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Listen up, car buffs: we know how big you are into performance. You want to get the best paint, the best lights, the best pipes, the best engine mods…the list goes on and on. But there’s one thing that you’re probably leaving off the list: motor oil. Won’t any oil do in your engine? Not at all. In fact, you may be leaving safety and performance off your list by just picking any type of oil that comes along. We’re going to talk about a few things here, but it’s all leading to one common goal: a better running car that’s safe, too!
Know Your Oil Types
Oil is used to keep the engine running smoothly by lubricating all of the parts. Without oil, the engine would get too hot and simply seize up. In the cooler and colder months, oil keeps things moving. So without oil, the engine would still freeze up, unable to move because the heat transfer isn’t at the right ratio.
There are essentially two main types: synthetic and conventional motor oil. The full synthetic oil is considered the top of the line, as everything’s been engineered for high performance. It’s considered to be more expensive, but the gains you get using this oil will usually be superior to convention motor oil. The conventional motor oil is usually what most of your automakers will recommend and it’s not bad oil either. It’ll get the job done at an affordable price, which is basically what most people are looking for. Now, if you want the best of both worlds, you can get a blended oil that takes the best out of the conventional oil and synthetic oil to make a blend that will balance performance as well as longevity. Even though it’s not listed as a true safety component, we argue that a well running engine is a safe engine, which would make oil pretty important in terms of keeping the car running efficiently as well as safely.
Comparison Shop For Brand – and Price!
If you’re going to shop around, why not do it online? It doesn’t take long at all for things to show up in the post, so you might as well check into it now. We have a pretty good site to share, because you get to see just about every brand of oil that you could think of right there. Browse at your leisure, because online sites are open all of the time, ready and waiting for you. We like motoroeldirekt.at, because everything is laid out for easy navigation. Check out the different oils for your vehicle and then follow their easy ordering system. You’ll have great oil for your car that you can count on for the long run!
Think there are no benefits to getting a car lease? Do you just trust that traditional financing of your next vehicle is the way to go? You are in for a big surprise: the world of financing a car is a lot more complicated than you think. A car lease can indeed give you a lot of benefits that don’t often get talked about. While it’s true that you don’t need to go with a car lease, there are some great benefits. For example, you get a vehicle that has all of the bells and whistles you can think of. Now, this might not mean much if you’re not big into driving. But if you want a more pleasurable experience on the open road, it might be time to get better car technology. Sticking with an old car that’s been paid off also opens you up to all of the repairs. When something goes haywire on a leased vehicle, you can always take it back to the dealer. They’re obligated to take care of it quickly, because they want to continue having you enjoy the lease. That’s where they make money, you get a great car, and everyone’s happy.
There are three points to consider when getting a car lease.
The main difference between leasing and traditional financing is that the costs can be a lot lower, especially in the beginning. You’re not investing in the equity side of the equation, so you’re basically just long term renting the vehicle you’d like to have. The monthly payments are low enough that you should be able to get more car for your money. For someone that likes to switch out vehicles, this is really good.
All of the features that you want in a vehicle can be found in a car lease. You’re basically getting the same vehicle that you would have owned for a fraction of the price. The only catch is that you may be limited by mileage, and you also have to turn in the vehicle at the end of the lease. It’s not owned by you, so you’ll need to get paperwork in place ahead of time in order to register it for road driving. (more…)
If there’s one repair that car owners seem to dread, it would have to be a transmission replacement. It’s a costly car job that requires a mechanic to take a lot of their time away from other projects and focus completely on your vehicle. Not only do they have to take out the old transmission and put in the new one, but they need to test to make sure that everything has been installed properly. A new transmission is great, because it comes with a lengthy warranty and gives people the illusion that everything is going to be just fine. Even if it’s not, they feel confident that they’ll be able to get a replacement shipped off to them, and everything will be well.
Unfortunately, this isn’t really true in real life. A new transmission can have problems, and you’ll have to still pay for someone to replace it. What if there was a way to take care of the old transmission and just put in a cheaper one?
There is: meet the rebuilt transmission. What do we mean when it comes to a rebuilt transmission? Well, it means a component that’s been fixed with new gaskets, seals, and other parts. The rebuilt transmission is often far cheaper than the “new” transmission. We put new in quotes because a lot of manufacturers aren’t putting out truly new parts. They’re just cleaning them up at the factory level instead of the aftermarket level so they can charge a lot more for the product.
A completely rebuilt transmission is great because care has been taken to strip it down and built it all the way back up the right way. While a transmission is going to be expensive no matter what, these remanufactured or rebuilt transmissions are far cheaper than their so called “new” counterparts.
Are there any disadvantages of these rebuilt transmissions? Yes. If you’re getting a rebuilt transmission, there may be some shortcuts taken in order to give you this legendary good price. The warranty will also be shorter with a rebuilt transmission instead of a new one. The use of old parts can cause the system to break down faster, or for the transmission to have leaks.
No matter which choice you pick, make sure that you go forward carefully. The right decisions can make all the difference in how you enjoy your vehicle.
In the UK, a recent law has banned smoking in cars if children are in the vehicle. However, there are many dangers and problems concerned with smoking inside your car, and it is surprising that the authorities have not taking more precautions in order to eliminate these. Here are some of the issues which can arise with smoking inside your car.
- Distractions while driving
Distractions while driving, whether it’s your food, your friends or your cigarette, are one of the main causes of accidents and deaths on the road. The Highway Code advises against smoking inside your car, whether it’s a regular cigarette or e-cigarette, since your full attention is not being focused on the road ahead and the road users around you.
- Freak accidents
Experts say that if you’re going to smoke inside your car, e-cigarettes are a much better alternative to regular cigarettes. This is because if you accidentally drop your e-cigarette or encounter any other problems while driving, there won’t be any flames caused as a result. Dropping a regular cigarette onto the seats of your car, whether in a collision or through an accident, could cause your entire car to set on fire, and you might not be lucky enough to put it out in time.
- Second-hand smoke
The problem with smoking when other people are around is that they will consume the second-hand smoke which you are breathing out. Even if you don’t have children in your car, you need to think about other passengers who might be travelling with you. The smell of the smoke from regular cigarettes can also be very unpleasant for those around you. E zigaretten are a good substitute, since they don’t have the same smell and you aren’t breathing out toxic smoke.
- Your car
Smoking inside your car can really bring down the overall value of your vehicle. It will make the car stink of smoke, and you may even discover small burns as a result of the ash which has been dropped inside your car. If you buy a new car and you have plans to possibly sell it on in the future, the best thing to do is to refrain from smoking regular cigarettes inside your car. E-cigarette are totally different, since they won’t leave a smell which repulses potential buyers of your car in the future!
Are you thinking about purchasing equipment trailers but are not certain which model to buy? As you probably know, choosing a trailer these days can be at times overwhelming. It is not surprising when you see the amount of trailer manufactures and the different types of equipment trailers that are available.
Factors to be Considered
There are many factors that need to be considered when buying equipment trailers. One of the first things to consider is who the leading trailer manufacturers are. As with most everything, you usually get what you pay for, so try to pick the best trailer that you are able to afford.
What Type of Trailer
Deciding on what type of trailer you need to know what equipment you will be carrying and for what application, as this will help narrow down the manufacturers. If the truth be known, there are equipment trailers for almost every type of equipment. If you have to haul it, there is a trailer made to haul it or at least one that can very easily be converted to do the job. (more…)
Ask anyone who’s actually worked with a billionaire or even a merely vastly wealthy multimillionaire: they didn’t get that way by wasting their money. Sometimes, they are downright chintzy. You’d be surprised.
On the other hand, we know people who feel the need to purchase a new car every few years, never mind that merely means they will stay forever in debt to finance companies. These people will never be rich.
On the other, other hand, however, if you have a good job and are climbing the financial ladder, there’s no reason you should drive a poorly running junker. Sometimes, the best option is to avoid a new car purchase but to start purchasing items that will make your car run better and more enjoyably. (more…)
Anyone who has ever shopped for a car has doubtlessly been faced with a great question…. Buy new, or buy used? Each forte has it’s own set of advantages and disadvantages. Both will get you a car to drive… but each will help you out in their own particular ways as well. So, here are some things to remember for next time you go car shopping. Hopefully you can take these tips and apply them… thereby saving you money, or maybe time, or maybe even both!
First off, what are the advantages to buying a new car? Well, there are several right off. First, it is usually under warranty. You will save a lot of money if it breaks down or turn out defective, because the dealer generally covers it from bumper to bumper for awhile. Also, you know that you are the first owner… it has never been in an accident or anything. You get a brand new paint job, a brand new interior, and that new car smell. But the disadvantages? Well, you pay for them… with money. Also, if you need to be financed, you need to have good credit. (more…)
Who says that you have to get a new car? If you don’t have the budget for a brand new car, there’s nothing in the world wrong with getting a used car — after all, its’ still new to you, right? Right!
Yet just because it’s a used car doesn’t mean that you’re automatically going to get a good deal. you’re going to need to make sure that you look at the different things that go into every used car, including the features that you want. The mileage on the vehicle is also going to make a difference. Of course, we can’t ignore the source that the car comes from.
Private used car sales can either save you a lot of money, or cost you a lot of money. Using classified sites gives you the best chance to really make sure that you’re going to be getting the best deal possible. People that are selling their car to someone else really do want to make sure that they’re going to be selling to someone that’s going to take care of their pride and joy. They want to get a fair price for their car, but they surely don’t want to try to rip you off. That’s going to be the overall attitude of regular people. (more…)
We decided that it’s time to invite all of you strong, independent ladies to rise up and explore the world! Want to know a way to do it that can also save you money? Living in a van while exploring the countryside will open doors you can’t even imagine. There’s a certain clean edge to that type of freedom, and we want you to experience all of it. Why wait until you retire when you might have trouble exploring it all? Better to do it now. The infographic below from Van Monster is sure to help you, and there’s plenty more information out there if you’re serious on taking things to the next level. Be safe!
What’s the difference between a pack of rappers and Wall Street stockbrokers? Not much. Sure, one uses a microphone and the other uses a mouse nowadays, but it’s still about fast cars, making money, women … and did we mention fast cars?
If money represents the scoreboard, then a fast car represents flashing that scoreboard everywhere you go. Let’s be honest: while it’s true that money can’t buy you happiness, we can’t imagine anyone crying in a Bloodhound SSC. The thing isn’t even street legal, but it’s expected to top over 1,000 mph. Well…maybe we don’t want to go that fast. How are you going to show off if you crash before anyone sees you?
This infographic is awesome, and we had to thank Drive Benfield for expressing the quest for the fastest cars on earth so nicely. Pick a favorite or three and tell us what you think!