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Know Your Big Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

Know Your Big Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

A sport utility vehicle or suburban utility vehicle (SUV) is a vehicle classified as a light truck, but operated as a family vehicle. They are similar to a large station wagon or estate car, usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on- or off-road ability. Popular in the late-1990s and early–mid-2000s, SUVs sales temporarily declined due to high oil prices and a declining economy.

The traditional truck-based SUV is gradually being supplanted by the crossover SUV, which uses an automobile platform for lighter weight and better fuel efficiency. By 2010, SUV sales around the world were growing, in spite of high gas prices. The reasons why SUV sales are doing better is because more than almost anything is the high roof, low floor and wagon shape give SUVs comparatively boundless headroom, legroom and storage space.

Higher ride height also helps in the city and out of town, granting a certain insulation from the potholes and road bumps. The [...]

How to Import a Vehicle from the UK in 5 Easy Steps

How to Import a Vehicle from the UK in 5 Easy Steps

When importing a vehicle from a different country one MUST be always weary of conmen

  1. Plan Your Budget then find the car you are interested in. You search using the following key words; the year, the model, the vehicle’s mileage and price.

Now that you know how you’re going to import your vehicle, you just have to budget for it. There are a variety of things you’ll need to budget for other than the cost of the vehicle itself; a typical list includes:

  • Permit Application (About £40.33)
  • Quarantine Cleaning (About £80.69)
  • Degassing (About £80.69)
  • Shipping (About £1,210.20£1,774.48)
  • Storage
  • Taxes
  • Customs Duties (5-10% of Customs Value)
  • Quarantine Inspection
  • Dock Transfers (About £32.28)
  • Compliance & Modifications (Up To £2,420.40)
  • Delivery
  • State or Territory Registration
  • Insurance
  1. Purchase & Getting Your Vehicle Import Approval.

Once you have your Vehicle Import Approval, you can make the shipping arrangements. If you require help [...]

Why Hatchbacks are becoming more Popular Worldwide

Why Hatchbacks are becoming more Popular Worldwide
hatchback is a car body configuration  with a rear door that swings upward to provide access to a cargo area. Hatchbacks may feature fold-down second row seating, where the interior can be flexibly reconfigured to prioritize passenger vs. cargo volume. Also known as a vehicle with a door across the full width at the back end that opens upward to provide easy access for loading.

While early examples of the body configuration can be traced to the 1930s. The hatchback body style has been marketed worldwide on cars the size of a small family car to executive cars.

  • hatchback is a car body configuration  with a rear door that swings upward to provide access to a cargo area. Hatchbacks may feature fold-down second row seating, where the interior can be flexibly reconfigured to prioritize passenger vs. cargo volume. Also known as a vehicle with a door across the full width at the back end that opens upward to provide [...]

Differences between a Crossover and an SUV

Differences between a Crossover and an SUV
According to Wikipedia, A crossover or a crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is a vehicle built on a car platform and combines features of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from astation wagon or hatchback. A sport utility vehicle or suburban utility vehicle (SUV) on the other hand is a vehicle classified as a light truck, but operated as a family vehicle. They are similar to a large station wagon or estate cars, usually equipped with four-wheel drive for on- or off-road ability. The Crossover vehicles have been further categorized into 4 groups:
  • Mini crossovers: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Ford EcoSport, Honda HR-V, Hyundai Creta, Mini Countryman, Nissan Juke.
  • Compact crossovers: BMW X1, Dacia Duster, Ford Kuga, Jeep Compass, Nissan X-Trail.
  • Mid-sized crossovers: Acura ZDX, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Ford Edge, Volkswagen Touareg.
  • Full-sized crossovers: Buick Enclave, Ford Flex, Ford Explorer, Mazda CX-9.
Although their names have been used interchangeably, these two types of vehicle are quite distinctly different in terms of :
  • Platform:  A crossover is based on a car’s platform, while an SUV uses the chassis of a truck. The result is that crossovers use “unibody” arch

Know Your Saloon Cars

Know Your Saloon Cars

 

There really aren’t too many saloon cars available on the UK’s new car market any more.

Due partly to the rise of the hatchback and five-door cars such as the Ford Mondeo and Skoda’s Octavia and Superb, and also the continuing popularity of estate cars, the traditional four-door family saloon is a dying breed.

Still, the saloon market still offers value for money for both the private car buyer and the company driver. So read on to find out which should feature on your shopping list. Audi A3 Saloon.
While the A3 Sportback arguably has more appeal for keener drivers, there’s no denying that Audi’s junior executive A3 saloon is one of the finest cars in this class. Bursting with kit and powered by an exceptionally smooth range of engines, the A3 Saloon can be had for as little as £23,585 – enough to make BMW’s 3 Series seem overpriced.
There are two trim levels to choose from, [...]

Top 10 Racing Bikes

Top 10 Racing Bikes
Motorcycles racing on a board track in 1911. The first decade of the 20th century, with the advent of automobiles and motorcycles, saw an explosion of racetrack construction. The mention of motordromes in newspapers began as early as 1901.

Motorcycle racing (also called moto racing and bike racing) is the motorcycle sport of racing motorcycles. Major genres include road racing and off road racing, both either on circuits or open courses, and track racing. Other categories include hill climbs, drag racing and land speed record trials. Here are the top 10 racing motorcycles; 10. Ducati 1098s: 169 mph (271 km/h)

This fast motorcycle was an innovation of Ducati from Italy. It’s using L-Twin Cylinder Engine with 4 valver for each cylinder with Desmodromic and liquid cooled. The top speed that can be reached by this motorcycle is 169 mph (271 km/h) while the power of this Ducati can reach 119.3 kW (160.0 bhp) @ 9750 [...]

IMPORTATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES DUTY FREE IN KENYA.

IMPORTATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES DUTY FREE IN KENYA.

Motor vehicle duty is payable when you apply to register, or transfer registration of, a motor vehicle. An exemption from motor vehicle duty may be available in certain circumstances. These are:

1. Returning Residents
This is a person changing residence from a place outside Kenya to a place within Kenya where that person has been residing outside Kenya for a period of at least two years and has not resided in Kenya for a period(s) amounting in aggregate to ninety days or more within the two years immediately before this return to Kenya.
If you have bought a vehicle outside Kenya and would like to ship it home, an importer will do all pre-shipment documentation, clearance through the port and registration. As per the current import regulations, they will also require copies of your National ID/Passport and PIN certificate.
A returning resident may import one exempt motor vehicle (excluding buses [...]

What You Need To Know When Choosing the Drive System for Your Vehicle

What You Need To Know When Choosing the Drive System for Your Vehicle
What You Need To Know When Choosing the Drive System for Your Vehicle

FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE (4WD)

Let’s start with the old-school version. 4WD, sometimes also referred to as Four by Four, or 4×4, is typically used on off-road vehicles – or at least vehicles with all-terrain capabilities.
Unfortunately, 4WD doesn’t fit neatly in a one-sentence explanation, but we’ll stick to the basics here.
Power goes from the transmission to what is known as a transfer case. This system then splits power between the front and rear axles so that maximum torque is going to each wheel. This power delivery process is nothing new, and still manages to propel modern Jeeps over, well, just about anything, but it does have some issues. When the transfer case splits power evenly, it ensures that each wheel turns at the same speed. This is deeply problematic when doing things like turning. You [...]

What You Need To Know About Hybrid Cars

What You Need To Know About Hybrid Cars
What You Need To Know About Hybrid Cars

Wikipedia defines a hybrid automotive as one that uses two or more distinct types of power i.e an internal combustion engine and an electric motor.

Despite the Toyota Prius has being named the most popular Hybrid car in the world, its sales numbers is nothing close to any of its Toyota sisters’ numbers. Could it be that the world is oblivious to the numerous advantages a hybrid car has to offer? 2016 Toyota Prius In lay man terms, this is how the car works:
When starting up, to upto 15mph, a hybrid car is powered by the electric motor. This is the reason why it is more efficient during city driving.
During normal cruising, the car is powered by the internal combustion engine that uses gasoline. During this phase, the gasoline powers the generator to create electricity which [...]

7 Most Misinterpreted Road Signs

7 Most Misinterpreted Road Signs
So you have been driving for a decade or two and its probably safe to say you are more or less an expert in interpreting road signs. Once or twice you have come across a road sign that you did not see on your driving instructor’s chart and probably made up your own interpretation which might have been wrong. This week we feature seven road signs you think you know – but probably don’t. National speed limit sign

Misinterpretation: End of speed limit
Correct interpretation: National speed limit on that particular road Uneven road sign

Misinterpretation: Impeding speed bumps
Correct interpretation: Uneven road ahead Road narrows on both sides

Misinterpretation: End of a dual carriageway
Correct interpretation: The road narrows on both sides. No motor vehicles sign

Misinterpretation: [...]

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