H-Team Parts Connection

The H-Team Parts Connection fleet of nine trucks cover over 40,000 miles each month, delivering parts all over New Hampshire, Vermont and Upstate New York.

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The H-Team Parts Connection not only delivers genuine Ford and Toyota parts for our Heritage dealerships, but also aftermarket parts and parts from other dealerships located along Route 7 in South Burlington and throughout Vermont. Our fleet travels to and from locations like Fort Covington, NY, Keene, NH, Bennington, VT, and Pittsburg, NH delivering parts to over 3,900 different locations.

If you’re looking for reliable parts delivery, look no further than the H-Team Parts Connection. If you’d like to contact our parts department, please call us at 802-865-8140.

Saint Michael’s Playhouse

The Heritage Automotive Group is proud to be sponsoring Saint Michael’s Playhouse 2015 season! The June 16th kick off presented audiences with the award winning show Monty Python’s Spamalot. On the schedule for the rest of the season is Wait Until Dark, Outside Mullingarand Woodie Guthries American Song 

Saint Michael’s Playhouse was started in 1946 with the intention of bringing professional theater talent to Vermont. Since it’s inception, headed by two professors at Saint Michael’s College the theater has been attracting seasoned professional actors from Broadway, Boston, and the greater Burlington area. Saint Michael’s Playhouse was booming until 1970 when its wooden headquarters burned to the ground. The playhouse had become a major institution in the area, and was not going to be lost. Five years later the playhouse celebrated its grand reopening in the state of the art McCarthy Arts Center. Now four decades, hundreds of shows, and over a million audience members later Saint Michael’s Playhouse is flourishing.

To learn more about the history of the playhouse, upcoming shows, and how to get involved visit their website!

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Thursdays With The Vermont Lake Monsters, Kids Eat Free!

What better way to spend these beautiful summer days than to take the family to a baseball game. Thursdays with the Vermont Lake Monsters kids eat free! If you go watch the Lake Monsters at home on a Thursday your kids meal is on the H-Team! Just to clarify, the first 400 kids (under 12) will recieve a voucher for a free hot dog, bag of chips, and a soft drink. The Lake Monsters are playing home games every Thursday next month, that means you can get free kids meals on us! Tickets are $5 for children or seniors and $7 for adults. Check out the Lake Monsters website for more information about promotions, tickets, and scheduling.

ToyotaCare: Peace of Mind with Your New Toyota

ToyotaCare_rgb_horz_tag_4C       ToyotaCare, Toyota’s complimentary maintenance plan, is often the source of questions by new car buyers in our showroom. Complimentary maintenance plans are becoming the norm for many auto manufacturers.  They allow you to have your regular maintenance like oil changes, tire rotations, and multi-point inspections (not to be confused with state inspections) performed at a dealership at no cost to you.

ToyotaCare offers new Toyota owners 2 years or 25,000 miles (whichever comes first) of complimentary regularmaintenance performed by the H-Team. This includes regular oil and filter changes, tire rotations and a 19-point inspection.  To find out what is included in Toyota’s 19-point multi-point inspection, visit the H-Team’s ToyotaCare page here.

ToyotaCare is more than just regular maintenance; it also includes 24-hour roadside assistance for the same 2 years or 25,000 miles.  This roadside assistance plan covers you for those unexpected days when you need a hand: If you’ve locked your keys in your car, have a flat tire, need a jump-start, or even a tow.

Now that you’re equipped with a little extra knowledge, choosing your new Toyota will be that much easier.  If you have any other questions about ToyotaCare, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our sales or service staff.

How To Maximize A Vehicles Trade-In Value

One of the most mystifying portions of the car buying process for customers is when a salesperson puts together a vehicles trade-in value. Most customers are left wondering “How did they get that number?” It doesn’t have to be such a mystery.

The first and most important thing to know is that your vehicle isn’t inspected by a mechanic; it’s evaluated by a sales manager. They base their trade offer on the car’s feel as it drives, engine sound, and visible condition. You can do a lot to change a vehicles trade-in value before you visit a dealership that will make the process smoother, and potentially get you more money for your trade:

  1. Clean your car – Dirt caked on the exterior could be hiding body or paint damage. The appraiser can’t clean it, so they’re going to assume the worst case scenario and deduct $300-$500 to cover any “surprises”.
  2. Fix windshield cracks and chips – Most insurance plans cover this at no cost to you, but it costs a dealer upwards of $600 to fix, and they dock that from your trade offer.
  3. Know your car’s mechanical issues and their severity – A rattle or check engine light could mean a multitude of things. A dealer will protect their interests, which could mean deducting anywhere from $300 – $1000, unless you can tell them what the rattle or light really is. Then they only dock the cost of that specific repair.
  4. Bring everything – Bring your spare keys, extra sets of tires and a Carfax Report, if you have them. The more information the appraiser has the less they have to guess. Additional items, like an extra set of usable tires, also raise the resale value.
  5. Supply and demand – Use the laws of supply and demand to your advantage by trading a 4 wheel drive vehicle during the fall and winter, or a front wheel drive, 4-cylinder vehicle during the spring and summer
  6. Don’t withhold information – Hold your trade to the same expectations and honest evaluation you would when you shop for a car and you’ll walk out with the most money.

To hear more about the trade-in process check out this video with the H-Team’s used car manager, Ryan Denecker, and feel free to contact the H-Team with any questions on how to maximize your vehicles trade-in value

Battery Park Free Concert Series

Back again is the Battery Park Free Concert Series featuring four weeks of music in Burlington’s picturesque Battery Park. Brought to you by The H-Team and Vermont’s Independent Radio Station, The Point FM. All the show’s are Thursday’s at 6:30, just in time to catch the sunset over Lake Champlain! This post comes to you just before Kat Wright And The Indomitable Soul Band take the stage for the second installment of the series. In the following weeks the Battery Park Stage will be graced with the Ryan Montbleau Band and for the final installment Gin Wigmore.

 

Kat Wright And The Indomitable Soul Band

Built around the vocals of Kat Wright The Indomitable Soul Band draws from Americana sounds to craft their own. The sound is a blend of Memphis Soul and RnB mixed with improvisation, a staple to the Vermont musical style.

Ryan Montbleau Band

Having recently turned a page in his career Ryan Montbleau Band has a sound that is ten years in the making. The bands boasts a diverse, yet well refined sound that has been developed through playing with many guest artists.

Gin Wigmore

Born in Auckland,  New Zealand GIn Wigmore has come a long way to perform in Battery Park. The singer songwriters folk sound is speaks on a personal level with enough enthusiasm to get hips swinging!

 

Yankee Sportsman Classic

Heritage Automotive is pulling back the curtain for an exclusive SNEAK PEEK of an upcoming more love film, HUMAN, NATURE.

Join us on Saturday, January 17th, 11:00 AM in the Bissonette Room, with guest presenters Governor Peter Shumlin and Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter.

HUMAN, NATURE is a deeper look at Vermont’s Outdoor Sporting Community. It could be one of the most significant tools for securing a healthy future for fish and game hunting in Vermont. Heritage’s past projects have taken fundraising & awareness to new, unprecedented heights for the Burlington Boys and Girls Club, Vermont Organ Donation, Rebuild Waterbury, The Three Day Stampede, and the Monkton Volunteer Fire Department.

Additional screenings will take place throughout the Classic as can be seen on the schedule.