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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. [...]

May 10 2013
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Ways To Keep Your Car Cool In Summers

Summer season is here and every person who drives in New Delhi must know that there comes a time when it gets so hot that even the air-conditioning becomes useless. Since, the law came out banning the tints that really helped in keeping the car cool and also look cool, a lot of the people who simply applied tints just for these two reasons have been suffering, because some evil folks in the society who used the tints for the wrong reasons are to blame. [...]

May 10 2013
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Inherent Difference Between German & Japanese Cars

Among the many automobile manufacturers from different countries, Germany and Japan are the two most preferred and loved. Italians are known for their Bugatti, Lamborghinis (both now part of a German giant ?Volkswagen?) & Ferrari, America is known for their Ford Mustangs & Ford GTs, Britain is known for Aston Martin and India is known for Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti and Tata Motors, while Germany is known for Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Maybach, Open to name a few and Japan is known for Honda, Toyota, Suzuki, Nissan, Mazda, Lexus, Mitsubishi, again to name a few. [...]

May 10 2013
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India's Most Fuel Efficient Cars

CarSizzler has compiled a list of some of the most fuel-efficient cars in India at present, helping you in making your new car buying decision a little bit easier. Take a look and read for yourself, so that when you make that visit to the dealership, you would know your facts rightly. [...]

May 10 2013
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World's Fastest Roads

Fast is all what everyone wants these days, fast phones, fast food, faster travel, fast internet speeds, faster cars, fast money. Then why no faster roads? We have listed some of the fastest roads that are there in the World. [...]

May 10 2013
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10 Indian Roads To Drive Before You Die

You must have seen some Top Gear episodes showcasing some of the most beautiful roads to drive in and around Europe. Roads like the Nurburgring in Germany, the famous Stelvio Pass in Italy and the Autobahn, Germany. One tends to wonder, then where to go for a drive in our own motherland! The great India! Well, need not worry, because we too have some of the most beautiful roads in the world. All the roads that I just mentioned above are some of the most travelled and are known for many years. The roads I am about to mention from India, are great as well but unknown to the world and are ours for the taking. [...]

May 10 2013
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Should Car Dealerships/Workshops Be Open 24/7 ?

You want to buy a new car and most likely you would visit the car dealership along with your family. So, no problem, visit the dealership in the morning at 10 AM, because that is when they open it. BUT, you also have to reach your office at 10 AM, your kids are at school and the wife too could be at work or busy in other chores. [...]