Several life events signify that you have become an adult: graduating college, moving out of your parents’ house, and buying a car. That last one can be tricky, as up until this point in your life, it isn't likely you've made a purchase of this size. There is a lot to learn before you start this process, and the consequences of failing to prepare yourself adequately are costly. But you can learn and we can help! Let’s get started.
Deciding on buying a new or used car is one of the first decisions you'll need to make in this process. Used saves you money, but new ensures better quality. Which do you want?
Of all the aspects of car shopping rookie shoppers need to learn, financing is arguably the most important. You don't need to learn from mistakes here, and we recommend you don't. Learn and save!
The three magic words of car shopping are “suggested retail price.” Whether you use Kelly Blue Book or other services, know the price you should be paying, not what dealers tell you to pay.
If you are buying a used car, you should ideally have a mechanic inspect the car to make sure it's working properly. If that isn't possible, we can teach you some DIY inspection tips!
Like all car parts, car batteries will wear out over time. If your battery dies and cannot be jumped or charged, you won’t be able to get your car into a mechanic to have it serviced. Thankfully, you can replace a car battery by yourself with some know how and the proper tools Before You Begin Make sure that the car is parked on a flat, level surface and that it has not been running for at [...]
Selling a car privately can be a bit tedious. You need to make sure that you take the time to handle the sale the right way so that you are able to get the money that you are owed for the car. Below is a guide for making sure you protect yourself when selling a car privately so that you can repossess the car if necessary. Create a Contract Take the time to put the terms of [...]
All too often, people tend to forget the importance of maintaining their vehicle’s tires. As a result, many people will end up replacing their tires far more frequently than originally intended. To help ensure you are getting the most out of each tire you purchase, be sure to always make use of the three tire maintenance services outlined below. Wheel Alignment A wheel alignment service allows you to ensure your wheels are angled so that they are [...]
Changing the oil in a commercial vehicle is a necessary part of maintaining the vehicle, especially if it is going to be sold and used frequently. If you fail to change the oil and oil filter, it could lead to large repair jobs in the future. Whether you change it yourself or have it changed during a regular tune-up, here are some of the top reasons to change the oil of your semi-truck. Changing Clogged Filters The [...]