28 March, 2014

Car AC Service & Maintenance Tips: Is Your Car Ready To Face The Summer Heat?

The winters are gone now and we are again in the sweating zone. We will be sweating more if we don’t take necessary steps to check our car AC. Experts say, checking your car AC system before the arrival of summer is important for avoiding discomfort during the hot season.  

Most people usually realize the importance of car AC after they feel the uneasiness. Typically the temperature inside a parked car under sun touches 40°C or more hence proper maintenance and smooth functioning of your car A/C system becomes significant for healthy air and better cooling.

How Air Conditioning System Works?

The air conditioning system typically works by eliminating heat from the air inside your vehicle and transferring that heat to the outside atmosphere. When this heat & humidity is transferred, the indoors of your car becomes cooler & more cozy.

Key Components in the Car A/C System

Several key components such as condenser, evaporator, compressor, pressurized refrigerant, valves and hoses; all controlled electronically are responsible for removing heat from the air inside.

In order to make your car A/C system work properly in the hot weather conditions, the air conditioner needs to be free from leaks so that the refrigerant stays in the system. Leakage also exerts burden on car’s engine.

Refrigerant leaks through loose fittings and connections, worn seals and o-rings causes inadequate cooling hence checking your car A/C at the beginning of the summer season is highly recommended.

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24 March, 2014

Why Everyone Love Sedans In India – Top 5 Sedans Unveiled!

India’s fascination for long cars is not new. Although, there is huge craze for the mini SUVs like Renault Duster and Ford Ecosport, Indians are still fond of Sedans, yes those cars with boot. Long cars usually exude a sense of sophistication, superiority and class. Perfectly designed to meet the requirements of the urban population, Sedans are gaining huge market share. So, let’s not waste much time and take a look at the most good looking and popular sedans in India.

List of Top 5 Sedans for the Year 2014

Hyundai Verna 

The fluidic design philosophy of Hyundai Verna is a stunner. Some of the most exciting features available in this car include  15 inch alloy wheels, two-toned headlamps, perforated leather roof,high tech features, and plenty of leg room. Available in both petrol and diesel variants, Verna is surely one of the best selling sedans in India.

To Know More About, New and Used Hyundai Verna, Click Here: Hyundai Verna Price|Specifications|Mileage|Ownership Details etc. 

Maruti Swift Dzire

India's number No 1 car maker generated huge profits from this premium Sedan.
Available in both petrol and diesel options, Dzire has 1.2L, K-Series petrol engine, which is capable of delivering 84bhp and its diesel version has 1.3 litre multijet oil burner, which is capable of generating 74 bhp. In a very short time, Dzire became one of the hottest cars among Indian car owners.

To Know More About, New and Used Maruti Swift Dzire, Click Here: Maruti Swift Dzire Price|Specifications|Mileage|Ownership Details etc. 

Honda Amaze

Another stunning compact sedan, which was launched, last year became an instant hit because of its mileage (25.8 kmpl), which was considered to be the best in India. The first diesel car from Honda in India, Amaze has 1.5 litre i-DTEC Honda Earth dreams engine, which can deliver maximum power of 99 bhp.

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Nissan Sunny

With enhanced legroom in the rear, Nissan Sunny made a huge impact in India for its comfort features. This good looking sedan delivers maximum mileage of 21.64 kmpl.

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Chevrolet Sail Sedan

This American car is available in both petrol and diesel options. Sail competes directly with Honda Amaze and Swift Dzire in India.

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20 March, 2014

Hatchback War: Datsun Go Vs Maruti Celerio Vs Hyundai Eon

Datsun Go
Datsun Go is the newest heartthrob under 4 lakh category, which will compete directly against Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Eon in India. Datsun Go is one of the most affordable vehicles in India. With more edgy sidelines and headlamps, Datsun Go looks good. With 100 years of heritage, Datsun Go is re-launched in India with a purpose. Let's compare Datsun Go with Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Eon.

Datsun Go Vs Maruti Celerio Vs Hyundai Eon

Price: Datsun Go is less expensive than Maruti Celerio while Hyundai Eon is the cheapest of them all. Maruti Celerio comes with a price tag of Rs.3.76 lakh, Datsun Go is comfortably priced at Rs.3.12 lakh and Hyundai Eon at Rs. 2.83 lakh.

Mileage: In terms of mileage, Maruti Celerio delivers 23.1 kmpl while Eon gives 21.1 kmpl and Datsun Go 20.6 kmpl. Datsun Go scores less in this department for sure.

Maruti Celerio

Horsepower: Both Datsun Go and Maruti Celerio is capable of delivering maximum horsepower of 68 while Hyundai Eon delivers 56.

Lenght & Width in millimeters: Datsun Go is the longest of them all. The lenght of Datsun Go is 3,785 mm, while Celerio's lenght is 3600 mm. Hyundai Eon is the smaller than Celerio and Datsun Go with 3495 mm. Datsun Go's width is better that Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Eon.

Ground clearance: Both Datsun Go and Hyundai Eon has same ground clearance of 170 mm while Celerio has less clearance of 165 mm.

Hyundai Eon
Dealers: Maruti Celerio has 1200 dealers in India while Datsun Go has only 125. Hyundai Eon too have 390 dealers.

Verdict: Based on Nissan Micra platform, Datsun Go surely is a stunner however Maruti Celerio is also a great option for new car buyers because of its advanced technology and affordability. If you want to look different on the roads, I would suggest go for Datsun Go.

07 March, 2014

Geneva Auto Show 2014: Top 5 Concept Cars That Exude Awesomeness!

After the New Delhi Auto Expo, it's time for the most anticipated Geneva Auto Show where cars from every segment were showcased with pride. We have compiled some of the top concept cars that will blow your mind.

List Of Top 5 Concept Cars From The Geneva Auto Show, 2014

Maserati Alfieri 

This supercar is a combination of Maserati's sport spirit and coupe. It has special exhaust, V8 engine and 6 speed gearbox.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4

With a top speed of 325 KPH and a carbon body, Lamborghini Huracan is one of the showstoppers of 2014 Geneva Auto Show. It has sleek exteriors. This supercar will replace Lambo's best selling model Gallardo. This car can reach 0-200 kph in just 9.9 seconds.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

This extremely good looking car can reach 0-100 kph in just 4.5 seconds. It has top speed of 249 kph. The price of this ultra futuristic vehicle is still not disclosed.

Ferrari California T 

This new age car comes with a price tag of $257,000. California T can reach 0-100 kph in just 3.6 seconds and its roof closes in just 14 seconds. The top speed of California T is 314 kph.

Subaru Viziv Concept

This four-seater supercar is unveiled at Geneva Auto Show. It has 1.6 litre turbo diesel and three electric motors. The stunning car is 4.4 metres long.

Which is your favorite? Do let us know.

06 March, 2014

Top 5 Car Maintenance Mistakes, Which Will Increase Your Bills Drastically

Car owners should procrastinate less and take necessary action for reducing unwanted car servicing cost. Attending scheduled services is extremely important for the newest cars too. Proper servicing not only helps adding smoothness to your ride but also increases the life span of your car. So, let's not waste much time and see what we can do to make our car more efficient.

Tips To Save Your Car Servicing Expenses

Tyre Inflation and Rotation: An occasional check is very important for keeping your tyres in good shape as tyres leak naturally. Proper inflation not only increases the life span of your tyres but also save your petrol/diesel cost. Avoid over or underinflated tyres. You should also keep rotating tyres. The rear and front wheels wear out differently.

Oil Change and Air Filter Cleaning: It's advisable to change oil after 9000 kms. Follow manufacturer schedule for changing oil on time. Changing air filters on time is advisable to maintain proper fuel economy of your car. Usually dirt causes semi-clogged air filters.

Don't ignore your Brakes: If you notice any unusual noise, response and feel, you should take your car to a mechanic.

Park your car in a garage: If you want to protect your car from external factors, you should preferably keep your car in a garage.

Avoid Tired Tyres: Usually due to sunlight, heat and ozone conditions, your tires wear out.Usually life span of your tyres is around 35000 kms, it’s advisable to put cold water on your tyres after long drives.

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05 March, 2014

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 Concept - Insanity At Its Best!

Mercedes-Benz created an brand new niche with G63 AMG 6x6. This concept has muscles, looks and luxury. A powerful vehicle for all terrains, G63 AMG 6x6 is an insane masterpiece.

With 544 HP and 560 lb-ft of torque to all the six wheels of Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG concept, this car surely creates storm in the brand new 6*6 segment. It has 5.5-liter V8, 7 speed gearbox and a ground clearance of 15.75 inches. The massive 37 inch tires allow the car to cruise through desert, rocks and snow with flamboyance. G63 AMG 6x6 can reach 0-60 mph in just seven seconds. You can easily adjust the tire pressure for driving in different terrains.

G63 AMG 6x6 is based on G-Wagen, which was especially designed for Australian armed forces however the G63 AMG 6x6 is full of luxury options unlike G-Wagen. The interiors flaunt diamond-quilted leather and the center console is fitted with carbon fiber.
Longer, taller and wider than Chevrolet Suburban, the all new G63 AMG 6x6 can handle any types of terrains. It has advanced technologies like off-road tires, 18 inches of ground clearance and five locking differentials.

Currently this concept is available in two colours such as White and Matte Gray. Priced at Rs.1,85,58,000, the brand new G63 AMG 6x6 will surely create huge impact in the entire automotive industry.

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