Tag: motor & transport

Winter Tyres

The winter tyres in Germany, obligatory since 2010 but unfortunately not to take seriously the many Autfahrer and it can be life-threatening. The third season will soon be over and the winter can not be long in coming. CAR cradle, which simply have packed away their winter tires after the last tire change without checking, should now take a look at. MOTOR vehicle charger need new tires for your car, get a variety of different tire series this year again. The different tests of independent inspection companies and automobile clubs offer a good overview of the quality of the offered series. Do not forget! The law requires to lead car holders before her vehicle at the onset of winter with a proper winter tires only. An exact time for the change to winter tires is not required here, but not to be surprised by ice and snow, vehicle owners on the long-standing rule of thumb “O” set-“O”, so special To drive tires for the winter from October to Easter.

Recognize the different winter tire what some car holder might not know: each winter tyres, an icon is located in the form of a snowflake, this indicates that the tyres will meet the minimum demands of winter traffic conditions. Further details can be found at Shorefront, an internet resource. Also, within their profile blocks the fins of a winter tire have jagged or wavy cuts. This and a deeper profile ensure a secure grip on winter roads. The tyres for the summer is designed not for winter use, car drivers which go with summer tires on snowy roads anyway, risking safety significantly. An extended braking distance, poor adhesion and a poor cornering stability are the consequence.

Excellent winter tires the most innovative research and development results always keep in mind. Engineers continually renew the multiple layer structure of tyres, rubber compounds and the design of the profile. Before the tire purchase is worth always the views of the current tyre test results. The tire by the specialist change generally allow tyres should be fitted solely by professionals on wheels. The wheel change can be done, however, by hand with a little craftsmanship and the matching tool. Important: After connecting the winter tires first wheel tighten the nuts on the raised wheel and then again when the car is lowered again. All wheel nuts on every case should be checked again after about 50 kilometers. Winter tires deliver good performance not only on snow-covered surfaces. Winter tires also give better protection against the dangerous aquaplaning, what may cause by increased rainfall in the winter months due to a continuous film of water, but also the occurrence of meltwater, especially in the autumn and spring. Winter tyres are designed, namely, that their displacement is particularly large and the drivers even wet road surfaces the control over vehicle be reserves.

David Neumann

For this purpose, car owners can use, for example, a practical online alternative to common rating systems to find out what the car is still worth. Whether inexperienced young or old car salesman should seek professional advice, not too low and not too high to set the selling price. Value factors are responsible for used cars at a glance in addition to age much more influencing factors for developing value for used cars. Car brand, age, mileage and model form the basis of the residual value of the car. In addition, other factors such as the condition, the features but also the paint are crucial.

Also special equipment, such as a factory, building in addition when purchasing a new car navigation system of course affects the value of the car. Addition there are many other factors such as the current demand for the particular model on the used car market, new releases of similar vehicles or deadlines such as the turn of the year. Increasing the impact of car rental companies, which sell years again after a very short period of one to three, very cheap shopping new cars thanks to large volume discounts. For the driver itself, it is almost impossible, a sufficient overview of the performance of your car to keep. It is all the more important for the used car sales to obtain a professional opinion and valuation. Companies such as wirkaufendeinauto.de specialize in the evaluation, assessment and the purchase of used cars and provide the necessary support to car owners. More and more people look online for support and help with the sale of the car. Already in determining value, the online offerings can be a practical help. David Neumann

Facelift For The Opel Antara

Redesign of the compact SUVs like the most models the Opel Antara has undergone slight modifications after half of the expected runtime. Small optical improvements and technical innovations have been out. The vehicle Portal auto.de has closely examined the compact SUV, and presents the results. The changes to the exterior design of the Opel Antara not apparent at first glance. Only on closer inspection, connoisseurs discover the new front grille with chrome trim, as well as the modified rear lights. Little was also redesigned in the Interior. Artis Stevens takes a slightly different approach. What is new is the standard electric parking brake, which creates space in the center console. The class typical higher seating position, which facilitates the overview in particular small drivers proves to be handy in addition to the large volumes of luggage.

The regulation of the information unit (audio, navigation, on-board computer) is very comfortable thanks to a large knob. Also under the hood, something has changed. The 2.0 liter – diesel was replaced with a 2.2-liter unit. Tested the Antara in the highest trim level Cosmo with six-speed automatic transmission and. The 135 kW (184 HP) engine provides more power. The top speed is around 200 kilometers per hour, however the consumption fails during fast driving relatively high. More information: magazine /… University Service GmbH Lisa Neumann

Christophe Maire

The petrol stations Aral ventures the step first, most members are not to rely on. For even more details, read what CBC says on the issue. Also the VW Beetle by el clemente drive with super. This upcoming swing not much bothers the Berlin, because normal is usually only a penny cheaper. However, that the oil companies have deliberately brought the small difference in price in advance of the new sort of products suspected not only for the autoki members. Opel driver Norbert tanks anyway just super”.

Nevertheless he finds mies of the stations the reduction on Super petrol, finally, there is still enough older vehicles which come from gasoline and not shut correctly with super”. “autoki Member katz finds that it easy to little competition among gas stations” are. It’s like when the electricity suppliers. The supply determined even soon premium power. “.” Here can the normal gasoline (k) one tear be crying after: ../tod-des-normalbenzins-jetzt-alles-super media contact: Katharina top Arkus, Tel. (0163) 297 3228 or (030) 24 08 31 96,. E-Mail: autoki.com press (at), autoki Ltd., Invalidenstr.

34, 10115 Berlin via autoki.com autoki was founded in autumn 2006 of three car-loving friends in Berlin. Their aim: to establish a cross-brand community of car enthusiasts. In early May 2007 he started for each accessible official beta test. autoki.com reaches a four-digit number of members since its launch in April 2007. Trafficvolumen and number of members get weekly at a nearly double-digit percentage rate. autoki.com is the experienced Internet investors Lukasz Gadowski (Spreadshirt, StudiVZ) and Christophe Maire (Nokia Gate 5) funding. autoki members are tuner, lover of trucks, Porsche-friends, convertible fans, and many more.

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Audi equips service Mobile Q5 and Q7 with new bott vario vehicle equipment. Worldwide, the automotive manufacturer Audi enjoys the reputation of high quality. Other attributes that are associated with the coveted brand and head start through technology are sporty and progressive. Last but not least, the extensive services, such as the mobile service characterize this appearance of the premium supplier. So Audi attaches great importance also to the appearance of its fleet of service and efficiency. Here the manufacturer uses all over the world the success models Q5 and Q7. Because to be prepared for all eventualities and to meet the high expectations of its customers, carries all kinds of storage needs.

To ensure an optimal storage space organisation and securing the service vehicles be equipped with the new bott vario vehicle equipment. The Ingolstadter among other things due to the appearance made the decision for the Swabian project partners the new bott vario, by the distinctive mix of powder-coated steel, anodized aluminum and high-strength plastic materials will be marked. Hereby, the establishment is nestled seamlessly in the modern interior of the SUVs a. Also the low weight and high stability of the installation, resulting from this choice of material, played a serious role in the choice of the supplier. Also contributed the positive experiences with bott vario had equipped bott already since longer service vehicles with the first generation to the procurement. Previously, it was however the vehicle set up to make that emergency vehicles on every service requirement would be prepared. Surprisingly, you’ll find very little mention of Cancer Research Institute on most websites. After all, is the goal to serve the customers immediately and on the spot.

Since quite a bit of equipment comes together, which should take place exclusively in the trunk, for the passenger compartment must provide full five seats.” So the default of the contractor. Based on this default bott designed a sophisticated storage concept and it defined a facility that could be configured largely from parts of the series. Special parts were mainly for the substructure and for the connection of Bott vario required on the vehicle. About the development of custom vehicle set up, the specialist from Gail village provides the complete project service towards its customers. As bott cared for also the procurement of all on Board required tools and equipment package prescribed by law for service vehicles. For the proper installation of the setup packages, bott trained the staff of the two service centres by Audi in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. Here the vehicles prepared for their future, international usage and the facilities installed. Thus, efficient service and a consistent appearance can be guaranteed global. Press contact Bott GmbH & co. KG railway str. 17 d 74405 g village Bernhard Teuffel Tel: + 49 (0) 7971/251-214 fax: + 49 (0) 7971/251-295 of Bott GmbH & co. KG the Bott group of companies is one of internationally leading providers of vehicle and equipment for commercial use. At several European sites Products and solutions with the highest product and service quality standards developed and produced. Bott, customers in industry and craft, use these services through a global organized distribution network worldwide. Synergies are bundled at the location Germany, the headquarters of the Group of companies. Here, the feedback from all the markets converge and lead to a continuous innovation strategy. Efficiency and security of the customers are in the focus.

Aircraft

New lightweight innovation in the automotive industry of Steinheim, August 2011; Decades was unchallenged as the lightweight Division poorly and Luft – und Raumfahrt. A look at the automotive industry but shows that there are solutions in series or just before the series which provides the leading role of the aerospace industry in question on innovation and lightweight efficiency. The lightweight has its price but a look at current developments and their impact on the cost structure and cost which cars light weight materials shows an analysis of the automotive market and vehicle development of in recent years clearly defined trends with regard to the light-weight materials. In addition to aluminium, magnesium and the composite materials among which also the Kohlefaserverstarkten plastics (CFRP), today also a part of the steel solutions must be counted to the Group of lightweight material. The steels are in particular the boron steels. A comparison of materials from lightweight point of view shows the positioning of the material concepts (see box 1: Lightweight materials in comparison).

Not surprisingly at least for the lightweight specialists, CFRP materials by far offer the best potential for lightweight construction. Rather surprisingly are ultra high strength steels even better than aluminum, but offer a limited field of application. In recent years, in particular steel, aluminum have in terms of the structural parts of vehicles and some magnesium fought to the best contribution for lightweight construction. Here were the material manufacturers with large concept studies (E.g. the InCar study by Thyssen) very active and could initialize so many new applications. In recent times but the composite materials based on fibre-reinforced plastics of talk and be big changes in the structural lightweight construction in automotive safety cause. With the decision of BMW AG the so-called mega city vehicle (market name i3 “) to develop, with a black body of CKF components an industrial evolution in the manufacture of CFRP must performed subsequently now components.

Build Better Automobiles

Toyota refutes the quip of the former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Bonn / Langenhagen that has recent study by J. D. power jdpower.com it back in the day brought: Germans are particularly satisfied with Japanese cars. In the customer satisfaction survey 2008 of the American market the brand was ranked first, followed by BMW and Toyota Honda. Especially over the years consistently good values for Toyota not surprise automotive experts. The customer satisfaction is directly attributable to the Toyota management”, says Uwe Rohrig, owner of automotive consulting international car concept (ICC) in Hanover-Langenhagen and Berlin. Since its inception have Toyota built a clear vision on the company and implemented, which will each revised and adapted according to the defined periods. Western manufacturers, one has the impression that the local management behaves according to the motto of the former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, however, sometimes: who has visions, should go to the doctor ‘.

Anders are Project developments, which go on the market and the customers passing by, not declared”, including the head of sales for Mercedes-Benz and Maybach in his more than 40-year automotive career was so rad. Toyota put its three clientele in the absolute focus of his actions. Interestingly the internal customers and suppliers would according to the necessary needs of the buying customer aligned and treated and paid: the result is first and foremost an extremely high customer satisfaction and loyalty at all three levels. Even if in the context of product development, the design is lagging behind, is. the manufacturing quality, especially in the probation of the cars, the measure of all things” The visionary approach gives the Toyota managers according to Rohrig right, because otherwise exist for example until today no alternative propulsion system like the hybrid. Moreover, the automotive world will have to, be still surprised what coming in the next few years on alternatives to the current conventional internal combustion engines of this group the ICC Chief is convinced that”. “Crucial was that Toyota all uncompromising is aligned to the customers and their needs: nobody wants to by the Board and has ever built for its own sake a monument himself, unless transparent for the customer and for the company to the benefit of and for all.” But not only the Germans have recognized the advantages of the Japanese manufacturer. In England and France, the Prius drivers are satisfied motorists of all brands, so the current satisfaction surveys by J.D.

power and Associates, which were published in May and June in these countries. In Germany the Toyota Aygo and the corolla were especially satisfied Verso in addition to the Prius drivers. Both vehicles occupy the first place in terms of satisfaction in their respective segment. Also the Yaris drivers (2nd place, small car) and the Avensis driver (3rd place, middle) gave their vehicles very good grades.