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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.

    Featured photo credit: What to Look for When Buying a Car via cardealerreviews.co.uk

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    Last Updated on October 14, 2019

    10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

    10 Simple Ways To Increase Metabolism Without Working Out

    When it comes to increasing your metabolism, getting a good workout a couple of times a week is only one of many players. If you’re not a fan of lifting heavy stuff, then you’re only expending extra energy for that, say, one hour of that specific day. But what about the remaining 23 hours? How can you make sure you’re burning blubber all throughout the day? Here are 10 simple ways to increase your metabolism without working out.

    1. Stand More

    Many health practitioners claim that sitting is the new smoking. We sit in the office, we sit in the car, we sit when we get home. It’s not only terrible for your health and posture, but you require a lot less energy when seated. So, a good way to ignite the furnace a bit is to stand as much as possible through out the day. You work in an office? Put two boxes under your keyboard or laptop. There are many free solutions to making a standing desk—so you have no excuses. When you’ve gotten used to standing while working you will quickly find that it’s easier to stay engaged as well—you’re less inclined to drift away mentally. In fact, this post was written standing.

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    2. Gamify Your Life

    Toys such as the Fitbit or Nike Fuelband, or apps like Argus, can help you increase your metabolism by giving you an incentive to walk more. Argus, and other apps like it, use the accelerometer in your smartphone to measure your steps and let you know when you’ve hit your daily goal. Fitbit and the Nike Fuelband do the same, but have a host of other functions to make being healthy a tad more fun.

    3. Eat Your Veggies

    Fibrous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli increase your metabolism by putting your digestive system on overdrive. It just simply requires more energy to break down the tough fiber of these nutritional powerhouses. You’ll also start feeling like a rock star from the overload of vitamins and minerals from eating more vegetables.

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    4. Eat Protein

    This is one of those rules that’s not to be misunderstood. While it does boost your metabolism to eat more protein, it should be instead of other foods, not on top of other foods. If you’re stuffing your face with a chicken breast when you’re not hungry just to boost your metabolism, you’re doing it wrong. Of the three macro-nutrients—fats, carbs and protein—protein is the one that requires the most energy to break down. So, if you switch out some of those cheese sandwiches with a few hardboiled eggs you’re on the right path.

    5. Drink Loads Of Cold Water

    Drinking a few glasses of ice-cold water in the morning can boost your metabolism quite effectively. Your body expends energy on constantly staying in homeostasis when it comes to temperature, so if you chug a bunch of icy water you’re making your body expend more energy on keeping itself at the same temperature. Using temperature to expend more energy is called thermogenesis and it’s one of the most efficient ways of cranking up your calorie burning—more on this further down.

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    6. Spice Up Your Meals

    Spices like cayenne, chilli, ginger and turmeric ignite your metabolism and make your meals a bit more exciting. If you make it a habit to add a little bit of spice to each of your meals it can be a habit that turns you into a fat-burning furnace.

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      7. Drink Caffeine

      No, drinking loads of coffee is not bad for you. The sugar and heavy cream you could be inclined to chase it down with might be though. Caffeine helps mobilize—that is, get rid of—adipose tissue, or fat. It also helps athletic performance, and some individuals report it to have appetite-curbing effects. If you’re very sensitive to stimulants, try not to have caffeine too close to bedtime though, as it can mess with your sleep.

      8. Plan Your Meals Around Exercise

      I know the title of this post says “…Without Working Out” but this trick technically is more a nutritional trick than an exercise-related one. When you’ve exerted yourself and, hopefully, broken down some muscle fibers, your protein synthesis, or the rate at which you build muscle, increases. So, having heavy meals after a workout will make sure those calories get stored in the right places. This is one of the reasons it’s a good idea to get a heavy session in before the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

      9. Do Intermittent Fasting

      It’s long been said you should always eat a heavy breakfast as it kick starts your metabolic rate. There hasn’t been any study proving this though. There have only been behavioral studies correlating obesity with breakfast skippers, but it’s always been a case of confusing correlation with causation. It’s not the fact that you skip breakfast that makes you fat; it’s the poor food choices you make throughout the rest of your day. Studies have shown that fat burning increases the longer you get into a fast, obviously depending on the body fat level of the individual. In fact, in one study lowered metabolic rate did not occur until 60 hours into a fast. Intermittent fasting is very much one of the bigger wins when it comes to increasing your metabolism.

      10. Use Cold Exposure

      For some reason it’s been common knowledge for a while that sweating increases metabolic rate. Scientist have known for a while though that the opposite is actually true; exposing yourself to cold temperatures increase your calorie burn significantly. Just slight shifts in your home temperature can mean pounds lost or gained when you gather the numbers yearly. How else do you think swimmer Michael Phelps is able to eat 12,000 calories a day? Obviously, he swims hours each day, but it’s not just the exercise he gets from swimming that allows him to consume such quantities of food, it’s also the amount of energy the body has to expend to keep itself at its baseline temperature in the cold water. So, taking ice-cold showers, decreasing the temperature of your home, or swimming in cool pools will help you burn a lot more calories.

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