Now if you go out and ask anybody about starting your own small business right now they are liable to tell you that you are crazy because we are in the middle of a recession. Whereas, that is partially correct, it isn’t entirely correct. You see, actually and technically by economic definition we are in an expansion period in the business cycle. We are coming up from the dip on the bottom and starting to climb again, therefore, the recession is over.
So, in actuality if you are careful as to which type of business you start, and if you time the industry correctly, this might be an excellent time to start a business, not a poor time Royal creme juul pods . Consider if you will that service companies generally do better than most other companies during recessions, and they are also the first to recover when things start going, and business starts blowing again. The transportation industry and specifically trucking was very hard hit during this last global economic recession.
Many independent truck drivers and small trucking companies went out of business, and their trucks hit the auction blocks or wholesale truck sale yards. Still, there were no buyers, but now trucking is starting to pick up again, so a lot of those newer used trucks will have to be put back on the road and refurbished. Additionally, due to new environmental laws on CO2 emissions, many trucks will not be allowed on the road due to the fact that their engines put out too much smoke and soot.
Therefore, many trucking companies will have to buy new trucks. This is why I recommend starting a truck detail shop as we exit this recession. You will get business from truck dealers which are selling new trucks to the trucking companies because they are now expanding into the increasing market, and upsizing their fleets.
When shopping for a used car you should make an appointment to view a car for sale and specifically request that they do not have the car started or warmed up until you get there. When you arrive you can pop the hood and feel the engine temperature by placing your hand on or near the block which is the main component of the bulk of the engine. This large piece of metal will retain heat for hours after warming up. If the engine is still warm consider coming back another time or moving on to the next prospective car.
Starting a car from a cold start is critical in helping to gauge the condition of the motor. Difficulties in starting, or weak cranking or funny noises are all indications of systems in the engine which are no longer running optimally. Still, before you even want to start the car you need to do a complete inspection of the fluids in the engine.
The first thing to check is the engine oil. To get an accurate level reading the car must be parked on a flat and level surface and it is best if the car has been parked overnight and not running. The oil that is on the dipstick when you remove it should be amber in color and mostly translucent. The darker and more gritty the oil the worse the vehicle has been maintained. The level of the oil is also important as this will tell you if the car is leaking or burning oil as well as tell you a little about the maintenance history of the car. Ideally the oil level should be to the full line indicator on the dipstick.
You should check for oil leaks by inspecting visually the underside of the engine. If there is an oil leak it will be very apparent in the caked on grease and road debris stuck to the underside of the car. If there is not you will need to watch for burning oil. If the oil level is low it has to be going somewhere.
Another fluid to check is the radiator fluid. For safety, the car must be completely cold before you attempt to open the radiator cap. The fluid in the radiator should be clean and clear despite usually being green. What you do not want to see is oil, debris or nothing. If you are comfortable working around cars and radiators you can start and run the car with the radiator cap off. If you have bubbles like a rolling boil when you rev up the engine then the car likely has internal failure in the form of lost compression in the engine escaping through the usually isolated cooling system.
There will likely be a brake fluid reservoir mounted to the firewall of the engine compartment. This would be the brake assist system and also may be utilized for hydraulic clutch assist in some vehicles. This fluid should be clear and mostly transparent. A leak in the braking master cylinder will manifest itself as a loss of brakes eventually but will start by visual fluid loss from the master cylinder.
All belts and pulleys should be in good physical condition free of cracking or worn edges. The wiring in the engine compartment should look clean and neat. Any signs of random wiring or messy wires is an indication that under-qualified hands have been working on the engine.
When you start the engine it should crank over, fire, and find a smooth and steady idle easily. Any hesitations, backfires or irregular idling are a sign of engine problems. Not all engine problems are serious and many can be simple such as a vacuum leak. Still it would be preferable to find a car with a great sounding and looking engine.