About Refinancing Your Auto Loan

About Refinancing Your Auto Loan

When you hear the term “refinance”, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a mortgage. While this is the most common occurrence, you may be delighted to know that you can also refinance your auto loan. It’s not really an advertised thing. More often than not an owner seeks out refinancing options due to a referral from someone else who did it recently. Why should you refinance your auto loan? By refinancing your…

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The Five L’s of Changing A Tire

The Five L’s of Changing A Tire

Learning to change a flat tire. The thumping sound of a flat tire is dreaded by almost every driver alike. Sometimes you still face this panic-inducing dilemma despite all your efforts to avoid it, such as keeping an eye on your tread and air pressure. No matter the cause of your flat tire these five L’s will help you get back on the road quickly and safely. Location Never just continue to drive around on…

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How to get the Lowest Price when Car Shopping

How to get the Lowest Price when Car Shopping

Haggle How-To Nothing is more anxiety-inducing than the thought of having to negotiate price on a car lot. Know-how and a good poker face are definite requirements. Here are some simple tips to help you proceed with confidence. Think Long-term It is very easy to get caught up in the idea of a lower monthly payment. It very well may seem like the better option. Pause a moment and think logically. Smaller payments means paying…

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Is your A/C ready for the Summer Heat?

Is your A/C ready for the Summer Heat?

Can your car’s A/C handle the Summer’s heat? We are smack-dab in the middle of Summer, and if there’s one thing you’re going to want this summer, it’s that A/C! It can be a real bummer climbing into your vehicle & going to crank that cold air, only to get a blast of warm air in your face. Here are some warning signs that your A/C is on it’s way out: Hearing strange noises from…

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Getting Ready for a Road Trip

Getting Ready for a Road Trip

Check these 4 things before going on your next Road Trip! Summer is in full swing. Actually, here in Florida it’s almost always in full swing! Nothing screams summer more than adventuring & spontaneous road trips. While it’s adrenaline pumping to just up and go, there are some things you should always double check on your vehicle. Marking these off your list will not only get you safely to wherever you’re headed (decided or not),…

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2 Reasons to Avoid Using Your Debit Card at the Pump

2 Reasons to Avoid Using Your Debit Card at the Pump

For most of us we find it convenient to swipe our debit cards right at the pump. We do this to save walking inside, but have you ever noticed the small sticker placed on most pumps next to the keypad which more or less states that if you are using a debit card to pay inside. This often overlooked warning is important for two reasons. Skimmers This would be the most obvious reason. Skimming devices are…

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8 Things You Should Always Keep In Your Vehicle

8 Things You Should Always Keep In Your Vehicle

Being prepared for the unexpected.  Imagine with me for a moment that you’re driving along on a nice and relaxing ride. There is a decent amount of gas in your tank, the music is at the perfect volume and you are just living the life. This would be the perfect moment for something to happen, and BAM it does. You went from cruising along to slowly drifting off to the side and hitting those hazards. Do…

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4 Reasons to Stop Running On Empty

4 Reasons to Stop Running On Empty

Running your car on empty is a bad idea. You have done this a million times. You watch that little gauge sink lower & lower towards the left, and for whatever reason, you skip stopping at the next gas station and just decide to power on through. As your eyes keep darting back to your ever-illuminated dashboard, you secretly say a prayer and hope that you make it to your destination. Sound familiar? While this…

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All About Your Timing Belt!

All About Your Timing Belt!

It’s all about timing! When people tell horror stories about costly car repair jobs, more times than not, it involves a timing belt. Why is that? It is likely due to the significance your timing belt plays in running your entire engine. If it breaks, it takes down a whole slew of other parts with it leaving you with a nasty bill. What is a timing belt? The timing belt is just that: a big…

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How to find a good mechanic.

How to find a good mechanic.

Finding the needle in the haystack. Looking for a mechanic to take care of your daily driver, or even just a project, can be quite a daunting task. Where do you even start?  While there is no clear cut path or exact answers, there are some things you can be on the lookout for. Is the mechanic open and honest? Any good and honest mechanic will be willing to break down everything that needs to…

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