Rapid Change, Quick Change, Convertible Configurations in Vehicles, Aircraft and Logistics

When the margins get tough, efficiencies are crucial. Whether in airlines, fighting a war or maximizing company and logistical assets.

Problem is efficiency are common and occasional quite frustrating to the Airline Industry, it is a matter of survival, literally. Let us take the “Quick Change Concept” for Commercial Aviation. Recently in Dayton OH the seminar about quick-change problems revealed the inability to adapt such concept to make the most of resources. We believe in efficiencies obviously.

Air Mail has been going on for as long as Commercial Aviation has existed when in Wichita Kansas “Commercial Aviation” was born. Aircraft make good tools for moving freight fast. The first multiple purpose aircraft, which could move people and freight and go from one to the other was the DC-10. Calling it a Convertible concept

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Where seats could be removed and then it was able to be used for cargo. The DC-6C also was made made convertible, but was not really a huge hit. The DC-8 also has some convertible Aircraft uses;

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The DC-10 came about when American Airlines put out to bid an aircraft which was roomy like the 747, but could maneuver in tight areas and fly on older runways with less take off space and need to be airborne faster. Also AA wanted a plane, which could carry 250 people.

Both Lockheed and McDonald Douglas decided to meet the offer. The Lockheed Aircraft of course was the L1011. The L1011 sold just about as many as the DC-10 for passenger flight. Eastern, TWA, Delta bought and loved the L1011 as did pilots and those who were scared after some crashes with the DC-10. Even so the US military bought the 10 and used it for flying gas stations, troop and cargo carriers and the airlines bought 30 convertible aircraft and later the Military seeing that Airline industry was cyclical decided to offer incentives when airlines bought DC-10s which could also be used as cargo planes in times of war. That was great until one aircraft had a cargo door come off at altitude and cause all the passengers and aircraft to crash.

In more recent times many 727s and 737s were built to be convertible under the theories of “Quick Change” where aircraft were used during the day for passengers and the seats taken out at night for cargo, then back again every day. This made it easy for airlines to lease their aircraft out at night. Sounds like a wonderful idea to save money, pay for aircraft and maximize utilization. The change over could be accomplished in 2-3 hours or so.

And their have been many different combos called such things as “Combo-Aircraft.” Combo Configurations, Convertible Aircraft and Quick Change Aircraft. Some of the Europeans called them Rapid Change Aircraft. In Rapid Change Aircraft used pallet type seating, although it is doubtful that the average passenger would see that they were sitting on one of four seats per pallet, but that is exactly what they were doing. Israel Aircraft Industries still do this with Jacob Netz. They use the 737 SF. Some turbo Props with regional airlines still do this with C235, DHC 8 –100 and –300s. Also the C-17 and ATR 42/72. even the Russians have been doing this for some time with their Ukraine Antonov 74. The newer Boeing 737-700 w / Cargo can quick change to a 149 passenger airline or 41,420 lbs. On eight pallets

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The US Navy also has some 737-700s C-40 with Quick Change Configuration. One company working with these airlines is Pemco, which seems to be one of the experts in the area of ​​“QC-Quick Change.” The problems of course come into play when a different company runs the aircraft at night running freight while the other company owning the aircraft flys people during the day.

What is the biggest problems are include aircraft not reaching its next day departure airport due to weather. Problems in damage during freight operations. Excessive wear on interiors, since the freight would fly one way and then load interior for passengers, leaving the other interior at the other airport. Of course once the interior is out it is much easier to clean while out of the plane without the worry of mold forming. Mold issues have been manipulated by class action attorneys lately and when you are exchanging the interior in the middle of the night or on a dewy morning, expect some issues.

Problems also occur when or if the aircraft is diverted because of weather to a third airport where no interior is located. Meanwhile first flight the next morning gets cancelled and scheduling gets screwed up and people are upset and the finicky consumer cannot accept this, they have places to be and things to do. An airline in BK or stressed to make payments on the aircraft may have no choice and have to do this program of airfreight at night. It works better when it is the same company, but many times there is no choice. Such quick solutions are usually ill thought and fail, but work short term to get the airline over a hump in a cyclical sector rotation. These time periods due to fuel costs, economic conditions are the bust years for airlines and they must make it through them to make big money on the boom years, if you look at the current fuel prices we will see Bankruptsies anyway in the Airline Sector and many have not fully recovered from previous situations after 9-11. Having a father involved in the Deregulation, and airline for some 20 years after leaving military aviation, it is more real than you can imagine.

In other countries and specifically China and Europe this concept is much more widely accepted and expected to help pay for the aircraft while their markets are more cost competitive for freight. If you will recall Nippon Express, DHL wars and Federal Express. Some much larger aircraft are used for this over there. BA has had many tries at this concept and is currently running a few aircraft in this fashion.

The US Military has aircraft such as the C-17 can carry 102 troops, or be used as a hospital with 54 patients, three helicopters, three tanks or 40 airdrop containers. What we see is a need in aircraft to be multi-use for missions. Some such as the KC-10 can carry people, cargo, or even fuel tanks, or some of each or all of one. This is a completely smart way to run logistics and complete tasks without the huge number of hibernated aircraft sitting and rotting in the desert. Many times components and changes can be made possible by several aviation companies. Even the idea of ​​fighting fires using military aircraft such as C-130s using systems such as AFFS-Modular fire fighting systems is a great example of the need for convertible aircraft.

Now I want everyone to understand that this thought process is my example of my next point. My major point of course is that I believe we can do more with less, faster with the latest computer decision matrix and real time 4-D imaging and respond to threats as fast as they occur and turn off the problems before the get full blown by studying the needs and logistical flows and disruptions prior to the signal. Kind of like preventing an imploding vortex in a hydro-electric power plant or turning off a switch sending a signal at the speed of light before the entire signal has started, simply by using the disruption caused by the event to signal in advance the need to turn it off.

You can solve the worlds problems by watching flows and needs, staying efficient and adapting your strategy for crisis management and continually improving your finite capacity scheduling model to win the missions goals while simultaneously being prepared to take advantage of opportunities when everything appears to be in perpetual Chaos.

All Military equipment no matter what agency should be multi-use whenever possible, without regard to personal egos of any particular agency or inner fighting between Army, Navy, Air force, Marines, Coast Guard or other. Even the DEA, FBI, Border Patrol and now under umbrellas of Homeland Security should be streamlined to pursue such a pattern of operations when ever possible.

Why? Because it leaves us the money to do more R and D and afford more things necessary to accomplish additional and ever increasing missions of public safety. Why am I so intent on this theory? Because I see it in business and because it works. Take Fed Ex as a perfect example, no waste. A pilot will also load a container and a manager will also drive a delivery truck if needed, thus no wasted labor.

We need to have depots in key positions and even in other countries with warehoused equipment. For instance a Humvee is a universal tool. Once used it should be completely cleaned and put in storage in a warehouse. The vehicle should be totally universal no matter what is to be attached. For instance an ELF antenna, 50 Cal Machine Gun, GPS System, whatever can installed rapidly and the hook ups are all the same for all agencies and universal. Plug and play components always using the same adapters, like a PCMIA card slot, USB Port, Parallel Port. Like a 110V outlet in a house or a garden hose thread. Since the DOD has got smart and logistically looked at Wal-Mart Distribution for answers with RFID Chips why not go to the next step? Why waste efficiencies? Economies of scale are what won WWII. Bar coding and satellite pinging GPS location positioning will make it easy to know where each piece of equipment is at all times, anywhere in the world.

It is now possible to keep control of every piece of equipment in the entire military and once all components are the same, then any department can use them, plus once everything is standardized the Microsoft way, the economies of scale come into play and that means cost savings on contracts. It means universal systems, it means easier training and even privatized training. The person no matter what agency department or rank can be trained to use certain types of equipment, most in a simulator department. Such as driving a truck, Humvee, SUV, Generator, Computer, etc. Then when he, she or it needs to learn the specialty stuff that can be done as per local protocols of the Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard they can do that after wards. This means better training on the basics and specific training on the components. You see?

The most excellent factor in this is the basic life skills such as driving, computers, driving a truck are of value in the civilian force. I like this idea since in any given year 50,000 – 250,000 leave the military for civilian life. Wouldn't it be great to know that a more disciplined workforce was also able to get work faster thus higher quality people might join our volunteer military. Also the issues with unskilled labor being complained about in places like AZ, NM, CA, GA, MS, LA, TN, FL and even CO might be ended. If you look at the globe and see the most likely future problems and safest and most friendly trading partners you can already see we have bases and areas to do such storage with adequate logistical infrastructure such as shipping, rail, large run ways to increasing deploy equipment without duplication for each squadron, battalion, division, team. Certain items are specialty, but for most things they just need a troop carrier, Humvee, vehicle, etc. And they can have it faster and we can deliver the same number of units without having all the units or have to replace all the units.

Hibernation services contracts can be awarded to keep everything totally operational ready. We may have to pay more for these services than prior prime contractors have bid to make sure it is done correctly with no hiccups, but in the end we will have saved billions and we can re-invest our savings on the latest materials and R and D on the latest technologies. The delivery system, warehouse systems, standardization and commitment to work together is the key. We can do this and it could be done with simple components first and eventually with nearly everything.

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Urban Assault Vehicle or Foo Foo Pretty Wannabe SUV?

It is amazing the different styles of SUVs that you can buy. You can buy sport utility vehicles made by Porsche and BMW, or even Range Rover with incredible power, handling, and they drive more like sports cars than SUVs. Or you can buy a suburban and put on heavy duty grills, big tires, and you're well on your way to having the neighborhood urban assault vehicle. It's all in what you are looking for, but those companies that make SUVs make a pretty decent killing, and good profit on these vehicles.

In mid-2013 there was a notable increase in the number of light trucks being sold in United States. This is generally because construction is up, and the economy was doing better so small businesses were starting to buy again – likewise, when people buy new homes, they often by new pickup trucks to help them carry materials for landscaping, or do-it- yourself home upgrades. Still, the major carmakers would rather sell you an SUV than a truck as they get more money for them, and as long as you're building the chassis why put a truck bed on the frame and compete on price?

Interestingly enough before the 2000 Dot Com and stock market crash most of the car manufacturers wanted to halt making the larger pickup trucks such as the three-quarter tons and one tons because they'd rather put on a Suburban body or an Excursion body. Those vehicles they could sell for $ 40- $ 60,000 with all of the upgrades such as leather seats, GPS, and other gadgets. If they just put a 1 ton truck on that chassis chances are that a business buyer or a company would make a deal with the fleet manager of the dealerships, there wasn't much profit in those deals.

Today, the same thing holds true, but there is more competition in the SUV market with so many styles and shapes to choose from. The Japanese, South Koreans, Germans, and everyone else wants to sell you an SUV, but now with fuel prices a little higher not everyone is in the market for such a vehicle, but with strong auto sales, there are enough new buyers, and enough really great financing programs with low interest rates and convenient terms that they are selling a bundle.

Yes, it's true that repossessions are also up, and some of those vehicles are coming back, but remember if they have onboard OnStar, or a sophisticated GPS, the deadbeat buyers who renege on their promised payments are not getting away from the repo man anyway . Which means the consumer can now buy a vehicle with under 10,000 miles on it, one that's been repossessed and get it for a song, or they can get a brand-new vehicle with incredible financing terms. Yes, they still have to put the gas in it, and it will be cheap, but the car makers are sure selling a ton of them. Please consider all this and think on it.

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Wealth Building 203 – Investment Vehicles

Last segment we discussed in very general terms considerations for building an investment strategy. In this segment we will build on that by being a bit more specific in how you can apply those building blocks given an infinite number of investment choices.

Because we want to stay relatively simple here we will skip all the exotic investments and focus on three major types: Stocks, Bonds, and Cash.

Stocks

When you own stock in a corporation you literally own a part of that company. It may only be a few shares and therefore a very small part, but it's part ownership nonetheless. That does not mean that you can go into the headquarters and start telling the CEO what to do or carry out a computer since you technically own part of the company, it simply means that you have a share in the present and future earnings.

In very broad terms, if the corporation has positive net income then the shareholders may be paid a dividend, which is a portion of the net income of the company on a per share basis. There are different types of stock, but the type we are most interested in is common stock. Common stock not only has the potential to earn dividends, but common shareholders may also vote on certain things within the company. You may also hear stocks called "equities" because owning stock implies that you have equity in the company.

There are all sorts of methods for valuing stocks to determine if they're over valued or undervalued, however those are beyond the scope of this discussion. There are many different classes (eg small cap, mid cap, large cap, growth, income, etc.) of common stock that have different levels of risk associated with them. We will discuss these classes more when we talk about diversification and risk management.

Bonds

Also called "debt instruments", bonds are basically how companies and all levels of government borrow money. Essentially when you buy a bond you are loaning money and in return you will theoretically receive interest payments plus your original principal (the amount you "loaned") back when the bond matures. In practice bonds are rarely purchased and held to maturity, they are generally bought and sold on the secondary market many times over throughout the life of the bond, which means that even the face value of the bond can fluctuate in value. This is a profound oversimplification of how bonds work and as with stocks there are valuation methods for determining whether a particular bond is a good purchase or not, but at least you have a basic understanding of the difference between stocks and bonds which is all you need for our purposes.

Cash

In the context of personal finance when someone says they have a certain percentage of cash in their portfolio it does not mean that they have it stuffed in their mattress, it simply means that they are invested in a "cash" type investment. These are usually characterized by the fact that the principal (the amount you invested) does not fluctuate in value. People generally consider money markets (although technically the value of money market shares can decrease in value, in practice they are almost always stable), CDs, and plain vanilla savings accounts as cash investments.

So, now you know all you need to invest right? Well, not exactly. This was just a very superficial survey of some of the more common vehicles. When advising clients my general rule of thumb was that unless they had specific financial knowledge or had a very high net worth and were willing to take on stock analysis as a hobby they should probably stick with mutual funds. We will cover those in the next segment.

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How Are Electric Vehicles Charged?

Before buying an electric vehicle it is essential to gain familiarity with the necessary on-board equipment to prevent "charging" or, to use a current term, "top-up" problems.

It is important to check that the electric vehicle is fitted with a battery charger with a "standard" connection, ie suitable to draw electrical energy directly from ENEL's grid and therefore from the power outlet in our garage. If it's not then there is something wrong and you need to contact the seller.

This solution in the standard equipment fitted on an electric vehicle allows to charge the batteries in any place with mains electricity. Indeed electric cars have other various types of battery chargers. However, these do not allow to draw electricity from the mains supply but need special adapters or need to be connected directly to the charging points in service stations now available in large towns. The ideal solution is to have a battery charger on board the car with a high-frequency standard socket without the need to resort to external devices.

When taking into consideration an electric vehicle one needs to examine the costs to bear for the energy required to power the set of batteries. Models that allow to reduce energy costs are definitely the ones that allow to charge the batteries directly from the national domestic mains supply. Usually a full energy charge for a complete set of traction batteries for vehicles that draw energy directly from the mains supply does not cost more than 2 euros.

Vehicles fitted with a standard battery charger allow to optimize the time spent at home to charge the batteries. Indeed on average it takes 8 hours to fully charge a set of traction batteries. We recommend charging the entire set of batteries overnight, after the vehicle has been used during the day, in conjunction with the cheapest electricity tariff. It is also possible to charge the batteries for less time during the day for partial charges.

Partial charges do not result in problems affecting the runtime and / or efficiency of the set of batteries, as they are not subject to the memory effect. Precisely because they do not suffer from the memory effect, the set of batteries of electric vehicles has an average life of about 4 years.

A fully charged set of batteries of an electric vehicle allows for an uptime that varies between 70 and 100 km, depending on the model and set-up selected.

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Investing in Restaurants – Types of Investment Vehicles

Most everybody has a favorite restaurant, or two or three. The experience of eating there is so delightful that you may think of purchasing a restaurant yourself. Restaurant investing can take several forms. Pretty much all of them are very risky. If investing in restaurants, the investor should really do some major research prior to taking the plunge. Most people who choose to invest in restaurants do so because of a desire to run a restaurant, love for a particular restaurant, or because they see a huge potential for growth through research in the industry. If you are set on this particular type of investing, the first decision is what type of restaurant venture is the right one for you.

You could start by investing in restaurants that are up for sale. Research is absolutely essential. When looking at a restaurant up for sale, the first thing to find out is why it is being sold. Is the restaurant doing so poorly that the current owners are trying to dump it in time? Perhaps they are simply getting older and want to retire from a successful business. You should also research the clientele, location, and state of the restaurant facility. If the location is a poor one for a restaurant, you should look for another investment vehicle. If the local customers do not like the restaurant, you will have to do heavy advertising to get them to give it another chance under new management.

Another option for investing in restaurants is to buy into a franchise opportunity. These have the benefit of recognizable brand names, tested systems, and built in customer bases. However, they can also have a hefty price tag. A certain location can also be glutted with restaurants in the same genre that will not allow for enough customer traffic to make your investment profitable. However, there are a great variety of types of restaurants that have franchise options.

Buying restaurant stocks is also a way to start investing in restaurants. Research of the trends, profit margins, and debt levels of the restaurants or restaurant groups that you are considering investing in is the first step. With a stock purchase, you are buying a portion of the business. How well this business is performing will be a major indicator for potential profits. If the restaurants are extremely profitable, they may be topping out in the market. Investors should look for growth potential when investing in restaurants through stock purchases. For more information on investing in investment opportunities usually or
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Keep Driving Safe!

Safety on the road is extremely important. There are over 230 Million vehicles on the road today and that number is steadily growing. More vehicles on the road means that there are more accidents on the road every day unfortunately. So, it is even more important now that you keep your vehicle in the safest driving conditions and drive as safe as you possibly can! Find out how you can keep driving safe everyday to avoid being involved in any accidents.

There are many different things that can be unsafe on your vehicle. If you have been involved in an accident already you may be driving unsafely. So many times vehicles that are in need of repair are unsafe because the area of ​​the vehicles that is damaged can not do its job daily or if involved in an accident. So, here are a few repairs that should be completed immediately to keep your vehicle in its safest driving conditions.

If your vehicles windshield is cracked or chipped it should be repaired right away. Most times car owners do not realize just how unsafe this can be. With a damaged windshield it is not able to do its job the correct way and is weakened greatly by the damage. If something were to hit your damaged windshield it could come right through and possibly make your windshield burst as well. Most times your windshield can be repaired if taken in for repair quickly. It is quite affordable and actually most times your insurance will pay for the repair!

If your vehicles headlights are foggy, cloudy, hazy or discolored you need to get them restored. Having headlights that are in these types of conditions reduces your night driving vision by 90%. That is a lot, which means if you have that much in a decrease of visibility there is an increase in a chance for an accident to occur. Headlights can be restored easily and at a low cost. This change occurs from oxidation so a professional will use products and techniques to remove the oxidation. Not only will they provide safer driving conditions but they will look better too!

If your vehicles bumper is damaged in any way you will need to get it repaired. Your bumper has a big job of protecting your vehicle and passenger from damage. If it is already damaged it is also in a weakened state, which means it performance will be limited. Now that bumpers are now made of plastic they can be easily and affordable repaired at auto body shops. You need a bumper that will protect your vehicle from further damage and protect your passengers as they ride in your vehicle!

All of these repairs will help to keep your vehicle safe and provide you with the safest driving conditions. This will help prevent you from getting in any accidents as well. So, look for an auto reconditioning shop to complete the repairs for you quickly and at an affordable price. You need to keep driving safe!

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Benefits of Vehicle Signage!

Apart from the obvious benefits vehicle signage will enhance your business in many ways:

  • Vehicle graphics turn your vehicles into valuable assets. Wherever they go your name goes with them – through the suburban and city streets or out on the highway – people are everywhere.
  • Vehicle signage is cost-effective. Though the upfront costs may be higher, think of it as a long-term investment in your business. Then there are the tax benefits; and, not to mention, the advertising benefits.
  • Any branding increases community awareness and your business will have an increase in inquiries that you can turn into sales.
  • On-car signs lasts for a long time (so make sure it looks good) and is visible 365 days of the year with no ongoing costs if the vehicles you use belong to you.
  • Vehicle signage has a huge range of options from small magnetic signs to full body vehicle wraps.

How to Choose a Vehicle Sign Maker .

When you decide to turn your vehicles into moving billboards, make sure you go to a sign maker that specializes in the type of sign you want. Most sign makers are good at making particular types of signs but do not advertise the fact. So ask questions about what they specialize in; and what type of signs will best suit the message and vehicle you want to use. Quite often choosing a company that specializes in vehicle wraps, for example, will be cheaper and faster because it is their specialty. Quotes for vehicle signs are usually based on the materials, lettering and the complexity of the sign's installation.

Cost will vary and will depend on the durability you require from the sign; and the complexity of the design for your business. If you do not have someone to design your vehicle branding or advertising, most sign companies have their own graphic designers. These designers are experienced and worth considering for your advertising copy if you do not already have your own. If you already know what you want and have it professionally designed, you can send a good quality file through to the company to use.

Types of Vehicle Signs.

There are different options for graphics and advertising on your vehicles. What you use depends on your needs and whether you want to update your advertising from time to time.

Window Advertising. Window advertisements provide maximum exposure when you are driving around town. When stopped at traffic lights or in a traffic jam, just imagine how many people read your sign, even if it is out of boredom. The best type of advertising on your windows is short and to the point. Make sure good quality materials are used for the best long-term effect.

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The Benefits of Midsize Sedans

The convenience of midsize sedans is that they are roomier than compact cars, but more efficient than luxury sedans. Midsize sedans give you the benefit of four doors and comfortable seating, but they don't cost as much as an oversized full size sedan. Midsize is practical without sacrificing comfort or design. Most automobile consumers find that a midsized vehicle is exactly what they need for driving their family or their business associates around town. While a larger car may be more comfortable on longer road trips, a midsize car is the ideal everyday workhorse.

Fuel Economy

When you drive a midsize sedan, you can expect to save a little money at the fuel pump. Economy and compact cars are the only vehicles that have better gas mileage, and new technology is closing that gap quickly. Midsize sedans are far more fuel efficient than full size sedans, minivans, SUVs, or light trucks. The money you save at the fuel pump gives you the freedom to drive more often without worrying about the cost. You will also contribute to the environment because your car consumes less fuel than other popular vehicles.

Hybrid Vehicles

Once hybrid technology became more streamlined, it's beginning to be used in larger vehicles more regularly. The original hybrids were compact cars, but today you can find a battery / gasoline hybrid in any class of vehicle. When you combine the battery aspect to a gasoline powered midsize car, you increase your gas mileage dramatically. Hybrid cars are becoming more and more affordable. As more consumers purchase hybrid cars, the positive impact on the environment and the country dependence upon foreign oil will continue to improve exponentially. Auto makers have responded to the consumer's demands for more fuel efficient vehicles by producing hybrid models to fit any lifestyle.

Better Handling

A midsize vehicle tends to handle better than smaller or larger cars. The weight distribution of the car over its axles creates a very stable center of gravity. This allows the car to take turns without leaning too hard to one side or the other, and it reduces the risk of a midsize car actually turning over during a sharp turn. Most midsize sedans on the market today have front-wheel-drive, which enhances their maneuverability and makes them even more responsive and stable. Front-wheel-drive is superior to rear-wheel-drive when it comes to driving on wet or icy roads, as well, because the weight of the engine bears down directly on the front wheels and keeps them in contact with the road.

Family Friendly

Most families today have four members or less. Midsize sedans are the perfect compromise between space and expense. Four adults will fit comfortably in a midsize car, and kids will fit even better. You don't have to spend the extra money for a minivan or an SUV to get a comfortable four door vehicle that your family will fit in nicely. The trunk space on modern midsize cars is more than adequate for almost any family's needs, whether you need to transport baseball gear or groceries.

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The Importance Of Use Of Hydraulic Jacks On Vehicles

A device that is used to lift objects is identified as a jack. These devices are used to lift heavy objects and are used for all types of purposes. They can be used in garages to facilitate raising the level of the vehicle so that the mechanic can get underneath and repair it. They come in various sizes and are capable of lifting different weights depending on the size of the device. They can lift anything from a small car to a big truck. It is understood that due to their weight these objects cannot be raised up just with manual effort. Hydraulic jacks are tools that are specifically designed for this purpose; They are a portable device that is very easy to use.

Hydraulic jacks work very efficiently and are available in different types. Everybody nowadays keeps a jack in the boot of their vehicle in case of an emergency. You never know when you might have an accident or any unfortunate incident that may interrupt your journey? If you are equipped with the required tools then you don't have to worry even if there is no garage nearby.

Most of us have had to change a tire at some stage or maybe you have needed to get underneath the car to see if there is a problem with it. The most important thing to remember is that you must ensure that you are using hydraulic jacks properly; you can refer to the user manual that is given to you with the vehicle when you purchased it.

Some damages to your car may pertain to the underneath parts of the car. So, it is obvious that you cannot repair it until and unless, it is visible. This is the time that hydraulic jacks justify their role in society. These tools are simply placed underneath the car and using the lever on it, the car is raised to a certain height. This will enable you to see whether there is any issue with the base of the car, and whether you can repair it.

It is a fact that not everybody may be aware of its functioning but it is necessary to learn how to utilize your hydraulic jack. It will be advised that the users gain all the information regarding these tools so that they don't have to panic in the case of an emergency. They will be able to fix the issues with the car and continue on their journey. The toolbox of the vehicle must essentially have one of these hydraulic jacks. You will always be ready with the solution if you possess these tools.

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Hertz Car Rental Overview of the Company's History, Vehicle Collection, Services, and Policies

If you want convenience and reliability with a vehicle on your next vacation or business trip, it's a good idea to begin with Hertz. The company began in 1918 when it offered a few Model T Fords for rent. Today, Hertz car rental is a global leader in the travel and tourism industry. It operates in more than 150 countries all around the world.

The vehicles are divided up into a variety of categories, such as the Green Collection, which consists of eco-friendly hybrid and electric vehicles from Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen, etc. If you want a curve-hugging hot rod from Ford or Chevy, perhaps the Adrenaline Collection has what you're looking for. Traveling with kids or a group of friends? You can book an SUV or mini-van rental. There are also plenty of affordable economy cars as well if you only want the basic.

As with any car rental company, Hertz can't offer a 100% guarantee that you'll get the exact model you're after, due to supply and demand. However, the representatives will still try to accommodate your needs as much as possible. Special services are available to assist the physically challenged. At all corporate locations, customers can reserve a car with hand controls at no additional charge.

There is a Hertz car rental pickup and drop-off location right at or very close to most airports. The off-airport locations are generally easy to get to via shuttle bus. There is a Best Rate Guarantee offered by this company, which applies only to the "base rate", and does not include surcharges, fuel, taxes, etc.

Hertz Car Rental for Young Drivers
Hertz offers rentals for drivers between the ages of 20 and 24 years, although there is a surcharge in some circumstances. The fee is determined based on the location and type of vehicle.

The Express Return Services allow customers to simply drop off their vehicle when the rental period is over with. This is a good service to take advantage of if you are ever pressed for time and need to hurry to catch your flight. All you have to do is park the car in the Hertz parking lot, leave the keys in and hop out.

There are three refueling options: Prepay, You Refuel, and The Company Refuels. With the Prepay option, you won't have to refuel the car before you return it. However, you also won't be refunded for any fuel that you did not use.

Before you make your travel reservation, look over Hertz car rental coupons that can be used online.

It's best to use Hertz car rental promo codes online, where you can get the most value for your money. Use the site to browse all of the available rentals in cities all across the world. No matter where you want to go, there will surely be an affordable Hertz car waiting.

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