What Kind Of Cars Are There

There are a lot of different kinds of cars that are made. There are a lot of different companies that make cars. One of the biggest car companies is Honda. Honda makes a variety of cars. They have the Honda civic. A Honda civic is a four door car. Roughly five passengers can fit into a Honda civic car. Honda also makes a car called the Honda accord. The Honda accord has four doors on it. There are Honda accords that are sportier looking that have two doors on them instead of four. There are some Honda cars that have special features such as a six cd disk changer. There could be six cd in the cd player and the person can push a button to change a cd.

Cadillac is a big name car company. Cadillac cars are considering a luxury car. A Cadillac has four and two doors on them. There are Cadillac’s that have leather seats in them. There are some Cadillac cars that have heated seats. If a person is cold they can turn the heat on. The seats will warm up with in minutes. A lot of Cadillac’s have power windows so a person can just push down on a button and the windows will go down automatically. Cadillac cars are known for their wide trunks. There is a lot of room in the car.

Chevy makes really good cars. There is the Chevy camaro. A chevy camaro is considering a muscle car. A chevy camaro can pick up speed with in seconds of hitting the gas pedal. Chevy also makes sedans. Chevy sedans are four door cars that fit five to seven passengers comfortably. Chevy cars are really good on gas. Chevy makes a lot of cars that don’t consume a lot of gas which saves a person money.

Every car company has their own dealership. The Honda Company has Honda dealers located all over the world. There are a lot of chevy dealers located world wide. There are a lot of Cadillac dealerships that are located through out the world. These dealerships sell brand new Honda, Cadillac’s, and chevy cars. All three of these dealerships also ell quality used cars that will last awhile.

Changing Your Own Oil

Anyone can change the oil in their vehicle without taking it to a mechanic. Of course, this can save a person some money and allow them to learn something new. Changing the oil in a car takes less than an hour for just about anyone, so it isn’t a day project. In fact, some people can change their own oil in ten minutes or less, so that’s saying something. There are plenty of benefits to changing your vehicle’s oil. Anyways, here is how the process goes.

To start off, a person needs to find a place to change their oil. A rag and an oil pan must be put under the car so that oil doesn’t get all over the driveway or street. Next, a person has to remove the old oil, which is located under the engine. Oil will spill out, so a person shouldn’t lay right under the opening. After the oil has poured out, the oil changer should proceed to cap the oil pan, throw away the filter, and replace it with a new oil filter. The process now moves away from the underbelly of the car. A person should proceed to add 4 to 5 quarts of oil to their vehicle’s engine. Right there, that’s how simple the process is.

Changing your own oil a few times per year can save you at least a hundred dollars or more because repair garages usually charge thirty dollars or more for oil changes. Plus, it gives a person a little bit of experience with their car so that they know how to do much more than they could before. There are plenty of other benefits of changing your own oil, and some people do change their own oil all the time because it is so simple.

Anyways, changing oil is one of the simplest tasks a person can do with their vehicle. It’s cheap too. So then, why would anyone go to the garage to get the work done? Some people just aren’t comfortable with working on their own vehicles, so they leave it up to the professionals, which isn’t a bad idea. Either way, oil needs to be changed every 3,000 to 6,000 miles.

Things to Consider when Buying a Car

Long before most people turn sixteen, they are dreaming of their first car. How to decide which to purchase can be a challenge and there are many factors to consider.

The first thing that needs to be considered when purchasing a car is the cost. A car is usually the first major purchase that a young person will make and should be carefully considered. If someone is able to save prior to shopping, they may be able to pay cash for their car. However, if it is not possible to pay cash for the car, they may need to pursue financing.

Financing may be available at the dealership, however, it may be a cheaper option to pursue their financing at a financial institution. Interest rates at a financial institution is usually less than 5%, while at a dealership, the interest rate is likely closer to 10%. When securing financing, the buyer should make sure that the fine print is what was discussed with the financing agent.

Once financing has been pre-approved, it is time to decide how much room will be needed. If the person buying the car is young and has no children, then a small economy car may be more than enough room. However if they are a little older and thinking of starting a family in the near future, then it may be more economical for them to purchase a car that will hold a small family. This small step will save them time and money once they begin adding to their family.

Insurance is something you need to remember. What will you monthly payment be? Well you should add that on top of your loan payment to calculate a total monthly cost for the car. I’ve used companies like Cheap Car Insurance or Esurance to find the cheapest car insurance even for more costly vehicles.

Now that size has been considered, the next step is to decide what features they are looking for. When considering features, it is important to know what is required and what would simply “be nice to have”. During this time, the buyer will also want to decide if they are looking for a brand new car or if they can purchase a used car. Everyone is different in this area because some people will drive a used car without any hesitation, while others will absolutely not drive a new car, no matter what the cost.

The final decision for a car buyer to make is what color to buy. While car shopping, the buyer should remember to enjoy the process, but also to pay close attention to what is said so they make sure that they understand everything that they are getting.

The Story of a Man and His Trucks

I’ve driven pickup trucks ever since I received my driver’s license. When I was a young man, I had a suped-up 1978 Ford Custom 100 with a big block 450. It was low slung, black as night, and could really get into the wind. I drove that truck for years until gas prices started shooting higher and higher. So, I got rid of the old gas guzzler and bought something a little more sensible for a young man newly introduced to the work force.

I liked to travel at the time, so I bought a 1996 Ford Ranger. I bought it in a flashy red to impress the ladies and really tricked it out. But underneath the hood was a well thought out four cylinder that was great on gas. I could take that truck anywhere the winds told me to go and could get there without breaking the bank. I loved that Ranger, but then I became a father.

My wife and I were blessed with a set of twin girls. Although I loved that Ranger, I simply couldn’t fit myself, two babies and my wife either safely or legally in my one and a quarter seating. So, we bought a minivan. Yes, the dreaded “Honey I’m home, help unload the groceries” minivan. It was absolutely comfortable with heated seats, cold air, and an integrated digital compass. But I’m still a young man! You can’t be cool driving around in a minivan!

With my wife’s permission, I decided to purchase an old beater that, once restored, would suite my rough outdoorsy personality yet would be nice enough to take my wife out on the occasional date without it screaming “chick magnet” to every single gal in town. Hence, my love affair began with my 1978 Chevy C-10.

The truck had sang it’s siren song to me one afternoon while running an errand for my sick dad. I called the wife, and with her blessing “Tank” had become mine. I paid the dealer a little extra to put on a new coat of paint. I picked seafoam green for the body and plain white for the top, which seemed to be the original color of the truck. I’ve had Tank ever since and she still runs like an angry wild cat. She’s tough enough for the woods and trails, yet cleans up as nice as a penny for date night. Yes sir, I love my trucks.

Driving — Jaguar Cars – British Sporting Heritage

The British auto invasion coincided with the British music invasion of the sixties and seventies. The automobiles offered by British car companies tended to be small two seat open air cruisers that were fun to drive and provided adequate power and handling for the period. Very few of the manufacturers from that era continue to produce automobiles today. The British roadsters manufactured today come from companies that are no longer based in Britain but carry on the names of companies long remembered as Britain’s automotive leaders.

Jaguar

Beginning in 1922 as the Swallow Sidecar Company, Jaguar has evolved into one of the world’s premier car companies. The early SS-100 models were the first sporting offerings from the company. Sir William Lyons, the designer and engineer of Jaguar cars, created a stunning roadster that began the British sporting car genre. Through the 1950s and early 1960s Jaguar produced several sporting cars and many luxury saloons and quasi limousines for worldwide sales.

The sporting cars for Jaguar were known as the XK models. The models evolved from the XK120 through the XK 150. Cars were either open top roadsters or coupes that provided sporting tendencies in a typically British interior of leather and wood. In 1961 Jaguar introduced the car that would create its legend in the United States. The E type or XKE was introduced as a road going version of the racing D Type that had been very successful in road racing around the world. The E type featured a long front end where the potent Jaguar straight six “double knocker” twin cam engine was placed. The truncated rear end housed the rear differential and a manual transmission with four forward gears connected the two. The Jaguar E-type became the dream car of every young boy in the 1960s.

Although some quality issues dogged the company the car was a sales hit and propelled Jaguar to the forefront of sports car technology. The straight six engine, fed by three side draft carburetors and the independent suspension provided a fast and well mannered road car that could out accelerate and out handle just about every other car on the road. A twelve cylinder engine was introduced in the E Type in 1971 and was available through the end of the E-Types production in 1974.

Jaguar remains a viable automotive manufacture today. Ownership of the company has passed from private hands to British Leyland and the British government to Ford Motor Company and now finally to India’s Tata Motors. Jaguar continues to offer sporting cars with open cockpits in the lineage of the E type, however the pure fun of the E-type has been replaced with more luxury and less sport over the years.

It’s my privilege !!

Traffic from town to town can be a bear. In one southern city, one that is somewhat mundane and subdued throughout the day to another city whose streets are littered with driving enthusists, the question is asked, “Who wants to drive?” In the same scenario I quess a better question would be, “Who do not want to drive?” I would estimate that approximately 95% of the people that I know do drive, want to drive, have once driven or wants to be driven. Some would even think, “they have a right to drive,” but that person would be wrong. Driving is a privilege, one that is often abused. How is driving abused? When someone takes advantage of the governing laws of driving, I would consider that abuse, as in the case of speeding.

Going over the speed limits is an abuse of a governing law for driving safety, which I am not sure that people set out intentionally to speed or to purposely break the law, but let me just say that I too have done it. Yes, I have broken the law when it comes to speeding. Why? The vehicle that I was driving was operating so smoothly that I was speeding before I realized it. I think that in more than a few cases that this is what happens. When a vehicle handles the road like spreading soft margarine on a slice of bread, it is very easy to move beyond the speed limit. While on a leisurely drive from one city to another, rolling down the highway with the music going, freshly paved roads with pretty black tar and bright yellow lines, the lines began moving pass very, very quickly.

I had gone from a leisurely 65 miles per hour to 90 miles per hour. This I’d done without a noticeable change in the quality of the ride itself. Realizing that I was now moving beyond the limit, the vehicle was brought to a slower pace. Looking back over the experience, I could say that it would never happen again; however, that situation took place while driving a muscle car…I can only imagine what the same trip would have been like had I been driving a nice, plush-seated, high-sitting luxury sports utility vehicle. If this ever becomes the case, I’ll be sure to share the same. It would be my privilege to do so.

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