There Are Many Good Reasons For Buying Used Cars

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Did you know that a new vehicle loses some of its value as soon as it is taken off the lot? That’s right. A new automobile becomes just like all the other used cars out there as soon as you sign on the dotted line. That is one of the many reasons why pre-owned vehicles are a better value. Models with just a thousand or so miles on them sell for a lot less. Plus, dealerships that sell these kinds of automobiles still offer buyers warranties and cash incentives.

Would the idea of a used car appeal to you more if buying one meant you could save money on insurance rates? Well, you can. The more valuable a machine is, the more you will pay for insurance. That’s because newer vehicles cost more to fix than older ones. This makes perfect sense, but some people still want to believe that it is more rewarding to own a new automobile. For one reason or another, they think used cars are only for people that cannot afford anything else. Actually, they are ideal for individuals that want more for their money. Think of all the extra things you can splurge on if you opt to purchase a machine that has just a few thousand miles on it. In most cases, used cars like these are still under the factory warranty as well. Therefore, you can take advantage of the same perk that the new model buyer gets, but you save thousands of dollars that they don’t.

Another reason for buying a pre-owned automobile is that you can trade it in sooner if you ever want to buy a model that runs on electricity or water vapor or some other unique substance. Hybrids and electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular as gas prices continue to rise. It is even starting to seem like they will become more affordable as the auto industry evolves over the coming years. If you buy a used car now, you can choose an eco-friendly model later on when manufacturers start to offer them for cheaper than ever before.

With these new considerations in mind, you are probably eager to find a local dealership that sells certified pre-owned automobiles. If you have the time while you are shopping and comparing prices, visit multiple lots in the area before you make a concrete decision on one certain make and model. The more options you give yourself, the better chance you will have of finding a vehicle that meets all of your needs.

The Features I Like About Minn Kota Trolling Motors

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Ive been around the fishing world for a while over 20 years, to be more specific.

I’ve learned a lot of things about fishing and boating equipment during that time. I have also developed some opinions about that equipment. Some of them are good and well worth the money spent, and some is just plain crap and not worth the money spent to package it.

This holds true when it comes to electric trolling motors. There are good models and there are bad models. There are also big differences between the famous brands of trolling motors. Let me explain.

There are only a small number of trolling motor manufacturers in the entire industry. Regardless of what brand you see on a trolling motor, its made by one of those few manufacturers.

If you look around, youll see that Minn Kota Trolling Motors and Motorguide Trolling Motors are the top in the industry when it comes too brand recognition and popularity.

Base on my own experience for many years, I prefer Minn Kota Trolling Motors and, in my opinion, theyre a lot better. Heres why.

Functionality The newest Minn Kota models are extremely functional. The features built in to the newest motors are purely functional. There is no fluff.

Durability This is one of my favorite parts of the new Minn Kota motors. These motors last, and for a very long time. Under normal conditions, these motors will last far longer than you would ever expect. Even under extreme conditions and use they outlast the motors of years past by 100% or more!

Reliability I never worry about my trolling motor not working. When I need it, it works. Plain and simple. It doesnt get any better than that.

Design Minn Kota has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars (possibly even millions of $$) over the past decade, perfecting their design, making it more useful and easier to use. The foot pedal is not anymore clunky and uncomfortable to use. Everything about the design of these motors is user-friendly.

Let me talk a little more about the durability factor, because this is what makes these motors better than the others. Have you ever hit a stump or rock with your trolling motor? If so, you know that this can absolutely ruin a fishing trip unless youre running a Minn Kota.

Over a decade ago Minn Kota stopped making their trolling motor shafts from steel and started making them from a composite material that gives them a new element of “unbreakableness”, if you will.

You no longer need to worry about hitting an underwater obstruction making the shaft bent in a weird angle, rendering it useless.

With the composite shaft, hitting a stump or rock simply causes the shaft to flex under pressure and then go right back to its original condition, plain and simple.

This is a no-nonsense engineering feat on the part of the Minn Kota R&D team. Not having to worry about bending the motors shaft means being able to concentrate on fishing, not on where the stumps are.

How Brushless Motors Work And Why We Need Them

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Motors are the basis of most electronic machines these days. One of the most commonly used motors is the DC engine,which offer high speeds and torque for the machines. It does so by taking the electrical energy from the mains and converting it into mechanical energy. This, in turn, is used for position maintenance and motion control.

The working of the DC motor is based on a strong magnetic field created by an electromagnet. It synchronizes this magnet with the armature wound and offers speed and power to control systems or maintain a position. This motor has two variations, namely brushed and brushless. This article will delve further into the working of the latter. First, let’s learn about the challenges posed by brushed motors, which have been overcome by brushless ones.

Challenges of Brushed Motors

The main problem of these motors is that the brushes usually wear out with time. Since these brushes are constantly making and breaking connections, there is a possibility of sparks and, as a result, short circuits. These may harm the machines. Brushed custom motors are known to limit the speed and not allow the machine to reach its maximum potential. They also limit the number of poles on the armature. Lastly, with the electromagnet in the center, they maymake it difficult to cool the motor quickly.

Working of Brushless Motors

Brushless DC motors (BLDC motors) areessentially brushed motors turned inside out, without the brushes. All you need are permanent magnets on the rotors and electric ones on the stators. Then you can easily connect the motor with a computer using high-powered transistors.

Benefits of BLDC

Since there are no brushes and they work with computer controls, BLDC motors are more accurate. This has earned them the nickname of precision motors. They can adapt to various speeds with the same amount of efficiency. The absence of brushes also means no sparks and no stoppage due to wearing out of brushes. As a result, the motors work longer and faster. Also, since the magnet is placed outside, cooling them naturally or with automated fans is easy.

From electrical vehicles in transport to domestic and commercial HVAC systems, from industrial engineering needs to motion control spaces, these motors are ubiquitous in manufacturing units across the world.

The Nissan Murano Reinventing the Motor Vehicle

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The Nissan Murano is seen to be the more advanced version over the conventional SUV. It combines the refinement and comfort of a premium sedan with the gusto and looks of a sports car and the aggression of an all-mode 4×4. It is in fact one seriously tough mother of a car.

Next Generation Design and Accessories

The Muranos bold design is emphasized by its confident wheel arches, twin exhaust pipes and its stable stance that emphasises a lightweight composite tailgate and covered sills which ensure your clothes stay clean. It is pure ingenuity that is at the forefront of the design and it can be seen.

With the new Murano functionality has not compromised luxury and there is ample legroom and shoulder room and rear passengers are able to recline their seats for a more laid-back approach to those long journeys. To top this off, climate control and a sunroof along with lots of hidden storage areas mean that the Nissan Murano caters to every family and individual motoring need.

The indulgence of heated front seats (an absolute treat during a South African winter), steering mounted audio and cruise controls and the multi-speaker BOSE audio system including a sub-woofer for impressive bass reproduction means that you will always travel in the lap of luxury.

The high-spec Murano with its award-winning 3.5 litre V6 engine and easy-breathing 24 valves, double overhead cam design incorporates lightweight aluminium components. Specially tuned, the Murano produces 172 kW of power allowing for instant acceleration and effortless cruising. This powerful beast is truly power for the people and lots of fun to drive.

Legendary Nissan Safety

The All-Mode 4×4 system automatically allows the Nissan Murano to find optimum traction on any surface, overcoming all low-grip and bad weather conditions. The Active Brake Limited Slip Differential (ABLS) together with the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system, which manages engine power and brake pressure, keeps the Murano driving on virtually any surface seamlessly and automatically. This will ensure that you enjoy your driving adventure in both urban and off-road areas in any weather.

Test drive a Nissan Murano and see for Yourself

With all of these basic features and a load more, it certainly makes one wonder if theres any merit in buying anything but the Nissan Murano. Simply contact your local Nissan dealer to set up a test drive and you will soon see why the world is going crazy for Nissan.