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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

What Are the Key Components of an Auto Loan?

Posted on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Many of us secure an auto loan without fully understanding what it is. However, the more you know about what you are signing, the more likely you’ll get a loan that meets your needs, and that will help you avoid being taking advantage of by lenders who are less than honest. Why is this important? Because a car is a major purchase. Think about having the knowledge as a way to protect your hard-earned money.

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Tags: Car Financing

Picking the Best Used Car Dealership in Houston

Posted on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Drive down certain sections in Houston, and you’ll find an abundance of used car dealerships. Each has a display of tempting vehicles, and you start to wonder, which one should I shop at? The truth is, not all used car dealerships are created equal. There’s a reason the used car salesman has become a stereotype. However, when you sift through the information, you can find some gems in the mix. Here are some surefire ways to pick the best used car dealership:

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Tags: Used Cars

Understanding a Vehicle History Report

Posted on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Many used car dealerships promote vehicles with a “clean Carfax” or a “clean vehicle history report”. While this is a positive sign, it can be helpful to understand exactly what that means. There are many components to vehicle history reports, and depending on what you want to know, you may want a specific type of report. Here is the lowdown on what you’ll find in a vehicle history report, which one may be right for you, and how to read the information.

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Tags: Used Cars

Can You Remove a Repossession from Your Credit Report?

Posted on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 @ 09:30 AM

A vehicle repossession can affect your life in numerous ways. Not only can the stress of losing your vehicle take its toll, but its long-term impact on your credit report can make your overall financial picture challenging. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by a vehicle repossession. However, there are steps you can take to move forward.

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Tags: Car Financing

Celebrity Rides: Missy Elliot

Posted on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott has been in the game a long time, since around 1991 to be exact. With around 26 years under her belt, she shows no signs of slowing down. Known primarily as a rapper, singer-songwriter, dancer and producer, she also has a love of sweet rides. In fact, her love of cars runs so deep, her mother has been known to tell her to stop collecting. When mom gets involved, you know you may have a few more of something than you need. However, for any car enthusiast, there’s no such thing as too many vehicles. Here are just a few that have been, or are, in her collection.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

What are Second Chance Auto Loans?

Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

No one is immune to financial difficulties whether they are the results of poor choices, the loss of a job or other unexpected issues. While most people are trying to their best, once you get into that bad credit hole, it’s hard to dig your way out. One of the major consequences of poor credit is the inability to make big purchases. This can affect you in more ways than one.

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Tags: Car Financing

Budgeting Tips for Back to School

Posted on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Back to school can be an expensive time. Between clothes, shoes and other odds and ends, costs can add up quickly. This can cause family to miss important deadlines, like not being able to make a car payment. Plus, more and more schools are requiring an abundance of supplies, which can have a detrimental effect on the family budget. However, there are ways to minimize the cost. It will take a bit of planning, looking at some local ads and making sure you aren’t easily caught up in the draw to buy appealing things you don’t need.

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Tags: Car Financing

The Benefits of Buying from a Family-Owned Used Dealership

Posted on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In recent years, there has been a push to shop local. While many people look at local shopping as farm-to-table food, small boutiques or independent bookstores, it can also include any small business in your city. Buying cars from a major lot or car franchise often means a harder push for sales and dealing with national financing. They want anyone who qualifies by their standards to buy a car, and they don’t necessarily care about what happens after you drive off the lot. Working with a local family-owned lot has many benefits. While it may be shopping on a smaller scale, there are a lot of reasons to give it a try.

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Tags: Car Financing, Used Cars

What Happens if Your Credit Isn't Approved for a Car Loan?

Posted on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Sometimes you know that your credit isn’t necessarily the best, but that doesn’t stop you from hoping. And then you apply for a loan: Denied! Even if you knew it might happen, it doesn’t always ease the sting. Worse, you may have really needed that loan for a ride. A reliable vehicle that helps you get to and from work and gives you the ability to function day to day. So what happens next?

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Tags: Car Financing

Celebrity Rides: JJ Watt

Posted on Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

 

Over the past years, J.J. Watt has taken the NFL by storm. Even though he’s already been a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, he has plans to continue to build on his legacy. After recovering from a serious groin injury and a fractured hand, Watt seems to be working hard to get back to the top of his game. He’s a beloved figure in Houston, and around the nation.

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