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A Stylish Crossover Vehicle For Kia

By , September 19, 2017 4:02 pm

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Kia’s Rondo is all set for production and will soon be appearing on streets across the U.S. Read all about this hot little crossover vehicle from Korea’s budget automaker.

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Kia is planning to bring to the American market a new type of vehicle ?a seven passenger crossover ?that will compete against the likes of the Toyota Matrix and the Dodge Caliper. The Kia Carens will be sold later this year in Europe and will likely make it to the U.S. market as the Kia Rondo at about the same time. Demand for crossovers continues to rise as the market adjusts to this relatively new type of vehicle. Will the Rondo succeed? If early press reports are any indication then the answer is yes.

Kia’s aggressive surge on the world scene is being made evident through new or proposed factories in Europe and in Georgia, USA. As a subsidiary of the mighty Hyundai group, Kia has long stood for being the budget Korean brand while Hyundai is the company’s value brand. The proposed Rondo will continue Kia’s tradition of providing decent quality small vehicles for prices that are thousands of dollars less than the competition.

Importantly, the Rondo crossover will fit nicely into a category of vehicles that have yet to take the U.S. by storm: mini-minivans. Popular in Europe, these compact vans are much smaller than current American minivans, yet still able to hold as many as 7 adults. With three passenger row seating, the Rondo and others like it squeeze out every possible square inch of interior space to accommodate passengers. No, you won’t ride in luxury and the ride itself will be closer to a Corolla than to a Camry, but Kia is banking on consumers wanting a well appointed 7 passenger vehicle that will likely retail for under $20,000. No vehicle currently offered in the U.S. can claim to carry that many people for that small of a price. Clearly, Kia aims to be the first company to accomplish that feat.

Unlike most upcoming vehicles, Kia is holding information about the Rondo close to the vest. With China’s Chery also preparing to send a similar vehicle to the U.S., Kia’s reticence is certainly understandable. Why give the competition more information than what is necessarily needed at this point in the game?

Likely, a pair of gas powered four cylinder engines mated to various manual and automatic transmissions will power the Rondo. No diesel version has been discussed for the U.S. market, but one is possible for European motorists.

In addition, look for Kia to offer better standard equipment choices with the Rondo than previous models have offered including, standard side and head air bags, dual zone air conditioning, and possibly all wheel drive on a premium model.

Yes, Kia is no longer just a producer of cheap subcompacts. With the soon to arrive Rondo, Kia is attempting to expand its growing line by offering a vehicle like no other one on the market.

First MINI GP Presented To New Owner

By , September 16, 2017 6:47 pm

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The very first MINI GP was already sent out and handed over to its new owner. Paul Baker now owns the very first MINI GP in the United Kingdom.

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The very first MINI GP was already sent out and handed over to its new owner. Paul Baker now owns the very first MINI GP in the United Kingdom. In fact, Baker also was the very first person to actually place an order for such a coveted vehicle. Mike Cooper of MINI personally handed over the keys to Baker.

MINI is a brand that is under the BMW company. This brand has been produced since 2001 up until the present. MINI is an entrant to the supermini or the hot hatch class and its vehicle models have been created in two body styles ?a hatchback with three doors and a convertible that holds two. Because this vehicle brand has already been sending out cars to our roads and streets since 2001, owners can easily find MINI parts anywhere so maintaining the vehicle is not a problem.

So when Paul Baker heard about the very first rumors about the MINI GP, he rushed over to the nearest MINI local dealer in his area and signed up his name for one. The rumors were that MINI was already starting up the production of the MINI GP which was proclaimed to be the fasted production vehicle from the brand.

Now, Baker is overjoyed with his new car. He even exclaims, “It looks even better in the metal than the photos. When I heard the rumor, I couldn’t resist ordering the fasted, most powerful production MINI. I’m looking forward to driving it to my local pub, sitting in the front garden, and showing it off to my mates. I’ll be keeping this car a long time, and no I’m not going to sell it on Ebay!?
Of course, MINI was astounded by Baker’s excitement towards owning the very first MINI GP. The MINI GP has been produced in only a small quantity ?500 units to be exact. And Baker has received two of these. You see, because Baker was the first one to order the vehicle, MINI also awarded him with another MINI GP for his loyalty. Meaning, only 498 units of the MINI GP now is left. As for the rest of the world, 1500 units are scattered all around the globe. And yes, all of these are already sold.

Anti-Theft Devices For Vehicles

By , September 13, 2017 9:50 pm

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Cars are expensive. If you are interested in purchasing an anti-theft device for your vehicle, you should first take into consideration where you park your car. Look through various anti-theft devices. Some anti-theft devices you can usually purchase in the market include audible alarms, a concierge system, cellular alarms that notify the police, locking steering wheel covers, locking steering wheel column covers, locking steering wheel bars, electronic immobilizers, engine system locks, fuel-system locks, tracking devices, and delay devices.

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Cars are expensive. That is why people do try to go out of their way to keep their vehicle safe, secure, and free from thieves and robbers. It is a good thing that some people have been able to create and design anti-theft devices. For most people, these devices are considered as blessings to those protecting their vehicles.

If you are interested in purchasing an anti-theft device for your vehicle, you should first take into consideration where you park your car. You see, if you are parking it somewhere far from where you are staying, even if the alarm goes off, you would not be able to hear it. Also, you would have to consider if people would be willing to rush towards your car or would they simply be ignoring it.

You can try to give thieves the feeling that they could not take your car. You can discourage them with the use of indicator lights. You can also use window decals which costs around $2 to $5. Or, for $80 to $200, you can purchase and use large and heavy-gauge steel objects like steering wheel locks or tire locks. Through this, you are telling thieves to stay off for they would have to put up a hard and tiring fight before they can get their hands on your car.

Look through various anti-theft devices. Remember that seasoned thieves can actually go through complication devices in around a minute or two only. Some anti-theft devices you can usually purchase in the market include audible alarms, a concierge system, cellular alarms that notify the police, locking steering wheel covers, locking steering wheel column covers, locking steering wheel bars, electronic immobilizers, engine system locks, fuel-system locks, tracking devices, and delay devices.

Automobile Brakes: Slowing Your Way to Safety

By , September 11, 2017 12:27 am

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An automobile’s brake system has been continually refined and redefined for over a century. If a person steps on the Rover brake pedal what actually happens is that he is actually pushing against the plunger found in the master cylinder.

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Just imagine speeding down the highway. Just imagine the sun on your face and the wind on your hair. Just imagine the feeling of being one with your car and the road as well. Feels great, doesn’t it? This time, imagine trying to slow down your descent however finding out that your Rover brakes do not work. Now that would be a great misfortune.

An automobile’s brake system has been continually refined and redefined for over a century. Automobiles without brakes would not a great thing for drivers and passengers would be very much prone to accidents, collisions, and crashes. The modern automotive brakes system has now become extremely independent, dependable, indispensable, and very efficient. All these are due to the experiences of drivers and innovations of automobile experts.

The Rover brake system of an automobile generally consists of disk brakes. They are mounted and installed in the front and rear ends of the automobile. The disk brakes, or also known as drum brakes, installed in the rear is connected by a system of tubes and hoses. These then link the Rover brake at each wheel and connect them to the master cylinder. If a person looks more closely into an automobile’s brake system, he would be able to discover that there are other systems that are connected to this system. These other systems include the parking brakes, the power brake booster, and the anti-lock system.

If a person steps on the Rover brake pedal what actually happens is that he is actually pushing against the plunger found in the master cylinder. By doing such action, it forces the hydraulic oil or brake fluid to go through a series of tubes and hoses to the braking unit at each wheel. The concept behind this is that hydraulic fluid, or any other kind of fluid, cannot be compressed. By pushing the fluid through the pipe, this produces the same action and reaction of like pushing a steel bar through a pipe.

However, the main difference between the hydraulic fluid and a steel bar is that the hydraulic fluid has the capacity to be directed through many twists and turns on its way to its destination while a steel bar has no capacity to do so. Upon going through its own maze, it arrives back to its original location and state so that it could be used once again. What is essential, though, is to keep the liquid free from air bubbles. If there are air bubbles in the liquid this actually slows down and reduces the vehicle’s braking system’s efficiency. If this actually happens, the entire braking system must undergo a bleeding where the air can be removed. Each wheel cylinder and caliper has “bleeder screws?that facilitate the release of any air in the fluid.

With all the attention to details that the Land Rover and Range Rover company gives to the vehicles that they manufacture, it is only fitting that Land Rover Parts and Range Rover Parts offers top of the line brakes and brake system parts that will match Land Rover and Range Rover brake performance. Land Rover Parts and Range Rover Parts?online store has everything covered when it comes to brakes and parts of the brake system.

A Guide To Comparing Used Car Loan Rates

By , September 8, 2017 3:37 am

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If you want to get the perfect car loan that fits your budget, it is foolhardy to just sign-up when you have not determined all of your available options. Before doing so, you might to consider first the figures that you will be working with.

Once you have determined the model of the car that you want, where you will be getting the loan from, and your monthly allowance for the used car loan payment, you may proceed with signing up. Then you will be on your way to owning th…

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If you want to get the perfect car loan that fits your budget, it is foolhardy to just sign-up when you have not determined all of your available options. Before doing so, you might to consider first the figures that you will be working with.

Once you have determined the model of the car that you want, where you will be getting the loan from, and your monthly allowance for the used car loan payment, you may proceed with signing up. Then you will be on your way to owning the vehicle that you want.

There are a lot of web sites online which offer auto loan rate calculators.

These rates vary by state and city. There are also online lenders who offer a cheaper rate, as compared to getting car loans via banks who – more often than not – deny your loan application, especially for used vehicles.

Research online and visit the used car dealers in your area. Collect the price quotes first to determine the current rates for the used cars available in the market.

You can also ask around for the rates. You are bound to get more results by word of mouth, especially if you know car enthusiasts.

Take the following as an example of the current used car rates:

In California, three lenders who offer used car loans are the Bank of America, Capital One Auto Finance and Wells Fargo Bank.

For a used car loan, the Bank of America offers 20% down payment and an 11.2% rate. You would add to this a $75 fee and a .25% discount with auto debit.

The second lender, which is Capital One Auto Finance, offers a 6.25 % rate and a 20% down payment. There are no application fees and prepayment penalties.

Wells Fargo Bank offers an 8.88% rate and a 20% down, a $50 application fee and a .25% discount with auto debit.

At the end of the day, just compare these three rates and determine which offer would fit your budget.

Also consider the distance, mileage and the final asking price.

One more thing that you should consider when comparing rates is the number of months for you to make the payments.

There are several options. Some lenders offer a 36 month used car loan. For higher asking prices, longer payment terms are available.

For a 36-month used car loan, for example, the rate offered is 8.31%. This rate increases as the number of months increase.

After researching and looking through all of your options, choose the lowest rate that you can get and remember not to overspend when you have already reached a certain target budget.

Avoiding The Hot Cars

By , September 5, 2017 6:54 am

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Be vigilant and be always on the alert, especially if you are buying a vehicle. The term “hot car?is usually used to refer to a vehicle that has been stolen. As a buyer, you surely would not want to have a stolen vehicle right in your hands.

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Be vigilant and be always on the alert. Especially if you are buying a vehicle. Be sure to scrutinize every aspect of the vehicle that you are eyeing. Of course, you would want to buy a vehicle that is in good condition and would give you the satisfaction you are looking for. And yes, you also have to be on the lookout for you may be purchasing a hot car.

The term “hot car?is usually used to refer to a vehicle that has been stolen. The common knowledge is that once a car gets stolen, it is taken to the chop shop and the parts are sold individually. You see, at present, some thieves do not simply chop up your vehicle. They have found that they can sell a car they stole without dissecting them into pieces. All they need to do is roll back the odometer and the car would look like good as new. Now, as a buyer, you surely would not want to have a stolen vehicle right in your hands.

If you find a vehicle that is sold for a much lower cost that you imagined it would be, ask yourself first the probably reasons why it is sold for such a low price. Cars that are usually sold with low prices when it could have been more have actually something wrong with it. Maybe it was stolen. Maybe it has been flood-damaged. Maybe it has already been in an accident.

To make sure, you can also check the seller’s name as well as his address. Compare that piece of information with the title and the registration of the vehicle. Verify these pieces of information as well. The vehicle identification number (VIN) should also help. Dents, scratches or loose rivets on the plate would mean that it may have been tampered. Then, check the VIN with the number on the title given to you. The Department of Motor Vehicles may also help. You can ask them to run a title history just to be on the safe side.

Now, if you do encounter a stolen vehicle, be on the alert and report the matter immediately to the authorities.

Audi A8: Mercedes, BMW Beware!

By , September 2, 2017 9:13 am

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Audi’s A8 is a technological and engineering model. While BMW and Mercedes may boast more sales, the A8 is truly a cutting luxury car in a sea of German exports.

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When you think of German automotive excellence, Mercedes and BMW are two brands that easily come to mind. Audi, too, has been making a name for itself and is poised to cause a lot of trouble for its Bavarian cousins with its current line of cars and planned models. The cream of the crop Audi is the A8, a true champion and a terrific alternative to BMW and Mercedes. Let’s take a closer look at Audi’s top-of-the-line sedan and what it has to offer to you, the European sedan enthusiast.

Back in 1994 Audi decided to take on Mercedes and BMW by introducing an all new car the full size Audi A8. As the first car built on an entirely aluminum platform [for weight savings optimization] the Audi A8 has been constantly redefining the German luxury car market ever since. Way back in 1997, the Audi A8 became the first car in the world to offer six air bags. Later, more powerful diesel and gasoline powered engines were introduced to further separate the brand from its competitors.

Since 1997 the A8 has been marketed in the USA, but it hasn’t swiped as many sales away from Mercedes and BMW as Audi had hoped. Still, the current model offers much flair and technological innovation to be truly a different model from BMW’s 7-Series or Mercedes?S-Class.

One thing that Audi enthusiasts have appreciated about the Audi A8 is its diverse engine choices. Certainly, a powerful gasoline powered V8 is offered, but other engine choices including V10 and V12 engines have shown up as well. Turbo diesel aspirated V6 and V8 engines have made their way onto European versions of the car, but not in America where emissions standards are much more restrictive.

So, what exactly can you get with an Audi A8 besides a wide variety of engine choices? Much, as outlined here:

6 speed Tiptronic transmission

Quattro all wheel drive

Power sunroof

Bi-Xenon headlamps

Front and rear foglamps

Premium sound system

18 inch alloy wheels

Full leather interior

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For a retail price of just under $70,000 for the “base?model, the Audi A8 is priced competitively against similar sized BMW and Mercedes models. However, if it is speed that you want, then the W12 model will get you there in about five seconds. In this case, you’ll have to pony up at least $118,000 for the top-of-the-line Audi A8.

Of course, not everyone wants a car as big and as expensive as the Audi A8. If your tastes are a bit simpler, the automaker markets 13 other models in North America and its Volkswagen division also offers a wide selection of less pricey models.

Then again if it is an Audi A8 that you want, then price will not be an object. At least Audi hopes it is that way for many of its well heeled customers!

Automobile car dealer Houston new

By , August 30, 2017 12:39 pm

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Lets your search comes to an end here. Here you will find all types of vehicles from luxury to suv vehicles.

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Today automobile has become a need of an individual and one should have at least one automobile. Whether it’s new car, truck, SUV, or minivan you’re looking for, there are multiple new car dealers in Houston County with the wheels you want, and we’ll help you find them.

Through nationwide network of Houston County new car dealers you can find them easily in your local dealer searching by vehicle make or by location. Number of online sites offer helps you to find out the new car in Houston County you’re looking for or simply contact at your own discretion. You can buy your new car online.

Automobile car dealer Houston new will guide you in proper way to buying a new car. Houston automobile dealers have a wide arrange of automobile from which you can make a choice.

The sales people are always made available at your service to give you detailed information and to give you proper guidance. You can ask them your question and they will give you the proper answers to your query.

In Houston country you can easily find new car automobile dealer with a wide range of auto collection. The collection of the entire branded companies car are now available at your nearest automobile dealer shop for your convenient.

The automobile has a Mind-blowing performance, sumptuous luxury, easy in use and good in parking. You can find your new car which you are looking for in your budget.

Anna Josephs is a freelance journalist having experience of many years writing articles and news releases on various topics such as pet health, automobile and social issues. She also has great interest in poetry and paintings, hence she likes to write on these subjects as well. Currently writing for this website Automobile Dealer. For more details please contact at annajosephs@gmail.com

Auto Parts Online, Auto Parts Online Blog Updating Consumers

By , August 27, 2017 3:14 pm

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Auto Parts Online Blog holds updated information, news, tips, and auto tidbits. The latest information you can find at the site’s Blog pertains to new developments and models in the automobile world.

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It is very hard to locate good blogs. It is much harder to locate satisfactory automobile blogs. And yet, it is even harder to find an automobile blog that would give you precise and correct yet striking information regarding the latest news and features in the automobile world.

It is a good thing, though, that Auto Parts Online has already set up its own corporate blog. Of course, just like Auto Parts Online itself, Auto Parts Online Blog holds updated information, news, tips, and auto tidbits. Auto Parts Online has been constantly and continuously providing consumers with quality and durable auto parts, replacement parts, performance parts, and accessories. This online store has also been offering unmatched, sturdy, and up to date auto parts and accessories for various vehicles. And just like Auto Parts Online, the Auto Parts Online Blog is also constantly and continuously providing updated and latest information on automobiles and cars that would help out consumers, owners, enthusiasts, and aficionados in their search for excellent auto information.

The latest information you can find at the Auto Parts Online Blog pertains to new developments and models in the automobile world. There is an article on the Mercedes Benz S Class that delves into this vehicle’s bagging in of the Euro Car Body Award for 2005. A post on the upcoming 2006 Chicago Auto Show enthralls readers on some updates regarding the said event. A post on a new innovation in the seatbelt industry will unveil new heights in technology and safety. And an article on an innovation done with regards to vehicle navigation systems would keep you interested and looking forward to it.

Of course, there are other articles and posts available at the Auto Parts Online Blog. Guests and readers would still be able to go back to the oldest item on the blog list if by any chance they missed out on something. Other pieces of information regarding the automobile and car industry have also been posted and made available through this online blog.

Each and every article and post that you can find at the Auto Parts Online Blog has been carefully thought over. In-depth research has also been facilitated so as to provide you ample yet content-rich articles. Articles in this online blog also have been carefully checked and creatively written so as to hold the readers?interests.

Automobile enthusiasts, aficionados, and followers could deviate themselves from the usual happenings of their everyday lives and come together through this blog. If you have any reactions, comments, or interesting facts to share, the Auto Parts Online Blog gives its visitors and readers to speak their mind through its comments portion. This comments portion is available at each and every article.

The Auto Parts Online Blog currently serves as Auto Parts Online’s instrument and channel in its continued commitment in providing loyal service for its customer base. This blog also functions as the online store’s source of excellent, quality, and up to date information on the car and automobile industry.

DriversEd.com Educates High School Students On Driving

By , August 24, 2017 6:54 pm

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Teenagers can take a head start on driver’s education through DriversEd.com. This website has just set up a new set of learning tools to assist wannabe drivers learn quickly and efficiently about the life and experience of being behind the wheel.

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Teenagers can take a head start on driver’s education through DriversEd.com. This website has just set up a new set of learning tools to assist wannabe drivers learn quickly and efficiently about the life and experience of being behind the wheel.

Of course, the experience of being behind the wheel is just one of the things that should be learned by teenagers who would like to know how to drive. The proper driving etiquette and behavior is another thing. Important as well are information on car maintenance and sources of Mitsubishi OEM parts for vehicles. The parts of the car and their functions should also be learned by the would-be driver. DriversEd.com has set out a program called the “click. learn. drive.? This program actually is very efficient in providing teenagers training on driving.

With the Gradual Driver Licensing or the GDL, teenagers are required to actually have more experience with driving. Although its guidelines may actually vary as per the state where the teenager is from there are requirements that are followed by all states like the driver should be at a minimum age of 15 years and a half for them to obtain a learner’s permit. Teenagers should also have to undergo a waiting period of at least three months after being able to have a learner’s permit before they could go on applying for an intermediate license. These drivers should also have at least 30 hours of supervised driving.

DriversEd.com founder Gary Tsifrin remarks, “We are seeing around the country that States are raising the bar for driver’s ed and training. It is great that teens are required to have additional training, so that they are more experienced when they hit the road making driving safer for everyone. But schedule is proving to be a real problem. We make it possible for students to complete their driver’s ed requirements on their own time.?

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