How to Save Over 80% on Automotive Classified Ads

My name is Vinny and I’m a car nut. There, I’ve said it! Now you know. I’m hopelessly hooked and it is definitely incurable. I’ve been told that by some very reliable members of my family (my wife specifically).So you may be saying, “Ok, what’s this got to do with saving money on classified ads?” Well, here it is. I really love all kinds of cars – classics & streetrods in particular and some of the newer ones too. So in my spare time, I’m always looking at classified magazines and websites just checking things out to see all the beautiful cars I can’t afford.I just can’t believe how crazy expensive these ads have become. Have you seen them lately? In a popular magazine, you start out with, well, let’s call it a basic price ad. Then the choices start. Do you want a bigger photo? Do you want it in color? Do you want a headline? Do you want it bold? Do you want to go broke even before you sell your vehicle? I’m not kidding – this ad can cost over $270 – for a single month! You can just feel your money flying out of your wallet.Some of the online sites are just as bad. You’ll be enticed by a free ad and then BAM! Do you want to upgrade? Do you want to automatically re-list? Do you want to – well you get the picture. Here we go again so hold onto your wallet. Stop this insanity!There’s a simpler and far less expensive way to advertise.First, let’s talk about private advertisers like you and I. If you are an occasional advertiser, maybe a couple of times a year, grab a free ad that will give you 100 words and 3 pictures per ad. Never any additional fees or upgrades. So far so good, right?Keep reading because this gets even better.If you’re the kind of guy (or gal) who works on cars and you’re buying and selling all the time, then it’s important to find a POP – that’s Pay One Price type of classified where you can advertise for an extended period of time all for the one low price. You probably think you read that wrong. So here it is again – Pay One Price for an ENTIRE year! No upgrades and no additional fees! Oh yeah, how about being able to include video too. Now we’re talkin’. But is there a classified site that will save you all kinds of money and at the same time offer all kinds of benefits?There is but you have to do your homework.How about all the commercial advertisers out there- dealers, part suppliers, service providers, rest shops etc. You can run ads too on a POP classified site and realize amazing savings and benefits. What about upgrades and additional fees? Nada! Nothing!This is how to save over 80% on classified ads. If you belong to a car club and want to help fellow members save a ton of money this is the way to go. Maybe you have an automotive related site and would like to show your customers or subscribers to your newsletter how to save a bundle on advertising.The place to go is a POP classified site. There’s not many out there but if you look hard enough in this article, I know you’ll find one.Hey, maybe if we all save enough, we can get that beautiful ’57 Chevy – or whatever your favorite might be. Hope to see you there.Vinny

Thailand’s Automotive Industry Recovers and Prepares for Export Growth

Thailand is ASEAN’s Automotive Hub, with the largest vehicle assembling capacity and the highest quality parts manufacturing capability of any nation in the region.Rebounding from last year’s flood crisis, Thailand’s hard-hit automotive industry including auto parts and accessories sees potential growth in the export market through increased production and innovation.Manufacturers such as Honda, Toyota and Chevrolet have been rapid in their recovery, which is ultimately improving investment and demands from the global economy.Innovation and New Product Development As there has been speedy growth, new products are being launched by car-makers with attention towards Eco-friendly or hybrid cars in support of Thailand to be an Eco-car production powerhouse. The top 5 companies taking part in this initiative are Honda, Toyota, Suzuki, Nissan and Mitsubishi.Current popular hybrid or Eco-cars are:• Nissan March
• Honda Brio
• Suzuki Swift
• New Honda Jazz hybridAlso just recently this year, Mitsubishi launched its first and new global compact car – the Mirage with were exported to Japan in July this year and then to the ASEAN, European and other markets successively.Auto-partsThere are approximately 1,800 automotive parts suppliers in Thailand, of which about 700 are available as OEMs.For exports, the auto-parts industry is a bit tricky and difficult. Many automotive manufacturers in Thailand already have exclusive contracts with their customers and cannot produce for their competitors also. Also small manufacturers cannot cope with large and specialized orders.However, the Thai Department of Trade, just this year hosted the Thailand Auto Parts & Accessories 2012 (TAPA 2012) trade fair featuring auto parts & components (OEM/REM), auto accessories, petroleum /lubricants/maintenance products, tools & machines and even vehicles focused on promoting items to buyers and importers from around the world.Some of the major products and services that were on displays included:• Fuel injection pumps
• Transmissions
• Injection nozzles
• Anti-lock braking systems
• Electronic systems to support mold and die technology
• Research & development Centers
• ECUs, sonar and central locking systemsSome StatisticsAt the beginning of 2012 (between January to March), Thailand’s automotive industry produced close to 191,000 auto units of which 47% were exported to Japan, ASEAN, US and European markets. Of the automobiles, the majority of the cars produced were double cab pickups followed by passenger cards. The SUVs were the least produced and exported this year so far.In regards to the OEM auto-parts, the exports valued up to over US 36.6 million Dollars in January.Looking at the trend since 2005 and expected export till 2015, sales have been progressively increasing, except for 2009 and 2011 due to economical and flood crisis during those years.