Archive for June, 2016
According to Statistic Brain, an estimated 2,180,000 hybrid vehicles were sold in the United States during 2012. And for good reason, too — hybrids are amazing investments — not only are they sweet, smooth rides, but they are great for the environment and represent and amazing investment overall. But, because hybrid battery packs do not typically outlast the car itself, nearly all hybrid car owners will be in the market to repair or replace their battery pack at some point, usually in the range of six to ten years after the car?s original purchase.
Before you make any big decisions about how to repair or replace your hybrid car batteries, the first thing you should do is get educated about hybrid cars fuel economy, and how to replace a hybrid battery:
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Buying a used car doesn’t have to be one big stress-inducing headache. In order to figure out exactly what you are getting into before walking into those used car dealerships, here are some things you must know when buying a used car.
1. Do your research!
There are many used cars out on the market, some of good quality and some you would not want to touch with a 10 foot pole. Most used car dealerships have online inventories you can look at so you can prevent hours of decision making while you are there. Also, if there is a specific brand you are interested in, try to find a dealership that deals specifically with that brand. Want a Chevy? Check the local Chevy dealerships in your area. What about a Subaru?
Pickup trucks are a very popular style of vehicle. People love their pickups. In 2012, over 1.5 million pickup trucks were sold in the United States. In 2013, one in every eight new vehicles sold in the United States was a full-size pickup truck. The most popular brands of those trucks (90%) were Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors. In 2015, pickup truck sales in the United States increased by eight percent.
So, obviously, people love pickup trucks. But what about maintaining them?
One of the biggest draws of the pickup truck is the open cargo area behind the (typically closed) cabin. Typically, these cargo areas allow large amounts of items — such as groceries, equipment, tools, etc. — to be carried. Unfortunately, because of their heavy use and their almost nonstop exposure to the elemen