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I have tried multiple sources for internet based life insurance leads. Even paying to have a site made. http://www.terminsurancecharlotte.com/ it works.. but costs a ton via pay-per click for leads. ?: prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /

Of all the sites and marketing groups I have tried Insurance Leads.com has been the most successfull. http://www.insuranceleads.com/promotion.aspx?s=agtref k=279797

If you try it they will give you $100 of free leads (matching). These are NOT exclusive leads so be ready to call them emediatly. I have the leads sent to my phone. If you are the first to speak to the prospect you have a 70% shot of closing the case right then.

WARNING: Don’t expect that these leads are going to be easy. I buy 3 leads per day at a cost of $13 per lead. (You can have it set up to get them only on certain days). In a weeks time (15 leads), 8 are BOGUS (get refunded), 3 Sale Made, 2 Can’t be reached (LEAVE MESSAGES.. most don’t), 2 spoke with and have to “WORK” to make the sale.

Talk with them http://www.insuranceleads.com/promotion.aspx?s=agtref k=279797 it might be a nice little addition to your practice.

I have been using them for two years. Last year I bought leads for 40 weeks. (600 leads).. sold 128 polciys.. (placed 82.. some people go to the internet for quotes once the Dr. tells them they are on the stiarway to heaven). Average annual premium sold $94 / month. Total Premium Placed = $92600. I made $53,000 – $3,700 (bogus leads get refunded) = $49,000. Not too bad for @ 3 hours a day work.

Let me know via this sight how it is working for you. Lets share ideas on how to get this and other marketing effrots to work better for us.

Pokerguy

Hmm spell check would have been a good idea.

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New Promotion that http://www.insuranceleads.com/promotion.aspx?s=agtref k=279797 is running. 20 Free Leads (Up to $300 in value)

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Please post if you have tried. What is working or not working with your approach?

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Bonk this post is not for my site… just showing that a 3rd party vendor works. It works for me.

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The “About Us” portion of the terminsurancecharlotte.com site is pretty weak. All it says about them is “Our goal is to be the number one term life insurance resource for the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area. We make finding the right insurance easy.” Then a bunch of jargon that doesn’t have anything to do with the site. I just send a couple of minions to the pregnancy ward of the hospital to get the husbands info.

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Point taken @ my site. The site was just to get the first page lead info… the generic volume is to buff up site for search engines. I have gotten a few notes about the site, the point of the post it to say the the leads vendor works for me… BETTER than my own web site via pay per click.

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Have you tried their Annuity leads?

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I have not used them for annuity leads.

gettingstarted

I’m going to give them a shot, will keep updated.

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Gettingstarted .. how did it go? What type of call/reach/bogus ratio did you pull your first week? MAKE SURE to get REFUNDS on any lead that is BS. Can’t wait to hear how it worked for you.

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Ray- Please post what you emailed me.

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Sold 2 out of the 15 free leads.

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“Sold 2 out of the 15 free leads. ” T

he leads can be great or crap. They do refund quick on the bs leads. 1/3 BS leads, 1/3 Sale, 1/3 working.

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“Sold 2 out of the 15 free leads. ” The leads can be great or crap. They do refund quick on the bs leads. 1/3 BS leads, 1/3 Sale, 1/3 working.

The 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 seems to be holding true. I have been getting refunded on the 1/3 junk leads, and about half the “working” leads turn out to be junk. So selling 2, working 1, and refunded 3 is more like the ratio.

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52 policys PLACED PAID YTD. 337 Leads bought. 142 Leads refunded. 52 / 195 @ 26% YTD

Ask how many agents are working the leads in your area.. DONT buy if more than 3 other agents in your area- this is good but no reason to tip over each other.

I set my lead screener to 250K face min, over 35 yo under 65, and NO health conditions.

I sell Term Ins. 94% of the time with these leads, I cant think of a situation where a face of under 250K is suitable coverage. 35-65 is the Term Ins. sweet spot, under 35 and you make NO $$$ selling it. Over 65 and you have a diffrent set of products to consider. The health conditions is something I flip on and off. I hate to pay for a lead for a person who is the walking dead- “My doctor told me I have” . I have made good $ selling to people who have been turned down by other companys though.. rated policys make the most $$$. It is a coin flip, I just toggle on and off.

Good Luck with your sales!

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I have been seriously considering moving forward with insuranceleads.com and you have pretty much sealed that deal. I am going to try it as well. I do have a few questions for you if you had some time to respond.

What have you found to be your average lead cost? Still holding steady at $13 per lead?

Do you only market to a radius around Charlotte? The whole state? How do you approach that? What’s the population there?

Do you have staff that does the contacting for you? Either way, about how much time does it take total to close it? Are the prospects pretty receptive?

Any tips to make sure that you are the first agent to contact them? How quickly do you find that other agents call the leads first?

Any scripts or form emails you might care to share? Any systems or processes you use that work?

Any luck cross-selling your investments?

Have you tried any other lead sites and had good results?

OK, thanks for any answers you have the time to give. I appreciate the guidance and will be sure to report my results here in a few months.

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What have you found to be your average lead cost? Still holding steady at $13 per lead? The last group have been $24.40/lead with the 250K face min, over 35 yo under 65, and NO health conditions.

Do you only market to a radius around Charlotte? The whole state? How do you approach that? What’s the population there? 15 miles from my zip has @ 1million people.

Do you have staff that does the contacting for you? I do ALL of the first 4 attempts, then turn them over to a couple of new guys. If the contact is not made right away, then the lead is usually junk.

Either way, about how much time does it take total to close it? My record from time of getting the lead and submitting the app in 7 min. The normal is @ 1 hour all in.

Are the prospects pretty receptive? When they are real yes, when some jerkorf signed them up to fill out a paid survey they are pissed. Just be kind and give them the name and number of your Insurance leads contact to be asked to be put on DNC list.

Any tips to make sure that you are the first agent to contact them? How quickly do you find that other agents call the leads first? Have the lead sent to your PDA, and call them AS SOON AS YOU GET THE LEAD.

Any scripts or form emails you might care to share? Any systems or processes you use that work? Just say you are responding to their request for a life insurance quote. Always ask for the close, ask to get togeather or take app over phone.

Any luck cross-selling your investments? Have sold a few investment accounts, @ 300K total.. These are really term-ite leads.

Have you tried any other lead sites and had good results? Quite a few, NewQuote, InsuranceLeadz, LifeSolutions, I have been doing this for 14 years, alot have come and gone.


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Call 1-800-649-5285 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

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We strongly recommend you report as a group—by phone or in writing. The same 24-hour time limit applies.

What if my employer has a policy about notifying supervisors or managers about suspected child abuse or neglect?

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Upon request, we may also provide you with relevant information and records related to a report you made if you have an ongoing working relationship with the child or family who is the subject of the report. You may not share this information with any person not authorized to get it.

What is my liability?

Vermont law provides you with immunity from civil or criminal liability if your report was made in good faith. However:

  • Failing to report as required by law can result in criminal prosecution with a fine of up to $500
  • Failing to report as required by law with the intent to conceal the abuse or neglect can result in imprisonment for up to six months and a fine of up to $1,000

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The HIPAA privacy rule allows covered organizations to disclose protected health information to report suspected child abuse or neglect to government authorities authorized by law to receive such reports.

Is my report confidential?

We will not divulge your identity unless:

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  • A court finds probable cause to believe your report was not made in good faith and orders DCF to divulge your identity
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    At Edmunds, you’ll be able to browse thousands of used cars, trucks and SUVs for sale with special offers, appraise your current car, and research the car, SUV or truck of your dreams. You can limit your search to certified pre-owned (or CPO) vehicles for sale and be a click away from articles by our experts that will give you the best car shopping and buying tips and advice. Let’s take a closer look at each of these aids to easier used-car shopping.

    The INVENTORY tab at the top of the page allows you to browse used cars for sale from popular makes such as Ford, Honda, Toyota, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Infiniti, Acura and Subaru. The inventory tool allows you to cast a much wider net than simply visiting your local dealership’s website. Start with the make and model of the vehicle that you’re interested in. You’ll have the option to refine your search by price, distance, model year and mileage. If you’re looking for specific options or features, a certain trim level or a specific color, there are more advanced search filters available, including engine type, fuel type, drivetrain, powertrain, airbags, air-conditioning and much more. After you find the car, SUV, truck or hybrid that you’re interested in, select the listing to check out the VIN details page for that vehicle and get more information. There you’ll find a description of the vehicle from the dealer, vehicle features and options, contact information for that dealership, dealer reviews, a ballpark insurance estimate, and a link to see a Carfax vehicle history report.

    The APPRAISE tab at the top of the page lets you enter your car’s basic information, odometer reading, trim level, and overall condition. Then Edmunds provides you with the True Market Value (TMV) for your used car or vehicle. Edmunds’s True Market Value or used car value is is a great starting point for negotiation of a used-car sale between a private buyer and seller. This is an “as is” value that does not include any warranties. The final sales price depends on the car’s actual condition and local market factors. You can use this used car value estimate to price your car for sale or to negotiate a trade-in for a new, CPO, or previously owned car for sale from a local dealer. The used car value estimate is also useful for assessing retail pricing at a car dealer. You can try it out by clicking the “APPRAISE” tab, above. Once you enter your vehicle details, you will receive three estimates for your used car’s value: “Trade-in” is what you can expect a dealer to offer you for your used car; “Private Party” is what you might expect to earn if you sold the pre-owned vehicle yourself; and “Dealer Retail” is what you might expect to pay if you were buying this used model used at a dealership. If the vehicle is new enough, you’ll also see a price that says “Certified Used Price.” This price estimates what the dealership might sell it for as a certified pre-owned vehicle.

    The RESEARCH tab points you to our expert analysis of the make and model of the car you select. You can read our editors’ reviews and learn about each generation of the vehicle you’re interested in. From there, you can narrow the focus of your car buying research by selecting a particular model year and learning more by checking out photos of the cars, researching local dealership listings, car valuation, consumer reviews, editors’ reviews, pros & cons, features & specs, and safety information. That’s a world of information. And we’ve put it all right at your fingertips.

    Are you thinking about trading in your vehicle at the dealership or selling it yourself? Find out what your used car is worth with our True Market Value appraisal tool. Enter the year, make and model to get started. Make sure you know the options on your vehicle and the current odometer reading. Be honest about the condition level. Most cars will fall in the “average” to “clean” range.

    The appraisal tool will give you three prices: “Trade-in” is what you can expect a dealer to offer you. “Private Party” is what you might expect to earn if you sold the vehicle yourself. “Dealer Retail” is what you might expect to pay if you were buying this model used at a dealership. If the vehicle is new enough, you’ll also see a price that says “Certified Used Price.” This price estimates what the dealer might sell it for as a CPO vehicle.

    If you are hesitant about buying a traditional used car, you may want to consider a certified pre-owned vehicle. These vehicles tend to be newer, have gone through a more detailed inspection process and come with a limited warranty. The Edmunds inventory tool will have an option to sort the list to show only CPO vehicles. You can also go directly to the CPO cars page.

    Explore Car-Buying Articles: If you’re unsure about the next steps in buying a used car — or car buying in general — Edmunds has research articles that can help. Take a look at those we’ve linked to on this page, or visit our research main page for a full list of articles that have been written by Edmunds car-shopping experts.

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    Go Loan Shopping

    The next step in the refinancing process is to look for a new lender. You can check with banks, financial companies, or credit unions. There are also online lenders and services that can help you find a potential lender.

    One quick way to find out if you qualify for a loan is to use an auto refinance network, like CARCHEX. This service contacts nearly 100 different lenders, and some might be willing to offer you refinancing even with bad credit.

    Prime Vs. Subprime

    The biggest factor that goes into refinancing decisions is the interest rate. Your credit score has a big influence in what rate lenders are willing to give you. Borrowers with excellent credit are eligible for prime loans which offer the lowest interest. People with poor credit are offered subprime loans which carry higher credit, sometimes up to 15-20% higher than prime loans.

    Things To Watch Out For

    Making inquires to multiple lenders is acceptable, but all inquiries must be done within a 30 day period. Services like CARCHEX help here since they consult with many lenders in just a few days.

    Also, do not apply for other types of credit, like home equity loans, while you are inquiring about car loan refinancing. Multiple types of inquires at the same time could hurt your credit report.

    Finally, you might be offered refinancing with a lower monthly payment, but at a very high interest rate. Try to avoid this as you will end up paying much more overall. Remember to ask about the total loan amount, and then compare this figure to your current car loan before you decide to refinance.

    What To Do If You Are Turned Down

    If you are not approved for refinancing, the first thing you should do is try to improve your credit rating. Things you can do are:

    • Make timely payments on all your credit accounts
    • Pay down any loans as quickly as possible; make extra payments if possible
    • Get your late account payments up to date as soon as possible
    • Consider seeking credit counselling
    • Keep credit card balances low or don’t use credit cards at all
    • Don’t take out a new credit card to pay off an old card

    Conclusion

    Bad credit limits your refinancing options, but there are things you can do to maximize your chances. Even if you get turned down, you can work towards improving your credit score and re-apply for refinancing in the future.

    Joe Campanella is the EVP of Business Development for CARCHEX and oversees partner relationships. Joe possesses 12+ years of experience building sales/customer service teams and securing strategic partnerships. He is a sports enthusiast who enjoys mountain biking, surfing and snowboarding in his spare time.

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    Things You’ll Need

    Pick out any loose glass chips from the crack with the razor blade.

    Clean the area thoroughly with a damp cloth.

    Dry the area completely with a clean cloth, using a hairdryer if necessary to remove all the water from the crack.

    Center the suction cups around the center of the crack or chip, suctioning them firmly to the car.

    Insert the tube into the center of the suction cups, making sure that it is secured as tightly as possible.

    Pour the repair material into the tube.

    Insert the plunger into the tube and push down on it, squirting the repair material onto the chip. The pressure will cause the material to squirt into the base of the chip and throughout any cracks.

    Wait 1 minute to allow the repair material to fully fill the cracks, then remove the tube and suction cups.

    Place the film that was included in the repair kit over the crack or chip.

    Use the edge of the razor blade to flatten the film and the repair material completely, pushing the excess resin into the unfilled portions of the crack.

    Wait 15 minutes for the repair material to dry fully.

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    How to Lease a Car and Get the Best Deal

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    • Over time, the cost of leasing several cars will likely exceed the purchase price of a new or used car.
    • Don’t tell a car dealer you plan to lease until after you’ve negotiated the car’s purchase price.
    • Beware salespeople who focus only on your monthly payment will be. Stay aware of the total price you’ll pay, including down payment and monthly bills.
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      A car lease lets you drive a new vehicle without paying a large sum of cash or taking out a loan.

      To lease a car, you simply make a small down payment less than the typical 20% of a car s value you d pay to buy followed by monthly payments for the term of the lease. When the term expires, you return the car.

      Leasing a car has some drawbacks, however. Among them:

      • You don’t own the car when your lease expires. You essentially rent, not buy, the car. So you don’t have equity in the car to use toward the purchase of another vehicle.

      • Over time, say 10 years, the cost of leasing several cars will likely exceed the purchase price of a new or used car.

      • Lease terms can carry steep penalties. You may have to pay penalties if:

      -You exceed the number of miles in your lease contract.

      – You fail to keep the interior and exterior of the car in good condition.

      – You drive the car hard and inflict significant wear and tear on the car’s performance and appearance.

      – You want to return the car before your contract expires.

      Does a lease make sense for you?

      Leasing is more beneficial than buying when you:

      • Don’t have the cash to buy the car.

      • Want to drive a vehicle that’s out of your purchase price range.

      • Won’t likely exceed the mileage cap in a contract—usually between 10,000 and 15,000 miles per year.

      • Can take good care of the car’s exterior and interior, paying particular attention to avoid nicks, spills and other cosmetic damage.

      • Expect to lease another car when your vehicle’s current contract expires.

      Exceeding the mileage limits on your lease can cost you 10 to 15 cents per mile. The dealer will inspect your car just before the lease expires, and you ll also be charged for excessive wear and tear.

      How to Lease

      Leasing a car is less complicated than buying one. But to get the best deal on the car you want, you must still follow these steps:

      Step 1. Choose a type — What kind of car do you want? Better yet, what car do you need? A convertible? A sedan? An SUV?

      Step 2. Pick your models — Make a list of car types in your price range. You can reduce non-lease costs by including models with favorable gas mileage, high dependability, top safety features and low insurance premiums (ask your auto insurance agent for a list of vehicles that fit the bill).

      Step 3. Take a test drive — Once you’ve narrowed your list to a few models, take each car for a test drive. Pay particular attention to comfort, visibility, braking, steering, internal noise and shock-absorption. At this stage, don’t yet mention you intend to lease (more on this in Step 6).

      Step 4. Ask about safety — During your test drive, ask the salesperson whether the vehicle comes with anti-lock brake systems (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC) and head-protecting side air bags. All are valuable safety features.

      Step 5. Compare lease deals — When you return home from the dealer, calculate the lease deals on offer and figure out how much you can afford to pay monthly.

      Step 6. Talk price first — Once you’re ready to return to a dealership to strike a deal, don’t tell the dealer you plan to lease until after you’ve negotiated a purchase price. Most people who lease are unaware that their monthly payments will be based on the final agreed-upon price.

      Step 7. Negotiate up — Negotiate the final price of the vehicle up from the rock-bottom cost to the dealership. You can find out what new cars cost a dealer for $14 per vehicle at Consumer Reports. Your monthly payments will be based on the price you and the salesperson settle on. That price will fall somewhere between the dealer’s wholesale price and the manufacturer s suggested retail price.

      Step 8. Beware of gab — Your salesperson may try to push you toward closing the deal by focusing on the relatively low amount you’ll have to pay each month. This, however, will add to the total amount you ll pay.

      Step 9. Paying the Lease — The larger your initial down payment, the lower your monthly tab will be. As with any bill, you ll face penalties if you fail to make payments on time. Turning in your leased car early, before the loan term ends will typically result in a penalty—unless you are trading in the car for another leased or purchased car.

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    Be Informed

    The more accurate your assessment of the dealer cost, the better prepared you ll be to start negotiating. Start with the dealer invoice, which is the official price the dealership paid for the car. Check websites like Edmunds, KBB and AutoTrader, which track the invoice price and any dealer incentives offered by the manufacturer. These incentives lower the effective cost to the dealer. Another factor that lowers the dealer’s real cost is the holdback — a refund the manufacturer gives the dealership once the car is sold, often provided by the factory on a quarterly basis. Holdbacks are harder to determine, but they typically represent 2 to 3 percent of the purchase price. This means that the dealer invoice is 2 to 3 percent higher than what the dealer will ultimately pay.

    Negotiate by the Numbers

    Once you have a sense of what the vehicle cost the dealer, you can come up with a price that meets your needs and gives the dealership enough profit to accept it. While you’ll be able to use dealer incentives as a tool to lower the sale price, most dealers won t negotiate based on the holdback. But knowing about the holdback gives you ammo when the salesman claims he s not making any profit on the sale at your proposed price. In addition, check auto buying websites to see what buyers are paying in your area. This gives you a price range that dealers have accepted.

    Time It Right

    Dealers sometimes have extra incentive to sell certain types of vehicles at specific times of year. One example that s easy to predict is the end of the model year. Salesmen need to move cars off the lot at the end of the year to make room for next year s models, particularly if that model is undergoing a redesign or if new features will be added in the coming year. The manufacturer in those cases may offer extra dealer incentives that can help salesmen give you the best possible price. If you’re flexible in your timing, buying a new car under these circumstances can save you a lot of cash.

    Get the Best Rates

    A great price on the vehicle doesn t mean much if you re paying more than you should in financing charges. Don t rely on the dealer for your financing. Check rates with your bank or credit union, and obtain preapproval before shopping. Many lenders even give you a check for your preapproved amount that you can use to buy the car. That way you won’t be pressured into taking a comparatively poor financing offer from the dealership to drive away with the car.

    Look Around

    Even if you ve fallen in love with a particular model, there are identical cars at each dealership in your area and across the country if you re willing to look farther away and have the car shipped. Play one dealership off against another, so they’re bidding to win your business. Get online price quotes from every dealer within a few hours’ driving distance. You may not be eager to drive across state lines for a better deal, but the salesman at the local dealership won’t know that.

    No Unnecessary Add-ons

    You ll spend a lot of time preparing to buy a car, and the negotiating process can be draining. Don t give up your hard-won results at the finish by agreeing to purchase extras like rustproofing, undercoating or sealant. These overpriced perks represent extra profit for the dealer, as do flashy features that are cheaper if purchased and installed after you ve bought the car.

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    How To Prep Your Car for Long-Term Storage

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    There are a number of times when people need to store a vehicle for an extended period of time. Maybe you have a convertible that you love to drive in the summer, but winter is on the way. Or perhaps you’re going to leave town for a job or an extended vacation. Maybe you are in the military and are being deployed overseas.

    Whatever the reason for your time away from the vehicle, you’ll need to put it in storage. If you simply let your vehicle sit on the street or in a garage for an extended period of time, you may return to a dead battery or worse yet a damaged engine, ruined tires and a rat’s nest under your hood.

    Here are important steps to take before you store a vehicle. They will preserve the life of the engine and ensure that your car starts when you return to it.

    Keep It Covered

    A garage is the ideal place to store a vehicle. This will protect it from the elements and keep it at a temperature that’s relatively stable. If you don’t have a garage and you can find accommodation at a reasonable price, consider putting the car in a public storage facility.

    If you have to leave the car outdoors, consider getting a weatherproof car cover. This will help keep the car clean and dry.

    Clean It Up

    It may seem counterintuitive to get the car washed when you’re putting it away for months, but it is an easy step and one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Water stains or bird droppings left on the car can damage the paint. Make sure to clean the wheels and undersides of the fenders to get rid of mud, grease or tar. For added protection, give the car a coat of wax.

    Change the Oil

    Skip this step if you’re only storing the car for a week or two. Consider getting the oil changed if you will be storing the vehicle for longer than 30 days. Ford recommends this in its owner’s manuals, saying that used engine oil has contaminants that could damage the engine.

    Top Off the Tank

    This is another long-term car storage tip. Fill the tank with gas if you expect the car to be in storage for more than 30 days. This will prevent moisture from accumulating inside the fuel tank and keep the seals from drying out. You should also purchase a fuel stabilizer such as Sta-bil. to prevent ethanol buildup and protect the engine from gum, varnish and rust. The fuel stabilizer will prevent the gas from deteriorating for up to 12 months.

    Keep It Charged

    An unattended battery will eventually lose its charge. Get someone to start the car every two weeks and drive it for about 15 minutes, if possible. Driving the car periodically has several benefits. It will maintain the battery’s charge, help the car “stretch its legs” and keep the engine and other components properly lubricated. It is also a good idea to run the air-conditioner to keep the parts in working order and the air quality fresh.

    If you cannot arrange for someone to start the car, there are two other options. The low-tech solution is to disconnect the negative battery cable. You’ll likely lose the stereo presets, time and other settings. If you want to keep those settings and ensure that your battery starts the moment you return, purchase a battery tender, also known as a trickle charger. This device hooks up to your car battery on one end and plugs into a wall outlet on the other. It delivers just enough electrical power to prevent the battery from discharging.

    Don’t Use the Parking Brake

    It’s usually a good idea to use the parking brake, but don’t do it when you leave a car in storage. If the brake pads make contact with the rotors for too long, there is a chance that they might fuse. Instead, purchase a tire stopper, also called a chock. to prevent the car from moving.

    Prevent Flat Spots

    Make sure your tires are inflated to the recommended tire pressure. If a vehicle is left stationary for too long, the tires could develop flat spots as the weight of the vehicle presses down on the tires’ footprints. This process occurs at a faster rate in colder temperatures and with vehicles equipped with performance tires or low-profile tires.

    In some cases, simply having someone drive the car for a while will bring the tires up to their normal operating temperature and get rid of any flat spots. In more severe cases, a flat spot can become a permanent part of the tire and it will need to be replaced.

    If your car will be in storage for more than 30 days, consider taking the wheels off and placing the car on jack stands at all four corners. This step requires more work, but it can save you from needing a new set of tires. Your tires will be in much better shape when you return if they haven’t had the weight of the vehicle resting on them for a month or more.

    Keep Critters Out

    A garage will keep your car dry and relatively warm. Unfortunately, those are also two things that make a garaged car attractive to rodents. There are plenty of places in your car for critters to hide, and plenty of things for them to chew on. Try to cover any gaps where a mouse could enter, such as the exhaust pipe or an air intake. Steel wool works well for this. Next, spread mothballs or cotton swabs dipped in peppermint oil along the perimeter of the vehicle. The smell is said to drive mice away.

    If you want to take a more proactive approach, lay down a few mousetraps and some rat poison. Just make sure someone can check the garage periodically, in case there are some casualties. Otherwise, you’ll have to deal with a smell much worse than mothballs when you take the car out of storage.

    Maintain Insurance

    You might be tempted to cancel your auto insurance when your vehicle is in storage. Although that might initially save money, there is a chance that the insurance company will raise your rates due to the gap in coverage, which could cost you more in the long run. This can vary based on where you live and who your provider is, so contact your insurance company to see what options are available to you.

    Get Back in Action

    Here’s a checklist of what to do when you’re ready to bring your vehicle out of storage:

    • Check under the hood for any evidence of rodents. Look for chewed belts, hoses, wires or nests. If you covered the muffler or air intake, remove that material before you start the car.
    • Check the windshield wipers to see if the rubber is cracked or brittle.
    • Check tire pressure and inflate the tires to the recommended specs.
    • Check the brakes. Rust may have accumulated on the rotors. In most cases, this should go away after you drive the vehicle for a short time.
    • Check fluids to make sure there have been no leaks and that they are at the recommended levels.
    • If the battery cable has been disconnected, make sure that you reconnect it and that the battery terminals are clean.
    • Wash your vehicle to remove any dirt that may have accumulated.

    How To Buy A Second Hand Car – Used Car Guide – Allianz Australia #auto #audio


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    Buying a second hand car from a private seller

    When a car is purchased from a licensed automotive dealer a warranty must be provided to show that there is no money owing on the car. However, when purchasing from a private seller there are no guarantees of this sort i. Without this warranty, your risk of being scammed is ultimately dependent on your own judgment, knowledge ii and research. This guide has been written to equip you with useful information before you purchase your next used car from a private sale.

    Is there money owing on your car?

    Be safe rather than sorry; make sure that the used car is debt free. It is always good to check that any finance owed on the car has been completely paid off. The Register of Encumbered Vehicles (REVS) in your state or territory holds information about motor vehicles that have money owing on them. It is important to run a REVS check on the car you intend to buy, as a failure to identify any money owing on the vehicle may render you liable for the debts owed and at worst could result in the repossession of your purchased car iii .

    There are several ways to run a REVS search. One relatively simple option is to conduct an nationwide online search at Revscheck.com.au. Alternatively you may be able to conduct a REVS search via your respective state government consumer protection website such as the QLD or NSW Fair Trading sites .

    To run a REVS search, make sure you have the following details: the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), the registration number or chassis number and the engine number.

    According to new legislative reforms, in early 2012, REVS will move to the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR). which will enable you to conduct national research on the car you are interested in just by entering your vehicle’s unique serial number iii. The serial number may also be referred to as a vehicle identification number (VIN) that appears on your car registration papers.

    Watch out for fraud

    A few things can help you to decrease the risk of becoming a fraud victim. First of all, ask the seller for a current certificate of registration and crosscheck the vehicle s VIN, chassis and engine number. Demand to have a copy of a current safety report of the vehicle that outlines the roadworthiness of your vehicle. Depending on the state you live in, the safety report of your car may be named differently, for instance in New South Wales it s called a Safety Check Report v. in Victoria it s known as a Vehicle Information package vi and in Queensland it s the Safety Certificate vii. Another important step is to make sure the person selling the car is the car s legitimate owner. Determine this by asking for the seller s driving licence or any other forms of identity be thorough with this, ask for more than one form of identity if possible.

    The precautions outlined above may protect you from getting ripped off. However, apart from foisting a stolen car or an accrued debt upon you, car scammers may employ other strategies to con you.

    Odometer tampering is a fraud to watch out for viii. Just last year in Australia, an unlicensed motor dealer was charged with a fine of more than $37,000 for this crime and the illegal sale of vehicles ix. Others have also been prosecuted for rolling back the mileage recorded on the odometer x. with a Queensland car mechanic found to have illegally slashed more than four million kilometres off actual mileages of written-off cars xi .

    With the emergence of digital odometers, odometer tampering fraud may be hard to detect even for the highly skilled mechanic. To combat this scam, ask the private seller for the car s service log book or previous service invoices they should reveal a recorded history of the used car s odometer readings. Look for tell-tale signs and be suspicious if the private seller cannot provide you a service log book or service invoices. Armed with the knowledge of the car s mileage history, you may be in a better position to detect any car history inconsistencies and find out if the odometer has been rolled back.

    Score a deal

    With these simple tips in mind, you may increase your chances of finding and purchasing a hassle-free second hand car. There are also some useful checklists online which you can follow, such as this Car Buyer’s Checklist .

    After putting in such a great effort to obtain your new automobile, protect it by making sure your investment is financially secured with car insurance .

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    How to buy a second-hand car

    Like couture, there are many advantages in buying things second hand. There’s your contribution to the environment (lessens the carbon footprint of producing the same item) and of course the cost. It goes the same with cars. There is always a premium of buying something brand-new.  The moment you drive off the dealership your car depreciates about 20 percent of its purchase price. Although some people feel strongly about having first dibs on items or being the first to have the latest model, buying a used car certainly has its advantages. Buying a new car is like buying in the boutique for the latest season’s offering while a used car is like buying in an outlet store, where prices are slashed but it’s a few seasons old.

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    Like a boyfriend, more mileage means more issues; the more ex-girlfriends, the more girls to fight about. Like any machine, there’s a lot of wear and tear that can happen with extensive usage. A car with 20,000 km will probably run for about 25 percent less than brand-new.  Check the steering wheel and the pedals to see if the extent of use matches the mileage. If the odometer says a couple of thousand miles, while these two items looked like it was used since the shoulder pads was an in thing, there’s a big chance that your odometer was tampered with.

    Signs of damage

    Damaged goods always have baggage. For cars, this will be the cause of a lot of heartache and money lost for repairs. Inspect the car for any discolorations or overspray of paint colors. Open the doors and see if there is a discrepancy on the outside and inside color. Inspect if the color shades are the same all throughout the car. Another telltale sign is the license plate. See if there are dents or signs that it was crumpled and straightened out. Ask if there was a change of plate number and why. Also check the lock of the trunk, see if the mechanism is working properly and if not ask why. Usually when you are rear ended, and the trunk lid was not damaged, they will only change the bumpers, the misalignment of the latch can be the end result.

    Behavior when things get bumpy

    Like any relationship, before the commitment, comes the test drive; when you test-drive a used car, you need to see how it rides in a bumpy situation. Find a regular hump where you can drive the car a little faster than usual. Make sure it’s a hump that is big enough to activate the shocks of the vehicles and small enough not to speed bump the car into the air. This exercise will show if there are some loose joints or clanking noise. Check also all the gears (MT) and modes (AT) to make sure there are no warning lights setting off. Check also the windows, side mirrors, switches, etc.

    After you have done your test drive, check under the vehicle if there is some form of liquid leaking. If its water, it may just be the air conditioner or possibly a leak from the radiator. If it is from the radiator, then the vehicle may be prone to overheating. If there are oil leaks, then this is more serious and sets off a red flag for purchasing as well.

    Where they go for repair

    Cars bought first hand from the dealership usually have a repair record with the dealership. There you can see what kind of repair and maintenance is done. A car that is maintained in the dealership has an advantage that there is no replacement or non-endorsed parts on the vehicle, which can sometimes be a cause of a problem later on.

    Check for ‘red flags’

    Ask for a copy of the OR and CR. You can either text Traffic Management Group (TMG number: 2600) to see if this car is clean or a stolen one.  You can also check if this car is a recovered car, which usually results in a change of plates. Check if the chassis and engine number match the records as well.

    Where the cars are

    Some good places to scout for cars are your Sunday classified ads, sulit.com and kotse.com. Although it may seem convenient to go to the used-car lot, you need to be extra-stringent in screening the vehicles.  Usually before they display the vehicles, they do some detailing and repairs that can mask problems about the vehicle, make sure you ask what kinds of repair were made to the vehicle beforehand.

    Also good second-hand vehicles are the manufacturer-guaranteed pre-owned vehicles. Most of the manufacturers have pre-owned vehicle programs. Although the price is a little higher than your usual straight to owner transaction, you would have the peace of mind that the manufacturer has checked the units to be in good condition before it was traded in.

    Make sure you know the going rate of that particular year model car.   Call a couple of similar vehicles and see how much people are willing to sell the unit. Go to the local dealership and see if they have the same year model vehicle and ask for the price.

    Be prepared for some refurbishing

    Accept that whatever vehicle you buy, you would need to do some work on it, whether it’s an extensive check-up, tune-up or change of brake pads.  You would need to shell out money to make sure it runs in tiptop shape.  This will also help you diagnose problems or parts that need to be replaced that if left unchecked will cause a bigger problem later on.

    Consider the resale value

    There are some car brands that have very low resale value. This makes them a good candidate for buying them second hand. Cost of repair, gas consumption, availability of parts, demand and brand usually dictate resale value. Brands like Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi have good resale value due to their extensive network and having the longest relationship with the Filipino consumers. Expect to pay more for these vehicles.  Relatively new brands such as Hyundai, Ford and Subaru are catching up in terms of brand values; they are good candidates to consider as well.

    Buying used premium cars

    High-end luxury cars, on the other hand, offer some sort of balancing factors. You can usually buy at a better deal, but will be leveled later on with expensive maintenance and repair.

    In the end, you must consider how much work the car is in for. If you would be working the vehicle to the ground like a slave master, try to go for brands that are known to be reliable workhorses. But if it’s just going to and from the office, which is about 30 minutes to one hour away, you can include styling and form as part of the requirements. Used cars can be your best friend as long as you know how to mix style, functionality and cut throat bargaining.

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    How to Get Bank Auto Loans with Bad Credit

    You may be here if you have bad credit and are looking for bank auto loans. People with bad or no credit have a harder time obtaining a car loan than people with good to excellent credit. However, do not fret if you have really bad credit because there are options available to you. People have different reasons for having bad credit, such as irresponsible spending habits, or unexpected medical bills. Regardless of your situation, there are lenders that are available to people with less than admirable credit ratings. These lenders specialize in bank auto loans for people with bad credit and will be able to work with you so that you can obtain a loan for a new vehicle. Your credit history is not the only determining factor when trying to get approved for a loan. Besides your credit history, some things that a private auto loan lender will look at are; current monthly earnings, duration of job, and your financial situation.

    Applying Online Many people who have no credit are ashamed to ask for a loan and give up before they even try. Did you know that there are many lenders on the Internet that are willing work with people that do not have a credit score? As a consumer with no credit, all you need to do is to fill out an online loan application and have sub-prime lenders compete for your business. The best way to get a bad credit bank auto loan is to fill out as many online applications as possible and see which lender will bite .

    Funds for Down Payment Another factor of how much you will be able to receive within your auto loan package is the amount of money that you have for the down payment on the car you are attempting to buy. Remember that a down payment is a very important determining factor when getting accepted for a loan with no credit, because a higher down payment means that there is less risk on the lender. Also, a large down payment can prove to the lender that you are a responsible individual who knows how to save and will provide evidence that you are improving your credit score.

    Seek a Co-Signer The last factor when trying to get bank auto loans with bad credit is to seek out a co-signer. A co-signer will help out your cause and will increase your chances of getting a loan. The reason why a co-signer helps when trying to get private auto loans is because they are partially responsible for the loan and the lender will also look at their income as a determining factor when approving your loan application.

    Remember that there is hope for you if you are trying to get bank auto loans with bad credit. If you follow the steps of applying for loans online, increasing your down payment, and obtaining a co-signer, then you will most likely get approved for a no (or bad) credit private auto loan.

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    How to Compare Car Insurance Quotes

    Published: September 2012

    Getting quotes from auto insurance providers is easy. You can pick up the phone and talk to an agent. or you can get your quote right on the insurer’s website. These days, you can get an accurate idea of how much car insurance will cost you just by punching in a few figures on your computer. But once you’ve got a handful of quotes in front of you, how do you determine which policy will suit you best? Here are a few tips to help you effectively compare car insurance quotes.

    Understand that cost isn’t everything.

    When you first start comparing auto insurance quotes, it may be tempting to base your decision on the “bottom line:” Which policy will cost me the least amount of money out of pocket? Some people don’t want to spend too much time shopping for car insurance and for this reason, price is often the sole determining factor. But, price is not the only thing to consider when you’re trying to get the most coverage for your money. If you’re really interested in figuring out which auto insurance provider will offer you the best bang for your buck, you have to look beyond dollar signs and pick through the fine details that separate one from the other.

    Get all of your information in order.

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    Education and Training

    You can find some auto mechanic jobs with just a high school diploma. However, some employers look for applicants with degrees in automotive services from community colleges or trade schools. These programs offer increased knowledge and hands-on training. It typically take just six months to a year to complete a vocational program, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Courses include computers, math and repairs. A few years of on-the-job training is typical before you get turned loose to complete work as well.

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    Helpful Tips on How to Get a Car Loan from Nationwide #automobiles


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    We understand that the process of getting a car loan can be confusing. That’s why we’re prepared to help you learn how to get a car loan and make smart decisions every step of the way.

    Car financing tips

    If you want to lease or buy a new or used car, first you should think about how you’re going to finance it. Auto loan financing can be a great way to afford a new car, but it’s important to prepare yourself as much as possible before making your purchase. Start by using our auto loan vs. car lease calculator to help you determine which option is right for you. We know you’re anxious to start driving a new car, but don’t lose sight of the investment.

    Getting a car loan through a dealership is not always the best option, as you can wind up paying more than necessary. Consider getting preapproved for your auto loan from a bank instead.  By knowing how much financing you have before you go to the dealership, you can keep the focus on the price of the car. Plus, being preapproved for a specific amount can keep you from being tempted by a car that’s above your budget.

    Know your credit score

    Your credit score has a large impact on the interest rate you receive for your auto loan. When you apply for a loan, lenders will run a credit report that looks into factors such as your payment history, the length of time you have been using credit and the amounts owed. The higher your credit score, the lower your interest rate may be. Review your credit score and look for any flaws in your payment history of loans, credit cards or other debt. If you can delay buying a new car for a little while, spend some time improving your credit score by making regular payments and paying off existing debt. By doing so, you’re likely to get a better interest rate on your auto loan, which means paying less on what you borrow.

    Review your budget

    Take a look at your budget to determine the amount of a monthly car loan payment that you can comfortably afford. Knowing what is and isn’t within your means will help you stay on track during the car loan financing process. You can also easily figure out your monthly car loan payments with our auto payment calculator.

    Compare prices

    If you know the make, model and year of the car you want to finance, do some price comparisons to estimate the amount of the auto loan you would need. If you don’t know what kind of car you want to buy, you can get preapproved for an auto loan using the same application. This means that when you find the right car, you’ll already have the financing in place to buy it.

    Apply for car loan financing

    At Nationwide Bank, you can finance your car entirely online at your convenience. It takes just a few minutes to get preapproved. After that, you can use Nationwide Auto Shopping Service to learn what people in your area are paying for similar makes and models. Once you’ve found the car you want to buy, you can complete the loan and sign your loan documents online.

    Save when you choose automatic loan payments

    Sign up for automatic payments on your car loan instead of paying by check each month. At Nationwide Bank, we offer a 1% discount on auto loan rates for people who choose automatic payments. That means you can save money and maximize convenience. Plus, you can choose when to make your monthly payment so it fits within your budget.

    Guide to Selling Your Car #auto #salvage #auction


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    Guide to Selling Your Car

    Selling an old car or truck privately doesn’t have to be complicated. With a little research and organization, you can simplify the process and get the most profit possible.

    Use this simple step-by-step guide to help you along the way.

    Step 1: Determine the Vehicle’s Worth

    Sometimes the decision to sell a vehicle privately comes down to the amount of profit you’ll gain through the transaction.

    Before you can decide whether or not the process will be worth the effort, you’ll need to find out exactly how much your car is worth.

    A few resources that will estimate your vehicle’s current market value include:

    If your car isn’t worth as much as you thought, you may want to consider it for trade-in value at a dealership instead.

    Step 2: Gather the Paperwork

    If you wait to do this step toward the end of the process, you find yourself scrambling for all the necessary documents. A better approach is to gather everything you’ll need to finalize the transaction once you’ve decided to sell your car or truck privately.

    Each state has its own requirements for required paperwork when selling a car ; as a general guide, be prepared to have:

    • The title.
      • You’ll need to sign the title and hand it over to the new owner.
    • Maintenance records.
      • Keeping up with scheduled maintenance can increase the value and reliability of your vehicle.
      • If you’ve kept all of your maintenance records, great. If you haven’t, you can get them at the dealership or mechanic who handled your services.
    • Bill of sale.
      • A bill of sale is used to document the terms and conditions in the event of a dispute, and can release you of certain liabilities.
    • Release of Liability.
      • This form will keep you from being liable for any damages incurred after the vehicle is sold. Without it, there could be a dispute over accidents or other events that occur before the vehicle is registered under the new owner.
    • Warranty documents.
      • If the car is still under the manufacturer’s warranty or an extended warranty, you’ll want to have these documents ready to provide to the new owner.
    • As-is documentation.
      • If there are no warranties, make it clear that the potential owner will assume all responsibility for repairs and damages once the vehicle is sold.
      • You can sometimes include this on the bill of sale.

    Step 3: Get the Car Ready

    A clean vehicle will be more attractive to potential buyers, and give the impression that the car or truck has been properly cared for.

    Before you take pictures of the vehicle or list it online, you’ll need to detail the interior and exterior of the vehicle. If you decide to do this yourself, be sure to:

    • Wash and wax the exterior of the vehicle.
    • Clean the rims and tires .
    • Replace or wash old floor mats .
    • Vacuum the floor, seats, and trunk.
    • Clean the ashtrays .
    • Wash the windows inside and out.

    Step 4: Take Pictures

    Once the car is clean and detailed, you’ll want to take plenty of pictures. This will aid in your efforts to advertise the vehicle and attract potential buyers.

    Be sure to take multiple shots from different angles and choose the best of your selection when you create your ad. A few shots you’ll want to be sure to include are:

    Step 5: Find a Place to Advertise

    To advertise your vehicle properly, you’ll need to find an online classified service where potential buyers will be shopping.

    There are plenty of options out there, so we’ve provided a guide to advertising your vehicle to get you started.

    Step 6: Create an Ad

    Creating a good ad is a must to attract buyers, and it starts with knowing the details of your vehicle inside and out.

    Since a detailed description will leave a good first impression and help you attract more buyers, you’ll want to make sure it’s as accurate as possible.

    Be sure to include the following information at a minimum:

    • Asking price.
      • Be sure to include if the price is firm, OBO (“or best offer”), or a quick sale.
    • Mileage.
    • Condition of the vehicle .
    • Any history of accidents or damage.
    • Modifications or upgrades that have been made.
    • Recent repairs .
    • VIN number.
      • This will help the buyer order a vehicle history report (VHR) for the vehicle.
    • Number of owners.

    Step 7: Screen Potential Buyers

    After you’ve posted an ad online, be ready to respond to incoming inquires. Answer any questions by e-mail or phone, and only set up test drives for serious buyers.

    This is also the time you’ll want to beware of fraud. Lay out your guidelines to determine legitimate candidates. Before setting your appointment:

    • Ask for the person’s full name .
    • Clarify forms of payment that will be acceptable.
      • Checks and money orders are riskier option, so if you accept these methods make sure you have the funds in hand before you sign over the title.
    • Make sure the buyer knows monthly payments aren’t acceptable.
      • There’s no way for you to collect if a buyer decides to stop payment.
    • Determine if the buyer is in the area.
      • National or overseas sales will complicate the process, especially if the buyer doesn’t plan on looking at the vehicle first.

    Step 8: Give Your Sales Pitch

    If a buyer makes the effort to come over and look at the car, use the opportunity to make a sales pitch. The best time to inform the buyer of why your vehicle would be a better purchase than others on the market is during the test drive.

    A few tips for a good sales pitch include:

    • Sizing up the driver.
      • Find out what they currently drive.
      • What they’re looking for in their next vehicle.
      • Use this information to ease their concerns.
    • Pitching the benefits of your car. such as the:
      • Fuel economy.
      • Affordability of replacement parts.
      • Performance specification of the engine.
      • Reliability and safety features.

    Step 9: Negotiate the Sale Price

    After you’ve shown and discussed the vehicle, remind the buyer how firm the price is. If it’s up for negotiation, don’t be afraid to make a few counter offers if you aren’t happy with the buyer’s price.

    When you negotiate, it’s a good idea to have a starting price that’s higher than what you’re willing to accept. Also have a dollar amount in mind that’s your lowest acceptable price and stick to it.

    Step 10: Finalize the Sale

    Once a sale has been agreed upon, you’ll need to finalize all the paperwork. If you accept a cashier’s check, go with the buyer to his or her bank to get your money. When payment has been completed, you’ll need to:

    • Complete the bill of sale .
    • Sign over the title.
    • Fill out the Release of Liability.
      • Submit this form to your state DMV if required.
    • Provide warranty documents. if applicable.
    • Provide copies of maintenance records.
      • Be sure to black out personal information to avoid identity theft .
    • Include any additional transfer paperwork your state may require.
    • Hand over the keys!

    Don’t forget to remove your vehicle from your insurance policy

    Top 20 Used Cars to Avoid: Consumer Reports » News #vintage #auto #parts


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    Top 20 Used Cars to Avoid: Consumer Reports

    20. BMW 7-Series

    In the market and shopping for a used car? Consumer Reports has released a list of 20 used vehicles to stay away from as they have a reputation for causing trouble. Listed is a top 20 list of used cars from 2003 to 2012 model year to avoid in alphabetical order. These vehicles had multiple years of much-worse-than-average overall reliability, according to Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey.

    The BMW 7-Series may be the German automaker s luxury flagship, but used models aren t without their issues. From 2001-2008, the 7-Series featured the good ol Bangle Butt and sported some highly controversial styling. Early production of that generation was overwhelmed with issues even causing BMW to purchase back some of the vehicles back in 2002-2003. BMW of North America even extended its warranty on all 2002-2003 model year 7-Series vehicles to six years/100,000 miles from the original four years/50,000 miles.

    According to Consumer Reports. the BMW 7-Series ranked worse in the categories of Engine Major, Engine Minor, Transmission Major, Transmission Minor, Body Hardware, and Audio System.

    Cheapest cars to buy in 2015 #2nd #hand #cars


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    Here are the 10 cheapest cars on sale in the UK, plus what we think of them

    If you’re looking for a new car, but only want to pay used car prices, you might be surprised at what you can get your hands on in today’s market.

    The cheapest cars you can buy in Britain today are a surprisingly strong bunch, with a solid selection of city cars and larger superminis available. There’s even a practical estate car – and it happens to be the second-cheapest new car you can buy today according to manufacturer list prices.

    That budget estate is called the Dacia Logan MCV. and it’s a more spacious version of the cheapest car in the list: the Dacia Sandero. At just £5,995, the Sandero is extremely good value – it’s big enough to get a bicycle in the boot, and comes with a decent range of engines. It’s not too bad to drive either – but do be aware that the cheapest model doesn’t even come with a radio.

    At this end of the market, equipment is what you lose out on compared to a similarly-priced used car: these cheap new cars have great warranties and have a lot going for them, but tend to lack kit as standard.

    Go for a city car like the Toyota Aygo or SEAT Mii. though, and you’ll enjoy yourself anyway: these cars are much more advanced than city cars used to be and offer a far more grown-up driving experience. The Skoda Citigo is a particular favourite of ours, too.

    All of the prices listed in this article are for the entry-level model in each car’s range, so if you decide to add some optional extras or go up to a higher specification when you buy, you’ll have to pay a bit more.

    Click on the links below or to the left to read more about each car – we’ve also included up to the top 15 below.

    Top 10 cheapest cars in the UK

    The rest of cheapest cars in the UK

    Cheapest Used Cars to Maintain #chevy #auto #parts


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    Cheapest Used Cars to Maintain

    Estimating the maintenance cost of used cars is difficult because there are too many variables. Some cars should be expected to last longer than average; and some drivers ride their car a lot harsher than others. That s why you see estimated annual maintenance costs for new cars, but not used. Still, we looked at those numbers and cross-referenced them with reliability rankings to come up with this list of five of the cheapest used cars to maintain.

    Top Pick: Toyota Corolla

    A lot of Toyota models could make this list, but Corolla stands out. Like other Toyotas, stuff rarely ever breaks and the big items (engine and transmission) virtually never do, as long as you change the oil and do other routine maintenance. The thing that makes Corolla different form other Toyotas is that more of them were built, which translates into a large aftermarket for replacement parts that keeps prices down.

    Chevrolet Aveo

    This car won t register high on anyone s thrill meter, but it holds up pretty well. And if you can t believe GM built a car to last — well, it didn t. This number came to Chevy via Korean maker Daewoo, which never got as much love from American audiences as it deserved. Get the latest model year you can afford, as quality improved throughout the car s lifespan.

    Honda Civic

    Like the Corolla, this car is extremely reliable and popular enough that parts are cheap and widely available. It just missed the top spot because its incredible reliability is only slightly less incredible than Corolla s.

    Mini Cooper

    At its best Mini Cooper belongs on this list, but it s a little more hit-or-miss than the others. Try to get one with the lowest mileage you can afford to decrease your chances of running into engine problems. Also, avoid those built before 2007, or you’ll likely be looking at an expensive timing chain replacement.

    Subaru Impreza

    These rugged, durable cars typically go well over 100,000 miles and are relatively cheap to maintain. Check carefully for oil leaks before you buy, though, because those should be a deal-breaker. If gaskets start to wear after you buy, you can mitigate the damage and maybe forestall an expensive repair by keeping an eye on oil levels and adding oil as necessary.

    Others to consider

    If a small car doesn t meet your needs but you still want comparatively low maintenance costs, consider the Toyota Tacoma pickup, Honda Element SUV. or Nissan Quest minivan .

    Start searching for used cars here

    CFPB to Oversee Nonbank Auto Finance Companies – Newsroom – Consumer Financial Protection Bureau #auto #dealerships


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    CFPB to Oversee Nonbank Auto Finance Companies

    Bureau Publishes Exam Procedures for Supervised Companies in $900 Billion Market

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a rule today that will allow the agency to supervise larger nonbank auto finance companies for the first time. The CFPB also released the examination procedures that examiners will use to ensure that auto finance companies are following the law.

    “Auto loans and leases are among the most significant and complex financial transactions in a typical consumer’s life,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “Today’s rule will help ensure that larger auto finance companies treat consumers fairly.”

    Auto loans are the third largest category of household debt, behind mortgages and student loans. American consumers had about $900 billion in auto loans outstanding in the fourth quarter of 2014. The automobile leasing market also continues to grow as more than a quarter of new cars are acquired through leases.

    Auto loans are financed by both banks and nonbanks. Consumers can either get a loan through direct financing, where they seek credit directly from a lender, or through indirect financing, where an auto dealer typically enters into a retail installment sales contract that it then sells to a third-party. Banks, credit unions, and nonbank auto finance companies provide credit to consumers both directly and indirectly. Some nonbank finance companies are “captive” nonbanks, meaning they are owned by auto manufacturers and generally do only indirect lending.

    Currently, the Bureau supervises auto financing at the largest banks and credit unions. Today’s rule extends that supervision to any nonbank auto finance company that makes, acquires, or refinances 10,000 or more loans or leases in a year. Under the rule, those companies will be considered “larger participants,” and the Bureau may oversee their activity to ensure they are complying with federal consumer financial laws, including the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Consumer Leasing Act, and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act’s (Dodd-Frank Act) prohibition on unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices.

    Under today’s final rule, which was proposed in September 2014, the Bureau estimates that it will have authority to supervise about 34 of the largest nonbank auto finance companies and their affiliated companies that engage in auto financing. These companies together originate around 90 percent of nonbank auto loans and leases, and in 2013 provided financing to approximately 6.8 million consumers. The final rule also defines additional automobile leasing activities for coverage by certain consumer protections of the Dodd-Frank Act.

    The Bureau is finalizing the rule largely as proposed, with minor changes. The final rule broadens the category of transactions involving asset-backed securities that are not counted toward the 10,000 transaction threshold. It also makes a minor modification to the definition of refinancing for the purpose of the threshold.

    To coincide with this new authority, the Bureau has also updated its Supervisory and Examination Manual to provide guidance on how the Bureau will monitor the bank and nonbank auto finance companies that it supervises. Examiners will be assessing potential risks to consumers and whether auto finance companies are complying with requirements of federal consumer financial law. Among other things, examiners will be evaluating whether auto finance companies are:

    • Fairly marketing and disclosing auto financing terms: The Bureau will be examining auto finance companies that market directly to consumers to ensure they are not using deceptive tactics to market loans or leases. The Bureau would be concerned if consumers are being misled about the benefits or terms of financial products. The Bureau is also looking to ensure that consumers understand the terms they are getting.
    • Providing accurate information to credit bureaus: The Bureau will assess whether information auto finance companies provide to credit bureaus is accurate. The CFPB recently took an enforcement action against an auto finance company that distorted consumer credit records by inaccurately reporting information like the consumers’ payment history and delinquency status to credit bureaus. The CFPB is looking to prevent inaccurate information from being reported in the future.
    • Treating consumers fairly when collecting debts: The Bureau will assess whether auto finance companies are using illegal debt collection tactics. The Bureau will be looking to ensure that collectors are relying on accurate information and using legal processes when they collect on debts. The Bureau also will review the repossession process, including the practices of third-party service providers that are employed to repossess autos.
    • Lending fairly: The Bureau will assess whether auto finance companies’ practices comply with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and other Bureau authorities protecting consumers.

    Today’s rule will take effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

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    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives. For more information, visit consumerfinance.gov .

    Cars in Bankruptcy: What Happens To My Car if I File? #sherman #auto #parts


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    Can You Keep Your Car If You File Bankruptcy?

    Many people who file for bankruptcy and own a car are allowed to keep it during and after their case, especially if it is used for getting to and from work.

    If you are behind on car payments, you may be able to use bankruptcy laws to keep your vehicle in your possession.

    Both types of personal bankruptcy address cars, car loans and vehicles you own outright:

    • The automatic stay in bankruptcy is designed to stop repossession. In most cases, this goes into effect right after you officially file for bankruptcy.
    • Chapter 7 bankruptcy exemptions may protect your car from a forced sale.
    • Filing for bankruptcy under a Chapter 13 may allow you to repay your car loan at a more affordable rate so that you don’t lose your car to collectors.

    Keep reading or fill out the below form to ask an attorney if a bankruptcy could help you save your car.

    What Happens When You File for Bankruptcy?

    Get answers to your bankruptcy questions.

    Learn how you may be able to use bankruptcy to save your car, home or other assets.

    For a free bankruptcy case evaluation with a local bankruptcy lawyer, complete the below free form:

    Car Loans Under Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Chapter 7 bankruptcy is designed to help eliminate unsecured debts such as credit cards debt or medical debt, but may provide protection for secured debts such as cars.

    If you own your car outright, and owe no debts on it, then your car may be fully protected from repossession or forced sale due to Chapter 7 exemptions.

    One important aspect when filing bankruptcy is whether you have a clear title to your car. If you have pledged your vehicle as security for a debt, or if you are financing or leasing a vehicle, you likely have three options for secured car loans when you file Chapter 7 .

    1. Reaffirm: A reaffirmation agreement is a contract between you and the car creditor in which you agree to pay the balance owed on your car note, despite the bankruptcy filing.

    You continue to make payments and the creditor promises that, as long as payments are made, they will not repossess or take back the property.

    Reaffirmed debts are not discharged and the debt survives the bankruptcy.

    If you do not make your car payments after you reaffirm the car loan, the car lender can repossess the car and sue you for the deficiency balance.

    After the finance company repossesses the car, they will sell the car at the auto auction. Usually the finance company does not get enough money from the auction to pay off your loan.This shortfall is called a “deficiency” and you would still be legally obligated to pay the creditor the deficiency balance.

    As you can see, the decision to reaffirm your car loan is a serious financial matter.

    Reaffirmation agreements are strictly voluntary. You are not required by the Bankruptcy Code or other state or federal law to reaffirm your car loan. Before entering into such an agreement, you will want to speak to a bankruptcy attorney to make sure that the reaffirmation is in your best interest.

    2. Redeem: In Chapter 7, you have the right to purchase or redeem your car from the creditor by making a lump sum payment equal to the car’s fair market value.

    The U.S. Bankruptcy Code provides that you must pay the creditor the replacement retail cost of the car. The balance of the debt will be discharged.

    For example, assume you own a car worth $5000.00, but owe the finance company $10,000.00. In this circumstance, you could redeem the vehicle by paying the creditor $5000.00 and the remaining balance will be discharged in your bankruptcy.

    A local bankruptcy lawyer can advise you on the benefits of redeeming your financed car and identifying lenders that will provide the funds for your vehicle redemption.

    3. Surrender: If you cannot afford the monthly payments on your car loan or if you determine that you owe more than the car is worth, you can unload the car and the debt in your Chapter 7 bankruptcy by surrendering the vehicle to the creditor.

    Car Leases in a Chapter 7

    If you are leasing your car when you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you can choose to either continue making the monthly lease payments or surrender the car back to the creditor.

    If you surrender the leased car, any obligation to repay debt will be eliminated in your Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.

    Car Loans in a Chapter 13 Reorganization

    If you have fallen behind on your car payments, you may be able to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy to stop the repossession of your vehicle. The amount you have to pay for your car depends upon when you bought your car.

    If you own your car outright, and owe no debts on it, then your car should be fully protected in Chapter 13.

    910 Claims: If you bought your vehicle within 910 days of filing your bankruptcy case, you must repay the entire car loan.

    The good news is that the interest rate you pay on your car loan may be significantly reduced.

    For example, if you owed $10,000 on a car loan whose blue book value was only $5000, you would be required to pay the entire $10,000 balance if the car was purchased less than 30 months, or 910 days, of filing. In short, debtors who want to keep their cars must pay the full loan amount rather than “cram down” the debt to the value of the car.

    Cram Down: If you bought your car more than 910 days before you file bankruptcy, you will only have to repay an amount equal to the present value of the car.

    For example, if you owed $5000 on a car that is worth only $2500, upon filing Chapter 13 you would be required to repay the finance company only $2500 over the three-to-five year term of your Chapter 13 repayment plan.

    Car Leases Under Chapter 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

    Your car lease usually cannot be paid through the Chapter 13 bankruptcy repayment plan that you devise with your bankruptcy attorney.

    You can “assume” the lease and continue making the monthly payments. You can also “reject” the lease and return the car to the creditor.

    The creditor will sell the leased vehicle, apply the sale proceeds to your lease balance and then file a claim in your Chapter 13 bankruptcy case for the lease deficiency.

    This deficiency is an unsecured, non-priority claim, which means you will likely only pay that creditor pennies on the dollar.

    Speak With a Bankruptcy Attorney About Protecting Your Car Today.

    If you have questions about how your car will be affected if you file bankruptcy, talk with one of our sponsoring lawyers.

    Fill out the form on this page to talk with a local bankruptcy attorney. Bankruptcy laws can be complex and each person’s financial situation is unique. If you’re worried about losing your vehicle, home or other assets, be sure to get the facts from a legal professional.

    Don’t wait until the repo truck comes to you door or the foreclosure notices start piling up. Learn how bankruptcy can stop repossession and foreclosure and is designed to silence creditors!

    The above summary of bankruptcy law is by no means all-inclusive and is not intended to serve as legal advice. Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on bankruptcy laws, speak to a local bankruptcy lawyer in your state.

    TrueCar – s New CEO Says Top Goal to Be Mending Ties With Dealers – Bloomberg Business #used #autos #for #sale


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    TrueCar’s New CEO Says Top Goal to Be Mending Ties With Dealers

    TrueCar Inc.’s new chief executive officer, Internet auto pioneer Chip Perry, said his top priority for the online vehicle pricing and data provider when he takes over for co-founder Scott Painter next month is to repair relations with car dealers.

    The company has had contentious relations with dealers, which it charges $300 a car or a subscription fee to provide consumer leads that turn into sales in showrooms. In July, TrueCar and AutoNation Inc. the biggest U.S. new-car retailer, ended their agreement after AutoNation decided not to provide data TrueCar required to charge them for its services.

    “Many dealers have had misgivings about working with TrueCar,” Perry said in an interview Monday after his hiring was announced. “My goal is going to be to earn their trust back by listening to them and building their feedback into our future plans.”

    Perry, 62, is taking on the TrueCar job amid the company’s loss of two auto-industry veterans. Larry Dominique, a former Nissan Motor Co. executive, is stepping down as an executive vice president next month and John Krafcik, former head of Hyundai Motor Co.’s U.S. operations, left as president in September to lead Google Inc.’s self-driving car project. Painter will step down as CEO on Dec. 15 and will also resign as chairman and a director, after TrueCar said in August that he would keep the chairman post.

    Perry was the first employee at AutoTrader.com in 1997 and built it into the world’s largest online vehicle marketplace with $1.5 billion in revenue, TrueCar said in a statement. He resigned from AutoTrader in 2013 after it withdrew a plan for an initial public offering. Since July of this year, he has been CEO of RentPath LLC, parent of ApartmentGuide.com and Rent.com.

    “Scott did an amazing job getting TrueCar to this stage and for him to step aside does enable a clean, new chapter to open up,” Perry said. “To be able to signal a clean sheet of paper in terms of how we work with car dealers will be very helpful.”

    TrueCar’s shares gained 5.7 percent to $7.83 at 3:42 p.m. New York time. The Santa Monica, California-based company’s stock slid 68 percent this year through Friday, including a 36 percent plunge on July 24 after cutting its 2015 sales forecast.

    The company may need “some adjustments to the business model” to get its dealer relations and stock price turned around, Perry said. Six million people a month now visit TrueCar’s website and 10,000 dealers a day interact with the company’s marketing tools, he said.

    “We’ll be able to come up with an action plan that works for car dealers and makes TrueCar a friendlier, stronger, better marketing partner,” Perry said.

    He said he plans to begin visiting dealer showrooms in his first week on the job, with AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson one of the first he wants to meet.

    “I’m hoping we can find a way to work together again,” Perry said. “It will be an important priority to build a bridge that AutoNation would be comfortable crossing.”

    Buffett-Backed BYD Says Chinese Cars to Debut in U. S. Bloomberg Business #american #auto #parts


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    Buffett-Backed BYD Says Chinese Cars to Debut in U.S.

    BYD Co. the Chinese automaker backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Chinese cars are poised to begin hitting U.S. showrooms by next year.

    BYD plans to introduce about four models for its U.S. debut at the end of 2015, said Stella Li, the senior vice president in charge of the company’s U.S. business, in an interview last week in Shenzhen, China. Though BYD wasn’t ready when it earlier sought to enter the U.S. car market in 2010, the company is more prepared this time, she said.

    BYD’s ambitions, echoed by companies from Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. to Great Wall Motor Co. show how the Chinese are seeking to shake up the U.S. car market as the Japanese and South Koreans did decades earlier. Geely and Chery Automobile Co. have made such predictions as far back as 2005, though they’ve yet to sell their first car in America.

    “Entering the U.S. market carries more symbolic meaning to brand building than actually boosting its bottom line,” said Han Weiqi, an analyst with CSC International Holdings Ltd. in Shanghai. “They really need to make sure cars they deliver there have sound quality in order to avoid adverse impact.”

    Still, BYD has a track record of planning bigger than what they can actually deliver, Han said.

    BYD is returning its sights to the U.S. after billionaire founder and Chairman Wang Chuanfu completed a three-year reorganization 2013, during which he cut the number of dealerships and narrowed losses at its solar business thanks to state incentives.

    Restructuring Plan

    Investors have been receptive to BYD’s turnaround. The company, which focuses on electric cars, saw its shares surge 63 percent to HK$38 in Hong Kong trading last year. During the restructuring, profit tumbled 97 percent because of losses at its photovoltaic business, a decline in global battery demand and a slump in auto deliveries.

    Even with last year’s gains, BYD’s share price remains less than half the level of the record HK$85.50 reached in October 2009. That’s still profitable for MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. a unit of Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, which bought 9.9 percent of BYD in 2009 for HK$8 a share. The stock fell 0.7 percent to HK$37.40 in Hong Kong and gained 1.3 percent in Shenzhen to 38.48 yuan, the highest level since Dec. 16.

    U.S. Market

    Technically BYD is already in the U.S. vehicle market, though it sells electric buses to fleet operators, instead of cars to consumers. The company is preparing to begin U.S. production of electric buses in March at its factory in Lancaster, California, according to Li. The company had previously planned to sell its e6 electric hatchbacks in the country by the end of 2010, though that got postponed.

    “Back then, we had passion, but we had no brand, no history, no capital and no competitive advantage,” said Li, 43, who spoke at BYD’s headquarters in China’s southern Guangdong province. “BYD has become more fashionable and we have improved our design and safety. We don’t want to compete on price anymore, but on quality and innovation.”

    BYD isn’t the only Chinese automaker pursuing the American consumer. Geely, whose parent owns Volvo Cars, plans to export cars developed with the Swedish brand to the U.S. in 2016, Geely Chief Executive Officer Gui Shengyue said in August. Great Wall Motor, China’s biggest SUV maker, doesn’t have any official timetable to exporting to the U.S. said Xu Chengzhi, a company spokesman.

    Chinese Calligraphy

    In other markets, BYD is targeting to open a factory in Sao Paolo during the soccer World Cup that starts in June to assemble its K9 electric buses, Li said. The company’s e6 electric taxis are in use in Colombia and the U.K. and its buses in California, Canada and Spain.

    In China, BYD’s electric buses are used in cities including Shenzhen, Changsha, Xi’an and Tianjin. while 800 of its e6 all-electric cars are used as taxis in its home city.

    BYD’s Li said the its new Qin plug-in hybrid will likely be the flagship among models introduced in the U.S. The sedan, named after the dynasty founded by the emperor who unified China, went on sale in Beijing on Dec. 17. At a starting price of 189,800 yuan ($31,400) — before government subsidies — the car features headlights inspired by a Chinese calligraphy brushstroke and goes from zero to 100 kilometers (62 miles) an hour in 5.9 seconds, and can travel 70 kilometers on a single charge in electric-only mode, according to the company.

    Separately, Li said BYD has found it easier to sell its battery-powered K9 bus and e6 car overseas than in Beijing and Shanghai, even though the Chinese company has offered free trials, Li said. The company failed to qualify for local incentives in the two cities because it’s based in Shenzhen in southern Guangdong province and the local governments have their own automakers to protect, she said.

    Local Interests

    “It’s disheartening as a Chinese to see how local interests are holding back the adoption of electric vehicles,” Li said. “It’s easier to sell our buses and cars to Sao Paulo, California or Israel than in Beijing and Shanghai. And those places have better air than China.”

    Calls to the media department of the National Development and Reform Commission, the lead government agency coordinating the country’s new-energy vehicle policy, went unanswered. The Beijing and Shanghai municipal governments didn’t immediately respond to faxed requests for comment on their criteria for choosing providers of new-energy vehicles.

    Missing Targets

    China has lagged behind its own target to have 5 million alternative energy-powered automobiles by 2020 because of high prices of battery-powered models, concerns over safety and a lack of charging stations. Local governments provide matching subsidies on top of incentives by central government of as much as 60,000 yuan toward the purchase of an all-electric passenger vehicle and as much as 500,000 yuan for an electric bus.

    Under a new program unveiled in September, the central government will focus on promoting the use of new-energy vehicles in the three regions anchored by Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou using subsidies through 2015, according to a joint statement by the NDRC, finance, science and industry ministries.

    Despite the roadblocks, Li said she expects electric-vehicle sales to finally take off this year for BYD after sluggish demand in the past few years.

    “The public has moved from doubt to recognition to adoption,” Li said. “2014 will be the year we start to harvest the fruits of our labor.”

    Blog Archive – How to Quickly Sell a Car Online #auto #carpet #kits


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    How to Quickly Sell a Car Online

    How to sell my car?

    I was looking for a place to sell my car and receive the best price for it. I did not know how to sell my car and if anyone would even purchase my used car. It is an overwhelming process trying to get the cars value, find a way to sell your car. and then searching for all the papers required to complete the sale can even be difficult or frightening working with strangers when selling your car.

    Online Car Buying Services:

    I landed on a couple automobile quick cash websites nevertheless I winded up selling my car to CarCash of New York, a vehicle buying service. When going to their web site I was greeted with three options for selling my vehicle. 1st car selling selection is speaking with an internet sales agent using live chat, the second was a click to talk service that joined me to a sales agent over the telephone for free and the last selection was a online automobile appraisal system.

    Using the live chat I was able to speak with someone on the website to sell my car and they walked me through the process of what I needed to know to sell my car and how they would go about the steps to buy my car. I gave them my car make, model, and year of the car. The questions that followed were about the appearance and the color, options and upgrades that my car had. Just minutes after connecting to the live sales agent I received the true value of my vehicle and was a match to what I wanted to get and a few dollars more. I drove my car down to the shop and picked up my cash in just a few minutes.

    Wow that was simple, I just sold my Car!

    Using this type of process is not for everyone, some people selling their car still like to haggle with unknown people who shows at your door wanting to buy your car. I am not one of them people; I spent too much time with people trying to mark down the price, and then if I finally agreed, would not even buy my car. I felt as if a personal car sales made for too much wasted time and frustration when I was trying to sell my car.

    I recommend to everyone, if you want to sell your car use a car buying service first before trying to list it for sale or trade it in. Using websites that provide instant car price quotes like I located at CarCash will help you get best price quickly. They even assist customers that are in a lease or financed car. Selling a car turns out can be an amazingly easy simple process. I asked a bit more about the chat service and found that it s a great service is provided by a company ZenithBPO.

    In Closing on selling your car,

    In the future, if I ever need to sell my car again, CarCash or similar car buy services will be the only place I use. No more stress, no more low ball offers to buy my car, no more haggling with strangers to try and sell my car, I love the complete control of the online car buying process.

    So if you are looking for a place to sell your car and would like to have the top value of it paid directly to you with no hassle, no frustration try an online car buying service like I did and make it simple.

    1-800 CAR CASH (CarCash.com)

    Selling your car to CarCash is simple and they are America s #1

    Car Buying Service. SINCE 1977 and will give you the best possible instant cash price for your vehicle when you sell it, regardless of year, make, model, or mileage.

    ZenithBPO: (ZenithBPO.com) provides 1-800-CarCash with 24/7 interactive web services like Live Chat, Click To Talk and other online marketing services.

    Best Lenders To Refinance My Car #auto #show #detroit


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    Best Lenders To Refinance My Car

    When it comes time to ask the question, “should I refinance my car ,” the next question that may occur to you is: what are the best lenders to do so? There are so many choices that picking one can sometimes seem like an overwhelming task. But it s really not difficult as long as you come to the process prepared. The first thing you need to figure out is whether or not you need to refinance at all. Common wisdom says that, if refinancing will lower your interest rate by at least 1 and a half points, it is advisable that you do so. A lower interest rate will mean less money that you pay in the long run, as well as possibly allowing for lower monthly payments. Assuming that you have decided it s worthwhile, here are some of the best bets for finding car refinancing.

    Find out your car refinancing rates now

    Up2drive is a venerable name in car refinancing, and has long held a top spot among online lenders. It is a subsidiary of the BMW Bank of North America and boasts a simple and intuitive online interface for their loan applications. The application is free to submit, and Up2drive has been consistently rated in the top 10% of auto lenders in the category of application turnaround time. They also offer expedited check disbursement for approved applications, and the check itself can be made out either to you, or to the dealer. On top of all that, Up2drive is also known for its top-quality customer service department, with qualified professionals ready to field all of your lending questions quickly and efficiently.

    MyAutoLoan.com:

    MyAutoLoan.com is an easy name to remember, and an easy company to work with. Their application process is extremely quick, and you may apply for as many as 4 loans with 1 application. What s more, the application is free, and turnaround is superb. They have been a noted innovator in the business of online lending, recently announcing a new program of Direct-to-Indirect lending, which analysts expect to be a major event in the industry. MyAutoLoan.com is owned and operated by Horizon Digital Finance, a respected name in online finance of many stripes. Plus, the fact that they ve been providing online lending services since 2004 means they ve got a wealth of experience under their belt, and are still a good bit ahead of most of their competitors.

    RateGenius.com specializes in auto refinance loans and offers a free and easy-to-use application to help you find the lowest interest rate on your auto loan. RateGenius acts as a broker by comparing rates within its Lender Network, including FDIC-insured banks, thrifts, and licensed lenders. Once a lender agrees to make the loan, RateGenius will work with you to complete documents and finalize the loan with no service charge.

    Get approved for car refinancing here

    While this list is by no means exhaustive, it should give you a good starting point in your search for car refinancing.

    Auto economist Jim Stanford leaving Unifor to join spouse in Australia – The Globe and Mail #public #auto #auction


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    Auto economist Jim Stanford leaving Unifor to join spouse in Australia Add to.

    Australia is losing its auto industry, but it’s gaining one of the highest-profile economists in the auto sphere with Jim Stanford’s departure from Unifor.

    Mr. Stanford, 54, has been an economist at Toronto-based Unifor and its predecessor union, the Canadian Auto Workers, since March 1994, when then-CAW president Buzz Hargrove hired him to bolster the union’s economics and research department.

    He is moving to Australia in January to join his spouse, Donna Baines, who began a job as chair of social work and social policy at the University of Sydney earlier this year.

    “It’s kind of one of those things about modern life,” he said in an interview. “You have two careers and there is also this idea of stirring it up at the mid-life point. It’s better than getting divorced and buying a sports car.”

    His profile increased with his participation in a weekly business panel on CBC television’s The National and through columns in the comment pages of The Globe and Mail. As well, his Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism. has just gone through its second printing.

    Mr. Stanford was a key adviser to Mr. Hargrove and his successors Ken Lewenza and Jerry Dias during turbulent times in the auto industry.

    That history includes numerous plant closings; a strike by CAW members against General Motors of Canada Ltd. in 1996; three separate sales of the automaker once known as Chrysler Corp. and its Canadian unit; and the recession of 2008-2009, which led to the bankruptcy of General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC and contributions by the federal and Ontario governments to the bailouts of those two companies.

    The union also evolved, growing from an organization dominated by auto workers to one that now encompasses retail employees, health-care workers and people working in telecom and media after the 2013 merger with the Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada that led to the creation of Unifor.

    Mr. Stanford said he has based his career on trying to “kind of democratize economics” and make it more popular. “The great thing for me about working with the union was that it gave me the opportunity and authority to try and talk about economics in the way that an average worker could understand, and relate the issues to those workers’ lives rather than abstract theoretical models.”

    That included his writing, video skits and music parodies that were shown at conventions and other CAW gatherings.

    He entered one CAW council meeting riding on his daughter’s tricycle as the gathering prepared to discuss fuel efficiency, the environment and the impact of those two issues on the auto industry.

    Mr. Hargrove said he wasn’t sure how the stunt would go over with hundreds of union members, but recalled that they roared their approval.

    Mr. Stanford said he expects to work in policy research doing what he calls “progressive, labour-oriented research.” He has also landed a position with McMaster University in Hamilton to teach economic policy to graduate students. That will be done by three weeks or so of intense teaching in Hamilton and then remotely from Sydney. He will also continue to advise Mr. Dias, particularly as Unifor enters negotations with the Canadian units of the Detroit Three automakers next year on a new contract.

    Add a Computer to Your Car with a Raspberry Pi #auto #parts #miami


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    Raspberry Pi Car Computer

    Use the inexpensive Raspberry Pi to make an on-the-go, wi-fi enabled media center in your vehicle.

    Raspberry Pi in my Ford Focus running Raspbian Wheezy.

    I have always loved those old TV series with futuristic tech in those futuristic vehicles, like Knight Rider. Airwolf. and Street Hawk. So it got me thinking about how easy it would be to add a computer to a vehicle. Now I know it s been done before, and a quick Google search shows multiple companies making very complex vehicle computers, but at a large cost.

    Well, I thought, my Raspberry Pi is the perfect device for this.

    • It s cheap
    • It s very small
    • It s got small power requirements (runs off a micro USB car charger)
    • It s got flexible video and audio outputs (HDMI and Composite RCA for video, HDMI and 3.5mm audio jack for audio)
    • And best of all, you can change operating systems by simply switching out SD cards.

    Below is a photo of the Raspberry Pi running the excellent media center-type operating system Raspbmc  which is perfect for browsing and playing your media collection using a media center remote or something similar, as shown in the Parts list.

    Raspbmc running on a Raspberry Pi in the car.