If you're the owner or manager of a "buy here, pay here" (BHPH) auto dealership, you may find that the repossession process eats up a great deal of your employees' time -- and an unsuccessful repossession can cost you a significant amount of money, even if you're later able to prevail against the defaulting buyer in small claims court. What can you do to locate and recover defaulted vehicles more quickly?
3 June 2016
Being a vehicle owner does not mean you have to double as a mechanic. It is, however, in the best interest of your vehicle to know a little bit about how to recognize common transmission problems. Knowing how to tell if your transmission is slipping or overheating, for example, would make it easier for you to get the transmission fixed before it fails completely. 1. Transmission Is Slipping If the revolutions per minute (RPM) gauge is over 3,500, your transmission could be slipping.
3 June 2016
If you have some custom truck parts, you may be a bit concerned what will happen to the warranty if you have them installed on the vehicle. You will be happy to know that simply adding custom parts to the vehicle usually does not void the warranty. However, there are times when the warranty will be voided due to custom parts being added to the vehicle. Here are a few things to consider before adding a part that did not come on your vehicle originally.
30 May 2016
When you are wealthy enough to afford a Mercedes or an Audi 500, you are wealthy enough to afford their repairs directly from the manufacturer. This is especially true if your luxury car was a custom job, made for you in Germany or some other country and shipped to you when it was complete. Here are three reasons to ship your car back to the foreign manufacturer for repairs when you know you can afford it.
30 May 2016
If you're considering buying a car, you're likely wondering if you should buy new or used. What are the features of new cars? Are they safer, more reliable? There are several reasons you may want to spend more money on a new car. Here are the top reasons you should buy a new car: 1. New cars are reliable Many people perceive newer cars as less reliable than their older counterparts.
27 May 2016
If you work on cars for a living, you might want to consider adding a micropod to your arsenal of equipment. If you're worried that you don't have enough room in your shop for another piece of equipment, you're in luck. This little device fits right in your pocket, which means you likely have enough space for it. One of the great things about the micropod is that it allows you to communicate with most cars that operate by computer programming – which increases your ability to diagnose problems.
27 May 2016
With the cost of real estate on the rise, more and more people are looking for alternative living arrangements. Investing in an RV provides you the opportunity to travel with your home in tow. If you like the thought of downsizing to an RV but you aren't thrilled about the idea of living in a space that looks like a camper, there are some simple solutions. Here are three ways you can upgrade your RV into a mobile luxury home in the future.
26 May 2016
When buying a used car from an individual, it is important to protect yourself from making a poor investment in the wrong vehicle. Although it is easy to remember that you should have a used car examined by a mechanic, it is equally important to clarify the status of the car's title and if it has been reported stolen. When you need to make sure that the vehicle you are interested in purchasing is worth the price that you are paying for it, the following advice will be very useful.
25 May 2016
The auto parts industry is a profitable business with the sales of aftermarket parts expected to exceed $148 billion in 2016. Heavy duty parts amount to about $23 billion of that total. Obviously, the need for parts for heavy duty vehicles is constant, but unlike finding parts for smaller vehicles, it can be difficult to have access to the necessary parts as quickly as most people would like. Auto retailers generally focus their attention on light duty personal vehicles and keep only the basic commercial parts in stock.
24 May 2016
If you have recently just purchased your used first high end foreign vehicle, but you have leased it in the past and you think that the vehicle is in need of some auto work, it's important to take your vehicle to the right place. Since the vehicle is no longer under warranty, it's up to you to pay for all the work. Not only do you have to find the right shop, but you have to know what is going into your vehicle.
23 May 2016