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Thursday, 8 January 2015


Selling a Car in the USA

  • Thursday, 8 January 2015
  • Bhargav Roy

  • When selling a car in the US, be aware of the following points:

    1. Whenever possible, sell a car in the state where it’s registered. To sell a car legally in a state other than that where it’s registered, you must re-register it in that state and fit new licence plates. It’s possible to sell an out-of-state car, although you may need to drop the price considerably to compensate for the legal hassle involved on the buyer’s part. A car with an automatic gearbox is much easier to sell than one with a manual box (stick shift).
    2. A potential buyer cannot test drive your car unless he is covered by your or his insurance. You’re responsible if someone drives your car without valid insurance, even with your permission.
    3. Inform your insurance company. Cancel your policy or transfer it to a new car. When you sell a car, you may be required to notify your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) by completing part of the registration or title paper. The new owner of the car must also register his ownership.
    4. If you’re selling your car privately, you should insist on payment in cash or by certified cheque or money order. There are crooks who, given half a chance, happily give you a dud cheque and drive off with your car. If someone insists on paying with a personal cheque, you shouldn’t allow him to take your car until the cheque has cleared.
    5. Include in the receipt that you’re selling the car in its present condition (as is) without a guarantee, the price paid and the car’s odometer (mileage) reading, which must be stated by law.
    6. You can advertise a car for sale in local newspapers, on free local notice boards, in the weekend editions of major newspapers, and in motoring newspapers and magazines. The best place to advertise a car depends on its make and value. Inexpensive cars are best sold in local newspapers, while expensive and collectors’ cars are often advertised in the motoring press and in newspapers such as the New York Sunday Times. Buyers usually travel a long way to view a car that appears good value. (If nobody calls, you will know why!)
    7. Last, but certainly not least, obtain the best possible price for your car, which may mean taking time to sell it. If you must sell a car in a hurry, you may need to sell it to a used car dealer, who will usually offer you a derisory sum.


    How to secure your car in the USA

  • Bhargav Roy

  • Car theft is rampant in the US, where a car is stolen on average every 20 seconds and thefts from motor vehicles run into tens of millions. If you’re driving anything other than a worthless heap you should have comprehensive insurance, which includes cover for theft.

    It’s wise to have your car fitted with an alarm, immobiliser (system interrupter) or other anti-theft device, plus a visible deterrent, such as a steering or transmission shift lock (many new cars are fitted with door dead locks and sophisticated alarm systems as standard equipment). This is important if you own a car that’s desirable to car thieves, which includes most new sports and luxury models, often stolen by professional crooks to order.

    A good security system won’t prevent someone breaking into your car (which usually takes most crooks a matter of seconds) or even prevent your car being stolen, but it at least makes it more difficult and may persuade a thief to look for an easier target.

    Radios, tape and CD players attract a lot of (the wrong) attention in most cities (e.g. New York), particularly in expensive foreign cars. Often drivers put a sign in their car windows proclaiming ‘No Radio’ (or ‘No Valuables’, ‘Trunk is Empty’ and ‘Doors Open’), to deter thieves from breaking in to steal them.

    If you buy an expensive stereo system, get one with a removable unit or with a removable control panel (which you can pop in a pocket). However, never forget to remove it, even when stopping for a few minutes. Cover an empty slot with a dummy cover, so that it appears that no radio was installed; otherwise a crook may break in and look for the removed unit.


    Pedestrian Road Rules in the USA

  • Bhargav Roy

  • The US is a dangerous place for pedestrians, where they comprise some 13 per cent of all motor vehicle related deaths. When crossing any road you should take extreme care and whenever possible cross at a pedestrian crossing or walkway, traffic lights, junction or other ‘safe’ place.

    If you’re in doubt about where to cross, follow the example set by other pedestrians – but not too closely, as Americans are among the world’s most ill-disciplined pedestrians.

    It’s possible to be fined for ‘jaywalking’, i.e. crossing a road at an unauthorised place or against a pedestrian light, although you would have to lie down in the road to get booked in most cities. In large cities (e.g. New York), almost everyone ignores pedestrian lights, and motorists (who also ignore lights) are surprisingly tolerant of pedestrians wandering across the road.

    A good indication of pedestrian anarchy is a sign stating ‘LOOK FOR PEOPLE CROSSING’ on freeways in California (they aren’t official pedestrian crossings – even Americans don’t put them on freeways!).

    Busy pedestrian crossings usually have signs saying ‘WALK’ and ‘DON’T WALK’. Some have a red hand to indicate don’t walk and a white ‘walking man’ for walk. Some crossings have an audible signal for blind pedestrians. Pedestrian crossings are often badly marked and vary from state to state and even from city to city. Many consist of simply two white lines at junctions, perhaps joined by diagonal lines.

    At pedestrian crossings without pedestrian lights, you should take care when crossing, as motorists may be disinclined to stop (although they’re generally better than motorists in most other countries). Signs and road markings for crossings are often abbreviated ‘PED XING’ for pedestrian crossings or ‘BIKE XING’ for bicycle crossings.

    Parents should never allow young children out alone on roads and should walk between them and traffic, always keeping a tight hold on their hands. If you’re unable to do this, then use reins or secure them firmly in a pushchair.

    Pedestrians must use footpaths (sidewalks) where provided and, if walking on a road without a footpath, should keep to the left-hand side, facing oncoming traffic. There are manned patrols at road crossings on busy roads outside or near schools.


    Top 20 Tips

  • Bhargav Roy

  • Top 20 Tips to Drive Safe all over the WORLD

    1. Before beginning a long drive, always get enough sleep and eat something before you go. Highly caffeinated beverages are not necessarily the best way to stay awake while driving. While initially you will feel more alert, the effects can recede with time, and your attention may wander although you remain awake.
    2. Pull over and take breaks every couple of hours, even if you don't feel sleepy. Grab a snack, get some fresh air, and stretch your legs by walking around. If you need to, take a quick nap.
    3. If you can, share the driving responsibilities with someone else. This will allow you to keep an eye on each other while driving and also enable you to nap without losing time. If you're driving alone, turn on the radio or put on some music, and keep your window cracked open. You may also want to refrain from using your cruise control if you're driving alone at night -- having to concentrate on maintaining your speed can help you stay awake.
    4. If you do have to pull over, move your vehicle off the road. Never park on the shoulder or in the breakdown lane for any reason except an emergency.
    5. Know the laws along your route concerning cell phone use while driving. While it may be legal in one place, it may be illegal in another, and ignorance is not typically an acceptable excuse for a violation. Here's a handy chart of cell phone laws by state (keep in mind that this information can change at any time). However, even if it's legal to talk on a cell phone where you're going, it's usually safest to use a hands-free device.
    6. If you don't know this one, shame on you. Never drink any alcohol before your trip. While you may not become intoxicated from one beer, you will become sleepy.
    7. Keep an eye on the skies, and if you can, plan a route around inclement weather. A minor detour could actually wind up saving you major time.
    8. Search the Web for traffic update sites and listen to radio traffic alerts, especially when approaching major cities. If you don't have a smartphone, all-news stations on the AM dial are often your best bet.
    9. Not even a GPS unit is infallible, so we recommend bringing a detailed map or road atlas as a backup just in case. A mapping app on your smartphone is another must-have for long road trips.
    10. If you are driving a rental vehicle, familiarize yourself with the car and all of its equipment (horn, brakes, hazard lights). For an amusing but true look at this issue, see The First 10 Minutes of Your Car Rental.
    11. Lock all of your valuables (especially items that are clearly gifts) in the trunk or glove compartment and stow all luggage in the trunk. For more ideas, see Nine Ways to Keep Your Car Safe on the Road.
    12. Familiarize yourself with local traffic laws, which vary from state to state and especially overseas. Is it legal to make a right turn at a red light? What are the rules on yielding to pedestrians? For more on international car travel, see Renting a Car Abroad.
    13. Before setting off on a long car trip, be sure your vehicle is in prime condition -- that tires are properly inflated, all fluids are at their proper levels and you have a full tank of gas. (For particularly long road trips, you may want to have your mechanic do a more thorough check.)
    14. Consider becoming a member of AAA or signing up for your car insurer's roadside assistance program. You won't regret it when your car breaks down on a lonely back road.
    15. Keep costs down by conserving gas as you drive. Minimize sudden starts and stops, empty your car of all unnecessary weight, and slow down -- it takes much less fuel to drive 55 miles an hour than it does to drive 70. For more ideas, see Save Gas and Money.
    16. Don't wait until your gas gauge is sitting on E to refuel. On an unfamiliar road, you never know when the next gas station will appear. As soon as you hit a quarter of a tank, start looking for a place to fill up.
    17. When traveling with kids, be sure to stop often -- not just for snacks and potty breaks, but also for fun. See a cool playground along the way? Pull over and throw a Frisbee around. You'll also want to pack toys, books and music for the car -- not to mention your motion sickness remedy of choice. For more ideas, see Family Car Travel.
    18. Feeling munchy? Stock up on snacks and drinks at grocery stores rather than gas stations or convenience stores -- you'll get a wider and healthier selection, as well as better prices. For more advice, see Eating Well and Staying Active.
    19. On longer trips, keep napkins, plastic ware and a small cooler handy for meals on the go. You'll also want some spare change for tolls, as well as a first-aid kit, flashlight, pillow and blanket. Keep a set of jumper cables, a spare tire or donut, and extra fluids for the car (such as windshield wiper fluid) in your trunk.
    20. This last tip should go without saying, but it's important enough that we'll say it anyway: Make sure everyone in the car buckles his or her seatbelt. Not only will it keep you safe, but in many places it's also the law.

    Tuesday, 5 August 2014



  • Tuesday, 5 August 2014
  • Bhargav Roy

  • Honda Mobilio 
    Price Price: 6.49 Lakhs - 11.86 Lakhs (Ex showroom price)
    Honda Mobilio

    Honda Mobilio is a seven-seater mini MPV produced by Japanese automaker Honda. The first generation mobilio produced from 2001 to 2008, was the second in Honda's Small Max series and also took Honda's Global Small Platform and their i-DSI engine. In May 2008, Honda Freed was introduced, replacing the Mobilio. The second generation Mobilio was introduced in Indonesia in early 2014 and has introduced in the Indian market in July 2014.

    In September 2013, Mobilio was came into market again with various changes and was based on Honda Brio as a platform. It will competing with other mini MPVs like Toyota Avanza, Nissan Grand Livina, Suzuki Ertiga, Chevrolet Spin in Indonesia and Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy, Toyota Innova in India. Trim levels offered are S, E, and E Prestige with either a 5 speed manual or a CVT (E and E Prestige only) transmission. Honda Mobilio second generation uses 1.5L L15Z1 i-VTEC Petrol engine or a 1.5L L15Z1 i-DTEC Diesel engine.Honda Mobilio got Car of the Year Otomotif Award 2014 in Indonesia.During April 2014, Honda Mobilio is sold 7,526 units or more than 50 percent of the selling leader of Low MPV, Toyota Avanza which has been released since 2003. During June 2014, Honda Mobilio is  sold 10,896 units, a big increase, while Toyota Avanza is sold 14,892 units or relatively stable of sales.
    honda mobilio
    On June 19, 2014, Honda Prospect Motor released the sportier variant Mobilio RS. The change was more radical, it was not just adding sportier body kit, but it also receiving projector headlamp with DRL (Daytime running lamp), sportier 15" wheel, silver roof garnish, full black interior, silver mate door handle, speed sensing door lock, tweeter, audio steering switch, and double door insulation to make it more rigid. These changes was very significant compared with Prestige. It was offered with new color is Carnelian Red Pearl and Modern Silver Metalic replacing Polished Metal Metallic, and other color in standard Mobilio also offered except Premium Blue Pearl for this variant. Offered in either 5 speed manual or a CVT transmission.
    honda mobilio
    Engine:                    1.5 L L15A i-DTEC I4
                                       1.5 L L15Z1 i-VTEC I4
    Transmission:            CVT
    Wheelbase:               2,750 mm (108.3 in)
    Length:                     4,386 mm (172.7 in)
    Width:                       1,690 mm (66.5 in)
    Height:                      1,730 mm (68.1 in)

    The Mobilio competes in the mid-size MPV segment with cars like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Nissan Evalian and the Chevrolet Enjoy.

    The Mobilio is available in three variants – E, S and V. The sportier Mobilio RS, on the other hand, is available only with a diesel engine. Honda is offering seven different colour options and a two year or 40,000km warranty as standard.

    Honda Mobilio

    Honda MobilioThis newly introduced MPV is available with both petrol and diesel engine options for the customers to choose from. The petrol variant is equipped with an  advanced 1.5-litre, i-VTEC engine that is further incorporated with electronic fuel injection system. This engine runs on a SOHC valve configuration, which enables it to produce a minimum mileage 14.3 Kmpl in city traffic, while producing a maximum of 17.8 Kmpl on bigger roads. The diesel variant are blessed with a 1.5-litre, i-DTEC engine, which is incorporated with common rail fuel injection system. This engine has the ability to produce a minimum of 20 Kmpl under standard road conditions and it goes up to 24.3 Kmpl on highways, which is remarkable.

    Color Variants: 

    • Brilliant Gold Metallic
    • Alabaster Silver Metallic
    • Carnelian Red Pearl
    • Urban Titanium Metallic
    • Tafeta White
    • Majestic Blue Mattlic

    Honda Mobilio Pros :

      Honda Mobilio
    • Ample interior space is a big plus point.
    • Fuel economy of diesel engine is impressive.
    • After sales service is quite satisfying.
    • Performance of petrol engine is quite good.
    • Safety features are at par with other competitors.
    Honda Mobilio Cons :

    • Price range is slightly higher.
    • Cost of maintenance and spares is slightly high.
    • Interior plastic quality is average.
    • No rear AC vents in the base variant.

    honda mobilioHonda MOBILIO Models:
    1. Honda Mobilio E i-VTEC 1497cc Petrol, Manual, 17.3 kpl 6.49 lakhs.
    2. Honda Mobilio S i-VTEC 1497cc Petrol, Manual, 17.3 kpl 7.51 lakhs.
    3. Honda Mobilio E i-DTEC 1498cc Diesel, Manual, 24.2 kpl 7.89 lakhs.
    4. Honda Mobilio S i-DTEC 1498cc Diesel, Manual, 24.2 kpl 8.60 lakhs.
    5. Honda Mobilio V i-VTEC 1497cc Petrol, Manual, 17.3 kpl 8.77 lakhs.
    6. Honda Mobilio V i-DTEC 1498cc Diesel, Manual, 24.2 kpl 9.76 lakhs.
    7. Honda Mobilio RS i-DTEC 1498cc Diesel, Manual, 24.2 kpl 10.86 lakhs.

    Sunday, 15 December 2013



  • Sunday, 15 December 2013
  • Bhargav Roy

  • AudiAudi is a German automobile manufacturer, designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes automobiles.Audi oversees worldwide operations from its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi-branded vehicles are produced in nine production facilities worldwide.
    Audi has been a majority owned (99.55%) subsidiary of Volkswagen Group since 1966, following a phased purchase of AUDI AG's predecessor, Auto Union, from Daimler-Benz. Volkswagen relaunched the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series.
    The company name is based on the surname of the founder, August Horch. "Horch", meaning "listen", becomes "Audi" when translated into Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of four car companies that banded together to create Audi's predecessor company, Auto Union. Audi's slogan is Vorsprung durch Technik, meaning "Advancement through Technology". Recently in the United States, Audi has updated the slogan to "Truth in Engineering". Audi is part of the "German Big 3" luxury automakers, along with BMW and Mercedes-Benz, which are the three best-selling luxury automakers in the world.
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    Audi cars

    Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Ambition S-line – Frontansicht, 15. Mai 2011, Wuppertal.jpg Supermini  3-door Hatchback Sportback (5-door Hatchback)

    Audi - A3 - Mondial de l'Automobile de Paris 2012 Small Family Car 3-door Hatchback Saloon (Sedan) Sportback (5-door Hatchback)

    Audi A4 sedan - Compact Executive Car Saloon (Sedan) Avant (Estate/Wagon) Allroad (Crossover Estate/Wagon)

    2010 Audi A5 (8T) 3.0 TDI quattro Sportback 03.jpg Compact Executive Car Coupé Sportback (5-door Hatchback) Cabriolet (Convertible)

    2012 Audi A6 - Executive Car 
    Saloon (Sedan) Avant (Estate/Wagon) Allroad (Crossover Estate/Wagon)

    2012 Audi A7 - Executive Car Sportback (5-door Hatchback)

    Audi A8 D4 registered September 2010 4134 cc Diesel Full-size Luxury Car Saloon (Sedan) Audi coupés and SUVs TT 2007 Audi TT (8J) 2.0 TFSI coupe Compact Sports Car  Coupé Roadster (Convertible) 

    Audi R8 V10 – Frontansicht, 13. März 2011, Sports Car  Coupé Spyder (Convertible) 

    Audi Q3 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic Compact Crossover SUV


    Q5 Audi Q5 front Compact Crossover SUV

    Q7 Audi Q7 (Facelift) front, Full-size Crossover SUV S and RS models[edit]
    Main article: Audi S and RS models

    S (Sport) models

    Audi S3 Small Family Car 3-door Hatchback Sportback (5-door Hatchback)

    2012-03-07 Motorshow Geneva, Compact Executive Car Saloon (Sedan) Avant (Estate/Wagon)

    Compact Executive Car Coupé Cabriolet (Convertible) Sportback (5-door Hatchback)

    2013 Audi S6 -- 2012 DC.JPG Executive Car Saloon (Sedan) Avant (Estate/Wagon)

    Audi S7 (6147099035).jpg Executive Car Sportback (5-door Hatchback)

    Audi A8 D4 registered September 2010 4134 cc Diesel, Full-size Luxury Car,Saloon (Sedan)

    Audi TT S -- 2011 DC.jpg Compact Sports Car Coupé Roadster (Convertible)

    RS (RennSport/Racing) models

    Compact Executive Car Avant (Estate/Wagon)

    Audi Compact Executive Car Coupé Cabriolet (Convertible)

    2014 Audi Executive Car Sportback (5-door Hatchback) TT 

    Audi Compact Sports Car Coupé Roadster (Convertible)

    Friday, 4 October 2013


    Learning Level

  • Friday, 4 October 2013
  • Bhargav Roy

  • Pre-requisite:
    • Learner's License or Permanent License Holder.
    Total Duration:
    We offer 3 types of courses, you can select any of the course mentioned below.
    1. Fast Track Course:
      It can be SEVEN days course based on type of training schedule. Total training duration is nearly 9 Hrs.
      It includes:
      Mechanism & Maintenance includes 1 Hr, Night class will also be taken 1 evening in-order to teach you how to drive even in nights which will be 1 Hr. Daily class will be held nearly < 1 Hr. 16 kms per day.
    2. Moderate Level:It can be TEN days course based on type of training schedule. Total training duration is nearly 12 Hrs.
      It includes:
      Mechanism & Maintenance includes 1 Hr, Night class will also be taken 1 evenings in-order to teach you how to drive even in nights which will be 1 Hr. Daily class will be held nearly < 1 Hr. 12 kms per day.
    3. Standard Level:It can be FIFTEEN days course based on type of training schedule. Total training duration is nearly 12 Hrs.
      It includes:
      Mechanism & Maintenance includes 1 Hr, Night class will also be taken 1 evenings in-order to teach you how to drive even in nights which will be 1 Hr. Daily class will be held nearly < 1 Hr. 12 kms per day.
    Duration of Theory:
    • 3 Hrs split in 4 sessions & will be taught during the course, namely..........
           1. Engine & Other Maintenance.
           2. Driving Details.
           3. Driving Rules.
           4. Road signs.
           5. Car cleaning & wash.
           6. Regular check up.
           7. Tyre Changing.
           8. Overall Car Maintenance.
    Duration of Practical:
    1. 7 Hrs for 1st session i.e Fast Track Course.
    2. 12 Hrs for 2nd session i.e Moderate Level.
    3. 12 Hrs for 3rd session i.e Standard Level.
    Duration of Demo:
    • 0.5 Hrs in 1 session.
    Eligibility Criteria:
    • Not Applicable

    Thursday, 26 September 2013


    How to buy a USED CAR???

  • Thursday, 26 September 2013
  • Bhargav Roy

  • Are you worried about buying a used car??? Then we present some easy tips so that you can know how to overcome your worries...
    Do your own inspection.
    Here's a checklist of things to look for when you inspect a used vehicle you're interested in buying.
    If anything causes you concern or if you feel pressured into buying the vehicle, walk away from the sale.

    Checking ID and vehicle records:
      Make sure that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the dashboard identification plate matches the number on the vehicle registration form. Check that it has not been tampered with. If it has been tampered with, this may be a stolen vehicle. You should look for loose rivets, scratched numbers, mismatched rivets, screws in place of rivets, or tape, glue or paint over the VIN plate.

             It is also a good idea to have a licensed mechanic compare the VIN numbers on the doorpost and engine firewall.

    • Look at the original vehicle registration form, not a photocopy.
    • Check that the vehicle make, model and colour match the description on the vehicle registration form.
    • Make sure that the licence plate on the vehicle matches the plate number on vehicle registration form.
    • If you are in the Lower Mainland, ask to see an Air Care external link certificate. 

    This certificate helps you determine that the vehicle is in good mechanical condition.
    • Look at the seller’s photo ID to make sure that the name on the registration form is the same as on the licence, and that the photo matches the person in front of you. Make sure the person has given you a valid home address and phone numbers.
    • Ask to see the service records for the vehicle. 
    • Stolen vehicles usually do not come with maintenance records. You might want to call the repair shop to verify that the maintenance work was done.
    • When purchasing a vehicle from the U.S., make sure it has not been in a flood. Flooded vehicles cannot be licensed or insured in B.C. For details, contact the Registrar of Imported Vehicles external link. 
    Inspecting the vehicle:
    • Walking around the vehicle, look for the following items:
    • Evaluate the condition of the tires. For example, check if they are unevenly worn or balding.
    • Press down each corner of the vehicle. It should come to rest quickly. If it keeps bouncing, the shock absorbers may need replacing.
    • Check the trunk for spare tire, jack and wheel wrench.
    • Inspect the vehicle body for dents, signs of rust, ripples or signs of repainting, which might indicate recent body work.
    • If the seats, stereo and tires have been replaced with after-market equipment, ask the seller for receipts. This helps to verify that the items aren't stolen. (After-market equipment is equipment installed after a new vehicle is purchased.)
    • Check the odometer reading (average is 25,000 km/yr) to ensure is hasn't been tampered with.
    Taking a road test:

               If you're still interested in the vehicle, take it for a test drive. Look for the following items:
    • Check that the vehicle starts immediately and idles smoothly once it has warmed up.
    • Check that the engine gauges and warning lights are working and that the steering does not stiffen up and bind. With power steering, there should be no squeaks or moans.
    • Check that the brakes feel firm.
    • Check that the vehicle can drive in a straight line without pulling to the side. Pulling to one side can indicate a problem with tire alignment.
    Invest in a vehicle history report:
    • Although the seller may have maintenance records and receipts, it's still a good idea to do your own research.
    • A vehicle history report  can tell you a lot about a vehicle, such as whether it has had a damage claim (if records are available).
    • Have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic
    • After doing all of your homework, you need a mechanic to look under the hood. You will want to get a vehicle inspection report with a “passed” grade from a mechanic at a designated inspection facility.
    • To find an inspection facility near you, see the list of facilities external link posted on the B.C. government's Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement website.
    • If the vehicle has been in any crashes, you can also have a licensed auto body shop take a look at the vehicle to make sure it is still structurally safe. These experts can also tell you if the vehicle has been in any crashes or has been rebuilt and, if so, that the work was done properly.
    • The seller may have an inspection report for you to help you feel more comfortable. Make sure it is from a designated inspection facility. Even if the seller has a report, it is still a good idea to take the vehicle to an inspection facility. It is always wise to do your own research. Buyer beware!
    Hope these are usefull to you. And if u feel that these helped you then please share about us.. 

                                                                      ...THANK YOU...

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    Safety Before U BUY

  • Bhargav Roy

  • Safety Measures you need to take before you BUY
    Here we present you some safety measures which we need to check before we buy a car.
    Seat Belts:
                   In the event of a crash, seat belts are designed to keep you inside the vehicle. They also reduce the risk that you will collide with the steering wheel, dashboard, or windshield. New seat belt designs have the following additional features that improve seat belt performance:

    Adjustable upper belts: An adjustable upper belt lets you change the position of the shoulder strap to accommodate a person’s size. This feature may encourage passengers to wear their belts, since it increases shoulder belt comfort.

    Seat belt pretensioner: Pretensioners retract the seat belt to remove excess slack, almost instantly, in a crash. However, you still need to adjust your seat belt so that it fits as snugly as possible, since pretensioners are not powerful enough to pull you back into your seat in the event of an impact.

    Energy management features: Energy management features allow seat belts to “give” or yield during a severe crash to prevent forces on the shoulder belt from concentrating too much energy on your chest. These features include “load limiters” built into the shoulder belt retractor and/or “tear stitching” in the webbing that causes the seat belt to extend gradually.

    Rear center seat lap/shoulder belts: Some manufacturers provide a rear center lap/shoulder belt. This added feature is especially beneficial to older children and children in booster seats who are often seated in the rear center position.

    Air Bags:
                   Depending on the speed at impact and the stiffness of the object struck, front air bags inflate to prevent occupants from hitting the dashboard, steering wheel, and windshield. Side air bags reduce the risk that occupants will hit the door or objects that crash through it.

                    Although air bags provide life-saving benefits for the vast majority of people, there are situations in which air bag deployment can have adverse effects, such as when occupants are unbelted. Front air bags do not eliminate the need for seat belts and are not designed to offer protection in rollovers, rear, or side impacts. In fact, maximum air bag effectiveness depends upon seat belts, which help keep you in place should a collision occur. You can significantly reduce the risk of injury from an air bag by buckling your seat belt and keeping about 10 inches or more between your breastbone and the air bag.

                   Children can be killed or seriously injured by an air bag, so you should always put children age 12 and under in the rear seat. You should never use a rear-facing child seat in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a front passenger air bag unless the air bag is off.

    Head Injury Protection:
                  Head injury protection consists of foam or other energy absorbing material under the trim of the vehicle interior and is likely to be invisible to vehicle occupants. Some vehicles have head air bags. While all head air bags are designed to deploy in side impacts, some are also designed to deploy during rollovers. Both types of air bags are designed to help protect occupants from injuries caused when their head strikes the upper interior of a vehicle.

    Head Restraints:
                  Head restraints are extensions of the vehicle’s seats that limit head movement during a rear-impact crash, thus, reducing the probability of neck injury. Head restraints meeting specific size and strength requirements are required in front seats, but not in rear seats. While you must adjust most head restraints manually, some adjust automatically with changes in seat position or dynamically in a crash. In general, dynamic head restraints provide the best protection.

    Antilock Brake System:
                  An antilock brake system (ABS) prevents a vehicle’s wheels from locking during “panic” braking, which allows the driver to maintain greater steering control — a key factor in avoiding a collision. However, an ABS does not guarantee your ability to avoid a crash. Furthermore, you still may lose control when driving at excessive speeds or when using extreme steering maneuvers. Learning to use the ABS correctly will provide you with the greatest benefit from the system.

                  All passenger cars equipped with ABS have four-wheel ABS. Sport utility vehicles, trucks, and vans equipped with ABS can have either four-wheel or two-wheel ABS. Four-wheel ABS monitor and control all the wheels of the vehicle, while two-wheel ABS only monitor and control the rear wheels of a vehicle.

                  Some ABS’s also include brake assist, which senses emergency braking by detecting the speed or force at which the driver presses the brake pedal and boosts the power as needed. Under certain conditions, brake assist may reach the braking force needed to activate the ABS more quickly and easily compared with vehicles without brake assist, and can potentially reduce overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by not braking hard enough or soon enough.

    Traction Control:
                  Traction control systems improve vehicle stability by controlling the amount the drive wheels can slip when you apply excess power. The system automatically adjusts the engine power output and, in some systems, applies braking force to selected wheels during acceleration. Traction control is mainly found in vehicles with four-wheel antilock brake systems.

    All-Wheel Drive:
                  All-wheel drive distributes power to both front and rear wheels to maximize traction. Unless combined with traction control, all-wheel drive systems do not prevent the drive wheels from slipping when you apply excess power during acceleration.

    Electronic Stability Control:
                  Electronic stability control (which is offered under various trade names) is designed to assist drivers in maintaining control of their vehicles during extreme steering maneuvers. Electronic stability control senses when a vehicle is starting to spin out (oversteer) or plow out (understeer), and it automatically applies the brake to a single wheel. It is intended to reduce the occurrence of crashes in which vehicles veer off the road and strike curbs, soft shoulders, guard rails and other objects that initiate rollovers. However, it can’t keep a vehicle on the road if its speed is simply too great for the curve and the available traction.

                  Crash data show that heavy vehicles offer more protection than light vehicles with the same safety equipment, particularly in two-vehicle crashes.

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