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Custom Clubfitting – What Kind of Car Wash Do You Want?

More and more golf club companies are starting to emphasize custom clubfitting as an option for golfers as opposed to buying their clubs in standard form off the rack.

Custom fitting is very definitely beneficial for average golfers and not just for single digit handicap players. When done properly, custom fitting can reduce and offset some of the poor shotmaking effects of your swing errors. In addition, proper custom fitting makes it easier to take swing lessons and make the changes in the swing to hit the ball better.

If you are thinking about custom fitting for your next driver or set of clubs, there are a few things you need to know to ensure you really do end up with properly custom fit clubs that will improve your game. A colleague of mine in the golf business made what I believe to be a very appropriate analogy between custom clubfitting and getting your car washed.

If your car needs a bath, you can pull out the hose and just spray water on it to wash off the obvious surface dirt. On the other hand, you can also fill a bucket with suds and scrub the dirt off the surface with a sponge. Or, you can pull out all the stops and scrub, detail and wax it. All three examples could be called a car wash.

Custom fitting in the golf industry today is much the same. There is “fitting”, and there is professional custom clubfitting. Examples of a “fitting” include, “6 questions on a web site”, 15 minutes hitting a few balls with a swing computer, or 3 measurements and a response from a golf sales person to the effect of, “I know what you need.”

 

On the other hand, professional custom clubfitting is going to involve a pretty fair amount of your time, often more than one trip to have your swing analysed in detail by a trained and experienced custom Clubmaker so that ALL the possible specifications that make up a set of golf clubs can be pinpointed and selected to match with your strength, size, athletic ability, and especially, the way YOU and only YOU swing.

Professional custom clubfitting really is like the scrub, wax and detail car wash I mentioned before. The other types of fitting are not going to get you really matched well to your clubs to result in the level of improvement that a professional custom fitting can and will do. In other words, which “car wash” do YOU want for your money? So don’t hesitate one more year, go and FIND A CLUBFITTER and you will most definitely see dramatic improvements in your game this year!

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Auto Insurance

Automotive Insurance Rates Affected by Your Town?

The area in which you live does impact the cost of you automotive insurance. It may seem a bit unfair, but it’s true. Locations that have higher crime rates tend to also have higher automotive insurance rates.

Of course, there probably aren’t too many people out there who are willing to shop for a new home in a completely new area, put their houses up for sale, and leave town just to save money on automotive insurance, and that’s completely understandable. That’s why we’re going to offer some tips on how you can possibly lower the cost of your automotive insurance and keep your home.

First, take a look at your vehicle. Was it expensive? Is it flashy? Is it a vehicle that many people would love to drive but can’t afford? If so, your vehicle is at risk for being stolen or burglarized. Vehicles that aren’t at risk for being stolen or burglarized tend to get lower automotive insurance rates. Consider trading your flashy car in for a more subtle ride.

Then, and this is especially important for those of you who aren’t willing to trade your cars in, take a look at your safety components. Do you have any kind of anti-theft system for your vehicle? Having one of these will not only protect your car from being stolen, but it will also protect your valuables inside, i.e., some crook won’t come along and break the window to get your CD collection. This means your automotive insurance rates could be lower since your insurance company won’t have to worry too much about replacing windows.

Finally, take a look at where you park your vehicle. On the side of the street? In a back alley? Consider parking your vehicle in a safe, well-lit, and guarded parking garage. Your insurance company will appreciate your effort to protect your car, and they might just reward you with lower automotive insurance rates.

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Auto Business

Marketing Your Detailing Business to Travelers

The auto detailing market has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. While many businesses find themselves struggling as consumers tighten their belts, auto detailing offers an economical service which extends the value of a vehicle for their customers. This places them in a prime location for not only keeping current customers but expanding to other customers who perhaps hadn’t considered detailing as a viable option. One of the biggest untapped markets for this is the business traveler.

People who often travel for business park at long term parking lots located near airports. The average stay in one of these long term lots is five days. This gives you ample time to go in and detail the car while the owner is away. You can advertise your services through trip planning sites, direct mailshots to companies with a traveling workforce such as sales and insurance companies and also through flyers which can be handed out by the lot attendant. The best way to play up your service to traveling business people is by listing your available service packages with included services bullet-pointed for quick reading. Keep in mind that these potential customers will be pressed for time so ensure your formatting is able to be speed read by them while still covering all the major points of interest. Include your number, website address and any other contact information in bold at the top and bottom of each flyer and include your years of experience as well as any guarantee you offer.

If your business has a shop front in addition to a mobile service, also consider offering long term parking solutions if your location and available space allows it. If your shop is located within 15 miles of the airport you can easily offer a drop off service which will put you ahead of the competition. If this isn’t an option for you, develop and foster relationships with nearby park and ride lots which may offer you a discount for advertising with them. As always, networking relationships with local businesses can yield customers who otherwise wouldn’t be aware of your services.

Since many professionals who travel worth within sales you can also advertise your services at conventions and industry shows which may be hosted in your own city. These professionals often spend their entire day at these conventions and your services can easily be completed during their time there. The speed and convenience of auto detailing means that your services can be offered “on the fly” which makes them more appealing to those who want their cars to be showroom perfect but who simply don’t have the time to drop their vehicles off and wait for them to be detailed.

Marketing to business travelers means playing up the speed and convenience of your services. Keep this demographic in mind when developing flyers or brochures and remember that these potential customers will have less than a minute to evaluate your services and consider your pricing before making their decision. If you offer multiple tier pricing list them from the least expensive to the highest so that they can easily choose the car detailing package that fits both their needs and their budget.

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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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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”.

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Auto Products

Honda City Gas-Fired RI Ready to Go?

Honda City CNG version already present in Thailand and India and some other developing countries. Reportedly Honda City car fuel gas version it will enter Indonesia.

The presence of the car is certainly greatly help to reduce the use of fossil fuels during this troublesome Indonesian government.

The news comes from the Ministry of Industry, where PT Honda Prospect Motor middle register Honda City V CNG automatic transmission. Toyota Vios car competitors but CNG version is now in the stage of the process.

Honda City CNG still using engine 1500 cc SOHC, i-VTEC gasoline engine or equal to. This machine exertion 118 Ps and 146 Nm of torque.

Honda City gas fuel is equipped with an Electronic Safety Control Box with a steel pipe so that the device stays safe in the vehicle.

The presence of the Honda City V CNG certainly brings a fresh breeze. But a plus as compared to alternative fuels and hybrid electric car program will not be able to evolve such as availability of fuel depots.

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Honda Diesel Engines 1.6L i-DTEC, Tiny, Light and Powerful

Honda is committed to environmental issues. In addition to creating an efficient gasoline engine and eco-friendly, Honda has also developed diesel engine.

Namely, the new diesel engine 1600 cc i-DTEC to be introduced to the European region in advance of this year. Previously, Honda has developed the i-DTEC diesel engine capacity of 2200 cc.

“Our main focus for Earth Dreams Technology philosophy is to create an environment that balances efficiency with performance expected by Honda,” said Suehiro Hasshi, Large Project Leader Honda Civic in Europe and also the diesel engine 1600 cc i-DTEC this.

Honda called if the machine will be produced in Swindon, England is the most underestimated diesel engine in its class. Much lighter than the Honda diesel engine 2200 cc i-DTEC before.

He weighs 47 pounds compared to reduced engine 2200 cc. This is thanks to the use of aluminum for the cylinder block and head. Not only that, but also through the calculation of the components are very mature. Every component is designed and individually weighed.

Examples of internal development machine. “All the components are rotated optimized. So as to reduce the friction between the components that generate efficiency in various sectors,” said Tetsuya Miyake, Project Leader for the new machine.

Not only efficient and light, but the engine capacity of 1600 cc i-DTEC has very good performance. This machine has a wall thickness of 8 mm resulted in a piston cylinder also use special materials. Capable of producing 120 hp at 4,000 rpm engine speed with maximum torque of 300 Nm at 2,000 rpm engine speed.

Magnitude is thanks to the use of turbo Garrett the 4th generation that carries the variable nozzle and the speed of rotation of the precision because of the controlled electrical cars. As a result, turbo lag is minimal and has a power optimal combination of run-down, middle-to upper. Get maximum turbo pressure to 1.5 bar.

Later, the engine will produce 500 units in one day will be installed on all 2013 Honda Civic production and out on the European continent. The next step will also be paired on the Honda CR-V are also produced in the UK.