of a Hard Top

First and most obvious is better protection.  Since it’s a hard top, you’ll be more set up like a car and protected from the elements.  You won’t have to worry as much if a storm is coming through, you and your interior will be well protected.
Hard Tops are also more durable than the soft tops.  They can last just as long as your Jeep without needing replaced, and they can take a beating.  You’ll also have the benefit of storage.
With the hard tops, you can add any number of racks, cases and the like to help get you to your destination.  Finally, you have the added security. With the hard top being so similar to a car,
it’s much less likely to have someone break into your car, and it’s much easier to lock up

Downfalls of a Hard Top

Hard Tops are definitely more expensive than a soft top.  So if you’d rather spend your money on a bunch of cool accessories, you may want to factor that in.  The other issue is the hard tops
are much harder to remove than a soft top, so if you’re going to do an impromptu trip and the weather looks great, you’ll need to get someone to help get that hard top off.  Most people
with the hard tops tend to remove them much less often than the soft tops.
Need a little more guidance?  Here’s an installation video for both hard tops and soft tops for you to watch, and see which one you might prefer to do.

We hope that helps make your decision a little easier on whether you want a hard top or a soft top for your new Jeep Wrangler.  Be sure to check out our inventory of Jeep Wranglers at QCJeeps.com and QCAutoplex.com.
We’re constantly getting new and used Jeep Wranglers in, so let us know what you’re looking for, and we can set you up in the Jeep Wrangler of your dreams.