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How to Turn a Car On With the Discharged Battery

Sometimes low temperatures cause unpleasant surprises even to those who regularly change the battery in a car. If it’s -25°C or even colder, a fully serviceable battery loses up to half of its capacity per night: the accumulator acid condenses, the flux of the chemical reactions slows down and the battery cannot give the stored energy up.

Driving in the urban cycle with the heater, mirrors and seats heaters that are turned on do not contribute to the proper battery charging. Moreover, you may simply forget to switch off the parking lights or other appliances after parking. See more details here

If the battery is discharged, you will hear some prolonged sounds as wells as clicking of the starter when you try to start the engine. You will also notice dim glow of the indicators on a panel, which becomes even weaker when the key is turned.

If the accumulator does not show any sign of functioning, do not begin to panic immediately.

There are no catch-22 situations. There are at least four ways to revive a car even if the battery is flat. Read more

Small cars post gains, trucks fall as gas prices rise

May 2nd, 2008

Small cars were the big winners in April, as high gas prices accelerated U.S. consumers’ rush away from trucks and sport utility vehicles and makers of fuel-efficient models scored gains despite the weak economy.

General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all saw double-digit U.S. sales declines compared to last April. But Nissan’s sales were up 7 percent on the strength of its car sales, while Toyota’s sales edged up 3 percent. Honda’s sales figures were delayed because of a technical problem, but the automaker said April sales were likely to be up at least 6 percent.

Pickup sales have been falling for months because of the slowdown in housing construction, and the trend away from SUVs began several years ago as Baby Boomers aged and roomy but more fuel-efficient crossover vehicles gave consumers more choice. But automakers and industry watchers said gas prices are speeding the trend.

“At $3 a gallon, there’s a lot of discussion about the price of gasoline but not much change in behavior,” said Mike Jackson, chief executive of AutoNation Inc., the country’s largest auto retailer. “But in the mid-$3.50 range, with $4 on the horizon, there’s a lot of change in behavior.”

George Pipas, Ford’s top sales analyst, said retail — or non-fleet — sales of passenger cars exceeded trucks and sport utility vehicles combined for the first time in at least 20 years. Pipas said a full-size truck is on the list of the top ten vehicles being traded in for every small car in the industry.

“It’s such a new world for us, because as you well know, for the better part of the last two decades, we’ve been a truck and SUV company predominantly,” Pipas said. “So this requires a big shift in our culture, in our training and our thinking. Not only for Ford but our dealers.”

General Motors Corp. said its truck and SUV sales fell 27 percent, outweighing increases in car and crossover sales and the company’s best-ever month for hybrids. GM’s overall sales dropped 16 percent for the month compared with last April.

“Consumer preference is shifting, and we’re shifting with it,” said Mark LaNeve, GM’s vice president of North American sales. Sales of the automakers’ midsize Chevrolet Malibu shot up 40 percent, but the long-popularChevrolet TrailBlazer SUV saw sales dip 73 percent.

GM said it produced 130,000 fewer vehicles in April due to an ongoing strike at supplier American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc., which has affected 30 plants. LaNeve said the production cuts didn’t affect sales to individual customers because of the company’s large inventory of trucks and SUVs. But he said GM cut 15,000 sales to rental and commercial fleets in April because of the strike.

Ford Motor Co. said its SUV sales dropped 36 percent in April and its overall sales fell 12 percent. Car sales edged down just 1 percent, buoyed by a 44 percent increase in sales of the Ford Focus small car. The Focus gets 24 miles per gallon in the city and 33 on the highway. By comparison, Ford’s largest SUV, the Expedition, gets 12 miles per gallon in the city and 18 on the highway.

Toyota Motor Corp. said its car sales rose 12 percent, largely on the strength of the hybrid Prius, which was up 54 percent, and the subcompact Yaris, which saw sales rise 46 percent. Toyota’struck and SUV sales dropped 8 percent.

“We continue to see that fuel efficiency will remain one of the top priorities for purchasing consumers,” said Bob Carter, general manager of Toyota’s U.S. division.

Chrysler LLC said sales fell 23 percent, with cars off 19 percent and truck and SUVs down 25 percent. Steven Landry, Chrysler’s executive vice president of North American sales, said that was partly due to a 33 percent drop in low-profit fleet sales. Landry said it’s clear some buyers are feeling the pinch of the weak economy.

“In some cases the customer is less concerned with the sheet metal and more concerned with getting the payment in line with what they can afford,” he said.

Nissan Motor Co., which agreed last month to build a small car for Chrysler in exchange for getting a pickup built by the U.S. automaker, said its car sales got a 20 percent boost thanks to redesigned versions of the Sentra and Altima sedans as well as the subcompact Versa. ButNissan’s truck sales fell 12 percent, led by plunging sales of the Armada SUV and Titan pickup, which both saw sales dive more than 55 percent.

Retail gas prices began April at $3.26 a gallon nationwide but crept up to $3.57 per gallon by the last week, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. They set a record on Wednesday, rising to a national average of nearly $3.62 a gallon.

Jackson, of AutoNation, said it will be interesting to see if the switch to smaller vehicles is permanent or if consumers return to larger vehicles once their initial shock at the pump has worn off and the economy improves. On Thursday, the major automakers said they believe conditions will improve in the second half of this year.

“We think we’re in the trough in the second quarter,” said Mike DiGiovanni, GM’s executive director of global markets and industry analysis.

GM shares dropped a penny to close at 23.19. Ford shares gained 22 cents to close at $8.48 and Toyota’s U.S. shares rose $1.57 to $103.07.

The Associated Press reports unadjusted figures, calculating the percentage change in the total number of vehicles sold in one month compared with the same month a year earlier. Some automakers report percentages adjusted for sales days. There were 26 sales days last month and 24 in April 2007.

 

Car Battery Not Holding Charge


A car battery usually doesn’t hold charge due to the following reasons

Bad Cell: Batteries will eventually die no matter what. They will develop a bad cell that prevents them from holding a charge and will need to be replaced. This is part of normal vehicle maintenance. Have your battery tested every Spring and Fall to ensure that you’re able to avoid being stranded by a failed battery. Batteries most commonly “die” during hot and cold weather.

Low Water: Some batteries have fill holes that allow you to maintain them, although most modern batteries are maintenance free and don’t allow you to add water. If you have a maintainable battery, topping off the water level may solve the problem.

Bad Alternator: If the alternator is not charging the battery while the engine operates, the battery will not hold a charge. This is most noticeable if you jump the battery and the engine runs for a while, only to eventually die. It is also observable by watching your headlights – while the engine is running, check the lights. If they start bright but slowly fade, chances are good that the problem is the alternator, not the battery.

Corroded Battery Cables: Battery cables and terminals can suffer from corrosion. As it builds up, this corrosion prevents solid contact, and can limit the charge being supplied to the battery from the alternator. Regular maintenance of your battery can prevent this. Read more https://thebatterystation.com/


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May 1st, 2008

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May 1st, 2008

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Sales of smaller vehicles surge in March

April 30th, 2008

Sales of subcompact cars, compact cars and compact SUVs surged in March, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

“A month where high gas prices dominated the headlines and these high prices were totally reflected in the vehicles consumers in Canada purchased,” DesRosiers said. “Subcompact cars were up 27.1 per cent, compact cars up 9.7 per cent, compactSUVs up 6.9 per cent all reflect the response to high gas prices. Meanwhile, large SUVs were down 27.6 per cent, luxury SUVs down 10.2 per cent, large vans down 25.2 per cent.

“Indeed, if you add together all the large and luxury and sporty models for the month, they were collectively down 16.3 per cent in a market that was essentially flat. All entry-level vehicles together were up 9.7 per cent for the month and are now up 16.4 per cent on the year. During March, if it wasn’t small, it didn’t sell well.”

The top ten best-selling passenger cars in Canada in March were, in order, the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Toyota Yaris, Chevrolet Cobalt, Toyota Camry, Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Pontiac G5 and Toyota Matrix.

The top ten year-to-date, in order, were in the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Chevrolet Cobalt, Toyota Yaris, Pontiac G5, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa and Ford Focus.

The top ten best-selling light trucks in Canada in March were, in order, the Ford F-Series, Dodge Ram, Dodge Caravan, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford Escape, Ford Ranger, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Uplander and Toyota RAV4.

The top ten year-to-date, in order, were the Ford F-Series, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Ram, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford Escape, Ford Ranger, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Uplander and Toyota RAV4.

 

Indian luxury car makers

April 24th, 2008

India’s luxury car market, till recently was dominated by just one player, Mercedes Benz and a few individual imports, registered a 50% growth last year, with the sale of 4,500 cars. That was the first effect of the entry of more players.

This year, they expect to sell between 6,000-7,000, with more players and more models. Of this number, the oldest player in the segment,Mercedes Benz, has revised its sales target for 08 to 3,000 cars. BMW’s target is 2,000 cars, leaving the balance for the others.

One reason for the higher sales is the aggressive dealer network that the car makers are rolling out. In Pune, for instance, from a situation a few months ago of just Mercedes Benz having a showroom, BMW and Audi have set up dealerships. And Volvo Cars, part of Ford’s Premier Automotive Group (PAG) has declared its intention of setting up dealerships in the country’s top 10 cities, including Pune.

Auto industry analysts claim Pune had a population of about 50 Audis, prior to the opening of the showroom, imported by individuals. Now that there is a dealer in the city, this number has risen dramatically, with at least another 25-30 cars with the four inter-linked circles to be seen on city roads.

Ditto for BMW, which opened a showroom in the city in December 07. While a BMW spokesperson said they do not give city-specific details, the visible effect is everywhere: open a dealership and see sales grow dramatically.

Auto analysts estimate that the western Maharashtra region, excluding Mumbai, which is served by the Pune dealer, could account for the sale of more than 250 Audis annually. And these are cars in the Rs. 42-73 lakh price bracket.

Audi, a Volkswagen group company expects to sell, in the first year, 500 units of just one product, its all-new A4 launched recently in Europe and set to debut in India by July, its managing director, Benoit Tiers, had said at the time of the dealership inauguration a month ago.

The BMW population in the city has also swelled: from just a few head turners, the number of cars with the white and blue twin propellers are becoming a fairly common sight. BMW, which has set a target of selling 2,000 cars this year, with an entry level price of Rs. 30 lakh, has increased assembly capacities at its Chennai plant, anticipating this growth across the country.

Mercedes Benz, which has been locally assembling cars in India for 13 years now, has also upped its annual sales target for 08: it is now 3,000 cars. Not including completely built units (CBUs), Dr Wilfried Aulbur, CEO and managing director, Mercedes Benz India, has stated recently.

There are two specific segments in the high priced car marekt which are growing: sports utility vehicles and the all-new coupe. TakeMitsubishi’s Pajero SFX , the new version of the all-time favourite SUV: it now has a waiting period of two-three weeks. And prospective buyers are depositing the full amount!

YVS Vijay Kumar, vice president and SBU head, Chennai Car plant, Hindustan Motors, said, “We may have to add a second shift at our Chennai plant since there is a waiting list for our premium SUVs. Last month, we had orders for 260 Pajeros and we could only deliver 200. Already, in the first week of April, we had an order book of 150 cars. No additional investment will be required since we already have the capacities installed: the plant is capable of making 24,000 cars annually while we are doing 6,000 now.”

For the moment, Hindustan Motors Mitsubishi Motors is betting on the premium SUV segment, where it has an 18% market share. “We are looking at growing this with the Outlander, which is coming in September,” Mr Vijay Kumar said.

The Audi Q 7, an SUV, is running neck to neck in popularoty with its sedan siblings, industry analysts claimed, with roughly half the bookings being for the SUV. WhileSUVs have been popularised by politicians, there is another segment which dealers expect will grow significantly: that of the coupe. Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi and Volvo Cars all have offerings in this segment and each of them is eyeing growth.

The Audi TT, which has an existing population of about six in Pune, could double soon, is the belief of industry watchers, who believe the car maker could, on average, sell one coupe per month in the western Maharashtra region.
The BMW M3 coupe was a head turner at the Auto Expo in Delhi in January, with company officials saying that this set of wheels, priced just under Rs. 75 lakh, had already received a few orders.

Mercedes showed its four-door convertible, the CLK 350, and Volvo Cars’ C70 convertible coupe at the same event.

In 06, 3300 luxury cars were sold in India. This jumped to 4,500 in 07 and the expectation is that in the current year, the number could well touch 7,000. And officials working for the luxury car brands claim that the current economic slow down has not yet hit them: just look out for the March sales figures!

 

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April 16th, 2008

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April 16th, 2008

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