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10 Strange Limousines

October 28, 2015 in Art cars, Strange Cars, World Top 10 Cars List by admin

A limousine is a luxury vehicle, which can accommodate more than 8 people (based on their design), with a lengthened wheelbase. Most of the Limousines or limos are either owned by celebrities or hired for any special occasion. It has all luxurious features like bar, dance floor, pool, disco lights, wide television screens, audio/video system, a small refrigerator and much more. Here are 10 strange Limousines with unique features.

1. Pink Hummer Limo

Pink Hummer Limo

The unique Pink Hummer Limousine is about 11 meters long and can be used for parties or any special occasion. It is largest of its type and can accommodate more than 15 people at a time. It has many features like bars, widescreen LCD’s, dance floor, star lights, smoke machines and much more.

2. Longest Limousine

Longest Limousine

The 26-wheeled limousine created by Jay Ohrberg of Burbank, California is about 30.5 Meters and has 2 driver cabins. It is better equipped with all luxuries like spa, swimming pool, king-sized bed, sun-deck and even a helipad.

3. Dual-nosed Escalade Limousine

Dual-nosed Escalade Limousine

Dual-nosed Escalade Limousine, tend to provide a nosed look with six doors and 10 seats. It can be operated on other ends and eliminate the reverse gear. The back seat is a comfy partition where passenger has to sit.

4. KAZ, the electric Limousine

KAZ-the electric Limousine

Amalgamation of Japanese companies and designers of Italy IDEA institute came up with the idea of KAZ, the electric Limousine. It can equip with 8 people and has 8 wheels, with a power of 84 lithium-ion batteries, which can go about 184 miles in a single charge.

5. Corvette Limousine

Corvette Limousine

Corvette Limousine is about 23 feet long and took 8 months to complete. It has features like other limos, such as disco floor, bar, fire place, music and many more. It can accommodate 10 people at a time.

6. Beetle Limousine

Beetle Limousine

Beetle Limousine was found in turkey with a retro look of faux wood finish dashboard. It has a window partition between passengers and driver. It has few luxuries like audio/video system and mini bar.

7. Dodge Extended-Cab Limousine With Camper

Dodge Extended-Cab Limousine With Camper

Dodge Extended-Cab Limousine With Camper has four wheel, which will be suitable for all weather conditions. It is mounted with caravan, in order to make their passengers sleep in comfort. This limo is certainly perfect for camping.

8. Mini Cooper S Limo

Mini Cooper S Limo

Mini Cooper S Limo measures 27 feet and rides on 6 wheels. It cost around £65,000 with all additional features like television screens, disco balls, special champagne fridge and neon lights.

9. Prius Limousine

Prius Limousine

Prius limousine is build by a Canadian, which is equipped with 10 seats. It has six door and four wheels that can suit any kind of weather condition.

10. Lada Limo

Lada Limo

Lada, a Russian manufacturer is popular in Russia and west during 1980’s. The Limousine which they have built is used as a taxi cabs and are common in Cuban streets.

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How to qualify your car for winter Driving

October 22, 2015 in Car Maintenance by admin

Winterizing your car is a wise idea, as it will protect it from the cold and breakdowns during severe weather. If precautions are not taken, then it can result in a life threatening situation or unusual demand on its parts and equipment can rise. In this article, we’ll tell you a few ways so that, from using right tires to emergency gear are being stranded in a perfect manner.

1. Get your car inspected

It’s a wise idea to book your car into a garage before the winter weather gets worse, and have an inspection and replacement of any parts, if required. This will, hopefully, help in reducing the break down and risk at a later date.

qualify your car for winter driving

2. Look after your vehicle lights

Fog, dark evening and morning can make driving dangerous, if front or back lights are not working properly. Therefore, you make it sure that all your lights are clean and working in a proper manner. Otherwise, it might be a risk to your life, of not being seen by others on the road.

3. Inflate your tires

During winter, the risk of skidding is high as roads are lethal because of snow and heavy rain. Therefore, before driving you ensure that all tire pressure is correct and it must at least have 3mm tread depth. Instead, it will help in increasing fuel efficiency and lower petrol cost.

4. Inspect your battery

Throughout winter, the battery life of your car is at risk as it reduces to 50% or dies without notice. So, before winter sets in, make sure your battery is tested by mechanics and especially battery connection, if they are free from corrosion or not.

5. Inspect your car engine coolant

Engine coolant is designed in such way that, it prevents the car engine from overheating and corrosion. If you want your coolant to work properly, then ensure, it has a proper mixture of antifreeze and water.

6. Inspect car’s oil

The car’s oil should be according to the temperature. For instance, the oil must be thinner, less viscous, if temperature is below freezing.

7. Check your windshield wiper blades

It is very difficult to drive during cold weather and even worse if the windshield wiper blade is not working properly. So, make sure condition of wiper blades are proper and replace, if they are old.

4 ways for Emergency preparedness

qualify your car for winter driving

• Avoid driving during extreme cold and high winds. Before leaving from the starting point, tell your friend or a family member about your destination and approximation time it will take to reach.

• Car cover to be bright, neon color. If it is not available, then you can use vinyl, waterproof tape.

• Keep an emergency kit in your car. If emergency kit is not possible, then consider putting other items like:
i) Flashlight and batteries
ii) Candles. Lighter or matches
iii) Battery operated radio
iv) A bag of sand, when you get stuck.
v) A brush or ice scraper.
vi) A sleeping bag
vii) Food and water.
viii) A first aid kit and tool kit.

• Test your cell phone. Call an emergency number or the one who is aware of your destination. Do not get down from the car. Exit only to recover items from the trunk.

Be aware, that not all on the road will have a driving experience during severe weather. So, take time to plan on how to winterize your vehicle, which will keep you and your family safe.

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Check your Tires wear and tear for vehicle’s safety

October 20, 2015 in Car Maintenance by admin

To maintain and prolong tire life, it takes a penny to examine if tires are worn or losing tread. It becomes necessary to check tire pressure and alignment at least once a month to ensure your vehicle is safe on the road and help in improving gas mileage. According to car care aware, tires are critical to handle, but vital to maintain for vehicle’s safety. Routine checking will reduce tire wear, increase fuel economy and improve handling. Tires to be inspected in 3 ways, they are: i) examine all four tires; ii) feel the tread by hand to detect wear and iii) check tires using pocket type pressure gauge. Generally there are six warning to look out for, if tires require inspection or need to be replaced.

6 signs your tire need inspection

1. Over Inflation

The tire riding in the center of the tread and excessive wear indicates that tire pressure is too high. The reason behind enormous air pressure is pumping the tire unless there is no bulge at the bottom. To avoid or cure this problem, you should always check the pressure with a reliable tire gauge after pumping.

2. Under Inflation

Opposite of over inflation, when a tire is under inflated and wear occurs prematurely, because outer tread has too much contact with the road. This type of wear can be solved by regular tire inspection and replace if required.

3. Feathering

Feathering is a condition where, rounded edge on one side and sharp on the other is developed by each tread rib and you can feel that by running the hand over the tire. This wear occurs because of incorrect toe-setting, so we can solve by placing it correctly. There may be a case where even after placing the toe correctly this wear occurs. It could be due to deteriorated bushings in front of the suspension.

4. One side wear

When rib wears faster than a tire, the need for wheel alignment is indicated. Make sure that the car is loaded in a proper way, this is more important for rear suspension car. Sometimes, misalignment can also occur due to worn ball joints or control arm bushing.

Tires wear and tear

5. Cupping

Scalloped dips or cups started appearing around the edge of the tread on either side, which may lead to wearing of suspension parts. This condition can occur, if any worn components connect to the wheel of the car. The easiest way to cure cupping problem is, to adjust wheel alignment.

6. Second-rib wear

The cause of second rib wear can be, a steel belts end in relation to the treads. This problem can be solved by paying minimum attention to tire pressure and frequently rotating the tires. Most importantly, to be careful when oversize tires are installed on narrow wheels.

The car care council recommends vehicle owners, to check tires and other spares on a monthly basis and more often during winter. The tires should be inflated according to the recommended level, so that the life of the tire is increased and tire or tread wear is reduced.

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