Should I Be Buying A New Car Or A Used Car?September 13, 2019
A new car will always be more expensive to buy than a used one, but the question you should be asking is which is going to cost you more money over the lifetime of the vehicle. You might have heard that a new car loses a big portion of its value after the first year. Although this is true, it doesn’t necessarily mean buying a used car will cost you less over the long run. When deciphering which type of vehicle will be cheaper to own, there are plenty of factors to consider like the age of the car, the condition it’s in, the type of features it has, the make and model, the cost to replace and repair the parts, the insurance costs, your interest payments, and more. To help you decide which is best for you, here are some things to consider when owning a new car or a used car.
Even if your car dealership is great when it comes to maintenance and repairs, eventually something will break, and you’ll have to get it fixed. That’s why it’s smart to have a warranty plan in place. Most new vehicles will come with a manufacturer’s warranty that will cover the repair and replacement of certain items, but like every warranty, there are limits and factory warranties that will eventually expire. And if you don’t have an extended warranty coverage to replace the parts or repairs, these amounts will come straight out of your pocket. Having an extended warranty for your vehicle can give you the protection and peace of mind you need when your car has a few miles on it or when certain parts aren’t covered under the original warranty.
Let’s take a look at why you should consider getting an extended warranty for your vehicle and the benefits associated with these types of coverage plans.
Pros and Cons of Seasonal TiresAugust 16, 2019
Trying to decide what type of tires to get to replace your worn-out ones? You have plenty of options, but do you know which one is the best type for your car and location? All-seasons are often a safe bet but you can get better performance with seasonal tires if you live in an area that has hot summers and cold winters. To find out which type is best for you, check out the pros and cons of seasonal tires vs. all-season.
Why The World Is Switching to Hybrids and Electric CarsJuly 19, 2019
With the environment being at the forefront of almost every major industry today, there’s no surprise why the world is switching to hybrids and electric cars. Drivers are keener than ever to purchase vehicles that will help them save on fuel costs while reducing their carbon emissions. But beyond that, these vehicles offer plenty of other benefits that drivers can take advantage of, like federal tax incentives and increased HOV lane access. Though the Toyota Prius is what we commonly associate with this emerging trend, today, there is a myriad of vehicles that offer hybrid and electric technology. And with so many options at your fingertips, there’s never been a better or more exciting time to car shop! Read on to learn more about these technologies that are sweeping the industry.
What Does a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Mean?June 14, 2019
If you’re planning to buy a used vehicle, it’s important to understand all the industry lingo before purchasing. The terms used and certified pre-owned mean two different things. And understanding each can make all the difference between buying a “lemon” and purchasing a vehicle that was rigorously tested and inspected. Find out what the difference is below and which one is better to purchase.
5 Reasons People are Switching to Hybrid CarsJune 7, 2019
There are a plethora of benefits associated with driving a vehicle that has both an electric and gas-powered option. For one, hybrid cars are still less expensive than electric cars – and that price is still dropping year after year. As the cost becomes closer to that of conventional gas-powered vehicles, it just makes sense to switch to a hybrid model. In fact, people are switching to hybrid cars not only for the environmental benefits but also because it costs far less to operate over the lifetime of the vehicle. We’ll talk more about this below.
6 Things You Need to Know About Autonomous CarsMay 17, 2019
Autonomous cars have been the topic of conversation for quite some time in the automotive industry. And today, all major automakers have been developing autonomous vehicles to get on board with this growing trend. Some major companies like Uber and Tesla have already started doing testing. While this has many people excited about the future, it also has others feeling nervous about what to expect. If you’re unsure of how to feel regarding this surging trend, learn more about how they work and what this means for the future of driving.
Say Hello to the All-New Hyundai Sonata 2020May 10, 2019
Hyundai’s signature Sonata is about to take sedans to a whole new level. The 2020 model is designed to be a beautiful option – even for those who are considering switching to an SUV. This new generation is incredibly stylish, affordable, and full of the latest tech. Let’s take a look at some of the standout features on the all-new Hyundai Sonata 2020.