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Best and proven guide to automotive service

Best and proven guide to automotive service

Automobiles
Many folks are mystified by the process of taking their car in for service. There are so many questions: Should the car be taken to a dealership or an independent? Should owners pay for "preventative maintenance" services? Is the estimate accurate or is the owner getting ripped off? Is this repair covered by a warranty? The next few articles will try to answer these questions, as well as dispel some myths and misconceptions. Where to Go One of the first questions most people ask is: Where should vehicles be taken for service and repair? If a new car is still covered by the manufacturer's warranty, then going to the dealership for warranty work makes sense. But what about routine maintenance? Or cars that are no longer covered by warranties? What makes the best sense in those case...
Finding a reputable automotive maintenance shop

Finding a reputable automotive maintenance shop

Automobiles
Auto maintenance shop - Since most people are keeping their cars and trucks longer, the need for qualified automotive repair services to fix these vehicles has increased. But what is the best way to find a reliable automotive maintenance shop that doesn’t overcharge? Here are some tips to help pick an automotive maintenance shop that can get the job done right. Choose Businesses that Offer Specific Automotive Repair Services According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), vehicle owners should go to an automotive maintenance shop that specializes in the car's specific problem. For example, if the car is having transmission problems take it to a transmission specialist. Most dealers and general repair facilities don't employ a transmission specialist. Instead, they send th...
Money handling tips while obtaining auto dealer financing

Money handling tips while obtaining auto dealer financing

Finance
Money handling - Obtaining an auto loan is exciting and many dealers offer in-house financing, which allows individuals to easily receive the loan for the car they desire. This can be a good thing, but without careful money handling, it could lead to the dealer taking advantage of the individual purchasing the car. Below, individuals will learn how to work the auto finance network with important tips for obtaining auto dealer financing with good money handling tips. There are several reasons to save money and smart auto loan is one of those. Check Interest Rates Individuals have the option to negotiate the interest rate for their financing. It’s important that they exercise this option because the dealer will almost always make the interest rate higher than they actually plan on ...
How to Derive Better Gas Mileage

How to Derive Better Gas Mileage

Automobiles
Fossil Fuels that fuel automobiles come from non-renewable sources and contribute to pollution and global warming in a big way. President Obama’s tough auto efficiency standards that aim to improve cars’ mileage by 40 percent are likely to mitigate the energy crisis in a big way. Regulations apart, there are various methods by which individual drivers can increase gas mileage for the vehicles. Good driving style, adherence to basic car maintenance tips and making optimal use of the car increase fuel economy by as much as twenty percent! Driving Style Irrespective of the declared fuel efficiency of your car, your driving style improves gas mileage, or decreases it in a big way. The following are the major fuel economy driving tips: Aggressive acceleration and braking increas...
Tips to Save Gas with an Older Car

Tips to Save Gas with an Older Car

Automobiles
But when high oil costs are met with a slowing economy, some find themselves unable to afford the upgrade. As a car ages, its engine becomes less efficient and requires greater maintenance and care. Here are some tips on how to keep an old clunker running while saving up for that new hybrid model. High Mileage Older Cars Rule Road According to a survey the average age of a car on the road is greater than 9 years, and 68 percent of vehicles have more than 75,000 miles on them. Since a soft economy means Americans are less likely to be able to afford a new fuel-sipper, it’s best to figure out how to reduce gas consumption in an existing vehicle for a while. Tips for a High Mileage Vehicle’s Best Fuel Efficiency -Change the oil. Use premium motor oil and change your oil every ...
Why You Should Pay in Full for a Vehicle and Avoid Auto Financing

Why You Should Pay in Full for a Vehicle and Avoid Auto Financing

Automobiles
You won’t make the cardealer happy, but you’ll be happier and wealthier if you forgo the auto loan and the extended warranty dealers are always pushing. Maybe you won’t be able to afford the shiny new car of your dreams. But if you buy a used vehicle with the money you’ve saved, you’ll be able to afford much more down the road. You won’t have a payment coupon book to worry about, or the debt that goes along with it. Tips on Buying a Car with Cash Car dealers will try and entice you to finance "See how much more car you can buy! The payments are so low!" Sure the payments are low. Just figure how many years you’ll be paying interest plus principal on that vehicle. Comparison shop before you enter the dealership First, determine the make, model and year of the car you’re i...