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Important car maintenance tips before road trip

May 14, 2016 in Car Maintenance, New Cars by admin

Summer is the time, when everyone plans to take off from their regular work and wish to spend some time with their near and dear. Spotting the number of vehicles on the roads is more on summer compared to other seasons as it is the appropriate time to go on a vacation that weeds away your stress, agony and loneliness. When you think of road travel, the very first means of transport that hits your mind is the car. Nothing beats the excitement of the car travel that if all goes well as planned but if it is not up to snuff then you might experience the worst situation of standing alone or with your family on the side of a deserted road and trying to flag down the cars that will not even come nearby. Here are the few important car maintenance tips that help you end up with a pleasant road trip.

Engine oil is the key:

Engine oil is the key

Just like humans the cars also need the help of fluids to function properly. If the level of engine oil is too high or too low than the recommended level, your car is surely under risk. So checking it frequently makes your road trip smooth and hassle free. For inspecting the oil level, the car must be parked on a level ground. Once you park, wait for sometime so that the engine gets cooled, when it reaches normal temperature insert the dip stick into the dip tube and pull it out, check the level, if it is between high and low, then your car is perfect to head. It is always wise to wipe the dip stick with rag before inserting it into the dip tube, for clear readings.

Keep an eye on overflow tank:

Overflow tank is a semi white transparent container that bears two markings as “high” and “low” at exterior whereas the interior is loaded with coolant or anti-freeze. It is should be noted that the coolant maintains a level, between these two markings. If it is low, fill it with recommended type of coolant by mixing it with water. The radiator cap above the tank should not be opened unless there is a need, to avoid leaks that might cause serious issues.Keep an eye on overflow tank

 

Check the hoses and belts:

Hoses and belts are like arteries that take blood to the heart and it should be properly checked and ensured that there are no loose connections and each is connected to its destined location only. This way you can reduce the possibilities of your car getting a break down.Check the hoses and belts

 

Spent some time for wheels and tires:

Rotating (swapping the front and back tires) the car wheels for every 8000 km, keeps your car wheels in good condition as doing so even out the wear. It is ideal to check the tire pressure once in a week since imbalance in the pressure might affect fuel economy and your driving comfort. Dusting off the wheels is also quite important before you start your ride as the brake dust composing road grim and moisture would get stuffed on your wheels troubling your happy drive.Spent some time for wheels and tyress

 

Cleanup the batteries:

Most of the modern cars run in 12 volts negative battery and cleaning the caps of this battery makes it to appreciate an easy flow of power around the electrical system. Removing the terminal caps and cleaning the contact post gets you a clean metal contact surface that favors unlimited current supply.Cleanup the batteries

 

A travel in a perfectly maintained car is the most excited thing in the world that everyone would love to do and enjoying it safely wearing seat belts gives a protected comfort that heightens the joy of your trip.

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Top 5 Of The Most Unique Types of Cars Ever Made

April 12, 2016 in Classic cars, New Cars by admin

Top 5 Of The Most Unique Types of Cars Ever Made!
There has always been a fierce competition among the automotive giants to create unique vehicles which can change things from ordinary to extraordinary. The history of car designs is full of such attempts and those who dared have brought the hybrid car concept into action. The lucrative part is that no Government has forced any limitation on the development of such outstanding vehicles that goes in the favor of automakers. It really pushes their limits to design something that can truly inspire everyone.

Check out below the strange car concepts that are dreamed by every man. The list below has got 1947 Norman Timbs Special to ultra-modern Porsche 918 Hybrid supercar and you won’t resist yourself falling in love with these stunning cars.

  1. 1947 Norman Timbs Special:

With the marvelous design and curves, there is hardly a match to this beauty on the road. It was one of a kind when it was first produced in 1947 and consists of a front-mounted cockpit and elegant raindrop tail. It is built by Timbs, an Indy racing engineer, who lets this flawless beauty equipped with the Buick Straight 8 engine at the rear end of the chassis. Many have fallen in love with this beauty.

1947- Norman -Timbs -Special

  1. 1936 Stout Scarab:

This brilliant piece of design was created by Designer William Stout, an exemplary aircraft engineer who lately turned to automobiles. He had mastery in integrating luxury and leisure into transportation and with the design of Stout Scarab, he tried to put this concept into action. It’s a beautiful road-going diner car with the aluminium body and costing more than $90,000 today. Only 10 pieces were produced at that time.

1936-Stout-Scarab

  1. 1955 Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X “Gilda”:

This unique model has got its name from a famous movie Rita Hayworth which was released in 1946. It’s an engineering exemplary piece with the 1.5-litre jet turbine engine that is especially developed for touring purposes. Its design is influenced by Chrysler turbine cars and produced by Italian car manufacturing firm Gilda in 1955.

1955-Chrysler-(Ghia)-Streamline-X--Gilda

  1. Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Car:

The Spyder Concept Car developed by Porsche was unveiled for the first time at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. This concept car is the basis for the current hybrid supercar by the Porsche on the road today. Its concept came into existence after the evolution of the Carrera GT with rear and front axles producing 218 horsepower. It is a beauty with a thrilling speed.

Porsche-918-Spyder-car

  1. 2001 BMW GINA Light Visionary Model:

This Light Visionary Model concept has got chunky body parts. It is invented by the famous Chris Bangle who is the BMW design director. With his core automotive knowledge, he developed this model with the hard geometry that is worth the appreciation. The car’s exteriors are smartly covered with the polyurethane-coated spandex that has the sense to shift with the vehicle’s aerodynamic needs at times.2001-bmw

 

And the list goes on. These unique cars have every reason to fall in love with. For years, these have been pampered like a queen and have inspired car fans with their elegant looks and smooth curves. This is the place where striking with your unique car is something that happens every other day as we keep coming with the latest information from the car industry. Stay tuned to the news for a tempting experience.

 

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2017 Toyota Highlander Revealed With Revamped Look And Attractive Features

March 29, 2016 in New Cars by admin

The upcoming 2017 Toyota Highlander is expected to have some major changes in the design since it first arrived in 2014. The design upgrade will be covering critical changes subsequent to the present model with a wide range of trim levels. The thrilling news is that it is going to be equipped with direct-infused V-6 powered by an eight-speed programmed transmission. Additionally, you can expect two more upcoming models along with the SE model and other low-cost Highlander hybrid variants. Let’s discuss the changes that 2017 Toyota Highlander is coming with:

Toyota-Highlander

1.The New Power train For More Efficiency:

With the three power trains, 2017 Highlander is going to offer you an efficient choice. It will be equipped with a 2.7-liter four-barrel (limited to front-wheel drive only), a gas-electric half breed and a V-6 (with the front-or four-wheel drive) for a better riding experience. Currently, the most Highlanders are produced and sold with the V-6 only, but with the recent upgrades, it has become obvious that Toyota is throwing away its way old 3.5-liter 2GR-FE unit. This technological shift will be replaced with the more productive and port-infused 3.5-litre 2GR-FKS V-6. Furthermore, the engine will be upgraded to 278 horsepower which is the real attraction.

2.The Power Packed Eight Speed Gears:

The new V-6 will be backed with 2 additional gears which will bring a major change in its automatic transmission. The technological change is expected to have six-speed to eight-speed gears. Though not a four cylinder, but the upgrade will benefit the users with the auto start-stop function who can now save money on their fuels with this option. This is going to bring the significant change in the fuel economy and will be beating the current Highlander model.

3.More Options For Hybrids And a New SE:

Buyers will enjoy the option of the hybrid models just like earlier but with the more ease. For every model, there is an option to buy the hybrid version that gets as much as 28mpg on the highways and the cities. However, earlier, the hybrid versions used to cost a lot but now the changes have made more accessible as Toyota is offering hybrid options in the base LE and XLE trims as well.
The SE version will not be having the option to go hybrid as this model is somewhat more focused on the sportiness than the other models. Its exteriors are made to give a vibrant look with the elegant headlamps, followed by 19-inch wheels particularly available for this model. Salsa Red Pearl color is only limited to the SE version that has the dark leather seats which give it a luxurious touch. The SE model’s competitive advantage is its firmer suspension tune.

The Last But Not Least:

The 2017 Toyota Highlander, no doubt, will be equipped with the major changes but the bundle of safety equipment will be same as that of before. Additionally, you will be seeing the blind spot warning systems with the 30-degree view for the better monitoring. Lastly, there will be a huge jump in the total number of USB ports, totaling from one to five. Just wait for the 2017 Highlander to be rolled out for the sale in this fall.

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