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When you Need to rent a car in Romania, Promotor Rent a Car Bucharest Has You Covered

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When you arrive at the Bucharest Otopeni Airport, you need to get from point A to point B one way or the other. You can’t take a plane to the hotel, and while a cab or limo can get you there, don’t you have some other driving to do? You can always hail another cab, and if in New York, you are going to want to do that, let me tell you. In this case, however, you are in Bucharest, and it is time to look at car rentals. When you need a car rental Bucharest Airport , Promotor Rent a Car has you covered.

This means that you don’t have to go in search of that rental car. It is right there waiting for you. Of course, you have to be able to pick a good company to rent a vehicle from, and then you have some other decisions to make, too. How long does it take to secure a rental at the airport? Airports can be quite busy, and you don’t want to wait around forever. Promotor Rent a Car Bucharest Otopeni Airport is a local car rental company who provides brand new cars at cheap rental rates.

You also want to know if a company has a car that you want. Also, just because there are plenty of car rental companies waiting for you at the Bucharest Airport doesn’t mean that you just simply wait until you get there. You want to check out inventory and rates ahead of time so that you know which company to choose. You also want to make sure that you are checking the different companies as mentioned earlier. Promotor Rent a Car Otopeni offers you new cars at cheap rental rates!

If you know which car rental company you are going with, then you know what line to get in as well. Can you imagine standing in a flooded airport and starting the car hire process from that point on, in a foreign country? What you want to do is finish up your auto rental and get the keys. Once you have your keys, all you have to do is decide where you want to go.

The hotel would be where many people would like to stop of course, and that may be where you decide to head first. However, once you get all settled in, you can take off towards all those sights you want to see in Bucharest. You won’t have any problem getting around at all, and that means that you get to see more and do more. Doesn’t that sound like a plan to you?

When you need a car rental in Bucharest Airport,  Promotor Rent a Car may have you covered, but you need to cover yourself, too, before you arrive there. That means doing everything you can to secure that rental and have it waiting for you. How far can you take the process online, and what will you have to do when you arrive? …

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Renault Captur – Top things that make it a worry for its Competitors

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The French automaker, Renault, is all set to launch one of its highly-rated Captur SUV in India. It has already been unveiled and is most likely to be launched during the festive seasons in October. The SUV crossover was unwrapped for the first time in Moscow last year and is currently available in the European market.

The Indian market is flooded with foreign automobile vehicles and it tops the priority list of most of the foreign companies who are looking to expand their portfolio in order to attain huge profit. India is about to become the third largest automotive market in the world and with the growing taste of SUVs among the Indians, many companies are piling their hopes in the segment.

Renault India has followed the trend and is looking forward to the launch of the all new Renault Captur SUV. The Indian version of the car is expected to receive some updates in the designing elements and feature list from the European spec model. It is designed to attract more buyers and the company is relying heavily on the product for a good performance in the market, especially after it garnered huge profits in the European model.

The India-bound model will have to directly face the rivals like Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Honda WRV, Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta. It has got many goodies as compared to its competitors to boast-off. So, here we will discuss the top features of the upcoming SUV, which will make it a threat to the rivals.

Freshness in Design

The Indian-spec of the Renault Captur is built on the globally famous M0 platform and borrows its styling from the European counterpart. It offers a fresh look with significant updates in the styling to stand out from its rivals. The smooth flow of the design, along with a sporty aesthetic, makes it an instant crowd puller. It features an aggressive looking front profile, which offers a newly designed large grille, a sculpted bumper and a C-shaped LED DRLs, embedded on the fog lamps area. The side profile looks to be well designed with rightly placed creases and curves and sports 17-inch alloy wheels. It is going to be a real treat for your eyes with rear-end doing a fair justice to the attractive design of the model. It features a coupe-ish rear-end for improved aerodynamic and comes with an LED tail-lights with a ripple effect. The rear end boxy and rear diffusers. It also offers a ground clearance of 210mm, which is the highest ground clearance from Renault in any of its product. Moreover, it is going to be longer and wider than its competitors.

Among its competitors, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is simply designed, with a classy approach. For this reason, it lacks the styling punch that could make it an urban-centric car. On the other hand, the Honda WR-V is too much of an edgy car, we feel. The character lines are a bit too prominent which make it sharp, but maybe …

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What Does the Diesel Ban Mean for HGVs?

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The world of driving is changing a lot at the moment. There are driverless HGVs being tested all over the UK and Tesla is working on electric HGVs too – with some already on the roads, albeit not for general sale right now. It’s not easy to be a fleet owner right now – it’s almost at the stage of Betamax vs VHS – what’s the right investment for your company? Well, one thing’s certain – it’s not diesel. “The government in the UK wants to completely get rid of diesel by 2040 and it’s starting with a plan to remove diesel cars from the road – with HGVs most likely not far behind” warns a training supervisor at HGV Driver Training Centre.

Air Pollution and Diesel

Michael Gove instituted the measure as a part of his work as Environmental Secretary, to tackle air pollution. At the moment, the ban is just for cars, but as companies look to update their fleets of HGVs, it makes sense for them to consider getting ahead of the diesel ban, because when diesel is no longer on sale, they will find their current fleet useless (as well as illegal!)

Financial Support to Switch Vehicles

There is a plan to offer financial support for car drivers, offering them a payment of £1000 to £2000 to help with the costs of swapping from a diesel car to a lower emission vehicle or an electric one. HGVs could benefit from a similar scheme, but right now their options are more limited. There aren’t any electric HGVs on general sale so companies don’t know what the logistics of running them are, the common problems, or how much it costs to keep them on the road. These are all questions that wise fleet owners will be ‘waiting and seeing’ rather than forking out for a new fleet themselves. It doesn’t make sense to be the early adopter when right now there aren’t really any penalties for being the one still running diesel. That could change, though.

Disincentives for Diesel Vehicles

Diesel hasn’t been banned yet, though the government does want to make it as unappealing as possible for drivers, and it is doing that through a number of disincentives for those who still drive a diesel. The Toxicity Charge (T-Charge) is due to take effect as of the 1st of October, and there will be other extra expenses added on top of the cost of fuel, as well as parking charges. This should help to undo some of the damage that Blair’s campaign, to get people to switch to diesel, caused. After all, it’s hard to blame people for driving diesel when for many years they were told that it was the environmentally friendly choice. Now, it’s proven to a bad choice – and it’s going to take a while to re-educate people and get them looking to low emission vehicles instead.

It’s unclear when the scrappage scheme will start – if it even does – but …

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How Does A Car Engine Work?

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First things first, the car engine is an internal combustion engine, of which there are a number of different types, including the diesel engine, petrol engine, rotary engine and two-stroke engine. The internal combustion engine runs on the basic premise of injecting a tiny amount of high energy fuel, for example petrol or diesel, in a small enclosed space, igniting it and creating a massive amount of energy in the form of an expanding gas. The trick the internal combustion engine pulls off is setting off explosions like this hundreds of times over a minute and managing to harness the energy that is thus created. Almost all cars use a four stroke combustion cycle to convert petrol into motion, the four strokes being – intake, compression, combustion and exhaust. At the beginning of the cycle, the piston starts at the top, once the intake valve opens, the piston moves down, letting the engine take in a cylinder full of air into which is also injected a drop of petrol. The piston then moves back up to compress the air with the drop of petrol, the compression will make the explosion that is about to occur all the more powerful. When the piston reaches it’s limit, the spark plug emits a spark which ignites the petrol, causing an explosion thus driving the piston back down. When the piston it reaches it’s bottom limit, the exhaust valve opens and the exhaust leaves the cylinder, leaving the vehicle by the tailpipe. This cycle is then repeated over and over again. The linear motion of the pistons is converted into a rotational motion by the crankshaft which subsequently turns the vehicle’s wheels. So as you may have gathered, the cylinder is one of the core components of the internal combustion engine. Most cars have four, six or eight cylinders.

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Vw Eos: Made Fun and Affordable

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All-new 2007 Volkswagen Eos spells CSC, which stands for coupe, sunroof and convertible. Eos coupe convertible was produced in the previous year. Said model uses a groundbreaking metal sheet to make it fun and affordable.

Prior to the production version of Eos, it was first shown as a concept car at the Geneva Motor Show in 2004. The vehicle is produced in Volkswagen’s Autoeuropa factory in Palmela, Portugal. Its rhardtop, on the other hand, was designed and created by OASys.

Car parts for Volkswagen Eos include new body panels that blend with its unique 5-piece folding hardtop. The latter comes with an integrated glass roof. Volkswagen body parts for Eos are designed to cater to both the 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder motor that can generate 200 horsepower, and the 3.2-liter VR6 motor that produces 250 horsepower. The power produced by the engines is transported using the new VW Direct-Shift Gearbox.

Now, on the new version of Eos, the automaker is offering 5 engine versions that range from 85 kW/115 PS to 184 kW/250 PS. The new car standard specifications include Volkswagen alloy wheels, leather-lined steering wheel, ESP, 8 hydraulic cylinders, electric windows, air conditioning, front head restraints, front airbags, head-thorax airbags, and roll over protection system.

Car enthusiasts cannot help but admire how roof panels lift and part and how body panels lift and fold in a span of 30 seconds. The sunroof of Eos is also fun. It can be opened to allow fresh air to enter the car or it can be enjoyed as a panoramic tinted glass roof. Other automakers like Cadillac, Lexus, Mercedes-Benx, Volvo and Pontiac, acknowledges the potentials of retractable hardtops. Moreover, they are concentrating on the refinement of said car feature.

Volkswagen Eos is not only intended to be exciting but affordable as well. Pricing of the vehicle ranges from under $28,000 for the base version to $36,850 for a V-6, automatic version. Its rivals – Pontiac G6 and Volvo C70, are priced at $28,565 and $39,090 respectively.

Through October this year, Volkswagen sales are up by 9.9 percent. This figure reveals a back to normalcy status for the affordable brand. Eos, contribute significantly in keeping the turnaround on pace. …

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta Price and Specs

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The new Volkswagen Jetta is an entirely new vehicle design. The appearance of its fully galvanised body shows this most emphatically. Never before was a VW Jetta this large, this sporty, this independent. Just how independent? One sign is that the Volkswagen Jetta no longer shares any body components with the technically related world’s bestseller, the Golf. Instead, the new Jetta impresses as an independent vehicle like the Passat CC or Tiguan. And it is just as safe; the previous model was already named “Top Safety Pick” in crash testing by the US organisation IIHS. Along with optimal occupant crash safety, the car has further advanced pedestrian safety features. With the Jetta, Volkswagen has once again introduced entirely new standards of quality to a vehicle segment.

Exterior styling and dimensions

The new model is 182.7 inches (4.63 metres) long, 57.1 inches (1.45 metres) tall and 70.1 inches (1.78 metres) wide (length of the European version: 4.64 metres). This makes the Volkswagen 3.15 inches (8 cm) longer than the previous model. The interplay of exterior dimensions produces a powerful ratio of proportions. In parallel, the new Volkswagen “design DNA” sharpens its style. This has resulted in clear precise lines and athletically muscular surfaces that give the saloon an image of timeless elegance and dynamic styling. The result: the Volkswagen Jetta’s appearance makes such a dominant styling statement that the Volkswagen practically positions itself in a higher vehicle class.

Front end: Here it is the coupe-like incline of the windshield and the consistent use of horizontal lines that define the design. The high-gloss black radiator grille forms a stylistic unit together with the trapezoidal headlights. The dual reflector headlights are sectioned by a so-called masking blade into a larger area with the low and main beam lights and a narrow lower section with daytime running lights and indicator lights. The chrome masking blades guide the horizontal lines of the front end right into the headlights. The result: the Volkswagen Jetta has a wider and more dynamic visual stance. In the area of the low-beam light, new H7 Longlife halogen discharge lamps are used which have a significantly longer service life. The parking and daytime running lights – generally subjected to more severe loads – are also designed with Longlife or Super-Longlife technology. Optimal tuning of the mounting height and size of the low-beam reflector produces very good and broad illumination of the roadway with an emphasis on the driver’s side.

Just beneath the grille and headlight unit is the cleanly sculpted surface of the fully painted bumper. One section lower, another cooling air intake and a tray-shaped front spoiler (in the style of ‘splitters’ used in car racing) give the car a sporty finish. The upper section of the front end displays a powerful transition from the v-shaped engine bonnet to the wings on the sides; the shoulder section here reflects dynamic and muscular styling.

Side profile: In the saloon’s side profile, design characteristics that mark all new Volkswagens meld into yet …

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Finding The Best Used Car Deal

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People assume that dealerships are the only place to find great used car prices. This isn’t true! Today, there are many options for buying a used car such as car guides, personal ads, and the internet. Cars cost a lot of money, so make every dollar count. This article will help you buy a used car that meets your financial and practical needs.

You can find newer model used cars at dealerships. But, be prepared to encounter pushy salespeople. Make sure that you don’t do anything that you are uncomfortable with. To help you remember later, it is a good idea to take notes as you go from dealership to dealership looking for a car. It is worth it, just for the warranty, to purchase your used car from a dealer, even though it might cost you a little more than purchasing from a private party.

With everything the internet offers, finding a good used car online can be easy.
Buying a car online also eliminates having to deal with pushy salespeople. If you want to buy a car off the Internet, make sure you use a company that has a good reputation. Shopping online is relatively safe, but be cautious as the occasional scammer does exist.

Magazines like Auto Trader are a great resource if you’re looking for high quality used cars. Automotive magazines do more than just list cars for sale; they also include independent reviews and helpful hints for maintaining your vehicle. Some auto magazines only deal with new cars, so when buying a car magazine be sure to choose one that offers used car information as well. Private sales might be your best choice if you want a used car in top condition. You can find tons of private party used car ads online and in newspapers.

It is very easy to get suckered into a deal that you are not sure of, so be careful. If a vehicle does not meet your needs, do not allow the pressure of a salesperson force you into making an impulse purchase. Your chances of finding a great deal are better if you use all of your resources. Whether you select a dealership, an automotive magazine, or the Internet for buying your used car, following this basic advice will have you in the driver’s seat of the right used car before you know it.…

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Professional Car Detailing Services for Intricate Cleaning of Cars

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All those who own a vehicle understand how important it is to clean it, the right way and on regular basis. Car washing and cleaning is an essential part and a complex process that requires understanding of all parts and surfaces of cars. Most of the times it has been noticed that in their effort of cleaning their cars, car owners, used to damage important parts of their cars. This was largely due to lack of knowledge and by using wrong type of equipments. To avoid this, professional car detailing services were designed. At these service stations, these services were offered by professionals who made use of proper equipments to make this complex process easy.

The companies that offered car wash services make use of proper equipments and machinery to clean different surfaces of cars. For instance, the exterior metal parts and body of a vehicle are hard and durable and a powerful cleaning machine is required to clean it. Only a cleaning machine with pressure washer can clean the engine components and exteriors of the vehicle easily. These machines can easily clean the dirt off these parts. In addition, to dirt these powerful machines can clean the oil and fuel stains on the engine components that are not easy to remove otherwise.

In contrast to the exteriors, the interior components of the vehicle are soft and delicate. For example, seat upholstery, mats, and carpets are made of soft materials and need to be cleaned with special machines that soft on them and tough on dirt. Carpet extractor and carpet cleaner are specific type of cleaning machines used to clean the interiors of the cars. These machines clean the interiors thoroughly without harming the materials used.

As it is not possible for each and every individual to own these specialised machines, they can make use of companies offering car detailing servicesand car wash services. Egy Wash is Perth, WA, based company that offers all types of car detailing services. Whether you are looking for a quick and easy car wash, paint protection, detailing, red dust removal, engine detailing, shampooing, stainless steel polishing, steam cleans, or anything else Egy Wash offers all these to its customers at reasonable prices. The company also offers mobile detailing services to its customers. To find out more about mobile car detailing servicesand car wash servicesfrom this company, please browse through http://www.egywash.com.au/

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Oil Change

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An oil change is part of vehicle maintenance that keeps the car running effectively and smoothly and keeps the engine healthy. If a car’s oil is not changed on a regular basis then the engine can develop sludge, which will slow down its power and lead to other mechanical problems within the operation of the vehicle. Oil changes, along with proper tire pressure, not keeping too much extra weight in the trunk and a regular inspection keep a motor vehicle running smoothly and can help the owner save money on unnecessary repairs down the road.

The oil in a motor vehicle should be changed every three months or every 3,000 miles, whichever comes first and should be done by a licensed mechanic at a garage. Drivers can change the oil themselves but must dispense of the old, used oil legally. Never pour the oil down the storm drain; it will hurt and even destroy most parts of the environment. At a garage or at the dealership, the mechanics dispose of the oil in a safe, legal way. The driver of the car will be charged a disposal fee but it comes with the territory of owning a motor vehicle.

Oil changes can take less than one hour to perform, especially if the garage or dealership is not busy at the time of the appointment. For most new models of vehicles, owners take their car to the dealership for maintenance instead of the town mechanic. The dealership has better access to more parts and the mechanics at the dealership are more familiar with their own vehicles than the local mechanic would be.

The motor oil of a motor vehicle does plenty of things to keep the vehicle running smoothly and keeps the engine clean. The motor oil lubricates the moving parts of the engine, its cleans, inhibits corrosion, improves sealing and cools the engine. Motor oil is made of petroleum and it consists of hydrocarbons, organic compounds that consist of hydrogen and carbon.

For different vehicles there are different grades of motor oil. For vehicles with mileage over 70,000 most mechanics recommend a high mileage motor oil. Most vehicles, especially ones just off of the dealership lot, will require a normal, low grade motor oil. There are single grade, multi grade, synthetic and turbine motor oils available on the market today. They can be purchased at a mechanic garage, at the local automotive store and at retail stores that have auto departments in them.

Changing the motor oil in a car’s engine is one of the most important aspects of keeping the car running smoothly and keeping the engine clean. If the oil isn’t checked and/or changed ever three months or every 3,000 miles the car will begin to experience problems when running and corrosion will begin to build in the engine. Corrosion will slow the car down and cause damage if it is left there for a prolonged period of time. Oil changes can be scheduled by appointment with a …

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On Replacing Your BMW Engine: The 325xi

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Due to the pricing of new BMW’s, BMW engine replacement is more common than many drivers are aware of. Rather than spend $50,000 plus on a new BMW, drivers see installing a $2000 – $4000 used BMW engine as an intelligent, mature decision. Since the typical BMW engine is going to last a long time. Let’s look at a case study of the price difference between replacing the BMW engine in 325xi and buying a replacement BMW 325xi.

First of all, let us establish a few things. Unless BMW is covering it under warranty, you would be foolish to buy a new or remanufactured BMW engine. A new BMW engine for your 325xi wholesales at just under $17,000. A remanufactured BMW engine for this vehicle wholesales for just under $9300. A good used BMW engine for this car should run less than $4500 – with a lengthy warranty. Thus, a used BMW engine is really the only viable option for our equation to work.

The second thing that must be considered is the labor required to replace a BMW engine. These cars are not more difficult to work on than American vehicles, they just require a tool set that is less standard, and there are few mechanics familiar with these vehicles. Just like a mechanic familiar with a particular GMC engine would have trouble tearing down a BMW engine, a mechanic familiar with the N52B30A engine in your 325xi would have trouble tearing down a GMC 350 engine.

While familiarity is great, there is a system in place to protect both mechanics and customers from billing problems: The Mitchell Labor Book. While mechanics familiar with a job will be able to replace a BMW engine in less time than the book says, good mechanics will bill for the number of hours in the book. On the swing side, customers are protected from mechanics who are unfamiliar with a job, and thus take more time to complete it. An ’05 325xi with an Automatic transmission should be billed for 19.6 hours for “Removal and Replacement” while the manual transmission equipped vehicle should be billed for 18.1 hours.

To give you something to benchmark this against, replacing a radiator in the same vehicle is a 2.0 hour process. Changing out a BMW engine is quite the job!

We’re too the point now where we can calculate what our total costs should be. Assume you’ve found a good independent shop to install your BMW engine, and that their labor rate is $95 an hour. This will be high in some areas of the country – but it will be low in other areas. Always check with your shop for a complete estimate and list of hourly rates before you get deep into a project like this!

At 19.6 Hours, your labor cost should run around $1862. Figure an additional $1000 for miscellaneous parts (again, check with your mechanic for an estimate). $1862 + $1000 $ $4500 = $7362. Figure a 10% margin of …