There are certain items that every driver should have in their car, at all times. When you are driving, you never know when an emergency might occur to you or perhaps others. If one occurs, you are going to want to have some of these items. Why accept the risk, especially when you may have family onboard with you in your car.
Jumper cables – Let’s start with the most common item. The reality of owning a vehicle is that at some point your battery is going to die. When this happens, you wil
Laser technology has been around since the late 1950s but was originally used just for scientific research. The word laser stands for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation” obviously an acronym developed by a well-meaning Physicist somewhere. Today, lasers are common devices are being used in thousands of consumer and commercial applications. Up until recently, lasers hadn’t made there way into automobiles but that is about to change.
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If your engine components go there is an easy decision on whether to fix it, replace it or trade in for a new vehicle. But when there is something small like an electrical problem, it always seems like those little ones can lead to larger problems, and are incredibly challenging to fix.
Faulty Instrument Lights. One problem any vehicle can face, not including Jeep models is a instrumental or gauges that aren’t lighting up properly. This could be a problem for a number of reasons, one you ca
Volkswagen US has presented 2015 e-Golf, which the first fully electric vehicle for the country. It is stated to go on sale in the fourth quarter of this year. The all-new model is a part of a structured powertrain strategy that will lead to the introduction of new and highly efficient drive systems, and is part of Volkswagen’s holistic approach to sustainability called Think Blue.
2015 e-Golf is available in four-door form only and is immediately recognizable by its unique aluminum-alloy
BMW will put the 2015 i8 in production and first deliveries are expected sometime in June, this year. The sports hybrid car is already exceeding the planned production volume during ramp-up. Furthermore, the specifications of BMW i8 are improved.
The drivetrain includes a 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. The overall power is 362HP (266 kW) and 570Nm (420 lb-ft), which is enough for acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds a
Nissan has released full details for the 2013 Altima mid-size sedan. This is the 5th generation of Altima, which is the second best-selling car in the United States, previous year.
The engine range includes a 2.5-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder with 185HP (136 kW), which returns up to 38mpg. There is also a powerful 3.5 liter V6 with 274HP (201 kW) capable of doing 30 mpg on the highway.
2013 Nissan Altima is offered in four 2.5-liter engine equipped models, 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL,
This summer a new example of Toyota's hybrid know-how is coming to town...or Europe. It's the Prius+ - Europe’s first full hybrid seven-seat MPV. Two trim levels will be available, the base T4 and T Spirit.
One can imagine for example, that in the UK, the sub-100 g/km of CO2 T4 version will be hugely popular as this will be the only MPV out on the streets with zero road tax and it can go in and out of London without paying a congestion charge. The T Spirit, which is kind of more equipped (17-in
In the beginning, there was the first teaser video of the 2013 Nissan Altima mid-sized sedan. Now, let there be light... with yet another video of the Altima's headlight. It's supposed to... shed some light (last pun, I promise), on Nissan's take on future models. There seems to be a lot of talk around it about fuel economy, premium designership and driver-focused technologies. Don't ask me how one gets that from an 8 second video because I honestly don't know.
By the looks of things, there is
JE Design have been working on a Porsche recently and this is the end result – the JE Design Panamera 970. Judging by the pictures, we can’t decide whether they have made an ugly car even uglier or not. We do know however, that the power is up and when thundering down the road, bystanders do not pay attention to small details like aesthetics, right?
Performance upgrades for both, the Panamera Diesel and Panamera Turbo are available. The former is rather subtle but the one for the petrol restore
The all-new 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan boasts more than 20 separate light sources that “greet” the driver in a carefully choreographed sequence when the key fob is pressed. It includes embedded in the door handles, Cadillac-signature vertical LEDs in the headlights and taillights and ambient lighting in and around. The lighting provides convenience and helps provide additional security to drivers in parking lots at night. The interior also boasts cooler blue lights for the car’s controls and
Kia promised a flagship sedan and they gave a flagship sedan... to Korea. These are the first images of the K9, which is set to go on sale some time this year. And yes, it will be actually called the K9 in Korea while the naming of the batch of cars that are going to go on sale overseas is yet to be done. Euorope won't get any of that action though.
The K9 will be the first ever RWD Kia sedan and is said to be the ultimate in 2012 design, performance and technology. At the domestic market, the
In the UK, the Subaru BRZ will be equipped with a generous array of standard features. The company is pleased to know that on the island interest is brewing. The sole example of that is the fact that people there are preordering already, without even knowing the spec prices.
It is clear now however, that the top of the line BRZ's will come with 17-inch alloy wheels, a torque-sensing LSD, front, side, curtain and knee airbags, MP3 connectivity, dual-zone climate control and LED daytime running l