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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

Can I Buy a Car While on Unemployment?

Posted on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Although the economy has improved over the last few years, it still isn’t as stable as it once was. Companies can’t or won’t always hold onto their employees, and while searching for a secure job, unemployment is the only option. One issue that people face is the necessity of a reliable vehicle. Not only is it important for getting to job interviews, it will be essential to that future employment. The question becomes whether you are able to even by a car if you’re on unemployment.

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Tags: Car Financing, Car Purchase

4 Places to Get Your Car's Air Conditioning Fixed in Houston

Posted on Wed, Jul 22, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Summer in Houston is a pretty great time. There are festivals, concerts and activities that all take advantage of the nice weather. Summer can also get hot, with temps soaring into the 90s, and sometimes even the 100s. One amenity you can’t really live without in your car is air conditioning—so what happens if you’re AC has decided to breakdown this summer? Well, you probably want to call one of these excellent auto mechanics in Houston and get it fixed ASAP. That way, you can resume enjoying your summer while getting from here to there in the comfort of a blissfully cool car.

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Tags: Car Maintenance

Can I Finance a Car with Outstanding Credit Collections?

Posted on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

It’s easy to feel as though you’re suffocating under bills and collections. However, getting back on your feet financially takes a job and the ability to get there. One of the first questions someone may ask themselves is, am I able to get a car even with outstanding collections? The answer is yes, if you take the right steps. You’ll still have some obstacles to overcome, but if you put the effort in, you’ll be able to get into a vehicle.

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Tags: Car Financing

Celebrity Rides: Akon

Posted on Wed, Jul 08, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, loves cars. His collection, like his career, is prolific. You have to hand it to the man—he’s managed to stay busy since 1996, and shows no sign of slowing down. He’s worked with hundreds of artists, including gigantic names like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, David Guetta, Eminem and Snoop Dogg. He’s more than a musician who can write, play numerous instruments and sing/rap—he also possesses talent in music production and business.  

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Where to Take Your Ride This July 4th in Houston!

Posted on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Summer is officially here, which means it’s time to cruise around and head to the best events in Houston. The 4th of July has long been a favorite national holiday. It means freedom, friends, family, food and fun. In fact, if you’re looking for the best places to take your ride, here are some Independence Day events you won’t want to miss. Each brings a different flavor, so read carefully before you choose the one (or two) for you.

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Tags: Uncategorized

My Car Air Conditioning Broke! Now What?!

Posted on Wed, Jun 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Having a car is beneficial for many reasons, but it’s easy to forget that there are some costs that come with it. If you don’t have the luxury of owning a brand spanking new vehicle, you will probably run into some maintenance issues from time-to-time. The universe tends to like irony, and one of the worst things that happens is your air conditioning breaks during a Houston summer. What then? You have a couple options, but it really depends on how much cash you have on hand.

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4 Places to Road Trip to in Houston (Under an Hour!)

Posted on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Do you ever just feel the need for a mini-adventure? The kind where you get in your car and take a little road trip? It doesn’t have to be far—or anywhere fancy—something different will do. Houston residents are in luck. You have things to do all over the city (and just beyond) that are within an hour’s drive. Gas up your ride—it’s time to explore the open road.

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Tags: Uncategorized

3 Places to Celebrate Juneteenth in Houston

Posted on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

In some places, the day known as Juneteenth slips by unnoticed. That’s not the case in Houston, Texas. On June 19th, 1865, slavery was officially ended in the United States. Although Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation took place two and a half years before, and much of the country had already ended slavery, Texas was a little late getting the message. However, when Major Gordon General Granger landed in Galveston that particular day in June, he flexed his muscle to overcome any lingering resistance to the order to abolish slavery. And that’s how this day of celebration came to be, and it’s one that Texas takes seriously.

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Tags: Uncategorized

Celebrity Rides; The Kardashian Clan

Posted on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

It’s a notable day if the internet doesn’t come up with some sort of Kardashian headline. The notorious family has made quite the name for themselves since Kim’s infamous tape release in 2007. Since then, each member of the clan has had their day in the spotlight. However, no one earns more press than Kim—although it’s not from lack of trying. One thing you have to hand the family is their entrepreneurial spirit. They’ve clambered their way to the top of who’s who, either thrilling fans or annoying all the people who wonder why the heck they’re famous. The Kardashians earn plenty of their own money, and a couple of them have also married well. The result: A fleet of drool-worthy automobiles. It’s hard to take stock of the constantly rotating vehicles, but here are some of the most memorable rides the family owns, or has owned.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Enter the 5 for 10K Giveaway at Shabana Motors!

Posted on Mon, Jun 01, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Are you ready to win $10,000 courtesy of Shabana Motors and 97.9 THE BOX? Then you're in luck, because it's time to enter our 5 for $10,000 contest. Entering is simple. Contestants should stop by Shabana Motors at 9811 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074 to fill out an official registration form before Thursday July 2nd at 8:00 PM.

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Tags: Sweepstakes