Yearly Archives: 2015

Emergency Kit for Winter Weather

Travel season is coming! According to AAA, last year 46 million people hit the road for Thanksgiving while nearly double that traveled for the holiday season! With that many people driving, there are bound to be problems and issues that arise when traveling. Before you jump in the car this year, here are some emergency items that you should keep in your car just in case. Car Phone Charger This may seem like a no brainer, but back up phone chargers are a must have. Portable USB phone chargers are also a great help in case your car battery dies. Jumper Cables/Jump-Start Kit Cold temperatures can wreck havoc on your car battery, especially if you haven’t checked your battery in a while. Flash Light You might be saying “there’s an app for that.” Well, yes, but the real thing can be more powerful and last longer. Make sure you have backup batteries as well. Water and Snacks This is especially helpful if you’re traveling on longer trips and help resist ... read more


Car Care Tips

Buying New vs Buying Used

Do you, like many individuals, feel that buying a brand new car is a right of passage, or a reflection of status? Do you feel satisfied with the ability to select the exact model, color and features when purchasing new? Well, if you’ll lend us your ear, we’re hoping to sway your opinions… Buying a new vehicle is a poor investment. Why? One word: depreciation. Your vehicle will lose approximately 22% of it’s value in its first year, and after 5 years, that deprecation sky rockets to about 55%. Ownership Until your financing is settled, you don’t actually own your vehicle. If for any reason you begin to struggle financially and can’t make your payments – guess what? The bank will come in, take your car, and then resell it, leaving you with nothing but a bad credit score. This is of course also the case if you finance a used car, but the lesser the loan, the more quickly you can pay off the debt. Warranty and Repair Costs Even with a factory warranty, you stil ... read more


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