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Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 7:13pm On Jul 21, 2014
Hey, guys, sometimes it's really hard to sell or buy a car/cars. You may spend hours by searching the buyer or the best deal for yourself. We did a lot of research on this matter and have some solutions for you. Feel free to read some tips and suggestions on how to buy and sell cars in Nigeria!

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Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 12:34pm On Jul 22, 2014
How to sell cars in Nigeria: Secrets unveiled

Selling a car is not an easy task. In fact, selling anything is not an easy task as a matter of fact. The buyers of today are very shrewd and they make every kind of inspection and comparison before shelling out money. If you are a dealer who is finding it difficult to sell cars in Nigeria, then you are not alone. There are many like you who suffer from similar issues and ultimately look for solutions on the net.

Interestingly, the solution for this problem also lies on the internet and is internet itself. There are online portal sites which allow dealers to register themselves and sell cars in Nigeria to a number of potential buyers. Such portal sites give you a readymade market. Thus, you do not have to make any gargantuan effort to find your audience. Just make sure that the portal site you are selecting for registration is a genuine and popular one. Popular portal sites are frequented by all kinds of buyers - including the ones who are ready to buy immediately and the ones who intend to buy sometime in the future.

So, you can sell your cars on internet resourses. It's the best way in XXI century.

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Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 12:42pm On Jul 22, 2014
Another car crashes, in Asia grin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cytm7ymWNaI
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 1:23pm On Jul 22, 2014
Hm. Every want to sell his car faster. For example, you need money immediately, or something else... Anything can happen, right?
And I decided to join this selling crusade; I want to tell you some tips about faster selling of your car.


Eventually, and for any of many reasons, you will probably need to sell your car fast. You might sacrifice some money in exchange for a fast sale, but such is the price of quick results. Whatever the circumstances, we have some tips to help get that car out of your driveway.
Get yourself set. You can’t sell it if you can’t show it. Be available for people to see the car, and if you can’t always do it, ask a friend or family member to jump in. Make sure you check local regulations regarding the sale of a car so you don’t encounter problems after the deal is done. Have the title in hand, as well as any paperwork confirming the loan payoff if applicable.
Figure out your price. Compare your car honestly with others like it for sale near you. Look up the private party value online--not to be confused with the retail price values you’d expect at a dealer. Set a price that will make your car stand out from the others, and even still, be open to the idea that people will still try to knock down the price regardless.
Get the car ready. When you’re trying to sell fast, extensive detailing might not be in the cards. Give it a good wash and wax at least, and give the interior a good once-over. If you don’t have time or funds to correct all maintenance or mechanical bugs, at least list the items.
Put it out there. Take some good photos outside and in, and post them with your ad. Free classifieds are the go-to websites for fast sales, but don’t rule out paid sites like eBay. Have a For Sale sign in the window whenever the car is parked, even at work or while shopping. A Facebook post, Tweet or YouTube video might net a buyer who wouldn’t have seen your car for sale elsewhere. Asking friends to spread the word can also work well.
Roll with it. Be flexible and creative, since motivation doesn’t have to mean desperation. Consider partial trades if your situation allows it. Don’t get offended when someone inevitably throws out a ridiculous offer. Watch out for offers to pay in installments or by personal check as these are often red flags for problems. Just don’t get so caught up that you forget to check an interested person’s license and ride along for the test drive.
Try a dealer. Local dealers are often on the lookout for fresh inventory, and now online and national dealers are doing it, too. You might be offered a price in the neighborhood of trade-in value, but that’s the reality of sacrificing dollars for the convenience of a fast sale.
Consider donation. Here is a different kind of compromise. You get rid of the car quickly and can get a decent figure for it, but that figure will appear when you file your income tax return. If you simply need the extra space fast and can wait on the cash, you can skip the hassle of selling and donate your car to charity as a tax-deductible contribution.

Thank for your attention, and hope that my info will help you. Good luck smiley
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 1:34pm On Jul 23, 2014
How To Buy a Used Car - tips and advice from Top Gear's Steve Berry!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-SKfw7XnWY
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 11:06am On Jul 24, 2014
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Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 11:54am On Jul 24, 2014
Expert Earl Kester tell you something about selling a Used Car for profit!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHQo0mk2-8Q
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 1:34pm On Jul 25, 2014
Hello to all.
Some days ago I posted in this topic few advices about car selling. And now, I want to tell you some about car buying. Let's go!


Know the car you want. Wandering aimlessly around a car lot can lead to an imperfect vehicle match. Find specific cars online before you head out to dealers. If it’s a considerable distance away, consider calling ahead to verify the car is still in stock. Dealers tend to keep their websites updated, but it doesn’t happen in real time.
Consider high-volume cars. If you're in the market for a vehicle that regularly sells in the thousands, you have far more purchasing power. You'll be able to find one equipped closer to your specs--and you'll have the confidence to walk away, knowing there's another listing on AutoTrader or Craigslist ad with a nearly identical product.
Know what it’s worth. When you have a car in mind, research its value online. Several sites give dealer retail and private party numbers alike, adjusted for your region. Try a few to develop a better average price range.
Ask for records. Service records and a vehicle history report may not be ironclad proof of a car’s past, but they do shed light on the life it led. Confirmation of important maintenance like a timing belt, clutch or other expensive work can be a bargaining tool and help you anticipate future operating costs.
Be prepared to walk. Or, at least take time to let your offer simmer. You don’t have to get intense with negotiating, but stick within the range you’re willing to spend. If that’s not going to your satisfaction, stay cool and acknowledge the impasse. Make sure the seller has your contact information and thank him or her for their time. If they don’t call your bluff and open negotiations again, so be it. At least you won’t have been pressured into accepting a disagreeable offer.
Shop at the right time. There’s some truth to better deals at the end of the month, but there are other times when dealers can be more flexible. The holidays are generally slower times as consumers are preoccupied with other shopping. For dealers in cold and snowy regions, slowness continues through the winter months.
Get more for your money. If price is a sticky point and you’d rather not walk away from the deal altogether, try negotiating the seller to include more for the price. With a private party, that could be a full tank of gas, oil change and professional detailing. A dealer can do the same and more. All you have to do is ask, and the worst they can say is no.

Thank for your attention, and hope that my info will help you. Good luck wink

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Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 1:46pm On Jul 28, 2014
Chris Fousek of Cadillac Village of Norwood talks about 10 tips for buying a used car from a dealership.

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpG7_J3hk7g
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 12:07pm On Jul 31, 2014
How to Buy Accident Damaged (Salvage Title) Cars?
Hah, some people want to buy salvage damaged cars, because they think that buying and next repairing of this car will be cost less than new car. In this case, they right.
But if you know, buying of this type of car is a tricky business; you may buy non-repairable junk, for example. So, I have some advices for you, and I hope that it will help you on your way.

What is a salvage title vehicle?
A vehicle with a salvage title identifies it as being an accident vehicle, flood damaged or as a theft recovery. The insurance company often designates this type of vehicle as a total loss and decides to sell it to a salvage or auction salvage dealer. The dealer then offers it to the consumer as a salvage vehicle to be repaired and inspected for road safety.


So, how you can buy a good salvage vehicle?
First, learn the different between a salvage title and a normal vehicle title. A salvage title can be identified as a restored title, rebuilt from salvage, revived title or rebuilt title. Understand that insurance companies will offer insurance for a car with a salvage title, but the car will have a lower value than a car with a normal clear title.
Always analyze the type of car you want. Factor in the number of cylinders, kinds of amenities and type of vehicle you want. Avoid making too specific a choice when it comes to make and model. You may find the type of vehicle you want, but you may have a harder time finding a specific make, color and model.
If you know what you want - locate a salvage dealer or online auction dealer; look through available cars and pay attention to the damage listed. Find out how the car was damaged and how extensive that damage is. Pay attention to frame and electrical damage. Find out if the car runs or not. A salvage sale or auctions is often up for a week or more, giving you time to get approximate repair cost estimates. So take the vehicle specifications for the vehicles you like to a body shop you work with. Ask for an estimate of the body repair work.
Add the asking price of the car, or the amount you are willing to bid on the vehicle the cost of transporting the car and the price of fixing the car. Analyze whether the repaired vehicle will be worth the total cost to you.
Contact the salvage dealer and ask for the car you want, if you can't find what you want. See if the firm has one that isn't listed yet. Negotiate a price.
Purchase the car you want and arrange for transportation. Most salvage dealers or auction dealers can help you make transportation arrangements. Expect your car to arrive in approximately 30 days and expect repairs to take another 30 to 60 days, depending on the body shop you use.

And yes, beware of scam. It's very important. Don't want to be duped? Trust, but check.

Thanks and have a nice day smiley
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 1:00pm On Aug 04, 2014
Hello to all, who want to buy a used car,

Now I don't want to tell you anything smiley
I think that Mr. Scotty Kilmer do it better than I grin

Enjoy! grin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rks40ng2C2Y

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Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 1:27pm On Aug 05, 2014
Take Professional Photos That Sell Your Car Fast!

If you know, typically buyers behave by using their eyes to make their choice, so offer your car by pictures is a best way to sell it faster. Beautiful pictures will attract more people to your offer, and and bad pictures can completely devalue your car in buyer's eyes.

So, how to make professional pictures for selling your car?
- Give the car a good wash
Make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape when it comes time to photograph it. Clean the exterior and interior and remove any bumper stickers or personal touches you’ve added to the inside.
Lighting is crucial!
The best time to take a picture of your car is in the early morning or late evening. These are times when the sun is low and this provides a warm glow, free from harsh shadows and bright glare. A cloudy day can also be a good time to pull out your camera.
Location, location, location...
Be prepared to move your car in order to find a good background for your photos. You don’t want distracting clutter in the photo like your neighbour’s house or other cars in the driveway – the car you’re selling has to be the main focus. Beware of trees and signs in the distance that look like they are growing out of your car. As you take photos of different angles of the car, be prepared to move the car once again to make sure you get the best background and lighting.
Switch your settings
Most digital point-and-shoot cameras have settings that allow you to select the picture quality. It’s best if you pick the highest quality setting along with the largest resolution – this will capture your car in greatest detail and will also make it possible to crop the photo later if needed.
Shooting in the sun
If you have no choice but to take the pictures in bright, sunny conditions, then position the vehicle to minimize deep shadows caused by the direct sunlight up above. Take photos from the sunny side of the car, and not the side that’s in the shadows. Set your camera to force the flash so you can use the flash to add light to the dark areas and minimize glare. Use the same flash setting to take photos of the inside of the car as well. Don’t park the car under a tree to try and block the sun – you’ll just end up with reflections from the branches instead.
Position yourself for great shots
Don’t make the mistake of taking photos too close to the car. This could distort a certain aspect and make it look bigger than it actually is. Instead, back up and use your zoom to get in close to the car. Kneel down to make sure the photos you’re taking are eye level to the car. This will give the potential buyer an accurate representation of the vehicle.
Take lots of photos
If you’re using a digital camera with a good sized memory card, then you have lots of room to take plenty of pictures. It’s often hard to tell how good a picture really is through the camera’s display screen. Once you’ve downloaded the images to your computer, then you’ll be able to tell if you’ve cut off a certain part of the car or if there’s a blinding glare shooting off the front bumper. By taking lots of pictures, you will increase the likelihood of getting great shots.
Give potential buyers a good variety
There are several typical shots people have become accustomed to seeing when they are shopping for a used car. The most common is a photo from the front side (either right or left) that gives a good look at both the front and the side of the car. Other great shots you should post to the listing include the front of the car, both side profiles, the rear, the front interior, the rear interior, a shot of the odometer reading, the trunk and a rear three-quarter shot of the back and side of the car.
Keep it accurate
You might want to edit out any distracting elements (parking lot lines or people walking by in the background) but don’t do anything to touch up the car or cover up flaws. Make sure the photo is an accurate representation of the car. Anything you try to hide will eventually be revealed when the buyer comes to check out the car.
Be prepared to email
If you can only add one or two pictures to the listing, a buyer might request to see more photos via email. You’ll want to resize the photos (you can do this online on a variety of websites) so you don’t overload that person’s inbox.

And if you follow the tips above, then you’ll have good quality pictures that highlight your car’s best attributes. By showcasing all that your car has to offer, you’ll likely see more interest from buyers and hopefully sell your vehicle that much faster.
Thanks and good luck smiley
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 7:41pm On Aug 06, 2014
Selling a car is not an easy task, so you should be prepared to work a bit to get your cash. Invest time, as the more time you will invest as better car advertisement you will have. The time you invest in creating your ad is definitely worth it for your business.
Test and see how it works because the simplest way to know what’s best for you is through trial. Try different description, pictures and see what gets you more email responses or phone calls.

Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 1:11pm On Aug 07, 2014
Hi guys,

Hope you are doing well smiley
Today I have for you new video about Used Car Buying

Used Car Buying Guide & Tips by Jordan from his YouTube Channel smiley
Enjoy!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3WnlMJPQ_c
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 5:06pm On Aug 08, 2014
Guys, want to know what to check before test driving? wink


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pct50AIceXU
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 5:04pm On Aug 12, 2014
Etiquette Tips for Electric Vehicle Owners


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GzQumYXsH0

Enjoy!
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 7:03pm On Aug 12, 2014
How To Clean And Remove Stains From A Car Seat, Tutorial


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ccBkJyBTyo
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 2:45pm On Aug 13, 2014
How to buy a car from a private seller?

Today Greg Macke tell you something about this.

Enjoy! wink


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5gsdNAOtZY
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 5:34pm On Aug 13, 2014
Car Advice For A New Drivers

If you are a newbee in car driving, please watch this video smiley


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwzGeVPjEcc
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 12:15pm On Aug 14, 2014
New video from Mr. Scotty Kilmer smiley


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaKKSFEsAdI
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 5:32pm On Aug 14, 2014
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 12:10pm On Aug 15, 2014
I remember that Honda is very popular car in Nigeria,

So, I decided to share for you video about Honda SR-V: How to Check Engine Fluid Levels!
Enjoy!
wink


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wsL3RjC8ac&list=UUQOkxT5m713-Kq2FPrdOgNw
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 7:35pm On Aug 15, 2014
What to do if your car won't start?
Scotty Kilmer get you some advices, what can you do in this case!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TX63XO6n8A&list=PLY9mgCQatPBxbLKu8KegOq9Lo8QUGJSQi
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 7:35pm On Aug 15, 2014
Something about scam.
How to identity?..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKKiJUEbgL0
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 3:47pm On Aug 18, 2014
How to avoid auto dealer scam.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n3-U35G7Tg
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 7:34pm On Aug 18, 2014
Get More Cash for Your Car: Expert Car Selling Tips from Lauren Fix!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZU7kuUmLkc

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Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 3:37pm On Aug 19, 2014
Do you know benefits of buying a Used Car?

Avoiding depreciation. It’s common knowledge that once a new car drives off the lot, its value depreciates immediately. In the first two years of ownership, a new car can lose about 30% of its original value. And if you decide to sell your new car a few years after you buy it, you’re going to lose a lot more money in the re-sale than if you had bought it used.
If depreciation is your eemy when buying new, it’s definitely your best bud when you buy a used car. There isn’t much difference between a brand new car and a two year old car. By buying a car brand new, you’re basically paying 30% more than you need to. That’s a big mark-up for that new car smell.
You can save even more money if you decide to buy older cars that have more miles on them.
Bigger selection. Because used cars are cheaper than brand new cars, you effectively widen the selection of cars you can purchase. Instead of being merely a dream, luxury and sports cars enter the realm of possibility.

Thanks for your attention smiley

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Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 12:41pm On Aug 20, 2014
Daily Tip For Car Owners

Changing a light bulb isn't difficult - most these days have a twist-and-pull bayonet base or they simply pull out and push in. Bulb specifications are usually found in the owner's manual. However, accessing a bulb (usually called a lamp in industry parlance) can be a real chore. Consult a service manual or look online if access to the bulb isn't obvious. Auto-parts stores and your franchised dealer carry good selections of replacement bulbs. If you're replacing a halogen headlight bulb take care not to touch the glass with your bare fingers. Skin oils on the quartz glass are said to shorten its life.

Thanks smiley
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 5:07pm On Aug 20, 2014
Daily Tip For Car Owners

Touching up paint flaws early can save a heap of money down the road. You can touch up small scratches and chips with touch-up paint, available for a few dollars at your car dealership and at some auto-parts stores. Make sure you get an exact color match. Touch-up paint usually comes in a small bottle with an applicator brush in the lid. Otherwise, use a small, pointed artist's brush and cover the scratch by going over it in tiny dabs. Let this paint dry for at least a day or two before polishing the car.

Thanks smiley
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 1:28pm On Aug 21, 2014
Daily Tip For Car Owners

You can extend the life of wiper blades by keeping them clean. Wipe off the rubber edge with a paper towel moistened with glass cleaner, or water and a little dish soap. Wiper blades don't last long. In six months you can expect a set of wiper blades to stay in top form.

Thanks smiley
Re: Tips for car owners and those who are looking for a car! by CarXus: 5:38pm On Aug 21, 2014
Daily Tip For Car Owners

Wash and wax your car. Giving your car a good cleaning helps preserve the paint by removing road grime and residues that can eat through the finish. The time spent hand washing a car gives you a close-up view of every body panel, so you can spot scratches, chips, and dings you may not have otherwise noticed. To maintain a quality shine, periodically apply car wax. A spray wax is best suited to weekly or special-occasion applications. Other waxes can be used less frequently, every 2-3 months.

Thanks smiley

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