I sort of wonder what the IRS would say if they know that I have been working on this car a good percentage of the last year instead of working in the shop. Of course the boss owns the machine shop and the rest of the factory, and I work for him. It is pretty clear that he does not really care what they think or more likely he thinks that they are too busy to chase him. At any rate the last thing was to go to https://www.theplateman.net/custom-show-plates/ and get a set of front and back license plates with the company name on it.. They are made to look like 1957 plates for this state and obviously we only use them after we get to the car show. It is a really sweet looking 1957 Chevy Nomad, which is probably the coolest station wagon that was ever built.…Read more
I had my registration plates from the first day I bought my car. That was nine years ago, and I thought the plates would actually outlast the car. The car is still in great shape though, and I don’t have to even think about replacing it any time soon. In fact, I have not even had to make any major repairs to it in the nine years I have had it. However, I did have to find a top number plate maker online because I needed to get replacement registration plates, and I needed them fast.
I went out to my car the other morning, and I was surprised when I saw the plates. Someone had damaged them so I could not even read the numbers on them if I did not already know them. It angered me that someone would destroy my property this way, but I was also thankful that they had kept the vandalism just to the plates.…Read more
Finding great but affordable auto parts can be a hassle and for families searching for ways to reduce their costs, it can mean a world of difference to find parts that they will not have to replace again after a few months, as well as conditioning a good price to begin with.
After Resolving The Major Budget Busters
It takes some time and expertise to find the hidden costs that can be reduced significantly. Very few of us are qualified to perform major work on our automobiles, so most of us use qualified mechanics for a variety of routine auto maintenance. By browsing the net for good parts before leaving it to your local mechanic can be a wise thing to do, since a repair shop always takes out a hefty margin profit on parts from their stock.
Each Person Comes Equipped With A Different Experience And Skill
When it comes down to automobile maintenance that they can perform by themselves. But most of us, given the time to look into it, can replace light bulbs or covers, windshield wipers, changing oil, replacing fluids, and a variety of other maintenance acts. Those who are more adept at automobile maintenance can perform more complicated tasks.
On Occasion, We All Find Ourselves In A Situation Where We Need Spare Parts Quickly
We normally have some advance notice when we need a new battery. Sometimes it may be difficult to start, or the pretty obvious one when you find your battery dead and have to charge it up again. Rather than overspend for a new battery in a retail establishment, you are far better served by looking online. It is usually fast, simple and the items you are looking for can be shipped to you quickly. Savings on these types of situations can …Read more
Buying auto parts from a traditional store and at a reasonable price can be a difficult task. However, an online shop for all automotive parts is emerging as one of the latest modes to buy quality automatic equipment at unbeatable prices. So, if you are looking to buy any auto parts that browse some of the best online stores it can always be the best and feasible choice because you can enjoy valuable benefits such as:
1. Easy accessibility:
Buying auto parts through the online process does not need to go out driving your car to shop and burn fuel. Also, in the traditional buying mode sometimes you don’t need to queue, but with the online shopping process, you get the opportunity to reach the market by exploring various online shopping sites in your home.
2. Abundant options:
In general, shopping requires a lot of research before you make a decision, but with an online auto parts store, you have the opportunity to access a market filled with suppliers. Apart from that, chances are you even get what you are looking for and the quality you want.
3. You shop quietly:
Shopping through traditional stores for auto parts can be a very disturbing experience because sellers may act aggressively at certain times. Shopping online will save you from all the problems you might face when dealing with salesmen or moving from one store to another.
4. Find realistic information about your dealer:
It’s important to understand that if you want a reliable supplier then you shouldn’t trust your supplier’s impressive speaking skills. You must follow the seller’s background and the experience they have in this field. The online shopping platform is equipped with a system that lets you check sellers through feedback from other customers. Many of them have certification …Read more
Automatic mechanics are the savior of finding the wrong problem with your car, even if you don’t really know how to describe it. They have knowledge in every inch of the car and can help solve problems through their different services.
Automatic glass service
It is when the windshield or window in a car is removed and replaced or repaired with special materials and equipment. If you have been driving on the highway and the rock hit the windshield of your car and made cling, scrap or scratch, you should see the mechanics. If you leave it alone, it has opportunities for growth and spiders and can even destroy your entire windshield while you are driving. If it’s small enough then you can fix it with their liquid repair material so that there won’t be any risk of expansion or you can replace it all.
It is something that can be done in the same store as machine work and glass repair. Mechanics have the right tools for pulling curves, sand scratches and have connections to replace body parts such as doors, side panels, and bumpers. Ordering parts can take several weeks depending on where they are shipped from.
Bringing your car to the store for routine maintenance such as tire rotation, oil changes, breaks, adjustments, and other services is faster and easier to do than larger repairs. Most of these services only take up to one or two hours depending on the wait.
They can do inspections and certifications for you too. As long as a car shop is certified by the state, you can go to them to make everything legal. They can arrange for you with an agreement or some shops will even welcome a walk-in.
Finding a mechanic who does every service …Read more
If you are looking to ‘pimp that ride’, custom rims and car wheels are a great place to start. They are not very costly, a basic set of 18-inch wheels can be purchased for around the hundred dollar mark, but you will probably have to pay much more than that for a really good set.
Buying Custom Rims
The first step when buying custom rims is to do your homework. Visit a number of tire shops and custom ream websites to see what is on offer, and find out which styles are available. Custom car wheels come in all kinds of intricate designs and don’t need wheel covers or paint. Not only do they look great, but quality custom wheels will also improve the speed and handling of your car because they are most often more lightweight than the equivalent size of normal steel wheels.
You can get two main types of custom wheels – cast and forged. A lot of custom wheels you see on the streets are cast. These are often of good quality and are reasonably priced. Forged custom wheels are of better quality, and they are lighter and stronger than cast rims. That said, it is far more expensive and most popular among fans and wealthy people.
Ensure That The Wheels Will Fit Your Vehicle
Whatever choice you choose, there are a number of things you need to think about before you part with the results of your hard-earned dollars. First, you must ensure that the wheels will fit your vehicle. Special wheels have sizes ranging from 18 “to 24”, so you must choose a size that suits your vehicle. Also, remember that special rims can vary in width. It is also important to find out the weight of your new custom rims, the lighter the …Read more
Thailand is the ASEAN Automotive Hub, with the largest vehicle assembly capacity and high-quality parts manufacturing capability from any country in the region.
Rebounding from last year’s flood crisis, Thailand’s automotive industry which was devastated including parts and accessories saw potential growth in the export market through increased production and innovation.
Manufacturers such as Honda, Toyota and Chevrolet have been fast in their recovery, which ultimately increased investment and demand from the global economy.
Innovation and New Product Development
As there has been speedy growth, new products are being launched by car-makers with attention towards Eco-friendly or hybrid cars in support of Thailand to be an Eco-car production powerhouse. The top 5 companies taking part in this initiative are Honda, Toyota, Suzuki, Nissan and Mitsubishi.
Current popular hybrid or Eco-cars are:
• Nissan March
• Honda Brio
• Suzuki Swift
• New Honda Jazz hybrid
Also recently this year, Mitsubishi launched its first and new global compact car – Mirage with exports to Japan in July this year and then to the ASEAN, European and other markets respectively.
There are around 1,800 automotive parts suppliers in Thailand, of which around 700 are available as OEMs.
For exports, the auto parts industry is rather complicated and difficult. Many automotive manufacturers in Thailand already have exclusive contracts with their customers and cannot produce for their competitors also. Also small manufacturers cannot cope with large and specialized orders.
However, the Thai Department of Trade, just this year hosted the Thailand Auto Parts & Accessories 2012 (TAPA 2012) trade fair featuring auto parts & components (OEM/REM), auto accessories, petroleum /lubricants/maintenance products, tools & machines and even vehicles focused on promoting items to buyers and importers from around the world.
Some of the major products and services that were on displays included: