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Vital Reasons For Filling Nitrogen Gas In Your Vehicle Tyres

Have you ever thought that filling of Nitrogen gas in the tyres of your vehicle would help in the maintenance of the tyre? Well, today in this article we will discuss as to why Nitrogen gas is must for our car and bike tyres.

Nitrogen is a chemical substance which is non-flammable in nature. It is a non-toxic gas and belongs to the family of inert gases. The property of inert gases is that they do not fuse with any other gas at any temperature. The fundamental nature of nitrogen is to keep minimum moisture inside the tyres.

Since nitrogen gas is cooler than the naturally compressed air, it makes the car useful in any driving conditions. How come? Since the stress level on the tyre, while moving is less, it means that the tyre remains cool. Due to less temperature, the wear and tear of the tyre are also less.

After long hours of running the temperature of the tyres become very high and has a tendency to burst. So, filling of a tyre with nitrogen gas reduces the chances of explosion by 90%. This becomes a lifesaver on the highway where high-speed and long hours, both pose a threat to the car and its passengers.

So filling your car tyres with nitrogen gas causes no harm but the benefits you get by filling it should be commensurate with your usage. I came across most of the articles stating that filling of nitrogen gas in car tyres makes no sense if you are a city user or driving on highways at 70-80 km/hr.

But, to be very frank and honest with my reader’s I would like to tell you that you can fill your tyres with nitrogen gas no matter whatever may be the condition. After going through the benefits of this gas why would it make no sense in filling it? I, myself, has filled my car tyres and as well as my two wheelers with N2 gas. You can opt for one year membership for your car at around INR 300-500 and two-wheelers at INR 250. Once you fill your vehicle with N2 gas check it every three months for tyre pressure. In the end, they close your tyre filling nozzle with a green cap indicating that your tyre is filled with nitrogen gas.

So, the eight important reasons for filling your vehicle tyres with nitrogen gas are as follows:-

  1. It maintains proper inflation 3-4 times longer. You need not fill your tyres or check it every time for gas pressure.
  1. It reduces puncture. In the case of tubeless tyres, it becomes more beneficial.
  1. Superior handling of the vehicle in all-weather conditions.
  1. It is mostly used in racing cars (F1) and aircraft tyres.
  1. Saves your fuel up to 10%.
  1. Your tyre life becomes longer.
  1. Decrease in wheel corrosion due to the absence of moisture unlike in the case of regular air it contains moisture.
  1. It does not catch fire since nitrogen is an inert gas. (For your knowledge, inert gases are those who do not undergo chemical reactions under a given set of conditions).

So don’t keep a doubt about filling your vehicle tyres with N2 gas. I give you my word, and hopefully, you can trust me. You will find this gas at large outlets of tyre showrooms and repair shops. Some of them are Bridgestone, Ajmera tyres and similar like that. Well, I filled it from Ajmera tyres. There would be many gas filling stations in your city, and the cost would vary not only from city to city but also vary with each shop.

Best New Cars for 2018

1. 2018 Audi A1

Since the time it was unveiled in 2010, The Audi A1 did not make much news in the premium supermini segment. It was somewhat eclipsed by the rival MINI. However, the second generation A1 is all set to lock horns with its iconic British rival. Priced at $18,000, the 2018 Audi A1 comes with hi-tech makeover including a revamped infotainment setup and plush upholstery. Based on VW group’s new MQB architecture, it should be fun to drive. Spy shots indicate a more hatchback like design in contrast to the existing model’s bubble shape. The release date is expected at the beginning of 2018.

This small city car will have a wide variety of engines. Beside 1.0-liter and 1.5-liter engines, it also comes with a 1.6-liter diesel engine. Some rumors say that by 2019, Audi will offer an S1 version which will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine.

2. 2018 BMW i8 Roadster

One of BMW’s much-awaited models, the i8 Roadster is all set to be unveiled in 2018. The Coupe will have a hybrid powertrain. At approx $155,000, it is not meant for the faint hearted ones. It is unclear whether BMW should use lighter fabric roof or go entirely open top for this one. Spy shots of the prototype hint at menacing front design.

This convertible BMW roadster will be powered by three-cylinder 1.5-liter engine. This engine in the tandem with electric motor will give amazing 362 hp. The release date of i8 Roadster is confirmed for 2018.

3. 2018 Audi Q8

A large sized luxury SUVs are in vogue and everyone from Bentley to Rolls Royce are set to unveil their contenders. Obviously, Audi does not want to be left behind. The Q8 is the upcoming flagship SUV from the company and it is going to have an expected price tag of $88,000. It will have a powerful hybrid engine and lavish interior. The huge grille and aggressive exterior styling make it quite a stunner.

When it comes to the specs this Audi large SUV, for now, has only 3.0-litre TFSI engine, which in the tandem with electric motor gives 444hp. Beside this powertrain, in the future, we can expect 4.0-litre V8 turbo-diesel engine and probably some petrol engine also.

The release date od Audi Q8 is still unconfirmed, however, we can safely say that it will be available for purchasing in 2018.

4. 2018 BMW X3

The BMW has been preparing a number of new models for 2018 launch but the Iconic German carmaker is also revamping existing popular models! Spy shots of new 2018 BMW X3 have appeared and they indicate the new model will be built on the brand’s much touted modular UKL platform. It is expected to be lighter than the existing model owing to heavy usage of high-strength steel and aluminum. The expected price tag for 2018 BMW X3 is $ 42,000.

The BMW SUV will have three powertrain options in the offer. The basic model comes powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine. This engine has 180 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The second option is also the 2.0-liter engine, but with 240 hp. The most powerful engine in the new 2018 BMW X3 is 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine with 300 hp.

Its release date is expected in the third quarter of this year.

5. Audi Q6 e-tron

The first electric SUV from Audi is not going to be a variant of the regular Q6. It will definitely be slotted beneath the Q7. The design resemblances with 2015’s e-tron Quattro concept showcased at Frankfurt Motor Show would be there. The approx price would be close to $75,000. It is expected to offer brisk acceleration despite lacking any fuel based powertrain. The exterior styling will be like that of a sporty SUV.

This electric SUV will have two versions, which will have the same battery capacity of 100 kWh. The first one will have 303 hp and the second one will have 408 hp. Autonomy of both versions should be 185 to 220 miles.

Audi has announced that the production version of Q6 e-tron will be ready for 2018.

6. 2018 BMW Z4

The upcoming Z4 is among the most awaited models of BMW those will be released in 2018. Expected to be priced at $38,000 the Z4 is aimed at Porsche 718 Boxter. The model is going to have a soft top. It will have dual seat layout and get rear-wheel-drive.

The new 2018 BMW Z4 will be offered with two engine options. The first one will be a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 250 hp. The second option would be a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine with 335 hp.

The release date of this BMW roadster is expected in 2018.

7. 2018 Skoda Yeti

The Yeti, Skoda’s popular SUV is all set for its 2nd generation debut. The prototype model has been spied testing several times. Design traces from its sibling Kodiaq are expected to be there in the final model. The boxy build of the present model will not be there and it will be built on MQB platform. Changes in wheel design and grille are also expected. The base trim price would be around $ 20,000.

When it comes to the engine aggregates we expect powertrains from VW game, including a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbo petrol and 1.6 and 2.0-liter TDI diesel engines. As hybrid variant is also possible, it could combine the 1.4-liter gasoline engine and electric motor.

The new Yeti are expected in showrooms from the beginning of 2018, at a starting price of around $ 18,000 for the base version.

8. 2018 Toyota Supra

Toyota Supra is making headlines since it is a little different from other cars made by the Japanese automobile giant. Toyota is developing this sporty coupe in alliance with BMW. Some design elements of the previously showcased Toyota FT-1 concept can be there in the final model. Details of the powertrain are not clear but the car could be priced around $ 62,000.

As we found out in 2018 Toyota Supra will be powered by a 6-cylinder 3.0-liter turbo engine, mated to a hybrid engine that would give a total power of 470 hp.

This model will be available in the sale from January 2018.

9. 2018 Volkswagen Touareg

The Touareg is among the most popular models from VW and it is getting a makeover for 2018. It will share the platform of Bentley Bentayga and Audi Q7. So, the 2018 Touareg will have a lightweight body. On first look, it resembles the Audi Q7 to an extent. It is likely to be priced at $55,000.

Volkswagen still has not announced which powertrains will give the power to the new Touareg.

10. 2018 Mercedes A-Class

The Mercedes A-Class is set to get a makeover for 2018 and this is natural given the steady popularity of the A-series lineup. Aimed at the BMW X1, the A-Class will get sharper exterior styling. This is among the more affordable Mercedes models you can buy and start price would be close to $ 25,000. A top of the line Mercedes-AMG A 45 variant may also be unveiled later. Everything from infotainment setup to the quality of cabin upholstery will get a boost.

The old 2.1-liter diesel engine will be replaced by new 2.0 liters with 160 hp and 190 hp.

The release date is expected in early 2018, also until the end of the next year, you can expect Mercedes A-Class sedan version.

 

Car Buying Tips

Anyone thinking of buying a new or a used car, or even leasing one, would do well to start off by investigating and arranging their financial credit. Knowing how much money they can afford to spend on any type of car gives them a much better structure both in terms of whether to buy a new or a used car, or type of model of a particular vehicle will best suit their needs.

By far the most important things to is to obtain a copy of your credit report. A credit report is a document or a dossier that is compiled by one of the main credit rating agencies that is used as a basis for generating a credit score.

A credit score is the determining factor that the credit rating agency and any lender will use in determining whether or not to lend you any money, and if so on what terms and conditions. These terms and conditions normally include things such as size of a down payment, the length or term of the loan, the interest rates charged, the size of the monthly down payments and any body repayment charge the event of refinancing loan.

A credit score is essentially a number, that is allocated on a scale between a range of two other numbers. As an example, an individual might have a credit score of 350, set within a range of zero and 700.

The credit report that is used to generate the credit score is a mixture of different items of information that is collected by the credit rating agency. This information will come from a number of sources including the application form will be filled in by the individual applying for the loan.

The information will be both personal in nature, as well as financial both current and historical. The personal information relates to items such as name, any previous names, date of birth, place of birth, current and previous addresses, current and previous employers etc.

The financial information will relate to current credit arrangements with other banks and credit card companies etc, as well as a detailed history of any payment problems or issues etc.

The credit rating agency will also take into account items such as bankruptcies or defaults on loans, or any general patterns of behaviour that they interpret as being detrimental to an individual’s capacity to repay a loan.

The main reason why it is important to obtain a credit report is that the individual can check the report to see what items are in it or not. The credit rating agencies are only allowed to include certain items of information for a fixed number of years. Is items of information can vary but are normally those that carry significant impact such as a bankruptcy. This means that after a certain number of years these items have to be removed from the credit report, and subsequently from the credit score.

This means that an individual can take certain steps to make sure that the information in their credit report is up-to-date and contains only the relevant information that it is allowed to include by law.

This can have a significant impact on the actual credit score itself, leading on to a real effect on the loan application and any terms and conditions that may be imposed that relate to the level of credit score of the individual.

Peter Main is freelance writer who has almost forty years experience of the car industry, and a wide knowledge base of personal finance. He writes extensively about Auto Finance, with regard to companies such as Honda and the need for understanding dealership finance such as Honda Financial.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Companies In The World

The automobile (automotive companies) sector has mushroomed over the years into a mature and well established industry. Innovation and manufacturing of vehicles has helped the industry to grow into a profitable one. Automobile companies have contributed significantly to the development of the world’s economy by creating jobs paying lots of taxes and earning loads of foreign exchange. There are several automobile manufacturing companies in the world that produces vehicles in a large quantity.

Here we have listed the top 10 largest automobile manufacturing companies in the world.

1) Tata Motors:
Tata Motors is the Asia’s largest and 17th largest automobile manufacturing company in the world. This company is known for its production of cars, trucks, vans, coaches and so on. Tata Motors record the highest sales and is widely popular across the country in 2017.

This company is passionate about anticipating and providing the best commercial and passenger vehicles globally as well as the best customer experiences.
Tata Motors can be found on and off-road in over 175 countries around the globe. Cars, buses and trucks of Tata Motors roll out at 20 locations across the world, seven in India and the rest in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia.

2) Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd:
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd is a US $19 billion global federation of companies. This company is the world’s largest tractor manufacturing company and also India’s second largest vehicle manufacturing company. Mahindra & Mahindra is India’s top SUV manufacturing company that produce two wheelers, bus, pickup, tempo, trucks, and commercial vehicles.

This company commits to invest in technology and grow global presence. Mahindra & Mahindra aims to multiply output both in quantity and quality with a major focus on manufacturing excellence. This company has created several industry-leading and category-defining brands.

3) Maruti Suzuki:
Maruti Suzuki had brought a big revolution in the automobile industry. This is one of the old companies that expertise in the field of production of cars. This company has manufactured cars such as Alto, Omni, Estilo and so on. The total annual production capacity of this company is about 14, 50,000 units.

Maruti Suzuki works with a mission to provide a car for every individual, family, need, budget and Way of Life. For this, it offers 15 brands and over 150 variants ranging from Alto 800 to the Life Utility Vehicle Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.

4) Hero MotoCorp Ltd:
Hero MotoCorp Ltd is one of the best companies in India. Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (Formerly Hero Honda Motors Ltd.) is the world’s largest manufacturer of two – wheelers, based in India.

This company achieved the coveted position of being the largest two-wheeler manufacturing company in India in 2001 and the ‘World No.1’ two-wheeler company in terms of unit volume sales in a calendar year. Hero MotoCorp two wheelers are manufactured across 4 globally benchmarked manufacturing facilities.

5) Bajaj Auto Limited:
Bajaj Auto Limited is one of the leading business houses and the company’s flagship company, Bajaj Auto, is ranked as the world’s fourth largest three and two wheeler manufacturer.

The Bajaj brand is well-known across several countries in Latin America, Africa, Middle East, South and South East Asia. Their flagship company produces Chetak scooters which were the top seller in the Indian market. The company even made the bikes like pulsar and now they are still working on it.

6) Toyota Motor Corporation:
Toyota Motor Corporation is one of the top most automobile manufacturing companies in the world. This company designs, manufacturers and markets various automobile product ranges from SUVs, minivans, luxury & sport utility vehicles, trucks and buses among others.

Toyota Motor Corporation has other vehicle manufacturing subsidiaries which include Daihatsu Motor for the production of mini-vehicles and Hino Motors for the production of buses and trucks. Toyota car engines are fixed with either combustion or lately the hybrid engines such as the one in the Prius.

7) Chevrolet:
Chevrolet is an American division of the General Motors. The company has an array of trucks, automobiles and commercial vehicles as the products it offers with its services including oil changing, vehicle insurance, vehicle financing, vehicle sales and vehicle repairs. Chevrolet has the reputation of being a car of all the purses and all the purposes. Its wide range of vehicles includes subcompact automobiles and medium duty commercial trucks among others.

8) MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION:
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation develops design, and manufacture, sale and purchase automobiles and component parts, replacement parts. This company manufactures component parts, replacement parts and accessories of said used automobiles.

Mitsubishi helps to bring higher productivity and quality to the factory floor. In addition, extensive service networks around the globe provide direct communication and comprehensive support to customers.

9) Honda Motor Co Ltd. Company:
Honda Motor Co Ltd. Company is a world leading automaker and the largest motorcycle producer in the world. Its motorcycle lines feature everything from super bikes to scooters, with the company also being dedicated to the production of personal watercrafts and ATVs.

The models of this company include seven luxury vehicle models as well as SUVs and others. Within its lines are also Honda Power products and machinery such as snow blowers, tillers, lawn mowers, outboard motors and portable generators. Engine quality, durability and economic fuel consumption are the main reasons why customers prefer Honda machines.

10) Ford Motor Company:
Ford Motor Company is one of the leading automobile manufacturers in the world that ranks high among the top automobile companies. Some of its most staple brands include Lincoln, Taurus, Focus, Mustang, and Fiesta etc.

The company’s automobiles are characterized with luxury under the Lincoln Marque brand, with other brands being good for sports and off-road performances. In the past, Ford manufactured some of the best, trucks, buses and tractors.