What You Should Consider Before Buying A Used Car

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There is one clear reason why people will purchase a used car: because it’s cheaper than a new one. If you’re working to a tight budget then you appreciate the need to save a little money wherever possible. Buying a used mercedes benz, for example, doesn’t mean you are buying a poor quality vehicle. Many used cars have durable engines, that still run efficiently years after purchase. Before you head out to buy a used car you should consider the following:

Think About Your Budget

You need to determine a range of cost before you even get started. How much are you willing to spend and how much can you afford. It’s a good idea to also have an idea of how the transaction will be financed. Did you save before you shop? Will you finance through a dealership? Are you using a loan? Etc.

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It’s Essential for You To Test Drive The Car

You should always test drive any car you might buy. Spend some decent time behind the wheel of the car you are considering. It eagles you to gather an idea of how the car responds to you as the new driver. Ask for the test drive to include the motorway, a side street, and areas where you need to make sharp corners and hill stops. You will be able to identify any possible problems and address these if needed.

Research The Car

The internet is really your best friend when shopping for a used car. You can find all the information that you need about a model of a car before you commit to a purchase or even arrange a viewing. Make sure you are looking at the right model first though, speak to the seller of the car and ask them for the exact model and explain you are researching the model first.

What Are Your Requirements?

You need to consider what care is best suited to you and your needs. Your inner child may head straight towards the sports cars, but your family could really do with an SUV. You need to make sure that the car you are purchasing really fits in with your lifestyle and your needs.

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Check Out The Vehicle History

Reviewing the vehicles history report is vitally important for you securing a car that you know has been looked after. The car you buy should have a solid history, this is because every used car has a story and it can’t be ignored. In a perfect world, a used car will have all it’s service and repair history but this isn’t the case, so make sure you ask questions if it can’t be seen.

Look At Some Reviews

Before you buy, have a look at some reviews available online. There are numerous auto-related websites that have different reviews for different models. They’re often aimed at consumers, so these reviews are definitely worth checking out.

Complete The Purchase

This is more than just shaking hand. You need to ensure that all the paperwork is in order. This includes the car ownership slip ( you will receive the logbook later), the service history, any warranties, and a receipt. You may, at this point, be a little stressed and tired of the process, but it’s important for you to be alert and not rush to get things finished.

A used car is an affordable option for many. The closer it fits your needs to more use you will get from it, so make sure you take the time to follow the advice above. Is there anything that you’re looking for in your next car? Please share them in the comments below.

Autumn Fashion Season is Here

Autumn is here! The season of layering is here and it feels good to start wearing my knitwear and coats again. We always grumble about how cold and miserable the weather is but autumn fashion season is something to look forward to and enjoy. I love wearing layers. They are super comfy and stylish, and the season allows me play dress up even more. Apart from the layers and knitwear autumn allows me wear, I am also happy to be able to unleash my boots again. These are just some of the fashion and style reasons why I love autumn so much.

 

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Autumn is so beautiful and stylish

This season is great for people of all styles. If your fashion sense is more minimalist, that would work excellently and so would those with a more maximalist sense of fashion. I am looking forward to taking more and more outfit photos this season. I have not don that in a while for many reasons. My camera roll is filled up with product and travel images, with the kiddies featuring in most. This autumn/winter season, I am planning to take some more outfit hoots outdoors as the autumn leaves are always so beautiful. The photo above was taken years ago in autumn and the background always catches my attention.

 

Apart from the beauty and style of autumn, I am also looking forward to spending time just being and enjoying the season. The darkness that comes with this time of the year can be really SAD and depressing sometimes. I always miss the sunshine and long summery days. However, this year, I am not going to dwell on how dark it is and how much I miss the sunshine. I am just going to enjoy autumn and all it brings.

 

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Are you a fan of autumn fashion? Which autumn fashion trend do you like the most?

 

I fell asleep while listening to a guided meditation

Today is a new day and my heart is open. That was the mantra on my guided morning meditation today. I recently discovered this amazing YouTube channel – Meditations by Raza and I am so in love with her videos. I have listened to a couple of her guided meditations and her voice is so soothing. The feeling I get after every meditation is so peaceful and relaxing, I could listen to her all day if possible. Prior to finding Raza’s channel, I have tried a couple of meditation apps but I found them too pricey once the free trial ended, so I didn’t carry on with them.  I have also tried a few guided meditations on YouTube but I found many of them more distracting than relaxing. Meditations by Raza is the first guided mediation channel I really like.

 

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I fell asleep while listening to a guided meditation

The first time I listened to one of her mediations was just before I went to sleep. The guided meditation was so relaxing, I fell into a deep sleep about 25 minutes into the video. I also had a very restful sleep even though I had vivid dreams. It was so amazing. The second time I listened to her channel was in the morning, I tried a morning guided mediation, and it was so good. I really enjoyed the mediation. I finished it feeling amazing and ready to smash the day. One of the reasons why I like her channel is because she has loads of videos for different kinds of mediation, so there is something for everyone, and her voice is the best for meditating. She is definitely in the right job.

Now that I have found the right guided mediations for me, I can’t imagine not listening to at least one day. Meditating in silence is also good and I will be doing a mixture of both. However, guided mediations help you stay grounded and teach you what to do depending on the results you are after. I think meditating daily is great for mental health, it has worked wonders on mine, and I know it helps many others. It is worth trying if you are dealing with mental health issues like anxiety and mild depression. If you have sleep issues as well, guided mediations may help you drift off. You never know until you try, and your mental health is worth fighting for.

Have a good one.

 

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