Reasons to Keep Your Eyes on the Road
Distracted driving is the #1 cause of car accidents in the world. Distraction is a factor in 80% of crashes. Did you know that there was a reported 32,675 motor vehicle fatalities in 2014 and that about 3,179 or 9.7%! This tells us that nearly 10% of motor vehicle fatalities could have been prevented if people would have paid more attention to the road rather than their phone. Another statistic shows that drunk drivers are 7 times more likely to cause an accident compared to distracted drivers who are 23 times more likely to cause an accident! I ….
3 of the Most Dog Friendly Vehicles
If you have a furry friend like I do, chances are you will be thinking about them the next time you go car shopping. Listed below are 3 of the most dog friendly cars that I could find that are on the market today. Subaru Outback If you have a dog you can’t go wrong with a Subaru Outback. Subaru is one of the most dog-friendly car brands out there. They advertise this through their commercials and prove it with their accessories. The Outback has tons of room in the back seeing as it is a wagon and your Subaru ….
8 of the Best Off-Roading Tips
With the warm weather here and the rain coming and going it’s that time where we take our vehicles into the mud and the woods. If you are a newbie at off-roading, check out these tips to make sure you have the best experience possible. Always pack recovery gear! This in my opinion is the most important thing to do. One thing to always keep in the back of your truck or Jeep or whatever vehicle you may be using is a tow rope! Chances are, you will get stuck. If you are going out with friends, you can have one ….
The Top 4 Vehicles For Grads!
Graduating from college is a huge deal! At least it was for me. After graduation I wanted to treat myself for my accomplishment. The way I did this was by buying a nice reliable car. I did not have a lot of money saved up and was not able to spend much either, knowing my student loans would be kicking in soon enough. I decided last May to purchase a new Subaru Impreza because of the reliability of the vehicle, the reviews, the hatchback which would give me plenty of room for adventures, and the great price! After ….
How to Pack Your Car Like a Pro Road-Tripper
It’s that time of year again. The weather is warming up, and we want to travel. Luckily, gas prices are staying relatively low and road trips are affordable….if you pack right. From my experiences while road tripping I have realized that the two most expensive things that arise while traveling in the car is gas, food, and lodging. (Luckily for you, I have come up with a few tricks of my own on how to save money on road trips….check out these tips here. And the most annoying part about taking a trip in your car is packing. Read on ….
Hidden Secrets to Save $ While on a Road Trip
Road trips are fun and allow you to see some amazing places or visit family at a low cost. Even though you will save on airfare, there are still some expenses that will set you back if you don’t know the tricks. These expenses are gas, food, and lodging. Read on to find out the tips and tricks I have learned to save money while traveling the US by car. Gas: The best way to save money on gas is to download the app GasBuddy. It is available for IPhones, Androids, Windows phones, and Blackberrys. This app will use ….
8 Spring Car Cleaning Tips, Get You & Your Vehicle Ready for Summer
Spring is the time of year that everything is starting over. The flowers and the trees are in bloom, the grass is poking up from beneath the snow and slush and the birds are building their new nests for the year. Many people view this season as the one to get rid of old things and clean the things they still need. Spring cleaning is very common in people’s homes, but what about their cars? Cars can get dirty inside and out throughout the year and especially during the winter months with all of the snow, salt, and cold weather. ….
Spring is Here, It’s Time to Change Your Air Filter
For those of us that live in New England, we know that spring is one of, if not the most, indecisive month. One day we will be bundled up in our winter coats and scarves and then the next we might be in shorts and t-shirts. Our car’s air filter gets quite the work out this time of year it’s important to make sure that it is clean before you start cranking the heat and AC. By putting a new clean filter in you won’t have any gunk blowing out of your vents at you. For those of you with ….
Save the most $ possible when buying a new vehicle!
Obviously, the sales price, the deal that you are getting, and the interest rate that your lender approves you for are significant factors when buying a new or “new to you” vehicle; but did you know that the color of the car you purchase could save you money? The brighter the color the more the sales price usually is, and the more your insurance will usually cost. Another factor to consider when picking out the color of your vehicle is if that color will still be popular when the times comes for you to trade it in. Some colors ….
What kind of down payment do I need to finance a new car?
Many people veer away from financing a new car because they think that the down payment they will “need” will be more than they can afford at the time. However, this is a huge misconception. When buying or leasing a new or used car, you may not “need” a down payment at all. All a down payment does is help to reduce your monthly payments. Many car dealerships offer Zero Down leasing options. Also, if you have good credit the lender you use for buying a car may not require a down payment. The difference between putting a down ….