When you start to consider how important engine oil is to the health and longevity of your vehicle, it’s quite amazing how little the average motorist knows about it. For the usual vehicle owner, engine oil is just another way for the dealership to keep you coming back—and taking your dollars.
Applications as shown on K&N website.
2004 TOYOTA AVALON 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2003 TOYOTA SOLARA 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2003 TOYOTA SOLARA 2.4L L4 F/I – All
2003 TOYOTA SIENNA 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2003 TOYOTA AVALON 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2003 LEXUS RX300 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2002 TOYOTA SOLARA 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2002 TOYOTA SOLARA 2.4L L4 F/I – All
2002 TOYOTA SIENNA 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2002 TOYOTA AVALON 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2002 LEXUS RX300 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2001 TOYOTA SOLARA 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2001 TOYOTA SOLARA 2.2L L4 F/I – All
2001 TOYOTA SIENNA 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2001 TOYOTA CAMRY 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2001 TOYOTA CAMRY 2.2L L4 F/I – All
2001 TOYOTA AVALON 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2001 LEXUS RX300 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2001 LEXUS ES300 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2000 TOYOTA SOLARA 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2000 TOYOTA SOLARA 2.2L L4 F/I – All
2000 TOYOTA SIENNA 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2000 TOYOTA CAMRY 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2000 TOYOTA CAMRY 2.2L L4 F/I – All
2000 TOYOTA AVALON 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2000 LEXUS RX300 3.0L V6 F/I – All
2000 LEXUS ES300 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1999 TOYOTA SOLARA 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1999 TOYOTA SOLARA 2.2L L4 F/I – All
1999 TOYOTA SIENNA 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1999 TOYOTA CAMRY 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1999 TOYOTA CAMRY 2.2L L4 F/I – All
1999 TOYOTA AVALON 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1999 LEXUS RX300 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1999 LEXUS ES300 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1998 TOYOTA SIENNA 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1998 TOYOTA CAMRY 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1998 TOYOTA CAMRY 2.2L L4 F/I – All
1998 TOYOTA AVALON 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1998 LEXUS ES300 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1997 TOYOTA CAMRY 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1997 TOYOTA CAMRY 2.2L L4 F/I – All
1997 TOYOTA AVALON 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1997 LEXUS ES300 3.0L V6 F/I – All
1. Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) modulator.
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1994 Subaru Impreza WRX 5 Speed Manual 2 Piece Prop Shaft images and info.
Toyota Supra 1994 Vacuum Switch Valve – 25719-46020, images and info.
Nissan Micra K12 Sport 2005 Door Wiring Loom / Harness (offside) images and info.
Mazda MX5 2007 Rear Subframe images.
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Part number – 1S7A-9F479-AB (0261230044) MAP Sensor.
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We found a useful video showing how to change the alternator on a Honda Civic.Continue reading
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Who are your customers ?
The very nice man at Johns MG Rover Parts very kindly sent us some images of the Rover VVC cam timing assembly. Please visit Johns shop if you are on the lookout for Rover parts –
CarBasics.co.uk has been online since 2006, and from the very first day, we have been bringing informative and valuable automotive DIY content to our visitors. We have built up reliable foundations online with our ‘content is king’ philosophy, and this has resulted in our pages always performing well in the search engines. We currently receive over 10,000 visitors per month (Sept 2012), visitors that view many pages on our site.
We are constantly updating and improving our website, adding new features (such as ratings, author box), and will continue to work hard to ensure that our visitors get the best possible user experience and your posts are featured in the best environment. If there isn’t a suitable category we will create one for it, we pride ourselves on working closely with our Content Members for the benefit of them and our visitors.
We will continually expand our website with new categories/sections in which to promote your business, and develop new content to continue to bring in more and more visitors to our website.
We promote posts from CarBasics via social media, meaning that your posts will get great exposure via networks such as Twitter and Facebook as well as the search engines. All the CarBasic posts include easy to use ‘share’ buttons so our visitors can quickly tell their friends about posts they like.
In 2012 we wrote a number of books for the RAC, titled ‘Simple fixes for your car’ and ‘First aid for your car’, available for sale by the end of the year. CarBasics.co.uk is featured extensively in these books and should bring in many more visitors to the website.
We are experienced in SEO (search engine optimisation) and review all post headings and post tags so that they are optimised to achieve the best search engine results and bring you as many potential new customers as possible. We also regularly review our website statistics and the performance of your posts, and whenever we see opportunities for your business, we will let you know about it. We also keep our Content Members up to date about when their posts are retweeted, mentioned or shared online.
Are you a Vehicle Dismantler or used parts supplier ?
You can now put your business directly in front of new customers by providing us with unique and informative images and content of the car parts that you already handle every day.
If you dismantle vehicles for a living, the knowledge and experience you have is invaluable to our website visitors, and you can very easily put it to work promoting your business for free. Whether it’s supplying parts images and information to be featured in our ‘Car Parts Guides’, or creating a ‘How To’ for removing a certain part to be featured in our ‘Car Specific Articles’ section, the opportunities for your business are endless.
We have experienced businesses that say they are too busy to write content for us. We are happy for them as they are clearly to busy to handle any of the new customers their posts could generate for them, for free, and for many years to come.
The number of posts you can submit to us is unlimited, the opportunities for promoting your business are endless. The more useful posts you supply, the more new customer exposure you and your business will receive.
Here are just a few examples of areas where you can promote your business ;
Engine bay images –
We are creating the largest collection of engine bay images on the web. We are collecting them and putting useful labels on so people can easily find their way around.
There are not enough stock engine bay images on the web, despite the high demand for them. We want to fill this gap and also give you the opportunity to promote your business.
We will add the labelling, all you need to do is provide the images and the make/model/year information. We will feature your business info, and display your relevant eBay listings if applicable.
Please ensure that your images are as detailed as possible, showing various angles and include the make/model/year. Also, if the engine is fitted with an engine cover, a photo with the cover removed will be really beneficial to our visitors.
Car Parts –
There is massive opportunity for businesses to post content in our ‘Car Parts Guide’ sections. These sections are specific to vehicles by make/model/year, so there is plenty of scope and the opportunities are constantly increasing with the introduction of new vehicles.
Our site visitors want to know as much as possible about the parts of their cars before they go ahead do any work or buy parts. Providing images and information about parts specifically in relation to the cars they are from, has been proven to be a very popular with our site visitors and these types of posts on CarBasics perform very well in the search engines.
Example – A car owner needs to change the drop-links on their Ford Focus, they will want to see plenty of images (specific to their particular make/model/year) of what they look like, and perhaps where they are and how they fit. Providing this type of content will instill the car owner with the confidence that they can undertake the job, and your relevant eBay listings and business details will be shown exclusively within the content you provide.
Have a look at some of the current posts in the ‘Car Parts Guides’ that have been provided by existing Content Members.
Car Specific DIY articles –
These are by far the most beneficial type of posts to create and will bring your business many new customers for years to come. As CarBasics continues to build on its reputation as an authority website, its pages continue perform extremely well in the search engines, and your business can be exclusively featured on them.
Examples – How to remove headlight from a VW Tiguan, How to remove door mirror from a Citroen Saxo.
This is a perfect opportunity for vehicle dismantlers as this is work that they do, day in and day out. Now you can put that work to good use and drive more visitors to your eBay listings and your business website.
There are certain things that you will not be allowed to include in the posts you submit to us. If you include these things, they will not be approved and will not appear on the website.
– Do not include links of any kind to your business, eBay shop, affiliate links or social media pages etc within the post content. The website will include these automatically via the ‘Author Box’ when you have added them to your Member Profile. We will manually add extra promotional links such as eBay listings etc. as necessary. The only exclusion to this is when giving credit to extracts of other peoples work.
– Do not use HTML code to make use of iframes, link cloaking, affiliate links, redirects etc. you get the point.
NO COPIED CONTENT
– Do not include any duplicate content within your post, don’t just copy and paste stuff from anywhere on your own site, even your own. Always make your content as unique and original as possible so that it has the best possible chance of getting good rankings in the search engines. Content found elsewhere on the internet must not be copied and pasted directly and passed off as your own. If you do need to include other writers work (for reference), please make sure to give credit to the originator and include a link to the original work.
– Do not copy other peoples images and photos. Please provide your own, original images and photos in order to protect the hard work of others and improve the quality of our visitors content.
These eBay listings will be exclusively yours, we will not show listings from any other eBay seller on the content posts you have provided.
What are the long term advantages of submitting posts to us ?
You can write a post one week and it can bring you new visitors for years to come !
Even if your eBay listings change regularly due to a high turnover of stock, the advantages to your business remain the same. Your eBay listings will always be relevant to the content of the post. If you originally provided a post about a Vauxhall Corsa suspension leg because you had one available, and you subsequently sold that part so it was no longer on eBay, the listings that would appear at the bottom of the post will continue to show other ‘Vauxhall Corsa’ parts that you are selling. So you continue to get your relevant eBay listings shown to targeted visitors, and when you add more ‘Vauxhall Corsa’ parts to your eBay shop in the future, they will automatically continue to appear before potential new customers.
So the long-term advantages are that you can write posts for CarBasics one week and they can bring you new targeted customers for many years to come.
There are 2 reasons why you can’t add new posts to the website ;
1) You have not yet been upgraded from ‘subscriber’ access to ‘contributor’ access.
After you have registered, we will manually review your Member Profile and based on the information you provide, we may or may not upgrade you to the level of ‘contributor’. We will email you when your registration has been upgraded, clearly there will be a slight delay between registration and review.
2) If you have ‘contributor’ access but are still unable to add new posts, try clicking on the ‘update profile’ button at the bottom of the profile page and try again. We are aware of this little glitch and are working to rectify it.
There are 2 reasons why you should to fill in details in your user profile ;
1) Use the profile area to promote your business, such as links to business websites and eBay shops, especially social media links to accounts you hold such as FaceBook, Twitter etc. We use the information you provide to promote your business via certain sections of the website and also via the posts that you submit using the ‘Author Box’ that appears at the end of your posts.
Here is an example of the ‘Author Box’ in action ;
2) The most important people to CarBasics are our site visitors, and it is essential that only quality content is submitted to the website. It is our responsibility to our visitors that the people who submit content to our site have the suitable automotive technical knowledge and expertise to write for them. We must also ensure that no-one tries to take advantage of the site and use it just for advertising via poor quality posts. When you first register as a Content Member, you will get access to restricted content so that you can read more about the advantages of submitting content to us.
Your present access level will be that of ‘subscriber’, and you will not at that point be able to submit posts.
When we have reviewed your Member Profile, we may or may not upgrade your registration level to that of ‘contributor’. We will email you, and at that point you will be able to submit posts to us.