Driving a Disaster – 5 Signs That You Should Trade in Your Car

Driving a Disaster – 5 Signs That You Should Trade in Your Car
Imagine for a moment you have the car all packed, cruising down the highway for that long awaited weekend away at the beach. When all of a sudden, black smoke starts billowing out from underneath your bonnet and you are forced to pull over. Suddenly, a beach weekend away with your partner turns into a night with Bobby from a tow truck company. Read More

How to Properly Break in your New Vehicle

The first few thousand miles on your new car can be a fragile time. To ensure that your vehicle runs for a long time, it is important to take care of it during this time. There are many rumors running around on how to properly break in your new vehicle. Yet the majority of the automotive industry has come to a conscious on the following items. Of course, not every design is the same and therefore, it is important to consult your owner’s manual first.
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Claiming Vehicle Purchase for Tax Purposes

Purchasing a vehicle for business provides you with the rare opportunity to make somewhat of a difference on your business taxes.  Unlike most purchases that you can claim the cost directly, vehicles cannot be claimed within the year of purchase as they still have a high residual value.  As each year goes on, the value of the vehicle is less and the lost value of the vehicle are known as depreciation.   It is important to know that you cannot claim depreciation if you utilize the standard mileage rate.  Typically, this method takes the number of miles that one drives in a year for business and multiplies it for a number preset by the IRS.  For 2017, it is $0.535 per mile   Read More

The Advancement of Hybrid Vehicles

It has been over ten years since the introduction of the hybrid vehicle to the public market. While the adaptation has been slow, it has proven to be a proven solution that has weathered through breaking into the market. The success of this concept has initiated the adoption of most manufacturers and even the addition to sports utility vehicle hybrids. The initial offerings were good, but as with any new concepts time and engineering refinery have made them a much more viable. Read More

What is GAP Insurance

So, you just purchased a new to your vehicle and you leave the lot.  You enjoy this vehicle for three years.  You find yourself turning down the street someone did not see a stop sign.  Unfortunately, your vehicle is completely totaled.   Will your insurance bail you out from your purchase?  The sad answer to this question is typically they assist partially, not completely.  This leaves you to pay off the remaining of the vehicle loan monthly on a vehicle you no longer have in possession.    Read More

Getting the Most out of Your Trade-in

You are tired of your old car and want to purchase a new one.  That is common after the third or fourth year of vehicle ownership.  The problem is, there is often still a balance due on your current vehicle and need to make sure that you are either even or positive with the trade-in value.  So how do you ensure that you get the most out of your vehicle at the dealership?  Several methods are available that can help you with this process.
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Manual Vs Automatic Vehicles

There has been a lot of debate between the automatic and the manual transmission camps on which one is better. Some people stipulate that this is a personal preference of the driver. Sure, some things could lead one to like more than the other for personal preferences. Manual drivers state that they have the feeling of more control of the vehicle. Those who drive automatics state that it is much easier in drive in stop and go traffic. What can really determine the true best of transmission is proven facts. Read More