Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Grandpa's Advice for Getting More for your Trade in

My Grandpa was a diesel mechanic and he would always work on my cousin’s cars. He taught them and my other family member how to fix their cars. When it came time to trade in their cars, my grandpa would always help them fix them up.  He would enlist us to help wash the cars and dry them. We loved to do it on a hot day. I was still kind of young so I wasn’t able to do much but bring them a cold drink and a snack. I loved to clean when I was little so I loved to help vacuum out the cars while Gramps was under the hood. I remember my grandpa telling my older cousins how important it was to take a clean and fixed up car to trade in. He knew quite a few dealers and he would tell us stories about when people would bring broken down cars that weren’t worth much. A huge dealership owner went to school with my mom and my grandma was really good friends with his mom.  So they would come over from time to time to visit with her.  It’s always a good idea to have the best car you can for when you trade in for a used car. You don’t want to just receive junk value. Dealers also appreciate it when you take pride in your vehicle because it is less work for them. 

Check out my post about how to get more for your trade in.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Things you Don't Want in a Used Car

When you are buying a used car, you know what you want. You usually have a car in mind. You know what color you would like. Many people are so focused on what they want in a car, they tend to overlook or forget what they don’t want. A good car is important, it is just more than a car. It will take you places. You will make memories in your car. If you sit down and think about your car and the memories you make in it, you will be surprised. If you have kids, chances are you brought them home from the hospital in your car or you went on a great road trip. There are many different things to remember. Your car becomes part of your life, it is no longer just a hunk of metal. You want to get a car that will last. There are a few things that will help you know if the car could be a problem for you. Knowing about these four things can save you money in the long run. You have to be a smart and informed shopper especially when it comes to your used car. They are a big purchase, so understanding what not to look for is the key.

Check out my article about signs of a poor used car

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Taking your holiday to the sea

The art of sailing (and it is an art) is quite clearly something that is not going to appeal to everybody. However, if you like your adventures windswept and wild, you are in the right place. From world-famous supermodels to entrepreneurs and politicians such as Lord Laidlaw – who has invested a great deal of his money in sailing boats and the Lord Laidlaw Scholarships – it seems like everybody is going mad for aquatic holidays.

If you are new to sailing but want to get stuck in as quickly as possible, there are some ground rules that you need to familiarize yourself with first. For a start, you must realize that sailing, no matter how fun it looks on television, is a serious hobby. If you are not willing to follow the safety rules and guidelines, you should not consider taking it up – in the wrong hands, a sailboat can be dangerous.
These handy tips and tricks will help you to become a master of the open water in no time.

Choose a suitable vessel

While it might be tempting to go for a large boat, beginners should stick to something that is easily managed, maneuvered, and handled. The fewer lines and sails, the easier the vessel will be to master out on the water. It is a good idea to start learning with a boat that has been rigged to have a single sail.

Capsize your boat

Once you have your single sail rigged boat, get out on the water and make your boat capsize – that’s right, do your best to flip it over. This might sound counterintuitive, but it is one of the oldest sailing tricks in the book. The idea behind it is that, if you have already experienced what a capsizing feels like (albeit in controlled conditions), you will be much less likely to panic if it happens for real.

Watch out for the boom

You will not have to spend long on a sailboat to realize that the boom can be dangerous. In fact, a lot of sailing accidents are the result of incautious newbies forgetting to keep an eye on which way the boom is swinging. If you are not careful, you could end up with a nasty bump to the head, so make sure that everybody on board is aware of how to avoid it and stay safe. 

Know how to enter

The documents that you need to legally enter the waters around a country will depend entirely on the country. However, the most common documents required are the registration papers for the vessel, the crew manifest (with full passport details), a radio license for the vessel, visa documents (if necessary), and vaccination certificates (again, if necessary) – sometimes you will be asked for the insurance documents.

While learning how to sail and, eventually, being able to embark on long sailing holidays is something that promises to be a whole heap of fun, it also comes with a serious side. There is a lot of responsibility involved with owning a boat, and you have to be willing to put the time and effort into both caring for it and keeping every voyage accident-free.