Lease or Buy a Car

Is It Smarter to Lease or Buy a Car?

Cars are a significant financial investment, so it’s important for you to make the most informed decision possible when looking for the right vehicle. The decision that it comes down to for many people is whether they should lease or buy a car. Here is what you need to know.

Should I Lease or Buy a Car?When to Lease

As leasing a vehicle doesn’t make as much sense financially as purchasing a car, there are just a couple of scenarios where it makes sense.

One such scenario is if you are someone who likes to drive new cars regularly. If you can’t afford to purchase a new car every year or two, leasing a car gives you the opportunity to cruise around in the newest car, truck, or SUV.

Another scenario where it makes sense to lease is if you simply don’t want to deal with the risk and maintenance of owning a car. A lot of leases include maintenance in their deals, so you don’t have to get the car fixed on your own.

When to Buy

Financially speaking, buying a car is the better choice. When you lease a vehicle, you spend a lot of money and don’t own anything at the end of the lease. When you purchase a car, you own that car, and you get some of that money back when you sell it. Just make sure that it’s a car that you can afford.

 

 

 

How to Detail Your Car

How to Detail Your Car

How to Detail Your Car

Many people out there want to keep their cars looking nice and clean. However, most don’t want to pay the steep price to have it done professionally. Luckily, you can learn how to do it like the professionals. Here’s how to detail your car properly.

Start With Compressed Air

With your air compressor, blow the pesky dirt out of the corners of your car and into the center of your vehicle. After you’ve blown the dirt from the corners of your car, turn the air compressor on your vents to clean them out. Then afterwards, vacuum up the dirt from the center of your car.

Moving Outside

After cleaning the interior of your vehicle, wash the exterior. However, be careful with the type of soap that you choose. Find a cleaner that is not acid-based, as acid-based cleaners eat away at the protective layers on your paint and rims. Start at the top of your car and move down so that you don’t get dirt on areas that have already been cleaned.

While these tips certainly aren’t comprehensive, following these steps will help you keep your car looking spiffy. You’ll also experience the satisfaction of a job well done when you finish.

fall family trips

Fall Family Trips in Texas

 

Do you live in Texas? Are you looking for ideas for fall family trips? Look no further; we’ve got you covered.

 

Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

 

The Thanksgiving Day Parade historically kicks off holiday festivities throughout Texas that will continue through the rest of the year. With a variety of entertainment, dramatic floats, and giant balloons of cartoon characters, this is a can’t-miss event.

fall family trips

Football Games

 

What would fall be without football? Texas is home to many famous stadiums, so pick a city, spend the weekend exploring downtown, and then finish off the weekend with a Sunday night football game.

 

Texas Renaissance Festival

 

The renaissance festival, regardless of state, is usually associated with October, but in Texas the ren fest in Houston is so big it lasts all through November, too. Don’t miss the nightly fireworks, hundreds of vendors, and thousands of character actors in the park.

 

Lost Maples

 

The Lost Maples State Natural Area is home to a variety of beautiful, brilliant foliage. Consider taking the family camping for a weekend to see the stunning colors of fall up close.

 

Go Bird-Watching

 

Texas is home to a number of different bird species all across the state, and during this time of year, many birds are migrating to the southern hemisphere. It’s the perfect time for a short road trip across the state.

 

Try out these fall family trips to have a great time in Texas this fall.

New Car Care Tips

New Car Care Tips

New Car Care Tips
Get to know your new set of wheels with these great new car care tips!

Taking care of your new car is vital to keep it running for years to come. While foregoing proper care won’t result in an immediate breakdown, it could seriously damage your car in the long run. Here are some new car care tips from us here at Nehls Chevrolet!

  1. Owner’s Manual – As boring and long as it is, read your owner’s manual. It contains almost everything you need to know about your car, including a manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Knowledge is power and by reading the owner’s manual, it’s easier to keep in touch with what your car needs and how to take care of future problems.
  2. Maintenance – A key part of taking care of a car is keeping up with regular maintenance. There isn’t much to do at first but new cars can have defects and other manufacturing problems. If you notice something wrong, don’t be afraid to contact the dealership. Make sure to get the first few oil changes performed a little early! Metal shavings often drop into the oil pan and too many can hinder the oil’s effectiveness.
  3. Driving – Before you pull a Fast & Furious out of the dealership lot, keep in mind your engine is brand new and hasn’t hit the road just yet. Take it easy for the first few hundred miles. You don’t have to drive like your grandmother, but don’t floor it from a dead stop either.

Staying Safe in the Summer: Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

sharing the road with motorcycles
Being courteous when sharing the road with motorcycles and other cars is the best way to prevent accidents.

Sharing the road with motorcycles is something every driver has to experience, especially as the weather gets warmer and warmer here in Marshall, Texas. There are some key safety tips to keep in mind when driving alongside bikers, tips that will protect both you and them. There’s room for both cars and motorcycles on the road—as long as everyone is safe.

According to wikiHow, one of the most important things to keep in mind is to give extra room. Try and keep 4 to 5 seconds between you and the motorcycle in front of you. Although you might think this is excessive, our brains often fail to account for the small size of motorcycles, making it likely that you are riding closer to that bike than you think.

Always look twice when turning. Again, we are often hardwired to overlook motorcycles on the road. A quick glance is not enough when you are turning. Always be sure to look left, right, and left, ensuring you stay safe. If you want to throw in some extra looks to the left and right, it can’t hurt.

Signal, signal, signal. Road conditions affect motorcycles more than cars, making it imperative that you give them as much time as possible to react to what your car is doing. If you are changing lanes, put on your signal as early as possible if bikes are around. This will prevent any swerving on their part, something that is especially dangerous on two wheels.