Monthly Archives April 2016

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Volvo embraces new technology

Recently car dealers have started to embrace new technology to engage with consumers, we see many more car dealers and manufacturers on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter these days. Many manufacturers have also moved their focus from traditional marketing channels like TV advertising and put that into online marketing.

Not to be left behind, Volvo has launched a new app for the iPhone and iPad, at the moment it is centred on the new Volvo S60. Key features in the app include the ability to style a Volvo S60, watch videos, read news, find a Volvo dealer and order a test drive. Volvo plans to launch more of these apps so this S60 app is the first of many to come.

David Holecek who is responsible for Volvo Cars’ digital strategy said, “Many customers use mobile phones and Internet ...

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Why Used Cars Are Sometimes Better

If you are interested in a high value alternative to buying a brand new car, a used car can be the best option for you. Used cars have a stabilised rate of depreciation that makes them much cheaper than new cars. The technological advancements have made it very easy for you to search for a used car suiting your budget and requirement.

Affordability

The main reason for why used cars are better is affordability. Buying a brand new car is more expensive than buying a used one. The tax procurement and registration fees required for used cars are less than those procured on the brand new cars. Moreover, the initial costs on a new car are hefty. Financial institutions generally require the customers to make down a payment of at least 10% on a new car loan...

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Importance of Oil Change in Vehicles!

Changing vehicle oil on a regular basis is an extremely important task which offers a number of benefits to vehicle owners.

Oil plays an extremely important role of providing lubrication in the engine. Apart from lubricating engine parts, the oil also performs other important roles like cleaning of engine, reducing pollutants, stopping the formation of sludge and cooling the vehicle. But, if it is not changed on a regular basis, it can result in engine failure and engine wear and tear thus causing huge loss in terms of vehicle performance.

Some of the major benefits offered by oil change include improved gas mileage, improved engine stability and life, increased performance etc. All the benefits have been discussed below in detail.

Improvement in gas mileage

This is one of the major benefi...

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Japanese car industry at a standstill

Following the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami which ripped through many areas in the North of Japan several weeks ago, several major Japanese car companies have suspended production and some factories of the country’s biggest car manufacturers are still shut down.

Tragically, some 7,200 people have now been confirmed dead and the government said it expects the death toll to exceed 10,000. Nearly 11,000 people remain missing and millions have been left homeless.

Toyota, the world’s top automobile manufacturer, immediately suspended production at all its domestic car plants and parts factories and has estimated a production decline of 40,000 vehicles...

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Your Auto Air Conditioning System

Parts Of Your Auto Air Conditioning System

If your auto air conditioning system is giving you problems, you probably need the help of a specialist. However, sometimes you can fix some of the more minor problems yourself, or at least arrange for a stopgap measure until you actually get the time to visit a car repair shop. For that you need to be familiar with the inner workings of your auto air conditioning system, and be acquainted with the more common problems that such systems face.

The first thing you need to realize is that the A/C in your car is basically just a fridge. You have mostly the same parts, with a design change. Given below are the most common parts of a car air conditioner:-

The Compressor: – The compressor pressurizes the refrigerant and circulates it throughout your car...

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