Auctions and Car Transport : Everything You Need To Know

Written by Nick Telford II

Everyone has wanted to sell a car at some point and inrepparttar age of Internet auctions, there are more options than ever when it comes to selling your car whether it's an '05, '78 or a '20. With this ever expanding world of options comesrepparttar 144876 need to make delivery after you've soldrepparttar 144877 vehicle and that requires a car transport service.

Depending onrepparttar 144878 auction service, you can list that shipment ofrepparttar 144879 item is completely up torepparttar 144880 buyer's discretion or offer a method of transportation to fold intorepparttar 144881 final price.

The first is often more preferable to buyers because it allows them to shop various car transporters themselves to findrepparttar 144882 one that suits them best. However, if you decide to foldrepparttar 144883 cost ofrepparttar 144884 shipment along with a hand picked transporter intorepparttar 144885 auction of your car, there are some things you need to do.

First, you need to narrow down your selection of transporters in some fashion that incorporates not only their price ranges but also their reliability and service records. Remember, that by folding inrepparttar 144886 selection ofrepparttar 144887 transporter torepparttar 144888 auction, you are in some way taking responsibility forrepparttar 144889 shipment both before you deliver it torepparttar 144890 transporter and after.

Second, to simplifyrepparttar 144891 matters with regard torepparttar 144892 auction, make sure you have allrepparttar 144893 information about your selected transporter at hand. Include this information inrepparttar 144894 auction information. When buyers look through potential cars to buy on auctions they are as concerned aboutrepparttar 144895 cars they are looking at as to how they might get there.

Some buyers may not want to userepparttar 144896 transporter you have selected; you may or may not wish to include that as an option to turn down onrepparttar 144897 buyer's part.

Mechanic reveals ways to make your car last longer

Written by Pierre Schexneider M. Ed.

Every 2 weeks or 3,000 miles check engine oil, transmission fluid and coolant.

Once a month or 1,000 miles check tire pressure - with tire gauge. Check transmission fluid and brake fluid. Wax car to protect finish and a smooth finish will reducerepparttar wind drag increasing your fuel economy. Check belts and hoses for excessive wear.

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles Change oil and oil filter or every 6 months or 3,000 miles depending on your driving habits. You will also want to lubricaterepparttar 144770 chassis check transmission fluid and check all drive belts (fan belts) replace frayed or cracked belts.

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles inspect suspension, rotate and inspect tires.

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles flush radiator, replace anti-freeze, check air conditioning system. Replace air filters and lubricate chassis.

Every 2 years or 24,000 miles replace spark plugs (30,000 miles average suggested for unleaded gas) and PCV valve. Change automatic transmission fluid, filter and pan gasket. You should also inspect brake linings at this time.

Every 3 years or 30,000 miles check and test ignition wires, test cooling system, heating hoses and drive belts, check brake shoes. (replace if needed)

Replace fluid in differential and manual transmission. (Every 50,000 miles)

If you have a major repair to do, it's wise to get at least 3 estimates, if possible, before you decide. It's hard to be overcharged when you get three estimates before you haverepparttar 144771 work done. Make sure you get promised repairs in writing including how much it will cost.

Read and follow your car owner's manual - it's your car's bible for making your car last longer.

Whether you are a man, woman, boy or girl; you should learn to do some routine maintenance on your car yourself. A multitude of books, videos, magazines and classes are available at your local library that will teach you for free if you don't know. Learn how to check your own oil, transmission fluid, tire pressure and coolant, etc.

If you find a good mechanic who you can trust, stick with him even if his prices are a bit higher - all things being equal. You'll always save time, money and aggravation inrepparttar 144772 long run. Beware: Cheapest is not alwaysrepparttar 144773 best. Normally,repparttar 144774 best mechanics withrepparttar 144775 best equipment and training cost more. Often mechanics that charge extremely low prices have inferior or out-dated equipment, little to no formal training or are under-insured.

Complex electrical problems are so involved that serious electrical work should be done in an "Auto Electric" shop. They haverepparttar 144776 equipment, tool and training to dorepparttar 144777 job more efficiently thanrepparttar 144778 average mechanic.

Avoid car dealers except to have highly specialized repairs done that can't be done properly anywhere else.

The best as well asrepparttar 144779 easiest ways to find a good car repair shop is by recommendation or referrals from satisfied customers.

To have work done on late model computer-controlled engines, make surerepparttar 144780 shop you choose hasrepparttar 144781 equipment to handle computer-electric service/repair. Sophisticated diagnostic equipment is a must.

To chooserepparttar 144782 right repair shop for you, it's wise to have a small or minor maintenance or repair job done first to see howrepparttar 144783 repair shop and mechanic treat you and your car.

You should give detailed description of your car's problem when you take it in for repairs. The more you can describe what your car is doing or not doing (thumping, squealing, clacking sound, etc.)repparttar 144784 faster and less it will cost for your mechanic to fix it.

When in doubt aboutrepparttar 144785 cost of a repair or a mechanic's honesty get a second opinion. This is one ofrepparttar 144786 best ways to protect yourself from being ripped-off until you can find a permanent repair shop.

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