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Lease or Buy?

Lease or Buy?

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Sacramento 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.Sacramento 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 Sacramento area dealership. So how do Sacramento 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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Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Sacramento?

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Sacramento?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Sacramento and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the California market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Sacramento area roads today, and many more being developed. Yet each of these vehicles has its own advantages and disadvantages. Sacramento auto owners should learn what these advantages and disadvantages are before running out and purchasing one of these alternative fuel vehicles at your nearest Sacramento dealership.Sacramento 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 Sacramento, but that might not represent a savings to your wallet. You'll need to decide what you can afford and ... read more

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Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Sacramento, California

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Sacramento, California

Every car in Sacramento, California, 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 California 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. Sacramento drivers would be wise to park in well-lit areas that have a lot of foot traffic. If possible, park nea ... read more

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