Ten Tips for SUV Owners

2014-GL-CLASS-SUV-023-MCFOIt’s a rare motorist who doesn’t have strong feelings about today’s sport utility vehicles. Love ’em or hate ’em, one thing is certain-just like their automobile cousins, SUVs last longer, operate more efficiently, and command a higher resale value when they are properly maintained and serviced.

For those too busy or too overwhelmed by modern vehicles to perform their own maintenance, the pros at the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) offer some advice on choosing a repair establishment:

  • Start shopping for a repair facility before you need one.
  • Ask friends and associates for recommendations; consult local consumer organizations.
  • Arrange for alternate transportation in advance so you will not feel forced to choose a shop based solely on location.
  • Look for a neat, well organized facility, with vehicles in the parking lot equal in value to your own and modern equipment in the service bays.
  • Look for a courteous staff, with a service writer willing to answer all of your questions.
  • Look for posted policies regarding labor rates, diagnostic fees, guarantees, acceptable methods of payment, etc.
  • Ask if the repair facility usually handles your type of repair work.
  • Start off with

Gas Saving Tips for Your Auto

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Gas-Saving Tips for Your Auto

While it is always wise to conserve natural resources, the recent price of gasoline has made even the most wasteful people think twice. Whatever your motivation, here are some gas saving tips from the pros at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Monitor tires. Under inflated tires or poorly aligned wheels waste fuel by forcing the engine to work harder. (Let the tires cool down before checking the air pressure.) Out-of-line wheels, as evidenced by uneven tread wear, should be aligned by a professional.

Remove excess weight. Remove unnecessary items from the vehicle. Store only essentials in the trunk. Less weight means better mileage.

Consolidate trips and errands. Some trips may be unnecessary. Also, try to travel when traffic is light so you can avoid stop-and-go conditions.

Avoid excessive idling. Shut off the engine while waiting for friends and family.

Observe speed limits. Speeding decreases your miles per gallon.

Drive gently. Sudden accelerations guzzle gas. Anticipate traffic patterns ahead and adjust your speed gradually.

Use windows and air conditioning wisely. Your mileage should improve if you keep

Protect Your Auto Investment

People pass row of Volkswagen e-Golf cars during company's annual news conference in BerlinIf you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be an ASE-certified automotive technician, consider this: In the span of one career, automotive engine technology alone has advanced from purely mechanical devices that need periodic adjustments to sophisticated, computer-controlled systems that can actually compensate for normal wear.

The same can be said for virtually every major system on today’s vehicles, from brakes to transmissions. And the technicians who service and maintain our vehicle fleet have had to learn it all. In fact, to be an ASE-certified automotive technician today is to commit to a lifetime of training just to keep abreast of changing technology.

Maintenance more necessary than ever before
Modern vehicles are wonders of engineering. In just the past decade, maintenance intervals for things like spark plugs, emissions and cooling systems have been stretched out to 100,000 miles in some vehicles.

But the need for periodic maintenance hasn’t changed. In fact, given the longer life expectancy of today’s vehicles, the need for periodic maintenance has never been greater if you expect to get the

Professional Auto Repair with Good Deals

Currently people like to purchase cars for their mobility access. In addition to mobility, cars are actually not the most luxurious item anymore. It is possible to almost anyone to own car because it does not cost so much. Owning car is something that can be proud of. However, it actually comes with very heavy burden of responsibility. It is said so because the owners have to take care the car. Maintenance is vital for the car because it can lead to destruction if not handled well. There are some techniques of maintenance that should learnt when owning cars. Things like tire pressure check, rust check, electricity system, and combustion condition should be noted. However, people really cannot fully understand how the overall system works. In this case, the owners may not notice the faulty in the car until there is something wrong happening when driving the car.

When there is something wrong with the car, it is definitely a bad thing. Without immediate action towards the cause, it is possible that the damage will affect other components within the car. Therefore, it is better to put the car into auto repair. The problem with auto repair

Taking Care of That Splinter the Right Way

“Of all the injuries that probably happen the most to you it is difficult to find one that can be frustrating or annoying than getting a splinter. Sometimes it can be a very large splinter that is downright painful or it can be a very small splinter you know is there but will barely see. In either case you desire to get rid of the splinter once you can so you do not run the risk of getting an infection or having a potential problem with tetanus. There are some basics you can follow that can help you take care of that splinter correctly and safe way to eliminate it.


If it is an extremely large splinter that looks as if it is deep in your skin, the best approach is to seek the assistance of a healthcare professional so that you can get it removed safely and properly and also have the area cleaned the right way therefore the wound heals safely, • Check the Splinter Status -. If it is a little splinter that appears like it is just under the skin, then

Tata Zica Price, Specs, Review, Pics and Mileage in India

The Tata Zica is the latest hatchback from the Tata Motors India Limited. The TMIL is in a hurry to replace its aging models like the Indica eV2 and the Indigo eCS. The hatchback and sedan code named the ‘Kite Twins’ are already on the final stages of production. The hatchback christened Zica is expected to be launched early next year, probably during the 2016 Indian auto show which will be conducted in February in New Delhi.


The Zica is expected to have petrol and diesel variants. The transmission will be 5-speed manual initially. Later automatic variants with AMT gear boxes will be launched. The Zica to be positioned between the Nano and the Bolt will be priced competitively as it will have rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, the Hyundai i10, the Chevrolet Beat and the Renault Kwid in the Indian market. The company has not given any hints on the price tags. But as per the speculations the prices are expected between Rupees 4 to 6 lakh.

Also check about Tata Zica Price in India, Specification, Features, Reviews, Photos, Mileage

Tata Zica

Dont Scrimp on Vehicle Maintenance

Technician certification organization ASE surveys show a well-maintained vehicle not only lasts longer, it retains more of its resale value.

With a sluggish economic recovery and today’s consumers watching their finances carefully, it’s no surprise that the average age of vehicles in the United States is more than 11 years old, according to automotive research firm R.L. Polk and Co. With motorists holding on to their vehicles longer than ever before, maintenance takes an even greater importance in keeping roads — and people — safe.

The cost of neglect

“It’s tempting to avoid car maintenance in tough economic times, but that’s not a financially sound method to manage the big investment you’ve made in your vehicle,” notes Tony Molla, vice president of communications for the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). “Surveys of our certified technicians show that a well-maintained vehicle lasts longer, retains more of its resale value, pollutes less, and gets better mileage than one that’s been neglected — to say nothing of being safer to operate.”

According to the pros at ASE, neglect causes components to wear out faster than they would otherwise (poorly aligned tires, for example) and can result in minor problems growing into more expensive