South Korea Says Sayonara to Older Vehicles

South Korea is currently working towards doing away with pollution.  But how are they going to do that you ask? They’re going to get rid of older cars, of course!

Well, if we’re being realistic, they won’t be able to get rid of ALL older cars, but they can put consequences in place for people who do not follow the new rules.

According to The Wall Street Journal, one of the new rules will be “that old diesel-powered vehicles weighing 2.5 tons or more will be banned from Seoul if they aren’t equipped with an emission-reducing device or a low-pollution engine.” This rule may be starting in Seoul, but by 2020, it will apply to most cities across South Korea.

It has been proven by The Ministry of Environment that a diesel vehicle produced before 2005 emits eight times more bad gases than the newest models, further emphasizing South Korea’s reasoning on placing the ban.

The country is extremely serious about doing away with these older vehicles that emit unnecessary amounts of bad gases.  South Korea is able to prove that they mean business by charging drivers 200,000 won, or $180, for a single violation.

It will be interesting to see what people are going to do.  Whether they equip their vehicles with an emission-reducing device, or completely do away with their car/truck, one thing is for sure and that is that there will be a significant decrease in pollution produced across South Korea and citizens will start seeing less and less older vehicles roaming the roads.

If you’re looking to do away with your old car as well, check out Swapalease.com, where you have the ability to get out of your lease and take over the remainder of somebody else’s lease from anywhere across the United States.  To find out more information about how you can find the best car lease deals or to learn how to have a successful car lease trade, contact Swapalease.com by dialing 866-SWAPNOW.

10 Most Stolen Vehicles in 2015

Vehicle theft is something that is inevitable.  But is it a random act? Or do thieves have a rhyme or reason when they are committing the crime?

Even though we may never have an answer to this question, it seems as though there might be a little pattern behind the madness of vehicle theft.

Take a look at the 10 most stolen vehicles in 2015:

  1. Honda Accord with 52,244 thefts
  2. Honda Civic with 49,430 thefts
  3. Ford Pickup 29,396 thefts
  4. Chevrolet Pickup with 27,771 thefts
  5. Toyota Camry with 15, 466 thefts
  6. Ram Pickup with 11,212 thefts
  7. Toyota Corolla with 10,547 thefts
  8. Nissan Altima with 10, 374 thefts
  9. Dodge Caravan with 9,798 thefts
  10. Chevrolet Impala with 9,225 thefts

We’re not sure if this is a coincidence, but 52,244 thefts of the same type of car in one year seems to stand out a bit.  And to top it all off, the 1996 Honda Accord was the model that thieves went after the most.

Now that you are able to see the large amount of thefts that take place each year, follow these tips to help protect yourself and your car:

  1. Always lock your car and roll up your windows when you walk away from your vehicle
  2. Make sure to have your keys with you at all times
  3. Do not leave belongings in plain sight inside of your vehicle
  4. Do not park your car in dark areas where there are not a lot of people around

If you’re leasing one of these cars on the list above and it makes you a bit weary, take a look at Swapalease.com where you have the ability to trade in your lease with someone else anywhere in the United States.  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.

Gadgets Galore

With the rapidly advancing technology that we are so used to today, there is no surprise about some of the crazy new car features that are in the works. However, it’s the extra add-on car accessories that are blowing our mind.

All supplementary car accessories may not necessarily be technology related, but they are all revolutionary and going after one goal; to make your driving experience the best it can be.

Check out some of the coolest gadgets that are available for your car today:

  1. Navdy Car HUD: a device that connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth and projects the information from your phone onto the road.  Although using a phone while driving is never the best idea, this gadget will help keep driver’s eyes on the road and away from their screens.
  2. FenSens Wireless Parking Sensor: a device that comes in the form of a license plate frame and connects to your smartphone via an app.  This app will detect when you are backing up and help you park in some of the tightest spots.  It will also provide beeps, visual display, and vibration feedback as you get close to an object.
  3. The No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror: a rearview mirror that reduces blind spots.  This will give drivers more visibility and capability of knowing exactly what is going on around them as they navigate roads.
  4. The GPS Homing Device: a portable GPS that helps you locate your vehicle.  With this device, drivers will never be walking around parking lots aimlessly ever again.
  5. Drop Stop: a device that prevents items from falling in between the front seat of your car and the middle console.  With the drop stop, you will no longer need to worry about getting your phone stuck in between the seats and having to struggle to get it back.
  6. FOBO Bluetooth Smart Tire Pressure Monitoring System: a device that monitors real-time tire pressure and temperatures and allows users to access the data via a smartphone app.  In addition, the product has a two-level theft deterrent locking system.

If you’re sick of your old car and looking for a new one to use these awesome gadgets in visit Swapalease.com where you have the ability to take over the remainder of somebody else’s lease anywhere across the United States.  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.

Millennials Make Moves Towards Leasing

Recently, Millennials have been taking the automotive industry by storm.  These young adults are beginning to view car leasing as the new form of car buying. Salon.com claims that according to the latest data from automakers, over 34% of Millennials chose to lease a vehicle as opposed to buy one this year alone.  This is a percentage higher than any other age group. The site also shows that the Millennials have put a major push onto car leasing, causing the total number of leases for the first half of 2016 to reach 2.2 million.  But why are we mainly seeing this shift in the younger generation?

Well, according to Salon, most Millennials are not really into anything involving long-term commitments.  For example, they are delaying marriage and hopping around from job to job more than any other generation that preceded them.  Another reason why Millennials are so into leasing is because of the significant price difference in comparison to purchasing a car.  Nowadays, young adults are not earning high enough wages to be able to completely finance a car all on their own.

Additionally, this younger age group is more into staying up to date with the latest technology, another reason why they prefer leasing a vehicle.  With this short term commitment, Millennials are given the opportunity to experiment all of the newest car features, without the worry of what to do with the car that they purchased.

If you’re one of these Millennials that is more interested in leasing a car than buying one, check out Swapalease.com where you have the ability to take over the remainder of somebody else’s lease anywhere across the United States.  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.

Big Bucks to Buy a Car

Buying a car is expensive, but just how expensive can it be? Well, of course there is the price of the vehicle, that’s obvious, but there are “other” components that are considered when you talk about buying a car as well. These “other” components include the car sales tax and title fees, registration fees, car insurance, gas, and maintenance costs.  According to GoBankingRates.com, the average price of these additional fees when owning a car for 3 years is about $11,227. That may not seem like a lot for just 3 years, but when you add in the actual price of the vehicle, it tends to be a bit of a financial burden.

However, this $11,227 for three years does not apply everywhere.  In some states its more and in some states its less.  Looking for the best and worst places to own a car? Check this out.

Here are the top 5 least expensive states to own a car:

  1. New Hampshire: $8,091 for 3 years of additional fees, not including car’s sticker price
  2. Missouri: $9,280 for 3 years of additional fees, not including car’s sticker price
  3. North Carolina: $9,448 for 3 years of additional fees, not including car’s sticker price
  4. Wisconsin: $9,571 for 3 years of additional fees, not including car’s sticker price
  5. Ohio: $9,595 for 3 years of additional fees, not including car’s sticker price

Here are the top 5 most expensive states to own a car:

  1. Michigan: $15,315 for 3 years of additional fees, not including car’s sticker price
  2. California: $14,452 for 3 years of additional fees, not including car’s sticker price
  3. District of Columbia: $13,561 for 3 years of additional fees, not including car’s sticker price
  4. New Jersey: $13,484 for 3 years of additional fees, not including car’s sticker price
  5. Florida: $13,211 for 3 years of additional fees, not including car’s sticker price

If you live in one of these top 5 most expensive states and do not want to deal with these absurd prices, visit Swapalease.com where you have the ability to take over the remainder of somebody else’s lease anywhere across the United States.  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.

Miles, Miles, and More Miles

Cars are meant to be driven, but for a long time, people would ask themselves to what extent? People used to groan at the thought of driving their car for long distances, because once a vehicle reached 100,000 miles, most drivers felt it was time for that car to go.  However, most people do not worry about excessive mileage anymore because of the car care tips that you are about to be provided with.  Nowadays, cars are making it to 200,000 miles and beyond, something people never could have even imagined years ago.

According to IHS Automotive, the average age of cars on the road today is over 11 years old, and a vehicle like that is almost guaranteed to have over 100,000 miles. If you follow these 4 tips, you will be well on your way to making your high mileage vehicle last longer:

  1. If your car is still on its original timing belt, replace it. The timing belt is an essential part of any cars engine and if it fails, the engine does as well.  This is why it is imperative to get this piece replaced immediately.
  2. Next time you go to get an oil change, request for the oil to be switched to high-mileage oil. This will help to recondition seals and stop leaks.
  3. Use your car for long distance drives, not short distances.  This may sound odd, but, it truly makes sense. When you are driving short distances, your engine does not have a chance to reach operating temperature which can cause water to get into your car’s oil and exhaust system.
  4. Change the transmission fluid and filter in your car. The transmission fluid deteriorates over time especially with stop and go driving, making it imperative to get this fluid changed after your vehicle has driven over 100,000 miles.

If you are leasing a car that has an excessive amount of miles on it and these tips do not soothe you, visit Swapalease.com, where you can look into getting out of your current lease and taking over the remainder of somebody else’s lease anywhere across the United States. Swapalease.com can also be contacted by dialing 866-SWAPNOW.

The Tussle over Touchscreens

As the years go by, cars are becoming more and more high tech.  Whether it be Bluetooth, blind spot detection, or touchscreens, there have definitely been a number of advances made in the automotive industry in recent years.

Speaking of touchscreens and technological advances, there is currently a heated debate about this feature in many new vehicles.  According to The Irish Times, “it’s a battle to establish whose ‘brain’ will control the touchscreen that provides drivers with information and entertainment on the move.”

These two “brains” that the battle is between are of course Google’s Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.  As the demand for this high tech feature in vehicles is increasing, car makers are being forced to decide which touchscreen system they should go with.  This is a very difficult choice for car makers because whether they associate their vehicle with Google or Apple can potentially pull customers in or drive them away depending on that customer’s brand preference.

With both Google’s Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on the rise, one thing is for sure and that is that the automotive industry is making some serious advances.

If you’re looking for a vehicle with the most up-to-date technological features check out Swapalease.com where you have the ability to take over the remainder of somebody else’s lease anywhere across the United States.  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.

Will the Brexit Bother Car Sales?

With the United Kingdom leaving the EU, the United States was unsure of just how much it would be effected. Many people were worried that during the end of the month, car sales would tremendously decrease due to the Brexit, but that was not the case at all.  According to Cars.com, June sales actually went up by 2.6 percent with the largest seven automakers reporting results.

With the 2.6 percent increase in car sales, it does not seem as though the Brexit has had a negative an effect on car sales in the U.S. so far. We will see what the future holds, but for right now the auto industry seems to be booming.

In order to prove the non-existing effect the Brexit had on car sales, Cars.com did a report on the top 10 best-selling cars of the past month.  The list is as follows:

  1. Ford F-Series
  2. Chevrolet Silverado
  3. Ram Pickup
  4. Toyota Camry
  5. Honda Civic
  6. Toyota Corolla
  7. Nissan Altima
  8. Honda CR-V
  9. Nissan Rogue
  10. Ford Escape

If you are looking to change up your ride and maybe try out one of these best-selling vehicles from the month of June, head over to Swapalease.com and check out all the of great lease vehicles they have to offer. 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.

Car Crazed Before College

What’s the first thing a teenager wants when they receive their license? A car of course!  But getting a car might not be as easy as they think.  There’s a lot more that goes into it.  Plus, some of these young adults are going to college only shortly after, so buying a car or leasing one for 36 months may not be the best option.

Many college students are either not allowed or choose to not bring their car to school with them, especially during their freshman year when a majority of them are living on campus.  Having a car at school can turn out to be more of a hassle than a convenience.  With the struggle to find a parking spot at most universities and the constant nagging of peers, many students feel as though a car on campus is a nuisance.

However, of course there are perks to having a car with you at college.  Such as being able to run your own errands and traveling to other cities nearby. But unfortunately, some young adults do not see these benefits.

So, what’s the best option for a teenager that claims they “need” a car, but doesn’t necessarily want it for more than a year or two? A short term lease.  A short term lease enables these students to be able to have a car for the limited time that they would like without the 36-month obligation.  This makes everything a lot easier for both the teens and the parents as well.   When these students go to leave for college they no longer have to worry about what to do with the car that they do not want anymore.

And this is exactly where Swapalease.com can help.  Check out the company’s website or contact them at 866-SWAPNOW to find out how you can have the ability to acquire a short term lease by taking over the remainder of somebody else’s lease anywhere across the United States.

Mustang Moves Ahead in Germany?

Germany is a place that is well known for its high quality car manufacturers.  From Audi to BMW to Mercedes Benz to Porsche, Germany produces them all.  It’s no surprise that the country has a high standard when it comes to automotive vehicles.

However, what is surprising is that earlier this year, the Ford Mustang was considered the most popular sports car sold in Germany.  According to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), Ford sold 780 Mustangs in March alone, topping both the Audi TT at 708 and Porsche’s 911 at 752.

Although, when these cars are compared in the long run, Audi takes the cake. Many people found it shocking that Ford took the lead even if it was only for a short period of time. Nonetheless, the Mustang still beat out Porsche’s 911 in terms of sales.  Most people concluding this to be because of the large price gap that exists between the two vehicles.

Putting things into perspective, there is no question that Germany produces some of the most top notch automobiles across the globe.

Whether you’re looking for a German car or a car produced here in America, Swapalease.com has it all.  Visit the company’s website in order to learn more about the best car lease deals or to find out how to successfully car lease trade.  Swapalease.com can also be contacted by dialing 866-SWAPNOW.