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Ensuring a used taxi is fit for purpose

When a vehicle is commissioned as a taxicab for the purposes of transporting passengers in a full-time capacity, it becomes more important than ever to ensure that the vehicle is in smooth working order. Itís obviously important that a car is working well under normal conditions, but when usage of the car is more frequent and sustained greater stresses are placed on the internal and external components, taxis can be prone to more mechanical failures than would be considered average. Despite this, a used taxi can be great value for money if youíre starting out in the taxi business. Whilst most of are taken care of well, if you happen to be buying one secondhand caution is advisable. With that in mind, how should one go about making sure that everything is in proper working order? Here are some hints and tips on what should be examined.
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Managing your Car Restoration Project: 3 Tips for Success

Automobiles represent an unusual investment opportunity, simply because almost all cars lose value as they get older. While they may serve a vital purpose for their individual owners, they are extremely unlikely to hold any resale value when the time comes to sell or part exchange. There is a notable exception to this rule, however, as it is possible to purchase a damaged or run-down vehicle and restore it to a roadworthy condition. If managed successfully, this exercise can significantly boost the cars value and generate a profit for the owner in question.

 

How to Restore a Car for Profit

 

With this in mind, what practical steps can you take to restore a car for profit? Keep the following ideas in mind: -


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Should you Buy a New or Used Car in 2013?

With the volume of new car sales sky rocketing in the UK during the last nine months, it would appear as though consumers are shopping with renewed confidence and resilience. Appearances can be deceptive, however, and it is all too easy for shoppers to become swayed by positive sentiment when they are in the market to buy a car. The decision of whether to buy a new or used vehicle must always be a deeply personal one, that is based on individuals financial circumstances and an underlying spending philosophy.
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What does a car battery do?

What would our cars do without our beloved car batteries? Unfortunately not a lot.

But what exactly does a car battery do, and how does it go about making sure we get from A to B, trouble free? This article will provide you with everything you need to know about this remarkable piece of automotive equipment, what it does and why itís so important to your vehicle. www.thetransmissionshopmckinney.com


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Defensive driving : driving to save lives

Many government agencies, non profit organizations, and also private schools launched specialty courses that improve the public's driving skills. In the United States a few of the familiar courses in defensive driving include Alive at 25, DDC or Defensive Driving Course, Coaching the Mature Driver, Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving, Professional Truck Driving, and DDC for Instructors. In relation to this, the government has launched active Air Bag and seat Belt safety campaigns that encourage High Visibility Enforcement. For exemple you can check : Texas defensive driving course

 

 In other way  to improving one's own driving skills, many U.S. states provide an incentive to complete an approved defensive driving course by offering mandated insurance discounts or a way to mask a traffic ticket from one's driving record. In some instances these courses are referred to as traffic school or a defensive driving school. States with the biggest incentives include Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York. A number of private providers offer a variety of courses. The methods and styles of the courses vary.
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Crate engines

Choosing to purchase crate engine as an alternative to rebuilding an existing motor can be very smart. The cost associated with rebuilding a motor and heads cost a small fortune. Machine work is over a hundred dollars per hour. The machine work needed to complete a complete motor rebuild will cost in the neighborhood of four hundred dollars. You will need to have the heads ground and shaved, also valves will need to be lapped and seated along with valve guide reaming or replacement.

With the cost of small block rebuild kits becoming very expensive and combining the cost of the machinist work needed to perform a full rebuild the project is sometimes just not cost effective. The only time really that the approach of choosing a rebuild is cost effective is if the automobile is a collectorís item or rarity. Collectorsí items often have numbered engine parts that affect their value substantially if replaced with Crate Engines.


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Traffic Accidents Car Damage

If you have been involved in some kind of accident on the road, you may have been lucky enough to walk away with very little or no damage yourself. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that your car will have suffered the same fate.
There are three categories that are usually used to describe what state a car is left in after an accident: Write Off, Category Loss and Total Loss. When a vehicle has been in an accident, the owner will generally contact their insurance company, fill out an accident report and get an insurance assessor (either freelance or employed by the company) to inspect the vehicle and assess damage. The assessment takes financial cost into consideration and it will be up to the assessor along with the owner of the vehicle to decide whether it should be repaired or declared a write off - in other words, a total insurance loss. Usually, if it will cost more to repair the vehicle than it would to buy a new one, most owners will not make a claim.
Although it is possible to repair a write off, it is best to check the history when buying a pre-owned car. Previously written off vehicles are put into four different categories:
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TESTED 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

WHAT IS IT? Mercedes and AMG have taken the V-8 version of the SL luxury sports car in a more aggressive direction.

HOW MUCH? $138,475 including the $2,600 gas guzzler tax, which is a third more than the basic SL550 ($99,375) or about half the price of an SL65 AMG Black Series ($299,000).

WHAT MAKES IT RUN? 6.2-liter V-8; 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode.

IS IT THIRSTY? The E.P.A. thinks so, rating its consumption at 12 m.p.g. in town and 19 on the highway.

 


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Honda Civic 2009 Parts

The best carbon model with high break, strength and torque relocating potential for the better performance clutch, has been developed by Exedy. With the help of carbon we may jingle for Friction Coefficient for molding the car towards the smoothest drive operations even at terrible situations like Torque Transfer as well as in the hot conditions like Race Circuit, The facility of Carbon which is Hyper in its nature gives an easy attempt to operate the car drive by creating top class inertia with high level of torque capabilities in this model which is known as Honda Civic 2009.
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HID Kits and Road Safety

Road safety is a highly important feature, not only for the motorist as the end user, but for the car manufacturers themselves. The rapid development over the years of car development and an increased need for safe driving as the cars have become bigger, far heavier and faster than in previous years makes the design of every new part vital.


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