Mazda all the way

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 06.01.2012

Mazda 323 All the Way

It is an interesting fact that the well-loved Mazda 323 comes in different names. It just depends on which country it is being sold. It was primarily called the Mazda Familia or the Mazda’s subcompact family. It became known later on as the Mazda GLC, and then the Mazda Proteg?. Its production in Japan was dated between 1976 and 2003.

In North America, the 323/ Protege was relatively more expensive and less common compared to its entry-level competitors like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, partly due to its manufacture in Japan. However, this did not stop the Mazda 323 from becoming a constant favorite among US car magazines, acknowledging the model for its spirited handling. In 1986, it crossed over to the EPA “compact” class, becoming the first small Japanese car to do so. Each Mazda 323 Part was equally acknowledged for performing as efficiently as expected.

Up to this day, Mazda 323 owners are satisfied with the performance of their valued car. This could be due to the unparalleled skills of the Japanese in creating the Mazda car, or probably because of the reliability that the Mazda 323 Parts offer.

Like any other Mazda car, the Mazda 323 Parts have been reputed to meet the expectations of the critical driver’s eye. They are made with the most durable materials that were gathered through the latest technology. As the Mazda 323’s were built in Hiroshima, Japan, and also assembled in Taiwan, Malaysia, South Africa, Colombia, and New Zealand, the Mazda 323 Parts were used to be manufactured in these locations, too. However, they now have become available for everybody at almost any auto parts dealer. So whether one needs a part to complete his ignition system, brake system or exhaust system, the Mazda 323 Parts are highly recommended.

Frequently asked questions about car transport services

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 25.12.2011

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Transport Services

Your vehicle is an extremely important piece of machinery and if you’re planning a big move, you want it taken care of, just like that box of fine china marked “FRAGILE”. With said, you don’t want to put your car in the hands of any careless slob looking to make a few extra dollars—you want it handled by professionals. Even if you have planned on using car transport services, you may still be uneasy about the process. In order to have peace of mind so you can focus on more important things, here are a few answers to common questions people have about auto transporting.

1) How long will the auto car transport pickup and delivery process take? Typically a coast to coast trip takes 10 to 14 days. Shorter trips can take 3 to 10 days depending on where exactly you want the vehicle dropped off.

2) If I’m not home during the delivery time, what happens to my car? Typically, good auto shipping companies contact you 24 hours prior to the delivery date to ensure that you will be home. But if you’re not home, the car can be left on the truck or dropped off at a near by lot, depending oh your specifications.

3) Is there any insurance offered by auto shipping companies? It varies from company to company, but a good auto transport company will insure your vehicle for the Blue Book value the entire time it is being transported on the shipping truck. There are exceptions to coverage, so in order to be 100 percent sure of what is covered and what is not, read the Shipping Order and Bill of Lading thoroughly. In addition, a condition report is done upon pickup. The same report is handed over to you at the drop off. You should review the report and inspect your car to make sure there aren’t any damages that weren’t there before.

4) Can I store stuff in my vehicle? This is another thing that depends on the auto transport company and their specific policy. Many allow you to leave personal items in the vehicle, but they are not covered under the insurance. Only the vehicle itself is covered and the auto transporting company isn’t responsible for any damages that may occur to your items.

5) If my car doesn’t run, is the fee the same? For many auto shipping companies, an extra fee is usually tacked on the bill for inoperable vehicles. It’s important to be upfront about the car’s true condition when you sign up for auto car transport, as you could incur even more fees if you are dishonest or neglect to inform the company that the vehicle doesn’t start.

All in all, if you are choosing to use auto transporting, you are making the right decision. It saves you money in the long run, in addition to saving time and energy by not having to make grueling cross-country drives.

What is a supercar and why is so exciting about one

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 20.11.2011

What Is A Supercar and Why Is So Exciting About One

Are you a car enthusiast? Beyond that would you like to follow the exciting world of the best supercars and keep up to date on what is going on in the interesting world of them. Here are a few things that will explain in more detail what a supercar is and how to indentify one, and what makes them more special than any other kind of vehicle.

A supercar is a high end sports car. It is usually a hard to find car that is superior in performance to other cars. Many supercars are exotic in appearance and are considered to be so today whereas they may not be considered one in the future.

A supercar is usually factory built and not modified by it’s owner. There are several factors that go into building one.

1. Acceleration – These cars are fast going up to 160 m.p.h. in less than 6 seconds.

2. Design – Many supercars have rear-wheel drive layout, and a rear mid-engine. This makes better weight distribution which gives better traction by moving the engine to the back of the car. They are not designed to be practical.

3. Power vs. Weight – These cars are powerful yet are very light in design. Built for quick acceleration this is achieved through high engine power and low vehicle mass.

4. Fast – The fastest supercar to date was clocked at 253 m.p.h. Production models are limited to 231 m.p.h.

5. Handling – They have superior road gripping and maximum cornering ability.

6. Brand – Supercars are brand eccentric such as Ferrari, Maserati, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and Lamborghini among others. Even common brands such as Ford and Honda have had models that ere accepted as supercars.

7. Rarity – Cars can be fast and not be considered supercars. Cars that are mass produced fall into this category.

8. Style – They are often ground breaking in how they look and are designed.

9. Price – You will pay several hundred thousand dollars to buy one. The top price in the world is for an Ferrari FXX listed at $1.8 Million.

Businessweek did an article in November 2006 that discussed the pitfalls of buying a supercar. You have to be aware of things like special insurance for example when you buy or lease one.

Because of the price, leasing is more common, yet even if you think you can afford it you need to do your due diligence and slow down. Do not get caught up the excitement of such a rare purchase and go overboard.

Something everyone should know about car wheels

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 29.10.2011

Something Everyone Should Know About Car Wheels

Have you ever wondered if car wheels have an expiry date? If you have, chances are that you concluded that car wheels don’t have an expiry date, since nobody ever seems to mention any such thing. The truth, however, is that they do. There does come a point when you should replace your car wheels even if they do not look worn out, simply because they have been around for too long.

The governments of various countries around the world have, in fact, begun inquiries into how long after the date of manufacture car wheels remain safe for use. This is following a number of serious and fatal accidents that involved car wheels simply disintegrating and falling apart while a driver was on the road. In many of these cases, these were not well-worn wheels, but they had been manufactured long before, and were presumably in storage for a long time before being used.

Another thing that is troubling about car wheels is that their date of manufacture is not clearly or prominently displayed. Instead, it requires that you know exactly where to look and how to translate the relevant digits from a string of them printed on the side of the car wheel. This is the only way to determine exactly when a car wheel was manufactured.

Authorities are only beginning to discover just how major a problem this is, as more and more drivers turn to discount car wheels in order to save money in these bad economic times. Many large department stores that have sections for automobile products also include a discount car wheel section. Most of the time, the car wheels offered for sale in this section are being offered at lower prices because the store has been unable to sell them for a long time. Store owners have no choice but to sell these car wheels, which are often older and more obsolete models as well, at discounted prices.

The problem is that car wheels that have been kept in storage for such long periods of time should not be sold at all. Since wheel manufacturers have not informed stores that car wheels have best by dates, however, stores continue to offer these car wheels that could potentially endanger the lives of drivers and their passengers.

So if you are thinking of purchasing new car wheels, no matter where they may be from, you should always make it a point to find out exactly when the wheel was manufactured. You can do this by locating the number that is printed on the side of the wheel, consisting of a series of digits and alphabets. You need only concern yourself with the last four digits of that number. The first two of those digits represent the week of manufacture and the last two of those digits represent the year of manufacture.

5107, for example, would then mean that a wheel had been manufactured in the 51st week of 2007. Experts have recommended that you not purchase any car wheel that was manufactured more than 6 years before the date of purchase. This will help to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones when traveling in your car.

The o factor get a number plate you can be proud of

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 06.10.2011

The O Factor. Get a number plate you can be proud of

The last person to officially have the O factor was a mystery buyer. Paying a mere ?87,853, they secured themselves the registration number plate 5 0 at the last auction held at Dormy House Hotel.

If I allowed myself to speculate for a minute, I could think of a few potential famous people that may have been the lucky bidder, with a certain X Factor judge who celebrated his 50th birthday recently being a favourite. Anyway, speculation aside, the O series, which DVLA released to mark their 20th anniversary, has been a huge hit with the total for 1 0, 2 0, 3 0, 4 0 and 5 0 raising an impressive ?566,344. Along with the big 5 0 number plate being auctioned, 1600 others were sold raising a total of ?4.28 million, breaking the record for any DVLA auction held to date.

The number plate 5 0 is a headline number plate, and even at ?87,853 it could be seen as an investment for the future. Yes, we buy number plates for love of making a statement, but they are also a sound financial investment with returns outperforming standard ways of saving for many years now.

The last DVLA public sale of the year is to be held in Barnsley, North Yorkshire, and will feature the next number in the 0 Series: 6 0. So, if you have a (good) few thousand pounds to spend and you or someone you know is about to celebrate their 60th, what better present could there be? Of course, you could think outside the box if you fail to find any looming 60th birthdays.

Thinking outside the box, sixty could relate to the year you were born, the house number you live at, the amount of years you’ve been married or, even more laterally, your favourite brand (Miss Sixty), your favourite sport (Darts – 60 being the highest possible score with a single dart), your favourite game (Chinese Checkers – 60 being the maximum number of game pieces on the board) or anything else you may find the number sixty being relevant to for you.

Alternatively, contact a specialised number plate provider, as there is a vast array of private number plates out there to fit any budget you may have, even if it doesn’t stretch to having the ‘O Factor’.