Archive for September, 2014


Three Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Hybrids

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We all know how popular hybrid cars are becoming. When they were first introduced, only very few people had them and many were suspicious about this new technologically advanced vehicle, but now more than 4.5 million hybrids are sold each year. Though they have been on the road for awhile now, hybrids are still a mysterious sort of car that people don’t know much about. Here, we’re going to clear up a few things you probably didn’t know about hybrids.

They are money savers
In addition to saving drivers money on gas with their great fuel economy, hybrid owners can also get some tax incentives, usually saving them up to $3,400. Additionally, many insurance companies off


If You’re Planning to Move, Be Sure to Plan Ahead Thoroughly

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Moving to a new town or city is fact of life for many people in the United Sates these days, especially for those between the ages of 18 and 29. In fact, 66% of people in that demographic have had to move during the last five-year period.

The reasons for this vary: it could be related to higher education, or it could be due to a job promotion. Or maybe the person simply needs a change of pace. No matter the exact reason, if you too are planning a move in the near future, you will want to be certain that you do your due diligence in planning a smooth transition from your old home to your new one.

This will likely involve perusing various moving and storage companies and comparing various m


A Basic Guide to Buying Tires

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As it gets closer to fall, many drivers will be checking their tires and wondering whether they’ll make it through the winter. Often, consumers try to put the expense of replacement off till spring. But since dry traction increases and wet traction decreases as tires wear out, autumn is actually the best time of year to replace tires. Here’s a brief guide on how to buy new tires:

Decoding Tires
If you’re looking at tire options, you’ll probably find a string of numbers that mean nothing to you. They might look like this: P195/60R15 87S. What does this mean, and what does it tell you about how to buy new tires for your car? The first letter indicates what type of vehicle the tire is intend


Thinking About Buying a Car? Now is the Perfect Time!

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If you’ve been thinking about getting a new or used car, but you’ve been putting the decision on hold for a while to make sure that you aren’t making the wrong decision, now is definitely the time to stop feeling worried about the auto industry. The Great Recession is probably still all too fresh in your mind, and you shouldn’t feel embarrassed if you still hesitate to make any big purchases or big life decisions. The Recession was a rough time for everyone and it’s no secret that the auto industry really suffered.

But the American economy is at a point now where car sales — both new and used — are finally starting to regain their strength. Consumers are buying more cars each year, and they’re expressing more confidence in their decisions.

Part of the reason may well be because


Key Car Safety Features

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What most people don’t realize when they step foot in their car is that they are capable of harming other human beings as well as property — but they are also capable of hurting themselves. For these reasons, car safety features are included in every model and make of car on the planet.

It only takes half an ounce of gasoline to start a car (that's 1/3 of a shot glass's worth), but it only takes one misjudgment to cause an accident. Thanks to new automotive technologies that have come out in the past decade, there are now more efficient ways cars can save lives.

But if you are looking to buy an older car from used car dealers, there are a few standard car safety features you should be looking for before you make your purchase.

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