Keep Your Automotive Tools Handy

By , June 23, 2017 10:42 pm

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Now that you have your own car, it is important that you do have the right automotive tools in handy. This is because you would never know when your car might act up and you would need to do some adjustments or repairs yourself.

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Now that you have your own car, it is important that you do have the right automotive tools in handy. This is because you would never know when your car might act up and you would need to do some adjustments or repairs yourself. You should have a set of the basic and the most used automotive tools for car owners. These automotive tools should be kept handy either in a car repair kit or box inside your car or even in your car’s trunk.

One of the first things that you should purchase for your car’s tool kit would be an adjustable wrench. This tool has the ability to actually automatically adjust to the size of the nut and could loosen or tighten everything. You should shell out around $10 to $40 for this one.

You should include a continuity tester. It is an electrical test equipment. You can use this to check if there is an electrical path that can be made between two points. This is good for testing electrical parts in your car. This should cost you around $3 to $40.

For around $1.50 each, you should get a couple of funnels. This should help you out greatly in adding fluids and oils in your car. Make sure that you clean them after using them and also make sure that you use only one funnel for each fluid. For example, you should only use one funnel for adding brake fluid. Never use this funnel to add oil or washer fluid.

Do not forget to put in a car jack. You should spend around $9 for this one. You should use this in case you need to change your tires. This is one of the indispensable items that you should not forget to include in your automotive tool kit.

Protect Your BMW’s Finish

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You paid a precious mint for your bimmer, but there is one product you still need that didn’t come with your new car.

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You just paid a cool $73,000 for your fashionably new BMW and are cruising down the boulevard enjoying the ride. You zig and zag your way around the slow movers, marveling over the responsive steering and handling engineered into your 750i. As you pull into your driveway, park your sedan, and exit your vehicle, you turn around and your eyes feast upon its stunning Kalahari beige metallic finish. Quite frankly it is the most attractive looking vehicle you have ever owned. Unfortunately, many new BMW owners fail to provide the one level of protection that can keep your car’s expensive finish from permanently losing its luster. What is that? Read on and I will tell you about a product that simply must be part of every luxury car owner’s inventory.

If you haven’t guessed it yet, what I am talking about is a custom fitted car cover for your bimmer. Yes, even if you garage your 750i or other fine vehicle, time and the elements will certainly attack your car’s finish. Sure, you can do regular washes and waxes, but the inevitable will happen: something, somewhere will damage the finish. Besides, do you want to spend every weekend polishing your car? I doubt that!

No, you can’t drive with a car cover on, but you can certainly have a car cover on hand to keep your parked car safe. Yes, there are enough things out there that can harm an expensive finish, even damaging it to the point where only an expensive repair can remedy the insult. The following are some of the hazards just waiting to happen:

1. Bird excrement ?You don’t need to be parked under a tree for your car to get hit; a single drive-by bombing by a winged creature can do your finish in.

2. Weather ?Rain, snow, ice, and especially hail can damage a car in mere moments.

3. Trees ?A small branch can scratch any finish.

4. Sun ?Harmful solar rays are bad for your skin and your car’s skin too.

5. Pollution ?There is no place on earth that is pollution free. Acid rain and airborne driven particles just love a new car’s finish.

6. Kids ?Try keeping your neighbor’s kids away from the car. You may succeed, but hit balls can make a beeline for your wheels. Some car covers even offer protection against minor impacts.

All right, so you are cleverly thinking that your garaged vehicle is immune to such petty insults, right? Well, in one word you are incorrect. Indoor air pollution and dust can take its toll on your car’s finish as can small impacts from anything that falls off of a wall and onto your car.

The solution? Select a car cover that is right for your vehicle. Even if you keep your car garaged most of the time, the best car cover on the market can protect your bimmer from moisture, the sun, dirt, pollution, and small impacts. Choose one that is custom made for your car with side mirror pockets built in and four layers of quick drying polypropylene material to provide the ultimate level of protection. You don’t want something so thin that it doesn’t provide all around protection ?you just never know when you will have to have your car outside for an extended period of time ?and you don’t want a car cover that entombs your BMW either. Instead, select one that works with your bimmer, not against it.

Best of all, premium car covers can be had for under $200, a worthy investment for any car luxury or not. So, enjoy your new 750i, but give yourself some peace of mind by selecting a car cover that can protect its finish and keep it looking great for many years.

State Car Auctions

By , June 20, 2017 1:44 pm

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This article is about state car auctions

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State car auctions are very similar to local state auctions. The only difference is that the vehicles have been obtained through an arrest of some kind. Often, the vehicles have been used in an illegal action.

State car auctions are held at the state offices. In Michigan, that would be in the city of Lansing. Here the titles are ran and the vehicles are put up at ridiculously low amounts. An experienced dealer can walk away with a real steal. Not too often is the public invite unless the vehicle becomes difficult to move.

The monies taken in from state car auctions commonly go to government accounts. No one really profits, well at least they’re not suppose to. Police stations sometimes hold government auctions and state vehicles are auctioned off.

Typically, you will see specialty SUV’s, police cars, and other government vehicles auctioned at a government auction as well. Those working within the government can only purchase these vehicles.

Most of these vehicles are in good condition. The state has hired someone to repair the vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with bulletproof glass, GPS tracking system, and all of the toys you could imagine.

Some authentic material can be purchased on sites like EBAY. Even then, why buy something you can research in your local library or online. The buyer really needs to pay attention to what he is buying.

Beware of websites that promote themselves as “a gateway to State car auctions? These sites charge for their services. The material they provide you with is nothing but old material. You could find stuff at your local library if you look hard enough. For $99 or more, they send you a list of government auctions that are boggiest.

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Import Street Racing Cars

By , June 18, 2017 3:11 pm

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There is no other exciting fun in the town than the late night street car racing. You are probably among the street cars racers who are in love with racing and money making. Though street car racing is illegal in countries, but who can stop the fans. Several street car racers dump their old cars and search for new and better racing cars. If you are one street racer who wants to dump his old car and import a street racing car, its time you act with maturity and sharpness. Afte…

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There is no other exciting fun in the town than the late night street car racing. You are probably among the street cars racers who are in love with racing and money making. Though street car racing is illegal in countries, but who can stop the fans. Several street car racers dump their old cars and search for new and better racing cars. If you are one street racer who wants to dump his old car and import a street racing car, its time you act with maturity and sharpness. After all you are importing your love- your street racing car.

Every country sets its own car importing and exporting rules. There is no such standard tariff rate and import duty on cars. They differ from country to country. So it is very important for you to choose, from where you want to import your car. There are some basic guidelines which you should follow before you import your car.

Research
The first thing you should decide before you import a street racing car is the model. You should determine the model you want to buy. With the availability of internet, you have thousands of sites providing you with detailed information about street racing cars. All you need to do is intensive research. You must search for the one which suits you the best?budget wise and usage wise. You should compare the prices of the cars within a specific country and among the other countries. This would give you an idea of the lowest price of the car available.

Check Specifications
After you have made your mind on a specific model, check out the standard specification of your car. As specifications vary from country to country, it’s important for you to compare the different specifications of the same car provided by different countries. You should choose the options you want in your car to keep its price comparatively down.

Shop Around
You should always compare the price of your car in multiple dealers within and outside the countries. You should also check for the retail price of the car, the VAT inclusion, discount on order, deposit required and mode of payment. You should also shop around to find out the import tax you have to pay for importing a car from a certain country to yours. If you have all these information in hand, it would be easier for you to import your car from a country from where it costs less.

Additional Costs
You should never neglect the additional costs which are related to your vehicle import. These additional costs include the ferry tickets, hotel, transit plates, fuel and insurance costs. These costs are very much important which determine the total cost of importing your car.

Buying and Importing Your Car
You should select the mode of the payment which is comfortable to both the dealer and you. While you import your car, you should ask for the written conformation of all financial transactions and agreements. You should know your dealer in detail and ask him to arrange for temporary export or transit plates.

After Importing Your Street Racing Car
Once you have got your street racing car, you should get your vehicle registered locally by a vehicle registration office. Some of the paper work included after your car import is certificate of newness, certificate of conformity, temporary registration plates and documents, temporary insurance certificate, invoice of sale. All these documents are to be obtained by your dealer.

Jaguar Brand Proud Of XKR Model

By , June 17, 2017 4:27 am

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The turbocharged Jaguar XKR now holds the status as the flagship of the whole brand and of the XK-series vehicles. And the power for this exemplary vehicle comes from a 4.2 V8 engine which has been supercharged and which boasts of 420 bhp.

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Design. Engineering. Performance. Appeal.

These are just a few of the features that the Jaguar brand is proud of when it comes to the Jaguar XKR model. And yes, the start of Jaguar’s boasting of the newest vehicle for the Jaguar XKR started during the British International Motor Show which was held in London. And the newest baby has been designed and produced to be a supercharged one.

“The XKR is the ultimate expression of Jaguar design and engineering, dramatically beautiful, perfectly balanced and with a promise of performance to make the heart race. The car delivers blistering acceleration, superb driving dynamics and pin sharp handling.?These are the words given out by Jaguar in reference to the supercharged model XKR.

The Jaguar XKR has been known by other names. You can call it the XK8, or the XK but it all still would refer to the Jaguar XKR. Of course, this vehicle is manufactured by the Ford Motor Company only that it is marketed and sold bearing the Jaguar nameplate. Since 1997, the streets and the roads have been familiar with this one. And services and products like Jaguar parts and repairs have been available. Made as a GT car, the Jaguar XKR has been crafted in two body styles ?the sports car with two doors and the convertible that holds two as well.

The turbocharged Jaguar XKR now holds the status as the flagship of the whole brand and of the XK-series vehicles. And the power for this exemplary vehicle comes from a 4.2 V8 engine which has been supercharged and which boasts of 420 bhp. It has also been made available in the market as a coupe or as a convertible. Rev up the Jaguar XKR and you get to reach 62 miles per hour from zero in just 4.9 seconds.

Looking Forward for the Dodge Caliber

By , June 13, 2017 9:30 pm

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The Dodge Caliber would eventually be replacing the Dodge Neon come the time it hits the streets. More or less, the size of this vehicle would be just like the Dodge Neon’s. This vehicle is a compact car and it would be coming with a hatchback body style.

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Starting next year, 2007, Daimler Chrysler would be sending off on the streets and roads the new Dodge Caliber. This vehicle is a compact car and it would be coming with a hatchback body style. Aside from that, it would hold five doors. This vehicle has been built on the Mitsubishi/Daimler Chrysler GS platform, and for this very reason, it has been said that this vehicle is very much related to the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Patriot. When it starts to hit the streets, the Dodge Neon would be mainly competing against the Chevrolet HHR, the Ford Focus, the Toyota Matrix, the Mazda Mazda3, and the Pontiac Vibe.

The Dodge Caliber would eventually be replacing the Dodge Neon come the time it hits the streets. More or less, the size of this vehicle would be just like the Dodge Neon’s. The 2005 Geneva Motor Show became the avenue for Dodge to introduce this compact vehicle to the automobile market. The Dodge Caliber holds a crosshair grille as well as large wheel arches that are very much the common features of Daimler Chrysler vehicles. If you are interested in purchasing one, then you should be willing to pay up some $13,985 for this.

George Murphy, the company’s senior vice president for global marketing, states, “Dodge Caliber is not your typical small car. The all new Dodge Caliber redefines the compact car by combining crossover styling with space efficient packaging, interior flexibility, innovative features, and affordable performance. Caliber allows owners around the globe to be active, do more and stand out ?to live life to the fullest, and do so at a very competitive price.?
Matt Liddane, the chief engineer for the Dodge Caliber, adds, “Dodge Caliber’s spacious interior is also very versatile. We combined styled and comfort with innovative features and clever packaging to create a vehicle that gives new meaning to functionality in the compact car market.?

Do Your Car’s Carpets Need Cleaning?

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You may not notice it but the carpets in your car’s interior seem to be one of the dirtiest parts of your vehicle. Just imagine how many pairs of feet trudge on it everyday. It is not surprising if you would find your carpet all dirty. Dirty is not quite an issue. All it takes are a couple of easy steps to clean your carpets and make them stain-free.

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You may not notice it but the carpets in your car’s interior seem to be one of the dirtiest parts of your vehicle. Just imagine how many pairs of feet trudge on it everyday. Just count how many times they did become the location of food bits and food wrappers. Also keep in mind how many times did these carpets become the target of spilled drinks.

It is not surprising if you would find your carpet all dirty. Dirty is not quite an issue. The difficult thing to attend to would be if your car’s carpets have become stained because of everything that has come in contact with it. If you consider this to be quite a difficult task, remember that the more you keep the task of cleaning them aside, the more difficult it would be to take the stains out. All it takes are a couple of easy steps to clean your carpets and make them stain-free.

You should first remove the floor mat of your vehicle. Sometimes, stains also dwell here. Blot and scrape away any residue of whatever is staining your carpet. You can use a hard plastic spatula or plastic knife to remove any residue still left hanging on the carpet and on the floor mat.

The rule of the thumb is to try the most gentle of all solutions first in cleaning these mats and carpets. If you can do away with warm water, then go ahead. However, if this does not do the trick, you can try using mild soap. Just let your solutions sit on the stain first for a couple of minutes to let the stain soften up and then wipe it away after.

Keep in mind though that there still are stains that are hard to remove. If after trying everything out and the stain still remains, it is not wrong to

Specialty Motor Oil Protects Cars From Ethanol

By , June 10, 2017 10:01 am

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Since President Bush announced an agenda for weaning the country from dependency on foreign oil, new ethanol plants have been popping up across the nation.

Specialty Motor Oil Protects Cars From Effects of Ethanol

Since President Bush announced an agenda for weaning the country from dependency on foreign oil, new ethanol plants have been popping up across the nation.

Ethanol demand is rising. If you fuel your car in the U.S., you are putting ethanol in your gas tank because regular gasoline now contains at least 10 percent ethanol. And many gas stations are replacing their mid-grade gasoline with E85, which is 85 percent ethanol.

The strategy seems to be working. According to Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association, the U.S. has already reduced its fuel consumption considerably.

The increased use of ethanol is good news in terms of energy independence and environmental friendliness. However, its use can form acids and lead to oxidation of internal engine parts if you do not use the right motor oil.

Lubrilon, a specialty automotive oil, was specifically formulated for use with all ethanol-blended fuels. Lubrilon multi-viscosity motor oils are SAE and API licensed for use in all gasoline engines, and are engineered to help combat the acids formed when burning any modern ethanol fuel blend, including gasoline and E85.

While the name Lubrilon may be new to the average consumer, it is recognized by specialty shops, racing fans and aircraft mechanics across the U.S. Throughout its 30-year history, the Lubrilon name has been known for its lubrication products for the automotive, racing and aviation industries.

The original formula, an engine protection treatment, is still available today. That formula has been determined by university and government testing laboratories to be a one-time, permanent engine protection that virtually eliminates wear. It’s the only product of its kind on the market.

Is Your Teenage Driver Safe?

By , June 9, 2017 4:55 am

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Teenagers are known as one of the accident-prone drivers on the streets and roads. Studies have given blame to the adolescents?raging hormones and risky behavior. Of course, you yourself would know about this if you learned to drive a car in your teens.

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Teenagers are known as one of the accident-prone drivers on the streets and roads. Studies have given blame to the adolescents?raging hormones and risky behavior. Of course, you yourself would know about this if you learned to drive a car in your teens. For most teens, getting behind the wheel of a car gives them a new sense of freedom which is a different situation from their restrictive rules at home or in school.

On a parent’s end, the worrying seems to be so natural for they, themselves, have been drivers themselves and they do know just what kind of risks these teenage drivers are putting themselves into.

Dan Olmsted is the president of Atlantic Mutual and he also is the father to a new teenage driver. He states, “Parents have good reason to be concerned. Traffic crashes account for 44 per cent of teen fatalities, more than any other cause, and driving at night with other teenage friends in the car just about tops the list of risk-laden situations.?

Olmsted also states that besides such a fear of knowing that their teenagers could get injured any minute as they are behind the wheel, parents also fear that they are also responsible in cases during accidents. Aside from paying up for their own vehicle’s damages, if there are any third parties involved, the parents would also be the ones involved in taking care that everybody is well and everything has been paid for.

If you have a new teenage driver or any teenage driver for that matter, it is important that you, as the parent, let him know about the consequences of his driving behavior. You should both sit down and try to develop an agreement on using the car. Write everything you have agreed upon. Just make sure that you include everything like seatbelts, the use of cellular phones, who can be their passengers and how many passengers can he drive, and curfews.

Olmsted further states, “Nothing will make your teen drive perfectly and take all of the anxiety away. But with planning, clear communication, and a firmly enforced set of rules, parents can rely on a lot more than prayer and a large helping of trust when they hand over the keys.?

Jaguar XK: Powerfully Elegant

By , June 7, 2017 1:15 am

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$74,385 would be so you surely can own one of the latest 2007 Jaguar XK series coupe models. It now comes equipped with a 4.2 liter V8 engine.

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Got $74,385? No. Not to buy a new set of XJS Jaguar parts. $74,385 would be so you surely can own one of the latest 2007 Jaguar XK series coupe models. It now comes equipped with a 4.2 liter V8 engine that could produce 300 units of horsepower, and it has also been built with an accompanying chassis made out of aluminum. For city driving, you can get 18 miles per gallon out of it and some 26 mpg for cruising down highways. Just by the name that it holds, the Jaguar XK is a superb vehicle and surely exudes class and power. Is it not something you would want to own?

What is new about this new 2007 Jaguar XK is that it is very fast, even much faster than the models before it. And to add to that note, its speed is a product of its getting lighter. In fact, according to the Jaguar brand, it is now five per cent lighter. The previous models were already topnotch vehicles and with changes like this, it not would be very surprising to find that this vehicle has maintained its reign as the best selling sports car for all time for the Jaguar brand.

This sports car has a huge amount of standard equipment made available for all interested parties. You can count in the usual like traction control, stability control and antilock brakes. You can also find whiplash reducing front seats included in the list. For added safety, Jaguar has added in a tire pressure monitoring system as a standard feature. Oh, and do not forget fun features like the DVD navigation system, plus a keyless start. Jaguar also boasts that the Jaguar XK has an adaptive suspension system, power adjustable front seats that are also heated and has a memory function, and parking sensors are also included.

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