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6 Common Misconceptions for Maintaining a Used Car

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There are still common misconceptions floating around although most would admit that maintenance is an essential and imperative part of a used car ownership. Let us look at six common misconceptions. 1. Maintenance schedules are recommended by the manufacturers so that dealers can make more money This statement is not true. Manufacturers are planning, designing and manufacturing cars that can last longer and need less overall maintenance than vehicles manufactured in the previous generations. However, all vehicles need some kind of protective maintenance to run resourcefully, consistently and safely, and to preserve their value. 2. Premium fuel can only provide better performance compared to regular fuel This statement is false. Years ago, premium fuel was being filled in the tanks of vehicles precisely because it contained detergents and additives meant to reduce carbon deposits. Nonetheless, new government regulations mean that all grades of fuel now has to contain these additives, …
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Know When to Get the Best Deal While Shopping for Your Dream Car

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According to car buying experts, there are specific times to shop around for that new car you’re looking to buy, especially if you want to get hefty discounts. You’ll get information regarding the same underneath so read on. Towards the Month End This can apply to any month during the year. If you’re determined to buy a car soon, this can certainly boost your chances of saving money. The customer who arrives fully equipped to buy during the month end might get a better deal if it assists the manager to complete his/her allotted sales quota. Tip: You need to polish your bargaining skills before you come in front of the dealer towards the month end. Towards the Year End Towards the year end, dealers are eager to clear out last year’s plated stock. Thus, they’ll begin the clearance from October, November or December until early in the New Year. …
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5 Top Tips to Maintain Your New Car

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Certainly, there is nothing like the striking appearance and aroma of a brand new car. Luckily, there are certain things that you can do to maintain your new car and keep it looking new and shield its resale value over time. In order to help you to maintain your new car in good condition, here are our five top tips: 1. Regular Car Service & Maintenance In accordance with your vehicle’s periodic inspection and maintenance plan, you need to shield your investment with regular servicing and maintenance. This is probably the most vital aspect. Legitimate servicing and maintenance of your vehicle by certified and experienced service personnel will make sure the optimal efficiency, performance, reliability and safety of your vehicle. It can make a great difference to its value when you’re able to show that it has been regularly serviced when it comes to trading in or selling your vehicle. …
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan – First Look

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Volkswagen is eyeing the competitive compact SUV market and is all set to launch its new Tiguan, which is brand’s most crucial new model. With lighter and bigger Tiguan, German brand claims to establish new standards for the compact SUVs. Volkswagen has confirmed the specifications and model line-up for its 2nd generation Tiguan SUV before its official arrival in Australia later on this year. Though the German brand hasn’t disclosed the prices for the new Tiguan model line-up, it claims that the lighter and bigger Tiguan sets new benchmarks for safety, functionality and dynamics in the highly competitive compact SUV segment. Initially, the car will be presented in 3 model categories with a choice of 3 petrol or 2 diesel 4-cylinder engines, and with the exclusion of the base-model 110 TSI Trendline, which is rendered a manual transmission and front-wheel drive, rest of the range will get all-wheel drive and …
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Jeep Wrangler Soon To Be Powered With a 2.0-Litre Turbo Engine By 2017

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Insiders in the automotive industry are of the view that an aluminium turbo 2.0-litre engine would be powered on the upcoming next-generation Jeep Wrangler, which will boost performance and fuel economy. Better fuel economy and enhanced performance are the two challenges that Fiat Chrysler has to conquer. If the recent rumours are to be believed then a new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine could assist in solving both of those issues, and get the exalted 4×4′s drive train into the 21st century. As per the latest automotive news reports, Fiat Chrysler is believed to be developing a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder for the Jeep Wrangler. Believed to deliver 224kW of power, the engine is code-named as “Hurricane”, is supposed to be an aluminium block design having direct fuel injection, a twin-scroll turbo and variable valve timing. The expected engine would likely be manufactured at FCA’s Trenton engine complex, which is outside of Detroit. …
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These Important Things Must Know by First Time Car Buyers

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Buying the first car is a thrilling experience for everyone. When it comes to buying a car, today there are so many choices than ever before so deciding to buy a particular car indeed is a tough task. When buying a car, you have to take into consideration several factors like your needs, budget, personal preferences, which certainly needs detailed research work, your time and deliberate contemplation. If you’re new to buying a car, below mentioned vital tips will assist you to uncover the right car for you. Determine What Kind of Car Will Suit Your Needs Do you require a minivan or SUV to fit the entire family or a truck type car to transport your work supplies or a fuel-efficient car for commuting long distances on a daily basis? Do Your Research Rightly You need to research thoroughly for the vehicles that you’re interested in. These days, you …
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4 Top Fuel-Efficient Cars in Australia

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We will quickly go through the 4 top cars that give better fuel efficiency and are not very expensive to own. 1. Suzuki Celerio The Suzuki Alto has been re-engineered and given a new name Suzuki Celerio. The car’s design is stylish and looks very cute. Though it is compact, yet it has good space inside. It can smoothly move through the tight city roads and easily steer through the corners. As per the official figures, Celerio manual model renders a combined fuel economy of 4.7 litres per 100 kilometres whereas the CVT (continuously variable transmission) automatic version renders 4.8 litres per 100 kilometres. Suzuki Celerio is the perfect choice for those looking for a new compact car for everyday use that gives good fuel economy as well as is cheap to own. 2. Suzuki Swift The Swift is one of the best selling cars of Suzuki brand. The credit …
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5 Strong Reasons for Buying a Used Car

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Everyone has a dream to have own car but due to daily expenses and saving we often think to go with used or second hand car. If you are thinking the same and if you have a tight budget for buying a car, it’s always very good idea to buy a used car instead of a brand new one. It is indeed a good way to save substantial money. These days, cars are maintained in good condition and actually last for a longer period, which was not the case way back in the ‘50s and the ‘60s. Thus, used cars have got value and are reliable. One of the main reasons of buying a used car is that you have to pay a much lower price for the same car model than the brand new one; of course, there are other reasons as well. Not all used cars possess equal …
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Why You Want to Buy a 4WD?

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Customers who want to make a shift from their regular compact car or sedan to a sophisticated 4WD should really know why they want to make a shift and what exactly their requirement is. Compared to a compact car or family sedan, a 4×4 is a big size vehicle that comes with greater power. Specifically for those drivers who are new, need to ensure that they’ve got hold of the perfect 4×4 vehicle that matches their lifestyle and fulfils their needs, which includes on-road safety and driver satisfaction. We suggest that prior to visiting the showroom for purchasing a 4WD; you must go over the following crucial considerations: What is the exact purpose of owning a 4WD? What is the real purpose of owning a 4×4 vehicle? Do you intend to take your family for camping in one of the remotest countryside on long weekends or casual outings on the …
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Install Smart Anti-Theft Screws & Avert Plate Thefts

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By installing smart anti-theft screws to the vehicle’s number plates, car owners in Sydney can take the first step towards curbing crime. Most probably, in the next month, the police placed in the Hills region of Kellyville are going to initiate operation Tabella, which will motivate people to make use of tamper-proof and one-way screws. Rob Critchlow, superintendent (commander of The Hills local area) encouraged car owners to make a shift towards tamper-resistant screws. He added that “The theft of number plates is directly connected to other grave offences like frauds and robberies”. Car owners can surely lower the amount of crime by using these smart anti-theft screws. The police from the Hills region will be carrying out a free service at Kellyville Plaza on 13th August 2015 (Thursday) in the Woolworths car park from 10 am to 2 pm. A barbecue will be arranged in the men’s shed. If …
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