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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
See local dealers’ inventory at:
■ Internet searchable vehicles ■ Easy click through to dealer websites ■ Auto Buzz – auto ads and dealer promotions online
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With the high gas prices, many Canadians are looking for clever ways to cut the costs of owning and maintaining their cars. Here are some tips on how you can keep your car or truck from draining your wallet:
WRITE A BUDGET
Gather all your auto bills and receipts from the past 12 months, and write them out separating and categorizing your fixed and discretionary expenses. Calculate your total by category, including insurance, gas, maintenance and accessories. If you’re alarmed by how much you’re spending in some categories, make a plan to cut down.
2011 Jeep Patriot
2011 Dodge Journey
DRIVERS REWARDS CREDIT CARD
If you’re worried about how much you’re paying on your car loan, shop around to see if you can find a more competitive interest rate. There are a wide range of options that you can choose from to fit within your overall budget, including different interest rates, payment schedules and amortization periods. If you refinance, consider keeping the amortization as short as you can afford because vehicles are a depreciating asset.
2011 Chrysler 300C
2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible
in White Rock
Remember, sometimes less is more. A smaller diesel or hybrid will reduce your carbon footprint, save on gas and retain comparable mileage.
2011 Dodge Durango
Visit www.haleydodge.com 1-877-438-8182
South Surrey Auto Mall 3050 King George Boulevard
With a good auto rewards card, you can earn points on purchases and redeem them towards the purchase or lease of a new or used car of your choice or redeem them for things you need to own, operate and maintain your vehicle like services, parts and accessories.
Published on Feb 24, 2012