Understanding What Constitutes a Great Used Family Car

Tax season is a great time to purchase a great used family car. With extra money, you don’t have to worry about taking money from your savings to purchase a car. At Fuhriman Insurance, we want you to purchase the right car so that you don’t have to worry about ongoing repairs after your purchase. The following are three tips to help you purchase a great family car.

Tip #1. Choose a car that is safe.

There is more to a car than getting you from point A to point B. You want a car that is going to take you and your family where you need to go safely. Before you invest in your next car, you should consider how safe it is. Many manufacturers are going beyond industry standards to incorporate additional safety features, including additional airbags, adaptive cruise control, automatic tire pressure monitoring, and rollover prevention. You should choose a car that offers your family the best protections while you are on the road.

Tip #2. Ensure your new car has enough room.

It’s important that you purchase a car that’s comfortable for your family. If you have a family of four, then a sedan or an SUV is an easy option. For families that are still growing, you should consider the future. You can start by estimating how long you expect the car or SUV to last, and then determine whether you will need additional room in that time frame.

Tip #3. Choose a vehicle that is compatible to where you will drive.

Getting the most out of your vehicle is best for your entire family. The best way to do so is to consider where you drive most frequently. For instance, if you anticipate your family will travel to areas with unpaved roads, then it’s important that you purchase something rugged that will endure.

At Fuhriman Insurance Agency, we want you to be happy with your next car purchase. If you have questions about purchasing a car or getting auto insurance, do not hesitate to give us a call.

Save Money With These Spring Cleaning Tips

When it comes to cleaning your home, you don’t need to go broke maintaining the appearance. In fact, there are several ways you can actually save money. At Fuhriman Insurance Agency, we all conduct our own spring cleaning back at the house, so we know how important it is to find the best ways to clean a home at the lowest price possible. Whether you live in Boise, ID or somewhere else, you can use these tips just about anywhere. 

Make Your Own Cleaner

Why purchase cleaning supplies when, chances are, you have what you need already. Vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice really is all you need for most cases. Pick up a spray bottle for easy application, but outside of this, you’re good to go. Have stains in the bathtub? Sprinkle baking soda around the tub then spray it with the vinegar. It will foam up, soften up the dirt and you can easily wash it away. You can also combine 2/3 part vinegar and 1/3 part lemon juice to bring in that nice lemon scent. 

Ditch the Paper Towel

Paper towel consumption can quickly increase your cleaning bill. When you look at how much paper towel you go through while cleaning your home up and down, it really adds up. Instead, go with a reusable item. Microfiber cloths are great for washing surfaces around the house and a squeegee with a rubber tip is perfect for washing windows. Whatever you need, you can clean your home rather effectively without spending an arm and a leg on disposable paper. 

Wash Everything At Once

Don’t to a bunch of smaller loads in the washing machine. It is easy to just go room by room, but instead of washing just the curtains, add in the shower curtain and washer-safe rugs as well. It will reduce your energy consumption and save you on utility bills.