Prepare for Higher Car Insurance This Year

If you’re like a lot of free-wheeling Americans, you’re loving the lower gas prices. Road trips are affordable again, and you can skip the inconvenient carpool because your morning commute won’t break the bank.

But all that extra driving comes with a nasty surprise: higher insurance rates. More cars on the road and more miles driven add up to more accidents, which leads to more costly payouts for your insurance company. That means higher premiums are on the way.  (more…)

5 More Keys to Car Shopping

5 More Keys to Car Shopping
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Following where our last blog left off, we are continuing with the 5 More Keys to Car Shopping infographic. Knowing your budget is an important factor in car shopping. Without setting your budget up front, you could get into some pretty uncomfortable situations. If you have a vehicle you can sell it yourself or look into the option to sell or trade it to the dealership you are buying a car from. Either choice has pros and cons, so get familiar with those are. Will you be leasing or buying your next car? Both offer benefits depending on your personal situation. There are a lot of questions you need to ask yourself before you buy a car, so hopefully these car shopping infographics will be useful when it is time for you to make your next car purchase.



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5 Keys to Car Shopping

5 Keys to Car Shopping
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When it comes to buying a car, there is no such thing as being too prepared. Check out this 5 Keys to Car Shopping infographic to get some useful tips as well as learn some interesting facts. What kind of shopping style do you have, “value”, “image”, “methodical”, or “safety-conscious”? What do you think is the most popular car color? Research is the single most important thing you can do to ensure that your next car purchase is a successful one.








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Looking at Aftermarket Warranties for Used Cars

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Sitting stranded on the side of the road with smoke billowing out from under the hood of your car, and a $1,000 repair you didn’t expect, can happen to anyone, and when it does, the stress is overwhelming. When you buy your next used car, you’re determined not to be stuck in that situation again, so you consider an extended or aftermarket warranty.

Make sure you do your homework first and understand what you’re purchasing before (more…)

Don’t Fill Your Tires with Nitrogen

M & F Auto Don't Use Nitrogen in Tires
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Ever since we started driving, we’ve been using air to fill up our tires. As of late, more and more people, specifically those who sell nitrogen, are arguing that nitrogen is a superior substance for filling tires. They tend to claim that nitrogen is better for fuel economy and can lengthen the life of your tires. However, filling your tires up with nitrogen actually provides minimal benefit while costing you a pretty penny. Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t fill your tires with nitrogen.

It’s a Ripoff

For starters, many dealers who push nitrogen as the superior element for tires often charge you an outrageous amount for the service. When purchasing a new car, some (more…)

Celebrating the Holidays in Albuquerque

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The year is winding down, which means the holiday season is in full swing in Albuquerque. There’s a variety of holiday activities being held here to help get you in the holiday spirit. That means it’s time to pack up the car, round up the kids, and spend an afternoon this December celebrating the holidays at these four family-friendly Albuquerque holiday activities.

Attend the Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Old Town Holiday Stroll

If decorating the Christmas tree is your favorite holiday tradition, then you don’t want to miss this annual event. The lighting of the giant (more…)

The 10 Best Driving Songs


Image via Flickr by Bhautik Joshi
Image via Flickr by Bhautik Joshi

The right song can make any drive better, and the road is a great place to enjoy music with few distractions. That’s one reason cars often appear in music videos. There’s a song out there for you no matter what your mood or your destination. These 10 driving songs are perfect for enjoying the open road.

“On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson

According to CNN, this country classic is one of the best travel songs of all time. It’s about being on the road and spending time with friends.

“Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake

Whitesnake is a confident hair band, and this (more…)