Where to Look When You Really Want a Car

When you happen to pass by a shop full of used car displays or you were able to scan through the internet, and saw a lot of surplus cars for sale but still, you don’t have any idea on what car you’re looking for, you have to take it easy and note the things that you want in a car.

dealersRemember that buying a car would probably be one of your biggest spending, so you wouldn’t want to waste your money and make sure that you will be able to purchase the vehicle that you really want. When asked about where to buy, the answer is too many to mention because you can already look into various websites which would enable you to buy a car.

Now, when asked about what car to buy, the best recommendation would probably be the car’s total condition. A buyer doesn’t simply purchase something without aiming for the quality. So, as a buyer you have to know the brand of used car that you are buying and try to go over a number of reviews about this particular car brand. If it satisfies you, then you can now look for the car dealer who sells the brand that you have been looking for.

Take not that you have the entire options online, search for the best car deals and be able to set an appointment with the dealer. Nowadays, it’s not that hard to do that because different websites are now offering a virtual assistant, which would connect you to your dealer. Fast and easy car dealership transactions happen when you have chosen the right partners to deal with.

Checking a Surplus Car before Purchasing

Buying a surplus car is not as easy as going to the grocery store and pick whatever you want to put into your cart. When deciding to buy a used car, a buyer must take it easy and try to do a lot of random check-up before doing his purchase.

Since nowadays, there are a lot of ways to look for a surplus car, it is also a lot easier to contact the owner or the car dealer, and set an appointment with them for you to be able to get to know more about the details of the car. One of the most important things to consider is being able to see the actual car you are eyeing to buy from the dealer. There is also no harm if you would ask them, if you could check and test the car on the road.

surplus carsAgain, the rule here is not to “Rush” because you’ll never want to buy a car that is not worth your hard earned money. So a few tips will do on how you can check the surplus car before buying it.

First, get to talk to the owner of the car. Know where he bought it and how long he has been using it. It’s also good to note about the cars history, does it have any random problems that you have to be aware of? Or are there any touch ups done to the car before he tried to sell it? These are only a few of the questions you might want to keenly ask the owner because you would always want the truth about the car.

Second, see the car for yourself, check its interior and exterior and then go check the car’s engine, try to bring an expert like a mechanic to see to it that the car’s engine still works well and also do a random check on the car’s tires, because this is also equally important as to the rest of the car parts.

Lastly, go and take the car out for a drive. This is one of the best things to do before even deciding to purchase the car. You’ll be able to experience how the car runs if you are driving it. So, when you are satisfied, it’s for you to decide if you would want to get and finally own the car.

Adding More Years to Your Surplus Car

If you own a surplus car and you are reading this, well then, I have good news for you. You will be able to spend more years driving your car if you happen to learn some tips that will help you add years to your precious car. It is important that car owners should exert an effort to take care of their cars. The effort exerted will be the best way to improve the lifespan of the car. So better yet, get your pen and paper, and start jotting down these tips.

What does your car need? This is one of the question, you always have to ask yourself when doing a random car checkup. It is good to do this on a weekly basis for you to be sure that your car’s overall condition is just fine. By checking your car regularly, you will be able to assess if your car needs something.

surplus carCheck your car’s engine. Remember that this is the most important part of your car. Be sure that the engine is running well, you never want your car to overheat. If there’s a time to do that oil changes, then do it. It is always important to keep those engine lubricated well and all cleaned up.

Always clean your car’s interior and exterior. This will cost you nothing. Maintaining your car’s cleanliness will not only benefit your car but also your health. So, don’t forget to schedule a DIY (Do It Yourself) car cleaning in your garage.

How to be a Good Driver for Starters

We have always talked about how to buy or sell a used car, how to maintain a used car, and anything under the sun about cars; but what does it profit a man if he has a lot of nice cars, but does not know how to drive or manage his cars well? Worry no more because here are  5 tips for new drivers out there.

  1. On the gas gauge there is a little arrow that points to the hole for the gas tank is. This is useful if you are using multiple cars and always forgets where the gas tank is located.
  2. To what side do we turn our steering wheel when backing up? People tend to believe that if you want to back up to the right, you to have turn the wheel to the left since we are backing up. It’s very simple. You always turn the steering wheel to the side where you want to go, no matter if you are backing up or moving forward.
  3. Exiting a 90 degree parking in reverse. Always remember not to turn the steering wheel right away, make sure you back up as much as you can before turning the steering wheel to avoid collision on both sides.
  4. Going from a stopped position on a very steep hill. When you let go of the breaks, the car will have a tendency to back up. If you have a car with automatic transmission, hold the break with your left foot and accelerate while letting go of the break. For manual transmission cars, hold the hand break and lower it while letting go of the clutch and accelerating a bit.
  5. When you try to start the engine and the ignition key won’t turn, it’s because the steering wheel is also blocked. Move the steering wheel to the left and right while turning the key at the same time.

There are a lot more tips out there. You’ll never know, we might give them to you soon. So remember these tips and don’t forget to check back for any further tips we might give in the future!

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A Useful Guide for Future Car Owners

If you are into collecting cars or is just way too excited to buy your first one, you have to know how to choose your car. In the Philippines, wherein most of the car brands are selling like pancakes, there are still a bunch of tips a buyer must know about cars.

If it’s your first time to do your research about cars, do consider these guidelines for you to be able to appreciate the benefits of owning a car and discover a lot more about cars.

First, try to identify which car brand you want to purchase. There are a lot of famous brands out in the market, you have Mitsubishi, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and Kia to name a few. These are only some of the car brands chosen by majority of the car buyers in the Philippines.


Second, do a thorough research about your chosen brand. Given that you have an access to the internet already, look for various car reviews online about the brand of car you have chosen. These reviews coming from car owners who have the experience in using the car, can help you determine if it is indeed the car that is best for you. You can also opt to visit different websites, like Kotsekoto.ph, that features your chosen car brand.search filters kotsekoto.ph

Lastly, seeing the car and knowing more about it from the manufacturer will encourage you more and will give you a closer look at the car and its parts. In the Philippines, there are a lot of auto car shows which features and displays famous car brands in various malls or other locations. Try to look for the nearest car shows and schedules in your area.

How to Maintain Your Car’s Air-conditioning

Summer is over but that doesn’t make the weather any better here in the Philippines, because we only have two types of weather – Hot or Very Hot. Now, who would like to sit in their car and get sweaty because of their air-condition getting weak; or worse, not having any air-conditioning system at all. These tips will make your air-conditioning system last longer and save you more money.

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  1. Turn the AC off 2 minutes before you reach your destination. Switch to “outside air in” mode. Then, turn the fan up. Leave it for 2-3 minutes. What happens here is that all the cold air or condensation will get expelled and will help preserve your AC unit.
  2. Clean the cabin air filter. That’s right; every AC unit has a filter. It’s located underneath the glove box. Lower your glove box and you will see your passenger compartment filter. Take that out and clean it. It doesn’t make your AC unit cooler but it helps in keeping the quality of the air since it filters debris and dust that comes off from outside of your car.
  3. Check your radiator coolant and replace it from time to time. It may sound weird but the radiator and the condenser of your AC unit works together. So a cooler radiator makes a better AC unit.
  4. Check if your carpet is getting wet. This means that you may have an evaporator stoppage going on. The evaporator removes the moisture and heat from inside the car and sends it outside the car. If so, have your AC unit checked by a mechanic.

These tips will help you save lots of money in the long run. Now, make it a habit to do these and keep your AC unit cool and always ready for that scorching weather.

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How to Maintain a Used Car

Would you want your car to last long like your grandpa? Then read further, because today I’m going to tell you some critical maintenance items to perform on your car so it can last forever. Well, maybe not forever, but were trying to get the best mileage out of that car. Without further ado, here are the tips:
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  1. Change your engine oil and filter regularly – Change it every 3000 miles or probably twice in a year. Keep in mind that engines are very expensive, but engine oils are very cheap. Now, if you want to go further between oil changes, you can use fully synthetic oil; then you can go 15,000 miles between oil changes. Synthetic oils are excellent oils, but realize that cost three or four times as much as regular oil. So, the choice is yours.
  2. Servicing your automatic transmission – It’s a good idea to change the fluid in the transmission every 30,000 miles.
  3. Change the filter – If your car has a filter, change the filter. If it doesn’t, why bother?
  4. The coolant in your cooling system (Radiator) – Change the coolant every 3 years or once in every 30,000 miles, but if you are lazy go for extended antifreeze coolants that can last up to 5 years or 150,000 miles.
  5. The Battery – Check it every once in a while for corrosion, if there is then clean those away by using a wire brush or your old unused toothbrush. After cleaning the terminals, why not spray them with Batter Terminal Protection. Have a mechanic check your battery once or twice a year.

There you have it! Now, go and do these tips and make that car last longer.

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Choose to Drive a High Quality and Affordable Car

Whether you are trying to buy a new vehicle or it’s your first time to own a car, you deserve the best. In choosing your new vehicle, you have to go for the best quality in order for you to be satisfied.  Most of the car dealers and sellers would always guarantee you, that the car they are selling you is indeed the best.

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As someone who is not so familiar in the world of automobiles, you have to do a good research about cars, from its parts, down to ensuring the quality of the brand of car you are planning to purchase. You have to keep in mind that you spend your hard earned money in exchange for a good investment- your dream vehicle.

Here are some of the things that you have to remember when you talk about the car’s quality. First, it doesn’t matter if you are buying a brand new car or a surplus car, whatever the price range is, you always have to ensure that the car is still of good quality and condition.

Take note that your dream car must have a fuel efficient engine. You’ll be able to save a lot of money for gasoline, when you ensure this.  A car with a low car mileage is a good car to grab. This will take you to a lot of places. Safety will always come first, that is why you have to double check on the car’s recent condition before buying it.

So, when you’re ready to get an affordable car with clean papers, and most importantly, a car of high quality, start hunting for it now.

How to tell if a Used Car Seller is Legitimate

When you want to buy a used car, you need to know whether you are buying from a private seller or a curbsider. Private sellers are people who are legitimately selling their own personal car. On the other hand, curbsiders are illegal business men, they could be selling damaged, misrepresented or stolen cars; and the last thing you want to do is not to be affiliated with them. Curbsiders often pose as private sellers. So, how can you tell the difference between a private seller and a curbsider. Don’t worry; these are the signs that you have to watch out for.

1. Curbsiders don’t want to be found after the sale. They operate exclusively from cellphones or on the internet and are probably not using their real name.
2. Curbsiders won’t tell you the history of the car. If a seller says they are selling the car for their mother, father, brother or somebody else; it’s likely a scam. Ask the car’s registration and compare it to the identity of the seller, if they are not the same, then there’s something fishy.
3. Curbsiders are operating illegally. They don’t operate from car lots and certainly don’t want to have you to their home. Be very careful if the seller of the vehicle wants to meet you at a public place such as a parking lot or a mall.
4. Lastly, if you decide to buy a vehicle privately; ask the vehicle history report. If the seller refuses to provide or does not have it, then it’s probably not theirs to begin with.
5. Have the vehicle inspected with a mechanic you trust. If they offer or insist to have the vehicle checked by their “trusted” mechanic, then you know what that means.
There you go folks! Last thing you want to follow is your instinct. If you have doubts on a seller, then you should probably find another one. Good luck!

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Benefits of Owning a Car

used carIn the society we are living today, where everything seems to expand and develop in a fast phase, it is indeed a necessity to drive our own car. If you are a regular commuter, you are already immune to the problems most of the commuters face on a daily basis. If commuting brings so much hassle in your daily schedule, well I guess it is time for you to drive your own vehicle.

If you worry about how costly it is to find one, worry not, for you can choose to buy surplus cars, which are also in a very good condition. If you do not have enough money, this is also not a problem because nowadays, there are a lot of auto financing and car loans available for those who are eager to drive their first car.

Most of the car owners know the benefits of having a car. For those who are still planning to have one, here are a few of the many benefits of driving your own car.

Benefit # 1: You can go anywhere. Yes! You heard that right, when you have a vehicle, you can travel to a lot of destinations without worrying about a thing. Since you own the wheels, you can decide on where to bring it. There is no need to take your friend’s car or ride on a bus, when you are planning to go on a road trip.

Benefit #2: You own your time. You don’t have to be in a hurry to catch the last schedule of the train, the bus, or wait for a cab to bring you home.  You have the luxury of time because you wouldn’t worry about where to ride and what to ride. When you own a car, you own your time.

Benefit #3: You can be independent. Everyone wants to be independent. One sign of being an independent person is having a vehicle, because this equates to owning a responsibility. Having your own vehicle will make you more responsible, and taking in a responsibility is independence.

So, what are you waiting for? Go and drive your first car!

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