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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

What Happens if Your Credit Isn't Approved for a Car Loan?

Posted on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Sometimes you know that your credit isn’t necessarily the best, but that doesn’t stop you from hoping. And then you apply for a loan: Denied! Even if you knew it might happen, it doesn’t always ease the sting. Worse, you may have really needed that loan for a ride. A reliable vehicle that helps you get to and from work and gives you the ability to function day to day. So what happens next?

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Tags: Car Financing, Credit

Celebrity Rides: JJ Watt

Posted on Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

 

Over the past years, J.J. Watt has taken the NFL by storm. Even though he’s already been a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, he has plans to continue to build on his legacy. After recovering from a serious groin injury and a fractured hand, Watt seems to be working hard to get back to the top of his game. He’s a beloved figure in Houston, and around the nation.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Celebrity Rides: David Beckham

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

In the sports world, it’s known that nobody bends it like Beckham. While that may not mean much to a car enthusiast, his love for high-end vehicles certainly does. David Beckham wowed the world with his incredible soccer skills, then channeled his hard-earned money into a vehicle collection that’s as admirable as his athletic talent. He shows as much variety in garage inhabitants as he does his ability to play one of the world’s most beloved sports. Here’s just a sample of what he enjoys driving around.

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Tags: Celebrity Rides

Protecting Your Car from Theft in Houston

Posted on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Having things stolen can feel like a huge violation. Our belongings are personal, and often hard-earned. When they disappear, it can be challenging, especially with something as essential and large as a car. While Houston is a pretty great place to live, being a big city, it has its own set of issues. One of those issues is car theft. In the past decade, there have been news stories about car theft rings, car hackers and more. It leaves Houston car owners wondering, how do I prevent my car from getting stolen? Read on to get some tips.

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Tags: Around Houston

How to Refinance Your Car Loan

Posted on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Refinancing your car loan can be a great way to get your payments into a more comfortable range or save money with a better rate. However, it’s always important to understand what you’re doing before taking the plunge.

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Tags: Car Financing

My Bankruptcy was Dismissed, Can I Finance a Used Car?

Posted on Wed, Jul 05, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Bankruptcy can be an attractive option for anyone who finds themselves deep in debt and unable to work their way out. That said, bankruptcy is also complex, and can come with its own set of issues. One thing many people don’t know is the difference between a discharge and dismissal—and it’s essential to understand.

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Tags: Car Financing

How Military Discounts Help Used Car Buyers

Posted on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Serving your country is one of the most honorable things you can do. It is also something that takes a lot of time, energy and often doesn’t leave you with a lot of extra cash. In many ways, what businesses can offer military personnel is helpful, and a great way to say, “thank you,” for your service.

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Tags: Used Car

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