Speed-related crashes have been one of the major causes of traffic deaths globally. In order to change this fact, speed awareness is essential. Driving fast puts your life and the lives of others at risk. The faster you drive the less time you will have to respond to something in your path. Driving slowly can help you to save lives. The slower you drive the more time you will have to respond to something in your path thus preventing an accident. And even if you were not able to respond on time, you and others will have more chances of surviving an accident.
Driving slowly helps you to save money on gas. Fuel efficiency is reduced by speeding resulting in you buying more gas. Did you know that every 5mph above 60mph is equivalent to spending an additional twenty cent per gallon for gas? Wasting gas by speeding is something that we just cannot afford especially with the price of gas constantly increasing.
Many people drive fast because they believe that speeding helps them to save time. Is the small amount of time saved by fast driving really worth it? Isnít it better to leave your home a few minutes earlier so that you can arrive at your destination on time? People who need to speed to arrive at their destination on time are normally easily irritated and stressed out. Isnít it better to arrive at your destination happy instead of irritated and frustrated? (more...)
There is nothing like owning your own car to make you feel like you are on top of the world. Whether you love the audacious exteriors of Audis or you prefer the calm look of a Ford, there are always many ways to increase how striking your car looks.
Car accessories are excellent tools to use if you want to add strength, flair and polish to your car. Take a look at the best car accessories to consider to achieve your goal of making your car stylish:
Car covers: If you want to keep the shine on your car without dusts and insects, you need car covers. These tend to be made from durable fabric that allows your car to stay looking pristine without suffering from the elements of air, wind and dust.
When someone has had a car for sometime, they usually feel the need to change it for a number of reasons; it may have gotten old, it does not have certain features that one wants, or simply because one is bored with it. However, before one can buy a new car, they first need to sell the old one, so that they can have cash for the new car, as well as get rid of it.
There are many ways that a person can use to sell their cars; they can either sell it on their own by advertising by word of mouth, the web, printed ads or any other way. Or, another way that a person can sell their car is by looking for a firm that can help you sell your car at the best price. Today, you can get cash for your cars from such firms, since this is what they do, and you can be certain that it will be sold at the best market price.
These firms are usually motor car firms, and they will also usually have their own cars on sale. So, when you first approach the firm, they may help you assess and valuate your car so that you know its real value, and they may also help you sell it. The car may be placed at the firmís premises, or the car may be advertised by the firm on your behalf so that when a buyer is found, then you may bring in the car. (more...)
A ďsupercarĒ is generally recognized to be a car that is vastly superior to the ordinary mass-produced car in terms of looks and performance, and usually carries a high price tag. Supercars have evocative names such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti, Pagani, Ascari, and Koenigsegg, and are generally built in small numbers often using exotic materials such as carbon fibre, or even gold leaf if deemed necessary. This no-expense spared attitude to building a high performance car has led to some great machines, that, unfortunately, often only the very rich could afford to buy and run.
Arguably, the first real supercar was the Miura produced by Lamborghini back in the 1960s with a stunningly beautiful curvaceous body and a suitably powerful engine. Later Lamborghinis have been powerful and fast but have often had rather more angular, brutish styling as in the latest Aventador and for many the Miura remains the epitome of what a supercar should be: pleasing to the eye as well as lightweight with good performance and handling.
Now, to join their ranks comes a new car from Holland, a place not normally associated with supercars, but the Zenvo st1 promises to be every bit as good as its rivals. The recently announced supercar from Denmark is called the Zenvo sti and is a two-door coupe with dramatic swooping lines and a massive 7 litre V8 engine plus supercharger and turbocharger technology. This overkill produces a whopping power output of about 1200 bhp and a 0-60 time of only 3 seconds. This is blistering performance to rival virtually any car on the planet, including the legendary Bugatti Veyron. Like the Veyron this car will be meticulously crafted and available only in small numbers to maintain its exsclusivity. Although the car is of Danish design it incorporates many German parts including the carbon-fibre bodywork, and is expected to give reliable, as well as exciting performance. (more...)
There is no escaping the fact that new cars depreciate rapidly, starting from the moment you drive one off the forecourt, and when you add up the cost of running a car plus the purchase price, it is no wonder that more and more people are looking to buy second hand.
It is as well to establish your budget for a used car and also have some idea of your priorities; whether, for example, you prefer performance over economy, or whether safety and comfort are your main concerns. Many people go for a car they like the look of irrespective of the technical aspects but it is worth checking that the car will meet your needs. Many things in life are a compromise, and a car is one of them. There is no "perfect" car as such because there always has to be compromise to some degree. A small car will be cheaper to buy and run, for example, but it won't transport four large adults and luggage on a week's holiday trip including high speed motorway or auto-route driving very well.
Now, it is best to heed the time honoured advice of not jumping straight on the first car you see that meets your needs because there is a vast choice out there, and often it is only by looking at several examples of one sort of car that you get to know what to look for and the general condition than you can expect for your budget. You may find there are better looked after examples than the one you first viewed for a similar price. If you have come across a large showroom or hypermarket for used cars you will probably say to yourself This looked a good place to start since there are dozens to choose from all under one roof! (more...)
Sometimes a car, especially a very old one is worth much more money as scrap than if it is sold as an entire car. However, selling a car as scrap is not an easy job and takes up a lot of time. But most of the times, the result in the end is worth it.
The value of a scrap car depends on a number of factors. These include the value of the metal, the price of fuel, the weight and size of the car and the age of the vehicle. However, this is why the value for scrap cars is changing constantly
Kent has collectors who collect the scrap cars and many specialist buyers. They have a list of comprehensive purchasers who are willing to pay cash for your scrap vehicle. They guaranteed to give the best price and raise the value of your scrap vehicle. If you are ready to dispose of your old and unused scrap car Kent companies can help you. They give you friendly and helpful advice in helping you to find the best value. They also make sure that the companies you are dealing with are customer service based, have a high reputation and use the best environmental method when recycling cars. (more...)
With petrol and energy prices constantly fluctuating and the worldwide economy in the midst of a recession, people are desperately trying to save money. One way that families have always saved money is by delaying the purchase of a new car and buying a used one instead.
But when it comes to used vauxhall cars for sale in the UK , there are a number of things you should know. First off, it pays to do your homework, and with the internet there is absolutely no excuse not to do some research. The best way to start is by finding car brands and models that have high resale values.
This is no coincidence. Cars have a high resale value for one reason: they have demonstrated reliability and consistency over long periods of time. That is why used cars with high resale prices are hard to keep on the lot. Customers know that when they buy these cars they are getting a good discount on a vehicle that will likely last them many more years. (more...)
Few would deny that electric power for cars is a much cleaner alternative than burning petrol or diesel, which, when you think about it is merely a process of controlled explosions producing considerable quantities of exhaust fumes which are known to be hazardous to human health. Of course there have been significant improvements to the situation over the years with removal of lead from our petrol and with increasingly sophisticated engine management systems and catalytic convertors that reduce the poisonous exhaust output, but when you consider the vast number of vehicles on the road it still adds up to quite a significant health hazard.
Tesla had the right idea, and it seems that gradually we are moving towards cleaner, greener, electrical power for vehicles, first with the introduction of hybrids, available now, eventually to be followed probably by total electrically powered cars, of which a number of prototypes have already been produced and demonstrated.
Of course our cars have for a long time incorporated a battery which is there not to power the whole car but absolutely essential to spin the engine and get it started, since these days we are generally not keen on getting out and heaving on a heavy crank handle to start the engine as was the case with early motor cars. We want to turn the ignition key or press the button and go, and we can, all thanks to the stored energy in our battery. Fortunately car batteries need very little maintenance nowadays but it is important to replace one when necessary with the correct size and type and therefore you should visit a good outlet like The Battery Guys in order to be sure of getting the right replacement for your particular vehicle. (more...)
The electric car is now marketed as a practical proposition, and probably is for short journeys at low speeds, i.e. around towns and cities, but it is not yet ideal for most people for most of the time who prefer to stick with a petrol or diesel engine. Let us not forget however that your fuel injected engine will not take you anywhere unless it starts, and what starts it? The answer is of course a battery powered starter motor.
It is necessary to turn the engine over somehow before the ignition can overcome the high inertia of metal pistons enclosed tightly within cylindrical chambers, and few of us these days have the desire, if indeed the strength to struggle with a starting handle, especially in poor weather. When you start the car by turning the key or pressing a button on the dash it sets in motion a series of events that depend on electricity from the carís battery. First the starter motor is triggered which moves the crankshaft and thence the pistons inside the engine cylinders. This is necessary to draw in air and fuel and compress it so that it can be ignited by a spark from the spark plugs, also initially supplied by a stepped up voltage from the battery.
Thus a battery with a reasonable output is paramount to the success of this operation and a low battery output is one of the main reasons for poor starting, especially in the winter months when cold and wet conditions can lower a batteryís performance even more. A good quality battery such as you can get from the Car Battery Warehouse is an excellent investment that is worth spending money on. (more...)
Even though recent years have witnessed reduction in a carís price, people still end up paying a lot of they donít get the best finance deal. It is imperative that you pay special attention towards securing a cheap car loan if you really want to save money. No matter what the economies tell you, buying a new car is still an expensive affair. Thatís why people look for car finances instead of emptying their entire lifeís savings. But different lenders have different rates and there are varying terms & conditions that may have a direct bearing on your financial health.
It is vital to ensure that the loan you are securing doesnít prove to be regrettable. Here are some topmost tips which will assist you secure the best car finance deal:
i. Go by your credit rating: It is a common knowledge that your credit rating plays a deciding role in determination of the rate of interest. Lower is your credit score, higher will be the rate of interest and vice versa! When you request for a loan, the lending institute will figure out your credit score and thereafter fix the rate. High credit rating reflects a positive image and makes you a reliable borrower in the eyes of the lender. Thus, he will be willing to part with his money even at a lower interest rate. But, if your credit rating is poor, then you become a high-risk client and so the lender shall compensate for the extra risk by demanding a higher rate. Hence, you can always check your credit score on your own before applying for the loan and then act accordingly. The most prudent thing to do will be to buy a car at the time when your credit score becomes favorable.
ii. Scan through the profiles of car finance companies: Instead of knocking at the door of the very first company you sight, it will be wiser to scan through the profiles of all the major finance companies. Internet now gives you this facility to sit back on your couch and conveniently compare car loans . After only an hour of searching, you will become a better judge of all the existing deals. (more...)
In the past while traveling, people used to carry paper maps along with them so that they can keep track of their route and reach the desired destination without losing their way. As time progressed, things changed. Science brought about these changes and the world saw a huge growth in the field of technology. The paper maps were replaced with digital maps and compasses which were comparatively easy to use and were more accurate compared to the paper maps.
Now things have once again completely changed. A new system called GPS (Global Positioning System) has come on the scene and has revolutionized everything. It has made traveling easier and now people are easily finding their destination. With GPS installed in their cars, people no longer lose their way while traveling to a new area or region.
Well, with the latest developments, the GPS has been incorporated in mobile phones and cars. This has made things easier for the people. To be honest having GPS is just one safe driving tip . If you love driving and love travelling from one place to another, it is imperative that you must have GPS as it will allow you travel more safely in an area that you are totally new to. It is the GPS which will guide you through out the way and you will not have to stop again and again to ask people for directions. (more...)
Modern cars are pretty reliable so long as they are properly maintained which means carrying out certain checks on a fairly regular basis, week to week, and keeping up with the service schedule which is usually once a year. Certain parts need to be renewed as they wear out like windscreen wiper blades, brake pads, and tyres, and certain fluids need to be renewed at specified intervals, and the most important of these is the engine oil. Engine oil loses its lubrication qualities gradually over time and also builds up carbon particles which can clog up the engine , so it's vital to have it replaced at the recommended intervals with decent quality oil. These aspects of maintenance are usually taken care of during servicing, but it is wise for the car owner to keep an eye on certain things to avoid small problems becoming bigger ones. Fluids are an important aspect in maintaining a car and you should at least check the oil level once a week. If youíre able, itís also a good idea to check other fluids occasionally such as coolant, windshield washer fluid, and brake fluid, since these are essential for safety.
Keep an eye out for any developing problems, such as a small crack or chip in the windscreen for example, which tends to eventually get worse if left and can cause the whole windscreen to shatter at some inconvenient time. If spotted early though, such a problem can be repaired by a professional with special glass filler that will limit the damage and prevent it from getting worse. If you have a crack that seems to be spreading, then itís time to get help with replacing your windscreen before it suddenly goes.
Itís the same thing if you notice a tyre gradually going flat each week. It could indicate a slow puncture which might be repairable now, but if left would cause excessive tyre wear and eventually require a complete replacement at much greater expense. Checking tyre pressures regularly is one of the simple but important measures to ensure that your car is fit for the road. (more...)
A driver is supposed to keep their eyes on the road, but one thing that everyone should be aware of is that a driver is also human and it is only normal for them to be distracted. The other true fact is that while a driver is on the road their five senses still need to operate independent of the driving.
There are very many things that can distract a driver while they are on the road one of them being the mobile phone. Picking up your phone will distract you from the road. Yes, you may have hands free set but when you start talking on the phone your mind switches off from driving. If you are on the road just let the phone be. No news will definitely be good news. There is also distracted driving across the pond . A pond is a beautiful sight to see, and while you are driving, your kids might call out to you to look outside the window and of course you will not resist before you know it your eyes will be off the road and you will be prone to an accident.
Music is food for the soul, but when it is loud and exciting it will make you deaf to all other sounds around you. When you try to shuffle the music on your audio music player you will have your hands doing something else instead of them being on the steering wheel. (more...)
Automatic Man LTD is a business located in Acton, UK, that has established a respectful reputation during the last 22 years of its' existence. The firm guarantees the preparation of all its employees and is specialized in finding an answer to your car's technical problems. Automatic Man has a a set of partners with a passion for quality both when they are dealing with simple mending and complex modification.
Automatic Man specializes in finding the best gearbox service you may need, from repairing, reconditioning and replacing specific parts to improving and adjusting your transmission parts. As well as providing the best services on the market, Automatic Man now offers free diagnostics for all type of automatic gearbox issues. The unit uses only the best and the newest technology in order to analyze and get to the true matter of your problem.
Diagnosing can be tricky particularly when you do not own hardware and software that is fully capable of discovering and pointing out the glitch in the system. Although the team was sure to own some of the best gear in the beginning of the eighties, some of the equipment had come to be slightly obsolete, particularly nowadays when technological advancements are being made daily. This is the reason for which five years ago Mike Leaney, who joined the team more than a decade ago, came to the realization that a strong investment must be made in order for Automatic Man LTD to present only first-class results. (more...)
There is a possibility that you might lose your ford radio code and you might find yourself in a huge trouble. Well, it used to be a hell of a task to find a new code to decode the ford radio but now things have changed and they have now become comparatively easy. So, now you need not to worry if in case you have forgotten the code of your radio. There are numerous websites on the Internet which are providing instant codes for the ford radio at affordable rates.
You can find a ford radio code online very easily as there are a number of websites providing codes to the people at reasonable rates but it is highly recommended to get in touch only with a reliable and trustworthy provider.
Every company follows the basic principle for finding the code of the Ford radio but some companies do not have a reliable system therefore you cannot rely on them. Though they provide you a code, at times the code does not work at all so you end up wasting your money. Therefore, it is highly recommended to avail the services of a reliable company so that you get for what you have paid. (more...)
Inflation has pushed the price of almost everything to the sky and tires aren't an exception to it. If you are delaying the change of your car's tire merely because you don't have enough money to purchase a new car tire then you are taking a risk that is not worth the cost. You are not only putting your life at risk but also an equal risk to the life of your co-passengers.
Buying used tires from a trustworthy source helps you get good conditioned tires within your small budget . Used tires are available at discounted prices that not only fits in your budget but ensures your safety as well as co-passengers simultaneously. Although, before purchasing a used tire, you must insist on a physical examination so as to rule out the possibilities of getting stuck with a faulty tire. It is also advisable to take help of your local mechanic to get a technical check, if possible.
You may be suffocated within your small budget but there are people who have lots of money and don't mind changing the tires quite quickly even when there aren't any signs of wear and tear. Fancy car owners have a strong tendency to change their car tyres if it doesn't matches their style. Similarly, custom wheel shops have excellent used tires that might have been replaced by a car owner just because it didn't fit their customised wheel. (more...)