Friday, August 26, 2011

Tips in buying used cars

Most people said that there is a risk of buying used cars, but generally, it is somehow a good start
for those who has enough cash like purchasing a used Vauxhall. Thinking of how would these
vehicles suit your taste? Well, there are things that you should remember in choosing the best
deal cars.

1. Budget - Oh, you need to save money and buy something that you could only afford. Ask
yourself which one is the best option for you and your last stop would be going to a car
loan company for assistance.
2. Location - Always check on your area to decide which car you would like to purchase. A
road test is needed for you to experience and determine the weather and road conditions.
3. Lifestyle - Are you a funky yet sophisticated or more like a serious one? You have to
decide which one suits your taste and based on your current status. If you are a family
man, then choose a five-to-six seater SUV for your entire family.
4. Profession - Aside from your current status, if you are working at downtown, then, you have to buy something that suits your activity.

How to Choose Truck Shock Absorbers

Shock absorbers are important to eliminate unwanted exces motion in the body and suspension.with out this, trucks would bounce, the tires would lack adhesion and the brake would be somewehre dangerous. So shock absorbers play a critical role in vehicles stability and safety.

Shocks differ in brands. Every truck shock absorbers manufacturer  claims to use the best materials and have the best design. However not all these best are equal. Actually they are differ in materials, actual design and tolerance. The quality of truck shock absorbers affect the size of the shock aborbers. The design has an effect on how the shock absorbers work. A high Driven truck don't need a high performance off-road shocks. The higher quality shock absorbers generally offer greater handling and control than lower quality shocks. So you need to consider which brand you need to use. You can use the Bilstein and the skyjacker.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The new Trailmaster Shocks

The new 4.5 inch suspension  from trail master allows you to achieve a 35 inch wheels and tires for up to 10-11inch dodge Ram 2500/3500 diesel powered pickup truck. It comes with a heavy duty front coil and control arms to provide increased ride height and axle control. It has a track bar drop barcket to eliminate bump steer and to properly maintain the Ram's factory suspension and excessive tire and ball -joint wear.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The ABCs of Shock Absorbers

Bilstein Shock absorbers
Shock absorbers portray a significant role in each and every vehicle. More than anything else, these car parts ensure safety and convenience. This is most especially true for off-roading enthusiasts. The unexpected bumps along the road are enough to produce a fatal accident. Setting aside safety and precaution, another importance of shock absorbers stems from the fact that it prolongs the vehicle’s life—ensuring durability and easy driving experience.

Given such importance at hand, the demand for high quality shock absorbers continue to increase. Consumers have become more selective in patronizing car products. Quality and practicality are two (2) of major factors considered in purchasing shock absorbers.

Shock absorber: a look through history

Shock absorbers embody a long history. During the earlier days, major roads and highways are characterized by their poor conditions, thus preventing drivers from achieving balance and stability. In addition, such road qualities contribute to driving difficulty, not to mention the hazards and danger that they may bring if maximum speed is employed. The early carriages were unable to control their velocity for they merely depend on simple machines to generate friction, which, of course, may not withstand frequent road abuse.

Nevertheless, better road constructions and at the same time, technology paved way for the development of more sophisticated shock absorbers. Hydraulics and more improved
suspension systems were added, thus, delivering better drivability.

How shock absorbers work

There is a common belief that shock absorbers are responsible for absorbing shocks. This is of course, not true. The truth is it is the springs that perform the absorption. The shock absorber simply controls the springs’ movements.

From a technical perspective, a shock absorber is a machine that even out or dampens the shock and equally distributes the kinetic energy. Under this context, dampening becomes the operative word. Dampening is the process of decreasing the spring’s oscillations or its repetitive movement. When a vehicle encounters a sudden bump, the springs tend to oscillate; shock absorbers are therefore in charge in controlling these springs to achieve a stable state.

Shock absorbers categories

Consumers may choose from a variety of shock absorbers offered in the market. Each shock absorber is designed to address specific needs. The first category pertains to standard shocks. Standard shocks are mostly used by light vehicles or automobiles that are less likely to carry heavy luggage.

Fabtech Shocks
In the meantime, there are also heavy duty shocks. Evidently, these types are suited for heavy duty vehicles such as trucks and jeeps since these vehicles are more prone to rough surface and challenging routes.

There are also automatic level controls. These are shock absorbers that can be adjusted accordingly based on the luggage’s size.

Meanwhile, if the vehicle is suffering from understeering or suspension dilemmas, using overload shocks is highly recommended.

The last category of shock absorbers refers to air shocks. These car parts can be filled with air and is perfect for cargo trucks or ten-wheelers.


Like tires, shock absorbers are the ones that easily wear out. Constant checking should be made to determine whether these car parts should be replaced.

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