Showing posts from May, 2013

France: Bernard Tapie, vers l'annulation de la décision arbitrale?

     Bernard Tapie en audition devant la commission parlementaire...

"Finance Offshore", premier site de la sphère francophone internationale sur la finance offshore vous fait une promesse, l'affaire Bernard Tapie va permettre de placer le curseur de la république exemplaire du président François Hollande à sa juste hauteur. Depuis 72 heures, en contact permanent avec nos différentes sources, il ressort une impression de profond changement de paradigme sur le traitement des affaires en France. "Une accélération sans précèdent dans l'histoire du pays, un certain plafond de verre est clairement palpable!" confirme une de nos éminentes sources à Paris.  Le dossier est hautement stratégique pour la politique de l'actuel gouvernement, il semble acquis que la justice dispose "d'un mandat clair sur le respect de ses attributions matricielles, l'affaire qui nous intéresse relève un nombre conséquent de faits graves qui tendent à démontrer les erreme…

Tips to Select The Right Car - Autocross

The hardest part about autocross (aside from learning how to race) in my opinion is discovering the best auto. Sure, you are able to use a every day driver, but that's not recommended if you're going to participate in numerous events a year. Autocross can develop wear on the tires along with other components really quickly and can get high-priced really quickly. I would recommend to obtain a car that you simply can use for autocross. This might be a "trailer car" or a vehicle which you can still drive on the road, but use only for this hobby.

You will find 4 key components to think about when selecting a car for autocross:

1) What kind of car to get
2) The Cost of the automobile
3) The overall condition of the car (if utilised)
4) Aftermarket upgrades/modifications

WHAT Sort OF Vehicle To get FOR AUTOCROSS:

For autocross racing, some folks would assume that the vehicle has to be extremely powerful, modest, 2 doors and modified. This just isn't entirely correct. While th…

Auto Restoration For Your Most Valuable Asset

Owning a car gives the sense of freedom and maturity that nothing else can provide. Definitely, it is the most valuable asset in everybody's life. But, with the passage of time, your automobile may not work with that much efficiency. Sometimes, it may seem to you that the initial charm of your car is diminishing. It is highly essential to take good care of your vehicle and maintain it properly. Therefore, the auto restoration services have been introduced into the market. Certainly, it can give a new look to your car. Actually, it is a niche activity for automobile enthusiasts. If you wish to get back that old charm of your car then this is the best option for you.

No matter which car you possess, with the help of this service you can change your car completely right from the interiors to outer body. Basically, the restoration work is not a hobby; it's a way of living the life fully. This process is like building a house. The first step of your muscle car restoration is to plan…

Essential Tips for Used Car Restoration

Car buffs from all over the world know restoring a car is an exciting activity, especially if it's a classic. It can be a great activity for anyone including you as you'll get to practice your creativity and mechanical skills. Whether you're restoring a newly purchased used car or your old model, here are some things to consider so that you can make the most out of the restoration project. Below is a helpful guide to many of the steps needed before an automobile restoration.

Determine the Type of Project

Before knuckling down your car for restoration purposes, you must list all components that need repair. Your vehicle's model and condition will determine just how much restoration is needed. Decide whether it's a minimal restoration project or a major one.

Set a Budget

By this time, you must already have allocated a budget for the restoration procedure. No one said the process comes cheap. In fact, if you don't set and evaluate your budget, it'll cost you for t…

Where To Get Your Oil Changed Tips

Life can get busy if you are working and taking care of children and family. Sometimes it is difficult to remember to get your car in for that oil change, so you end up doing it much later than you should, and you end up taking it to some random quick lube. These oil change locations can be fine, but you would be better off having an auto repair business that you use regularly for all of your vehicle needs.

You may think that you do not have time to even consider where you could go regularly. It really will not take much time, and you will be glad that you did research and have a regular mechanic. What you will want to look for in an auto repair company is a good reputation as well as attributes of professionalism.

The reputation of an auto repair business will help you to know both the good and the bad of area car mechanics. You will hear where this one left an oil cap off and ruined the engine or another one that did everything right and did not try to convince the customer of a non-e…

Auto Repairs Tips - Most Common Causes Of Breakdowns

Far too often, drivers do not take their vehicles in for a needed auto repair or maintenance service in a timely manner. Even the simplest preventive measures are neglected, which can lead to a breakdown on the side of the road. Some of the most common reasons for vehicle breakdowns are easily avoidable if you pay attention to warning signs and follow your vehicle's regular maintenance schedule. Many people do not choose to ignore their cars' maintenance needs just because they are being lazy. Usually, they neglect to get oil changes and tire rotations because they do not want to spend their limited funds on those services. Some people may blame their busy schedules for the lack of car maintenance, but it is really something you should find the time and money for no matter what.

Spending money now on those inconvenient maintenance services can save you much more money later on expensive auto repairs. Two of the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns on the side of the road a…

Auto Repair: 3 Considerations When Choosing A Shop

Unless you trade your car in on a yearly basis, it's unlikely you'll be able to go long without needing the services of a good auto repair shop. Even if nothing major goes wrong, you'll need a place you can trust to handle your regular maintenance requirements. For some people, this simply means taking it to their dealership. 9 times out of 10, however, you can do better than that with a little research. By shopping around, being cautious, and keeping your options open you can find a mechanic who will give you fair pricing and great service. Here are 3 important considerations to keep in mind when choosing a shop.


This is the number one consideration. You don't want to find out after you've paid for service that you've been ripped off. A bad auto repair shop cannot only cost you money, their shoddy work could actually cause additional problems. The thing is, unless you have some idea of what to look for, it may take you a long time to realize that you …

Tips to be Prepared For Breakdowns Wherever You Are

Having your car break down can make you have a difficult day simply because you know you are going to be spending more time and money than you planned, where you had not planned on spending it. You will be best off if you have done some research on car shops in your area so that you have one that does towing where you can have your vehicle taken. If you have one that you normally go to that does not do towing and is further away from where you broke down, you may want to use an option that is closer.

Perhaps the thought of researching auto repair businesses does not appeal to you. It may not appeal to you at the moment, but the moment your car breaks down, you will wish you had a list of locations in your glove compartment. If you have not done this research, you should begin searching today by looking for car shops that have a good reputation and have professional attributes.

When you look at the reputation of an auto repair company you are basically taking the word of others who have …

Auto Repair Shops - Scheduling Software To Improve Customer Service

Everyone is doing now doing almost anything online, as long as the necessary action does not require a physical presence. It is ideal for situations that require an exchange in information, and in the digital age, all information can simply be transferred to the digital format.

Online appointment scheduling can be a benefit to almost any business, including an automotive service and repair business. Automobile owners have become accustomed to having their autos checked periodically. We know that it necessary for proper maintenance and to extend the life of the automobile. The customary way of doing this, is usually to call the automotive service and repair shop, or the location where your vehicle is serviced and book and appointment. You may be fortunate enough to get an appropriate time in which to bring in the vehicle, but many times you may be forced to re-arrange your schedule, without knowing that your vehicle may be unavailable for a certain period.

There is now a way to avoid the…

Auto Repair Shops- How To Improve Customer Service

If there is one thing that is constantly being researched on the internet it is how to improve the customer service of a business. That said; this article is in reference to the auto repair shops and how they can improve their customer service.

Customers visit repair shops for various reasons. For starters, if a customer's vehicle is involved in an accident then a visit to the shop is a must. Vehicle maintenance is another issue. Car owners have been known to frequent repair busineses for routine check ups for their cars. There is also the fact that auto repair shops sell spare parts and other vehicle accessories that might come in handy during travel emergencies especially if the car is about to travel for long distances. These are just but a few reasons why auto repair shop visits are not likely to cease.

While these visits are not likely to nose dive any time soon, one must agree that the level of competition is definitely on the rise. With the increase in the number of cars on t…

Auto Repair Shop Essentials Tips

Planning to put up an auto repair shop? Before you do, read this article first. It will tell you what you need to succeed.

First you must invest on tools that you're going to use. Aside from having the most basic tools and auto parts, having highly specialized quality equipment will give you an edge in this business.
When buying supplies, consider the manufacturer's credibility, type of equipment, and the technology being used. Here are five things that should be in your list:

Gas-welding equipment - this includes oxy-acetylene tanks, pressure regulators, hoses and torches. Oxy-acetylene tanks are storage tanks for the two gases used in welding. It is available in small, medium, and large sizes based on the diameter of the cylinder.

Pressure regulators are used to control the high pressure coming from the tank to the torch. Hoses should be at least 25 feet so you can freely turn around without moving the tank from one location to another. Torch tips orifice can vary among manufa…

Auto Repair Tips for Smooth Running of the Car

You must be aware of the fact that anything with moving parts requires regular repairs and maintenance. Any automobile requires constant maintenance to ensure its smooth running. It is the responsibility of every car owner to take care of his vehicle regularly in order to prevent huge bill for auto repair. It is very essential to look after it to ensure that you have a smooth and safe journey.

It is important that you have adequate knowledge about car repair so that you know the requirements of your car. When you buy a new car, the car dealer will provide you with free service and maintenance for a certain period; however, you must take the necessary tips from the dealer for maintaining a car. Once the free services are done, the most important step is to find the best automotive repair shop that will take good care of your car. The first thing that you should look for is an ASE Certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Also, a word of mouth from frien…

Auto Painters Fix Mismatched Vehicle Repairs

One of the most prominent signs that someone has been in a car accident is physical damage to the vehicle. Those that are mechanically inclined sometimes opt for the do-it-yourself quick fix of taking a panel from a junk car and replacing the damaged or missing parts. Quarter panels, hoods and fenders must be removed from another car or truck of the same make, year and model to ensure a close and usable fit. While it is less expensive, the biggest problem with this method of repair is that the donor car is rarely the same color. This unappealing, eye-catching problem can be remedied with a trip to the local car repair and auto painting center to complete the vehicle collision repair.

Incomplete Repair
While a donor vehicle repair is a quick fix, it is only part of the remedy. The car is safer and more functional to drive; however, the mismatched single or multiple panels on the vehicle are similar to wearing a neon sign that shouts to other drivers, "I've been in an accident.&q…

Auto Fault Self-diagnosis - Automobile Maintenance

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Automobile Maintenance
prominent diagnostic techniques, and to accurately diagnose faults as the goal, fully demonstrating the "seven diagnostic, one-third of repair" of the modern car maintenance methods; a result, many electronics companies have coveted cars, and equipment maintenance markets, have developed to meet the future automotive self-diagnosis tasks.

In the solid basis of development of automotive electronics automobile self-diagnosis function. Do not overlook the launch x431 of …

Auto Body Shop - Tips to Bring Your Car Back to Perfect Shape

Accidents are unavoidable. The reasons behind car accidents are negligence, unfavorable driving conditions etc. Accidents can cause damage to your precious vehicle from small dent or scratch to major body damage or a technical problem. In such situations, it is highly recommended to take the damaged vehicle to a collision repair shop; they will ensure to bring your car back to perfect shape. Most of these shops offer efficient services, like dent removal, dent Repair, accident repair and many more. Damages that happen to a car in road accidents may vary, so it is always better to take your car to a reputed auto body shop.

Car accident repairs cost depend upon the extent of damage caused to the vehicle. Getting a correct estimate of the car repair can help you to make money arrangements accordingly. It is important to take your car to multiple auto repair shops for calculating estimates so that you can avoid overcharges. Some collision repair experts offer free no obligation estimates. …

Auto Body Marketing - Creative Marketing Tips For Auto Body Shops

Auto body marketing is vital to the success of any auto body shop. If you are running such a business, you may be lost about how to creatively market your shop so people will come to it. While a TV commercial or an ad in the phone book may work for some shops, it is usually the creative ideas that draw in the most customers. For you, that means you just have to think about new and innovative ways to get your name out there. Here are a few suggestions that may get you started.

It is important that your auto body marketing suit the season that you are in. If, for instance, you are trying to market during the summer, you may advertise your ability to install racks on the top of cars for luggage, or you could discuss tinting options for windows to keep cars cool. In some fall and winter months, you can focus on advertising for hail damage as that tends to be a problem during certain times of the year. Just make sure that any signs you put up or ads that you send out are actually fitting t…

Audi Car Repair Tips

When you decided to buy an Audi, repair work may not have been on your mind. You were likely hoping to buy a vehicle that would be low-maintenance. There is general maintenance with any vehicle. Whether you have to get an oil change every 3,000-5,000 miles or new tires every 70,000, maintenance is necessary, and with that necessity is the need for trustworthy mechanics. Those monthly maintenance needs are where you need consistent work to make sure your vehicle is staying in shape to possibly avoid bigger issues or catch them before they become bigger.

You will probably have a few bigger issues with your vehicle while you own it. It is important to have a trustworthy mechanic that you trust before there is a big issue so that you are prepared. You should already have a mechanic to do monthly maintenance. You should trust this mechanic with any bigger problems that you could encounter with your car as well as those monthly maintenance issues.

If you have not yet found a trustworthy mecha…

History of Car Radiators

When you start your ignition and start driving your car, your internal combustion engine will produce a considerable amount of heat. Put simply, It is the job of the car radiator to remove the heat from the engine via thermal heat exchange. Generally speaking the more the powerful the engine, the more heat is produced so a high powered vehicle needs to have a much larger radiator. Without a radiator, the engine would quickly overheat, leading to parts melting and the vehicle becoming inoperable and potentially hazardous.

Radiators can be constructed from a variety of metals, however aluminium is typically used as it is light weight and dissipates heat more evenly than others such as steel. A radiator actually works by passing a liquid coolant through the engine section, where it becomes very hot, before it is returned back into the radiator where it is rapidly cooled. This process repeats itself for as long as the engine is running so the coolant is continually re-circulated.

Prior to …

An Automotive Transmission Overview From A Tampa Mechanic

Car owners are often at a loss when they bring their vehicles to an auto service shop for a diagnostic checkup or car repair, even if it is just for auto AC repair. What more if the problem has anything to do with the brakes, engine or transmission? It would greatly benefit car owners to try to learn about how their vehicles work. This can be done in stages. For a start, here's an automotive transmission overview from a Tampa mechanic.

The car transmission is a mechanism connected to the back of the car engine, sending power from the engine to the drive wheels. Since a car is either a front wheel drive or a rear wheel drive, there are also two basic types of automatic transmission.

Both types of transmission ensure that power is sent to the drive wheels while keeping the engine at its best RPM (revolutions per minute) range. This is done through several gear combinations.

At the lowest gear the engine is turning faster than the drive wheels. At high gear, the engine loafs while the w…

Tips for Alloy Wheel Repair and Replacement.

For years, car and motorcycle enthusiasts have been replacing their standard steel wheels with larger alloy wheels and hubcaps. At a glance, it's easy to see why these alloy wheels have become so popular. Not only do they provide a smoother ride than regular steel wheels, but also they look flashier and allow vehicles to stand out. This trend has not been lost on manufacturers; even new SUVs, compact cars and vans are coming equipped with large and flashy alloy wheels.

Unfortunately, there is a downside to alloy wheels. While they do look great and run smoothly, they are also softer and less durable than steel wheels. Many come in two or more parts as well, which can make the problem worse. They can be damaged easily, and replacement wheels can be very expensive. Replacing a damaged wheel may be the safest and most efficient solution to the problem, but why would you want to replace a wheel that is only slightly damaged? Alloy wheels can be repaired, and a repair will always be a l…

Airbags: Safety Device or Safety Hazard

Drive, she said. Get behind the wheel of a car or SUV and you probably have many things on your mind. Airbags is not one of them.

Most of us automatically trust that the brand of car we purchased whether new or used will transport us from one place to another. Airbags are just not under scrutiny. Since airbags are invisible, we put them out of sight, out of mind until an airbag deploys when we drive over a bump; slam the door too hard; or an airbag fails to deploy when we're in an accident and need it most; or when the airbag does deploy, we or our children and other passengers are gravely injured.

Now if you haven't thought about airbags before -- here are a few things to consider: Airbags detonate with around 2,000 pounds of force at speeds that can exceed 200 miles per hour. Airbags were developed for the average 5-foot 8-inch, 180-pound male. If you're shorter and heavier or shorter and weigh less or taller and heavier and sit closer to the steering wheel; you will have …

Top Affordable Fuel Efficient Cars Of 2013

With the rising prices of essential commodities, problems with distributor countries, and the imbalance between supply and demand, it becomes an inevitable experience for motorists to start considering the use of fuel efficient cars over popular, super-powered counterparts. If the automobile industry has anything to say about it, it is clearly that people should begin opening their minds to green options. The last five years have given way to the creation of hybrids, electric cars and smart cars for the new generation of responsible consumers. If you want to become part of the trend and help alleviate global warming, as well as lessen your normal gas expenditures, here are some of the most fuel efficient SUVs and cars of 2013 you can consider buying.

First on the list is the Hyundai Accent. This retails at $9,985 and entails a total cost of $11,464 on its first year of use, with the budget for gas already factored in. It has a fuel economy rating of 30 miles per gallon, and is consider…

Advantages Of GPS Systems

Humans main goal in life has always been to determine his position in the world and also of those around him to explore, find the new ways and know his surroundings. Now after the invention of GPS (Global Positioning Satellite) the process has become much easier.

GPS systems came into existence when the US Ministry of Defense was planning for a more reliable way to locate a man or vehicle in the world. For this they invested billions in a sophisticated satellite system to exactly find the position of a device on the earth's sphere. There are three essential components required for the success of GPS systems. These components are made up of 24 satellites, GPS Receivers and the ground stations. It is vital that all the components must work in harmony with each other or there will be incorrect results or readings.

Undoubtedly this technology has become common part of modern day devices that range from boat mapping systems and car navigation systems to modern computers. Its main uses ar…

Advantages Of Buying Used Ford Fiesta Cars

Consider buying a second hand Ford car? Tired with your old ride and wants to shift to a performance level vehicle? Are you somehow limiting your budget but would still want to go for Ford? These are probably few of the questions you might get yourself thinking. If you prefer a vehicle equipped with the latest features then you might want to consider getting a used Ford Fiesta car.

There are several benefits a used Ford car can offer you. One of which is the convenience of getting it from any dealer. Most of these used cars are made available in automobile stores, online dealers and Ford direct markets.

Second advantage is its affordability. As compared to other brands, Ford cars are more reasonable. Their prices are within everybody's means and can be considered an economical investment. Worry not because there are several dealers that offer loan schemes allowing customer to purchase the most affordable Ford model.

Along with its affordability is its ability to last for several y…

Advantages And Disadvantages of Buying Used BMW Cars

When looking to shop for a BMW, there's ton of decisions to be considered. Apart from choosing what model of BMW to purchase, one should decide on a price range as well. Your budget for the purchase will find out whether to buy a new car or else a used car. The used car market is again divided in 2: certified pre-owned BMWs and simply used BMWs for sale.

It is essential to learn the difference between certified pre-owned vehicles plus used vehicles for sales. Understanding this difference is a good idea in much better selection making in a significantly essential purchase, for instance a car; especially when thinking about shopping for an expensive brand such as a BMW. Certified pre-owned and simply used BMWs have their pro and cons. These needs to be evaluated as well as weighed very carefully to make an educated buying decision.

Used BMWs for Sale

A used car, be it a BMW or any other make, is really what it looks like. It's a car which has been used by one or more than one per…

Acura - History Of Luxury With Honda

In March 2006, the Honda Motor Company celebrated an important milestone: the 20th anniversary of their luxury brand, Acura. Created to give Honda aficionados an opulent make that they could be proud of, Acura has successfully expanded the company's reach far beyond more prosaic models such as the Civic and the Accord. Today, Acura is a very different brand than the company that was birthed in 1986. Let's take a glimpse at Acura's past, their present line up, and what the next 20 years may bring for this esteemed Japanese automaker.

Back in 1981, Honda saw an opportunity opening up for itself that no one in Honda's headquarters wanted to miss out on: building and selling luxury cars to American consumers. Mercedes and BMW were both gaining traction in the U.S. as American luxury brands Cadillac and Lincoln sputtered and lost market share. Honda was already receiving widespread consumer acceptance and critical acclaim for the three models it was then selling in the U.S.,…