Back At The Car Dealer

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A dove on the neighbor’s chimney.  Taken from my garage when we were leaving.

So we’re back again to the car dealer today.  Last Thursday’s service was not completely successful.  Only one and the first task has been done and we had to come back today to have them finish the service.  There didn’t have the parts for the second.

The service manager at the car dealer put my car down to the afternoon service appointment which is 1:30 P.M.  I dropped off my car at 1:15 P.M.  He said the work’s gonna take about a couple of hours.  I was confident on that so I told my husband we will just go to the nearest store to kill time.  My daughter and I had lunch at Rosa’s Mexican Restaurant which is a walking distance from the car dealer’s premises.  We took our time eating our Chicken Enchalada with rice and beans.  I thought of getting some dessert so I ordered a couple of .Sopapillas.  I think we stayed there about 30 minutes.

After we had our late lunch, my daughter and I walked to Costco.  It’s located at the back of the car dealer’s building.  My husband and I had a membership at Costco but that was long time ago.  He didn’t want to renew for now.  So my daughter and I went in there and looked around.  She saw a very nice book and she wanted to buy it.  Since we were not members, we cannot buy anything.  I really had to talk sincerely to my DD about not buying the book.  Gladly, she listened.  We tried some food samples, too. 🙂  We had enough of that so we checked the home department.  Bored and tired, we sat down on a very comfortable rocking recliner.

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Pretty flowers at Costco.

It was close to 4:00 P.M. when we left Costco and walked our way to the car dealer.  I asked the receptionist if my car is done.  She asked my name and checked in her file. She said it’s still at the service because she hasn’t got my paperwork yet.  So my daughter and I didn’t go anywhere else.  We waited for another 30 minutes.  The service manager talked to me apologizing it took so long.  My car’s difficult work because they had to service the brakes.  Good thing my cellphone and DD’s Amazon Kindle Fire have enough power that we entertained ourselves with watching cartoon videos on Youtube thru their free Wi-Fi.

It was exactly 5:00 P.M. when the service manager called me to sign the paperwork.  In no time, my daughter and I walked out and hopped into the car and head home.

How to Get the Car of Your Dreams

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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

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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.