Every manufacturer of a product will definitely try to make the product as perfect as possible so that consumers are interested in buying. For example the best car oil that is equipped with various special formulas to make the engine more durable and comfortable to drive. This also applies to car manufacturers who continue to strive to equip their production cars with various additional features, both to improve driving safety and to cool cars. Unfortunately, some of these features turn out to be useless features because they are not utilized by vehicle owners, including:
1. Cruise control
This feature will make the driver free from stepping on the gas pedal because after you make the settings, the vehicle will go stably at that speed. This feature is usually used when driving on freeway or toll roads where you can drive in high speed. Unfortunately this cool feature is rarely … Read more
FeaturedAuto Repair Basics: How To Hire A Mechanic
When most people think of auto repair, they imagine a shady mechanic looking at their vehicles and charging extra for parts and repairs. This is only one of the possible experiences one can have with auto repair. The included advice will show you how to get good auto repair from a mechanic.
Checking and repairing the air conditioning in your car is quite complex
If you need to have it checked or fixed, find a mechanic with an air conditioning certification. The gas used for air conditioning is potentially dangerous and this system is a lot more complex than the other parts in your vehicle.
Pay attention to the gauges and trouble lights on your cars dash. Learn to recognize the warning signs of a car that is overheating, low on oil or not charging the battery. Knowing which of these indicators need immediate attention can prevent damage to your … Read more
Purchasing a car is an incredibly intimidating affair, especially for the uninformed. If you are struggling with getting the right car, this article can help you to reduce the price. By paying a fair amount, you will feel happier and more relaxed about your purchase. Good luck with your car purchase!
Before going to a dealership, know what kind of vehicle you want.
Research all of you options prior to shopping so you can figure out what works best for your budget and family needs. Also, try to lock in a price range that you are willing to spend.
Speak with your loved ones to see if they’ve heard anything good. Looking back on their experiences, do they feel they did the right thing? Are they regretting their vehicle purchase? Do they know something you do not know about a particular car? If you are considering a vehicle purchase, this … Read more
FeaturedWhen It Comes To Buying A Car, These Tips Are Ideal
There is no denying the fact that purchasing a car can be a nerve-wracking, stress-filled experience. Before you make a decision and spend a great amount of money on a vehicle, it pays to acquire a bit of knowledge on the subject. Keep the tips that follow close at hand, and you will have what it takes to make an optimal decision.
Never, ever skip the test drive when you are car shopping.
You have to get behind the wheel of that car and see how it feels before committing to a buying it. Make sure you try a variety of driving conditions, including surface streets and interstate driving. Do not forget to try pulling it into a parking space in a shopping center.
When buying a used car, a great way to tell if the car has been in an accident is to look into the door frames. Usually … Read more
You need to buy a car. Do you know how to avoid the mistakes many car buyers make? This article can help you find out some valuable information for anyone who is planning to buy a car.
Check into vehicles online before going to the lot.
You should only visit a dealership after you have made the determination regarding the vehicle you intend to purchase. You should do a little Internet research first to see what brand might work for you, the safety records and other information that a dealer will not discuss.
If a dealer does not want to allow this, look somewhere else.
If you are getting your car from an individual, get a mechanic you know to look at it first. If the owner balks at this, this is cause for real concern. The car you are looking at might need some new parts or might even … Read more
Mitsubishi has given its non-hybrid Outlander SUV range some tweaks for the 2023 model year ahead of first arrivals during January next year.
Pricing for existing Outlander variants are up by up to $1000, with the range now starting at $36,240 before on-road costs for the ES five-seat 2WD, and extending to $53,490 before on-road costs for the Exceed Tourer seven-seat AWD.
Updated pricing and specification for the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid (PHEV) range hasn’t been detailed yet.
A new LS Black Edition 7-seat 2WD variant has joined the Outlander range for the 2023 model year, plugging the gap between the regular LS and Aspire. It’s priced from $41,490 before on-road costs.
The LS Black Edition adds 20-inch black alloy wheels, premium paint, and blacked-out door mirrors, bumpers and grille. Inside it gets black headlining, a black “laser etched” gearshift surround, plus ‘Mi-Suede’ seats
Unlike some, I didn’t have a strong connection with Honda’s last Civic Type R hatch, or even a desire to ever drive one, primarily because of the outrageously-styled body kit that inflicted it with an overtly cartoonish profile.
That was early 2018, before I ended up in the driver’s seat of a Championship White FK8 Type R and proceeded to systematically take apart a number of the more challenging sections in the Victorian high country in less than ideal conditions – it was a bit damp and a bit sketchy.
Just to make sure we didn’t drink too much of Honda’s Kool-Aid, we brought along two of its toughest rivals; the Ford Focus RS and Renault Megane R.S.
The Focus was my preordained favourite for its added poke and all-wheel drive stickiness on damp surfaces, while the Megane wasn’t far behind in the power stakes but also gained all-wheel
Peugeot Australia is looking into offering the people mover version of its smaller Partner van, which would give the French brand a direct competitor to the Volkswagen Caddy.
The Peugeot Rifter is the passenger version of the Partner, based on the same platform as the latest Citroen Berlingo – a long-running van that is no longer sold in Australia – as well as the Opel/Vauxhall Combo, and the Toyota ProAce sold in Europe and the UK.
At the recent launch of the new Peugeot 308 Hatch and Wagon, managing director for Peugeot Citroen Australia, Kate Gillis, told media the compact MPV is not a sure-fire starter for our market, but it’s under consideration.
“We’re always looking at what’s being developed and seeing whether it’s right for our market. So it’s definitely not a no, and at this point it’s still under consideration,” Ms Gillis said.
The upcoming Lamborghini V12 hybrid set to replace the 12-year-old Aventador, which ended production this year, is likely to start at a higher cost – but the Italian brand insists that has more to do with the increasing cost of materials than hybridisation.
Set to be unveiled early 2023, the new flagship Lamborghini V12 will be utilising an all new chassis, V12 engine and a hybrid system that the Italian brand says is entirely in house. The new model already has over 3000 orders.
Speaking to CarExpert at the opening of the revised Lamborghini dealership in Brisbane this week, the brand’s regional director of Asia Pacific, Francesco Scardaoni, said the new model will have a price rise due to the rising cost of materials.
“The cost price will be slightly higher than Aventador, but not because of the hybrid but because of the materials, the cost of material, cost of
We publish a ton of car news stories during the working week, and it can be tough to keep up with everything – which is the rationale behind this weekend list.
In short, here are some key articles from our news desk since Monday of this week summarised, just in case you missed them at the time.
Five-star Atto rating
The BYD Atto 3 has cleared one of the last stumbling blocks in its Australian rollout, receiving a five-star rating from safety authority ANCAP that applies to the budget electric vehicle locally.
It had received a five-star rating from ANCAP for New Zealand, but no rating was applied for Australia.
This was due to an issue with the placement of child restraint anchor points that had also led BYD’s local distributor, EVDirect, to suspend sales of the vehicle from October 21 until earlier this month.