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The Shabana Motors Auto Blog

Understanding a Vehicle History Report

Posted on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Many used car dealerships promote vehicles with a “clean Carfax” or a “clean vehicle history report”. While this is a positive sign, it can be helpful to understand exactly what that means. There are many components to vehicle history reports, and depending on what you want to know, you may want a specific type of report. Here is the lowdown on what you’ll find in a vehicle history report, which one may be right for you, and how to read the information.

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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 Car

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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The Benefits of Buying from a Used Car Dealer

Posted on Wed, May 24, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

A new car is an exciting prospect, and while it’s tempting to buy brand new, a used car can be just as good. In fact, there are several benefits to buying used, especially if you do your research and purchase an excellent ride. If you are still on the fence, there are some convincing arguments on why you should head to your local used car dealership and look around. Read on to find out some of the awesome benefits of buying a used car.

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4 Things to Look for When Inspecting a Used Car

Posted on Wed, May 17, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Buying a car is an exciting prospect, but because it’s a big purchase, it’s not something you should take lightly. Used cars can be an excellent investment—you avoid the first-year depreciation, which is 19% on average. You typically will be able to afford better options and features as well. Plus, you usually have less fees, taxes and insurance rates.

Even with all the benefits, buying used means you need to be even more diligent about researching and gathering information. In fact, there are a few things you should always inspect before buying a used car.

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Settling Debt to Buy a Used Car

Posted on Wed, May 10, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

According to a study done by NerdWallet, in 2016 the average American household had $134,643 of debt. You could start looking closer at the amounts owed and what it’s for—like student loans, credit cards, mortgages—but the bottom line is that most US residents owe money.

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The Most Reliable Used Cars for Your Family

Posted on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

For families, cars are an essential part of life. With school, activities, social events and any other number of outings, being able to get from one place to another is very important. It’s also well-known that both kids and cars aren’t exactly cheap, so it’s helpful when you can find ways to cut back on expenses wherever possible. One place you can easily save is on your vehicle purchase. Used cars often have a reduced price, and when you find the right one, also have the reliability and longevity you need.

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Tips to Save Time at the Used Car Dealership

Posted on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Time is one of our most precious commodities these days, and whenever you can save a little, it makes life a bit easier. Often, buying a car takes up a good portion of your day. But if you plan ahead, you can save time at the dealership.

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Used Cars That Look Luxurious

Posted on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

It’s true that a car is primarily for getting you, your friends and your family to and from destinations. It’s an essential tool for commuting to work, and can also provide you with a way to travel and explore new places. That said, it’s also nice when your car elevates your appearance.

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Used Car Buying Tips for Retirees

Posted on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

Today’s retirees are living longer, which means their finances have to stretch further. Compounded with the rising costs in senior care and housing, it means making informed, careful decisions with each dollar is essential. Just because a retiree isn’t going to work doesn’t mean they don’t need in a car. In fact, the happiest retirees are those that stay active and social. If you are recently retired, here are a few tips on everything you need to know about buying a car.

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Tags: Used Car