blog /bläg/

noun
1. a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.

That’s a good definition but the We Drive blog is a lot more than that. It’s your free guide to everything you want to know, or should know, about all things automotive: advice on cars, help on financing, thoughts on car-buying, and the truth about dealerships and pricing. We Drive is your car-buying solution and these blog articles are a great source of honest information. And if you want to chat more about any automotive or financing topic, we’re just a phone call away. So read away… and then give us a call!

I Love a Road Trip!

Road trips! Many people groan as soon as they hear these words. But to me, every road trip is a journey that has created lasting memories. The ultimate road trip state South Florida is home to many road trip destinations. Orlando offers every kind of amusement park and tourist attractions. The Panhandle has exceptional beaches. For the nature enthusiast there is the Everglades complete with alligators and air boat rides. St. Augustine showcases the state's history. We have the Gulf of Mexico on ...

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Defensive Driving Tips

I was born and raised in South Florida and over the last 50 years driving has changed and the roads are more congested than ever. South Florida is very diverse with all kinds of drivers – slow, fast, sloppy, and distracted! Here are a few things to help you stay a little safer: 1. Focus on driving, not on everything else in the vehicle such as the radio, cell phone, kids, or a heated discussion. 2. Expect other drivers to make mistakes and trust only yourself. 3. Slow Down! Driving fast only mak...

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How Aging Tires Can Cause Unexpected Blowouts

One day scrolling through Facebook, I came across an individual's post on the passing of a family member due to aging tires. I began to do some research on how aging tires can cause unexpected blowouts. Did you know that an old tire that has never been used can look exactly like a brand new one? The tread looks new and the manufacturer's stickers may still be on it. When tires reach a certain age, the rubber begins to dry out and crack, which can make it unsafe for road use because it may run th...

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Safe Road Trips for the Single Woman

As a single woman, any time I need or want to take a road trip out of town alone, I never fail to have some anxiety about it. "What if my car breaks down? Do I feel safe to travel alone?" Even though everyone is vulnerable, it still will always be different for a woman. So the best defense to road safety is to plan ahead and be prepared. I feel that the following tips help ease the stress and worry of the trip: I am sure the list could go on and on with safety tips and warnings. But it's basical...

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Helpful Tips For Parents With Teenage Drivers

Parents are both excited and fearful when their teenagers begin the process of learning to drive. Having gone through this already with three children I have come up with some tips that might help: If you are giving a vehicle to a child, teach them on the vehicle they will be driving.Do not give them the car you wanted at their age, get them a safe reliable car they can handle.Pay cash for a used vehicle, or see if you can inherit a vehicle from a family member. Odds are it will be scratched, de...

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On The Road Again – Road Trip Advice

Have you found yourself traveling alone on a long road trip? I have. I have some great tips that can make it pleasant and not boring. The first thing I do is prepare my car and have it all checked out to make sure I get to my destination safely. In order to make your trip fun, make sure to bring music that makes you feel great to listen to and sing along like karaoke. If you have that someone special or a friend that you like to speak with on the phone, and your vehicle has hands-free Bluetooth,...

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