Posts Tagged ‘cost’

Reducing Your Gas Bills With Credit Cards

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Everyone is aware that the cost of gas has increased continuously and it seems that it will continue to do so for years to come. This has left a lot of people searching for ways and means to lessen the amount of money they spend on the cost of gas with the use of credit cards. However, you don’t like using just credit card, so you should opt to have a gas rebate credit card.
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Finding Cheap Car Insurance

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Since car insurance is mandatory, one can find ways and means to pay for only what is needed. Lowered costs do not mean scrimping on coverage. One would be able to obtain the coverage needed by learning about the policy and discussing the meanings of the provisions with one’s insurer. Also, one can discuss possible avenues for discounts on the premium rates for the coverage provided.
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The Pitfalls Of Car Insurance

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Car insurance is both a science and an art. Scientifically, many factors come into play that affects the determination of one’s insurance cost. The driving history, the make and model of the car, and the driver’s age are factored into an equation to reach an ascertainable dollar rate for the risk of the insurance coverage.
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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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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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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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Automobile Maintenance And Repair – Have A Car That Keeps On Jiggling?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Here’s What You Can Do

Aside from the oil price hike we experience every week, vehicle owners also have to contend with the rising prices of auto parts and services. Thankfully there are ways to get discounts and small rebates on credit card purchases but this is not enough to cover the increase in costs of having your car fixed.
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