Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Top Holidays for Vehicle Theft

According to an analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), New Year's Day was the leading holiday for reported vehicle thefts in 2009.

The holidays ranked by number of thefts reported to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) in 2009 were:

New Year's Day - 2,760
Halloween - 2,325
Independence Day - 2,207
Memorial Day - 2,207
President's Day - 2,204
Labor Day - 2,202
New Year's Eve - 2,189
Valentine's Day - 2,090
Christmas Eve - 1,851
Thanksgiving - 1,620
Christmas Day - 1,336

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Safer Driving in Rain, Snow or Ice

According to Farmers Insurance Group, there were more than 6,500,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2009. On average that's about 17,800 per day. Here are some tips from Farmers Insurance Group for driving in rain or snow and ice:

* Keep a good distance between your car and the car in front at all times in rain, snow or ice.
* Tailgating is out of the question in stormy weather. Remember, water can cause your car to hydroplane, making it twice as dangerous should you have to suddenly brake.
* If you feel your car hydroplaning (sliding in wet weather, or on ice), take your foot off the gas pedal and let your car naturally slow down. Do not try to steer it when sliding, just keep the wheel straight as the car slows down to a controllable speed.
* Keep in touch with the local authorities concerning any streets that are flooded or iced over. Avoid those streets if you can.
* Never try to cross a road that is flooded. You never know how deep or how fast the water is flowing. Once in, a swift water flow can turn and upend your vehicle in a matter of seconds.
* Always wear your seat belts and make sure your passengers are buckled in properly whenever you are driving.
* If you are involved in an accident, the first consideration is safety. Do not leave your vehicle on a highway, call police and wait for them.
* If it is safe to move around, check for injuries in your car and other drivers and passengers. Call 911.
* Write down the names, addresses, phone numbers and license numbers of everyone involved in the accident, including witnesses.
* Record details about the accident, such as the location; note any special circumstances such as bad weather conditions or low visibility. You may think you'll remember this information, but it's better to get the details down now while they're still fresh in your mind.
* Finally, notify your insurance company as soon as possible after the accident. They will give you instructions on how to file a claim and any further steps you should take to deal with the accident.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

1988 Ford Mustang GT For Sale at One Stop Motors

A beautiful 1988 Ford Mustang GT for sale at One Stop Motors. Clean record (vehicle history report available), video and a dozen pictures.

1988 Ford Mustang GT

235000 kms on body under 10000km on engine stored in winter Gray Cloth

302ci V8 5.0L HO, bored .030 over RV camshaft Flat top pistons Mildly ported heads K&N air filter

BEAUTIFUL SOUND! Straight pipes with bafflers to refine the sound. 5 speed manual with 5th gear overdrive New clutch

Air Conditioning Panasonic deck, 300W amp, 12 inch subwoofer Grey seats with grey interior

17 inch chrome cobra rims 245/45Z R17 80% tread remaining spare set of turbine rims and older rubber included

NO RUST Repainted 4 years ago with a metallic pearl orange black vinyl racing stripes Tinted back and two smaller side windows

Vehicle located in Calgary, AB AD ID# 47314

Thursday, December 9, 2010

2011 Ford Explorer V6 Delivers Best-in-Class Fuel Economy of 25 mpg Highway

* The all-new 2011 Ford Explorer V6 fuel economy ratings are now EPA-approved at 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway, a 25 percent improvement over the previous V6 model

* The Explorer V6 combines an enhanced aerodynamic body with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), a six-speed automatic transmission and electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) to save fuel

* A fully capable SUV, Explorer V6 is available with intelligent 4WD and a terrain management system, and can be equipped to tow up to 5,000 pounds

* Explorer will soon be available with an advanced 2.0-liter EcoBoost™ I-4, expected to deliver 30 percent better fuel economy than the 2010 model

Check out these excellent used Ford Explorer listings at One Stop Motors:

2008 Ford Explorer

2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac