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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

The Best Family Cars if You Have Bad Credit

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

Families with bad credit often struggle with having a car that fits size and safety needs. Life happens, and sometimes you make less than perfect choices, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want the best for your loved ones. If you’re dealing with a poor credit score, but need a car that’s reliable, safe and roomy, here are some used vehicle options that are ideal for your situation.

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Tags: Used Car

Paperwork and Car Buying: What You Need to Know

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

Buying a car isn’t as simple as going to a dealership and plunking down cash—especially if you plan to finance your vehicle. In the great State of Texas, there are certain requirements and paperwork you’ll need to complete a transaction. If you’re preparing to buy a car, here is what you need to know when it comes to paperwork, the process and what to hold onto after the sale.

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Tags: Used Car

No Job and Need a Car Loan: What Are My Options?

Posted on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

One of the most challenging issues people can face is buying a car with no proof of income, job or a non-traditional employment situation. While it is important that loans and credit are regulated to some extent, it can also leave those in dire need of a car out in the cold. Before you give up though, it’s helpful to know that getting a car without a job or regular income is possible—as long as you have some way to make payments and are ready to put in a little extra work and some finesse. Here are some things you can do to prove your car-buying worthiness.

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Tags: Car Financing, Car Purchase

Celebrity Rides: Funk Master Flex

Posted on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Before you tour someone’s garage, it’s important to know who they are and a little about them. That’s because garages are often a personal space filled with the most treasured of items, cars. Cars reflect personality, finances and taste. So let’s introduce you to Funkmaster Flex—aka Aston George Taylor Jr.—age 48.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Creating a Bill Schedule to Avoid Repossession

Posted on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Getting behind on your bills is a frustrating and stressful issue. Many Hpustonians live paycheck to paycheck, leaving very little room for unforeseen circumstances. It also means if you make a few poor choices, you can easily find yourself in the hole. While there is a lot of information out there about fixing your credit, saving over the long-term or creating a budget, sometimes it’s best to start at the root of the problem—managing your bills. Your budget, savings and credit all are secondary to making sure you know what your bills you are, and having a workable strategy to get them paid. For vehicle owners, this is imperative, especially if you’re at risk of repossession. For anyone who relies on a car for transportation, it's more important than ever to get and keep things under control. Here are some tips for managing your bills so you can focus on the bigger financial picture and start to live your life a little more stress-free.

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Tags: Credit

Little Known Ways to Build Your Emergency Fund

Posted on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

It’s understandable why it’s a challenge to create an emergency fund in today’s world. Many people live paycheck to paycheck, and daily needs consume money quickly. Even though it may seem impossible, establishing an emergency fund can be done. All it takes is some strict budgetary dieting and learning a few little-known tricks. No one wants to get stuck in a bad situation—like not being able to buy a car when you need one, or not to be able to fix something on a car you require to get to and from work. If you’re ready to take control of setting some money aside for when something emergent occurs, here are some steps you can take.

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Tags: Car Financing, Credit

The Best Used Car Models for Houston

Posted on Wed, Jun 15, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

It’s no secret that Houston has more than its share of interesting driving conditions. Whether it’s battling inclement weather, dealing with bumper-to-bumper traffic or excruciating heat—it can be a nightmare. One thing that gives drivers a little relief is the right vehicle to handle all that Houston’s roads throw at you. If you’re in the market for a "new" used car, truck or SUV, here are some excellent vehicles for the Houston area.

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Tags: Used Car

What Makes the Perfect Used Car Dealership?

Posted on Wed, Jun 08, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Buying a car is a daunting enough task without the added stress of finding a reliable, honest dealership. When buying a used car, finding someone with a solid reputation is essential. If you’re about to begin the search for a used car, here are some actions to take and tips to ensure you find a dealership you can build a long-term relationship with.

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Tags: Used Car

Celebrity Rides: The Rock

Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2016 @ 07:30 PM

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is known as an all-around good guy. Although he got his start in the WWE, The Rock has made his name bigger as an actor, producer and a genuinely nice person that both genders appreciate for a variety of reasons. The Rock has also made a splash with vehicles. Whether driving and posing with amazing rides in Ballers or The Fast and the Furious, or gifting vehicles to unsuspecting friends and family, Johnson boasts both a love and knowledge of sweet whips. Read on to find out what The Rock keeps stashed in his garage.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

4 Places to Spring Clean Your Car in Houston

Posted on Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Over the winter your ride may have taken a beating. Wind, rain and other elements encrust your car in a shell of dirt and grime. When spring hits, the pollen comes, and that fine yellow layer of dust attaches itself to the winter mess, leaving your car in bad shape. The shining sun only adds to the effect, letting people know that your car desperately needs a bath. Before someone writes, “wash me” on your rear window, it’s best to think about polishing your vehicle up for the warming weather and potential road trips. Houston is full of facilities designed to do just that. If you’re ready to spring clean your car, here are the steps you’ll want to take.

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Tags: Car Maintenance