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Do I Need a Big Down Payment to Get a Car?

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A car can make a big difference in your life. It may be the thing you need to get to a better job, go to school and work at the same time or get your kids from point A or point B. There are a couple things that have people worry about when it comes to their ability to purchase a vehicle—a down payment and credit.


Can You Trust In-House Financing for Your Next Car?

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Buying a car is a big process. There are a lot of things that are helpful to know before you jump in. One aspect that can be confusing for many is auto loans. With so many options out there, what do you choose? More importantly, if you have no credit or bad credit, is there even anything available to you?


5 Elements of a Basic Car Tune-Up

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Giving your car basic care tune-ups can give it a much longer life. Of course, if you don't know what a basic car care tune-up is, then the first thing you need to do is learn more about it and how often it needs to be done. Putting in an affordable amount of maintenance on a regular basis can save you hefty amounts of pricey repairs in the future.

4 Places to Get Expert Car Repair in Houston

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It's important to remember that your vehicle is a bit like yourself. Without proper care, you can run into some issues. We also have accidents or unexpected breakdowns every once in a while—so do our cars. When that happens, what do you do?

Celebrity Rides: Manny Pacquiao

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Boxer Manny Pacquiao has boundless energy, and his interests are vast. Although most notably he's someone with mad skills in the ring, he has also tried his hand at music, politics, acting and basketball. As one of the highest paid athletes in the world, it's also not a secret that he has a huge love of cars. As a guy who seems to like variety, it makes sense he has plenty of rides stocking his garage. Although Manny makes the big bucks, his selections are not always top tier. However, he's still managed to earn a title as a top car collector. Mr. Pacquiao doesn't seem to know how to do things halfway—and that's okay, it makes for one heck of an automobile lineup. So what does he own? Well—plenty—and the vehicles are refreshingly different. 

What Happens If You Can No Longer Afford Your Car Payments

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Most of us have been there—hard times. Paying your bills feels out of reach, and the stress it causes can amplify the entire situation. One thing many people fear during a tough economic time is the loss of their car. People rely on vehicles to do many things. They use it to drive to school, run errands, go to work and even to go to job interviews so they can try and find their financial footing again.


I Just Turned 18! Can I Buy a Car by Myself?

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Happy Birthday! You've just reached the big 1-8. You're legally an adult—that means lotto tickets, a vote and the potential of getting a loan—maybe even purchasing your first car. What does it take? Can you even get a loan when you have absolutely no credit?


Can I Get a Nice Car with In-House Financing?

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When you’re searching for a car, it’s always nice to dream about what you would get if you could afford it. However, bank terms and traditional financing often puts you on a strict budget—one that places a nicer car just out of your reach. One thing that’s often overlooked when you’re car shopping is in-house financing. When a dealership offers it, your instinct may steer you in the direction of what you’re familiar with. Before you say no, take the time to find out what in-house financing is, and see if it can get you into a nicer ride.


Celebrity Rides: Kevin Hart

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It pays to be funny. Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno have proven that. One comedian who has been laughing his way to the bank since his break in 2000 is Kevin Hart. He’s an actor, producer and acclaimed funnyman who also likes to use some of his paycheck at the dealership. His collection of automobiles isn’t quite up to par with his comedian counterparts, but he’s working on it. What he does have are some powerful vehicles made for fun.

Can I Buy a Car If I Have Student Debt?


Does student debt keep you from buying a car? Will the dealership take one look at that debt and run the other way? The answer to both questions is no. You’ll absolutely be able to buy a car—but before you jump into it, you should understand why having a car is important.

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