Archive | March, 2013

Buying a Hybrid: Know Your Costs!

The 2013 Lexus RX is available at Tustin Auto Center's Lexus dealer.

There are many economic aspects when looking at the potential savings of an “eco-friendly” hybrid or electric automobile. Most focus upon the fuel savings that can be achieved by driving a car that does not (to some degree or the other) depend entirely upon hydrocarbon fuels. There is little argument when the prices of fuel exceed $4.00/gallon, that using less fuel leaves considerably more money in the pockets of the hybrids. It’s there, and it’s real. Continue Reading →

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Think Your Car is Safe and Secure? Not So Fast…

It's not just you who thinks your new Aston Martin is a beautiful car....

So, you finally bought that gleaming new dream car with chrome wheels and a special electronic security system that will foil any attempts to steal your prized possession! Do not be so certain of your invincibility when it comes to avoiding auto theft. If anything, the emerging electronic-based auto is easier to invade—with a payoff that is much greater than in the past. Continue Reading →

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If You Assume You’re Covered, You’ll Get a Nasty Surprise

Poor Mr. Smith. The money he saved for retirement has literally gone down the toilet due to an assumption about coverage.

Mr. Smith was living out his days in the Laguna Woods community, pretty much free of worries. His health was failing, but still he remained upbeat about his surroundings. There were no family members to look after him, but he was used to taking care of himself and, after all, was living in a community of his peers created just for retirees like him.

Then it happened. He left a pan of water heating on the stove and retired for the evening. Later he awoke to a raging fire. He escaped with the clothes on his back, but that was all. Continue Reading →

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