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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

5 Benefits of In-House Financing

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

For people with no credit or bad credit, there aren’t always a lot of options for financing a car. One way that some high risk people are able to get a much-needed loan is through in-house financing. However, the benefits aren’t solely for those who have an unsavory credit profile. If you’re ready to purchase your next ride, here are five benefits of in-house financing.

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Tags: Car Financing

Celebrity Rides: Steph Curry

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

Steph Curry has undoubtedly made a splash in the basketball world. However, he has gained a reputation in the world of automobiles as well. Other than being a lover of sleek rides and overall car enthusiast, Curry has managed to keep a low-key persona as far as the NBA is concerned. He keeps his nose clean, and is known for his humble, gracious character. One of the best shooters to ever play in the league, Curry maintains fans both on and off the court. His choice fleet of vehicles is just another reason to admire the man.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

First Time Car Buyers with Bad Credit: What You Should Know

Posted on Tue, Apr 05, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Have you ever gotten frustrated because every job advertisement in your chosen career field tells you that you need experience to get the job, even if you’ve gone to school for it? You wonder how you’ll ever get the experience if no one takes a chance on you. The same can be said for loans. Many car lenders want a positive history with successful loan payoffs. So what happens if you’ve made some poor decisions along the way, and have never had an auto loan? It almost always means you’ll get a big resounding, “Rejected.”

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Tags: Car Purchase

Test Drive Tips for Houston Drivers

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

It’s easy to get wrapped up in how a car looks, or in a favorite make and model. You may be enchanted by the technology or love the cherry-red color. It’s essential to remind yourself throughout the car-buying process that while looks are nice, it all comes down to how the vehicle feels when you drive, and whether it’s safe or not. What good is a nice-looking car when your back aches or the road noise is too loud to enjoy the nice stereo system? What happens if the blind spot is so blind that you can’t see an accident coming?

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Tags: Car Purchase

Repainting Your Car: What You Need to Know

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

The information generation has made being a DIY guru easier than ever. Whether you want to build bookshelves, fix the annoying leak in your bathroom or knit socks, there’s a tutorial or blog out there that will help you do it. Cars are a part of the DIY scene, and when you want to drastically change the appearance of your ride, what better way to do it than a new paint job? However, before you hop on the DIY paint job bandwagon, make sure you have a few crucial basics in mind. Doing it right will save you money and headaches, and when done correctly, you won’t be able to tell the difference between a professional job and a well-done DIY.

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Tags: Car Maintenance

5 Spring Break Destinations Near Houston to Drive Your Ride

Posted on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Spring break is that exciting time in March or April when escaping town and heading to a new locale is a time-honored tradition. With warming weather and plenty of events, parties and attractions, spring break is an ideal week to make memories. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford plane tickets and the cost of staying in exotic beach towns. However, there are more than enough destinations in and near Houston that will get the job done. If you’re looking for a place to drive your ride this spring break holiday, here are the top 5 spots for families, people looking for some fun in Houston and those who want to get out of town.

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Tags: Around Houston

6 Ways to Maximize Your Tax Return and Buy a Car

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

April 15th has gotten a bad name, but in reality, tax time can be looked at as a good time for many. It’s true, some people will owe a large amount of taxes, but the average everyday person is most likely looking at a nice refund. If you’re in need of a car, your refund might just be the way to get one. Since many dealerships require a small down payment and you’ll need to fund other initial costs, a refund is that chunk of money you’re looking for. In fact, do your taxes right and you can often optimize that number to an even better bigger amount. Here are some surprising deductions and ways to maximize your 2016 tax refund and get into a new ride.

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Tags: Car Purchase

Celebrity Rides: NFL Players

Posted on Wed, Mar 02, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

The Super Bowl is over and Peyton Manning has another ring. While that’s fascinating, the buzz is already dying down and people are ready to focus on something else. One topic that’s always a great conversation is cars. With all the funds being thrown around the NFL, it’s important to look at some of the hottest players’ vehicle IQs. After a close inspection, there are a few standouts who show an elevated intelligence when it comes to their rides. Here are some of the top whips and their NFL cohorts.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

The Danger of Late Car Payments

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

A late car payment may not seem like a big deal, especially if you end up paying it eventually. Many people assume that the worst that can happen is a small ding in their credit, if anything should happen at all. When they think about serious credit damage, a repossession is more likely to come to mind. However, it’s crucial to realize that late car payments can have long-lasting effects that occur almost instantaneously.

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Tags: Car Financing

Protecting Your Car from Spring Pollen

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

Spring is almost here—warmer weather, beautiful blooming plants and that not-so-wonderful irritant, pollen. Most people have come to accept that pollen is an important inevitability. It has a job to do. However, the side effects can often be unpleasant. Beyond inflicting allergy sufferers with itchy eyes, congestion and headaches, it can also pose a unique set of problems for your car.

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Tags: Car Maintenance