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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...
How to Clean Foggy or Yellow Auto Lights

How to Clean Foggy or Yellow Auto Lights

Automobiles
Night driving can be made more dangerous if the headlights are dirty or cloudy. Hazy or dirty headlights may have as little as one half the brightness of clear lights. This not only makes it difficult for the driver to see the road ahead, but it also makes it difficult for other drivers to see the oncoming vehicle as well. Things Needed to Clean and Restore Cloudy Headlights -A soft cloth -Window cleaner -Baking soda -Water Various Options for Cleaning Faded Auto Lights There are special cleaners that are designed for cleaning hazy and faded headlights, such as plastic headlight lens cleaners. Some persons have even used Pam cooking spray, with varying degrees of success, to clean their car’s oxidized lights. If Pam is safe enough to eat, it is safe for car lights; try s...
The Top Methods for Owning a Car.

The Top Methods for Owning a Car.

Automobiles
People dream of owning automobiles. With a car, moving from one place to another becomes easy. Public transport is quite uncomfortable and if you want to travel in peace, owning a car is the way to go. Vehicles are also status symbols and if you want a little bit of respect in your neighborhood, you’d have to go and get the biggest and fanciest car in the yard. Vehicles, however, are not handed out for free in car dealerships and prospective car owners will have to pay or make a commitment to be able to acquire the vehicles that they need. This article takes a look at the top methods that individuals turn to when they need to acquire cars.      Paying cash. This is one of the top methods for car acquisition all over the world. All you have to do is walk to a dealership, identi...
5 Best Tire Maintenance Tips

5 Best Tire Maintenance Tips

Automobiles
Tires are the only part of a vehicle that are in physical contact with the road’s surface. Hence, they wear out quicker than other car parts. Irrespective of the season, be it summer or winter, they require proper maintenance and attention. Below are 5 best tire maintenance tips that could prolong your tire’s life and make you safe on the road: Check the Tire Pressure Proper tire pressure, ideally between 32 psi to 35 psi, is important to evenly distribute the weight of the car across the tire’s tread pattern. Over-inflation and under-inflation both pose issues in driving. To check pressure: Use a tire pressure gauge Park your car for three hours or more Find out the PSI for the front and rear tires of the vehicle Remove the valve cap from one of the tires Inse...
New California Car Seat Law Takes Effect In January 2017

New California Car Seat Law Takes Effect In January 2017

General
Partially for education reasons and partially for enforcement reasons, lawmakers made the existing child restraint law much more specific. The current Vehicle Code 27360 requires children under 8 to be in the back seat and to be restrained in "an appropriate child passenger restraint system meeting applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards," a vague phrase that is almost impossible to enforce and also gives parents almost no guidance as to what kind of restraint is appropriate for what ages and sizes. The new law uses the 2-40-40 rule: children under 2 who weigh less than 40 pounds and are less than 40 inches (3'3") tall must be in rear-facing car seats. Children from 2 to 8 must be in front-facing car or booster seats; children over 8 can sit buckled in the rear seat if ...