Archive for July, 2009

Stop buying cars in Trade-in or else in Installments and know when to buy cars

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Car buying tips:

There are two “best times” to buy a car one is at the end of December and the other is in between July to October. Really this would be a good time for car buyers to buy a new car. Report says that, visitors probably buy car at Christmas so, everyone is busy in buying XMAS gifts, leaving new car dealer lots void of customers, motivating dealers to cut prices, and break year end sales records. As new car dealers sell off cars at low prices to clear space for new car models in between July-October.

Used car buying tips DVD

Used car buying tips DVD

Secret factory to dealer incentives can be $1000-$6000 in adding up to new car consumer rebates! In the year of 2003, in November, BMW had a $5000 secret factory to dealer incentive on the 7 series! If they had sold you the car at invoice, they must have earned $5000 more. So, you should have bargain over this incentive; many dealers willingly give up all or part of this incentive, which makes your cost lower.

One among the best occasion to buy a car is during a rebate. If you the ability to convince the dealer for holdback, then the dealer may drop the prep and ad fees. So watch for rebates and secret incentives rebate which may happen any time.

The police department of the UK city had replaced their aging Subaru chase cars with Lexus IS-Fs

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

UK police had changed their style by using the Lexus IS-F cruisers. At present the Lexus IS-F will be converted to the regular police duty cruiser.

The purchase of the new vehicle was not an easy decision and that had involved research and advice from the force fleet manager, financial managers and a vehicle dynamics expert. The Lexus was tested for the period of a 12 month along with similar vehicles and proved itself to be ideally suited in providing a dynamically safe high performance chassis along with an electronically stable platform for the computer equipment. The previous equipment has placed huge demands on vehicles but the Lexus IS-F is the one that easily met with the requirements.

Lexus IS F

Lexus IS F

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Tips for auto warranty

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

When decide to buy a car, make convinced you check the auto warranties that comes with the vehicle. In this section we will assist you type through all the auto warranties-related issues. After all, not every new car warranties is created equally. A few will cover all the non-wear items on the car upto only three years or 36,000 miles .some others will cover repairs all the way up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. The power of the coverage that is included will help you decide whether to buy an extensive auto warranty.

Before we get into more detail it’s important to know the different parts of an auto warranties. It’s also good to identify the difference between a new car warranty and an unlimited auto warranty. A typical new car warranties has two parts: the “bumper to bumper” warranty which cover the whole thing except the “wear” objects such as brakes and tires; and the powertrain warranty that cover all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission.

An extensive auto warranties can be purchased to extend the coverage of the bumper-to-bumper warranty. Most people are well-known with the extended warranty that is sold at dealerships. This is called a “factory warranty“… such as factory-trained technicians perform the required work on the car. There are also third-party warranties which can save clients money but are generally less convenient to use. Many third-party warranties need out-of-pocket payment for repairs before reimbursement. consider all these factors carefully before you make your choice.

Pay special attention to this auto warranties section so that, while you need it, it will keep your car in good functioning order without costing you a lot of money.

Advice on selling a car

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Don’t get caught out

It’s important to tell DVLA as soon as you selling a car or you’ll continue to be responsible for paying the vehicle tax or penalties for the non-payment of it. You may also receive mail relating to motoring offences committed in the vehicle. When DVLA has been told, you should receive an acknowledgement letter confirming that you are no longer responsible for the vehicle. Important points to consider when selling a vehicle

There are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself from becoming a victim of crime when selling your vehicle:

1. It’s worth remembering that thieves can pose as potential buyers
2. Never let the buyer go on a test drive alone as they may not come back
3. Don’t leave the buyer alone with your keys in the ignition
4. Be careful when accepting cheques or banker’s drafts, don’t part with your car until you’re sure the payment is genuine – if in doubt, contact your bank
5. It’s also worth asking the buyer for a form of identity, satisfying yourself that it looks genuine

Registration certificate

The buyer will want to see the registration certificate (V5C) to allow them to check the vehicle’s details. You may not be able to selling a  car without one. If you’ve lost it, you can get a replacement from DVLA.

Selling the car privately

You should always keep a separate note of the buyer’s name and address. You should tell DVLA using the appropriate section of the registration certificate.

If you don’t have a registration certificate you can still inform DVLA that you no longer have the vehicle. In order to do this you must write to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AR quoting the vehicle registration mark, make and model, exact date of sale and name and address of the new keeper.

However, you should note that DVLA records wouldn’t be complete until the new keeper tells DVLA in writing. Until they do, the police may need to contact you if they have to make enquiries about the vehicle.

Selling your vehicle between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI)

If you selling a car to someone whose address is either in GB or NI, both you and the purchaser should complete and sign Sections 6 and 8 of the registration certificate (V5C or V5CNI).

The V5C or V5CNI should then be passed to the new keeper for them to be able to re-register the vehicle in either GB or NI. While the new keeper will re-register the vehicle, you must also write to DVLA or the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA). You are still required to inform DVLA or DVA (the authority the vehicle is leaving) that the vehicle has been sold, so that you are no longer responsible for the vehicle.

Selling to a motor trader

If you transfer your vehicle to a motor trader and you have a registration certificate you should tell DVLA of the change using the yellow section (V5C/3) and pass the rest to the trader.

Remove your tax disc from the vehicle and you can also apply for a refund of vehicle tax for any complete calendar months remaining on the tax disc.

For this purpose motor trader means:

1. motor dealer
2. motor vehicle auctioneer
3. motor vehicle insurer with whom you have settled a claim for total loss
4. motor vehicle dismantler (scrap yard)
5. finance company with a financial interest in the vehicle

Providing the vehicle mileage

Entering the vehicle’s mileage in the appropriate box of the registration certificate will help in the fight against vehicle ‘clocking‘. This is where the vehicle’s odometer (speedometer) is turned back to fraudulently reduce the number of miles that the vehicle is recorded as having travelled.