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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Car Engines - Car Engines


If you are unhappy with the stock engine that came with your vehicle, then there is a good chance that you are considering the option to upgrade it. Of course, this is something that will require you to put a significant amount of money into the car itself. Furthermore, it will require some labor and time. However, if you follow the steps outlined in this article, you can modify your engine to get the most out of it in no time.

Research engine upgrades for your car. 

 Depending on the specific vehicle you drive, there is a good chance that there will already be some upgraded engines available. Try doing some research online to find out what the most common engine modifications are for your vehicle. A lot of times, you can read about this on car discussion forums, which are typically authored by vehicle owners just like you. You may even want to join in the discussion and ask questions as you go along.

Consider your experience.

Have you worked on engines before? If so, then you may be able to save money by performing the modifications yourself. Otherwise, you will likely want to hire a professional for the job. After all, modifying an engine is a complicated process and can be very expensive to repair if you mess anything up.

Pick out a turbo kit. 

Depending on how much power you want your upgrade engine to have, you will want to choose a turbo kit or other upgrade for your engine that meets your needs. You can buy these online through a number of car part retailers, or you may even be able to get a discount by ordering through your local repair and engine work shop.

Hire a professional or buy necessary tools. 

Once you have the parts you need, take your car and the kit to a professional to have it installed. Or, if you plan on doing the repairs yourself, then be sure that you have the proper tools to do so. This includes everything from wrenches and jacks to spherical roller bearings which you can get from statewide bearings. After all, without the right tools, you will not be able to complete the installation properly.

Test the new engine. 

Be sure to run diagnostic testing on the engine before you take it to the streets for the first time. This will ensure that it runs properly, does not overheat, and has the right amount of power. 

About the Author: 


 Madyson Grant enjoys working on her car and getting the best performance out of it that she can. She is currently blogging tips for improving the quality of automobiles.
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Ford Figo A Popular Car from Ford

Ford Figo


If you are looking to purchase a new car, then you need to consider purchasing one of the Ford cars available in the markets as the company just announced the mid night sale with ample discount offers. Perhaps this is the right opportunity for all individuals who are looking to purchase their first car. It seems like a step to increase its four wheeler sales in India, Ford India just came up with an attractive offer that will definitely draw in sales towards their showrooms. If you are just looking for an entry level small car then Ford Figo would be the right choice because it is available with an affordable price tag and offers ample amount of features like other hatchbacks. Today, many four wheeler companies are in line to offer huge discount offers to its customers in order to lure them and to increase the sales. The move just made by the Ford India seems to be a sensible move but we will have to wait and see whether the sales will pick up or not during this festive season.

When it comes to Ford Figo price, it starts at just Rs. 3.85 lakh and the customers will be getting an option to save upto Rs. 25,500/- on this stunning hatchback. Ford figo features will depend upon its variants but there are some common features among all variants of Figo such as power steering, power windows and air conditioner. However, there is no music player available with the basic model of the Figo, which is a bit of disappointment. One should talk about the specifications of this model because it is equipped with powerful engine. It is coming in with two engine options such as 1.2 liter petrol engine and 1.3 liter diesel engine that helps to produce great mileage efficiency. The 1.2 liter petrol engine has the capacity to produce 70 Bhp of maximum power and 1.3 liter diesel has the ability to produce 68.1 Bhp of maximum power.

When it comes to the mileage efficiency, the petrol variant can deliver 15 Kmpl of maximum mileage whereas diesel variant can deliver 18.2 Kmpl of mileage. Car enthusiasts need to compared this car with other entry level models in order to make out the best and drawbacks in this car. Overall, the car is good for small families, individuals and others who needs an affordable yet a high performing car. The car has a decent body design as we can observe in Ford Figo Pictures but it looks very compact. It is the right time for individuals to place their money on this vehicle as there are discounts available on the car.

About the Author : 

This post is written by Guest author who writes on Automobiles and gadgets with the latest information. Now, Ford India announced the mid night sale with ample discount offers. If you want to buy a new car then you have the best option of Ford cars such as Figo and  Ford Figo price starts at just Rs. 3.85 lakh. Follow her at Google+.

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Honda Brio Sedan

Honda Brio Sedan - Front Seats

Honda has been spearheading the efforts to come up with a car better suited for the Indian automobile market in the face of the rising petrol prices. And their announcement of plans to introduce about three or four diesel variants in their sedan and compact utility vehicle in the country has had everyone quite excited. Honda India has already got done with the launch of the Honda Brio AT, it is said that the diesel cars will be launched over a period of about two – three years; but the company has already started working on the cars, which became evident when they announced that their first diesel-fuelled car in India will be built on the Honda Brio platform. They further added to the excitement when they put teasers on Honda Thailand's official website.

And now we have a fresh set of pictures and details on the subject since Honda invited media persons to preview the cars testing in Thailand. Reports have it that the Honda Brio sedan is geared up for an official launch in Thailand in the next month. Following the sedan's launch in Thailand, India will then receive its diesel version in addition to the slated petrol version, which is already under development and has been produced locally. 

As it has been gathered, the Brio sedan will share a bunch of features with its hatchback version except the longer wheel-base and the addition to its rear-end. The Honda Brio sedan's wheelbase will be 2407mm long, whereas it’s overall length will measure a total of 3990mm. The car's width and height will remain the same as that of the Honda Brio hatchback with the width of 1,680mm and a height of 1,485mm. Given the longer wheelbase, it is obvious that the car will offer greater room for the rear seat passengers, which will further add to the comfort-level expected out of a sedan. In addition to this, a less than 4-meters length provides greater excise duty benefits, meaning a more competitive price. However, no change was observed in the front seats, which means that their aesthetics will remain similar to the one found in the Brio hatchback. Though Honda is the kind who goes all out on innovation, this similarity may be an attempt by the company to save both, time and cost. Besides that, it is not yet known whether Honda will change the dashboard and the door trim shades to establish a firm difference between the Honda Brio sedan and the Honda Brio hatchback. 

Moving over to the engine specs of the newest Honda car that Thailand is set to receive, it will be a 1.2-litre petrol mill. It offers a power output of 90bhp and has been mated to Honda's CVT transmission in order for the car to be able to deliver a decent mileage. However, the Indian automobile market will receive the sedan fitted with a 1.5-litre diesel engine in addition to the 1.2-litre petrol version that will be offered in Thailand. That allows us to conclude that the Brio sedan will either deliver a similar or better mileage than the car's mileage in Thailand. For now, the diesel version of the Brio sedan is expected to deliver about 25kmpl.

And as for the chassis and suspension, the suspension will be the same as found in the hatchback, but only in the rear. The front suspension will sport hardened coil springs in order to support the additional rear and also the extended wheelbase. Honda officials claim that the sedan adds only 26kg to its weight as compared to the hatchback, and is just 0.1 seconds slower in reaching 100kmph.  

About the Author : This is a guest post and guest author writes on auto mobiles and gadgets with latest news. Now, Honda has been revealed the new Honda Brio sedan car with it's images and details in auto mobile market. This Brio sedan will be very similar to the hatchback car version of brio.

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If you are ready for a new car, chances are you know exactly what you want. Whether it be a battered old classic you intend to lovingly restore or a brand new sleek sports car; it pays to do some research ahead of time to make sure that you get the best deal possible. Whether you having been squirreling away the pennies for some time or you have secured yourself 0% car finance; there's no sense in wasting your hard earned money by buying a car on impulse. It doesn't matter if the car you want is second hand or brand new, rolling straight off of the production line and onto your driveway; doing some groundwork will make sure you don't get ripped off. After all, when you are cruising around town or meticulously polishing your car you want be able to be that extra bit smug knowing you secured a good deal.

 

Scout Out Second Hand Deals in Other States


As with all significant purchases, shop around. If you are buying a second hand car, you may well want to consider buying one from out of state. Different cars demand different prices in different states. It all boils down to the availability of the particular car you require. This in turn is often dictated by the climate of a particular state. For example, in regions which have a climate which renders cars prone to rust, obviously a second hand car which is rust free will command a higher price. Therefore if you live somewhere where cars start to rust up after their first winter, consider traveling further afield to get a deal on a rust free used car.

The road trip home after collecting your car from another state could be the ideal opportunity to get to know your new purchase. However, make sure you accurately calculate the cost of flying to pick up your car in addition to the fuel costs for the journey home and add this value to the price you are paying for the car when deciding if you have found yourself a bargain. If you are buying from out of state, make sure you do your research into the various tax and registration implications; for example depending when you will get the title and whether the car is registered, you might be required to get an interstate transit permit to make sure you are legal on the drive home.

Be Prepared


Before going ahead with your purchase, do your research and have everything in place. Knowledge is power after all, so you are in the best position to grab a bargain if you have spent some time doing some research. If you are buying a used car, trawl the internet (online auctions, forums and car trading websites) as well as local auctions, classified listings and dealers for a bargain. Once you have found something suitable and at a good price, give the seller a call and fill in the details that might be missing from the ad such as the car's history and specific questions relevant to the make, model and age, e.g. has the timing belt been recently changed? If you are buying brand new, chat to people who already own the type of car you are thinking of purchasing in online forums. This way you can find out which optional extras might be worthwhile additions or which are all looks and no substance. If you are buying from a dealer, see if you can find reviews from people who have bought from them and definitely check out their returns policy.

Whether you are buying new or second hand, you need to set a budget and stick to it. Use resources such as the Kelly Blue Book to see what you should be paying for a new or used car. Calculate running costs such as servicing, fuel consumption, tax and insurance. Again, hit the forums to find out what people are really paying to run your particular vehicle. Once you have your budget ironed out, you need to ensure you have the right finances in place. If you have diligently saved for this day, then make sure the funds are easily accessible. Alternatively, consider guaranteed car loans from a car finance specialist to ensure you obtain the funds you require without any hassle. Having the finances in place ahead of time (and the cash in your back pocket if necessary) will mean you have one less thing to worry about and can swoop in when you see a good deal.

Negotiate

Once all the ground work is complete, bagging yourself a bargain is all about negotiating. Many people shy away from driving a hard bargain and this is what car salesmen bank on. If you have done your research you should have the confidence to go in and negotiate yourself a good price. When buying a second hand car, it is worth taking a mechanic or someone with a good working knowledge of cars (if you don't have that yourself) with you. If they find something requiring expensive work, you can negotiate the price down accordingly. When buying new, often it is worth buying your car towards the end of the month when the cut off for sales targets is looming and staff want to get one more deal in before month end. Similarly, if a new version of the model you are buying is due to be released soon and you are happy with the existing model, you may well find that a dealer is eager to see their old stock sold and may be more amenable to negotiation. However, if you sense that the sales person is not going to go any lower on the price, start haggling over extras; even something as small as a tank of gas or a set of mats equates to money in your pocket.
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The value of a car generally goes down approximately 65% after about 5 years of normal driving. Once you have decided to purchase a new or newer car it is tempting to quickly settle for the best offer you can get on your old car. Before hastily putting a "for sale" sign on the back window and placing an ad in the local newspaper, you should take advantage of a few simple and fairly inexpensive tips that will enable you to get several hundred dollars more than you otherwise would. There are other things that you should always be doing in preparation for the time when you will want to sell your car.

Washing and Detailing

Although this should be obvious, it is amazing how many people neglect to do it. Improving the appearance of a car both inside and out will greatly improve its perceived value. Your vehicle may be in superb mechanical condition, but if it doesn’t look clean and polished the car’s resale value might take a hit. It is well worth the investment of detailing and washing the car, regardless of whether you do it yourself or have a professional do it.
 

Limit Upgrades

Strangely enough, upgrades often decrease a cars resale value. For instance, adding a custom stereo system probably seems like a good idea, but modifications usually lower a car’s resale value. If you do upgrade your vehicle, you should keep the original parts so that it can be easily reverted to the original factory condition. Many experts suggest that you resist the urge to customize if you want to get top dollar when you sell the vehicle.

Keep your Car in the Garage

If you live in an area with harsh climate and severe weather, you should keep it in a garage. If you don't have a garage, consider using a car cover. This will make a huge difference in how your car looks.
Maintenance
 
One of most important and practical things you can do to maintain top resale value on it is to strictly adhere to the maintenance schedule including regular oil changes per the guidelines in the operator's manual. Be sure to document all of these things. A shrewd buyer will be as concerned with the mechanical condition of the vehicle as they are with the looks of the exterior.
 

Repair all Known Issues

Used car buyers love hearing that they’re buying a car with new parts. It instills trust when the seller is willing to spend money on repairs even though they won’t personally benefit from them. Whether it’s a new set of tires, seat covers, windshield wipers or spark plugs, these repairs give the impression that all known issues have been fixed and the car won't be in need of immediate service.
 
As simple as these things are, they will make a huge difference in being able to sell the car for the highest possible price. You can usually get more money for your car by selling it yourself rather than using it as a trade-in on your next car purchase. When you purchase your new car, be sure to choose one that holds its resell value well.

Author's Bio:

Marc Tuttle is the Manager of Internet Marketing at Seat Covers Unlimited. Visit our site to view seat covers by Seat Covers Unlimited.
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The economic recession is one of the main causes for the development of used cars market. Nowadays, most of the individuals opt for buying used or pre-owned vehicles because according to them, it is not practical to spend on new autos when the economy is not in a good shape. If you are also considering purchasing a pre-owned car then it is good to check out some of the most significant aspects before actually finalizing the deal.

The very first thing that you should consider before buying used car is your budget. Now, after deciding your budget, next thing to consider is the size that directly depends on the number of persons you have within your family.

After preparing the list of cars you are considering for, you must pick a good dealer who has used cars of the selected models. Once you have short-listed the cars, next task you have to do is to check the years of registration of the cars. Purchasing a vehicle that has run almost more than 17,000 Kilometers is not worthwhile. While carrying out such task always remember to check the functioning of odometers.
Take a test drive along with your own mechanic; it will enable you to check the various parts including the engine plus the transmission whether they are functioning properly or not. In some countries such as the United States, you can avail Car Fax reports & from them, you can further find out the complete history of the automobiles. Through these reports you can also check out the particulars of the accidents if any. Car Fax reports also tell the service history of the cars.

You should always keep in mind to monitor the cooling system, the radiator, the alternator & the starter of the automobile, especially the second hand car. The radiator should be free from any kind of leaks. The working of the Brakes should also need to be monitored. It is always recommended that you should visit the dealer with your own mechanic.

Nobody desires a very cheap auto but at the same time one cannot actually go very far. It is then very much essential that one should inspect autos’ general condition before actually purchasing it. Numerous things that include the make, design, model, & color should only be less important. If you want to buy used or second hand cars, you must consider its functionality as well as affordability!!!



About The Guest Author: 

Sofia Williams writes for www.lahondaworld.com. She is a freelance content contributor and likes to write about various spheres like Social Media, technology trends and her secret favorite – cars and automobiles. She is a keen observer and contributor for various auto forums and the online auto space.
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McLaren Launches the MP4-12C Spider

The famous Grand Prix winner company launches yet another top open car --- The MP4-12C Spider. This latest Mclaren 12C has the same innovations and made by the best engineers the company has. This the 134th model of the company and they are very proud of it.

This super cool 12C Spider comes with:-

•    Hard top folding roof which is retractable
•    The roof can be lowered and put up in 17 seconds at 19mph speed. Removing the roof does not  interfere in your drive.
•    The structure has a chassis made up of carbon mono cell. It is light weight which only weighs 75 kilograms.
•    In just 3.1 seconds you can reach 70mph and goes upto 330kilometers per hour.
•    You would love to hear the engine roar of a V8 engine
•    The feel you get when the roof is not there, is just wow. You enjoy the drive and the breeze around.
•    The best and the most attractive part of the spider is the seats and the panel and the cockpit area. The seats are so set that the driver has a clear view of the car form the front.
•    The interiors some so comfortable and very stylish. The steering has been designed for maximum ergonomics.
•    The 12C Spider has a 3.8 litre V8 engine.
•    The performance of the car depends a lot on the weight of the car. The engineers at the manufacturing company have really kept in mind this aspect. The roof is built from some light weight material making it the lightest convertible.
•    The brake force is towards the inner rear wheel. This enhances the performance of the car towards the corners.
•    The spider has a drag upto 80kgs and ensures a weight distribution of 50:50 even while applying heavy brakes.
•    The spider has a suspension which is hydraulic and interconnected. This gives the driver a drive which is comfortable on the road and the race. The spider has a proactive chassis control and adaptive damping for a smooth drive at a high speed.

An interesting thing is that the features and the technology present in the 12C Spider are similar to the Formula 1 of Mclaren were banned for the race. But these are allowed on the road and the track rules do not apply on the road.

Anyone who loves style, speed and luxury would love to ride a Mclaren 12C Spider.

Author Bio:- 

 John Polk writes for Toyota place He is a freelance content contributor and likes to write about various spheres like Social Media, technology trends and his secret favorite – cars and automobiles. He is a keen observer and contributor for various auto forums and the online auto space.
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Don’t Let Your Car Rust

One day suddenly you find some rust on your car. Rusting occurs when iron or the steel reacts with water with the heat and the salt in the air.

Don’t worry if the rust is at a small place, under the car or at a place where it does not show. The paint is not only for the car to look nice but also prevents rusting. You should be careful in case there is a scratch as that could lead to a bigger repair problem. Make sure you keep your car away from oxidation.

How do you notice the rust?

•    When you clean or wash your car, check for rusting in the wheel wells and all the corners.
•    Look around the car antenna, mirrors, moldings, trims, under the car body with a torch or some light.
•    If you stay near the sea or the ocean or where it rains a lot check the metal of the car regularly for rusting.
•    Ask your service mechanic to properly check under the car for rusting when the car is on the hoist.

Observations:-

•    You might find the paint is darker at some places …… might be that it is rusted below the paint.
•    If you have a scratch or a place where the paint has come off, apply the paint and don’t let it rust.
•    Use the rust removers at the pitted areas.
•    Rust settles at place where there are salt deposit and dirty places.

How to handle the rusting:-

•    Rub sandpaper or a razor at the rusted area. Be careful you do not spoil the paint around the rusted area. You could use a brush to dust the scraped rust.
•    Apply the rust resistor so that the rust does not spread further.
•    Then paint it with a brush or a spray gun depending on the area after applying primer.
•    At some places where the rust is really bad and you need to change that area, take an estimate from the mechanic and decide if it is worth the money spent keeping the life of the engine in mind.
•    You can use the rust removing equipment available

How to avoid rusting

•    Wash your car once in 2 weeks and maybe once  a week where there is salt in the air .
•    Every six months you should wax your car.
•    Make sure that you clean your car from inside as sometimes spilled things can start rusting.
•    Wash your car properly under the car and in between the wheels.
•    You could use the rust preventing sprays if you live at places which have salt in the air, like the areas near the oceans and seas.
•    Keep your car dry as far as possible.
•    Cover your car if the car stays more in the open.
•    Try to keep the car indoors
•    Always clean the rust the minute you notice it.
•    Applying the primer with the machine electrically run, has a better and a long lasting result.
You can save your car from rusting and causing major damage by checking it regularly and repairing the rust the minute you observe it.

Author Bio :- 

John Polk writes for www.markkia.com. He is a freelance content contributor and likes to write about various spheres like Social Media, technology trends and his secret favorite – cars and automobiles. He is a keen observer and contributor for various auto forums and the online auto space.
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Few days back, a post was published here on this blog about the benefits of using the roller garage doors for your home garage. Well, our reader Daley James Francis has just emailed us a relevant article about the garage doors and how can you keep your home safe with them. I hope you guys will find it informative.



There is a saying: “A little extra knowledge never hurt anybody.”

Not only is the statement true, but it can also be taken literally in the case of having garage doors installed at home. These products are made with steel or aluminum, and in most cases are the biggest, heaviest items you can have put onto your home. If you don’t keep a close eye on your garage door and read up on what to look out for if the product is beginning to show wear and tear or starting to operate poorly, it could result in somebody getting seriously hurt.


Keeping The Family Safe

If you have a family, children will be constantly running around inside and outside the house, and minor accidents are bound to occur. It’s all part of growing up. When an accident occurs because of faulty equipment in the home, it is much harder to deal with. A faulty garage door coming down and hitting a member of your family would be tragic, but if you keep on top of your checks and your knowledge of the product is good, there shouldn’t be any reason to panic. Keeping a schedule for checks and cleaning is always a good idea, so you get used to checking over the product. By doing this, you will notice any changes in the product before they can escalate into something bigger.
 

Call in the Experts

If you’re going to pay out on having a great quality garage door installed at your home, it is highly likely that you will be checking out the market and choosing the right product and best deal for you and your home. When you do this, it’s a very good idea to talk to the people at the company to get an idea of how to take good care of the product so safeguard you and your family against the chances of any accidents taking place.
In most cases, you will be told to look out for rust, wear and tear and any problems related to the opening and closing of the door. Does it make a lot of noise? Is it difficult to close? These are all things to look out for, and when they start to happen, it is a good idea to get the experts out to have a look. It could cause you a lot of hassle in the future and will reduce the risk of an accident occurring.
 

Author Bio:

Daley is a home owner, and roller garage doors by Easyfit are a great way for other homeowners to achieve a high level of home security.
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The Indian automotive industry today is one of the world's most rapidly progressing industrial sectors of the world. This, combined with the notable increase in the number of millionaires in India over the recent years, has caught the attention of celebrated auto-makers from across the globe to enter the Indian auto-market. These international brands are merging with the native brands to bring forward cars that are revolutionary in design and futuristic in style. Particularly, the sedan segment has currently been thrown into an absolute turmoil with everyday launches of world-class sedans.

Hyundai Elantra Fluidic

Price: Rs 12.51-15.85 Lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)Built along the lines of the all-too-famous fluid design of the Korean manufacturer, the elegant curves and cuts of this new sedan from the stables of Hyundai have turned the heat straight away on the front-runners like Chevrolet Cruze, Volkswagen Jetta and Skoda Laura. With an efficient petrol-fueled 1.8L 4-cylinder VTVT engine and a powerful 1.6L VGT diesel engine, Hyundai Elantra Fluidic is going to be rivaling some of the most fuel-efficient cars in the market. Laying immense focus on the safety and comfort of the occupants, the makers of Elantra have incorporated ABS, front and rear airbags and traction and stability control together with fully-loaded music and climate control systems in a luxuriously-furnished chamber.



Maruti Swift Dzire

Maruti Swift Dzire CS36


Price: Rs 4.88-7.34 Lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)

Enjoying the position of India's best-selling sedan ever since its unveiling back in 2008, Maruti Cars made a fresh come back to the segment in February 2012 with the latest model of Dzire shortened to the level of a sub-four metre with an intention of cost-cutting. Rolled out in a fleet of 7 (4 petrol and 3 diesel) variants, the petrol version of the new Dzire is driven by a 1.2L 1197cc K-series engine while a 1.3L 1248cc DOHC mill drives its diesel counterpart. With a longer wheelbase achieved at the cost of a smaller boot, the new Maruti Swift Dzire houses quite roomy and comfy interiors while boasting several renewed stylish outer features.

Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny Dark Blue


Price: Rs 5.93-8.93 Lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)

Having already been released in 3 petrol and 2 diesel-fueled versions, an automatic petrol version of the classy sedan Nissan Sunny is being anticipated to be launched in 2013. Majorly admired for its upstate and glitzy outfit adorned with a beautiful hexagonal front, large headlamps and body-colored accessories, harmonized with lavish interiors complete with an impressive audio set, key-less entry and start/stop and automatic climate control, Sunny has been blessed with quite an efficient security mechanism as well. Meanwhile, powerful 1.5L 4-cylinder engines have been employed to power both petrol and diesel variants.

Hyundai Verna Fluidic

Price: Rs 7.11-11.26 Lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)

Being the one to introduce the revolutionary fluidic make of Hyundai to the world, Hyundai Verna Fluidic has used this individualistic touch completely to its advantage. With sales curves on an all-time rise, Verna Fluidic, with its sporty yet elegant style, has been leading the C segment ever since its launch, an year ago. Even its plush interiors are considered to be the best in the segment. Voicing a tone of futuristic approach not only in style but also in safety, Verna integrates a streak of new and innovative safety features including six airbags, reversing camera, doors fitted with impact and speed sensors and rear disc brakes. All this, combined with mighty 1.4L engines make Sunny a complete package deal.

2012 Chevrolet Cruze

2012 Chevrolet Cruze


Price: Rs 13.85-15.67 Lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi)

The recently unveiled face-lift of the Chevrolet Cruze, titled the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze has been rolled out in 3 fantastic models named Cruze LT Manual, LTZ Manual and LTZ Auto. Tweaked and honed to deliver a better fuel-efficiency, its spanking new power-trains paired with a 2.0L engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission gearbox, produce a magnificent 163bhp and 360Nm torque. While on one hand, its eye-catching looks including a sturdy grilled front, smartly fashioned fenders and a handsome bonnet add charm to this brilliant machine. On the other hand, special features like Cruise control, emergency exit and quick-thinking LAN bus make it stand out even amidst stars like Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta.

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Shweta Aggarwal is Guest Author and writes on gadgets and automobiles. Sometimes she writes about nature and it's creativity. Now in this Article, she is sharing the very important news about Top 5 sedan cars in India, 2012 such as Hyundai Elantra Fluidic, Maruti Swift Dzire, Nissan Sunny, Hyundai Verna Fluidic and 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Follow her at Google+.

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The buying of cars today has been made so easy. There is need however to understand the current market trends because every so often there are news of manufacturers recalling a model because of a problem that affects its performance. This doesn’t help in painting a reliable picture of themanufacturer in the eyes of the general population. Finding good family cars will therefore involve knowing exactly what you are looking for before going to the website or to the car dealers to ask for a car quote.

Many people will agree that being indecisive when buying something as important as a car might eventually lead them to buying something that they never wanted or needed in the first place. Doing some research, comparing the ratings, the prices, the features and many other features is important. Research can be easy when one has an idea of the class of family cars they want to own and this will definitely help them in getting the right car.

Reviews have become one of the best ways through which many people get vital information to base their decision on. It is highly unlikely that a car which is being advertised as extremely good to own can be bought by many people if the reviews it is receiving from the people who have already owned it are all negative. It is for this reason that many people are going for the established known brands of family cars and at the same time basing their decisions more on what other people say of them.

Visiting the yard for a test drive is a good thing that every person who has settled on a particular car must do. Test drives are generally for short distances but there would be no harm in hiring the car for a day and testing its capabilities at no one’s impositions.  Taking the car for a day helps one to test its practicability, long distance driving comfort, behavior on steep roads etc. All of these would definitely be hard to test if the car was tested with the car salesperson sitting in the passenger seat. This type of drive testing helps one come up with the best type of car out of a large pool of family cars (it’s interesting that the Danish word is familiebiler).

The cost is one of the main determinants of what type of car one can buy or not.In fact, it is the only determinant that dictates what category of cars one should dare look at. This however, does not mean that one can’t get an ideal car based on their needs and family preferences. Having considered all the factors that people consider important, it is not hard to see that there are good family cars in every cost category and all one has to do is compare and contrast the cars’ benefits with their needs. Using these tips will most likely make one end up behind the wheel of a car that makes them smile more.
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Even before The Fast And The Furious made it’s debut, car modifications were popular. Not only were car mods a great way to increase your car’s performance, they also increased your car insurance premiums as well. Adding more horses under the hood or tricking out your body kit are almost guaranteed ways to jack your premiums higher than your chassis. That doesn’t always have to be the case, though. There are plenty of things that you can modify on your car that will actually lower your car insurance premiums.

Green Mods

Converting your engine to a bio-diesel, or a gas/electric hybrid are great ways to improve your gas mileage and save money at the pump. In many states, car insurance providers will also give you a “Green Car Discount” of up to 15% on your premium. Saving money two ways for one modification is never a bad idea. Even if you paid a lot up front for your green conversion, you can save a lot of money on gas the first year alone. If you take the average car’s gas mileage of 20MPG and convert it to the average hybrid’s gas mileage of 53MPG, that will net you an average yearly savings of $1,438. Now, factor in a 15% savings on your insurance per year and you’ll be racking up some serious cash.

Tracking

Installing a hidden GPS tracker in your car is a great way lower your insurance and give you the confidence of knowing where your car is at all times. Even if your car does get stolen, you can pull up an app on your smartphone and see exactly where your ride went within seconds. Just give that information to the police, and you’ll have your car back soon and there will be one less car thief on the streets to worry about. Getting a GPS tracker installed is almost a public service to your community.

Anti-Theft

Any anti-theft devices that make it more difficult for thieves to successfully steal your vehicle are a good idea. Many cars today come standard with a few basic anti-theft devices, but adding to those will go a long way to giving you peace of mind and a fatter wallet. Some anti-theft devices include:
  •     Car alarms
  •     Electronic locks or keyless lock device
  •     Tubular locks. These locks that can only be unlocked by a tube-shaped key with over 50,000       tumbler combinations.
  •     Non-passive fuel cut off devices
  •     Many more. Consult your provider to see what anti-theft mods qualify.

 Author Bio:


Mark McCrell is an auto aficionado who loves to drive his 1974 Buick LaSabre around town and write about all things auto.  He currently blogs for the website AutoInsuranceQuotes, which specializes in cheap auto insurance.
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Toyota Camry 2012
Toyota Camry 2012


The brilliantly tweaked and tuned version of the captivating Executive sedan by Toyota India, 2012 Toyota Camry is all set and geared up to dazzle the Indian markets with its grand launch scheduled to take place on the 24th of this very month. This brand new face-lift of the famous Toyota Camry which happens to be the 2nd best-seller of Toyota after the magnificent Corolla, is much more than a facelift. With a number of fascinating twists to enhance its overall charm, comfort, safety and performance, 2012 Toyota Camry carries the charisma of leaving the beholder spell-bound for eternity.

Marking the majestic beginning of the 7th generation of Camry in India, the revamped Asian model of 2012 Toyota Camry will now be assembled in India itself at Toyota's Bangalore plant. Right from the front to the rear end, Camry is packed and loaded with features to kill. An aggressive and stylish 6-slat radiator grille with a central V bend and a full chrome coating set between a magnificent pair of HID projector headlamps in swept-back style housing powerful round fog lamps also with a chrome setting has been employed to accentuate the manly stance of the royal sedan. Whereas, a massive bonnet, an all-black air dam stretched across the front side together with an elegantly curved front bumper add a dash of classiness to it. As for the rear end, an impressive pair of LED tail lamps in a smart semi-rectangular shape extending right upto the boot lid along with an angular bumper framing a pair of reflectors, perfectly suit the classy looks of the 2012 Toyota Camry.

But it is the side view of the all-new Camry that flaunts the most enthralling features of all that not only make it look bigger but also better on the trendy front. Flanked by a totally refurbished pair of wing mirrors with a round touch and glowing with LED turn lights, the 2012 Camry arrives in style with a glittering dash of chrome on almost every element including the door handles, window frames and even the running boards. To add to the sophisticated attire donned by this latest Toyota release, a graceful svelte frame has been chosen for it that starts from the lean fenders and spans over all three of the A, B and C pillars.

No doubt the exteriors of Toyota Camry are enchanting, but its interiors are nothing less than opulent. Assuming a three-toned guise, the interiors have been ornamented with streaks of faux-wood and chrome at various places like the middle portion of the front dash, the central console, the top end of the steering wheel and the meter dials to impart a glossy finish. Built mainly for people who prefer to be chauffeur-driven, the rear seats have been designed in sofa style with extreme focus on the comfort of the passenger that includes immense legroom and headroom together with a reclining front passenger seat.

To power this marvelous machine, an equally skilled 2.5-litre 2AR-FE 4 cylinder petrol engine has been incorporated under the hood that churns a peak 181PS at 6000RPM with 233Nm of maximum torque at 4100RPM partnered with a 6-speed Automatic transmission system. Housing a fully-equipped security system complete with front dual airbags, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist, 2012 Toyota Camry has been tagged with an estimated price of Rs. 23 lakh turning the heat on Honda Accord, Skoda Superb, Hyundai Sonata and the Volkswagen Passat.

About The Author:

Shweta Agarwal is a Guest author and writes on automobiles and gadgets. Now she is sharing the news about upcoming car 2012 Toyota Camry. Toyota Camry price has been tagged with Rs. 23 lakh. Follow her at Google+.

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Car Modification - Hemi 426 Rebuild
Car Modification - Hemi 426 Engine Rebuild
 
When Chrysler first introduced the hemispherical combustion chambered engine in the early 1960s, it was groundbreaking.   Originally designed for performance on the racetracks, the Hemi 426 proved so successful at its original intent – in its first appearance at the Daytona 500 in 1964, Richard Petty used a Hemi engine to take the checkered flag – that soon there was a sizable demand for street machines with Hemi engines.

While the racing success came early and often, and dealers were able to sell a respectable amount directly to street consumers, the early 70s marked the end of the Hemi 426, as most racing circuits outlawed the engine and Chrysler discontinued production in 1971.

Fast forward almost 20 years, and the Hemi made a comeback, albeit in a slightly different form.  Seeking an engine with ample power and torque, Chrysler reinvented the timeless engine and began installing the Hemi engines in their Dodge pickup line, sparking new interest in the classic model.

Since that time, classic Hemi vehicles have become highly sought-after; there were roughly 10,000 Hemi cars produced between 1964 and 1971 at a cost of $3000 to $4000 each, and now they are among the most valuable collector vehicles in existence.

Meanwhile, restoration enthusiasts and engine builders have increasingly turned their focus on the original Hemi 426, not just for its racing prowess, but also as a durable and reliable engine for cars, trucks, boats and hot rods alike.

For many gearheads, nothing can match the flair and performance of having a classic Hemi under the hood. However, there are some considerations that a builder must make before embarking on a Hemi 426 rebuild.  Perhaps the most crucial consideration is cost; Hemi rebuilds are generally more expensive than other 1960s engines, owing mostly to the difficulty in obtaining the specific parts needed.

The cost can vary wildly, however, and some Hemi rebuilds can be done for a few hundred dollars.  Others, however, can cost as much as $1,500.

The disparity has to do with the adaptability of the original 426s.  While stock Hemi 426 parts are widely available and generally reasonably priced, modified versions can be more of a chore to deal with.  And many of the original Hemi 426s were modified, whether for racing or a customized street version.

Original Hemi 426 parts can still be found with minimal effort, both for stock engines and modified versions – with one notable exception being the DeSoto models, for which parts are extremely scarce.  However, knowing which specific parts are needed when dealing with an engine that has been modded (and often machined) is the tricky part, and while many parts are interchangeable between the various versions, care must be taken to ensure that all parts are compatible.  The good news is that interest in restoring the 426 has led to an upsurge in manufacturing parts specifically designed for rebuilds – the downside to this is that there are so many parts available, it can be difficult to determine which one is correct for your rebuild.

Because of the extra knowledge needed to effectively study the engine components and ensure part compatibility, and the potential for bigger costs to find a rare part, Hemi 426 rebuilds are recommended primarily for those that have experience restoring other classic engines.   The difficulty of actually rebuilding the engine is not so great, but failure to properly match parts can ruin the experience, so proceed with caution.

The Hemi 426 is one of the greatest production engines every produced, and its staying power in the collector/rebuild world is staggering.  Many builders are specifically seeking out the Hemi because of its rediscovered reputation as a classy and powerful engine.  If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding restoration project – one that will ensure that your friends and family can give you no guff – then it is hard to go wrong with an engine that has had such a huge influence (despite limited early production) as the Chrysler Hemi 426.



Author Bio:


Roger Morrison is a classic car enthusiast and an off-road aficionado that has recently taken to blogging to share his passions with others.  His current project is as an online publisher for Chrysler Australia.
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Are you in  love with  your car? Im sure you are ,  then why don't you pamper it with car
care products invented to suit your love.

I am sure you want your love to look clean and admirable all the time. So, why don't you invest in the latest  cleaning innovations in car care products that are created to leave your car spic and span.

Car care products include cleaners and tools which can give your car a clean and fresh appeal. Latest solutions and tools are fabricated to serve your delicate car exterior and interiors. Car interiors often get accumulated with dirt and dust, which can get difficult to clean. To serve your delicate car interiors many cleaning products, tools and solutions are created to shine your cars delicate detailing.

Delicate car interiors require you to be armed with tools and cleaning techniques to serve the  intricate detailing of car interiors. Upgraded Interior and plastic cleaners help you remove the stubborn dust from the impacted corners. Interior car pampering requires you to clean, protect and dress the fine detailing. Latest inventions in the car pampering field help to serve your cars leather seat and upholstery from getting impacted. Make sure that you shelve a little to invest in a protectant, as it helps to retain the life of your car.  Then to give it a final touch, dressing is required to maintain your car leather and vinyl.

Leather of your car seat must be properly cared to retain its beauty. So, if you want your car upholstery to get the 'waoh' factor condition and clean it with a suitable product.  Conditioners, as the name implies conditions and leaves your upholstery soft and clean.

If you want to make heads turn then do care to spend time on your car exteriors. They give the first impression to the lookers. The three step formula to achieve cleaning care exterior cleaners  that help in washing, polishing and waxing. Car shampoos are there to do the cleaning job. They help in wiping of particles and dust  off your car body. Car polish and wax helps you achieve a shiny and spotless car finish. Glass cleaners and wipes are  improvised to give your car a perfect look. They reach out to the glass windows easily and help in maintaining the delicate glass exteriors.

Tires and wheels are the tough areas to clean. But, not anymore as the inventions in cleaning components have made it easy. Cleaning products help you wash the tough exteriors but make sure you choose the appropriate ones to suit your wheels.

Maintenance products and Accessories are created to protect and care for your vehicle. Maintaining your car requires to protect it from unknown impacts. Seasonal maintenance requires you to constantly check on the batteries and tires. Care to wax your car when required. Have a check on the AC and cooling equipments to safeguard unknown incidents.

Air fresheners are a must to remove odor.  You might smell good but what about your car. Car fresheners leaves a good fragrance and eradicate odor. They are a must have to make your journey pleasant and memorable.

Author Bio:


Hi i am anna lee working for car studio as a marketing head. Car Studio is leading provider of car body covers india  and premiere car care products in India.
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Car Modifications - Pumped up Six: Ford 1969 Inline 6 Modification


I purchased my first car on a cold day in January at the age of 16. It was a red 1969 Mustang coupe, picked up for $1,800, and I still drive her to this day. The search for my first car lasted over a year, while I worked to save up my money. During that time, there were many makes and models of old cars—I knew I wanted a classic—which I looked at and test-drove. While I was still not certain what car I would end up buying, there was one requirement that I had to adhere to by order of my parents: I could not have a V8. Safety, insurance, the fact my parents actually knew the damage I was capable of were all reasons for this call.
Resolved to this fact, I knew I would have to make due with whatever I could get my hands on. I ended up with the Ford 250ci straight six, and hopes of one day swapping her out for something with a bit more sauce once I had finished her restoration and left home. For the time being, in an effort to hide my shame of rocking a six-banger, I installed a set of split headers from Clifford Performance, complete with a pair of 40 series Flowmaster mufflers. A cutout rear valance with dual tipped pipes added to the effect, and people continue to be fooled and shocked when I tell them it’s a six. I say still, because after a few more modifications I decided to stick with the original engine and continue with the shock factor of putting eights to the test.
The first thing to do is getting acquainted with your online resources. The two I have found to be the most productive for my six-cylinder needs are Clifford Performance—where I bought my headers all those years ago—and Classic Inlines. Both of these companies’ sites have articles, how-to’s, photo galleries, dyno results, and engine parts. I would say familiarizing yourself with the products both companies offer is key prior to making any plans for that rebuild. Of course, knowing what you want from your car modification is key at this point as well; are you still wanting a daily driver with average fuel economy and some nice pep, or are you striving for an 11 second drag machine?
If you are a true gear head, you may end up doing the modification yourself. If not, make sure you have a mechanic who knows a thing or two about this sort of modification. Not only is this an uncommon task—especially in the States—but the average mechanic might not be as well versed in working on old inline sixes. Shop around for your guy, and think about getting him involved from the very beginning, and not when you finally have all your parts and are ready to go. Odds are, your mechanic will be pretty stoked about taking on such a unique project—unless, of course, you find someone who does the mod frequently.
The number one issue with modifying the Ford straight six is the unfortunate problem with the intake manifold. Sadly, the Ford 170-200-250 intake manifold was cast as part of the head, meaning it cannot be swapped out. There are kits that allow you to bore into the manifold to add extra carburetors, but this method has always seemed sloppy to me, and obviously irreversible. The Ford Australian six, however, does have a detachable manifold, and these heads are very popular for inline modification. The only problem is—living in America—these heads are very difficult to come by, and even if you buy the head from Australia, the shipping will kill.
A more viable option is to simply purchase an aftermarket head from Classic Inlines. Not only will you then have the option to swap out manifolds, but they also have an aluminum head to make the purchase all the more worth it. Odds are, even with the Aussie head you would perform a complete rebuild, and with the aftermarket you can just order it with the new add-ons already there for you. Performance rods, rocker arms, and springs are all elements with will help beef up the power-potential of your head.
Classic Inlines has you just about covered in all aspects of your car modifications. Their master rebuild kit will get you where you need to go, and I highly recommend going that route over building up the parts one by one. They have several options that allow you to completely customize your package. At this point, it is really important to have done your research and know exactly what you want, and hopefully know what your mechanic recommends; because there is a good chance he still knows more about it than you do, even if this is his first six modifications. 
Car Modifications - Ford Inline 1969 Engine Modifications


In the case of my ’69, I opted with the C.I. Aluminum 250-4v head from Classic Inlines, also adding the Clay Smith S294-122 Camshaft and Lifters, SI 1.86/1.56 Valves, the Yella Terra 1.65 Roller Rocker Kit, and a Romac High Performance Balancer. I decided to go bold, and skipped the carb, going with EFI fuel injection instead—giving me great mileage and performance. I still make about 24 MPG, and dyno’d at 256 HP and 401 lb/ft of torque. At a recent car show, they had a 150 ft drag strip set up for us, and I completely blew the doors off of my brothers ’71 351-4v Mach 1.
The common fate of most six cylinder classics—particularly mustangs—is to gut it and drop in the eight. Hopping up the old six was a blast, and is such a unique addition to the story of your ride. At car shows, my ’69 gets unbelievable amounts of attention because people have never seen a six dressed up in such a way. She performs well on the road, while also getting my better fuel economy than I probably could have expected from a stock 302. At the same time, it gives me a sense of satisfaction knowing the heart that beats under the hood is the same one that was dropped in on day one.


Author Bio:

Jack Payton is a car nut in the purest form. He loves to write about everything gear related, and rebuilt his first engine at 15. He works as the online publisher for the online tire retailer tires-easy.com. In his spare time he enjoys cruising, attending car shows, and collecting vinyl.
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Auto Repair Shops - Australia


Despite the global economic slowdown and rising fuel prices continuing to hit the country, several people opt to keep their cars in good running condition. Even if the car requires major repair work, most people get it done instead of purchasing a new vehicle. Although you save up money by not buying a new vehicle, you will have to spend an additional amount on repair and maintenance work of your old vehicle. This requires you to find a good, trustworthy auto repair shop.

Finding the best and most trusted auto repair shops is very important, particularly at a time when you are stranded on the road with a car that is not at all functioning. At such a time, people generally look for an auto repair shop at the vicinity. However, if there is no good auto repair shop nearby, it is always better to hire a good mechanic, who will ensure that your car is in good running condition.

For those residing in Mitchell, a small township in Australia, if your car breaks down you can look for a service centre Mitchell nearby. Here are a few tips that will help in selecting the best auto repair shops.

Before deciding to get your car repaired, it is important to ensure that the repair shop you choose is certified. The mechanics must be highly experienced to deal with major repair works.

Find out if the car repair shop has good references. Know if the car repair shop is reputed by reading reviews in magazines and online. Family members, friends and colleagues will best advice you about their experiences with the shop.

In order to get the best car repair done at an auto repair shop it is a good idea to find out repair shops offering services at affordable rates. If your car requires extensive repairs, some mechanics ask you to pay a nominal fee. However, most of the mechanics include the fee in the overall repair work. It is therefore always better to enquire about the fees before taking your car to the shop.

In most cities, car repairs can be quiet expensive and the labour involved in repairs adds up to the cost. In order to get better deals on your car repair you must opt for repair shops offering affordable rates. Car Repair Mitchell is one of the most reliable and affordable repair centres in Mitchell, Australia.

Extreme heat and cold can cause extensive damage to the batteries of your car. You may end up buying incorrect battery for your car if you do not consult a mechanic. This can damage your car further and is a sheer waste of money. It is always to get your batteries replaced by relying on car repair service.
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Car Doc Fee


After so much research, thinking, discussions, numerous visits made to dealers showroom you zeroed down the car you want to buy. Then the D day comes when you went to the showroom to buy your dream car. After hours of negotiation all settlements have been done, you are about to sign the final documents. Within few minutes that shinning twilight purple metallic 4 wheel machine will be yours. But as you read the papers and go down you will spot a fee of $595 which you were not aware with an unfamiliar phrase describing it as “Dealer Service Fee” or some call it “Delivery Fee” or some car dealers charge it as “Document Fee” or “Doc Fee”.

First reaction of yours will be “What’s this is for?” ”Nobody told me about this earlier!”
If the dealer from whom you are buying the car doesn’t have a Full Disclosure Policy, will not disclose this fee earlier. It will be introduced at the last moment. Exhausted you after spending half of the day in the showroom waiting for the deal to be closed, car to be ready, will pick up the pen and will sign after little bargain.

But do you have to? Is it necessary to pay this fee? And what exactly is this thing called a “Document Fee?”



It’s easy to answer the second question first. “Doc Fee” is a cost charged by dealers for preparing the documentation at the time of new car buy. To some extent, this is legit. We may not have given attention to it but there are line of people from lower level to high cadre whose job is to see that all the documents submitted dealing in car sale purchase are in correct order and accurate. So this is their labor fee. But being frank it also includes the profit margin of the dealers. In some cases it is huge, means huuuugee!!

Doc fee varies from location to location. In some places it ranges from from $295 to $695 whereas in some other it can cost up upto $2000. So it is clear the ones who are paying such huge doc fee the dealers of that area are earning huge profits. But to my surprise, in some states doc fee is being regulated by the state and can be charged maximum to $50. I am sure there will be some areas where NO “Doc Fee” is charged on new car purchase.
 
But the question arises how the car dealers get away with this? It’s pretty simple if all the dealers in your area will charge the fee. It will be horrible inconvenient for you to go and buy new car from some other state. So customers pay the fees demanded by the dealers.
 
But more important question is. Do you really need to pay this FEE?

It all depends upon dealerships in that particular area. In my experience 99 out of 100 dealers charge it so one left out will start charging it eventually. And if ardent customer refuses to pay that Doc fee, the dealers refuse to sell the car and you have to go home without your dream car. As a customer you can only equalize this not so required fee by doing good bargain in getting discounts from the car dealer. Like ask for $595 discount or equivalent free car accessories to make up for the $595 doc fee which you have to pay.

Now here comes the rider and the hidden cost. If you think you have managed to land an awesome deal for yourself. A deal which may only be break even or cost to cost for the dealer. You may still be required to pay the doc fee and this might be the only fees that the dealer would be earning on the deal. This might be the money that might be allowing him to stay in business and the dealer’s only profit source.  Now you might think that is not a fair business practice and borders on the business ethics as all fees and charges should be disclosed to the customer before closing the deal. The customer should raise his voice for the deceptive tactic used by some. We provide a full disclosure and all charges and transaction costs are laid in front of the customer beforehand so that they do not feel cheated and shortchanged later on when they sign the cheque.

Bottom line is that don’t get caught off guard by this Fee introduced by dealer at last moment. Expect such thing to happen and be prepared to deal with them. Be upfront and ask your dealer for all the prices included in the final cost.
Good luck!


About The Guest Author: 


Sofia Williams writes for Mark Kia. She is a freelance content contributor and likes to write about various spheres like Social Media, technology trends and her secret favorite – cars and automobiles. She is a keen observer and contributor for various auto forums and the online auto space.

 

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10 Useful Tips for Efficient Fuel Consumption

Efficient fuel consumption is not only obtained by buying a multiple car or suitable expensive tracking devices. All of us can and should include a little yet efficient method for decreasing our petrol intake not only to convenience our pouches, but also for the common benefit of the restricted natural supplies.

Below are the ten useful tips that tell you how to save fuel that are proven to conserve your funds on fuel intake and ensure efficient fuel consumption of your car.

Efficient Fuel Consumption

1.) Do not speed

Remember your mom keeps telling you about this protection measure? This advice must follow and is helpful in decreasing the petrol consumption too. Whenever you speed up your vehicle or slow down, your engine takes a lot of more petrol or fuel than the situations had you not changed the speed. Resistance of wind increases at high speeds, leading to low mileage.

2.) Regularly Check your wheel pressure

This needs to be consistently examined for your car. Wheels lose air over a time period and under-pressured tires have high resistance, which means more resistance will consume more fuel. So know the exact pressure for your tires and make sure that you maintain them regularly.

3.) Servicing the engine

Engine lights are present purposefully. It would be useless if it were to go on and suddenly off just before a complete stop. There are numbers of plugs and valves present that could continuously keep the lighting goes on. You keep on stand to save the miles lost just because of defective parts and also avoid the chances of getting trapped in the center of nowhere just due to impaired engine. So keep a regular check on the maintenance of your engine. 

4.) Better to drive with the windows down & the A/C off

Fresh air is excellent for health and also for decreasing the fuel intake. Keep doing this unless you are passing on the highway where windows down would make more resistance. But try to drive on the roads with open windows.

5.) Try to avoid driving on rough roads

Rough or damaged roads are very dangerous for your car body parts, and it also require more fuel to run on that way. Also avoid driving on crowded places and change your way if possible to a straight road to avoid traffic and traffic lights which forces to change of gears constantly. This will also decrease the fuel intake considerably.

Efficient Fuel Consumption

6.) Place cargo in the vehicle to make it Smooth

Aerodynamics is the basic aspects while considering fuel consumption. While putting cargo in vehicles or cars make sure to fit it inside to decrease the air resistance and improve aero dynamicity. If you have a convertible, you can see the tremendous improvement in mileage while driving.

7.) Keep your car neat and clean from inside and outside

Be particular with the cleanliness of your car. While cleaning your car, remove all the extra cargo that contributes the extra weight to your car. This may look small but even a single addition of 40 lbs can eliminate off many kilometers from a gallon. During winter season, before driving, just remove the icicles. A few icy layers can easily add 50 lbs. So, it’s better to be organized.

8.) Turn off your car engine at every possible places

A survey has analyzed that if you have to stop at any place for more than 30 seconds then you will be beneficial if you turn off your car. Traffic lights, grocery and laundry pickups, ATM are some of the places where you can do this.

Efficient Fuel Consumption

9.) Choose a car according to your needs

Big cars are not only funny but it consumes a lot of fuel or one can say it’s a gas guzzlers. Investing on these cars is beneficial only if it fulfils your needs. Otherwise small cars are better and of low cost but gives more mileage.

10.)  Avoid Un-necessary driving.

Probably this will prove as the best tip yet for fuel saving. Don’t feel shy to walk on the near visiting areas like laundry, ATM, or parks. Give your car a rest by avoid taking it to near-by places. With congested zones or traffic jam areas, it is always beneficial to take public transport to reduce stress and also reducing your fuel consumption.

Incorporate all the above described tips in your daily life and this will benefit you from money saving to low stress level.

Author Bio:


Roberta Smith writes for http://www.toyotaplace.com. She enjoys content and writing about the social sphere.
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Roller Garage Door

The opening of the garage through which the vehicle can be parked as well as driven out needs to have protection from environmental hazards such as dust, rain, snow, direct sunlight and so on. For such a problem a simple solution is a roller garage door. For those who need a large space for easy movement of the vehicle a roller garage door is the perfect answer as they roll vertically.

Design:


The roller doors are usually made out of corrugated steel. The doors are designed in such a way that some free space is available for the smooth to and fro motion of the vehicle. They are available in different colors. The opening action of the door is performed by rolling the steel door coiling around the drum wheel. 

Security:

When security is considered as an important aspect then these roller doors will fulfil it for sure as they have locking system. This lock can be opened only by the specified keys. There are also bars present on the doors which create a virtual impression that it is impossible to open the door when it is closed.

These doors are available in different sizes from which the necessary size can be selected. They have a high durability that does not require frequent services. They can be used for a year or two without any servicing. However there will be a small obstacle that arises with frequent usage of the door that is, the spring may get lose resulting in the shutter getting closed faster. For this there a simple answer, the spring can be replaced by a new one so that the shutter becomes fit for rolling. The maintenance of the door is elementary which does not consume much human effort.

Insulated garage doors are the new generation garage doors that have upgraded features when compared to normal garage doors. They provide warmth during winter times and as well as keeping your vehicle safe and secure a garage door will also improve your insurance premiums. There are even remote controlled garage doors that are available for reducing human actions. It offers convenience and ease for the user to operate. The cost varies depending upon the quality, sizes and features. There are many companies that are offering the sale of roller garage doors which can be utilized by customers.

Browsing online and comparing will ensure customers make the best choice for their needs.

Author Bio:

Hi this is Amy Jackson.  My passion is to write on Home & Garden and Travel Blogs reach me @eBizVenture.
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Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford - Economic Recession

The collapse of the economy in 2008 did a number on Ford and GM (General Motors), as most clearly evidenced by the fact that GM almost went bankrupt and had to be bailed out by the US Government just to remain solvent. Ford, too, might have gone under had it not been for excellent sales in Europe and a cadre of loyal F-150 customers who continue to make it the most popular vehicle on the market. Factor in high fuel prices and cheap imports fueled by the weak Euro and Yen and it's clear to see that Ford and GM are up against the ropes.

As such, each company has come up with their own strategy for getting back on their feet. Ford has focused on specificity, increasing its focus on providing specific cars to specific markets. The F-150 is aggressively marketed and sold in the United States, especially in the south, mid-west and southeast, where heavy-duty trucks are prized for their off-road capabilities and large carrying capacity. In more congested areas such as California and New England, Ford pushes their popular Fiesta, a car originally developed for the European market that was made famous by rally and gymkhana artists for its small size and excellent handling characteristics. 

Chevy, meanwhile, is dipping its toe back into subcompacts, something it hasn't done since the 1970s and 80s. Its forays back then were halfhearted and incomplete, and the cars they produced were decidedly unpopular. Chevy has learned from its mistakes and paid close attention to its competition, producing very small light cars such as the Spark. Originally intended for the European market, the Spark is small, fuel efficient and inexpensive, intended to compete with Volkswagen and Toyota for the small hatchback market. They have also introduced the Volt, which is a new spin on the hybrid. It allows the driver to choose whether they are running solely on electricity, or are using the onboard fuel-powered generator to charge the electric engine. It’s an interesting concept that hopefully will inspire the next generation of fuel sipping cars.

Dodge, being a producer of heavy trucks and sports cars, is in more of a bind. They do not want to dilute their brand by producing small micro-cars, but they know that not everyone wants one of their large pickup trucks or SUVs. Therefore they have reintroduced the Dodge Dart. Though the original Dart was maligned as underpowered and poorly designed, the modern Dart is a four-door sedan capable of competing with the Volkswagen Jetta and the Toyota Camry. Dodge has also introduced a new Challenger that is an affordable and gas-sipping muscle car, thanks to its unusually low weight and simple construction. Dodge hopes that by making more "European" styled sports cars with better turning and handling capabilities, as well as a better power-to-weight ratio, they can offer lots of speed at low prices and without guzzling gas.

These strategies tending towards lower weights, lighter construction and more efficient engines are long overdue, and were only able to be postponed while SUV sales propped up the companies. As such, it appears that these changes won't just benefit the companies in the short term, but it will prepare them for the challenges going forward into the 21st century. As cars get smaller, lighter and more fuel efficient, some even using alternative technologies, it appears that Chevy, Ford and Dodge will be in the forefront, producing the cars that people want to buy and making their employees, investors and customers happy.

Author Bio:



Natalia Jenkins is a writer for Osseo Auto. She loves writing on cars, history and reading classic books. She also is secretly a car aficionado. Osseo Auto is a leading Chevy car dealership in Wisconsin that sells new and used cars in Eau Claire and La Crosse.

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