Friday, October 29, 2010

Extended Warranty Reviews

BUYER BEWARE: Extended Warranty Reviews. Auto extended warranty insiders hear horror stories of all kinds, first hand. Here are some of the most outrageous, but also common, lies that some sales representatives have been known to tell potential customers.

Lie #1 In order to qualify for auto dealership financing, you must purchase an extended warranty at the same time. Check this list of extended warranty insider horror stories Before You Buy! Read More on: Extended Warranty Reviews

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Car Warranty Companies

Extended Car Warranty Companies are not all created equal.
Are you asking the right questions? The tips below outline what some car warranty companies most likely will not tell you. So now you can arm yourself with the right questions to ask before you purchase an extended warranty for your vehicle. 'Add-on' miles or 'total' miles are often not discussed? …'What kind is it?' All warranties are not a 'bumper to bumper' warranty. Can you get 'Bumper To Bumper' extended warranty coverage on a used vehicle?
Read on here about Car Warranty Companies and protect yourself from headaches later.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Risks of Cosigning a Car Loan

Thinking of Cosigning A Car Loan?
  1. Three out of four co-signed loans with finance companies wind up being paid by the cosigner.
  2. A cosigner can be found responsible for any late charges and penalties, as well as legal fees that are connected to missed payments.
  3. When a debtor defaults, the lender may also inform the credit bureaus, which will negatively impact the cosigner's credit score.

Before you cosign read this: Risks of Cosigning a Car Loan

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Old Cars For Sale

Most experts agree that it is almost always cheaper to repair your old used car instead of buying a new one. However, you need more information before you can make a solid financial choice. How much is your car worth? How much will the repair cost? What will it cost to replace it? All valid questions to ask to help you make the wisest decision.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Auto Insurance Quotes

The Good News, is that some insurance companies are offering auto insurance quotes with really deep discounts to good drivers who maintain low mileage and drive at off-peak times. Be sure to shop around. That is rule number one and the simplest way to save money. We all have heard about 'bundling' at one time or another, that philosophy applies to car insurance as well.

But, what constitutes a “good” driver, you might ask?
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Electric Car Anxiety Disorder RAD

RAD refers to “range anxiety disorder” which is the fear and trepidation that an electric car owner feels while figuring out just how far he will have to travel before he can find a battery charging station.

RAD seems to be one of the main reasons that buyers shy away from electric vehicles. This concerns auto manufacturers and Washington politicians. According to Mr. Schechtman, only a few hundred public chargers exist right now and, as we sit upon the eve of introduction of several heavily-touted electric cars, someone better be thinking about "range anxiety."
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Distracted Driving Statistics

Nearly 6,000 people died in 2008 and you are 23x more likely to be involved in a crash because of Distracted Drivers. U.S. Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood, the nation’s top transportation official, is quoted as saying, Texting while driving, like talking on cell phones while driving, is an extremely dangerous and life-threatening practice.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Car Leasing vs Car Buying

Car Leasing vs Buying: Consumers who prefer to lease vehicles may be in for a shock if their lease expires soon. Significantly higher payments are the norm right now. In fact, $50 is the average increase in monthly payments during the past 12 months.

All things being equal, it could still be cheaper to lease than to buy. In leasing, the customer only borrows the difference between the upfront cost and the residual value.
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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Car Maintenance

We all have car maintenance, in one form or another. The saying goes that a stitch in time saves nine. When it comes to car maintenance, that saying couldn't be truer. Investing just a little time and a few dollars can help avoid major, expensive car repairs down the road.

Oil changes every 3,000 miles? Did you know that thanks to more efficient lubricants and high performance engines, AAA now recommends an oil change every five to seven thousand miles, and in some cases up to 15,000.
Car Maintenance Tips