Discount Tire Explained

Automotive maintenance is definitely expensive, and it can seem like a constant job. However, one of the most important things on your vehicle is your tires.

Your tires get daily wear and tear so you will want to be assured that you use a powerful set of tires holding up your automobile. However, there has to be a technique to cut corners when buying a fine set of tires right?  You are quite right. Here are a few easy tips to saving money on tires, and sometimes acquiring a discount tire is easier than you might have assumed.

To find a great discount tire you will want to make sure that you are getting a new tire for that price. Your discount tire should have top quality traction and construction.

If it does not include that then it is not worth the bucks saved to sacrifice your life . When searching for a tire you will also need to find out what size tire you are wanted.

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This post was written by Deniss Durrell on February 19, 2009

Great Women’s Motorcycle Helmet

If you’re a woman who’s a rider, it can be hard to find motorcycle gear that keeps your femininity intact. But there are many womens motorcycle helmets which look great and keep you safe.

One of the most important parts of a motorcycle helmet is the fit. You need to find a helmet which fits you correctly in order to ensure that you will be completely protected in the event of an accident.

When you’re looking for that perfect fit, you can get a professional measurement at your local motorcycle shop. You can also use a sizing chart from the manufacturer and measure yourself from home.

As you’re getting ready to buy your helmet, always make sure that the fit is correct, so that your helmet can be worn properly. If this means it’s not the right gender helmet, that’s okay, it’s the fit that matters.

Many women choose an open face helmet because they don’t want to hide their femininity. They feel that they need to show their face in order to show their gender, but this isn’t the case.

Posted under Motorcycle Auctions

This post was written by Frank Medley on February 19, 2009

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Used Motorcycle Helmet

If you need to buy a motorcycle helmet, you may be shocked by how expensive they can be, with some nice helmets costing up to 400 dollars. With prices like those, should you buy a used motorcycle helmet?

The answer is no. When you’re riding, the helmet is one of the more important safety protections that you have. This is why most states and towns have passed laws requiring that a helmet be worn.

If you buy a used motorcycle helmet, you are taking a huge risk with your health in the event of an accident. There are several different reasons why you should never purchase a used motorcycle helmet.

One of the major reasons is that you have no idea if the used motorcycle helmet has ever been damaged. A helmet is designed to only withstand one impact. After one impact, its internal shock absorbers are rendered worthless.

You may think you can tell if a helmet has been damaged in a fall or accident, but this is often not the case. Most of the changes happen internally, to the inner shock absorbing layers, and cannot be seen.

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This post was written by Frank Medley on February 15, 2009

Ford Explorer Salvage

The Ford Explorer was introduced to the North American market place in 1990. The vehicle is built by the Ford Motor Company based out of Detroit Michigan. The Explorer is described as a mid-size sport utility vehicle. It is manufactured in Louisville, Kentucky and has been a bread and butter sales leader for the Ford Motor Company fleet of cars.

As I said before, in the 90’s the Ford Explorer was a top seller for the corporation. As a result there was plenty of salvage Ford Explorers on the market. During this time their was a scandal that the Ford Corporation was involved in. It seems Ford Explorers had a problem with rolling over. They were not weighted correctly and in sharp turns the vehicles tended to tip over. What made it even worse was the tires that were used during that time also had a tendency to burst. At that time the corporation used Firestone tires exclusively for all of their vehicles. With the tipping incident becoming such of a problem for Ford they attributed the problem to the Firestone tires. As a result the corporation decided to change to another tire maker for all of there vehicles. This is Goodyear. This change did not satisfy critics concerning the vehicle. Ford had to go back and re-engineer the next version of the explorer so to not have the vehicles tip over again.

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This post was written by Kenneth Elliott on February 14, 2009

Five Earth Friendly Reasons to Choose a Hybrid Vehicle

Hybrid owners are the most influential force in changing the current landscape for vehicle sales. While many consumers are not yet ready to make the leap from traditional vehicles to their hybrid relatives, citing the higher price as a determining factor. For others, incentives such as tax breaks and saving money on gas consumption are two of the main factors for getting a hybrid. However, the underlying reason for choosing a hybrid is that it is environmentally friendly. Here is how going green by buying a hybrid can benefit you and the planet:

1. Lower Emissions: Because hybrids rely on electricity for a portion of their power output, they get noticeably better gas mileage than their traditional counterparts. Using less gas results in less chemical emissions such as dioxide and nitrogen oxide. According to a recent study by the EPA, they emit 90% less fumes and other toxic elements into the air.

2. Gas Issues: It’s no secret that acquiring gas and oil has become a major problem worldwide. The prospect of adding more oil refineries sounds good in theory, but in actuality would only add to the amount of pollution in the air. Finding alternative sources for gas and oil is more difficult than it seems. If we as consumers can use less gas, we will ultimately depend less on other countries for it and it will lead in a decrease of our natural resources.

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This post was written by Roman Robinson on January 28, 2009

Text messages could be used to stop stolen cars

Police could use text messages to switch off the engines of getaway cars.

They could be given the power to stop cars remotely as a result of trials being carried out by the Home Office.

It has asked for companies to come up with schemes for “vehicle stopping technology” which would enable officers to stop stolen and getaway cars.

The aim is to cut the number of high speed car chases, which have led to the deaths of officers and civilians.

“If new technology can help police stop vehicles more safely and more effectively then it is right that we look at all the options carefully,” the Home Office said.

“We have asked companies to propose possible electronic solutions and we will be in a position to say more once all the options have been properly tested and fully evaluated.”

According to Police Review, they could include “intelligent transport systems”, commercially available technology which enables owners to use a mobile phone to regain control of their cars when they are stolen.

This tracking system uses satellite navigation to locate a car, whose position is shown on a website. The car is also fitted with a receiver which can receive text messages.

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This post was written by admin on January 24, 2009