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Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in FORT WORTH, TX

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in FORT WORTH, TX

Every car in FORT WORTH, TX, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let's review each of these. One is common sense; you would be surprised how many vehicles are stolen in TX where the keys were left in the ignition with the doors unlocked. Always take your keys and lock the doors. In fact, in some places it's against the law to leave a vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition.And don't leave spare keys in the car or hide them outside – because a thief will find them. FORT WORTH drivers would be wise to park in well-lit areas that have a lot of foot traffic. If possible, park near the end of a r ... read more

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Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in FORT WORTH?

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in FORT WORTH?

There is a clear and vocal demand in FORT WORTH and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the TX market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on FORT WORTH area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. FORT WORTH auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest FORT WORTH dealership.FORT WORTH drivers should carefully research the vehicle care before buying an alternative fuel vehicle, as it may or may not coincide with the standards for gasoline vehicles. You should look at costs as well; these vehicles may help save our environment here in FORT WORTH, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can afford and what wil ... read more

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Lease or Buy?

Lease or Buy?

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for FORT WORTH drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays down the loan principal, and the finance charge.FORT WORTH drivers who lease finance the portion of the cost of the vehicle that's used up during the term of the lease. You'll pay some money up front: fees, security deposit, first month's payment and maybe a capital reduction. The monthly payments include a depreciation cost and a finance charge. When the lease is up, you return the vehicle to your local FORT WORTH area dealership. So how do FORT WORTH drivers decide?First, how much do you have for a down payment? A lease usually requires a smaller down payment.How much monthly payment can you afford? Again, lease payments will ... read more

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