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May 10 2013
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How ABS Can Be a Lifesaver

Almost every new car these days comes with ABS either as standard or an option in the top of the line variants. Even 2-wheeler manufacturers have recently started advertising ABS in their vehicles. So, what exactly is this popular term ABS? ABS stands for ?Anti-lock Brake System?, a safety feature that prevents wheel lock ups while braking, something that has resulted in many accidents worldwide. [...]

May 10 2013
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Manufacturers Shy From Metal Bumper Guards, Why?

While many of us may have resorted to fixing metal bumper guards on our cars, manufacturers still tend to limit their use. Ever wondered why? Modern day cars get a lot of sensors, for the airbags, for parking assists and so forth. It?s these bumper guards that tend to interfere in the sensor operations making them ineffective. [...]

May 10 2013
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Will Luxury Hatchbacks Be Successful in India?

The Indian automotive scene has been experiencing a new high with the coming of almost all premium car manufacturers and all the supercar manufacturers setting up shop in the country. So is the Indian car buyer, it has made many buyers happily come to a decision with plenty to choose from. [...]

May 10 2013
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Why is Zero Depreciation Cover Beneficial?

Zero Depreciation or Zero Dep covers are nowadays the popular choice for more and more car buyers and insurance renewal clientele. Car buyers in the top and mid-segment are the majority of buyers who opt for a Zero Depreciation cover for their cars. [...]

May 10 2013
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Petrol Vs Diesel, How To Make The Right Choice?

Making a choice between diesel and petrol car can get a bit difficult when planning a new car. Especially when petrol prices are soaring new heights each day. Certain buyers base their decision on the fuel consumption and mileage basis. While others base it on their prefered fuel of choice, certain drivers are very particular about buying only petrol cars, saying they drive better, while others prefer diesel for being cheaper than petrol. But the trend these days seems a lot in favour of the diesel cars, no matter their higher price than the petrol variant. [...]

May 10 2013
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10 Must Have Features For Any Car

There was a time when features like power-windows or central locking were considered a ?top variant only? feature but now they are almost standard in most modern day cars we buy. This is a good thing, people love feature rich cars, happy driver = happy car. CarSizzler has made a list of Top 10 must have features for any car here, so that maybe 5-7 years down the line we can hope to see many of the feature listed as standard. [...]

May 10 2013
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Ten Fastest Production Cars In The World

There's always been a debate about which supercar is the fastest or quickest. There's a difference between being fast and being quick. Fastest means having the highest top speed achieved by the car and quick means how quickly it can go from 0-100 Km/Hr. We'll talk about the fastest of them all. [...]

May 10 2013
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Why Did Honda Take So Much To Introduce Their Diesel Engine in India?

When Honda entered India, petrol was the preferred fuel, however, with time, the difference between petrol and diesel prices magnified. However, till 2013, Honda fared well without a diesel car in its portfolio. As almost all the major manufacturers in India have diesel engined cars in their portfolio, even Honda had to join the party. But why so late? Why now when the market is already flooded with so many diesel vehicles? [...]

May 10 2013
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Car Wraps And It's Benefits

Ever wondered if your car remained scratchless for life? And while selling it off, the usual dealer response that he?ll have to get the paintjob done would vanish? Also, many of us get bored with the color of our cars after 3-4 years. While we can always get our cars painted to the color of our choice BUT theres a whole lot of paperwork. For one, you?ll have to change it in your RC (Registration Certificate) and we all know how easy that is (pun intended). So, does Car Wrapping come to your rescue? Let?s find out. [...]

May 10 2013
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How To Drive Safely During Monsoon?

Who doesn't like the monsoon season, that freedom from the scorching heat and the cold winds. But then, our Indian roads are particularly anti-monsoon to say the least. Open manholes, fresh potholes awry traffic signals and what not. [...]

May 10 2013
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Choosing The Right Car For Yourself

Buying a new car can be very exciting but can also very confusing process. You might have the funds required ready and some time to browse around for the new car as well. But, what you might not be sure about is what car you actually want to buy. Need not fear, CarSizzler is here to help. Look through the points and it will help you come to a decision. [...]

May 10 2013
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Evolution Of Small Diesel Engines

Diesel engines are on a roll in the Indian automobile scene. Every other new car buyer is tilting towards a diesel engine car. Be it luxury sedans, family MUVs or hatchbacks, diesel engine is a prerequisite these days. Moreover cars like Renault Duster are an even bigger hit nowadays, with Duster bookings soaring sky high. [...]

May 10 2013
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Etios & Etios Liva, Where Did Toyota Go Wrong?

Toyota launched its entry level sedan Etios back in 2010 with a 1.5 Liter petrol engine and a 1.4 Liter diesel variant. The Toyota Etios Liva (hatchback) also followed in 2011 with a 1.2 Liter petrol engine and a 1.4 Liter diesel engine later that year. Both Etios and Liva come with a very competitive pricing. Almost forcing other manufacturers to cut prices. [...]

May 10 2013
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Should Audi Slot Their Upcoming A3 Saloon Under The Volkswagen Passat?

Audi has some very nice and good looking surprises planned for it?s customers and others to just ogle at this year. Volkswagen owned Audi recently unveiled its A3 Saloon in New York, USA. this saloon A3 is the third member of the A3 generation. In other words, yes, it used to be a sportback hatch but now an even better looking saloon. Audi actually knows better how to simply add a boot at the car?s rear without making it look strange like in some cases [...]

May 10 2013
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E10 Petrol And Compatible Vehicles

E10 petrol is any petrol with 10% of ethanol added to the fuel. Using pure hydrous ethanol in car engines is possible with either modifications to the engine or a new engine being developed altogether. Used mainly for the cars to manage emissions. [...]

May 10 2013
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What exactly are the BS IV Norms?

BS IV or Bharat Stage are emission standards that are set by the Government of India, these norms regulate the output of pollutant car engines. These stringent norms are based on the European regulations since 2000. All the car manufacturers have to comply with these regulations in order to get a go certificate from the regulating authority for their car. India 2000 (2000), Bharat Stage II (2003), Bharat Stage III (2005) and at present Bharat Stage IV (2010) norms are placed in more than 20 major cities across India and Bharat Stage V on the way. [...]

May 10 2013
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Why Are Hybrid Cars Expensive in India?

These days the hybrid trend is on the rise, more in the western countries, if you?re seen driving around in a gas-guzzling Chevrolet Camaro then you?re considered an anti-earth! Whereas if you?re in Toyota Prius Hybrid or a Honda Civic Hybrid then you?re one of those green-peacekeeper folks and are actually trying hard to go green. But at a cost, read on for more on that. The hybrid babies are being sold in India as well and the trend is far from growing. [...]

May 10 2013
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Chink in Toyota's Armour

Japanese major car manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation set up shop in India in a joint venture with the Kirloskar Group in 1997 and came out with their first car in India in 1999, Toyota Qualis, which was a huge success until being shut down in 2006. For the most part, Toyota has seen success with their new cars, including the 2002 launch of the Toyota Camry, 2003 for Toyota Corolla and 2005 for Toyota Innova, being even successful till date with over bookings. [...]

May 10 2013
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Automatic Manual Transmission - Future of Pocket Friendly Automatics?

Two basic types of gearboxes are in existence in the market, one is the standard manual transmission and the other is the automatic transmission. Now, we all know how the manual transmission works, driver presses clutch pedal and shifts the lever into the new gear position releasing the clutch pedal and initiating the gear. In case of the the automatic transmission, driver puts the lever into D mode and simply use punch the accelerator to drive around without any fuss. [...]

May 10 2013
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Low Profile Tires, The Goods and The Bads.

Low Profile Tires are similar to any performance enhancing product in a car or supercar. Low-Pro tires have a very short sidewall,meaning they have a very less amount of rubber on its outer edge of the wheel , the tire sits very close to the wheel rims and look very slim. While they are slimmer, Low Profile tires are also wider at the base, hence maintaining better contact with the tarmac. How do you know whether a tire is low-profile or not? Manufacturers maintain a size code on all the tires they make, the tire code goes like this- 235/35/19, the aspect ratio is the 2nd number after the first slash, in this case 35, the smaller this number is the lower profile your tire has, meaning shorter the sidewall. [...]

May 10 2013
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HID Headlamps

HID (High Intensity Discharge) Lamps use a gas fillet replacing the usual filament of a bulb, an electric charge is used between two electrodes to ignite the xenon gas sealed in airtight capsules. HID lights are also known as Xenon lamps since they have the gas xenon filled in them. HIDs are known to last longer than the incandescent lights. [...]

May 10 2013
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Run-Flat Tires

Tires, no matter how expensive you buy them, tend to go flat sometimes or punctured. Then if you spot the flat before starting from home then you change the tire then and there and it becomes really messy when you have to change one while driving. Run-flat tires, as the name goes, can manage to run while flat. Incase you?re driving somewhere away from the urban lands and the tires go flat [...]

May 10 2013
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Hyundai Following The Lines of Maruti

In 2012, Maruti hiked the wages for all its workers in the Gurgaon plant by almost 50%. Following similar lines Hyundai announced and signed a similar wage hike agreement, agreeing with a hike close to 45% for three years. Both #1 and #2 car manufacturers of the country set a fresh trend over the previous hike in 2009, all this while the industry already making terms with the fall in sales figures. [...]

May 10 2013
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Once Upon A Time-The Mitsubishi Tale

Mitsubishi came to India in the late 1990?s; Hindustan Motors (HM) was the one who brought the Japanese rally specialists to India with their first car being the Mitsubishi Lancer. Although initially the Lancer was well received by the tech community and car lovers but not so much with the buyers in terms of sales figures and that too at a time when Maruti Esteem, Daewoo Cielo and Honda City being at the top like today?s Hyundai Verna and Honda City (till date). [...]

May 10 2013
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How To Know That You Need A New Car?

Before I start on a full write-up, I?ll try and answer this in the simplest way possible. If you have ever had a thought like how or when to decide that you need to buy a new car, simply think of it in this way. If your existing car is running you big bills on maintenance, repairs and upgrades with an amount close to half as much you paid for it when you bought it then you surely need to sell off that bill mounting junk of four wheels and get yourself a new chunk of shiny metal (new car) that will be brand new and your kids should love the feeling of going to school in a new car and the wife should also be happy, considering you wouldn?t be spending much time now at the garage getting that old car repaired every month. [...]

May 10 2013
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Alloy Wheels Vs. Steel Wheel - Who's better?

Alloys and steel wheels are two of the most common types of wheels that are widely used in cars. You might have read a car brochure in which the sometimes the base models come with standard steel wheels while the top of the line variant has alloy wheels as standard factory equipment. Alloys are basically considered better than the steel rims. However, there is a third choice out there as well, carbon fibre rims, but these are rare in the terms of pricing. Carbon fibre rims cost way, way more than the already expensive alloy rims. [...]

May 10 2013
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Why Has Maruti Started its Own Workshop Despite A Huge Dealer Network?

Maruti is India?s biggest car manufacturer, formed in 1981 with current market share of close 37%, which is huge, has the maximum number of happy customers throughout the country. With being able to manufacture more than 14, 00,000 (fourteen lakhs) cars in a year, they better have happy customers, otherwise it?s all downhill. Now how does one manage to keep so many customers happy? Better customer service, good after-sales service and most important, providing best service possible at all the workshops spanning throughout the country? [...]

May 10 2013
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Octane Number Of Fuels - Is it Really Better For Your Car?

To start with, what is Octane Number? Well, it?s a standard measure of the fuel type for the way it performs. Higher the octane rating for the fuel type, more amount of compression it can sustain before detonating. The rating is the fuel?s ability to actually resist a process known as engine knocking. The higher the Octane number, the more resistant it will be to knocking. Knocking is harmful and something you DON?T want in your engine. It is an uncontrolled explosion of fuel in the combustion chamber of your engine. [...]

May 10 2013
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Car Accessories To Be Avoided

A car buyer in an accessory store is just like a kid in a candy store. Chances are you?ll definitely want to buy the most cool looking accessory for your car and the idea might seem right at the time but maybe after few days you might as well regret it. Some examples: [...]

May 10 2013
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Amazing Formula 1 Facts

Formula One is the technological pinnacle of the world. In every possible terms, it is by far the richest, most expensive, difficult, and a truly international motorsport. Not to mention it is a luxury event and highly glorified thanks to million dollar Formula One cars and the high end race tracks costing billions of dollars to make and maintain. Best drivers, best designers and world-leading engineers in a team together form a Formula One team. [...]

May 10 2013
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Conditions To Buy A Rolls-Royce

Rolls Royce, name that is the pinnacle of luxury automobiles and the ultimate statement of power, position and prestige. If you arrive at a place in a Rolls-Royce, people immediately know that you are a man with some seriously ravish taste and class, not to mention extremely wealthy. The BMW owned Rolls-Royce is of course an expensive car to even plan about buying. Therefore, it?s not just for the rich but the wealthy. Wealthy folks know how to make money whereas the rich just have a lot of money, there is a huge difference between the two words, but we?ll stick to the Rolls-Royce for now. [...]

May 10 2013
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HSRP License Plates- Benefits?

HSRP- High Security Registration Plate, will be a standard in license plates throughout India, started on May 1, 2012. As the name suggests, is a high security number plate that will form a uniform pattern of displaying your vehicle?s registration number throughout the country. [...]

May 10 2013
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Global Cars That Should Come To India

We have a list for you all to ogle at and also to help you plan for your next buy (if you?re waiting for some better options to choose from that is). Before you check out the list, I?d like to tell you that if you thought all the good stuff came out in 2012, then 2013 is going to be a far more awesome year for the entire Indian automotive scene. There are cars that till date you only saw when you went abroad and thought ?Man, this one should come out in India?. Well, slowly but surely, they are coming. [...]