• Aftermarket Car Accessories Can Make Cars Behave Light Into Hot Wheels
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    Aftermarket Car Accessories Can Make Cars Behave Light Into Hot Wheels

    I am not obsessed with cars. There are many things that I think are more important. I have a family, a career, a bill to pay, a television program to follow, a pile of letters, friends to visit, and my voluntary work. These things keep me busy. If I were truly a “Carman” or when I found out they were calling them in the UK “petrol chief,” I would not have time to sleep and I would alienate everyone I loved with my lack of attention. That said, I don’t want my car to be a dirty cellphone. I would hate to hit a mall parking lot in the automotive that is on par with old sweat pants and a dirty tank top. Like it or not you are what you drive, at least in a few minds.

    Auto Aftermarket Parts

    So what does a man have to do when he doesn’t have time to “prepare” the wheels but he also doesn’t want people to giggle about how stupid his vehicle is? The solution that I found was automotive aftermarket parts. These items, such as special floor mats, decorative gear shifters, billet grilles, or T-Rex grilles, are great for making your simple car-like Jane look like a road warrior. With proxies, you can become a street warrior too, at least until you shift the conversation to your interests in scrapbooking.

    I have never known how helpful a specially selected grille is. I got praise from what I found by searching for aftermarket accessories on the web all over the world a few months ago. Since then people have taken my car and the people in it with a little flash in their eyes and far more jealousy. People understand what I’m doing with my car. My friends, many amateur mechanics … READ MORE

  • After-sale, Used, or New Car Parts and Discounts?
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    After-sale, Used, or New Car Parts and Discounts?

    The situation when your car needs to be replaced is not as easy as people initially think. There is difficulty choosing between the two types of auto parts available: new ones and aftermarket goods. Besides, there is the trouble of having to spend much. When it comes to cars, most expenses are significant. People suddenly find their vehicles impossible to use and this means unplanned expenses. Unwanted bills can have a significant impact on one’s budget. The buyer must then strike a balance between the price and the type of goods needed.

    It is human nature to want to solve car problems – or any problems – at the lowest possible cost and by getting the most compatible solution. Auto parts replacement is a problem that requires quick repair. How can customers who have problems go through choices available online or at local parts dealers? The market currently has three main options: aftermarket, used or new parts but discounts.

    Aftermarket Car Parts

    This category refers to vehicle parts manufactured by manufacturers other than the original ones whose signature is on the car itself. However, this specific part is not considered a standard by the original manufacturer and is therefore not among its recommendations, but can be following the ensemble. Because this has not been sampled with all models and brands, a mismatch may arise. Your car may not function properly and, in any case, this carries certain risks such as engine damage. You can buy aftermarket air filters or headlights, but this is not always adherent to quality or performance regulations. However, when you shop with the right features and details in mind, you have all the opportunities to find the right and reliable aftermarket parts.

    Used OEM vehicle parts

    Known as the most cost-effective option, these auto parts come … READ MORE

  • Beware Of These Obnoxious And Rude Drivers
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    Beware Of These Obnoxious And Rude Drivers

    I used to have a grueling daily commute of 20 miles on one of the busiest interstates in the U.S; the infamous 405 freeway in Southern California. It was extremely tiring, emotionally draining and, traffic was customarily moving along at five miles per hour but the worst part was dealing with rude and obnoxious drivers on the road. Top obnoxious driving behaviors include; driving like a turtle in the far left lane, cutting people off at the last minute in order to merge onto the freeway, failing to use turn signals and drivers yapping away on their cell phones.

    Mr I’m Too Cool For Turn Signals

    For some reason this person feels they are above using turn signals unlike normal people. Perhaps they are too important or above the law. For some reason the rules don’t apply to them.   However they have no problem driving like a snake in and out of traffic and expecting me to slow down while they cut me off. All cars come with turn signals for a reason. Use them. It’s really not that hard.

    Slow Fast Lane Hogger

    Slower traffic is supposed to keep to the right while the far left lane is meant for passing and it’s called the fast lane for a reason. There is nothing more aggravating than being in a hurry and getting stuck behind someone who thinks its OK to drive 40mph on the fast lane with a clear and open road ahead.  It completely defies all logic. The end result is that the entire lane gets backed up for miles with unsuspecting drivers stuck behind the lone slow driver.  I am sure that the driver is aware that I would like to pass, but for some reason he decides to just coast along while I’m stuck behind him.… READ MORE

  • Basic Parallel Parking Tips
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    Basic Parallel Parking Tips

    Many new drivers have difficulty parking parallel. Some drivers make the mistake of trying to navigate into a tight spot with the front of their vehicle headfirst but this doesn’t ever work; the way to correctly parallel park is to reverse into space. It’s not just new drivers that have difficulty parallel parking; I am a very experienced driver with over 15 years of driving under my belt and I still have difficulty performing this maneuver. Parallel parking was just never covered during Drivers Classes which I took when I was a teenager. Below are some basic guidelines to help you get your car into that tight spot!

    1. Finding a place that you want to park in

    Make sure that the spot that you choose has sufficient room for you to maneuver into. If you are a novice you may want to pick a bigger space to start out with. Utilize your turn signals in order to indicate that you would like to park. Don’t panic and feel like you have to hurry if there is another car behind you. Drive your car to a parallel position next to the car right in front of you and return your car.

    2. Getting your car into the spot

    You accomplish this by turning your steering wheel all the way to the right and slowly back your car up while making sure you don’t make contact with the vehicle behind you. Once you are almost situated you will need to steer the steering wheel to the left and try to get the car into a parallel position with the curb. Center your vehicle so that it isn’t too close in proximity to the cars in front and behind you in order to make it easy for all parties to drive out … READ MORE

  • Job Prospects in the Canadian Automotive Sector Look Bright
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    Job Prospects in the Canadian Automotive Sector Look Bright

    From dealers, rental and repair shop agents (and more), the Canadian automotive industry provides many satisfying and long-lasting career opportunities. In fact, Canada’s automotive industry is the sixth largest on the planet, accounting for 25% of the country’s merchandise exports. According to the Canadian Automotive Industry Association, direct employment in the aftermarket (relating to the manufacture, remade, distribution, wholesale and retail of replacement parts, accessories, tools, equipment, accessories, chemicals and services) totaled 410,700 jobs in 2009.

    Despite these numbers, you would be perfectly reasonable to assume that the industry’s job prospects have taken a hit in the last few years. The economic downturn in 2008, along with accelerated automation and global warming posed tough challenges and led to a 21% drop in new car sales…which obviously had a trickle down effect in all areas of automotive manufacturing, sales and repairs.

    However, the industry has bounced back in the last two years, and as Windsor Star reporter Grace Macaluso recently reported, Canada’s share of North American light-vehicle production is now at an all-time high (the number now stands at 17.3% of North American vehicle production, which is up from pre-recession levels of 16.8%). Automotive Training Center director Zyg Strecha believes this increased production points to improved job opportunities, adding that, “New vehicle sales are also up a few percentage points over last year, so the economics and employment opportunities are there”.

    Adding another extra boost is Canada’s Economic Action Plan, which has helped firms modernize their operations to create and maintain jobs. This follows the restructuring assistance the Canadian government provided to prevent the collapse of large companies, including Chrysler and GM, both of whom have repaid those loans in full. The rejuvenated strength of the industry’s biggest players, coupled with technological advances and the looming retirement of baby boomers, indicate … READ MORE

  • Situation About Key Parts of China's Automotive Industry
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    Situation About Key Parts of China’s Automotive Industry

    China’s automobile industry has gained a rapid development. In 2009, annual output reached 13.79 million. And China is one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world. However, some important parts such as bush bearings, axle guides, thrust washers, and auto mold parts mainly depend on imports which bring a golden opportunity and a big challenge for Chinese bearing manufacturers and the automotive mold manufacturing industry.

    At present, China’s resource-efficient bearing manufacturing technology, which is an independent intellectual property, is more material-efficient and energy-efficient than conventional bi-metal bearing manufacturing technology. It requires less investment and less usage of equipments. Thus, it is an excellent opportunity for development. Until the end of the patent license of “Automotive mold self-lubricating composite metal embossing die V block” in 2009, China had completed the restructuring of the traditional and existing sintering bi-metal manufacturing technology of sliding bearing through twenty years’ accumulation and efforts. And then China realized the form of making various categories of bearings made of steel – copper alloys. There are bushing bearings, thrust bearings, sliding bearings with special shapes, and sliding bearings with solid lubrication, etc.

    The rate of utilization of the steel and copper alloy materials has reached nearly one hundred percent. Since then, the manufacture of sliding bearings have changed from the rough shaping of the material removal into a net shape processing which has high efficiency, light weight, and low-cost and so on. The method of making clean shapes helps save material and energy so that it can provide sliding bearing accessories for the development of China’s automotive industry.

    The automatic mold industry is known as “the mother of the automotive industry.” To some extent, the mold industry is a sign to measure the level of development of car manufacturers or even the national automotive industry. Despite years … READ MORE