Saturday, February 18, 2012

Disadvantages of New OEM Parts

What are some of the disadvantages of new OEM parts? Many car owners insist on using OEM parts. But, many do not realize the real disadvantages to doing so. They pay a higher price than they would on aftermarket parts. They may be paying that higher price for lower quality parts. They also may have to go through a dealer or wait a long time to get those parts to their own mechanic. So, you can wait longer, pay more, and get lower quality parts when you choose to use OEM parts instead of aftermarket ones.

Tatra 8x8 Truck
Probably the biggest one of the disadvantages of new OEM parts is price. In most cases, you will pay a higher price than you would for the same thing in aftermarket parts. In many cases you can pay 60% or higher for the same or similar part. That markup helps dealers make their profit margins. That is one reason why many insurance companies will demand collision repair shops use aftermarket parts on repairs instead of OEM. If you have a new car accident, it is important to request that your insurance company cover the cost of OEM parts to make sure you do not invalidate your warranty.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Advantages of Aftermarket Parts

You can see the advantages of aftermarket parts. The first major advantage is cost. Many OEM products can cost significantly more than their aftermarket counterparts do. OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer. This company manufactured the original car such as Tatra or Scania. You usually pay 60% or more for an OEM product over the aftermarket counterpart. If you want to save money when making an automobile repair, it is best to use aftermarket parts to keep the cost down.

Another of the significant advantages of aftermarket parts is availability. One of the biggest problems with OEM parts is that you have to order them through a dealership. This limits the places where you can get work done. If you can find a mechanic that is willing to order the OEM parts, you often have to wait days or even weeks to get the parts delivered. With aftermarket products you can find them on the shelves of just about any auto parts store or gas station in your area. You can also find a wide variety of them available through Internet retailers.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

American Terex sells Czech Tatra

Terex has concluded the sale of its 80.5 percent holding in Tatra a.s. to Blue River s.r.o. for approximately $26.2 million in cash plus the repayment of all inter-company debt owed to Terex by Tatra of approximately $31.6 million.

Additionally, Blue River will take over all of Tatra’s external debt, which totals approximately $22 million.

Terex had previously identified Tatra, a Czech-based manufacturer of heavy duty on and off road trucks, as a non-core operation. The buyer, Blue River s.r.o., is a Czech-based consortium of four international private investors, led by Ronald Adams, originally from Texas and a member of the Tatra supervisory board, which until recently was chaired by Fil Filipov.

“Terex’s management team regularly evaluates current operations and future opportunities to determine the most appropriate allocation of resources,”

said Ronald M. DeFeo, Terex’s chairman and chief executive officer.
“After detailed analysis, Tatra was identified as non-core and we commenced a process to realize maximum value for our investment. Tatra’s employees build terrific products, but our shareholders expect management to focus resources on opportunities that best fit the overall goals of the Company, and Tatra no longer fit with Terex’s strategy.”

Friday, October 08, 2010

Heavy Truck Tatra T-816 Liwa military version

Tatra T-816 Liwa used by Czech Army, Slovak Army, Israeli army, Indian Army, Saudi Arabia Army, Arabian Emirates Army, US army etc.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Three-way tipper TATRA TERRNo1 T 815-280S25

The cab-over-engine chassis, platform trucks and tippers are designed to be used in the civilian sector. 4x4, 6x4, 6x6 and 8x8 drives are available. The King Frame name stands for combined suspension consisting of mechanical leaf or coil springs and high-pressure air bellows.

The vehicle range is a direct successor to the T 815-2 EURO II commercial range. The strict unification of individual vehicle groups assures the production of a realistic range of individual vehicle versions.

Upon customer request, a classic directly air-cooled eight-cylinder ON AIRTM Euro 5 engine of TATRA design and production can be mounted under the tilt cab, as well as some selected liquid-cooled units from other producers. In 2010 this main vehicle product range underwent a significant structural and design facelift. Vehicles are equipped as standard with an electronic TATRA-Norgren electronic gear shift system.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Nexen Summer Tires for Trucks

During unbearable condition of summer weather with dry texture of soil and roads emitting continuous heat, we often opt for a high performance tire for our loaded vehicles including trucks with varied size and range. If you intensely observe market trends, several companies are offering their products to match your preference but all are not up to the mark. You laboriously wander to find suitable tires for your heavily loaded truck working in scorching summer. It is supposed that all experts would suggest you the Nexen Summer Tires for Trucks. They are visibly the most trustable companion of your truck with longevity approved by its users. It also enhances durable ability to manage your heavy loads.


Outstanding Qualities:
  • Altered weather would not be able to change the performance of your truck if you fix Nexen Summer Tires for Trucks. It shows Dry Grip with outstanding proficiency to ease your worries.
  • If time demands it can also enhance its Wet Grip.
  • Feedback that you will get is something to be highly preferred. At the same time, it shows extraordinary progressiveness to maintain good pace.
  • Your comfort level will also be highly increased.
  • It possesses surprising handling capability and cornering job performed by it is of excellent level.
  • Flexible durability with huge load has increased its performance level.
  • Stability it has is unmatched.
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Saturday, November 03, 2007

110th Anniversary of Automotive Production at TATRA

On September 1 the TATRA automobile company celebrated its 110th anniversary of the moment when the first manufactured automobile – the legendary Präsident – left the TATRA plant.

More than 30,000 people came to the testing Polygon to join in. The grand all-day program was topped off by a magnificent fireworks display.
Photos by tatra.cz