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From researching vehicles you are interested in, to looking for specific inventory and even beginning the financing process – more and more of the car shopping process is now taking place on the internet.

However, there’s one aspect of the car buying experience that can’t be replicated online (yet!) and that’s the Test Drive.


One of the most important parts of buying or leasing your next vehicle is getting behind the wheel and taking your potential new car, truck or SUV for a spin around town to make sure it’s the right vehicle for you.

The test drive is also one of the most often skipped or overlooked parts of buying a new car. Sometimes we fall in love with the look of a vehicle and don’t seriously put it through its paces. Other times we are so excited to drive our new baby home we skip the test drive all together.

Either way (and I can’t stress this enough!) you should always take a test drive. And not just a spin around the block either. Roll your sleeves up, put on those driving gloves and take a nice, thorough test drive.

So what exactly should you be looking for when you test drive your next vehicle? I’m glad you asked!

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With 2013 quickly coming to a close, many people are getting ready to make a New Year’s resolution that will undoubtedly drop from their memory like the 2014 ball in Times Square.

Fact: A staggering 88% of people who make a resolution this year will ultimately fail, and I don’t want that to happen to you (or me!).


That’s why I came up with this quick guide of helpful tips – so you’ll be able keep that promise to yourself, to others, and to your waistline.

Without further ado, here are 3 Ways To Make a New Year’s Resolution and Keep It:

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Christmas time is just around the corner, which means a few things: grandiose family dinners, holiday shopping, and eggnog (we just can’t get enough of the nog).

While most of you have already begun your annual Christmas Shopping ritual, many of you will forget to buy a gift for the one thing that takes care of you all year long…your vehicle!

For all our cars, trucks and SUVs do for us each year, it would be a shame to leave them out of the holiday festivities (they are part of the family after-all).

Don’t leave your vehicle out in the cold this holiday season, check out these 10 Awesome Christmas Gifts For Your Car:

All-Season-Floor-Mats-10-Awesome-Christmas-Gifts-For-Your-Car1. All-Season Floor Mats

How many times have you told your kids the following: make sure to kick the snow off your boots before you get in the car. How many times have they told you: okay?

I imagine their youthful charm may have fooled you into believing them, but once you see your carpet spotting and mildewing, you’ll think twice. With all-season floor mats, you can rest easy knowing that your carpet is safe and sound underneath.

Even when snow isn’t a factor, these mats are great for anytime. Driving around with coffee is a risky endeavor, and it becomes even more hazardous when Mr. Lead Foot decides to stomp on his brakes in front of you. Having all-season rubber floor mats takes away the frustration of a stained carpet, so you can stay focused on how stained your work shirt is.

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