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
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:
The latest in automotive industry news is that Nissan has big plans. Just when the Indian car market is sparked to heat up, one of the major car manufacturers in the world, Nissan, has made some big plans. Nissan Motor India Pvt. Lts. has opened a new corporate office. The location is T. Nagar, Chennal. The person at the helm of leadership will be Kiminobu Tokuyama. Also present at the inaugural were representatives of the Nissan partnership, Renault Nissan Automotive India Private.
Nissan has big plans. One of these is the fact that they will cover 85 per cent of the Indian market by the year 2012. This will evolve as a result of the proposed 11 operating dealerships being in place by the end of this year. This number is expected to increase to 55 dealers in two years.
Another lofty goal Nissan hopes to attain is in exportation. Next year the car manufacturer plans to outsource $20 million in components and double this amount within two years. Along with this goal Nissan plans to export cars. They plan to export to countries until they reach 100 worldwide.
According to automotive industry news, Nissan will begin producing the Global Compact car in their Indian facility next year. Nissan has made it clear that they plan to be a major player in the Indian market just as they have been in the United States and other countries. The production of the compact car will happen in their new corporate facility in India. The 10,000 square feet building will offer employment to 56 people. Another goal is to nearly double this number by the next year. The new facility offers state-of-the-art everything. This, along with artsy interiors and open work-stations will contribute to the culture promoting an open feeling and spreading …Read more
What is the best car loan available? That is an impossible question to answer because consumers vary quite dramatically in their income and credit histories. Basically this means that the best loans are those that meet the individual needs and abilities of the borrower.
Most car loans will come with a specific interest rate and a set repayment period. These are often flexible factors during the purchasing process, and the final results can depend on many things. For instance, someone might have a hefty down payment against the purchase price of a car. At such times the lender is usually going to extend very favorable terms because their risk has been reduced quite measurable.
Does this mean that the best car loan is going to go only to someone with a lot of cash at hand? Not really because there are many types of lenders that include bad credit lenders, and even those who offer refinancing and used car loans too. The way to get the best loan for your needs is to first understand exactly what those needs might be.
Consider your household budget, the length of time you are willing to have a car payment, and the total amount you will eventually pay for the loan under the terms you have created. For example, you might want to extend your loan by a year or two to keep the monthly payments lower, but this might mean that you pay over a thousand dollars more for the car because of the extra year or two of interest.
The way to begin the search for the best car loan for your needs is to find vehicles that fit into your price range. The Internet is a great tool for conducting any research around the purchase of a new vehicle, and …Read more