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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

Should You Cosign on Your Used Car Loan?

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

Buying a car is an exciting prospect, but for some, it’s not always easy. There are a few situations that make lenders wary, and it may mean you are unable to get a loan. Some of these situations including being someone with no credit or bad credit, or not having a steady, provable source of income. Another scenario that gives lenders pause is people who are self-employed. If you’re finding that you aren’t able to get a loan, or that the rate on the loan is too high, there is another option.

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Tags: Car Purchase

3 Reasons to Get a Warranty on Your Used Car

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

Warranties are tricky things, and often something consumers don’t fully understand. They get that a warranty can be a good thing—but they’re not always sure what it covers, and how to get things “fixed” when it’s under warranty.

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How to Get the Most from Your Tax Return (And Get the Car of Your Dreams)

Posted on Wed, Mar 08, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Tax time brings many a feeling of dread, and yet, it can also be an opportunity to score an extra chunk of money. For some, that amount is the needed down payment for the car of their dreams, which is why this year you should look at all the ways you may be able to maximize your returns.

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What is the Texas Aircheck Program?

Posted on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

There’s a program in Texas causing a buzz in the auto world. The program, AirCheckTexas, was designed to help those who have limited funds to repair or replace their vehicle so it complies with current emission standards. The AirCheckTexas program has certain eligibility requirements, and if you’re looking to replace an older vehicle, you must use a participating dealer. For those interested in having an older vehicle repaired or replaced, read on to find out more about who qualifies and how AirCheckTexas works.

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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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No Job and Need a Car Loan: What Are My Options?

Posted on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

One of the most challenging issues people can face is buying a car with no proof of income, job or a non-traditional employment situation. While it is important that loans and credit are regulated to some extent, it can also leave those in dire need of a car out in the cold. Before you give up though, it’s helpful to know that getting a car without a job or regular income is possible—as long as you have some way to make payments and are ready to put in a little extra work and some finesse. Here are some things you can do to prove your car-buying worthiness.

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Tags: Car Financing, Car Purchase

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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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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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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4 Benefits of Spending Your Tax Refund on a New Car

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

While many people dislike tax time, there are some benefits to getting your taxes done. The minute you get your W-2s, you have the potential to finish your paperwork and get some cash back. While it may seem fun to take a vacation or buy some new threads, one excellent investment is a car. Why not take this year’s refund and use it to get something that can help you in many areas of your life. Here are four benefits of using your tax refund on the purchase of a vehicle.

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