Archive for September, 2010

Are You Comfortable Driving Your Car?

How much time do you spend driving in an average week? Consider the commute to and from work, the grocery store, trips out of town. Does it hurt your back just thinking about it? When choosing a car, comfort should be one of your top priorities. Another priority for those daily drives, long and short – how the car handles on tight curves or on steep inclines. Maybe your top priority is really just a solid, dependable car that you can trust.

Lincoln Brand town car is all of these things and more. Known for its roominess and classic design, the full and mid-size luxury sedans promise safe consistent rides and a name you can trust. Whether it’s the American dream you are looking for, total comfort for your daily driving, or solid dependability of a company with a long history, you have found all of these in a new Lincoln.

With updated looks for 2005, Lincoln sedans are a popular choice among drivers wanting both luxury and durability. All models have a powerful engine and standard aluminum wheels. And for 2005, cars can be ordered in the new body-colors Light Ice Blue Clearcoat Metallic and Norsea Blue Clearcoat Metallic.

Not only is the Lincoln a looker, but it’s safety ratings are great. Beautiful – and safe. When you choose a Lincoln, you are choosing a car that reflects you and your family both at home in your neighborhood and at work. Give them the best impression possible. Looks and brains with safety a top priority.

In fact, the safety features are quite extensive. Town cars are equipped with dual-stage front airbags, and side-impact airbags. In addition, antilock brakes are standard in all models.

Other standard features on the Lincoln sedans include:

? Power driver seats
? Automatic climate control
? Power adjustable pedals
? Child safety door locks
? Vehicle Anti-Theft
? Traction control
? Trunk Anti-Trap Device
? Power Windows
? Keyless entry

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Find used and new Lincoln information, reviews and more at http://www.Lincoln.us.com.

Written by: Lincoln Fan

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Are You In The Market For a Car Loan?

Car loans are a tempting way to purchase a new car. While they provide for easy access to a car, these loans can get quite expensive if you do not know enough about what you are getting into. Simple research will provide you with information that can save you some real expenses. Even if you are getting a used car loan or a car title loan, you need to understand what you are getting into.

Most of the time, when a buyer enters a car dealership, they already have an understanding of what they are looking for in a car and how much they can spend. But, how much research was given to the loan you may be picking up in the process? Choosing this wisely, is key to getting a good deal on a car. To find information, consider looking at different lenders and different dealerships. You do not have to get the loan through the dealership. You may be able to get one, at a lower cost, through your own bank especially if you have developed a good relationship with them.

Being aware of how much the interest rate is like being away of the gas mileage on that new car. You need to ask questions and be prepared with answers. For instance, you may be looking to purchase a used car and therefore would be looking into a used car loan. The car you choose and want to purchase will cost you 5000 paid over the next 5 years. But, what happens 3 years into the picture? The car isn’t worth the amount you still owe on it because the interest rate was so high or you didn’t make a down payment.

Consider the situation there. You have a loan and a run down car that may or may not have been worth it. Add into this a bad credit used car loan, with even higher interest rates and fees, and you are really hurting.

The car loan you choose should be one that reflects your credit, the car, and your understanding of the loan. Perhaps you can pay an additional amount of money a month, and cut the interest rate down over the course of the loan. Researching your options, good or bad credit, will give you more of an understanding of what’s available. Simply check online (or search online) for lenders that can offer you quotes for the type of loan you are looking for. Undoubtedly, you will find many options. You will have companies competing for your business now. Choose wisely, and based on your research.

Mike Yeager

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An Overview on How to install Neon & LED Interior car lights.

So you’ve got your LED or Neon interior car lights, but you’re now a bit confused as to where all the car interior neon lights and wires go?” Well fear not, we’ll show all the “in’s & out’s” of this type of installation and the easiest way of doing it.
It’s a good idea to disconnect the battery before installing any car light accessories. You can do this by disconnecting the negative battery cable and placing it to one side of the battery where it won’t touch any part of the vehicles body. It’s also wise to have your vehicles service manual handy for information about the specifics of the electrical system on your vehicle. For interior car lights, the best places to mount the LED or neon tubes are under the dash on both sides just above where your feet go, but high enough so as not to kick the tubes or damage them. There are also many other places you can fit them and their location is only limited by your imagination. To operate the lights manually, your going to need a switch located near you, so you’ll need to buy a simple “2way toggle” switch (or use the switch that may have came with your neon/led tube kit) from your nearest custom car accessories store. This switch will be inserted into (in-line with) the main power wire that supplies the kit with 12Volt power. Choose if you want your interior car lights to turn on automatically when the headlights are turned on, or if you want to control the lights separately with a “toggle” switch. If you want the neon or LED tubes to light up automatically when the headlights are turned on, then you will need to find a wire under the dash near the steering column. This wire you are looking for is normally Red or Yellow, and it’s supplying the “headlight control switch” with 12V power – you’re going to have to “tap” into this wire to light-up your neon lights when the headlights are turned on. If you want to be able to control the interior car lights separately from the headlights, (best option) then there’s two ways you can do this… 1) The power wire can be connected directly to the Positive side of the car battery, or… 2) It can be connected to any 12V power wire from under the dashboard.

If you choose to tap into a power wire from behind the dash to power your interior car lights you’ll also need to buy a “Circuit Tester” from your nearest custom car accessory store – they only cost about $10 dollars. To use this tester is simple, it looks like a pen with an earth wire hanging out the top of it and a clamp attached to the end of the wire, and it has a globe inside the middle of the pen, or on its end, which lights up when you have found power somewhere. To complete the interior car lighting circuit – you’ll now just need to attach the earth wire coming out from the from your led or neon tubes to the chassis of the vehicle. You can do this in the same way as described above for the earth wire on the tester – anywhere where there is bare steel under the dash is always a good earth connection for your interior car lights, even if you find a screw under the dash that is screwed into bare steel and it is holding another wire in place as an earth, you can use this too as an earth location. The control panel earth wire will need to be securely screwed to the chassis of the vehicle or to any “Earth wire” to complete the power circuit. After your “power” & “earth” connections are complete, your car interior neon lights should now work. If they appear dull and not real bright, then be sure to check that you have made GOOD earth and POWER connections. That’s it, you’re all done – now all you have to do is put any plastic panels back into place that you may have removed, pack your tools up, and then head off to show your friends what a great look you’ve just created on your car – Enjoy! Please see our “More-In-depth” and step-by-step picture illustrated instructions on How to install LED or Neon interior car lights onto your vehicle.

About the author:

Antonio Gabellone is the Owner/Author of All-Neon-Car-Lights.com – The Site is a great resource aimed at Neon Car Lights from PlasmaGlow with “life-time Warranties”. Copyright© All-Neon-Car-Lights.com 2005-2006 – Permission is granted to reprint this article provided the webmaster supplies a *LIVE* link to the authors website.

Written by: Antonio Gabellone

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An Overview on How to install Neon under car lights

Are you a bit confused about how to install Neon under car lights on your vehicle? What about the wiring, do you know colors are important when wiring up neon car lights? Well if not we’ll show you how to install the under car lights onto your vehicle in the fastest and most easiest way.
First of all, before doing *any* electrical work on your vehicle, always disconnect the battery before starting. Do this by disconnecting the negative battery cable. Performing projects on cars, like installing Neon under car lights, involves drilling holes into the body of a vehicle, its very important to first check the locations where you’re going to mount the under car lights, to be certain you won’t pierce or damage any crucial parts such as brake lines, fuel lines and electrical lines, etc. While the vehicle is raised up on a lift or jack determine the best location for the neon tubes. Make sure they are away from all fuel lines, exhaust systems, areas of extreme heat, moving parts, and areas where a lift jack is used to raise the vehicle. The easiest way to mount the under car neon lights is to start the screws in the brackets first,(supplied in the kit) then holding the bracket in place, insert and tighten the screws into the holes. Make sure that the wires coming from the *side* neon tubes are facing the front of the vehicle. It’s best to tighten the screws just enough to hold the bracket in place, then go back after once you almost finished and individually tighten each one until it seats firmly. Next you’ll need to locate a spot to mount the neon light kit transformer. The preferred location will be somewhere near the battery in the engine compartment and you’ll need to drill mounting holes for attaching the transformer. The power wire on the transformer can be connected directly to the Positive side of the car battery or to any 12V power wire under the dashboard. There will also be an “Earth wire” or Negative ground wire for the neon under car lights that will need to be securely screwed to the chassis of the vehicle, or to any “Earth wire” to complete the power circuit. The on-off switch should be mounted in a convenient location on the dash and within your reach. Wiring for the switch can be run through a grommet in the firewall, into the engine compartment where it can be connected to the battery. The switch and fuse, that will be included in your neon under car lights kit, should be connected between the transformer and the power supply. All you need to do now is to plug all the neon tubes into the transformer and complete any additional wiring according to your kit instructions and then you’ll be all set to show em off! Please see our “More-In-depth” and step-by-step picture illustrated instructions on How to install Neon under car lights onto your vehicle.

About the author:

Antonio Gabellone is the Owner/Author of All-Neon-Car-Lights.com – The Site is a great resource aimed at Neon Car Lights from PlasmaGlow with “life-time Warranties”. Copyright© All-Neon-Car-Lights.com 2005-2006 – Permission is granted to reprint this article provided the webmaster supplies a *LIVE* link to the authors website.

Written by: Antonio Gabellone

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An Overview on how to install LED under car lights.

Are you having trouble installing LED under car lights onto your vehicle? Or maybe your just not sure where all the wires for the under car lights go? Let us show you all the “in’s & out’s” of this type of installation – which i should mention, is designed with the “Novice” in mind.
The first thing you’ll need to do when installing LED under car lights, is to find where you want to mount the led tubes. Be sure to keep their location in mind while doing the wiring part of the installation, so you can allow for the correct lengths of the wires. It is ideal to mount the led tubes so as they are centered between the overall length of the vehicle for optimal appearance. Tubes should be positioned on the chassis of the vehicle so as they are not visible. Visible led car lights are prohibited by law in most cities. You’ll now need to disconnect the battery before starting on the installation and the drilling of holes. Do this by disconnecting the negative battery cable. This led under car lights installation involves disconnecting the battery first and foremost for safety reasons, and so you don’t “short-out” your car wiring. The easiest way to mount the LED tubes is to start the screws in the brackets first,(supplied in kit) then holding the bracket in place, insert and tighten the screws into the holes. Make sure that the wires coming from the *Side* tubes are facing the front of the vehicle. It’s best to tighten the screws just enough to hold the bracket in place, then go back after once you almost finished and individually tighten each one until it seats firmly. You should have a distribution block in your under car lights kit, find a good location for the block on a flat surface in the engine compartment away from any heat or moving parts. Next you will need to determine a location inside your vehicle to mount the digital control panel. You want it to be in a location where you can easily access all its buttons and functions while your sitting in the vehicle. The LED under car lights distribution block and the control panel can be hooked together using the ribbon wire that comes with your particular kit. The wire needs to be pushed through a hole in the firewall and plugged into the “input” on the side of distribution block. For those of you who may be a bit confused as to what the firewall is, it’s the wall that divides the engine compartment and the interior of the vehicle. Be careful when you do this because the wire adaptors are fragile. The power wire on the digital control panel can be connected directly to the Positive side of the car battery or to any 12V power wire under the dashboard. There will also be an “Earth wire” or Negative ground wire coming out from the control panel that will need to be securely screwed to the chassis of the vehicle or to any “Earth wire” to complete the power circuit. Finally, to be able to operate your LED under car lights, the included switch and fuse should be connected between the control panel and the power supply. All you need to do now is to plug all the LED tubes into the Distribution block, complete any additional wiring according to your kit instructions and then you’ll be all set to show em off! Please see our “More-In-depth” and step-by-step picture illustrated instructions on How to install LED under car lights onto your vehicle.

About the author:

Antonio Gabellone is the Owner/Author of All-Neon-Car-Lights.com – The Site is a great resource aimed at Neon Car Lights from PlasmaGlow with “life-time Warranties”. Copyright© All-Neon-Car-Lights.com 2005-2006 – Permission is granted to reprint this article provided the webmaster supplies a *LIVE* link to the authors website.

Written by: Antonio Gabellone

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An Introduction to Car Transporting

There are several ways to transport your car across the country or across the world. Car transporters are identical to other moving companies: they arrange to pick up your vehicle, load it, and deliver it to your final destination. All auto carriers are required to be registered with the Department of Transportation. You can look up a US DOT number or company name from the Department of Transportation’s website. Make sure you are dealing with a legitimate business.

The most popular and inexpensive domestic option is by car carrier, the same type of trucks used to deliver new cars. Other more specialized choices, for antique and exotic cars, include enclosed rail car service, open flat bed truck, or enclosed trailer. Some more adventurous individuals will prefer to rent a trailer and pull it themselves. Auto transport companies will give you quotes over the phone or you can easily check online for rates and services.

Car transport companies are usually listed under the following titles: car transport, vehicle shipping, and auto transport. Additionally there are a host of international car transport services that offer worldwide vehicle transportation solutions to individuals. These companies specialize in reliable, efficient service with frequent departures from major U.S. ports. You should try to speak with a highly experienced customer service representative to insure the careful transport of your car.

You will need to make a reservation for your car to be picked up. If you prefer your car to travel flat without being tied down by chains then a flat bed truck, rail service or small open trailer are some your best options. You can also request a covered transport; this method will shield your car from inclement weather and other pitfalls of the road. Cost depends on distance, mode of transport and time of delivery, some car transport companies will deliver within several days of your arrival date others within a few weeks.

When contracting with a car transport company you have to consider some issues specific to vehicle transport, unlike your other belongings cars have specific requirements such as additional car insurance and vehicle inspections.

Be certain that the car mover adequately insures your car. When your car is picked up, the driver will do a condition report (bill of lading). Take photographs of the car, date the photos, and attach them to the condition report. When your car is delivered make sure you check for any new scratches or damage to your car before signing. Reporting damages or claims immediately is advisable. Get the estimated pick-up and delivery dates and times from your car mover or auto shipping company first thing. Make sure to get a guaranteed window for the pick-up and delivery and get everything in writing. Just knowing the basic facts about car transport will make finding the right company a quick and easy task.

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Car Transport Info provides detailed information about car transport services and trailers, as well as advice on locating an cheap, domestic and international car transport company for your standard, classic, or exotic car. Car Transport Info is affiliated with Original Content.

Written by: Thomas Morva

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Mobile Multimedia: A New Peak For The Alpine Car Stereo

We all know that brand names matter when purchasing car audio hardware. There are brands that are surely more reputable than others. When you are at the store and they offer choice after choice after choice, suddenly you feel overwhelmed on what really to buy. But you can be assured of one thing, if they offer you an Alpine car stereo you can’t go wrong with it.

Alpine car stereo and electronics, founded in 1978, is a world leader in the industry of high performance mobile electronics. They specialize in mobile multimedia, an integrated system approach incorporating digital entertainment, security and navigation products for the mobile entertainment.

Alpine car stereos are a new breed of units which feature the convergence of high performance audio, video, navigation and telematics in the form of Mobile Multimedia. Navigation systems act as the resource center of the Alpine car stereo Mobile Multimedia lineup. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), DVD players, Dolby Digital systems, satellite digital audio radio, mobile data linking and communication through telematics devices will be fused with navigation systems to create a platform of products. Mobile Multimedia integrates Alpine's innovative audio, video, security and navigation products, as well as its new GUI for Drivers, human interface and information communications technology.

To grasp what the Alpine car stereo Mobile Multimedia is, take a look at the IVA-D901 Alpine car stereo Mobile Multimedia Station/CD/DVD Receiver/Ai-NET Controller.

The IVA-D901 has 400% more pixels than a conventional in-vehicle display, meaning that it has 1.15 million pixel elements. It has 50W x 4 built-in power and 3 PreOuts (4 volt), SAT Radio ready, a Hard Disc Drive (HDD), and Alpine car stereo Navigation. Key features include:

– 7″ Fully Motorized Wide Screen Monitor
– 18W x 4 MOSFET Amplifier
– Built-in Dolby Digital/DTS Decoder
– Bass Engine® Plus
– Subwoofer Level Control
– Bass Center Frequency Control
– Bass Band Width Adjustment
– Treble Center Frequency Control
– Subwoofer Phase Selector
– Bass Type Control
– 4-Ch Digital Time Correction
– 3 Position 12 dB/Oct Crossover
– MediaXpander™
– SAT Radio Ready
– MP3 Text Information Display
– Quick Search Function
– CD/CD-R Playback
– CD Text, Text Display, Text Scroll
– M DAC
– MaxTune SQ Tuner
– 3 Auxilliary A/V Inputs with Remote Control Input
– Dedicated Navigation Input
– Dedicated Camera Input
– 2 Auxilliary Monitor A/V Outputs
– Navigation Audio Mix
– 3 PreOuts (4 volt)
– MM Driver (Hard Disc Drive) Ready
– MobileHub Ready
– Ai-NET Control Center DVD/CD/MP3 Changer Controller
– “Digital Art” Spectrum Analyzer Display
– RUE-4190 Universal Wireless Remote Control Included

If these all seems too much for you, Alpine car stereos also have more conventional head units to offer. The CDA-9835 Alpine car stereo In-Dash CD Player/Ai-Changer Controller lets you fully customize both illumination and sound, with a range of 512 colors and super-versatile Bass Engine functions like digital time correction and parametric EQ. You can download audio parameter settings and connect and control as many as eight amps. The BioLite display, Menu key and rotary knob make operation extremely easy.

Like most Alpine car stereo units, it is also SAT Radio Ready, giving you a much greater choice of listening options than ordinary local AM/FM radio. You can select from among a wide range of music genres, news, sports, and talk programs with digital quality anywhere.


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