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!

Germ-Free Transportation

With the rise of COVID-19 cases around the country, everyone is becoming more aware of every surface that they come in contact with. Most of us are focused on cleaning and disinfecting our households, offices, and devices. One place that we don't want to overlook is our car! If not properly cleaned, vehicles can become a harbor of unknown germs that we are bringing in and out! Although it seems obvious and redundant, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself is to keep your hands c...

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What About Depreciation?

As most people know, new autos depreciate the moment you drive them off the dealer's lot. But did you know that not every vehicle depreciates at the same rate? Well, get comfortable because I have a story to tell…the depreciation story. Buyers of new cars and trucks are the people most effected by depreciation. The average vehicle loses 20% of its value after one year. Bad news for the new auto buyer, good news for the used auto buyer. However many people are not concerned with depreciation beca...

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Don’t Rent Your Vehicle to Others

I've been reading about companies that will allow you to rent your car out to others. Think of it as an Airbnb for your car. Like everything new, it sounds like a great idea. The companies in this business promise easy money for people. The only catch is that you're trusting your vehicle to complete strangers. While companies state they protect you and your vehicle with their insurance, it doesn't always work out that way. Andrew J. here in South Florida learned the hard way that renting out you...

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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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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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Red Flag: My Dealer Won’t Accept My Credit Union Draft

Over the years I've had members attempt to purchase vehicles at dealers that would not accept the draft they received from their credit union. If this happens to you, remember that something may not be quite right about the dealership or the vehicle you want to buy. Sometimes dealers won't accept a draft because of the conditions that come with the draft. These conditions protect you, the credit union member. For example, We Florida Financial's drafts are not allowed to be used to purchase vehic...

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