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What to Consider Before Buying a Hybrid Car

When it comes time to find a new car, there are plenty of choices to make. Do you ever start the thought process by deciding how you want your car to be powered? If you’re considering the switch to a hybrid vehicle, we have a few ideas to help guide your thought process. These vehicles […]

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Car Design Trends Influenced by the Sea

Car designers have been known to feed on inspiration from some unusual sources. Airplanes, stiletto heels, and, of course, James Bond have all allegedly inspired beautiful cars. For some designers, the best inspiration lurks just below the water’s surface. Believe it or not, fish have inspired much more than the tailfins iconic to a 1950’s […]

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Auto Financing Options: How to Finance with your Dealer and Ally

In order to buy or lease a vehicle with Ally, first you’ll need to visit your local dealership. Once you’ve found the right vehicle, you will need to decide whether buying or leasing a car is right for you. Your next move will be to negotiate the transaction details with your dealer. There are a variety of details you […]

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Riding Into the Future: New Car Features for Passengers

We love cars. And we love driving. But even if it’s only for one blog, let’s put drivers in the backseat. Together, let’s look to a future beyond cup holders and heated seats. Here are our favorite passenger-centric car advancements from the last few years. Headrests Cars were first built with drivers in mind and […]

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Ride in Style: The Reason Behind Buying That New Car

When shopping for a new car, what is it that makes someone choose a particular vehicle model? About half of Americans tend to be loyal to a preferred automaker, brand, or even a local dealership, which can help to narrow the search quite a bit. And for those who aren’t loyal to a brand, reputation of […]

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Savvy Shopper: Tips for Buying A New Car

Although the holidays are squarely in the rearview mirror, shopping is a year-round activity. Buying a new car, like searching for the perfect gift, can be as exciting as it is stressful. That’s why we’re here to help simplify the process. Here are a few important tips to consider before heading to the lot. Research […]

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History of Auto Shows

Everyone loves an auto show. Okay, maybe not everyone. But we do and if you’re reading this, chances are you do too. It’s a great place to marvel at new technology and the latest, greatest automotive models. So as we approach the season for a few of the biggest shows, let’s take a look back […]

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Understanding the Misconceptions of Manual vs. Automatic Transmission

Manual transmissions were once the standard.  But as the demand dwindled in recent years and technology improved, they’ve only grown more rare.  Pretty soon, knowing how to drive a manual transmission may become a lost art.  But before going extinct, let’s address several of the most common misconceptions associated with it. Anti-Theft It seems far-fetched for would-be car […]

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Principal Payment

Auto financing can be a little confusing. That’s why we have this short video to help explain. Vehicle contracts are broken down into two parts that comprise your total monthly payment, the outstanding balance of the amount financed and the finance charge. The most important thing you should know is to always pay on time. […]

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Find the Right Mobility Equipment to Fit Your Needs and Your Budget

In the twenty five years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed, countless improvements have been made for individuals who live with a disability. Access to programs, businesses, travel, and employment opportunities became a guaranteed civil right for all. Living with a physical disability can be challenging if you don’t have the support […]