Monthly Archives: diciembre 2015

Car Purchasing

Purchasing a new car can be an exciting thing, but it can be nerve-racking as well. There are so many things to consider when buying a new car. You have to think about the mileage, the safety rating, the durability, the room inside, and whether or not it is the right car for your own tastes. This is why I was almost 30 before I first decided to buy a new car. Before that, every car I had owned had been used. I had never expected to buy a new car in my life – it just seemed like too much of a commitment.   It was not exactly the best time to buy a new car. I was paying off student loans, you see, and I had just started my new job. Although it promised to be a lucrative career, the first-year salary was...

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BMW’s with Catalytic Converters

You’re happy with your car. It’s a great used 3-series that you got for all of $18,000. You especially love how quiet the car is. And then one morning, your BMW begins to behave in a most peculiar way. You start the car and the engine sputters brutally. Your wife comes and tells you that she recognizes that sound – it’s the classic case of the missing BMW catalytic converter. Someone’s been working on your car overnight (actually, they probably worked on your car for about five minutes) and they took a valuable part away. You know what that means – hundreds of dollars in theft insurance deductibles and about three days without your pretty BMW.   A catalytic converter is a part installed in your car’s exhaust line. Its job is to process the exhaust as it exits the engine and to make sure...

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Cars vs Hybrid Cars

Today, the question on everybody’s mind is, what is the difference between a hybrid car and a conventional vehicle? There must be some reason why people are debating about whether hybrid cars are worth it and checking their wallets and savings account to see if they can afford the hybrid car. There must be some reason why other people won’t even consider putting out the money for a hybrid car because they feel their conventional car gets them to where they need to go just fine. Here are the reasons why a person might choose a conventional car over a hybrid car and vice versa. Hybrid cars are more expensive than conventional cars Because hybrid cars have a complex internal design, they can have a pretty hefty price tag. On the other hand, conventional cars, which have probably gotten more efficient in design as the...

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