• Free Guide to Buying a Used Car

    If you are trying to buy a used car there are several things that you must keep in mind. Although it may be difficult for you to sort out the rules but there are some basic guidelines which you need to follow. Here are some tips to buy a used car which is affordable and(…)

  • Top 5 Used Luxury Sedans Under $25k

    Are you planning to buy a used luxury sedan that won’t be too hard on your budget? Well, the rising prices in the automobile industry have helped to flourish the used-car market heavily and you will get some really premium pre-owned luxury sedans today. The write-up below discusses about the top 5 used luxury sedans(…)

  • New Jaguar XK Special Edition Models Revealed

    Jaguar has recently revealed two special models for the contemporary auto market. The esteemed Brit sports car manufacturer has come up with 2 XK editions with the promise of enhanced luxury & higher dynamic performance. The latest Jaguar XK releases are entitled as XK Dynamic R & XK Signature. Are you eager to know further(…)

  • McLaren P1 Top Speed And Performance Specs

    McLaren P1 is one of the latest hybrid steams to have rolled out in the 2014 auto scene. The hypercar is a surefire head turner that you would love to tame given its amazingly dashing features. The magnificent vehicle promises a high performance and super speedy ride thanks to the brilliant craftsmanship and power put(…)

  • Nissan GT-R Nismo (2014) CAR review

    With more modifications and new features the Nissan GT-R is all set to hit the roads. It comes with extra down force, more power and a better suspension. The 2014 edition looks to be one of the best models that are about to be launched in this year. Coming to some specifications about the GT-R(…)

  • Lamborghini unveils 2014: Lamborghini Huracan

    The Lamborghini Huracan has lived up to the expectations of the car lovers and has come up with some of the best features that Lamborghini cars ever saw. With a more aggressive look the Huracan is expected to top the charts by the end of 2014. This model comes with LED headlamps and unlike the(…)

  • LED Lights To Help You See The Distance

    There is no doubt that lighting systems on cars have gotten better and better as technology has increased but if you are still driving around without LED lights on your car, you could be limiting your visibility on the roads at night. These lighting systems can make all the difference while driving at night and(…)

  • When should I refinance my car, is it worth the trouble?

    If you are contemplating of refinancing car loan to make your payments more affordable! Do you realize that not only it will make the payments less, however in the future if done right; it could help you save money in interest? You are aware that you will often overwhelm for those who have bought a(…)

  • 6 Pre-winter checks to ensure a safe car

    Winter is once again upon us and so too are the longer nights and ice laden roads. For drivers this can mean getting home is all the more pleasing, however it also makes for a higher incidence of risk on the roads. One of the best ways to ensure that you are less likely to(…)

  • 7 of the best company cars for mileage

    Unless you own or are the fleet manager for a top corporation chances are the company cars in your firm will have changed drastically in recent years. Large, gas guzzling company cars were once seen as status symbols, now they are largely seen as impractical and very un-cost effective. If you are considering replacing the(…)

  • What Does Your Jeep Do For You?

    When customers visit a Jeep Dealer, they are searching for a vehicle that does more than drive from point A to point B. The Jeep is a timeless classic that has seen the battlefront of World War II and the off-road trails of every park in this country. When drivers arrive on the lot of(…)

Free Guide to Buying a Used Car

Free Guide to Buying a Used Car

If you are trying to buy a used car there are several things that you must keep in mind. Although it may be difficult for you to sort out the rules but there are some basic guidelines which you need to follow. Here are some tips to buy a used car which is affordable and comfortable at the same time:

  • First of all you would have to make extensive researches on places where you can get used cars. You can get in touch with local garages or people who have knowledge about used cars. But the best option would be if you go on to the internet and search for used cars. You will get plenty of websites where in all the details about the cars and the prices will be given. Since there are plenty of websites you can go through all of them and depending on the type of car you want you can choose from any one of them. If you want to know more about a particular car you can get in touch with the people who work for that website.

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  • Once you have selected the car you want you would have to shift to the dealership part. This might also include private sellers who have opted to advertise for their car on the internet. If you have made the decision on a dealership then you can check online for the general opinions and the reviews about the dealer. With this you will have an idea about the strength and weakness of a company.

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  • The next step would be to see the car which you want to buy. It is always wise to check the car physically. If you want you can also check it with an expert from your side. While buying a used car it is better to ask as many questions as possible to the person who is selling the car such as why he is selling the car, whether there are any problems or not and such other questions. You can also check for the history of the car. There are instances when a car is wanted and the seller has sold it by some means. So if you buy the car then the blame may come on you. This is something to look out for while buying a used car.

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  • When you are done with all the checking and stuff it would be time to take the car for a test drive. This is just to get the feel and also to check whether the car is working properly or not. It is wise to test drive the car for a minimum of thirty minutes. The main reason for this is if there are any problems with the car then it would be visible in thirty minutes time.
  • Last of all you must make a final check before transferring the money. This final check may include clearing out all queries or problems or suggestions or anything. And always refuse to sign any document that has terms and conditions in it.

Top 5 Used Luxury Sedans Under $25k

Top 5 Used Luxury Sedans Under $25k

Are you planning to buy a used luxury sedan that won’t be too hard on your budget? Well, the rising prices in the automobile industry have helped to flourish the used-car market heavily and you will get some really premium pre-owned luxury sedans today. The write-up below discusses about the top 5 used luxury sedans under $25k.

1.      Lexus GS 2010

The Lexus GS 2010 model is a rear-wheel drive midsized sedan. The car is equipped with a V6 3.5l engine which delivers around 303 horsepower & assures 274 pound feet of torque – you are getting 7-speed auto transmission here. In case, you are looking for some extra power, count on GS 460 that is designed with a V8 4.6l engine which produces 342 hp & uses shiftable 8-speed automatic transmission. The very economic Lexus GS is armed with 17” alloy wheels, leather seating comfort and Xenon headlights. All standard power amenities are included here like audio, communication & safety features.

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2.      Buick Regal 2011

The Buick Regal 2011 is a mid-size luxury sedan that assures a good buy within 25 K USD. The Regal is armed with 2.4 l 4 cylinder engine which produces 182 horsepower @ 6700 & 172 lb ft of torque @ 4900. Many of the previous users have admitted that Regal’s 4 cylinders are strong enough that relieves you from searching for a 6-cylinder option. Besides, the 4-cylinder provision also assures great fuel economy. In terms of EPA, the car offers 19 mpg on city ride and 30 mpg on highways.

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3.      Infiniti M 2010

Infiniti M 2010 is another great option when you are looking for premium quality luxury sedans within a handy budget range. The car is a rear-wheel drive large luxury sedan that comes in 2 configurations- one is M35 which is backed by a 3.5 l V6 engine producing 303 hp, using 7-speed auto transmission and the other one is M45 that carries a V8 4.5 l engine that produces 325 horsepower & uses 5 speed auto transmission. The car promises a plush passenger compartment & incomparable ride.

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4.      E350 Mercedes-Benz 2009

The E350 Mercedes Benz 2009 model is one of the best blends of decent performance and affordability. The car comes with a V6 3.5l engine that produces around 268 horsepower & 258 pound feet of torque. It’s a midsized luxury sedan that runs on rear-wheel drive – however, the model is also available in all-wheel 4MATIC drive too.

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5.      Cadillac DTS 2011

The Cadillac DTS 2011 is a big, luxury, front-wheel drive sedan. The  car is offered in 4 trim levels to pick from. The most notable part about DTS is its large slab sides- the big Cadillac crest has been classically styled in grille with trimmed rear vertical taillights. It’s in fact, being rightly dubbed as authentic American plush sedan given the very patter of its taillights that distinct it from the Japanese and European sedan makes. The car is backed by a 4.6 l V8 engine that produces 275 hp. All the 4 trim levels of DTS uses 4-speed auto transmission.

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New Jaguar XK Special Edition Models Revealed

New Jaguar XK Special Edition Models Revealed

Jaguar has recently revealed two special models for the contemporary auto market. The esteemed Brit sports car manufacturer has come up with 2 XK editions with the promise of enhanced luxury & higher dynamic performance. The latest Jaguar XK releases are entitled as XK Dynamic R & XK Signature. Are you eager to know further about these 2 hot new Jaguar wheels? Well, the post below is all set to shed some light on the primary aspects of both XK special editions.

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Common features

The Brit car giant has always been held high for the efficient blend of athletic high-performance & easy cruise comfort found in its models. It’s to stress here that both the new XK models have been armed with the super powerful V8 5l engine. This engine assures supreme power as well as great efficiency thanks to SGDI & DIVCT technologies duly incorporated into it. You are getting really lightweight cars here and light-weight engines given its high-grade aluminum construction.

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The cylinder heads of the engine is recycled with the view to maintain an eco-friendly approach. Both the models have been fitted with ZF 6 speed automatic gearbox along with wheel mounted steering paddles. The other common features in the newly released XK models are dual-wish fore suspension and 20” alloy wheels.

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Then, Dynamic & Signature has been backed with Dynamic Stability Controlling System that offers 4 modes: Winter, Normal, DSC Off & TracDSC. The steering knuckle incorporation in both the models is noteworthy as it helps to significantly enhance camber & castor stiffness say by .13 degrees/ kilo newton.

Individual specifications-

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XK Signature

XK Signature is able to dash up till 60 mph within 5.2 secs in its Coupe avatar & 5.3 secs when it’s a Convertible. Each of the cars produces a solid 515 Nm torque. The maximum pace for both of them is 155 mph & both the models deliver meager 264 g of CO2 per kilometer. The car interior features luxury seating in Charcoal or Ivory soft-grain leather. It also houses headlining by Canvas Suedecloth, Ebony veneers & sport pedals from Bright Metal.

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XK Dynamic

The Dynamic offers 510 PS of power and 625 Nm torque. The car reaches up till 60 mph within simply 4.6 seconds. It’s a super powerful and efficient model with 174 mph top speed- it emits 292 g of CO2 per kilometer. The Dynamic R is armed with Jaguar’s special ADC technology that uses multiplate clutch for vectoring torque to driven car wheel with maximum grip. Adorned with new diamond-sewn Jaguar Performance seating in soft-grain leather, the Dynamic R’s interior assures a stunning comfortable treat for the passenger. Thanks to integrated head-restraints & enhanced squab and lateral support, dynamic R’s seats confirm a secure comfortable seating for everybody in the car.

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You will get headliner from Jet Suedecloth complemented well by veneers from Piano Black. Much like its Signature ally, the Dynamic R also has got sport pedals from Bright Metal.

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The Dynamic R would be something like 69,950 pounds while the Signature is lesser and would take nearly 54,950 pounds.

McLaren P1 Top Speed And Performance Specs

McLaren P1 Top Speed And Performance Specs

McLaren P1 is one of the latest hybrid steams to have rolled out in the 2014 auto scene. The hypercar is a surefire head turner that you would love to tame given its amazingly dashing features. The magnificent vehicle promises a high performance and super speedy ride thanks to the brilliant craftsmanship and power put into it. It’s only natural that you would be intrigued to learn further about the P1- here goes a brief highlighting on the top speed and performance specs of McLaren P1.

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The McLaren P1 is backed by a supreme 993 horsepower and is able to dash from 0 to 62 mph within as less as 2.8 seconds. It’s quite an improvement from the F1 which had 618 hp and took 3.2 seconds to reach 60 seconds. The P1 can hit up till 186 mph within lesser to 17 seconds while the F1 took 20.3 second to get up till 180 mph.  The maximum speed to be reached by the hybrid vehicle is 217 mph. Thanks to the use of silicon carbine coated ceramic carbon brakes, the P1 is able to standstill from around 62mph within 2.9 seconds only.

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McLaren has powered its all-new P1 with its very own engineered powertrain- the car comes with V8 twin turbo engine with 7-speed double clutch automatic transmission & hybrid components. Besides, the car is armed with 57 lbs electric motor which produces 192 pound feet torque & 177 horsepower. Along with its usual propulsion duties, the electric motor helps to fill in the torque gaps post shifts while turbos spool & also assists in faster upshifts. The engine & electric motor engineered into the car works together to deliver 664 pound feet torque & the magnificent 903 horsepower- the engine produces 727 horsepower & 531 pound feet torque individually.

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According to market reports, the P1 engine has been improved for better collaboration with electric aspect of the vehicle. It’s fitted with new stiff block for a tight fit of the motor at its left. Then, new turbos & plumbing are installed to handle the higher operation requirements & attendant temperatures of the car- optimum blow measures around 34.8 psi. Its double-clutch gearbox assures additional cooling & could be tackled manually through paddles.

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In regards to its electric drive, McLaren P1 is able to go on alone till 6.2 miles- its 324-cell liquid cooled battery could be charged through wall plug in luggage compartment or by electric motor set on deceleration. There is a special kind of recharging function which goes with this battery. It’s called “pit-lane charging” which fills up the car battery within ten minutes using Charge button on dashboard. McLaren has claimed that the P1 battery offers greater consistency in power density in comparison to other auto battery packages & that it has been engineered to ensure faster delivery of power

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The car emits 194 g of CO2 per kilometer. In regards to fuel efficiency, the McLaren P1 offers 34.0 mpg, thanks to the lithium-ion batteries used in the car.

Nissan GT-R Nismo (2014) CAR review

Nissan GT-R Nismo (2014) CAR review

With more modifications and new features the Nissan GT-R is all set to hit the roads. It comes with extra down force, more power and a better suspension. The 2014 edition looks to be one of the best models that are about to be launched in this year.

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Coming to some specifications about the GT-R Nismo it has larger turbos than what was there in the previous model. The horsepower has increased by 55 units and many more. There is a new feature called optimized ignition timing and the fuel pump is also larger in this model. It comes with a twin turbo V6 engine which has the ability to produce 600 HP at 6800 rpm and 481 lb ft at 3200 rpm. The lb ft has increased by 18 units which is far more than any car of any brand. Apart from this there is the automated manual transmission which comes with six speed dual clutch. Unlike the other models where there was a little whirring sound this model does not have any such noise. It’s a complete driver’s paradise when it comes to the features. Given below are some of the features that will definitely take your breath away:

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  • For the configuration part it has an all wheel drive system together with longitudinal front engine.
  • The engine runs in gasoline with a twin turbocharged port injected V6. This has increased the performance of the car by a great extent.

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  • The block and the head of the car is made of aluminum and there are 4 valves per cylinder with an option for variable intake and exhaust valve timing. The valve train also has the facility for DOHC.
  • The fuel type is recommended as premium unleaded. For the transmissions there are sport and competition modes along with column mounted paddles together with a six speed automated manual.

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  • The suspension for the front part has coil springs, independent double wishbones, stabilizer bar and driver adjustable three mode variable dampers. For the rear suspension it has stabilizer bar, driver adjustable three mode variable dampers, coil springs and independent multilink.
  • Coming to the steering type the GT-R Nismo has rack and pinion power steering along with speed proportional facility. The tires are made of Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT and have the best facility for summer performance.

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  • The front brakes are fitted with 15.4 inch two piece ventilated cross drilled discs accompanied by six piston fixed calipers. For the rear brakes it has got 15 inch two piece ventilated cross drilled discs along with four piston fixed calipers.
  • The average fuel consumption rate for this car is 19.5 mpg which is nearly 13.5 liters per 100 km.
  • This car has all the makings of a great entertainment ride. Accompanied with eleven Bose speakers it also has two subwoofers. Apart from this it has a standard iPod jack and also a normal USB jack. It has the facility for both standard and satellite radio.

Lamborghini unveils 2014: Lamborghini Huracan

Lamborghini unveils 2014: Lamborghini Huracan

The Lamborghini Huracan has lived up to the expectations of the car lovers and has come up with some of the best features that Lamborghini cars ever saw. With a more aggressive look the Huracan is expected to top the charts by the end of 2014. This model comes with LED headlamps and unlike the other models where there is only one Y shaped headlight the Huracan will have two of them on either side. When you look at the photo of the Huracan you may feel that it is the smaller version of Aventador but the features that this car has are much more than the Aventador.

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The air intakes that have been added behind the doors makes this car worth watching and buying. If we move on to the rear part the sharp edges and the tail lights have improved quite a lot. The diffuser has been strategically placed in a lower part so that there is space for a bumper. However the rear lights in this model have been made slightly smaller than what they really are but that is almost negligible.

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Interior

The interior of the Huracan comes with some surprises. The A/C vents have been made to stick out. This has been a complaint from many Lamborghini owners and they have finally made a change in that part. The center console has 12.3 inch TFT display accompanied by buttons, switches and knobs all in one place. This TFT display has both infotainment system and the tachometer facility unlike the other models where they were kept separate. Throughout the cabin there is enough amount of carbon fiber.

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Performance

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The engine of this model has also been upgraded and this time it’s a Gallardo’s 5.2 liter with a V 10 engine. It has the ability to produce 610 HP at 8250 rpm and 413 lb ft of torque at 6500 rpm. The performance of the car has also improved by leaps and bounds. The power has increased over 458 which mean that it will be able to hit 62 mph in approximately 3.2 seconds. Apart from this it can go straight to 124 mph in just 9.9 seconds.

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The top speed of the car is 325 km/hr which is one of the best in all the cars that Lamborghini has got. The performance of the car also depends on the four wheels which has got dual clutch gearbox, seven speed and there are three different optional modes of driving- Corsa, Sport and Strada.

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These three will have all the systems working such as the gearbox, stability control, all wheel drive system, exhaust, steering and suspension. With a Euro 6 compliant this car would help to save a lot of money on fuel because its average fuel consumption rate is 18.8 mpg which is approximately 12.5 liters per 100 km. the Huracan has carbon ceramic brakes allowing the car to stop almost instantly and the variable steering ration will allow the driver to twist and turn the car with just a flick of the wrist.

LED Lights To Help You See The Distance

There is no doubt that lighting systems on cars have gotten better and better as technology has increased but if you are still driving around without LED lights on your car, you could be limiting your visibility on the roads at night. These lighting systems can make all the difference while driving at night and can greatly increase your safety on the roads. Take charge of your driving and visibility with LED lights.

Daytime Lighting On Your Car

The most recent cars that have been made come standard with daylight lights that are constantly running if the car is turned on. This may not help you see on the road, but ti greatly increases the likelihood of other drivers seeing your cars. The beauty of these is that you never have to think about turning your lights on or off. They will automatically turn on and will become brighter at night or in the rain. If at any point you want to turn them on brighter, you can do this manually. You can make this even better by installing LED daytime running lights. As a driver, you may not see the need for these but just with regular LED lights, you can increase your visibility and safety.

What Makes LED Lights A Better Option?

LED lights have a lot of benefits that come along with them. Sure, you can see with most lights installed on cars but you may not be able to see very far. With LED lights, you can see even further into the distance and see more. You can see an obstacle in the road much sooner and will be able to avoid it with care. People will also be able to see you better. With dim lights that you are not able to see much with, how can you expect others to see you on the road. This can be very dangerous. If you are looking to drive with more safety features, lights should be the first thing you consider. V-LEDs is a company that has been in the LED business since 2005 and they can help find the right bulbs for your car at a reasonable price. Is there really a price you can put on safety, though? Drive safer and see further with LED lights installed on your car. Take control of your night vision today.

When should I refinance my car, is it worth the trouble?

If you are contemplating of refinancing car loan to make your payments more affordable! Do you realize that not only it will make the payments less, however in the future if done right; it could help you save money in interest?

You are aware that you will often overwhelm for those who have bought a second-hand or new car in the past year or two. Rather than looking to get the lowest possible one and focusing in the rate of interest, some people are so trapped in the moment that they wind up having a greater rate of interest that they have gotten.

Rates differ from state to state and dealer to dealer when it comes to car loans. Some consumers have reported getting a rate of interest of nearly 19 percent, which can be ludicrous in a poor market or with terrible credit. The rate of interest is dependent on several variables, including your own credit score, the cost of the vehicle you are buying, and the length of time it is being financed by you.

There are several options open that will help you to lower your interest rates. A second chance financing offer can decrease your rate of interest with a significant percent. Refinancing car loan payments can sound right in the event you take into account the long term benefits in addition to the existing ones. Yes, you may possess a payment that is reduced however; you can also save thousands on interest with respect to the cost of your car.

Now this is all about refinancing of new and used cars however, if you are looking for professional assistance then carfinance.com is here to assist you.

6 Pre-winter checks to ensure a safe car

Winter is once again upon us and so too are the longer nights and ice laden roads. For drivers this can mean getting home is all the more pleasing, however it also makes for a higher incidence of risk on the roads.

One of the best ways to ensure that you are less likely to end up in an unenviable position while driving this winter is to do a winter car check and ensure your car is up to scratch for driving in adverse conditions. So, what should you look out for?

Anti-Freeze

Of course, the roads are far more dangerous during this period of the year, but if you can’t even get on them you may have a serious problem. Topping up the anti-freeze in your radiator will ensure your engine does not freeze up preventing you from driving. It’s quite easy to fill antifreeze and usually the car manual will give you advice on how to do so. Anti-freeze packaging also usually offers advice and generally it’s a straight forward 50/50 mix with water.

Clean Car and Plates

A dirty car can be a hazardous car – it’s that simple. Mud and muck can cause all sorts of problems for a car. From preventing mud flaps from doing their job properly, to covering the number plate making it hard for others to see your identity – a dirty car can cause problems. So, though not a one off winter check, remember to keep your clean to a degree for the winter.

Plate Trader would suggest that it’s also worth checking out your number plate screws and if you think it is a likelihood, investing in secure plate screws to prevent problems with your number plate, or worse again people stealing them.

Batteries

The battery also gets a hard time during the winter thanks to the increased reliance on electrical items. Winter driving means you will use heaters, wipers and lights a lot more and so this can be hard on the power source. Batteries can go flat when used like this, so make sure you run your engine enough to charge them in daylight. If the battery is continuingly sluggish, you may need to just change it or if the car is contract hire ask for it to be changed

Tyres

The most important of all additions to your car to check out before winter are the tyres. Low thread depth can really make for a lack of grip, which on icy and wet conditions can mean the difference between a successful emergency stop and a crash. If your thread depth is low, replace the tyres. Be sure to replace when the tyres are 3mm depth, otherwise you are risking your life and others lives during this season of snow and ice.

Lights

Longer driving times in the dark mean the importance of lights at this time of year is high. Be sure that all your lights, including your fog lights are working and also they are clean. If there is an issue make sure that replacement bulbs are fitted immediately.

Windscreen

Vision is all important during this time of the year and ensuring your window cleaner is topped up is a necessity. You should also look at any scrapes or chips in windscreens now. If you have a chip it will most likely end up worse when the weather turns and frost and ice enlarge the crack? Acting now may mean you can use resin to repair the window.

Following these tips should help ensure your car is in top shape for the winter to come and prevent problems.

7 of the best company cars for mileage

Unless you own or are the fleet manager for a top corporation chances are the company cars in your firm will have changed drastically in recent years. Large, gas guzzling company cars were once seen as status symbols, now they are largely seen as impractical and very un-cost effective.

If you are considering replacing the company cars for your firm there are several factors to consider; the cost of the insurance, whether the drivers who will be behind the wheel have undergonefleet training and the big one; how economical are they in terms of miles per gallon. Below are 7 of the best company cars that fall into the latter category;

Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 90 ECO

The sassy new Clio 1.4 dCi 90 ECO is causing quite a stir and seems to have hit the perfect balance between good looks and economy. The 1.5l diesel engine isn’t exactly a rocket, but it is capable of offering an impressive 88.3mpg while green factions are content with its 83g/km CO2 output. Cool, economical and eco-friendly, what more could you want from a company car.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

The major change to have taken place in the ever increasing number of hybrids, and this is one of the best. Being so much lighter than its peers it is also a lot more cost effective with an average of 80.7mpg. The Yaris Hybrid also offers the lowest ever CO2 emission from Toyota; 79g/km.

Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi Blue

Hyundai had been a bit quiet of late but when they revealed their i20 1.1 CRDi we all knew why, and it was certainly worth the wait. With an average of 88.3mpg and a CO2 output of 84g/km this great car is a super efficient diesel model that anyone would be proud to have as their company car.

Kia Rio 1.1 Ecodynamics

This practical, roomy and economical 5 door model is fast becoming a company car of choice in those companies that offer leasing schemes. With an average of 88.3mpg and doing its bit for the environment with its 85g/km CO2 output, expect to see more and more of these appearing in private parking spaces. If you wish to make more of your new economical Kia then Automotional and their fleet training can help you out.

Smart Fortwo cdi

If anyone had suggested a few years ago that a Smart car would be a hugely successful company car we would laughed, loudly, out loud. Think about it logically for a minute and you will realise that this is in fact the perfect company car for city businessmen who travel around visiting other city businesses. Even though it has lost its title as Britain’s most economical car it still boasts a highly impressive 85.6mpg with a tidy CO2 output of 86g/km.

Peugeot 208 1.4 e-HDi 70 EGC

With this new 208 Peugeot have released their best looking supermini since the 205, and it matches its good looks with economy and ecology. With an mpg averaging 83.1 and a CO2 output of 87g/km this one is set for super stardom in the company car stakes.

Citroen C3 1.4 e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS

Citroen, determined not to be outdone by their parent company Peugeot’s 208, have released their own new supermini, and a pretty classy motor it is too. With the same stats as the 208; 83.1mpg and 87g/km CO2, you couldn’t pick a winner between these two.

So, if you wish to make more of your new economical car then Automotional and their fleet training can help you out.

What Does Your Jeep Do For You?

When customers visit a Jeep Dealer, they are searching for a vehicle that does more than drive from point A to point B. The Jeep is a timeless classic that has seen the battlefront of World War II and the off-road trails of every park in this country. When drivers arrive on the lot of the dealer, they are searching for something unique. The fine qualities of a Jeep are often the only remedy for people who want tobe comfortable going to work and on the back roads.

Jeeps Are Powerful

Even the smallest Jeep model is a powerful car. Most people who purchase these vehicles do so for the massive engine that is under the hood. The Jeep is powerful enough to haul a massive trailer or drive over a steep embankment. The Jeep driver who wants to have flexibility when they are driving will be pleased to learn that the Jeep can be shifted to four-wheel drive with ease. With the power distributed to all four wheels, the vehicle is able to go anywhere it likes.

Jeeps Are Spacious

The Jeep was used to carry people and supplies during wartime, but current Jeeps have even more space in them. When people purchase a Jeep for their family, they are guaranteeing that they have enough room for their family and all their personal items. Also, Jeeps offer enough to haul large items that cannot be carried by other vehicles. The rear glass can be raised, and even the longest pieces of lumber can be fit into the car.

Jeeps Are Lovely

Drivers can purchase Jeeps in a number of beautiful colors, and drivers can find Jeeps that suit their personal style. The bright colors of some Jeeps help people to project their bright personalities, and darker Jeeps help some people to indulge their hunting and camping facade.

When people need a car that is going to suit their lifestyle, they must make sure they are purchasing a Jeep that will handle their family and their belongings. A small Jeep will help a couple enjoy their time together, and a large Jeep will carry a big family cross country in the summer.

Bentley Announces First SUV in Video Teaser

Automaker Bentley is about to tread new waters by expanding their sedan-only lineup to include an SUV. The fabled Bentley SUV was revealed in a glimpse at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, then only a concept car with no finite plans for manufacture.

When exhibited as a concept car (EXP 9 F), the SUV received heavy criticism from industry leaders and journalists. Their disapproval of the vehicle stemmed mostly from the established notion that the Bentley brand should produce only refined luxury sedans.

The Unveiling

Clearly, the folks at Bentley didn’t agree, because in May they released a mysterious video sneak peak showcasing a new, conspicuously large vehicle. In an effort to build hype, very little of the vehicle was shown, just a dark, veiled shot of the grille and some almost-visible shots of the car’s sides.

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Luxury car aficionados will still have to wait for a while before getting their hands on the new Bentley offering. 2016 is slated as the unnamed SUV’s official production year. Bentley has stated plans to add a hybrid version of the vehicle to their lineup just one year later. A diesel version might be short behind.

The Rationale

Despite economic struggle, Bentley has experienced growth over the past year, at a notable rate too – 19%. Analysts speculate that Bentley is using their new SUV as a means to boost growth even further.

Previous Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer echoed the importance of an SUV offering for the company’s well-being at an informal press conference in 2012.

“To make Bentley sustainable for the future and make it bulletproof, there is no way around the SUV,” he said. “It will lift the company to the next level.”

According to auto journalist Matt de Paula at Forbes, Durheimer’s claims stem from experience. Durheimer worked as head of research and development at Porsche, where he worked to conceptualize and produce the Porsche Cayenne, the vehicle credited with keeping the company afloat during its time of need.

More to Come

It seems that several luxury car manufactures are starting to warm up to the idea of adding an SUV offering to their traditionally small, sporty, or sedan-like product lines. Maserati, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and Rolls-Royce are all seriously considering following the precedent set by Bentley. High-end SUV shoppers are about to have a much wider selection to choose from.

If the rumors materialize, we may see a new trend in the high-end automotive market, a trend of super SUVs. Till then, images of Maserati and Lamborghini SUVs will be only for the feverish dreams of auto enthusiasts.

An avid writer and blogger for HR Owen, Gail Watkins enjoys a good car show or event like every self-proclaimed car fanatic. Whether lazy drives through the English countryside or putting around town, Gail loves to drive. Her dream trip is driving Historic Route 66 in a Dodge Viper with her husband.

Check out Bentley’s sneak preview teaser video for yourself:

The Proper Tires Will Make Driving Your UTV More Pleasurable

When people want to explore areas that are not accessible by traditional roads, they turn to UTVs to get them where they need to go. People enjoy riding off of the beaten path; they enjoy it so much that the UTV industry has seen an explosion in popularity over the last couple of years. People used to be forced to modify their trucks and cars for exploration by themselves, but today, they can enjoy their hobby without having to build a vehicle from scratch.

Many UTV manufacturers have popped up in recent years, and they all have their own unique pros and cons. Some vehicles are meant to carry only two passengers, and others have been made to carry up to six passengers at one time. The vehicles also serve many other purposes; many of them have been designed to haul cargo through rough terrain.

Before you buy a UTV, you need to consider what kind of terrain you are going to be driving it on, and when you do, you need to find tires that can handle the terrain. When you buy the right tires, your vehicle can easily traverse the terrain you will be riding on, but if you get the wrong ones, you’re probably going to end up stuck in the middle of nowhere.

There are tons of different UTV tires on the market, and there are many manufacturers that produce tires for different terrains. If you are looking in a general store that sells things like polaris sportsman ace parts and accessories, you’ll generally find tires that have very aggressive treads on them; these tires are the most common because they are used for travel and work purposes.

If you are planning on driving in sandy areas, you don’t need deep treads in your tires. Paddle tires give you great traction on sand, and they prevent you from getting stuck in deep areas. The tires are designed to drive over sand without sinking, so you never have to worry about your tires spinning in the sand without traction. Paddle tires also work great in areas that are predominately gravel; they don’t propel gravel all over the place when you drive over it.

When driving a UTV, the right set of tires makes your drive much more pleasurable. When you know what kind of terrain you’ll be riding on, you can buy tires that are specifically made for it; the tires give you better mileage, durability and control during your ride.

Custom Parts For Diesel Engines

Some of the most iconic American automobiles have been designed to run on diesel. Such a fuel source is ideally suitable for very powerful engines that deliver superior performance. With a diesel engine block, it is all about the horsepower and torque generation. Classic American pickup trucks, muscle cars and roadsters can be fully restored thanks to spare parts that are made exclusively for diesel engines. It surely feels special to drive around in a traditional restored All American car that has become an icon.

Air intake parts are very important components in diesel engines. Such parts are optimized to process air and generate a maximum amount of horsepower and torque in diesel engine’s combustion chambers. A brand new air intake unit can last for up to 100,000 miles, which is equivalent to more than five years of driving on the highways. The air intake filters are also washable, which means that they can last much longer than traditional parts that tend to get clogged and thrown away.

EGR coolers are also popular parts that are used to upgrade diesel engines. These components are designed to provide optimum cooling for the combustion chambers that can reach very high temperatures compared to traditional gasoline engine blocks. Stainless steel tubing in EGR coolers improves the flow of gases and liquids for the cooling process.

A tuner is perhaps one of the most advanced accessories that can be integrated into the powertrain of an All American vehicle. This device essentially controls and monitors various parameters of a diesel engine block. Additionally, tuners are designed to keep track of other information including safety signal indicators. When a tuner is properly installed, it can provide real time information about an engine’s RPM, idle speed, coolant temperature, axle ratios and much more.

A site like mkmcustoms.com and other websites are examples of online stores that sell custom auto parts for diesel engines. Pickup trucks and muscle cars can benefit tremendously from upgrades that include brand new parts. Diesel engines naturally require more maintenance because of the extreme temperatures and pressures that occur in the engine block. Therefore, it is important for owners of diesel powered vehicles to make the necessary upgrades. A licensed mechanic can also make recommendations on the frequency of part replacements for diesel engines. Additionally, all replacement components should be selected based on an engine’s total displacement rating that’s measured in liters.

Passionate Corvette Restoration

corvette restoration can be a great financial decision for the car enthusiast. The decision to restore a classic car relies upon the balance of costs vs. future market value once restoration is complete. For this reason, it’s important to find a car that’s in fair or better condition for the restoration project.

New car collectors should consider the steps necessary to complete a classic restoration. Engaging a car restoration specialist can make sense to ensure highest quality results. Blue Sky Classic Cars is an example of a car restoration specialist.

Buying a Corvette

Selecting the right car is the most challenging step. Because this is certainly so, buyers want to know how to make absolutely sure they’re purchasing the right car.

Unfortunately, it’s probably impossible to make sure one buys the very best Corvette specimen. Many factors are involved that have little to do with research or deliberation. Most Corvette buyers probably already know the kind of Corvette they’d like to buy, and the decision to move forward requires an almost mystical communication between the Vette and its new owner to come together.

The buyer must consider the most practical details, e.g. the location of the car for viewing. Then, simple but important choices, e.g. manual or automatic transmission, refine the field. Finally, knowing how one plans to use the restored vehicle–as a race car or as a Sunday-best cruiser–is important. A classic restoration project may focus on returning the Corvette to its original, like-new appearance. A creative restoration can take the project in a completely different and custom direction.

Investment in classic cars

Market values of some Corvettes are very exciting. For example, Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motor Sports, a NASCAR team owner, bought rights to purchase the first Z06 Carbon, special edition. Because he paid almost $300,000 for this privilege, it’s important to put the investment in perspective.

A classic car investor doesn’t purchase with the idea of immediately selling the restored classic car. Instead, the investor looks for rarity and long-term appreciation. In this example, Hendrick Motor Sports knows the rarity of this specific Corvette classic.

Like most other investments, an classic car enthusiast should buy what he or she knows and loves. According to “American Car Collector Magazine,” it’s important to focus on the fundamentals. Considerations of the car’s immediate resale value shouldn’t be the driving force behind the purchase of any classic car. In other words, it’s important to appreciate the car–not the financial appreciation that seems likely after completion of the car’s restoration.