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Do It Yourself: Inspecting A Used Car

Do It Yourself: Inspecting A Used Car
New vehicles can be quite costly not to mention their fast depreciation rates, as such, used vehicles are the perfect way to go for anyone with a limited budget. While investing in a used car is a sensible option, you however need to ensure that the used vehicle is in good condition as it can become quite costly if it has any hidden damage. Here are some do it yourself inspection steps to ensure that the interior and exterior of the vehicle are of premium quality: EXTERIOR

Body condition. Check each body panel and the roof, looking for scratches, dents, and rust. Examine the lines of the fenders and doors. Misaligned panels or large gaps can indicate either sloppy assembly at the factory or shoddy repair. The paint color and finish should be the same on every body panel.
Glass. Look carefully at the vehicle glass to make sure [...]

Maintaining Your Used BMW

Maintaining Your Used BMW

Proper maintenance of a Used BMW can prove to be a valuable to preserving the life of the vehicle. BMWs can run smoothly for well over one hundred thousand miles if properly maintained. BMW owners are often cautious when selecting a garage and typically obtain service of their vehicle through the BMW dealership directly, or through a well trusted mechanic.

Maintenance can be pricey, but for many owners, the price of maintaining their used vehicle is well worth it especially after the vehicle is fully paid for. So what service will a used BMW need? Typically tire rotation at least each season. BMWs are widely known as the ultimate driving machine,As such, having good tires is imperative to good performance on the road. Having the proper type and size tires for the vehicle can give the driver confidence and reassurance especially in poor driving conditions, such as rain or snow.

Though some models need less [...]

Knowing When You Should Replace Your Engine.

Knowing When You Should Replace Your Engine.
There are times when replacing your car’s engine is exactly the right thing to do, and times when it’s definitely a false economy. The question is, how do you know which is which?
If the engine goes on your car, or looks like it’s about to soon, you’ve got a big question to answer. Do you replace it, or do you cut your losses and start looking for a new car? You should be able to buy a second-hand or reconditioned engine relatively cheaply from a breakers, but the cost of the engine alone isn’t the only factor to consider.
What went wrong?
Most engines should manage a good 150,000 miles nowadays, but that distance brings with it a lot of wear and tear to the car as a whole, not just the engine. As far as your engine itself is concerned, some of the major faults that are likely to make [...]

Do It Yourself: Used Car Inspection

Do It Yourself: Inspecting A Used Car

New vehicles can be quite costly not to mention their fast depreciation rates, as such, used vehicles are the perfect way to go for anyone with a limited budget. While investing in a used car is a sensible option, you however need to ensure that the used vehicle is in good condition as it can become quite costly if it has any hidden damage. Here are some do it yourself inspection steps to ensure that the interior and exterior of the vehicle are of premium quality:

EXTERIOR

Body condition. Check each body panel and the roof, looking for scratches, dents, and rust. Examine the lines of the fenders and doors. Misaligned panels or large gaps can indicate either sloppy assembly at the factory or shoddy repair. The paint color and finish should be the same on [...]

5 Car Repairs You Can Do Yourself

5 Car Repairs You Can Do Yourself
1. Oil and oil filters

Tools: ratchet, oil filter, wrench, funnel, new oil, oil container, and oil filter.

Before you change the oil please ensure that your engine has been cooled for several hours.

  1. Get under your car and locate the vehicle’s oil pan and unscrew the drain plug and drain all of the old oil into your oil pan.
  2. Go back to your engine and remove the old oil filter with your oil filter wrench.
  3. Lubricate the rubber gasket on the new oil filter with some new motor oil.
  4. Fill the new oil filter about two-thirds of the way with new oil.
  5. Screw in the new oil filter. Hand-tighten it only.
  6. Fill the engine with new oil, using your funnel.
  7. With a dip-stick, double check your oil level to be sure you’ve added enough.
2. Spark Plugs

Tools: Ratchet or socket wrench, 12″ socket extension, spark plug [...]

Learn How Your Car Works.

Learn How Your Car Works.

Where should you start with learning more about your car? At the beginning, the end, or anywhere in between. If you are facing a specific issue, then by all means start on that section. We won’t smack your fingers for going out of order. Each section stands on it’s own, so feel free to go it your own way.Here are the main things to consider as you proceed;

  • Body – Learn how your car’s body is built, cared for, and repaired after an accident.
  • Brakes – This is critical system which can never be neglected.
  • Cooling System – Your car’s engine produces a lot of heat, the cooling system removes that heat and keeps the engine in a peak operating temperature range.
  • Drivetrain – From the clutch to axle, learn how your engines power reaches the ground.
  • Electrical – Many systems in your car rely on electric power which starts at you battery and [...]

VE: The No. 1 Company For Quality Used Vehicles 

VE: The No. 1 Company For Quality Used Vehicles 

A car is so much more than a piece of metal, it’s a lifestyle statement that signifies beauty, power, strength, endurance, elegance and performance all wrapped into one polished and refined package.

Buying a car is an important step that signifies not only personal achievement but also growth and enhancement in life it’s a vital process and isn’t as simple as going to the grocery store and picking something up.

The sad reality though is that the number of con men looking to defraud you and steal your hard-earned money is rising every day. People who will come to you purporting to sell you the car of your dreams only to take your cash and leave you high and dry. This is why you have to choose the best company for the job. A company whose reputation precedes it, [...]

Risky Road Habits That May Cause Easily Avoidable Accidents

Risky Road Habits That May Cause Easily Avoidable Accidents

There are a wide variety of dangerous driving habits that many drivers consider to be common. Bad driving habits often lead to car accidents, resulting in thousands of shillings being spent on repairs, fines, and increased auto insurance premiums not to mention the monumental waste of time on everybody’s part. This is why it is important to know all the habits that may cause you to get into an easily avoidable accident.

Some of the most common risky road habits include

  • Distracted driving – You could be using your cellphone, singing along to a song on th radio, doing your make up or reading something, This distractions take your eyes away from the road, your hands away from the steering wheel, and your mind away from the main task of driving, causing you to have a delayed response to any unexpected traffic situations.

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Vital Vehicle Safety Checks Before Driving

Vital Vehicle Safety Checks Befoe Driving

A good number of road breakdowns are caused by vehicles running out of fuel, poor tyre maintenance, power loss and engine trouble. Having a roadworthy vehicle saves you not only time but money.

The following are a few quick and easy checks to ensure you and your vehicle are ready to get on the road:

You

  • Ensure you are well rested and not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Before getting on the road, plan your route and identify places to take a break during your journey.
  • Confirm the latest traffic conditions on the road.

 

Leaks

Check under the car for obvious leaks, driving with leaking may cause failure of the steering, brakes or radiator.

Why You Should Be Driving A Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition Model

Why You Should Be Driving A Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition Model

Finding the right Porsche can be a grueling process with seemingly endless options, features and models. This is why you have to go for the most polished and refined model range, The Porsche Cayenne platinum edition. This range is dripping in elegance and luxury with three high performance models; The Cayenne Platinum edition, The Cayenne Diesel Platinum edition and The Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition.

Exterior:

The platinum edition models are eye catching and furthermore have a sense of style that leaves lasting impressions. The dynamic Porsche contouring also plays its part in keeping gazes transfixed. Some other notable features include:

 

  • Bi-Xenon main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
  • Wheel arch extensions painted in exterior color
  • 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels in satin platinum
  • Privacy glass
  • Automatically dimming mirrors
  • Park Assist (front and rear)
  • Exterior package in black ( high gloss)

 

 

Interior

Exquisite, comfortable and high-tech, the platinum edition [...]

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