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A Getting Started Guide to Motorcycle Camping

As I sit on my deck, I look to the trees and bushes for the signs that the seasons are changing. Finally, slow signs of spring are before my eyes. Birds singing, the sea grasses turning green, and my thoughts go to another riding season and another season of motorcycle camping. Camping while touring on a motorcycle is a great way to visit new and exciting places. But, before you venture out into the world of motorcycle camping there are some things you need to know before you hit the trail.

Let’s break down the elements of this fun and exciting opportunity to become one with nature, meet new friends and bring home a lifetime of memories that can’t be matched.

Shelter, clothing, food, and motorcycle; when you boil it down these are the main ingredients that will determine if your experience on the open road is a success or a dismal disaster. Let’s take a look at each element individually and then put it all together to give you the basic roadmap for success while motorcycle camping. Shelter- Tents

Shelter is defined as something that covers or affords protection. The shelter that you use for camping can be nothing, just you under the stars, or a tent.

When considering a tent for motorcycle camping, look for a small light weight tent. The simplest and time tested option is a tarp and some rope. If you string your rope between two stationary objects (two trees, two motorcycles or a tree and a motorcycle) and drape the tarp over it, you have the foundation for a tent. Tie the corners down and you have a basic shelter. In the summer months this may be a good choice. The air flows through and provides ventilation and some summer cooling.



A-frame tent. A-frame style tent. Beyond the rope and tarp method, there are all types of tents available for camping. The most versatile is any tent that is designed for all four seasons. These tents are designed for all weather and retain your body heat in the winter and fall months. In the spring and summer they provide a pass through for air. Just a note of caution, they can be a little warmer in the warmer months. Four season tents are a more expensive alternative, but will last a lifetime if properly cared for. These types of tents are light, made for backpacking, and very compact. An excellent choice if you find that motorcycle camping is your real passion.

Typical all season tent. Typical all season tent. Regardless of what your preferred method of shelter is, you should be concerned about selecting a good camp site. You will need to survey the selected site and ensure that it is on level ground or a slight slope. Look around your perspective site for evidence of flooding or pooling of water. Ensure that there is good drainage in your site. You don’t want to set up your camp in an area that may flood in a sudden rain storm. A flooded camp site will cure your desire to ever camp again! Most importantly, look over head. Make sure that there are no overhanging limbs, branches or dead trees around. These can make a very bad night if one of them decides to fall while you are under it. Most of important of all: do not keep food in your shelter. If there is any wildlife in the area, uninvited and unwanted visitors in your shelter will not be a good experience…it will provide you with a great camping tale, but not a good experience. Your shelter is for you to sleep in and provide a refuge in the event of liquid sunshine (rain, or worse, snow).

Let’s talk about ground cloth, or the floor of the tent. If you use the tarp and rope method or a simple A-frame tent, make sure that you are not directly sleeping on the earth beneath the tent. The earth will simply suck the body heat out of you. Making you cold or worse develop hypothermia. Hypothermia (even in summer months) is caused by the rapid cooling of your body temperature. This will happen if you sleep directly on the earth. Always put a blanket or some form of insulation between you and the earth, your bed roll on top of the insulation. You’ll sleep much better and be rested when you awake. Believe me when I say there is nothing worse in the camping business as going to bed cold and waking up cold. This simple fact will ruin you appreciation for the great outdoors and camping in general.

Thinsulate sleeping bag lable. One of the many types of Thinsulate sleeping bags available today. This is a good place for a quick word about bed rolls or sleeping bags. With the use of “Thinsulate” thermal insulating material, modern sleeping bags are very small and light weight easily fitting into your saddle bag. This type of bag will keep you warm and comfortable in temperatures down to about 45ºF. This makes it an excellent choice for your summer motorcycle camping tour. Early spring and fall camping require different types of bedding materials that are for the more advanced campers and we just won’t go there here.

After all of that, we can boil down the real facts about this subject in a Do’s and Don’ts list.

DO:

Select a shelter that, either tarp and rope, A-Frame tent, or expedition type tent. Select a level or slightly sloped camp site. Look for signs of flooding or pooling water. Look for a site that has good drainage.

DON'T:

Pick a camp site that has dead limbs, branches or trees overhead. Keep food in you shelter. Sleep on un-insulated earth. Ignore signs of Hypothermia.

Clothing

The second basic element of camping consideration is clothing. In addition to your riding clothes, you’re going to have to bring at least one change of clothes for fun or lounging around the camp site.

You are going to know best what your destination activities will be and the clothing that you are going to need. So we are going to just talk about basics. To maximize comfort while motorcycle camping – dress in layers. You can always take clothes off, but if you don’t have the clothes on to take off, well, it can be an uncomfortable experience. When the day starts out cool and ends up warm, a typical layering could be a T-shirt, sweat shirt and jacket. As the day warms up, start to shed the layers. Without going into a lot of detail, here is my suggested packing list for clothing that I take with me:

Clothes to Pack Clothes to pack for your adventure. Space pak to save space. Organized for packing in "Space Pak" Packed clothes. Clothes packed in "Space Pak" My typical tour pack is two changes of underwear, two pairs of socks, three shirts (one long sleeve, one short sleeve and one sleeveless), one lite jacket, sweatshirt, a pair of shorts, a pair of long pants, wool stocking cap and comfortable camp shoes (flip-flops or sneakers). Does something in this list seam not quite right? Well, it may be the wool stocking cap. Even in summer, the human body loses body heat. Your body can lose up to 75% body heat through the top of your head during winter months. During the late spring and summer it can be as much as 45%. A wool stocking cap keeps the body heat in. The wool wicks the moisture away and is an excellent insulator. Wool will also keep you warm even when you’re wet.

In addition to all of that, you will need a choice of sleeping clothes. “Sleeping Clothes” are used exclusively for sleeping. Using sleeping clothes only for sleeping ensures that there is no food odor on your clothes. Food odor on your clothes will guarantee that if there is hungry wildlife around your camp site, you will be visited during the night.

We have talked about clothes for when everything goes right. Let’s talk about the unlikely event that all of your planning overlooked the fact that there was rain in the forecast. When motorcycle camping, you have two options, ride in the rain or sit it out. Either way, you will need rain gear. The best that I can tell you about rain gear is simply, get the best you can afford. Your rain gear should be strong, breathable and waterproof. Being dry in the wild is the key to happiness and enjoyment while camping.

All of this stuff gets packed into one of the fabulous space bags. You know the ones? The bags that reduce the size by removing the air by rolling the bags and sealing them. These are excellent waterproof containers for your camping adventures. They are easy to pack and reusable. You can use zip lock storage bags, but the space bags are heaver and made a little more durable.

Just a short diversion from our Primer, I would like to give you one example of a personal experience of how quickly the weather can change. While touring in New Mexico, crossing the San De Cristo Mountains, the day was warm and sunny in the mid 70’s. After a quiet evening around the campfire and everything secure for the night, I crawled into my tent only to be awakened, wet, freezing and frantically putting on clothes trying to get warm and digging my way out of my tent through three inches of snow. The morel of the story, the weather can change quickly and if you’re not ready for those quick changes you could be in serious trouble and facing the early and dangerous stages of hypothermia. “Be Prepared” my fellow campers.

We can now break down all of this information into a manageable Do and Don’t list.

DO:

Pack extra clothes. Dress in layers. Choose wool clothes. Pack your clothes in space bags to save room.

DON'T:

Sleep in the clothes that you cooked food in. Forget a wool stocking cap. Forget your rain gear. Ignore the conditions or signs of hypothermia.

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Tips On How To Sell A Van

So you want advice on how to sell a van but you're not really sure about the best way to do it, keep reading. Asking questions is a good place to start, which is what this article will aim to answer. Hopefully by the end you should feel confident enough to take the next step and provide the van with a new owner.

What Are My Options?

You have three main choices. The first is to sell the van privately. This means you place an ad in the local newspaper and online. There are several sites where you can post the ad for free and expect a quick response. This is a lucrative option, because you stand to make more on the deal without a middleman. But you'll also have to do the work and negotiating.

The second option is to go straight to a dealer and make the sale. Thanks to the convenience and the speed with which the deal can be made it's obvious why many people choose it. However, you probably won't make as much as with a private deal.

The third option is to trade it in with a dealership. In this case you won't be getting money. Instead, you'll drive off with a new van or car while the old van is used as a deposit.

How Should I Prepare?

The best way to prepare is to look at the condition of the van, take note of the year and model, then look through magazines and papers for an average price. This way you'll have a good estimation of where to start on the initial price. If you don't get any calls you can always lower the price.

Secondly, you want all your paperwork in check. Nothing is more frustrating than sealing a deal only to discover the documents are missing. For the most part buyers want to be sure the van is not stolen.

Focus On The Features

When you place the ad you should focus on the features of the van. Does it have low mileage? Does it come with any extras? Make the deal as attractive as possible, but don't overdo it. You don't want a prospective buyer to be disappointed when they see the van.

There you have the basics when it comes to selling a van. Get your price right, make sure the documents are readily available and choose the way you want to get it done.

The Worlds 3 Most Expensive Limousines

What do big shot politicians, moguls and celebrities in the U.S. get to do daily on their way to work that average joes dont? The answer is something that naturally, only wealth and power can buy: travel in comfortable and luxurious rides. Limos and other upscale vehicles, indeed, signify a certain sense of prestige. They make up an industry worth four billion U.S. dollars in the entire country alone, and there are known to be over four thousand local companies that provide services with these rides.

You may not be able to afford using luxury vehicles every day, but theres definitely an opportunity in town to lease them for special occasions. If youd want to bring a group along for a luxury ride, rent a party bus and make your next birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party, wedding, prom or late night out extra fun and special! Use one of these to turn your journeys into unforgettable pre and after-parties. Trust us, youll end up getting a VIP experience thats similar to the big shots.

Below, we have listed the three limousines that are the industrys cream of the crop. Theyre known not just to be expensive but also, theyre designed with enviable features that youd think only existed in the movies. Its safe to say spending even just an hour in one of these would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

#3: The Beast (3,000,000 USD)

Its quite appropriate to call the limo that transports the current President of The United States a Beast this is not a vehicle to be messed with. Its extensive stored equipment includes shotguns, tear gas canisters, oxygen tanks and allegedly, grenade launchers. Its armored plates have enough resilience to block a rocket-propelled grenade. It has a maximum capacity of seven passengers, and five seats are in the back including the Presidents. The lead Secret Service agent takes the passenger seat at the front.

#2: The American Dream (4,000,000 USD)

This limo has reportedly been acknowledged as the worlds longest car by Guinness World Records. You probably wouldnt believe the all following details until you see the vehicle for yourself: a sun deck, a swimming pool, a heated Jacuzzi, a couple of real beds, a total of 26 tires and a helipad! This is a prized possession of the company named Jay Ohrberg Star Cars, which has produced many original automobiles and replicas. Several of those were used in the production of films such as the Back to the Future trilogy, Starsky and Hutch, Batman Returns and The Flintstones.

#1: The Batmobile (4,200,000 USD)

And the king of our list goes to the real-life version of the famous Batman ride, fitting named the Batmobile. All those flashy and kick-ass tools, which the original Batmobile in the 80s and 90s films had, are included in this one. It has rear flaps that help the brakes in slowing the vehicle down. Theres a jet engine as well as back and front wheels that can be ejected. Its also capable of launching rockets and missiles. The inspiration behind its one-of-a-kind design is the Corvette. Needless to say, its a pretty far cry from your everyday limo. Owning it would make you feel like James Bond.

How To Find The Best Car Glass Tinting In Seattle

When youre about to go to a car glass tinting shop in Seattle, you should ask yourself if you are very sure about getting them to do the task you have in mind. Unless you are certain that you have done plenty of research before you choose a particular company that offers car glass tinting in Seattle, then this is the time you go ahead and invest your money on it. After all, not all glass tinting companies are created equal. Some are good, but there are those that offer exceptional level of service and satisfaction to clients and this is what you want.

So, to help you in choosing a dependable car glass tinting company in the area that is worth your time and money, make it a point to consider these tips:

1. Look for different tinting shops.

When looking for an auto glass tint company, try to get in touch to at least two or three different window tinting shops and request quotes for their services. Ask about the services provided, any warranties, and other details you may need to know. In this way, you can figure out that the price difference could be very significant. Also, dont forget to check out warranty offers.

2. Choose high quality glass tint film.

Your goal is to get the highest quality film as possible. Although cheap tint might do the trick as well, it could lack in durability, and that could be the difference maker in the long run. With a high quality window film, youll be saving a lot because there is no need for you to change the film yearly.

3. Inspect the job.

After the car window tint has been installed, take a good look at it and make sure that everything is right. If air bubbles are visible, its a sign of trouble. You should not also see any specs of dust or dirt underneath the film so make sure that the surface feels as smooth as possible. Lastly, make sure that the auto glass film won't peel off that easy.

These are the best tips you can follow when choosing the most reputable window tinting experts in your area. While you can make sure that the car tint film is properly applied, you should be happy thinking of a significant saving down the road. So, when you need car glass tinting in Seattle, choose a company that offer fine quality work to make sure you get the results you want.

New Materials For A Brighter Personal Hovercraft Future

The first big hovercraft was devised and constructed to carry passengers across the English channel, a fitting start for the country who invented the air cushioned concept vehicle. Of course, it wasn't too long before the military became interested in the possibilities, which is ironic as they were presented with a working model when it was first invented. The Navy didn't want it because it wasn't a ship. The Army had plenty of vehicles, some of them amphibious, and the Air Force were not interested in a craft that could only lift itself a few feet off the ground.



A long time after it's inception, the hovercraft started to become attractive to the leisure industry, particularly in recent years when new materials have allowed economic construction of small personal hovercraft. The new materials are stronger, cheaper and much more durable, making the production of smaller craft for racing and fun an obvious next turn for the industry. Racing hovercraft are very popular and have a superior power to weight ratio. They accelerate fast and can travel at up to 80 km an hour. Operation is very different from bikes, cars or even boats, so it's a very specialist activity to get involved in.

Hovercraft Materials and Construction

Hull construction has had a major re-think by designers. For one thing, the old way of using glass fiber just couldn't continue. The craft were certainly light but they were very rigid and fragile. If such an air cushioned craft happened to hit an obstacle with any kind of force, it would certainly split the hull. Depending on the size of the split, it would either have to be replaced or repaired by an expert, which can be very expensive according to the extent of the damage. New material scan really take a knock or two. Of course, they may get scuffed or dented, but they don't split, being fabricated from high density expanded plastics.

Hovercraft skirts are another important feature of these vehicles that have had a major overhaul in concept. Originally made from rip stop sail cloth, modern skirts are now constructed from Kevlar and neoprene coated cross lap material. The new materials are extremely difficult to tear by normal means but of courses it can happen. The new way of fabricating skirts is to mount them in sections, so that if one part is damaged, that small section can be changed without removing the whole skirt.

Personal Hovercraft Skirt Material

Once upon a time hovercraft skirt material was just an afterthought, something added to contain the air pressure generated by the lift propellers above the hull. Indeed, the first hovercraft were simple affairs that didn't need much design finesse to make them work. The other thing was that the variety of material just wasn't there in the early days of the industry. The toughest thing around was probably rip stop sail cloth, which was amply used for all manner and sizes of sailing boats. The material is called 'rip stop' because it does exactly that - the very structure of the material stop any tear form extending, which is achieved by laying different layers of fabric across each other.

In any piece of fabric or soft material made in one layer, a tear will likely promulgate and get progressively worse, if the force that caused it continues. Now imagine two or three layers of the same material bonded together at an angle. When a rip is started and extends one way in one layer of material, the next layer opposes it and it tends to go nowhere, unless of course the force applied is enormous. This is still the principle used in modern skirt fabrication for small personal hovercraft, but the materials are very different.

As well as the employment of new materials, the way in which the whole skirt assembly is created and attached has been radically revised. One manufacturer of leisure hovercraft gives a prize for a special test that they invite any member of the public to perform. A piece of their hovercraft skirt material is cut with a knife, so that each half can be gripped easily with the hands - hovercraft kits and plans. The challenge is simply that anyone succeeding to rip or tear the material any further than the cut will win a huge bottle of the best champagne. Admittedly not a fortune, but it does show considerable confidence in the material used for this use.



Present day personal hovercraft skirts are made from either Kevlar, which is the bullet proof fabric used by the military, or rip stop nylon covered in flexible neoprene. Even though the material is very tough, anything can be destroyed in the right circumstances and one manufacturer has come up with a way of minimizing the hassle of a damaged hovercraft skirt. The company has separated it into several sections, so that if one part is damaged at all, the whole thing doesn't have to be changed.

Find The Car Of Your Dreams With These Tips

Are you prepared to purchase a Dodge for sale? Are you petrified about the process? Calm yourself and read through this article. Understand all the tips and advice you find here and allow it to make the process easier thus making your car buying experience simpler.

Get a car loan before you go shopping. Not having this information can cost you a lot of time and energy. If you have your loan pre-arranged, the whole process will be easier.

Ask the car dealer to show you a vehicle history report. This can tell you if the vehicle has been in an accident or if it has been recalled. It can also show you what repairs have been done and when they were done so that you know exactly what you are buying.

Learn about the true market value of the car before making an offer. Oftentimes, dealers will have the car marked up a certain percent over the value so they have some wiggle room. If you know the market value, you can better haggle with them about the price you will pay out the door.

Before you go in to look at a new car, make sure you have thoroughly researched the proper trade in value of your current car. In fact, why not try to sell it yourself first before you buy. Either way, you will get more from your vehicle if you know what it is really worth.

Have a friend or family member that sells cars come along with you as you search for a new car. Car salesmen can be very aggressive, but if they know that you are with a fellow salesman you will have an easier time getting the deal that you want and deserve.

Do not get all the extras offered during the negotiation. These things include extended warranties, clear coat and fabric care options. You can generally purchase these features after you have bought the car for a fraction of the price. Also, do yo really want to be paying for these few features over the length of the loan.

Check out multiple dealerships for the car you desire. Once you select which make and model you want, don't just stick to the closest lot. If there are multiple dealers of that brand, check them all out. Don't forget to check out used lots as well, they often offer great bargains on cars which will drive for a long time to come.

While you may want to buy a car today, buying off the lot may mean that they don't have a car with the features you desire. You can always ask them to call affiliated dealerships to see if they have the car on the lot, but don't sound desperate or they'll raise the price.

Never shop for a car based on what you want to pay monthly. Most car sellers will try to help you shop around a monthly payment. This means they can put you in a car that is not what you want by telling you it is what you can afford. The only one who wins is the dealership.

Check for used cars online. It isn't necessary to go to a lot anymore. Try looking at online classifieds or auction sites, if possible. This will help you save some money and avoid pushy salespeople.

Wait until a new model isn't so new, if you really want it. There's no point in being the first person with the latest car, if you have to pay more for it. Usually, prices go down after the initial launch. So, if you can hold off your excitement for a few weeks or more, you may get a better deal.

It is illegal for a dealer ship to roll back the odometer on any car they sell. Even if they put a new motor in the car, it is still illegal. If you suspect that a dealer is not stating the correct mileage on a car, leave and shop elsewhere.

Can you feel your confidence increasing? No price can pay for the value of these tips and using them will make car shopping positive. Share this article with loved ones so that everyone is happy.

Finding Used Cars In Medway Kent

Buying a used vehicle is a good option if you are on a limited budget and need to upgrade your current vehicle. Choosing a used car requires you to do some research to select the right vehicle and the right seller as well.

Start by learning more about different makes and models of cars. Establish a budget for this purchase to get an idea of the kind of car you will be able to afford. There are different sites you can use to compare the average price of used cars, which is a good way to make a list of makes and models you should be able to afford.

Some specific vehicles are well-known for some common flaws. Try looking for cars that are not likely to develop some flaws over the years. You should also keep in mind that some cars are designed to be disposable and are not a good investment if they are older than five years. A used disposable car can be a very affordable way to get a new vehicle but you shouldn't spend your money on a used disposable car that has too many miles.

There are a few things to consider when purchasing a used car. You need to ask about the mileage and about any repairs that have been made in the past. It is best to choose a car that has been properly maintained over the years since you will be more likely to encounter technical problems if you buy a car from someone who did not repair or maintain it over the years.

There are different ways to buy a used car in Medway Kent . If you have some cash saved up, you should look at local classified ads. There are different sites you can use to find classifieds in your area. This is a good way to find affordable used cars but you need to ask a few questions to find out more about the vehicle.

If you would rather buy a used car and pay in monthly installments, your best option is to go to a dealership that sells used vehicles. Do some research to learn more about different dealerships in your area to get an idea of which ones are reliable and offer fair prices. You should take the time to compare the different vehicles they offer and to ask questions about their financing options.

Buying a used car is an investment and you need to look for a vehicle that is worth your money. Keep in mind that a used vehicle will probably require some maintenance and small repairs over the years but this is still a great option compared to getting a brand new vehicle if you are on a limited budget.

You should start doing more research about different makes and models to make a list of vehicles you might be interested in. Check local classifieds and learn more about different used car lots in Medway Kent so that you can compare prices and maybe find the right vehicle.



Small Hovercraft Construction Materials

Hovercraft construction could be separated into the categories of hull, skirt, engines and fans, controls and fitments. Each should be approached first as a separate entity and then as a part of the integrated whole that needs to complement each other. The selection of the materials is the first stage of the process, and this selection is generally made from an array of products employed in the marine industry, simply because they are designed to resist tough conditions. The interest in small personal hovercraft for leisure purposes has also led to the search for new materials which are cost effective and tough enough to provide a good level of safety for pilot and passengers.

The hull is the major part of an air cushioned vehicle and various types of material have been used here. For smaller craft, lightness is essential, but so is stability and strength. When you see a hovercraft advertised for sale, it should be the first thing that you think of and check. Many smaller types use fiber glass, which is very light but it also has one unfortunate characteristic. It is not to flexible and tends to split and crack if it hits an obstruction with sufficient force. Imagine hovering over rapidly moving water and a rock is sticking up and you will appreciate the hazard. GRP is very difficult and expensive to repair, so is not good choice for leisure use. All these things need to be considered before learning how to fly a hovercraft.

Some manufacturers have started to use expanded high impact plastic hulls. This material is light but more importantly it doesn't split under impact, so is safer for family use. Great strides have been made in the production process so that it has become cost effective enough to be used. Controls are fabricated from marine grade stainless steel, to resist salt water, and all electrical equipment is high grade and double insulated. Plastic is used extensively for fitments and storage space, but in some models hard woods may be employed if a more aesthetic appeal is required.

Another major design feature is the choice and construction of skirt material. Traditionally, a single piece of rip-stop sail cloth was used. Even though this is very tough material, the major disadvantage is that the whole skirt has to be changed if it becomes damaged. One company has produced a skirt made from Kevlar material, possibly the toughest fabric known to man. It resists tearing extremely well, but enough rough treatment will damage anything. For this reason, the skirt is fabricated in sections loosely tie-wrapped together. If one section gets damaged, it is removed and replace very quickly.

Agm Battery Technology Basics

An AGM battery is an absorbed glass mat product. It is often confused with gel cell battery products. Each type has similar aspects like being unable to be spilled, being able to be mounted in any fashion and being capable of being used in areas with limited ventilation. They are also capable of deep cycling and having low self-discharges.

The glass mat of an AGM battery is made to take the electrolytes from the battery and wet the mat just enough to keep the battery running. With gel batteries, there is a silica gel between the electrolyte that lets electrons flow in between the plates.

AGMs tend to be favored over gel cells. It is the best type to use when a high degree of amps are needed. If these batteries are not discharged more than half their full capability over time they can last for many years. Deep cycle abilities vary with the individual AGM product.

AGM batteries recharge much faster than gel batteries do. They also cost about the same as the gel formats. It should be noted that just because a product is labeled as AGM it does not necessarily mean that it is a deep cycle battery.

The manufacturer of the product will indicate if the AGM is a starting battery or if it is any other type of non-deep cycle type of battery. The product usually will have the same ability to benefit the user as most AGMs do, but they cannot function as deep cycle batteries alone. The plate thickness of the product is what dictates whether or not it is deep cycle.

Among the top makers of these batteries is Concorde. They make a line of AGMs that include the Sun Xtender, the Lifeline, and the Chairman. The Sun Xtender has a bolt on terminal rather than a post terminal. This gives the battery a better, more reliable connection.

These batteries can be used for marine applications, they can be used in RVs and they are well suited to use in wheelchairs, too. Choosing a battery should be based on how much efficiency it can offer. Look for the amount of internal resistance that the battery has. Also, note its total charge and discharge abilities and its ability to deliver high currents without dropping voltage. If you are picking out an AGM for the first time, stick to brands that have proven performance.



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Anytime Your Vehicle Battery Fails.

In time, most vehicle drivers may well deal with dead battery situations. You open the door, get in, place the keys into the ignition and completely nothing. You might get a clicking or dash light flickering but its not even turning over.

If this has happened to you and you have been left stuck at home or work this can surely leave you in a bit of a situation.. There are a several alternatives available to you.

(Choice 1) Replace The Vehicle Battery By Yourself

Assuming that you possess a bit of experience with vehicles you could be motivated to have a go at removing and replacing this yourself. You would need to locate a battery supplier local to you, and go and collect the brand-new battery. Confirm they hold the correct battery in stock for your car before you go.

If your in doubt there are online battery finders where you can pop in your registration and this will show you the battery options suggested for your vehicle. Otherwise you can look at the battery in your vehicle, which should have a label with details about the battery kind .

(Choice 2) Look for A Local Repair Shop In Order To Switch Out Your Vehicle Battery For You.

You could do a search for a nearby mechanic whom might be able to book you in conveniently to have a battery changed, but a challenge you might face is getting the car there.

The repair shop may be able to come and jump start the vehicle for you or you might be able to do it on your own. Alternatively you may have a breakdown policy which covers you at home, they might be able to start the car or come over and tow this to the mechanic for you.

(Choice 3) Contact A Car Battery Replacement Mobile Service

A terrific option is to get in touch with a mobile vehicle battery fitting organisation, they would most likely be able to come to the spot where your car is stuck and replace the vehicle battery for you at a fair price. This save a lot of inconvenience and trouble.

Your car battery is important to the starting of your car, but lots of people often forget to check this every now and again. When your looking at the levels in the car is normally best only to examine the battery, are the battery leads currently tight and free from corrosion, confirm there are no signs of leakage and the actual battery still securely fixed to the vehicle.

How To Get A Motorcycle License

In order to ride on the streets and highways in Western Australia just like in other states, you are required to have a motorcycle license. Getting a motorbike license, however, is not hard as long as you meet the minimum requirements. Below are some of the requirements set by the state where acquiring a motorcycle license is concerned. You will also find helpful tips on how to get a bike license in no time at all.

1. Complete an approved motorcycle safety course

Your first course of action should be to enroll in a motorcycle safety course. While cycling is not as hard and, most people can self-train taking a safety course is important. One you will know what to do to ensure that you ride safely and do not put your life and the lives of other road users in danger. You will also acquire excellent riding skills from instructors who are superb at what they do. After completing the course, you can take your certificate of completion to the Licensing Service Office to get a license. This, however, must be done within 180 days after completing the course.

2. Pass both the skills and knowledge test

This applies if you do not want to take a safety course. The knowledge test is a writing test and is designed to assess whether you get the basics as far as riding and safety on the road are concerned. The skills test or the practical test is designed to assess your riding skills and how good you are on the road.

After passing the written test, you will have to apply for an instruction permit. This allows you to practice riding and perfecting your skills on the road. Apart from passing the written test, you must fulfill the following conditions in order to get an instruction permit.

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must have a valid WA driving license

An instruction permit only allows you to practice and perfect your riding skills. As long as you have an instruction permit, you are not authorized to ride at night or carry any passengers.

Once you are sure that you can also pass the skills test with relative ease you can set an appointment to have an instructor assess and rate you. You can then go ahead and apply for the motorcycle license once you have taken the skills test and have proved that you can actually ride safely on the road.

If you are below the age of 18, you will need a guardian or parental approval to get a motorcycle license. You also need to have minimum insurance. You, however, do not need to have an insurance cover for your motorcycle



Selling Your Car Today Isn't Tough

Don't worry if you need to sell your car right now. how to sell your car ihow to sell your car Selling a vehicle today is totally possible, but you may not get the most for it. If you're willing to take a hit on it a little, then here's some advice to get you started.



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