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Tips for Buying a Family Car

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 27, 2017 | Categories: Auto

Sponsored post. When I shopped for a car before I had my son, my biggest concern was if the car was pretty, well, at least when I was in my teens and early twenties.  As I got older and more mature, I looked for a vehicle that was more practical. After I had my son, […]

The Real Cost of Buying a Used Car

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 19, 2017 | Categories: Auto
The real cost of buying a used car...

While some experts have expressed concerns about the long-term performance of the used car market, at present there is no doubt that it is continuing to boom. This was particularly evident during the final financial quarter of 2016, during which time a staggering eight million used vehicles changed hands. While many people are tempted to […]

DriveTime Cancel Anytime Lease is Perfect for Anyone Working in Another State #DriveItForward

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 24, 2015 | Categories: Auto, Financial

Before my husband and I first moved to Tennessee, I stayed in Cincinnati for a few months while he worked here and came home on the weekends. It wasn’t that bad of a drive, but if he had taken the job in California, he would have had to flown to and from CA. If that […]

Can Smart Cars Really Change The Road For Drivers?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 5, 2014 | Categories: Auto, Miscellaneous

Guest Post Driver error is typically at the cause of many of today’s traffic accidents. However, smart cars may be changing the future of road safety for drivers. Because of their ability to keep passengers safe when it comes to reaction time and intelligence, engineers are finding new ways to help people avoid collisions and […]

How Do I Know When My Teen Is Road Ready?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 18, 2013 | Categories: Parenting
how do i know when my teen is ready to drive

Guest Post Image Source Trusting your teen to drive can be one of your biggest challenges as a parent. While you know that this milestone is necessary for your teenager’s independence, you may also worry that your teenager may become a statistic on the roadways. With more than 3000 teen drivers killed in 2010, you […]

How to Keep a Healthy Car with Techron Fuel System Cleaner & Pep Boys #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 4, 2013 | Categories: How To, Information, Tips, Uncategorized

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pep Boys and Techron for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I will admit…. I’m not very mechanically minded when it comes to automobiles. I can drive a stick (although it has been years, I’m sure it’s like riding a bike), I pump my […]

Fear of Accidents? How to Get Back Behind the Wheel

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 6, 2013 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts
fear of accidents

Guest Post Image Source Dystychiphobia is defined as a fear of accidents. This form of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is characterized by a person’s thought that they may damage property or the environment or injure themselves, their families or others as the result of having an accident. Some people who have experienced one or many vehicle collisions […]

Buying a Toyota Yaris Couldn’t be Easier

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 25, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Favorites, Information
toyota yaris sales

The Toyota Yaris is one of the most popular new line vehicles in the market today, and with good reason. The Yaris combines the power and the performance of a much larger automobile with the cost effective modern technology of recent autos. Toyota Yaris sales can be difficult to find because they sell out so […]

Elderly Parents and Driving: When It’s Time To Take The Keys

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 28, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Health and Fitness
elderly parents and driving

Guest Post Image Source No one looks forward to addressing the fact that their elderly parents should cease driving. It’s a difficult hurdle to cross but, it is an important one. Seniors generally do not wish to give up driving, since it is asking to give up part of their freedom. However, it is necessary […]

How to Choose the Best Hybrid Car for Your Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 29, 2012 | Categories: Environment, Green, Guest Posts
How to Choose the Best Hybrid Car for Your Family

Guest Post When looking for the best hybrid car for the family, it’s important to consider which type of hybrid best fulfills the needs and priorities of all the family members. It’s also important to review the factors that make the vehicle stand out from competition and explore any tax credits you may benefit from […]