Sunday, September 18, 2011

Car Insurance Tips

Pass Plus
Designed by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), the pass plus is the ideal course to enhance driving skills and road awareness. As it's done within 12 months of successfully passing the driving test the majority who follow up with this course are normally young drivers, the very ones who find car insurance so expensive. But by taking the Pass Plus, any inexperience on the road is quickly resolved with the help of professional instructors guiding the student through various assessment modules. For young drivers, the experience gained from completing the Pass Plus course will ensure they receive more favourable quotes from car insurance companies. Young drivers could be looking to save in the region of 30% on their first policy just by completing this course. However, when applying for a car insurance quote it's always wise to let the insurer know if you have completed the Pass Plus, as often they will leave declarations like this up to you. You can learn more about the Pass Plus here.

Get a Variety of Insurance Quotes
Apply for as many insurance quotes as your time will allow. Many people consider three as a satisfactory number, but it's logical that the more you get the easier it is in spotting the best deals, and getting as many as seven will give you the best chance of finding the cheapest quote. Remember to compare all insurance quotes on a like-for-like basis though, as even the most expensive one might appear considerably cheaper if all the extras are taken into account. You might find one insurance policy comes with breakdown cover as standard, while another it may have to be bought seperately, and by paying extra it could make the cheaper insurance roughly the same as the more expensive one.

Reduce the risk of theft by parking your vehicle off-road. Garages and driveways are a big deterrent to thieves, so if you are able to park your car safely in either of these then it's always advisable to do so. This alone can save you 5% on your car insurance. However, don't be tempted to say your car is garaged overnight if it isn't. Tempting as it may be to try and reduce your insurance costs it is also classed as false information, and supplying false information can invalidate your whole car insurance policy.

Choice of Car
Choose your car wisely. If you're looking to cut down on car insurance costs bear in mind that the make of car, the engine size, its age and value are all used in calculating insurance quotes. Cars with small engines and no modifications, which also have cheap and easily accessible spare parts, are an ideal choice if you want to keep insurance premiums to a minimum. But also consider the car's insurance group rating as well. All vehicles in the UK are assigned a group rating number between 1 and 20, and by choosing a car with a lower number will significantly reduce the overall cost of your car insurance. You can learn more about the car insurance rating system here.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Being a Tourist

Being a tourist can be fun and also very tiring. It's time to pack and head out, but first thing is first. Are we flying and renting a car, are we using the family car all the way, what are your travel plans? The best thing to do is weigh out the cost of gas, flying, trains. It will take some serious thinking but the decision will be worth it because there will be a savings in it for you.

Now the decisions have been made and we're off to see Mickey and Minnie The airport moved swiftly which was a major concern but we got through it without incident. The flight was amazing and seemed so short. After getting our luggage, off we go to the rental booth in front of the airport. More decisions with size and cost , mid-size will work with middle of the road price. The subject of insurance comes up and the company explains that there a couple items our car insurance will not cover. cheap rental car insurance Florida. Is common so be over protected.

The driving and traffic in Florida is insane and you need to watch the road and let one of the passengers let you know what lane to be in, when to turn and when to slow down. Purchase your gas in a small town outside the big cities and theme parks because of cost. Whether you want to Get a car insurance quote in California or in Florida, online is a great place to look.The big trick is to check your Sunday newspaper in the travel section for family discount packages and there are a few which include a discount if you are renting a car. When driving to the Hotel have someone in charge of watching for all you can eat restaurants which many offer breakfast. That is the number one meal you have to eat before entering the parks so you have energy and you don't start throwing around money cause you have the munchies.

Family travel can be reasonable if you just have good advice and ways to cut costs. Stop at a grocery store and purchase drinks and snacks for the hotel room and don't use the snack machines. Make it fun not expensive.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Car Buying Tips: Insurance

Many car dealers offer insurance policy as part of the deal when you are buying new car. It can be offered as bonus or as optional purchase. Of course, you can also find an insurance plan for the car yourself. If you are on the lookout for a new car to buy and you want to have the best car insurance with the deal, here are several tips related to insurance for new cars you can use right away.

Consider buying insurance-friendly cars if you want to save money on your car’s insurance policy. Instead of getting large SUVs or cars with a lot of horsepower, you can simply opt for economical cars with good engine performance yet moderate horsepower. You will be surprised to know just how much you can save on car insurance when you buy insurance-friendly vehicles.

You shouldn’t settle for the insurance plan offered by the car dealership right away. Instead, do a bit of research yourself and discover the best possible insurance deal for your car. Unless the insurance policy offered by the car dealership is beneficial for you, you should always opt to get the insurance policy yourself from quality insurance company.

Another thing you may also want to consider before buying insurance for your new car is adding security devices. You can even ask the dealership to install car alarms and added security devices as purchase bonuses. With proper security measures installed, your car insurance premium will certainly be a lot cheaper than you can imagine.

Other than the basics we’ve mentioned earlier, car insurance for your new car can simply be obtained along with the purchase. You can even get the insurance coverage as a bonus, especially when you are using auto finance to pay for your new car purchase. If you do use auto financing options, make sure you consider purchasing a separate GAP insurance for your car as well. The GAP insurance policy will help cover possible costs and losses should your car is damaged within the first two or three months from the purchase, allowing you to avoid financial hazards easily.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Old autos

Photos of old models from car exhibition
Chevrolet 1957

Oldsmobile 1951

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Honda CR-Z

It's hybrid coupe remains on track as a 2011 model, on sale must be in late 2010. Honda wants sports-car enthusiasts to buy it not because it's green, but because it's fun. A senior engineer says, "It must be fun to drive, must remind you of the original CRX." And a manual gearbox will be offered. "CVT is fine for the market, mostly. But we are Honda! We must have a manual!"

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Detroit Auto Show 2010

The most significant launch at Detroit this year was the third-generation stylish and ergonomical cars. Ford had released a variation of its 5.0-powered Mustang, starting with the California Special for 2011. The GT/CS was last introduced as a 2007 model and featured a unique appearance and wheel package available only on the premium GT coupe and convertible. Ford hasn't officially released any details on the new GT/CS, but after inspecting the car in person on the show floor of the Detroit Auto Show, it looks like the 2011 model will have similar features.

Up front the GT/CS gets a larger and more aggressive spoiler painted in matte black as well as a horizontal bar grille featuring the pony logo on one side. The rear is enhanced by a new lower fascia with a GT500-style diffuser and a taller decklid spoiler. Finally, GT/CS graphics, a set of side scoops and a set of 10-spoke wheels round out the exterior enhancements. We'll let you know as soon as we hear more details about the car from Ford, including pricing, but until then you can browse through the gallery of high-res photos below.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Concept Nissan Land Glider

It seams that if a motorcycles for you is the best way to get around, this new conceptual car from Nissan - Nissan Land Glider can become best choice to. This zero-emissions electric car seats two in-line and is just 3.6-feet wide, utilizing motorcycle tires that dip on one side when turning to enable leans of up to 17 degrees, combining clever, new driving experiences, all in the one compact, 4-wheeled package.The Tokyo Motor Show is just a few weeks away, where this interesting concept will be on display -- and surely many others that are even more out there. Check out a video of this one tipping precariously just after the break.

"The exterior incorporates a soft, sleek-looking body that appears to be protected by a special armor," explains Takashi Nakajima, Nissan's Project Design Director. "And while it is very mechanical in its nature, the four-wheeler boasts a dynamic body design that almost seems alive. As part of Nissan's expanding zero emission family, the Nissan Land Glider Concept exudes a clean, friendly attitude."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Four Ways to Lower Your Auto Insurance

With the rising costs in expenses, especially through insurance expenses like auto insurance, many consumers are seeking methods that can be used to reduce the overall costs of their auto insurance premiums to make the most of the prices which are paid on an annual or monthly basis for auto insurance coverage. Makingcar insurance comparisons is an effective way to find the lowest car insurance premiums.

Here are some other methods that every consumer can use to lower their auto insurance premiums:

1. Keep the driving record clean. While keeping the driving record clean, individuals can ensure that they are able to maintain the best rates possible. Accidents and tickets, as well as other incidents increase the risk profile that is associated with the consumer and therefore increases the potential for the consumer to take advantage of auto insurance claims. With the decreased risks come decreased rate which are charged to the consumer – a simple and effective way to not only lower the auto insurance premiums, but to stay safe while driving.

2. Enroll in a defensive driving course. Studies have shown that drivers that have completed defensive driving as well as other types of courses are effective drivers and come with a reduced risk to the insurance company. These courses can lower the auto insurance rates by upwards of fifteen percent throughout the premiums.

3. Bundle your insurance services to receive the best deals on auto insurance. Consumers that bundle home insurance, auto insurance and even life insurance can save upwards of fifteen percent from the entire costs of all insurance premiums which are paid on an annual or on a monthly basis. As these consumers are considered loyal to one company, these discounts are often referred to as loyalty discounts and can be used to save money for each of the premiums that are held with the insurance company. Look for a versatile insurance company that offers multiple policy types in order to take advantage of services like these.

4. Look for an auto insurance company that is willing to match competitive rates from other companies. This is an effective way to ensure that you are saving the most for your auto insurance. Through programs that offer to price match and even give better prices than the competitor, you can be sure that you are saving as much as possible with your auto insurance.

Taking these aspects into account while preparing to change car insurance policies or shop for new cheap auto insurance policies can be an effective way to gain the best rates and ensure that you are paying an appropriate rate for your auto insurance.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Porshe High Class

Porsche’s new president and CEO, Michael Macht, anounced that the company is considering an electric-powered sports car that would meet the high demands of the Porsche brand. “I am also convinced that one day Porsche will have an electric sports car in its line-up,” said Macht at the company’s press conference.

“An electric sports car would therefore only make sense for Porsche if it offers performance and a cruising range similar to that of current sports cars in the market,” he said. “We are therefore taking the first step in this direction with a full hybrid – in the Cayenne, the Panamera and maybe in the not too distant future also in a racing car or a production 911. Why not?”

The highly anticipated Panamera represents Porsche’s fourth model line and is the brand’s first-ever four-door sports car. It goes on sale in the U.S. on October 17, 2009. “Although the car has only been at the dealership for three days, we already have 4,500 orders for the Panamera, most of them from customers who have not even seen the car yet,” he said Macht. “And since test drives for customers have only just started, sales of the Panamera are already making a very positive start.”

Friday, August 28, 2009

Lexus IS 250C

From July admirers of open cars can get the Lexus IS 250C Coupe-Convertible. Lexus is known for the conservatism in a model lineup has presented the newest model coupe-cabriolet Lexus IS 250C at the Paris Motor Show 2008. It is the second cabriolet in Lexus line after SC430. The new IS 250c combines the sporting elegance of the IS sedan with superlative engineering ingenuity to create a unique fusion of top-down driving pleasure and uncompromised closed-top dynamic performance in the premium sedan segment.

There are only a few details remained from IS sedan version in new model they are a cowl, hood headlamps, door handles and mirrors, and all other elements of the car body have been adapted according to outlines of a threefold collapsible roof. The first ever drop-top IS features a three-part roof constructed entirely in lightweight aluminum and it's the fastest of its kind with an opening time of just 20 seconds. Ultra-compact roof design ensures large boot space and generous accommodation for rear seat passengers. The car is equipped with the IS 250's 208 HP 2.5-liter V6 engine hooked up with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The new Lexus convertible has been styled to offer minimal wind turbulence when driving with the hard top stowed. The IS 250C's new exterior design provides dynamic, unique styling when interchanging between convertible and coupe configurations. The interior maintains the innovation and luxury touch points associated with the IS sport sedans, while new comfort and entertainment features provide a consistent atmosphere regardless of top configuration. Enhanced torsion stiffness, with noise and vibration levels on a par with IS saloon. Also, about the safety, the IS 250C has been designed to achieve a five-star frontal impact rating in Euro NCAP crash testing, with world-class safety performance in both coupe and convertible configuration.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

To Lease or to Buy

To lease a vehicle or to buy it, to buy or to lease that is the question that refers to Buridan's Ass:-) Unfortunately there is no the definite answer because each choice has its own benefits depending on many specifics and individual situations.

No doubt that making you decisions you take into account a lot of such important things as financial comparisons, insurance, long term loans and leases payments devoting much attention to all details of the deal and you’re right. Searching and comparing special offers you can find a wide range of online services providing vehicles and plans to assist you in finding the best solution you need for your business or personal use.

Whether you prefer Citroen Berlingo, Nissan Primastar or Ford Transit you must be sure that Van Leasing specialists will help you not only to find a great deal but even to finance your new vehicle as well.
So, lease or loan, what is the better?

There are always pros and cons. But you know what – take your destiny into your own hands and looking over this vehicle listings just choose there the car you love and need the most and it's in the bag. Sometimes too much doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gluttons and light eaters

German experts have made a rating of the most economic cars, having calculated, how many each car can pass, having refueled on 20 Euro. It emerged that the most favorable in this respect is minicar Smart ForTwo Coupe CDI.

For 20 Euros the car can overcome more than 500 km.
Slightly less will pass Ford Fiesta with 1, 6-litre diesel engine ECOnetic - 498 km.
On the third place on profitability is Volkswagen Polo Blue Motion, its result is 484 km.

Also to the top ten cars with low appetite have got Volvo S40 1.6D DRIVe, Volvo V50 1.6D DRIVe, Mini Cooper D, Toyota iQ 1.0-1.4 D-4D, Mini Cooper D Clubman, Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI-PD, Toyota Yaris D-4D.

Also was made an alternative list for 20 Euros refueling. The main "glutton" became Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 which on the given quantity of fuel can pass only 65 km. Also two models Ferrari have got to a three of leaders - 599 (68 km) and 612 (70 km).

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Prague Limousine

Did you see so long car in your life?

I did! This spring when I went to my friends wedding in Prague.
You can rent this amazing auto to transfer you from the airport, to a wedding or for a romantic tour of Prague.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Dacia Sandero Stepway

Renault is updating its Sandero lineup with the Sandero Stepway SUV, after launching the Dacia Sandero LPG Hatchback brand there. Sandero (branded as a Dacia in Europe, Northern Africa, Middle East) has been quite successful in south America. The Sandero Stepway 4x4 SUV has a 1.6-litre 112 bhp 16 valve engine, the Hi-Flex one with bio-ethanol abilities. At 112 ponies it is Renault’s most powerful bio-ethanol powerplant.

Dacia Sandero Stepway has a success with its sibling, Sandero, namely unrivalled cabin space for its price (it comfortably seats five tall adults, plus a 320dm3 VDA boot), as well as the model's widelyacclaimed impeccable reliability. This car will be available with either 1.6 90hp petrol or dCi 70 diesel power. It is manufactured at the brand's ISO 14001-certified plant in Pitesti, Romania. More than five per cent of the plastics it contains are sourced from recycling and the car is 95 per cent end-of-life recoverable. This, combined with Dacia Sandero Stepway dCi 70's CO2 emissions rating of just 140g/km make it eligible for the Dacia eco² signature.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Panamera Sedan 2010

It was expected that Porsche’s Panamera sedan will be produced at Geneva auto show last year but till today Porsche still has come to nothing more than just releasing photos of its new creation. At last an official unveiling of Panamera happened today at the 13th Auto Show in Shanghai.

The car will go on sale in China, now Porsche's third-largest market, in January 2010, with a price tag of 1.85 million yuan ($270,800) and 2.5 million yuan ($365,900) for the turbo version, it said. It aims to sell 2,000 units in the first year. To all appearances the Panamera will be a success.