Best Used Cars for Teens

Best Used Cars for Teens
If you are considering buying a car for your teen so you can be less of a chauffeur, then here is a list of some of the best used cars for teens.

When your teenager reaches driving age, you probably have mixed emotions. You feel proud that they are gaining some independence, yet also scared out of your mind that they are gaining some independence. If you are considering buying a car for your teen so you can be less of a chauffeur, you don’t want to spend a fortune, but you also want to make sure it is safe.

These cars are recommended by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) because they perform well in crash tests, are equipped with electronic stability control, and all cost less than $20,000. Out of about 150 on their list, there are even a lot of models in the under $10,000 category (80 on the list) and under $5,000 category (19 on the list). Here are just some highlights.

$5,000 or Less

  • Volvo XC90 model year 2005 and newer.
  • Hyundai Azera model year 2006-2011.
  • Hyundai Sonata model year 2006-2010.
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan model year 2005-2008.

Between $5,000 and $10,000

  • Ford Fusion model year 2010 and newer.
  • Chevrolet Malibu model year 2010 and newer.
  • Subaru Forester model year 2009 and newer.
  • Dodge Journey model year 2010 and newer.

Between $10,000 and $20,000

  • Ford F-150 crew cab model year 2011 and newer.
  • GMC Acadia model year 2011 and newer.
  • Mazda6 model year 2014 and newer.
  • Toyota Camry model year 2012 and newer.

Here at Chip Wynn, our inventory is constantly changing, but we frequently have many of these models in stock. Give us a call and tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll help you find the perfect safe used car for your teen.

How to Host a Successful Thanksgiving Dinner

Successful Thanksgiving Dinner
If you are hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year, then here are some tips on how to host a successful Thanksgiving dinner.

November is here, which means it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving. If you are hosting the holiday at your house this year, whether for the first time, or the twentieth, it’s time to get ready. Here are some tips on how to host a successful Thanksgiving dinner.

According to Epicurious.com, since we’re less than four week away from Thanksgiving, you already need to invite your guests, finalize your menu, create a shopping list, get any cooking gear you’ll need, finalize your décor, order your turkey, and make your cooking plan (plan out what you’ll cook when).

Later this week (when we’re three weeks out), you should clean out your cupboards to make room for new ingredients, buy all nonperishable supplies, and take care of any in-home projects you wanted to accomplish (paint the dining room, get new guest towels, etc.).

Two week ahead of the big day, you can start cooking! First, however, you’ll need to clean out your freezer to make some room. Good items you can make this far ahead include pie dough, bread, and turkey stock.

Over the next week and half, you will need to prepare your house, especially if you’ll be having house guests. This means you should have clean sheets and towels for your guests, polish the silver (if you have any you’ll be using), clean out the fridge, and start thawing your turkey if it’s frozen (it takes about 5 hours per pound to thaw).

The day or two before Thanksgiving you can start doing some hardcore baking. This includes the pies, or simple side dishes that can be reheated in the microwave, like mashed potatoes. If you’re brining your turkey, leave it in the brine overnight.

Once Thanksgiving Day has arrived, plan on baking and cooking until mealtime. Be sure to put your turkey in the oven nice and early so it has plenty of time to cook. Also, don’t forget to take out any items you placed in the freezer, like bread, so they can thaw on the counter.

Will you be hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year?