How to Maintain Steering Systems and Suspension Systems

The steering and suspension systems of a car are not only important for safety reasons but also to enhance the comfort of your car’s ride. The two systems are directly related to each other, which is why they are often referred to together.

Improvements in steering and suspension systems, increased strength and durability of components, and advances in tire design and construction have made large contributions to riding comfort and to safe driving in recent years.

Steering Systems
Back in the earliest days of automobile development, when most of the car’s weight (including the engine) was on the rear axle, steering was a simple matter of turning a tiller that pivoted the entire front axle. When the engine was moved to the front of the car, complex steering systems had to evolve.

Today, there are two basic types of steering systems: 1) standard mechanical (reciprocating ball) steering and 2) rack and pinion steering. The standard mechanical steering can be either power-assisted or non-power. Rack and pinion is almost always power-assisted, although there are rare cases where it is not.

Standard mechanical (reciprocating ball) steering: Standard mechanical steering uses a series of links and arms to ensure both wheels turn in the same direction at the same time. It hasn’t changed much over the years and its principles are really quite simple. Basically this is how it works:

The steering wheel is connected to the steering box through the steering column. The steering box turns the rotation of the steering wheel 90° and, in the case of power steering, uses high-pressure fluid to help actuate the steering.

The steering box has an arm attached to the output shaft called the pitman arm. This connects the steering box to the steering gear. The pitman arm is connected to one end of the center link (or drag link). On the other end of the center link is an idler arm. Between the idler and pitman arms, the center link is supported in the proper position to keep the left and right wheels working together.

The inner tie rod ends are attached to each end of the center link and provide pivot points for the steering gear. From there it goes to the outer tie rod ends through an adjustment sleeve. This sleeve joins the inner and outer tie rod ends together and allows for adjustment when the front wheels are aligned.

The outer tie rod ends are connected to the steering knuckle that actually turns the front wheels. The steering knuckle has an upper and lower ball joint on which it pivots and creates the geometry of the steering axis.

As you can see, the standard mechanical steering system is just a simple mechanical connection from the steering wheel to the front wheels. The weaknesses of the system are at the pivot points. The pivots are ball and socket joints that wear out over time and require replacement. Loose steering parts will make a car difficult to handle and will cause the front tires to wear out prematurely. That’s why it’s important to have the steering checked at least once a year.

Rack and pinion steering: Rack and pinion steering, on the other hand, basically combines the steering box and center link into one unit. The steering wheel, through the steering column, is directly connected to the rack. Inside the steering rack is a pinion assembly that moves a toothed piston, which in turn moves the steering gear.

One end of the inner tie rod ends is connected to each end of this piston and the other end is connected directly to the outer tie rod end. The inner tie rod end is actually threaded into the outer tie rod end and can be rotated to make adjustments during a wheel alignment.

Rack and pinion steering is almost always used with a strut suspension system. The bottom of the steering knuckle still pivots on a lower ball joint, but the top of the knuckle is connected to the strut assembly. In this system, the outer tie rod end is connected to an arm on the strut housing itself.

The advantage of rack and pinion steering is that it’s more precise than the mechanical system. By reducing the number of parts and pivot points, it can more accurately control wheel direction, making the steering more responsive. The disadvantage of a rack and pinion steering system is that it’s prone to leakage, requiring replacement of the steering rack assembly.

Suspension Systems
Suspension is the term given to the system of shock absorbers and linkages that connect a car to its wheels. The suspension system has two basic functions: 1) to keep the car’s wheels in firm contact with the road to provide traction and 2) to provide a comfortable ride for the passengers and isolate them from road noise, bumps and vibrations.

These goals are generally at odds, so the tuning of modern suspensions is often finding the right compromise. A lot of the system’s work is done by the springs. Under normal conditions, the springs support the body of the car evenly by compressing and rebounding with every up-and-down movement. This up-and-down movement, however, causes bouncing and swaying after each bump and is very uncomfortable to the passenger. These undesirable effects are reduced by the shock absorbers.

Springs: The springs used on today’s cars and trucks are constructed in a variety of types, shapes, sizes, rates and capacities. The most common types include coil springs, leaf springs and torsion bars. These are used in sets of four for each vehicle, or they may be paired off in various combinations and are attached by several different mounting techniques.

Coil springs and torsion bars are generally used in the front whereas leaf springs are generally used in the rear. Coil springs are generally installed between the upper and lower control arms with the shock absorber mounted inside the spring. In some cases, the coil spring is mounted on top of the upper control arm and a spring tower formed in the front-end sheet metal. Coil springs come in many rates and can be used to change the handling and ride characteristics of a vehicle.

Leaf springs are made from layers of spring steel bolted together through the center of the leafs. This center bolt locates the spring to the axle housing and is attached to the housing with large U-bolts. The ends of the leaf spring are attached to the frame or body through a shackle that allows the spring to flex without tearing out. The leaf springs also act as control arms to keep the axle housing in proper position.

Although a torsion bar is not technically a spring, from a practical standpoint it is. The torsion bar provides its spring action by the twisting of a flexible steel bar. This twisting of a steel bar provides the resistance to the up-and-down movement of the front end. There are two torsion bars, one for each front wheel. The rear of the torsion bar is mounted on the frame of the car and the front is bolted to the lower control arms. The big advantage of a torsion bar is that it’s easily adjustable. By turning the tensioning bolts, you can adjust the ride height very easily.

Shock Absorbers and Strut Assemblies: In the past, a wide variety of direct and indirect shock absorbing devices were used to control spring action of passenger cars. Today, hydraulic or gas shock absorbers and struts are the norm.

There seems to be much confusion over the differences between struts and shocks and which type is on any particular car. A shock absorber is independent of the steering and simply controls up and down movement of the suspension. There is no upper bearing mount to allow for turning of the unit. In the simplest terms, a front strut has a shock absorber mounted inside a housing and the entire unit can pivot with the steering system because of an upper bearing mount. Struts are mounted to the front steering knuckle and shocks mount to the lower control arm (wishbone, A-arm, etc.). The use of strut assemblies as an integral part of suspension systems on import cars has long been used for its compact design and weight savings over traditional double wish-bone suspensions.

Independent rear suspensions gave birth to rear wheel (actually, 4-wheel) alignment and this, in turn, gave birth to the use of strut assemblies in the rear of some cars. Although rare, it is possible to have struts on all four corners of the car, especially from Japanese car manufacturers and their US partners. Most cars today still use shock absorbers in the rear but some may be much more sophisticated than others to allow for self-levelling, load control and “smart” suspensions.

The operating principle of hydraulic shock absorbers is in forcing fluid through restricting openings in the valves. This restricted flow serves to slow down and control rapid movement in the car springs as they react to road irregularities. Usually, fluid flow through the pistons is controlled by spring-loaded valves. Hydraulic shock absorbers automatically adapt to the severity of the shock. If the axle moves slowly, resistance to the flow of fluid will be light. If the axle movement is rapid or violent, the resistance is stronger, since more time is required to force fluid through the openings.

By these actions and reactions, the shock absorbers permit a soft ride over small bumps and provide firm control over spring action for cushioning large bumps. The double-acting units must be effective in both directions because spring rebound can be almost as violent as the original action that compressed the shock absorber.

The strut assembly replaces the upper control arm, front shock absorber and ball joint, increasing handling and responsiveness. It controls ride much the same way as a standard hydraulic shock absorber. It also keeps the front end aligned and eliminates, in some cases, the need for caster and camber adjustments. In most cases, it also contains the front coil springs so care must be taken when you are replacing them.

The disadvantage of struts is that they will eventually start to leak and will require replacement. However, they generally last longer than a conventional shock absorber and that may offset the greater cost of the strut assembly. Moreover, some struts have an internal shock assembly (i.e., strut insert) that can be replaced separate from the rest of the housing, which provides a more economical solution than replacing the entire strut assembly.

Sway Bars: Another component of the suspension system is the sway bar. Some cars require stabilizers to steady the chassis against front-end roll and sway on turns. Stabilizers are designed to control this centrifugal tendency that forces a rising action on the side toward the inside of the turn. When the car turns and begins to lean over, the sway bar uses the upward force on the outer wheel to lift on the inner wheel, thus keeping the car more level.

Control Arms: The primary job of the control arms is to mount the suspension to the frame or body of the vehicle and to allow the suspension to move and keep it in its proper place. They come in all shapes and sizes and are specifically designed to maintain the geometry of the suspension in a wide range of movement. The most common problem is that the bushings at the body mounting points wear out causing unwanted movement and/or a terrible squeaking noise.

Automotive suspension systems are a critical part of your car’s driving characteristics, affecting not only comfort but also safety, stability and braking behavior. Each vehicle has a unique set of characteristics with specific shock requirements. That’s why it’s critical you use the OE brand (or one designed to OE specs) when replacing shocks or struts on your car.

Original equipment struts and shocks are designed and manufactured to the car manufacturer’s specifications for many critical requirements. The use of aftermarket struts or shocks may seriously affect the way your car responds to road conditions and your steering and braking input. The cost savings on a cheap brand is easily wasted in gas mileage, tire wear and suspension wear over the first year.

Sachs-Boge Shocks & Struts – Performance Under Pressure
AutohausAZ stocks only the original replacement struts and shocks from the original manufacturers – Sachs-Boge being the leader in this field for most European cars. Boge is an OE supplier for Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, Saab, Volkswagen and Volvo. It’s chosen by the world’s leading car manufacturers as original equipment for consistent, superior ride control.

As a top supplier to the global automotive industry, Boge’s goal is to improve the comfort, reliability and safety specific to every new generation of cars. Their experience and commitment to quality assures the best products available to its customers on every level.

Today, you can find Sachs-Boge on every continent in the world, with an expanding production and distribution network dedicated to excellence. Throughout its long history, Sachs-Boge has carried its commitment to better service from the factory to the field. All Sachs factories worldwide meet or exceed the prestigious QS9000 Quality Standard!

Boge engineers have developed new materials and intelligent manufacturing processes, making important contributions in the areas of lightweight design and reduced fuel consumption. The result is the production of inexpensive, yet durable suspension components and systems.

All Sachs-Boge shocks are individually calibrated and tested before they leave the factory. Here are just a few of the design features Boge incorporates that demonstrate the company’s commitment to your safety:

Precision Piston Rod: Induction-hardened, chrome-plated piston rod, machined and super-polished to exact roundness for reduced friction.

Superior Oil Seal: All shocks feature a double-lip, low-friction seal for long life and consistent performance.

Calibrated Piston and Foot Valves: Valves are flow-rated and calibrated at the factory to ensure each unit specifies to within 1% of engineering tolerance.

Seamless Cylinder Tube: All piston tubes are specified to match the highest-quality Swiss seamless steel tubing technology.

Sachs-Boge shocks and struts are engineered with your needs in mind, providing you with superior ride control, comfort, safety, durability, consistent performance and, best of all, a limited lifetime warranty.

Maintenance of Steering & Suspension Systems
There is a lot of math going into the steering and suspension of your car. There are many forces and angles that have to be acted upon and maintained. If you notice any problems in the way your car steers or rides or you feel any body or steering wheel vibrations, you should have it checked out as soon as possible.

Replacing your car’s struts and shocks when required is vitally important to your safety and reduces the cost of operating your car through reduced tire wear, better gas mileage and lower maintenance costs on other suspension and steering components.

Routine inspection and maintenance of your car’s suspension system includes:

– Inspect shocks regularly for leaks, cracks and other damage.
– Look for vehicle bounce, sway when cornering and “nose dives” when braking.
– Check for uneven tire wear, which may indicate worn shocks and struts.

Worn struts and shocks should be replaced in pairs (left and right) and should be done as soon as problems are noted. You may be able to live with a little bouncing under normal driving but that same little bounce may cost you 30 or 40 feet in braking distance during an emergency stop. Those 2 car lengths may be the difference between avoiding an accident and being the cause of one.

Steering and suspension systems are fairly robust and generally not too much goes wrong with them. With the advent of rack and pinion steering and the use of strut suspensions, a lot of moving parts have been eliminated. But, things can still go wrong and cause a car to become hard to control. When something is wrong the very least that will happen is your tires will wear out very quickly; at most, it can lead to an accident.

As with any car problem, the causes can range from a mere inconvenience to major repair. Here are some things to look for when you have a car that doesn’t handle or respond properly, bearing in mind that these are only a sampling of the more likely causes:

Car seems to bounce too much: When you are driving down the road and hit a bump, your car keeps bouncing for a while. This will gradually get worse as time goes by.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– The shock absorbers are worn or leaking.
– The shock mounts for the shock absorbers are broken or bent.

Steering wheel is hard to turn: You find that it’s getting more difficult to turn the steering wheel. It feels like something is binding or dragging. This may or may not happen suddenly or get worse over time.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– Low tire pressure.
– The wheels are out of alignment.
– The power steering box or rack or power steering pump is bad.
– The fluid level in the power steering reservoir is low.
– The power steering drive belt is damaged or broken.
– The steering gear needs to be lubricated or repaired.

Hard steering: You notice it takes much more strength to turn the steering wheel. This is especially noticed when you are trying to park. The problem seems to be getting worse.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– Low tire pressure.
– The steering gear needs to be lubricated.
– The wheels are out of alignment.
– A part of the steering linkage is damaged and doesn’t move freely.
– Your steering box needs to be adjusted.
– You have a problem with the power steering pump.

Loose steering: You notice that the steering wheel is very easy to move and feels sloppy. It creates an uneasy feeling on the highway because it seems you have no control of your car. The problem seems to be getting worse.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– Steering linkage is worn and parts need to be replaced.
– Parts of the steering linkage are loose and need to be tightened.
– Your steering box needs to be adjusted.

Power steering doesn’t seem to be working: It takes a lot of effort to turn the steering wheel. In fact, at low speeds you can hardly turn it. The problem is less obvious at high speeds simply because you need to move the steering wheel less at those speeds. The problem may have occurred suddenly.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– No fluid in the power steering reservoir.
– You have a bad power steering pump.
– The power steering drive belt is broken.
– The fluid in the system is contaminated and needs to be flushed and refilled with fresh fluid.
– You have a steering linkage problem.
– There is a leak in the power steering lines.
– Low tire pressure.

Car pulls to one side while moving: As you drive, the car tends to pull to one side or the other. You need to constantly hold the wheel firmly to keep the car going straight. This will have happened over time and is usually only noticed once the pulling has become severe.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– Tire pressures are not equal.
– The wheels are out of alignment.
– One brake is dragging or isn’t releasing.
– Parts of the steering linkage are loose and need to be tightened.
– Your car’s tires are not worn evenly.

The car seems to wander down the road: As you are driving, you notice that you must constantly correct the direction of the car by turning the steering wheel. The problem seems to increase at higher speeds. This problem may occur gradually and get worse over time or it may appear suddenly.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– The car is overloaded or the weight is unevenly distributed.
– The wheels are out of alignment.
– The car’s springs are weak.
– Parts of the steering linkage are loose and need to be tightened.
– The front wheel bearings are out of adjustment or are severely worn.

Steering wheel jerks: When you are driving slowly or idling, the steering wheel jumps or jerks. You don’t see any other problems as far as steering and handling go. It seems to be getting worse over time.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– The power steering drive belt is damaged or loose.
– The fluid level in the power steering reservoir is low.
– The engine is idling too low.
– You have a problem with the power steering pump.
– The steering linkage is rubbing against something.

Steering wheel vibrates: At 45 to 60 miles per hour the steering wheel begins to vibrate. You also notice that the car is vibrating or twitching. This can be very dangerous. If you notice the problem only occurs when you step on the brakes, it will make diagnosis simpler.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– Warped or damaged brake rotors and/or drums.
– Loose wheel lug nuts.
– Out-of-balance wheel and tire assemblies.
– Parts of the steering linkage are loose and need to be tightened.
– Bent or damaged wheels.
– Severely worn or damaged tires.

Steering wheel shimmies: You notice a side-to-side wobble in the steering wheel when traveling at steady speeds. The vibration gets worse when you are on an uneven road surface or after going over a pot hole.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– Tire pressures are not equal.
– Out-of-balance wheel and tire assemblies.
– Worn or damaged tires.
– Parts of the steering linkage are loose and need to be tightened.
– You have worn suspension parts.

Noises while turning a corner: You notice a knocking, clunking and/or squeaking noise when you turn a corner. Everything else seems to be fine except for the noise. The problem seems to be getting worse over time.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– The steering gear needs to be lubricated or repaired.
– Parts of the steering linkage are loose and need to be tightened.
– Your tires are hitting or rubbing against something.
– You have worn suspension parts.
– Something is rubbing against or hitting the steering column.

Noises from the power steering unit: You notice a whining or moaning from the steering when you turn the steering wheel all the way in one direction. Everything else seems to be fine except for the noise. The problem seems to be getting worse over time.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

– The power steering drive belt is damaged or loose.
– The fluid in the power steering system has air in it that needs to be bled out.
– The fluid level in the power steering reservoir is low.
– The mount for the power steering pump is loose or damaged.

A Few Important Things to Remember
Heed the following repair tips when maintaining your car’s steering and suspension systems to avoid problems:

Tip #1: Do not attempt repairs that are beyond your tools and expertise level, these systems are critical and life-threatening if repaired incorrectly.

Tip #2: Purchase or borrow a torque wrench BEFORE starting. ALL mounting bolts and nuts MUST be torqued to factory specs to maintain the integrity of the entire system. Factory torque specs can be found in most competent service manuals, from a friendly dealership parts department, or through online repair sites and bulletin boards.

Tip #3: BEFORE replacing tie rods or tie rod ends, measure and mark the relative position of the old parts so that the new units will be the same overall length. In that way, the wheel alignment will be relatively the same as before the repair and the car can be safely driven to an alignment shop.

Tip #4: After replacing any steering or front suspension components (except shock absorbers), the front wheel alignment MUST be checked and reset to correct orientation. This cannot be done to any degree of accuracy without using an alignment machine – “eyeballing it” may seem okay but may cause premature wear or damage to the parts you just replaced and to your tires. It can also be dangerous to drive a car that is out of alignment by as little as 5 degrees!

Know More About Gas Pump Tricks To Save Money On Fuel

With today’s high gas prices, we’re all looking for any way we can to save money at the gas station. We’re driving less. We’re driving slower. We’re buying cars based on fuel efficiency ratings. We’re even buying hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. Gas has become one of the bigger items in all of our monthly budgets.

If you want to reduce the portion of your disposable income allocated to gasoline, we suggest you read Auto Repair #14: Top Tips to Improve Fuel Efficiency (How to Improve Your Car’s Gas Mileage)

. In addition to those timely tips, below are some tricks you can use to give you your money’s worth for every gallon of gasoline. These gas pump tricks were provided by someone who’s been in the petroleum industry for more than 30 years.
Gas Pump Tip #1: Fill up your car or truck with gas in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Gas stations have their storage tanks buried below ground, and the colder the ground, the denser the gasoline. As it gets warmer, the gasoline expands, so if you buy gas in the afternoon or in the evening, the gallon you pay for is not exactly a gallon. This is because gas stations don’t have temperature compensation at the gas pumps to adjust for the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel or ethanol. Every one degree change in temperature can make a big difference in your overall fuel costs.

Gas Pump Tip #2: When you’re filling up your fuel tank, don’t squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to the fastest mode. The trigger has three settings – low, medium, and high. Use the low (slow) mode to minimize the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fastest mode, some of the liquid fuel going into your fuel tank becomes vapor. This vapor is then sucked up and back into the underground storage tank via the vapor return. You’re getting less value for your money since the pump registers the dispensing of the fuel but not the vaporized fuel that comes back out of your fuel tank and returns to the underground tank.

Gas Pump Tip #3: One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is half full (or half empty depending on your orientation). The more gas you have in your tank, the less air occupying the empty space in your tank. Because gasoline evaporates (turns into vapor) very quickly, you want as little empty space available as possible to minimize evaporation. (See Tip #2 for the reason for this.)

Gas Pump Tip #4: If there’s a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks at the gas station where you’re thinking of stopping to pump gas, do not stop and fill up at that service station. When fuel is being pumped into the storage tanks, the gasoline in the tank is being stirred up as the new fuel is flowing into the tank. You may end up picking up some of the dirt and sediment that normally settles to the bottom of the tank.

Let’s Learn About Car Repair Guide

You can find them at any automotive repair and car accessory store, on the Internet, and just about anywhere else involving vehicles: the car repair guide. They come in versions for young drivers and everywhere in-between, but they’re all basically the same in that a car repair guide teaches the car owner, step by step, how to repair a car.

A car repair guide covers every kind of vehicle, from its year to its make and model, starting as far back as 1950. Say you own a 1989 Chevrolet Camaro or a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire – all you have to do is have the year, make, and model of your vehicle, and you’ll find a car repair guide that covers the body and trim, brakes, chassis, drive train, engine, fuel system, suspension and steering, and general information and maintenance. For example, let’s say you want to change the brakes on your 1995 Honda Accord. An auto repair guide is going to start by showing you three pictures and giving you five steps in which to complete the repair. First, it will tell you to loosen the locknut on the brake light switch and back off the switch until it doesn’t touch the pedal shaft. Following that will be more instructions, illustrated by pictures of the brakes which show you the precise location of the pushrod locknut, brake light switch, and brake light switch locknut. A second diagram will illustrate how to adjust the height and loosen the locknut on the pushrod.

Whether you’re online or flipping through a car repair guide you picked up somewhere, car repair guides are an essential part of a do-it-yourself lifestyle. Each guide is specific to a vehicle and includes detailed information and diagrams on how to get your truck, car, or SUV on the road again. Normally, car repair guides will have step-by-step instructions along with wiring diagrams, detailed drawings and photographs, repair tips, and specification charts.

A car repair guide will show you how to change your spark plugs every 30,000 miles to keep your car from stalling, misfiring, and using too much fuel; how to change your spark plug wires to keep your car from hesitating or starting too hard; and how to replace your air filter every 12,000 miles to keep your car’s best horsepower up and fuel usage down. A car repair guide will also walk you through changing other filters that are often neglected, like the fuel filter, PCV valve, and breather element. These forgotten filters should be changed every 12,000 miles and are often left out during routine tune-ups, which can cause a variety of problems while driving.

The ten most common car repairs that people do themselves are changing the oil; replacing the air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, battery, disc brake pads, drum brakes, ignition coils, electric fuel pump; and jump-starting the battery. All of these repairs can be found in a car repair guide, and doing it yourself will help you save money in the long run. A car repair guide will also include maintenance and troubleshooting tips, so you’ll be able to take care of your car and keep it running like new as well as figure out the problem – or close to it – when something goes wrong.

Glendevon Motors Now Offering Private Jet White Glove Service

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(Woodland Hills, CA)— Premier luxury car rental service Glendevon Motors announced that the company is now offering private jet white glove service in the Los Angeles Area. The service now caters to clients flying private jets to and from the Van Nuys Airport and includes free pick-up and drop-off to be scheduled at the client’s convenience.

“As a family business, we have a passion for displaying quality and excellence in everything we do. With our late-model luxury fleet and exceptional concierges, there’s no doubt that we go above and beyond to ensure our clients enjoy only the best. Our white glove service is no different. We create a seamless travel experience free of hassles or waiting so that our clients flying to or from the Van Nuys airfield will never have to worry about interruptions to their comfort or enjoyment. Our experienced drivers provide the utmost in luxury because we believe that’s what our clients deserve,” said Grant Arnell of Glendevon Motors Luxury Car Rental.

Glendevon Motors started its business years ago serving U.K. clients with the most discriminating tastes and has brought the same dedication to top-shelf service with them to the Los Angeles area. The Glendevon team offers only late-model luxury cars, including Rolls-Royce, Range Rover, and Bentley rentals. Clients can use the convenient booking feature on the company’s website to reserve their vehicle or call a member of Glendevon’s concierge team for personalized service.

Arnell went on to say, “From new Rolls Royce rentals to the latest Bentley Continental GTC, we’ve got exactly what our clients want: style class, and comfort, all in one hassle-free package. We know that they fly private for a reason, and our white glove service is simply an extension of everything that this type of exclusive luxury provides. With a fleet of the finest vehicles and a team that is relentlessly dedicated to client satisfaction, our services are setting the standard in this industry and raising the bar when it comes to client expectations.”

About Glendevon Motors:

Glendevon Motors is a first-class Los Angeles luxury car rental service, renting only late-model Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and Range Rovers. Hotel, office, Van Nuys airport—wherever their clients are, their top-shelf service defines the word “luxury.” Combining premier luxury car rental with Los Angeles-style perks, Glendevon is what luxury car rentals should be.

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What No One Knows About Cars

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It is quite significant to take care of your car, because it is an important part of the car care. Your mechanic should be able to give you instructions on how frequent you should have your car checked depending on the distance covered. Different types of your car will need regular maintenance so that you car can give you proper service. Some of the tips to follow to ensure that your car is well maintained. One of the main parts of your car that you should regularly check is the car tires, the car dealers advises you to rotate your car tires after every 4000 to 6000 miles. The tire rotation will cost you very little and increase the life of your tires, do not ignore this auto maintenance tip for your car. Another way that you can take care of your car is changing your car oil. Most of the car owner will frequently change the car oil. When you visit your mechanic he will give you instructions on the next visit when your car will be checked for oil changing. This can make your car live for a longer period of time. The clutch and the gear functions properly because of the regular oil changes. The car tune ups replaces the important filters of your vehicle. During the car tune ups other parts like the sparks plugs are checked to ensure they are in good condition and performing well and if not they are replaced, and these steps prolong your car’s life. Check your tire inflation, filled tires are very safe, and therefore they need to be checked well and regularly and also cost effective. if the car has well inflated tires it ensures that the movement is made easy and smooth and in return the car consumes less oil and therefore save you money.

Better and regular maintenance of your car tires will help your car to move smoothly on the roads and therefore it ensures that you are safe. Frequently checked tires are the most safe and the driver can confidently drive on the roads feeling safe. Check your tire treads to ensure that they are strong enough. Good tire treads gives your car stability and better stability. Check the wheel balancing and also the alignment of your car wheels. If the treads are more worn on one side of your car than this means that the weight of your car is unbalanced and therefore that is an issue that needs to be addressed. Ensure that your car tires are well aligned and balanced because this can save you a lot of extra costs.

Check your car filter, this acts as the car windpipe. If not well checked the air cannot flow well in your car engine. This will make your car parts to be more dirty because there is no enough flow of air into the car parts, in return the performance of your engine is affected and the car fuel consumption also increases.

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Essential Things to Consider Before You Buy a Used car in Iowa There are are a number of things that you have to consider when it comes to buying a car. Leave alone the design and the brand; you will need to consider a plethora of things. Used cars are not as bad as people make them out to be. In fact, used cars come in quite handy when you need to buy your first car whether you are in school or working already. Here are some things to put into perspective when buying your second hand car in Iowa. Conduct Research Digging up information about the car you want to buy is the first step. Most buyers are said to make mistakes here. People get smitten by the looks of the vehicle rather than prioritizing the needs they have. They end up buying a car that does not fulfill any of their requirements, and one they cannot afford. A buyer is usually advised to make a list of things they want the vehicle to be able to do for them, and another list with the description of what the car should look like. The right choice is arrived upon once a buyer cross references the two lists. Iowa has several used car dealerships, doing thorough research can be advantageous in finding one that is close by to help you save money and time.
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It is always important to decide what you want to spend as well as your ability to afford it. You should have a plan regarding where the money used to purchase the car will come from. Moreover, once you have known the amount of money you are ready to spend, you can move on to looking at your different financial options. One can choose to secure a loan with the manufacturer or use a bank as a third party means. You do not have to describe a the make of the used car when using third party financing. The buyer should have the cost of tax, title, insurance and registration in mind before purchasing the car. It is also important to note that vehicles that have a history of being stolen can demand a premium. This makes it vital for one to know the different rates available from their insurance companies. Consider If the Car Has Been Inspected Your second hand car will require expert inspection even if you have the history report. Your mechanic can notice problems such as leaks and they can also determine if the car has been in an accident. Some companies dealing with used cars provide on-site inspections for their clients when they are purchasing the car. Nonetheless, it is advisable to go for a company that dies full inspection including checking if the lower part of the car is okay.

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The Importance of Looking for a Diminished Value Claim Expert The loss of market value of something is known as a diminished value. We have jewelry items and automobiles as things that can lose their market value. The market value of vehicles and jewelry goes down due to wear and tear. Diminished value is mostly applied in automobiles. We use the term diminished value when a vehicle gets an accident. Vehicles are always prone to accidents. Accidents lead to physical damage to vehicles. Examples of outer parts that get destroyed in a vehicle are tires, windscreen and covering. A vehicle can structurally get destroyed through an accident. It is likely for a vehicle engine to stop running after an accident. It is likely for the color of a vehicle to get destroyed after a road accident. Expect road accidents to lead to loss of life and damage to other properties. Careless driving has been known to cause road accidents. It is lawful for one to ask for compensation after a road accident. One should hire a personal injury lawyer in such a case. Personal injury attorney is a skilled person on the compensation procedures. The offender is supposed to pay for the items destroyed and repair cost of a vehicle. It has been known to exist three categories of diminished values. We have immediate, inherent and repair diminished values. We can only calculate auto repair diminished value after a vehicle get repaired after a road accident. A vehicle that has been repaired is normally sold at a price that is lower than the original price. We usually get the diminished value by calculating the difference between the original price and the resale price. Diminished value can be compensated by an insurance company if well claimed for. It is obvious for many to lack knowledge needed in claiming for a diminished value. It is advisable to go for a diminished value claim expert. These law experts are dispatched to every location. It is beneficial to hire skilled and experienced diminished value claimer experts. It is advantageous to look for a claim expert. It is possible to get a quality service by hiring a diminished value claim expert. It is difficult for you to produce good results by claiming for a diminished value as compared with hiring a claim expert. Hiring a diminished value claim expert saves time. It is inexpensive going for a claim expert as compared to failure of getting a diminished value. Diminished value claim experts have been known to enlighten their clients on the claiming procedures that would help them in future.A Simple Plan For Researching Values

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How Does Hansen Price Help in Diminished Value Estimate If the world were in an ideal state, no motor accidents would happen since individuals would be making safe use of roads. In case the motor accidents happen, the car could be repaired and return to the value it was just before the accident happen. Now that the world is imperfect, there are car accidents happening each day. To make things worse, the value of the car happens to reduce whenever it is involved in a car accident. The value of the car is not restored even if the vehicle has received perfect repair. The loss of value is explained by some number of factors. All in all, it should be understood that the value of the car is lost after an accident and this value is referred to as the diminished value. If you want to understand it clearly, see the case of two cars of the same model, bought in a single day, served same mileage and received high level of care. Now, one of these cars is involved in an auto crash. The owner of the car takes the vehicle to the auto body shop, and the car is repaired using the manufacturer-specified part. The owner of the car that was involved in the car crash and that of the one not involved in the accident decides to make the sale of their car the same day. Do you expect the two cars to be sold at the same price. The value of the car that has been implicated in the crash is usually lower than that of one never in involved in the crash. The difference between the value of these two vehicles represents the diminished value. Something that is of importance is to learn what makes one car be compensated for a higher diminished value than the other. If you use the manufacturer specified part for the repairs, you will get a higher DV value. Ensure that you give the best repair for your vehicle after the accident. This value should not be let down the drains. Follw the insurance company to sell the value so that you can be restored to your former state.
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Your car should have been involved in a motor accident to qualify for the DV. You must also not be at fault when the car accident happens. Your car should not be more than ten years. If these conditions are met, consult a diminished value specialist who will help in the calculation of the DV accordingly. Do not deal directly with the insurance company. They will try to hoodwink you in accepting a petite offer that is not commensurate to the real Dv. Hansen price is diminished value specialist helping car owners get the real compensation for the car accidents. Take your case t the Hansen price experts who will help you get the actual value from the car accident.Cars Tips for The Average Joe

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Planning to Sell Your Car for Cash? Before you decide to sell your car for cash, it is very important that you consider some few things first. Letting go of our beloved car can be very difficult, but life’s full of surprise and so we have no choice but to sell it – and we need to sell it fast. There are times when we really need the money the soonest time possible, and so it is wise that you find ways on how to sell our cars the fastest way possible. Keep in mind that in case of emergency, your car is the easiest asset or possession you can sell. And if you do an online research, you will discover that there are many ways in which you can sell your car for cash. You can sell your car on your own, however, it can be a very daunting task. Selling your car own your own can be quite difficult and you might have a hard time selling it the soonest time possible. There are actually numbers of car dealers out there that can help you sell your car the fastest way possible. By doing an online research, you will be able to successfully find the best car dealers out there who can sell your car the fastest way possible. It is also important that you take the time to read blogs or articles found on the Internet that provides tips on how you can successfully sell your car for cash. Doing your research can go a long way. You might want to consider visiting the website or the online page of the car dealer. If you want to make sure that you are selling your car for cash to a reputable car dealer, you need to make sure that you take the time to check their background history, as well as their credentials. You must make sure that you get the right price for you car. It is also beneficial if you choose a car dealer who has adequate experience when it comes to buying cars for cash. Keep in mind that the best car dealers out there are those that also have top quality service, but should also have excellent customer care service.
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Now, before you sell your car for cash, it is very important that you clean it first and that it is well-maintained – repair any damages. Always remember that all car buyers are looking for cars that are well-maintained and cleaned. And so make sure that your car or your vehicle is clean before you sell it for cash.The Essentials of Sales – 101

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Sell Your Car for Cash The lifeblood of something you want to achieve is cash. If you have enough, you will do well. But without it, you have likely been strapped from progressing what you desire to achieve. Many opportunities and events can simply pass by without being able take advantage of it since you lack the resource at that particular time. The significance of cash is in having the ability to buy goods, pay your debts, and pay for services. sometimes this includes you assets whose value can be turned into cash immediately. This is where you can appropriately place cash for cars. More than often, we do not value the liquidity of our assets when they are materially or physically seen. Instead, we value them according to the different worth that is nearly associated with one’s social and financial status. And this is the reason why one feels like his car does not have any liquid value at all if it is an old car. This has also been aggravated by the fact that selling a secondhand car or much more a junk car, has not been an easy task to undertake before.
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So there you are thinking that you have an unused car in your garage instead of thinking that you have something in your garage where you can easily convert it into cash. You have a liquid asset that you are not utilizing. You have a cash on hand that can unleash your handicap.
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These days, you do not even have to sell you car to the main dealer because they usually offer lower prices, but to companies that buy cars for cash which are credible and easy. If you go to a cars for cash company, you get a better deal than what most car dealers will offer you. The reason why these cars for cash companies are able to give you a better value than a car dealer is the fact that they are do their business in using your car parts as secondhand replacements or spare parts. To be used by other clients who might have the need of it. A one unit car is composed of several thousand parts, and depending on its owner’s usage and style of driving, it can wear some and keep the others in place or almost untouched. It is easy to get cash for your car and all you have to do is go to the company’s website, enter your car information and you will be given the quote which is based on your car’s condition and mileage. Not only are prices often better, but the process is easier and thus avoiding you further hassles.

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The Most Effective Strategies for Buying Second-Hand Vehicles Of all the things you’ll buy over the course of your life, it’s easy to see how you’ll tend to feel extra anxious about buying a car. Due to the high cost of buying any car, people tend to put a lot of thought and overall anxiety into whether or not they’re making the right choice. While you might not want to spend this much money, you’ll also discover that you need to be able to have a car in order to really get the most out of your life. One thing that people can do when they want to save quite a bit of money on their vehicle purchase will be to seek out a few second-hand cars that will be able to do the trick just as well. Car manufacturers these days are able to create vehicles of a much higher quality than in years past, which means that people will be able to feel much more confident that the vehicles they’re choosing are going to be the best ones for them. With the help of the guide below, you’ll be able to get a good sense of exactly how to choose a used car that will suit your particular requirements perfectly. The first thing you’re going to have to think about when you’re purchasing any used car will be what you intend to use it for on a regular basis. You’re going to find that there are a lot of different things that you can do with any vehicle, which generally means that you’ll have to consider what will be the most likely thing you’ll be doing. Anyone who mostly drives along can get by with a small car. You’ll often have to purchase a larger car, though, when you’re dealing with multiple passengers on a regular basis.
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Another thing to consider will be how durable the car is and whether or not it’s in good condition. Most people who are trying to buy a good car will spend a bit of time looking into the previous owners of any vehicle to find out if there have been any problems in the past. By talking with the dealer and taking the car out for a test drive, you can feel certain that you’ll get the sort of happy purchase that you want.
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There is no doubt that you’ll need a good vehicle to drive around these days. When you’ve been able to check out all of the used car options that your area has, you can feel confident that you’ll get the kind of vehicle that will set you up for a long time to come.

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Getting a Rental Car on Your Vacation Whenever you have the chance to take a vacation, you are going to want to get the most out of the time you get. When you are on your vacation, you are going to want to be able to experience many different experiences. But when you are in a large city, you could have a hard time getting to all of the things that you want to do. If you are going to rely on public transportation in a city that you are not familiar with, not only can it be confusing but it can end up eating away a lot of the time you should be enjoying. If you are going to rely on taxis to get around you could end up paying much more for transportation than you would expect. However; you are going to want to consider renting a car if you want to have the freedom to do whatever you want during your vacation. When you are thinking about renting a car, you are probably concerned with how much it is going to cost. However; it is not really that expesnive to rent a car and you could find one that costs less than twenty dollars per day. There are a couple of things that are going to affect the cost of the car that you are thinking about renting. The type of car you are getting is the biggest factor, a compact car is going to cost you a lot less than getting a sports car would. The time of year is also going to affect the cost of renting a car. When you are renting a car, you are going to want to consider getting the extra insurance that the rental company offers. Your car insurance policy is not going to cover you if you are in an accident in a different car. The insurance does not cost you much, and if you are in an accident it could end up saving you a fortune.
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When renting a car you will find better rates when you bundle it online with the flight or hotel you book. Rental companies want more of their cars in use so they offer these discounts to hotels and airlines. Plus, this is going to make it easy for you to get a rental car that is at the airport you land at.
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When you are looking to go on vacation, you want to make sure you are able to experience everything there is to offer. When you have an easy way to get around you can do more in your time. Renting a car is going to make it much easier for you to get from place to place.