Gauge Magazine August 2019 Issue August 2019 is here and the car show scene is BOOMIN’! We are going to start our cruise off with event coverage. Chicago World of Wheels had brought out not only some of the most beautiful and unique rides, but also brought out many rides that were Ridler Award winners. Tuner Evolution 2018 had made their 2nd show in Chicago, Illinois one that many wouldn’t forget! You’ll want to see the rides that came out! Volktoberfest 2018 has been one show that we make sure to go to each year, and they never disappoint! Between the War Birds, Vendors, custom rides, and more; we will be around for each year coming! For feature rides this month, we have a 2014 Dodge Ram 2500 owned by Spade Kreations. If you are searching for a lifted truck, this is the one that you are going to want to see! Are you a lover of Blazers? Then you’ll want to see this 2001 Chevy S10 Blazer owned by Amanda Rieder. Remember the old school family camper? Well this camper is far from … [Read More...]
Buying a used car help individuals and families to save money. However, the process of shopping for used cars can be more daunting than when you’re purchasing a brand new Hyundai Sonata online. Sellers often include attractive photos when advertising on websites or social media. Even though the dealership will have several cars in their inventory, you need to tread with caution. This is the best way to avoid ending up with a car that needs expensive repairs or maintenance. These tips are useful whether you’re visiting a dealership in your area or buying the car from an individual. Test drive Inform the seller before going for the test drive. In case you have plans to check out several cars, schedule all the testings on the same day. This will enable you to weigh your options. It’s advisable to take along any car equipment to ascertain whether it’s suitable. Make sure that the car has a matching tire tread to avoid poor alignment. Some of the reasons why you need to … [Read More...]
Auto accidents can happen for many reasons. Whatever the cause of an accident might be, the result could be a disaster. Learn about the most frequent types of car accidents and how they can affect you. 1. Rear-End Accident You are most likely to be involved in a rear-end collision. In fact, approximately 40% of accidents in the U.S. fall under this category. Every year, there are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions throughout the country. There is a reason for the prevalence of this type of accident. In this day and age, many accidents are caused by distracted driving. And distracted drivers are likely to rear-end another vehicle. This is because they aren’t watching the road. Instead of seeing another driver stop in front of them, the distracted driver reacts too late and slams into the stopped vehicle. Most of these accidents occur in areas of high traffic and during rush hour. The stop and go nature of the traffic increases the potential of an accident. Typically, this … [Read More...]
After a car accident, your finances can suffer. In addition to coping with your physical and emotional damage, you need to cope with the damage to your bank account. Learn more about the financial impact of car accidents. Medical Expenses One of the most discussed financial consequences of a car crash is the medical expense. Whether or not you have health insurance, your medical bills are likely to be very high. Even minor injuries, like small lacerations, can be expensive. Co-payments for doctor visits and medications are also costly. As time goes by, your medical bills can continue to grow. If your medical bills include emergency transport, surgery, and overnight hospital stays, the cost could shock you. Although you may be able to set up a payment plan, the financial burden could leave you in ruin. Car Repair Bills Another expense comes in the form of your vehicle repairs. Even a small fender bender can cause damage to your vehicle. Depending on the place of impact, you may … [Read More...]
Undeniable Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying Used Is It Better to Buy a New or Used Car? Just because you're getting a new car, it doesn't mean you have to buy a brand new car. In fact, maybe you shouldn't. Regardless of your budget, buying a used car may be your better option. While a new car smell and the concept of being the sole owner is appealing, those perks come with a hefty price tag. Additionally, used cars don't carry the negative stigmas they did in the past. Instead, there are several important benefits of buying used. Benefits of Buying a Used Car As we suggested above, used cars didn't always have the best reputations. In the past, used cars would conjure up images of shady dealerships and constant trips to the mechanic. However, things have changed and used cars are proving to be as equally impressive and reliable as new cars. Check out the rest of the benefits below. 1. Save on Costs First and foremost, buying a used car helps you save a … [Read More...]
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. -- Applications for the SEMA Young Guns Regional Competition taking place at the 2019 Goodguys West Coast Nationals, presented by BASF, at the Alameda Fair Grounds in late August are available at www.semayoungguns.com . Vehicle builders age 27 and younger are invited to apply for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip for two, transportation of the winner’s vehicle, a designated feature spot at the 2019 trade-only SEMA Show, and automatic entry into the 2019 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition. The regional competition marks the eighth stop in a nationwide search for young, up-and-coming vehicle builders to compete alongside proven car and truck customizers at the world’s premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Show. While the SEMA Battle of the Builders program is primarily for proven builders with vehicles already confirmed to be at the SEMA Show, the SEMA Young Guns Regional Competition opens the contest up to talented builders age 27 and younger who … [Read More...]
A reliable, trustworthy mechanic is worth their weight in gold to many drivers. And once a customer trusts your establishment, it’s not unusual for them to ask for help on a wide range of motor-related issues, even if they don’t usually fall under a typical mechanic’s role. Customers are also much more likely to refer their family and friends to a mechanic they trust, which can prove to be a very important source of new customers for motor mechanic trade businesses. Beyond providing a reliable and trustworthy service to your existing customers, there are a number of other things you can do to help grow your motor mechanic business. Here are four, for starters. Innovate How can the service you offer as an independent garage go one better than your larger competitors? Are there any quirks in your local community you could use to your advantage? The best ways to tweak your services will depend on how your garage operates and your customers’ needs. For instance, you might want … [Read More...]
Mecum Auto Auction Indianapolis 2019 Mecum Auto Auction Indianapolis 2019 was held May 14-19th, 2019 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN. Whether you were able to watch in person or chose to watch from the couch, there was no way that you would want to miss out on what came to Mecum Auto […]
Those Dudes 3rd Annual Picnic Live Coverage Those Dudes 3rd Annual Picnic Live Coverage was held at Fairfield West Elementary School if Fairfield, OH on June 22nd, 2019. If you are near this area and are looking for a show full of custom rides and hydraulics, then this is where you would want to be! […]
Live Coverage from Mid America Truck Show The Mid America Truck Show was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky from March 28-30, 2019. This show is known as one of the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry events in the world! Now we know that there are many of you that wanted to […]
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