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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

3 Places to Get Your Car Wrapped in Houston

Posted on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Car wrapping has exploded onto the scene as a personal trend that allows people to change the appearance of their ride without permanency. Car wraps give you flexibility, and serve to protect the original finish of your car. Although wraps were initially focused on advertising, there is now a wide array of wraps to choose from. You can stick to mundane colors, or customize your vehicle to standout on the crowded roads. Car wraps are also still used for commercial purposes, and are a way to advertise and let people know about what you do.

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Tags: Car Maintenance

Celebrity Rides: DJ Khaled

Posted on Wed, Feb 03, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

Read about Khaled Mohamed Khaled and you’ll learn that he’s loved rap music since he was just a tyke. It was that love that transformed him into the infamous DJ Khaled. DJ Khaled is a radio personality, DJ, producer, CEO, and all-around entrepreneur that has made plenty of waves in the hip-hop world. With his ever-growing stash of money, it’s obvious that he loves one thing as much as rap music—cars. Seen in a variety of rides, it’s hard to know what’s temporary and which are permanent. But one thing is certain—DJ Khaled has impeccable taste in vehicles. Here are some of his sweetest whips.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

4 Benefits of Spending Your Tax Refund on a New Car

Posted on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

While many people dislike tax time, there are some benefits to getting your taxes done. The minute you get your W-2s, you have the potential to finish your paperwork and get some cash back. While it may seem fun to take a vacation or buy some new threads, one excellent investment is a car. Why not take this year’s refund and use it to get something that can help you in many areas of your life. Here are four benefits of using your tax refund on the purchase of a vehicle.

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Tags: Car Purchase

Can a Used Car Save You Money?

Posted on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

While buying the latest and greatest thing is often urged by society and advertisers, there are actually many reasons why buying a used car may be an excellent money-saving investment. Beyond the common knowledge that your new car depreciates markedly the minute you drive off the lot, a multitude of additional reasons exist. The next time you’re in the market for a car, take a few minutes to weigh the pros and cons of a new versus used vehicle. And ask yourself if you can find a car you love, even if it’s not hot off the assembly line. Chances are you can. Plus, here are some cost-saving benefits of buying a used car to add to your list.

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Tags: Used Car

Tips for Buying a Car on One Income

Posted on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

There are a lot of benefits to cruising through life single, footloose and fancy free. However, one place it can have a downside is income. Existing in today’s economy on a single income is a struggle for many—including numerous hard workers who put in their full 40 (and more) per week. One thing that’s essential for employment, to do errands and to have a life is a car. But how do you get one when the cost of living is so out of control and you have only one earning source?

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Tags: Car Purchase

Start Your Year Debt-Free with Our New 10K Giveaway!

Posted on Fri, Jan 08, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Shabana is partnering with our friends at 97.9 The Box once again to make you $10,000 richer in 2016. Forget the Powerball and enter our content today. 

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Tags: Sweepstakes

Celebrity Rides: Kylie Jenner

Posted on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Most people are driving outdated Civics or grandma’s old Buick at the age of 18—and that’s only if you are lucky enough to have a car. The majority of 18 year olds are still waiting for that magical gift from mom and dad, or working their tails off to earn enough for a down payment. Then again, most teens don’t have a Twitter following of over 13 million.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Car Buying Resolutions to Make for 2016

Posted on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

It’s almost that time of year—the New Year, where you set fresh goals and work like mad to uphold them. It’s common to think about exercise, health-related behaviors and even cutting back on your spending. But what about your ride? Do you need a car, or are you ready to upgrade? When listing out your resolutions for 2016, make sure to add one or more of these car buying goals.

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Tags: Car Purchase

4 Houston New Year's Events to Show Off Your Ride!

Posted on Wed, Dec 23, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Five, four, three, two, one—Happy 2016! It’s hard to believe another year has almost gone by. After all, 2015 will be over in a couple weeks and you’ll be moving into a fresh new year of goals, resolutions and opportunities. That means it’s time to start planning your celebration, because what better way is there to ring in the New Year than with a fantastic night out with friends? Houston has quite a few offerings this year. It’s time to polish up your ride and head out for a big night on the town.

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Tags: Around Houston

Holiday Travel Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Posted on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

The holidays are upon us, and so is one of the busiest travel months of the year. As families pack up and load into cars, trains, buses and airplanes to head off to see family and friends, there is always some concern in the back of your mind of how to keep everyone safe and sound. Traveling during the winter holiday means traffic snarls and security lines, stormy weather and unsafe drivers. So what can you do to keep your family happy and healthy while traveling? Here are a few tips that will help you out whether you’re going by plane, train or automobile.

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Tags: Around Houston