Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue.This is a saying that has been around for years and for millions and millions of weddings around the globe. However, did you know what this saying is also something that newlyweds should use and follow when purchasing their very first vehicle as a married couple? Americans Well-informed on Automobile Retailing Economics, which is commonly known and referred to as AWARE, is an organization that was built on the foundation that the members wanted to create a much greater understanding on the end of consumers regarding the whole process of auto financing. In fact, the group has been aiming at providing the market and consumers education on the previously mentioned topic. And now, the group has a national consumer education campaign which they created as part of the summer wedding season. AWARE reminds all newlyweds to still follow the old wedding saying when deciding on purchasing their very first vehicle. Eric Hoffman is one of AWAREs spokesperson and he tells the public, Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue is not just for weddings. It applies to financing a new car or truck, too. And since buying a car or truck is often a couples first major joint purchase, it is important they learn about vehicle financing and talk to each other before deciding what to buy or lease. Something old should refer to the old-fashioned family budget, according to AWARE. The group affirms that it is important to create together a budget. And they should also include other factors and other costs aside from the purchase of one vehicle. This could include gas, maintenance, repair, and insurance. Something new refers to the couples updated credit reports. AWARE says that since they are jointly financing the purchase of the vehicle, everything on their credit reports would be important to see their worthiness when it comes to credit. Something borrowed is AWAREs term for shopping around for loans and other means of getting resources on the financial end. There should be hundreds and hundreds of trusted sources. It is important for the couple to go through the best organization that offers loans with the best interest rates. Something blue is what AWARE uses to refer to not having perfect credit. The couple should not be immediately blue. Even if one does not have good credit while the other does, the chances of being able to show that you can finance a new vehicle would be much greater.
As new vehicle models make their way out of the factories and into dealerships, many customers will look to trade in or resell their current cars. There are numerous factors that determine a vehicle's resale value, such as the make and model of the vehicle as well as its age, mileage and overall condition. Although a large portion of the resale value is predetermined, car owners can increase the value by taking proper care of the vehicle to keep it in its optimum condition. The service specialists at Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge provide the following tips to help car owners prepare their vehicles for resale or trade-in:* Have all ownership materials. The documentation that accompanied the vehicle when first purchased is a key component in resale value. Ownership materials include the warranty manual and owner's manual. It also is important to have the spare key and, when applicable, the convertible top boot cover.* Look under the hood and fill all fluids. These include brake fluid, power steering fluid and wiper fluid, along with oil, coolant and antifreeze.* Do basic operational checks. First, check the dashboard to see if any warning lights are lit and address any indicated problems. Second, make sure all lights, locks, windows, wipers, turn signals, the trunk release, mirrors, seat belts, defrosters, the horn, air conditioning and heat systems and seat adjusters work. Accessories that were purchased with the vehicle, such as heated seats or a sunroof, should also be in working order.* Conduct your own road test. Make sure the vehicle easily starts and the gear selector functions properly. Also, check steering performance and make sure that the cruise control, overdrive, gauges and sound system are in tip-top shape. Finally, check to see if the acceleration and brakes are operating effectively.* Check for leaks. Inspect under the hood for any dramatic decreases in fluid levels.* Evaluate overall appearance. Externally, check for dents and scratches, ensure all the wheels match and are filled, and remove any decals and stickers. Internally, clean the floors, mats and seats, along with the panels and dashboard. Remove all personal items from the glove compartment and trunk. Finally, have your vehicle professionally washed and detailed prior to having the resale value evaluation.And lastly, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge specialists recommend regular service and maintenance checkups by certified automotive experts throughout your vehicle's life. Although your dealership should keep a detailed history of your vehicle on file, keep your own record of all checkups and maintenance performed on your vehicle in a logbook to demonstrate that proper care was provided. - NU
Selecting an automobile through the auto auctions can be a back breaking task for many. They might not have any choice or would have seen many options but not liked any. Attending an "auto auction" in real or through the Internet are options that people have today, which helps save time and effort. This allows them to sit in the comfort of their office or home and choose the vehicle they are interested in and bid. They can then check the site to see what the other bid prices are and if they can raise their bid, they will, else will back out. If you and your wife have just brought home your second child, it means you will need a bigger car, and your small sized car wont be enough hereafter. So, you might be interested in buying an SUV or a family size car. It is easier to scour the various websites At "auto auctions" , one can pick up cars that are almost half their price or upto 75 - 90% off. Sometimes you will find people buying a Mercedes Benz or other such high-end cars at the auto auctions. This is possible because the cars would have been seized by the police or finance companies for defaulting payments. Since today most people buy cars and automobiles based on monthly installment schemes, if they cannot meet the payments, and this default happens for a long duration, the vehicle will be repossessed by the company. Also if a car was stolen, but no one has made any attempts to claim it, it would also become part of the auto auctions. But you must still consider that some of these cars in fine condition and need little or no repair work done before taking them out.In your locality, there are likely to be auto auctions happening on a regular basis, but since not many are aware of these, you need the services of a reliable car dealer to give you all the latest updates. Gov-auctions.org can just be the ideal solution to know inside tips on when auto auctions are scheduled or what cars are going to be up for grabs. So whenever you would like to try your hand on any car auctions make sure you get yourself well trained.A perfect solution for those seeking to purchase a car, but is not in a position to shell out too much money. This is also an ideal way out for people interested in buying a car but don't have the time or knowledge to inspect the various models on display. They might seek the assistance of their friends or colleagues to help them choose the right car. One must however, be careful while picking a car from the auction. There may be cases where the car looks good, but is not in very good condition. A common myth associated with auctions is that the cars sold are not legal or carry some taint in them, this is absolutely false. The cars once sold to you belong to you and come with the necessary documents to prove ownership.
Electricity has been something that everybody has been for as long as we could remember. Electricity has been assisting people with their daily activities and word as well as in their times of recreation and play. And if truth be told, the automotive industry also utilizes electricity so as to power their vehicles. By stepping back into the past, the automotive industry used electricity to function only as the way to ignite the fuel found inside the engine. Come the late 1920s, the electric started then replaced the hand crank. The electric headlights overpowered and made obsolete the acetylene lamps. And the squeak of the hand-squeezed air horn has been defeated by the loud braying of the modern automobiles electric horn. At present, an automobile requires an elaborate electrical system for its circuits so as to produce, store, and distribute all of the electricity that it needs for their operation and function. Just like any other vehicle and any other vehicle brand, the Land Rover also uses top of the line parts and accessories for their models. In truth the Land Rover has been the vehicle of choice for the military, the agricultural sector, as well as the commercial sector of the past and present Britain. These Land Rover vehicles perform well and are good vehicles to handle. Of course, the features and primary comfort that this brand brings its patrons is all because of the Land Rover electrical parts. The first major component in the Land Rover electrical system is the battery. The battery is used to store power for starting the engine as well as for running supplementary devices and features like the clock, the radio, and the alarms. It also is the initial source of power and electricity of the Land Rover. A 12-volt Land Rover storage battery comprises of layers of positively and negatively charged lead plates. These lead plates work together with their insulated separators. Each of these makes up six two-volt cells. Each of these cells are filled with an electricity-conducting liquid or electrolyte and this then is usually around two-thirds distilled water and the remaining portion is composed of sulfuric acid. The next major component of the Land Rover electrical system is the starter motor. The function of this component is to convert electricity to mechanical energy. By turning on the ignition switch, this releases a small amount of power from the battery to the solenoid found above the starter. This then creates a magnetic field that then pulls the solenoid plunger forward. Another major component is the Land Rover alternator. This is a charging device that is powered by the Land Rovers engine. It actually gives power to the electrical system when the Land Rover is running as well as holding the function of restoring the charge within the battery. Land Rover Parts and Range Rover Parts makes sure that it has a superior stock of all Land Rover and Range "Rover electrical parts" in case its worldwide customers need it so as to preserve their Rovers agility and performance. Like the superior parts that go into every Rover vehicle, Land Rover Parts and Range Rover Parts maintain the tradition of bringing in only the highest quality Rover electrical parts.
Over the years, the entire definition of what is considered a small, medium, or large car has been turned on its side. Some people measure a cars entire length to determine size, others take into account its wheelbase, while still others give consideration to the vehicles interior room. No matter, BMW is planning to import a car to the U.S. that is truly smaller than any BMW that has ever graced American highways: the 1 Series is coming to Americacan you say, Tiny BMW?Like Mercedes, the whole thought of a less than luxurious BMW running around is almost blasphemy. Please dont think that this hasnt been lost on Bavarian Motor Works as they study and restudy the issue and decide whether to go ahead with the planned introduction of the 1 Series. Long a producer of vehicles from compacts on up, BMW knows that the U.S. market is fickle and may reject the budget bimmer. Still, as the marketplace continues to adjust and consumer tastes change, the 1 Series is ripe for importing to the U.S. Here is why:- A compact BMW would be the gateway vehicle for BMW to introduce the make to new consumers. Get them in a small bimmer and they will be hooked for life. At least they can hope so!- Sell what we sell in Europe, in the U.S. Yes, for years BMW has been producing and selling small cars across the continent. The 1 Series is not new, but the proposed model slated for U.S. introduction will be a revamped model. Currently available as a hatchback, BMW knows about our distaste for hatchbacks and is looking at the first imported 1 Series being developed as a sedan. Look for the car to get an Inline 6 and, perhaps, an optional turbo diesel. Also look for the car to retail for about $25,000, much higher than cars in its class. Hey, were talking BMW here, not Nissan.- Expand the market. Yes, BMW is successful when it comes to luxury vehicles, but even the more mass produced commoner cars can help the automakers bottom line. The U.S. market is very profitable so why miss out on sales by holding back on the 1 Series?So, when will the 1 Series makes it debut? Probably not before summer 2007. If the model does arrive at that time, look for Mercedes to quickly respond and import its compact model, the B Series. Yes, German luxury is being redefined, but perhaps what American motorists are witnessing is German engineering beyond the typical luxury vehicles we are accustomed to driving. Sounds a bit like Volkswagen, doesnt it?