What’s Better For YOU – Leasing Or Buying?
23 Dec 2015

What’s Better For YOU – Leasing Or Buying?

Who wouldn’t want a new car, especially if you don’t have one or have one that is on its last leg. Once you confirm that you can make the financial commitment of getting a new car, you have to decide whether to buy or lease. Leasing is a form of purchase that is quickly gaining fame and favor among many people. With its many benefits, a lot of people are preferring it over a direct purchase. A direct purchase is where you pay for an asset up front and it becomes yours completely while leasing is where the lessor (the...

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Saving Money on Gas
22 Dec 2015

Saving Money on Gas

Of course, you spend a lot of money on gas. Maybe not as much as just a few years ago when gas was approaching $4 per gallon, but today it’s still enough. Want to spend less? It’s a lot easier than you think. Here’s a few nuggets of wisdom to consider:   Don’t buy higher octane gas than you need – higher octane gas exists for one reason, to allow better combustion in high compression engines. Go with the octane level that your manufacturer recommends. If you don’t know what that is, look in your owner’s manual or call your...

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Do You Have a Lost Key Strategy?
21 Dec 2015

Do You Have a Lost Key Strategy?

Anyone that owns a car knows that car keys have a very annoying habit of getting lost. At times it may seem that they are actually living creatures and deliberately disappear just to have fun with you. In the old days, there as a solution to this sort of thing: visit your local hardware store and get bunch of spare keys made up. Today, it’s not quite so easy because backup keys aren’t just a couple of bucks anymore, if fact they are most likely a couple of hundred bucks. What you need is a good “Lost Key Strategy” and...

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Should You Fill Your Tires with Inert Gas?
20 Dec 2015

Should You Fill Your Tires with Inert Gas?

Not all car tires are filled with regular air, some are filled with nitrogen. If you ever walk by a car and notice that the valve stems have green caps, you’ve probably seen a car with nitrogen in its tires. If you are like us, though, you are probably wondering why this is even being done. Well, we did some research and here’s the story:   Nitrogen is called an “inert gas” by scientists because it has doesn’t react (chemically change) much with other substances. That’s the “inert” part. Contrast this with oxygen, which is a highly reactive gas and...

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Do You Need Detergent in Your Gasoline?
19 Dec 2015

Do You Need Detergent in Your Gasoline?

Everyone knows that gasoline varies in price. Even when comparing prices at the same octane level, premium brands ask more per gallon for their gasoline. A common question often asked is whether there is a difference in quality among the brands? Do some gas stations sell a superior fuel? It’s a fair question as, generally speaking, a difference in price for any good, or service, usually indicates a difference in quality. To answer this question, let’s look at some of the issues involved.   They all have the Same Base Components The gasoline from different gas companies and filling stations...

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