1977 To 1979: The Years Of The Lincoln Mark V

1977 To 1979: The Years Of The Lincoln Mark V

1977 To 1979: The Years Of The Lincoln Mark V

From the year 1977 and up until the year 1979, the Lincoln Mark V was sold by Lincoln, the luxury division of the Ford Motor Company. The Lincoln Mark V was sold and marketed as a large coupe. It was only during the mentioned model years did the Lincoln Mark V have the opportunity to roam the streets.

Looking at it, the Lincoln Mark V was just like the previous Lincoln Mark IV, only this time it held a coupe of refinements and received a couple of restyling. The previous vehicle sported a rounded design. The Lincoln Mark V now was built and constructed to be more square and was sharper when it came to its edges. This was perhaps due to the fact that during that time, the sharp edged look was the in thing in the automobile world. Also, instead of the 460 cubic inch Ford 385 engine, the Lincoln Mark V was equipped with the Ford 400 cubic inch small block engine. The vehicle was also crafted to be much more angular, longer, and pretty much lower than its predecessors. It was given more trunk space and was much lighter compared to the Lincoln Mark IV. In fact, it only weight 4,650 pounds which was some 500 pounds lighter. It was crafted on a wheelbase that measured some 120 inches. With that, the car was then completed to be much longer. It was stretched to 230 inches. In short, the Lincoln Mark V was a reskinned Lincoln Mark IV.

However, this vehicle had its own drawbacks, thus the very reason why it existed for such a short period of time. In 1978, it was tested by Auto Motor Und Sport which was Germany’s leading car magazine. When the results came out, the magazine found out that the Lincoln Mark V had an average mile per gallon of not more than 7. Even up to this day, this vehicle still holds the Auto Motor Und Sport record for being the least fuel efficient vehicle. This actually brought the Ford Motor Company very close at violating the Corporate Average Fuel Economy laws during that period.

People who were interested in purchasing the said vehicle would have to have at least $11,396 so as to be able to own one. Aside from this, the Lincoln Mark V’s customers and patrons were given options like a couple of trim levels for choices. Also, this line of vehicles was given to a couple of designers. These designers ? Givenchy, Bill Blass, Cartier, and Pucci ? were given the chance to personally design these vehicles.

Top 9 Used Car Salesmen Tricks, And How To Avoid

Top 9 Used Car Salesmen Tricks, And How To Avoid

Top 9 Used Car Salesmen Tricks, And How To Avoid Them

One of the biggest moments in many people’s lives is driving off in their brand-spanking-new automobile. It’s an exhilarating feeling. It’s also a big moment because in that very instant, that brand-spanking-new car loses a big chunk of its value’the difference between the retail price you paid and the car’s wholesale value. That’s typically thousands gone in an instant.

That’s why some car buyers choose to shop around for a used car. You save yourself that steep initial drop-off in value. More importantly, you get a car that runs just as well, is just as dependable, and looks and feels as good as that new car’that is, if you play your cards right.

For if there is one pitfall of buying a used car, it’s the risk of buying a lemon, a junker?call it what you want, you get the point: the wrong car. Used car dealers, after all, have nearly as bad a reputation, if not worse, than lawyers do. This holds true for individual people selling their cars through newspapers, Web auctions and classified sites, or with the old-fashioned signs in their car windows. The saying, ?Buyer Beware,? no where has more meaning than with cars.

The opposite to that, of course, is that there are some real steals out there in used cars. We’re talking about quality vehicles that will perform beyond your expectations at a low price. Here’s how to find these perfect used vehicles, and avoid the top 10 scams that used car dealers everywhere try to pull on you.

1. Get a second opinion for the hype. Used car dealers will bombard you with every adjective under the book to sell you on a car’sporty, thrifty, fast, and etc. Don’t take their word for it. Instead, find someone you know, whether a neighbor, a colleague, a family member, or a friend, who owns the same make and model of the vehicle, and ask them for their opinion.

2. Do a background check. One of the most unethical, but legal, things someone can do to you is sell you a used car that’s been in a flood (and sort of repaired), or one that’s had 10 previous owners (none of whom repaired it). To be sure you don’t fall victim to this, track down a history report, including a clearance check on the vehicle title. You can even get some of this information from the seller, simply by asking why they are selling it. You?d be surprised what beans people may spill.

3. Examine for past damage. Used car dealers may also try to peddle a vehicle that was wrecked in a major accident. It’s amazing what autobody experts can do to repair a car’s exterior. So don’t go by the outer appearances of a vehicle. Before you buy it, make sure that it does not have serious damage to its frame, which it would have if it was involved in a crash.

4. Call up your trusted mechanic. Used car dealers, especially the big lots, will say they put their used cars through a ?100 point inspection,? or something like that. Once again, a second opinion is in order. Get this one from your own mechanic. He?ll be able to tell how good a shape the car actually is in. Also be sure to ask him or her how often the car had been serviced. A good mechanic can even gauge that.

5. Research for recalls. Needless to say, a used car dealer may sell you a car that’s actually under recall in his mad rush to get the car off his lot. So be sure to call the car manufacturer, or visit their Web site, to see if the vehicle has any active recalls.

6. Avoid the leftover lemon. Along with recalled vehicles, dealers may even perpetrate something much worse on you’sell you a lemon. (By definition, a lemon is a car that’s still under warranty, which has such major problems that, warranty or not, it still cannot be fixed in a reasonable way.) The best way to avoid this is to research in Consumer Reports or the various automobile magazines, which all have yearly reviews of every make and model on the market. They?ll tell you whether a kind of car is known for being a lemon and prone to breakdowns.

7. See through the old paint and bait. Along with performing their ?100 point inspection,? car dealers may shine and wax a used car?even repaint it’to hide dents, dings, and rust spots. A keen eye, though, can see right through this.

8. Take the test drive. Once you?ve done all your research, homework, extra credit, and everything else called for in the first seven steps, then comes the fun’the test drive. Drive the car for as long as its owner or dealer will allow you. Then you?ll get a better feel for how the vehicle handles, accelerates, brakes, and otherwise suits your tastes (or doesn’t).

9. Be wary of the pushy seller. At any stage of the game?from the moment you first talk to the seller to the test drive?be careful if the seller gets pushy. Any dealer or seller who is in a rush to move a vehicle should set off bells and whistles. Why the rush? Are they hiding something? In some cases the seller may just be excited to sell you the car?and actually happy for you?but in many other cases, they may be up to something. Better be safe than sorry.

Follow these 9 simple steps to avoid the scams and pitfalls of used car deals, and you could get the car of your dreams?for far less than you?d pay if it was brand-new. Plus, you get that same high when you drive your new used car home, without losing thousands of dollars.

Mercedes Blue: New Diesels Miss The Mark

Mercedes Blue: New Diesels Miss The Mark

Mercedes Blue: New Diesels Miss The Mark

Mercedes-Benz has long been an expert builder of diesel engines, producing hundreds of thousands of the alternate-fuel driven power plants every year. Indeed, in Europe alone, a significant portion of the vehicles destined for continental homes are diesel aspirated models. In the U.S., however, Mercedes is having a bit of a problem with its line of diesel engines as more stringent emission control standards makes the marketing of diesel powered cars more difficult. Starting this fall Mercedes will be introducing its all new E320 Bluetec diesel powered car that meets EPA standards; unfortunately, five states will not permit the sale of these models leaving parent DaimlerChrysler feeling a little bit blue.

You have to hand it to Mercedes and to other automakers that are trying to produce fuel efficient cars but are facing increasingly more difficult emissions restrictions in the U.S. It is one thing when the Environmental Protection Agency {EPA} raises pollution standards, but a whole ?nuther thing when individual states seek to raise that standard higher. California, for instance, has long stood on its own requiring automakers to produce cars that met pollution standards that are tougher than the other 49 states? requirements. Recently, New York, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts joined in and now require the same tough standards as the Golden State.

In effect the new standards mean that nearly 1 in 5 motorists will not be able to buy a diesel powered Mercedes and not because they cannot afford one but because their state government told them that the cars cannot be sold in their state.

Of course, there isn’t anything wrong with tough emissions controls. However, in light of very high fuel prices are we closing the door on potential fuel savings all in the name for a slight reduction in emissions? As a country of states? rights, the five states can supersede federal emissions requirements. Nevertheless, each state already taxes their citizens greatly and the additional imposition on them doesn’t seem to be quite fair.

Although Mercedes is affected by these requirements they aren’t alone. In fact, Mercedes powered diesel engines are some of the most advanced engines in the world. If Mercedes can’t meet stringent U.S. emissions standards then there is virtually no hope that others will be able to do so either.

As much as the new diesel requirements are tough, they are causing engine manufacturers to study ways to further reduce emissions. Volkswagen, Navistar, Cummins, and others who build diesel engines are continuing with research to find ways to eliminate more pollutants. Perhaps the answer is for leading diesel manufacturers to work together to resolve a problem that could be too expensive to resolve on their own. If they don’t then Mercedes will not be the only automaker crying the blues.

What Makes A Car A Supercar?

What Makes A Car A Supercar?

What Makes A Car A Supercar?

The media is inundated with advertisements for automobiles. From radio, to magazines, newspapers and television, one can hardly go more than a few minutes without being subject to them. Some are geared to attract people whose main criterion for a car is a sense of style. These cars offer leather seats and a dashboard that looks more like it belongs on a space shuttle than a mere automobile. Other cars are promoted to appeal to one’s economical sense by promoting the car’s ability to get 27 miles to the gallon with 10 year warrantees to keep repair costs at bay. Oddly, one rarely sees commercials for those supreme conveyances entitled supercars. So what exactly is a supercar?

A supercar is one that combines speed, handling and a unique design that sets them apart from conventional cars. They are often more expensive than the average home and they turn the heads of all who see them cruising down the ordinary streets and highways that seem unworthy of them. They belong more on the Autobahn, since they can easily reach and maintain speeds of over 160 miles an hour. Traveling most roads and highways at such high speeds will usually net you a fortune in speeding tickets, still the thrill of doing so in one of these fantastic creations is more than worth the risk of angering the policemen lurking in their hideouts on the freeways. They are sleek and sexy and you may see a man drooling over a magazine centerfold and think that it’s a beautiful and scantily clad woman that has them hypnotized when in fact it’s the picture of one of these visual marvels. If given the choice of going on a date with a super model or driving an Aston Martin or a 1966 Corvette Sting Ray, you can almost guarantee that the date with a supercar will win every time.

Supercars will usually only seat two people which in itself makes them impractical for families, yet many garages hold these coveted vehicles no matter how many children that family may contain. The other cars that the family owns may be abandoned to the driveway and subject to the elements but not the supercar. They are given a place of honor in the garage and maybe even further sheltered by being cocooned in a car cover that will protect them from even the tiny dust particles that might mar their shiny surfaces. They are driven reverently and even though they are designed for speed, they are often driven slowly through the neighborhood to give everyone a chance to admire them. In the world of cars, the supercar is considered royalty and only those who are extremely lucky or extremely rich have any hope of owning one of these chariots designed for the elite.

Goodyear Shares Tire Care Tips

Goodyear Shares Tire Care Tips

Goodyear Shares Tire Care Tips

In the auto industry, this week is being observed as the National Tire Safety Week. In connection with this, Goodyear, the third largest tire company in the world, shares their set of tire care tips to drivers and vehicle owners.

Taking care of one’s vehicle’s tires is one good step to avoid accidents. Improperly inflated tires can lead to blowouts, and if such a thing happens while a driver is going very fast, there is a risk that he or she may lose control of the car which can result to accidents.

According to researchers in this field, motorists regard a car’s tire as the second most important safety feature of their cars next only to the brakes. While that may be the case, the researchers also found out that only a third of the correspondents know how to properly check their tires.

To increase awareness among drivers on how to make their car safer by properly checking their tires, Goodyear has come up with different tips. Brett Ponton, the Vice-President for Goodyear Retail, has this to say: ?Checking tires for proper inflation and tread condition is one of the most critical – and easiest – maintenance procedures for a consumer. It doesn’t take much time or sophisticated equipment. Drivers can check their tires by themselves, or any of our retail outlets would be happy to provide the service.?

Indeed, checking one’s tires needs little or no help from auto mechanics or technicians. It is just a matter of knowing how to do it properly and Goodyear aims to provide that knowledge to motorists.

Experts from the tire company advise motorists to check on their tires periodically or before an extended road trip. One of the tips shared by Goodyear is that motorists should inflate their tires according to manufacture specifications. It is one of the most common faults of car owners to inflate their car’s tires based on the maximum limit of a tire as specified in its sidewall. One reason for this is that, car manufacturers have gone to great lengths to find out how much a car’s tire should be inflated in order for it to support a vehicle’s weight properly without risk of abnormal wear and tear.

The problem by inflating a tire to its maximum limit is that it is prone to over inflation which can lead to blowouts. During extended trips, over inflated tires are subjected to a high degree of heat which can then damage the tire’s structure badly. It would also be a good idea to increase the efficiency of one’s tires by complementing it with high quality suspension parts such as Bilstein shocks.

The tire company is also offering other tire care programs to consumers aside from their tips. One of these includes a consumer booklet loaded with information concerning proper tire care. The said booklet called ‘the Complete Tire Safety Guide? is published by Goodyear and is available to consumers from Goodyear retailers around the United States. Another booklet, the ?Be Tire Smart, Play Your PART?, will also be distributed by Goodyear retailers. The second booklet contains information about ‘the importance of inflation pressure, wheel alignment, tire rotation and visual checks of tire tread.? The tire company also invites consumers to visit , their official web site, where they will have access to more information concerning tire care. Visitors of the said website can also ask for a copy of ?A Guide to Tire Safety?.

The world-famous Goodyear blimps will also be used by the tire company in the celebration of the National Tire Safety Week. The said blimps will flash messages urging consumers to check tire pressure and tread wear. Aside from this, Goodyear-owned outlets will provide free tire checkup for consumers.

‘through these efforts, if we could grab consumers’ attention, and help them to understand that proper maintenance of vehicles and tires translates into increased automotive safety, optimum driving performance and significant cost savings, they would more likely take care of their tires,? said Ponton in conclusion.

Best In Class Acura Clutch For Uncompromising Car Control

Best In Class Acura Clutch For Uncompromising Car Control

Best In Class Acura Clutch For Uncompromising Car Control

The clutch assembly installed on an Acura is an integral part of the car’s transmission system. It is responsible for controlling the transfer of torque from the engine to the drive wheels. Composed of a flywheel, clutch disc, pressure plate, and friction discs, the Acura clutch engages and disengages the gearbox depending on the input entered by the driver via the clutch pedal. When the clutch pedal is pressed, the pressure inputted is carried by a hydraulic pump called the clutch master cylinder to the clutch discs, which then engages the gearbox according to the pedal input. The metal friction disc then makes contact with discs and regulates the flow of torque to the drive wheels.

Such engagement and disengagement is what the Acura clutch is primarily designed for. Typically, an Acura clutch has more than one friction disc, with the discs pressed tightly together against the flywheel via the springs, to provide quicker launches and faster engagement. Acura clutch discs are lined with asbestos, the very same material used in brakes shoes and pads, to provide more friction during clutch operations. It enhances the grip between the flywheel and the disc. Normally, the Acura clutch uses the ceramic type of clutch discs for increased friction. A clutch with better materials and stronger springs will enable faster and smoother launches, quicker shifts, and durability.

Depending on the intended use of the vehicle, Acura clutch assemblies are categorized into two varieties: the performance and stock clutch systems. A stock Acura clutch assembly is composed of up to specs clutch friction disc and clutch pressure plate, with some Acura clutch kits sporting pilot bushings or pilot bearings to complement the high-traction friction material of the clutch. Performance clutch systems have a heat-treated steel finish to anticipate the harsh drive conditions of muscle, or performance, cars. The pressure plate holds the springs, cover and release fingers, which bind the clutch disc. Two types of pressure plates can be fitted on the Acura clutch, the diaphragm- and spring-type pressure plates. Another car contraption called flywheel can also complement the Acura clutch system, where the transmission is optimized for high performance, quick shifting and harsh engagement.

Get Awesome Offers On Quality Pre-owned Ford Models At Ford

Get Awesome Offers On Quality Pre-owned Ford Models At Ford

Get Awesome Offers On Quality Pre-owned Ford Models At Ford Of Clermont

We are Ford of Clermont, the premier Ford dealer in Clermont, Florida.

Our online dealership provides a virtual showroom of well-maintained Pre-Owned vehicles. Click on our Pre-Owned Specials and view our list of photo-featured used vehicles of Ford and other makes. We present great deals on select used vehicles. The pre-owned vehicles that are currently on offer are: the 2005 Ford Ranger Edge, 2001 Nissan Sentra SE and 2005 Dodge Neon.

Ford vehicles at Ford of Clermont

We showcase the wide and exhilarating selection of New and Pre-Owned Ford vehicles at our dealership including the Focus, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus, Edge, Taurus X, Ranger, F-150, Super Duty F-250, Super Duty F-350, E-Series, Escape, Escape Hybrid, Explorer Sport Trac, Explorer and Expedition.

We specialize in Ford Sales, Service, Parts, Accessories and Finance. We bring you features that will guide you in selecting a Ford vehicle that suits your needs and getting a great deal on the same. Visit our sections such as Quick Quote for prices of New Vehicles, Pre-Owned Search for quality used vehicles, Vehicle Reviews to research and compare different vehicles, Virtual Brochure to explore detailed specification of vehicles, Trade-in Value to get a good profit on your existing vehicle and Loan Calculator to calculate your loan or lease amount and monthly interest on the same, Business Credit Application, Courtesy Delivery, New Vehicle Specials, Finance Specials, Newspaper Ads, TV Commercial, Service Appointment, Order Parts, Parts/Service Coupons and Body Shop.

Location of Ford of Clermont

Based in Clermont, Florida, we extend our Ford services in and around areas such as Orlando, Clermont, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Groveland, West Orange, Leesburg, Mt. Dora, Sanford, and Kissimmee.

Some Volvo Brake Parts

Some Volvo Brake Parts

Some Volvo Brake Parts

Volvo brake parts include a host of components that are each essential in providing and supplying the brake system with everything it needs to accomplish its role. Car service brakes that typify a number of Volvo brakes basically work by friction. This is often happens when brake shoes or pad components are rubbed or abraded against brake drums or rotors on the rotating wheel, generating friction. One of the many Volvo brake parts in existence in a number of automotive models is the master cylinder. It is a container that serves as a fluid reservoir as well as a pump responsible for producing hydraulic pressure. The cylinder is operated by a pushrod that is attached to the brake pedal or to the power brake booster. A single chamber master cylinder was used on most passenger cars. At least, on the models built before the year 1968. A dual chamber, on the other hand, was decreed by the law to be installed on 1968 models as well as later ones. A single chamber master cylinder has only one fluid reservoir and one piston. This set-up, though, does not provide sufficient protection as that of a dual chamber cylinder, in the event of a total hydraulic system failure. A dual chamber master cylinder has two fluid reservoirs and two pistons to supply the two separate halves of the dual or split, the hydraulic system. One half of the system operates the brakes for two wheels. Most hydraulic systems are split front and rear so that one half of the master cylinder operates the front brakes and the other half operates the rear brakes. Some systems are split diagonally, however, particularly on compact cars. In a diagonally split system, one half of the master cylinder operates one front and one rear brake on opposite sides of the car. The other half of the master cylinder operates the other to front and rear brakes.

In addition, Volvo brake pads also include drum brake wheel cylinders on some car models. The wheel cylinders change hydraulic system pressure into mechanical force at the brake shoes. A typical cylinder consists of housing, pistons, cups and in some cases, an internal spring along with cup expanders. The double-piston, straight-bore cylinder is the type most commonly used on drum brakes on late US-built and imported cars. Some older US models employed a double-piston, step-bore cylinder. Step-bore cylinders contain the same parts as straight-bore cylinders except that the pistons are of different diameters. Single piston wheel cylinders are used in pars on center plane, or two leading shoe, brakes. They are used, as a single unit on some non-servo rear brakes and on uni-servo brakes. Wheel cylinders must be securely attached to the backing plates and are usually held by bolts or mounting clips. Used with non-servo rear brakes on some imports, single-piston cylinders slide on the backing plates in order to apply force in both directions to both shoes. The clips that hold these cylinders on the backing plates permit the sliding motion while securely holding the cylinder. If the mounting clips grow rusted however, brake operation can be impaired. Most brake designs use pushrods, or shoe links, to connect the brake shoes to the cylinders. On some brakes, though, the webs of the shoes bear directly against the cylinder piston, and pushrods are not used.

Another Volvo brake component are disc brake caliper pistons. On disc brakes, the wheel cylinders are replaced by pistons that operate in bores within the brake caliper assemblies. The caliper bores are connected to the hydraulic lines, and pressure from the master cylinder is applied to the pistons. The pistons, in turn, apply force to the disc pads. Rubber seals and boots seal the pistons in the bores and prevent fluid leakage and contamination. The seals can also serve to retract the pistons when the brakes are released. Disc brake calipers may have one, tow or four pistons, depending on the design of the brake system. Then, of course, there are the Volvo disc brakes at work. These Volvo brake parts were either standard or optional equipment on most late-model cars. Most disc brake systems are a combination of disc brakes on the front wheel with drum rakes on the rear. Several domestic and imported cars, however, have four-wheel disc brakes. There are many variations in disc brake designs, but all are either one or the other of two basic types: fixed caliper or floating caliper. Regardless of design, each disc brake assembly has a rotor and caliper. The caliper assembly will include the hydraulic cylinders and pistons as well as friction pads while the rotor assembly that rotates with the wheel hub, provides the frictional surface. Disc brakes exert a clamping action on the rotor at right angles to the direction of the rotor.

Air Intake Systems Allow For More Engine Power: Quick Tips

Air Intake Systems Allow For More Engine Power: Quick Tips

Air Intake Systems Allow For More Engine Power: Quick Tips For Performance

Want to squeeze every bit of power out of your vehicle’s engine? Grabbing a high-performance air intake is the quick and easy route to several benefits, including:

?An instant increase in horsepower

?A noticeable boost to your throttle response

?Improved fuel economy

?A long-life, washable performance air filter

?Specialized engineering that’s fine-tuned to your specific vehicle

?Straightforward, simple installation virtually anyone can complete

Horsepower increase from a performance air intake

As your new performance intake draws in a higher volume of air which may be much cooler, your engine can breathe easier than with a limiting stock system. With your combustion chamber filled by cooler, oxygen-rich air, fuel burns at a more efficient mixture. You get more power out of every drop of fuel when it’s combined with the right amount of air.

With more air in the chamber, you can also burn more fuel than before. That’s how a performance intake puts power at the pedal for you: reducing air temperatures, balancing fuel mixtures and providing more air for combustion.

Performance air intakes and boosted throttle response

With more air and cooler air ready and waiting for combustion, your engine’s response at stoplights and freeway onramps quickens. Stock intakes often deliver warmer, fuel-rich combustion mixtures that cause your engine to lose power and responsiveness while running hotter and more sluggishly.

The difference in responsiveness isn’t just noticeable; you can literally feel it in the seat of your pants. With a free-breathing intake system attached to your throttle body, your engine is literally inviting you to punch it.

Fuel economy with a performance air intake

You’re probably guessing that extra power, cooler temperatures and improved gas mileage can’t all come from the same product. Guess again! Performance air intakes can help your fuel economy in this wallet-gouging, price-per-gallon era by helping your air to fuel ratio get in line. Because you’re getting more power from every drop by burning more efficiently, your engine uses less fuel at all times – city or highway. On average, drivers will see a 1-2mpg improvement.

There’s a catch, though. Many drivers trade their limiting air intake for a performance air intake and can’t resist using every bit of the horsepower and throttle gains. They’ll drive like mad to the grocery store. They might peel-out at stoplights. Or even race the cops. It’s called hard driving, and it’s the fastest way to burn-up the gas mileage improvements provided by a performance air intake. Your best bet is to keep your driving habits relatively unchanged, enjoy the extra power at the pedal, and collect on the gas mileage savings.

Expert engineering of an air intake system

This isn’t a piece of drainage pipe with a filter on the end. Air intake systems employ specially-shaped intake tubes designed to straighten airflow as much as possible while looking great in your engine compartment. These pipes are typically mandrel-bent, a process that doesn’t crimp the pipe diameter at the bend.

Special care is given to locating the intake tube, air box and filter in the position that best fosters maximum performance. The materials used are also selected with optimum engine conditions in mind.

The fundamentals of installing a performance air intake on your vehicle

Not only is a performance air intake one of the most essential upgrades to your vehicle, it happens to be one of the easiest additions to install. With little more than a common socket set, a couple of screwdrivers and half an hour’s time, you can have your new air intake in place and ready to roar.

Detailed instructions are included with every intake kit. These instructions go through the simple process of removing your stock intake system (including the tube and air box), and installing the new air intake in just a few minutes to stock mounting positions. No cutting, drilling or other modifications are required. What you do with your limiting stock intake next is, well, up to you.

Lojack Recovered Nissan Pathfinder As The 100,000th Stolen Vehicle Retrieved

Lojack Recovered Nissan Pathfinder As The 100,000th Stolen Vehicle Retrieved

LoJack recently reached a milestone – recovering their 100,000th vehicle. The company which specializes in tracking and recovery systems for stolen mobile assets have announced that with the help of their system and their cooperation with police departments all over the country, they have recovered 100,000 stolen vehicles in the United States. This number is just for the number of stolen mobile property in the United States. All around the world though, LoJack already boasts of having more than 180,000 stolen vehicles recovered.

The 100,000th recovery took place in Philadelphia and involves a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The company credited the integration of their system to police departments as the key to the recovery of stolen vehicles such as the one mentioned.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System is the reason why the police found their way to the stolen Nissan Pathfinder. It is a silent tracking device which is hidden in a vehicle. The tracking device is an aftermarket product just like a Hummer cold air intake system. Though they differ in purpose, they are both parts added to a vehicle to make the car do better and also be safer in the case of the LoJack system and boost performance in the case of the cold air intake system.

The LoJack system allows vehicles to be tracked and recovered by the authorities after they had been stolen. LoJack boasts of a 90 percent recovery rate of vehicles stolen with this system.

The recovery system is anchored on a tracking device installed in a car which can be activated by the police when the car is reported to be stolen. The silent tracking device broadcasts its location to within a two to three mile radius. The broadcast can be intercepted by police cars equipped with a tracking device. LoJack has integrated their tracking system to most police departments and this makes tracking stolen vehicles much easier for all parties.

Radio frequency instead of GPS is employed by LoJack on their tracking device. This means that the location of the car can be pinpointed even if it is hidden away from the ?eyes? of satellites.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System is hidden on the car and looks like a regular car component. This makes the unit almost invisible for thieves. Case in point is the Nissan Pathfinder which was recovered in Eastern Philadelphia last January 12, 2007. The thief disabled the GPS system of the car but failed to disable the LoJack tracking system. This makes it possible for the Philadelphia Police Department Aviation Unit and Philadelphia Police major Crimes Auto Squad to pinpoint the location of the SUV and subsequently recover it.

Richard T. Riley, the Chairman and CEO of LoJack Corporation, has this to say about the milestone reached by the company: ?We are proud to reach this milestone and, most importantly, we are proud of LoJack’s continued ability over the past two decades to partner with police departments such as those in Philadelphia to help in the fight against vehicle theft. The LoJack System’s integration with more than 1,800 law enforcement agencies in the United States has proven time and time again to be a solution that works. It has enabled law enforcement utilizing our system to recover over 100,000 LoJack-equipped vehicles, while also helping put criminals, of these and other more serious crimes, behind bars.?

LoJack’s dedication to the recovery of stolen vehicles is apparent not only on their name. You see, LoJack was selected as the name of the company to be the antithesis of hijack. They have also shown that their system is capable of recovering stolen vehicles most of the time. The number of vehicles recovered will surely increase as more and more motorists employ their tracking system on their investment.