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Auto Business

Fixed Site Auto Detailing Company Strategies and Marketing For 2010

The recession has been very difficult on many companies in the auto sector. Not long ago, I was discussing this with someone who owned a detail shop, that is to say he ran an auto detailing company. He noted that his wholesale business was down by 75% due to the fact that the car dealerships weren’t selling any cars and they didn’t need any new car preps, and they didn’t have any customers requesting detailing as part of their purchase.

Likewise, he indicated to me that no one was trading in their old cars to buy new cars, so there was no used car detailing to be spoken for at the wholesale level. When I asked him about the “Clunkers for Cash” program, he told me when people traded in those Clunkers they went straight to the salvage yard to be crushed, not put back on the lot like other used car trade-ins. Had they been put back on the lot for sale, he might’ve had a chance to get the car dealership to pay him to do some wholesale detailing on each one.

“How about the retail detail business?”

Well, he told me that people were saving their money, and “in fear of a pandemic economic depression or something,” thus, they were not spending money, and he had to let several of his independent contractor detailers go. He said he hated to make the recession locally any worse, by laying-off his workers, but he had no choice because he didn’t have enough business.

He said he was lucky because he could rent out two of his bays out and sublet them to a couple of young kids that were building street car racer aftermarket kits, and if he hadn’t been able to do that he probably would’ve had to close his shop because he wasn’t making any money at all.

 

Now, however he sees light at the end of the tunnel and understands that the economy is now out of recession, and he and I were strategizing on how to market his business to bring the customers back. We determined that it was important to canvass the wealthier areas within a 10 mile radius of his location, and also to target single people between the ages of 25 and 40.

We also determined that it was important to give quick service, or mini-details to get people in and trying his business out. Both of these strategies have worked for my company in the past; The Detail Guys. Indeed, that is what I would recommend to you, if you are trying to figure out ways to market your fixed site auto detailing company in 2010 please consider this.

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Auto Modification Auto Products

The car wants Iron Man? The price is Rp 96 Billion!

Still remember the car Tony Stark aka Iron Man in The Avengers? The car originally had an Acura exorbitant prices reached Rp 95 billion to Rp 96 billion or even if you want additional features.

Avengers is currently exhibiting at the show car modification SEMA Show, Acura Automakers put a sticker price on the car is sophisticated.

Sophistication begins with the addition of radar, body armor until the heat detectors. The machine used was already using palladium and titanium, which has 32 ​​valve powered TOHC 80,000.

The machine is powered by a nitrous fuel-injection system and energy is channeled through 9 Speed ​​HYPER-Shift transmission system.

However, despite their great power, the efficiency of this car can not be underestimated. For in the city the car is able to record tigkat efficiency up to 99.4 km / liter.

While on the freeway, that number rose higher, reaching 128.3 km / liter.

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Auto Products

Aston Martin One-77

As one of the leading luxury car manufacturer, manufacturer of the UK is presenting a car Aston Martin One-77 which is one of the most expensive cars in the world.
With the engine-powered 750hp, 7.3-liter V12, it only takes 3.7 seconds to reach speeds of 100 Km / h.

specifications:
Manufacturer Aston Martin
Production in 2009 (77 units)
Factory Gaydon, Warwickshire, England
Design Body 2-door coupé
Layout FR layout
7.3 L V12 engine
750 bhp (760 PS, 559 kw)
750 Nm (553 lb ft)
Transmission 6-speed automated manual
Weight 1.630 kg (3.594 lb)
Designer Marek Reichman

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Auto Service

Buying a Used Car With Low Miles May Not Be a Good Idea

People and auto consumers purchasing used vehicles usually have a precept and adage that the lower the miles or kilometers on the odometer the better. They often shy away from what be well considered well driven and well cared for cars all because they had too many miles on them – even though these vehicles were freeway driven with little actual use on the engine and power train. The Holy Grail seems to find a pre owned automobile with virtually no miles – driven by the proverbial little old lady from Pasadena only to church on Sundays. Yet the undriven low mileage vehicle may well be your worse automobile purchase.

Vehicles with very low miles suffer from a wrath of problems from their little use or extended storage. The California car above might well be a wiser choice than one from the northern states of the US or the cold climate up there to the North in Canada during frigid cold winter temperatures.

Low miles are hard or a car and its engine. Usually low miles mean short trips only – that is to the supermarket or church. The engine never fully warms up. Hence water condenses in the crankcase from condensate from outside humidity touching the cold engine metal. Next because the trips in the car are so short the engine and its oil never fully warm and heat up to boil off or evaporate the resulting water and liquid that sits in the engine oil. Hence the engine is not properly lubricated. Each time the engine starts in this cold condition is like starting a warm engine many times. In the cold frigid winter of the northern states or the Canadian prairie provinces one cold start in the – minus 20 to – minus 40 range without the engine being warmed by a electric plug in block heater has the full effect on engine wear and tear to thousands of warm weather starts. Higher viscosity oil at lower temperatures thickens up, it’s not until the engine warms up does this thick oil flow, spread and lubricate the engine and its vital components.

On top of that since the car is used so little and so few miles on the road usually the owners figure that the car needs less maintenance and oil changes – since has been hardly used or driven. You can also bet also that as a result thicker summer oil is in the crankcase for the winter, or perhaps thinner winter oil is carried over to the summer engine crankcase oil.

However thinner oil in this type of vehicle with these driving conditions may not overall is a bad idea.

Lastly cars that sit without use may have components deteriorate due to lack of use. Rubber over time deteriorates – not only tires but seals along door frames and even in the engine. Hence that low mileage car may need replacement tires and door rubber seal and tubing replacements. Figure these in as part of your overall costs and charges for that premium low mileage car.

Lastly if the car is left out in the sun – as in the Californian little old lady example take time to examine the automobiles’ body finish for tarnish. The paint may seem fine that is until you conduct a thorough cleaning and polish. Happy driving.

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Auto Modification

Kia Rio 2013, in magic so steeds Water Man

Aquaman is a fictional character name in the country is not such a popular superhero Spiderman or Batman. But it was made in DC Comics character that is the inspiration modifications Kia Rio Hatchback 2013.

Working with DC Entertainment and West Coast Customs, the automotive manufacturer’s country of origin of ginseng Rio modify the look into something different. Seen from the body is dominated by the color green, golden yellow, even graphics fins on the roof is capable of displaying the figure of Aquaman, the human hero characters made by DC Comics fish.

Front, wide grille with a trident emblem in the middle as well as head lamp green, green-gold eyelid fit with the theme. Graphic Aquaman belt shaped golden triangle attaches to the hood. For the legs, five-door hatchback driven wheels Asanti ring oracle artificial green rubber combined with Continental tires.

Not only change the front and legs, there are features side skirts shaped like a fin. There is also a rearview mirror designed with a distinctive gold accents Aquaman fins adds uniqueness. While on the back, lightweight carbon fiber spoiler is maintained.

Heading into the cabin, exterior shades correspond to continue. For seats covered in leather costumes of green combined with yellow gold accents Aquaman triangle symbol. The same theme was also applied to the ceiling not forget this environmentally friendly vehicles.

The cabin was no less in displaying typical ornaments Aquama. Consider just the look of the interior that are not connected to the rear cabin. Get ready stunned when opened the trunk, pieces of the picture in the Aquaman comic scenes and views in water decorated with LED lights lining the trunk.

Okey, noble mission behind Rio 2013 Aquaman modification is as mascot campaign “We Can Be Heroes” fighting hunger in African countries. Rio edition Aquaman audio feature 12-inch subwoofer and two coaxial speakers and amp to support Rosen Entertainment 27-inch monitor featuring a promotional video campaign “We Can Be Heroes”.