Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Privacy Policy

cawcawcaw.com Privacy Policy
This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
       To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
       To improve our website in order to better serve you.
       To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
       To quickly process your transactions.
       To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
       To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
We do not use Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use 'cookies'?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some features will be disabled. that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

However, you will still be able to place orders .

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it's release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.


Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:
       On our Privacy Policy Page
Can change your personal information:
       By emailing us
       By calling us

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email
       Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
       Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
       Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
       Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
       Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
       Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
       Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
       Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at
       Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.
537 Richmond Avenue
Stauton, VA 24401
United States

Last Edited on 2017-01-17

Monday, February 1, 2016

$1001 Tax Match At Consumers Auto Warehouse

Consumers Auto Warehouse wants to help your tax refund go farther this tax season with our exclusive $1001 Tax Match program.  Just bring your W2s to Consumers Auto Warehouse and we'll process  your tax return right on site in just minutes.  Use part of the refund towards a newer, nicer car and we will match that portion up to $1001!  You can double your money!

You don't need to use your entire refund to qualify:  Any remaining refund will be delivered to you as quickly as the other tax prep places can.  And a big down payment may help you qualify for a better car And a better rate.

If you have questions or want to apply today, call 540-213-0202.  You can apply online anytime, day or night, at www.cawcawcaw.com.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

December Tax Refund

If you are in need of a ride but don't have the cash for a down payment, Consumers Auto Warehouse may have the answer for you.  We've teamed up with Valley Car Credit and Tax Refund Services to provide you with a chance to get up to $1000 NOW for a down payment.  All you need is your most recent paystub to see if you qualify

Here's how the program works - we estimate your 2017 tax refund using your most recent paystub.  If you qualify, you could borrow up to $1000 of that refund to use TODAY towards a great new vehicle from Consumers Auto Warehouse.  If credit is a problem, we are the solution!  We can find a lender for you no matter what your circumstance.

To see if you qualify, just call one of our specialists at 540-213-0202.  Please keep in mind that there is a limited amount of money for this program and once it is gone, you'll have to wait for your W2.  So don't hesitate - please call today.  To see our inventory or apply for credit, visit us at www.cawcawcaw.com.

Restrictions apply.  Not everyone will qualify.  Contact dealer for more information.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tax Refund Programs - You Might Double Your Refund with CAW!

Make your tax dollars go farther with our tax programs at Consumers Auto Warehouse!  There are two different programs for you:

Pre-W2 Tax Refund Program
If you haven't received your tax paperwork yet, you still might qualify for our Pre-W2 Tax refund program.  Just bring your year-end paystub and see if you can borrow up to $1000 of your expected tax refund to use TODAY!  No everyone qualifies, but we can have an answer back for you in just minutes.

Double Your Tax Refund!
We have teamed up with Tax Refund Services to offer tax prep on site!  You can bring your W2s and social security cards to us and in 15 minutes, we complete your tax returns!  You can drive away the same day.  The best part is that if you get your tax refund processed with us, we will double it up to $1000 when you use part of your refund towards a newer, nicer car.  Put $500 down - it becomes $1000.  But $750 down, you've got $1500. - $1000 = $2000!

If either of these programs interest you and you want more information, please stop by the lot at 537 Richmond Ave, Staunton or call us at 540-213-0202.  You can apply online at our website at www.cawcawcaw.com

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Why We Finally Gave Up On the Carfox

We've had a long relationship with the Carfox - that cute and lovable mascot for Carfax Vehicle History Reports.   Unless you live under a rock, you've surely seen the commercials as the fox tells innocent buyers to beware of the big, mean car dealers and make sure you ask for a "free" Carfax on every purchase.  Every reputable dealer will provide one to you!

And for several years we have provided them.  At first, Carfax signed us up with a special offer - a few hundred dollars per month for as many reports as we could run at Consumers Auto Warehouse.   And run them we did!  On our current inventory - our sold units - in the service department and even for people who were shopping other places.  It was a great gig.  Carfax provided us with marketing materials, a fancy looking format, and links on our website.

In the background, though, it always felt like they were extorting me.  They ran million dollar campaigns to paint car dealers as crooks and buffoons while jacking up my rates on an ever increasing basis.  As time has worn on, those price increases have crossed the "ridiculous" line - the last rate increase pushed us to over $11,000 per year!  Yes - and we had one of the lowest rate plans out there!

Don't get me wrong - vehicle history is important when deciding whether to buy a vehicle.  But Carfax isn't the only (or best) game in town.  We've switched to Autocheck by Experian - yes, the same folks to do credit scoring.  We've found the reports to be simple to read, easy to understand and more complete when it comes to accident data - the thing that MOST customers want to know first.  You can see all the Autocheck reports on our website at www.cawcawcaw.com by every vehicle we sell.

We may not have a mascot or funny stuffed animals now, but we've stopped paying close to $1000 per month for bells and whistles and commercials that bash us.  And when we save money - the customer saves money - without giving up the information you need to make a good buying decision.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Community Yard Sale and Customer Appreciation Day May 31, 2014

Community Yard Sale & Customer Appreciation Day

May 31, 2014 @ Consumers Auto Warehouse and Warehouse Auto Repair

We're hosting a Community Yard Sale and Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 31, 2014.  Here's a few things you can look forward to if you attend:

  • We'll have local folks set up selling their excess stuff on the lot from 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Boy Scout Troop 28 will be here selling hot dogs and sodas for lunch.
  • There will be a bouncy house for the kids
  • Service will be open for tours and free check engine scans
  • Our detail crew will be here washing cars for free 
  • We'll also have a live radio remote and some prizes and giveaways all day.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Tax Programs at Consumers Auto Warehouse

At Consumers Auto Warehouse, we try extra hard to create programs that help people when they need it.  During tax refund season, we have two programs to help you.

Pre-W2 Tax Program
You may qualify for our Pre-W2 tax program.  With this program we use a year end paystub to estimate your tax refund.  Teaming up with Valley Car Credit and Tax Refund Services, we can offer you an advance on the refund before you even get your W2.

$1000 Tax Match Program
Our $1000 Tax Match program lets you double your tax refund up to $1000 when used towards the purchase of a car, truck, van or SUV at Consumers Auto Warehouse.  We can prepare your taxes onsite or you can get them completed at your choice of local tax preparer.  If you have need a down payment and want to increase your purchasing power, this is the program for you.

For more information, contact one of our finance specialists at 540-213-0202, check us out online at www.cawcawcaw.com or stop by our lot on Richmond Road in Staunton.

Wondering whether we are the place to go?  Check out our reviews at plus.google.com/+cawcawcaw or at www.dealerrater.com.  Or ask your friends about us!