12. July 2013
People are very attached to their cars. We obsess over them like they are our babies and we find ourselves washing and waxing them daily to keep them looking new and shiny. However, even though we love our cars, it is important that we don’t pay for any unnecessary expenses. Here are a few things that you may find yourself wasting money on:
It is not always a necessity to fill your tank with premium gas. Regular gas is cheaper and if it does not cause your engine to knock you can put it in your tank. The purpose of octane is to avoid engine knock. Therefore, if you regular gas does not cause your engine to knock, it is okay to use in your car.
Usually, car manufacturers suggest getting an oil change done on your car every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. There are many motorists who believe it needs to get done every 3,000 miles. This is only necessary if you are hard on your car.
Also, motorists tend to waste money by having repairs done by a dealer. Independent shops can do a good job and for a cheaper price. In addition, make sure that you have an auto warranty for your car that can help you save money on unnecessary repair and maintenance costs.
Be aware of where you waste money so that you can make changes to help you to be a bit easier on your wallet. Do not let others talk you into paying unnecessary car expenses.
9. July 2013
Today, we are very reliant upon our cars to get us through each day. Since our cars are our main source of transportation, we need to make sure that we properly care for them and perform all of the necessary maintenance and repairs.
When we take our cars to the shop for one repair, we often encounter a situation where there is more than one problem with the car that needs to be fixed. When this happens, it is useful to have the car covered by an aftermarket auto warranty.
It is not always possible to predict what the mechanic will find to be wrong with the car when we bring it in to the shop for repairs. Unexpected problems may come up and the cost to fix them can get pricey. An auto warranty will help cover the costs of maintenance and repairs that are necessary to keep our cars running properly. In addition, it is a good idea to get all maintenance and repairs done by a shop and a mechanic that is reputable and that puts the repair estimates in writing before actually performing any work on your car.
4. February 2013
Generally, when people research auto warranties, they mainly consider price. Every consumer wants to get the best possible rate that they can get for an auto warranty. Even though price is an important factor to consider, it is not a good idea to have price be the deciding factor in your decision of which auto warranty to buy.
When you research which warranty to buy, ensure that you are getting one that is a good quality. To make the best possible purchase on an auto warranty, there are two main things to look into:
1. Consider the cost of the warranty. Price is important to take into consideration when making any purchase, but when it comes to an auto warranty, this should never be the only factor that you consider when you buy one.
2. Make sure you research the company you are planning to purchase the auto warranty from. Is the company that is making the sale a reputable company? Is the company established? Are they visible online? Are their contact details easily located? Is the company accredited and have a good rating with the Better Business Bureau? These are all questions you should ask when researching an auto warranty company.