Kicking the Tires

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Kicking the Tires

Informal; initial research done on a potential investment. Kicking the tires may involve a cursory look at the investment's fundamentals and possibly a request for more information from a reliable source. Kicking the tires implies that there is no commitment on the part of the investor. See also: Indication of interest.
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Now this is the way to inspire kids' interest in a career in your field: Invite them in for a day to look around and kick the tires.
In the jumbo space, a potential buyer can take a test drive and kick the tires without ever leaving a company's booth," says Winfield.
As part of the InfoComm show and conference, EduComm offers our attendees free access to the show floor where you can kick the tires on thousands of the latest audiovisual technologies, products and services, plus some really cool stuff that you just have to have
Indeed, that reflects how EFS is rolling out services, perfecting one at a time so customers can kick the tires.
Premarket, which typically runs one month before the International Home Furnishings Market, is an unofficial event that brings top retailers to town to kick the tires on furnishings to be introduced at the big show.
Kick the tires of leading vendors and evaluate them based on the contracts in your organization; choose the online eligibility, claims status, and referral authorization service that makes the most sense.
Someone will go down in a few weeks to kick the tires as it were and then we work.
This year's show will be the place to kick the tires on large two-platen machines.
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Kick the tires online before buying: Fifty percent of millennials and 52 percent of Generation X-ers checked online information about their insurance options during their last enrollment period compared to 25 percent of seniors.
This home show is a great opportunity for Tampa homeowners to meet our team, kick the tires and arrange for free in home estimates.
Tenants facing lease expirations within the next two to three years should at least kick the tires to see what is available today," Freedman said.