Car & Motors Archive

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Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) today (17 January 2011) announced a R363 million investment into a new Parts Distribution Warehouse in the Ekurhuleni municipality. The warehouse is being developed in two phases and will serve TSAM’s local and export markets.

The new warehouse represents the largest single investment by TSAM in the Gauteng Province and it follows a five year R8 billion investment programme into its manufacturing facilities in Prospecton, Durban. Upon completion the new facility will cover 80 000 m2 and it will be the largest of its kind in Africa.

-The development of a distribution warehouse of this size and scale is one of the clearest signs that we are committed to South Africa and intent on remaining South Africa’s most popular vehicle manufacturer,- says Dr. Johan van Zyl, president and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors and Managing Officer of Toyota Motor Corporation. According to Van Zyl the new Parts Distribution Warehouse will allow the company to further improve the availability of service and replacement parts on all of its vehicles, while the efficiencies gained from its world class management systems will serve to contain the cost of these parts.

The new Parts Distribution Warehouse will boast state-of-the-art management and workflow systems that will ensure optimal man and machine separation. By utilising these technologies the new facility will become one of the most modern facilities in the global TMC network.

The first phase of the new Parts Distribution Warehouse will open in May 2012 with the first round of daily deliveries to the more than 220 Toyota, Lexus and Hino dealerships in Southern Africa. This phase will feature 39 000 m2 of warehouse space and 3 000 m2 of office space. More than 800 of TSAM’s staff compliment of 7 793 employees will be based here. The second phase will include a further 38 000 m2 of warehouse space and is scheduled for completion by or before 2015.

-Toyota South Africa will remain an integral member of Toyota Motor Corporation and will continue to produce vehicles in South Africa. In making this a reality we believe that the government, through the actions of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) has created a stable and predictable environment in which we as manufacturers can make investments such as the one that we are announcing today- says Van Zyl.

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The Nissan Murano Reinventing the Motor Vehicle

Posted August 24, 2017 By yulia
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The Nissan Murano is seen to be the more advanced version over the conventional SUV. It combines the refinement and comfort of a premium sedan with the gusto and looks of a sports car and the aggression of an all-mode 4×4. It is in fact one seriously tough mother of a car.

Next Generation Design and Accessories

The Muranos bold design is emphasized by its confident wheel arches, twin exhaust pipes and its stable stance that emphasises a lightweight composite tailgate and covered sills which ensure your clothes stay clean. It is pure ingenuity that is at the forefront of the design and it can be seen.

With the new Murano functionality has not compromised luxury and there is ample legroom and shoulder room and rear passengers are able to recline their seats for a more laid-back approach to those long journeys. To top this off, climate control and a sunroof along with lots of hidden storage areas mean that the Nissan Murano caters to every family and individual motoring need.

The indulgence of heated front seats (an absolute treat during a South African winter), steering mounted audio and cruise controls and the multi-speaker BOSE audio system including a sub-woofer for impressive bass reproduction means that you will always travel in the lap of luxury.

The high-spec Murano with its award-winning 3.5 litre V6 engine and easy-breathing 24 valves, double overhead cam design incorporates lightweight aluminium components. Specially tuned, the Murano produces 172 kW of power allowing for instant acceleration and effortless cruising. This powerful beast is truly power for the people and lots of fun to drive.

Legendary Nissan Safety

The All-Mode 4×4 system automatically allows the Nissan Murano to find optimum traction on any surface, overcoming all low-grip and bad weather conditions. The Active Brake Limited Slip Differential (ABLS) together with the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system, which manages engine power and brake pressure, keeps the Murano driving on virtually any surface seamlessly and automatically. This will ensure that you enjoy your driving adventure in both urban and off-road areas in any weather.

Test drive a Nissan Murano and see for Yourself

With all of these basic features and a load more, it certainly makes one wonder if theres any merit in buying anything but the Nissan Murano. Simply contact your local Nissan dealer to set up a test drive and you will soon see why the world is going crazy for Nissan.

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The Sixth Busan Auto show displayed various concept autos by local as well as global automobile companies. The Motor exhibition is organized every 2 years and has been a nice venue for exhibiting forthcoming cars and showcasing brand new technological innovation employed within brand new cars.

Held within South Korea, the Sixth Busan Auto exhibition began on 24th May, 2012 and lasted till third June, this year. South Korean automobile enthusiasts got a very nice chance to have a look at cutting-edge concept vehicles of the twenty first century.

The Motor show also presented one of the most awaited automobiles from Hyundai Cars. The eight-passenger car named HND-7 was displayed in this particular auto exhibition . This car features high tech concept. I-oniq, which is another concept design from the Hyundai company, was also presented in the Busan Motor show.

It can be recalled that the Hexa idea from Hyundai was basically witnessed at the Auto Expo this year, which was held in New Delhi, India. On the other hand, i-oniq idea was basically presented in the Motor exhibition inside Geneva a few months ago. Both cars were shown to the South Korean vehicle enthusiasts for the first time.

Apart from the mentioned cars, Hyundai also presented a few other autos including the 2013 Santa Fe crossover, Veloster Turbo as well as the modern Azera 4 door in this Motor exhibition . The classy masterpieces from Hyundai had been the main attraction for the guests of the Auto exhibition .

On the other hand, Kia, Hyundias sister concern also participated in the Busan Auto show . The organization presented GT concept vehicle which was initially viewed by the public during last years Auto exhibition in Germany. The GT is actually a peek at the much awaited Kias K9 deluxe automobile which is powered by Hyundais Genesis system. It also features Hyundais V6 motors as well as 8-speed AT.

Hyundai and Kia have been able to appeal to attention of the public and even elites in recent times. The companies have given a few of the perfect vehicles during economic depression. Both Kia as well as Hyundai were able to make the most out of the time when many of the significant brands of automobile industry were hesitant to provide anything fresh to its customers.

Both firms are set to attract much more customers in coming years as the reviews of their recent creations are incredibly positive. The business is stated to be offering the attributes of high-class autos at incredibly competitive prices.

Motor Accident Claim Compensation. Best Tips!

Posted August 14, 2017 By yulia
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From what Ive told you, you can draw the conclusion that you only have to pay your solicitor if your case is won. Yes, thats true. However, if you case isnt won, you have to know that you might have to pay your opponents costs. So my advice here is simple: request for a compensation claim that you know you can win. I mean, if youve been involved in a work accident or a road accident that you are sure it wasnt your fault, go for it. If you are not that sure, you may assume the risks, but also be aware of the possible consequences, and by that I mean paying the opponents costs if your case is not won.

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When you meet your lawyer answer him honestly and in as much detail as you can remember, because in these cases every bit of information is precious. He will ask you to give him all the evidence you managed to gather, and later on he is going to double check everything. Its not that he doesnt trust you, its just a thing that lawyers do. Then, hes going to appoint you to a meeting with a medical expert, who will evaluate all your injuries. These appointments will have to be made regularly, because theres no telling of how your injuries will evolve and you have to get very well compensated for them. You may have suffered a serious whiplash without even realizing it.

Then, just let your auto accident lawyer do his thing. Its time to relax and recover from your physical and mental shock you have suffered,because accidents can be traumatic events. Your lawyer will double check all the pieces of information you gave him and gather as much more evidence as he possibly can.

Then, hes going to contact the two parties involved, insurance companies included. He will prepare a statement for you to give to your insurance company, a statement that is going to help you in the process of claiming. He is going to ask for as much compensation as possible, including compensation for your injuries, the damage to your car and other assets of yours, medical expenses, etc. Especially in accidents like this one, the two parties reach an agreement without going to Court. A check for you is written, and you get your motor accident claim.

Three Custom Car Detailing Career Tips

Posted August 13, 2017 By yulia
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If youre going to work in automotive painting and auto detaining, here are three crucial tips to take into account.

1. Who car detailers are and what they do
Car detailing includes the interior and exterior cleaning and detailing of engines, they are responsible for making minor repairs, removing swirls and defects, polishing, removing stains and grease car wash, vacuuming and shampooing upholstery, paint protection, buffing and waxing, and cleaning wheels. In addition to these duties and responsibilities, many technicians who begin a career in custom car detailing pursue automotive painting.

2. Get yourself a basic education
While car detailing experts do not need to attend a full four year study at a university, it is important to enter the automotive career field with some official training. Many community colleges and technical, vocational schools offer two year degrees and certifications in automotive detailing. Some programs can be taken in less than three months and offer education on the fundamentals of chemical use, use of industry-specific tools and equipment, safety, education on complete engine and body detailing, and knowledge of how to price their services and helpful business practices.

3. Improve and build upon that education
While it can be very tempting to simply finish the most basic of coursework and launch yourself in a car detailing job within half a year, persons wanting a more long-term career should consider continuing their education and possibly working as an apprentice. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest that persons who simply operate within the confines of car detailing make between $20,000 to $30,000 a year, whereas those skilled in automotive painting and employed as auto body and paint technicians can earn as much as $80,000 a year. Journeyman auto body and paint technicians build on the basics they learn as car detailers and add to this knowledge the ability to remove and install auto body panels, parts, and glass, the ability to completely prepare a vehicle for paint, detail work, and the skill to use high transfer paint equipment. Learning these skills in an automotive school gives you a better understanding of industry-standard methodology, and a degree officialises your education for your future employers. Of course, choosing to work as a car detailer and apprenticing as an automotive painter under an established technician is a great way to get hands-on training while being paid.

To be successful in automotive careers like car detailing you need to have passion for the work, have a basic education, and be willing to continue and improve upon the founding blocks of your education. Careers should be open to advancement, allowing you the freedom to grow and mature as an automotive-based technician. For more information, contact an automotive school near you today.

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Almost every business uses commercial vehicles to run its business operations efficiently. Like any other physical asset of the business, these vehicles are very valuable and should be insured. When it comes to insuring the commercial vehicles, business owners have two options. They can get individual insurance policy for each vehicle or cover all the vehicles in one comprehensive insurance policy. In this article, we will discuss on this topic in detail and see which one is better.

One thing is for sure, you should get your commercial vehicle insured. According to Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) law, every registered vehicle must have valid insurance at all times. This law in UK, states that it is an offense to keep vehicles without insurance and a huge penalty will be imposed on vehicle owners for not having insurance for their vehicles.

Though this law is not introduced in Northern Ireland, still it is mandatory to have adequate insurance cover for any motor vehicle that is used or left on a public highway. So, if your business uses vehicles, it is legally necessary to have vehicle insurance.

Motor fleet insurance policy Now that we are clear about the importance of insurance policy, we need to look for the options. As discussed earlier, we can either take individual insurance policies or go for a single policy, where several vehicles of any type are covered. Also called as motor fleet insurance, the latter one is a good option for companies having four or more commercial vehicles. However, the former option (individual insurance policy) is suitable for businesses with one or two vehicles. If your business has more than three vehicles, consider choosing motor fleet insurance. Here are its benefits.

Benefits over individual vehicle insurance policy There are many benefits of fleet insurance policy over individual vehicle insurance. This policy simply ensures that each and every vehicle of the business is outlined in a single policy.

Avoids the hassles of handling different insurance policies: Fleet insurance not only provides the benefit of covering all vehicles under a single policy, but also helps you stay away from the issues that arise while handling various insurance policies. You need not worry about the renewals of each and every individual policy of different vehicles. It is easy to handle fleet insurance – all vehicles will have single renewal date; single set of options and conditions; same process to claim, etc.

Provides coverage for the insurer/driver: Many fleet insurance policies also cover the insurer/driver, which is a must have in todays environment. Also there are cost implications to fleet vehicles with younger drivers. So, the premium rates may depend on the scope of the driving restrictions requested.

Saves time and money: Motor fleet insurance provides major benefits in terms of money and time. Since many vehicles are covered in a single policy, the premium will certainly be less than the sum of individual insurance policy premiums. Since all vehicles are covered under one policy, you can save a lot of time on tracking and maintaining various policies.

A Motorcycle Headset Purchasing Guide

Posted August 10, 2017 By yulia
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The initial thing you have to do when you’re looking for a motorcycle headset is to identify your requirements and wants. Reflect on all the features that you are looking for within your motorcycle headset, such as sound quality, life of the battery, water-proof and design style, etc.

You’ll find actually a number of distinct brands and types of wireless bluetooth motorcycle headsets out there for sale nowadays, and it is advisable to search around carefully to identify the best quality (blank) deals. When looking for the best cost deals on a wireless motorcycle headset you should look not only for lowest available cost but even look for high quality of the product.

Almost certainly one of the most significant issues to be aware of when looking for the best bluetooth motorcycle headsets will be to select a model that will provide you with the pleasure of enjoying music whilst also permitting you to hear traffic sounds and vehicle horns along with other (blank) traffic noise. Remaining safe on the motorbike includes staying aware of anything that’s happening surrounding you, and the best bluetooth motorbike headsets make it possible for one to do just that.

A few of the elements every single motorcycle owner really should consider consist of weight of bluetooth headset, the different types of connection it uses, how big the unit is and needless to say the cost. Lots of motorcyclists discover that a great way is to make use of the unbiased reviews found in some consumer magazines, motorbike publications or even the guidance on this web site to restrict the selection of bluetooth motorcycle headsets to only a handful. Once the selection has been refined, it is gonna be much less of a struggle to look around to get the best cost. All things considered, locating the perfect cost on the highest achievable level of quality headset needs to be probably the most essential thing to consider by every single biker. Nowadays many of us are compulsive buyers, meaning, we set our sights on a item or gadget and we order it right away without having seriously evaluating other alternatives in the market . In the event you can discover a headset that has all the features and comes accompanied by additional add-on peripherals is surely going to be a great investment.

Luxury Cars And Their Logos

Posted August 8, 2017 By yulia
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Probably, brands of luxury cars are the oldest ones on the automobile market and, therefore, their logos are highly recognizable. In particular, most of them were designed according the ideas of companies’ founders, which cannot but appeal to strong adherence to old traditions and company portfolio. This article uncovers the material about the most magnificent logos of luxury cars.

1.It is a fact of common knowledge that the most gorgeous cars have originated in Italy. Lamborghini is an obvious example. A design of black and gold emblem was offered by company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, and a bull in the center refers to his zodiacal sign – Taurus. The related legend tells that Lamborghini shield was allegedly copied from Ferrari, and the color was changed into black and yellow, to prick the ego of Enzo Ferrari. These two brands were permanently engaged in speechless competition.

2.One more Italian producer of luxury cars is Mazerati, founded by three out of six Mazerati brothers – Alfieri, Bindo and Ernesto. The forth one, Maria, dealt with design of corporate logo. The creation process was inspired by a trident of the statue of Neptune, which stood in the central park of Bologna, where the headquarters of the company were established. Maserati trident with related signature under it was painted by the artist Mario; he was also the only one of six Maserati brothers, which has never dealt with design or manufacture of machines.

3.A tragic story influenced a lot on creation of Rolls-Royce logo. The company’s founders, Sir Henry Royce and Charles Stewart Rolls, originally used red letters in the logo, which combines the first letters of their last names. The legend tells that the color changed into black when Sir Henry Royce died in 1933 and black color was implemented to honor his memory. In real, black letters have become a deliberate decision by the two founders – to provide greater prestige and luxury.

4.Cadillac got its name and logo in honor of the nobleman Antoine de la Mothe, seigneur de Cadillac in 1902. Seigneur de Cadillac founded Detroit in 1701, and was a governor of Louisiana State. Although Cadillac brand was registered only in 1906, but its logo was used starting from September 1902. The postwar models of Cadillac showed several newly designed logos, which featured V-shaped icon and a crown. Emblem of 1947 was one of the first post-war logos, which included “V” with a crown.

5.Infinity brand was advertised by one of the US agencies, interested in promotion of the brand worldwide. Americans took the word infinity as a basis. However, one of the workers of this agency convinced everybody that I-letter, used four times, will look a lot more dynamic. In their turn, Japanese people recognized Infiniti logo as a symbol of Mount Fuji, but in fact, this logo means a road going into the distance, to infinity, referring to the limitless possibilities of the prestigious brand.

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Introduction:

London crowns as a quintessential city of culture, education and heritage for long in the pages of history. It proudly posses the very best of British universities, heritage sites, museums, residential colonies that lasted for several hundred years, some of the oldest sports clubs and many more historical sites that attracted tourist and people from all over the world. Another entity that has an amiable charm in this city is their rich collections of luxury cars. Every person visited this city has a dream of roaming in old luxurious cars to feel the royal warmth to romanticize this special city.

Rolls Royce car hire service in London:

There are some reputed car hire companies in London who give car rental of many famous world renowned brands like BMW, Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, Land rover, Audi, Jaguar and many more. These car hire service companies sell their services to the tourists and visitors. Being a place of royal old and modern lifestyle London base number of heritage hotels, corporate headquarter and other commercial properties which host favourable number of business events, marriage ceremonies or any social gatherings. So, to cater this car hires an enterprise rent car for all possible purposes.

The idea is to address social events with a class service to the people are attending it. Most of the hire company also provides chauffeur along with cars. One can choose from a list of different chauffeur Rolls Royce hire in London according to their convenience and location. In addition to that chauffeur driven car hire services are now available at highly affordable rates. So, in other words it is one in a lifetime opportunity for the people visiting London to choose a top of the range options and enjoy chauffeur driven travel in the world’s most prestigious vehicle. Following is a range of services for that a car hire company provides to their client.

Chauffeur driven car hire

Event car hire

Luxury car hire

Executive car hire

Credit hire (car rental in the credit basis)

Self drive car hire.

Details of RR car hire service holders of London:

Though the car hire service holders in London have been doing the business for over a decade; but still there are some names that have been known to give significant services for decades now. These names are considered by most of the guest and tourist visit London any time of the year. The reason behind this is their range services mentioned above. Most importantly they provide self drive and chauffeur driven luxury vehicle in the run time demand of clients. Their aim is to deliver the highest possible standards of customer care to ensure clients have an enjoyable and pleasant experience every time they use their services. Following is a short list of examples of car hire companies:

Phantom car hire

Season car hire

I chauffeur London

Platinum car hire

Mayfair corporation

Cooper classic cars

Classic car club and many more to follow.

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Motorcycle accidents are hard to deal with especially if the person suffers severe injuries and a lawyer dealing with motorcycle accidents can represent clients and help in getting compensation for the loss.

Motorcycle accidents or collisions are not a good sight. People meet with such accidents every day and it is difficult for people to get back in life right after the accident. Family members and friends are all those important people and cannot be ignored and if they suffer with an accident, life comes to a standstill for them. Sometimes motorcycle accidents are severe that can lead to death. This is the time when a motorcycle accident attorney Chico needs to be called for help. And with insurance companies playing smart in the process, it is difficult to deal with them alone. Insurance companies have their own corporate lawyers and they try to settle for the amount that is no sufficient for the victim. The lawyers from a good and reputed legal firm fight for compensation on client’s behalf and they try to cover other expenses and medical bills so that the family of the victim does not suffer. Motorcycle accidents turn into wrongful deaths and why lose on the compensation at least if there is a possibility of getting.

Employment loss is the main issue when an individual loses a job and in the long run it is not possible for the victim to get back to work for some time. The lawyers offer contingency fee policy because they understand one cannot pay so much for the case. Therefore they only charge after the victim wins the compensation. They evaluate motorcycle accident cases for no fee. Hiring a lawyer just does not mean fighting for rights and compensation. A good lawyer totally understands what situation is the victim in and what goes on especially when the person is disabled.

A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer Chico understands the pain of suffering with an accident, or even losing a loved one or a friend in such a mishap. Without the help of an attorney, people end up paying more to the insurance carriers because they think the companies will compensate more for the loss. However with the attorneys help it becomes easy to decide and settle on what is just and fair for the client. It is important to consider whom to appoint as the lawyer as it might get trickier with so many lawyers available in the legal firms. An experienced and a skilled lawyer can work for clients tactfully and if things are to go to the court they represent victims in the court with a strong representation.

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