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Finding Automotive Wiring Diagrams

Finding Automotive Wiring Diagrams

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As an owner of a car, I find myself becoming educated on the subject of automotive wiring. Since I am just about the last person who should be playing with anything that has electrical current running through it, I was hesitant to attempt to tackle the issue of automotive wiring.

However my vehicle decided otherwise when it started to randomly select electrical systems that it wanted to me tamper with. When the electric seat belts started to slide back and forth without reason as I drove down the highway, I decided I better figure out how to tamper with the electric systems, considering the exuberant rate of automotive repair.

I found myself with a decision to either, break down and spend $100 an hour for a so-called expert to look at it and try to repair it, or I could learn how the electrical system of my car worked. Considering my level of ignorance I probably was going to try to conquer the impossible. After all the only thing I knew about electrical systems is that AC/DC was a rock band and that dummies and wiring usually did not get along.

However despite my reluctance, I set out to learn what I could about automotive wiring. I quickly learned that there is a huge supply of information available on the subject of automotive wiring. A quick search on Google provided me with an array of information. There are many different levels of sites offering information.

Some sites provided a basic overview of the average electrical system of most cars. A company named Long Island Customs offered some great basic information. They stated that their information was simply for a basic understanding and not for a detailed explanation of particular models. However they actually provide some thorough information on basic systems such as AC and lighting. They also provide some great trouble shooting information.

Another site for general information on electrical systems is . This educational website offered general programs on electrical systems in their integrated publishing section.

 considers itself the leading source of professional diagnostic information. They offer full diagnostic flow charts of automotive electrical systems. Their charts offer both system and component perspectives.

I found a great site for individual systems that covered all American made cars from 1985 to 2009.

 breaks it down by system, such as headlights, computer data lines and AC systems. Their individualized charts start at $5.99. They also offer information on 1960-1984 models starting at $6.99. They print the information into an Adobe PDF document and offer rushed service guaranteed to provide you with the diagrams for your particular car in less than 24 hours.

 offers a basic explanation of electrical information in an MS Word document; however they do not supply charts or schematics.

Two other sites that I found to offer great information were  and .  provides complete color diagnostics for most makes and models. What I found interesting(?) is freeauto will provide you these color automotive electrical charts and all the other information on their informative website for $11.99. They also assist you with basic electrical theory, electrical harnesses and test equipment.

 offers a CD-ROM that contains wiring systems for every car from 1979 to 2009, for only $17.98. They also offer CD-ROMs and instant downloads for specific models of cars. They only charge $14.98 for this information.

I also decided to look around to see if I could find manufacturers’ manuals that offer automotive electrical diagrams for particular makes and models. What I found was that Haynes Auto Repair Manuals offer a repair manual for just about every … Read more ...

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Important Tips When Renting A Car

Important Tips When Renting A Car

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Renting a car when traveling, can make your trip a lot easier. It means that you do not need to drive the entire time, taking time away from the trip. You can fly to your destination and rent a car once you arrive there. There are some things to keep in mind when renting one though.

One thing you have to consider is renting the car from a local car rental company. If you rent the car at the airport, then chances are you will be paying a higher fee. There are the fees charged by the car rental company as well as the fees charged by the airport. It would save you money if you researched the area you will be traveling to. Find out where their local car rental company is located and try to get a car there.

When it comes to rental car, size definitely matters. You should consider your options and decide what type of vehicle you will be needing. The bigger the car, such as an SUV, then the higher the fees are going to be. If not that many people will be in the car, then the economy car will work best for you. Since economy are more affordable, they are in higher demand. It is important to try and reserve the car with plenty of time.

When you get to the rental company, you will notice they provide a lot of accessories that will make traveling easier. One of those things is they will provide you with a full tank of gas, so you do not need to stop an fill up. Another thing that will be provided is car seats, should you need them for your small children. These however, may come at a higher fee, so you should consider if you really need these or you can provide them on your own.

Age is another important factor when trying to rent a car. If you are a young driver, then chances are you will be stuck with higher feels than someone over the age of 25. The rental companies feel that young drivers are a higher risk, therefore higher fees are imposed.

You must ensure that you deliver the car on time. If you return the car later than the scheduled time, then you will be charged an extra day. In order to get the car at its destination on time, do your research before choosing a company. You want to make sure you choose a company who has several drop off locations, making it easier to access one, on scheduled time.

Your driving record is something companies check out before allowing you to rent a car. Make sure you check your record online before making arraignments to rent a car. If your record includes DUI, several traffic tickets or accidents, then chances are you will be denied for a car. It is important to be prepared to have a driver with a clean record in order to get a car.

These are important things that you should keep in mind when renting a car. It can make your trip a lot easier, and even save you a lot of money. Remember that most renting companies will require you pay with a credit card instead of cash.

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