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What Prevents Drivers to Buy Good Auto Insurance Coverage?

Most motorists know the importance of a good vehicle insurance protection. Nonetheless they fail to arrange sufficient coverage for one way or another. If only they knew how easy and cost effective it is to arrange good coverage they would probably get over this problem. Sometimes, it may be your mind set that prevents you to get the best deal. Here are a few of the reasons or justifications for purchasing inadequate policies or not buying coverage at all. Nothing Happens! Everyone must buy at least liabilities coverage to be able to drive legally. However, buying coverage only to meet these requirements is under appreciating the protection offered. Thinking that you only buy policies just in case you may be stopped by police would mean that you would only buy the minimum legally requ...

The Audi Show Car all Set for the Los Angeles Auto Show

The renowned German Automaker, Audi is all set to unfold a new epoch of design by launching the first concept car developed under the supervision of Marc Lichte, Audi's new Head of Design. The much awaited Audi Show Car will bring forward a whole new generation of automotive design, and is set for the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. The new Head of Design, appointed in Feb, seems to have clear intentions to stop at nothing in making the brand one of the very best. Born in Arnsberg, Germany, the 45 year old designer has the roots to his career sowed in the field of automobiles in the year 1996 when he was hired by Volkswagen AG. Lichte just does not seem to have enough of his craving for the field, and is still studying transportation design at the Pforzheim University. Mr...

On-Track Continental GT3 Finishes Second in Shanghai

Partnered in China with Absolute Racing, Bentley announced that the on-track Continental GT3 has bagged the second place in the 11th round of the 2014 GT Asia Series held in Shanghai. Bentley mentioned that it was a proud moment for the company. The automobile company also gave lot of credit to their professional GT racer Jean Karl Vernay who started the race from the fifth place in the #4 Bentley and moved gradually to take the second spot. Vernay moved to the first spot and remained in that spot before pitting on lap 13 and being replaced by Gilles Vannelet. Vernay rejoined the track but remained second in the race. Bentley also made an announcement that they will race the Continental GT3 in various other races and they have plans to race the car in Macau in a few weeks. Both A...

Details on 2014 Genesis Coupe Released

By  On October 13, 2014 | Filed Under Auto News, Hyundai

Details on 2014 Genesis Coupe Released

2014 Genesis Coupe gets a host of upgrades and changes as it gets ready for 2014 SEMA show. There are cosmetic tweaks for the exteriors and interiors, changes in suspension and engine upgrades. The Chicago-based builder - Blood Type Racing knows how to get extreme performance from Korean vehicles. The car will debut at Hyundai’s SEMA news conference in November in Las Vegas. The BTR Genesis Coupe gets Hyundai’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with new sleeves. The engine has been bored to give a bigger displacement and got new sleeves. The internal components get both strengthened and balanced with the extension of a high-boost Precision Turbo turbocharger. The Genesis Coupe sends more than 800 horsepower via six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels. The customiz...

Is FT-1 the Next Supra? Toyota Responds to the Rumors

Toyota has denied having any kind of association with the driver rumoring about FT-1 concept being the new Supra under production. One of the company’s representative declared that the company has no plans or hidden surprises for the North American Auto Show Circuit, and added that any progress in the production of the Supra will be openly stated in the public media. The driver in the video – claiming quite a few attributes of the much-awaited Supra – is not an official representative of Toyota; neither does he have any direct associations with the automaker. According to Toyota, he’s just uttering out what he learnt from other sources and publications. While there are no confirmations on the features declared in the video, we do get some – potentially valid – in...

Modern cars with potential to become future classics

The term ‘classic car’ conjures up images of bygone vehicles from yesteryear. Jaguar, MG, Triumph and Lotus all have models that are considered ‘classic cars’ nowadays.  But what modern cars have the potential to be the classics of tomorrow? The golden age of motoring holds massive appeal for both car enthusiasts and people who enjoy nostalgia in general. The recent International Charity Classic Car Extravaganza held on the Isle of Wight certainly drew in the crowds and highlights the appeal that classic cars have. So if you’re looking to own a future piece of motoring history, why not consider one of these modern vehicles that might become a future classic: BMW 1-Series The BMW 1-Series has the potential to become one of the most sought after BMWs of all time. Enthus...

Innovation of the Year Award for New Audi TT

The original Audi TT, when it first got launched in 1998, was nothing short of a genius stroke. The assumed wedge shape broke a number of stylistic conventions and the incredible focus on detailing raised the benchmark of interior design to an entirely new level. These kinds of cars always carry a substantial cultural significance. And now, Audi's design department presents the third generation Audi TT at the Paris Motor Show, where we will see the debut of Audi TT Roadster and TTS Roadster. The German Design Council bestows these awards and the contest enjoy a special status in the design world. This next TT comes packed with more angles than ever and is certainly a design icon. The top-performance driving machine comes packed with the new technology for the new generation drive...

Aston Martin Reveals Official Photos of 2016 Lagonda Super Sedan

Aston Martin has released the first set of official photos of its dazzling production super sedan Lagonda. The British automaker gave us a glimpse of the car’s prototype undergoing hot weather testing a few weeks back. Lagonda has been designed to be sold exclusively to the Middle Eastern customers, thus it was weather tested in Muscat, Oman. Through this model Aston Martin has revived the Lagonda nameplate after 25 years, which was launched in 1976. The gorgeous four-door borrows styling features from its ancestor but is more squarish and has narrower head and taillights giving it a contemporary look. It also wears a Lagonda badge instead of Aston Martin emblem. The sedan’s body is composed of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic. The lavish interior of Lagonda is squandering ...

Thinking ahead: Avoiding pitfalls when buying used cars

When the time comes to change your car, buying used makes sense for a number of reasons. It's important to be aware of the fact that buying used can be more of a risk than buying new, and it's up to you as the customer to be on the lookout for red flags. The majority of used cars on the market are good buys, but there are a small number which are particularly good or bad. Here, we look at a few pitfalls to avoid as you're on the lookout for a used vehicle. Ask for full paperwork The history of a car can tell you a great deal about the shape of its future. A car which hasn't caused any previous owners a great deal of grief is a welcome sign. Conversely, vehicles which show recurring problems throughout their history should be steered clear of. While taking a look at the en...

What You Should Know about Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows two compatible devices to communicate with each other. In an automobile, it lets you operate a mobile phone "hands-free," meaning you don't have to hold the phone while making or taking a call or accessing the phone's address book. While Bluetooth has become the auto-industry standard for hands-free phone technology, compatibility varies from phone to phone. To make matters worse, the interface and features vary from car  to car. In this article we review the basics of Bluetooth technology in automotive applications. Compatibility and Interface First, you want to make sure that your phone is compatible with the car you're considering. Most automakers provide an online list of phones that they've tested and are certified to work wi...

What You Should Know About Automotive Backup Cameras

On March 31, 2014, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) finalized regulations meant to reduce automotive “backing accidents”.  According to the federal agency, backing accidents result in 15,000 injuries a year and 210 deaths. The regulation sets a 2018 deadline for rearview monitoring technology to be standard on all passenger vehicles sold in the United States. Even without the 2018 federal regulation, today they are becoming more and more common. For the 2014 model year, 46 percent of vehicles sold in the United States include back-up cameras.  Considering a car with one now, here's what you need to know about how they work and how effective they are. No longer a high-ticket item NHTSA estimates that adding back-up cameras and displays that...

What to Look for in In-Dash Navigation Systems

Even though smartphone navigation apps have become almost ubiquitous, automakers are offering more in-dash navigation systems in vehicles than ever before. If you're thinking of including an in-dash “Nav” in your next vehicle, heres some things to know. Screen Size One of the most important aspects of choosing an in-dash Nav system is screen size. Screen size can range from 5 inches to 10 inches. Regardless of size, make sure that the screen is easy to see, even in bright sunlight.  If the display is a touch screen, ensure that it's simple to use. Many Nav systems allow you to input destinations using voice activation but voice input doesn't always work well. This is definitely a feature you need to try before you buy if you intend to use it extensively. Mapping Softw...

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