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Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Cinderella Era of Vehicle Ownership is No Fairytale

The Cinderella Era of Vehicle Ownership is No Fairytale

The Cinderella Era There was a time when buying a new car sounded like a dream come true but The Car Care Council now suggest that keeping your car through the Cinderella Era is the smartest way to get a solid return on your vehicle investment. The "Cinderella Era" is the period of time right after you've paid off your car loan, the time when your car is still in great shape and needs only modest repairs and maintenance. With proper care, the typical vehicle should last at least 200,000 miles of safe, dependable performance. By allocating the equivalent of just one new car payment annually, vehicle owners can cover an entire year’s worth of basic maintenance. The most common maintenance procedures and repairs to keep a car operating safely and reliably while maintaining its long-term value involve checking the oil, filters and ... read more

Smog Depot Solana Beach

Smog Depot Solana Beach

Smog Depot Solana Beach Smog Depot Solana Beach, powered by DRIVE AutoCare, is a Star Certified Test & Repair Inspection Station licensed by the State of California. In California, vehicles must undergo a biennial smog inspection in order to renew your registration. New residents of California will be required to have an initial inspection to register, even if you have a current certificate from your previous state. Smog inspections are required for all vehicles except diesel powered vehicles 1997 and older or with a Gross Vehicle Weight of more than 14,000 lbs; electric, natural gas powered vehicles over 14,000 lbs; or motorcycles, trailers, or gasoline powered vehicles 1975 and older. Vehicles are required to submit evidence of a smog certification every other renewal period. The registratio ... read more

Drive for Dough

Drive for Dough

Drive for Dough We saw the coolest thing the other day that allows drivers to get paid for driving around town: Wrapify. Wrapify gives drivers an easy source of extra income plus the power to choose the marketer and their car’s “look”: full, partial or panel advertising. Wrapify’s proprietary mobile application is as easy as starting a car: drivers simply engage the app when they get in their vehicle -- technology checks in the driver and tracks their mileage as they go. It’s literally as easy as getting in and out of a car. Wrapify is a revolutionary way for everyday drivers to effortlessly earn a second income while performing their customary daily activities. So, how much can you make? Well, that depends on how often, where and when you drive. Wrapify pays on a per mile basis; they use your location along with several other factors to price the mile as you drive. Pay also ... read more

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Buying Used Car? Follow these steps for success

Buying Used Car? Follow these steps for success

Buying Used Car requires a little education and a lot of patience. Buying Used Car can be overwhelming. In a perfect world, every person selling a car is perfectly honest and knows every fault with the vehicle he is selling. But we don’t live in a perfect world, so Donut Media produced this very amazing, step-by-step video that will enlighten you. To prevent making a mistake when purchase a used car, we suggest you follow these steps AND contact DRIVE AutoCare for a FREE pre-purchase vehicle inspection. DRIVE's 30-point vehicle inspection will highlight the vehicle's problems and future repair and maintenance needs

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