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Is satellite navigation reliable?

By  On March 28, 2012 | Filed Under Car Articles

Is satellite navigation reliable?

One of the more popular tools modern cars are being equipped with are GPS devices or satellite navigation systems. It is widely known that such devices can pinpoint the location of the device on the globe to within a few feet. With this type of accurate location measurement, it would seem that the tool should be a fool proof navigation device, yet many claim that they are unreliable. So what is the truth? Within certain parameters, satellite navigation devices are extremely accurate. For example: Harold has a satellite navigation system installed at his Honda Lincoln service location. His intention is to take a road trip to a location two hundred miles away. Keying in the his destination, the navigation system calculates a course for him complete with an estimated time of arrival. Fo...

BMW Classic Trying to Revive BMW 328 Gearbox

While most car companies are looking forward to launch new cars that can help them establish more consumers in the market, BMW Classic is looking forward to come up with better classic cars that can help consumers to keep their classic cars in shape. Recently, BMW Classic has commissioned the company to re-manufacture gear wheel kits for original Hurth gearbox that is installed in BMW 328. BMW Classic is seriously looking forward to keep their heritage cars alive and this will be their step to ensure that consumers that have used their classic cars are able to maintain it. As per the information available, BMW Classic has already commissioned automotive part supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG to provide the solution to this gearbox. The company is well known as gearbox specialist and...

Volkswagen Releases Electric Prototypes of Golf Models

Car companies in the United States are always interested in coming up with better ideas that they can experiment. Hence, Volkswagen has now announced that they have launched a pilot scheme where they will monitor twenty prototype E-Golf Battery Electric Vehicles for nine months to see if they really work. Many car companies are now trying to step in the future with electric vehicles and Volkswagen is one of them. The new pilot scheme that they have announced will be available in various locations in the United States and it was announced that 12 vehicles will be provided to the VW employees for testing phase. Volkswagen is trying to check various factors that can ruin the driving experience and therefore they would like to test their EV technology before they launch it in the market....

Lexus Ranks Highest Of Any Luxury Brand In 2012 J.D. Power And Associates CSI Study

Lexus has been instrumental in the industry of automobiles. This fact is now supported by statistics. A CSI study reveals that the car manufacturing company stands on the pole positing when it comes to customer satisfaction. The achievement has been repeated by the company for the fourth consecutive year. When put to test, Lexus scored 861 points out of a total of 1000 CSI. The score is 15 points more than any other car manufacturing company in any segment. For the outside world, the company is famous for manufacturing high end cars that mean performance. But for all those who own a Lexus, they know that the customer satisfaction is way too better than the performance or any other parameter. All the leading personnel of the company bestow this achievement up on the dealers, saying th...

Has the Auto Industry Rebounded?

By  On February 27, 2012 | Filed Under Car Articles

Has the Auto Industry Rebounded?

Due to economic recession a lot of people have been trying to cut down on their expenses especially when it comes to luxury items. However, gradually this scenario is changing and there is an encouraging improvement being noticed today in the year 2012. Many consumers are now able to spend more than necessary items and this opens up new opportunities for automobile manufacturers. In fact, the demand for new cars is expected to stay at least steady for the entire year. The beginning of the year 2012 witnesses the launching of various new cars, and this proves that the auto industry is slowly but surely rebounding and hopefully financial institutions are also more willing to loan money for a car. Many economical cars are filling up the new market but they are more stylish and can even ...

Livestock Trailers

By  On February 20, 2012 | Filed Under Car Articles

Livestock Trailers

A trailer is a term used to describe an unpowered means of transportation that is dragged along by a motorized vehicle in this case carrying some form of livestock.  Although the amount of trailers available differs and has a variety of different purposes, one of the most popular forms of trailers is livestock trailers.  Livestock trailers specialize in the transportation of various animals on the back of a moving vehicle. Stock trailers are the most common form of trailer. Livestock trailers all differ in terms of their shape and size, depending on the quantity and size of the animals needing to be transported.  Some trailers such as pig trailers as well as cattle and sheep trailers are able to hold a few animals during the duration of a journey.  However you are able to get liv...

5 Safest Car Manufacturers

By  On February 13, 2012 | Filed Under Car Articles

5 Safest Car Manufacturers

How many times have you looked around for lower-cost auto insurance, only to find out that your particular vehicle costs a ton to insure, even with your unblemished driving record? Car insurance companies consider a long list of factors when pricing insurance coverage, with car safety weighing in as one of the key factors. Buying a safer car makes sense when looking for ways to cut insurance costs. If you were to perform a car insurance comparison, you would find that cars that made the cut for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) annual top safety picks list can cost substantially less to insure than other models. How does the IIHS rank the safety of cars? The results depend on a variety of crash tests, and cars that perform well move up on the rankings board. The cra...

Cars that Refuse to Die (Even When You Sort of Wish They Would Already)

You pull up to a light and look over to see a car that looks just like the one you had when you were twenty. Wait - it is the car you had when you were twenty! Look around the next time you’re out driving somewhere, and you’ll see a lot of “old” cars that just keep on truckin’ (only we’re just talking cars here, not trucks, so pardon the pun), and they don’t need a lot of upkeep to stay that way. Here, then, are the top five cars that refuse to die. Subaru Wagons Every single one manufactured is still on the road – guaranteed. They can get you through any type of weather, and people who have one swear by them and rarely (have to) give them up. And while there are all kinds of wagons out there, a Subaru wagon will stay sturdy and strong way past the time it should h...

BMW Classic Launched Online Spare Parts Shop

By  On February 6, 2012 | Filed Under Auto News, BMW

BMW Classic Launched Online Spare Parts Shop

Good News for owners of BMW Classic Cars! BMW classic parts supply has launched its online shop. It will be really a great news for people who face lot of problems while searching spare parts of BMW classic vehicles because a apart from being hectic it’s also a time gaining job to find exactly what you desire. BMW Online Shop-Aim to Serve Customers BMW customers can conveniently order spare parts online and they will be delivered with high quality spare parts at home. Head of Sales and after sales at BMW Group Classic Ralf Vierlein said, “BMW Classic the online shop represents the next phase in the re-alignment of the business field and a further logical step towards customer satisfaction and customer-oriented service. Customers are free to visit online shop and select suit...

I Really Hope You Didn’t Pay for that! Horrible Car Paint Fails

Sometimes you see a paint job on a car and can’t help but laugh, or maybe just shake your head and wonder what the heck the owner was thinking – which was probably something along the lines of, “That looked so much cooler in my head…” The following list is a bizarre parade of epically horrible car paint fails. Boys and girls, please don’t let this be you. Pretty in Pink – Pink comes in many shades, all of which are horrific when applied to a motor vehicle. Unless you’re a cosmetics salesperson or possibly a Cadillac owner, driving around in a pink car is just not a good idea. I See a Pattern Here – When deciding on a paint job, car owners can be inspired by just about anything – including floral wallpaper, abstract print bedspreads or possibly an interestin...

911 Identity Now at The Porsche Museum

By  On February 1, 2012 | Filed Under Auto News, Porsche

911 Identity Now at The Porsche Museum

Porsche has always been busy making some of the top cars available in the market but 911 still remains one of the iconic vehicles manufactured by Porsche. Now, The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart has decided to unveil the all new 911 Identity Exhibit which will be available to the public to see all the seven generations of 911 in the same place. Each Porsche model will be exhibited with the backdrop of its era and this will remain open for the people until May 20, 2012. As per the information available from Porsche the first legendary Porsche 911 was unveiled in 1963 and since then the company has come up with more than 700,000 models that have been used by customers around the world. Recently, Porsche has decided to come up with the all new 2012 911 Carrera and Carrera S and both the mo...

Where to find the absolute best used cars for sale UK wide

It’s easy to see why more people than ever are turning their attention to pre owned autos. There’s a huge selection available, they cost significantly less than buying brand new, and for the most part quality is incredibly good. But where are the best places to find these used cars for sale UK wide? Keep reading and all will become clear. You really will be looking at some seriously large discounts on second hand motors, and although there’s no ‘set’ figure, you should expect to see around 10-20% off normal showroom prices at least. In fact some popular models can even have 40% or more taken off, and this is a monstrous amount of money when you think about it. The great thing is that it’s right across the board, so everyone can benefit. So where is the best place t...

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