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Central locking came along in the 1950s and allows a driver to lock all the car doors by pressing a single switch. Modern automobiles would include the rear door and perhaps the fuel locking cap in the central locking system, and remote units are standard on most vehicles today. Radio Frequencies Modern central locking systems can be activated using a specific radio frequency by pressing the remote button. One can lock or unlock the car from a few metres away, and the hazard lights will flash once or twice to confirm the car is in fact, locked. If, for any…

There are auto auctions that make it possible for ordinary vehicles to be purchased at amazing prices. This is also where buyers must be very careful. The interest in the vehicles offered at auto auctions has increased significantly. Many people find these auctions as a way to fill their need for an ordinary car. This is a good opportunity for someone looking to purchase a vehicle and avoid aggressive owners and dealer markups. There are two main types of vehicle auctions. There are public cars for auctions and government auctions. Buying a car at auction provides the opportunity for a…

Image: Max Pixel You have been in an accident. Fortunately, everyone in the car is safe, but the car is a wreck. On the plus is that the car did its job – it helped to save your life in an accident. However, dealing with a wrecked car can be a real pain in the backside. Well, here is a quick guide on what you can do when this happens to you. Don’t wait until it’s too late, know what you can do to deal with a wrecked car. Did you know that nearly 14% of all cars are ‘totaled’…

You’ve gotten your license, and now you’re beginning the long and arduous, but exciting, process of finding a car. Aside from visiting showrooms and looking on car selling websites for discount new cars, the rest of your spare time is spent researching makes and models for your new ride. A new day is dawning, and at it’s helm is you, driving safely and considerately into the bright new world. To help make those expectations a little more realistic, we’ve put together a list of things to expect when buying your first car. A Realistic Car Here’s the thing. Many people…

It’s quite possible that you’ve been severely hurt, and because of the devastating effects of the accident, you can no longer work – whether temporarily or permanently – and you feel you deserve some type of compensation for your pain and suffering. You’re absolutely right if the accident wasn’t your fault. And even if you are uncertain about who is to blame, let the lawyers decide, because they know how to determine when they have a good accident case on their hands. According to Denena Points, experts at proving negligence in an auto accident, “Work with a Houston car accident…

About to begin work as a car salesperson at a dealership near you? If you want to be as successful as Robert Bassam has been over his career, there are several fundamentals of customer service that you need to learn about. In this post, we will delve into the basics… 1) Cut it out with the pressure tactics One of the biggest stereotypes surrounding car salespeople has to do with their use of high pressure sales tactics. Know that this is just a caricature that the media and entertainment industry uses to grab our attention, as they are well aware…

When you consider how much it costs to maintain and repair a car over a year, the amounts can be staggering, especially when you include car insurance, road tax and MOTs. But think of the money you could save by being able to carry out simple repairs on your motor vehicle, such as changing flat tyres or your car battery. Read our simple guide to learn 5 things you can fix on your car yourself. Change a tyre There’s no need to call breakdown mechanics out to change a tyre, unless you’re in a dangerous position on the motorway, for…

When it comes time to acquire a vehicle, you can either choose to lease it or to own it. While leasing may be the less expensive option in some cases, opting to buy a car outright also provides you with several benefits. Let’s take a look at a few benefits that may not come to mind right away. The Vehicle Can Be Used to Secure a Loan An auto title loan allows you to borrow between 50 and 80 percent of the equity in your car depending on the lender that you choose to work with. If you had $10,000…