Tag: vehicle

The Process of Selling My Car

This past month I stocked up on greasy hair gel, white strips for my teeth, and ironed my only suit. It was time to sell my used car! I had gone through the process before, but I was extremely lucky. This time around, I had to develop a plan and discipline myself to stick with …

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Should I Repair an Old Car or Buy a New One?

This past week I started hearing some weird noises from my 12 year old van. Anytime I started my air conditioning unit it started making a sputtering noise. So, I took it into the repair shop that I regularly have all my maintenance done at. After getting it inspected they told me that the air …

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6 Ways to Make Extra Money With Your Car

Recently I’ve been looking at different ways to make some extra side income with my vehicle. And, there are lots of new services out there that are making this more and more easy. I like this idea of using my car as a side gig because many times the jobs are “at will” – meaning …

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How Long Should You Keep a Car?

I’ve come to a fork in the road with my beat-up, 210,000 mile, 2004 Saturn Ion. I wrote about her awhile back, when I duct-taped the passenger-side door (I’ve had to tape ‘er several times since then – and the door is still hanging on!). The issue: how long should I keep driving it? Here’s my default, thrifty …

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Eliminate Gas Costs By Leasing an Electric Car

A few months ago my brother and I were talking about thrifty living and he mentioned someone he worked with who leases an electric car – saving him a lot of money in fuel and auto repair costs. I’d never really heard of anyone doing this – and thought the idea was genius. Being that …

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Preparing Your Tires for Winter

Preparing for the rigors of seasonal driving is important. You should ensure that your car is ready for spring, summer, fall and, most importantly, winter driving. Each season brings its own unique hazards and threats. Summertime sees heavy rainfall, serious storms, strong winds and more. However, winter is the most dangerous in terms of actual …

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