Buying and Selling Cars and 8 Excuses Why Some Won’t Start This Profitable Business

Did you know that the business of buying and selling used cars is one of the most profitable little businesses you can start?

Well it is, but first I want to expose the 8 most common excuses some people use to NOT start this business. Mind you; they are only hurting themselves by believing this erroneous information, but here they are, including the reasons why that excuse is just that – an excuse to NOT start…

EXCUSE FOR NOT STARTING 1: “No one buys cars during a recession.”

  • Totally untrue! Why? It is true that the NEW car business suffers greatly during a recession, but consistent demand for used cars makes the used car business one of the few true recession-proof businesses anywhere on earth.

EXCUSE FOR NOT STARTING 2: “Its too difficult to make a profit because there are too many used car dealers in the business now.”

  • There are a lot of people in a lot of businesses that thrive and according to the last time the stats were compiled (about 2005); there were over 625,000,000 (That is six hundred and twenty five MILLION) vehicles registered in the world…and that translates to an almost unlimited amount of opportunities worldwide.

EXCUSE FOR NOT STARTING 3: ” The only country you can run a successful used car business is in the U.S.”

  • That is simply not true because you can start a used car business in any part of the world where you are free to buy and sell things.

EXCUSE FOR NOT STARTING 4: “You would have no life because there is too much work involved in making money in the used car business.”

  • Untrue again because buying and selling used cars probably offers more free time to do the things you love in life more than any other kind of business. Want to start surfing (Like I do)? Go ahead and pattern your days around good surf sessions. Want to spend more time with those little humans (Your children) you call your children? Good, then start now because you can finally have the time to see your kids grow. Anyway, you get the idea.

EXCUSE FOR NOT STARTING 5: “I’m not a brainiac and don’t have a college degree.”

  • You don’t need a college degree to do this and make great money. You only need the desire and some guidance from a good mentor.

EXCUSE FOR NOT STARTING 6: “I can’t quit my day job to do this.”

  • Fine, then go right ahead and keep your day job while learning this business. In fact; you can keep your day job forever if you choose to because the used car business is perfect whether you run it on a part time basis a few hours a week or eventually go full time.

EXCUSE FOR NOT STARTING 7: “Its too hard and expensive to get a car dealers license.”

  • Well not really. See, one of the cool things about having your own little used car business is that you can start today with no car dealers license and maybe get one later if you choose to. Or you may choose to run your own used car business legally without having your own car dealers license. Yes, there is a way to do this legally with NO car dealers license.

EXCUSE FOR NOT STARTING 8: “This kind of business is way too hard to learn.”

  • That was the old way. Yes, the old school way was to learn it either by the school of hard knocks (i.e. make a lot of expensive mistakes!), but now you can learn from someone that has made all the mistakes there are to make so you won’t…so you can start making good money from day one.

Well now you’ve seen a few excuses to not start this business. Are those the kind of excuses you have used before? Hmmm, well instead of coming up with more weak excuses, why not check out all the positive reasons to get started buying and selling cars today?

The Dos and Don’ts For Children’s Britax Car Seats – Part 1

In this two part article we’ll be looking closely at something very important for any family with small children – the right and wrong things regarding child car seats. As parents it’s our responsibility to ensure that we are doing everything possible to protect our children when travelling in the car. Firstly we’ll take a look at the things you should be doing.

1. In order to ensure your child’s car seat will yield the maximum amount of protection you must obey the manufacturers guidelines which specify the child’s acceptable weight and size for the seats design.

2. The restraints on the seat should comply with the latest standards. This ensures that your child is protected with the full benefits of the most up to date specifications and standards recommended.

3. Installing the car seat correctly is essential. You should make sure that the restraints are suitable for your car model. You can ask that the seat be installed by the seller, phone the manufacturer for advice or check on the web for more information.

4. Wherever possible, children should be carried in the rear seats of the vehicle. If using a child’s car seat it must never be placed in the front seat of the vehicle. The harness should be adjusted correctly so that it’s secure and snug but also comfortable.

5. Perform regular maintenance checks on the seats installation to ensure that the straps or other important hardware are in perfect condition. Any worn parts or potential points of weakness should be replaced at once.

6. Finally, try to teach your child how important it is to be securely fastened in the seat for each car trip and cover the seat with a blanket on warm days to protect any metal parts from becoming too hot and causing potential burns.

RUST – The Enemy of All Car Owners Part 2 – Rust Prevention

In part 1 of these articles we looked at why things rust and the chemistry of rusting. In this article we will look at some of the ways we can prevent rusting taking place and how to deal with rusted components. If the rust has gone too far then the car parts will need to be replaced, and although obtaining replacement parts online is relatively easy, it is better to prevent rust in the first place.

We have already shown that for rusting to take place there have to be three components present. These are iron, water and oxygen. If we can exclude any one of these then we will prevent rust. We also know that if the water is more acid and contains things like dissolved road salt then rusting will be more rapid.

One way to prevent rusting is to isolate these components, for instant using paint. Paints keep out moisture to a large extent, but they are not impenetrable by moisture. Good quality car paint will prevent moisture penetration for many years, but eventually, as it is subject to the rigours of heat, cold, surface abrasion by dust and atmospheric pollution it will become less resistant and allow moisture to penetrate. One way of helping paint maintain its protective properties is by refreshing the surface using wax.

Regular waxing of car paintwork is highly recommended and to ensure that this is maintained you should never allow the paint surface to become hydrophilic, it should always be hydrophobic. You can tell if this is the case by looking at water droplets on the paint surface. If they form tiny separate water droplets then you have a hydrophobic surface and are protected against rust, if the water droplets smear out into a film then the surface is hydrophobic and re-waxing is required.

The best way of waxing your car is to use a hand applied proprietary car wax rather than a wax additive in a car wash which are not as effective. First you should ensure that your car is spotlessly clean. Take a damp sponge and either smear it with wax or apply wax to the car surface. Apply the wax evenly over a section of the car. Let it sit for a few minutes, then polish it away.