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Moving Forward: 3 Things to Think About When Selling Your Motorcycle

You’ve come to the realization that it’s time to sell your motorcycle. Selling any kind of vehicle can be a challenge, especially when you try to sell it yourself. However, when done correctly, you can generate a higher profit than if you were to sell it through a used vehicle lot or car dealership. You can reduce the amount of stress you experience by doing the proper research and being prepared. Here are three things to think about when selling your motorcycle.

Do Your Research

One of the first things that you need to determine when selling your motorcycle is to determine how much it’s worth. While you may you’re your bike and think that it is worth a lot, your particular style or model may not currently be popular. You can check to see if your asking price is appropriate on sites like Kelly Blue Book or the National Automobile Dealers Association. You may also be able to determine the actual market price by looking at classified listings and internet auctions. You need to set a flexible rate, to avoid scaring buyers away. When you’re ready to sell your bike, you can go to and receive a cash offer for your motorcycle.

Preparing Your Bike

Before you place your bike for sale, you need to prepare your bike to be inspected by potential buyers. The first step in preparing your motorcycle it to thoroughly clean it, according to the experts at Motorbike Writer. When cleaning your bike, you want to be sure to get under the seat where mud and dust tend to collect. You also want to remove any surface rust that is visible on metal parts and chrome. If your bike has some worn areas, you may want to consider using some touch-up paint to deal with these areas. Make sure your motorcycle starts quickly and easily by giving it a tune-up.

Meeting Potential Buyers

When you advertise your bike, don’t disclose your home address or the address where you are storing your motorcycle. Try to take pictures of the vehicle at a public location. When a potential buyer contacts you, try to meet them in a neutral, general place. After the potential buyer has seen the bike, it will be up to you whether or not you allow them to test drive the bike. If this is something that you are willing to allow, be sure to check with your insurance to ensure that you have the proper coverage, advises the experts at Allstate. You also want to verify that the potential buyer is experienced enough to handle the motorcycle and has the proper credentials. You may want to consider asking for the down payment as a measure of collateral in case they don’t come back with your bike, or the crash it.

Once you’ve agreed upon a price, you can finalize the sale by filling out a bill of sale and transfer the title to the new owner. After you’ve ensured that the vehicle registration information has been removed from the bike, you can relax knowing that you successfully sold your motorcycle.

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Mahindra Gio passenger cab specifications

Engine type - Single cylinder, direct inection
Bore x stroke (mm) - 86 x 76
Displacement - 441.5 cc (0.5 litre) diesel
Compression ratio - 20.3:1
Maximum power - 6.8 ± 0.3 kW (9.5 bhp) at 3600 rpm
Maximum torque - 21 ± 1 Nm at 2000 – 2400 rpm
Clutch type - Multi-plate wet type clutch
Gear box type - Sequential shift, constant mesh gear box
No. of gears - 4 forward, 1 reverse
Suspension type front - Independent Mcpherson with banded piston
Suspension type rear - Leaf spring with telescopic shock absorber
Brake (front & rear) - Hydraulic drum
Parking brake - Internal expanding type on rear wheels, hand lever cable type
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A Driver's Best Friend: These 5 Car Care Products Will Make Your Vehicle Shine

Sprucing up your ride? There are plenty car care products on the market to help you do it but knowing which ones to use can be a challenge. Like, do you really need wax AND polish?

We’ll answer that question as we look at 5 types of products to give your vehicle an awesome shine!

Car Wash Soap
Car wash soap is meant to clean all kinds of outdoor dirt and grime from your vehicle without damaging the automotive paint or removing the wax. Avoid liquid detergents, dish cleaners, and anything other than car wash soap.
There are some pricey car wash soaps but, if you shop around, you’ll find affordable brands that do a good job. Some brands include wax but they won’t be necessary if you intend to give your car a good waxing after washing.

Wash Mitts
“Clean” is the operative word when it comes to wash mitts. Always start with a clean mitt and clean it after ever use. Also, keep the mitts used for washing the paint, windows and wheels separate. Some experts even suggest using different mitts for the upper and (usually dirtier) lower sections of the vehicle.

The preferred mitt materials are microfiber and lambswool. Microfiber mitts are much cheaper and work very well at grabbing and holding dirt.

Glass Cleaners
Grimy windshields, windows and mirrors are a safety hazard. Don’t be tempted to use household window and glass cleaners on them, however, as these contain ammonia which can damage the surface of your automobile’s glass.
Look for auto glass cleaners which are haze and streak free. There are also those which go beyond simply removing dirt. They add a protective layer to the glass to help repel dirt. Or, you could go with self-cleaning windows, instead.

Wheel Cleaners
Wheels tend to be the dirtiest parts of your car. To spruce them up, you’ll need a cloth (used only on the wheels), a scrub brush and a cleaner designed specifically for wheels. Plus, the wheel cleaner you buy should be formulated for your type of wheels. Strong cleaners like those for chrome, aluminum or mag wheels are too harsh for other types. If in doubt, go with a wheel cleaner labelled safe for all wheel types.

Car Wax and Polish
Car polish is abrasive and it smooths out the paint and protective coat as you rub it on. This causes the paint to reflect light more evenly. In other words, it makes the car shine! Wax is also shiny but it’s non-abrasive and adds a protective layer against UV rays, dust, acid rain and other airborne pollutants.

It’s recommended that you wax every couple of months and go a little longer between polishing. Car waxes you should consider if you want to keep your vehicle looking bright till its next polish, are those called cleaner waxes. They contain very fine abrasives for an extra shine.
Everyone can appreciate that few things are as satisfying as rolling out in a car that’s clean and shiny, inside and out. So, grab your wax AND polish, add a little elbow grease and bring on that shine!
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Safety First: 3 Reasons You May Be Required to Take a Driver Improvement Course

It is undeniable that getting a traffic ticket can be an extremely stressful experience and finding a way to deal with the traffic violation can be equally challenging. Many driver improvement courses provide drivers of all ages with an effortless, easy, and convenient way to reduce points from your driving record, dismiss a traffic ticket, or reduce your monthly insurance rates. In Texas, there are different types of driver improvement courses that you can take depending on your reason for completing the course, according to the site

Get Your Tickets Dismissed

If you've recently gotten a traffic ticket, you can enroll in a driver improvement course to dismiss the ticket to keep your driving record clear and avoid the dreaded insurance premium rate hike. If you are a Texas resident, you can complete in person at a commercial driving school, or through an approved online provider. While both options can provide you with valuable driving safety tips, courses that are offered online through, have been found to be more convenient. When you sign up for an approved online defensive driving course, you will be required to complete the course within a specific period after enrolling. If you fail to complete it in the required timeframe successfully, you will fail the class and be ineligible for a refund.

Insurance Discounts

Taking a defensive driving course in Texas won’t just help you dismiss a recent traffic ticket but can help you to reduce your monthly car insurance premium as well significantly. Many insurance providers will provide discounts to customers who take a driving safety course. Online defensive driving courses make it easy to get your insurance discount. They allow you to study from the comfort of your own home, all you need is a computer and access to the Internet. It is essential that you always check with your insurance company before you enroll in a course. Some insurance companies may not offer you a discount for completing a defensive driver, traffic safety course.

It Is Court Ordered

In Texas, all drivers and passengers are required to be secured by a safety belt, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. While a safety belt violation can result in you receiving a fine, it can also land you in a court-ordered traffic safety course. Before you sign up for a class, you must make sure that it is approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations to ensure that you are getting the information that you need to fulfill the court requirements successfully. An online Texas Seat Belt Course is the easiest way to satisfy your court requirement, as they provide you with a comfortable pace that is 100 percent online, allowing you to start and stop the course as needed.

While nobody starts their day hoping that they get a traffic ticket, sometimes it’s inevitable. Don’t let your recent traffic violation ruin your driving record. Taking a driver improvement course can allow you to dismiss traffic violations and possibly reduce your car insurance premium, helping to keep you on the road and driving safely.

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Winter Roads and Driving: Six Important Things to Keep in Your Car in Case of Emergencies

Freak winter snowstorms can strike almost anywhere at any time. In fact, over 600,000 motorists each year get stranded in winter weather. Typically, help is only a phone call and a few minutes away. But that’s certainly not always the case.

To prevent hours of discomfort or something much, much worse, we’ve compiled a list of some things that every vehicles should have during the winter months. These items should protect you in the event of an accidental breakdown, such as a dead battery, flat tire, or low fuel. However, if you or a loved one is injured because of events that are beyond your control, such as a defective product or someone else’s negligence, partner with a law firm for personal injury near you.

Wireless Cell Phone Charger

These devices are incredibly handy and only cost a few dollars at most local or online retailers. Most of them charge very quickly when attached to a power outlet and hold that charge almost indefinitely. Be sure and check the charger frequently, at least once a week or so, to see if it needs more juice.

If you never leave the city limits, this charger might be about the only item you need. But many parts of the country are still very rural, and cell phone service is spotty at best. Other more advanced features, like GPS locators, may not work at all, especially in a heavy storm.

Jumper Cables

All wireless cellphone chargers are about the same, as long as they have good charging indicator lights. But the same is not true of jumper cables. A good pair of jumper cables needs to meet the following standards:

       Length: The cables should be at least twelve feet long. Sixteen feet long is even better. Anything longer is probably overkill.
       Connectors/Wires: These parts should be copper. This high-quality material will cost a little extra, but the investment is well worthwhile. Also, be sure the alligator clips are pressed and not soldered, because soldered connections can melt.

If you’re travelling a fair distance and driving alone, it may be a good idea to put your cables in the passenger compartment instead of the trunk.


The choice is basically LED or incandescent. LED flashlights are usually long-lasting and do not rely on bulbs that can burn out; incandescent flashlights are usually a little brighter and cheaper. In an emergency situation, you can’t go wrong with either one.

Fire Extinguisher

Many people forget about this emergency device, but it can be the difference between a burned hose and a burned car. There are different classes of fire extinguishers for different kinds of fires (Class A for wood and other combustibles, Class B for flammable liquids and gases, Class C for electrical fires, and Class D for metal), so be sure you have the right type of fire extinguisher. Many of these devices also require some routine maintenance.


There’s almost always room for a thick blanket or quilt. At the very least, it will make the wait for the tow truck much more bearable in bitter cold weather. In the summer, blankets are also good for treating accident shock victims.

Food and Water

As any combat veteran will attest, an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) is no banquet. But if there is no other food and you have been stranded for several hours, it may taste like one. At least two bottles of water are a good idea as well. There’s no need to pack them in ice.

Honorable mention goes to a first aid kit, the ability to change a flat, and road flares.
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First ever spy pictures of Ford Figo Crossover without camoflage

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Could Nissan Titan Pickup Trucks Be on Their Way to Australia?

If you're looking for a way to take your pickup experience to the next level in the coming years, then you might just be in luck. Recent reports suggest that the powerful Nissan Titan could be on it's way to the Australian market - ideal for those who need a strong driving solution to get their business out on the market.

Known by many as the bigger, meaner version of the Nissan Navara, the Titan has been available exclusively in left-hand drive up until now - which was fine for the US market, but a nightmare for anyone who wanted to access the potential of the Titan in Australia. The good news is that Nissan recently announced it would be embarking on a plan of global expansion perfect for delivering the Titan in hundreds of countries around the world.
It makes sense that Australia would be one of the targets for Nissan, given the success of thee Nissan Navara, and the company are already working on a right-hand-drive option, according to the head of light-commercial operations for Renault-Nissan, Ashwani Gupta.

The Arrival of a Brand-New Truck

Before you start looking for popular Ute canopies in Australia, it's worth noting that it might be a few months before the product officially arrives in Australian markets. For now, Nissan have only confirmed that they're exploring the expansion of the full-size Titan pick-up truck in markets beyond the US, so we're not sure for certain when the truck will come to Australia.
For now, the primary aim of Nissan is to develop itself as the number one retailer for light-commercial vehicles. According to Gupta, this is one of the many reasons that the company decided to welcome Mitsubishi within the pre-existing Renault-Nissan Alliance during 2016.
Overall, Nissan has been focusing heavily on finding new ways to improve and upgrade their access to the current marketplace, with new and improved offerings for all their customers. So far, the brand is aware that around one in four of the vehicles in the market is a light commercial vehicle, or LCV, so it's a potentially very lucrative market to excel in.

The Power of the Nissan Pick-Up

Over the years, Nissan has quickly emerged as one of the most competitive pick-up brands in the world. The upgraded "Titan" currently sits in a position far above the existing UTEs that sell well throughout Australia, such as thee Nissan Navara. This could mean that by bringing the Titan to Australia, Nissan can give customers access to a completely new standard of pick-up truck.
So far, it's difficult to predict whether the Nissan Titan designed for Australia will have any special features to speak of. However, the US versions of the pick-up have King, Crew, and Single cab options to choose from, as well as a V8 6.5 litre engine as standard. Customers can also select a V6 option, which comes with another V8 5.0 litre engine.
Nissan believes that they have a great deal of potential to take advantage of in Australia, even though their Titan programme has yet to deliver any specific results. The passion for Utes in Australia is high, so the sales opportunities are there.
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