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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

Can a Used Car Downpayment Save You Money?

Posted on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

It’s tempting to jump into the car-buying process without a lot of thought. Most people are ready for that sweet new ride, however, taking a little time to plan can save you some money in the long run. Two places that can elevate the cost of a vehicle are your credit (or interest rate) and the down payment. Both will have an essential role in the final cost you pay for a car. While both of these things work together, a down payment can make a big difference in what ends up coming out of your bank account.

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Tags: Car Financing

The Worst Roads in Houston

Posted on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

According to a recent study by TomTom, Houston ranks 11th in the nation for traffic—bad traffic that is. In other surveys, Houston typically ranks high, which basically means it has a bad report card.  What does that mean for drivers? It means long commute times, traffic headaches and a lot of potential for accidents. However, that’s not the only issue that Houston drivers face—road conditions create a lot of issues as well.

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Tags: Around Houston

Celebrity Rides: Samuel L. Jackson

Posted on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

No one can beat the delivery of Samuel L. Jackson’s one liners. For example, who else can make, “That is a tasty burger,” sound so dang cool. But that’s not all Jackson is known for—he’s also managed to stay with his wife for over 35 years (in Hollywood!), loves giving to charity, is outspoken on several social issues, is highly educated and has a been spotted with some pretty cool (yet completely unassuming) rides. Jackson comes across as thoughtful, well-spoken and funny. He likes bold clothes, and even bolder vehicles (at least in the movies). Here are some of his favorite rides—which you could easily describe as “tasty”.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Getting Your Used Car Ready for Summer

Posted on Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Summer is a time that many people look forward to across the nation. The weather warms up, school gets out and there is a lot of fun events and gatherings to look forward to. That said, summer weather can take its toll. High temps, precipitation and tropical storms are also a reality of Houston summers. Road trips also take you on heated pavement and through many different, and often heated, conditions. The reality of summer is that your car, truck or SUV takes a beating—which is why prepping it (just like you would for winter) is an excellent idea.

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Tags: Car Maintenance

Win $10,000 and Kendrick Tickets with Shabana Motors and The BOX

Posted on Thu, May 25, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Kendrick Lamar lit up the billboard charts this year when he droped his new album. Since then, he's been getting airplay and planning a tour - one that is stopping right here in Houston.

Shabana wants to send you and your friends to see him live.  

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Tags: Around Houston

The Benefits of Buying from a Used Car Dealer

Posted on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

A new car is an exciting prospect, and while it’s tempting to buy brand new, a used car can be just as good. In fact, there are several benefits to buying used, especially if you do your research and purchase an excellent ride. If you are still on the fence, there are some convincing arguments on why you should head to your local used car dealership and look around. Read on to find out some of the awesome benefits of buying a used car.

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Tags: Used Car

4 Things to Look for When Inspecting a Used Car

Posted on Wed, May 17, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Buying a car is an exciting prospect, but because it’s a big purchase, it’s not something you should take lightly. Used cars can be an excellent investment—you avoid the first-year depreciation, which is 19% on average. You typically will be able to afford better options and features as well. Plus, you usually have less fees, taxes and insurance rates.

Even with all the benefits, buying used means you need to be even more diligent about researching and gathering information. In fact, there are a few things you should always inspect before buying a used car.

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Tags: Used Car

Settling Debt to Buy a Used Car

Posted on Wed, May 10, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

According to a study done by NerdWallet, in 2016 the average American household had $134,643 of debt. You could start looking closer at the amounts owed and what it’s for—like student loans, credit cards, mortgages—but the bottom line is that most US residents owe money.

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Tags: Used Car

Celebrity Rides: Lewis Hamilton

Posted on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Car collectors come in all shapes, sizes and celebrity categories. You see comedians, actors, sport stars, rappers and rock stars all have a deep love of cars and beautiful collections of them. However, who would you expect to have the best collection? Well, one would hope that an internationally known racecar driver would.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Should You Cosign on Your Used Car Loan?

Posted on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Buying a car is an exciting prospect, but for some, it’s not always easy. There are a few situations that make lenders wary, and it may mean you are unable to get a loan. Some of these situations including being someone with no credit or bad credit, or not having a steady, provable source of income. Another scenario that gives lenders pause is people who are self-employed. If you’re finding that you aren’t able to get a loan, or that the rate on the loan is too high, there is another option.

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Tags: Car Purchase