Looking for an economical sporty car in London Ontario for not a lot of money .

Looking for an economical sporty car in London Ontario for not a lot of money .


A rare sports car in London Ontario .
This is a 2003 Mitsubishi ECLiPSE GTS
And it only has 77000 km on it . It is a v6 with an automatic . It has a power sunroof , power windows , power locks , and has A/C. It has leather interior and the seats have had covers on them since day one . This car is a one owner and has original paint .
Rare car at Ricky Ratchets Auto
140 Clarke Road in London Ontario .
Call 519-455-5351

Where can I get my car , van , vehicle e tested or ” emission ” tested in London Ontario

You can get an e test at Ricky Ratchets Auto in London Ontario . we are at 140 Clarke Road
Why is Drive Clean important?
The Drive Clean program improves air quality and protects people’s health.

Emission technologies in vehicles, even newer ones, can deteriorate over time. Vehicle emissions are responsible for more than 18 per cent of smog-causing pollution created in Ontario, despite today’s cleaner vehicles and fuels.

Drive Clean reduces smog-causing emissions by an annual average of 36 per cent. In 2010, the program kept about 35,000 tonnes of smog-causing pollutants out of our air.

The Drive Clean test has changed
Is your “check engine” light on?

Learn more about what this means for your Drive Clean experience.

Ontario has a faster, more accurate Drive Clean test that uses your vehicle’s on board computer to identify emissions problems and the repairs needed to fix them.

About the new test
Most vehicles will be ready to take the test. However, you may need to prepare your vehicle if:

your battery was recently disconnected or
the vehicle’s computer was recently cleared
This will fail the current e test unless the vehicle is in the full readiness mode.
See Ricky Ratchets to check your vehicle for readiness and fitness for your e test .

My brakes need a good repair in London Ontario by a good mechanic

Of all the systems that make car, the brake system might just be the most important. Its function is to retard or stop the motion of the vehicle which determine the safety of the driver, passenger and also pedestrian. The average driver uses the brakes about 75,000 times a year, making the brakes one of the most important (and overworked) parts of the car (McPhee, 2007). In the olden days it was also one of the simplest mechanisms in the vehicle. Over the years as improvements have been made, the system that has evolved is not simple anymore. When the brakes
are applied, the pads or shoes that press against the brake drum or rotor convert kinetic energy into thermal energy via friction. The cooling of the brakes dissipates the heat and the vehicle slows down. This is all to do with The First Law of Thermodynamics, sometimes known as the law of conservation of energy (Zammit, 1987). This law states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed; it can only be converted from one form to another. In the case of brakes, it is converted from kinetic energy to thermal energy.
Typically, there are two types of brake that are implemented in today’s car; Drum brake and disc brake. The brake is a device for slowing or stopping the rotation of a wheel of vehicles. To stop the wheel, friction material in the form of brake pads or shoe is forced mechanically, hydraulically, pneumatically or electromagnetically against both sides of the disc or drum which cause the wheel to slow or stop (Heinz, 2001).
When the brakes are used rapidly, the complete brake assembly will stay hot and get no chance to cool off. The brake cannot absorb much more heat because the brake components are already so hot. The braking efficiency is reduced thereby causing brake failure which could result in road accident. When the brake pedal is depressed, the vehicle’s braking system transmits the force from the driver’s foot to its brakes through a fluid. Since the actual brakes require a much greater force than the leg could apply with, vehicle must also multiply the force of foot. It does this in two ways; mechanical advantage (leverage) and hydraulic force multiplication. The brakes transmit the force to the tires using friction, and the tires transmit that force to the road using friction. The modern automotive brake system has been refined for over 100 years and has become extremely dependable and efficient.
Fig.1: Hydraulic braking system
Source: (Hesiler, 2001)
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Getting your brakes checked in London Ontario


The leading cause of traffic accidents is brake failure. WOW!

And brake failure is nearly always preventable. Stop worrying about potential failures and enjoy peace of mind. Ricky Ratchets auto Repair is a brake specialist.

Come in for a brake inspection. We will check

Pads and shoes for wear
Drums and rotors for wear
Wheel cylinders and calipers for leaks
Hydraulic lines and hoses for leaks, kinks and blockages
Fluid in the master cylinder for level and condition.
Checking your brake system regularly will often save you in the long run. Replacing worn pads before they damage the disks or drums is a modest cost. If you wait until your car is sounding like a streetcar, you will likely have more extensive repairs and a higher cost.

If any work is necessary, we will give you a choice of parts. A better grade of materials (pads for example) may be one of the best bargains around. They will last longer and perform better then standard grades. You are in control. Both here at Ricky Ratchets and on the road when the need arises.

Say you saw this blog and get $50.00 off your front or rear brakes .

London automotive brakes and suspension

London Ontario brakes and suspension shop .
We had a referral on Saturday the 6th of January /2013 and this gentleman required a minor brake service . We still will machine a brake drum instead of always replacing . This particular car had a noticeable pulsation in the rear and it was easily fixed .
Look here to see what he had to say !!!



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Cars in floods can make their way to Canada . Be careful buying ..
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The damage from a major natural disaster can be harrowing – loss to life and limb combined with property damage, environmental, economic and psychological impact make picking up the pieces difficult. But long after the crisis ebbs, the damage lingers, becoming ever more pernicious and difficult to discern. Mold inside walls, unseen weakened structures… they all get covered up with fresh coats of paint. So, too, it is with the automobiles affected.

We first told you about these cars yesterday, but now professional photographer Doug Kuntz has agreed to share his incredible aerial images with Autoblog so we can pass them on to you, the reader. Going one better, Kuntz has given us more than twice as many images than what you saw on the link yesterday.

The runways full of cars seen above are the four-wheeled remnants of Hurricane Sandy – but they aren’t all headed to the scrap heap. These vehicles are but part of the over $63 billion in damage brought by the late October storm, but insurers are hoping to recover some of their own damages by auctioning some of them off, parting others out, and scrapping the rest. The runways of Calverton Executive Airport on Long Island shown above are now home to 15,000 such vehicles – a sliver of an estimated 230,000 cars and trucks damaged or written-off by Sandy.

Some of the cars shown in these images will join thousands of others that will filter their way back into the used car market in some form or another. New York law dictates that complete vehicles must have their titles stamped as “flood” to alert buyers, but it’s not uncommon for that to not happen, whether born of intent to deceive or simple neglect.

Snapper Kuntz urged Autoblog to warn you, the reader, of the danger of purchasing flood-damaged cars like these, including damaged electrical and safety systems. In Sandy’s case, he didn’t just see these vehicles from the air:
“I saw some of these cars parked on the streets of Rockaway with the bags deployed. I talked with tow truck drivers and mechanics who moved these cars, and have worked on Katrina wrecked cars. The tow truck drivers confirmed the airbag deployments, and the mechanics agreed about the problems taking time to show, and be very expensive to fix, and in some cases, not worth the cost.”

Kuntz, who referred to such vehicles as “ticking time bombs,” believes strongly that all the affected vehicles should be scrapped, and he agreed to share these images with us as long as we relayed his valuable warning. We join him in urging caution when wading into the used car market at all times, but particularly following major disasters like Sandy. It can take weeks, months or even years for flood-damaged cars to reveal themselves, so get your prospective buys properly inspected. And if there’s any doubt in your mind, well, just check out the gallery above for 15,000 good reasons why walking away is usually the smart move.

Airport Full Of Sandy-Damaged Cars

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The best used car for a low price in London Ontario

We just got a great used car here at Ricky Ratchets in London Ontario . I love it when we can show all of the service records for fuel pump , struts , brakes , sensors and maintenance for the last several years . This little Sunfire GT has an economical 4 cylinder engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. The paint is a really nice shiny red . The underbody has been oil sprayed and the floors and body panels really look great . The interior is great and really looks like new as the former owner of the car was a careful retired lady and she loved her car and really misses it but an even cleaner 57000 km car . This car has only 197,000 km on it and by the looks and running condition it has many more to go . Come on down to Ricky Ratchets auto at 140 Clarke road or call 519-455-5351 .

As an added bonus I have installed a set of snow tires on this car and only if you say you have seen this posting I will include those snows but just to let you know the snows are extra on the kijiji ad .

Arctic snow plows in London Ontario

A 7.5 foot snow Plow blade ( poly ) for sale and I have a mounting for a Superduty Ford as well as harness , pump and controls .
Call Ricky Ratchets at 519-455-5351 or drop in to see it at 140 Clarke Road in London Ontario .

Snow Plow truck for sale in London Ontario a Ford Superduty F350


This is a 2001 Ford Superduty F350 and it has 105,000 k . This truck has a 7.3 powerstroke turbo diesel . It is an automatic and is a real tough truck . The Plow is a western and can be bought separately . Truck and Plow combined 16995 certified and e tested . Call Ricky Ratchets Auto at .519-455-5351 or drop by 140 Clarke Road in London Ontario .

Snow Plow truck for sale in London Ontario

Check out my

2004 Ford Superduty 4×4 with a great western Plow on it .
This truck is rust free and has only 60k on it . It is a 6.0 litre turbo diesel with an automatic overdrive . Come and see it today .
It is parked at Ricky Ratchets . 140 Clarke road in London Ontario .
Call 519-455-5351