An introduction to collecting car brochures.

By , February 25, 2017 7:23 pm

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Car brochure collecting. Why it is good fun, cheap (sometimes!) and interesting hobby.

What to avoid, where to buy and suggested items to collect.

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Ever since the first car was made manufacturers and tuners have been producing literature to promote their products.

One of the most interesting aspects of collecting auto brochures is that they provide a unique social history of the time they were produced.

For example if you have a brochure for a Volkswagen Beetle from the 1960’s you will find information about the time in which it was produced like hairstyles, clothing and popular decor of the time.

Add to this, the fact that most brochures can be bought inexpensively and take up little space to store (unless you get obsessed!) you have the basis for a popular and rewarding hobby.

However, as with all collecting there are many ways (especially as a beginner) that you can come “unstuck” and end up spending your hard earned money on inferior, fake or incomplete brochures.

Over the coming weeks, amongst other things I will cover the purchase, safe-keeping and suggested themes for brochure collections and provide an analysis of a number of my favourite brochures both expensive and in one case commonly available for less than ? or $8!

Hopefully you will find my articles both a valuable resource and one that improves your knowledge of this area of collecting.

Information On Tonneau Covers

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Tonneau covers are attached to your truck bed to create space which is protected from theft and bad weather. They will also improve the conservation of oil within your vehicle, and will make it much more aerodynamic.

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Tonneau covers are attached to your truck bed to create space which is protected from theft and bad weather. They will also improve the conservation of oil within your vehicle, and will make it much more aerodynamic. Tonneau covers are typically made out of molds which are specifically designed for the type of truck you have. They will fit around your truck in such a way that they will give it a sleek look.

Tonneau covers can be expensive. High quality hard covers could cost as much as $1000. They can be custom painted to match the color of your truck, and you will want to give the instructions for this prior to purchasing them. Aluminum covers are cheaper, and will cost around $400. They don’t fit along the contours of your truck, and you only have a few colors to choose from. Before you purchase a cover, it is important to remember that they are heavy, are are not easy to remove frequently.

It generally takes two or more people to remove a cover from a truck. Despite this, some truck owners have developed methods for handling the tonneau covers themselves. You should make sure you understand the lift system which comes with the cover. Many truck beds are not designed to withstand the pressure of 200 pounds pushing down on them constantly. This is why you should know more about the lift system. Some use gas props which will add more pressure to the truck bed than just the cover itself.

Some companies have added systems to their covers which reduce the amount of weight added to the truck bed, and will reduce the pressure of the gas props as well. By reducing the pressure, the life of the truck bed will be extended. You will also want to figure out which features you want to add to your tonneau cover. There are a large number of options, including third brake lights, safety glass, paint finish, power locks, or a windshield wiper. The list goes on, and you will want to get options that fit within your budget.

There are a large variety of tonneau covers available, and it is important to pick the one which suits you best. They are an expensive investment, but will keep your cargo from being damaged by rain or stolen by thieves. If you don’t plan on removing the cover often, you may want to invest money on a hard cover. If you are on a budget and one something that is easy to remove, a soft cover may be the best option.

Volvo S60 Made Even Sportier According to Automaker

By , February 22, 2017 10:12 am

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The Volvo brand has come up with a mission: to further refine and sharpen the Volvo S60. The S60’s boot lid could also be specified with a sporty new wing spoiler. The S60’s exterior color choices have been upgraded.

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The Volvo brand has come up with a mission: to further refine and sharpen the Volvo S60. Despite the fact that this vehicle is already on the sporty mode, it seems like the car brand is still not satisfied and would like to give this vehicle further enhancements.

To back this up, Gerry Keaney, the senior vice president of Volvo’s marketing, sales, and customer service, explains, “We’re making the S60 even sportier in every respect. We’ve both spiced up the design and fine-tuned the chassis to create a car with even greater driving appeal.?
The restyled Volvo S60 will come with a front spoiler that has been crafted and made to make the vehicle look more pronounced. It would also be a protruding contour at the vehicle’s bottom. There would also be new sills and a new rear lower bumper. Each of these has been color coordinated with the car body itself. The S60’s boot lid could also be specified with a sporty new wing spoiler. There would also be a new grille which is quite larger and more pronounced compared to the previous one. The Volvo seal and badge would also be more pronounced and has been designed to be classic yet rejuvenated.

The S60’s exterior color choices have been upgraded. Now, three new colors have been added which include Electric Silver, Orinoco Blue, and Maple Red. The same number has been added to its new aluminum wheels.

The exterior is not the only thing that has been updated. The interior would also be made sportier with its metal décor trims as well as its twin-tone leather upholstery. The cabin would be receiving new Grid Aluminum metal décor panels which are optional. Although, these panels are actually designed so as to create a more three-dimensional impression and tactile feeling.

July, Scheduled Launch of New Jaguar XK In Japan

By , February 19, 2017 1:35 am

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The Japanese automobile market should all be on the alert for the new Jaguar vehicle that would soon be careening down their path. You see, the Jaguar Japan has recently announced that the country would be meeting the newly restyled Jaguar XK which is a luxury sports car.

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The Japanese automobile market should all be on the alert for the new Jaguar vehicle that would soon be careening down their path. You see, the Jaguar Japan has recently announced that the country would be meeting the newly restyled Jaguar XK which is a luxury sports car. The given date of this launch is on the 1st of July.

According to the announcement by the Japan branch of Jaguar, this luxury sports car would be mainly targeting the male Japanese customers. They would also be moving towards the market who are in their 30s and who receives around 30 million yen as their annual income.

Indeed, interested consumers would really do need to shell out quite a sum of money since this new Jaguar XK promises loads of features and a ton of power. This vehicle holds a 4.2 liter engine. It also has been crafted and designed with a lightweight aluminum body. Another interesting feature is a new system that assists in absorbing shocks to the human body during collisions.

There will be two types for the new Jaguar XK in Japan. There will be a coupe with two doors that would be having a price tag of at least 11.3 million yen. As per the other type which is a convertible with two doors, interested parties should at least be have some 12.3 million yen to spare to own this one.

The Jaguar XK has actually been called and known in a couple of names and the list includes XK8, XKR, as well as simply XK. It has been in production since 1997 and up until present production continues. It replaced the Jaguar XJS in the Jaguar brand’s line up of vehicles. It is a GT car.

Remove Your Car’s Dents

By , February 15, 2017 4:27 pm

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Car dents could happen to any car ?even your own beloved Mazda. So you should not be quite surprised if one day you discover that your car has a dent or two in it. Dents mar the overall appearance of your vehicle. In fact, they could show that the owner is very careless with his vehicle that is why it received dents.

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Car dents could happen to any car ?even your own beloved Mazda. So you should not be quite surprised if one day you discover that your car has a dent or two in it.

Dents mar the overall appearance of your vehicle. In fact, they could show that the owner is very careless with his vehicle that is why it received dents. But you see, you actually can have these dents removed by professionals if they are huge enough. Small dents do not quite need professional services. You actually can remove these small dents yourself.

It certainly is easier to simply have the hood, the fender, the bumper, or any other parts of your vehicle with the dent removed and replace them with Mazda auto parts. But keep in mind that you would be spending much less if you do the dent-removing yourself. You do need a dent-pulling tool to do this challenge. Other tools could include a dolly, as well as a metalworking hammer.

First, go through the dent and find its center. When you have done so, drill a hole in it with a 1/8-inch drill bit. When you have the hole drilled already, put the dent-pulling tool in the hole. Pull on the tool. This would actually flatten out the dent or let it pop out. When it is already flat, try hammering the front of the dent with the metalworking hammer and hold the dolly against the back of the dent.

You can now fill the area with a body filler and let it dry. Sand down any excess after it is already dry. You can now prime the area. Use the spray primer used especially for cars. Apply six coats of the primer. But make sure that you let each coat dry before you apply the new one. Lastly, apply touch up paint that matches your car paint.

Auto Bill of Sale Forms

By , February 12, 2017 7:32 am

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When selling or buying a used car, you should get / give an Auto Bill of Sale Form.

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It is important to complete an auto bill of sale form when selling or buying a used car. For the seller, an auto bill of sale form provides proof that title to the used car has been legally transferred. For the buyer, the auto bill of sale form documents the purchase of the used car. The auto bill of sale form should contain:

1. name and address of the buyer;
2. name, address and signature of the seller;
3. complete vehicle description, including the Vehicle Identification Number(VIN);
4. description of trade-in, if any;
5. purchase price of the vehicle.

Auto bill of sale forms are required in many states to register the newly purchased used car. These states usually require a state specific auto bill of sale form that documents specific information such as the purchase price for tax assessment or to obtain the actual mileage/odometer reading of the used car. A generic auto bill of sale form will not be accepted in these states. You will need to obtain a state specific auto bill of sale form.

To register a used car in other states, all that’s required is that the title assignment section on the title be completed and signed. Many of these states have added to the title assignment section of the title the information that was previously collected with separate documents (i.e. odometer disclosure statement, sales price/tax statements, etc.). In these states, an auto bill of sale form is not required to register the used car and is used by the seller/buyer to document the initial sale/purchase of the automobile.

The Auto Blog features New and Upcoming Vehicles

By , February 8, 2017 10:34 pm

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Now, Auto Parts Online, the leading online retailer of high quality replacement and collision parts, offers an informative resource where its loyal customers as well as other visitors can get the latest scoops on the newest vehicles. The Auto Blog offers informative and relevant articles about these new models as well as many other automotive topics.

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Every year, dozens of new concept and production vehicles are introduced by the world’s automakers out into an eagerly anticipating public. Exciting concept cars are unveiled side by side with updated versions of established models. Getting the latest information about these new and upcoming vehicles can be time consuming especially for the busy person. Now, Auto Parts Online, the leading online retailer of high quality replacement and collision parts, offers an informative resource where its loyal customers as well as other visitors can get the latest scoops on the newest vehicles.

The Auto Blog is Auto Parts Online’s newest offering, has only been online for three months but it has already been releasing excellent information about the auto industry. Helmed by Rowan Pierce, the site’s main blog writer, the Auto Blog has covered a range of automotive topics most notably the new concept and production vehicles released as of this year. The Auto Blog offers informative and relevant articles about these new models as well as many other automotive topics.

Visitors at The Auto Blog can read through great articles under different categories namely Automotive News, Car Reviews, Aftermarket Parts and Accessories, Auto Parts Train News, Automotive Events, Auto Parts, Automotive Trends and Innovations and Automotive Technology.

Saturn Vue Green Line Ready For 2007

By , February 5, 2017 1:19 pm

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The year 2006 still has not yet ended but General Motor Corporation’s Saturn brand of automobiles has made sure that the Saturn Vue Green Line would be ready for the auto market come the following.

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The year 2006 still has not yet ended but General Motor Corporation’s Saturn brand of automobiles has made sure that the Saturn Vue Green Line would be ready for the auto market come the following. The company is very much proud of this vehicle. After all, it is a couple of thousands cheaper than some of the most known and popular hybrids in the market.

Since 2002, the Saturn Vue line of vehicles has already been produced and it has been created as a compact crossover sport utility vehicle entrant. And part of this line of vehicle models, the Saturn Vue Green Line was born. You can find all Saturn Vue vehicles as a wagon that holds four doors. And for the very first time this year, the public was introduced to the Saturn Vue Green Line. And what made the Green Line different from its parent model was that it was more inclined towards environment friendliness.

Saturn Vue’s Green Line has been created with a belt alternator starter system or the BAS system. This is simply a large electric motor with special bearings and parts used. But for the rest of the Saturn Vue Green Line, Saturn aftermarket parts would surely fit it. What the BAS system does is it stops the engine automatically when the vehicle comes to a stop. However, when the vehicle starts moving again, the BAS system starts the engine up again.

According to statistics from the Saturn Vue Green Line’s creator and manufacturer, an owner of this SUV would surely be able to save an average of fifteen per cent on his current savings on gas and fuel. And consumers in the market scouting for a new SUV would surely love this vehicle for it would cost much lower than other hybrid SUVs offered by other automakers.

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