What is the State of the Vehicular Union?
If you’ve watched the financial news recently, you are probably about as confused as I am. One network says thing are looking up for the economy. You turn the channel, only to find out that we are in economic free-fall. Automakers are celebrating record sales thanks to a booming economy, and automakers are disappointed that sales have slacked off more than expected. Automakers and hiring thanks to the overwhelming unexpected demand for new cars, trucks, and vans. Yet auto makers are cutting back on their employment numbers since sales of cars, trucks, and vans have declined last quarter. Who do you believe? I’m not exactly sure what the state of the vehicular union is, since television networks usually report their stories as they see fit. The media can’t be trusted since their livelihood depends on advertising that airs during their news programming. They seem to report whatever it is to keep the viewers coming back for more.
As for vehicle sales, I don’t see surging sales judging by the economy in my geographic area. The prices of new vehicles are at a level where you would need an above average job to afford many of these models. This is where vehicular repair enters the equation. I predict a subsidence in new car sales in coming years thanks to a tight economy, despite what any TV network claims. Learning the ropes of general car, truck, and van maintenance could make a substantial difference in your personal budget. It is safe to assume that we all don’t own garages and professional automotive tools but there is still plenty of achievable maintenance available to the backyard mechanic with basic knowledge and common sense.
Overall, you own state of the vehicular union will depend on your ability and your motivation to tackle basic automotive repairs. That is unless you plan on visiting the car dealership soon. Happy motoring…
With spring-time right around the corner, it’s time once again to consider your vehicle and its overall condition. Spring is typically a time for new or newer vehicles to find themselves into driveways across America, but it’s also a time for something else. Something to do with vehicles yes? Of course it is…
Spring-time means spring cleanup for most folks and that includes cleaning out the garage as well as behind the garage. Unused auto parts in new condition or possible with a few miles attached, can be somewhat valuable to the right person. Here at CTAV, we’ve developed a system for placing unwanted auto parts, that included anything of value that can be shipped or just advertised locally for sale. Van parts, pickup truck parts, suv parts or any item with automotive ties can be posted for sale instead of thrown in the trash.
As time toughen economically, people are looking to save a few bucks on auto repairs whenever possible. While others are looking to profit from unwanted automotive merchandise whenever possible as well. This essentially makes for a perfect storm. You never know, the few minutes it takes to list your unwanted parts for sale here, may earn you a few bucks and clear out the garage just in time for spring.
Good luck and happy motoring…
Yep, we encourage you to stay tuned for immediate upgrades and improvements to CTAV. We continue to work on more user-friendly features as we speak.
You vehicle is one of your most important assets… treat it as such.
Welcome to Car Truck and Van Parts… CTAV, for short by the way. I developed the idea behind CTAV following some complicated, drawn-out issues with my primary vehicle. The details of the vehicle’s problem aren’t nearly as important as the fact that I had to order parts and wait, I had to wait for more than seven days as a matter of fact.
I got the vehicle back on the road with no additional problems, but within 24 hours of completing the repair, I learned that my longtime friend actually had the exact part I needed in his garage. He had previously owned the same vehicle and had a similar problem a few years earlier. He purchased that I needed, however it didn’t fix his issue so it found its way (new in the box) onto the shelf in his garage.
Had I only known, I could have saved myself some time and maybe some cash. He could have had the part out of his garage and maybe put some cash in his pockets. This incident sparked the idea of a vehicle parts classified ad system. Many, if not most parts are portable enough to be shipped to another address without enduring freight charges and everyone likes to save money and make money.
It seemed like it would work well for everyone. Buy, sell, and trade automotive parts via the internet. By the way, have any parts in your garage you won’t be needing???