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What To Look For When Buying A Car

What To Look For When Buying A Car

There isn’t anyone on this planet who believes buying a new or even used car is easy. Luckily, our friends over at cardealerreviews have come up with the perfect infographic highlighting everything you need to consider when buying a new car.

1. Maintenance

First, you must consider the maintenance and fuel costs of your new vehicle. Every car is different, and you need to ensure that you can afford not only the fuel, but the maintenance to keep it on the road.

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2. Bragging Rights

Everybody loves to show off their new vehicles to their friends and families. Certain cars out there will inspire envy among your peers.

3. Paperwork

Once you have decided on a new vehicle, you need to make sure that all the paperwork is in order. Check the history of the car to see if the vehicle has been involved in any traffic accidents or altercations that may impact the car itself or its value. Also, make sure you verify the identity of the car to ensure that it hasn’t been stolen. This is especially important if the vehicle is used.

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4. Checking the Car

Once you can confirm that all the paperwork is in order, it is time to give the vehicle a good visual inspection. Sometimes, you can identify problems with the vehicle simply by looking at it. Check the tires for wear and tear, check the paint job for scratches, chips and even rust, and check the electrical and exhaust systems. If possible, give the car a test drive before you buy it off the lot.

For more information, check out the infographic below to see the step-by-step process you must go through when you are ready to buy a car.

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    Of course, after you bring your car home, you want to make sure you take proper care of it so it will hold its value. Seat covers, for example, are a great way to keep your car’s interior in perfect condition and regular maintenance and cleaning will keep the body in the best shape possible. That way you get the most out of it that you can when you do get ready to sell or trade.

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    Buying a car can be stressful for even seasoned car buyers. Trying to find the perfect car while locked into a battle of wits with the salesman can be tough on anyone. Knowing everything you need to check out before you head to the dealership is key, and can help you identify any problems with a vehicle and make the purchase of your next vehicle a much easier process.

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    Last Updated on June 13, 2019

    5 Fixes For Common Sleep Issues All Couples Deal With

    5 Fixes For Common Sleep Issues All Couples Deal With

    Sleeping next to your partner can be a satisfying experience and is typically seen as the mark of a stable, healthy home life. However, many more people struggle to share a bed with their partner than typically let on. Sleeping beside someone can decrease your sleep quality which negatively affects your life. Maybe you are light sleepers and you wake each other up throughout the night. Maybe one has a loud snoring habit that’s keeping the other awake. Maybe one is always crawling into bed in the early hours of the morning while the other likes to go to bed at 10 p.m.

    You don’t have to feel ashamed of finding it difficult to sleep with your partner and you also don’t have to give up entirely on it. Common problems can be addressed with simple solutions such as an additional pillow. Here are five fixes for common sleep issues that couples deal with.

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    1. Use a bigger mattress to sleep through movement

    It can be difficult to sleep through your partner’s tossing and turning all night, particularly if they have to get in and out of bed. Waking up multiple times in one night can leave you frustrated and exhausted. The solution may be a switch to a bigger mattress or a mattress that minimizes movement.

    Look for a mattress that allows enough space so that your partner can move around without impacting you or consider a mattress made for two sleepers like the Sleep Number bed.[1] This bed allows each person to choose their own firmness level. It also minimizes any disturbances their partner might feel. A foam mattress like the kind featured in advertisements where someone jumps on a bed with an unspilled glass of wine will help minimize the impact of your partner’s movements.[2]

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    2. Communicate about scheduling conflicts

    If one of you is a night owl and the other an early riser, bedtime can become a source of conflict. It’s hard for a light sleeper to be jostled by their partner coming to bed four hours after them. Talk to your partner about negotiating some compromises. If you’re finding it difficult to agree on a bedtime, negotiate with your partner. Don’t come to bed before or after a certain time, giving the early bird a chance to fully fall asleep before the other comes in. Consider giving the night owl an eye mask to allow them to stay in bed while their partner gets up to start the day.

    3. Don’t bring your technology to bed

    If one partner likes bringing devices to bed and the other partner doesn’t, there’s very little compromise to be found. Science is pretty unanimous on the fact that screens can cause harm to a healthy sleeper. Both partners should agree on a time to keep technology out of the bedroom or turn screens off. This will prevent both partners from having their sleep interrupted and can help you power down after a long day.

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    4. White noise and changing positions can silence snoring

    A snoring partner can be one of the most difficult things to sleep through. Snoring tends to be position-specific so many doctors recommend switching positions to stop the snoring. Rather than sleeping on your back doctors recommend turning onto your side. Changing positions can cut down on noise and breathing difficulties for any snorer. Using a white noise fan, or sound machine can also help soften the impact of loud snoring and keep both partners undisturbed.

    5. Use two blankets if one’s a blanket hog

    If you’ve got a blanket hog in your bed don’t fight it, get another blanket. This solution fixes any issues between two partners and their comforter. There’s no rule that you have to sleep under the same blanket. Separate covers can also cut down on tossing and turning making it a multi-useful adaptation.

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    Rather than giving up entirely on sharing a bed with your partner, try one of these techniques to improve your sleeping habits. Sleeping in separate beds can be a normal part of a healthy home life, but compromise can go a long way toward creating harmony in a shared bed.

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