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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

Budgeting Apps to Help You Prepare for Your Used Car Purchase

Posted on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Buying a car is a thrilling thought, but there is a large financial responsibility that goes along with it. It’s easy to solely look at the cost of the vehicle, but the truth is, you’re committing to a number of monthly expenses. A vehicle purchase can be more than just getting a convenient mode of transportation; it can be a credit building opportunity that gives you a fresh chance to create and adhere to a budget. One of the best ways you can prepare for the fiscal responsibility is to start the budget before you purchase your used vehicle, and use the money you set aside during the "practice" phase for both an emergency fund and a down payment.

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Tags: Credit

CJ Pony Parts Brings a Street-and-Track Mustang to SEMA

Posted on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

When you name your company after the most recognizable car in the history of American motoring, people make certain assumptions about what you’ll bring to the car show. The team at CJ Pony Parts has delivered custom builds for the past three years to the tuner epicenter that is SEMA, but for their third installment, they’ve finally had the chance to customize a brand-new, showroom stock example of the car for which they’re named.

Based on a 2017 Mustang EcoBoost, this custom pony is a testament to the potential anyone can unlock from Ford’s attainable and fuel-efficient turbocharged take on the Mustang. Rather than employing pros-only techniques like those used for their 2014 50/30 resto-mod Mustang, the 2016 car showcases just how sweet a ride can be had by making use of offerings available right from the CJ Pony Parts catalog.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Can I Get a Car if I File for Bankruptcy?

Posted on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Bankruptcy is a difficult decision for many people, and often brings up questions. People wonder; how will bankruptcy affect me in the long run, will I be able to buy the things I need, or what if I can’t get the essentials, like a car? Bankruptcy will affect you, but also know that there are lenders willing to take a chance on those who are working to reclaim their financial health. One of the most important elements for having that health is a car—it is the tool that allows people to look for and keep employment. Here is what you need to know about bankruptcy and purchasing a car.

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Tags: Car Financing

What Gas Should You Use in Your Car?

Posted on Wed, Nov 09, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

 

Have you ever stood at the gas station trying to choose the right gas? Your wallet begs you to go with the value, but you wonder if the higher-priced fuel will help your ride drive better. It’s a conundrum—one that many people struggle with. And while it’s not always tempting enough to research the information, it’s important to know the basics of gas and its different levels and attributes.

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Tags: Car Maintenance

Celebrity Rides: Tyga

Posted on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Tyga is one of those rappers that while talented and popular, has made far more headlines with his relationships. His most current sidekicks, 19-year-old Kylie Jenner and 21-year-old Demi Rose Mawby are the latest in a long list of celebutantes. Before them, Tyga was connected with Blac Chyna (with whom he fathered a child), Annalu Cardoso, and many others. In fact, the only thing Tyga (aka Micheal Ray Stevenson) likes as much as beautiful women is cars.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

I Lost My Job, How Do I Keep My Car?

Posted on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Losing a job is always a stressful time, however, if it means you may lose things that are essential to getting more employment, it can affect you even more. Cars have become a crucial part of our lives. They are used for work, to shuttle kids, to visit family, and to job hunt. The majority of people commute, and there isn’t always a form of public transportation to conveniently get you to and from places you need to be. And that leaves the important question: How do I pay for my car if I’ve lost my job?

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Tags: Car Purchase

4 Houston Halloween Parties to Show Off Your Ride in 2016

Posted on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Halloween is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start making plans for your Houston Halloween. The city offers plenty in the way of entertainment, which can make it difficult to decide exactly which party best fits your needs. However, it’s always nice to have options, and a place you can show off your costume. Here are four of Houston’s top Halloween parties you can take your ride to in 2016. They’re the kind of parties that need ample planning and a top-notch disguise.

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Tags: Around Houston

The Best Places to Get Your Car Washed in Houston

Posted on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a freshly-cleaned ride. Vehicles consistently face commutes, bad weather, dust, kids, pets and a host of other dirt-inducing situations, which can make it can start to look a little dull and lifeless. That’s why getting your car on a regular cleaning schedule isn’t a bad idea.

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Tags: Car Maintenance

Are Online Financing Applications Safe?

Posted on Wed, Oct 05, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Living in the digital world affords people a lot of extra conveniences. Bills that used to be mailed can now be paid online, and shopping can be done in your PJs from the comfort of your own home. The possibilities of the online world are endless—books, music, jobs and more are all available with the click of the button. In fact, you can even fill out an application for a loan.

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Tags: Car Financing

4 Ways to Help Your Gas Mileage in Houston

Posted on Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Prices are rising across the nation. It’s no secret that more Americans than ever are struggling to keep up with house/rental payments, childcare, food costs and a variety of other bills.

Cars are an essential part of our lives, and they give you the ability to get to and from jobs and obtain necessities needed for daily living. They also cart kids to school and get us to the grocery store. However, cars are another expense in an already expensive world. So how do you work to minimize those costs?

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Tags: Car Maintenance