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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

5 Tips to buying used auto car

group-auto-cars Buying a car is a dream for many people. For such people, buying a used car at a high discount either from car auctions or car dealer is the best choice. Purchasing a used car offers you more benefits only if you are careful in selecting the used car. Used car has benefits as well as drawbacks. There are many essential things to be considered while buying a used car. Some of the tips to buy a used car are as follows.
Know some essential information about used cars - Before buying a used car, you must know the protections that are available to you under the laws such as Connecticut law, Lemon Law, etc. Know some necessary information about used cars from Used Car Buying Guides that are available at related websites and book stores. This information will be useful for bargaining with the car owner or the car dealer.
truck-car-fuelcell-plant Choose a worthy used car - Look out for used car sale offer in related websites and classified ads. Search for a used car based on model, make, location, price, year of manufacture, mileage information, your budget etc. Avoid choosing a used car having more negative points. Do not choose a car just by considering the external features and attractiveness of the car. Choose a used car that you want to buy based on your budget and interest. Evaluate the exact value of the used car model you selected using any car-pricing sites in order to find whether the car you selected is worth to buy.
Apply for a loan to buy a used car - Try to get a loan for buying a car or at least get approval for a car loan. Choose a car loan based on the interest rate, your budget, and the amount you can afford as monthly installments. Confirm whether the chosen car is secure for a car loan and comprehensive insurance.
Know the condition of used car - Try to know about the condition of the car from the car dealer or the owner offering the sale. Also enquire about the condition of all the major components or systems of the car. Know about the registration, repair and accident details of the car. When you buy the used car from a private car owner, you may get the full details of how the car has been treated and maintained, than the car information you can get from a car dealer or auction dealer. Hence, you can get the help of an experienced and trusted mechanic to thoroughly inspect the car and estimate the repair cost. It is always better to make a test drive.
vehicle-car Get all the records and warranties of the used car in written statement - Ask the car dealer or owner to give you the registration and maintenance records of the car. If the car dealer or owner promises to do certain repairs regarding the car, get these promises as written statement. All warranties with respect to the used car should be got in writing statement. This is very essential because the dealer will be responsible for all essential repairs during the warranty period.
The above 5 tips will be very much useful when shopping for any used car. Besides these tips, you can get more useful tips for buying a used car through wide research in related websites and from the experience from some of your friends, relatives and neighbors. It is useful tips for shipping cars.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 11:32 PM permanent link  

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Driving safety tips during winter

Driving in winter can lead to hazardous road conditions, unforeseen dangers or slow traffic. If you want to have a safe drive during winter, follow certain steps. Prepare your car for winter by checking ignition, brakes, hoses, fan belts, spark plugs, air, emission filters, battery, sidewall wear etc. During winter you should keep certain items like shovel, tow and tire chains, tool kit, full tank of gas, jumper cables in your trunk. Some essential supplies that should always remain in the car include compass, first aid kit, ice scraper, working flashlight and extra batteries, non perishable, high-energy foods etc. To keep you warm do carry heavy woolen mittens, socks, cap and blankets. Do check the forecast on the web, radio, TV, cable weather channel or in daily papers before starting your drive. Any temperature that is 90 degree Fahrenheit above or 20 degree Fahrenheit below zero will affect driving conditions and can pose serious problems. So avoid driving during such time.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 2:11 AM permanent link  

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Car shipping and Vehicle Hauling Made Easy

car shipping by roadIn today's global economy it is not uncommon to hear people accepting employment in places away from their home towns with a need to ship the vehicle to the new destination. There may be many different reasons for engaging the services of a vehicle hauling company - but the need for vehicle hauling before shipping is indeed not avoidable. Shipping a car can be a daunting task and you need to consider all the factors involved before you decide ship your car to its future destination. It is vital, however, to prepare your vehicle the right way when you are looking into vehicle transporters.

Most shipping companies charge for a shipment based on the weight of the vehicle. Larger or heavier vehicles will understandably cost more than smaller vehicles. Obviously you have no control over the weight of the vehicle - but there are some things that you can do to cut down the overall weight before shipping. Fuel can add quite a bit of weight as most tanks can carry anywhere from eleven to thirty gallons of gas. You can reduce the weight of the shipment by keeping the gas tank content very low.
Many vans and some cars have extra seats that can be removed before shipping. You can, remove these seats and ship them with the rest of your household articles.Other items like enclosed-car-shippingtoolboxes, add-on vehicle fittings and other accessories all add to weight. Removing these things before the vehicle is shipped will reduce the weight of the vehicle and thus the cost of shipping will be lower.

Notwithstanding the company you decide to ship your vehicle, you need to make a few crucial preparations before you hand over the car to the moving company. Making these preparations is imperative for the security of the vehicle as well as the safety of the driver who will be hauling it.
You will have to arrange for an inspection. There are individual mechanics and other companies that provide inspections for vehicles that will be shipped. The inspection will let the vehicle hauler know of any problems, such as leaks.

Make it a point to take photographs of the vehicle. If there are any dents, scratches, or other damage that is already on the car, it is essential to record them with pictures. Pictures will provide proof of the vehicle if any disputes arise at the time of delivery of the vehicle at the new destination.
If items like hood ornaments, decals, hubcaps are found loose, it is best to either remove or secure them. This prevents these items from becoming permanently lost or causing damage to the car in transit.
open car transportWhile getting a vehicle ready for shipment, you should bear in mind the risks to the vehicle that might occur in transit. Make sure to include all in transit coverage with your insurance company. In some cases you may have to pay an extra fee to cover the vehicle in transit. But it is prudent to have the cover than to personally bear the cost of damages at a later date.

Don't be late for your appointment when it comes to leaving the vehicle with the shipper or when taking delivery. If you're meeting in a neutral location because access problems prohibit door-to-door service and be clear where the driver wants to meet you.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 4:07 AM permanent link  

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Car shipping online guide

If you want to gather some information on options about shipping your car the best thing would be to use a  online guide to ship cars. Shipping a vehicle is a high-quality job. Transport cars cross country, locally or internationally. It protects car and transports them safely and quickly.

Shipping cars online guide can help you find specialized transport companies. If you are in need of a car moving company and require fast, friendly and hassle free customer service from fully licensed and insured providers, simply submit a request and get quotes from up to 7 of the industry's best shipping providers.

Transporting a car is a simple and secure process if given in right hands. Car movers can take care of any or all of your shipping needs. Transport Company can ship any type of cars from classic to late models.
The reason to transport your car, budget, and how fast the car needs to reach at its destination will play a major part in helping you choose the best transport options:

Drive away service: In this you can hire a driver to drive the car to its destination but the thing is you must have trust on the driver or do a thorough background check on the driver.

Train transport: You can have your car shipped on a train while you travel with it or shipped by a private freight company to a terminal where you or someone else can pick it up.

Vehicle moving Company: Here variety of shipping methods is offered, including open and enclosed trucks and other containers over land and sea.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 4:28 AM permanent link  

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