Like Cars? Im James Dean. Here are many articles I wrote car related to provide information for everyone:
Running a fleet of vehicles is never easy, having to deal with the vehicle maintenance side of things as well as the drivers and clients, sending the best people for the job to the right places. Itís then made even more complicated when you have to factor in overseas clients and drivers asking for holidays or customers changing the orders.
While itís very easy to keep an eye on where your drivers are by ringing them, itís illegal to talk on the phone while driving so you could go a number of hours without making contact, something which is no good when you have the client wondering where their delivery is. If your driver is stuck in traffic or has been diverted, itís a very simple explanation, but if you canít get those details, youíre left with one irate customer and no way of putting a finger on how long it will take for the driver to arrive.
A GPS Tracking Device is one way of monitoring driver location, and numerous other factors too, which makes life easier for the fleet manager. As mentioned, if the manager knows where their drivers are, they can report that to the customer and give a rough estimate as to when they will arrive. But another highly beneficial factor is related to time and fuel. (more...)
Cars will always have the pull to get people driving because they pose plenty of advantages and benefits for people. Whether a customer needs a car because they have to go to work or they need a large car to help them transport their family around, it is clear that having a car gives plenty of positive attributes to people.
Auto Selling Solutions will help companies sell the right amount of cars to make car dealerships profitable. Here are a few tips on finding what cars will appeal to consumers:
Colour: Popular colours for cars include red, silver, blue and black which are all colours that originate from our childhood and colours that we associate with fun and calm. Good colours for car companies to promote auto selling include blue and black because they are relatively neutral colours which means that they are easy on the eyes and do not deter other drivers while on the road.
Many people are enthusiastic about cars, hence the popularity of TV programs like "Top Gear", and the amazing number of racing, rallying, and drifting car games you can get for the X-Box or computer which loads of youngsters enjoy from an early age. In fact the video racing game on screen has taken over from the railway train set as the ideal home recreational pursuit for your son that you as a dad can have a go at too. Some of these computer games allow competition between two or more drivers and can be great fun to play. They have a useful side too in that they help to develop quick reflexes and also recognition of road and speed hazards.
This idea has been taken much further by computer programmers who have developed car driving simulation programs that you can access on a computer in order to help you as a learner driver, to pick up the essentials or hone your skills before even venturing on to the real roads in the real world. You learn the controls of a vehicle on a virtual car and then learn how to drive in a virtual world. This method of learning to drive might not suit everyone since some prefer one-to-one instruction, or prefer to be actually shown how to do things, or just can't wait to get to grips with a real steering wheel and have a go.
There is no doubt however that for many there are tremendous advantages in virtual learning which is much cheaper than paying your driving instructor from day one, and means that you can progress at your own pace. You can pick up the basics from the virtual learning course and then have proper driving lessons later in order to practice the skills you have learned. (more...)
When it comes to caring for your car it's all about protection. You need to protect the engine from wear by using a good grade oil to reduce friction, and you need adequate antifreeze to protect the coolant from freezing in winter. The outside of the vehicle is almost constantly exposed to the environment since not many people garage their car these days, and the inside has to withstand wear and tear from contact with many backsides plus spills and grime from grubby hands or wayward dogs.
All in all it can be difficult to keep your cherished personal transportation vehicle in the pristine condition that you you would like. As far as the engine is concerned you need to stick to the manufacturer's advice, but when it comes to the other aspects there are several top car care accessories that can help you out.
Regular cleaning is the key to preserving the appearance of a vehicle, both inside and out, so it is worth investing in some decent quality products. A good quality car polish is the trusted way to provide your car with a protective film against environmental dirt, grit, and bird droppings that can spoil the paintwork, but it needs to be applied regularly. There are polishes incorporating silicone but many car enthusiasts swear by a polish containing carnauba wax, and this can certainly produce a good shine too. It is possible nowadays to have your car treated to a complete plastic film bonded on to the paintwork at a cost of a couple of hundred pounds or so, and this is said to give the ultimate protection. It is only worthwhile however if your car is relatively new or the paintwork in absolutely pristine condition. (more...)
Many people in the UK have only become aware of the existence of winter tires or "tyres" over the last few years because of the harsh weather and much larger amounts of snowfall trhan usual. Winter tires are variously named as "snow tires" or "cold weather tyres" and are made with a different formulation rubber compound that gives more frictional grip at low temperatures and incorporates a different kind of tread pattern with peripheral sipes to help disperse snow and slush. Now that winter tires are becoming more generally available in Britain their advantages are becoming better understood. They give better traction and braking in snowy or icy conditions, and also in the wet, and are therefore deemed to be a help in improving road safety and are therefore obligatory in certain countries where conditions warrant them.
The immense difference that winter tires can make to getting about safely in difficult weather conditions is established but at the present time winter tire laws vary considerably across different countries, and even across different states in America. The Canadians, always sensible, have since 2008, required car drivers to fit winter tires from December 15th through to March 15th with a fine for those who are found in breach of the law. The authorities say that statistics prove that accidents are more likely to involve vehicles equipped only with normal all-purpose tires. You have to have four matching winter tires and not mix types in order to be safe and to comply with the law.
A car with normal tires, especially if rear wheel drive, is often rendered useless in snow, simply unable to get a grip, or even if it does it can slide wildly at the rear and the driver can easily lose control. Winter tires give a massive improvement, and, unlike snow chains, can be left on all through the winter. (more...)
If you are transporting cargo from one place to another then it is imperative to use truck tie downs in order to ensure the safety of your cargo. The safety of your cargo must be your first and foremost priority therefore it is important to take the required measures beforehand in order to avoid damages. Make sure to use tie down properly and ensure that the straps are 100% perfect and can offer the required protection and safety to your cargo.
Well, it is important to make yourself familiar with the different types of tie down straps. So, you can use the right strap for the right purpose. Actually, there are two types of straps which are the nylon strap and the polyester strap. The polyester strap is recommended for tying down heavy cargo. The major difference between the two straps lies in the tensile strength of the two. Polyester is less stretchable as compared to Nylon; therefore, it is more stable and can offer the required security to heavier cargo.
Normally, the strength of every strap is mentioned on it. If in case the amount of weight or pressure increases than the mentioned strength, the strap will break thus causing your cargo to fall. So, make sure to read the strength of the strap before using it. In this way, you will be able to use the right strap for your cargo. (more...)
Summer driving holidays are getting popular amongst the people planning a holiday trip. It offers low cost budget and the thrilling experience of a long drive while enjoying your holidays. You could plan a sightseeing tour to several beautiful destinations spread all across UK, USA or Europe. Having your own car helps you to halt at any location that might be appealing to you in spending some time without worrying about the set itinerary of other holidaying options.
You can take your own car or even hire a special car for a thrilling experience of driving. Going on summer driving holidays is one of the best experiences but at the same time expects some precautionary measures at your own end and some pre-preparations so as to reduce the chances of accidental breakdowns during the trip.
Clear visibility is the most important aspect while driving a car. The windscreen is much more than a piece of glass and a chipped windscreen is the biggest hindrance obstructing a smooth driving experience. Get it repaired before getting on the streets to avoid accidents caused due to poor vision of the street. Always keep it clean from inside as well as outside to avoid any haze caused either due to bright sun or highbeam of the approaching vehicles driving from the opposite direction. (more...)
Online commerce is booming as more and more of us shop online rather than face trawling through large department stores to find what we want or having to queue for sales assistants only to discover that they don't really know much more about the goods on sale than you do. The latter is certainly true when it comes to specialized items and this is why increasing numbers of online retailers are providing more information about their products than ever before. Amazon is a prime example of this kind of online retailer who will swamp you with masses of information about a product on offer, plus usually several reviews from people who have bought before. This way you can be certain of getting what you want and also of getting it quickly without you having to transport it home yourself which can be a boon with bulky items.
There are some items however that you might not of thought of when it comes to buying online instead of at local store or retail outlet and one that comes to mind is a replacement car battery. Your car battery will usually give several years of service but when it gives up it can be a pain because it is an essential item, without which your car is going nowhere. Thus it's not so easy to motor down to your local car accessory store if your car won't start, and it's not at all easy to transport a heavy battery back home without a car, so what can you do?
The answer of course is to have a look online at a specialist site such as the Car Battery Warehouse where they can quickly find the correct battery for your car even if it's a foreign make or was manufactured some years ago. I found my Toyota car battery here and they pride themselves on being able to match up a battery for pretty much any vehicle you care to mention. The great thing is that you don't pay any extra for this expertise which is invaluable when there are so many different car makes and models around these days. It is essential when replacing your car's battery that you get a quality product, one that will fit securely in your allotted vehicle space, and one which is compatible with the power requirements of your vehicle, especially if you live in a cold, damp clime like Britain. It is also important to check the actual battery terminals, in that they are the right size and shape to marry up to your leads, and also that they are in the correct position. You might be surprised at the various configurations in use now by some manufacturers in the East who seem to delight in being different from Western car makers in some respects. (more...)