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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.

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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 significant. The value of your car goes down the minute you drive away. Many vehicles are being made with the ability, if taken care of properly, to continue running well over 100,000 miles. Here are some tips associated with purchasing the right vehicle for you.

When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Car

When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Car

Cars become part of the family.  They take you where you want to go and get you there safely and reliably.  It can be hard to let go of a car, especially if you’ve been through a lot, but it’s important to recognize the signs of when it might be time to say...

Understanding your Warranty

Understanding your Warranty

Understanding your vehicle warranty is the best way for you to save money on repairs. Warranties will differ on what they cover, length of coverage, maintenance requirements and whether or not you're eligible to purchase an extended warranty. Let's dive a litter...

Your Car Mini-Emergency Kit

Your Car Mini-Emergency Kit

Your car goes everywhere with you and because life happens wherever you go, you never know when you might be in need of a mini-emergency kit.  Take a few of these tips and make yourself a little kit to keep in your car that will keep you covered wherever your...

Road Tripping to Success

Road Tripping to Success

With Summer right around the corner, it’s time to pile the family, significant other and or pets into the car and get road trippin’!  The last thing you want to be dealing with is a potential car headache in the middle of your trip.  In order to have a...

Car Loans you Should Never Take Out

Car Loans you Should Never Take Out

If you fall into the majority of Americans who need to borrow money in order to buy a vehicle, there are a couple things you should know. Certain lenders may offer you a loan that extends to 72 or 84 months. These types of loans are rarely a good idea. Here are some...

The Importance of the Test Drive

The Importance of the Test Drive

Using the internet to research vehicle ratings and reviews is a great start to looking for a new car. However, there are certain things the internet can't help you with. Pictures and descriptions only go so far when determining what will work best for you and your...

Questions you Should Ask Before Buying a Used Car

Questions you Should Ask Before Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car can be a stressful experience. There's always a question of whether you're getting a good deal, or buying something that could break down continuously. If you're in the market for a used car, consider asking the seller some of these questions. Why...

Alternative Transportation Methods

Alternative Transportation Methods

Nowadays, commuters have more choices than ever to decide how they're going to get to work. Revamped public transportation and ride share companies have really changed the way people get around. If you're not in a position to own your own vehicle or you simply want to...

5 Car Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car Running Longer

5 Car Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Car Running Longer

The first few months or even years after getting your car, maintenance may not have to be top of mind, but to ensure your car stays in the best shape it can be requires awareness and check-ups. Below we’ve included information on a few of the car care basics to keep...

Auto Shop Tips

Auto Shop Tips

It can be inconvenient and sometimes intimidating to take your car to the auto shop. If you aren’t a car expert, you may often feel left in the dark when the service manager talks to you about everything you need to fix on your car. The cost is never appealing either....