Month: January 2019

Porsche Cayenne

The 4.8 liter V8 engine with 385 horse power output will make the SUV sprint with bulky body to achieve 6.4 to reach the first 60 miles. With 6 Triptionic-S Transmission gets Cayenne to reach 155 miles per hour top speed. It expends around 14 mile per gallon and 21 miles per gallon on the high way.

The interior looks very nice and sophisticated. Almost every single thing in this vehicle is covered by leather. The front console gives full control ever everything. Instead of paddle levers, Cayenne voted to use shift switches. Completed with a large LCD screen for navigation system and BOSE (R) Surround 12 speakers Sound Audio System with SIRIUS Satellite Radio that could provide almost 200 satellite radio, they will add the comfort in driving. The automatic climate control system brings up with other 2 additional rear outlets. It even has computer inside! It is also included driver’s and passengers’ airbags with multi-stage deployment. All seats are equipped with seat adjustment power to comfort each one of passenger inside for height, lumbar, six and tilt adjustments and for the two seats up front and rare are with arm rests.

From the outside, Porsche Cayenne takes some of Porsche 911 look. With its 21 inch wheel, Cayenne also has other highlighted exterior elements such as projector beam lens halogen headlamps, fog lamps, and windshield wipers with auto-intermittent rain and wipe sensor.

Avoid Car Repair Scams

The first and most important tip I can give you is to seek recommendations from people that you know before taking your car in for repair. Word of mouth is a very powerful advertising medium and it works both ways, most people will take pleasure in telling you who to avoid if they have had a bad experience with someone in particular. Ask around your workplace, talk to family members, even your neighbors may be able to shed some light on who will look after your car well and not charge an arm and a leg for it.

Be wary of auto repair workshops that advertise cheap oil changes with a safety check of your vehicle thrown in for free. Sure there is honest mechanics out there that are genuinely concerned for your safety and don’t want to see you driving an unsafe car but there is also some out there that use this tactic to first get you to bring your car to them and then do their best to find thousands of dollars worth of work that just has to be done before you drive the car from the shop. Think about it, in business do you think you would be wise offering something for free if there wasn’t anything in it for you? Even if it is a vehicle safety check that takes half an hour at the most to complete.

The third tip I can give you is to be aware of what parts are being used on your vehicle and the markup that comes with those parts. Many workshops will insist on using genuine parts only, that is parts from the manufacturer of your particular vehicle. Unless your car is still under the factory warrantee there is no real reason not to use aftermarket parts when they are available. The aftermarket part is usually a lot cheaper and more often than not the warrantee on these parts equals or exceeds the genuine part warrantee anyway.

Spare part markup is another area where we can stand to save ourselves some money. When a mechanic buys a part there is a recommended retail price that goes with that part. However that is only a recommended price and if the dishonest mechanic can get away with charging more you can bet your life they will. Before agreeing to having the repair carried out ask your mechanic what markup they charge on their parts and if they are honest they will have no trouble answering your question.

So there you have just a few ways that we can help protect ourselves from car repair scams. I wish I could say that all workshop owners are honest but I can tell you hardly a day went by that we weren’t listening to customers complaining about the price and the service they received from certain mechanics. It is a shame that these people don’t realize that they are shooting themselves in the foot when ripping people off as the word soon gets around and as I said word of mouth is a very powerful advertising tool, both in a positive way and a negative way.

Benefits of Car Leasing

Great choice of vehicle

When buying outright the choice of vehicle is a lot more limited because it needs to be within your affordable price range. But, with car leasing you aren’t buying outright, so the ability to find a perfect make or model is that much more feasible. If you have been after a particular car for a while, but it has been out of your price range, the option to lease the vehicle may be a great option.

Affordability

The option to lease often removes the concern of taking out a loan or depleting the personal savings. Before signing a contract with a dealer, it is possible to see a full breakdown of future payments including the deposit and monthly fee.

Mechanical issues

With the option to drive a brand new car off the dealership forecourt there is a lower risk of mechanical breakdown. A used car with plenty of miles and years on the clock is a significantly greater risk for mechanical issues. Also, the leasing option is certain to be packaged with a vehicle warranty to give the desired protection in the event of unexpected faults. A warranty is a great way to avoid having to spend extra money on repairs or a regular service.

Flexible contracts

Most contracts give a certain degree of flexibility to make it easy to tailor the terms to match the specific needs. For instance, it may be possible to set the preferred time-frame of the contract or the annual mileage. Other options include the ability to include vehicle servicing or maintenance.

Car Shipping Made Easier

Whatever the reason, transporting your vehicle to the final destination rather than driving it over can save both money and time. Finding the right professional transporting company saves you a lot of sweat without the stress or hassle of doing it yourself. Auto transport is now made much easier than before. It can be done in a few simple steps as discussed further.

Shipment Listing

A clear budget estimate has to be prepared first to successfully transport the car. Deciding on the right type of trailer or lorry to load the car depends on the total weight, value, time, and exposure of the vehicle during transportation. Any special conditions for extra care have to be mentioned earlier. One of the main components in calculating the cost of car shipping is the distance involved. Also, taller and longer cars need additional adjustments and are more expensive.

Two car transport alternatives are available such as enclosed or open. The enclosed option is ideal in the case of luxury vehicles and provides full protection during shipping. In the open transport, the car will be transported on an open or exposed trailer and costs less. If the car is running, loading onto the trailer becomes easier. Otherwise, it requires a winch and other equipment for loading onto the trailer, which increases the shipment cost.

Get Multiple Quotes

Once you fill in the vehicle data and your requirements in major professional websites, quotes from auto shipping companies come flooding in. You can share your concerns regarding their insurance, safety, and past experiences. You can also review the profiles of the shipping companies using feedbacks from past customers. Also, photos of the equipment and vehicle used for auto shipping will be shared by top-rated companies. Once you have negotiated the right quote, get the transport contract done.

Shipping and Delivery

The contact details of the shipping company will be provided once the best quote is approved. A direct meeting can be had with the transport company to discuss regarding pick-up, transport, and drop or any additional information required.