Archive for October, 2008

Insurance Rates Continue To Rise

It would seem to be a simple equation: High gas prices cause fewer people to drive, which mean there are fewer accidents.  And fewer overall accidents would mean that auto insurers wouldn’t pay out as much money, which means that rates for insurance should be less.  However, for some reason this hasn’t been the case. […]

Deer Collisions Spike In November

Drivers need to watch out for Bambi next month. Drivers have a three time greater chance of hitting a deer in November than any other month, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute, who compiled research over the last five years. Last year, those crashes killed 223 motorists, not just deer. Because of urban sprawl, […]

Chrysler Makes Improvements On Gas Mileage

Chrysler, along with all of the American car companies is scrambling to make improvements on gas mileage. Now, they have a largely updated Hemi and updates in mpg for the Dodge Avenger, Dodge Caliber, and Chrysler Sebring. Most of the 2009 models are already being sold with the addition of new car warranties and roadside […]

Examine Under The Hood Before Buying A Used Car

When purchasing a used car you need to do your homework.  This includes doing a thorough inspection of the vehicle, and don’t forget to look under the hood. You don’t want to end up with a car that will leave you stranded calling for road service.  Here are some things you need to be aware […]

How To Research A Used Car’s History

If you’re purchasing a used car you need to find out as much history as possible about it. The car may have problems that are not apparent from a visual inspection or a test drive and leave you calling for emergency roadside assistance. A car history report is a good way to find out what […]

Posted in Road Service

Dealerships Believe Lavish Cars Will Survive The Economy

The stock market has deflated rapidly. Layoffs, foreclosures and bankruptcies are higher than ever. So this is the perfect time to begin selling sports cars that are $350,000 in Tampa, Bay, right? Well, we will soon find out. Officials of Ferrari are planning to open an extravagant new dealership in Palm Harbor before Thanksgiving, also […]

How To Avoid Sticker Shock

Often motorists get sticker shock or experience buyer’s remorse after buying a new car. However, you can avoid this by considering the expenses that you will encounter in the future. According to experts, most consumers anticipate the price of the purchase, registration and taxes. However, many people forget to factor in the price of insurance, […]

Gas Prices Finally Below $3

The national average for gasoline has finally hit $2.92, and will probably keep falling, which makes you wonder if the decrease in fuel prices will impact car shoppers. In early October, the federal government claims the demand dropped 9.7%, despite the lower prices. The main reason that motorists are cutting back is the poor economy, […]

What To Do Before Buying A Used Car

Never buy a used vehicle without having it scrutinized by an independent mechanic. You never know the true state of a used vehicle until a professional has examined it. Failure to do this could have you calling for emergency roadside assistance. A dealership shouldn’t object to you having a private inspection if you leave a […]

Poor Road Conditions Lead To Roadside Assistance Calls

Roads many times seem like they are war-zones.  Motorists encounter ruts, potholes, and icy roads that can be dangerous.  Just being aware of bad road conditions can help drivers protect themselves.  Here are a few tips that can help you avoid accidents. Make sure to lookout for nasty potholes.  If you encounter a pothole, slow […]

Posted in Road Service