• Car & Motors 14.09.2021 Comments Off on Company Cars – How Your Company Car Affects The Tax You Pay

    First of all, lets see how Company Car Tax works

    If you drive a Company Car, you are liable to pay tax as it is classed as a Benefit In Kind.

    Company Car Tax or Benefit In Kind Tax must be paid on your company car if you, or a member of your family, use it for private use. This would include travelling to and from your place of work. If you drive a company van, the rules are slightly different in that you should not be liable for tax if the only private use is to go between work and home.

    How much Company Car Tax will you have to pay?

    There are a number of things that affect how much Company Car Tax you pay. The Benefit In Kind tax you pay on your Company Car is based on the P11D value of the car (its list price including any extras or options), the CO2 Emissions of the car (the lower the better), the rate you pay tax on your income, and whether your car can run on an alternative fuel. Furthermore, if your employer provides you with fuel and you use some of it for personal travel, you would also be liable for Benefit In Kind tax on this Car Fuel Benefit.

    Further Information on Company Car Tax & Benefit In Kind

    To help you work out how much Company Car Tax and Car Fuel Tax you will have to pay, why not check out the Company Car Tax Calculator provided by HM Revenue & Customs. Also, there is a Government website all about Company Cars which provides useful information and guidance for both employees and employers. It explains the rules about Tax and National Insurance relating to Company Cars and company car fuel. Changes in the rules relating to Company Car Tax are usually declared at Budget time. If youre interested in finding out how future changes might affect you, take a look at the Governments Forthcoming Changes To Car Benefit site.

    Of course, there is a way to avoid paying Company Car Tax altogether, and its not illegal! If your employer gives you the choice of having either a Company Car or a Company Car Allowance, you could choose the cash alternative, lease or purchase your own vehicle, and then claim an amount back from your employer for business mileage (currently at a Government set rate of 40p per mile). You might like to check out the sister article to this one, called Company Car Or Company Car Allowance – Which Should I Choose?, which explains the benefits and disadvantages of each option.

  • Car & Motors 09.09.2021 Comments Off on Company Car Or Company Car Allowance – Which Should I Choose

    If you have the choice of a Company Car or Company Car Allowance, you should check out how much Company Car Tax (or Benefit In Kind Tax as it is also known) that you would pay if you accept a company vehicle, and then decide whether to go for the Company Car or cash. You could be better off taking the car allowance and leasing a car yourself, even though the allowance is taxable.

    The Cash for Car scheme has become increasingly popular with both employers and employees in recent years. Employers save time and money in not having to source, maintain and administer a fleet, although they must always be aware of their Duty of Care and Health & Safety responsibilities. And as an employee, you have more freedom to choose the car you drive, and you could even be better off if you dont spend all of the company car allowance you receive. However, some employers do stipulate the type and age of vehicle that is acceptable, according to the job you are doing.

    If you choose to accept a Company Car Allowance, its worth considering Car Leasing vs Buying. Car Leasing (also known as Contract Hire) is simply the hiring of a vehicle for an agreed period of time for a fixed monthly rental. Unlike Short Term Rental or daily rental, a car lease is usually for 2-5 years, after which you can simply hand the car back with no further commitment or, in some case, you may be able to purchase the vehicle if you wish. Car Leasing is a convenient, cost-effective and hassle-free way of financing a new vehicle, and there are many benefits of leasing a car. It enables easy budgeting of your motoring costs, and the fixed monthly payments can even include servicing and maintenance. Also, theres no need to worry about depreciation or disposing of the vehicle at the end of the contract.

    Dont forget that if you choose the company car instead of the company car allowance, all your motoring costs (except private fuel) will be taken care of by your employer including insurance, road tax, servicing and repairs. If you choose the company car allowance, you will have to pay for these things yourself.

    If you choose a company car allowance and lease a vehicle which you use in the course of your job, youre entitled to claim from your employer a mileage allowance for each business mile travelled. H.M. Revenue & Customs approves certain mileage rates that employees can claim for business travel, and the current rate is 40p per mile. Check the HMRC website for the latest information.

    Part way between the company car and a company car allowance is something called Employee Car Ownership. This is where your employer gives you a car allowance, but the company organizes the finance deal and takes care of insurance and running costs. This may also be worth considering if your employer offers such a scheme.

  • Car & Motors 27.08.2021 Comments Off on Channelvantage, General Motors To Launch Second Generation Lead Qualification Solution

    In the news: Urban Science, a global retail consulting firm, has launched its second generation, comprehensive lead qualification solution. The wholly owned subsidiary of Urban Science, the ChannelVantage together with General Motors — worlds largest automaker and producer of renowned GM Cadillac parts — will roll out the lead scoring portion of the solution this spring.

    ChannelVantage will rate online customers on how quickly they are in making decisions to buy GM products. The result of the said study will provide GM dealers with a list of customers to prioritize and to identify those tire-kickers. The said study will also provide the automaker with a clue as to what products are in demand giving them an idea on what products to focus their marketing efforts.

    According to Lisa Grutta, Manager-Retail Internet Strategy, We get thousands of internet leads every month. Without a way to identify the seripus buyers, our dealers have no choice but to treat each lead the same, and to spend the same effort on each lead. With ChannelVantages lead qualification solution, we will have a method for telling our dealers who the buyers are so they can focus their time and marketing effort with a real opportunity to make a sale.

    Since 2001, Urban Science has become the leading provider of lead qualification solutions in the US and Japan for various automotive and financial services clients. Its six years experience has helped Urban Science to double the accuracy level of their lead qualification models which they utilize to provide their clients with superior results and expert consulting services to effectively prioritize leads for treatment differentiation.

    Urban Sciences end-to-end qualification and reporting solution collects, rate, and assigns different treatment to leads from the internet or other channels which are afterwards distributed to the right part of the organization for follow-ups. Likewise, a full report on everything starting from the number of leads delivered, to the marketing actions taken, up to the close rate analysis are provided by Urban Science.

    The lead qualification solution that is being utilized by Urban Science is powered by its proprietary, award-winning GainSmarts data mining tool which is awarded twice in the leading Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery competition in the world, the KDD cup competition.

    According to Jim Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Science, The automotive industry is allocating an increasing percentage of its resources to generate and manage leads. Recognizing and prioritizing those leads for automotive dealers, or any retailer for that matter, is a natural progression in improving retail effectiveness. We are proud that our experience and proven track record have allowed us to add GM to our growing roster of clients in this area.

  • Car & Motors 22.08.2021 Comments Off on Donating cars to voluntary service organizations and charitable trusts

    The auction companies are doing many good things to the society. They are selling the dresses that are obtained by various sources to the buyers. The auction company interacts with the sellers who have interest in selling their belongings and precisions possessions. The auction company buys those items from them and sells the same items through action. The car owners are making car donations for helping the poor section of the society. There are many social welfare organizations functioning in the country. These organizations would approach the film actors to help them in somehow or other source. There might be children, destitute ladies and aged people living in those trusts. They need money for survival. Hence the trust authorities try their best with the rich section of the society by approaching them with their humble request. After getting those items, the charity trust entrust the job of selling these items in auction. By making auction sales, the seller is getting the high value against that item.

    After the actors are donating their cars, the cars are sent to the auction company. There they display all of the items for sale. They inform about the auction sale through news papers for the people’s information. Any one of you in the world can donate your car for the good purpose. The cancer patients who do not have income to meet their medical expenses are getting benefits by the car donations and the value obtained after selling the donated cars.

    There are many reasons for the person to dispose his car or to donate cars for any one. If he has no space in his house to keep his old car he can donate his car to the relevant causes. If any person conducts fund raising performance for a good cause, you can donate your car and that car is sold for good value. Then the car’s value is added with the total money received by the program. The good hearted people in the society not only donate cars they donate many other valuable items for good reasons and for other people’s welfare. The children who belong to below average income group and eligible for higher studies are also getting financial help and educational materials by these types of donations. The charity trusts are getting the items from the sports personalities, film personalities and philanthropists in the society. It is good to donate the used items instead of selling it to anyone.

  • Car & Motors 09.08.2021 Comments Off on Charity Motors of Michigan and Texas

    Charity Motors is a non-profit organization that operates in Detroit, Michigan and Dallas and Houston, Texas. Founded in 1995, its purpose is helping those who help others.

    Charity Motors is one of the few car donation programs that guarantees a fair-market value tax exemption for your vehicle donation. Its purpose is to accept used vehicle donations and grant a full-market value tax deduction for the vehicle. The vehicle is then sold at a discounted price to someone who has previously struggled in their attempts to purchase a vehicle. Proceeds from the sale are donated to a charity of the donor’s choice.

    The organization has donated over $24 million to over 2000 charities since its inception in 1995. When vehicles are being sold, Charity Motors will reduce to the price to less than half of the full-market value for them, which has provided vehicles to over 50,000 families in need. Because of its steeply discounted prices for used vehicles, the organization is recognized by the I.R.S. as being charitable, which is how the tax exemption for the car donor can be granted.

    The organization will also pick up any vehicle that is eligible for donation, which includes both functional and non-functional vehicles. It also accepts a variety of vehicles besides cars and trucks, including boats, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, mobile homes, and camper trailers. There are few car donation programs that obtain dealer licenses, but Charity Motors is one of these. The title to your vehicle can be transferred out of your name after donation.

    In addition to the acquisition and sales of used vehicles, the organization is proud of its Auto Improvement Institute program. Implemented on Detroit’s West Side, the Auto Improvement Institute’s goal is to train at-risk people in the trade of auto repair and equip them with necessary skills to become state-certified. Through this program, the people that are trained can improve and repair vehicles that are donated to Charity Motors, which increases the amount of revenue donated to worthwhile causes.

    At its Detroit location, Charity Motors provides 9:00 5:00 car retail sales and also offers a car auction on a weekly basis. Almost all of the vehicles offered by the organization are sold from $100 – $1000.

    The list of recipient charities is extensive and includes the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society.

    Learn more about the organization at .

  • Car & Motors 08.08.2021 Comments Off on Energy-Efficient Electric Motors Now Built to Order by Groschopp

    Electric motors and the new, modern energy-efficient motors are a far cry from the items one would have found back in the early years of the nineteenth century, emerging from the experimental workshop of Michael Faraday in 1821. The experimental setup he invented proved that the application of an electrical current through a magnet created a field which induced linear movement. However, it was not until ten years later that the practical application of an electric motor capable of turning machinery was invented and demonstrated by the British scientist William Sturgeon. .

    The motors were expensive to manufacture and also expensive to repair, because of the components. It was not until about 1855 that practical, affordable, and reliable electric motors first appeared on the scene. The forerunner of all modern energy efficient motors and electrical motors in general was invented around 1873 by Znobe Gramme. The “Gramme Machine” was the first electric motor that was an efficient power source for diverse types of machinery. The story goes that the motor was invented purely by accident. Sometimes, the great breakthroughs in science and engineering through the ages has been a combination of luck and accidental discovery.

    Practical electric motor design and manufacturing has revolutionized society as a whole, especially with the introduction of fractional horsepower motors (FHP), which are electric motor units with a power-rated output of 746 watts or less. The consumer-led boom, immediately following World War 2, led to the rise in these types of electrical motors which are the mainstay of washing machines, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, and other domestic and commercial applications and appliances.

    Modern vehicles would be incomplete without FHP units: adjustable seats, windscreen wipers, central locking systems, electric-operated sun roofs and convertible roofs. In fact, some thirty-five percent of all FHP motors is used in the manufacture and assembly of cars, trucks, buses and other vehicle types. Without modern efficient electric motor design and manufacture, the industrial and residential landscape we are used to would be completely different than it is now.

    Groschopp is a trusted and respected manufacturer of highly engineered fractional horsepower electric motors and gear motors for OEM and distribution products. For more information about electric motors, contact details, and other types of motors, log on to the website today at

  • Car & Motors 24.07.2021 Comments Off on Nitro Rc Cars The Hot Rc Car

    The Nitro RC car or gas powered RC car is an rc car that runs on a special fuel — a mix of oil, nitro-methane and methyl alcohol.

    It’s kind of like a smaller version of a top fuel dragster.

    The ESP of a Nitro Remote Control car is that it is far more powerful and runs longer compared to Electric RC cars. This is definitely not your father’s rc car. They are a little more expensive than their electric counterparts – both to own and maintain.

    While electric RC cars are ideal for beginners, Nitro RC cars are intended more for the serious hobbyists and racers.

    Basically, a Nitro RC car has an internal combustion engine of 2-stroke or 4-stroke type. Fuel is supplied from a small tank that contains the special fuel. Regular gasoline will not work in these engines.

    you start the car either with a pull start cord or with a starter box.

    Just like real cars, these engines have a carburetor, air filter and other such components of the internal combustion engine. They also have the universal components like, electronic radio control, servo speed control, transmission / gear system, drive train, differentials, steering system, shock absorbers, and batteries for head lights.

    Why is an RC car so special and expensive?

    First, the complex engine and its components are costly, compared to the simple motor in the electric RC car. In addition, a battery for the electric car is a simple one time investment compared to the ongoing fuel costs of Nitro RC’s.

    In addition, Nitro RC cars gather more dirt and grease. More running components in any system mean there will be more wear and tear.

    Both these add to the maintenance cost.

    However, for the sheer power and racing range, the Nitro RC cars are the leaders in RC toys.

    You may choose the cars in 1/8, 1/10, 1/12, 1/20 scales as well as mini nitro RC cars. The 1/8 and 1/10 scale Nitro Remote Control cars are the most popular ones with racers and serious hobbyists.

    They can be bought in most hobby stores or on the Internet for between $200 to $400.

    This is definitely not a beginner’s price!

    On the other hand, it’s nowhere near as expensive as a full-sized Porsche, yet it helps fulfill your racing dreams. At 60 to 100 kmph speeds, they are very definitely exciting!

  • Car & Motors 18.07.2021 Comments Off on What are included in Motor Insurance Quotes

    The idea of getting Motor Insurance Quotes is to get the lowest premium for the insurance. This can be done by getting quotes from multiple Motor Insurance companies and finally opting for the lowest one. You can also look into what they cover and what suits your requirements and choose the one that suits you best.

    Going online

    Getting the motor insurance online is easier than you think and is quicker than ever. You will be required to fill in a form which will ask you the details of the car including its value. The forma can also include details about any safety devices installed, where it will be parked, what it is used for, etc. With all these details, you will be given Insurance Quotes which can be automatically generated considering all the information about your car.

    What do they cover?

    Most of the Motor Insurance Quotes will tell you what they cover and what premium you will have to pay. Once you have your motor insurance, your vehicle will be secure in case of theft, malicious acts, damaged during transport by road, rail, etc. By considering where you live and for the kind of use you put it through, you should choose a suitable policy. The quote will also tell you what kind of bonuses you will be eligible to like the No Claim Bonus, etc.

    Covers injury to people

    Motor Insurance Quotes will tell you about who are included in the insurance. You can get reimbursement when a fellow passenger is injured during accidents too. If a third party gets hurt during an accident and you are required to pay, you can claim a reimbursement for this too. Motor Insurance Quotes also tell you about the various other claims you can make like towing charges in case of an accident, cashless claims etc. Cashless claims can be done in a certain Garage network across India where you will not be required to pay in cash. You can just give the insurance card and the billing will be taken care of.

  • Car & Motors 11.07.2021 Comments Off on Motor Cross Games The International Recognition Game

    In the year 1924, the motor cross games traced back to the British, and when it tremendously grew in popularity among the Britons. The motor cross games gained international recognition and the motor cross games which the companies that manufactured had become major players. And by going on to the time, the several types of motor crossing games have been introduced for gamers as well as the fans of motor cross games enjoy a lot the thrill.

    The motor cross games are for who are strong at heart and those who also have the nerve to do some risky motorcycle racing stunts. But its not for the light hearted. There are various types of motor cross games and they were designed to meet the unique. Motor cross games need of both players and fans. And moreover, there are those motor cross games that have very popular among gaming fans such as the Endures. This involves a road race where the motor cross game racer encounters many challenges. The racer has to move from one stage to the other and due regard of the time.

    In this motor cross games, the super cross game is more popular game because of the nature of the race. It involves a race that takes place in a stadium or an arena and there are obstacles that have been set. The gaming lovers can get to unravel best for motor cross games online without any trouble at all. These are supremely well designed entertainment sources that can delight the consumers in not time at all. Based upon ones preferences and interest they can play various versions of the motor cross game in the same platform at all times. The players can create several profiles and compete against each other in the motor cross game.

    The one who registers highest score and achieves the target of motor cross game in minimal time stands to win the game against the competitors. And one can master the game through regular practice and play without any trouble. The developers constantly update the application with newer features and maps from time and again. One should look to average from the updated resources and register winds on the newer platforms without any trouble. Over the many years, these gaming platforms have emerged out to be as the most preferred ones amongst the customers form all corners of the globe.

  • Car & Motors 09.07.2021 Comments Off on Motorcycle Battery Trickle Charger

    A motorcycle battery trickle charger is an important accessory for any motorcyclist.

    Car battery chargers are commonly owned items by people who own cars – they’re portable, inexpensive, and simple to use. But for people who ride motorcycles, this equipment is often overlooked, though it certainly shouldn’t be.

    There are listed here several good reasons why it’s important for any biker to own a trickle charger and why it should be on your shopping list.

    Motorcycle batteries lose their charge relatively quickly being much smaller than car batteries. With the common wet cell battery it is necessary to top them off with distilled water more often. Quite often motorcycle batteries may require a booster charge to bring them up to the correct voltage when doing regular maintenance. A trickle charger can keep the motorcycle battery continually at the optimal charge, and rather than having to wait overnight for the battery to charge you can quickly be on the road.

    Motorcycle batteries are more susceptible to losing their charge due to cold weather due to being exposed to the elements much more than car batteries. Motorcycle battery trickle chargers are designed to restore and maintain an optimal charge to a battery that has been in cold conditions, enabling it to be started quickly.

    The battery trickle charger for a bike is compact, taking up very little room wherever you store your bike. In the course of servicing the bike for the next ride, detaching the battery and doing a full check your battery is ready for action. A fully charged battery means that you can get out and enjoy a good ride without having the frustration of a bike that won’t start because the battery is dead.

    Not only can a charger help keep your bike ready for when you want to ride but a battery run flat repeatedly can actually damage the internal plates that are vital to the battery’s structure. Motorcycle batteries are costly and this can be very expensive. This is preventative maintenance that will quickly pay for itself. By keeping your battery properly maintained it will be much, much longer before it has to be disposed of which is good for the environment.

    Batteries on bikes get put through a considerable amount of abuse, weak charging systems, heat, vibration, power-draining accessories. A charger will increase the lifespan of the battery by keeping it well charged and in a better state. For the all-weather rider, accessories such as fog lights, heated grips and stereo systems can quickly drain the small motorcycle battery. Attaching a trickle charger when the bike has been parked will keep the battery level correct, so the bike is ready to go when you next start it up.

    Whether you’re serious about motorcycle riding or just a fair weather warrior who only takes out the bike nice days, the motorcycle battery trickle charger really is a necessity. Just like oil, fuel, and tires, the battery is a vital part of your bikes operation.

 
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