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“If someone asks you what the most popular form of transportation is, before you jump to car, you might want to ask what area and era. If the answer is today in the mountains, the answer might be truck. If the answer is England 1776, the answer might be horse.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Car Maintenance


TIP: 
If you need any kind of services (car repair, change tires) do not google it. There are many scams on the internet that look legitimate ... use Yelp, call family and neighbors for references or use websites like Angie's list.
When you rent a car .. walk around and take pictures before you leave and show them when you pick up the car specially the scratches as proof that they were never there.

Need a 2nd key for your car? Instead of buying it at the dealership which can be very expensive go to locksmith that has the ability to program it or you can do it yourself buy at eBay and check you tube to learn how to program it. 

If you only need a car for a couple of months a year use 

Swapalease.com: Worlds Largest Lease Marketplace or 

LeaseTrader.com - Car Lease - Lease Assumption - Short Term Leases were you 

take over someone's lease for a few months.

Get Out Of Your Car Lease Or Take Over A Lease by using LeaseTrader.com‎ or
Swap a Lease. Make sure you review the ratings... there are some customers who have had very good experience with them and others not so good. If you find a candidate to take over your lease make sure you are relieved of the financial responsibility of the lease. If you allow somebody to take over your lease but you are still responsible and they don't make the payments you are still responsible for payments even you lost possession of the car and you probably don't know what they have done with it or where the car is. Make sure the candidate is qualified to assume the lease and that you are released of the obligation under it.




Share a ride


At www.carpoolconnect.com you can find other local carpoolers who want to save on gas and commuting costs. You can also get a group organized for sharing rides to work, taking turns carting the neighborhood kids to after school activities by using www.dividetheride.com. Drivers can enter their availability and this free site generates a schedule and tracks down how many miles and gallons you save.

If you don’t need to drive everyday and live near a big city …use a car sharing service like www.zipcar.com were you use a car by the hour or by the day without the hassles of owning or renting. This is a self service business that requires no face to face interaction. To join you pay an application fee and choose between an hourly plan, or a prepaid driving plan.

Waze  Get the best route, every day, with real-time help from other drivers. Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.


Save money on car repairs




You can find a list of minor manufacturer’s defects for your car by searching the Technical Service Bulletins at www.odi.nhtsa.dot.gov. If your car is still under warranty repairs on any items listed there should be free. 

At www.repairpal.com you can compare a quote for any mechanic repair to industry standards. Just enter the make and model of your car as well as your location and the free site gives you a fee range breaking it by parts and labor so you can make sure your mechanic is giving you a fair estimate. You can see if you are getting a fair estimate or price for fixing your car

Buy tires at  Tire Rack  or use them as reference to negotiate the price of tires other offer you.

Lease or rent your car to somebody else .. check ratings 
(check with your auto insurance first to see if this is allowed):





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