Since 2006
IndexMotor.com/blog offers all information & topics about specialty vehicles, enthusiasts, auto technology, transport, racing & motorsports.

Archive for May, 2010

Selecting a Good Auto Transport Service

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Auto transport Service is an invaluable service in the world today. The need for car shippers has increased over the years and as a result, many transport companies have sprung up. In the economic global have much competition the industry and much to consider when choosing the right auto transport service for your needs when shipping a car. Choosing the right car mover can be difficult if your not prepared.

Dependable auto shippers are available and it is always a good idea to prepare a list of questions you would like to have answered before calling a car transport service to ship your car. Here is a list of some of the more important things you will want to know in order to make a more informed decision.

1) Does the auto transport service have a license and insurance?
Insurance is the one thing that will protect you if something were to go wrong, so this is something you want to make sure of, and of course you want to make sure your car mover is licensed, this will tell you that they are legal and there is a better chance they know what they are doing.

2) You will of course want to know how much will it cost and what type of payment is required?
Although the cost of shipping a car is not the most important thing to consider when you are ready to ship your car it is very important and should be on the top of your list. Most dependable auto shippers will quote you a price by phone and require a deposit if you decide to use them. Making a deposit will ensure you a spot on the main dispatch board and begin the expediting process.

3) Were do you pick up my from and were will it be dropped off?
You will want to know the answer to this question because some auto transport service companies will have you drive the car to there terminal at the point of origin and then at the point of destination they will have you pick the car up at there terminal again. If you are looking to have your car picked up at a specific location and dropped off at a specific location, you will need to work that out with the auto transport service.

New Car Technology Advancements

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Car technology is advancing at amazing speed so it’s no surprise that at least a couple cool things turn up each model year. Here are some of the latest innovations that will be coming out sometime in the near future that new car buyers can look forward to seeing. While we consider that most of us drivers are set in their ways and odds are we will never make the necessary changes to conserve on fuel. One example of such would be, we know that by simply not using our AC increases our fuel economy when we drive, but rather than just rolling down our window when we could to save fuel we opt to use the air conditioner to keep us cool. We are simply set in our ways when it comes to running our AC even when we could be just as comfortable at this time with a window down. With the new idea and innovation of the Economy Mode the car it will be able to determine what systems in your car are non-essential at the time and turn them off to save on fuel for the driver; examples could be the AC, Cruise Controls and others. The car would begin making these adjustments for the driver automatically. It’s not just an idea in fact; some Hybrids feature an economy mode that limits A/C use on several models right now.

Planes have them and cars will too, and why not the Black box on planes have be literally invaluable for many years with its ability to get detail records of trips and logs of what happens to a plane in flight or when accidents occur. It’s still being debated like most things that come to personal privacy and many people will no doubt object to the idea of the black box being implemented into their personal vehicles. The fact is that both Ford and General Motors already are using black Box technology in around two-thirds of the models built, but they are referred to as “recorders”. Drivers can expect the advancement of these “recorders” to be able to tell police officers and insurance companies about car accidents, how fast you were driving, where you had driven that day and much more.

There is already one type of system where the driver keeps his foot on the brake while the car amazingly enough parallel parks it’s self. Its future looks bright, as this type of application could be very useful in the future not just in parking but also use in other tight places like garages. It’s no longer just a dream or something we have seen in the movies, with the advancement of GPS and robotic technology setting your car on Auto Pilot where the navigation system guides the car to its destination while the driver sits back and relaxes will become a reality sooner than many people could imagine. Experimentation and planning is underway with the use of magnets and GPS to make this dream become a reality.

© Copyright Indexmotor.com Inc., . All rights reserved.
Blog about performance & racing, scooters, motorcycle sidecars, accessories, motorcycle services, memorabilia on IndexMotor.com/blog .