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Vehicle in video: 2007 Chevrolet Uplander

Part being changed: 05-09 Chevrolet Uplander Tail Light – Driver’s Side

Link Part Number: GM2800183

OEM #: 15787131

Materials: Taillight Assembly, T30 Torx Head Screwdriver, Medium Flat Head Screwdriver

Drivers’ primary concern should be the safety of themselves, as well as the safety of other drivers on the road. A properly working taillight increases your visibility on the road, reducing the chances of being involved in an accident. First of all, get all the necessary materials. For this job, the supplies you will need are the replacement set, a screwdriver with a T30 Torx head bit, and a medium-size flat-head screwdriver. Before beginning the task of replacing a taillight assembly, turn off the engine and open the trunk. You will need a suitable workspace, so opening the trunk will allow this.

Begin by removing the old taillight assembly, if necessary. There are two T30 Torx bolts that hold the lamp place, a top bolt and a bottom bolt. Unscrew these bolts and pull the assembly out of its place. The next step is to disconnect the taillight wire from the car wire, using the flat-head screwdriver. There is a small clip inside the connecting piece that you have to pull up and then separate the cable.

Once you’ve removed the old light, it’s time to install the new one. Holding the new light, simply plug the mounting wire into the car wire, making sure the clip snaps into place. Then properly align the taillight in the car taillight pocket. Finally, screw the new taillight into place. Remove the plastic film from the mounting cover. Finally, test that the lamp works.

Who is Andre Broessel?

German architect Andre Broessel designed a spherical solar power generator. Rawlemon wants the Spherical Sun Power Generator to revolutionize solar energy. Broessel was a finalist in the 2013 World Technology Network Award with World Design.

He has 27 years of management, design and technology experience. Its main focus is complex technology.

Andre has an updated version for 2016. Andre thinks outside the box. He’s a bit of a nonconformist when he sees the future of solar power.

The future is in the hands of Sbotic Ltd

Sbotic was established in 2014. They are tasked with marketing Rawlemon’s spherical solar generator. Sbotic ltd. acquired patents for Rawlemon’s ” SixCities ” power generation module and ” MicroTrack ” system.

The company based in London, England in 2014. Sbotic Ltd. (Sun Robotics) is a division of Ramlemon Company.

Sbotic ltd is pushing the boundaries of solar energy conversion. They are showing that net zero energy buildings could be a standard in the future. The mission of Sun Robotics is to integrate the solar energy generator in the environment of cities. This would include buildings and homes.

Spherical Solar Power Generator

Andrea Broessel and Rawlemon have created a prototype of a spherical solar power generator. The generator is called a Beta ray. Its technology is a combination of spherical geometry and dual axis tracking system. This allows twice the output of a conventional spherical solar power generator solar panel. The solar panel of the generator is small compared to a normal panel.

The sphere is fully rotatable and can be placed on walls, buildings and any space with direct sunlight. According to Broessel, it can be placed in an electric car charging station.

You might think the spherical generator is from some science fiction movie. You would be wrong.

Beta Ray parts exposed

  • Silicon cell area reduced to 25%

  • Increase in efficiency to 57%. The solar panel is 22 to 24%,

  • Ultra transmission ball lens point focus concentrator.

  • During the night hours, the spherical ball can illuminate an area with some LEDs.

  • The modular collector system charges and stores energy during daylight.

  • It can collect energy from the moon. That’s right, the moon.

  • How does it work. Sunlight is collected through the ultra-transmission ball lens focusing hub.

  • Concentrated sunlight is stored in solar cells.

  • It is then sent to the generator for use in homes or commercial buildings.

Different tasks for the solar power generator

The Beta ray was designed for off-grid conditions and a complement to the electrical needs of buildings. Also the idea is to provide thermal circuits such as hot water.

The spherical solar power generator can be used as an architectural marvel. Beta ray has the ability to track the sun all day. Solar panels don’t track.

6 different tasks of the solar generator

  1. Provide electricity

  2. Produce thermal production

  3. The solar generator has transparency

  4. Capable of shading

  5. Building ventilation

  6. The spherical generator is a work of art.

1 to 5 above will transform the future of zero energy buildings.

Generator will provide electricity for buildings and homes with an efficiency 4 times higher than the typical solar panel at 22% of the current market.

The solar generator will produce thermal production which in turn heats the water.

The spherical ball is transparent and the hybrid collector will increase the efficiency of smaller solar panels.

Solar generator for use with solar umbrellas for shade.

The generator will produce ventilation for buildings.

Coming soon Rawlemon solar devices

Under the Rawlemon umbrella, there is now a new division called Indiegogo. They are introducing the world’s first Building Integrated Concentrated Solar Power (BICSP) technology. This product will be on sale in December.

Introducing Beta.ey 80LIM for $ 119.00. This will be the first spherical solar power generator combined with concentrating solar charger and moonlight projector in one design. Beta.ey will be able to charge iPhones, iPads and many other devices.

The Beta.ey concept is in line with the mega prototype designed by German architect Andre Broessel. The prototype took three years to form a device that will be in the hands of consumers at Christmas.

Rawlemon has a large spherical lens that does not move. The solar charger moves around the back of the dial. It will follow the concentrated sunlight passing to the other side. A typical solar panel must be moved manually to follow the sunlight. In other words, it is much more efficient to capture sunlight and ultimately produce more electricity.

Great too!

See how Beta.ey works

Beta-ey requires a solar panel 1% the size of standard solar generators. This device works well on cloudy days. It has the ability to attract diffuse light. This spherical solar power generator will be used for mobile devices.

Cool factor number one! There are built-in LEDs to illuminate the globe.

The large-scale Beta-ey will be able to charge electric cars. It will also be available for windows and building walls for electrical and thermal needs.

Full-scale beta-ray

Large-scale beta-ray is for outdoor use. It will be priced at $ 6000. It’s just money. Right? Right now, there is no data spherical solar power generator you can find for ROI. Rawlemon seeks to integrate the beta ray system into the design of the European architecture of the future.

The European Commission directive is to design buildings with almost zero energy consumption. The design process will start in 2019. Rawlemon is in line with the European Commission directive.

Could we see Beta-ray on a large scale in the United States? It will be interesting to see what form of solar energy the world will use in 10 to 20 years.

Final thoughts

The spherical solar power generator has my attention for several reasons.

  • The design concept is out of this crazy smart world.

  • Solar panels are 4 times more efficient due to dual axis tracking and clear ball lens.

  • Solar generator versatility for buildings and electric car charging.

  • Attractive architectural design.

  • Future applications of communities to generate electricity.

Andrea Broessel and Rawlemon have made great strides toward solar independence. They have achieved a viable solar design in less than 6 years. Time will tell if full-scale beta-ray is profitable.

The Beta-ey small-scale solar generator should be a hit with consumers who need to recharge mobile devices. Some competing solar generators cost $ 400- $ 800. You could charge larger devices like a small television, laptop, or lights in a motorhome. That is 4 to 8 times more than Beta-ey. Something to think about.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the near future. I believe that beta-ey and beta-ray on a large scale have a reasonable chance of being successful.



We’ve written quite a bit about disruptive technology in new cars, whether it’s production models, prototypes, or drawing board concepts. As each new feature is introduced we usually hear some “WOWS” and also some skepticism until the feature is tested and accepted. Once accepted, the new feature can quickly move to the “must do” category. A current feature that is not very well known is the “inward-facing” camera, an innovation that Cadillac, Tesla, Audi and Volvo are considering. At this point, no car has this feature enabled. Clearly, there are two sides to what this innovation will look like, and those two sides are becoming very familiar:

  1. this innovation is great because it gets to know me, help me and make my life easier and more convenient
  2. this innovation is bad as it intrudes into my private space to discover, and potentially share or reveal, information that I consider private

By now, we should all be aware of the advantages and disadvantages that technology can often introduce into our lives. Given the success of products like GOOGLE Home and AMAZON Alexa, it is very clear that the masses are buying into the “convenience” aspects of technology, although there are many who warn us about the loss of personal privacy and the dangers of having your personal information used against you, such as identity theft. There are ongoing developments in the field of “information privacy”, and those technologies could also provide investment opportunities that we will carefully evaluate. To get an idea of ​​where we are going, click here.

So what is it that an inward-facing camera can do, as it watches you and transmits information to all of the vehicle’s systems? For starters, you can positively identify who is in the vehicle, especially in the driver’s seat, and activate all of this driver’s preferred settings. It could monitor the driver’s mood and monitor health indicators, such as glucose levels indicated in the pupils of the eyes. For mood altering, the system could activate the appropriate settings for driving to work, such as music or podcasts to motivate and energize, and on the way home from work, activate relaxing music or meditative mantras. If your health indicators go off the charts, the vehicle’s systems could notify your family, your doctor, the hospital, or 911 emergency services. There are also some simple convenience issues that a camera could help with, such as notify you that items such as your wallet, computer, or phone are being left behind when exiting the vehicle.

As always, the driving force behind many of these innovations is discovering and collecting information about you and of course there are all those Privacy Policies that every privacy invader wants you to agree to. As mentioned above, the trade-off is that they will provide you with a certain level of “convenience” and you will provide them with a lot of personal insights about yourself and everyone else traveling in your vehicle. Those personal insights will help them advertise effectively and very soon they will try to sell you even more of the things they have designed and will design to make your life even more convenient.

If you want to see what vehicle technology will look like very soon, take a look at the BYTON electric vehicle on display at the world technology conference in Las Vegas: a dash display that is the size of seven I-Pads, a column of floating address. display for the driver and a consul-mounted display for the passenger. The interiors of electric vehicles have never looked as dazzling as this one.

Let Trend Disruptors be your guide for the future, as we continue to identify technology investment opportunities that can lead to financial success.

Stay tuned!

A refrigerated truck is often the reason a business survives or fails due to related expenses. Today’s economic challenges have generated some unique solutions for various companies. Ideal for virtually any industry that makes use of a cooling system, portable refrigerated trailers have been used by supermarkets, catering companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, fast food chains, and a host of other small and large businesses, as well as a variety of individuals for personal use. domestic use.

Save space

Unlike large, noisy and smelly diesel truck refrigeration units, this innovative refrigerated truck The alternative is available in a variety of units and various sizes to fit in small spaces that are not suitable for industrial size trucks. The 8 to 16 foot units are perfect for small businesses without a lot of room for a standard size 48 foot large truck. These units can fit virtually anywhere and are perfect on gravel, pavement, and even grass. They will fit much more easily in a tight space than a large industrial size refrigerated truck, and there is no danger in placing them on a slope. While oversized trucks should not be parked on a slope due to the risk of injury, portable refrigerated trailers can easily rest on virtually any surface. They can be placed indoors or outdoors.

Save on cost

Compared to large industrial trucks, these units are extremely profitable in today’s skidding economy. Many smaller businesses find that they don’t really need the space of a 48-foot industry. refrigerated truck provides. However, even if you don’t use that space, you are still paying for it. With the cost of diesel fuel rising, why not go for a portable refrigerated trailer that doesn’t require diesel fuel to begin with? Simply take the unit into your business or home and plug it into a 110 volt power source. With this refrigerated truck alternative, you will save a great deal of money on diesel fuel delivery and running costs.

Remove odor

Gone are the days of truck trailers that reeked of smelly fuel. Refrigerated trucks require diesel fuel for the cooling unit to continue to function properly. Most of these convenient refrigerated truck alternatives run on a 110-volt system, requiring as little as 15 amps of power. Additionally, some portable refrigerated trailers are available with a backup generator and thermostatically controlled environment.

Enjoy the convenience

Portable refrigerated trailer units can be easily positioned for convenient ground-level entry. Forget the hassle of dangerous and expensive ramps. These refrigerated trailer units can be conveniently positioned at any level suitable for your business or personal needs. The last decade has shown that smart companies prefer the small refrigerated trailer to the refrigerated truck.

Many people begin to wonder and discover the process of burning water as partial fuel for their vehicle; While the technology has been around for many years, it has never been as popular as it is today (due to high gas prices). As many say, “whenever there is a disaster, an opportunity arises” Now … I’m not a big fan of cliched quotes and terms, but this is my exception.

In fact, people all over the world have started the process of converting their cars to run on HHO gas. The process is quite simple to understand, not to mention that the reward is very useful. However, to achieve this award, you need the right guidance, mindset, and materials. Beware of scam sites that may be promoting useless information. Always make sure there is a money back guarantee.

Advantages of converting your car to run on HHO gas

  • Higher gas mileage
  • Higher fuel efficiency
  • Quieter engine and cooler engine temperature
  • Less refills at the gas station
  • Producing less emissions from your vehicle
  • Last but not least … Save 35-40 percent of your current gas bill

Now that we have some of the advantages of converting your car to HHO, let’s look at some of the negatives.


  • Spend money on a guide and materials (about $ 175 for everything)
  • It takes time and effort
  • Risk buying a useless guide

Now the cons I outlined are pretty basic, I mean you will have to spend some money and do some reading if you want to do a project like this. No … I’m not saying it’s like building an ark, however, you should make sure to read your guide carefully.

I almost forgot to mention that HHO generators / kits are the same, they are also reversible and do not damage or damage the value of the vehicle. You can assemble and disassemble them at any time.

Today, more and more people think wisely, especially when it comes to buying the things they need. Since there are many good options available, the last factor many people consider when deciding which ones to buy is price. The price of a certain product should not be the first thing to consider but the last. The same is true when choosing to buy a used car for sale. You don’t always have to bet on price. You have to check the quality and durability. And when you still have a number of options left, make price the deciding factor.

Here are some helpful tricks for choosing which car to consider.

Under the hood, check the dipstick. The oil should have a clear consistency. The water must be free of oil and the level must be at an optimum level. Before starting the engine, be sure to open and close the doors several times. If the doors do not close properly, this may be an indication of a chassis or body repair due to an accident. Look under the car and check for leaks.

A car in good condition should have evenly worn tires. When starting the engine, let it idle for a few minutes and check that the air conditioning is working. Check the buttons and switches inside and see if they are working properly. Also, when revving the engine, try to notice any unnecessary sounds.

During test drives, be careful to observe how the car handles the road, including turns. Pay special attention to sounds and vibrations. Try to test drive the vehicle in all gears; The transition from one to the other should be seamless, especially if you are looking for an automatic. And don’t forget to test the brakes.

If all of these are in good condition, the last thing you need to know is the price. Consider comparing the price ranges of previous vehicles that you have tested and verified before. Used cars should be more affordable than new ones on the market. However, it should also not drop below fifty percent of the original price. Although this also depends on the current condition of the car, most owners do not set a price lower than half the original price of the vehicle. So now you are ready to buy a used car by following all these tips.

Remember that if you are driving into a busy airport or rush hour city traffic, you will arrive at your destination stressed, frustrated, and probably angry. You will feel like pulling your hair out and it will take you some time to put on that bright smile and start enjoying yourself. Now imagine arriving in style, completely relaxed and stress-free. That’s what limousine services do, they give you a stress-free and enjoyable ride to where you need to go any day, any time.

You will be on time, even when traffic appears to be stopped. If you use a reputable company, your drivers will constantly check traffic reports and, if you are heading to the airport, they will keep up-to-date with flight times to make sure you are always where you need to be on time. They know the shortcuts, they know the area like the back of their hand, and they know how to get around traffic without compromising your trip in any way.

A limousine service offers you pure luxury. Whether you choose a sedan, limo, or SUV-style limo, you’re guaranteed to have a complete luxury ride with all the modern bells and whistles you’d expect, including a fully stocked bar, Wi-Fi, and more. All the modern conveniences you need when traveling on the road.

You don’t have to worry about the driver overhearing your private conversations as all limos come with privacy glass that moves up and down between the passengers and the driver. This will allow you to speak openly on the phone and feel safe in the back seat knowing that the driver is not interested in who you are talking to or what you are talking about.

You can enjoy complete peace of mind that your driver will be fully trained, experienced and insured. These drivers know the area well and have extensive experience driving these extra long vehicles. The benefit of this is that you can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

Imagine the time you will save when you arrive at your destination. If you take your own vehicle, you would have sat in traffic, you will be frustrated and then when you arrive you will have to start looking for parking. It is not the ideal situation. When you take advantage of a limo service, your driver will drop you off at the door and be there to pick you up without hassle or hassle.

Another reason you may want to consider using a limo service when heading to the airport for a business trip is that you can work while being transported. This means you can spend a little more time with your family before you have to go, catching up on those last minute in-car presentations or reports, which you can email to your office using the Wi-Fi service. gratuitous.

Finally, if you are heading to a New Years Eve party or function, you won’t be able to have a drink if you drive yourself. With a limo service, you can have a few drinks and get home safely at the end of the night.

People who are looking for a sport utility vehicle that has a truly spacious interior and space will find the Ford Excursion their best and ideal option. This vehicle has the capacity to accommodate a maximum of nine people inside its cabin. Its closest rivals include the Chevrolet Suburban and the GMC Yukon XL, but the Ford Excursion towers six inches above them. It is also 7 inches longer and 2000 pounds heavier. It is equipped with a rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configuration. The Ford Excursion is available in three trim levels including the XLT, the Eddie Bauer and the Limited trim.

This vehicle keeps traditional Ford styles intact. This includes the four side doors along with the wider rear doors. These help and facilitate access to the rear and center doors. The Ford Excursion also has adjustable electric pedals and the entire vehicle is powered by a diesel engine. This Ford Excursion engine also features a Tow-Haul mode that has a maximum of 11,000 pounds of towing power. The engine also has cleaner emissions and has improved gas mileage.

The Ford Excursion is considered to be beastly size. It is the king of the great sports utility vehicles. It has off-road tires that give the vehicle the ability to handle rough, hilly, and steep roads, as well as snowy and slippery roads. This vehicle is capable of going places that would seem inaccessible to other heavy duty trucks. Despite the weight and size of the Ford Excursion, the vehicle is still easy to maneuver.

Driving the Ford Excursion would give you the feeling of safety and security. The vehicle is also very functional, as it can carry cargo and people. You can also tow a large trailer and other things like boats. The design of this vehicle is based on Ford’s F-series Super Duty pickup trucks. The rear cargo on the Ford Excursion is divided into three ways. This arrangement offers greater and better visibility when driving backwards.

Standard and optional features and equipment for Ford Excursion include four-wheel antilock disc brakes (ABS), tilt steering wheel, cruise control, a 40/20/40 split front bench seat, a split front seat 60/40 folding second row seat, one folding / removable third row seat, power heated mirrors, power windows, power door locks, a remote keyless entry system, an AM / FM / stereo cassette / CD, 16-inch chrome steel wheels, a console floor, automatic headlights, audio controls in the rear seats, power rear windows, a reverse sensing system, automatic climate control, a trip computer, power pedals adjustable, two-tone leather seating surfaces, cherry wood interior accents, illuminated running boards, an in-dash six-disc CD changer, heated front seats, memory seats and pedals, steering wheel-mounted climate and audio controls, a HomeLink transmitter and a roof console.

The best automobile service is preventive, not mosaic. The last thing car owners need today, with increasingly busy schedules, is frequent trips to the mechanic. It is especially frustrating with recurring or easily fixed problems. Here are some tips to avoid going broke the next time your vehicle breaks down.

Check the reviews first

With the dissemination of customer reviews on the Internet, it is quite easy for a consumer to find personal accounts of a company with a quick search. Sometimes the reviews will or will not be representative of the service, but a reading of a variety of reviews can give you a reasonable expectation of what to expect. An old-fashioned review from a trusted friend, especially a car lover, doesn’t hurt either. You cannot put a price on experience.

Shopping around

Most mechanics will offer free estimates. It is helpful to get the quote for your car service on paper as proof. This document can also be used as leverage with other mechanics. Sometimes the cheapness of the price may suggest poor workmanship, but you certainly don’t want to be ripped off.

Ask to see a certification

ASE is the most common certification, and a reputable company should have no problem presenting you with such a certification. This will establish a base of experience and knowledge. A shop that has a rating from the American Automobile Association is also a good sign, as it guarantees that they have been previously reviewed by an objective source.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, even if you are a newbie

Beyond a price estimate, it is very useful to ask questions that you may consider basic. For example, what parts will need to be replaced? How long will the job in question take to complete? Can I see the problem area of ​​the car? Even more intense questions about the vehicle repair process shouldn’t worry a trusted mechanic. These questions will make you comfortable with car service and show the mechanic that you take caring for your car very seriously.

Go with your instinct

This advice is harder to pin down and will mean different things to different people, but it is still relevant. Simple things, like the cleanliness of the store, can be a symbol of overall service. Also, if a mechanic is giving vague answers or treating customers in a hostile manner, it’s probably a clear sign to get out while you can. Repairing a car is rarely an enjoyable experience, so there’s no need to add extra stress to the process.

Find a location near your home

This is especially important if you don’t have a friend or family member to follow you to the mechanic and drive you home. Finding a route home or to work via public transportation can be critical, depending on how long the car will be out of service.

Guarantees and specialists

This advice will apply primarily to people whose cars need to be repaired at a dealership. It also applies to those who own a car that needs special parts to be replaced. Do your research and determine if a mechanic has experience with your particular make and model. In addition, an honorable mechanic will provide warranties on new parts. Be sure to establish this warranty before they go to work on your car.

If you are looking for a new car or truck, you are probably excited to choose the model, paint job, and all the accessories that come with the vehicle. However, your ability to finance the vehicle is just as important, if not more important, than all the interesting details and add-ons.

Most people choose to buy a new car or truck through financing, which is the process of paying off a vehicle with loan installments. Financially, this is a much more manageable method of vehicle ownership than paying for a vehicle in a giant lump sum of thousands of dollars.

You can get a car or truck loan directly through a dealer of your choice; through a bank, or through an individual. Each payment method carries inherent risks and rewards (for example, loan rates through banks may be higher, but you may not have a legal recourse in case there is a problem with a private or family loan) . Before deciding on a type of loan, these risks and rewards must be carefully weighed.

For many Americans, however, the biggest risk factor in buying a new vehicle is whether they will actually be eligible for the loan in the first place. A person’s credit score determines his creditworthiness; This number will tell the lender whether or not that person will make reliable payments on your car or truck. The lower your credit score, the lower your chances of getting an affordable loan. In fact, some people with especially bad credit scores may find that they have trouble getting a loan in the first place.

What is a credit score and how does it affect your ability to obtain a new car or truck loan?

Kenneth Elliot wrote in the March 21, 2008 issue of the American Chronicle, “…[T]The FICO score continues to be a primary tool for lenders. It may not determine the final decision, but it definitely influences the ‘first cut’ when a pile of requests is submitted to approve or disapprove. “

FICO is the name of the consulting firm that developed standards for calculating credit scores, Fair Isaac Corporation. The FICO score rubric is the most commonly used method of determining a person’s credit worthiness. In the United States, credit reporting agencies or credit reporters look at a person’s financial past (debts, loans, utility bill payments, previous car or mortgage loans, etc.) to determine if it represents a good credit risk. A FICO score ranges from 300 to 850. 850 is the highest possible credit score; people with high scores have little or no problem obtaining loans. In contrast, credit scores near the lower end of the FICO score range indicate people who are high-risk borrowers; These people often have great difficulty managing their debts.

CNN Money reports that the average American has more than $ 9,000 in credit card debt. Late or missed credit card payments are one of the biggest factors lowering individual credit scores. Many people spend more money than they actually make and are drawn to the appeal of credit-based purchases, which at first seem like easy money. People with a high debt-to-income ratio may not be able to pay monthly credit card payments. After a few months of late or missed payments, a person may find their credit score surprisingly low.

The FICO credit score is determined by a sum of factors. Each factor in a person’s credit history receives a different weight in the final assessment of their financial situation. When determining a credit score, the highest importance is given to the person’s bill and debt payment history (is it on time or perpetually in arrears?) AND the total amount of debt they have. Less important, but still contributing to the final credit score, are the length of a person’s credit history; the types of debts you have and the frequency with which you have applied for new credit. People who make on-time bill payments, who have established a long credit history, and who have demonstrated compelling debt management skills often have the best credit scores.

Before you are eligible for a car or truck loan, you will be asked to provide the lender of your choice, be it the car dealer, bank, or individual, certain information about yourself. The required information may include complete contact information; a social security number; details about your mortgage or apartment rental and employment records. The lending institution will release your information to one of three credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion. The credit reporting agency uses the FICO algorithm to determine your credit score.

If your credit score is less than stellar, don’t despair. You may still be able to finance a new vehicle. Remember, you always have two options when it comes to comparing a bad credit score to strict auto or truck loan terms. You can work to improve that score, or you can find lenders who are willing to work with you. However, if your credit score is good, then you are a preferred borrower and will likely be able to borrow at attractive (ie low) interest rates. Go out there and get a loan for a new car or truck!