Archive for the ‘cars’ Category

The Car Factor In Insurance Premiums

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Having the correct auto insurance coverage is something one needs to be aware of because it is the basis of one’s payable premiums. By this time, one can identify the factors attendant in computing car insurance but is one knowledgeable of all the factors? The kind of car one owns is the main aspect of the coverage which would undergo scrutiny by the insurance company. And when comparing between offers, one would realize the disparity because of the existence of factors in calculating for premiums. In order to make the most out of one’s coverage, one needs to realize a few things.
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The Pitfalls Of Car Insurance

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Car insurance is both a science and an art. Scientifically, many factors come into play that affects the determination of one’s insurance cost. The driving history, the make and model of the car, and the driver’s age are factored into an equation to reach an ascertainable dollar rate for the risk of the insurance coverage.
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Cars – Do-It-Yourself Wheel Alignment

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

It is a common problem that so few drivers notice; a little pull on the right is nothing, some might think.  But the trouble that comes after ignoring the obvious imbalance in your vehicle’s wheels is really something you cannot sweep under the carpet.
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Car Smarts – Choosing A Car Wisely

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

So maybe you fell in love at first sight at that gorgeous red car in the auto dealership and have decided to buy it as a gift to yourself. However, have you considered looking into its safety features – the way it has been designed to make sure that you are safe and sound inside your vehicle no matter what happens? This is not to say that you need to purchase a bullet proof car; that would be too much, except if you are a high profile individual who receives death threats as soon as you wake up. What you need to keep in mind is that no matter how awesome a car looks, it would not save you from death in case of a really bad car crash.
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Bringing Home The Best Second Hand Car

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Purchasing a used car can be a good decision. Some young men or women, like college students, prefer buying a used car since they do not have enough money or credit to cover the expenses of a brand new car. Older people on the other hand may prefer a used car over a new vehicle since they would not be driving around so much. They only need the car when visiting or when running errands so it would be impractical to buy pricey automobiles.
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Auto Smarts – Cleaning Up Stains In your Interior

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Have a family car? If you do, then you would most likely have problems keeping your vehicle interior stain free. All it takes is one road trip and all the money you spent having your interiors detailed flies out the window. If you have young kids, the stains would come from a lot of sources – milk, juices, catsup, grease, bubblegum- you would not even know which most of the time. All you can see is that dark spot right smack in the middle of your backseats – and then some more on your carpet, and of course squirts and spots on the ceiling.
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Drive Conscientiously And Cut Back On Your Gas Expenses

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Gas prices are continuously rising and are projected to stay at high levels throughout the rest of the year and the next. Vehicles owners are diligently looking for ways to save on gas. Some even opt not use their cars as often as they did before and just take on public transport such as trains, buses or they just carpool.
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Car Maintenance Tips – How Do You Keep Your Car Clean?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Your vehicle is your buddy; it is your ticket to getting everywhere you want and need to go. In return, you should be able to keep your car in mint condition. It is not only via regular tune ups and visits to a service station can you ensure the upkeep of your car; you should also regularly clean it inside and out.
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Cost Savings And Auto Maintenance: Cutting Back On Fuel Consumption

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Current inflation rates especially on gas prices are making more and more people start to search for ways to cut back on their gas consumption. Many are trying ways to cope such as commuting and doing car pools. Definitely it could be efficient to save if using your car is not really necessary. However, there are just situations that using your car cannot be avoided. Magazine, current news and even online, you’d find numerous advise on how to beat oil price hikes. How can we know if these are true or not?

Here are a number of more reliable tips on conserving fuel and improving your vehicles mileage and over all engine ability.

1. Don’t drive too fast. Abide by speed limits posted on the streets. Though this might not be very exciting, there is sense behind it. Driving a little too fast makes your fuel burn faster too. Following speed limits not only keep you safe from accidents, they help you save on fuel too.

2. Use the cruise control tool to efficiently keep a constant speed and aid you in decreasing fuel usage.

3. Turn on the o/d icon on your dashboard when you’re on a highway. These are overdrive gears that can help improve the way your car consumes the fuel.

4. Know and be aware of traffic situations. Your car’s gas consumption lowers by 5-10 percent when you brake and accelerate too frequently while tailgating.

5. Free up your trunk space, carrying the weight of unneeded items is like having another person riding with you without splitting the gas cost.

6. Turn of the engine whenever possible, even if you are just waiting. You safe on fuel, and you contribute less to air pollution.

7. Schedule your errands so you won’t have to go back and forth the same store or area for forgotten trips or items.

8. Know your cars correct octane level. Different cars vary in octane level requirements. The higher the octane, the more expensive the fuel becomes.

9. Cars with poor engine condition will consumer 20 percent more fuel than that of more efficient ones. Have your car checked and repaired at service stations.

10. Get your car wheels aligned and checked for the right inflation.

11. Change your oil as much as possible. Oil changes are very important to keep engines clean and work efficiently.

12. Pollutants not only affect us humans. These can also damage the integral engine components. Keep your car filters clean and change them regularly.

13. Older cars are less efficient. Depending on the kind that you need, get a fuel efficient automobile.

And finally, you can also get yourself a gas card. These can be very helpful, whether prepaid or a gas credit card. It is bound to assist you in your search for ways on cutting back on fuel costs. Different cards offer rebates, cash backs, discounts on auto parts or services, plus points for purchases at gas station convenience stores and a lot more.

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Auto Maintenance – Battery Trouble: Is Jumpstarting Dangerous?

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

You may have found yourself in a situation wherein your friend calls you for help because his car would not start. If you have successfully jumpstarted another car with your vehicle and your own hands and you still have both of your hands right now, then you are very lucky!
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