Thursday, 27 June 2013

Car Salvage - Cars and Parts at a Bargain

A Car Salvage company may have many cars of many brands and models, for sale, including crash damaged cars, bikes, vans, and many other types of vehicles. You can also find listings for slightly damaged or rain damaged cars that come directly from insurance companies.

A registered Car Salvage company has listings and auctions for the damaged cars that are offered by insurance companies after settling claims, and to compensate for the insurance write offs. Some people are just put off by Car Salvage Auctions, thinking that the cars must be scrap. But not all cars in a Car Salvage listing and auction are crash damaged and good only for scrap metal. Only those cars that are deemed repairable are listed. Many of them are rain damaged or damaged in some other way, or a stolen and recovered vehicle. There are varying degrees of damage to a car that come up for auctions. You can take the advice of your local garage owner and view the listings, with the details, in a Car Salvage auction, along with the prices, and discuss the cost of repair with the garage owner. You can get a fair idea of what you should bid and the final cost after repairs. You may be lucky and find a car in very good condition, with very little damage, and low cost of repair. You should also take into account the charges levied by the Car Salvage Company.

The process is simple enough and most Car Salvage Companies have websites with listings and registration process being conducted online. You do not even have to shell out all the money at once, and just have to pay a deposit, but you do have to register first. You can then request the Car Salvage Company to bid on your behalf in the auction, for the car that you have selected. If your bid wins, you pay the balance and complete the paperwork and you own the car. If you lose the bid, the deposit can be retained with the Car Salvage Company for a bid on another car. Whichever way it goes, buying a car from an auction is not all bad if you are careful.

Besides cars, you can also find motorcycles, vans, and other types of vehicles of many brands, makes, and models in Car Salvage listings and auctions. Besides vehicles, you can also find spare parts for your vehicles. You can find spare parts cars, bikes, vans, and other vehicles in the listings. You will just have to spend time looking through the listings or search for a specific brand, make, and model within your budget and price range. The market is huge with hundreds of vehicles and spare parts with the best prices and few hassles. If you are knowledgeable about cars and spare parts, it should not be a problem in selecting a car or looking for a spare part. But if you have very little knowledge about cars, parts, and repairing costs, etc, it would be better to take the advice of a garage owner you know, who will not only advice you, but also repair the car.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Car Wash Parts and Modern Equipments

If one requires a well maintained car it should be washed at least once a week to keep it looking bright and shiny. No one would be in a position to take one's car to the washing centre each week so a set of car wash equipments should be maintained in the home. The equipment can be very simple tools that are light and versatile and easy to store.

For instance if one has a small car the washing equipment can be a wash mitt. One can easily slip the hand through this and with water and the required soap or detergent one can give the car a thorough wash. If the vehicle is a big one, like a truck the debris would be hard on the surface and would require a brush as a washing tool. The brush should be of soft bristles as the hard bristles would leave scratches on the painted surface of the vehicle.

Brush sizes and styles vary depending on the part of the car that has to be cleaned. For instance one can use a bug and tar together with a soft brush. It would provide the best results without leaving any scratches on the paint. But one should always remember that all car wash equipments are not hundred percent effective unless they are used properly.

But to make it more effective the self service car-wash pump serves as useful cleaning equipment. The other useful equipments include hose clamps, piston pumps, surface cleaners, air compressors, vacuum cleaners, claws and cuffs, steam and cold water mixing units etc.

The choice of polish and wax is mandatory for the perfect finish of the car. Car wash can be done regularly but polishing is advisable once in six months or one year since frequent polishing could spoil the outer paint completely. Wax is of a softer nature and it has the conditions of giving the car a super shine while filling in small dents left in the paint due to regular use. Polishing should be done using a buffer that will remove stubborn stains and dull finishes left on the paint's surface. The wax adds luster and long lasting shine to the car.

These two car wash equipments are not hard to acquire. Earlier people used to admire the look of cars in the exhibitions and long to have one like that. Now with the introduction and mass production of quality wax car owners can enjoy that luxury of a sparkling car at an affordable price.

Friday, 21 June 2013

How to Make Your Own Electric Car and Save Money on Gas

Its commonly believed that you need to be a qualified mechanic in order to make an electric car, but as I will show you, this isn't the case - just some relatively basic tools and a good set of instructions will do.

But you may be asking, why would I want to build an electric car anyway? Well, for one thing, you will save a lot of money. Unless you have been living under a stone for the past couple of years you will have noticed that gas prices have sky-rocketed. Well, electricity is cheap and renewable, its also clean and exceptionally quite, so not only will you save money, you'll also help to save the planet.
Ok, I'm convinced, what do I do then?

Number 1 - and most important - get a good guide.
Number 2 - many hands make light work - its good to get a friend involved for some of the heavier stuff
Number 3 - get a suitable place to work - make it under cover this job normally takes a couple of days and you don't want the work stopped by bad weather. Make sure its well lit, in fact, just a normal garage will be fine
Number 4 - get some basic tools- cordless drill, saws, wrenches, maybe a socket set...

Of course its best to also have a suitable vehicle. Small compact cars are best as they are lightweight and relatively simple to convert. A problem with small cars is that the batteries do take up quite a bit of space, but a good guide will show you how to get around this problem.
The parts are all readily available from most auto stores, so that shouldn't be a problem, but if you live out in the boondocks, there are plenty of places to get the parts on-line. Again a good guide will help here. All, in all, it took me about a week to complete the work, and now my car runs on electricity!

With gas prices predicted to climb as high as 7.00 a gallon by the end of next year, its never been a better time to convert your car to run on electricity.

Monday, 17 June 2013

RC Car Questions and Parts

When either building your own nitro car or buying prebuilt models, there are some accessories which are very important and main questions people ask when going into model shops. The specifications on cars can be very confusing to people new to the hobby so below are some of the most common questions asked.

What is a rc car kits modified motor

There are two types of modified motors, sport and hand wound. Sport modified motors are wound via the factory and the usually cost around £35.00. Whereas a hand wound motor have the arm wound by hand and the user assembles the device to give a better and higher performance output with the RRP around £60.00 These modified motors are ball raced and are able to be taken apart from servicing and cleaning. You are able to skim the commutator several times throughout the motors lifetime to give a constant performance. There are several types of winds and turns which can have a range of 7 to 30 being the number of times the wire is wrapped around the arm. Winds are what is reference to as the pieces of wire on the arm and can have a range of 1, 2 to 5. In general, the smaller the turns gives a higher speed and power but will suck up the battery power. A single wind will determine more of a punch while four will be smooth. Each motor should be suited to a particular car, type of control and track.

What batteries do RC Car take

A Battery for RC Car kits are usually called a Ni-Car and are the most important part as they are responsible for the power to your rc car motor. Even with a very powerful motor, it still needs a battery to give top performance. The prices can be anything from £10 for a cheap battery to £60,99 which is the most expensive allowed for racing. The cheaper, lower end batteries are for home use with the most expensive batteries for competition racing. The Ni-cad batteries are the same type you get in DIY power tools so are used to taking a battering. As with everything, you get what you pay for so a more expensive battery will last longer and give better performance.

What are the different Speed Controllers

With each rc model you get a controller, but depending on what the RC model is depends on the amount of channels such as 2, 4 etc. A RC plane could have a 2 channel controller or 4 which means the more channels, the more of the same model you can have in the area if you are with friends. The entry level controllers come with a mechanical control whereas more expensive controllers have electronic speed controllers. Overall are much more efficient and give you better control over your rc model with prices around £20-£190 and again, you get what you pay for. Many Petrol RC Cars come with easy to control speed controllers.

There are so many more things to learn, with much data on our website or all over the net. Either way remote control cars are a hobby which is here to stay so gaining experience will lead to a long and happy hobby.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Computerized Car Control Parts and Their Contribution To Improve Performance of Cars

Unlike two decades ago, cars these days are working with computerized car control parts. With the advent of computers, the automobile industry soon realized the potential it has and worked hard to use this new technology in automobiles. Presently, we are enjoying the benefits this transformation. Since the entire car is controlled by a computer, the car could be scanned with it in order to find any malfunctioning components in case of a breakdown. In case the computer malfunctions you have the option to take your car to a competent mechanic and get the computer scanned in order to find the fault.

While some of the computerized car control parts may not make big impacts if they do not work perfectly, there are others that are very important. Your engine control module and the transmission control module are two such components that are very important for the correct functioning of your car. In case they malfunction, your car could either get stalled or could get hampered with its performance. Therefore, you need to take care if any of these starts giving trouble.

Thanks to new technology, if there is anything wrong with your car, you have the ability to get it scanned for finding the exact component that needs replacement. Scanning tools are available with most reputed mechanics. You only need to go to him if you have any problem. He will scan your car and will tell you the part to be replaced. Even if it is one of the computerized car control parts, you never need to be alarmed as you could get it replaced easily.

You have the option to go to the agency for your car and get your car component replaced but it is going to cost you a lot. The best option is to go online and look for the part. There are many online stores where these are available at low prices. If you go to one of those sites you will be able to order it easily. Both engine control module and the transmission control module are available in these online shops.

Installation of these parts is easy. If you are not sure how to do it, you could take your car to your local mechanic. He will install it in a few minutes. Your car will be back to normal immediately. The cost for replacement of such a part is not going to be very high either.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Sell Junk Car and Get Cash

What happens to your old junk car when it refuses to run any longer? Does it sit in your driveway to simply rust away? Do you try your hardest to give it away to close family members or friends because you know that refuse to pay for it? Leave both of these options behind. Get paid for your junk. Sell your junk car and pick up some needed cash.

Get ahead start on your new car note by selling your old vehicle. Just because your were denied a trade in doesn't mean that you still can't collect cash for your old car. People don't know how to dispose their old cars and nor do they have time to do so. One can sell their junk car to salvage Car Company that'll give you best price for it. Some of the companies also have staff that will come at your place and will tow your car without charging you anything.

These companies are more reliable and trustworthy. Some of them recycle the parts of vehicle and extract steel from it. They do all these activities in a scientific way to protect the environment from being polluted. There is nothing here to lose-just fast cash to gain. What other options do you have? Why let old car rust away on your property? Head online now and find out about selling your old vehicle. These companies will accept your vehicle regardless of it's' condition. See just how much money you might be missing out on by getting a free quote online now.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

RC Hobby Nitro Cars and Trucks - Tips for Beginner RC Hobbyists

Imagine driving an RC Gas vehicle 50+ MPH down the street, jumping over the curb or an obstacle course you created (because you have a lot of time on your hand), or even jump over your roof top (YouTube Bazooka Buggy and you'll see what I mean). You'll be the envy of many people.

Yes, we all want to relive or live our youth, and RC Nitro Fuel Gas Car can help us feel like a kid again. Nitro Cars is a safe and exciting hobby to get into, and with the influx of newcomers into the industry, RC's are becoming extremely affordable in ready-to-run kits.

If you are an expert and have been in the hobby for many years, you may be investing $500+ in a U.S-branded gas car like Traxxas, HPI, etc. and paying a good penny for parts (you will need parts unless you drive 5 MPH).

For the rest of us who don't have that deep of a pocket, but still want a car to have lots of fun with on the weekend, a beginner RC Car will suffice. Many Chinese-branded manufacturers such as HI-Speed, Himoto, Smartech, ACME-Tech are all great cars for beginners. For the most part, they can be purchased for under $200, and parts are readily available. If you have a good supplier, you are sure to enjoy your car and have spare parts available in case you "accidentally" crash.

How do you choose what is best? It depends on the type of terrain that the car will be driven on.

On-Road Gas Cars - These are perfect if you are looking to operate mostly in smooth surfaces; use the car around the block/parking lot, a park (smooth surface), or run laps on race tracks. Good Gas Cars include the Himoto Rapida Pro.

Off-Road Gas Buggy - Great if you are looking to perform jumps, and operate in rocky terrains, grassy area, or even smooth surfaces. The off-road gas buggies are versatile and can operate in all types of terrains. ACME-Tech provides RTR buggy kits that are fast and great for beginners.

Off-Road Truck - Similar to the off road buggy. More durable than the buggy, but generally a bit slower. Usually a bit more resistant to crashes, and easy to operate. 1/8 and 1/10 scales are the common scale, although 1/16 scales are becoming quite popular. The main difference is the ground clearance and size. RC Nitro Trucks are extremely popular and tend to be best selling.

What is needed? All RTR kits come with almost everything you would need to get your vehicle running. All you would need is a glow plug Igniter and 20% glow fuel. These are usually 20% mixture of nitro methane and can be purchased at your local hobby shop. Your nearest HobbytownUSA is also a great resource.

It is important to adjust the carburetor settings once you receive your car. You would need to adjust the High/Low/Idle needle settings to prime your car. Please refer to your instruction manual or you can email us for settings and troubleshoot guides. In your initial stage of starting the car, make sure fuel
is able to travel to the engine, and the glow plug is fully charged. Once started with the loud rev of the engine, you're good to go and ready to have lots of fun!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Hybrid Cars and Its Benefits

Hybrid cars are gaining popularity because of the continuous increase of oil prices and other issues brought by conventional cars. This type of car uses a combination of fuel and other power sources. It uses dual engine for power generation.

The common type of these cars is the gasoline electric hybrid. It is a mergence of two power sources; gas and electricity. It aims to increase the mileage of a gas powered car and enhance the performance of the electric powered car. The first type of car meets the requirements expected of a car. It can be driven to about 300 miles but produces toxic emissions. The latter type of car on the other hand can only be driven to about 50 to 100 miles but it is environment friendly. A hybrid of the two power sources compromises the best of each. It overcomes the shortcomings of electric powered car and improves gas powered car in terms of mileage and quality of emissions.

The use of this type of car has a lot of advantages. The technology used in this car allows a car to cut emission while escalating efficiency. It also reduces oil dependency in order to run a car. With oil price soaring, it is a relief to be freed from too much dependency on oil.

It saves gas, therefore increasing its mileage. You can even increase it by following some simple tips. You can do this by driving slower. Driving slower will definitely increase your mileage since the drag force used is also lower. You can also increase mileage by driving on a constant speed and by refraining from making immediate stops. Most of the energy used in shifting speed goes to waste. Keeping your speed at a steady level will help you use fuel efficiently. The same thing happens when you make a sudden stop. Energy is wasted when you do this, so don't rush every time you make a stop.

The use of a hybrid car does not only address the issue of oil prices. It also addresses issues concerning the environment. Carbon dioxide is a part of a car's emission. It is one of the constant air pollutants. It would be wonderful if the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by cars is reduced to a significant level. Hybrids have lower toxic emissions as compared to conventional cars. The combination of electric motor with the gasoline engine reduces the toxicity level in its emissions.

There are also tax incentives for the use of hybrid cars. If you bought a hybrid car after December 31, 2005, you might be able to avail of a federal income tax credit. This surely is good news for your finances. You are not only saving from gas and helping the environment but you are also doing yourself a favor. Here are some of the requirements that one should meet in order to take advantage of the income tax credit. You have to be the car's first user. That means you should have purchased a brand new unit. It should also be purchased or leased for use and not for resale. The car should be mostly used inside the U.S. and it should be place in service before December 31, 2010.