Saturday, December 20, 2014

New Toyota Alphard Comes with Grill Super Large

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Bos Automotive - For most residents of large cities, must have been familiar with the Toyota Alphard asked as Big luxury MPV from Toyota. This car was originally imported via general importers, but since the second generation, PT Toyota Astra Motor as the sole agent in Indonesia also sell Toyota officially. Now the third generation of the Toyota Corolla has appeared and rumors of this car will be launched on January 26, 2015.

Change from generation to generation that are now circulating that this latest is not much, but the change is very striking grille new Alphard. Look, grille size of the plaid fused with the front bumper air dam, similar to the design of the front fascia aura Toyota Crown Athlete.

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In addition to the magnitude grille, at the end of the existing chrome trim hood the same as rendering prediction Toyota Innova 2015 we made. Other changes in the design of front-rear lights and fog. Moreover, Toyota's luxury MPV car is not much different from the existing Alphard, especially on the sides.

Those who consider the appearance of new Alphard is a bit odd, might glance at his brother who has a more natural look even more impressive sporty, the latest Toyota Vellfire 2015. The design is still distinctively Vellfire with terraced headlamp and grille are great, but not as big as Alphard.

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Dimensions All New Toyota Alphard 2015 will be a length of 60 mm, width 20 mm and height 10 mm reduced. Yummy, new Alphard wheelbase is now the same as the Nissan Elgrand, which is 3,000 mm or 50 mm longer than the current Alphard.

In the interior, at first glance like there is no significant change. Still the mainstay shades Alphard, which is a combination of black and beige interior with wood panels detailing in some areas. No further information is also about what the new features that you can enjoy the big boss in the cabin Alphard

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Problem engine, car predicted it would not have a significant change. Still with a 2400 cc 4 cylinder version CVT transmission and a 3500 cc V6 version with 6-speed automatic gearbox. There will be no version of the 2000 cc engine as the Toyota Harrier new, considering that this car is very big and it is feared 2,000 cc engine for the Harrier would oversized prop Alphard great body and weighing up to 1.9 tonnes.

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What do you think, which is okay between the latest Alphard and Vellfire this latest third generation? Or even prefer Alphard and Vellfire existing? Tell us in the comments field yes.



how the hybrid engine in the car asterion lamborgini

Bos Automotive - Automotive exhibition Paris Motor Show 2014 special moment that dipillih Italian super car manufacturer, Lamborghini, to introduce the latest hybrid supersport cars belonging to them, Asterion.

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Super car which is still in draft form is a prime Lamborghini cars that use hybrid power once existed for several decades.

The total energy can be produced from the heart V10, 5.2 liter and 3 units of electric motors belong latest supercar Lamborghini is equal to 910 hp. Where 610 hp comes from a conventional engine and the rest of 300 hp from the electric motor.

Through all its strengths, the Lamborghini Asterion claimed to be able to run up to a maximum speed of 320.26 km / h with the ability to sprint from 0-100 km / h in just 3 seconds.

Through the electric motor alone, Asterion can run at a maximum speed of 125.5 km / h and has a range of up to 50 km.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

M12 GTC Sports Car

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THE CAR

The M12 GTC sports car was one of three M12 variants introduced at the Birmingham Motor Show in 2002.

This groundbreaking model, priced at £45,000, was the first Noble sports to be offered in the form of a convertible, and was based on the M12 GTO-3.

In terms of marketing, the GTC was positioned in the under £50,000 sector so that it would be seen as a viable alternative to the higher-priced Porsche 911 Carrrera Cabriolet and Morgan Aero 8, whilst Lotus Elise convertible owners would be attracted to the higher performance on offer.

The car's roof section was reminiscent of the Porsche and Triumph TR Targa tops, and consisted of two detachable composite fibreglass panels which, when removed and stored behind the seats, left the rear section in place.

However, to achieve the full benefit of open top driving, the rear section could also be removed, although there was nowhere on the car for it to be fully stored away.

The acknowledged high build quality of Noble sports cars meant that the GTC was as draught-free as its coupe counterpart.

Another unique feature was that the car's rear section had been re-styled to create an area suitable for storing luggage, which could be accessed by way of the engine cover that could be raised hydraulically via a lever in the cabin.

A regular feature of many convertibles was that the chassis would require additional strengthening to allow for the increased stresses created by removing the roof section.

However, this was not necessary with the GTC owing to the rigid steel space frame chassis used in conjunction with the coupe variant.

Large 33cm AP Racing vented and drilled disc brakes all round were retained, as was power assisted steering.

The spacious cabin had leather trim as well as adjustable steering column and seats, the latter being fitted with anti-roll hoops.

It had a composite fibreglass body, 18 inch alloy wheels, and a kerb weight of 1080 kg.

THE ENGINE

The M12 GTC was powered by the same 3 litre, V6 engine as used in the M12 GTO-3 variant.

However, the only difference was that only one turbocharger was used, with a maximum boost of 0.6 bar, unlike the two fitted to the GTO-3.

Furthermore, as a result of the modifications to the car's rear section, the intercooler was now re-positioned.

This arrangement developed 290 bhp at 6000 rpm, and 290 ft/lbs of torque at 4750 rpm, the greater majority of which was available around 3000 rpm.

Linked to a six speed manual gearbox, it produced a top speed of 160 mph, with a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 secs, both of which were slightly slower than the GTO-3. Technical Data:

COMPETITION

Typical competition for the Noble M12 GTC included the following sports cars: Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, Morgan Aero 8, and Lotus Elise Sports Racer.

The Noble M600 Sports Car

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THE CAR

The Noble M600 sports car was launched at the Goodwood Revival Meeting in late 2009, and was the successor to the well-received M12, and the more aggressive M400.

It was offered as a two seater fixed head coupe, with a price tag of £200,000, and planned production of only 50 units a year.

The body consisted of a lightweight composite fibreglass construction attached to a steel space frame chassis, which produced a curb weight of 1250 kg.

ABS and traction control were offered as optional extras in order to maintain the weight-saving minimalist approach of the standard car.

Although it was popular, the M12 was fitted with a transverse engine which, as the power output of the twin turbo unit increased as a result of ongoing development, this created a number of problems related to insufficient cooling and gearbox reliability caused by ever-increasing stresses.

However, these problems were overcome in 2006 with the launch of the Noble M15 which was fitted with a longitudinally positioned engine, and this format was continued in the M600.

In terms of performance, the car was pitched in that market sector dominated by the likes of the Porsche Carrera, Ferrari Enzo, Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Gallardo and McLaren MP4/12C.

The M600 was designed and developed with the aim of ensuring that the driver, and not an array of electronic computer-controlled aids, was in complete control of this impressive sports car.

In 2013, a variant of the original M600 was introduced, and designated the Noble M600 Carbon Edition.

It was offered with what was, in fact, a "bare" carbon fibre body which contained a tinted translucence.

The new finish had taken much painstaking work to perfect, and the result was impressive.

THE ENGINE

The Noble M600 was powered by a Volvo 4.4 litre, mid-engined V8, originally developed by Yamaha, and linked to two Garrett turbochargers, fitted with a variable boost, which allowed the driver to choose, by way of a switch linked to the engine control unit, one of three levels of output:

The Road Mode with a pressure of 0.6 bar producing 450 bhp
The Track Mode with 0.8 bar producing 550 bhp
The Race Mode with 1.0 bar producing 650 bhp
In each case, the redline was 7000 rpm.

Fitted with a Graziano six speed manual gearbox, and a compression ratio of 9.5:1, it produced a top speed of 225 mph, a 0-60 mph time of 3.0 secs, and 0-100 mph in 6.5 secs. Technical data:

Monday, December 1, 2014

Replacing the Automobile Windshield

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Bos AutomotiveReplacing the Automobile Windshield

Step 1: Get a replacement windshield for your vehicle

You can buy these new or get it from a wrecker's yard. And in this case, one should crack for chips and cracks well ahead, before handing over the money. In case you are looking to move the detached windscreen to your vehicle, blanket and duvet cushioning will be required, preventing any damage in pursuit.

If you are looking at second-hand, the windshield will not be ready to fit. The urethane band will either need to be removed or trimmed to about 1 mm in-depth using a razor blade or saw, to get trimming done.

Step 2: Remove plastic surroundings

Stop prying the clips that hold on to the windscreen. These are specifically designed for molding the vehicle. The process initially saves time, but it really needs not to be glued if you have the replacement chips on hand. Simple and aesthetic in value and attached to the windshield, they perform no other function apart from making it look good.

Step 3: Use a cold knife to cut the urethane between the glass and the pinch weld from the outside

Given that you have the appropriate tools and experience, this job can take about 15 minutes to about an hour. The urethane is usually pretty strong, allowing for the glass to move thus not developing a crack every time it pertains to a stress that it puts on while driving.

Step 4: Pinch weld preparation

Use a brush and plain water to clean away visible dirt. The trimming must be down to about 3mm thick. It's optimal to use a razor blade. Areas with rust or damaged urethane will require to be taken back to metal. The rust problems should be fixed and thereby areas of bare metal are to be primed.

Step 5

Now get the glass prepared to match the urethane adhesive. This opens the molecules to the frit band, thereby preparing the glass to accept the molecules of urethane.

Step 6: Use an electric caulking gun to apply the urethane

The new urethane has to adhere to the old one. This should be clean and free from any kind of contaminants. The blowing wind is another problem that throws in dust to the pinch weld before the adhesive can be applied.

Step 7: Place the windshield now.

Be sure you align the top bottom and sided to the windscreen by sight alone. Be sure not to touch the frit band, as the oils and dirt will contaminate the glass while reducing the effectiveness of the activator.

Top Signs Your Car Needs Auto Repair

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Bos Automotive - Like going to a doctor when you get sick, auto repair is occasionally necessary to keep your car healthy and functional. Sometimes, a car's problems are difficult to detect, and can only be treated once the damage is done. Many other times, however, auto repair costs can be minimized by early detection of key indicators that may signify car trouble. While these examples are by no means complete, they do present a good start!

Does your engine whine or rumble when pumping the breaks at a stop sign? If so, this may be an early indication of brake pads beginning to wear down. While not initially a serious problem, this should be taken to an automotive repair shop sooner than later. Replacing brake pads is a relatively simple and inexpensive task. Wait too long, however, and it could result in lengthier, not to mention costlier, fixes! Just knowing you can come to a full and complete stop whenever necessary will probably make those morning commutes a little less stressful.

Sometimes while driving, people may notice the faint (or, unfortunately, strong) scent of burning oil. This is almost undoubtedly due to a leak somewhere under your vehicle, which is causing motor oil to sizzle against the hotter parts in the system. Most people don't wish to smell like hot petroleum every time they arrive at their destination, but they also probably don't want to pay for continual oil refills. Like brake pads, this is an easy problem to ignore, but the benefits of early auto repair are far more economical, safe, and altogether less smelly in the long run.

So, you're able to stop whenever you want to, and your car no longer trails smoke. But now, your ride feels springier, and it's beginning to give you a bit of a headache. Sounds like your shocks are wearing down. Kids bouncing around in the backseat may think the drive is a lot more fun, but your chassis is suffering for it. Shock systems often deteriorate after regular exposure to rough roads, or just general overuse. So, replacing them when necessary will smooth out those trips a whole lot more.

While these tips are for just a few of the more easily detectable and fixable problems, just being on the lookout for these indicators will save you stress and money. In general, if something feels off, it just might be! Regular auto repair shop visits will help keep you and your loved ones (including your car!) safe and sound as you drive through life.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tips for Best Performance

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Bos Automotive - Android phones are growing in popularity and sometimes Ford Sync users should use a maintenance workshop for the best performance.

Sometimes Android phones just aren't "paired" correctly from the beginning. This could distort the Bluetooth connection over time and this could result in poor performance. Just like a home or office computer, a Sync owner needs to sometime to "maintenance" to keep their Sync system running properly.

If your Sync system doesn't operate well, then you may need to do a "Re-Pair" procedure (also called "Clean Pairing."). This is a multi-step process for clearing out your former Bluetooth connection and reestablishing a fresh connection.

Here is multi-step process for on-going maintenance of your Sync hands-free system.

1. Start the "Re-Pair" Process by deleting device(s) from your phone:

Go to your phone Settings and turn Bluetooth On

Under Bluetooth settings, choose Discoverable, and look for "Trusted Devices"

If you see an icon or tab that says "Sync," then tap the circle icon or the gear icon to the right and then tap "forget Device" or "Unpair Device."

Now, completely power down your phone for several minutes.

2. Continue the "Re-Pair" Process by deleting device(s) from your Sync System:

Push the "Phone Icon" on your steering wheel, on a center console button (if equipped), push the "Phone" button on the MyFord system, or tap the upper left corner of the MyFord Touch system.

This brings up the "Phone Menu" on your Sync display console.

Use the Tuning Knob (if equipped) or the Up/Down arrows to move through the Topics.

Go to System Settings, then push OK (on the steering wheel or on the console).

Now scroll through the menu to find Bluetooth Devices, push OK

Go through menu to select Delete Devices, push OK

Find your phone's name (or model number), push OK

The system will say "Confirm Delete," push OK.

Go to the menu, select "Return," push OK.

Now select "Add Bluetooth Device" from menu and push OK.

Turn on your handset phone. Let is completely power up.

The Sync voice will say, "Push OK to begin pairing a device." Push OK.

The Sync system will display a 6-digit PIN, on most phones this is what you will use. On Android-based phones, go to Step 4.

3. Pairing the iPhone and most phones.

Go to your phone's "System Settings" (usually in the App with the gears, or in the "Toolbox" or "Connectivity" folder.)

Turn on Bluetooth (if it's not already on).

Go to the Trusted Devices/Add Device area.

If you do not see a "Sync" tab, then pus "Scan for Devices."

When you see a tab that says "Sync" then tap that, a secondary screen appears. Enter the 6-digit PIN displayed on the vehicle's console. On some newer models, the Sync system will send a new number that matches on already received on your phone. Push OK, Accept or Connect on your console and on the phone.

4. Pairing the Android-based phone.

For Samsung Galaxy and other Samsung phones, for HTC, LG and other Android-based phones, then do this:

When you see the 6-digit PIN displayed on the console, then use the Tuning Knob (or Up/Down Arrows) to select "Special PIN," push OK.

"0000" will appear on your console, now go to your phone's System Settings.

Turn on Bluetooth (if it's not already on).

Go to the Trusted Devices/Add Device area.

If you do not see a "Sync" tab, then push "Scan for Devices."

When you see a tab that says "Sync," then tap that. When a secondary screen appears and enter the "0000" PIN. On some newer models, the phone will automatically accept the "0000" PIN without having to input it.

Push OK, Accept or Connect on your console and on the phone.

Once your Sync system recognizes your phone it will begin to ask questions such as "Turn on 911 Assist?" Push OK or Yes.

5. The Connection Process

After entering the PIN (as described above), the Sync system will "find your phone."

Android-based phones may chirp, or sound an alarm, and you will be a screen on your phone momentarily.

Be sure to tap to check the box that says "Always Connect." Then push the "pair" button on your phone for the MAP access, PBAF access screen, or other access protocol screens.

Your console will show questions, such as "Set as Primary Phone?" Push OK twice.

Set "911 Assist to ON" push OK twice.

The Sync system will ask if you want to Download Phone Book, then push OK or Yes.

During pairing, your Android phone may notify you that SYNC wants to access your messages and phonebook. Choose Always Allow/Connect and check "Yes".

On the MyFord Touch system, a single screen will appear with the multiple questions. Tap the screen to select and accept your choices.

After a few moments (sometimes up to two or three minutes) the console screen will show "Phonebook Downloaded."

Then the screen may show "Phone Redial." If so, push the hold the Phone icon on the steering wheel for about five seconds and let go.

The console screen should now be clear, or defaults back to the radio or media playing on your Audio system.

Now, try to use the steering wheel controls to see if the system is working properly.

To Make a Call

Push the "Voice" button or the icon with the "mouth and soundwaves" on it to get the tone and the voice will say "Sync, state your command."

Say Phone, and the system should respond with "Phone, state your command."

Then say, "Call + (a contact name and device)" from your phone's Contacts list.

The Voice will respond with "Calling (your contact name and device)."

Or say, "Dial." Then the Sync system will respond with "Number please."

In a normal tone and pace say the complete 10-digit phone number.

The Voice will repeat the number (and show it on the console screen).

If OK, say "Dial", after you hear the Sync tone.

If the Sync System does not respond with the correct information, then press and hold the Phone icon for a few seconds. Release the phone icon and press the "Voice" button again to start the process again.

To Answer an Incoming Call

Give the Phone icon on the steering wheel a quick push.

Or, you can also:

On a MyFord System, you will see on your center console screen the Called ID number or name, plus the words "Accept" and "End." Push the appropriate button underneath to Answer the call, or to "Reject" the call.

On a MyFord Touch screen, you will see the Called ID and a box with a green phone that says "Accept" or "Answer." Or a box with a red phone that says "Answer, End or Reject." Push the appropriate box to either answer or reject the call.

Rejected calls are sent to your phone's voice mail.

When finished with a call, press the hold the Phone icon on your steering wheel for about five seconds and release. Or, with the MyFord or MyFord Touch systems you can push the "End Call" button on the console.

Troubleshooting Tip:

If the Sync system is still not working, and if your MyFord Touch screen isn't displaying properly, then you need to review this video to do a " Master Reset."

If the Sync system is still not working, then you can try this "hard reboot" process.

Park your vehicle. Turn it off and remove the key from the ignition.

Open the hood. Locate the car battery. Please be careful, do not touch both the positive and negative poles at the same time. Do not drop a metal tool across both of the poles. This could result in a electric shock and/or a fire. So please be careful! Or, if you prefer, visit your Ford dealership Service Department for assistance.

Use the correct-sized wrench (could be an 8 or 10 mm size), a socket wrench, or an adjustable wrench to loosen the black battery cable clamp. This is the battery pole marked with the "-" (negative) sign. Just a few turns of the nut should loosen the cable clamp.

Twist and pull the entire battery cable clamp off of the battery and keep it off for about five minutes.

Now reattach the battery cable clamp and retighten the nut. Now close the hood.

Start the vehicle and let it run for at least three minutes or so. The radio may start on the AM band and the clock may have reset itself to noon. Let the Sync have a few minutes to "reboot" before going to your vehicle settings and resetting the time. Just push the FM radio buttons to get back to your favorite radio channel.

Top Quality Car Batteries - Taking Your Vehicle to the Next Level

http://otomodif1.blogspot.com/2014/11/top-quality-car-batteries-taking-your.htmlBos Automotive - Quality car batteries have always been praised by everyone. There is nothing more special than a feel of a brand new car battery. The significance of a quality battery for a vehicle has been fully accentuated throughout the years. Without it, different car functions and parts will not work properly as they are meant to be, for example air conditioning system, dashboard lights, music system, etc. Still, the primary query is why is it essential to look for a finest car battery in the marketplace?

The answer to the query is that not all batteries will give you the same value. Only the superior quality car battery will offer you superior performance and comes with a warranty.

The following are some reasons why it's vital to do your groundwork and pick the battery carefully:

• Long lasting battery life - Try to find out the expected battery life of the product before making the purchase. You cannot even think of running your vehicle without a battery, so you must choose precisely. Be conscious of your consumption and use energy wisely. Don't be too stingy, because the electrolytes inside the battery will drain away over time even when it is idle.

• Quality assurance for a longer period of time - After researching the marketplace, you'll definitely realize that only the most reliable products have decent warranties that cover damages. Warranties are usually helpful if you have a tight budget, also if you are on a road trip.

• Reliable Client support - Search for the best car battery websites, as they can assist you to find the most ideal batteries for your needs. They will help you know what you need, so you can make a well-informed purchase. In addition, they also have a friendly and responsible customer service which answers all your questions and provide personalized advice.

• Effective construction factors - Having a long-lasting battery is one of the reasons why it's important to find the best batteries available. They feature quality construction that will let your battery work for long period of time. Henceforth, you will get a battery that will not be damaged as easily as others.

Advantages of good quality car batteries:

• Highly cost-effective - These high quality batteries are cost effective and economical. Also, these batteries last for a longer period of time.

• These batteries are recyclable too - They are disposable, which in turn helps in reducing pollution to a great extent.

• Can be recharged easily - These batteries can be charged time after time as per the requirement, which helps in reducing waste and saving money.

• They are Eco-friendly - They assist in reducing overall waste and pollution, because of which they are genuinely considered as an Eco-friendly source.

• Available in different varieties - Earlier, these batteries were available in limited sizes, but nowadays they are manufactured in different sizes as per the demand.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

4 Reasons Winter Wreaks Havoc on Auto Glass

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Bos Automotive - Your car is under a lot of pressure come winter, and putting off windshield repair or ignoring a hairline crack can ruin the holidays. It's peak season for cracked, chipped and broken auto glass, which means it's imperative that you stay on top of any damage. If you're lucky, small areas of damage can be repaired before they get out of control. Otherwise, you'll need an expert to replace the glass so Jack Frost stays on the right side of the windshield.

Of course, it's also the busiest time of year-and surely you can do one more mall run with a crack in the back window, right? Unfortunately, that cold weather isn't helping matters. The good news is that repairing damaged auto glass is more affordable, faster and convenient than you think. Rely on a company that comes to you, deals with insurance if that's the most affordable route for you and schedules appointments that work around you.

If you thought winter was rough on you, just take a look at what it dishes up for your ride:

1. Weather Extremes Can Exacerbate Cracks

Extremely cold weather can encourage a small crack to expand in seconds. Plus, if you park your car in a temperature-controlled area, like a basement, and then drive off into a near blizzard, that kind of temperature shift can also make things worse. Never think of a crack as "no big deal" because it can become one in a blink.

2. Drive like Hail

Hail comes in all sizes, and some of the bigger stones are as big as baseballs. Even worse, you never see hail coming-it can be perfectly pleasant outside and in seconds turn into a hailstorm. If you don't have a chance to move your car into a garage (which you often don't), the glass and frame can sustain serious damage. If stones have attacked your car, make sure to get it repaired immediately before the next storm hits.

3. Kicked Up Rocks

Driving behind a larger rig or in its blind spot can lead to rocks kicked up into your windshield any time of year. However, in the winter it can be even worse because there could be hailstones still on the road. Plus, some regions still put down salt or have other means of de-icing the roads. These can all lead to car damage including windshield problems.

4. Peak Season for Fender Benders

There are two major times per year when accidents rates are on the rise: December and July. People are in a mad rush to get those last-minute holiday gifts, and they're often not as careful or courteous as normal. Even a minor accident can lead to glass damage-or you might discover your beloved ride with a crushed side mirror in an over-cramped parking lot.

'Tis the season for thankfulness and giving, so don't forget to include your trusty automobile in the holiday spirit. It needs a little holiday TLC just like you. If you notice damage to the glass, don't wait until next year to get it fixed. By then, who knows how severe it could be?

How to Protect Your Car on the Road

http://otomodif1.blogspot.com/2014/11/how-to-protect-your-car-on-road.htmlBos Automotive - These days there are many vehicles on the road and, consequently, this means that there are increased dangers on our roads. Such dangers can include fellow drivers driving fast or negligently and other vehicles causing damage to the roads. Potholes are a very common problem on many roads. It is an occurrence of wear and tear on the roads that are used regularly, especially by heavy vehicles. However, all of these factors can affect your vehicle's tyres. So how can you protect your car and its tyres on these roads?

There are a number of ways that you can protect your car and its tyres on the roads.

Invest in quality tyres that will last you a fair duration of time. Toyo tyres are one such brand of tyres that are manufactured with modern roads in mind; and according to European road and weather conditions. These tyres are able to handle in both wet and dry conditions because they have functional tread design for wet and dry handling.

Quality tyres such as Toyo have a dual tread compound for exceptional handling and braking. If you find yourself in a position where the car may react against you, these tyres can assist you with optimal handling and when attempting to come to a sudden stop.

Toyo tyres are developed with a high stiffness wall and bead for good steering response. Whenever anything may happen to your car, you want to rest assured that your car's wheels and tyres will respond to the direction in which you steer the car.

It is also important to find a tyre that is stable at all speeds, especially highway speeds. Many accidents happen on the highway so using a tyre that can handle and respond to the speed of your vehicle is imperative.

To protect your tyres while on the road, it is best to avoid speeding into or over potholes. Try to avoid them wherever possible. If you can't avoid it, try to go over them slowly so that you minimise any damage to the tyres. Strong quality tyres should be able to resist pothole damage for a certain duration. This keeps you safe and prevents damage to the car.

It is important to protect your car on the road, not only for the car's sake but ultimately for your safety. Finding the proper wheels and tyres that suit your type of vehicle and the conditions in which you regularly drive is important.

Minty's is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bajaj Discover 125 - Discovering Speed

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Bos Automotive - Bajaj Motorcycles and Scooters Limited is the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India. Many world class bikes have come out from their stable. The Bajaj has many vehicles in the 100 cc, 125 cc and 150 cc segments. The Discover 125 was launched long back in 2004 in 4 variants. But in 2005 only a single variant was kept in circulation. The Discover 125 was re-launched in 2011. The Discover 125 ST was launched in 2012 and the variant 125T in 2013. In 2014 two variants Discover 125 Disc and 125 Drum have been launched.

The Bajaj Discover 125 has 6 variants presently. The base Discover 125 drum variant is priced Rupees 49,017 and the top variant Discover 125T Disc Rupees 54,659. All the variants have kick and self starts. The instrument panel has an analogue speedometer, a fuel gauge, a low fuel alarm and a low battery indication. The bike has a 12V MF battery, 35w halogen multi reflector head lamps, LED tail and brake lamps and crystal lamp turn and pass signals.

The Discover is the first Bajaj bike with a 4 valve twin spark plug DTSi engine. The 124 cc, 11 bhp and 10.8 Nm torque engine with carburetor fuel system gives mileages of 77 kmpl for the 125T variants and 82 kmpl for the other variants. The Discover takes 6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph and the top speed is 100 kmph. The transmission is 5 speed manual with wet multi plate type clutch.

The Bajaj Discover 125 comes in colours of brilliant blue, midnight black and blue, flame red and midnight black and red. The dimensions of the Discover are 2035 mm length, 760 mm width, 1087 mm height, 800 mm seat height, 1305 mm wheel base and 165 mm ground clearance. The 118 kg bike has a fuel tank of 8 litres with a 2 litre reserve capacity.

The chassis of the Discover is double cradle type with telescopic suspension with 130 mm fork at the front and Nitrox gas filled suspension with 110 mm wheel travel at the rear. The 17" alloy wheels have 2.75x17-41P tyres at the front and 3.0x17-50P tyres at the rear. The brakes are 200 mm disc or 130 mm drum type at the front and 130 mm drum type at the rear.

The Bajaj Discover is having 100 cc and 150 cc variants also. This tried and tested model has many variants, nice performance and good mileages as plus points. The absence of a digital console and visible cost cutting on the body are the weak points. The competition comes from the bikes like the Suzuki Hayate and the TVS Phoenix

Bajaj Pulsar 220 - A Stylish Bike

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Bos Automotive - The Bajaj bikes are very popular in India because of their bold designs and competitive fuel efficiencies. The Bajaj Pulsar originally introduced in 2001 with 150 and 180 cc models has undergone many revamps. A 220 cc compact sports model has been launched in 2007. The sports model got a facelift and has been released as Bajaj Pulsar 220F in 2011. This bike is the cheapest sports bike available in India at a price of Rupees 82,023 ex-showroom.

The Pulsar 220 comes in beautiful colours of plasma blue, cocktail wine red and midnight black. The console has a digital speedometer, an analogue tacho meter, 2 digital trip meters, a digital fuel gauge and low fuel, low oil and low battery indications. The electricals include a 12V MF battery, 55 watt projector head lamps, LED tail and brake lamps and crystal turn and pass signals. Also there are a start button, a kill switch, a self cancelling indicator and a side stand alarm.

The engine is the best part of the Pulsar 220. The 220 cc, 67 mm bore, 62 mm stroke single cylinder oil cooled engine has 4 valves and twin spark plugs. The fuel system is the carburetor type and the ignition is digital twin spark ignition. The engine develops 21 bhp and 19.2 NM maximum torque and delivers mileages of 68 kmpl which is quite high for a 220 cc bike. The 5 speed manual transmission has wet type clutch and chain drive. The Pulsar 220 takes 3.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph and the top speed is about 134 kmph.

The chassis of the Pulsar 220 is double cradle type and the suspensions are telescopic with anti friction bush at the front and 5 way adjustable nitrox shock absorbers at the rear. The wheels are 17" alloy type with tubeless tyres. The front tyre has 90/90-17 and the back tyre 120/80-17 specifications. The brakes are 260 mm solid disc type at the front and 230 mm solid disc at the rear.

The physical dimensions of the Bajaj Pulsar 220 are 2035 mm length, 750 mm width, 1165 mm height and 795 mm seat height. The bike with a good wheel base of 1350 mm has a ground clearance of 165 mm. This slightly heavy bike weighs 150 kg and has a fuel tank of 15 litres capacity with 3 litres reserve.

The Bajaj Pulsar 220 F has a good design, a well tuned engine, a reasonable mileage and good maneuverability with an effective braking system. Awkward riding position and vibrations at higher speeds are the weak points of the bike. The competition comes from the bikes like the Hero Karizma and the Yamaha R15.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hero Ignitor Vs Bajaj Discover

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Hero Ignitor Vs Bajaj Discover - Hero Ignitor was launched in 2012 as a re-badged version of the Hero Honda Stunner. In spite of the parent companies, Hero and Honda, going separate ways, it was decided that the new company, Hero MotoCorp, would share technology and products till 2014.

Bajaj Discover is a successful series of bikes from the house of Bajaj Auto Limited, the second largest producer of motorcycles in India. Bajaj launched the Discover in the year 2004 when the Indian motorcycle market was going through a bad patch. The Discover bikes came like a breath of fresh air and instantly went on to become a national bestseller.

Hero Ignitor provides good on road mileage and is one of the best performers amongst the 125 cc segment commuter. The Ignitor comes in only two variants - one is a self start with front-disc break and the other is a self start with drum brake.

When compared to the Ignitor, the Discover bikes are offered in several variants. Ever since Bajaj came out with their Discover 125 cc bike, they have been constantly launching various up-gradations that range from the 135 cc to the 150 cc powered engine. The first Discover bike to showcase a quarter fairing - the Discover 150F was also quite popular amongst the urban youth. Another Discover with a 125 cc engine was launched with the new DTS-I engine (Digital Twin Spark Ignition technology). The Bajaj Discover 100 4G was launched with Bajaj Discover 100 T, Discover 100 and Discover 100 M as the three models.

Hero MotoCorp Ignitor gives an average mileage of 62 kmpl in the city. 
While the Bajaj Discover 125 renders a fuel efficiency of 70 kmpl, the Discover 135 DTSi-KS offers a mileage of 65 kmpl. The Discover 125 DTSi-ES gives a mileage of 70 kmpl and the Discover 135 DTSi-ES offers a mileage of 65 kmpl. 
The Ignitor comes with a digital-analogue instrument console while the Bajaj bike comes with a basic instrument console.

The Ignitor with its easy and comfortable handling and mind blowing performance has become hugely popular in the Indian bike market.

The Discover series provides a decent power and good on road mileage and is always ready to take on its competitors.

The Ignitor comes with a price tag of Rs. 57,550 to 59,550.

The Bajaj Series starts from a fairly lower price when compared to the Ignitor bikes and comes in a price range of Rs. 44,001 to 58,739

The Discover is a perfect package of the right mix of style, power and economy. Their styling and other added features like alloys, self-start and DTSi technology are also worth mentioning.

The maintenance free battery and a better city mileage are the plus points of the Ignitor.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hero Glamour - The 125 Cc Bike

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Bos Automotive - The commuter bike segment of the Indian bike industry has seen only bikes with less power till the arrival of the Hero Glamour.The 125 cc Glamour has been a hit when launched in 2005 because of its extra power. After the split with the Honda Motors the Hero MotoCorp has revamped the model in 2011 and has become the best selling 125 cc Hero bike. The Glamour looks more like a 150 cc bike than a 125 cc one.

This 125 cc engine pumps out a peak power of 9 bhp at 7000 rpm and peak torque of 10.35 Nm at 4000 rpm. The bike has kick and self start options. The ignition is DC-digital CDI with TCIS type. The 2014 variant Glamour FI has a full transistorized ignition system. The clutch is wet multiple plate type and the gear is 4 speed constant mesh type. The Glamour has a fantastic mileage of 60 to 65 kmpl in the city and 70 to 75 kmpl on the highways. The bike takes 7.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph and has a top speed of 95 kmph.

A 3 Ah maintenance-free battery, 35 watt halogen type headlamps, a 5 watt tail lamp, a 21 watt stop lamp and 10 watt turn lamps constitute the electrical system of the Glamour. The full analogue console of the bike has a speedometer, a trip meter, a fuel gauge and a low fuel indicator.

The chassis of the Glamour is double cradle type with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and rectangular swing arm with 5 step adjustment type shock absorbers at the rear. The 18" wheels have 2.75x18-42 P tyres at the front and 3.00x18-52 P tyres at the rear. The brakes are 240 mm drum (disc optional) type at the front and 130 mm drum type at the rear. The Glamour comes in colours of blazing red, black with tornado grey, black with sportz red, black with frost blue and boon silver metallic.

The physical dimensions of the Glamour are 2005 mm length, 735 mm width, 1070 mm height, 1265 mm wheel base and 165 mm ground clearance. This 125 kg (129 kg for the electric start) bike has a fuel tank of 13.8 (1 reserve) litre capacity, sufficient for a 1000 km ride if the controls are used judiciously.

The Glamour FI is priced at Rupees 58,700 and 62,750 for drum and disc variants respectively. The mileage, the comfort and the power are the plus points of the Glamour. The competition comes from the likes of the Bajaj Discover, the Honda CB Shine and the Yamaha Gladiator.

The colors used are black sports red, black grey metallic, candy blazing red and vibrant orange.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Professional Car Body Repairs You Might Need

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Bos Automotive Professional Car Body Repairs You Might Need - A car is very important in today's life. Without it, you would not have a convenient and efficient way of getting to and from work, taking the children to school, running errands for your own family and for your elderly parents, and generally getting anywhere you need to go for work and pleasure. As such, you go great lengths to maintain your car's good condition at all times - you take it for regular checks, keep it clean, and drive with care every time you roll out onto the road. But sometimes, no matter how careful you aim to be, things happen beyond your control.

You park your car outside the supermarket and when you come back a few minutes later, you find a dent on your door. Scuffs on your bumper could be the result of a weekend out on a road trip with friends. Or maybe you just caught an unlucky break and vandals selected your car out of many to vandalise. There's nothing left to do but to take your car to the garage for car body repairs - but did you know that you can have a much better experience getting your car fixed?

If you're like the average adult who juggles work commitments and familial obligations, you're not likely to have much free time to spend on lengthy trips to a garage. Your best solution is to contact car bodywork technicians who can bring their services to you, instead of the other way around. That's right - instead of driving out to get your car fixed, repair specialists will come to your house (or even your workplace) to perform repairs or dent removal on your car while you're getting work done in the office or minding the children at home.

How is it possible that the service comes to you - won't the work require a garage setting to be done properly, you ask? The secret lies in the years of experience and expertise of the car dent repairs specialists you contact. With extensive automotive industry experience and a good grasp of repairing all car makes and models, the best repair specialists will know exactly what tools and skills to use for your car's specific problem, and they will be able to work on your car outside of a garage (as long as there's sufficient space around the car to work in). And it won't be a problem if it rains - they'll have a system in place to ensure that work carries on even in bad weather.

These service providers will be able to tell if your car will benefit most from paintless dent removal or repairs for scuffs, scratches or paint cracking. Whichever service is necessary, they will bring the equipment and the high-quality service that will get your car looking as good as new.

Caring for your car is a top responsibility. But if you find dents and scuffs and need to get them addressed right away, now all you have to do is call in the experts - and watch them do their magic from your office or living room window. Talk about efficient, hassle-free service. Click here for more info on this.

Frame Repair Can Save Your Vehicle

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Bos Automotive - You may think that if the frame of your vehicle is damaged it is a total loss. With today's modern frame repair the frame of your vehicle can many times be safely repaired and your vehicle saved. Something as simple as hitting a pothole at high speeds can damage your frame. Most of today's vehicles are constructed with a unibody frame which means the vehicle is built right onto the frame (unlike older methods which placed the vehicle on the frame after it was built) and this presents a challenge to frame repair. This is why frame repair is better left to the professionals who have the right equipment and skills to perform frame repair safely and efficiently.

How Frame Damage Affects Your Vehicle

There are several signs your vehicle may have suffered frame damage. A bad accident is an obvious cause, but uneven tire wear, vibration, uneven wheel alignment, and leaning to one side can also be symptoms of frame damage. The safety and performance of your vehicle is greatly affected by frame damage. Your ability to control your vehicle as well as increased wear and tear are all factors to be considered. If the frame of your vehicle is damaged the signs and symptoms will only worsen with time.

Frame Repair Basics

As mentioned before many cars, SUV's, and small trucks have a unibody construction. Larger commercial vehicles are still built with a separate frame, and it takes a qualified shop to know how to fix both types of frame construction. The technician does more than just a quick overview to assess the damage; they must have a thorough knowledge of each type of frame, and the signs of damage to look for.

Once the damage is assessed the vehicle is placed on a large hydraulic machine which stretches and bends the frame back to factory specifications. The technician monitors this process carefully to ensure the frame is properly manipulated. Many times additional straightening and welding are needed to repair the frame. Not only do technicians need a thorough knowledge of vehicle construction, but they must also be versed in the many different types of metals used in frame construction and their properties. This helps prevent further damage to the frame, and enables the technician to repair the frame safely.

Not a Shade Tree Mechanic Job

You may see frame repair kits at your local store, but they can't give you the safe and proper repair provided by a qualified shop equipped with heavy duty equipment and a thorough knowledge of repair processes. If repaired incorrectly your vehicle may become unsafe and unreliable. For example unless they are calibrated to the original factory setting your air bags may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, or they may deploy at the wrong time. Don't take chances with your vehicle's safety and leave this job to the professionals.

If done properly frame repair can save your vehicle. Not all frame damage is catastrophic. A qualified shop with the right equipment can straighten and repair your vehicle and get it back on the road in good running order.

Kathryn McDowell is a freelance writer with a mission to educate her readers. She recommends professional frame repair if your vehicle has suffered any type of frame damage.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

What You Must Know Before Buying a Motorcycle

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In recent times there has been a rise in the number of motorcycles available in the market. Different types of bikes feature different sizes and shapes. Furthermore, each type of motorcycle is designed for a particular purpose and performance. For instance, if you are the kind of person that likes travelling for long distances without being in a hurry, then a sport bike may not be the right choice for you. In such circumstances a travelling motorcycle may be the right choice. The factors to consider when buying a motorcycle include:

Type of motorcycle Bos Automotive

Motorcycles range from cruiser to travelling, including sport bikes. Various motorcyle series grant you the ideal opportunity to choose from a range of bikes. Each type of bike has its own performance and function. The performance includes high, average or low. Therefore, if you are the kind of person that enjoys adventure while riding consider a cruiser motorcycle. Some bikes cannot be ridden for many kilometers because the manufacturer did not intend them to run for tens of kilometers and to exceed a certain distance or speed. Hence, it is important to know which type of bike serves your needs. By reading the motorcycle reviews you will be able to familiarize yourself with the available models.

Body type

It is important to choose a bike that fits your body type. This might sound obvious but it is surprising most people fail to consider their body types when choosing a motorcycle. Motorcycles are available in different sizes and shapes, the same way humans are. Some are short, others are tall, while others are average in height. If both of your feet cannot touch the ground flat-footed while sitting on the bike, then the bike is not right for your body size. When you are about to stop suddenly or take an unexpected corner, both feet have to be used. When you are not able to place your feet on the ground while seated upright you might cause an accident.

The motorcycle's performance

If you are a novice in riding bikes, you should avoid high performance motorcycles. High performance bikes are harder to control their speed than other average bikes.A novice rider would end up causing an accident because the rider lacks enough experience to ride such bikes. Ideally, a bike with an engine capacity of more than 600cc should be left to experienced riders. It is advisable to begin with a slower bike and in due course you can gradually advance to a faster bike- after you have become a better rider.