How To Save Money For A Better Car

As many Americans know very well, it can be incredibly difficult to save up for a car that you want. When you have a car that needs fixed often or one that isn’t getting the attention it needs, you’ll find yourself paying chunks of money every so often. This can really add up to a lot of money and if you want to make sure that you get a reliable car. You’ll have to think about the money that you’re consistently putting into a not so reliable one as a stream of revenue that could be put back into getting yourself something better. If you want to make sure that you have reliable transportation and the money to do so, keep reading for excellent tips and tricks on how to get the biggest bag for your buck.
The first thing you should concentrate on when it comes to getting g a reliable car is to have a savings account tucked away for solely that reason. By budgeting out all your expenses, and keeping your budget tight, you will be much more likely to save for that car that you want. This is an excellent way to go about making the most of of your money and getting the best deals in the future. This is because when it comes to buying a new car the more cash you have on hand, the less you will be paying in interest later on down the road. Having a reliable car doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to buy a brand new car. On the contrary, you should actually focus on making sure that you get the best deal for your car and one that will stay valuable. Instead of focusing on how new your car is you should focus on the best deal when it comes to the amount of miles and if there is any damage or anything that has been or needs to be fixed on the car. When you buy a new car, the second that you drive it off the lot as your own, it immediately depreciates in value because it’s now yours. This can be hundreds to thousands of dollars in the difference and there are no guarantees that it will be the best thing for your future.
You should also find ways to save money in different areas of your life. This will making having a car that much better and much more valuable to you. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to not g eat great things but shopping with coupons, going to thrift stores and not eating out are all ways that you can save the most money for a new car. Around the holidays may be the hardest time to save but getting smaller and less expensive gifts but still great ones like the best sellers from J.R Cigar will save you money and is sure to please.

247,000 Chrysler Vehicles Recalled for Multitude of Problems

In three separate moves, Chrysler is recalling a total of nearly a quarter of a million vehicles.
 
The smallest of the recalls is for 30,000 2012 Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot SUVs that could have been fitted with defective gas tank hoses. The second smallest recall is calling home 78,500 Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro SUVs from model years 2007 and 2008. Their drive shafts might break. Meanwhile, the grand daddy of the three recalls is for 139,000 2012 Dodge Challengers, Dodge Chargers, Chrysler 300s due to the possibility that they have faulty warning lights for their air bags.
 
Chrysler is contacting the owners of these vehicles to ask them to take their possibly faulty vehicles to a Chrysler dealer for inspection and repair.

AutoIMS Readies Hub Tech

AutoIMS is nearly ready to release its hub technology that will help auto dealers keep real-time track of their vehicles and their physical and online auction and in-lane selling platforms.

AutoIMS has been developing, testing, and garnering client feedback for months as it got its new hub technology ready for its auction and commercial cosigning customers. The technology will also keep track of other inventory changes made by other methods.

AutoIMS says that this technology makes it possible for co-signors to access and communicate details about automated reports, floor pricing, and inventories. Talking about these new capabilities, AutoIMS Director of Customer Service, Joe Miller, said, “AutoIMS has made it easier for auctions and sellers to communicate about physical sales throughout North America, for over a decade. Now our advanced analysis tools and communications infrastructure can be used to manage the growing number of online sales.”

What Magical Powers Does Your Car’s Key Remote Possess?

On hot days the inside of our cars can get terribly hot. Not only that, but the summer heat also gets that body stuffed in the back seat smelling something awful. It’s at times like that when we wish we had a remote control window opener to get some fresh air into our rides before we reach its doors.

Well, if your car has a key remote, there is a chance that you do already have a window remote control. These days, many large automakers give their key remotes magic powers. To open a window from afar, all you have to do is press the remote’s unlock button, release it, press it once more and hold it down. Other cars will roll down their windows if you put the key into the door lock, turn it clockwise, release it and then turn the key to the right again to hold it there. If your car has one of these 007 key remotes and a sun or moon roof, that opening to the sky may open as well.

The body snatchers at CNET have done an informal poll and found that Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini Cooper, Nissan, Volkswagen, and Volvo all have at least one model with a window opening key remote.  Ask you bad credit car dealer whether the vehicle you’re shopping for has this nifty functionality.

Reno Men Arrested for Being Too Reno

Reno Police have arrested a pair of men after finding them hiding in the ceiling of the dealership of Big Valley Honda.

The two pillars of the community are thought to have triggered an alarm in the Nevada bad credit dealership around 3:30 a.m. one recent, dark Wednesday morning. It was soon after that the police and their canine companion discovered the two want-to-be burglars above the false ceiling. Actually, since they had already, allegedly, stuffed duffle bags full of items taken from a display case, the men asked to be referred to as “partial burglars” instead of the more insulting “want-to-be burglars.”

“This ain’t no hobby to us. We are working burglars. Professionals. Look see, the polices cannot catch us without no dog. Shoot,” said the taller of the two, his one eye twitching with jaundiced indignation.    

The professionals, Fernando Piper, 35, and the shorter Rick Mack, 33, have been charged with commercial burglary, grand larceny, conspiracy to commit a crime, and obstructing and resisting arrest.

Honda Fit Earns an Expensive, (Sort of) Dirty 118 MPG

The Honda Fit electric vehicle is the most fuel-efficient production car in America. However, the 118 miles per gallon that it gets are not all green and kitten smiles; they are expensive and oftentimes not all that downright dirty.

Due to enter the market this summer in the left-leaning lands of Oregon and California, the small, four-door hatchback will do battle with the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the Ford Focus, and the Nissan Leaf. Buyers will have to pay just about twice as much as what they’d pay for the gasoline-powered fit, which means that they’ll need to drive 13,000 miles a year for 11 years before realizing any savings they’d get from not purchasing gas. Many do not think that people, not even hemp-sandaled greenies, are dumb enough to fall for this particular shiny object. Talking about this, Geoff Pohanka, who runs a baker’s dozen worth of bad credit car dealerships in Maryland and Virginia, including a trio that sell the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt electric cars, said, “People are smart. They’re looking for the deal. Is somebody going to fork out $15,000 more for something that gets them less range than their car now? It’s not happening.”

Also, green cars are not always as environmentally friendly as their proponents like to believe. Depending upon where they are driven, an area where electricity comes from coal, nuclear plants, natural gas, wind or dams, fully electric cars can produce more greenhouse gas emissions than hybrids, or anywhere from 18 per cent to as much as 76 per cent less than gasoline-powered cars.

Purty Gold Porsche 911 Brings Tacky to a New Level

A Russian car dealer has shown the world that there is indeed something distasteful about the new rich. In his dealership’s showroom, he has put on offer a gold-plated Porsche 911. This vehicle isn’t the standard gold chrome wrapped gewgaw that your ex-wife drives. No, this 911 is plated with 44 pounds of gold featuring etchings by Russian artist Denis Simachev. Not what you’d expect from your typical bad credit car dealership, huh?

Though, the interior of the sports car is custom as well, it is not nearly as tacky as its exterior. Inside, the buyer of the vehicle will find custom embroidery on each headrest and golden floor mats that, of course, tie together the entire Mr. T theme. 

This golden ride can be yours for a tad more than $61,000. 

FBI Legally Destroys Ferrari F50

This tale starts all the way back in 2003. A gentleman had his Ferrari F50 stolen from him. Sad, but he received a check from Motors Insurance and moved on. At some point, the FBI was able to retrieve the stolen vehicle during a sting, then subsequently wrapped it around a tree.

The story may have ended there, but Motors Insurance wanted to be reimbursed for a vehicle that they legally owned after paying on the claim. The FBI told them to fly a kite, so they sued. They lost. Despite Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Hamilton Thompson admitting he was invited for a ‘short ride’, and the ride had no real purpose other than being in a Ferrari, a judge ruled that ”law enforcement has immunity when it comes to property in its possession.”

It seems that the police are legally allowed to do as they please with any item in their possession even if they destroy it just playing around. Wouldn’t it be nice to be allowed to destroy anything you pleased and just say too bad to the owner. Apparently ‘Serve and Protect” doesn’t apply to property in custody.

Wal-Mart Wants To Leave Money In Your Pocket

Wal-Mart is known for forcing its suppliers to lower prices so that it can sell more items, cheaper. Who would have thought that the retail giant had enough clout to lower gas prices across the nation.

Wal-Mart is lowering gas prices by 10 cents per gallon at all Murphy gas stations. The rollback will last from June 29 through September 30. Granted, you have to use a reloadable Wal-Mart credit card, gift card, or MoneyCard to get the deal, but none of those requires an additional purchase to acquire.

Murphy has about 1,000 locations in several states. Below is a list of the states where you can find the discount.

  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia

Too bad Murphy isn’t along the coasts of the country, but everyone else is glad to see the price of gas drop even a little.  At bad credit car dealerships across the nation, the rise in fuel-efficient car popularity has been nothing short of meteoric. 

5 Aspects Of A Tire Warranty

Every driver will have to replace the tires on their vehicle a few times while they own it. All you can do is shake your head when you see the bill and pay it with a smile. Most of us buy a tire with some sort of warranty. We do not understand the warranty, but we know we need it. Here are five things to understand about tire warranties.

  1. The life of a tire has been determined to be six years from the date of purchase or when there’s just 2/32nds of an inch of tread left. Less for some performance tires. Once either has passed, your warranty is void.
  2. Tire manufacturers offer tread-life warranties and every tire has a mileage estimate. In order to claim that a tire has failed prematurely, you must show even wear from side to side and you must prove that you rotated the tires as recommended. If not, the warranty is void.
  3. Road hazard warranties have become popular offerings. If the tire can be repaired it will be fixed for free. If not, you get a prorated discount on a new one. At $10-$20 extra per tire, it is debatable if they are worthwhile.
  4. Most tires come with a manufacturer and workmanship warranty. If the tire fails because of something in the manufacturing process it might be replaced. This is hard to prove and you will only get a prorated discount at best.
  5. All warranties are voided if you: do not keep your tires inflated, rotated and aligned properly, or in the case of  vandalism, racing, off-roading, and damage from snow chains.

Understanding a tire warranty can save you money in case of a failure. Every warranty, though, expects that you will do your part to properly maintain the product. Look over any information that you are given at the time of purchase so that you can maintain your tires in the best serviceable condition.