Archive for January, 2014
There comes a time in every car owner’s life when tire replacement can no longer be put off. A trip to the tire shop is imminent, either because a tire has blown, or there’s a sneaking suspicion that the current tires are not far from catastrophic failure. Whether you have premium tires on your vehicle or not, it’s important to recognize the signs that it’s time to replace your tires. Here are the three big signs that you should be aware of. Old You can tell how old your tires are by looking at the Tire Identification Numbers printed or embossed in your tire. For all tires, you want to look at the last two digits of the number. If your tire was made after 2000, the last two
The American Petroleum Institute, or API, is a national trade organization that oversees and represents all the aspects of the oil and natural gas industry in the United States. It sets forth API standards for these industries. For many years, this organization has developed API standards for petroleum equipment and operating standards. This organization has more than 500 API standards covering recommended practices and compliance with industry standards. Engine oil marketers often use these standards, as well as the licensing and certification programs that signify that their oil meets specific API standards and quality levels. In addition to following API standards, there are other standard that mo
If you are in the market for a new car, you may want to check out the offerings at used Subaru dealers. Subaru is considered one of the premier car manufacturers in the world. Subaru is the automobile manufacturing division of the Japanese transportation conglomerate Fuji Heave Industries. Fuji Heavy Industries, which is the parent company of Subaru, got its start under the name of The Aircraft Research Laboratory in 1915. Subaru of America was established in 1968 in Philadelphia. Currently the company is the 26th biggest automaker by production world wide in 2011. While there are many different models offered by used Subaru dealers, it is interesting to note how environmentally friendly these cars actually are. The use of highly recyclable materials in the vehicles earned Subaru a 97.3% recycling ratio rat
There are far fewer bus manufacturers than there are automakers, but that doesn’t make choosing a bus any easier. Two very popular bus manufacturers are Starcraft, and Glaval. Did you know that both are a division of Forest River Incorporated? Now that you know that the same company is behind both manufacturers, how do you choose between the two makes when looking at buses for sale? Here are a few facts that might help you to decide. Starcraft Bus Starcraft is reportedly the largest shuttle bus manufacturer in North America. They make small to medium sized models, and they are a popular make among individuals searching church buses fo
A lot of people really need an SUV for their lifestyle, but the the cost of a new one can be completely prohibitive. Luckily for you, as someone who needs to sell their Toyota Highlander, there’s a good market of people interested in buying a used SUV. However, to get the best deal, there are a few things that you’ll need to do, and a few things that should probably make it onto your to-do list. Three Things You Absolutely Need to Do
- Clean your SUV. Inside and out.
- Have your title in order.
- Know the value of your SUV.