Category: Truck

The Importance of Washing Your Car

I travel a lot, which means that I not only put a lot of wear and tear on my car…it also means that my car frequently gets dirty (depending on the weather as well as the time of year). Did you know that keeping your car is not only essential to its overall performance, but that it can also get you into trouble if you’re not careful? That’s right. I remember walking to class during college and passing other students’ vehicles, which were parked alongside the street. As I was walking, I happened to notice that one of the vehicles, a pickup truck, was barely visible under the thick, caked mud that covered it from top to bottom, front to back. I remember thinking how awful it was to drive around in a car that looked like that. How were they able to see? Surely, it must have violated some law. Well, wouldn’t you know it- later on that same day, I saw this same pickup truck with the owner inside of it pulled over along the side of a different street with a cop car behind it. As I later found out, if your vehicle is covered in such a way that it obstructs your view (as his was) or if it presents a danger to other drivers, then you will more than likely be having a chat with a police officer about it.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably thinking that there is nothing inherently dangerous about someone’s car being caked with mud. However, if any part of that mud flies off of that person’s vehicle, then other people on the roadways may not react appropriately or may try to overcompensate for whatever debris is flying off the other vehicle. After all, if you were driving down a highway or major roadway at a good rate of speed and you couldn’t tell what it was that was coming off of another vehicle, you would probably try to avoid it too!

There are other reasons as well to want to wash your car. For instance, where my family is from, there is a lot of saltwater nearby, and that saltwater makes its way into the air even though you can’t see it. And over time, the accumulation of salt on your vehicle can cause all sorts of issues if you’re not cleaning it regularly. Well, I recently brought my car in because I had noticed that it was making a funny sound each time I accelerated past 50 miles per hour. I was shocked when the attendant informed me that they had to use a blowtorch to dislodge the salt accumulation that had attached itself to the undercarriage of my car onto the four wheel drive shaft. Had I been washing my car regularly during the wintertime, the problem wouldn’t have been as severe.

Another reason to run your vehicle through a quick car wash is because debris such as salt and even dead bugs can affix …

Cypress Car Accident Attorney’s Top Ten Dumb Unluckiest Things That Can Happen After a Car Accident

1. You’re not just hit once, but hit a second and third time.

2. As you sit on the side of the road, a truck demolishes what’s left of your car.

3. Your computer was in the car.

4. The police get confused and think you were the cause of the accident.

5. The ambulance gets stuck in traffic.

6. The hospital has a five hour waiting list.

7. Your health insurance only covers this hospital.

8. Your car insurance company didn’t receive your last payment.

9. The DMV is suspending your license.

10. Your divorce lawyer doesn’t know anything about personal injury and your wife wants more alimony.

Now here are ten useful tips of advice from a car accident lawyer to follow if you have been in an accident. You can also learn more about how to handle a car accident in Cypress, or any city, by calling the Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson at any of the numbers which can be found on our website at http://www.SebastianGibsonLaw.com  and learning how we can assist you.

Obviously, if you have had an accident, and you are reading all of this advice, it’s probably been at least a few days since the accident. However, if it’s only been a few hours or if you ever have another accident, here’s what you should do the next time from the start.

First, take a look around and determine if you or anyone, are hurt. If so, taking steps like trying to prevent further injury or loss of blood are the most important thing you can do. Even if some other driver caused you to be injured, it’s just good manners to help the other driver if they are hurt. They may even be so thankful that they admit their fault to you. The worst thing you can do is get angry or start a fight.

Second, make sure everyone is safe from being injured further. If you are in the middle of traffic, and you are dizzy, sit down away from traffic. If your vehicle is a traffic hazard and you have accident warning devices like flares or triangles, put them out on the road to warn other drivers and get away from the car. Let the police an other emergency personnel investigate the scene with the vehicles in place and move them more safely at a later point.

Third, call the police. Accident reports are extremely helpful if the police will do such a report. Let the police know you are injured immediately. Answer the police questions honestly. But if you are dazed or confused, let them know you need medical treatment and answer only what you feel sure about. Remember, your statements can and will be used against you if you admit fault, and it will be too late and too fishy to later say you didn’t know what you were saying at the scene. Police know that your best recollection is immediately after an accident.

Fourth, get the …

The Best Range Rover Ever Built


Land Rover declares all-new Range Rover as the best of its genre. This is because the automaker has added a number of great auto breakthroughs and architecture to pave the way for a magnificent Rover.

For the model year 2007, Range Rover is given a brand new diesel, Terrain Response, fascia, interior, trim and dashboard, instrumentation, electronic parking brake, cooled seats, revised stereo, a whole new set of exciting vehicle features. The latest Land Rover Range Rover parts include the V8 diesel engine, which is one of the world’s most advanced. Compared to the 6-cylinder diesel engine, V8 is more powerful yet has the same fuel economy.

“The TDV8 diesel is a great new engine, to power one of the world’s great vehicles – the most complete luxury 4×4,” says Land Rover managing director Phil Popham. “Its balance of performance, refinement and economy is unmatched. We believe it makes the Range Rover an even more desirable vehicle, especially in strong diesel markets, and will appeal to many customers who’ve never considered a diesel before.”

“Compared with the outgoing Range Rover diesel, the new engine is up to 75 per cent quieter, a huge improvement,” says Al Kammerer, product development director for Land Rover. “In both qualitative and quantitative measures, the new diesel is very similar to the V8 petrol engine – a tremendous achievement.” The noise level of the new Range Rover is reduced. Noises are dampened by a comprehensive acoustic system to ensure that extraneous noises are avoided.

The performance of the vehicle is likened to excellent sport cars while its fuel efficiency level is like that of petrol saloon cars. Popham added, “Yet the new Range Rover delivers so much more – great comfort, huge carrying capacity, awesome off-road capability and massive towing ability, all with exemplary refinement.”

The Terrain Response feature of Range Rover enhances its on-road and off-road capabilities while reducing driver effort. Terrain Response is a patented technology of the automaker. It allows driver to select one out of 5 terrain settings through a rotary control. Range Rover suspension settings and brakes have been upgraded to match the TDV8. Also, the electronic park brake replaced the hand brake lever in the centre console area.

These features plus significant enhancements made all-new Range Rover stand out from other luxury sport utility vehicles available today. “The most complete luxury 4×4 in the world is now even better,” concluded Phil Popham. …

Sign Guidelines: Towing a Vehicle From Private Property

Has someone left an abandoned vehicle on your parking lot? What can you do if someone parks on your property and then dines at a restaurant across the street? Can you tow a vehicle from a handicap parking spot if they just run in for a few minutes? What happens if they show up while their vehicle is being towed?

The laws for towing vehicles from your private property are different than towing a vehicle from a public street. Stiff fines can be imposed if you illegally remove a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. Much worse, you may have an ugly confrontation.

Sign laws vary slightly from state to state but are generally the same throughout the country. But it is always best to contact the local police authority for the exact rules as our research has found conflicts in the sign requirements from neighboring municipalities.

First, determine if you are subject to signage requirements. A residential homeowner of four units or less is not typically required to post towing notices to have a vehicle removed that is blocking their driveway. Could you imagine what it would look like if every suburban home had a no parking sign in their driveway?

If you are a property manager of an office building, shopping center, apartment complex or condominium community then you will need to conspicuously post parking signs that your area is subject to tow away.

The sign must be prominently placed at each vehicular entrance to the property which can easily be seen by the public. You want the motorist to be informed upfront, usually within 5 feet from the public right-of-way; don’t hide the signs in the back of the parking lot. If your parking lot does not have a curb cut entrance, then a sign must be posted every 25 feet apart along the frontage.

The size of the sign varies but typically it should be not less than 18 inch x 24 inch. The State of New Jersey has just passed a law that requires the sign to be 36 inch x 36 inch in some cases. You will want the sign to be installed at eye level of the motorist. The tow away sign should be installed so that the bottom edge of the sign is no lower than five feet and no higher than eight feet above ground level.

Some states have rules that the sign must be continuously maintained which means the lettering cannot have faded. You will want to use a weather resistant material like sign grade aluminum. It is a .080 inch thick alloy that is long lasting and rust free even in harsh weather extremes.

The sign lettering must be large enough to be readable. Some states go as far as specifying the height of the letters ranging from 1 inch to 4 inch. A 1 inch sign letter is readable from 50 feet away and a 4 inch letter is readable from 200 feet away. Most states specify that …

Santa Monica Car Accident Attorney’s Top Ten Reasons People Get Into Auto Accidents

1. They’re having a bad day.

2. Their horoscope said they would.

3. Their toaster burned out that morning.

4. Their computer crashed last night.

5. They didn’t get the memo.

6. They didn’t get any sleep last night.

7. Their dog growled at them this morning.

8. Their stocks went down for the forty-third day in a row.

9. Their boss didn’t like the last project they did.

10. Too many things have been going well lately.

Here are ten useful tips of advice from a car accident lawyer to follow if you have been in an accident. You can also learn more about how to handle a car accident in Santa Monica, or any city, by calling the Law Offices of R. Sebastian Gibson at any of the numbers which can be found on our website at http://www.SebastianGibsonLaw.com  and learning how we can assist you.

Obviously, if you have had an accident, and you are reading all of this advice, it may have been a few hours since the accident. However, if you ever have another accident, or if it’s only been a few hours since you were hurt, here’s what you should do from the start.

First, take a look around and determine if you or anyone, are hurt. If so, taking steps like trying to prevent further injury or loss of blood are the most important thing you can do. Even if some other driver caused you to be injured, it’s just good manners to help the other driver if they are hurt. They may even be so thankful that they admit their fault to you. The worst thing you can do is get angry or start a fight.

Second, make sure everyone is safe from being injured further. If you are in the middle of traffic, and you are dizzy, sit down away from traffic. If your vehicle is a traffic hazard and you have accident warning devices like flares or triangles, put them out on the road to warn other drivers and get away from the car. Let the police an other emergency personnel investigate the scene with the vehicles in place and move them more safely at a later point.

Third, call the police. Accident reports are extremely helpful if the police will do such a report. Let the police know you are injured immediately. Answer the police questions honestly. But if you are dazed or confused, let them know you need medical treatment and answer only what you feel sure about. Remember, your statements can and will be used against you if you admit fault, and it will be too late and too fishy to later say you didn’t know what you were saying at the scene. Police know that your best recollection is immediately after an accident.

Fourth, get the other driver’s information including their names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, make and model of their vehicles, license plate numbers, and their insurance company name and policy number. If there are witnesses, …

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