Archive for the ‘savings’ Category

Some Tips For Vacationing On A Budget

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

In these times of high gas prices and financial recession, taking a vacation may seem to be a bad if not stupid idea. But taking a vacation is needed for one to be able to recharge one’s batteries and repair one’s nerves in the dog eat dog business world. So taking a vacation is important for one’s well-being. So how can one be able to take a break on a tight budget yet enjoy the rewards in store for a vacation? Here are some ways to go about enjoying one’s vacation using a gas card.
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The Easiest Ways To Get Cheap Car Insurance

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

People nowadays are beginning to become innovative with their savings because of the present situation in the market. They are now conscious with their expenditures especially when it comes to travel: be it leisure or business for the reason that the gas prices in the market are truly sky rocketing every single day. As much as possible, all of us are looking for some things that are free—or if not cheap in nature and yet have quality.
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Car Smarts – The Do-It Yourself Air-conditioning Repair Work

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

If you are a vehicle-owner, chances are you are looking for ways to lessen the costs of your car repair and maintenance work. Of course, we cannot deny the fact that car service centers still offer the most professional jobs but we also cannot say that our car can only be handled by a professional mechanic. If you have owned a car all your life, it would not be a surprise for you to know a whole lot about cars in general and your car in particular. Although newer makes and models may have additional technology that is new to you, you can always just add on to your pool of knowledge. One of the biggest mistakes a car-owner can make is to stop caring about how their vehicles run.
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Car Smarts – Choosing A Car Wisely

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

So maybe you fell in love at first sight at that gorgeous red car in the auto dealership and have decided to buy it as a gift to yourself. However, have you considered looking into its safety features – the way it has been designed to make sure that you are safe and sound inside your vehicle no matter what happens? This is not to say that you need to purchase a bullet proof car; that would be too much, except if you are a high profile individual who receives death threats as soon as you wake up. What you need to keep in mind is that no matter how awesome a car looks, it would not save you from death in case of a really bad car crash.
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Car smarts – Purchasing Car Insurance

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Auto insurance is one of the most important things you should think about when purchasing a car. You may be buying into policies that have low premiums but does not have the coverage you need. Before deciding on the insurance policy you will be getting, consider every tiny bit of detail involving your car.
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No Free Gas card? Think Again

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Feeling the pinch at the pump due to high gas prices? Well you are not alone in that predicament. Thousands of drivers are experiencing the pinch and there is no escaping this situation. That’s because gas is an important commodity and gas ensures that business will continue on running. Are there a slight hope and a breather in this kind of situation? Well there is and if you just know where to look, you may just find the one solution that can help you with your concern. We are talking about the free gas card that is offered by companies and gas companies.
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Cost Savings And Auto Maintenance: Cutting Back On Fuel Consumption

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Current inflation rates especially on gas prices are making more and more people start to search for ways to cut back on their gas consumption. Many are trying ways to cope such as commuting and doing car pools. Definitely it could be efficient to save if using your car is not really necessary. However, there are just situations that using your car cannot be avoided. Magazine, current news and even online, you’d find numerous advise on how to beat oil price hikes. How can we know if these are true or not?

Here are a number of more reliable tips on conserving fuel and improving your vehicles mileage and over all engine ability.

1. Don’t drive too fast. Abide by speed limits posted on the streets. Though this might not be very exciting, there is sense behind it. Driving a little too fast makes your fuel burn faster too. Following speed limits not only keep you safe from accidents, they help you save on fuel too.

2. Use the cruise control tool to efficiently keep a constant speed and aid you in decreasing fuel usage.

3. Turn on the o/d icon on your dashboard when you’re on a highway. These are overdrive gears that can help improve the way your car consumes the fuel.

4. Know and be aware of traffic situations. Your car’s gas consumption lowers by 5-10 percent when you brake and accelerate too frequently while tailgating.

5. Free up your trunk space, carrying the weight of unneeded items is like having another person riding with you without splitting the gas cost.

6. Turn of the engine whenever possible, even if you are just waiting. You safe on fuel, and you contribute less to air pollution.

7. Schedule your errands so you won’t have to go back and forth the same store or area for forgotten trips or items.

8. Know your cars correct octane level. Different cars vary in octane level requirements. The higher the octane, the more expensive the fuel becomes.

9. Cars with poor engine condition will consumer 20 percent more fuel than that of more efficient ones. Have your car checked and repaired at service stations.

10. Get your car wheels aligned and checked for the right inflation.

11. Change your oil as much as possible. Oil changes are very important to keep engines clean and work efficiently.

12. Pollutants not only affect us humans. These can also damage the integral engine components. Keep your car filters clean and change them regularly.

13. Older cars are less efficient. Depending on the kind that you need, get a fuel efficient automobile.

And finally, you can also get yourself a gas card. These can be very helpful, whether prepaid or a gas credit card. It is bound to assist you in your search for ways on cutting back on fuel costs. Different cards offer rebates, cash backs, discounts on auto parts or services, plus points for purchases at gas station convenience stores and a lot more.

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Ethanol In The United States

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Ethanol is derived from plant starch turned into sugar, a process that involves fermentation and distillation. And in the United States, it is referred as grain alcohol because it is derived from corn. Other sources of this type of ethanol are sugar beets, sugar cane, barley, wheat, and vegetable compost. (more…)

Check your Oil Yourself – Be A Handy Man And Save On Maintenance Expenses

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

With the American economy growing more and more unstable, people are looking for the smallest ways to save up on their expenses. While having a car is essential for most to get to their jobs and run other errands, car maintenance can cause a large dent in your cash box. Instead of running to the service center every time you spot car trouble, why don’t you be a smarter vehicle owner and learn a few ways to take care of your automobile on your own?
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Maintaining Your Vehicle – Do-It-Yourself – Weekly Checks

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

The maintenance of your vehicle can add up to the costs you have if you keep on having it done in professional service centers. What you can do is to find out which maintenance tasks you can fulfill on your own. For example, car maintenance requires weekly checks on certain parts and functions to ensure that the car is safe to drive and is in good running condition.
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