How to buy a good truck or car found at the Internet site?Written by Pavel Borodin
The Net is constantly growing and its users find more and more applications for it and utilize it in completely new ways. Several years ago several sites dedicated to sale of automotive vehicles showed up in Net. Since that time number of these sites has substantially increased and I have participated in creation one of such sites devoted to used truck sale - TRUCK1ST. Basing on my experience in Internet used truck sales, I can offer you several very useful recommendations on buying trucks and cars. The main goal of this kind of sites is to connect sellers and buyers of automotive vehicles, both new and used. Using such sites makes vehicle trade much easier for sellers as well as for buyers. These sites create virtual marketplace where buyers can offer their vehicles and sellers can look through buyers' stock. So search for customer or for specific vehicle becomes unnecessary, saving lots of time and money for both parties. In practice it looks as follows. The seller places his vehicles at website, usually it is vehicle description, pictures and additional info (price, delivery terms and contacts). So when buyer wants to buy a vehicle, he gets online, connects to website and looks through sellers' vehicles. Then he gets in touch with seller, confirms vehicle specification and availability and purchases vehicles. Such internet trade allows to shop for vehicles located not only your vicinity, but nationwide and even worldwide. Sometimes it saves a lot of money and lets find exactly what you are looking for. It is clear that used car or truck technical condition is a crucial factor. When choosing used truck or car, more choice you have - better chances that you will buy a vehicle in good technical condition. In this case Internet purchase is a very effective decision.
So what should you look at when buying used truck or car over Internet? Here are several recommendations for used truck or car buyers. Let's assume you are about to buy a used truck and have found an interesting offer at one of numerous Internet sites dedicated to truck trade. The ad contains thorough vehicle specification description and several pictures. The price looks good also. So let's contact seller and clear everything up. It is better done by phone, though email message is also acceptable. But you will save a lot of time by making simple phone call. Besides, human factor in communication is very important, so pick up phone and call him.
The Basics for Choosing the Right Air CompressorWritten by Jason Miller
There is a lot of confusion out there about selecting right size air compressor to run your air tools. Basically, there are several factors to look at when choosing proper air compressor for your shop or garage. The first criteria is horse power rating. Most people assume higher horsepower rating on box, better air compressor. However, all horse power ratings are not created equal and can easily be misrepresented. What I mean is, you go to your local giant hardware retailer to pick out a new air compressor to run your impact wrench. They have a 5 hp unit that is priced really cheap. Why is that 5 hp industrial unit cost so much more? 5 hp is 5 hp, right? Not necessarily. Let me explain. Look at how much power hardware store unit draws. It probably needs around 15 amps from a normal 110 volt circuit. At this rating, you are really getting only 2 hp. The 5hp rating on box is inflated. To really produce true 5 hp you need at least 24 amps from 220 volt circuit to get it. If you are looking for 5 hp electric compressor, buy industrial unit and stay away from cheaper unit at your local hardware store. I am not saying that every air compressor at your local hardware is junk. A lot of times one of those units is all you need. Just be aware of true horsepower rating. The next consideration when purchasing a new air compressor is, "How much PSI will I need?" For newbies, PSI is short for "pounds per square inch" and this is how most compressors in US are rated. In Europe, you will see them measured in bars. PSI is all you need to worry about on this side of Atlantic. Most of commonly used air tools require about 90 PSI to operate correctly. However, you will still need a compressor with a higher shut-off pressure. Most air compressors that you find at local hardware giant are "single-stage" and shut off at 125 - 135 PSI. Don't let that fool you. You might think all you need is 90 psi, so that should work just fine. Generally, these light duty compressors shut off at 100 psi and don't forget about pressure loss in line. The little light duty compressor will barely run an impact wrench. It might be fine for light duty garage use, but if you really intend use your air tool, more is definitely better. Many industrial compressors are "two-stage," which means they build up to shut-off pressure in two stages. The first stage builds to about 90 PSI and second stage builds to 175 PSI.