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When Is It Time To Say Goodbye To A Beloved Car?

There comes a time in every vehicle’s lifecycle where it’s no longer the right choice for the driver. Deciding when exactly that is will be down to each individual driver and the vehicle of their choice. It depends on the reliability of the vehicle, the resell value and deterioration, and the conditions of the market amongst other things. If you’ve been thinking about when it’s time to sell your auto and move on to the next thing, here are a few points worth considering.

When your needs have changed

This is perhaps the point where the need to sell a car becomes the most obvious. If your car no longer fits your needs as you understand them, then it can be hard to justify keeping it. For instance, if you’ve recently started building a family, then you’re not going to get as much use out of your old sportscar as you once might have. You’re going to need a family car, with all the space, safety features, and economical sense that they entail. Similarly, if you move from the suburbs to the city center, you might need a smaller car with a better city MPG. It’s all about choosing what’s right for you and recognizing when your current auto isn’t that. Read more


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Here is why you should get rid of your old car

Here is why you should get rid of your old car

Car maintenance is crucial to keeping your car in a good condition. However, despite all the efforts you make, your car is bound to age and there comes a point when you should get rid of it. Read more


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Make sure your Car is Safe for Traveling

Whether you are traveling for personal or have a long commute to work every day, it is paramount to make sure your vehicle is safe for travel. If you do not, you are just setting yourself up to be stranded at some point.

Just like people, cars need routine maintenance and lots of love and care especially if they are older. Doubt routine maintenance is smart regardless the age of your vehicle or the miles on it as anything can happen with any vehicle at any time. Read more


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How We Can Make Our Cars Safer For Our Kids

Although the cars we drive and the roads we drive them on are much safer than they have been in the past, every time you drive anywhere, you’re taking a risk. It would be horrible if you were involved in a car accident, but even worse if it involved the people you love most – your kids. Thankfully, there are a number of ways that parents can make their cars safer for their children, and minimize the risk of them ever coming to harm on the road. Here are just a few… Read more


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Preparing for traveling with Family

Traveling is fun, but traveling in a car for hours with your entire family isn’t always as enjoyable. If flying is out of the question or too costly, a road trip is the perfect way to save money while on vacation or visiting relatives. However, being cooped up in a car too long can leave you a little stir crazy. Plus, you don’t have access to all the things you may normally need while going throughout your day-to-day life. Take a look a six ways you can survive a family road trip. Read more


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How to Paint your brake calipers

How to Paint your brake calipers

You love your old car and don’t want to change it despite the continuous persistence of the family because it happens to be your dream car and innumerable memories are associated with it, right? But change is also essential to keep up with the modern times, so what should you do now? The middle way is to jazz up your car by painting the dull and boring brake calipers. It’d just be like pedicure service for your vehicle which will trim, polish and add some color to your faithful friend without getting too drastic or altering the appeal of your car. Read more


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Is Your Car no Longer Roadworthy? What Can You Do With It?

Are you one of those people who has a junk vehicle sitting on your property because you aren’t sure what to do with it? Have your neighbors started to make comments and are you tired of looking at it? You might have more options than you realize. What you decide will be affected by your car, your goals, and your preferences. Read more


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Before You Hit The Road: Prepare Your Car For The Trip

You might be thinking about taking a road trip, either by yourself or with the whole family. A road trip can be great fun, particularly if you are truly daring and don’t bother to take a map or a sat nav. Instead, let the journey be the destination and go wherever the tarmac takes you. However, before you get started on this exciting adventure, it is important that you prepare your car for the trip. Read more


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Dealing With A Bad Diagnosis From Your Car Mechanic

Driving is a big responsibility. It doesn’t take a genius to work that out. When you’re on the road, the lives of everyone inside and around your car depend on you. As if that weren’t enough, the very act of car ownership brings responsibilities many people don’t foresee. Read more


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Vacation road trips Florida

Soon enough it is going to be spring break and then summer. with those two coming up around the corner it is time to start planning your Florida vacation. Having lived in Florida now for 10 years I got to experience quite a bit of this beautiful state and I want to share with you what I think is some of the great places to go on vacation with your family.

  • Orlando – From Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios to Discovery Cove are one of my favorite places to visit in Florida. These places are not only kid-friendly but even as an adult I still enjoy going. Magic Kingdom is my favorite place as I feel it is magical. I hope it is magical for you too.
  • Sanibel Island– Having been to Sanibel numerous times I have to tell you it is gorgeous. Since the roads are narrow you would probably see Sanibel a lot more if you rode a bike. Take a long bike ride and scour the beautiful nature all around you. there is parks, a walking trail, botanical garden, and a flatwood preserve to bird watch. You may even see a bald eagle and some alligators!
  • Cape Coral – Cape Coral is around the corner from where I live and it is a great place when you have children. Mike Greenwell’s Family Fun Park is great for all ages. You can play miniature golf, swing in the batting cages, race on the go-karts, or just chill out at the sports bar. In addition, in Cape Coral, there is Sun Splash Family Waterpark where you can be lazy on the lazy river or go fast down the water slides. It is a fun day for all.
  • Fort Myers Beach- Known for its sugar-sand and beautiful blue waters, Fort Myers Beach is one place to hit if you are in this area. Feeling adventurous? Rent a jet ski and head out into the beautiful waters. Play minitaure golf at the smugglers cove to try and get a hole in one. If you are wanting to relax and watch a movie on the beach check out the beach theater.

No matter where you decide to go in Florida on your vacation always make sure you have a reliable vehicle when traveling. In my home town of Fort Myers Galeana Kia has great reputable vehicles equipped for travelers.


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