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Tires: You Get What You Pay For

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Everyone wants to get out of the tire shop as cheaply as possible. Cheap may not be the best option. Direct Line gives us a little behind the scenes of why we should spend a bit more. One thing that makes tires more expense is the materials that are used to make them. Tires made with better quality materials have better tread patterns that not only last us longer, but they will keep us safer!

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Negotiating a Private Party Deal

Start Low – Don’t go in with your final offer! Most sellers are going to price their vehicles a little higher than what they are willing to accept, as long as they do not need to sell quickly. However, all sellers want to sell quickly, and you can use this to your advantage. Start below the max you are willing to pay and see how they take it. Best case scenario they take it. Worst case scenario they counter with asking amount. If they don’t budge, go a little higher, and see if it changes their mind.

Finding the Best Price on a Vehicle

Finding the Best Price on a Vehicle

Buying a vehicle is a huge deal. It's a large purchase that requires a lot of research and forethought. To ensure you're getting the best price on your new car, consider these tips before you make any decisions. Establish a Target Price The first thing you should do...

What to Consider When Buying Your First Car?

What to Consider When Buying Your First Car?

Buying your first car is a magical, exciting moment. But it can also become a chore because there are so many things to consider and not a lot of time to go through all of it. With that in mind we created a list with some of the things that you have to keep in mind...

Create a Catered Car Experience

Create a Catered Car Experience

Maybe this is your first car, maybe it’s your fifth car, everyone can agree the whole car shopping experience can be quiet daunting and scary at times.  In the arena where the price is right and it can feel like you are on a game show with the worst dressed car...

The A B C’s of Car Loans

The A B C’s of Car Loans

Whether you are purchasing a vehicle from a dealership or buying from a private party, more often than not you will need to take out a loan. Car loans, though, like any loan can be all kinds of confusing. Here are a few things to consider beforehand. Get Your Loan...

Negotiating a Private Party Deal

Negotiating a Private Party Deal

The thought of negotiating with a person that doesn’t work for a dealership can be stressful. It can be nerve-racking on both sides of this type of situation. The seller is trying to get the most out of their car, and the buyer is looking to save a little cash. Not...

Tires: You Get What You Pay For

Tires: You Get What You Pay For

Tires are one of the essential parts of our vehicle. Everyone dreads having to purchase new ones. We like to forget about them and hope that they don’t have any problems. Tires need the same amount of attention that we give to all the other areas of our cars. Our...

Purchasing a Used Car

Purchasing a Used Car

There are a variety of good reasons to buy a used car rather than a brand new vehicle. For one you will save money, not only on the price of the car, but a used car is cheaper to insure, to register, and have lower tax rates. Also, depreciation on a new car is...