• April 13, 2017 /  Car & Motors
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    If you are into motorcycles then its not surprising that youll be looking for the right motorcycle helmets. Of course, most of us want to have our own unique and catchy design of helmets where it will make you stand out among the others. In the market there is a wide assortment of styles and deigns of helmets that you can choose from. It varies from the simplest designs and styles up to the most extreme image that you can think of. There are also many simple and plain styles of motorcycle helmets that dont even have any printed designs.

    But if you want to stand out and be noticed by the crowed with the uniqueness of your helmet, you need to be very creative. Yes, creative, because the good news about motorcycle helmets, you can actually customize your own personal design. There are shops that offer this kind of service. All you have to do is to show them your own design and give them instructions on how you want it done. Then, maybe they would also throw in some additional ideas. Just make sure that they understand the things that you want to happen, so you wont get disappointed when its done. For sure they have the best design for motorcycle helmets.

    Or, if you cant think of any designs, try to ask that shop if they have sample photos of their designs, so you can choose from there instead. Another area that you can check for designs is the internet. You wont get disappointed since it has all the possible designs that you may want for your motorcycle helmet. When you open your computer to images and it will show you numerous assortments of helmet designs. You can choose from those photos, have them printed out and bring it with you.

  • April 12, 2017 /  Auto Accessories
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    There’s a huge array of interesting and interesting vehicle equipment on the industry right now. They can really improve the search, operate, and overall performance of your vehicle, truck, or sports activities utility automobile. Some of the more popular kinds are described listed here.

    Digital Equipmentent

    Some of the most exceptional state-of-the-artwork digital components each vehicle operator can consider consist of satellite radio receivers, video clip navigational and positioning systems, MP3 and DVD receivers, rear seat mounted satellite Television screens, and higher driven, upscale stereo programs with all the bells and whistles.

    Several of these items are pricey but they can be financed on credit history cards or even at some retail outlets who now offer their individual in store financing specials. With these devices, you can really feel like you’re proper at home in the comfort of your personal dwelling space in entrance of your costly property theater system. Whilst driving, you can preserve the children occupied with the TVs, and you can cruise down the roadways listening to stunning tunes, all even though currently being expertly directed to any spot you require to go.

    Overall performance Accessories

    These contain higher good quality suspension and braking merchandise, these kinds of as shocks, coil springs and struts, chassis decreasing kits, large and light-weight efficiency rims or wheels, ultra performance tyres, and xenon headlight bulbs. These bulbs gentle up the night time unlike nearly anything that ever before came before them. Additionally, they really don’t result in any glare to oncoming drivers as the gentle beam is a lot a lot more slender and concentrated.

    The suspension kits produce incredible quantities of enhanced handling, and you can even also set up motor boosting factors that mount either inside the engine, on top rated of it correct below the hood, or in the direction of the rear of the car for massively improved acceleration benefits. These expensive products contain turbochargers, functionality headers and manifolds, custom made, dual opening exhaust pipes, and electrical power-grabbing carbonite mufflers.

    Beauty Equipment With beauty components, you can stylishly dress up your auto on the outside to make it look as unique and as highly individualized as you want. These incorporate almost everything from the most recent rage of car eyelashes and acrylic eyeliners, carbon fiber, fibreglass and urethane rear-mounted spoilers, personalized Billet grilles, shiny, enamel based paint coatings which make the body gleam and sparkle, tinted windows, custom turn sign lamps, and even stylishly intended roof-mounted ski racks.

    With any or all of these visible delights, your trip will turn heads wherever you generate. Most car accessories have been produced to be incredibly long lasting, and many are secured in these kinds of a way that they’re also very resistant to any potential of theft. It is comforting to recognize that so many diverse accessories can be acquired possibly on-line or at a multitude of bodily retail locations, and they’re so easily adaptable to most each make and model of auto.

  • April 12, 2017 /  Automotive Share
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    If you are looking for discount auto parts just to save some money on the whole, there are many resources that are out there. You simply have to learn where and how to look for the options. Since discount offers are not normally visible or apparent or disclosed by the dealers. You have to find them out and negotiate with the dealers. Probably you get a discount on buying large scale of auto parts which is possible if you have a garage to run and maintain. So, there are offers available, what you need to do is invest some time, do research and sort out the deals that are beneficial for you.

    If you have a small garage and you do most of the work on your own, it is very easy for you to go and look for discount auto parts. If you find it easy and convenient, you can search for them on internet. Here you will be able to see various offers as many online stores share their profit range with their customers so that they get a good volume of sale even if they compromise a percentage of their profit. Look for these types of online websites that can offer you discount auto parts that you need at this moment.

    Another place to look for auto parts at lower price is Auto Dismantlers. You will find a huge lot of dismantled or used cars and you can have the pick of the auto parts you need from there. If you need some specific parts like taillights, select a car that has some other problem and was sent for dismantling but has its taillights intact and in good condition. If you are looking for some new taillights, you can go to online shopping websites that deal with brand new auto parts.

    In fact, there are various resources out there. If you have access to computer and internet, you can easily shop around and look for options and compare the prices and evaluate the quality of the products. Just make sure that you deal with authentic websites and reliable and dependable online stores.

  • April 12, 2017 /  Car & Motors
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    Good marketers are always looking for ways to promote their business. If they are not marketing their business in some form, then they feel that the moment is wasted. They use whatever they can to get the message through that they have something to sell, and do whatever they can to sell it. It is thus only natural that they would find a way to use their car as part of their marketing strategy.

    The usual method is to use magnetic stickers on the side of a car either owned by the business owner or one hired to drive around with the advertisement on his car. Mobile wraps are also used, but the magnetic stickers are cheaper. In order to work, the ad must stand out, prompting the use of bright colors or color photos to draw attention to the car. Advertising a contest can also work; in some cases advertisers have a random drawing based on entrants that have submitted pictures of the car or information on the car’s location when spotted.

    If the business owner decides to hire someone to drive around with the advertisement, then they need to keep in mind certain issues. The advertisement tends to work best on cars that are new or otherwise grab attention, such as older cars or cars that are unique; some companies have actually had a car designed and built or modified specifically for their business. City drivers are obviously preferred, as more people will see the car, and the driver must drive a certain number of miles a day in order for it to be worth the employer’s money. As long as a person is willing to abide by certain conditions, it can actually be profitable to even have their car wrapped as a moving advertisement.

    Although vinyl wrap can be used, most people use magnets to turn their car into a company car. This allows the car to switch modes, allowing it to act as a personal car as needed; there are just some times when coming in with advertisements is not acceptable. Also magnets can look more professional than wrapping, especially as wrapping tends to the brighter and more garish. Nonetheless, a company is more likely to get more business, especially in areas where there are constant jams.

    One issue that needs to be noted is that the cost of driving may be a possible deduction. Although the IRS frowns on using company cars as a deduction due to their use as personal transportation (the use needs to be delineated, and that is harder to do than most people think), the mileage can still be a source of deduction. Nonetheless, using a car as a roving advertisement can be an effective means of marketing even a small business.

  • April 10, 2017 /  Car & Motors
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    If you want to get into RVing this may be the best time in recent memory. The economic climate contributes to the abundant inventory in a lot of ways. Consumers are finding it difficult to make payments or simply deciding that their motor home isn’t an important asset to keep. RV Dealerships are going out of business. The government is reducing the inventory they use for temporary housing.

    The challenge is finding your way into the market where there are good deals. Here’s your shortlist of sources.

    Your local classifieds. Ads in your newspaper or Craigslist. Look for auctions by the state, county, marshall, sheriff, or other governing body.

    Local motor home dealers. Many are reducing inventory or going out of business. Getting to know these folks can be a good source of inside deals. They may also be able to put you in touch with financing organizations who are helping owners get rid of motor homes they no longer want to or can afford to pay on.

    Motor home or RV magazines. You’ll find advertisements for used motor homes, clearance sales, and auctions where you can buy motor homes for sale.

    Banks and credit unions. These folks have financed motor homes for people or dealerships that may now be in trouble or changing their priorities. So you have another group of contacts to contact regularly.

    Government surplus, seized, and repo auctions. This may be your surest bet. Using the other sources, you’re waiting to see if something comes available. Auctions are only held when there’s a good supply to sell. So finding these auctions, means finding a ready supply of cheap used motor homes.

    The good news is that auctions like these are common and held regularly. And that the government wants to cover expenses but is generally not in the business of making money on RV sales. So you can get real bargains. The bad news is that auctions are often not well publicized.

    To find them, you’ll need to keep your eye on the classified ads and announcements or register at a site that has the resources to track these auctions. Review the auction sites carefully, they offer varying registration costs, onetime, annual, or monthly payments, and access to different databases of auctions.

  • April 6, 2017 /  Auto Insurance
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    While most consumers are aware that it is indeed possible to quickly and easily obtain auto insurance quotes online, very few individuals truly understand that the amount of money that can be saved is significant. The online marketplace is very competitive and insurers must provide fairly aggressive auto insurance quotes if they want to stay in the game. As a result, the amount of money that can be saved should not be underestimated and it is definitely worth it.

    Many of the insurance companies that offer online auto insurance quotes are focused on reducing their expenses in an effort to save their customers money. The lack of brick and mortar agencies often mean decreased overhead and the resulting financial situation often allows an insurer to offer great deals to those who look for them. In addition, agencies that operate solely online do not have to pay agents commissions on every new policy and the result is a cheaper premium.

    In addition to saving a good deal of money, using the internet to search for auto insurance quotes is an excellent way to save time. The convenience of the entire process is actually one of the major factors that attract most consumers. The estimates are fast and are even normally displayed immediately. Comparing multiple auto insurance quotes would usually take hours and involve an incredible amount of speaking on the phone. However, the process now is as easy as filling out a short online form and the result is an opportunity to hear from multiple different insurers in much less time.

    Shopping for a new insurance policy has been avoided in the past due to the incredibly time intensive typical process. However, the internet has now made it both quick and easy to save money and time by obtaining instant online auto insurance quotes.

  • April 6, 2017 /  Automotive Share
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    Auto lifts can be found in most urban cities. Mechanics use them to raise vehicles for bottom access. In the past, most automotive lifts were of the in-ground type. These days, the majority of garages have surface-mounted lifts, which are bolted to the floor and utilize a hydraulic pump or a screw-type drive powered by an electric motor.

    Here are the different types, available from garage equipment supply dealers:

    In-Ground

    This type of vehicle lift is assembled below the floor of the garage. It consists of one or more pistons, depending on the maximum weight capacity. Lifts with one or two pistons are used for compact, mid-sized and full-sized cars. Lifts with three or more pistons are used for larger vehicles, such as RV’s and busses.

    Two-Post Surface Mounted Automotive Lifts

    The most common automobile lift utilized today is called the “Two Post Surface-Mounted Lift.” On each column, there are lift arms. These are controlled hydraulically, electronically, or mechanically.

    Multi-Post Runway Lift

    The most common type of Multi-Post Runway lift is the four-post mounted lift, which is extensively used by oil change, transmission, and muffler service shops. Youll find this type of automotive lift in wheel alignment service stations as well. The car is driven onto the two runways and raised, exposing its underside.

    Low/Mid Rise Frame Engaging

    This type of auto lift engages the vehicles frame while lifting. There are two ways this type may operate. One way is scissor-style, moving straight up. Another is parallelogram-style, moving forward or backward, while raising or lowering. This type is commonly used for tire, brake, and wheel services, as well as auto body repair.

    Drive-On Parallelogram Vehicle Lift

    The Drive-On Parallelogram Lift is a surface-mounted auto lift. It has two runways where the wheels of the car should be placed. It has a lifting mechanism that moves the vehicle a short distance forward or backward while raising or lowering. The direction depends upon the way the lift is mounted.

    Scissors

    The Scissors Lift can either be of a fixed-pad type or a roll-on frame/underbody engaging type. It has a lifting mechanism thats similar to the parallelogram lift. The main difference is that the scissor lift goes up and down, on a straight vertical path.

    Movable-Type Wheel Engaging Auto Lift

    This type of auto lift is used for vehicles that are longer than conventional cars, such as buses and trucks. It consists of several lifting columns in sets of two, four, six, or more. Columns can be moved can can be connected with other columns so that their movements are synchronized.

  • April 3, 2017 /  Car & Motors
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    Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) today (17 January 2011) announced a R363 million investment into a new Parts Distribution Warehouse in the Ekurhuleni municipality. The warehouse is being developed in two phases and will serve TSAM’s local and export markets.

    The new warehouse represents the largest single investment by TSAM in the Gauteng Province and it follows a five year R8 billion investment programme into its manufacturing facilities in Prospecton, Durban. Upon completion the new facility will cover 80 000 m2 and it will be the largest of its kind in Africa.

    -The development of a distribution warehouse of this size and scale is one of the clearest signs that we are committed to South Africa and intent on remaining South Africa’s most popular vehicle manufacturer,- says Dr. Johan van Zyl, president and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors and Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation. According to Van Zyl the new Parts Distribution Warehouse will allow the company to further improve the availability of service and replacement parts on all of its vehicles, while the efficiencies gained from its world class management systems will serve to contain the cost of these parts.

    The new Parts Distribution Warehouse will boast state-of-the-art management and workflow systems that will ensure optimal man and machine separation. By utilising these technologies the new facility will become one of the most modern facilities in the global TMC network.

    The first phase of the new Parts Distribution Warehouse will open in May 2012 with the first round of daily deliveries to the more than 220 Toyota, Lexus and Hino dealerships in Southern Africa. This phase will feature 39 000 m2 of warehouse space and 3 000 m2 of office space. More than 800 of TSAM’s staff compliment of 7 793 employees will be based here. The second phase will include a further 38 000 m2 of warehouse space and is scheduled for completion by or before 2015.

    -Toyota South Africa will remain an integral member of Toyota Motor Corporation and will continue to produce vehicles in South Africa. In making this a reality we believe that the government, through the actions of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) has created a stable and predictable environment in which we as manufacturers can make investments such as the one that we are announcing today- says Van Zyl.

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  • April 2, 2017 /  Showroom
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    Used car sales and used fire truck sales are not all that different, although the clientele is much more specific in the world of fire trucks. When comparing actual dealers, there are many honest dealers out there trying to provide quality used fire apparatus. Unfortunately, there are also brokers that can give the wrong impression to customers that see a large inventory and assume the website is from a larger dealer.

    In reality, used fire truck dealers and brokers work hand in hand. Dealers buy, maintain, and sell on property used fire engines that they hand select. When smaller dealers need help selling their fleet, they give their inventory to a broker. brokers can help with marketing and connecting customers to the dealer, but the broker never truly “owns” an apparatus. However, a broker does take home a referral commission everytime a customer becomes a buyer of a dealer’s used fire truck.

    This article is meant to provide information about fire truck dealers and fire truck brokers, list their fundamental differences, and give readers the information needed to make the best decision for which type of fire truck sales company is best for their needs.

    At the heart of the matter, both fire truck dealers and brokers are interested in finding the right used fire apparatus for a potential buyer. Since dealers tend to work with less customers, however, they tend to be more interested in placing the right customer with the used fire truck. Fire truck dealers and brokers typically have the appearance of much different inventories, however. Since brokers normally represent multiple dealers, their inventory has the appearance online of being much larger than fire truck dealers. In some cases, brokers can have as many as 4x the inventory of a singular dealer.

    When brokers pass along a customer’s contact information to a dealer, the cost to the customer of buying that truck can be higher. After all, the dealer has to pay a fee to the broker, so they are less likely to be flexible on price with customers. Since dealers own the apparatus they are trying to sell and there is no broker involved in a dealer-to-customer sale, the middleman is cut out and there can be more room for price negotiation.

    Dealers also tend to know their product line better than brokers. Since the tranasction of selling a used fire truck to a customer is a direct sale, most dealers do a full inspection of their vehicles, change filters/fluids, check the lining and safety systems, etc. Since brokers are simply working as a go-between, they don’t tend to have the intricate knowledge of the vehicles they represent.

    As a way to save money, guarantee you are getting a quality used fire engine, and avoid getting contacted by tons of regional truck dealers trying to sell you product, avoid the extra step of working with a fire truck broker and make your next purchase dealer direct.

  • April 1, 2017 /  Auto Accessories
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    No matter whether you buy a car for personal use or business usage, it may be necessary to replace parts in long run. This may be owing to regular wear and tear or any mishap the vehicle got into. There are many ways you can get the damaged vehicle repaired. If the parts are within warranty period, you can approach the dealership. However, for repairing parts in a vehicle that is a few years old you can think of buying aftermarket parts. You can get such parts at third party car repair agencies.

    However, before you opt for non OEM auto accessories it is important that you know the difference between company made and non OEM accessory. When you buy accessories and parts for your car from a third party manufacturer, you can get variety and chance to pick from a number of models. There is the price advantage as well. Majority of aftermarket parts tend o be cheaper than parts sold by a particular car company. Another benefit of using third party auto accessories is that they are easily available. At times, you may have to weeks to obtain OEM car parts but that is not the case with accessories sold but third party vendors that are readily available at local car repair centers.

    However, there is no reason to think that aftermarket parts for your car can be always beneficial. Depending on the brand, you may end up buying low quality and less durable accessories for your car when you buy them from third party vendors. It is also important to note that in some situations, buying third party car accessories and using them may nullify the car warranty. Before you buy any such accessory, it is prudent to see the warranty terms of your vehicle.

    When you decide to buy third party brand made auto accessories for your vehicle, there are certain aspects you need to be careful about. Even if it is a different company than your car manufacturer do not buy products that are cheap and are sold without warranty. Depending on your knowledge and expertise in dealing with car accessories, you may be able to fit some parts on your own. However, at times, you may have to take your car to a repair center or opt for services of a veteran car mechanic. You may enhance your knowledge on these accessories by reading their reviews and user feedbacks online.