Would You Try a Trike?

Tricycles, they were your first set of wheels as a kid. You rode around the neighborhood on your beloved trike until you graduated to the two-wheeled bicycle and then some years later you upgraded to four wheels and the freedom of a car. Now, four wheels just seems like the norm. But would you ever consider switching back to three wheels?

 

Elio Motors, thinks that 3 wheels may be the best way to go. CEO, Paul Elio, has designed a concept car that will get 84 miles to the gallon and will only cost a consumer $6,800 to buy. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal but the stigma of driving a four-wheeled car is so strong, what would it be like to drive a three-wheeled vehicle?

 

We’ll break down the pros and cons of driving a car with three wheels.

 

Advantages

  • Aero dynamic- depending on the design of the car, three wheeled cars can be very aerodynamic. When the wheels are configured in the “tadpole” position, or two wheels in the front and one in the back, the vehicle creates less drag and can actually be better for gas millage.
  • Safer than motorcycles – motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation for those who like an element of danger in their lives. But if safety is a concern, a three wheeled vehicle might be a happy medium. Three wheelers offer more stability than the two wheeled while still handling like a bike on the hills and turns.

 

Disadvantages

  • Small size – It’s no surprise that having less wheels will result in less space inside the vehicle. Some people dislike this but others don’t mind. If claustrophobia doesn’t affect you, then you might enjoy riding in the compact space.
  • Instability- Although, much more stable than a motorcycle, three wheeled automobiles are much less stable than cars. Of course, there are ways to maximize stability by configuring the wheels in a certain formation. In the tadpole position the vehicle is much more stable than it is in the delta formation.

 

There are good sides and bad sides to every vehicle and the three-wheeled cars are no different. Whether or not they’ll take off and become a huge success is up to the consumers. Who knows, maybe one day the four-wheeled car will be a thing of the past. But until then, if you need a new car that has all four wheels but don’t want to spend too much money to get it, try Swapalease.com.

 

Swapalease.com allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for. With gas prices as low as they are, it might be the perfect time to ride around in a crossover SUV for a very affordable price.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Swapalease.com is the world’s largest automotive lease marketplace and the pioneer in facilitating lease transfers online. For more information about Swapalease.com or how to exit your lease early, call 866-SWAPNOW or visit www.swapalease.com.

The Risks of the Road

Everyone knows that the roads and highways are a dangerous place. There are so many factors that can lead to accidents and injuries. Some of those factors being: traffic, weather, distractions, emotions and drivers who are under the influence. All of these variables contribute to a dangerous environment where motorists need to be prepared for anything on the road in order to ensure their safety and the safety of others.

Some areas of the country are more likely to see accidents occur due to the heavy traffic they see every day. According to Forbes, Los Angeles California is the most dangerous place in the country for commuters. People driving to and from work spend on average an extra 64 hours behind the wheel. This extra time allows more opportunities for accidents.

Although there are many factors that cannot be controlled such as the weather and other drivers, there are a few ways that you can protect yourself from a collision or another traffic accident.

Do not drive distracted. While you are sitting in traffic it is tempting to make a phone call, send a text, eat some food or change the station on the radio, but all these things distract you from focusing on the road. Everyday 9 people are killed in accidents involving distracted drivers, as stated by the CDC.  Nothing is more important than focusing on driving when you are behind the wheel of a car.

Another way to avoid an accident is to check your car for any maintenance problems it may be having. Even if you are focused on the road and have a quick reaction time, your good driving may not be enough to save you. You need to make sure your vehicle is in good driving condition. Regularly check your tires and breaks. Worn tires have less traction and can make stopping or turning more difficult. Have your brakes checked by professionals to ensure that if you need to stop quickly you will be able to. Lights are another important safety feature on your car that can be overlooked. If you have a tail light or headlight out, other cars cannot see you in poor weather or the darkness of night.

Do your part in lessening the amount of accidents that occur each day by paying attention to the road and making sure your car is safe enough to drive. If you have a car that you feel will not transport you safely from point A to point B then maybe it’s time to get a different car. Swapalease.com has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years. Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

Cool Car Decor

Personalizing makes things feel more like home by incorporating your own style. You personalize your home and your office so why not add a little something to your car? Many people like to add a bumper sticker or steering wheel cover to their rides but occasionally people take it to the next level. Car accessories come in many different forms, each one as unique as the next.

 

Car accessories that are cool and trendy at the moment may go out of style in the near future. Take a look at these decorations that took personalizing cars to the extreme:

 

  • Fuzzy dice: This item was one of the first to be sold specifically for hanging on the rear view mirror of a car. The trend originated during World War II when fighter pilots would hang the dice above their instruments for good luck. After the war, the pilots carried on the tradition in their cars.
  • Car eyelashes: These rubber eye lashes fit right onto the car’s headlight to give the car a more “glamorous” and human-like look. This trend is fairly new but is quickly gaining popularity, especially among the ladies.
  • Car mustache: This trend sprouted in California from the ride sharing company, Lyft.  Lyft drivers would dawn a big pink mustache on the front of their cars to distinguish themselves from regular drivers. But when mustaches enthusiasts across the country caught a glimpse of this hairy accessory, it spread like wild fire. Now anyone can have a car mustache of their own.
  • Antenna ball: Although it is unknown how these curious decorations came to be, they were extremely popular in the 90’s. These small rubber or foam antenna toppers could come in all shapes and sizes, including smiley faces and Mickey Mouse ears.
  • Spinning rims: This trend, that was extremely popular in the hip-hop music community, was intended to simulate movement of the wheels even while the vehicle was stopped. Law makers eventually banned these rims in some states because they felt that they could be hazardous to other motorist’s safety.

 

These accessories may be a fun way to update your car’s look for now, but if you really want to change your car’s style, check out Swapalease.com.  Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

 

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

 

 

 

 

Good Old Fashioned Fun

Driverless cars are a popular topic in the automotive industry. The technology makes it seem like the future is really upon us and tech geeks all over the world are rejoicing. No more road rage, no more having to deal with annoying stop and go traffic, you could just sit back and enjoy the ride. But are automated automobiles taking the fun out of driving? What happened to the thrill of driving for the first time on your 16th birthday? And what about the relaxation you feel when cruising down a scenic highway? These feelings might very well be things of the past in the near future.

 

Well, not everyone is all for the driverless trend. Some people like the control that driving gives them and the adrenaline rush that accelerating down the road delivers. In honor of those who still like to drive the old-fashion way here’s a few cars that made it onto the “Most Fun to Drive” list by ConsumerReports.org:

 

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK: this car was one of the first automobiles to start the trend of a hardtop convertible roof but that’s not all it’s got. Firm steering and 201 horsepower makes you feel like you are driving a racecar!
  • Porsche Boxster: this car embodies everything that a convertible should be, small, sporty and fast.
  • Mini Cooper S: the mini cooper is a lightweight car with plenty of power. The four cylinder engine delivers plenty of horse power and fuel efficient as well.
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: this car is F-A-S-T. With 445- horsepower and a V8 it’s no wonder car fanatics love to drive this car.

 

Although driverless cars haven’t taken over the streets yet, you might want to get behind the wheel of your dream car while you can and take it for a lap just for fun. Maybe you even want to make that “fun” car your everyday ride. If that’s the case, check out Swapalease.com.

 

Swapalease.com has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years. Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

 

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

 

Keeping it Cool

Driving during the summer can be a love/hate relationship for some drivers who don’t have working A/C in their cars. You love rocking out to your favorite songs, driving to fun places with friends but you hate the heat. Having to peel yourself off the car’s seat because you’ve sweat so much on the ride  can instantly ruin the trip. Somehow even with the windows down, your car still feels hotter inside than it is outside, if that’s even possible.

 

Air conditioning is a must have feature for this and every summer. For the most part, every car today has this life-saving amenity but for those who don’t, you might want to consider upgrading your ride for something a little bit more sensible for this season.

 

Keep your cool with these cars, hand-picked by The Street, that have the best climate-control systems.

 

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class: This midsized sedan no only offers its passengers a cool, comfortable climate but you can also pump fragrances of your choice throughout the car through your air ducts.
  • Acura RDX: This car features a GPS-linked solar sensor that detects where the sun is relevant to the passenger and makes sure that both the sunny and shady side of the car are the same temperature.
  • Toyota Prius: The Prius allows divers to turn on and start the A/C remotely so that you don’t burn up when you step into your car after a long day in the sun.
  • Kia Optima EX: Not only does Kia offer low prices but in this model cool air actually circulates under the leather seats keeping you cool and saving you from the dreaded sticky/sweaty car seat.
  • Honda Odyssey EX: This minivan’s air conditioning system packs a punch with a tri-zone system that even controls humidity in the car’s cabin.

 

Are you struggling to make it through the summer in your current car? No problem! Swapalease.com has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years. Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW

Wheels and Women

Having trouble with the ladies? Have you tried a new hairstyle? What about some new threads? It’s possible that your dating woes aren’t because of your appearance. Your car might be hurting your game.

 

According to an article on Telegraph.com , women between the ages of 21 and 40 years old are more attracted to men when they are driving a new-model or expensive car. This study revealed that some women are more impressed by a man’s status and power over physical appearance.  Dr. Michael Dunn of the University of Wales, who headed this study, said in the article that “females focus on questions of wealth and status because if the male possesses those, that male would be in a better condition to rear healthy offspring.” So perhaps evolution and prehistoric mating criteria are to blame rather than society’s views on beauty. But even with that in mind, a little extra attention from the ladies isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

 

Don’t have a sweet ride? No worries Swapalease.com has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years. Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

 

Are You Accidentally Ruining Your Car?

Not every person who drives a car is an expert mechanic. Most people are just average Joes who use their vehicles to get from point A to point B and don’t think too much about how their driving habits are affecting their cars. A few simple mistakes could be taking a  significant toll on the car without the owner even knowing.

 

It’s summer time and it is HOT outside. Leaving your car in the sun for an extended period of time can do more than turn your car into a sauna, it can also harm your dashboard and battery. When your car sits in the scorching hot temperatures of July, the fluid in the battery can start to evaporate. This can cause damage to the internal structure and shorten the battery’s life. It is a good idea to get your battery checked periodically throughout the summer by an automobile professional to make sure that your car’s battery will work when you need it.

 

Not only can heat damage car batteries but it can also ruin your dashboard. Leaving your dash to bake in the sun can cause it to blister and crack. While this is not a major mechanical issue, this is bad for your car’s resale value.  Try to use a reflective sunshade for your windshield as often as possible. This will reflect heat and light away from your dashboard and keep your car’s interior in good condition.

 

Although your car’s interior is nice to look at, safety is a more important aspect to worry about. One of the most important safety features your car has are the brakes. Your brakes are the only thing stopping you from hitting another car, or worse, a pedestrian. But over use of your brakes or “riding your brakes” can wear the brake pads down and make them less effective and therefore dangerous to you and other drivers sharing the road.

 

Another important note about safety is regularly checking your tire pressure. Not only does low tire pressure result in worse gas mileage but it can also lead to tire blow-outs on the highway. To avoid this check the pressure in your tires regularly to ensure that you will be accident free.

These tips are sometimes easily forgotten but if overlooked for too long can lead to serious damage to your car so be sure to routinely check your cars for any signs of potential damage.

Is your car causing your problems already? Or perhaps you’re simply bored and want something new? Transfer it at Swapalease.com. Swapalease.com allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for. With gas prices as low as they are, it might be the perfect time to ride around in a crossover SUV for a very affordable price.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Swapalease.com is the world’s largest automotive lease marketplace and the pioneer in facilitating lease transfers online. For more information about Swapalease.com or how to exit your lease early, call 866-SWAPNOW or visit www.swapalease.com.

Cars of the Future Are Here

Technology and automobiles have been merging for quite some time now but in the year 2015 car makers are making leaps and bounds to bring “cars of the future” to the consumers of today. While there may not be flying cars parked in suburban garages across America, in the years to come, maybe even as soon as the year 2020, vehicles will operate very differently from those of yesteryears.

 

Today, cars such as the Hyundai Genesis, Mercedes-Benz E-class, and the BMW 5 series can already automatically brake if the car senses a potential collision, but  soon cars will be able to have the final say in what the drivers do. Due to a rapid increase in sensor technology, cars will have the ability to brake even if the driver has their foot on the gas pedal. This safety feature will ensure that the care is traveling safely even if the driver is reckless.

 

When the iPhone 5s came out, society had its first experience with biometric access – the finger print reader that would unlock your phone. But now that same technology is coming to your car. Soon cars will be able to unlock and even start just with the touch of a finger.

 

Wearable technology is already an incredibly popular form of health tracking but Ford is working on taking this to the next level. The creators behind the automobile giant are trying to invent a seatbelt that can monitor the wearer’s vitals. This could lead cars that call the paramedics when a driver experiences any type of medical emergency while driving.

 

These new tech advances will have car geeks of the future squealing with joy but if you want the latest that the world has to offer now Swapalease.com can help you out.

 

Swapalease.com has been helping people who want to switch up their ride for more than 15 years. Headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Swapalease.com is an online marketplace that allows drivers to list their current lease and helps match them with buyers looking to take over the remainder of that lease. Both parties get what they’re looking for all with the convenience of online shopping.

For more information on finding the best car lease deals or to learn how you can have a successful car lease trade, visit Swapalease.com or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW.

Best Cars For Baby

Since the release of Volvo’s “Excellence Child Seat Concept” parents across the U.S. have been talking about the safety features in current vehicles. Volvo’s new theoretical design replaces the front passenger seat with a child seat. Some parents have been hesitant to accept the creative take on the family vehicle because historically it has been said that the safest place for a child in a car seat is in the backseat. In an article on Today.com Volvo stated that “from a safety perspective there is no difference between the rear seat and front seat, given that the air bag is disconnected”.

 

For those parents that aren’t ready to strap their precious cargo into the front seat, here are some other great cars that are family-friendly  according to Parents.com:

 

  • Honda Fit: This smaller car is easy to maneuver around town and can be parked in virtually any spot no matter how tight. But don’t let the small size fool you, this car is roomy on the inside with an extra 4.8 inches of leg room.
  • Volkswagen Golf TDI: This is a modern twist on the classic family SUV. It carries 5 passengers so the whole family can fit and was one of the top picks for 2015 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • Nissan Murano: This family car looks more like a luxury vehicle but it can hold two car seats at once. The Murano comes with a 360-degree camera so you can detect objects surrounding the car and be the safest driver possible.

 

Child safety in cars including car seats, booster seat and seatbelt usage are the best defense parents can provide their children when traveling in automobiles. Upgrading your vehicle to a car that is more suitable for children is a good idea for everyone from the new parent to the seasoned pro.

 

By allowing customers to trade leases with other lessees mid-contract, they can get a new car whenever they want without the burden of buying. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Swapalease.com is the world’s largest automotive lease marketplace and the pioneer in facilitating lease transfers online. For more information about Swapalease.com or how to exit your lease early, call 866-SWAPNOW or visit www.swapalease.com.

Back-to-School Car Shopping

With only about a month left of summer, parents are starting to think about those back-to-school shopping lists. There’s the notebooks, crayons, and uniforms to buy but this year there might be a treat on that list for the parents too, a new car. Yes that’s right, a new ride that better suits its student and parent occupants might be in order for this coming school year and here’s why…

During the school year a family vehicle needs to fulfill a certain set of needs. It needs to be able to: haul children back and forth from school to ballet to soccer to the science fair and carry adults to work and back all without breaking the bank. It should also be roomy enough for loads of books, lunchboxes and sports equipment and briefcases. All of this plus a hint of style that sets your family car apart from the typical “soccer mom” vehicle.

 

Especially for parents of high school seniors, a lease might be the perfect fit. Many seniors will only have 12-16 months left before they head off to college. What better way to accommodate a short-term than the get a lease for just 14 months left through a lease assumption?

 

According to Consumerreports.com here are some of the best cars for busy families:

 

  1. Subaru Forester: Its more square shape gives the passengers lots of room plus great gas mileage at 26 MPG.
  2. 2.       Toyota Highlander: This option is a little larger than most SUV’s but for larger families this is a must!
  3. 3.       Subaru Outback: This vehicle gets an amazing 24 MPG which is great for parents who are constantly on the go. The newer models also feature Bluetooth capabilities so adults can drive safely using devices hands-free.
  4. 4.       Honda Odyssey: This isn’t an ordinary minivan, this minivan does it all and with style. The Odyssey gets a whopping 21 MPG which is fantastic for how large the car is. This vehicle features the ability to but three car seats side-by-side in the middle row and still fit 4 other passengers besides the driver comfortably.

 

Swapalease.com would love to help you and your family get into the perfect car for your busy lifestyle. By allowing customers to trade leases with other lessees mid-contract, they can get a new car whenever they want without the burden of buying. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Swapalease.com is the world’s largest automotive lease marketplace and the pioneer in facilitating lease transfers online. For more information about Swapalease.com or how to exit your lease early, call 866-SWAPNOW or visit www.swapalease.com.