Friday, November 21, 2014
This week’s blog post goes out to my readers in California and it is of particular interest to those of you who hate standing in line at the DMV and waiting hours only to find out that you brought the wrong paperwork or that you were in the wrong line to begin with. In California, there is a better way to deal with the DMV and you can do it almost anywhere that you have a WiFi signal.
How’s that you ask? There is a company in California that offers a fully online, automated DMV registration service that thousands of driver use every year. It’s called simply enough, Quick Registration Services and they provide instant online vehicle or shop registration that can be accomplished in less than 5 minutes right from your smart phone!
Quick Registration is out of Sacramento but they serve drivers from all over the Bay area. They have been around for over 30 years and have had many satisfied customers. Whether you are a driver, chauffeur or auto repair shop owner, Quick Registration can help you get your registration quickly and easily.
Is Quick Registration for real? Yes, and they are registered BPA with the California State Department of Motor Vehicles and are the first fully online DMV registrations service that can be completed totally online. For quick, reliable online California vehicle registration service, use Quick Registration today.
Using Quick Registration means no more:
· Long Waits On The Phone
· No Long Smelly Lines
· No Numbers To Pull
· No More Hassles
Is Quick Registration easy to use?
Anyone driving a California registered vehicle can register their car online with their computer, tablet or smartphone. Instantly after registering, they will receive and email confirmation with a cop of their new registration which they can print out and keep with their vehicle. Any within just a couple of days of registering online, they will receive their license plate tags in the mail. You get all of this and you get to avoid the lines and hassles of the DMV for just $29! Why would you register your vehicle the old fashioned way anymore?
So remember, if you live in California and you don’t like to wait in those long, slow moving DMV lines, use Quick Registration and save time, hassles and headaches today.
Posted by Ed at 11/21/2014 11:02:00 PM
Let me see a show of hands, how many of you have seen a car, or done this yourself, pulling into a driveway or parking lot and it scraped its underside on the pavement below? I do this all of the time and don’t really think twice about it anymore. That was until I was underneath doing some suspension work last week and noticed that a lot of the plastic shielding under my car was worn away and I was doing some damage to my transmission pan! Is my car lowered or just lower than every other car on the road? No, it’s a stock sedan with stock wheels and tires and it still scrapes like a Lamborghini!
And what about the Lamborghini owners out there? (Rob, I know you are reading this, what do you do with yours?) How can Lamborghini owners pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for one of the fastest and most beautiful cars on the planet and have it get scraped up every time they pull into a parking lot or their own driveway? That would kill me every time I heard that sound!
That got me thinking, what do owners of lowered, exotic cars do? Do they back in? That would seem worse since they can’t really see well behind them and there always seems to be a crowd trying to snap some pictures and ask questions about the cars.
I called my friend Rob who happens to own two Lamborghini’s and asked him what he did to avoid it. His answer, he called AutoMods out of Sarasota, Florida and ordered up a one of their skid plates which he now swears by!
AutoMods offers a complete line of front bumper skid plates for the Lamborghini Murcielago, Gallardo, LP640, LP570, LP560 and Huracan. When installed properly, they can help prevent damage to your expensive front bumper. You don’t even have to remove the front bumper to install it!
Every skid plate AutoMods makes is 100% made right here in the USA and comes with everything you, or your mechanic, needs to install it. Are these quality parts worthy of your exotic supercar? They are made of a marine-grade polymer that is stabilized to resist saltwater, chemicals and any UV damage and they are very thick and even pre-drilled to make installation quick and easy. How’s that for quality? These aren’t parts you get that you have to take to a body shop to have them cut and drilled to fit; these are custom-fit pieces that are guaranteed to fit your Lamborghini perfectly.
If you own a Lamborghini Murcielago, Gallardo, LP640, LP570, LP560 or Huracan, do what my buddy Rob and thousands of other Lamborghini owners have done, call AutoMods today and order a skid plate to protect your front bumper now.
Posted by Ed at 11/21/2014 01:45:00 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Due to the astounding results that we had from the previous post, AutoAuctionReview.com-The Information Your Dealership Needs, I decided to do some research into the site that my guest blogger wrote. Having worked many of the dealer auctions for local auto dealerships, I feel that I understand the ins and outs of the auction game and could hold my own against some of the larger (read better financed) dealers out there.
At any rate, I decided to check out AutoAuctionReview.com myself, just to see what they offered. What I found is a lot of very useful information, tips and reviews that can help out any dealership, whether they are new and just starting out, or they have been around for a while.
AutoAuctionReview.com also has a very well written blog and a message board platform where dealers and other auto auction personnel can go to keep updated on the latest news from auctions near them. Just being able to know about what certain makes and model are selling for in your area is worth the price of admission (which is free, by the way).
While I was at AutoAuctionReview.com, I decided to read through some of the reviews, they are a review site after all, and there were some that sounded very accurate about the auctions in our state. I have never been to any of the auctions out West, but they sound very heated and almost difficult to find what you want if you are a smaller shop not in the know. That’s the beauty of AutoAuctionReview.com, these reviews are there to tell you what to expect and maybe even make you a more successful dealer.
If you are a used car dealer and you have been struggling at the local and out of state auctions, check out AutoAuctionReview.com and see if maybe the problem isn’t you, it could be that everyone is struggling at that particular auction and you might want to avoid it if possible.
Head on over to AutoAuctionReview.com today, register for your free account and see what all the hype is. You will find that their website will help you become more successful at auction by knowing ahead of time what to expect.
Posted by Ed at 11/11/2014 04:32:00 PM
How Does a Radiator Function?
Description: Describes the importance of the Radiator and how it keeps your car cool.
Have you ever wondered how your radiator works? How it is able to maintain your engine running without it seizing up? Throughout the article, we will be briefly discussing the functionality of your engine and how the radiator plays a big role in keeping your car moving. In today’s society, keeping up with the maintenance of our vehicle is essential to do our daily lives. Whether that is heading to work, picking up the kids from soccer practice or getting some groceries to feed the family, our vehicle helps us get to where we want to be.
What a car engine does is it burns fuel and uses friction to give you car motion. By doing so, this process creates large amount of heat that is building within the engine. As the heat builds within the engine and is not diverted, it will cause the cylinders to snap which will cause your engine to break down. Here is where the thermostat of front of the engine comes into play. The thermostat has a preset temperature and once the heat reaches to that point, the thermostat will open. Doing so, the thermostat will allow the coolant and water to flow within the engine into the cylinder, causing the heat to reduce in the engine. The coolant and water is held by the radiator and once the coolant/water goes through the cylinders in the engine, it is diverted back into the radiator. If the radiator would fail for any reason, the engine would overheat and would cause the issues mention earlier in the article.
At Santa Monica Radiator, there highly trained employees are experience and posses the knowledge to perform car repairs on your vehicle.
Here are the following services that the mechanics of Santa Monica provide:
o Radiator Repair
o Water Pumps
o Air Conditioning Repair
o Timing Belt
o Engine Repair
o Axles & CV Boots
Posted by Ed at 11/11/2014 03:20:00 PM
Monday, November 10, 2014
It’s that time again where I put the spotlight on a local shop that does an incredible job not just for their customers, but for the community as well. I like to do this from time to time to ensure that thanks and appreciation are given when they are deserved and the shops that I choose are very deserving.
Where some websites like to add a lot of negativity to the internet by picking on shops that don’t do well, I like to remain positive and share that positivity online. I started out just choosing local shops, but as my friends and coworkers moved across the country, they began telling me about shops in their area that have treated them well and repaired their cars in less time than they expected.
The shop today is located in the Phoenix, Arizona area and they are one of the first Green Repair Shops in the state. Garnand’s Hi-Tech Car Care offers reliable service and repair for all makes and models and they have some of the most knowledgeable technicians in the country. They are an ASE Blue seal facility, AAA Top Shop for the past 7 years and the 1st certified Green Business in Phoenix.
The experts at Garnand’sHi-Tech Car Care has the experience and training to repair and maintain your car while helping you keep those costs down. They don’t just fix your car when you bring it in, they educate you and show you what is wrong, why it went wrong and what you can do to avoid that the next time.
Garnand’s Hi-TechCar Care is family owned and operated and has been since 1948. They know what it takes to stay in business and keep their customers happy. They offer a wide range of repair and maintenance services from heating and air conditioning, to suspension, brakes and engine repair. Garnand’s Hi-Tech Car Care is fully equipped to handle any of your repair or maintenance needs and they can even work on today’s advanced computer controlled vehicles and EV’s.
Stop in at Garnand’sHi-Tech Car Care today and see what they can do for your car to get you back on the road and on your way in no time!
Posted by Ed at 11/10/2014 05:11:00 PM
Sunday, November 9, 2014
I am sure that there are a lot of you out there that still hand wash and wax your vehicles, but I want to see how many people actually like doing it. The washing is not so bad, it’s the waxing that I don’t like as much. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that paint protection is important and I do wash and wax my vehicle regularly, I just want to find a paint protection system that will make my job easier and make it so I don’t have to wash my car as often.
I have used a lot of different products only to find that they didn’t work very well or they were just too difficult to apply. That was until I found 5 Star Shine last week. This stuff was easy to apply and they guarantee that I will not have to wax my car for up to 5 years! With a guarantee like that, I had to give it a try.
5 Star Shine was originally developed by technology used by NASA and by the US Navy. It can be applied by anyone in just minutes and it’s perfect for cars, boats, RV's and airplanes. And with over 13 years of industry experience, they have gained many loyal, repeat customers who use the product on every new car they buy.
You can find 5 Star Shine on Amazon or just go directly to their website through one of the links given and see what they have in store for you. They carry many automotive related products and accessories that keep your car looking and feeling like new inside and out. They even have some really useful automotive tips and advice that they share on their website which can help you get the most out of their products.
Connect with them today on Facebook or feel free to drop them a line and let them know how they are doing and what they can do to better serve your needs. Whatever you do, buy the 5 Star Shine paint protection system and see for yourself just how good your car can look and how long the protection can last.
Posted by Ed at 11/09/2014 11:57:00 PM
Friday, November 7, 2014
With the holiday season right around the corner, (oh wait, Macy’s says it here already) many of you are either getting into the holiday spirit or dreading the upcoming snow and cold. We have already had snow here in Michigan, it was on Halloween, and they say more if coming this weekend. I don’t mind the snow that much although it means that I have to drain the tank and put the bike away and drive instead of ride. I really don’t even mind the Christmas part of it as long as it has somewhat of an automotive or motorcycling flair.
Every year when we put up the Christmas tree, I tend to pull out the Hotwheels, Ducati and Harley Davidson ornaments first, only to have them pushed to the back of the tree where they aren’t visible unless you really look for them (think the Christmas pickle!). And last year, the wheeled ornaments became children’s toys with many of them ending up with broken forks or bent axles. I think it’s time to buy some new motorcycle related ornaments for the Christmas tree and maybe this time with wheels that don’t spin.
Not a fan of going to Hallmark and paying high prices for “keepsake” ornaments, my search turned to the computer and what I found I just had to share with my readers. It’s a motorcycle Christmas ornament in the shape of the classic V-twin cruiser bikes and it is perfect for any gearhead’s Christmas tree. It even comes with flames painted on the black tank!
The website is called The Country Porch and they are out of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They have some other Christmas related products on their site but what I was most interested in was the motorcycle Christmas ornament. Is it expensive? Not at all! In fact, it’s less than 10 bucks so you have no excuses not to head on over to The Country Porch right now and order one for your own Christmas tree.
The Country Porch offers fast shipping at affordable rates based on how much you order. Plus, if you order over $150, you get free shipping! Check out their main site and see what else they offer, you might even find some good gift ideas!
Posted by Ed at 11/07/2014 02:41:00 PM
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Does everyone know what silly string is? What about tree sap, bird droppings and acid rain? These are all things that our cars, trucks and SUV’s face every single day. Well, maybe yours doesn’t have to face the silly string every day, but I am sure it has some other potential hazard to deal with on a routine basis. The reason I am asking you all of this is not because I have dreams and aspirations of becoming a teacher one day and I wanted to throw a pop quiz at you; far from it. I am asking my readers if they know what is attacking their car’s paint every day while it is parked outside in the elements.
There are many potential environmental dangers to your car’s paint that are working their way through the wax and the top coat right now as you read this. Don’t stop reading though, the information that follow is of great importance to you and you just might learn something about how to protect your car’s paint.
First of all, anything, and I do mean anything, that adheres itself to your car’s paint will begin destroying the top coat and, sooner than later, eat away at your paint and your car’s body. What can you do to protect it? Aside from routine washes, hand waxing your car with expensive carnauba wax, keeping it parked in a sealed, climate controlled garage and using a very large umbrella over it while driving it in the rain (don’t laugh, this will become big in Japan very soon!) there isn’t much you can do to protect your car from the elements.
|Don't let this happen to your car!|
There is one other thing that you can do and it works very well to protect your automotive investment; you could purchase a car cover and keep your car well protected when it is parked inside or out. There are many companies selling car covers that are designed to protect your car from whatever want to feed on it protective surface, but there is only one company that offers the best quality covers on the market at the lowest price possible.
It’s called CarAutoCovers.com and they are one of the best online sources for car covers for any make and model. From universal car covers, to a custom fit model that will cover and protect your car for many years to come, CarAutoCovers.com has the covers you need, when you need them.
Being the direct manufacturer not only allows them to offer low wholesale prices, but it also means that they have the latest models covered. Utilizing advanced technology and manufacturing techniques, CarAutoCovers.com is truly the best in the business hands down. They even offer free shipping on everything they carry and their exclusive Sure Fit Guarantee.
Your car is being attacked by the elements every day, do something to protect it. Visit CarAutoCovers.com and learn more about how to protect your automotive investment and how to find the perfect car cover for your car today. After the last silly string incident from the neighbor’s kids, I am buying a car cover for mine now from CarAutoCovers.com, you should too!
Posted by Ed at 11/05/2014 09:07:00 PM
Friday, October 31, 2014
Let me see a show of hands; how many of you have already started your holiday shopping? And I don’t mean the small stuff; I am talking about the big ticket items. The ones that cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars? If you have gift to buy this year and you haven’t started saving, you’re in luck. Read on to find out why.
Ditch the expensive jewelry and the trip to Disneyland and get something the family will really like. An off-road vehicle from MyGoKarts.com! The team over at MyGoKart.com have put together a special Halloween deal for you that will put one of their quality, dependable go karts or four wheelers in your garage today. Their off road vehicles offer more bang for the buck and more fun that your family has had in a long time.
With top brands such as Roketa, Tao Tao ATV, Kandi and more, MyGoKart.com has your off road needs covered. From four wheelers and two-seaters, to two wheelers and single seat vehicles that will add some excitement to your life, you can’t go wrong with these guys.
Around since 2009, MyGoKart.com has been offering a higher level of service and support to their customers and are always dedicated to the customer’s complete satisfaction. They offer low prices, fast shipping and right now, with their Halloween sale going on, you can get 30% off any Go Kart or ATV and get free shipping and a 1 year warranty to go along with it! What’s not to like?
MyGoKart.com has many vehicles to choose from and they offer ATV’s and go karts for both children and adults. Gas or electric, they have a vehicle to suit everyone’s needs and everyone’s budget. Visit them today.
You can visit MyGoKart.com at their website or find them on Facebook, Twitter or any of your favorite social media channels. Whichever you choose, you can’t go wrong with these guys. They will sell you one of the most popular off road vehicles ever made at a price you can afford. Call them today and order one (or two) for yourself and save money while having the time of your life!
Posted by Ed at 10/31/2014 12:18:00 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Just last week I was polishing my car's finish after tediously waxing it and I noticed a few things. The paint near the fender wells was starting to fade and there were small chips all over the front bumper and hood. It looked terrible and even worse now that I know they are there. We all know that this is just the beginning of surface corrosion and, inevitably, rust. I like my car and am planning on keeping it for a few more years which means I need to call a good paint shop and start setting aside some cash because we all know that body shops aren't cheap.
When I was looking for a good body shop, I got sidetracked by a picture of a BMW that was painted black as night. I had to click on it and see more and it was then that I realized that the car wasn’t painted at all. In fact, it was wrapped in a matte black body wrap that gave it a flawless, ominous appearance. Vehicle body wraps are the latest thing when it comes to making your exotic or performance car stand out from the rest. Vehicle wraps can be used on almost any car, truck, ATV or trailer and they can really transform the appearance from ho-hum to amazing!
The company that did the wrap is called Custom Wraps and they are out of Toronto, Canada. Custom Wraps features the industry’s finest vehicle wraps and have many finishes to choose from including matte, glossy and chromes. You can even get a full body carbon fiber wrap and I have seen one of their projects done in brushed blue steel and it looked unreal. I like the matte finishes the best and they even come in colors, not just black. All of their wraps fully protect your original paint from gravel chips, insects, UV rays and the elements. And, they don’t harm your paint at all and make your vehicle look incredible! In less time than you know and for less than the price of a factory paint job, your car can be wrapped and transformed into something incredible.
Every Custom Wraps is installed by a team of professionals assuring you that your car is in good hands and the wrap will be installed the right way the first time. They are even certified by 3M and Avery Dennison, two of the more prominent vehicle wrap manufacturers. Their installers have from 5 to 13 years of experience installing vehicle wraps. And being 3M preferred means that they had special training at 3M facilities and then had to pass 2 days of rigorous testing. It isn’t easy to become a 3M Preferred installer. Think about it, there are less than 10 of them in the whole GTA and their installer, Alex Severin, is the only 3M certified installer in Scarborough!
The main reason Custom Wraps is considered by many to be the best in the industry is there free replacement policy. When you visit their site you will see the other reason, their work. Custom Wraps not only look good, but they are made to last. Your car’s appearance will be dramatically changed and you won’t ever want to go back to a painted finish again.
When you order a wrap from Custom Wraps you can be 100% sure that:
• There will not be any cheap materials used.
• All technical bulletins, instructions and best practices will be followed.
• No damage will be made to your car’s paint.
• A comprehensive warranty will be given both on the materials and installation.
• There will not be vinyl failures due to poor installation.
You can find Custom Wraps on Facebook, where you can find more pictures of cars in their wraps. Go on over to the Custom Wraps website and find out how you can get one installed on your car and how to take care of it and keep it looking good. Custom Wraps offers vehicle wraps for all makes and models of luxury and exotic cars including BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar and Audi as well as a full line of truck, trailer and ATV wraps. No matter which product you choose, you are sure to get the highest quality and best look for your money, guaranteed.
Go on over to their website and see what they have for you and your vehicle. You will be amazed at how good a full body vehicle wrap will make your car look and how much it will stand out. I'm contacting them soon about getting a wrap for my project and so should you.
Posted by Ed at 10/29/2014 02:03:00 PM