Finding The Perfect Family Car

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Finding the right family car is not only a choice made by a dad who is a car enthusiast. In fact, having your own family vehicle is necessary. It will not only allow you comfort and convenience as you go through your daily schedules and tasks, or fetching the little ones to and from school, but it will also enable you to save up money in the long run. Investing on a reliable family car is also a sound choice compared to renting vans or cars whenever you travel.

Of course, finding the best family car entails careful decision making as it is a major purchase. It needs meticulous planning as it will be a regular and big expense to add up to monthly mortgages, school tuition, or groceries. Here are 3 things to consider in searching for the perfect car for your family:

Family Budget

If you have prepared earlier on and have set aside a part of your savings for years to your family car fund, then you are on the right track. But if you are hard up on cash and may not afford to buy a car in cold cash, you might want to explore securing a car loan or other forms of financing to help you get that family dream car and soon. Setting a budget that would fit your monthly earning will also prove to be a sound decision. It is also important to be on the look out for deals and promos at your local car dealers so you can get the best value for your money when it is time to purchase your dream family car. You might also want to consider getting a used car instead of a brand new one, to fit your monetary requirements. Car websites such as have a wide-range list of brand new and used cars a potential buyer or client can choose from.

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my new toy truck from tmart

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i got this new toy earlier this year + i really like it! it is a cool toy truck that comes with a couple of screwdrivers which i can use to tinker on the truck. the truck’s parts are also detachable + i can spend endless of hours trying to put them all back together. i can remove the tires, the crane, and the truck driver from his seat, too! of course, i get a little help from mum every now + then!

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it was really enjoyable to play with this toy as i do not just get to fix the truck, i can also play pretend that i am a mechanic fixing the truck, much like guido from the cars films! this toy also reminds me so much of my favorite, tow mater, as it also looks like a tow truck, with a tow cable to boot!

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can you tell am really having quiet a wonderful time playing with my new toy? here i am putting one of the screwdrivers to use. this sure is one educational and fun toy to play with  + am glad i got one!

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this educational large detachable construction vehicle is available at tmart for php504.19, plus you also get free shipping when you order from anywhere in the world. if you haven’t got one of these trucks, it is probably high time to ask mum to get you one! :Wink:

this is my 20th entry {letter t} to #atozchallenge:

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How to Stay Safe on Your Motorcycle

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Whether you have had a motorcycle for a while or you are the proud new owner of one, it’s important that you take your riding seriously. When someone is in an accident while riding a motorcycle, the damage to the rider is often extreme. Safety should always come first. There are some things you can do in order to stay as safe as possible while riding. Here are a few of them, including looking into great products by UClear.

Wear Protective Gear

First and foremost, you should always wear protective gear. These things can save your life. The most important piece is your helmet. There are many different types of helmets, but there are ones that are specific for motorcycle riding. Be sure that you don’t try to save yourself money by going with a different style or none at all. They make many different kinds that you can choose from, so you can get a style that looks great on you. You should never be caught without one. You should also consider wearing protective goggles or glasses. When you are driving on the freeway, you are going at extreme speeds. You wouldn’t want something to fly into your eyes, causing you to not be able to see.

Learn Riding Etiquette

You should also learn riding etiquette. There are certain signals and signs that a rider can do to help those around him know what he plans to do. You can learn the hand motions for turning and other things. These things can help when you are in heavy traffic or if your lights aren’t working. You can never be too careful on your bike.

Hands-Free Talk

As dangerous as using a phone is while driving a car, it is even more dangerous while riding a motorcycle. Luckily there are companies like UClear that help you to be able to use your phone without causing you to be unsafe. They have systems that install directly into your helmet so all you have to do is answer a call using a voice activated feature, and you can talk on your phone without having to do a thing. This allows you to focus on the road while using the phone at the same time.

Jared Quips

With the alarming rate of motorcycle-related road accidents, it really is wise to take the necessary precautions while you are out on the streets. Make sure you give it your 100% attention and keep the distractions to a minimum. You might be an ace driver, but you will never know where + when accidents will rise, so it is ideal that you pay undivided attention to driving while you are out on the road. + do not forget to keep these nifty tips in mind! :Approve:

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This Cool Car

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we were out one night to buy takeaway dinner from my favorite fast food when we chanced upon this cool car at the parking lot. a mini cooper!

mum did not wait a second to snap this souvenir shot and i do hope the car’s owner won’t mind. she also mentioned that she saw a similar car in front of the municipal hall when she was down there doing some errands. do you reckon both cars belong to the same person?

with the model, the color and the design, we really thought this car is cool + awesome, don’t you?  :Cool:


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What to Expect at Good Car Dealerships

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It seems that over the years, the expectation of car dealerships has declined. People go to a dealership expecting the worst. People assume they are going to be haggled, manipulated, pushed to buy, and more. But there are some car dealerships in Durham, NC, that are different. You shouldn’t put up with bad service. Here are some things you can expect at a good car dealership.


The first thing you should find at a good car dealership is respect. If they don’t respect you or your wishes, you will find yourself wishing you hadn’t even gotten out of bed in the morning. Nothing is worse than wanting help but getting disrespected instead. You probably have a price point in mind. You probably also have an idea of the type of car you want. You should expect car salesman to respect your wants and needs. They shouldn’t continue to try to show you cars outside of your price range. They shouldn’t try to convince you to buy a car you really don’t love. They should respect your opinion on all things. Besides, you are going to be the one forking out the money and driving the vehicle on a regular basis.


You should also look for patience. Buying a car is a big decision. If you don’t want to commit right that second, it’s okay. Car dealerships shouldn’t make you feel bad or guilty for wanting to look around at other places before making a final decision. They should be happy that you are putting a lot of thought into it. They should also have patience if you want to try a few different cars instead of simply falling in love with the first one they show you. Choosing a car is a process, so you need someone helping you that has a little patience.


The last thing you want is to feel pressured into buying a car. There are salesmen who work off of commission. They may be desperate for you to buy a car from them immediately. This shouldn’t be how it works. You can find great car dealerships in Durham, NC, that will put you first. They will set aside their desire to sell cars and actually listen to what you want. This is the atmosphere you should look for.

Jared Quips

Buying a car, whether brand new or second hand, sure is a major decision to make in one’s life. That is why it is a must that you seek the advice + help of those whose opinion you trust + value, like family members, friends + a reliable car dealership. It might, after all, make or break your decision + the whole car buying experience. It might take a few more years before I set out to buy a car of my own, or before I can finally afford it, but am sure my dad has a lot of nifty tips I can follow to make it one pleasant experience.

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