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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

What are Second Chance Auto Loans?

Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

No one is immune to financial difficulties whether they are the results of poor choices, the loss of a job or other unexpected issues. While most people are trying to their best, once you get into that bad credit hole, it’s hard to dig your way out. One of the major consequences of poor credit is the inability to make big purchases. This can affect you in more ways than one.

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Tags: Car Financing

Budgeting Tips for Back to School

Posted on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Back to school can be an expensive time. Between clothes, shoes and other odds and ends, costs can add up quickly. This can cause family to miss important deadlines, like not being able to make a car payment. Plus, more and more schools are requiring an abundance of supplies, which can have a detrimental effect on the family budget. However, there are ways to minimize the cost. It will take a bit of planning, looking at some local ads and making sure you aren’t easily caught up in the draw to buy appealing things you don’t need.

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Tags: Car Financing

The Benefits of Buying from a Family-Owned Used Dealership

Posted on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

In recent years, there has been a push to shop local. While many people look at local shopping as farm-to-table food, small boutiques or independent bookstores, it can also include any small business in your city. Buying cars from a major lot or car franchise often means a harder push for sales and dealing with national financing. They want anyone who qualifies by their standards to buy a car, and they don’t necessarily care about what happens after you drive off the lot. Working with a local family-owned lot has many benefits. While it may be shopping on a smaller scale, there are a lot of reasons to give it a try.

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Tags: Car Financing, Used Cars

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

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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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 Cars