Proposed Automotive Category: Tell Us What You Think

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  1. larryfreeman profile image78
    larryfreemanposted 15 years ago

    As I mentioned in a previous announcement, categories are coming to HubPages.

    Here is the planned breakdown of the Automotive Category:

    Automotive (Top Level)

    * After Market Modifications
    * Auto Industry
    * Buying & Selling
    * Cars
    * History of Automobiles
    * Hybrids & Green Cars
    * Innovation
    * Interiors
    * Maintenance & Upkeep
    * Motorcycles
    * Regulations & Driving Rules
    * Repairs & Do-It-Yourself
    * Safety
    * Trucks & Buses

    Here is the proposed breakdown for each of the above Art & Writing subcategories:

    (1) After Market Modifications (2nd Level Category)

    * Antenna Toppers
    * Bumper & Bumper Accessories
    * Cargo Management
    * Chrome Trim & Trim Accessories
    * Covers
    * Decals & Bumper Stickers
    * Deflectors & Shields
    * Fender Flares & Trims
    * Gas Caps
    * Gas Tank Doors
    * Grilles & Grille Guards
    * Hood Scoops & Vents
    * Horns & Horn Accessories
    * License Plate Covers & Frames
    * Lights & Lighting Accessories
    * Mirrors
    * Roll Bars & Roll Cages
    * Running Boards & Steps
    * RV Exterior Accessories
    * Safety
    * Snow & Ice
    * Spoilers, Wings & Styling Kits
    * Towing Products & Winches
    * Trailer Accessories
    * Window Louvers

    (2) Auto Industry (2nd Level Category)

    * American Car Industry
    * Auto Crisis
    * Auto Shows
    * Canadian Industry
    * Chrysler
    * Dealers
    * European Industry
    * Ford
    * General Industry
    * GM
    * Japanese Industry
    * Mercedes
    * Russian Industry
    * South Korean Industry
    * Suppliers
    * World Car Industry

    (3) Buying & Selling (2nd Level Category)

    * Affordable Vehicles
    * Buying
    * Car Colors
    * Car Comparisons
    * Car Pictures
    * Car Reviews
    * Credit Education
    * Finance
    * Lease or Buy
    * New vs Used
    * Rebates & Incentives
    * Reselling
    * Safety Ratings (See Safety Ratings in Safety Subcategory)
    * Selling
    * Tips

    (4)  Cars (2nd Level Category)

    * Acura
    * Alfa Romeo
    * AM Cars
    * American Motors
    * Aston Martin
    * Audi
    * Auto Shows (See Auto Shows in Auto Industry Subcategory)
    * Bentley Cars
    * BMW
    * Buick
    * Buses (See Buses in the Trucks & Buses subcategory)
    * Buying Guides (See Buying in Buying & Selling Subcategory)
    * Cadillac
    * Car Comparisons (See Car Comparisons in Buying & Selling Subcategory)
    * Chevrolet
    * Chrysler
    * Classic Cars
    * Concept Cars (See Concept Cars in Innovation Subcategory)
    * Convertibles
    * Coupes
    * Daewoo
    * Daihatsu
    * Daimler
    * DeLorean
    * Dodge
    * Eagle
    * Edsel
    * Ferrar
    * Fiati
    * Ford
    * Geo
    * GMC
    * Honda
    * Hot Rods
    * Hummer
    * Hyundai
    * Infiniti
    * Isuzu
    * Jaguar
    * Jeep
    * Kia
    * Lamborghini
    * Land Rover
    * Latest Cars (See Latest Cars in Innovation Subcategory)
    * Lexus
    * Lincoln
    * Luxury Cars
    * Maserati
    * Maybach Cars
    * Mazda
    * Mercedes-Benz
    * Mercury
    * Mini Cars
    * Mitsubishi
    * Model Cars
    * Morgan Cars
    * Motorcycle (see Motorcycles Subcategory)
    * Nissan
    * Oldsmobile
    * Other Cars
    * Panoz Cars
    * Peugeot
    * Plymouth
    * Pontiac
    * Porsche
    * Renault
    * Rolls-Royce
    * RVs (See Recreational Vehicles in Trucks & Buses Subcategory)
    * Saab
    * Saleen Cars
    * Saturn
    * Scion
    * Sedans
    * Skoda
    * Smart cars (See Smart Cars in Innovation Subcategory)
    * Sports Cars
    * Studebaker
    * Subaru
    * SUVs
    * Suzuki Cars
    * Tesla Cars
    * Toyota
    * Triumph
    * Trucks (See Trucks Subcategory)
    * TVR
    * Used Cars
    * Vans
    * Vespa
    * Vintage Cars (See Vintage Era in History of Automobiles Subcategory)
    * Volkswagen
    * Volvo
    * Wagons
    * Yugo

    (5) History of Automobiles (2nd Level)

    * Edwardian Era
    * Famous Automakers
    * History of Internal Combustion Engine
    * History of Roads & Thoroughfares
    * Modern Era
    * Post-War Era
    * Pre-WWI Era
    * Steam Era
    * Timelines
    * Veteran Era
    * Vintage Era

    (6) Hybrids & Green Cars (2nd Level)

    * Concept Green Cars
    * Diesel & Biodiesel Cars
    * Electric Cars
    * Ethanol Cars
    * Future Fuels & Vehicles
    * Green Ratings
    * High Efficiency Vehicles
    * Hybrid Tips
    * Hybrid-Electric Cars
    * Hydrogen Cars
    * Natural Gas Cars
    * Reviews

    (7) Innovation (2nd Level Category)

    * Accessories
    * Audio-Video
    * Auto Security
    * Biomass Fuel Sources
    * Concept Cars
    * Digital Satellite Radio
    * Electric Cars
    * Electronic Stability Systems
    * Emissions & Fuel Efficiency
    * Fuel Cells
    * Hybrids
    * Keyless Entry Systems & Remote Starters
    * Latest Cars
    * Navigation &* GPS
    * News
    * Radar/Laser Detectors
    * Safety (See Car Safety Technology in Safety Subcategory)
    * Smart Cars

    (8) Interiors (2nd Level Category)

    * Air Fresheners
    * Anti-Theft
    * Apparel
    * Ashtrays
    * Automobilia
    * Compasses
    * Consoles & Organizers
    * Covers
    * Cup Holders
    * Electrical Appliances
    * Floor Mats & Cargo Liners
    * Garbage Cans
    * Gauges
    * Grab Handles
    * Insulation
    * Key Chains
    * Mirrors
    * Pedals & Pedal Accessories
    * Pet Barriers & Carriers
    * RV Interior Accessories
    * Safety
    * Seat Covers
    * Shift Boots & Knobs
    * Steering Wheels
    * Sun Protection

    (9) Maintenance & Upkeep (2nd Level Category)

    * Air Filters & Oil
    * Auto Warranties
    * Battery & Electrical
    * Brakes
    * Car Insurance
    * Car Maintenance
    * Cleaning Kits
    * Engine
    * Exhaust & Muffler
    * Exterior Care
    * Finishing
    * Fluids, Heat & Air Conditioning
    * Glass Care
    * Interior Care
    * Repair Tips & Advice
    * Replacement Parts
    * RV Care
    * Safety & Security
    * Solvents
    * Steering & Suspension
    * Tires & Wheels
    * Tools & Equipment
    * Transmission
    * Undercoatings
    * Vehicle Exterior
    * Warning Lights

    (10) Motorcycles (2nd Level Category)

    * Adventure-Touring
    * Concept Bikes
    * Cruiser
    * Derny
    * Dual-Sport
    * Enduro
    * Farm Bike
    * Hypermotard
    * Moped
    * Motocross
    * Off-road Bikes
    * Rallies
    * Scooter
    * Sport Bike
    * Street Bike
    * Supermotard
    * Touring
    * Track Racing
    * Trials

    (11) Regulations & Driving Rules (2nd Level)

    * Auto Industry & Unions
    * Emissions & Smog Tests
    * Import/Export
    * Insurance Requirements
    * International
    * Lemon Laws
    * Local Regulations
    * Safety Requirements
    * Speed Limits
    * Unusual Driving Rules

    (12) Repairs & Do-It-Yourself (2nd Level Category)

    * Balancing & Wheel Alignment
    * Batteries & Accessories
    * Bearings & Seals
    * Belts, Hoses, & Pulleys
    * Brake Systems
    * Cables
    * Caps
    * Car Kits
    * Climate Control System
    * Drive Train
    * Emission System
    * Engine Cooling
    * Engines & Engine Parts
    * Exhaust System
    * Filters & Filter Replacement
    * Fuel System
    * Gaskets
    * How Things Work
    * Ignition Parts
    * Lighting & Electrical
    * Motors
    * Oil Change
    * Preventive Maintenance
    * Reference
    * Sensors
    * Shocks & Struts
    * Starters & Alternators
    * Steering System
    * Suspension & Chassis
    * Switches & Relays
    * Tire Installation
    * Tune-Ups
    * Windshield Wipers & Washers

    (13) Safety (2nd Level Category)

    * Air Bags
    * Car Safety Technology
    * Car Seat Safety
    * Cell Phones & Text Messages
    * Child Safety
    * Crash Tests
    * Defensive Driving
    * Drinking & Driving
    * Eating & Driving
    * General Car Safety
    * Safety News
    * Safety Ratings
    * Seat Belts
    * Teen Driving
    * Tire Technology

    (14) Trucks & Buses (2nd Level Category)

    * Buses
    * Firetrucks
    * Flatbed Trucks
    * Forklift
    * Heavy Trucks
    * Light Trucks
    * Medium Trucks
    * Mini Trucks
    * Monster Trucks
    * Pick Ups
    * Recreational Vehicles
    * Semi-Trailer Trucks
    * SUVs (See SUVs in Cars Subcategory)
    * Tractors
    * Vans (See Vans in Cars Subcategory)
    * Very Heavy Trucks & Transporters

    1. MM Del Rosario profile image84
      MM Del Rosarioposted 15 years ago

      Now you got me thinking.........hmmmm.....I think i have to do a bit of a research on automotive for my future hubs....

    2. Research Analyst profile image73
      Research Analystposted 15 years ago

      I like this category because more people will be fixing their own cars and of course there are all those automotive enthusiasts. Great list!

    3. agvulpes profile image85
      agvulpesposted 15 years ago

      G'day Larry. Have you considered "Hot Rods" and "Model Cars"

      1. ProCW profile image80
        ProCWposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        ? Classic Cars (See Classic Cars in History of Automobiles Subcategory)

      2. larryfreeman profile image78
        larryfreemanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        I agree.  I'll find a spot for both.


    4. Dame Scribe profile image58
      Dame Scribeposted 15 years ago

      How about those Car Kits ... n I really don't know nada bout cars so I won't be of any major help..... I'll just ..uhh...sit over there, tongue lol

      1. larryfreeman profile image78
        larryfreemanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Good suggestion.  I'll add a place for Car Kits.


    5. Isabella Snow profile image86
      Isabella Snowposted 15 years ago

      Hi Larry smile

      Under Trucks, you have Mack, how about Volvo? 2nd largest truck company in the world.

      Under Auto Industry you have specific companies, how about Mercedes? They're so much bigger than what you see in the US, they make all kinds of cars, vans, city buses, etc.

      Under Cars how about Skoda? The company pre-dates Ford and is quite popular in Europe.

      Under Cars how about Muscle Cars? I suppose they might be classics to some degree you can't put a MoPar and a Model T in the same category, can you?? smile

      Er, and what about the other suggestions I asked about in the other categories? You haven't replied to me yet. sad

      1. larryfreeman profile image78
        larryfreemanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Isabella,

        Thanks so much for all the great feedback!  Fawntia is exactly right.  We are processing all of it!  smile

        I agree with you that if we have Mack, we should also have other manufacturers (interestingly, Mack was bought by Volvo in 2001).  I think that I may drop the category or generalize it.  I'll have to think about it.

        You make a good point about Mercedes.  I think that this argues that I should pull all the major companies from the Cars subcategory and add them to the Auto Industry.  I agree with you that this makes more sense than just having the big American companies.

        I am glad to add Skoda.  I am opening to breaking apart classic cars into different subcategories.  I need to think about it more.

        Travel & Places:  I agree with you about adding subways/undergrounds and having  a tram/trolley/light rail subcategory separate from Buses.

        Science & Education: I agree with you that Slavic and Persian should be added under Literature.  As far as the particular authors that you list, I like all of them but I'm not sure that we can put them as separate categories.  There are too many worthy authors to list.  If you are using them as examples of Slavic and Persian authors, then I am in agreement with you about the importance of those third-level categories.

        I agree with you about Infectious Diseases as a better title than just plan Diseases and I will add Cardiology and Oncology as you suggest.



        1. Isabella Snow profile image86
          Isabella Snowposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          Hey Larry! smile Cool, thanks for considering them all. And don't worry about the authors I mentioned, I was just listing examples of Slavic/Persian writers to show how famous some are; I wasn't trying to get you to include them. smile

          As for everything else, this is really quite a list you're compiling. I hope you intend to frame it when it's finished.  ;-)

    6. Dame Scribe profile image58
      Dame Scribeposted 15 years ago

      Hi onlinev ...welcoeme to hubpages! RV's are a good category, I agree. smile

    7. Teresa McGurk profile image61
      Teresa McGurkposted 15 years ago

      This list is overwhelming.  I've always simply categorized vehicles by color.  I used to have a black car.  Now I have a white one.  I had a brown one for a while, in graduate school.

      1. Fawntia profile imageSTAFF
        Fawntiaposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        This made me laugh. You are funny, Teresa.

        To Isabella: I want to let you know that we are reading your suggestions even if we don't reply to them directly.

    8. hipattrick profile image61
      hipattrickposted 15 years ago

      There is a request. Please make a category for fashion too. I really miss fashion sad

      1. larryfreeman profile image78
        larryfreemanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Hi hipattrick,

        Do you mean a category for Car Fashion?  There is a top level category called Fashion & Beauty.


        1. hipattrick profile image61
          hipattrickposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          No i want to have Fashion as a category in Forums (other topics)

          So that fashion lovers can discuss fashion.

    9. Kind Regards profile image67
      Kind Regardsposted 15 years ago

      Hi Everyone!

      I like the list.  I love automobiles and anything related to them.

      You've got trucks, so I'm happy.

      What about buses?

      I saw a mention of city buses, but some of us have converted school buses.

      Kind Regards

      1. larryfreeman profile image78
        larryfreemanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Kind Regards,

        Good suggestion.  I'll add a place for buses.


        1. Kind Regards profile image67
          Kind Regardsposted 15 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you Larry.

    10. WHoArtNow profile image82
      WHoArtNowposted 15 years ago

      For sub-group 4, you really need TVR! Please Larry! I'll write Hubs on TVR if you put it in!!

      1. larryfreeman profile image78
        larryfreemanposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Hi WHoArtNow,

        I'm glad to add TVR to group 4.



    11. WHoArtNow profile image82
      WHoArtNowposted 15 years ago

      Thanks Larry!


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