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10 Ways to Recession Proof Your Car

Comedian and social commentator, James England, discusses several ways people whom have little to no collateral assets can turn a likely future of starvation and cannibalism into excitation and fiscal liberalism!

Hey meatsacks, it’s your friend and stalwart traveling companion, James England.  I’m back again to give you guys a couple tips on how to recession proof your collateral assets.  You may have noticed, but the US is in a bit of a frumpy downturn with the whole massive devaluation of the US dollar, general incompetence, and probably a bright future in rioting.  I’m here to talk about the UP SIDE of the DOWN SIDE.

I’ve taken an object that many of you probably own: your vehicle.  In this case, I own a 2008 Volvo S80.  It’s cool.  Chicks dig it.  But I don’t own it outright and I wanted to let you all on a little secret: there are no such things as experts.  That’s a myth created by satan to capture and destroy your ever-loving soul.

Anyhow, onto car talk!

1.)  Put everything you own, or want to own for the foreseeable future, into your car or vehicle.  Does it all fit?  Good.

2.)  Now place your loved ones or anyone you want to maintain a long and steady relationship with into the car.  Does he/she/it fit?  If not, you’re going to have to start making some sacrifices.

3.)  Look into your refridgerator.  Is there food in there?  Will it survive inside your car?  No?  Start eating.  Obesity isn’t going to be a problem for very much longer.  Diptheria, dysentary, AIDS, and possibly malaria will be in your immediate future, but definitely not obesity.

4.)  Stock up on non-perishibles like dried beans and rice.  Those will last you a little longer and you’re going to be boiling a lot of water while you’re travelling to your next safe haven.

5.)  Have a daughter or son or both?  Congratulations!  You now have collateral assets!  Don’t think about this one, too much.

6.)  How many miles to the gallon does your vehicle get before it runs out?  That’s considered your “optimal distance” or how far you have to go before you start walking or are enslaved.

7.)  Where is your nearest source of clean, reliable water that you don’t have to purify?  Can your car or vehicle make it there?  If not, disregard all previous steps.

8.)  Have a gun or firearm?  Count the number of bullets you have.  As many as you have, make sure to keep one for yourself and any one or thing you don’t want to be violently fallen upon by the hoardes.

9.)  Faith in humanity.  If it still fits in your car after you’ve practiced loading all the worldly possessions you want to take with you and your family/close loved ones, make sure to proudly display it for all the other future cannibals and rapists to see.

10.)  Cormac McCarthy’s book, “The Road”.  Read it.  Know this is your future.  No matter what happens or what anyone ever tells you, it’s all a lie.  You will probably live long enough to see human beings acting at their very worst, and you may yourself, at times, act upon those same impulses that comes from decades and generations of being raised in an ever-present lie that we can all live in peaceful harmony and segregation.

The Importance of Vehicle Maintenance

In this day and age, your car is as valuable as a horse was back in 1800. Keep carriage in good condition is very important, but there are still many people who are unsure about exactly what steps to take to ensure your vehicle is in excellent condition. There are some basic things you can do to do this, however.

Change the oil in the schedule recommended by your service provider. This is usually every 3000 miles, but is up about 4,000 miles does not severely affect the performance of your vehicle.However, it is best changed every 3000 miles, if possible. Whoever gets to change the oil in general, place a sticker on the windshield that lets you know when to come back and do it again changed. Use the same.
Whatever you do, however, do not forget your tires. Has good quality tires that are all the same size and are properly inflated is very important to prevent accidents. Over inflated tires can cause the tire to wear out much faster in the center than outside but inflated tires can cause breakouts. On vehicles that are high in the ground as the SUV, you can turn around after a puncture. Keep your own pressure gauge your vehicle so you can test the air when the tires, because the meters in the air pump service stations are often inaccurate at best.

The battery is the most important thing you need to make and care for. If you buy a used car, the first thing you must replace the battery, because you do not know their history. Too many people who bought vehicles that work well the first week and then begin to have problems later, either by batteries and defective tires. Keep a pair of jumper cables in the trunk, if you have a new battery or not.Driving your vehicle is often important to keep the battery charged, so to drive a vehicle that is in storage is important to avoid having a dead battery.

Steering and transmission fluid is also something you should see.Transmissions are expensive to be replaced, no matter what vehicle you have, while the power steering fluid is needed if you have power steering. If no power steering while driving may cause you to have an accident.

10 Ugliest Cars of The Past 50 Years

Many, many cars are produced each year, so it is understandable that some turn out just plain ugly.

Many, many cars are produced each year, so it is understandable that some turn out just plain ugly. Over time, they may gain popularity, due to the fact that they are retro, however these 10 cars will always be design duds.

1. Corbin Sparrow

Made in 1999, designed by Michael Corbin, this 3 wheel car designed was for a single occupant. Its curved body makes it look like a big toe on wheels.

2. Chevrolet SSR

Made in 2003, this car has way too many curves, and looks like it belongs in a cartoon.

3. Bricklin SV1

Made in 1974, the front end of this car is bigger than the drivers cabin, and it looks like an unstable dress shoe.

4. Sebring-Vanguard CitiCar

Made in 1974, designed by Bob Beaumont, the fact that this car runs on electricity doesn’t make up for the way it looks, which is like a tent, because of its zip-up window.

5. Ferrari Enzo

Made in 2002, designed by Pininfarina, the superfluous curves of this car take overcompensation to a new level.

6. Bond Bug

Made in 1970, designed by Ogle Design, this 3 wheeled car, with a boat like bottom was actually legally driven on roads.

7.Volkswagen Thing

Made in 1969, this car looks like an engine, powertrain and seats were put in a metal box and put on for sale.

8. Citroën Ami

Made in 1961, designed by Flaminio Bertoni is a uniquely odd looking car with the back looking like a porch roof.

9.Matra Rancho

Made in 1977, designed by Antonis Volanis, made by the French to mimic the Range Rover looks like a pickup truck with oversized windows and the cargo section towering over the ret of the vehicle.

10. SsangYong Rodius

Made in 2004, designed by Ken Greenley, has a weird looking window in the back with an overextended roof, and brakelights that are way too big.

10 The Longest Runway in The World

The runway is one of the most important elements in the world of flying. Because in addition to footing the wheel plane before take-off, the runway safety area also serves as the trajectory of the aircraft. so arguably if the length of the runway, then the smaller the presentation of the accident aircraft.

And of course still in touch with the runway, in the post this time around, I will give you a list of 10 longest runway in the world, list of longest runways sorting is based on the length of the runway begins from the point of the runway, and not from the point of the airport, so the calculated length is only long runway runway area.

And of course still in touch with the runway, in the post this time around, I will give you a list of 10 longest runway in the world, list of longest runways sorting is based on the length of the runway begins from the point of the runway, and not from the point of the airport, so the calculated length is only long runway runway area

10. runway N’Djili Airport, Congo (4500 m)9. International Airport runway Harare, Zimbabwe (4725 metres)

8. runway Madrid-Torrejón Airport, Spain (4818 meters)7. New Doha International Airport, Qatar (4850 m)

6. Denver International Airport, United States (4877 metres)5. Upington Airport, South Africa (4900 m)

4. Embraer Unidade Gavião Peixoto Airport, Brazil (4967)3. Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport, Russia (5000 metres)

2. Airport Ramenskoye, Russia (5403 m)1. Qamdo Bangda Airport 1, China (5500 m)

10 Most Profitable Consumer Car

For those of you who want to buy a car this year, does not hurt to buy a car alerts the previous years.

Because, you will benefit morethan buying a car this year’s output, the price is quite expensive and only slightly changed as well as design features. Automotive sites in the UK, Motor.co.uk, Wednesday, February 1, 2012, conducted a study to determine the 10 carsthat will be hunted, as beneficial to consumers this year. Here’s the full list: Premium cars are popular among the businessmen and families presents facility features luxurious and super comfortable. However, it is worth buying alerts BMW

1 Series 2010, due to a price of about 19,197 pounds, or about Rp272 million. Meanwhile, prices for alerts late 2011 reached 20,320 pounds, or around Rp288 million. With rising prices, you’ll want to choose a BMW series 1 series lansiran 2010. Additionally, this car has not changed significant features and models on alert 2012.

2. Ford Focus United States-made cars are also not changed its shape andfeatures on the newest generation (alert 2012). Alerts Ford Focus 2011 has a price tag of £ 11,207 or about Rp159 million. As for the newest generation valued £ 11,919 or about Rp169 million. 3. Fiat500 Italian small car is also not a significant price decline. Last year, the car that makes Jennifer Lopez as a brand ambassador that, priced at 9137pounds, or about Rp129 million. Meanwhile, in 2012, car prices rose to 9815 pounds, or about Rp139 million.

4. BMW 5 Series BMW is a premium sedan at lastyear priced at around 31,758 pounds, or about Rp450 million. This year, car prices rose to 35,590 pounds, or about Rp505 million.

5. AUDI A3 Sedan type car that also comes from Germany is known for comfortable and suitable for families traveling together. AUDI A3 last year released at a price of 18,437 pounds or about Rp261 million. This year, the price changed to 20,994 pounds,or about Rp297 million.

The Top 10 Most Economic Cars

A look at the top 10 most fuel-efficient cars and why hybrids like the Toyota Prius aren’t as good as people say they are.


There’s a revolution going on in the automotive industry at the moment. Over the last decade, carmakers have been spending a lot of time and money investing in fuel efficiency.

Everyone talks about hybrid cars, yet the biggest area car manufacturers have focused on is the diesel engine.

Of course, hybrid cars have been growing in popularity, especially the Prius. The combination of a petrol engine and an electric drivetrain has exploded in popularity in the USA, but is it justified?

In this article, I’ll show you there are much better cars to buy than the Prius by showing you the top 10 fuel-efficient cars available to buy today.

10. Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet 65.7 mpg

Fiat Panda

This little city car has amazed people with its sense of spaciousness. It’s a small car that feels big and is very well built.

The small 1.3 Turbo diesel engine pumps out a very impressive 65.7 mpg on a combined cycle – the same as a Prius!

9. Fiat 500 MultiJet 67.3 mpg

Fiat 500

The not-so-new kid on the block. This car is the newest reincarnation of the legendary Fiat 500. It uses the same engine as Panda, the  1.3 TD. Due to less weight (only 3 doors) and being a little more aerodynamic, the 500 squeezes an extra 1.6 mpg over the Panda.

8. Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 67.30 mpg

Renault Clio

With its 80 horsepower 1.5TD, it has taken the crown of the most fuel-efficient Renault of them all. The Clio is one of Renault’s most cars, and they keep making it better.

Clio is fun to drive and offers plenty of room for 5 comfortable seats. Its looks are fresh and it has a solid build.

7. Citroen C2 1.4 HDi 68.90 mpg

Citroen C2

The Citroen C2 has been around for a while now, but now it has a new look. Its 1.4HDi engine keeps fuel consumption at 68.9 mpg.

Citroen openly competes with Renault when it comes to quality and style. They are popular among all generations of buyers.

6. Toyota Aygo 1.4 HDi 68.9 mpg


The Toyota Aygo is almost the same as the Citroen C1. It uses the same 1.4 HDi engine and is an easy-to-use car.

There’s also a 1.4 petrol engine version that costs less, and still pulls 61.4 mpg!

5. Mini Clubman Cooper D 68.9 mpg

Mini Clubman Cooper D

This is one of the coolest cars out at the moment. It’s a bit less economical than the regular Mini Cooper (losing 2.5 mpg), but it has extra doors and a real trunk.

4. Skoda Fabia Greenline 68.9 mpg

Skoda Fabia

The Skoda Fabia is a great car. It’s slightly bigger than similar models from VAG, which makes it less energy-efficient. It makes up for that with extra room and a lower cost.

3. Mini Cooper D 72.4 mpg

Mini Cooper D

The Cooper D was improved in 2009 and is now part of a very small group of cars to average over 70 mpg.

Add to that the cool factor: this car is small and fun and can be seen everywhere.

2. Volkswagen Polo Blue-Motion 74.3 mpg

Volkswagen Polo

The Polo is another car that’s been around for years and is still very popular. This Volkswagen model has many advantages: it uses the same engine and gear ratios as Skoda and Seat and boasts an amazing fuel economy.

1. Seat Ibiza Ecomotive 74.3 mpg

Seat Ibiza

Yes, the Seat Ibiza is the most economical car out today offering great value for money. Fuel consumption is 74.3 mpg.

As with all VAG cars, it’s well built, reliable and great fun to drive.

Tesla Roadster – an Amazing Electric Sports Car!

First unveiled to the world on July 19, 2006, in Santa Monica, California, this car has been making news for all good reasons!

Tesla Roadster is a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) sports car made by Tesla Motors and introduced on the market in December 2009. It’s highway-ready and looks the part! It’s available in both metallic and non-metallic colors.

Tesla Roadster Features

  • Lithium-ion battery cells
  • Energy Storage System (ESS)
  • Vehicle Management System (VMS) alerts the driver about battery status
  • Aluminum chassis
  • 375 volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor
  • Single-speed fixed gear gearbox
  • From 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds
  • Single charge enough to cover more than 200 miles
  • Alloy wheels
  • Independent suspension
  • ABS system
  • Parking lock
  • Mechanical lubrication pump

Charging and Maintenance

  • Can be charged using any 120 V or 240 V outlet
  • Charging time: 3 and a half hours
  • Low maintenance: no routine oil changes and replacements needed
  • Required antifreeze change every 5 years
  • Specialized Tesla Technicians always at your disposal

Tesla Roadster is getting good reviews from the industry and the media.  Environmentalists have loved this vehicle.

It is time we reduce dependence on gas to run our cars. For more details about the vehicle and for some great pictures you may visit the company website http://www.teslamotors.com.

Subaru Outback Subaru Outback

Unique features of the model Subaru Outback (Subaru Outback) resulted from the integration of innovative and proprietary technologies that produce brand name Subaru.

Unique features of the model Subaru Outback (Subaru Outback) resulted from the integration of innovative and proprietary technologies that produce brand name Subaru.

Among the innovative technologies Subaru Outback note stepless CVT transmission «Lineartronic», represents a new generation of automatic transmissions Subaru, as well as a new chassis with the engine mounting frame.

Thanks to an updated design, the car is the Subaru Outback gained a respectable appearance. While maintaining the traditional characteristics of the crossover, for example, large ground clearance, a complete upgrade of the layout body to ensure a higher level of comfort and more space for both the driver and all passengers.

The new suspension design has allowed to increase luggage space. Now Outback also skillfully handles the transport of bulky luggage, as well as with the winding roads.

Complement each other perfectly SUBARU BOXER engine and Symmetrical AWD system are basic proprietary technologies Subaru, as well as the answer to the question why Subaru cars are unique.

In the not depending on your musical preferences, from where you are going and which way, Outback will give you a real comfort.

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster Ignition Timing Free Help

The Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster did not come equiped with an electrical ignition untill 1979. The chance is that just about every Ironhead Sportster on the road has an automatic centrifugal ignition running points. This tells how a custom motorcycle rider can set the timing on their own.

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster Ignition Timing Free Help Covers

The Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster ignition timing free help covers a battery ignition with an automatic centrifugal ignition. It can get taken care of under periodic maintenance after the advance mechanism has been inspected for for smooth operation and lubricated lightly with  W.D.-40 or an equivalent lubricant at each regular tuneup. Why shouldn’t the advance mechanism always be able to move nice and freely?

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster Ignition Timing Free Help Timing Light

A Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster ignition timing free help timing light be used to set the single point Ironhead Sportster automatic centrifugal ignition timing. That allows one to learn when the spark plug is firing. Connect a strobe-type timing light, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Since both spark plugs fire at the same time, the timing light trigger probe may be connected to either cylinder, but Harley specifies the front spark plug lead. Why shouldn’t the instructions from Harley Davidson be followed?

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster Ignition Timing Free Help Remove

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster ignition timing free help remove the timing inspection plug. Harley Davidson left some marks on the crankshaft so the Ironhead Sportster timing can be set. Then install a clear plastic timing hole plug (Harley Davidson part No.96295-65) to prevent oil splash. If the Harley Davidson part can not be found several custom motorcycle shops carry clear plastic timing hole plugs. It really helps to be able to see clearly through which ever one gets picked out. Why did Harley Davidson have to cap the timing hole with some metal that can not be looked through?

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster Ignition Timing Free Help Start

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster ignition timing free help start the engine and run it at 2000 rpm. It has to be running like this to get the Ironhead Sportster timing set properly.  If the custom motorcycle no longer has the stock  one can hit an auto parts store and look for an electric tachometer. There is one made for old pickups that can be used while timing an Ironhead Sportster. The 2000 rpm is used to set the advanced mode used at high speeds. Eighteen hundred rpm is for the retarded mode the engine runs on as the engine idles. Most of the Ironhead Sportster repair manuals tell one to use two thousand rpm. Why isn’t idling as important as hauling it?

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster Ignition Timing Free Help Open

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster ignition timing free help open up the Ironhead Sportster automatic centrifugal ignition by taking the outer cover and the gasket off.

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster Ignition Timing Free Help Loosen

Next in the Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster Ignition timing free help loosen both timing plate screws a little bit. This is done to make it easier to move the timing plate as the Ironhead runs.

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster Ignition Timing Free Help Acceptable Direct

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster ignition timing free help direct the timing light at the Ironhead Sportster timing inspection hole. The timing light stops the vertical bar each time the front cylinder fires, and the dot each time the rear cylinder fires. There are three acceptable patterns. One shows the dot clearly at the left with the line showing clearly to the right. Another shows the dot fully to the right with the line showing clearly to the left. Since both spark plugs are supposed to fire at the same time the third pattern shows the line right on the dot right in the middle of the timing hole. Why shouldn’t the timing get set just right?

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster Ignition Timing Free Help Adjuster

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster ignition timing free help. adjuster. In the upper left hand corner of the plate there is a small opening that allows one to stick a small screw driver through it. That is how the timing plate gets moved as the engine runs. Moving it to the right is advancing the timing. Moving it to the left is retarding it. You just move the timing plate until the dot and the line show like they are supposed to. Why shouldn’t two bikers help each other adjust Ironhead Sportster timing every once in a while?

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster Ignition Timing Free Help Adjustment

Harley Davidson Ironhead Sportster ignition timing free help adjustment is done according to what the timing light shows as the flywheel rotates. The light will flash each time a spark occurs. Adjust the plate until the light stops the front cylinder advance timing mark in center of hole.

Yay I Passed My Driving Test!

I passed my driving test yesterday which I am absolutely thrilled about. I also did it with only one minor mark as well….

The 9th of December 2010 had been a date that i was dreading for quite a few weeks, because i knew that i would be up in front of the driving examiner. All i can say right now is yay i passed my driving test!!

I suffer with nerves more than most i think, and even relatively calm people suffer with driving test nerves. To combat them i simply had 2 or 3 lessons a week to stop myself getting into a negative mindset. This really did help and because my driving instructor was so calm and re-assuring this made me believe that i could pass my test.

In the weeks leading up to the test i had been practicing the show me tell me questions almost like a robot and thankfully i managed to learn them all before the test. This was essential for me because it gave me less to worry about.

On the day, i just woke up and told myself that i can drive and only i could stop myself from passing. I had an hour with my driving instructor beforehand which was so helpful and then we went round to the test centre.

We left it until the last minute before going into the waiting room because i didn’t want the nerves to build up and take control of me. Instead we went through more questions to keep my mind busy.

Then my name was called and i nearly pooped myself, literally. Luckily though the examiner that i had was lovely and talkative and he put me at ease the minute i started to talk to him. We did the eyesight test, which i passed, thankfully. I was dreading failing that because i would have looked like a right idiot!

He then asked me the questions which i got right also and while he checked the car i got myself ready inside. Once he said i could go when i was ready, i just thought you have to do this, and i did.

I am lucky in many respects, although i didn’t think this at the time, that my manoeuvre was done almost straightaway, so i didn’t have time to worry over it. I had the reverse park, which i personally thought i had messed up, but i didn’t even get a minor mark for it.

I had to do my independent drive as well, which is where you are asked to drive independently only following the roadsigns.  I didn’t find this difficult at all, all you have to do is make sure you keep concentrating and doing the things you usually would.

Finally as we pulled back into the test centre i was unsure as to whether i had passed or not. I knew i had given it my best shot and i was proud of myself anyway, but then he said to me congratulations you’ve passed, and i couldn’t believe it! I was more shocked that i only got 1 minor mark as well.

Today, although i am still delighted, the novelty has worn off a bit because i realize that i need to start thinking about getting a car and insurance etc. which is definitely not very fun.

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