Monthly Archives: July 2019

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Jul
14

Ways to Survive the Car Dealership

Getting a new car is an exciting thing but the actual process of buying your new car can be overwhelming and time-consuming. However, there are some simple things that you can do to help the car buying process go more smoothly. With these easy and simple steps, you will be able to survive the task of buying your new car with ease.

Know Your Credit Score

Knowing your credit score and exactly what’s on your credit report is one of the most important things you can do before you ever step foot on the dealership. You don’t want any surprises and you definitely don’t want to be denied for financing after you have spent all day at the dealership looking at cars. You can run your own credit through any major credit bureau and you will have your score and report within minutes.

Have a Budget

You have to be prepared and know how much money you can afford to spend on a new car before you go to the dealership. If you don’t then you are more than likely going to be persuaded easily by the salesman to purchase a vehicle that you can’t afford. It will only take you an hour, maybe two, to sit down and determine how much money you can afford to pay for a car note every month. Of course, your credit score and down payment amount will affect the final monthly dollar amount but you need to know where you stand financially before you start shopping.

Research Vehicles on the Internet

Take a few days and research the cars that you like on the internet before you go shopping. This will allow you to be familiar with the cars that you like and you will be able to tell your salesman the vehicle you are looking for and the options that you want in the vehicle. The internet will also give a price range of the vehicles that you are looking to buy and this will help you negotiate with the dealership on price.

Go to the Dealership on the Right Day

Let me deconstruct this for you. It’s always better to buy a new car towards the end of the month because the dealership will normally give you a better price in order to make the sale because they are trying to hit their quota for the month. If the timing works for you it would be even better if you could purchase your vehicle on the last day of the last month of the year! Saturdays are probably the worst day to go to the dealerships because everyone else that wants to buy a new car will be there on that day too and you can expect to have longer wait times for everything on Saturdays.

Know the Value of Your Trade-In

Trade-ins are where dealerships have the opportunity to make money and they know it so knows the value of your trade-in before you walk through the dealership doors. You …

Jul
4

The Essentials of Maintaining Your Car

Getting to and from places rapidly has become more and more important as the sense of urgency for us humans increases. Everything we need, we need now. As a result, around the world tend to buy their own cars so they can travel at their own convenience and commute faster.

Maintaining Your Car

But, buying a car is only one part of the deal. To ensure that your car serves you for long and does not keep breaking down in the middle of the road everywhere you go, you need to ensure that you maintain it. This involves several aspects that car owners tend to forget or leave out intentionally believing it is not as important. However, maintaining your car is not about leaving out important measures. So, to ensure you take care of every aspect, here is a list for you to follow:

  • Research Even Before You Buy

The very first question in getting your car is to ensure that you get a good car. You cannot skip the research before getting a car even if you choose custom coffee vans. This research depends mostly on what you want in a car. If you want a sedan, you should browse the web for information on the most reliable sedans that you can find within your budget. Doing this limits your search and helps you pick the best within your price range.

  • The Engine Oil Dilemma

The next most important aspect for your car is the oil change. Where several people will tell you that you must change your oil every 3 months, the fact of the matter is that your frequency of oil change depends on your use of car. There essentially is no fixed time period after which oil change is necessary but as a rule, check the oil in your car on a weekly basis. When doing so, look for the change in oil color and the consistency.

You can check for all these using your oil dipstick that is easy to dislodge and relocate in your car. The dipstick will also show how much oil there is in your car. Use this as a point for indication to check whether the car has an oil leak.

  • The Brake Fluid

The brake fluid runs out as you use the car for extended periods. As a result, the brakes tend to loosen out and the car takes longer to stop. Furthermore, brake fluid leaks can occur over long periods and excessive usage. But brake fluid leaks are easier to catch than engine oil leaks because it leaks directly on the accelerator and brake paddles in your car.

  • Battery Maintenance

One of the most dangerous maintenance tips are for your battery. This is largely because the lack of battery maintenance can be dangerous for your call. Essentially, every time you open the hood of your car, you should glance an eye on the battery to ensure that the terminals are securely connected. Do not ignore this even if they …