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PostHeaderIcon The Top Family Cars To Look Out For In 2019

Finding the perfect combination of practicality and comfort in a family car can be a challenge especially when sticking to a specific budget. However, with more and more family-friendly cars entering the market there are more choices for you to pick from allowing you and your family to travel happily every day. Here, we are going to look at top family cars for you to look out for in 2019.

Honda CR-V Hybrid

If you are looking for a family car that will save you money as well as reduce your carbon footprint then the Honda CR-V is the perfect option for you. Not only does this car feature a spacious boot for running errands but the2-litre petrol engine is fuel efficient allowing you to go about your daily commute with ease. This perfectly designed hybrid engine uses the perfect combination of electricity and fossil fuel to give you acceleration with the slight touch of a pedal making your journey cleaner and better throughout. Honda is new to the world of electric cars but has started the year off right with the addition of this popular model.

Kia E-Niro

Another car to look out for in 2019 is the Kia E-Niro. This SUV is the first edition of the all-electric range and starts at £32,995 this is ideal for the family with 5 seats and 282 miles on a single charge. This car also features a spacious boot space for luggage helping you to run your daily errands without increasing your carbon footprint. When buying this car you will be met with a number of deals such as a 7-year warranty as well as a £3,500 deduction for buying an electric car making this the perfect option for the ultimate family car.

Audi Q7

If you are looking for the ultimate family car to make every commute an enjoyable on then the Aldi Q7 is the one for you. This 7 seater sports SUV is ideal or those looking for a large amount of space in a car that is smooth to drive. In addition to the 7 seats and smooth driving experience, there is also a number of in-car features such as Bluetooth and 12 spe3aker surround sound system allowing you to have entertainment throughout the course of your drive. This is all featured within an easy to use interface allowing for an all-around user-friendly experience all placed within the centre dashboard.

Volvo XC40

A close competitor to the Audi Q7 is the beloved Volvo XC40. This spacious sports SUV is the perfect option for a family that not only go on the daily commute but for those looking to travel. There is a large amount of boot space as well as 7 seats allowing for friends and family to pile in and go on an adventure without the need for two cars. This is perfect for those looking to go on camping holidays or running errands as there is space for all the essentials. Should you find the boot space to be too small for a particular item then the back chairs can be folded down to make additional space. Not only is this car amazing to look at it also has a smooth driving experience allowing you to relax when cruising the open road on your next family trip.

So whether you are looking for the very best of the sports SUV or a more eco-friendly alternative, there are a number of cars on the market helping you to find the perfect car for you and your family.

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PostHeaderIcon Tips for Finding a Good/Bad Car Loan

There are jokes that you can’t get credit when you need credit. If you can’t qualify for a mortgage, renting is typically an option. However, many of us don’t have an alternative to owning a car, leaving us with few options other than hunting for the best car loan in addition to finding a decent car. Here are a few tips for finding a good bad credit card loan.

Do Your Research on the Market

It doesn’t matter how low the interest rate is on the loan if you over-pay for the car. The best way to avoid being overcharged on a product is knowledge about the going rate. How much does a new or used vehicle like the one you want typically going to cost? What are the commonly available discounts? For example, how much would a one or two year old car traded in on a lease going to cost relative to the same model new? How much cheaper is a somewhat used car with 20,000 miles on it than a vehicle that hasn’t been driven except for test drives? On the flipside, if you can find a cheaper compact vehicle or used vehicle, the lower overall loan balance could save you money on the interest rate when you seek a loan. Furthermore, the cheaper car means you have a lower debt to income ratio than if you bought the most car you could afford. This makes it easier to get approved for a car loan in the first place, even if you have bad credit.

Research the Lenders, Too

The expected cost of the car is one factor. However, there are other costs in this equation. You’ll have to pay a variety of fees to purchase the car, and car lots may tack on a lot of fees to maximize their profits. Others sell unnecessary extras like extended warranties, after-market products and last minute gimmicks. Yet more lenders may offer an affordable vehicle and low fees, but they make up for it with a high interest rate on the loan or extended loan term that costs you far more than you think. This Ottawa bad credit car loan provider offers reasonable loan terms and a relatively low interest rate though you don’t have perfect credit.

Know How Your Credit Affects Lenders’ Views of You

Understand how your current credit score and payment history affects lenders’ views of you. For example, if you had bad credit in the past but are slowly cleaning it up, creditors will probably be willing to take a risk and loan you money for a vehicle. If you were late on your last car payment, they probably won’t. If you have a bad credit score because of a bankruptcy and business failure, be able to explain how you started a new, regular job and therefore can be expected to make your car payments. Another factor in this is your overall trend. Are you making all of your payments on time and in full? Are you paying your debts down, or is your overall debt load increasing? Someone who is reducing their debt to income ratio and has a clean payment history will probably be approved for a new loan over someone who is struggling to pay for their current obligations. At the same time, avoid mistakes that will hurt your credit when the auto lender checks your credit report, such as taking out payday loans or opening new lines of credit. If you have this information, you can clean up your credit and present yourself as a relatively low risk prospect to the lender. Then you’ll get a lower interest rate and fees on the loan.

It is possible to shop around for the best car lender just as you can shop around for a new or used vehicle. Take the time to do your due diligence, because it will save you a lot of money over the long run.

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PostHeaderIcon How Can Mechanics Protect Themselves From Asbestos Exposure?

Mechanics spend a lot of time repairing, inspecting and maintaining vehicle equipment to keep the cars in good condition and safe for use. With this said, they are often times at risk of asbestos exposure while performing daily responsibilities. The mineral can be found in various car parts such as brakes, clutches, valve rings, hoodliners and several others.

How does a mechanic get exposed to asbestos?

Automotive and aircraft mechanics are still in danger of coming into contact with asbestos. The mineral was added in the composition of various parts because of its heat-resistant qualities, but when these parts start to disintegrate or break apart, the asbestos fibers are released into the air and on the mechanics’ clothes.

The concentration of asbestos in these components varies between 30% and 80% and the number of mechanics exposed to asbestos is estimated at 900,000. The two most common ways to get exposed to asbestos are blowing out brake surfaces and beveling.

When a mechanic puts new brakes onto a car, he has to first remove the old parts. This is when asbestos dust can be released into the air. When inhaled, asbestos fibers get stuck into the lungs lining, leading in time to asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer, pleural mesothelioma or asbestosis.

Most uses of asbestos were stopped decades ago, but Ford was still using the mineral in the brake linings for the 1993 Crown Victoria. Asbestos is still used in high-end imports such the Land Rover and can also be found in aftermarket parts.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer led an investigation which showed that 1 in 10 mechanics in the US is at risk of developing asbestos-related cancer. The dust found in garages and shops contained between 2.26% and 63.8% asbestos and the mineral was found in 6 out of 9 examined brake jobs.

What vehicle parts can contain asbestos?

  • Hood liners. Millions of vehicles still have automotive hood liners which include asbestos fibers.
  • When the brake linings containing asbestos wear down, they release dust which gets trapped in the brake housing. Once this is opened, the asbestos dust is released into the air.
  • Some clutch parts can contain asbestos. Once the part starts to wear down, the resulted dust is collected in the clutch compartment. When the clutch cover, disc, wheel or drum is removed, the dust is released.
  • Gasket material, valve rings, heat seals and packing. Each of these parts contained asbestos and was used in every single system that had as purpose transporting gases or fluids.

Asbestos was used in these parts to assist with heat transfer and heat resistance, to prevent unnecessary wear and erosion and to increase durability. Among the companies that used asbestos in the past we can mention Ford Motor, General Motors, John Deere International, Borg-Warner Automotive, Bendix Corporation and Raybestos. Some manufacturers stopped using asbestos for their car parts decades ago, but aftermarket products from other countries likely still contain the mineral.

How to prevent asbestos exposure?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mechanics are required to use respirators and protective suits if 1% or more asbestos dust is present.  But still, mechanics should assume that all brake shoes might contain asbestos and take the necessary precautions to prevent exposure.

Also, mechanics should use brake parts that are ready to install instead of those that have to be drilled, cut or ground. With these ready to use parts, mechanics can reduce or even eliminate the amount of asbestos dust entering the air. Before they leave home after work, mechanics should remove the dirty work clothes. This way they will avoid exposing their family members to asbestos particles.

When doing any brake job, the commercial automotive repair shop should apply one of these methods to ensure safe work:

  • Use a HEPA or negative-pressure enclosure vacuum system
  • Use a wet or low-pressure cleaning system
  • Use the wet wipe method to wet all clutch or brake parts

Asbestos-Related Lawsuits

In an ongoing lawsuit, Jenny Bowser, the wife of Gerald Bowser, a former aircraft mechanic, sued Parker-Hannifin Corporation after her husband died of mesothelioma.  She blames the company for her husband’s exposure on aircraft brakes that contained asbestos. The brakes were sold by Cleveland Wheel & Brakes and manufactured by a predecessor to Parker-Hannifin Corporation.

Between 1965 and 1967, Gerald Bowser worked at Doan Helicopter in Daytona Beach, Florida on a fleet of three helicopters. Jenny Bowser recalled seeing the unopened Cleveland brake boxes but did not know that working with those parts would expose her husband to asbestos. After this, Gerald worked at the Shelby, N.C., airport between 1967 and 1973. There he had to remove and install asbestos-containing airplane brakes from Goodyear, Cleveland, Goodrich and Bendix.

Browser testified he performed airplane brake jobs when he was a maintenance director at Beaunit Corporation between 1973 and 1976 and at Henry Wurst, Inc between 1976 and 1990. In 2009 he was diagnosed with mesothelioma and he died in 2010. In 2011, Jenny Bowser sued Parker-Hannifin Corporation for manufacturing, distributing and selling asbestos-containing products that caused Gerald Bowser’s mesothelioma.

About the contributor author

Gregory A. Cade is one of the best lawyers at ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION GROUP, P.C. He has an experience of more than two decades and has so far represented thousands of claims from injured people. Mr. Cade likes challenges and believes that every case has a solution no matter how demanding it might be.

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PostHeaderIcon Car Maintenance Hacks When You’re Low On Money

When funds are running low it can be a challenge to maintain your car and keep your fuel consumption to a minimum. With MOT and insurance costing a small fortune along with unexpected garage fees, it may seem tempting to opt small personal loans to cover the cost however this should only be used in case of financial emergency. For this reason, we are going to give you our top tips for car maintenance to save you money.

Clear Nail Polish For Windscreen Cracks

If you have recently noticed a crack in your windscreen then this could be the beginning of a costly process, but did you know that clear nail polish can help you to prevent breakage? Although this is not a permanent fix for a cracked windscreen the clear nail polish can stop the crack from spreading as quickly. This is perfect for those with a budget that is restricted as this will save money in the long term before taking it to a garage to be fixed.

Dyer Sheets To Remove Smells

If you have bought a second-hand car that has an unpleasant smell, the first thing you think of is cleaning the interior and replacing the filters. However, there is also the option if using dryer sheets. These can be placed under the seats of your car and act as a magnet for bad smells. Leave these in under the seats for a month or more and the smell will eventually be eliminated as a result. These sheets can be found in your local supermarket as well as pound stores making this the perfect option for those that have a small budget.

Cupcake Liners In The Cup Holder

If you are one of these people that has regular take out in your car then this is the ideal option for you. By having a cupcake case in the cup holder you can keep the interior of your car clean from stains and other crumbs that often collect in the cup holder. You can customise your cup holders with different coloured liners to have the design just the way you like.

Drive Smart

The final way that you can save yourself money is by driving in an eco-friendly way. By drastically reducing your harsh breaking and ensuring that you maintain a speed you are more likely to save fuel in the long term. With these driving techniques, you could also improve the running time of your car by keeping the engine in working order. It is also important to check the oil, tower pressure and water level regularly, particularly before a long journey as each of these can contribute to an increase in fuel consumption.

Toothpaste To Clean Headlights

If your headlights have begun to fog then there is a simple way to resolve it without spending a large amount of money. By using toothpaste on your headlights you can clean the surface of the glass and eliminate the fogging. This is a perfect solution for those that are into their cars as this eliminates the need for a brand new headlight.

With each of these handy tips, there are a number of ways that you can save money on your car maintenance as well as fuel. Which will you decide to try first?

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PostHeaderIcon Unique Ways To Personalize Your Ride

You want your ride to reflect who you really are and make a statement. There are lots of things that you can do to stand out from the crowd. Why drive the same old boring vehicle as every other driver on the road?

Extend your own personal style to the car of your dreams and make it a one of a kind edition just for you. If you are like most people, you may spend a lot of time in your car every day and you should be able to feel like it is an extension of your own personality.

From custom paint jobs to having the professionals use lasers to mark metals and create intricate designs, the sky’s the limit for pimping your personal ride. There are experts and talented craftsmen across the country that can help you make your everyday ordinary car into something extraordinary and unique. Take a look at just a few unique ideas for customizing your vehicle to reflect who you really are.

Custom Paint Job

Take advantage of the incredible talent of painting artists who can transform your vehicle into your dream car. Choose your favorite color or even a combination of colors arranged in an artful design to really stand out. From matte finishes that are all the rage to blindingly bold colors that will be hard to forget, the choices are limitless.

Personalized Plates

Depending on the state that you live in, you can have a plate that is customized just for you. Choose a combination of numbers and letters that are significant to you and have them put right on your license plate. If you want to be clever, you can combine your letters or numbers to spell out a phrase or a word. There are several online apps that can help you figure out a cool personalized license plate design.

Pimp Your Interior

It’s not just about the first impression that your car makes that is important, but the comfort and style of the interior as well. Ride in style with custom seat covers and floor mats that will stand out and coordinate with the outside style of your car. Don’t forget about your hardware. There are plenty of style options out there for your steering wheel cover, a new gear shift head or even a funky roof liner that will turn heads.

Lights

Don’t just stand out during the day, make a statement at night too. Invest in a lighting package that will really put the glow on your ride. Color changing headlights, light bars and under carriage lights are all fantastic options to help let your car shine above the rest. Just make sure that they are road-legal wherever you live, before you spend the cash to have them installed.

Gadgets

No car would be complete without the newest and coolest gadgets on board. Update your stereo to a powerful custom system or install a hands-free automated system. Add a GPS system to your dash to help you stay on track. You can even add on-board cameras that can give you a roadside view of all sides of your vehicle from inside the car.

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PostHeaderIcon Why is my car insurance so expensive?

It’s no secret that the cost of car insurance has been going up year after year. Despite the fact that many of us pay thousands of pounds in car insurance without ever making a claim, the insurance industry regularly makes a loss. In fact, 2017 was the first year the industry saw profits since 1994. So if the prices keep going up, but the industry rarely makes a profit, where does it all go?

The insured pay for the uninsured

For years now honest law-abiding people have been paying for more their insurance purely to cover the cost of those who illegally drive uninsured. A shocking one million people are estimated to drive without insurance in the UK. If one of those drivers gets into an incident, the insurance company of the person who is insured has to cover the cost – regardless of who was right or wrong in the situation.

With an estimated 27,000 people injured in the UK due to accidents with uninsured drivers each year, the rest of us are having to chip in a hefty amount to cover the cost – with the average insurance policyholder paying £30 more on an annual policy just to account for uninsured drivers alone.

Fraud

Similar to the industry’s problem with uninsured drivers driving up costs, fraudulent claims are also a serious issue affecting everyone’s premiums. Covering the cost of fraudulent claims for personal injuries such as whiplash (for which there are no real verifiable physical symptoms), are adding even more to your insurance policy than uninsured drivers. It is believed that a whopping £90 is added to the average insurance premium to cover the cost of payouts due to whiplash alone.

Of course, many of these personal injury claims will be genuine, but a sizeable number of dishonest claims have been made each year. Luckily, the law has recently been changed so that insurers have an easier time investigating those they believe to be falsely claiming a personal injury on their insurance policy, so the number of fraudulent claims is set to decrease.

Greater payouts for serious injuries

The Ogden discount rate is used by insurance companies to calculate how much to payout in the case that someone has a life-changing injury. In 2017 the figure moved 3.25%, from 2.5% to -0.75% – effectively increasing the amount that people are paid when making a claim for serious injuries. Of course, as we’ve seen in the cases of uninsured drivers and personal injury frauds, when the industry is forced to pay out more money, it is the policyholder who takes the hit by being charged more.

Short term car insurance

The number of people owning a car has been declining in recent years. This fact coupled with the cost of annual insurance policies rising has made car sharing much more popular. People are getting hold of a car on the rare occasion that they really need one, and are thus opting for short term insurance policies – with some companies even providing cover for just a few hours.

Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)

VAT doesn’t apply to insurance. Something called the insurance premium tax (IPT) is charged by insurance companies instead. The IPT is set by the government and has been slowly rising – doubling from 2011 to 2017 (6% to 12%). IPT is set to increase, so don’t expect your insurance premiums to fall in price anytime soon.

Making up for losses

A large number of insurers will actually make a loss on the initial policy they sign you up to in the hopes that they can make back the money when you renew your policy (by raising the price on renewal). In this particular situation, your insurance premium is going up purely because the price you were charged the year before was unsustainable.

Middle men

In recent years there have been an increasing number in the middle stages between the customer (the insurance policyholder) and the underwriter (the insurer who pays out in the instance that a claim is made). With price comparison sites, software companies and brokers now lining the path between the customer and underwriter, prices have been going up as everyone needs to get paid. However, overall the sharper ones amongst you can take advantage of price comparison sites to compare insurance policies and get a better deal than you would have currently gotten – so it’s not all bad…

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PostHeaderIcon What’s Up with the Eco-Friendly Tire Initiative

Tires are a vital aspect of your vehicle. After all, the whole point of your engine is to make those tires roll when you need them to. However, most drivers don’t ever see their old tires after they buy new ones. Tire shops typically take your old tires, and you ride off into the sunset on a new set. But what happens to those tires after you “throw them out”? They don’t simply disappear, and it is what happens after we are done with them that matters most.

Eventually, your tires are not going to be fit for driving. There are only a handful of things that will happen to them at that point. Some can be recycled, but only a portion of the tire is actually harvested for other uses. Most tires are simply dumped, as burning them is now known to be even worse for the atmosphere. Unfortunately, the tires will simply sit in landfills much like plastic due to their very slow decaying process. The vast number of tires on earth makes them a large and obtuse problem in terms of living sustainably and trying to maintain an eco-friendly lifestyle. Luckily, environmental experts have a few tricks up their sleeves in order to take a more eco-friendly approach to tires. It is a slow and steady process to achieving true sustainability, but it is often the first steps that make the most impact. Here are some of those advancements, and how they are making an influence.

What Tires Are Made Of

Tires have been made from petroleum-based rubber since rubber tires became the standard. Now, instead of using non-renewable petroleum rubber, leading scientists and engineers are creating plant-based rubbers that are capable of withstanding the pressures and temperatures that tires are regularly put under. Crops like soybean can be used to create tires that have longer-lasting tread life, and can reduce petroleum consumption by millions of gallons each year. Keep in mind that tires also have inlay of steel and other materials that give them the characteristics we are looking for in each tire type. Using plant-based rubbers is a huge step in breaking away from petroleum-based products.

Rolling Freely

The latest achievement in eco-friendly tire technology are low rolling resistance tires. The goal is to manufacture tires that are easier to get rolling and keep rolling, minimizing the amount of fuel needed to power the vehicle. With increasingly advancing designs, LRR tires are now seeing between 5-15% more fuel efficiency. Keep in mind that these tires are not regulated by an authorized agency, and that each manufacture sets their own standards for LRR efficiency.

Giti’s Green Tire Initiatives

Giti Tire understands the complexity of our natural world and the balances that have to be kept to ensure sustainable living. They have taken a proactive stance to reduce the amount of manufacturing waste both in terms of wastewater and waste materials. Giti vows to produce a tire that lasts longer, reduces carbon emissions through increased fuel mileage, and takes part in reforestation projects throughout China.

Tips for Making Any Tire Green

It doesn’t matter what brand or type of tire you have, there are steps you can take to make any tire more efficient. First and foremost, you will want to maximize your tire life so that you get the most use out of what you already have. Secondly, you want to provide your tires with what they need to work as they were designed, so that you get the best fuel mileage possible. Both aspects keep tires on the road longer and out of landfills, as well as maximize the number of miles you get out of every gallon of fuel. Here are a few tips on how to make any tire the greenest it can be.

  1. Tire Pressures – Keeping tire pressures properly regulated gives them the structural support they need to roll as designed. By making sure your tires are inflated regularly, you reduce the amount of wear they undergo, and maximize their lifespan. In addition, tires that are properly inflated roll easier and reduce fuel mileage.
  2. Tire Balancing – Balancing your tires keeps them spinning in a perfect circle. As the tire wears, it will wear more heavily in certain areas and cause unbalanced weight distribution. When the tire is spun, particularly at high speeds, this unbalance causes bouncing, vibrations, poor fuel mileage, and faster tire wear. We can rebalance the tire with small tire weights added to your rim in order to counteract this. Keeping your tires balanced keeps them working as efficiently as possible.
  3. Tire Rotations – Just as your tires don’t end up perfectly balanced, your car doesn’t have perfect weight distribution either. Having more weight under the engine, and how you drive, both have direct effects on how fast your tires wear. The more weight a certain tire carries, the faster it is going to wear down. For most cars, trucks, and SUVs, the front driver’s side tire consistently holds the most weight and wears fastest. To prolong the lifespan of your tires, you should rotate them so they each can share the brunt of the weight for a period of time.
  4. Tire Protectants – As rubber dries out, it gets hard, cracks, and turns brittle. When you then attempt to drive on those tires, they can become a serious risk when under increasing pressures from driving. Using a rubber protectant on your tires not only keeps they clean and shiny, but it also keeps them lubricated and elastic as they should be. This gives you a longer tire life, keeping your tires on the road and out of the dump.

While we are far from getting where we need to be in terms of efficiency, companies like Giti are ensuring that we take the steps needed to get there. There are many approaches to achieving sustainability, and those who are able to unite these different angles are going to be leading the pack very soon. Every dollar invested in Giti is a dollar invested into your own efficiency, as well as a dollar invested into our collective future.

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PostHeaderIcon Driving and got an accident? Here are car accidents prevention methods, Have a look!

Today is the modern world. Business and technology have so much revolutionized that no one can deny its importance. From smartphones to laptops, online software services to web clouds, airplane engines etc.  technology has developed to such an extent, that no one can expect life without modern technology.

Is Driving, Hobby or Passion?

From the beginning of life, everyone wants to do something special, everyone wants to go beyond limits, and everyone has aims, hobbies, and ambitions in life. When we talk about the hobby, it is a regular activity that is done for enjoyment, typically during one’s leisure time. Hobbies can include collecting themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, and above all driving and maintain cars or jeeps, etc. By continually participating in a particular hobby, one can acquire substantial skills and knowledge in that area. When we consider the hobby of driving, it is the controlled operation and movement of a motor vehicle, including cars, motorcycles, trucks, etc. Drivers must take care while driving and adopt safety strategies to avoid any accidents and adverse outcomes. In case of any accident or injury consult Tittle & Perlmuter. Traffic accidents including automobile collisions, pedestrian collisions traffic tractor crashes etc. remain one of the leading causes of serious injuries in Ohio. But no need to worry, Sandusky car accident lawyers fight aggressively to protect the rights and interests of injured victims. They handle the full range of motor vehicle accident claims. Just follow driving steps to keeping healthy, when you drive a lot.

Which drivers are allowed to drive on highways?

When the question arises about driving permit, and which drivers are allowed to drive on highways, permission to drive on public highways is granted based on a set of conditions being met and drivers are required to follow the established road and traffic laws in the location they are driving. In case they don’t follow traffic rules that can result in accidents. You can also look for things you should consider while buying a car.  In some countries, a basic both practical and theoretical knowledge of the provisions of the road is assessed with a driving test(s) and those who pass are issued with a driving license, and allowed to drive care on highways. All this strictness is a must to avoid unnecessary accidents which can result in serious injuries.

Causes of accidents:

Talking about accidents, there are many causes, which can be prevented by slight care. Here are considered some of the causes of the accident,

  • Distracted Driving
  • Over Speeding
  • Drunk Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Rain
  • Night Driving
  • Wrong-Way Driving
  •  Potholes
  • Fog
  • Rough roads
  • Deadly Curves
  • Street Racing
  • Are accidents preventable? Have a look!

Accidents can be prevented by adopting some excellent strategies and methods, which are discussed here,

Watch for red light runners:

First and foremost method to avoid the accident is to watch for red light keenly. Count to three before entering an intersection on a green light. Look both ways and be sure no one is trying to speed through a yellow light. Exercise caution when passing semis. Truck drivers have a massive blind spot on their right-hand side, so be especially careful when driving next to an 18-wheeler. If you cannot see the truck’s side mirrors, the truck driver cannot see you. So be careful while driving to reach your destination. You should look carefully while buying a new car and have a nice car deal.

Perform engine maintenance regularly:

Another step you can take to avoid the accident is, to perform engine maintenance regularly. Check for brakes, motor oil, wheels, shocks, etc., and prefer to use modern and latest automobile body parts. You can use branded motor oil, brake shoes, shocks including engine parts, dashboards, bumpers, to properly maintain your car. Avoid sudden stalls or another vehicle failure by changing the oil regularly and keeping tires properly inflated.

Pull into traffic slowly:

Pull into traffic slowly is another method to prevent accidents. Stop, Look, Listen. Be aware of blind spots, including those in rearview mirrors and behind windshield pillars or highway road signs. Also, when at an intersection making a right-hand turn, look both directions at least twice before proceeding. Vehicles can appear almost out of nowhere very quickly, so exercise caution when pulling into a busy intersection.

Keep at least one hand on the steering wheel:

Reduce in-car distractions such as changing radio stations or CDs, cell phones, eating or momentarily taking a hand off the wheel. A gust of wind, pothole, or a blown tire could send the vehicle into another lane and cause a severe accident.

 Watch for kids:

Children and animals have a habit of suddenly popping out from between parked cars and into roadways. If you are driving in a residential neighborhood with kids present, watch carefully and slow down. Always be careful while going on thrilling roads.

 Do not tailgate:

Here is discussing another method to avoid accidents. Leave a three-second cushion between you and the car in front of you and begin your journey early enough, so you don’t speed to make up time. As tempting as it may be when in a hurry, tailgating is a major cause of accidents.

 Scan 12 seconds ahead:

Always concentrate on the area where you will be driving in 10-12 seconds. For highway driving, keep positioned far enough from other cars so if someone were to stop or swerve suddenly, you could avoid them. Be a smart driver to prevent any unnecessary accidents.

 Look backward when backing out:

Fender benders in parking lots are all too common, so look out for cars leaving parking spaces. Don’t depend on mirrors alone — physically look over your right shoulder while steering to alleviate blind spots mirrors can create.

 Be courteous to other drivers:

No one owns the roads, so treat others with respect and report any suspicious driving activity to authorities. These are some methods to prevent accidents.

Conclusion:

From the very beginning of life, every person has its interests, hobbies, likes, and dislikes. Those who love car buying and driving can be a good driver by adopting proper driving strategies.  All these modern technologies are there for the welfare of humankind and always avoid their harmful use. Be a hard worker, and do your job honestly and decently.

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PostHeaderIcon Preparing Your Car for a New Baby

If you’re expecting a new baby, you’ve probably spent a lot of time on readying your home and the baby’s room for your new arrival. Besides making sure your house is baby proofed and your friends and family are ready for the new addition, it’s also essential to get your vehicle ready for a new baby. The way you drive and go about your daily commute will change drastically once you become a parent. Here are the most important ways you should prepare when a new baby is coming.

Choose the Right Car Seat

Your baby’s ride in your car centers around the right car seat. Before your baby is born, you have to purchase a car seat and install it properly, otherwise, the hospital personnel won’t release your new addition. There are different car seats available on the market, but many new parents go with an infant seat that pops out of a base for the most convenient carrying options.

Understand Car Seat Safety Practices

Car seat safety is also incredibly important to ensure your bundle of joy arrives safely at each destination. You should install your car seat rear-facing for your newborn and keep it like that for as long as possible. For one child, consider placing the car seat in the middle of your back seat. If you’re not sure you have installed it properly, visit your local fire station for help.

Consider Other Baby-Friendly Car Accessories

Besides a car seat, you can feel a little safer driving your little one around with baby-friendly car accessories. Consider installing an additional rearview mirror above your baby’s seat to give you a view of her during your drive. Window shades are also popular accessories to keep the bright sunlight out of her face and eyes during sunny days.

Swap Out Your Car

If your current car isn’t up to the task, you should upgrade to a more family-friendly car vehicle. It’s a must to have a car that has four doors, to make loading and unloading the baby much easier. Many families who want to have more than one child go with a minivan to make driving and loading up the kids even more convenient. Make sure you check out crash safety ratings before committing to a make or model.

Put Down the Phone

Another vital tip for new parents is to put down the cell phone when you’re driving. Distracted driving is a serious problem, and you don’t want to cause a crash which could potentially injure your little one. If you’ve struggled with ignoring your cell phone while driving in the past, let the act of becoming a parent and trying to protect your baby help you put your phone down once and for all.

Keep Kids in the Back

As your child grows, resist the urge to be lax with car seat safety. Most children should remain in a booster seat well into elementary school. Additionally, the safest place to ride for children is in the back seat, so never let your child sit next to you up front. Practice safe driving habits so that one day, when your child begins driving, she’ll learn by your great example and avoid risky driving behaviors.

Never Leave Your Baby Inside

Finally, new parents can be stressed and tired, but don’t let the exhaustion make you accidentally do a tragic mistake. Always make sure you check your back seat when driving, even without your little one. Every year, there are reports of horrific scenes of exhausted parents accidentally leaving their children in the car in hot temperatures. This can be a deadly mistake.

Get your car ready for your new status as a parent with these tips. Aim to create the safest environment for your little one on the road.

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PostHeaderIcon Steps to Keeping Healthy When You Drive a Lot

Driving for extended hours without taking regular breaks can take a serious toll on your overall health and especially on your spine. Sitting for extended hours in an office chair is unhealthy. It is far much worse on a car seat considering the bumping and swaying that your body will be put through when driving on different terrains.

There is a lot of information and guides that advise you on how to manage your health if you are a regular driver. This information is especially important for those drivers whose occupations are driving is related to too long drives. Freeyourspine.info is one such site that you can find useful tips on how to manage your health to avoid back pains and possible disability.

We are going to look at some of the tips that you, as a regular driver can follow to keep yourself healthy. They are quite simple tips that anyone can follow without the need of a personal coach.

Exercise Regularly

Exercise is particularly important whether you drive a lot or not. Exercising keeps your body strong, your brain alert and enhances your immune system. You will not find yourself contracting small illnesses or having to deal with some lifestyle diseases such as obesity. If you drive regularly, keeping fit will help you a lot since driving, especially driving heavy trucks can take a toll on you. Driving might seem easy when you don’t drive a lot of times, but it can be very tasking when taking journeys of up to eight hours in a day.

Watch What You Eat

Coupled with exercise is diet. What you eat is vital in determining your health state. As a regular driver, you might find yourself lacking time to get enough food or eating at irregular intervals. Take for instance, if you are a long-distance bus or truck driver. You will most of the times have to eat in roadside motels and inns, which are not always available or might lack quality food. You may consider carrying healthy snacks like fruits when you embark on long journeys. You can even have a small fridge in your car to carry good food with you.

Watch Your Sitting Posture

It is the way you sit when driving that determines whether you develop neck and back pains. Keep in mind that sitting exerts more than 60% more tension on the spine than when standing. The manner in which you support it is for this reason vital. Adjust your seat to enable you to sit in an upright position without overarching your back. It is recommended that you adjust your seat to at least 100 degrees. You should also pull yourself closer to the when to avoid straining when driving. This, of course, depends on the size of your car and your height.

Take Regular Breaks

Avoid torturing yourself by driving excessively long distances without stopping. Even if you are in a hurry, try and take regular breaks of 10 to 20 minutes to stretch and hydrate. You can also utilize this time to check your phone to reply to your texts and return your calls. Refreshing in the course of long drives significantly reduces your chances of getting into an accident. You also have an opportunity of checking your vehicle, like checking tire pressure and allowing the engine to cool.

Park a Distance Away

If you have such a busy schedule that you completely lack time to exercise, you develop a habit of parking your vehicle a distance away from your stopovers then take a walk. These regular walks are good for stretching your legs and muscles that are mostly used when driving.

Get Enough Sleep

This point can’t be emphasized enough. It is the most important in your effort to remain healthy. You must find time to get some deep restful trip on a comfortable platform. You can customize your car to have a sleeping bunk. Do not wait to feel overwhelmed since you may sleep on the wheel and get into an accident. Always take a break from your busy schedule to sleep and rejuvenate your body and mind. You will not be in a position to perform any task when you are sleepy. The brain also works best after a deep and restful sleeping session. Try and have at least six or more hours of uninterrupted sleep.

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PostHeaderIcon The Advancement of Technology: 4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Fear Self-Driving Trucks

Driving a vehicle is something most people do on a daily basis. If you are like most motorists, staying safe while behind the wheel is your top priority. Modern vehicles are filled with state-of-the-art features like backup cameras and forward-collision warning systems.

Over the years, cars have gotten progressively safer, which has helped to reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities. The next step in this technological progression is self-driving cars and trucks. The trucking industry is already fixated on this technology, which means in the next few years there will be a slue of self-driving trucks on the highway.

Instead of instantly clamming up at the mention of autonomous vehicles, you should view this technology as a positive thing. The following are just some of the benefits that self-driving vehicles bring to the table.

1. A Higher Degree of Safety

Did you realize there are 6 million car accidents each year in the United States? One of the most common causes of these accidents is human error. Distracted driving has become an epidemic over the past few years and has led to many deaths on America’s roadways. With an increase in self-driving vehicles on the road, experts predict that the number of traffic accidents will start to decline.

There have been a number of reports that show self-driving vehicles could stop nearly 90 per cent of the traffic accidents each year. As autonomous vehicle technology improves, the number of people involved in a truck accident will decline.

2. Autonomous Vehicles Can Help Business Owners and Consumers

Getting goods from one side of the country to the next can be a lengthy process. Most states only allow commercial truck drivers to operate their big rigs for 12 hours a day. This means that a cross country trip will take them a few days to complete.

One of the main advantages that come with using self-driving trucks is they don’t have to take breaks to rest. This means that business owners can improve efficiency levels and consumers can get the goods they want in a hurry.

3. Reducing the Cost of Ride-Sharing Programs

In the past few years, ride-sharing programs like Uber and Lyft have exploded in popularity. Often times, people in a larger city prefer to use public transportation and ride-sharing programs in lieu of buying a car. The cost of maintaining and ensuring a car can be quite substantial, which is why alternate forms of transportation are so popular.

With the rise of self-driving vehicles, these ride-share programs will become much cheaper. Since ride-share programs won’t have the cost of employing actual drivers, they can let the cost reduction trickle down to their users.

4. Self-Driving Vehicles Provide Benefits for Everyone

There is a large portion of the population that are unable to drive due to things like physical disabilities. In the past, these disabilities led to people having to rely on public transportation like buses to get around.

The power and convenience of self-driving vehicles will make riding in a car, truck or van accessible for all. Instead of having to deal with transportation restrictions due to a disability, people can get from point A to point B in an autonomous vehicle.

Rather than shying away from advancements in the autonomous vehicle industry, now is the time to embrace them. Working with technology instead of against it can benefit the human race greatly.

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PostHeaderIcon 6+ Things to Consider When Buying a Used Car Warranty 2019

Before you get talked into buying an extended warranty when you don’t even know what it is or if it will benefit you – just stop, and take a deep breath.

Used car warranties can be tricky to figure out, but here’s what you really need to know.

What is A Used Car Warranty?

A used car warranty can be an extended warranty, which is a warranty that the car owner takes out after the original or manufacturer warranty has expired or in some cases like with a CPO, certified a pre-owned vehicle, it can still be the original warranty. (When in doubt, phone your car dealer and find out.)

A car warranty, in case you didn’t know, is more or less a type of insurance that covers you as a car owner in the case where your car needs certain types of repairs done.

A car warranty is usually valid for x years or x miles, there’s most likely a ‘whichever comes first’ clause in there somewhere.

This is how it works; once you choose a car warranty you then pay a monthly fee in order to get the cover that your warranty is meant to provide.

Often, you can work that amount into your car financing but either way, you will end up paying it yourself.

Insurance vs. Extended Warranty

If you are asking yourself what the difference is between a car warranty and general car insurance, you’re not alone.

Although an extended warranty would probably count as insurance to some extent it doesn’t offer the same type of coverage that regular car insurance does.

Car Insurance covers you more in terms of accidents, hail, theft, that sort of thing – in other words, external damage due to you know, driving.

Let’s say, for example, you pull out of the used car dealer’s lot and get rear-ended by some crazy old lady who forgot to put on her glasses this morning – that would be covered by car insurance and not by an extended warranty.

An extended warranty is more for cover in terms of faults of the car’s moving parts which can sometimes include damage to functional parts, such as airbags or engine parts, in an accident but that’s very rare and will probably not be cheap.

Is It The Right Option For You?

That really depends on a lot of things, bear with me here.

See the point of a car warranty is to cover the car’s moving parts with regards to wearing and damage, but the older your car is the more wear the parts have and the more likely those parts are to cause damage.

This means that any company that offers an extended warranty to a car that’s older than (let’s say) 5 years, is basically signing up to do all of your car repairs for less than nothing compared to the cost.

Especially if you have the unfortunate luck to buy a Lemon Car, which I sincerely hope never happens to you, although the lemon law (PA) is still on your side if that does happen.

So when you’re looking at extended warranties, one of two things will happen, you will either end up paying way more than you should and can afford, or they will try and weasel out of every claim by means of general sliminess.

With that said, however, it doesn’t hurt to try.

Is The Original Warranty Still Valid?

When you’re looking at buying a warranty with a car, and the car is relatively low in mileage or is a CPO (certified pre-owned) there’s a good chance that the original warranty is still valid.

The reason that’s likely is that a CPO is inspected from top to tires by the manufacturer and is then deemed worthy of being resold as low-mileage, quality (yet slightly more expensive) vehicle.

And if you buy from a brand dealer such as a BMW or Mercedez Benz dealership they will, no doubt, include that in their sales pitch.

But if you buy from a used car dealership, the opposite is unfortunately true.

Therefore if you notice that the car’s mileage is especially low, or that the car is practically new, it’s worth it to phone the manufacturer and find out whether the original warranty is still valid.

Telesales people Are Your Enemy

Salespeople are trained to say the right things at the right time, and they’re trained to combat your hesitation in any way possible in order to get you to buy whatever the hell it is they’re selling.

So when you start filling in those little contact me forms on the pages of the car warranty websites, and the calls starting come in, daily, sometimes several times a day – you need to remind yourself of this simple, sobering fact; telesales people do not have your best interest at heart.

No matter how tempted you are and how good that offer may sound, you should never give in unless you have a detailed contract in front of you.

Even when they start pushing their ‘for one day only’ bullshit, then you know they’re really trying to back you into a corner.

What should you do if the offer sounds feasible then?

You ask them for the documentation and inspect it accordingly.

Compare, Compare, Compare and Compare Again.

When it comes to finding a used car warranty, keep in mind that you are essentially making provision for nasty, unexpected surprises and in doing that, one can never be too careful.

Take as much time as you need to while actively seeking a provider for your used car warranty and keep comparing the companies, their product and their offer with each other until you eventually (possibly) have a winner.

You can easily draw up an excel spreadsheet and list the different coverage that is important, or the most common ones that occur in the contract or offer.

This is an easy way to compare price vs quality vs reliability and will help you to come to a decision quicker.

A Practical Alternative

If you are on the opposite side of the spectrum where you realize that an extended warranty is just not for you and your car, then you should definitely make sure you have a backup plan as quickly as humanly possible.

Because let’s face it, this is life and as it goes shit does tend to hit the fan, often at an alarming rate, so it’s best to always be prepared.

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PostHeaderIcon How To Use Aftermarket Parts For Your Jeep, Truck or Car

Aftermarket parts for the jeep, truck or car cost less than OEM parts, or original equipment manufacturer parts. You have plenty of reasons that you might want to choose aftermarket parts over OEM parts, but in truth, each type has its own advantages and disadvantages.

When Do People Choose Aftermarket Parts And Accessories?

Let’s say that you want to repair a car after a car accident. The insurance company may opt for using aftermarket auto parts instead of OEM parts. OEM parts have the advantage that they come with a warranty, and they can even help the performance, but they also tend to cost more than what you’d pay for aftermarket parts.

“Whether you are replacing a broken part, have been in a collision or just want to trick out your ride, “ said a spokesperson at JC Whitney, “we provide a comprehensive solution that meets all of our customers needs over the lifetime of their vehicle ownership.

JC Whitney, a subsidiary of US Auto Parts, is the oldest aftermarket parts seller in the U.S.,  servicing the needs automotive owners for over 100 years. The company is a leading retailer, and offers over 1 million parts through its catalog, as well as online. .

People should choose aftermarket parts and accessories when:

  • The insurance chooses it.
  • You want to save money.
  • You want to get cheaper parts for a used vehicle.

Will Parts from the Aftermarket Have a Negative Impact on My Warranty?

In most cases, you should be fine using aftermarket parts and accessories.

According to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975, warranty coverage cannot be denied unless it is it proven that the aftermarket auto parts were the cause of the need for repairs

JC Whitney, however,  always recommends that you look at the warranty on your vehicle.

What Are CAPA Parts?

JC Whitney uses CAPA “Certified Automobile Parts Association” Parts. This company has high standards, and they have dedicated guidelines with their parts. Going with CAPA ensures that you will get the best deal.

What Are The Benefits

The chief reason that people choose these parts over OEM comes down to getting a better price.

You especially see this with insurance companies and auto body shops after an accident. They will use these parts as a way of fixing the car up for a lower price.

Another one of the reasons that people say that this is more favorable comes from the fact that you have a much wider selection of auto parts. With OEM, you pay a lot, and you only get one choice. With these other parts, you get plenty of great reasons for why you might choose these parts. This means that you experience much less delay because the car parts don’t have to wait to be ordered, and it doesn’t take as long to find a qualified auto part for the repair of your vehicle.

When you go to use these parts for your jeep, you should take the time to do your research on the manufacturer of the vehicle.

“The aftermarket auto parts industry provides customers an affordable and convenient way for them to service and maintain their vehicles,” says JC Whitney.

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PostHeaderIcon A Simple Guide to Scrapping Your Car

Have you got an old or accident damaged car that you’d like to scrap?

If the answer’s yes, then it can be difficult to know exactly where to start – especially since the price you’ll be offered can vary enormously; as can the work that’ll be involved on your behalf.

Here, we’ll explain exactly what you need to do if you’d like to make sure you get an excellent deal when you scrap your vehicle – including one or two pitfalls you should do your best to avoid…

Do you have a personalised number plate?

Although this won’t apply to everyone, you should take particular notice of this first point if you’ve got a personalised number plate on your car.

In terms of your registration, scrapping a car is similar to selling it – so, if you leave your private plate on the car, it can be tricky (or sometimes impossible) to get it back. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to remove it from your vehicle. To do so, you should visit the DVLA’s dedicated number plate removal webpage. It’s possible to take the number plate off your car through the post – but it will take a while longer.

How much is your car worth?

Scrap car values can be significantly different from model to model – so, it’s worth calling around to get some quotes. Don’t be surprised if some scrap dealers start low – and be ready to ask for a little more if you feel the price isn’t good enough.

If you’re the kind of person that prefers not to haggle, there are plenty of services that will do it for you. For instance, if you use Car.co.uk’s instant quote system, you’ll be offered the maximum price that they’ve found in your area for your exact make and model – saving you a lot of time and effort.

Moving the car

The majority of cars that are heading for a scrap yard have either failed an MOT or have been damaged in an accident – and, this virtually always makes scrap cars illegal to drive.

There are no exemptions to the normal rules of the road for cars that are going to a scrap yard – so, you’ll almost always need to have your car collected by a dismantler with a suitable recovery vehicle. To avoid any additional cost, it’s worth making sure your quote includes this collection.

Handling your paperwork

Even though your car is being dismantled and recycled, as the current registered keeper, you still have an obligation to let the DVLA know that the ownership is changing.

The easiest way to do this is with section 9 of the V5C form – the yellow slip from the log book document. On here, you’ll need to complete the name and address of the scrap dealer buying your car – as well as the date of the transfer. When this is signed by you and the scrap yard handling your car, you should send it back to the DVLA address on the rear.

 

The dismantler will take the rest of the log book with the car – and, when the yellow slip is received by the DVLA, your responsibility for the vehicle officially ends.

Don’t worry if you’ve lost or don’t have the V5C form; it’s possible to scrap a car without this document. To do so, you’ll simply need to send a letter to the DVLA, stating the date of the transfer – and the name and address of the dealer you have sold the vehicle to. Again, have this signed by you and the person collecting your car – and your responsibility is covered.

Things to watch out for

Most scrap dealers run excellent businesses – but, like in any industry, there are one or two that don’t play by the rules.

Scrap yards who have proved they abide by the law surrounding scrap metal purchasing and handling are awarded ‘Authorised Treatment Facility’ (ATF) accreditation. For your safety, it’s important to deal with an ATF – as they will follow DVLA procedures; creating the paperwork needed to prove the car is no longer yours.

Be wary of dealers who say they’ll purchase your vehicle for cash. The Scrap Metal Act (2013) makes buying scrap metal for cash illegal – so anyone offering cash will not be an ATF.

Don’t be fooled into taking a reduced price for your car if you don’t have the V5C document. Providing one for the scrap yard purchasing your car isn’t a legal requirement – so don’t let them knock the £25 replacement fee off your price!

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PostHeaderIcon How to Get the Most Out of Waxing Your Car

It’s perfectly natural to have a degree of affection and appreciation for your vehicle. After all, it safely enables you to get from Point A to Point B in comfort and in as little time as possible, so it makes sense that you’d want to take care of it.

Besides the maintenance of all of the internal portions of the car, it’s also essential that you take proper care of the car’s exterior. Apart from washing your car now and again to prevent the buildup of dirt and grime, applying a wax finish is another way to ensure your car remains as beautiful and functional as it was the day it was driven off of the lot. Unfortunately, many people don’t completely understand how to go about waxing their car properly. Here’s a guide.

Preparation is key

You should never just immediately go into waxing your car without first properly preparing the entirety of the surface. You should never wax over dirt and rocks, so you’ll need to make sure the car is entirely free from debris before proceeding. After that, you should apply a product that will remove all of the previous layers of sealant and other waxes, so you’re starting with a fresh canvas and won’t have other products getting in the way of yours. The next step is to use a clay bar to remove debris that has become embedded into the paint of the car and won’t come out with a simple rinse. This way, no foreign objects will become sealed in after the wax has been applied.

Finally, use masking tape to cover all of the trim of your car, so you can wax right up to the edge of the trim without it being a stressful endeavor.

Don’t overdo it.

Less is more in the realm of waxing. Using too much wax will prevent the wax from curing correctly, and will also make things a hassle the next time you want to remove this layer and start all over. Spray wax is effective in this case as it applies a very thin layer that you can’t spread out yourself. Vehicle Lab provides an excellent resource of waxes that will go on as thin as possible. You should definitely keep your layer of wax thin, but for more shine, it’s recommended that you apply at least two or three layers of wax in total. Ideally, you should apply your first thin coat and allow it to cure properly, and then apply some more wax after buffering off any extra.

Buff properly

The material of the piece of fabric you use to buff your car after the wax has been applied will have a huge effect on the overall shine. The standard dishrag should be avoided, and you should instead opt for a microfiber cloth each time. This way, the car will be adequately buffed without any risk of you being too forceful.

Conclusion

Properly waxing a car is a labor of love. It shouldn’t be done in a rush, and careful attention should be paid during every step. Waxing your car is one of those things that’s only worth doing if you’re willing to do it right.

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PostHeaderIcon Accessories You Absolutely Need for Your Truck in 2019

Whether you have just invested in your very first truck, or you have had the vehicle for a while, you want to make sure that you are well prepared for any scenario that life throws at you. The most frustrating thing is the world is finding yourself in a situation whereby you need to use a particular item and then you realize that you forgot to buy it!

Where cars and trucks are concerned, forgetting such items can actually wind up leaving you in a bit of a pickle if you breakdown or have an accident. Fortunately, we are here to help. Say hello to our ultimate list of items that you absolutely must have in your truck in 2019.

Truck Bed Liner

Truck bed liners are something that you absolutely must have in the back of your truck. Liners help to protect the bed of your truck so that it doesn’t get damaged, scratched or torn when you are loading it up with items. Frequently carrying cargo around in your truck without a bed liner is a sure fire way to make it look worn and tatty after just a matter of months.

In case you were wondering, yes there absolutely is a difference between investing in a high quality, purpose built bed liner and just laying down a piece of tarp in the back of your truck. A good truck bed liner should be plastic. It will also be mold, wear and water resistant. To clean it, all you need to do is detach it and hose it down. Meanwhile, your truck bed is looking good as new. Perfect!

Truck Bed Lights

If you are ever traveling and transporting items around early in the morning or late at night then truck bed lights could well be your new best friend. These kind of lights help you to see the contents of your truck bed when the visibility and lighting outside is low. Instead of rummaging around in the darkness, you can simply press a button and turn on lights that illuminate your entire truck bed. This is the perfect addition for those who are likely to embark on early morning fishing trips or weekend camping expeditions.

Pick Up Tool Boxes

Pick up tool boxes can offer you a lot of reassurance about your safety and security when out on the road with your truck. They offer easy and secure storage for the items that you may need in case of a breakdown or an emergency. Good quality tool boxes lock firmly into place within your truck bed so that you know they are secure and the items are not sliding around once you drive.

Truck Cap

If you want to protect basic cargo items from the adverse effects of rain, sleet and snow during the winter months then a basic cargo net is all you need. If you want to consider doubling up your truck’s functionality as an awesome camping vehicle, a truck cap is the way to go! Not only does a truck cap offer additional protection for your cargo, it offers a shelter for a sleeping space if you ever decide that you want to venture off into the great outdoors with your truck.

A Tailgate Step

If you carry around a lot of items in the back of your truck, you are going to find yourself frequently climbing in and out of the truck bed. Even if you consider yourself a pretty tall person it can be a challenge to hoist yourself in and out. A tailgate step can be easily fitted to the back of your truck. When you need to use it, all you have to do is pull it down so that you can easily hop aboard. This is a far better alternative to carrying a mini step ladder around with you or hoisting yourself in and out of the truck.

Extendable Cargo Retriever

We’ve all been there: you’re incredibly tired and you see one last item right at the very back of your truck bed. Fiddling around with ladders, climbing aboard, and heading off to retrieve the item can feel like a bit of a hassle. Fortunately, extendable cargo retrievers exist to make the whole process easier. Instead of having to climb into the back of your truck bed, you can just extend the device and hook the item to bring it forwards. Best of all, these items are both cheap and pretty easy to store.

Underseat Storage

When you have a truck, you obviously have a lot of space in the back for transporting items and cargo. To be honest though, there are just some items that you want to have readily accessible in the vehicle itself. Instead of shoving loads of bags, boxes and tools on the backseat of the truck, underseat storage is a great way to go. This helps ensure that the items that you may need are right at hand, while not cluttering and dirtying up the chairs. Some of the storage units in the market today are compartmentalized making it incredibly easy to store different items. Everything from non perishable food items to flashlights and tools can fit right inside.

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PostHeaderIcon Benefits of Buying White Cars

We bet that most of you just thought that colors do not have any significance in a car? But guess what they are rather one of the most important things on cars. People among other things that they consider when buying a car one of them is color.

And one of the most common car colors people pick is white. And if you keep on reading you will read the reason why most people pick white cars. And this might make you want to go for a white car as well.

Scratches, dents do not show

Despite the fact that white looks gorgeous on anything there are other benefits. But you have to admit first that white on cars is just a brilliant idea. We are kidding, let’s get straight into it. The first issue that we mentioned is the issue about scratches. This is one thing that people do not want to see on their cars.

And the goodness of having a car that is white is that it doesn’t show. And even if gets to a stage that it shows, you should worry. You do not need to get an expensive type of pant to cover it up. Saving up more money for real money gambling, visit official website for more information. The reason is that the color white is all over and you won’t have to look for the right shade and what not. But that is often the case with other colors.

Less heat!

Have you ever heard that theory that black absorbs heat and white reflects? Well to those that live in countries that experience high temperature can testify. And no one wants to drive and leave butt sweat stains on the seat. So if that is the case to you, then we do recommend that you get a white car.

But in parts where there is snow, white cars are not ideal. The reason being that other cars on the road might fail to recognize your car when there is snow. And in cases of rain or mist, it is hard to identify a white car, in tragic moments you might be stranded.

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PostHeaderIcon Aspects that Go into a Bike Buying Decision

Gone are the days that you would walk into a bike shop and pick the first bike in sight. If you still do this, it is time to adjust your perspective. Bikes cater to various market segments. There are those looking for bikes that address the racing, ornamental, mountain cycling, or technology thrill needs. Thus the different bike choices in the market. Take a look at some important aspects that play a significant role in helping you decide on what bike to purchase.

Functionality

There is a need a bike buyer seeks to address when buying a bicycle. This need is functionality. Different bicycles are manufactured to address the various cycling desires exhibited by cyclists. For example, an adrenaline seeker may opt for a mountain bike to suit the cycling conditions in mountainous regions. A professional cyclist, on the other hand, will opt for a flat bar road bike.

The Bike’s Anatomy

You do not want to buy a bike to satisfy the need for one. A bike is a statement about who you are, your taste and preferences. It should, therefore, suit what you like. Analyze the features of the bicycle, that is, its frame, suspension, tires, color, brakes, and contact points. Satisfy yourself that these features when combined, give the right appeal; one that you are comfortable with. This will help you choose from the wide range of options available on xds bicycles official Websites.

Budget Friendliness

Bike purchases are no exception to the law of, ‘Spend what you can afford.’ You need a budget plan before you go bike shopping. The budget is key in shaping your decision. If you cannot purchase at the time, you can always opt for another day. If the price tag of the bicycle is well within your budget limits, you can then make the purchase. The plan is also critical when negotiating for some few dollars to be knocked off the asking price, all in a bid to help you buy a bike you can afford.

Vendors to Buy the Bicycles from

Different vendors offer various service packages. Some specialize on offering brand-specific bikes, and others pride themselves in selling better prices, while some have a wide-variety business concept. All these are options available to you. The selection of a bike vendor rests on what you as bike buyer value. If it is brand specificity you seek, go for brand specific vendors. If the price is your item of concern, seek out vendors with competitive prices. If variety is what you are looking for, then vendors with bike variety are your ideal choice. Therefore, it is best to know what you value the most and who in the market is best placed to offer what you seek.

No one aspect is said to be the only factor that can affect your buying choice. All the above elements plus more put together offer a holistic view of what you need to consider before buying a bike. The variety that xds bicycles official Websites provide is a testament to this school of thought.

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PostHeaderIcon What is a reasonable speed for long distances on a bike Publisher?

Bike accidents are generally more common as compared to car accidents. This is because bikes don’t contain any protective covering in its surroundings. There are many causes of bike accidents such as use of cell phones during driving, harshly driving, ignoring traffic signs, bad weather etc.

The major cause is speeding. Most of the people do not care about speed limits and as a result face catastrophic results. There are certain speed limits for every street and road which should be obeyed by every biker.

Controlling bike accidents:

Following are some tips that can prove helpful in controlling bike accidents:

Attentive driving:

One should never lose his concentration during riding a bike. This can cause severe accidents. Driver age ranging from 15-30 has highest percentage of distracted drivers. One should concentrate on his driving so that he can prevent himself from severe damage.

Careful driving on rough streets:

It is important not to over speed especially on rough streets. Always keep the speed slow within a reasonable limit. Tis will help you to cross the road more easily and will help you to balance yourself on your bike.

Speeding:

This is the major reason behind bike accidents. Although both cars and bikes do not have same speed but also doesn’t mean that bikes should ride as fast as possible. There are certain speed limits for every street in every country. The speed limit on most of the GT road is 60-70 kmph. Different countries have different speed limits in New Zealand motorbikes are limited to 40 kmph. In some areas you can see the white sign with the black strip it. This sign is generally used in rural areas where there is amalgam of straights and curves and where there could be hazards around the corner such as cattle on the road.

No use of cell phones:

Cell phones divert the concentration of the driver. About 60% of the accidents occur due to use of phones. You should never use your mobile if you really want to drive safely.

5 rated bikes and bike accessories:

Use of best bikes can also help in reducing bike accidents. One should do a complete survey before buying a bike. If you have a Honda bike you should thoroughly search best honda motorcycle accessories so that you can make your bike more advanced and comfortable. A best quality motorcycle consists of comfortable and valuable wheels. Honda 4 wheeler parts are considered to be the best wheeler parts. When you have a bike you should also know some best websites or stores where you can get parts of your bike in reasonable price. Everyone looks for discount atv parts so that he can buy parts of motorcycles in best price range.

The bottom line:

When you are going on a long distance, always keep speed limits of bike within reasonable range. You can also watch seed limits in every street. This will help you to make your journey safe and comfortable.

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PostHeaderIcon Mahindra XUV 300

Cars are a passion and dream which every young driver keeps in their eyes. Other than that, what matters is the passion which leaves us bewildered. The incredible car is all set to put the roads on fire. The announcement was made way back in the year 2018 second half, wherein we keep the fingers crossed the expectation meets reality or not. Here is all what you need to know about this wonderful car.

Launch Date

Mahindra has shared a couple of subtleties on XUV300. Nonetheless, the name has now been uncovered. The purpose behind a deferred dispatch of the vehicle is that it will accompany an all-new Powertrain. This won’t be the one seen on the Tivoli. The new Powertrain is suited for Indian conditions. Additionally, Mahindra did not have any desire to dominate the dispatch of the Alturas with the dispatch of a smaller SUV.

Price in India

The valuing of this SUV will definitely be forceful. The Mahindra XUV300 will be valued higher than the TUV300 and closer to the Scorpio, be that as it may, it will be situated in an unexpected way. It will be a greater amount of a urban five-seater SUV and will equal other reduced SUVs. Mahindra’s new reduced SUV; will be accessible in four variations and will divide Rs 8-12 lakh value section. Mahindra will attempt and separate it with the challenge based on execution and highlights.

Mileage

The oil XUV300 is relied upon to convey 12-15 km/l, in actuality, driving conditions. The diesel may return around 13-19 km/l. These new motors are relied upon to be more friendly than the current Mahindra motors. They will likewise be BSIV consistent. There will be an economy mode like we state in the Mahindra Marazzo as well.

Interior

The XUV300 will accompany a dark and beige inside subject in all probability. The SUV will get infotainment framework with a seven-inch touchscreen. It will have Bluetooth similarity, turning around camera, USB and AUX availability. It might likewise get Android Auto and Apple Car Play. The controlling wheel is another one. This will likewise have sound and Bluetooth controls mounted on it. What’s more, the Mahindra XUV 300 will likewise gain programmed atmosphere power, calfskin upholstery and a push-catch begin with keyless section. There will be a decent focus armrest with capacity as well. As found in the picture above and the government agent shots, the vehicle will likewise get capacity over the glove-box as well.

Design

The Mahindra XUV300 conveys forward the attributes of the XUV500 with its cheetah-motivated structure, cheetah-like nimbleness, exciting execution, and cutting edge innovation highlights. The XUV300 ‘s headlamps coordinate with the haze lights shaping a Cheetah-like tear-channel, while the articulated wheel curves are enlivened from the strong backside of the Cheetah. Its advanced grille, etched hat, articulated shoulder and body lines alongside a lifted position, give the XUV300 a strong and charming street nearness, while the double LED DRLs and intense LED tail lights, make a permanent visual mark.

The Seating Capacity

The Mahindra XUV 300 will be a five-seater SUV. In any case, it will be very roomy. As far as measurements, it is like other smaller SUVs. The back travelers will have better than average knee room and headroom. Likewise, their grownups are relied upon to have the capacity to be situated easily. Also check more details Tata Harrier SUV.

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