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Tactics To Get The Best Car Insurance Deal

As with most things in life, when buying car insurance we look for policies that offer us the best value for money.  Value for money policies are those that offer us all the coverage we are looking for, without charging for additional and irrelevant extras. The better insurance companies will offer a basic, flat-rate policy that customers can then build on, choosing from various options, which amount to a bespoke policy tailored to the individual driver.  This enables drivers to create policies that suit their particular requirements.  Whether these requirements consist of budget issues or pertain to the actual services available, such as breakdown cover, or protected no claims discounts. Policies that enable customers to choose between various optional extras ensure that nobody pays for services that they do not need.  Rather, the customer makes their own decisions on car rental deals as to what they need from the policy, instead of leaving these decisions in the hands of the insuranc

Corvette Grand Sport: GeigerCars give Consumers an Alternative to ZR1

If you’re in Europe and you’ve been dying to get your hands on a Corvette ZR1, you may be in for quite a challenge. Shortage of the model’s demand is reported today. It might not be able to meet the European demand. No worries, GeigerCars came up with a solution. After all, they’re not nicknamed the “German tuner of American Iron” for nothing. The company tinkered with the Corvette Grand Sport and was able to boost it up to near-ZR1 levels. First of all, GeigerCars installed a 6.2L V8 engine on the Grand Sport. This boosted the car’s power from 430 HP to a tantalizing 588HP on the tracks. This definitely made it possible for Gieger GS to hit the 60-mark in less than 4 seconds. It might not be quite as fast or powerful as the ZR1 supercar, but 639 horsepower and a 3.3 sprint are certainly figures worth boasting about. The Corvette Grand Sport has always been a fast favorite among car lovers, but car fans agree that it has never looked this great. The company also offers package deals fo

BMW 645 Ci Coupe

BMW 645 Ci Coupe, A totally new BMW 6 series coupe, just a bit smaller than the new 5 series, has been launched by the German company. It bristles with new technology, including variable ratio steering, and adaptive cruise control, but as always with a new BMW the emphasis is on driving pleasure thanks to advanced technology. Styling of the new car is in the new BMW idiom that is some nice lines mixed up with some slightly odd ones. Still, it is a brilliant car for all that, powered initially by the excellent 4.4 liter V-8, which comes with variable valve timing and lift. It is an all-aluminum unit developing 329 bhp at 6,100 rpm. Thanks to the variable valve timing, maximum torque being produced fairly low down. Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) There are three transmission options each with six speeds. In addition to the normal manual and automatic, there is BMW’s SMG Sequential Manual Gearbox. The SMG is basically a manual gearbox which has a conventional gear lever which the driver c

The Futuristic Concept And Modern Style Of Daihatsu Xenia

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Daihatsu does have various types of modest cars with various designs. One of the advantages of this car manufacturer is the Daihatsu Xenia. This car is made with a futuristic concept and carries a modern and unique style. This is evident in the outer sector body. Especially for the latest release, it uses the latest bumper which is much more modern and tough. The bumper (deluxe type) uses a design with a combination of Black Matte Aero-kit so that it looks more dynamic. For the R-Dark gray type, it is equipped with a wide grille so that it will create a luxurious impression. The lamp section is designed to have a narrow and slender shape and uses energy-efficient yet stylish LED technology. The exterior has several changes that are getting better and gives off a modern and stylish impression. The dashboard has a Black Full Flat Center Cluster concept and a 2 DIN Touch screen head unit. The touch screen is also equipped with various entertainment features such as MP3 Player, USB, Radio,

Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S

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More power from a Porsche is not a new story. But more power and better fuel consumption is, and that is what we have in the latest Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S. Direct injection boosts power and economy Porsche has followed the trend in adopting direct fuel injection for the 3.6 and 3.8 liter engines in all 911s. The result is that power is increased by 20 bhp to 345 bhp on the 3.6 liter unit. Output of the 911 Carrera S 3.8 liter power unit is up by 30 bhp to 385 bhp over 100 bhp per liter. With this extra power, the Carrera S Coupe now has a top speed of 188 mph. The advantages of direct injection are that: The fuel is injected directly where it burns best in the combustion chamber; The air is largely un throttled, so more can get into the cylinders; Because the fuel is cooler when it enters the chamber, and can be burnt more efficiently, a higher compression ration can be used. Higher compression ratio raises efficiency The compression ratio of both new engines is 12.5:1 unthi

The Function of PCV Valves

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The term PCV valve stands for positive crankcase ventilation. A PCV is a plain spring-loaded valve with a sliding pintle within it that increases or decreases airflow. Pollution Technology Plainly speaking, a PCV valve is a technological advancement that plays a critical role in reducing automobile emissions. Other parts that help reduce emissions include the catalytic converter, additives placed in gasoline and oxygen sensors, to name just a few. The job of the PCV valve is to sends fumes from the engine’s crankcase back into the combustion chamber where these gases are burned. PCVs first appeared in cars in California in 1961 and, later, began to appear in all cars nationwide by the late 1960s.  PCV Benefits One of the most important benefits of PCV valves is its positive affect on the environment. Specifically, crankcase emissions are eliminated, one of the more significant contributors to air pollution. Fuel mileage is also improved as partly burned gases are harnessed and sent bac

Are You Ready for the Hybrid Supercar?

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It is difficult not to be impressed by the design of the BMW i8 hybrid supercar. This is a vehicle that combines the best of both worlds. You have a fantastic looking vehicle that will command the road and reduced emissions for those of you out there who want to reduce your impact on the environment. There is a plug in electric motor and a 1.5 litre petrol engine. The purpose of this supercar is to offer you a high performance vehicle that will have excellent fuel economy and lower emissions; it’s a pretty sweet ride! When Will You Be Able to Get Your Hands on the i8 The i8 is expected to hit the market towards the end of 2013; however there are no official details regarding the release date as yet.  You can also expect to see the BMW i8 Spider appear on the market sometime in 2014. The cost of the i8 is also still up in the air as there has been no official word from the company. However, it is expected to be around the same price range as the Audi R8, so expect a figure standing arou