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Gas Saving Tips

Are you tired of the continuing rise in gasoline price? If you are, you’re not alone.  In this article, you’ll find a few excellent tips designed to help you save a bit of your hard-earned money.

First, it’s always best to purchase your gas either first thing in the morning or late at night.  The reason for this is because gas is denser at a cold temperature, so you’ll basically be getting more for your money.

Secondly, check your local gas prices to find the best price available.  You can check your local gas prices online as well, which will prevent you from wasting gas while driving around to look for the best price.

By keeping your car well maintained, you can help improve fuel consumption.  By simply tuning your car, you can decrease your fuel consumption by up to 20 percent.  Also, you should keep your tires properly inflated and aligned.  Tires that are under inflated will cause fuel consumption to increase by 6 percent. You should also make sure that you change your oil and air filters on a regular basis as well.

Other tips to keep in mind are to drive by staying in the posted speed limits, as the faster you drive you will use more fuel.  Whenever possible you should use overdrive, as this will help fuel and also improve the wear on your engine.  You can also combine your errands by making a list of things that you have to do, as the more you cold start your engine, the more fuel you’ll be using. 

By taking the time to do these tips, you’ll be amazed at just how much fuel you can save.  Gas prices are becoming ridiculous these days, which is why you want to do your part to converse little drop that you can.

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Finding a Bargain on a New Vehicle

We have all heard that depressing statement that a new vehicle depreciates in value the second you pull away from the dealership. I used to think that was an exaggeration until my friend got into a wreck in her Dodge Durango a week after she purchased it. The insurance wouldn’t give her enough to cover buying a new one even though she was not at fault in the accident. She had to get an attorney and eventually she was able to get a new vehicle to replace it, but not without quite a circus taking place around the issue for a couple of months.

Buying a new vehicle is one expense that you have to consider very carefully. Those monthly payments can sure take a chunk out of your disposable income. You also have to consider the cost of license plates, insurance, gas, and regular maintenance on the vehicle. To help you find the very best bargains on the new vehicle of your choice you will want to conduct some research before you start negotiations with the salesman.

There are a variety of ways to find out the book value on a particular vehicle. You can go to www.NADA.com or www.KellyBlueBook.com. You can get a very detailed price by listing the make of the vehicle, the various accessories it offers, and the mileage. This information will help you find the lowest price you can expect to purchase that vehicle for.

Next, take a close look at your credit report so you know exactly what interest rate you can expect on a new vehicle. This way you don’t waste your time haggling with the sales. See what they offer you for a price and financing before you bring your information into play. If they match or beat it then great. If they want to give you higher price or interest rate, present your researched information. If they won’t sell you the vehicle for that price with that interest rate then go somewhere else.

October is a very good time of year to start considering the purchase of a new vehicle. This is because they want to start clearing out vehicles on the lot to make room for the next year’s models that will soon be arriving. Since many vehicle dealerships don’t see much in the way of sales over winter due to the cold and the holiday season, they are more likely to present you with the deal of the century to make the sale.

If you see other sales around the holidays they may be a good time to save money as well. The key to making sure it is a bargain is to make sure the cost hasn’t been inflated or your interest rated jacked up a percent or two to cover the promotional cost of the vehicle. Too many people get caught up in what they see on the windshield of a vehicle rather than looking at the big picture.

New vehicles often end up with a scratch or a dent on them soon after you buy them. While this can be very upsetting you really can’t do much about it. Someone leaving their shopping cart in the parking lot of the store can result in the wind running it into your vehicle. You can find great deals of new vehicles that have some body damage such as small scratches and even hail damage from a recent storm. In most cases you will save several times what it costs you to repair the damage.

To motivate customers to make a purchase of a new vehicle instead of just looking many dealerships offer incentives like 0% financing and cash back. Make sure you find out all the details of such promotions as they may be a good way to save money or they may cost you more in the long run. Take the time to calculate all the possible scenarios so that you get the bargain you were after with your new vehicle purchase.