Thrifty Road Safety Tips for Parents with a New Baby

Thrifty Road Safety Tips for Parents with a New Baby

Once you’re expecting, you suddenly become acutely aware of all the dangers there are in the world; your child will need careful protection in every aspect of life. In prepping for baby’s safety today, however, it’s important that you don’t sacrifice saving funds for her future. Being thorough and budget-conscious is best. With all that in mind, it doesn’t take long for new parents to realize that a car seat is only the beginning of protecting a little one while on the road. Here’s a quick parent’s guide to staying safe with a baby on board. The proper installation of the car seat is even more important than most people are aware of. Here is a link to the  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website with…
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What (not) to do if you need a new key fob

What (not) to do if you need a new key fob

So you need a new key fob. you likely called the dealer and got shell shock. Now that you have recovered, you may be tempted to search online for a better deal. Buyer beware! there are a number of sellers online selling used keys as new, or they offer “new” keys that just need to be programmed. Not so fast, many of these keys will never work. While some keys sold by the dealer do need to be programmed with the proper legal equipment just as many are ready to go as soon as you get them, plug and play. To make matters worse, they are a number of unlicensed mobile repairers claiming they can “Make a new Key” and…
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Which extended warranty or service contract is right for you?

Which extended warranty or service contract is right for you?

A service contract is not a warranty, although many times they are called extended warranties. I will refer to them as a service contract. The reason people purchase these types of contracts is fear. Let’s face it a catastrophic failure on your car can cost big money. Transmissions, electronic control systems, computer-controlled everything, late model suspension systems are all very high-tech, (that’s Greek for expensive.)  So a service contract transfers risk from the vehicle owner to the contract company, this is basically an insurance policy. You’re betting the repairs of the vehicle will exceed the contract cost. The contract company is betting the repairs won’t, that’s how they make money after all. What do I tell my customers when they…
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