What to Look For in a Good Automotive Blog?

When reading an automotive blog, there are many things that people like to see. Some of which are obvious and others are not. Here we will list some of the things to help you realise when you are reading a good blog.

One thing to look for in a good blog is great information. In anything you read it is usually necessary to many that you learn something. People do not want to read an article completely filled with irrelevant information. In every blog the writer’s opinion should be stated to an extent. You want to read the perfect combination of educational information and opinionated information. If it is filled with vague opinions, then the consumer is likely to quit reading half way through the blog.

The information you read in a blog also needs to be upbeat. Nobody wants to read a blog that is boring. Again, the consumer is likely to stop reading when this happens. You want to make sure the article your reading is fun and easy to read. You do not want to put a whole lot of hard to read words in because it cuts the number of readers down drastically. You want to make sure that anybody with a basic reading level can easily read the blog. There are some hard words when it comes to the automotive world, but still try to keep it as simple as possible whilst using technical language where appropriate.

You want any blog you read to be filled with accurate information. You want to know that the blog you are reading has accurate information. If it is filled with false information, it will not benefit you to read it. There should be quite a bit of detail in the blog about the automotive needs you are interested about. A good blog also has references to verify the facts placed in the blog. Putting references makes it easy for the reader to know that everything they are reading is true and can be trusted.

In an automotive article in particular, you want to be able to read about everyday cars along with unique cars. It definitely depends on what kind of blog you are looking for, but you want it to be specific. If the blog is about changing oil, then you want there to be enough information that you can change your oil on your own after reading the blog.

These are just a few things to look for in a good automotive blog. There are many more things you can do to make your blog the very best. Next time you read a blog, keep these tips in mind. These tips will help you realize if the blog your reading is good or bad.

Automotive Retail: What Makes a Great Employee? And How Do We Notice Them?

When you think about the automotive industry, the first thing that comes to mind are the sleazy used car salesmen, of yesterday, with their plaid blazers and the pressure they place on you to buy a car. This is NOT how the automotive industry works today. The same tactics used in the 1980s will not work with buyers today; so the automotive industry had to change. Now you have people who are specifically working in guest relations, finance, management, internet sales, call center representatives, and much more. With the growth of various automotive groups, there has been a need for accounting, human resources, product trainers, and even talent development! But how can you tell if someone is cut out for today’s automotive industry?

The automotive industry requires bright talent that can produce results (such as sales or finding more efficient ways to operate, allowing the business to save money) or support those who produce results. It is still, very much, like running your own business in most positions. You need to be able to sell your product as well as yourself. Those in the supporting roles need to make sure to keep up with the busy, daily demands that keep processes running smoothly. I have narrowed down 6 qualities that make a great automotive retail employee, both customer-facing and behind-the-scenes:

(1) Integrity. This is defined by hiring those that exhibit honesty and morals. Honesty and morals are qualities thought to be forbidden in the automotive retail world, but integrity must exist!

(2) Respect. This is the ability to appreciate others for the qualities that they exhibit. To be able to truly understand a customer, co-worker, leader, or subordinate… respect must be a quality each candidate possesses.

(3) Tenacity. Tenacity is the desire to go after a goal with the utmost intensity and desire. We need folks in the automotive world who have an “itch” to work on projects until completion. These are the folks who clock out when the job is done, not when the clock tells them to.

(4) Transparency. When you show your hand, so to speak, to your employees or your customers… you are being transparent. Not hiding things, or being deceitful, will help to build trust with others. Trust is the most important aspect of trying to build a team or a relationship.

(5) Cleverness. This isn’t the kind of cleverness to find your way around tasks. This meaning of cleverness is the ability to understand and learn quickly. To keep up with an ever-changing automotive industry, you have to be willing to learn. To build on this idea of cleverness even more, the ability to learn from your mistakes and make changes is an ability that all automotive industry personnel must have to truly be successful.

(6) Accepting. This is an important idea so employees are not trapped in the stone age. Processes change, automobiles change, management techniques change… being accepting of these changes is very important to continue developing new and better ways of working in the automotive industry.

In order to find the talent that possesses the aforementioned qualities we, as automotive industry recruiters, must find a way to vet the quality talent. This means to change the interview process a bit. Develop a ranking system, based on hypothetical and past experience questions, that focus on asking about the qualities you deem as important. You don’t just have to interview once, interview a second time to see if you get the same feeling and similar answers. Set minimum standards for the people you want to hire. This doesn’t mean that a dismal background history should exclude them from consideration, but do look to see if they have learned from their mistakes and taken action to be better. Find out if their motivators are suited for their particular position. For example, take the sales consultant who lists that they desire a $40,000 per year salary versus the sales consultant who lists that they desire a $100,000 per year salary. The $100,000 per year candidate, most likely, has a higher desire to sell cars and will outperform the candidate who is complacent with a $40,000 per year salary. The $40,000 per year candidate may be better suited for a different position.

With these tools in hand, and the ability to vet candidates before presenting them to the hiring manager, it should be easy to spot and hire the right candidate for the right position. A cliché I’ve heard floating around for a while is, “hire hard, manage easy.” I believe this cliché is the living embodiment of proper hiring to ensure a quality workforce.

New Companies Bring Big Supplies of Automotive Connectors

Newly appeared companies bring into the market new automotive connectors and components like: tires, brake systems, stability control systems, cables, wires etc..

New suppliers of automotive connectors and components have conquered the market by their extensive activities particularly in the production of tires, brake systems, control of the vehicle dynamics and electronic sensors. With a turnover of 20 billion Euros in 2009, these new companies have about 138,500 employees in 46 countries.

These connectors providers have been real work suppliers as well, making that over 100,000 people over the world were provided with jobs.

These automotive connectors are available for most car models, such as BMW, Fiat, Opel, GM, Ford, Chrysler, RV, Farm Chevrolet, Audi, Porsche, Seat etc.

Automotive connectors are one of the most common causes of overlooking reasons for engine problems and starting problems on a boat, truck, car or anything that starts with a battery. Repairing can be made by simply replacing the old corroded and broken connector in the electrical system.

These new connectors companies have a submersible and nature sealed interconnection systems that have designed auto connectors to withstand harsh conditions. These connectors include opaque and inter facial seals and this new design assembled firstly is very easy to use.

It also reduces applied costs because it does not require assembly of components and eliminates the need to purchase or handle wire seals.

The Automotive Connectors provide unique combination of superior electrical performances and low insertion forces.

These are designed to meet the new requirements and face the tests which are aligned to 150,000 miles or 15-years of service life. The connectors’ performance standards for sealed connectors. By being compliant with these standards, the Automotive Connectors are ideal for automotive, off-road construction, marine and agricultural equipment, as well as bus, truck and RV applications.

These connectors are available in a wide variety of shapes and circuit sizes and wire ranges. These new automotive connectors versions accommodates wide ranges of styles from SAE wires to UL type wires, in comparison to old connectors, that were usually designed for thin, weak wires.

“Prior to the old connectors, sealed connectors used in these types of applications require additional assembly by the customer and, in some cases, there were permanent connections that needed complete replacement if a connection failed, all of which cost time and money, With these new and improved connectors not only meet the market needs for sealed, they also offers pre-assembled designs that are also field repairable solutions that eliminate assemblies and down time, as well as hard repair costs.”

These being said, hopefully you’ve understood the importance of automotive connectors and plan to get the best there is available. Among the numerous companies that provide automotive connectors, a good car can only hope its owner will choose the best product that suits your car’s every personality and style. Give a few bucks more but at least you’ll not regret the good quality you have found.