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Power Tools History

Since the ancient Egyptians began using a hand-powered lathe centuries ago, man has striven to make arduous building and assembling tasks easier, quicker, and more efficient through power tools. We’ve come a long way from those sand-covered turning machines, but the end goal is no different from our desert-dwelling ancestors. Today, nearly every home in every industrialized country houses and uses power tools.

Even though the concept of the power tool has been around for a long time, it wasn’t until the late 1800’s when the first modern-era power tools became possible. The advent of electric motors made highly-efficient stationary and portable power tool technology a reality, and high-speed assembly lines made power tools both affordable and profitable.

The Bosch company was at the forefront of power tool technology in those early years. Founded in 1886 Germany by Robert Bosch, the company initially focused on automobile components with integrated electric parts, and was responsible for such developments as the first low-voltage magneto ignition. Before long, companies in other industrialized nations began developing the first electric power tools, and Bosch introduced its first power drill in 1932. Today, Bosch still engineers and manufactures automotive parts, and its power tool division has grown to include nearly every household and assembly tool on the market – including power drills, belt sanders, circular saws, and more. As part of the company’s growth, it has acquired other successful power tool manufacturers that started during the same early 20th century era.

In 1923, American inventor Raymond DeWalt introduced the world’s first radial arm saw, a sliding circular saw that could make long cuts with accuracy. One year later, he founded the DeWalt power tool company in Baltimore, Maryland; another company that has grown substantially over the last 85 years. At the forefront of portable power tool technology, DeWalt’s power tools are revered by carpenters and homeowners alike for their long-life, durable cordless battery-styled power drill, circular saws, and other power tools; and the company currently manufactures over 200 types of power tools worldwide.

Founded in 1915 in Japan, the Makita Corporation has also staked its reputation on cordless, battery-powered power tools – most notably, the hand-held drill, which Makita introduced in 1978. Nine years later, the company had a full arsenal of cordless, professional-grade power tools for contractors. Today, Makita manufactures over 350 different power tools, both portable and stationary, and the pronounced teal color emblazoned on all of their tools is often mimicked by others trying to capitalize on Makita’s reliable name.

The early 20th century proved to be a hotbed of power tool advancements, and many companies worked hard to develop profit-turning innovations that moved their products off store shelves and into people’s homes. While the term power tool traditionally conjures thoughts of electric drills and sanders, machines like the pipe threader and utility pump are also considered power tools. This is the area the Ridgid company focused on when it was founded in Elyria, Ohio, in 1923. Still a leader in the plumbing tool industry, Ridgid now has a power tool division that focuses exclusively on contemporary power tools and has released its own saws, drills, and even air tools.

A.F. Siebert founded the Milwaukee Electric Tool Company one year later in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Known for manufacturing heavy-duty power tools, Milwaukee is best know for the ‘Sawzall,’ one of the most widely-used reciprocating saws in the world. Like their power tool manufacturing competition, Milwaukee currently produces portable and stationary power tools like circular saws, drills, band saws, grinders and sanders – over 500 different models in all. Unlike their competition, many of Milwaukee’s power tools are released in both 120 and 230 volt models, drawing the line between household and commercial/industrial power.

Best known for the Skilsaw they invented in 1924, the Skil power tool company evolved out of the Michel Electric Handsaw Company when they entered the power tool market. Fueled by the ingenious circular saw invention, the company elevated itself to the upper echelon of the small power tool industry with jig saws, grinders, sanders, and a whole slew of handheld, cordless power tools. In 1996, the Bosch company purchased Skil but still keeps its power tools on shelves worldwide as one of the most popular power tool lines on Earth.

The Delta company has changed hands several times since it was founded by Herbert Tautz in 1919 in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin garage. Tautz focused on small tools but when Delta was purchased by Rockwell in 1945, the company made a profitable shift to the stationary tools – like planers and bench sanders – it’s renowned for today. Delta isn’t the only name this line has carried, however; Rockwell enveloped the company on takeover before selling it to Pentair, which re-introduced the Delta name before selling out to Black & Decker in 2004.

A veritable power tool power house, the Craftsman brand was coined by the Sears company in 1927. At first, the company primarily manufactured common hand tools like hammers and screwdrivers; but soon jumped on the power tool bandwagon and is now one of the top-selling producers of all power tools, both stationary and portable.

S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G. Decker founded the Black & Decker small machine shop in 1910 in Baltimore, Maryland; and the duo found their niche in the power tool industry by inventing the electric drill seven years later. The pistol-grip and trigger style drill became popular and is now a staple on construction sites and in households alike. Realizing the profit potential of power tools, Black & Decker has grown and acquired several other popular power tool brands, including DeWalt, Porter Cable, Delta, and Kwikset.

As industrialized nations become increasingly technology-driven, power tool production stands to increase as lightweight, powerful, and longer-lasting batteries try to match the power and reliability of corded power. Versatile contemporary models and thousands of accessories continue to make everything from woodworking to metal machining easier, more efficient, and more profitable for manufacturers, contractors, and homeowners alike. As power tools have become affordable for nearly everyone, only the hammer has resisted an electric redesign destined to change the way we work forever.

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Make Cash Selling Other People’s Cars

Have you ever been to a virtual auto dealership? Chances are you haven’t but you probably will very soon. In fact if you would like to earn a great second income for just a little work, you could have a virtual auto dealership of your own. Here is how it works.

You set up a classified ad type website to list vehicles for private owners selling there vehicles. You list all info on the vehicle, and show pictures. If you have the know how you can offer to take the photos for the listing within your local market for a small fee. Using tools like mapquest you can even show to your websites viewers exactly where the vehicles are located. As far as payment on your end you can charge an upfront fee which is the preferred method by operators of these sites, or an after the sale commission.

The latter of these may make you more money but be sure to have an agreement in writing. These sites work well if you limit yourself to your local area, and try to keep the site looking fresh. Shuffle the order of the vehicles from time to time and change home page messages at least weekly. This let’s repeat viewer know that this is an active site, and worth looking at. It takes a little computer know how to get this up and running, but several website providers offer templates that allow you to simply fill in the blanks. This can be a wonderful and easy side business to earn extra income.

Secret Cleaning Techniques from a Retired Detailer; Lipstick, Ink and Shoe Polish Stain Removal

So you have found this page searching on the Internet and wish to figure out a way to remove Lipstick Stains from car seats. I bet a certain former president wishes he could go back in time and remove all traces of any lipstick stains from anywhere? Why are lipstick stains so hard to get off. Not that you are trying to get rid of candy cane strips on anything that personal. But when it comes to fabric, it can be a real challenge as you well know. What does lipstick contain? Well the basics are simple enough;

“Dyes and oil-like substances”

is the easy answer. The more involved answer can be better said by the experts in the Cosmetic Industry. Here is what they told us, don’t quote me on it and you may want to think twice next time you are kissing someone or something that is wearing Tangerine Lipstick or lipgloss: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octydodecanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Quaternium-18 Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben. May Contain: Mica Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Blue 1 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 27 Lake, Yellow 5. Yuk !!!! And you can see why the chemists in the auto detailing, on-site detailing industry have tough time with it. Any dermatologist will tell you this is bad news;

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Now then you have this on the car seat of a customers car. Why? Well they did not kiss the seat, their purse fell over and spilled out and the cap popped off and it was a hot day and the lipstick melted onto and into the fabric on the seat. Now it is your problem as a member of the Car Washing and Professional Detailing Industry. So what do you do?

First we recommend using a plastic razor blade and scrapping as much as you can first. Then you need a quick dry solvent, we choose lighter fluid, it evaporates fast and dissolves quickly with little odor. If you have no plastic razor blades use a business card to scrape it. If you fold the business card in half it works best. This way you get a double edge close shave and can scrape most of the lipstick off first. Many high-end car manufacturers like Audi, Porsche, BMW, Cadillac, Volvo, Mercedes recommend their own brands of cleaners for interiors, which are generally made up of Powder to Suds cleaners. Well let us warn you that your wonderful intentions will not work on Lipstick. So you can kiss that idea good bye. If you find a fabric is somewhat faded you may wish to dab the solvent or put it on the corner of a towel first, not paper towel, use terry cloth. Then pat the stain gently and see if it is removing the stain without taking away the coloring.

By the way this will also work on Afghanistan Shoe Polish Sandwich stains on the seats of their cars. Shoe polish sandwich is a way that the locals can get an alcoholic buzz, by putting BLACK (only) shoe polish on a piece of bread letting it soak through filtering out the alcohol to get high. The bread is then discarded into a local Humvee owned by the US Forces. The black shoe polish when it gets hot melts into the vehicle, Great!!! But remember back shoe polish can leak when taken to altitude on a salesman’s road trip on the back seats or in the trunk. We once cleaned it from a golf bag when the operator of the car forgot to take it to his locker at the Local Country Club, it leaked all over his favorite golf bad, Loud golfing shirt, wild socks and interior truck area. We were able to get it out of the trunk and off the golf bag for a handsome tip.

Felt markers also can leave stains and these procedures will work well on them too. Best of luck, you are starting to become a great Professional Detailer.

Guide to Buying a Pickup Truck

Sales of pickup trucks are for more significant compared to car or auto sales than most people realise. Pickup trucks are a huge part of the auto vehicle industry, and the process of buying or leasing one can in many ways been a lot more expensive than that of simply buying a car.

Anyone looking to buy a pickup truck can easily be overwhelmed by the sheer volume and choice that is available, not simply in terms of manufacturers, but in terms of type of truck and interior features as well.

The mechanics of buying a pickup truck are in many way similar to that of buying a car, in terms of arranging finance, deciding whether to buy or lease, and arranging insurance. Where it can differ is that a pickup truck will normally be used for someone’s business, and additional factors will then apply.

Anyone requiring finance will need to undergo a credit application and be assessed for a credit check in order to evaluate whether or not the manufacturer or lending institution will consider lending them money. If the pickup truck is required for a business, then additional enquiries and questions will be asked regarding the nature and financial health of the business. Many businesses decide to lease vehicles because the uncertainty of long-term business prospects can sometimes make the option of leasing a much more attractive one.There may also be tax advantages to leasing a vehicle which should be investigated prior to arranging any finance.

One of the most important things when deciding upon what type pickup truck the individual wants to buy is a careful assessment of what the pickup truck will be used for. Many trucks are used for carrying loads as well, and the type of load and over what distance it will be carried will determine how sturdy and powerful a truck the individual needs.

This will not only determine whether the individual wants a two or a four-wheel-drive, but will also determine what type of cab and interior the individual wants as well.

Pickup trucks tend to be classified as light duty, medium duty and heavy duty. This is not an ideal system of classification, but does help from a manufacturers point of view in terms of categorising vehicles into a particular order. From a point of view of deciding which truck to purchase, the individual can use this guide as an indicator of the sturdiness of the vehicle that they are going to require.

Many people who are thinking of buying a truck automatically assume that they want the most powerful engine there is, that they effectively need as much power as they can get from the truck. Whilst this is true in many ways, it is also often an association with really powerful trucks that they consume an horrific amount of gas. Whilst this certainly used to be true, manufacturers have gone a long way to hugely improve fuel efficiency in pickup trucks, and when someone is deciding what size engine they need, this should be done in association with other factors concerning the reliability and road worthiness of the vehicle involved.

What is Inside of a Limousine?

More and more different car models are used to build a limousine. In different countries you can find their locally built cars. Some of these vehicles look exotic , and all of them are stretched. Yes they are really stretched (at least more than twice). Not every turn at every road can this car overcome at first.

So, you probably already have questions. Then we have the answers. How do the passengers feel? What does the driver feels when driving around in this car? What do the owners of these vehicles feel?

We have just learned about this. And have not been able to hide this from you. Bucket of black caviar, golden toilet, a suitcase of dollars. Dimensionless limousines in the Association will look at a number of rare harmony. “Honey, I will send a limousine for you” does not it sound great?

However, a limo can boast its own very few people. it is not even a high price and usefulness of these vehicles. Which vehicle can be called a limo? Extended sedan – the limousine, car with a partition between driver and passengers again a limousine.

Even ordinary six windows sedan – also sometimes called the limousine! In fact, according to generally accepted classification, the limo should be understood as a passenger vehicle with four or six doors with a bulkhead to the front seat row.

Well, turns out, Chevrolet Suburban, which is depicted in our photos in various poses – not a limousine? Formally No. Nevertheless, any passerby noticed this car in the street will comment about the “limo”! Then the game becomes a concept – above a word “stretch”. Make any car “stretch” – and you will get people’s “limo.”

The most expensive limousines, are usually made of high-class European automobile manufacturers themselves. A typical example – Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullman. Such vehicles do not affect the appearance of the imagination, but quite capable stun with the price. And in the armored version of the price just kills to death: half a million dollars is not the limit. By the way, these cars give a ride to presidents of many countries. Other kinds of limousines are often used as a taxi or corporate purposes is based on not the most expensive cars and can have up to six doors. It is easy to meet these cars on the street now days, In Seattle, such cars sometimes occur: these may be a Chrysler, Lincoln, or a Mercedes-Benz.

And more… Stretch, super stretch, ultra stretch, ultra super stretch – the creators of these fantasy vehicles inexhaustible. Sometimes it seems that the limousine is not to perform any task, but only as a means of expression. 10 seats, 20 seats, 30 seats, TV, DVD-players, bar, restaurant, pool, a heliport, a golf course, Aquarium of the current model of the aircraft carrier in full size.Even if you do not think of what would have such a wish, in the limo it will be.

Of course, five axle stretch with a swimming pool instead of luggage – that’s very exotic, demonstration of the company, a kind of Limo-concept. But the four wheels drive SUV in length more than fifteen meters, able to contain a football team, along with spare bench players – it is as you see the reality. Anyone can touch this limousine! And if you want or need, you can become king for a day – from $300 per hour and sometimes even cheaper.

The most Classic limousine, usually based on the Lincoln Town Car. The fundamental point here – the presence of frame: create a stretch of the car with the supporting body – the task much more troublesome and expensive. And it’s simple: the body of serial machines is cut exactly the middle, and between the front and rear doors they need to insert the box with windows – the so-called insertion. The length of insert and defines a class of limousine. Town cars, as a rule, extend to 60-120 in. (1524-3048 mm) and can grow off, and 200 inches, while other times they are longer.

Production of limousines in the United States alone are perplexed about fifty firms. Of those that are well known – Tiffany Coachworks, Dream Coachworks, Crystal Enterprises and others. Together, they create wonderful things. For example, in the model number of a Dream six axle Lincoln Navigator, and Crystal could portray such a wonderful creature, a Hummer H2 with eight doors!

In principle, a standard fillings, which have American cars is enough to stretch: the engine and transmission remain intact. But suspension and braking systems can be enhanced – all the same total weight of the car becomes much heavier. Again, it is necessary to refine the system exhaust, causing it to conform with the new length of the vehicle.

Limousine is considered complete when performing even some procedures. Have you guessed? Right: in the list of electrical equipment is an additional generator and battery, a heating and air conditioning equipment is more productive – as required by a huge passenger compartment.

The interior space and decor – this is what built limousines. All – for the good of man! And no one – but for the whole company! Our GMC is designed for 14 persons, in full possession of which mirrored bar with illumination. At the bar – with crystal decanters, wine glasses for the champagne bucket. Immediately – aquarium with artificial fish: water bubbles and changing colors, animals rollicking and things that please the eye.

At the mirror ceiling shimmers stars – multicolored LEDs depict romantic sky. In the case of enclosures, located in the ends of the cabin, mounted LCD TVs, and two displays located at side racks. The signal to them is either a DVD-player, or VCR – these devices are located at the floor under the seats. Over the most VIP seats located control panel for all devices and next to it the remote control – head unit hi-fi audio system with two 12-inch Subwoofer.

You can arrange a party right in the car, highlighting the intimate semidarkness stroboscope flashes and filled the cabin space of artificial smoke and laser beams. And you can turn off all of the above at once, or to ask about the driver – the same panel is in the cabin. In the same cabin, though, there are a few things. For example, a walkie-talkie to communicate with the controller, or police and many other devices which are essential driver.

Is it difficult to drive a limo? According to limo driver’s words, you can get used to everything. Of course, for stretch limos there are a lot of restrictions. Thus, for example, pre-crosses Route: Stretch Limos cannot make a sharp turn the first time. While it is generally we be able to drive everywhere in the city, in some places is not without problems. Surprisingly, the degrees of rotation – is not the most important characteristic of the street.

What is important is how wide the street is! However, for the professional there is a little or no problems with the maneuver. You can see how skillfully drivers at huge track drive back? by the mirror. In this sense, driving a limousine, even easier: do not exist at all desire.

Do limo drivers violate traffic rules? Only when this is due to extreme industrial necessity. The most common violation – it is right to exit into the oncoming traffic or turn in the wrong place. State Patrol, being enchanted by the greatness of the stretch and the highest professionalism, its driver, refer to some trespasses leniently.

All in all. Everybody respects the limousine. In an attempt to turn in the crowded traffic conditions (for a car length more than hundred feet, almost every turn in the city is fraught with well-known complications) stretch limo may block the street and make a big traffic, but few drivers will start convulsively honking at a slow giant. Who knows who or what may be inside of this car. May be people, who are going to a wedding. No reason to spoil their good mood.

But speed is respected everywhere. Even in rush – the company prohibits a driver to exceed a speed of 60 mph.

Actually, there are no any special problems with the operation of a limousine in the city. But there are interesting features. Take, for example, maintenance and repair. Almost every big limo companies have specially trained people who check technical condition of limo.

They also make some repairs. However, it is certainly not omnipotence: does a modern car require the professional service. Can you imagine how to lift a limousine? No, because there are no lifts, which could perch 200 inches of the limousine. In general, the problem is, but it can be solved. Only the savvy needed.

What to Do If Your Car Engine Is Overheating

The engine is the most expensive and complex component of any standard vehicle. When it begins to overheat, it can be for a number of reasons; including clogged radiator, bad thermostat, low coolant, broken fan belt, broken cooling fan, coolant leak, and more. But the underlying reason behind any overheating engine is due to the vehicle’s cooling system losing its ability to regulate and remove excess heat from the motor. Although an unpleasant predicament to be in, when your car overheats while driving, it’s important to not panic. Continue reading for an instructional guide for safely and efficiently managing an overheating engine on the road.

Managing an Overheated Car Engine

Whether you notice your dashboard’s temperature gauge climbing, or see smoke bellowing from underneath your hood, when an engine begins to overheat, it is critical to stop the vehicle as soon as possible. This means pulling over to the side of the road, shoulder of the interstate, into a parking lot, or neighborhood development. No matter where you are, you must immediately find a place to stop and park.

If you feel like you can make it to the nearest service center, the first thing to do is shut off your AC, open all the windows, and turn ON your heat. This sounds crazy in the summertime (or even the winter opening the windows), but turning on the heat and opening car windows relieves pressure from the engine and can buy you some time to get to an auto repair shop.

Once you are at a stop, whether on the side of the road or a service station, be sure to not open the hood until it stops steaming. This could take up to 30 minutes. If you are at a service station, a technician will handle everything, including this; but if you are by yourself on the road, just be sure to wait before you pop the hood.

Once the car cools down, you can pop the hood and open the radiator cap. Check to see that you have engine coolant and that it is the color it should be (whatever color it is when it’s new). If you notice reddening or odd coloring, then your coolant is dirty and needs replaced. If it is just low, try refilling it with your emergency stash of radiator fluid in the trunk. Everyone should always have radiator fluid and windshield wiper fluid on hand at all times for emergencies.

If you do not have coolant on-hand, simply use water instead. You don’t have either, it is best to contact a local roadside assistance service for help. Then have them transfer your vehicle to the nearest service station for inspections and service.

The Advantages of Smart Car Keys

Pretty much all new cars nowadays are equipped with smart key technology, which has made putting a key into your car’s door to unlock it or into the ignition switch to start your car’s engine obsolete. Now you have a transmitter fob, which relies on radio frequencies to unlock a car’s doors and start its engine. At the beginning, when intelligent car keys were first introduced, they were mostly used in luxury cars, since it was an expensive technology, and it didn’t make sense to implement it in less expensive cars. Some of the most popular and advanced smart key systems include Mercedes-Benz’s Keyless Go integrated into SmartKeys, Toyota’s Smart Key System, Lincoln’s Intelligent Access System, and BMW’s Comfort Access.

Vehicles that come with such technology are equipped with computerized systems, and can identify the driver as they are approaching the car. The system uses several microchips and sensors that transmit information to the smart key, which opens the car’s doors thanks to a radio transponder chip that is installed in the key. This is a so called Passive Keyless Entry System, which doesn’t even require you to take your key out of your pocket or your bag and pushing a button to unlock the doors. Once you’ve entered your car, you can start the engine by pressing the engine start button.

These are perhaps the most significant advantages of intelligent over traditional car keys. In addition to being very convenient, they make your car difficult to steal. This is because thieves can’t unlock and start a car that has smart key features using the traditional method, that involves cutting some wires, then stripping and connecting them. The computer system in the car requires that the correct code from the smart key is transmitted, and if it doesn’t receive it, it won’t get the car going, no matter which and how many wires are cut and connected.

As far as the downsides are concerned, it’s worth noting that there are some added costs that come with owning a car with a smart key technology. If you happen to lose your smart key, it may cost you over $100 to replace it, whereas replacing a traditional key only costs $10 – $15. Plus, you can’t buy a new intelligent key wherever you want, since it’s a technology that is trademarked by your car’s manufacturer, and you can only get one at an authorized dealership, which means you’ll probably waste a lot of time and go through quite a hassle while trying to find a replacement key.

Furthermore, if you forget to turn off the engine before you leave the car, and leave the car in your garage, carbon monoxide will be released and it will get inside your house, which can result in fatal consequences.

To sum up, smart keys can definitely make your car rides more comfortable, but you have to keep an eye on them and try not to lose them, since you will have to pay a lot of money to replace them.

Blood Sugar Level Chart

It is critical to monitor the levels of glucose for all diabetics. This monitoring must be carried out regularly. The best way to do this is with the help of a blood sugar level chart.

As most of us know glucose is the prime source of energy. It is the fuel for the body. Just like any other automobile the body cannot work properly without fuel. The given mentioned blood sugar level chart is of great help for the diabetics. This blood sugar level chart enables the diabetics to detect the moment a problem start to set in as well as to understand the pattern of the blood glucose levels. It is important for diabetics to understand the effects of different events, food groups and activities on the level of blood glucose.

It is also important for the diabetics to work in close connection with physicians to meet the targets. The doctor is in a better position of suggesting you the best diabetic testing supplies. It is always advisable to buy your own diabetic testing supplies so you can monitor the changes in the level in comfort of your own home.

Normal Readings Of Blood Sugar Level

Buying the glucometer and checking the level of glucose in blood is not all. The diabetics must be aware of the ideal levels of blood glucose at different times of the day. This will help in the proper management and monitoring of their disease.

The level of sugar in blood must be in the range of 80 mg/dl to120 mg/dl. These are the ideal levels on waking up and just before eating meals.

The level of blood glucose before meals must be again somewhere between 80 mg/dl and 120 mg/dl

The level of blood glucose 2 hours after meals must be below 170 mg/dl

The ideal level of sugar in blood before dinner must be again between 80 mg/dl to 120 mg/dl

The ideal level of glucose before going to bed must be somewhere between 100 mg/dl and 140 mg/dl

During fasting the ideal level of glucose in blood is in the range of 70 mg/dl and 100 mg/dl

Given above is the blood sugar level chart. This chart is of great help for the diabetics who want to control the disease with the help of food and exercise. This enables them to better understand the effect of different food groups and exercising routine on the level of their blood glucose.

Key Benefits of Buying a Used Car

Buying a vehicle is a serious and expensive purchase, which is why you have to take your time and do an extensive research before you decide what car to buy. There are lots of things you have to take into consideration, including price, specifications, auto insurance, and payment methods. When looking to buy a car, a lot of people are faced with the dilemma of buying a used one versus a new one. Maybe a new car seems like the obvious choice, but there are some very significant benefits of buying a used car, related to price, maintenance and insurance, which should be taken into account by everyone who believes that new vehicles are the better option.

The main, and most obvious advantage of choosing a used car over a new one is the lower price tag. If you decide to buy a used one, you can get a pretty good model with great performances, at a very low price. For example, you could buy a used sports car that cost more than $80,000 a couple of years ago, when it was new, for as little as $40,000. This is because new cars lose much of their value the minute they leave the dealership.

Talking about depreciation, used cars are not affected by it as much as new ones are. New cars lose most of their value during the first two or three years. If you buy a used car, you don’t have to worry about it losing much of its value, since it already depreciated a lot when it was first sold as a new vehicle. This way, when you decide to sell the used car after a couple of years, you will be able to sell it at a price that will be pretty similar to the price you had bought it at.

Another reason why you should consider getting a used cars is the lower registration fee. DMV’s charge less for registering cars that are more than five years old, and you can save a couple of hundreds of dollars a year that way. Also, used cars are not subject to sales tax, which, for new cars, is as much as 7% of the purchase price.

Lastly, insurance for used cars is cheaper compared to new cars. This is because a new car is more expensive and has a higher value, and it costs more to replace parts and repair it in case it gets damaged in a collision.

In conclusion, owning a new car does have a lot of obvious benefits, but owning a used car has its own advantages, too, and you should consider this option before making your final decision.

Benefits of LED Light Bars

The most critical car accessories for outdoor enthusiasts are LED light bars. This lighting apparatus makes driving in dark places more enjoyable and safer as it produces an enhanced light output, in contrast with the light being produced by your car’s headlights. However, if you want to purchase one for your truck, ATV, or boat then you may want to ensure you are buying from a reliable sight. Here are some of the benefits of using these light bars:

Curved Models are Available

For those you want more than simple light bars for trucks, there are some great curved LED versions available that you can use on your car. Curved LEDs usually have an enhanced structural design compared to regular light bars. With an ergonomic design, this kind of light device offers a seamless and perfect fitting for your car. Irrespective of whether you’re going to install in on the bumper or the roof of your 4WD, it will definitely enhance the exterior look of your car.

Improve Night Vision

Put one on your truck is not only for showing off as many people think. They also have some important practical benefits. They can illuminate the road better so that you always see what is ahead of you. In effect, they can offer better general night vision due to their wider coverage. Furthermore, the fact that you can place them in a higher position than the regular headlights on your car makes it easy to see very clearly even under some dark conditions, such as riding in the outdoors.

Some have 3D Reflectors

There are specific models that have 3D reflectors to further improve the capability of the lighting device to generate high-quality output. Compared to the general light reflectors, the 3D reflectors improve the efficiency of extracting light from the LED bulbs. This means this means that such light bars for trucks have a much wider irradiation, besides producing more intense and brighter light.

Made Using Solid Housing

Having great light bars for trucks is worthless if they do not come with a sturdy, reliable housing to safeguard the many internal components. Luckily, LED lights are known for having some very solid housing ratings with dust proof and waterproof abilities. They make excellent additions for off road vehicles and cars since they are very tough and can, therefore, stay exposed for a long time without developing any issues.

LED light bars for trucks are clearly some cool and practical car accessories that your car must have. Check out some of the best deals at http://www.backcountryledlights.com.