July 15, 2020 Automotive makes the world a new place

Views on Social Networks for the Automotive Industry

Views on Social Networks for the Automotive Industry

Social networking for the automotive industry seems a bit hard to fathom. With all of the sites out there doing it, but only concentrating on a couple of different sectors of the industry. The way I see it for this to work, it needs to be more all-inclusive.

The automotive a whole is having hard times right now, and believe me they are all looking for ways to make their businesses perform better. They go to the web because it’s one of the best places to push their businesses without having to spend more money then they can afford.

With all of the buzz on the net about social networking, you can bet they are looking in to it, just as I did. A lot of them are probably finding the exact same thing as I did, that there are no social networks that are directly related to their business.

Why on earth would you join a social network that doesn’t relate to your business? I know I wouldn’t do it, if they are looking to promote their business by the use of a social network, it just makes sense to look for like minded people in the social networks.

It stands to reason that a person who is looking to promote their auto restoration shop, doesn’t want to join an automotive social network that is aimed at new car dealers. What point is there to spend the time that it takes to network with people there.

Social networking takes a lot of time to do right. You need to figure out the best way to use it for your business. It takes hours of studying to get it right, you need to know demographics, and why the customers would respond to your as opposed to another person.

If you on the network that is aimed at you specific sector you increase you chances of it working for you greatly. Although a lot of the automotive industry still has no place to go for this, people are out there wondering why automotive social networking seems to be failing as a whole.

The bottom line is there is no such a thing as the idea of as a whole, it is just a few sectors of the industry that are covered in the social networking universe. I wonder how these people have come to a conclusion that it’s failing as a whole, when that doesn’t exist yet.

When you take a slice of pie, you can’t know the entire story of that pie. No I don’t think that automotive social networking as a whole has failed, I think that it need to have deeper exploration. The automotive industry is a tough way to make a living.

A lot of the people in the industry feel as if they got left out in the cold, if you give them a nice warm fuzzy place to call home, you can bet they will swoon right on it. They will attack like a pack …

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How Cars Have Changed

How Cars Have Changed

How cars have changed. Go to any auto meet or automotive buff vintage auto show and you can gander “real cars”. Cars of the 40, 50 and even 60’s had character, were definitely distinct as well as being made out of “real metal” not just plastic that crumbles on any impact leaving you staring at auto parts and components laden just under and around impact Styrofoam in the sides and behind the bumper. What ever happened to cars you might say? What am I paying for on top of that? A piece of plastic so to speak.

The joke about tinny Japanese automobiles used to be that if you were locked out “Where is the can opener”? Now the can opener would be overkill. Older cars had real metal solid chromed metal bumpers. Not any more.

It can be said that a “typical” standard family automobile product has more than 14,000 parts composed of an ever increasing and even exotic array of materials.

It used to be that cars were made up mainly of metal, rubber, upholstery materials as some electrical wires and components. Not any more. Who on earth knows what materials and type of material components are under your hood and in your car, truck or SUV?

The heart of any automobile product is a motor – gasoline powered strictly or a diesel engine or perhaps today a hybrid gas / electric energy efficient engine. With the development of computer modules in vehicles, cars more and more for sure and becoming have laden with all types of computers, computerized components and electronic control modules. Add in innovations along the way such as electronic fuel injection instead of carburetors and safety features such as antilock abs brakes, air bag systems and even emergency radio / satellite contact communications and you have an idea of ongoing innovations in your vehicle and the auto industry as a whole.

Despite such high tech electronic wizardry any car remains basically a source of transportation composed of mechanical parts that wear, brake down and go out of adjustment. It is a matter of attention to detail and ongoing upkeep whether you do the work yourself ( as is increasingly difficult with high tech modern vehicles) or having a professional – your local garage mechanic or auto dealership service department in charge of ongoing maintenance of the vehicle and the car, truck or SUVs care and maintenance schedule.

Sure economic and fuel concerns and influences have shaped the modern automotive products – both inside and out. Bodies have been made aerodynamically designed to reduce drag and increase fuel economies and miles per gallon mpg. Instead of the older rear wheel drive 8 cylinder metal behemoths most models now employ fuel and space saving transverse mounted front wheel drive 4 or perhaps 6 cylinder engines. Front wheel drive means no big drive shaft to the rear wheels, running under a hump in the middle of the car. Hence no hump and cars are roomier inside with …

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