Purchasing a new car is a huge financial commitment. As
such, it may be necessary to save a large amount of money in order to afford
your new vehicle. Fortunately, there are a few easy money-saving tips to help
get you behind the wheel in newt to no time.
While it may be tempting to purchase a fancy outfit for
yourself or the latest technology, doing so while you’re getting ready to
invest in a new car may not be the best decision. Instead, avoid any unnecessary
purchases so that you can put that money toward your new vehicle.
Set Up a Savings
If you don’t have a savings account set up already, you
should seriously consider setting one up while you’re saving up money to buy a
new car. With this money placed in a separate account, you’ll be much less
likely to use it while paying your other bills or just on a whim.
Trade In Your Old
Since you likely won’t be using your old vehicle when you
obtain your new set of wheels, you might want to consider trading it in at a
dealership like Asheville Chevrolet. Doing so will help reduce the cost of your
new car, truck, or SUV.
If you need any additional financial advice, feel free to speak with our team of financial experts at Asheville Chevrolet.
Driving on a warm, sunny day can be relaxing and fun. However, once the clouds open up and the rain starts to fall, driving can quickly become more difficult. Here are a few tips for how to drive safely in the rain.
Wait Until the Weather Clears. If a heavy
storm is rolling through, it is better to wait until it passes before you start
driving. Don’t put yourself and other drivers in danger if you have time to
Turn on Your Headlights. In North
Carolina, it is the law that you must turn on your headlights whenever you need
to use your windshield wipers during inclement weather. Even if it is just a
light rain, your headlights can help other drivers see your car.
Slow Down. Wet roads are slippery roads. If
you need to do a quick stop, it will take your car longer to stop than when
roads are dry, and you can quickly lose control. This means you should slow
down and leave more following room between you and other vehicles.
Avoid Puddles. While puddles may seem harmless
or even fun to drive through, they can hide large potholes and be far deeper
than they look. Driving through standing water can cause your car to hydroplane
and lose traction.
If you need some new tires before your next road trip through a rainy area — or want an expert opinion on your car’s condition — pay us a visit at Asheville Chevrolet.