Reasons For Choosing A Pre-owned Car

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Like it or hate it, you always have a myriad of reasons why you should choose a pre-owned car rather than a new car. Well, with a new car, you have the privilege of being the first one to ride it. However, there are several reasons why choosing a used car will give you more value for your money.

Why you should buy pre-owned cars

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You may be in need of a car that can perform certain functions or one that is suitable for a specific terrain. In this case, you need a pre-owned car that has a historical report from which you can make a decision. It is easy to know what the car can do and what it cannot from the list of previous owners. You can easily know the precise fuel consumption. Some specifications listed by car manufacturers are not always true, that is why it is better to get the information from someone who has had firsthand experience with the car.

Registration is easier

In some jurisdictions, the process of registering a new car is bureaucratic. Where the car is being imported from a foreign country, it goes through thousands of checks before it is allowed on the local roads. Specifications such as fuel consumption and gas emissions are verified and re-verified. Indeed, it may take a long time before you can ride your newly imported car. After you have done the donkey work, it will take less than a day for another person to possess your car. You only need to confirm the transfer of ownership with the relevant authorities and the new car owner is free to drive away.

They are relatively cheap

If you want to buy an entirely new car, you have to be prepared to pay the hefty price. Sometimes, the price is not justifiable. All you have to do is to let the people who fancy buying the newest car models in the market make their purchases first. The car will be less expensive. Most cars do not lose their value fast, and thus the reduction in price may not be proportionate to the decrease in value. This benefits the buyer. You also expect insurance to be cheaper to the second-hand buyer.

Easy maintenance

carbuyinglegftasdfghjkA pre-owned car will not have the preliminary problems that most new cars have. Usually, this car has been in use since it was bought, and all the basic repairs and replacements have been made. Missing parts have been bought and fixed. The previous owner(s) of the car also know the most common problems of the car, and you will be lucky if they make you aware of these problems in advance.

Choosing a new car or a pre-owned one is a personal choice. However, you need to know is that will not give you a value for money. Pre-owned cars will give you value for your money.…

Selecting The Right Auto Repair Shop

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A good motorist always knows the most important steps for selecting an auto repair shop. The automotive industry has been growing at a phenomenal rate, with hi-tech vehicles based on sophisticated technologies hitting the market in the recent times. The automotive service and repair sector has also grown exponentially to match the rising demands of motorists.

Step when selecting an auto repair shop

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Look for specialist auto repair shops that deal in repairs of your car type/model. While you must not always take your car to the auto repair shop that specializes in your type of car, it is important sometimes, especially when the repair needed is unique to your car type. You may also consider taking your car to the auto repair shops recommended by the car dealership from which you bought your car.

Early preparation

Do not wait for your vehicle to break down so that you can start looking for an auto repair shop. This is because when your car breaks down, you will be desperate to get it repaired, and you are likely to take it to the nearest repair shop. Last minute rushes do not always give the best results, and your car is a great investment. Don’t wait for that time that will not offer you any choices. Just get in touch with the best auto repair shops according to your judgment when you are not under pressure to have your car up and running. These shops will serve you right when your car breaks down.

Check registration certificates

Registration with professional bodies is always proof of conformity with the professional codes and standards. For this reason, before you go online or drive around looking for auto repair shops, first go through the list of the auto repair shops registered with the auto repair professional bodies. Having gone through the list, you will then only examine the auto repair shops whose names are in the register.

Have an idea of repair and service rates

Although it is not advisable to choose a repair shop based solely on the repair rates, it is important to know the average cost of various repair services. Knowledge of the average rates will help you make comparisons based on other factors such as professionalism of the technicians, locality, and convenience. This way, you will pick the best auto repair shop based on all factors.

Check for technicians’ certification

carserviceleftsfdfghjkhgfdYou do not want your vehicle to be repaired by a quack. For this reason, for the auto repair shops which are registered with professional bodies, confirm that the technicians are certified by the relevant authorities. Confirm also that they use specialized equipment and tools.

Always endeavor to create a long term relationship with your preferred auto repair shop. As long as you are driving, you will need to visit auto repair shops occasionally. The more you visit a particular shop, the more satisfied you are likely to get after every visit.…

Home Of Race Car Art

Freelance illustration and commissioned art in a bold, colorful style by Joel F. Naprstek. The medium is acrylic done in a traditional, representational method on archival watercolor paper, or canvas if the client so desires. Joel’s art covers a wide range of subject matter and genres.

Joel has been a freelance illustrator for over 25 years. Clients include NBC, CBS, American Tobacco, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Time Inc., McGraw-Hill, Business Week, Financial World, Fortune, numerous ad agencies and designers.

In addition Joel is currently a designer/artist/painter for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at Macy’s Parade Studio in Hoboken, NJ. Work includes everything from concept design and stetches to presentation art and actual painting of balloons and parade floats. Work is done in traditional methods of marker, acrylic paint as well as computer art via Photoshop and In Design programs.

Art education: The School Of Visual Arts, NYC. Joel has taught painting and illustration at the School Of Visual Arts in NYC for nine years, held summer SVA Summer Painting classes at Woodstock, NY. Ten years of teaching color, painting and story adaptation at the Joe Kubert School Of Cartoon & Graphic Art, Dover, NJ.

Click on the titles at left to view different genres of the artist’s work. Feel free to contact Joel at his studio to discuss your project and budget.…