The TRED Purchase Platform

If you’re like 95% of car buyers, your journey starts online. Typically, you begin by perusing elegant manufacturer websites. Next, you start investigating third party sites where you can get information regarding “real” pricing. Next, you might visit dealership sites to get a sense for local inventory availability. And at some point, you will head... Continue Reading →

Why Washington Loves Their Subarus

Subaru’s sales in the auto market have been sky rocketing for some time now, but let’s take a look at why they’re clearly Seattle’s favorite. For a make that has no minivan or truck and still surpasses many of its competitors, there are definitely some staple characteristics that keep everyone satisfied.  Along with not having a luxury model or... Continue Reading →

February Infographics

It's February!  You'll hear a lot about Valentine's Day, President's Day, and Black History Month, but you may also notice the Boy Scout's Birthday, Fly a Kite Day, and the new Tred Info-graphics. This month Toyota has continued to reign as our most delivered brand but Mazda has increased in popularity enough to challenge Ford... Continue Reading →

Tred December Infographics

Happy 2014 Tred blog readers! It's a brand new year full of possibilities, resolutions and infographics! December was our biggest month yet.  From a brand perspective, Toyota continues to be our most requested name, followed by Honda, Ford, Mazda, Nissan and Subaru.  We also saw an uptick in luxury brand requests for the holidays - almost enough to... Continue Reading →

Dealer Spotlight – Burien Chevrolet

Tred aims to deliver white glove service to new car shoppers.  The only way we accomplish this is through our partnerships with quality Seattle dealerships.  One of these dealerships is Burien Chevrolet.  Open for 35 years, they are well-ingrained in their local communities, and the Number #1 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid dealership in Western Washington.... Continue Reading →

TRED November Infographics

Hello TRED community.  Monthly update time is upon us.  As the Emerald City flirts will snow flurries, we're seeing a steady uptick in shoppers looking at SUVs and Trucks.  And as more shoppers share the word about TRED, we're seeing test drive volume grow at a very aggressive rate - November was our biggest month yet,... Continue Reading →

TRED Lightly The planet is warming. I know it. You know it (if you don't know it, watch Vice: Season 1, Episode 8). Whether we agree that humans cause global warming is another matter. However, if we acknowledge that there's a greater than 0% probability that humans affect climate change (which is 95% likely, according to... Continue Reading →

IIHS Booster Seats Ratings

You've probably seen booster seats at restaurants, but what you might not know is that they're made for cars too.  Car booster seats are designed for children who have outgrown smaller self contained safety seats but are still too small for standard adult lap belts.  The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety ("IIHS") has recently released it's... Continue Reading →

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