Different Causes of Car Engine Trouble

What are different causes of Car Engine Trouble?

If your car engine is giving you trouble, it may be a horrible experience. It may be much expensive to rebuild or buy a new engine . And, if you have an older vehicle, then to repair your car engine will not be reasonable for you.  Wait! Don’t just get panic, or think about putting your car in scrap. There are ways to make your car engine work well, even if it is old. You should find out the reasons your car engine is giving trouble and you may find a solution that won’t cost much and it may be relatively easy to fix the problem.

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Indications of Car Engine Trouble

There is an indicator in your car that tells you if your engine is in trouble, but you don’t have to trust this indicator every time. This “Check Engine” light can lit even if the gas cap is not screwed on tightly. However, if you recognize weird smell or noise from your car engine, then it is sure that your car engine is in trouble. Read more »

Kei Cars for India and Indonesia

Japanese automakers eye Minicar market in India and Indonesia

The kei cars or minicars make up almost half of the Japan’s domestic car sales, though in other parts of the world it is the big cars that generally people go for. After the world war II, minicars provided inexpensive transport facilities. The crowded and narrow roads in Japan are also responsible for rise in popularity of these kei cars in Japan’s domestic market. But the concept of these kei cars – meaning light cars in Japanese – is almost unknown outside Japan. The situation could change now; as Japan’s top automakers are now willing to export the kei car technology to growing markets like Indonesia and India.

As fuel prices soar, these Japanese minicars can be a boon to customers in India and Indonesia. Rising fuel costs in the world’s 2nd and 4th most populous countries and a rapidly growing middle class make these countries an ideal market for minicars.

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Kei Cars for Overseas Markets

The competition in the minicar market is fierce. Japan’s third ranked auto maker, Honda, No.3 automaker from Japan,  well known for its Accord and Civic cars, is planning to enter global minicar market Read more »

Japanese Vs Chinese Car Batteries

Car Battery – Japan vs China

Most of the vehicles are usually come with rechargeable batteries. The batteries which can be charged through electric power can be used for various purposes. Such rechargeable batteries are referred to as SLI batteries. SLI stands for ‘starting – lightening – ignition’. This technical term is enough to specify its functions and why these batteries are used in vehicles.

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Nearly all SLI batteries use lead acid.  Batteries with lead acid are popular owing to their surge current capacity. SLI batteries are mostly used for generating high power within a short time. You need such high power when you want to start your car or ignite the engine. As soon as the engine is started, the alternator starts recharging the batteries. Thus, the load of head lights & other electronic tools gets shared.

Difference between Japanese and Chinese Car Battery

The leading countries that manufacturer such car batteries are Japan and China. However, there is lot of difference in quality and specifications of the batteries manufactured in these countries. If we look at the price comparison, we will find that car batteries from China are available at different prices. This is mainly because they focus on manufacturing a wide variety of batteries.

1. Car Batteries – Price Difference

The prices of batteries vary depending on their charge densities. If the battery‘s charge density is high then it can provide larger volume of battery power. Therefore, customers, who often face problems like battery failure, use batteries with high charge density.

You can find various Chinese brands of car batteries like FNG, Booster, Satis and Eastar that are available at low prices.  Whereas Japanese brands like Volta, POWERGOR, AGS and Koyosonic are popular for their durability & charge density. Read more »

Pros and Cons of Electric Cars

Pros and Cons of Owning an Electric Vehicle

Emission of fossil fuel gases causes harm to environment. Increase in climate change, global warming and the cost of fuels have made it necessary to think about another option to fuel cars.  Electric car is the solution to overcome this problem. Electric cars are constantly in the news these days because of their advantages, but they are not yet very popular because of their high prices.

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Electric car prices are coming down these days as many car manufacturers are pushing their electric vehicle models in the market. So, should we get on the bandwagon for electric cars, or just be satisfied with our traditional gasoline based car?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of owning an electric car? Just have a look at these pros and cons modern of electric cars, so that you can make an informed decision in buying your next car.

Pros of owning electric cars

Electric Cars are not Dependent on Fossil Fuels

You don’t need to use fossil fuels for your day to day travel. The engine of electric cars runs with the power from rechargeable battery. You can just plug in the battery and get it charged.

Electric Cars Help to Save the Environment

As experts say, about one-third of harmful gases come from vehicles on road. You can reduce greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere not owning such vehicles. Instead, you can utilize the electricity to charge the battery coming from burning coal. You can reduce emission of harmful gases, like carbon dioxide, by using electric cars. Read more »

Honda’s New Cars for Chinese Market

Honda Plans New Cars for Chinese Automobile Market

Honda Motor co recently unveiled their new lineup in Shanghai auto show. The new model includes the Jade, the Crider sedan, an avant-garde sedan and the Concept M MPV. These models are specially designed for the fast growing Chinese automobile market. These models are neither hybrid nor of electric category.

What type of cars Chinese customers prefer?

Honda has lot of expectations from their hybrid technology. However, it is seen that Chinese car buyers don’t care much for hybrid cars. Chinese consumers prefer the cars which are best suitable for their needs. Chinese customers buy high quality cars that have looks and are available at affordable price. Chinese auto buyers are not yet ready for the concept of Hybrid cars. That’s why Honda is revamping its conventional car models to suit the needs of Chinese customers.

Joint venture Guangqi Honda will produce the 1.8 ltr Crider and it will available for sale in the month of June. Guangqi Honda will also launch its wholly owned brand Everus S1 in May 2013. Read more »

High Fuel efficiency of Isuzu D-Max

Isuzu D-Max Sets High Fuel Efficiency Record

Nowadays auto manufacturers mainly aim at fuel efficiency as the oil prices are increasing day by day.  Isuzu Trucks Philippines has recently proved fuel efficiency of their D-Max SUVs at Manila rally.  Isuzu’s current engines generation had proved the company’s tradition of dependability, longevity and fuel efficiency.

The challenge taken by IPC was to test that if this vehicle can run with highest speed of 80 km/hr during the day. There was a verifier and navigator on the board along with one driver to test this challenge. The challenge of fuel economy was started in 2002.  The Isuzu Challenge meant to test Isuzu vehicle’s mileage efficiency particularly for their sales in Philippines.  The fuel efficiency recorded in that year was 36.48 km per liter for which the vehicle covered the distance of 89-km between Nasugbu to Alabang in Batangas. Read more »

Mitsubishi Clean Diesel Truck for Japan

Mitsubishi launches Delica D:5 Minivan in Japan

Mitsubishi Motors focused on green technology for their new models of minivans that they have introduced this year. Mitsubishi launched a clean diesel version of minivan called Delica D:5 in this month. Mitsubishi Motors aims to expand environmental friendly vehicles lineup. This plug-in category of hybrid model is an Outlander SUV which can be easily charged from your household power source. DELICA D:5 by Mitsubishi is actually a minivan of monobox type vehicle with combination  of user-friendly feature of minivan and the sturdiness of SUV’s.

Mitsubishi started manufacturing MPVs and Delica trucks since 1968. Actually “Delica” is a short form of delivery and car. This entire segment was produced at small quantity in 1967 and sold as pickups. The price of DELICA D:5 will be ranged between 3,419,000 yen to 3,934,000 yen.

Mitsubishi clean diesel: Delica D:5 Features

What are the special features of Mitsubishi’s minivan Delica D:5? It is comfortable for long journeys as well as trips within cities. Deica D:5 aims at safety, relaxation to passengers along with taking care of ecology. This minivan is specious and has enough room for eight persons along with comfortable foot space for 3rd row passengers as well as larger luggage capacity. Read more »

Japanese Automakers Post Record Sales for 2012

Toyota, Honda, Nissan Post Record Sales in 2012

Three biggest auto manufacturers from Japan – Toyota, Honda and Nissan have posted their record sales for last year 2012. And as per the results, Toyota won the crown of being world’s biggest automaker.  In 2011, Toyota’s production and sales was hammered by the tsunami-quake disaster. However the company was successful in regaining the lost crown as the world’s biggest automaker to GM, who is leading automaker in China and US market. Toyota who is a clear leader in Japan auto market increased sales by 35% from 2011 and won a sales title for 2012.

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Toyota’s vehicle production was 9.90 million which is increased by 26.1 %. And, the company sold 9.75 million autos in 2012 and the sales increased by 22.6 %. Nissan produced 4.88 million vehicles which is actually a 5.5 % increase in production in the year 2012. Nissan also recorded sales of 4.94 million vehicles with 5.8 % rise. Honda saw 3.81 million rise in sales, their sales was about 3.09 million in 2011. Honda has lot of expectations from Plug-in hybrid which was displayed at the North American International Auto Show 2013. Toyota aims to be number one in brand loyalty too and not number one in sales volume.

Japanese Auto Industry – Post Earthquake and Tsunami in 2012

The Japanese automakers were affected by the natural disasters in country in 2011. They were also affected by the Thailand flood as they have their production plants in Thailand. However, the trio succeeded in regaining the sales in the year 2012. The sales result also highlights the strong demand for Japanese vehicles in US and Asian auto market. Read more »

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