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Lease or Buy?

Lease or Buy?

Both Business and Personal Car leasing have gained a lot of popularity.. One of four cars on the road have been leased and not out rightly purchased. There are a lot of negative opinions out there about car leasing most of which are false, just like everything else there are advantages and disadvantages. One of the main disadvantages which people seem to always talk about is the monthly payment. Monthly payment should not be seen as a disadvantage as there are a lot of people out there who cannot afford to out rightly pay for their car of choice, car leasing is one of the few finance options that make it possible to afford a vehicle and take it home immediately. Car hire is another option which is often mixed up with car leasing. With either car hire or car leasing the leaser does not initially own the car, the major difference between them is that car leasing contracts are significantly longer than car hire contracts. Car leasing contracts usually cover a ... read more

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Benefits of Green Cars

Benefits of Green Cars

Majority of the people seem very inspired by the eco-friendly green cars and want to buy them. Green cars have caught the attention of many people. Here are some of the benefits that green cars offer: Ecologically Friendly Among the most important benefits of green cars is that they do not harm the environment. This is probably one of the important measures taken to save our environment. Fuel Effective The green cars are very fuel effective. You will be able to save your money because of their fuel efficiency. Therefore, these cars will actually allow you to gain more once you purchase them. These cars enable you to save your money and your environment at the same time. Release less Harmful Gases Green cars release less harmful gases. The gases released by green cars produce less toxic compounds on reduction as compared to the ordinary cars. This in turn causes less health risks to the living things in gene ... read more

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What To Do if You’re Involved in a Car Accident

What To Do if You’re Involved in a Car Accident

It happens so suddenly. One moment you’re driving along on an ordinary day …and then you have an accident. In those first few minutes afterwards, with your heart racing and your car damaged, it can be difficult to know what to do. We understand how upsetting an accident can be, and we’re dedicated to helping make it easier for you. That’s why we’ve developed a few tips to help you handle the situation safely and sensibly. Take a few minutes to read these now, so that they come to mind in the event you do have an accident. But before you get into an accident, it is very important to understand the type of California Auto Insurance coverage you carry. Don’t make the mistake of not reviewing your coverage when purchasing the policy and then regretting it when you get involved in a collision. Make sure you get enough coverage to cover the damages you’re liable for incase the accident is your fault. Make sure to get coverage for your vehicle so you don’t end up spending ... read more

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How to See Clearly in Any Driving Condition

How to See Clearly in Any Driving Condition

When is it necessary to change my wipers? Is there really a difference between wiper blades? As fall approaches, it’s important to ask yourself these questions as heavy rains and increasingly severe weather can obscure driving visibility. In fact, the American Optometric Association reports that 90 percent of all driving decisions are based on visibility. Having a properly installed set of wiper blades will enhance your vision during difficult driving conditions. Most drivers don’t even realize they need new wipers until that moment of truth, as a storm approaches or heavy snow begins to fall. To avoid this, check your wipers once a month for worn or split rubber that can cause streaking or chattering. TRICO, an authority in the wiper blades industry, encourages consumers to “change your clocks, change your blades” and make replacing wipes part of your typical fall and spring routine maintenance during daylight saving time. Finding the right-size ... read more

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Tips for Parents: The Car Talk with Teenagers

Tips for Parents: The Car Talk with Teenagers

Giving a 16-year-old their first set of car keys can feel like one or both of you just went skydiving without a parachute. As a parent, you’re relinquishing a certain amount of control when your child climbs behind the wheel. And that can be terrifying. Car accidents are the number-one cause of death among teens in the U.S., so when it comes to driving, the majority of parental fears are warranted. It’s also important to remember to communicate the seriousness of the sudden responsibility. The experts at Trico Products are committed to making teen driving safer and encouraging parents to have a sit-down discussion with their children before they start driving. To help make that conversation a little easier to navigate, TRICO has provided a road map of important points: Seatbelt – Teenagers are more likely to shuffle through their iPod in search of a suitable playlist before they think about putting on their seatbelt. Be clear that fasten ... read more

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15 Helpful Tips for Buying a Used Car

15 Helpful Tips for Buying a Used Car

The thought of buying a car can strike fear into many people. It is a difficult and giant decision when you go to a dealership. So to help out with the nerves here are 15 car buying tips to help you through the challenging process. Narrow your choices. Going in knowing what make and model you are looking for will help pin point what’s important to you. This will ensure that you are not sold something you really have no need or desire for. Create a set of parameters that will influence you. Consider all of the factors that go into buying a car such as: price, mileage, make, model, year, condition, safety rating, repair history, owner history, gas mileage, and even color. Choose one to two that are the most important to you and don’t let the others confuse you. Do your homework! Today the internet is a powerful tool for buying a car. There are many different sites that will educate and equip you to be a confident buyer. T ... read more

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Iconic “Gone in 60 Seconds” Eleanor Mustang Heading to Auction

Iconic “Gone in 60 Seconds” Eleanor Mustang Heading to Auction

Crossing the block at Mecum’s Austin 2014 auction, December 12th and 13th, will be one of the three famed original Eleanor Mustang hero cars from the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”. The unlikely star was specially built for the 2000 remake by Hollywood’s Cinema Vehicle Services. Inside, Eleanor resembles your typical top-of-the-line Mustang, with period accurate ’67 dash, gauges, steering wheel, and enhanced of course with the ‘Go-Baby-Go’ shift knob. Underneath the hood the sweet girl packs enough punch to match her high powered looks. The Mustang fits a burly 351-ci Ford Racing crate motor, complete with a Holley 700 four-barrel carb and backing up to a four speed manual gearbox. A positraction rear end and 17-inch Schmidt wheels help put that power to the ground. Although it’s designated as the seventh of 11 Eleanor Mustangs built for filming, this fine exampl ... read more

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Latest High-Tech Cars May Keep Your Hands Off the Wheel

Latest High-Tech Cars May Keep Your Hands Off the Wheel

These days, it seem that you can’t open a newspaper (if anyone still does that), or read the news without hearing about Google’s latest invention. Now the internet giant is venturing into the car business and trying to improve road safety. The new ground breaking technology being: the driverless automobile. A prototype of Google’s new self-driving car—a two-passenger electric vehicle with buttons to turn the car on and off, but without a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal—was unveiled in May. Without a driver at the wheel, the automobile is instead guided by a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) rotating sensor on the vehicle’s roof that scans the car’s surroundings to determine its driving route, as well as to identify such everyday obstacles as pedestrians, bicyclists and other cars. Although they don’t expect any of these automated vehicles on the road until 2030, this will vastly improve the amount of collisions on the road

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Get a Better Grip About Driving on Wet Roads

Get a Better Grip About Driving on Wet Roads

Your eyes can thank the abundant rainfall for all of the lush greenery popping up everywhere this season. And as your personal experience has probably taught you, the wetter roads also make driving potentially hazardous. Russell Shepherd, a mechanical engineer for Michelin North America and self-proclaimed “tire nerd,” had earned his informal title with his 15 years of driving in almost every type of weather conceivable. His most concerning? Driving in the rain. “Most people don’t realize how much wet roads affect their driving,” says Shepherd. “When roads become wet, it takes longer to stop and more time to react, making it more important than normal to pay attention to your car and other drivers.” For the average driver, Shepherd suggests getting to the bottom of things first—starting with the tires. Here are some tips to help: Check the tires regularly for tread wear and pressure. Different seasons and temperatures will affect ... read more

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Holiday Tips for Buying a Car As a Gift

Holiday Tips for Buying a Car As a Gift

A new set of wheels will put a smile on anyone’s face. Here’s some advice for giving a car as a winter holiday present–big bow included. We’ve all seen the commercial: the husband gives his wife a set of keys and walks her out to a snowy driveway where a shiny new car is parked with a big red ribbon tied around it. She smiles at her man, a tear in her eye, gives him a kiss and their black lab wags his tail. This is not just a fantasy: late December is a great time to spoil a loved-one with a new set of wheels, but it’s a big purchase. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying a car as a Christmas present. Put some thought into it If you already know what your recipient would like, that makes life easy. If not, think about his or her needs: does a crossover make more sense because it’s a family car? Or maybe your recipient drives a lot and would appreciate a hybrid. Maybe it’s a teenager’s first car and a used vehicle (as opposed to new) is ... read more

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