By Jyotsna Ramani On Wednesday, 05, 2014 | Filed Under Car Tips and Guides
Fire engines are constantly seen speeding through the streets to extinguish yet another fire. Fire engines, also called fire trucks and fire apparatuses, are very complex and have many tools essential for putting out fires. The main tools include a water tanker, tool box and personnel carrier. The invention of fire engines ended ''bucket brigades'' by lengthening the distance for spraying water. The most common type of fire engine is a pumper/tanker engine.
A pumper/tanker fire engine's main function is to transport water in a water tank or suck water in from an external source, typically a fire hydrant. The primary water tank is often located out of sight and inside the vehicle. It contains 1,000 gallons of water and extends down the center of the truck's rea...
By Jyotsna Ramani On Wednesday, 19, 2014 | Filed Under Audi, Auto News
The Audi A3 Sportback g-tron is all set to hit the roads from February 13. The price of the car will be 25,900 euros. The customers of the Audi will have an option of using the e-gas fuel card to power their A3 g-tron ensuring the environment remains safe.
CO2-Neutal mobility – The Audi A3 G-tron contains 1.4-liter TSFI engine developing 81 kW (110hp), can be operated by natural gas or e-gas generated by Audi or gasoline. The e-gas mode is completely CO-2 neutral.
Environment friendly gas- The world’s first industrial power to gas plant in Werite in Lower Saxony, Germany is producing the Audi e-gas which is a kind of synthetic methane. This is said to be the most environment friendly form of gas for long distance mobility. The reason is that the Audi e-gas makes use of the...
By Jyotsna Ramani On Friday, 14, 2014 | Filed Under Car Tips and Guides
If you're looking for a commercial vehicle but resources are tight you might consider the used van market. It's possible to pick up a great van at a bargain price but, as with any purchase of a second-hand vehicle, you should take care before you complete any transaction.
Buying a used van from a private seller is often the cheapest option as there are not usually any overheads beyond possible advertising costs and the vehicle will typically be 'sold as seen'. It's possible to grab a real bargain this way but it's also a case of 'buyer beware’. If you buy from a private seller you have fewer legal safeguards than if you buy from a dealer.
The law does require that the seller has the right to sell the van in the first place, that it matches the description giv...
By Jyotsna Ramani On Friday, 07, 2014 | Filed Under Auto News, Toyota
Toyota Highlander remains one of the popular SUVs and Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc has now made an announcement about the export of US assembled Highlander SUVs to countries like New Zealand, Australia, Ukraine, Russian and Kazakhstan. Toyota believes that these countries contribute to their sales related to Highlander and therefore they believe that they will initially come up with 29,000 units annually. Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc also said that these SUVs will be produced by team members at the Princeton, Indiana manufacturing plant.
Toyota also revealed that they are also investing another $4.2 billion for the production of Toyota Highlander. The plant currently employs around 4500 employees but Toyota will hire another 200 members by the year end that will help the automake...
By Jyotsna Ramani On Monday, 27, 2014 | Filed Under Auto News
BMW has remained among the top automakers that focus on introducing new technologies that can make the entire driving experience easier. Now, with the help of BMW ConnectedDrive, the automaker has decided to introduce better location based services that consumers can use through their smartphone and mobile devices. BMW believes that with the introduction of apps users can find out more relevant information no matter wherever they are and that will allow BMW users to get their location based services. However, while sharing more information on the new technology BMW Group Research and Technology said that it is challenging to filter the information and ensure that the preferences and needs of the users are taken into account. Currently, BMW has said that they are working on delivering vi...
By Jyotsna Ramani On Monday, 23, 2013 | Filed Under Car Tips and Guides
As a consumer, you always have the right to choose. This not only extends to the items you’re purchasing, but to your purchasing method, too. When you’re looking to upgrade your car, once you’ve chosen the make and model, you’ll have to decide on how you’re going to purchase it, arriving at the big question: buy or lease? It’s a difficult decision to make, and many will go straight to buy, so here are 3 reasons why you definitely shouldn’t discount the lease option – particularly when the option to lease from a professional, expert dealer such as Maxxia is available.
3 – Never Have to Sell Again
Car ownership is a complex and time-consuming ordeal – from the beginning of your ownership where you have to organise and set-up your tax disk – to the point w...
By Jyotsna Ramani On Tuesday, 12, 2013 | Filed Under Auto News, Hyundai
Hyundai made lot of news with their Genesis sedan that won many awards. Now, Hyundai has decided to come up with the new 2014 Genesis sedan that is built on the same standards and qualities that the earlier car was based on. However, Hyundai has decided to leverage the capabilities of the Blue Link telematics platform that they added in the year 2013.
Hyundai has now made a statement that Hyundai’s Assurance Connected Care telematics services are now standard for three years on all 2014 Genesis sedans that are equipped with Blue Link.
Hyundai has been trying to offer better comfort and safety to the consumers and therefore they have extended this innovative ownership program through Hyundai Blue Link which also includes Automatic Collision Notification, Vehicle Diagnose Al...
By Jyotsna Ramani On Friday, 27, 2013 | Filed Under Auto News
2014 Acura MDX gets recognition from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or IIHS offering advanced safety test program and front crash prevention systems. Models are rated by the institute as superior, advanced or basic, based on their level of safety features. Autonomous braking system is tested at 12 and 25 mph. Vehicles that are rated superior have autobrake that can substantially reduce speeds and avoid a crash. 2014 Acura MDX is being given a 5 star Score from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration for safety. IIHS gives the model a top-level safety ratings.
Let us take a look at the driver assistive technologies and the rich array of safety features of 2014 Acura MDX.
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)