Posts Tagged ‘car maintenance’

If you have a car, you already know it’s definitely an ongoing expense; it doesn’t just end when your purchase your vehicle. Cars require routine maintenance in order to run efficiently, and because this upkeep can be expensive—especially as it accumulates—many drivers put it off. The problem with delaying this necessary maintenance? It can result […]

Do you have a long daily commute that is putting a lot of miles on your car? If you’re looking to cut down on transportation costs, one option to consider is carpooling. Because you won’t be driving your own car nearly as often, you won’t put as much wear and tear on your car, which […]

If you have a car and drive it often, it can be one of your biggest expenses, aside from housing. But if you haven’t already, consider the benefits of ditching your car altogether and fully taking advantage of your local public transportation system. According to the American Public Transportation Association, the average individual can save […]

If you drive a car as part of your daily commute and you live in an area that experiences winter conditions, now is a good time to begin preparing your vehicle for the snow and colder weather. Getting your car ready now for the inevitable change in seasons can save you money and keep you […]

Even if you’ve taken excellent care of it over the years, it’s inevitable that your car will eventually need to be replaced. Or maybe there is nothing wrong with your car, but something is different in your life now and your current car just no longer meets your needs. How can you know for sure […]

  If you’re looking to replace your current vehicle, there are some simple tips and tricks that can help boost your car’s resale value. Whether you’re selling your car on your own, to a dealership, or you’re using it as a trade-in, the following can help to maximize its value:  Pull your VIN Report A […]

Many people share the common goal of saving more money. Whether you’re saving for a large purchase, vacation, or just building your emergency fund, there are a lot of easy ways to save—even if it’s just a little bit from each paycheck. However, there are also bad ways to save money. These are the types […]

Is it time to purchase new tires for your car? Even if it’s just one tire that you need to replace, you may need to purchase a pair or even a whole new set, depending on the type of car you have. According to data from Consumer Reports, a set of installed tires can easily […]

  Purchasing a fuel-efficient vehicle, such as a hybrid car, can help to substantially lower gas expenses. Maintaining a good driving record can help to keep your insurance costs low. Additionally, certain car models tend to be prone to higher premiums than others. Shop around to make sure you’re getting a vehicle that offers lower […]

There is a lot more to consider when buying a car than just the initial purchase price. Before you make the commitment, make sure you also work the following into your budget, which includes some overlooked (and sometimes hidden) costs of car ownership: Interest If you’re taking out an auto loan for your car purchase, […]