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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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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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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Top 10 Cars to make it past 200,000 miles

Top 10 Cars to make it past 200,000 miles

Searching for the most dependable vehicles. As you find yourself on the hunt for a new car, you may be wondering how long you should expect a new car to last. A recent study was done by USA Today that revealed the top ten cars with a chance to make it past 200,000 miles. To put these upcoming percentages into perspective, it’s worth noting that the average car only has a 1.2% chance to even…

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Tips for Getting a Good Car Loan

Tips for Getting a Good Car Loan

Don’t dwell only on the monthly payment. Most people applying for a car loan jump right to the monthly payment. Although the monthly payment is important, it isn’t the most important number on your car loan. Make sure to pay attention to the total cost of the vehicle. Breakdown the monthly payment to see how much you will be paying in interest and other fees. Make note of how many years or how many payments…

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Car Negotiating Secrets for the Savvy Shopper

Car Negotiating Secrets for the Savvy Shopper

Know Your Numbers. Always do a little research before you head out shopping. If you plan to trade in your current vehicle, make sure to get a few car value estimates. Know how much your trade in is worth and decide how much you are willing to accept. If you know what kind of vehicle you are looking for, take a few minutes to check out its current market value. Pay close attention to the…

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The #1 Car Buying Mistake

The #1 Car Buying Mistake

There are many mistakes to avoid when purchasing a new car. One of the more common and perhaps the biggest mistake we see people make is listening to the advice of an unqualified person. “The number one mistake car buyers make is, they go, ‘My friend said it’s really good.’ You know, this is the only country in the world where people do that,” – Jay Leno  We live in a society where friends, co-workers,…

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