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Hyundai Elantra Sport Is Our New Baby

Hyundai Elantra Sport

Hyundai Elantra Sport

My family and I were happy that we were able to take this new baby home this afternoon.  My dear husband was shopping for cars since the Silverado truck broke down on his way home three weeks ago.  His stress and worry levels were very high that he’s not sleeping good.  My father-in-law was helping him on car shopping in Tyler, too.  In fact, we visited a car dealership in Tyler a week ago and looked at particular car models, recent Hyundai Sonata and Elantra models, that my husband was interested in.  Although we saw nice looking ones, the listed prices were still high.

While surfing auto dealerships online, my dear husband found a couple Hyundai cars and he visited the dealer’s three days ago.  But this pre-owned Hyundai Elantra 2014 Sport in Huffines in Plano got his attention.  The listed priced was a bit high but he was watching it. The price was reduced the other day.  Then this morning, it’s price was reduced again.  Huffines wanted to get it out of their lot.  🙂  Anyway, we all went to Plano because my husband wants me to drive it around and make sure that I fit right on the driver’s seat because I sit on a pillow whenever I drive the Toyota Scion.  Gladly I fit perfectly for the Hyundai Elantra Sport has an electric seat adjustments which, I think, is a very big advantage for this car model.

Alright, so we got a good deal.  Huffines is our bank’s preferred car dealer so the transaction didn’t take more than two hours.  And, we got to take our new car home.


How to Get the Car of Your Dreams


Have you got a dream car? One that you’d give anything to own? Sadly, it isn’t going to appear in the driveway in the near future without a lot of work and commitment from you. But all it takes is a little planning and a lot of willpower on your part and you can start working towards the amazing day you get to take that beautiful machine home. Here’s how.

Get Your Finances in Order

First things first, you’re going to need to be able to pay for the car. If you don’t have many savings of your own, you still have a few options. One is to open a high-interest bank account and slowly but surely add to it while the account accumulates interest on itself. That, of course, relies on you essentially forgetting that your savings are there outside of any deposits you make. The other is to consider taking out a loan. There are plenty of places, like DreamLoans, that specialize in vehicle finance and will even look after those with bad credit histories. Do your homework, find out who offers the best services and the best interest rates, and don’t be afraid to negotiate – you may actually be able to haggle your way to a sweeter deal.

Research the Vehicle

It’s one thing to dream about owning a ‘67 Chevy Impala. It’s quite another to actually own one. You should know what the going rate for your dream vehicle is, especially if it’s second hand. You should also know how much its on-road costs are going to set you back and you should be well aware of how easy and affordable it is to get parts should anything wear out or break down. This is especially true of older vehicles; as cars get older, parts begin to break down and disappear, which means the ones that still exist become more expensive the rarer they get. You should know if the car has any design quirks or safety concerns that are out of the ordinary. You should know it all – right down to what its fuel consumption is like. With all the details on hand, you might discover your dream car is not quite as heavenly as you first thought.

Discipline Is Key

Both of the above points come back to discipline and exercising a lot of willpower. If you’re going to save up for the car yourself, you’ll need to stop yourself from spending any of your funds on things you don’t need. If you plan to go through finance, you need to commit to paying the amount back on time. And if you do get the car of your dreams, you have to commit to owning and maintaining that car.

These are the three biggest things to remember when thinking about how to get the car of your dreams. It’s as much about being a crafty consumer as it is about being an automotive dreamer. If you have the willpower, the drive and the right approach to your personal finances, you’ll be behind the wheel of your dream machine in no time at all. What’s your dream car?

Pay Attention To Vehicle Recalls


Service area.

I don’t have a car for 24 hours.  It has come to the time when we need to bring my Toyota Scion 2009 to a nearest Toyota dealer for a recall service.  Currently, two recall services should be accomplished for my car at no charge to me.

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My car is scheduled for service today.  Hopefully everything will be done today so we won’t be coming back.  The head technician called and recommended some extra services because they’re due.  Of course, there is an extra charge for that, too.

It is very important to always pay attention to your vehicles maintenance schedules.  This way, you are aware when a specific maintenance is due to prevent major vehicle problems from occurring.  In addition, you can take your vehicle to an auto service that is cheaper and dependable.

As per recall matters, be in the know of the recalls that concerns your vehicles.  These are for your own safety and for the longevity of your vehicles.  Your vehicle companies will send you a communication regarding the recalls and you are required to respond as soon as possible.

Road travel is easier and safer if our vehicles are well-maintained and serviced in accordance with the Laws.

Are We Putting Too Many Distractions in Vehicles?

When you first start driving, every second you’re behind the wheel is exciting and a little bit scary, but as you gain more experience it can become quite boring. On daily commutes or long road trips, every second behind the wheel can feel like torture. To combat this, cars have built-in entertainment systems. When shopping for a new vehicle like a Kia Optima in Bridgewater, NJ, you will see these entertainment systems highlighted. These systems make driving more enjoyable, but do they also make drivers more distracted?


People have been putting radios in cars since the 1930s, and those radios eventually turned into cassette players, CD players, and satellite and Internet radio. Listening to music while driving is so commonplace that few ever question whether it is a dangerous distraction. Studies show that novice drivers make more mistakes while listening to music of their choosing, but studies also show that certain types of music can actually improve driving behaviors. While extremely loud music can block out the sound of trains or the honking of horns, it’s generally accepted that experienced drivers can listen to most types of music safely.


Many accidents that occur due to car stereos are caused by the driver taking their hands off the wheel to change the track or station, and some argue this has gotten worse with the introduction of touchscreens. If a driver is scrolling through their mp3 collection or a list of Internet radio stations, they’re not going to be paying full attention to the road.

Convenience Features

While car designers have added a whole slew of entertainment features, some of these features actually prevent entertainment from becoming too much of a distraction. Steering wheel controls allow a driver to change their music without taking their hands off the wheel. Hands-free technology for mobile phones can be built in to cars, so drivers can talk on the phone without taking their eyes off the road.

Voice Control

A new feature that you’ll hear about when shopping for a Kia Optima in Bridgewater, NJ, is voice-activated entertainment and navigation systems. With voice controls, changing your music is no more distracting than having a conversation with a friend. While it might be a good idea to keep new drivers away from unnecessary distractions, with the convenience features added to new vehicles, experienced drivers can safely drive to the beat of their own drum.