Car Dealership Scams are often portrayed as predators just waiting for an unsuspecting customer to come along. This is because many people believe that they are always on the prowl for unsuspecting buyers that are not very knowledgeable about cars. This can be unfair because we can argue that there are car dealers out there who would not cheat just to get an extra profit.
How do you tell the difference?
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Custom Wheels people are looking for quality auto parts that are capable of enhancing their fuel efficiency or vehicle performance. Custom wheels are wheel rims and tires that can be utilized to style different kinds of vehicles. There are many various types of custom wheels for everyday cars, as well as motorcycles and trucks. Custom rims could be a stylish addition to a vehicle’s appearance, irrespective of whether the rims are spinning, have an alloy, chrome or painted appearance.
While replica rims are those that have been modeled based on … Continue reading
Used Cars Milwaukee. When you are looking to purchase a car, there are countless steps in the process and countless details to consider. It can quickly become quite an overwhelming and discouraging process. I have been a financial advisor for many years, so maybe I am a bit biased in this process, but I have one main bit of advice for anyone looking to purchase a car: check out used cars sales, and do it first!
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Air compressor types have been around for literally thousands of years. Now granted the devices the ancients used for compressing air bear little resemblance to the modern air compressor. However, the basic principle is the same and without the primitive air compressors, civilization would not have evolved as fast it has. One of the primary uses for compressed air was to increase the combustion in a furnace. The operator of a forge would use a bellows to … Continue reading
Unlike the auto audio subwoofers found in concert or theaters, car subwoofers are more subtle in their design. Ideal for being hidden because of space limitations, car subwoofers are often found in the doors or the trunk of an automobile. They are designed to be compact so that the automobile operator can still enjoy the same dramatic sound of their favorite song, but without the bulky nature of other subwoofers. Realistically, the same model that is used in a theater or concert could never fit inside of an automobile. This … Continue reading
Increases MPG in the price of gas, accompany the increase in the number of fuel-saving scams.
Continuous increase in the price of gas is common news nowadays. This is accompanied by an upsurge in advertising exposures for “gas saving” gadgets. These products attract potential buyers searching for methods to maximize fuel efficiency.
There are important procedures car owners can take in consideration to improve gas mileage mpg. According to the Better Business Bureau, the public should be critical in assessing products that claim gas saving features for vehicle devices or additives … Continue reading
Engine Cooling System. When AAA reports that millions of vehicles overheat each year, it’s clear that people are apprehensive about cooling system maintenance.
Compounding the anxiety is the overwhelming number of coolant formulas and colors on store shelves today. It’s no wonder that motorists simply don’t know which antifreeze/coolant is right for their vehicles.
But now, drivers no longer need to worry; there is a product on the market that makes cooling system maintenance a breeze.
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How to undercoat a car. Undercoating stops and prevents rust and keeps your car looking great. It’s recommended for those planning on keeping their vehicle more than a couple of years It is a thrifty job in two ways.
You save the cost of having it done, and leave the body from rusting away.
Undercoating is an extra dollar that an auto dealership often tries to load onto you when you buy a new car. But you need not dig into your … Continue reading
Love them or hate them, there is no getting around it the fact that speed cameras are here to stay. Some love the fact that they cut speeding down while others say they are nothing but a way of invading your privacy.
Regardless of the fact, if you are caught speeding then the simple answer is there isn’t much you can do about it. You could of course go to Court and argue the fact, but if they … Continue reading
Autovac Your Car’s Best Friend. We’d all be lost without our vacuum cleaner, right? From the kids walking in all kinds of things to those routine spills and messes, wouldn’t our homes look terrible without that trusty tool to help us out? And while we all recognize the value of the vacuum in getting our homes spick and span, this is a multi-purpose device that shouldn’t be condemned to the confines of your home. Can … Continue reading
Parts of most trailer hitch covers are removable. The ball part of the hitch, the part that is used to fasten the cargo to the truck usually rests in the trailer hitch receiver opening. When the ball is removed, the receiver opening is left hollow. This opening protrudes from the tail of the truck and has sharp edges. People could bump into the metal rod or cut themselves on its sharp corners.
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It’s happened to all of us, driving along the highway minding our own business, when a chip of stone kicked up by the car in front pings against the window and chips it. It’s one of the most frustrating things that can happen to your car, and considering the size of the damage, it is disproportionately expensive to put right. Many people take their car to the repair shop with a stone chip in the windshield, and … Continue reading
Since its inception, the market of used cars has suddenly escalated at an unprecedented rate for the past few years. In fact, surveys show that the number of people who buy used cars is almost tripled when compared to the number of people who buy new cars.
That is why many people are enticed to buy used cars because it is gradually becoming a trend in the car buying industry.
However, it does not necessarily mean that buyers … Continue reading
There is a much faster and easier way to conduct a used cars search than walking around car dealerships or buying ads magazines – you can search from a whole range of used cars online with the help of a specialist website. A specialist used car search website will offer a huge range of tools that can help you on your used car search including an extensive search facility which can narrow down the time spent looking for a used car considerably.
By using a search feature you are able to quickly find the … Continue reading
Auto parts online are freely available in the automotive, parts and aftermarket arenas these days. You can purchase, source and supply almost anything (literally), both online and offline, from a variety of sources.
These auto parts online, both new and used, are in ample supply and definitely not all created equal! Online parts supply stores step up to source and supply anything and everything automotive, that you might require for your projects and vehicles.
People look to … Continue reading
Classic cars and their auto parts are a tradition of this country. The USA is unique in its value of the personal rights of the individual citizen including the right to personal property. This means that there are a lot of collectors and just like anything else that people value cars break and need replacement parts.
Older cars are valued for their age and the history they signify. They also wear down over the years and require restoration. The problem is that there is a finite supply of these old … Continue reading
A vehicle history report. Old cars don’t die, they just get resold. If you’re buying a used car, whether from a dealer or someone who put an ad in the paper, you’ll want to know as much about it as you can. Even without anyone trying to deceive you, the vehicle may have problems you can’t see from a simple visual inspection or even a short test drive.
A vehicle history report prepared by a third party … Continue reading
Honda is the largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines in the world, with more than 14 million engines built each year; Honda has established a name for itself in the automobile industry. Known for its immensely popular bikes, the Honda CBR is one of the most popular sports bikes in history. However Honda has not just restricted its market to bikes alone, today Honda has an impressive collection of cars, SUVs and trucks to its name, and the Honda Accord is perhaps … Continue reading
Would you ever consider leaving thousands of dollars worth of your personal belongings in the street without protection? Well, that is what you do every time you park your car at the side of the road or anywhere else if you do not have a car security alarm fitted to it. Most cars do not come with an effective protection system, and a determined thief is generally able to steal a car in a matter of seconds with nothing to stop them doing so.
Car security alarms come in a variety of forms, and … Continue reading
By properly maintaining your tires, you could potentially be avoiding uneven wear, poor performance and possibly even a blowout. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, tire failures or blowouts are believed to contribute to over 400 deaths and 10,000 injuries in the United States every year. Even with those figures being made public, the surprising factor is that statistics have shown some drivers still fail to follow the basic tire maintenance guidelines that could help to prevent such occurrences.
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The auto warranty is something everyone thinks about when they are purchasing a car, but few of these people realize that they need to think about it after that as well. You go into a dealership, which convinces you to purchase an auto that is perfect for you. What seals the deal, in many cases, is the fact that the auto has an auto warranty on it. You think that they could not or would not offer a warranty on a product that wasn’t up to standards. So, you purchase your car and get … Continue reading
2 way car alarms are bringing automobile protection systems into the future. A car alarm is now so much more than just a loud ringing noise when the vehicle is invaded. A 2 way car alarm is now able notify you remotely via pager when the alarm is activated. They also provide the ability to start and control the car from a distance. These special alarms can do nearly everything short of driving the car for you!
The technology, often utilizing FM … Continue reading
Step 10: After the Sale
In most states, the condition of a used car for sale is considered “as is” and no warranty is provided or implied. Therefore, if the car breaks down after you have sold it, you are under no obligation to refund the buyer’s money or pay to have it repaired. If you have sold a car to someone who took it for inspection at a garage and the mechanic found nothing wrong with it, you have done all you can to protect yourself and the … Continue reading
Step 9: Finalize the Sale
Rules governing the sale of motor vehicles vary from state to state. Make sure you check with the department of motor vehicles (DMV) in your state, and keep in mind that much of the information is now available on DMV Web sites.
When selling your car, it’s important to limit your liability. If someone drives away in the car you just sold and they get into an accident, can you be held responsible? There are two … Continue reading
Step 8: Handling Complications
In some cases, you might reach an agreement with a buyer that is contingent on performing repair work on the car. This can lead to misunderstandings down the line, so avoid this if you can. The best thing to do is have your car in good running order while being fully aware of any necessary repairs. If you state clearly in your ads that the car is being sold “as is,” you can refer to this statement when it’s time to close … Continue reading
Step 7: Negotiate for Your Best Price
If a person comes to look at the car and it passes their approval after a test-drive, you can expect them to make an offer. Most people are uncomfortable negotiating, so their opening offer might take several forms.
“I like the car, but….” This is the softest way to negotiate on the price. They may not even state that the price seems too high. If they say, “I like the car, but…” and then lapse into uncomfortable silence, you might … Continue reading
Step 6: Showing Your Car
There are many unexpected bumps in the road that can arise while selling a used car. These will be handled easily if you are dealing with a reasonable person. So, as you are contacted by prospective buyers, use your intuition to evaluate them. If they seem difficult, pushy or even shady, wait for another buyer. With the right person, selling a used car should be simple.
Some sellers feel uncomfortable about having buyers come to their house to see the car. … Continue reading
Step 5: Create Ads That Sell
Think about what you are telling people when you write your ad. Little words convey a lot. Besides the price, your ad should also include the year, make, model and trim level of the car you are selling along with the mileage, color, condition and popular options.
When creating “For Sale” signs or putting an ad online, you have an opportunity to show how eager you are to sell the car. Do this with the following abbreviations and phrases:
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Step 4: Where to Advertise Your Car
Now that your car is looking great and running well, it’s time to advertise it for sale. In the past, people advertised in expensive newspaper classified ads. But now, on-line classified ads are the preferred method, not only for convenience, but also because they have a wider geographical reach.
Here are the main markets for advertising used cars:
Web sites: AutoTrader.com, Cars.com, … Continue reading
Step 3: Give Your Car “Curb Appeal
When people come to look at your car, they will probably make up their minds to buy it or not within the first few seconds. This is based on their first look at the car. So you want this first look to be positive. You want your car to have “curb appeal.”
Before you advertise your car for sale, make sure it looks clean and attractive. This goes beyond just taking it to the car wash. Here is a to-do … Continue reading
Step 2: Price Your Car Competitively
Once you have surveyed the on-line classified ads, use KBB to determine the fair value of your car. Edmunds.com adjusts its TMV prices for mileage, color, region, options and condition.
There are always some exceptions to the rules of pricing, so you should follow your intuition. And be sure to leave a little wiggle room in your asking price. Ask for slightly more money than you are actually willing to accept. … Continue reading
Placing a new air deflector on your car is a wise decision. Bugs, road debris, and rocks can all macerate your hood or even break your windshield. Within moments your trip upstate has come to a screeching halt because of what was tossed up in the air by the vehicle in front of you while you were cruising down the highway. An air deflector might have sent that stone harmlessly to the side or up and over the roof of your car. Instead, your windshield took a direct hit. Let’s take a … Continue reading
Whether you drive a Mercedes, a motorbike or a pickup truck, you probably have disc brakes on your vehicle. And even though you probably never think about their function, they are the single most important function on your vehicle. Though there are several types of motor brakes, the drum and the disk, the disk brakes are more commonly used. Disc brakes are far better than drum brakes because of their powerful stopping ability. Disc brakes handle substantially better in … Continue reading
Are you tired of high priced gasoline for your car? Or perhaps worried about the environment? For years, scientists have being working on an energy alternative that holds promises to change the way we live by changing the source of fuel for some of our most basic energy-using engines. This new technology in progress is called a fuel cell. A fuel cell supplies a DC (direct current) voltage that can be used to power motors, lights, or any number … Continue reading
What is your perception of seized and repossessed cars? For far too many people seized and repossessed cars hold a certain stigma and they tend to think that these are all vehicles that’s been battered and bruised. Nothing could be further from the truth. Most of these vehicles are in top condition and are in fact the very same vehicles that second hand dealerships are selling.
Seized and repossessed cars are primarily cars … Continue reading
World famous Dr Suzanne Gudakunst has just released her biggest “shocker!” ever …
–> Her Secret to buying cars for as
little as $300 a month!
Doctor Let’s the Cat Out of the Bag on Buying Cars 60% Off
Dr Suzanne made it big on both TV and now the Web – but what most people don’t know is that she routinely buys exotic and luxury cars for as little as 50% of what car dealers force everyone else to pay.
She is able … Continue reading
Wondering how to inspect a used car? Purchasing a used car can be risky. When excited buyers get emotionally caught up in the vehicle purchase, they often miss mechanical, cosmetic, and safety issues during visual inspections and test drives. These problems are compounded if the vehicle being purchased is located in another city and is purchased prior to being seen in person. To eliminate much of the anxiety and get an … Continue reading
Subaru Performance Transmission Upgrades. There is probably a transmission shop in almost every town in the country that can build a bulletproof transmission for American made vehicles. Whether it is a late model Mustang or a 60’s Chevelle, there are lots of aftermarket components and many years of technology available for the transmission rebuilder to utilize.
The same cannot be said for the 4EAT automatic transmissions found in Subaru vehicles. In factory form, these transmissions demonstrate several problem areas that can cause … Continue reading
Saving Gas Mileage. America’s hotrod scene has been one of its most unique features and subcultures since the earlier 1900s, and most notably in the 1950s. Enthusiasts would spend countless time and money modifying, tuning, and driving their cars so that they could be the fastest, the most dangerous, and gain the most respect. A resurgence of this culture appeared when small economy cars were modified, and in the 1990s, the “Tuner” crowd was born.
Now the same enthusiasts are shifting from … Continue reading
The drowsy driver has become more of a hazard as commutes become longer and more frequent. In fact, the term is now being used to identify a problem that has killed over 300 people in California alone since 2002.
As we evolve into a 24 hour a day society and more workers join the long commute, the number of accidents and fatalities caused by drowsy drivers will increase, said Dr. Jane Stutts, formally of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety … Continue reading
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The auto accessories market is experiencing explosive growth thanks to the ever increasing number of new vehicle models being marketed all across North America. For more than fifty years consumers have been the chief benefactors of this unrelenting growth and the selection for you has never been better. Let’s take a look at some of the many automobile accessories available to … Continue reading
There are many radar detector on the market right now. Each one of them claims to have a single best feature. Some detect from the longest distance, while others claim to detect the most radar bands. Others claim to have the highest degree of accuracy and can tell the distance and direction of the radar gun.
With all these different features on the market, which one is right for you? What model of radar detectors should you buy? How do you know it will actually work in your state? Is it legal in your … Continue reading
In 1993 the all new Nissan Skyline R33 GTS25-T replaced the successful R32 GTS- T. Little brother to the all conquering GTR the GTS25-T is more affordable and still a thrilling ride. It features a more modern new shape with smooth lines rather than the sharp edges of the previous model. The new looks were debatable some liked the newer styling of the R33 and some preferred the harder edges of the R32.
On the road with the R33 the first thing you notice is how smooth the R25DET engine is power delivery is … Continue reading
If you are a prospective car buyer, finding just the right car for you is a decision not to be made lightly. Everyone’s needs are different and when you factor in personal tastes, there’s just no telling what will push you into making the final decision before buying a car.
It’s easy to get carried away when you shop for a car: the smell of the brand-new upholstery, the satisfying purr of the motor, not to mention the slick salesman promising you outrageous deals, all conspire into making you part with your hard-earned money. … Continue reading
Using A Tire Jack. When you need to jack your car up to change a tire, it may not always be under ideal conditions. Regardless of whether you’re on the side of a highway or in the relative comfort of your own garage, the process of lifting a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds entails some risk. By following a few simple procedures, you can minimize any hazards to yourself and your vehicle.
Know Your Jack
Most vehicles come equipped with a small scissor tire jack. This jack will be functional enough for an emergency … Continue reading
Car Performance Parts. We all love to dress up our vehicles once the chance permits. There may be differences in priorities such as perhaps interiors or the usual other things like that of rims, wheels, and even the engine part. Whatever it may be, it all just boils down on how we want to enhance our vehicle these days.
Improving the standard steering wheel, shift knobs, pedals and applicable body kit improvements are normally something people would look for especially when they … Continue reading
Beat A Speeding Ticket. One thing that no person wants to face is the prospect of receiving a speeding ticket. It’s costly and if you’re looking up at a police officer who has stopped you in traffic to write you a citation, it’s embarrassing as well.
Today, with the advent of the photo radar ticket, you might not realize the damage your lead foot has done until days or possibly weeks later when you open your mail to find an image of … Continue reading
Preparing Your Vehicle For Winter. Depending on where you live, getting your car ready for winter may be a matter of chaining up your tires or simply flicking on the heater. There are some basic tips in terms of preparing your vehicle for winter that can help in most conditions, however, and can ensure that you can avoid those slippery moments on the sleet, ice, snow, and slush of even the harshest of winters.
The first thing you’ll need to do is be sure that your car has been serviced and has had its … Continue reading
Winter Car Care Tips. The cold weather affects your car too. Along with making driving more hazardous due to ice and snow, extreme winter weather can be stressful, especially on older cars.
As winter approaches take you car to your trusty mechanic and have him check the following items: battery, wipers, antifreeze levels, heating system, brakes, defroster.
Winter Car Care Tips. You’ll want to make sure your battery is fully charged as cold weather starting is a heavy drain on your battery. You’ll want to make sure that your windshield wipers are in good … Continue reading