Getting Cash for Cars and More Cash for Junk Cars

Before selling, any of your good cars makes sure that the title of the car is available, and then visit a mechanic to check for it any problems and get it cleaned to impress any potential buyers. Remember that you are doing this to get big money for any cars that are still in good working condition. If you are looking to get money for cars you are selling you need only to assure that said the car has a title and you need an assessment value to ensure that you are getting the maximum value for cars you are selling.

The next step is to find a potential buyer in the car market who pays good money for any vehicle that are still good and advertising in print or online is the best way to do it. Seasons have an effect on said market so it’s easy to find people who will pay for cars that are in demand during the said season. Any potential buyers will pay good money for cars that are family sedans for any basic inexpensive during the spring break or summer holidays. It is a slow time to sell cars during fall and winter is hard, but if you do know of someone who is willing to pay cash for cars you’re selling during said seasons let them know that you have what they need.

There is also a market for people who pay cash for the cars that are classified as collector cars like a 1966 Ford Mustang GT and a 1940 Ford Custom. Such cars take some time before being sold because said buyer will want to evaluate the price of the car first. However, with the right buyer expect goodly sum of cash for the cars that you are buyer has taken a fancy.

Now you are thinking of getting cash for the cars that you have around. Let the buyer know what body parts and systems don’t work anymore and you must also let the buyer know which parts are missing. Try getting your junk cars repaired; you can expect a buyer to pay more cash for junk cars that are working and road worthy.

If you are junk cars, seem to be unsalvageable, try checking it again. You might be surprised to know that you can get some cash for derelict cars that have parts that are salvageable and can be sold individually. While it seems to be a good idea to get cash for junk cars that are whole, in some cases it is better to sell each car part individually. To save some money try delivering junk cars yourself instead of getting it towed, salvage yards that have towing services will be billing you for such services and you can also get more money for junk cars that they will not have to drag.

Have You Driven a Ford Lately? New Technology Options For This Years Cars and Trucks

 The news this week that Ford is back in the black, and impressive how they did so without becoming a ward of the US taxpayer. Coincidentally, I took a look at two of the company’s latest cars to see what they are doing with installing technology there, and came away with mixed feelings. Yes, they are moving in the right direction, albeit clumsily. And while few people buy a car because of the installed computing features, they are becoming a bigger part of the usage equation as we spend more time commuting and working from our cars. 

Ford has two very different computing programs underway, and sadly they are mutually exclusive by design. The latest effort is called Ford Work Solutions, and it is only available on its truck line. The system is based on having a touch screen Windows CE 6.5 inch display in the dash, running a wide variety of software programs including a suite of office apps (but not the real MS Office), LogMeIn, GPS, entertainment controls, and more. Yes, that LogMeIn. It comes with a wide variety of confusing options, including a Bluetooth keyboard, printer, and cellular broadband data modem for Internet connectivity. The ideal target buyer is a building contractor who needs to work from the job site, or a delivery service. You can create documents and print them out in the cab, do a remote control session back to your office to pick up some data, and surf the Web to answer customer queries. The touch screen is a bit clunky, because some of the controls are designed for fingers on the screen rather than on the keyboard, but by and large it seemed well thought out. For example, you can’t operate the PC when driving.

But I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I was going back to the early days of WebTV, and using technology that was already obsolete before its time found its way into many current hotel rooms. Part of the challenge that car makers have is that by the time a computer is installed in the vehicle, it is out of date. Granted, this is a computer that you don’t have to worry too much about — Ford claims it will withstand brutal environmental conditions — but it still is a Windows CE based device that is closer to my Uverse TV settop box or my mobile phone than the PC that I am using to write this essay.

The in-dash PC comes with a few handy things, though. It has SD card and USB ports right there on the dash so you can import files or connect to external data sources. You can synch up your phone’s contacts and do voice command dialing. It has the GPS display and your audio system controls so you don’t have to hunt around for them. And there is an optional tool tracking software where you can stick RFID tags on your tools and instantly do a census before you leave a job site and make sure you got everything back in the truck before you leave. There is also a vehicle tracking and scheduling software called Crew Chief that one Chicago pizza delivery company is using to match demand with supply, as the trucks have their own baking ovens that can finish the pies and get them piping hot to their customers. That seems to offer the most promise, if you can figure out the options. 

http://www.crewchief.microlise.com/

Ford has done a mediocre job of getting the word out about Work Solutions. They haven’t any press loaners to try anywhere in the country — I had to find one locally that was being used by one of their corporate dealer trainers.The company Web site has some information, but it doesn’t satisfy anyone who has moderate tech knowledge, and indeed asks more questions than it answers. They could do better and appeal to more IT-minded potential buyers, rather than the big and brawny Joe SixPack contractors. (Actually, the contractor that my interior designer wife currently uses has a pretty sophisticated Web site that tracks his job progress and tasks, but that is story for another essay.) Each truck has to be specially ordered with the computer factory installed, so you can’t just walk in off the lot and drive one home. They aren’t all that expensive as computer options go — the monthly fees for the cellular modem and LogMeIn is probably the biggest obstacle just because people don’t normally think their car needs an additional monthly payment for communications. And there are a confusing array of options and add-ons, which is why the dealers need training here. The biggest issue  is that they aren’t available in their sedans. I shouldn’t have to buy a pickup truck, or even their sexy Transit Connects (which you see all over Europe and are just being imported here) to get a measly WinCE PC. 

Why not just spend your money on a laptop with a cellular modem and call it a day? You can get a “real” PC with a bigger screen and put whatever apps on it you desire, and still have the connectivity back to your office or Internet access if you need it. The only trouble is that you either have to leave your laptop at risk inside your car or have to tote it around with you. If you are a contractor or a delivery person or someone else constantly on the go, it might make sense to go with the in-dash PC. 

What about the other Ford tech package? This is the Sync software that they developed with Microsoft. It is designed for a character-mode display and isn’t a real computer in the sense of even a CE-based device. It can sync up with your cell phone, offer turn by turn navigation instructions (but not a visual display of the landscape), and automatically mute the radio when an incoming call is detected for your cell phone. This is available on most of the newer model cars, and Ford will throw in the navigation package free if you buy other options for Sync. Or so I was led to believe. Again, figuring out all these options is maddening, and why so many of us run screaming from our local car dealers. 

Now, you should know that I have rather quirky car buying habits: I have only owned cars for about 25 years, roughly half my life, and only bought one Big Three American car over that period (my current car was made in Canada and is actually offered by Ford, although I bought the Toyota version). I don’t drive it enough to consider the Work Solutions package even if it were available in a sedan. 

While I give Ford credit for trying to add some interesting technology to their vehicles, they have a long way to go before many people will choose to use it. Yet it is noteworthy in that they are attempting to go after a part of the market that the other car makers have ignored: road warriors that want to get work done in their cars, and not just deliver fancy infotainment systems. Now if they could appeal to the nerds they might have a winner. 

Automobile Components and Parts – A Brief Description

Every automobile has a number of complex parts that help in efficient and accurate functioning of the car. Some parts may be trivial but it is vital for the smooth working of the car. Automobile parts are being manufactured all over the globe with precision and advanced technological methods. Some of the important automobile components include the engine, gearbox parts, drive axle, steering and suspension, brakes, and so forth.

Variety of Automobile Components

Each and every component in an automobile has its significance and is quite indispensable for the right functioning of the vehicle. Some of the important components include:
• Engine: this is the most important component of an automobile. Different types of fuels are used by engines like diesel, ethanol and gasoline for the functioning of the vehicle. Some vehicles are also run on batteries these days.
• Gear box: this is also known as transmission which has a number of gears in it. These gears transfer the engine’s power to the wheels of the vehicle. There are many types of gearbox parts in different cars. Transmission is available in two types mainly the manual and the automatic models.
• Brakes: a hydraulic fluid is transferred through steel lines to the wheels of the vehicle when the brakes are applied thereby stopping the vehicle at once. Brakes are another important component of an automobile
• Drive axle: another important component includes the drive axle which propels the vehicle.
• Steering: both the suspension and the steering help the driver to choose the travelling direction with the aid of steering wheels. There are sufficient shock absorbers that ensure comfortable journey.
• Oil filters: filters are essential in removing dust and abrasive particles from the engine oil. Such particles can harm the engine and prevent proper functioning.

Gearbox Parts and Oil Filters

There are quite a variety of gearbox parts included in the transmission. Most of these parts can be availed from the online stores for replacement and for brand new purchase of the component. Some of the parts include the gearbox cover, the shifter fork, the shifter rod, gearbox fork, synchronizer rings or hubs,

There are many manufacturers and suppliers listed in the online portals who supply precision manufactured gearbox parts of different varieties.
These parts are highly resistant to corrosion, tensile and of superior quality. Most of the components produced by these manufacturers are guaranteed against thermal and chemical reactions. It also produces lesser noise and vibration and is therefore in great demand in the markets today.

In addition to gearbox parts, there are different types of oil filters available today. According to the specific design and type of filter material, these filters are classified as high efficiency filters. Superior quality filters must be used in vehicles to avoid clogging of the engine with dust and abrasive materials. The efficiency of these filters is assessed by the amount of particles collected in the filters including the miles travelled by the vehicle.

More than a hundred varieties of automobile parts and components can be obtained easily through the online business portals at reasonable rates.