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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!

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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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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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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Credit Union Auto Loans Are A Better Deal

Did you ever wonder why car dealers want to have you finance at their dealership? It's customary in the industry for lenders to pay dealers a fee for these loans, and in some cases dealers are allowed to mark up the rate (APR) and keep the difference. It's perfectly legal but I bet you didn't know about it. When you come directly to your credit union, you get a great rate and we have rate discounts for many members. We offer rate discounts for members in our Premium and Select relationship level...

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