2 Key Areas To Remember When Maintaining Your Garbage Truck

3gGarbage collection trucks face working conditions that are severe every day and these conditions can leave them in a poor state yet they are very important in promoting hygienic and healthy environments. The waste industry, especially the solid waste industry has its demands and even though the trash trucks are designed to fit into the industry, regular maintenance is very important. It is always a good thing to take preventative measures to save money and downtime on repairs when they happen rather than wait until there is an obvious issue that needs to be rectified on the truck.

If you are in the garbage collection industry, then the last thing you want is a group of unhappy customers because of unexpected downtime. To ensure that you remain right on schedule every collection day, then you must try and come up with a program and regular routine maintenance should be part of the program so you are assured of the performance. A garbage truck has three key areas which need proper care and when you ensure these three are in top shape then you will

Improve Your Company Trucks For Improved Productivity And Safety

3ggMaintaining a company fleet can be a tough job, especially if you offer a truck-based service. Each of your team members will have to leave the dispatch office suitably equipped for the demands of their workdays. This requires you to choose the right truck accessories for hauling a considerable amount of gear. Following are several important ways to enhance your business trucks for greater safety and productivity.

Consider installing high-quality bed liner in all of your fleet vehicles. This is a great way to prevent nicks, dings and other aesthetic damages in the bed interior, in spite of the heavy duty items that might be installed. These additions can be especially important for companies that haul lots of heavy or metal products such as steel lintels or landscaping rocks.

Have each auto wrapped so that your drivers are effectively advertising for your business everywhere they go. These wraps can include your business name and contact information along with your logo or a picture of your products or services. This is one of the most efficient and cost effective ways to take care of your local outreach.

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Mercedes Benz M-Class: Full Featured SUV

With the coming of SUV, each and every car manufacturers were making it. Mercedes is not behind making Powerful SUV’s and it can easily handle any road. M-Class is one of the elegant models of Mercedes Benz SUV. It is the most selling and affordable SUV in the range. Equipped with four-cylinder diesel engine it is a monster that has been created.

From inside it is much comfortable and been made by keeping everything in mind. The result of the experience that has used surely gave the output and road or wind noises are suppressed. The only drawback it is having that there is no option for seven seats. While there are other manufacturers who are making SUV occupy 7 passengers.

 

Performance of engine

 M-Class is available in two different features. One is the 2.1 liters 4 cylinder diesel engine M-250 CDI. The second one is 3.0 liter with V6 diesel engine M-350CDI. It produces a muscular torque of 500Nm and goes from 0-60mph in less than 0.9 seconds. For unlimited experience with the relaxed drive then the V6 engine is recommended. Both of the versions have seven speed smooth transmissions automatic gearbox.

5 Tips for Getting Auto Service for Your Vehicle

Every model and make has its own nuances and every vehicle obviously has its own needs and requirements with respect to maintenance. Each and every part of your car is important and this means that you must give attention to all of them. This article will help you to understand how to maintain and service the parts of your car one by one.

1. Tyres and wheels

You need to rotate your tyres every 5,000 miles or every 8,000 km. cleaning the break dust off on a regular basis can also prove to be an important task. This is mainly because this break dust contains various sorts of nasty stuff. Also check the pressure of your tyre from time to time.

2. Engine

Engine is obviously the most important part of your vehicle or auto. Thus it is necessary to understand all the parts of your engine itself in order to create a good impact on your vehicle. Check your belts as often as possible and in order to maintain a good fuel economy rate, you should also check the pressure of your tyres. These checks are important for the long term wellness of your vehicle.

3. Keep a track of your oil level

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An Overview of the Maruti Swift Dzire

xIt is needless to say that Maruti Swift Dzire is currently leading the compact sedan with respectable sales figures. It was launched way back in India and went through updates in regular intervals. In February 2015, its face-lift version had been launched in India that spurred up the sales further. After a period of one year, in February this year, Maruti Suzuki has rolled out an auto gear shift version of Maruti Swift Dzire, making it the first diesel car to get an AGS transmission. However, this new transmission is offered to the top-of-the-line ZDI variant. The company has added this innovative transmission option to the diesel variants, while keeping the petrol variants unchanged.

Last year, a new trim was also introduced to the series in the form of LXi (O) that comes with better safety and additional comfort facilities. In terms of updates last year, this compact sedan received changes pertaining to its exteriors, interiors and technical specifications as well.

In terms of exterior updates, it received a redesigned radiator grille, a slightly tweaked headlight cluster and a modified bumper. Its cabin design remained similar

5 Expert Driving Tips for Women Driving Alone

With more and more women making their presence in several sectors of the society, it is no longer a taboo where only men dominated tasks and women were mere spectators. Things have changed and women are equally capable of performing tasks that men though were meant only for them. Driving is one such task that is equally handled by both men and women in the best way. Necessary study states that women are considerate and patient when it comes to driving and are prone to lesser accidents when compared to men.

Even though women are capable of handling the wheels in the best possible ways, there are times when it gets uncomfortable especially when they are driving alone without any companion. With the rising rate of crimes in urban cities, it at times is dangerous for them to drive about alone and thus here are a few tips for all those women who intend to drive alone and can be safe.

• Check the accessories – Before you set out for your car ride, check the status of all the car accessories like the wind screen, lights, tyres, etc. as an emergency while on road would leave you stranded with no possible

My Truck’s Air Horn Sounds Like A Train

What used to be infatuation of die cast trucks and cars as a kid, I now relate to my pickup truck. Prior to the late 1970’s or early 80’s, only trains and commercial emergency vehicles had air horns. They were not available for consumer purchase. Then truck air horns became scarcely available in one or two trumpet configurations. However, none of these horns were available with a compressor kit included. As demand and popularity grew, truck air horns became more readily available. That made guys like me sit up and take notice. But for me, those were the days of mini vans and vehicles with car seats and strollers, so I didn’t own a truck.

I’m in the future now and finally able to have a truck of my own. There was nothing I loved more than finding a new accessory that would beef up my F-150 and give it the custom look that I feel reflects my personality. In my search for the newest flashiest and useful add on, I came across an online video of an air horn for trucks that had the sound of a train. There I was, back in the past again remembering that awesome

Tips to Get Good Fuel Economy From Your Car

You should always make sure that you’re driving with optimal tyre pressure. Tyre pressure impacts fuel efficiency to a great extent. In case of reduced tyre pressure, there is increased contact between the road surface and the tyre. This results in friction and leads to greater consumption of fuel. Additionally, over inflating your tyres will definitely result in lower fuel consumption but this will compromise water dispersal ability on roads along with overall grip and handling. Keep your tyres inflated at the levels recommended by the car manufacturer and you will not have to worry about anything else. Check your tyres at least once every week in case you want to reduce fuel consumption.

Always use the accelerator, brake pedals and other driving controls respectfully and smoothly. Sudden, swift and rough acceleration and sudden braking will harm your car’s fuel economy figures in the long run. Always combine multiple short trips for lowering overall fuel consumption of your car. Every time you run the engine, your car will automatically require fuel. This is why frequent and short trips are best combined into one or two longer ones.

Fuel economy depends heavily on how your car parts air while on the move.

Should You Change Your Tyres For The Winter

You may have wondered, at some point, whether you should use a different set of tyres during the winter months. Does that mean that you would have to change your tyres each season? In some cases, it may be necessary to do so while in other cases you don’t have to do that. So should you change your tyres before winter starts?

If you live in an area that does not have extreme temperature fluctuations then it is not necessary to change the tyres. In the southern hemisphere, the temperatures for winter and summer do not change much (although the inhabitants may disagree), compared to that of the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere winter months are similar to the summer months as temperatures don’t usually drop below 10 degrees Celsius during winter. The overall climate is quite warm. So the chances of snow and ice on the roads are practically non-existent. It would not be necessary for you to change your tyres for winter because your vehicle won’t be subject to iced roads.

If you live in an area that expects snow every winter and the roads tend to be covered in ice, it may be worth considering a winter

Make a Difference While You Drive

Cars are indeed true wonders of engineering. However, with more vehicles on the roads now than ever before, it is important that each of us is aware of its impacts on our environment. Whether you own or rent a car, whether you have a standard or luxury car, there are things you can do to save money and reduce energy use, CO2 emissions and pollution.

If you care about a eco-friendly drive too, you’ll be pleased to hear there are a few simple ways you can make a difference.

• Slow down gradually: Slowing down gradually at Traffic Lights is better for the environment as it reduces fuel consumption.

• Drive at a consistent speed: Accelerating and breaking hard will cut the efficiency of your drive by around 33%. That’s because sudden stopping and starting requires more energy. Try and maintain a regular speed to get the most out of your fuel.

• Use cruise control: Using cruise control on flat terrain provides a 7% fuel saving on an average because it helps you maintain a steady speed. Avoid it on hilly roads though as this will cause your engine to speed up and slow down.

• Service your car: Ensuring your fuel system

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean Internally

It’s not unusual to see a shiny and very impressive car and then to glance inside and see what looks like a garbage scow.

That can be off-putting to friends, family and colleagues, many of whom might wonder what such a state might indicate about your wider lifestyle!

So, here are a few tips gleaned from professional luxury limo hire companies about keeping a vehicle clean.

1. Keep dirty people out of it. OK, partly a joke but it has a serious side. If people have muddy boots and shoes on, it’s not unreasonable to ask them to remove them before getting in. Even if you have good mats, mud can still get onto your upholstery. So, keep a plastic bag or box in the boot ready for dirty shoes. A limo hire company couldn’t ask their paying guests to do so but you as a private driver can!

2. Don’t allow eating in the car. Crumbs are a nightmare to get out of nooks and crannies, even with an industrial strength vacuum.

3. Be cautious about liquids. Sometimes hydration is important when driving but ask people to use a cup rather than swig out of bottles in order to reduce spillage risks.

4. Only allow

Why Do Companies Buy Junk Cars

Many people probably may look at companies that buy junk cars like they are crazy, I mean why would they want to pay cash for junk cars? First, the term junk car can be interpreted in many different ways, and of course ultimately lies in the eye of the beholder. I’m sure you heard the expression “One man’s trash is another mans treasure.” And this of course goes without saying for junk cars as well. That car that you may have that you consider junk, and not know what to do with can have some real value to many different people and different types of businesses out there.

Most people associate the phrase “junk cars” with being an old rusted, parted out vehicle sitting on someones lawn, which really isn’t always the case at all. A car can suddenly die, the transmission can go, have electrical failure, get wrecked in an accident, etc. However all of these cars still do have value to someone, somewhere out there. For scrap yards, the cars can be sold for their weight in scrap, or parted out which in the end makes them money. Also, towing companies can pay you cash for junk cars because

What To Do With Your Wrecked Car

If you ever get into an accident or unfortunately have been in one, one of the many things that may come to a person’s mind is “What am I going to do with this piece of junk car?” Most people still being in the shock of the moment have the car towed back to their homes, and if they are lucky they have a driveway or garage, but some people are not as lucky and have to have it towed and parked on the street for a few days until they can decide what to do with it. Other people would just have a towing company pick it up and take it away, and goodbye car. Most towers will even charge you for the tow. Even those that had the vehicles brought to their home either by having it towed or driving it themselves now usually look around and try to find a salvage or scrap yard to take the car off their hands because they simply just don’t know what else to do. Still, in these cases many towers will still charge for the tow to the scrap yard and in other cases the scrap yard may pay you

Take Care Of Your Tyres, It Defines Your Journey

Driving is something which we all do almost on a daily basis, we all have to go for a meeting or to our offices, most of the parents use car to pick up their children from the schools, or going for a picnic with the whole family, one way or the other, we all travel. You know what is common between all these things, it’s the use of car and when we say car, it automatically directs to the use of tyres.

Your tyres play an important role in your driving, it connects with the road, take all the bruises, but rarely complain. Therefore, the importance of these tyres should never be underestimated. Though you use it every day, but have you ever thought how these tyres resist so much, what is the technology behind it? If not, then you must learn about it. In this article, we will learn how to keep our tyre fit and healthy, so that they can last really long.

1) Keep the tyres on check: There’s no doubt that your tyres are always put under tremendous pressure, and because of this, they are more vulnerable to suffer damage than any other car component. Therefore, for the

Taking Care of Your Car Environmental Factors

Now, don’t get us wrong. We are the caretakers of our environment and it is our duty to make sure it endures for future generations. That being said, environmental factors (including weather) can really do a number on your car, especially the exterior.

Acid Rain

Rain is a pretty big deal for us now in California. We are in the midst of perhaps the most severe drought in recorded history and we really, really, REALLY don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth. The fact is, however, that factory pollutants basically convert to acid in our atmosphere and adhere to moisture that makes its way down to our cars as rain or snow. Sulfuric acid and nitric acid are the most common.

Basically, when the water from either rain or snow evaporates, it leaves the acid to eat away at your car’s paint job. Sunlight exacerbates this problem, since acid doesn’t evaporate like water. Some blame clear coat paint technology, which creates a mirror-like finish. Any etches or blemishes would show prominently with such a sheen. In addition, there are certain chemicals that can no longer be used in paint that makes it less resistant to the elements.

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My Car Is Dead, What Do I Do With It

As all too many people know, cars can just die on you sometimes for no apparent reason whatsoever. It could be for a number of different mechanical or electrical reasons, but what’s most important to you is figuring out what the heck just happened and what you’re going to do with this junk car? Most people will initially of course take it to a mechanic and have it inspected to see what the issue is, only to find out that the cost to fix it, costs close to or even way more than the current market value of the car. If it’s a new car you may very well just end up paying the costs, because even if it’s something expensive like a transmission, the price to fix or replace it more than likely would not cost as much as it would to buy a new car, and the thought of getting rid of it most likely would not even cross your mind at all.

However, what about all the other car owners out there, the ones that the cost to fix it are extremely high and are close to what the car is actually worth? What are they going to

Brief Overview of the New Tata Tiago Hatchback

Tata’s ambitious new small car, Tata Tiago has arrived in the Indian automobile markets. This hatchback from Tata Motors is a result of joint collaboration between company’s design studios based in Pune, Italy and United Kingdom. It comes with a new design language unlike other models of the company. It was first unveiled as Tata Zica a few months back, but was renamed as Tiago. This hatchback looks very stylish from both inside and out, as Tata’s engineer’s have put in their hard work and efforts on building a quality product. Now let’s begin exploring the car to the fullest.

Styling:

The new Tata Tiago hatchback is a good-looking car unlike most car models of the Indian automaker. Like mentioned above, Tata motors have put in lot of efforts on the quality part and it shows off. As you can see, there is no sign of cost cutting in any section of interior or exterior. It comes with a solid construction with quality build down to the closest detail.

Exteriors:

It is needless to say that the all-new Tata Tiago has the best exterior design in its segment. This car looks better than other flimsy looking cars in the entry-level segment. It has a

Prepare to Purchase Your First Used Cars

Whether you are a teen who has just obtained a driver’s license, or an adult who is in the market for his or her first car, you’ll want to do a little preparation before shopping used cars. This will ensure you get the best deal and remain happy with your purchase for years to come.

Finances

First, take a look at your finances. Do you have any money saved toward buying a car? Is this amount enough to pay for the entire purchase, or is it just what you need for a down payment? Once you realize how much you have, you can begin searching for financing options. Finding out what you qualify for beforehand can save you a lot of time and let you know the maximum budget you have so you don’t fall in love with a car that is out of your reach.

Size and Style

Next, consider your needs to determine how big of a vehicle or what style of automobile you’re looking for. If you transport construction materials for work, for example, your best bet is to look for a truck. Perhaps you have three children and you do a lot of carpooling. In that case, a minivan would

All About Rubber Speed Humps

A speed hump is a rounded parabolic device that aids in reducing a vehicle’s speed on residential areas. The unit is loved by many people as its easy and fast to install and remove, cost effective compared to asphalt speed humps, offers a consistent profile, easily conforms to the road curvature, and with the right tools you can install them alone.

Areas that you can install the humps

There are many areas where you can install the units. These areas include: Hospitals, parking facilities, residential areas, school zones, shopping centers, construction work zones, warehouses, nursing homes, playground areas and school crossings.

While you can install the units in residential areas, it doesn’t mean that you should install them without supervision. Before installing them, ask the city traffic engineer to inspect the area and approve it. The engineer should also guide you on the right size of humps that you should go for.

In addition to installing the humps, also consider installing warning signs that warn drivers of the humps. The signs should be clearly visible by approaching motorists and should be placed according to the local standards and laws.

Drainage problems have been one of the major problems of installing the units where most roads

The Best Way To Stop Texting While Driving

There are countless public awareness media concerning the danger of cell phone use and texting while driving. Yet many drivers continue to use the phone or text while driving. What will it take to get the public to understand the danger of distracted driving?

Every time a driver gets behind a wheel he has a 50 50 chance of having an accident. Whether or not an accident occurs depends on the type of drivers on the road, elements of nature, and the quality of the car’s make and model. The motorist cannot control the elements of nature or how well a car function, however, he can control what he does behind the wheel.

When on the road the motorist, in order to drive safely, his full attention must be on the road and other motorists. He must be prepared to stop, swerve, slow down, speed up or switch lane. In order to be successful at these maneuvers, the motorist has to actively engage his attention as he drives to his destination.

Many motorists because of their extensive driving experience brush off the importance of remaining focus on the road. They are so comfortable behind the wheel that they project a certain level of