Used car checklist – what to look for when buying

From handy hints on how to spot if a car is stolen to alterations on the mileage, here’s our essential list of questions to ask, and items to check when you’re viewing a used car.

If you buy a used car privately, it’s a case of ‘Buyer Beware’. You don’t have the same legal protection as when buying from a dealer.  It’s up to you to ask the right questions and check the car thoroughly before you buy.

If you don’t feel confident about carrying out any of these checks or if you just want a second opinion, we offer car checking services.

 

Documents
  • Can the seller show you the V5C registration document? You won’t be able to tax the car without it.
  • Is the seller the registered keeper shown on the V5C? If not, why are they selling it for someone else?
  • Does the registration document have a watermark?
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How to Jump Start a Car

By Deanna Sclar

If your battery has died, you may be able to use jumper cables to jump start it from some good Samaritan’s vehicle. If you can safely use jumper cables on your vehicle, make sure that the battery on the good Samaritan’s vehicle has at least as much voltage as your own. As long as you hook up the cables properly, it doesn’t matter whether your vehicle has negative ground and the GS’s vehicle has positive ground, or your vehicle has an alternator and the GS’s vehicle has a generator.

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If either vehicle has an electronic ignition system or is an alternatively fueled vehicle, the use of jumper cables may damage it.

To safely jump a start, follow these steps:

  1. Take out your jumper cables.

    It’s a good idea to buy a set of jumper

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Sports Car Market – Keith Martin’s Guide to Car Collecting and Investing

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Loud Bicycle | Horn for bikes that sounds like a car

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Loud Bicycle horns have the power and sound of a car horn and mount on a bicycle. Alert people with just the touch of a button and bring safety under your control.

Venting | Automotive, Packaging, Protective & Portable Electronics Vents

Each application has its own set of challenges, such as exposure to temperature changes, environmental conditions like water, dust, dirt and debris or even contact with automotive fluids including urea solutions, car wash fluids, and lubricants. Without the correct venting solution in place, these challenges can impact reliability and durability.

OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers worldwide turn to Gore for advanced automotive venting solutions for gas-powered, hybrid and electric vehicle applications. Our ePTFE vents rapidly equalize pressure variations caused by temperature changes while providing a reliable barrier to particulates, debris, water and automotive fluids. More reliable venting performance can reduce the need for heavier housings, seals and gaskets, so component design is less complex, manufacturing costs and time to market is reduced, and global cross-platform integration is simplified.

At Gore, we provide manufacturers with thorough partnership that includes finding the right solution to their challenges and testing our vents to ensure

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Automotive Tires Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size and Forecast, 2017 to 2027

The global market for automotive tires is dependent upon the macroeconomic aspects such as consumer spending, GDP (Gross Domestic Product), currency conversion rates, automotive production and distribution market, disposable income as well as exports. There are other factors which also influence the global automotive tire market, such as, taxation on foreign tires, cost of raw material and environmental considerations. As per analysis of Future Market Insights, the global automotive tire market is anticipated to grow at a robust growth rate throughout the period of assessment and poised to register a CAGR of 6.3% by value during the 2017-2027 period. This market is also expected to be valued at about US$ 645 Bn by the end of 2027. The key trends, drivers, restraints and opportunity analyses are portrayed which impact the growth of the global automotive tire market.

Passenger Cars segment to lead the global automotive tire market

By vehicle type,

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Hertz Car Sales | Hertz Used Cars

Finding quality used cars for sale at great prices can be a daunting process. With this in mind, Hertz Car Sales® was created with the goal of providing used car buyers a wide selection of certified pre-owned vehicles at great no haggle prices. Our team at Hertz Car Sales is determined to give shoppers a refreshing zero-pressure alternative to the traditional used car dealership.

For your peace of mind, every Hertz vehicle comes backed by a 12-month/12,000 mile limited powertrain warranty, whichever occurs first. In addition, we package it with even more additional benefits:

  • 1 Year of Roadside assistance with Unlimited Miles
  • Travel Breakdown Assistance
  • Towing Coverage
  • Rental Car Coverage

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Hertz Car Sales Retail LocationsWith over 75 used car dealerships across the United States and Canada, Hertz Car Sales is one of the top

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GM ‘Came Out Swinging’ Against Tesla With Its Electric-Vehicle Technology

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General Motors
has big electric-vehicle ambitions, and Wall Street appears to be impressed.

“GM comes out swinging against Tesla,” Wedbush analyst Dan Ives wrote in a Wednesday evening research report, following the company’s electric-vehicle technology presentation near Detroit earlier in the day.

Ives covers
Tesla
(ticker: TSLA) stock but not General Motors (GM). He was interested in what the state of EV technology is at a traditional auto maker that predominantly builds gasoline-powered vehicles. “We believe the event was a clear shot across the bow against [Elon] Musk and Tesla, which continues to lead the EV landscape by a clear margin.”

Even though Ives thinks Tesla is in the lead, he said Musk’s company has to take GM “seriously in this EV arms race.”

GM CEO Mary Barra said Wednesday that “from 2020 to 2025, we will allocate more

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Automotive’s “Opportunity Costs Of Goods Sold” During COVID-19

Explorer Roald Amundsen said “adventure is just bad planning,” and there are quite a few adventures going on within automotive these days, especially with respect to personnel during this COVID-19 crisis. In just the past couple of weeks, we have seen the following announcements:

March 17th: Volkswagen announces 7,000 jobs slashed

March 25th: FCA lays off 2,000 contract workers

March 26th: Ford partially defers executive pay, foretells of possible job cuts

March 26th: General Motors
GM defers 20% of pay for 69,000 salaried workers, furloughs 6,500

March 29th: Penske announces executive pay cuts and looming layoffs

March 30th: FCA temporarily cuts salaries from 20% (salaried) to 50%

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Maine couple accused of leading police on chase with 3 children in vehicle

BUT THEY LATER FOUND OUT HE’D TAKEN OFF BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED A COUPLE FACING SEVERAL CHARGES… AFTER LEADING STATE POLICE ON A á20á MILE CHASE ACROSS OXFORD COUNTY – WITH áTHREE YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE CAR. TYLER SHORTY AND AMANDA PINGREE DROVE OFF WHEN A TROOPER TRIED TO STOP THEM LAST NIG

Maine couple accused of leading police on chase with 3 children in vehicle


A Maine couple is accused of drunken driving and leading police on a 20-mile chase with their three children inside the vehicle.Tyler Shorty, 31, of Oakland, was also charged with operating after suspension, operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, failing to stop, eluding, driving to endanger and endangering the welfare of a child.Amanda Pingree, 34, of Andover, was also charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration. Maine State Police said the chase started when a

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