Thursday, 22 May 2014

Cars and Society

The discovery of automobiles has been one of the most significant of the various innovations of the previous centuries and it cannot be denied that today automobiles and vehicles have a significant role to play in society. In the primitive ages, the only means of commuting form one place to another, across long distances where ensured by the domestic animals lie horses and following the discovery of the wheel, carts also became a popular means of transportation. As time advanced, automobiles came into being and today they have emerged as one of the basic necessities for most of those individuals who can afford to possess a car. Automobiles have had various positive and adverse effects upon society and some of these are discussed below.

  • The automobiles or vehicles are one of the major causes of causing noise pollution and air pollution. The emission of toxic gases like carbon monoxide by the automobiles affect not only the environment but also the vital body organs of the humans and air pollution is capable of causing harm to the lungs and resulting in cancers. This is why nowadays, the use of alternative fuel vehicles are being encouraged as they can significantly reduce the harmful effects of pollution in the environment.
  • The extension of roadways has resulted in the reduction of forest areas affecting ecological balance.
  • It is also to be pointed out here that with the development of better quality automobiles and better mileage, cars are often a preferred option to travel over long distances than railways.
  • Contrary to the use of domestic animals, cars and vehicles have emerged as a more favorable option as they can work efficiently and do not need to be rested after a while, thus utilizing lesser time to travel over long distances.
  • The manufacturing of vehicles have greatly facilitated the growth of a plethora of industries which produce the various metals that are sued to make the body parts of a vehicle like steel. Gasoline has emerged as an important fuel resource which is used in the internal combustion engines.
  • The increase in the number of automobiles has ensured the development of increased roads and highways.
  • Cars are a marker of social identity. One of its most important effects in the social circle is its effect on the social status of a person. An individual is often judged by the car he drives. For those who possess luxurious vehicles and expensive models like sports cars, they are definitely considered to be an affluent lot.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Own A Renault Car And Want To Join An Owners Club?

Do you drive a Renault Laguna, Clio, Megane, Twingo, Espace, Performance Renault or any other Renault model, standard or modified? If so, then the Performance Renaults Club is the independent Renault site and owners club for you.

The club has been setup to create a social organisation and an online community for owners and enthusiasts to share and chat about anything Renault or Renault Sport related. It has also been setup to provide owners with all the information other owners have gathered while looking for performance, tuning and styling parts for their cars on the net.

This site aims to bring fans together from all over the world, to provide links to companies that supply bodystyling kits and parts, as well as suppliers of OEM parts, links to other personal websites, links to tuning sites, Renault Sports sites and to other generic sites all from one central location. It is currently the most visited Renault Enthusiast site on the net.

The site also provides a central place where owners can show off their cars, standard or modified, as well as Forums covering lots of different areas concerning Renault's, where you can interact, discuss and meet your fellow enthusiasts as well as at local area meets too or even national car shows. Also you can talk in real time via chat, private messaging or email. You're sure to find the help and advice you are looking for and make new friends along the way. If you run another club or site that you would like to add to us then get in touch.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

How to Decorate a White Wedding Car and a Black Wedding Car

Wedding Car Decoration is a fundamental part of preparing for the wedding. All over the world create bridal car decoration in various ways. If you have a black or white car, you should continue reading...

Although many countries around the world still decorate the wedding cars with flowers pasted on the vehicle, there is a new trend of wedding decoration based on polypropylene films using tulle in various colors alone.

Car Decoration is now an integral part of wedding design and receives much attention in the past. Brides and grooms are aware of the importance that a decoration respective vehicle aesthetic design into the canopy, hall, bridal gown etc..

Today the wedding car design statement expressed the photos before the wedding and the bride and groom do in the canopy.
Many weddings produced by professional event producers based on the theme, the color combinations, the fantasy, or even the bride and groom's clothing.

For example, if the color purple was chosen as a color theme and all the elements event leads are used, it is possible that the car will have a similar color.

Adjust color and composition ornament very important, especially if the car is white or black. In fact, a white car decoration can be made using any color you choose, except white.

Like a painting color on white paper. As a black car will also be able to contain neutral and color combinations than other colored cars.

When customers consult with me about the appropriate color to decorate their wedding vehicle must take into account several parameters:

Type of vehicle (small, family, big, Jeep, limo, luxury vehicles), vehicle size, color and composition.

In the second part of the equation put the personal taste of the bride and groom.

It is not recommend using more than two colors. Ultimately If we try to create a list of decorations colors matching colors recommended by our recommendation following composition:

How to decorate a white car:

• Option A: pink tulle fabric + white and pink pom pon.
• Option B: bright purple tulle fabric + bright white and purple pom pon.
• Option C: cream tulle fabric + gold and cream pom pon (or gold + white pom pon).

You can decorate a white wedding car with white tulle fabric on one condition - if you add a decorative ribbon tied on the tulle fabric.

How to decorate a black car:

• Option A: white tulle fabric + white and cream pom pon.
• Option B: white tulle fabric + bright white and purple pom pon (or white + pink pom pon).
• Option C: cream tulle fabric + cream and white pom pon (or cream and gold pom pon).

In fact, there are a lot of options to decorate white and black wedding cars, and I gave here some examples for understanding the concept.

For more information, you can visit my website. You will see a wide variety of color combinations and you can draw the appropriate ideas for your wedding vehicle.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Smart Used Car Shopping - Part 2

We have already discussed in the first section of this article series how to determine and pre-plan the financials pertaining to buying a used car. This article is to be dedicated to brainstorming.

Shopping for a used car is not something the average person intends to do very often or at least not as much as he or she goes out grocery shopping. If you go out shopping while hungry you may buy things that you don't need, on the other hand if you go out shopping without a list, the odds are that you are going to get home and figure that you forgot to buy something. I can relate that to shopping for used cars, you have to do your homework, preparation and brainstorming to achieve he best results.

You need to engage in smart used car shopping.

After you figure out the financials pertaining to the car purchase, you need to brainstorm the make and model of the car. In other words, you need to broaden your choices as much as possible, and then narrow down the list until you come up with the best possible outcome for your money. You need to consider all potential cars in the class you are targeting. Make sure that you consider cars that you be ignoring. Don't fall in love with a make, or model, rather love your bank account. For example if you have in mind a Toyota Camry, have you considered a Chevrolet Malibu that is also within your budget.

Make sure that you compare all possible cars; obviously those cars should be related. Compare the cars side by side, concentrate on what you consider to be a priority to you, as gas mileage, annual deprecation, and the time period you intend to keep this car before you sell it.

For more information, check out the Smart Used Car Shopping.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Finding Mercedes Parts Online to Suit Your Car and Your Budget!

When it comes to finding the best quality in cars, you can't beat a Mercedes. In fact, the very name Mercedes has, for more than one hundred years, inspired images of grace and elegance in those who hear it. However, such quality means you'll also want to work hard to maintain it - which is where the need to find Mercedes parts online comes in.

When it comes to making sure that your Mercedes always runs smoothly, there may come a time when you need to replace parts. And, to ensure your car is just as effective as when you bought it, you'll only want the best quality. But if you can't quite afford the top prices that many retailers charge then buying Mercedes parts online may just be the solution for you.

The Benefits of Buying Your Car Parts On the Internet

In the past, buying new parts for your car meant travelling to your nearest dealer and paying well over the odds. However, nowadays all it takes is the click of a mouse button and you can have access to some of the best suppliers available - all at the best prices, yet still selling the best quality products made specifically for your Mercedes!

The best part of all this? You are no longer paying a middleman: buying directly from the internet means that you get the very lowest prices possible!

Finding Only the Best Quality Parts

If you still aren't confident about buying your parts online, it's a good idea to have a browse and read websites or user reviews guiding you on where and what to purchase.

Used Car Parts

If you don't have that much money to spend then another option is to opt for used Mercedes parts online, and there are many websites specialising in exactly what you need. You can also take a look at online auctions where you'll have the best chances of getting what you want at a fantastic discount!


It can be expensive to live life as the owner of a Mercedes Benz, but it's well worth it to keep it in good condition. The great thing is that it's now easier than ever before to find Mercedes parts online, no matter what you are searching for!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

John Travolta - Why Danny Zuko's Car And My Wiper Blades Will Never Go Out Of Style

"Go Grease Lightning, Go grease Lightning!" Such a classic tune etched in the back of my brain. I'll never forget watching the race footage when John Travolta's white classic stainless steel steed launched over the water gap down in that Southern California sewer ditch, leaving Danny Zuko the winner. Also helping out with the whole situation was Sandra D. Every classic car should come with a woman like that.

By the age of 15, I was already gearing up to buy my first car, and it had to be a classic. I would rather own something that I understood under the hood than something that is smarter than me. I was scouring papers and the web and found great listings for Mustangs. Many were listed in our local Recycler. So the choice vehicle I went for was a 65 Mustang. They have such a classic and clean look to them and they look super impressive while rolling down the street.

This was a pretty impressive rig to own at the age of 16. I remember lots of heads turning when I used to park that beast in the student parking lot. One funny thing we used to do was we would point the wiper blades and water release vents out away from the windshields. So when the wiper fluid was turned on, the water would shoot out and hit any car or person to the side of the car. I'm not sure if this was easily done to Mustang wiper parts or if it was just a special trick that we could do with some of those older cars, but it sure surprised quite a few when they would get sprayed.

So along with my pimped out '65 Ford Mustang, I kind of liked the whole "greaser" look that the T-Birds had. I had to go out and get a leather jacket. I found one at a thrift store, and along with a couple pairs of blue jeans, I was there. Pretty much a blast from the past. It's pretty funny how fashions come back around in circles. Perhaps fanny packs and slap bracelets will be the next fad along with Iroc Camaros and white Jeeps and every school. And maybe the fashions can really be connected to each popular movie that comes out. So "Don't tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" and "Clueless" can be blamed for such sweet fashions that will be coming back in the future.

I only wish that I decided to keep that '65 Mustang. Those classic cars will never go out of style. I have seen many of the new re-issues, the new PT Cruiser and the new Dodge Challenger.... They're very nostalgic and are new solutions. But the real deal lives in the old steel. Road rage is best in an old classic... just kidding :) But I'm sure many of us have thought from time to time how nice it would be to have an old clunker to teach a lazy driver a thing or two out there on the road. And the ease of being able to work under their hoods is so missed nowadays.

I have convinced myself enough to jump back online and search for one of those classic 'Stangs. I bet they go for more money now, but they are totally worth the investment.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Earn the Best Price on Your Car and Insurance

A study conducted by Sainsbury's Finance reveals that motorists were able to collectively overpay by nearly £200 million due to the fact that they're neglecting to haggle over the cost of a brand-new automobile. Worryingly, this might have long term consequences for their auto insurance premiums too.

The study determined that of the 1.33 million individuals thinking of purchasing an automobile between February and July 2009, approximately 117,000 claim they don't plan to haggle the cost they pay. This is in spite of the fact that rebates might be assured in the neighborhood of fifty percent with a few hotshot negotiations.

What is more is that neglecting to cut down the cost of a new automobile will at the same time have a harmful effect on your automobile insurance premiums as providers structure their prices based on the price of replacing the car in the case of a write-off. If you measure your vehicle at a more expensive price, you are probably going to pay a lot more on your auto insurance premiums.

It's feasible to earn many bonuses and extras from car dealers, especially because they really want to make a deal during a rough time in the auto industry. At the same time, it is deserving of thinking of the long-term consequences of your negotiations on your auto insurance.

For instance, requesting a dealer to add alloy wheels, boosted hydraulics or tinted windows within the price of a car purchase is a great money saver. However, almost all car modifications will knock up auto insurance premiums because they represent extra risk to insurers as parts are possibly hard to replace, and they might make the car a lot more attractive to criminals.

Many dealerships are conformable offering 12 months of free gas, car insurance or even road tax as a piece of the deal. This could really be worth taking advantage of because the amount of money you save could be significant - but make certain you're not connected to an auto insurance deal past the 1st twelve months.