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Honda City Gas-Fired RI Ready to Go?

Honda City CNG version already present in Thailand and India and some other developing countries. Reportedly Honda City car fuel gas version it will enter Indonesia.

The presence of the car is certainly greatly help to reduce the use of fossil fuels during this troublesome Indonesian government.

The news comes from the Ministry of Industry, where PT Honda Prospect Motor middle register Honda City V CNG automatic transmission. Toyota Vios car competitors but CNG version is now in the stage of the process.

Honda City CNG still using engine 1500 cc SOHC, i-VTEC gasoline engine or equal to. This machine exertion 118 Ps and 146 Nm of torque.

Honda City gas fuel is equipped with an Electronic Safety Control Box with a steel pipe so that the device stays safe in the vehicle.

The presence of the Honda City V CNG certainly brings a fresh breeze. But a plus as compared to alternative fuels and hybrid electric car program will not be able to evolve such as availability of fuel depots.

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Honda Diesel Engines 1.6L i-DTEC, Tiny, Light and Powerful

Honda is committed to environmental issues. In addition to creating an efficient gasoline engine and eco-friendly, Honda has also developed diesel engine.

Namely, the new diesel engine 1600 cc i-DTEC to be introduced to the European region in advance of this year. Previously, Honda has developed the i-DTEC diesel engine capacity of 2200 cc.

“Our main focus for Earth Dreams Technology philosophy is to create an environment that balances efficiency with performance expected by Honda,” said Suehiro Hasshi, Large Project Leader Honda Civic in Europe and also the diesel engine 1600 cc i-DTEC this.

Honda called if the machine will be produced in Swindon, England is the most underestimated diesel engine in its class. Much lighter than the Honda diesel engine 2200 cc i-DTEC before.

He weighs 47 pounds compared to reduced engine 2200 cc. This is thanks to the use of aluminum for the cylinder block and head. Not only that, but also through the calculation of the components are very mature. Every component is designed and individually weighed.

Examples of internal development machine. “All the components are rotated optimized. So as to reduce the friction between the components that generate efficiency in various sectors,” said Tetsuya Miyake, Project Leader for the new machine.

Not only efficient and light, but the engine capacity of 1600 cc i-DTEC has very good performance. This machine has a wall thickness of 8 mm resulted in a piston cylinder also use special materials. Capable of producing 120 hp at 4,000 rpm engine speed with maximum torque of 300 Nm at 2,000 rpm engine speed.

Magnitude is thanks to the use of turbo Garrett the 4th generation that carries the variable nozzle and the speed of rotation of the precision because of the controlled electrical cars. As a result, turbo lag is minimal and has a power optimal combination of run-down, middle-to upper. Get maximum turbo pressure to 1.5 bar.

Later, the engine will produce 500 units in one day will be installed on all 2013 Honda Civic production and out on the European continent. The next step will also be paired on the Honda CR-V are also produced in the UK.

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Lexus Reveals Future Compact Hybrid SUV

Manufacturer plans to introduce new hybrid compact SUV as opposed Audi Q3 and BMW X1 at the Geneva Motor Show next year.

Reportedly compact SUV platform twin engines are based on the platform of the Lexus Toyota RAV4.

Lexus Officer Kazuo Ohara said, the latest hybrid compact SUV will debut at the Tokyo Auto Show, which takes place in November.

Not much information is disseminated by Kazuo, but he said the performance of the engine with the Lexus IS 300h, the 2,500 cc 4-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor.

Interest in developing a Lexus Hybrid SUV Compact Lantara increasingly popular small SUV segment. And this has been felt by the Audi Q3, the Nissan Juke.

Well, with the eye on that model car, IHS analysts predict even the European compact SUV sales would grow up to the 500,000 units in 2015 from 154,461 units in 2012.

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LaFerrari Landing in China

First hybrid-powered supercar made ​​Ferrari, LaFerrari finally officially entered China. Cars that have been shown at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 in March, went on a world tour by visiting China at the Shanghai Auto Show 2013 event.

This car is a limited edition of only 499 units produced. And just 3 days launched at the Geneva Motor Show, there have been 1,000 people who expect to be behind the wheel of this awesome supercar.

A warm welcome Shanghai and other urban community could no longer be denied. When first time displayed spontaneous LaFerarri make anyone who saw unnerved. Although LaFerrari right next to the Lamborghini and Aston Martin.

The room where the exhibition was packed with visitors as if to compare these super cars.

So it is clear that China became the nation longed sports car that has a low level of pollution.

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Car Buying Tips – Top 10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Searching

Buying a new or used car is a very important event. It is normally a long term commitment, most likely expensive, and represents a place where you and your family spend a lot of your time.

Just as most people don’t get married or buy a house or go to a particular college based upon impulse, so too should car buying be treated with respect and given a proper amount of preparation.

There are things that people can do on the internet, through reading magazines, by asking friends, using a Used Car Search website, and other avenues to prepare for car shopping. Here, we will discuss the internal, primal, directionally focused process of digging deep and asking a few important questions before embarking on the automobile hunt.

1) How many people will be riding (NOT how many people are in the family)?

Consider your driving habits and future driving plans. You may have a family of 5, in which case a mid-sized sedan should work. But do grandma and grandpa like to ride to school events with you instead of driving themselves? Does little Timmy need to take four of his soccer teammates to practice sometimes? Are we going to fit all of the family and luggage when we head to the Grand Canyon this summer?

2) Will it fit in the garage?

A Ford Excursion will not fit in 13% of the garages in the US. How big is yours?

3) How much can I really afford?

Do a true, honest, forward thinking budget. Can you really afford $300, plus the extra gas you’ll pay for in the new SUV, plus the full coverage insurance instead of your liability?

If a car stands out, could you stretch to $450 a month, even though you only want to spend $375?

People get credit problems through their car loans because of various reasons – divorce, loss of job, unexpected medical expenses, etc. Then there are others who simply bite off more than they can chew.

4) Who should I consult before shopping?

Just about everyone knows someone who knows something about cars. Whether they are or have been in the car business or if they have a lot of experience buying, they are assets. If you are not one of those people, there is no shame in asking advice or looking for recommendations on dealers, makes, models, or any other aspect.

There is also no shame in taking a “third base coach” with you. If Uncle Rick used to sell cars, he has an insight into the business and can help you sniff out tricks or scams at the dealership. Ask him to come along.

5) What options are “must-have” and what options are just nice?

This is something that seems pretty simple, but often people will fall in love with a car, then discover later that it didn’t have the side-curtain airbags that you swore 3 months ago you wanted to get. Make a list of what you need and what you want and bring it with you.

6) How long will I keep this vehicle?

If you are one of the millions who trades cars out every 2-3 years, you will need to do some research regarding depreciation. You will want to seriously consider whether it is better to get a new one or a low mile used one.

Those who keep their cars for 5 or more years need to worry less about depreciation and more about longevity and maintenance costs, thus their research will be completely different.

Also, length of ownership will help you decide whether to take the low interest rate or the cash back incentive when considering new cars. That zero percent financing is very tempting, but if you’ll be trading in 2 years, you probably won’t save as much money as you would if you take the cash rebate instead.

Most dealers will have you go with whatever works best for them. Honest dealers, such as Oklahoma Truck Dealers, are willing to work with their customers to find what is best for them. Find a dealer like them, and you will do very well for yourself.

7) Will children be coming of age soon?

It isn’t a common consideration, but for those with 13-15 year-olds, it should be asked. Do you really want your child practicing with their learner’s permit on your Mustang GT?

Also, will you need to add a vehicle for that very reason? It is something to consider in budgeting – are you going to be buying your kid a car in the near future?

8) Will it fit every driver?

“That Mini Cooper sure would be nice, but will my 6’4″ husband enjoy it as much as me if he has to drive it?”

Again, not a common consideration, but it has to be taken into account if it applies.

9) What are my motivations?

Actors need to know their motivations before taking on a role. Car buyers need to know their motivations before buying.

If you get “the urge” to get a new sports car because your neighbor just parked her new Dodge Charger in the driveway, you should tread very carefully. Car buying can be an impulse decision. In many cases, these impulses lead us down the wrong path and create bad situations down the road (literally).

If your motivation is that your current vehicle has problems or is old enough to start having problems soon, that is a good motivation. If you are expecting a child and need something bigger, that is a good motivation. If you changed jobs and need better gas mileage to commute, that is a good motivation. If you have lots of money and darn it, you want a new car, that is a good motivation.

If your nemesis at work just bought a full ton diesel and you can’t let him have the biggest, baddest truck in the parking lot, you should probably wait a few days and see if the feeling wears off before heading to the Dodge dealership.

10) How soon do I want and/or need a new car?

From a money saving point of view, this is the most important question to ask yourself. Fight the society’s trend towards “we want what we want and we want it now”. If you want a new car, but you can wait a few months, order it. Most dealers and manufacturers will custom order one for you cheaper than if you buy it from the lot or have it located.

For used car buyers, if you have time, hold out for the best deal. Search the internet diligently through the various classified sites and dealer websites and wait for that great deal to come along. Be ready to hop on it, though, because great deals are there, and then they are gone.

Happy car buying!

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Car Accessories: Stir (steering wheel), Knob (clutch sticks)

If you are bored with your automobile interior appearance, you can conjure become more attractive. Many commercially available accessories to enhance your vehicle’s interior appearance of your car. Starting from the steering wheel, clutch sticks, pedals, seat and so on. Quality goods were varied, some made of ordinary materials to a very fancy material.

Here’s an example of when the steering wheel replaced the clutch and stick with accessories with excellent material. Many famous brands and a good supply accessories, ranging from Momo, Isotta, etc.. In the picture below using Stir and Stick Clutch Isotta brand. But before replacing with this askesoris, to note whether the steering wheel and clutch stick your car so it can be removed, or something to do with the electronic connection, airbags, or other things. Do not sacrifice functionality inherited from the original vehicle.

Be sure to get the genuine article, not asphalt (real or fake). We can learn from the material and material prices. In comparison to brand Isotta steering wheel, for asphalt stuff you can get the price around 500k, while the goods are genuine Isotta least you have to spend at least 2 million for a sweet wheel. You can visit stores like Daytona to get the original item

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Fluid Leaks Under Your Vehicle – Should You Be Concerned?

Nothing concerns and even scares a driver more than fluid leaks under your vehicle. How can you simply identify these leaks of automobile fluids and figure out if they mean anything? Are they a danger to the mechanical well being of your vehicle and / or your pocketbook?

First of all is the residue new and fresh in appearance or does it appear to be just old soiled motor oil from a previous vehicle’s leaking oil pan. It’s pretty to tell by appearances in most case. Is it a fresh full puddle of oil or only a few drops?

If it is oil that appears to have leaked out – what is the volume – a lot or a little? It’s fairly easy to check the oil and transmission oil levels in your car. Best not to start the vehicle. If the fluid is very low you could cause substantial damage to your motor or in the case of the red hydraulic fluids to your transmission. Certainly do not start up your car and drive to the nearest service station, ignoring dash warning lights and hoping that “it will all go away”. Do not start the vehicle. It’s very simple to check the motor oil and transmission levels via the dipstick under the bonnet hood. If you do not know how to accomplish this procedure then it’s worth the wait either for a more experienced motorist to come along or to call triple A or your automotive dealer’s “roadside assistance” from yours or a handy cell phone.

Radiator and coolant system leaks and issues are an entirely different matter. If your motor overheats due to not enough cooling fluid substantial damage can occur.

Most people pull their cars over. It’s all fairly obvious both from dash temperature gauges, “idiot lights” on car and truck dash’s loudly announcing that the vehicle radiator fluid is critically hot, and even from a billowing cloud of steam emanating from under the car hood. Pull over, let the cars. Truck’s or SUV’s engine cool down. Then add additional antifreeze fluid or simple water if need be. Two words of extreme caution here.

First of all never take the cap off the engine radiator top when the rad is hot. Let it cool down even if it takes a fair amount of waiting time. Opening a hot rad is similar to opening a pressure cooker. Nothing happens, and then in whoosh out flies scalding hot water. This hot water which flashes from the rad as pressure is released by taking off the radiator cap reduces pressure in a flash. The hot scalding anti-freeze solution can cause severe burns to the unwary motorist however in its wake nearby the radiator.

Secondly after adding fluid in the summertime, ensure that come fall time you have your radiator antifreeze fluid checked for potency of glycol coolant. With the dilution of the glycol coolant with water your coolant may not provide full protection from freezing come the arrival of cold frigid winter weather from Canada. As a result of the freezing substandard anti-freeze solution, the radiator fluid may well freeze solid, cracking your engine block and causing major mechanical damage to your vehicle’s engine.

Lastly be most careful to mop up any of the residue and puddles of the ethylene glycol anti-freeze solution on the pavement or car driveway. Auto antifreeze is downright both tasty and deadly to family pets as well as wild animals who stroll across pavements and roads.

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Moving Car Companies – Things to Know Before Your Car Shipping

Most of the people are suffering issues while transporting their dream car from one place to another place. Auto shipping is a process that shipping car from dealer and shipping car from one place to another. Most of the auto transport companies are having branches throughout the world, and they are easily shipping the cars from one place to another place. In these technology days, every business is experiencing so much competition and increasing the demand and heavy traffic, there are so many companies are offering reliable and affordable services to their customers. These auto transport companies are providing some checklists to the car owners who want to ship their car from one place to another place. After receiving the checklist, you need to know estimation cost of the shipping, and also you need to follow some guide lines designed by the auto transport company. After preparing your car for shipping the representatives from the company are coming to your home and pick up the vehicle or when you decide to leave your car at the service’s terminal. Here are some essential guidelines that will help you to minimize the potential problems that may arise at the point of time.

First of all, please make sure that your car is safe and functioning. When the representatives are coming to your home and pick up your car, at that time you need to check your car that the brakes and steering are working at fine, and also you need to check the same after receiving the car at another place. Please make sure that leaking fluids and fluid level are in low enough to hold expansion. While in transport, your car might have placed on some other cars. So please make sure that your vehicle must not have these fluids, and also you need fill half of the tank because full tank gasoline adds more weight in transport. And also you need to insist the car company that the inspection must be done in the presence of you before shipping. In most of the times so many shipping companies are providing some useful information about your car details on the state of the vehicle. You need to check these details before and after shipping the car. However, most of the people are not having much knowledge about these services, for this instance, you need to obtain some essential help from the representatives during the inspection. And also you need to understand the inspection details and insurance services offering by the auto shipping company, if in case of an accident to your car or damage to your car. To know more information about this, you need to check the testimonial of the previous customers.

And also please make sure that you have disabled anti-theft devices and alarms in the car. Sometimes, it causes problems and unwanted expenses during the transport of the vehicle. And also please make sure that remove all personal belongings like spare tire and jack and CD/DVD players and many more sound effect systems and grills, covers, mirrors and many more to be removed. Finally, there are some well established and experienced auto transport companies are providing these services to their customers. For more information and details, please visit their valuable web site.

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Promotional Ideas For Your Small Auto Detailing Business

There are various marketing tactics that a business can utilize in order to achieve success. For your auto detailing business, you have to take advantage of these strategies. You need to maximize on each, especially those that will not need you to lay all your marketing budget on the table. Proper understanding of each marketing strategy available is important so you can develop your plans around them. Print advertisements, business collaboration, cross-promotion and online promotion are just few of the methods that you can use for your auto detailing business. These are discussed below:

Ideas on How to Promote an Auto Detailing Business

o Distribute print advertisements. Print materials are among the most effective means of conveying advertising message across to customers. But you can deviate from the norms of distributing prints like flyers, brochures and business cards. For your flyers, for example, you can skip the old technique of putting copies on windshields. Instead, create a list of people who own vehicles and might need detailing soon. Send out your prints to these people through mail or by hand carrying them to their mailboxes. Just be sure to design your copies in a way that people will be compelled to read and keep them.

o Take advantage of holidays. Delight your customers by letting them know that your business is a friend to them. Surprise them with auto detailing postcards during holidays. Hand-written the message, if possible, to make your prints more personal. Also, you can remind them when it’s time for them to have their cars checked.

o Collaborate with other businesses. Car dealerships and auto repair shops are businesses which are related but not in direct competition to your business. These businesses can help you get new clients through referrals. Some car dealerships might even hire you to detail their vehicles. This is common with used car dealerships.

 

o Look for cross-promotion opportunities. Aside from referrals, business related to you can give you cross-promotion opportunities. For example, you can ask a mechanic to hand out your print advertisements to their customers, especially those who need detailing. In exchange for this, you can also promote their business to your clients. You can also ask the store where you get your supplies for cross-promotion. You can ask to leave stacks of your flyers or brochures on their counters in exchange for displaying theirs in your shop.

o Join car shows and exhibits. Events like these are good place to promote your auto detailing business. You can set up a booth and perform auto detailing demos. You can also hung copies of posters and banners showing before and after photos of your past detailing projects. There are also plenty of opportunity for you to distribute brochures, business cards and flyers during these events.

o Sponsor contests. You can also sponsor local and simple car wash or car detailing contests. This is a good way to warm your business to clients because you are doing something good for the community.

o Have a web presence. Don’t be left out and do some online promotion. You can set up a blog or website or join social networking sites. Joining forums and online community for auto enthusiasts is also good.

These are some ideas you can use to promote your auto detailing business. You can start executing these within your locality and expand your reach once you are ready. Just do not forget to do follow up and assessments on each strategy you execute.

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Japan Finally Got Hydrogen Station

For the first time, Japan finally has a hydrogen filling station. Only 3 minutes the time required for charging hydrogen into the car.

Establishment of this station makes hydrogen cars became apparent.

Because the test is, Japanese people will get in hydrogen fuel free. But unfortunately the selling price of hydrogen fuel in Japan does not yet have a definite selling price.

“The first thing I emphasize is, all the confusion regarding the price and the cost. If we talk about the cost of production, then we talk about how much it costs to produce hydrogen, send it and set up facilities.
Hirose added if a station is established, all is usually accumulated, could have to fill in the hydrogen car takes tens of thousands of yen. “For the first time it will cost up to tens of thousands of yen,” said Hirose.

With the birth of hydrogen filling stations in Japan, Hirose hoping to give BB choice <not only environmentally friendly hybrid technology.

“At what price people would be willing to pay? Most people might think ‘It’s okay for me, as long as the fuel consumption with hybrid cars’,