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Perfect Design: 7 Luxury Cars to Hit Your Eyes

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Everyone knows that the car’s appearance is its face. In fact, not all cars look stylish and beautiful. Even among expensive premium brands, many models are not impressive with their exterior. Of course, most luxury cars are qualitative, innovative and have a lot of power, but nevertheless, something is missing in their appearance. In such cars many drivers don’t feel their importance and can’t emphasize their ambitions. But what is the reason? Everything is very simple. The main thing is that the car had an attractive appearance and ideally looked in photos. Well, here are 7 best cars that, according to Rentalcars24h, are able to attract attention on the road due to their impressive exterior.

Range Rover

THE NEW 2018 RANGE ROVER – TO BE REVEALED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE REGION AT DUBAI INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

Range Rover is one of the most beautiful off-road cars in the world car market. However, you won’t see this vehicle on the country roads. Most often you can find it near expensive shops or in parking lots placed close to the elite houses. This car became a symbol of aristocrats. The appearance allowed the SUV to become something special among the wealthy owners. The car is ideally looked in photographs from any angle. This fact once again confirms that Range Rover features a perfect appearance, which will long attract the drivers’ eyes on the road.

 

BMW M4 Cabrio

Das neue BMW M4 Cabrio (FOTO)

(photo by news aktuell)

Those who have purchased or will buy this unusual car in the future should know that this model is much more expensive than in a conventional car body. In addition, BMW M4 in the convertible body weighs considerably less and also has a small trunk. But true fans of expensive cars shouldn’t be stopped by this feature. Thanks to the ideal appearance and aggressive style, any owner will look on it individually and stylishly. If you are not a professional photographer, you can still take beautiful pictures of this car from any angle, thanks to the special lines of the BMW body. We think that having seen you on the road in this car, many drivers will turn their attention to you.

 

Honda Pilot

HONDA PILOT 2018

(photo by SAUD AL-OLAYAN)

Many people will be surprised to see this model among the expensive luxury brands. However, now we don’t compare cars according to their technical characteristics – we are talking about whether this car is nice-looking in photos, and whether it can attract sights on the road regardless of the origin and positioning of the brand. Honda Pilot is great in photos. Probably, this fact helps this off-road car to impress other drivers on the road, especially those ones who are not familiar with this model.

 

Ferrari California

California T

This Italian masterpiece was born to surprise everyone. The car features not only stunning exterior, but also has an amazing property to attract millions of eyes on the road. Most likely it’s not just the exclusivity of the brand, but also the special style of the body, which is ideally looked, both on the cover of the car magazine, and in the lens of the amateur camera.

 

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz G-Class G63 AMG

(photo by Luca Rocchi)

Mercedes G-class is a surprisingly dexterous SUV that can perform many off-road tasks. In addition, this model has its own special status. It’s not just a symbol of luxury and wealth. This is something more that emphasizes the status of the owner, especially when it comes to the modified G63 AMG model equipped with a V8 engine and a modified car body. This car is for people who like to brag about their wealth without being afraid to demonstrate it to the public. Despite the fact that the SUV has a style of the 70s and was initially created for military needs, on the road it’s ready to attract attention not only with its endless power, but also the appearance.

 

Lamborghini Aventador

Aventador oakley design

Despite the fact that this model is equipped with V12 engine and has the power of 700 hps, Lamborghini Avendator is not designed for fast driving. All over the world the car is used to drive slowly and attract the enthusiastic looks of passers-by and drivers of other cars.

It should be noted that the car looks very aggressive and evil. It’s ensured by an abundance of straight and sharply curved lines. The front of the sports car is very effective in terms of aerodynamics and beautiful in terms of appearance. The bumper is quite massive due to a sporty body kit.

Interestingly, the rear of the sports car looks very futuristic and sporty. The roof ends with an abundance of special diffusers and a neat spoiler. The optics has an elongated shape and extremely non-standard filling in the form of triangular LED lines.

 

Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti veyron Grandsport

Veyron is a unique car. You will be surprised, but most owners use only 20% of the power of this car. The fact is that the car can easily set many speed records and is able to become a winner in many sports competitions. But most often this sports car travels not faster than 90 km/h somewhere in Monaco or London, where there is no possibility to move faster. This is the most status car in the world. Many rich people buy it not because of the power, but because of the prestige. Bugatti Veyron is the most ideal car in the world to show the wealth of the owner. Of course, its appearance is simply amazing.

Auto Insurance Discounts: Is That A thing?

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It sure is! In fact, based on the insurance company you sign up with, you may be able to enjoy different car insurance discounts. However, with so much variety out there, you might find it overwhelming to choose the right insurance firm on the basis of the discounts they offer. That’s why we have prepared this handy guide for you. Moreover, if you know the types of discounts available to you, you will be able to make informed decisions when you receive your car insurance quotes.

Let us look at some of the good discount deals just waiting for you to avail them:

Driver discounts

It might not be advertised, but many insurance companies do take your things, like your age, location, and vehicle type into account when offering you the rates for your premium. You can’t do much about many of these personal details. But, you can use some of them to your advantage. For instance, the passengers in your vehicle also have a role to play.

The safer those passengers are while you drive them around, the lower rate you could get on your insurance premium. Bankrate reported that 9 out of 10 car insurance companies rewarded their customers with a discount for passive restraints, such as motorized seatbelts, passenger airbags, etc. So, before you sign on the dotted line, why not invest in some good quality passenger safety add-ons. Don’t forget to inform your car insurance agent about them either!

Student discounts

Student discounts are one of the best deals out there since buying car insurance for young drivers can cost their parents a lot of money. With their help, you can keep your teenage driver safe and avail the discounts in different ways. What’s more, a full-time student with good grades can get a lower rate when it comes to car insurance.

Does your offspring belong to a college alumnus? Then they may even be eligible for the college alumni discount.

Is your son/daughter going to college but not taking their car with them? They will need car insurance for when they come back home. Do your teenagers take out the car very rarely? A reduced premium rate may be awaiting them in their future.

Don’t shy away from discussing all of this with your insurance agent. You never know when something can help you qualify to pay a less than full-time premium rate!

Telematics

Insurance companies may qualify you for discounted deals based on telematics. Installing Progressive’s Snapshot and other similar devices in your car can do wonders for your premiums. You can share the report from such devices with your insurance company and save money. Your driving speed, braking patterns, and the miles traveled are all considered. This article on the pros and cons of usage-based insurance lays it out for you in detail!

Credit history

Customers with credit scores that fall under 600 are considered more likely to bring insurance claims against their insurance providers. They are given high premiums since they are considered more likely to file inflated allegations or be party to insurance fraud! The trouble is that this practice is only outlawed in certain states, such as Massachusetts, California, and Hawaii. In other places, how much you pay for your policy usually depends partially on your credit rating and history. The insurance companies may consider you a higher risk, which is why they may ask you to pay a higher percentage of your insurance policy up front. At times, people end up paying six- or 12-month premium to get car insurance, just for that reason. Having a good credit score is a plus that you shouldn’t forget to mention to your insurance agent. You could get insurance at a lower rate!

Occupational discount

If you are a nurse or a teacher, then you could be eligible for an occupational discount! Insurance companies consider some jobs more prone to car accidents, which is why they may hike the premiums. Business owners and managers are also better liked and could get discounted car insurance. When contacting an agent for car insurance, be honest about what you do. Let them know why your job keeps you safer, and you may get a lower premium.

Get a complete list of discounts here.

Just keep in mind that insurance companies offer different types of discounts. Even the terms of these discounts are varied, which is why you should discuss everything with your insurance agent beforehand. Lastly,  comparison-shopping is your friend when purchasing car insurance. It is the only certain way for you to get low cost auto insurance!

Why it is not Recommended to Overload your Vehicle?

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While packing your car for a road trip, it is very easy that you get carried away, regardless of whether it is for a weekend or for an increased time period. Apart from your bags, you may also have to take your camping gear, bikes, coolers and the last minute pieces which can squeeze in everything within your car. But did you ever consider the way in which you can surpass the carrying capacity of the car?

Before going out for a road trip, it is natural that there are several things that you may wish to take so that you don’t have to fall in trouble in the middle of the trip. But given the weight carrying conditions of the roads and states you’re traveling to, do you think you will need Kimax onboard truck scales to measure the load?

Overloading your car – Reasons you should never do it

When you drive your car, it is dangerous to overload it. Do you have any idea about the things that may happen if your overload your car? Here are few points to take into account.

  • When you put on excess weight, this can make your wheels bulge outwards or the tyres can even heat up, thereby increasing the risk of a sudden blowout which can become a fatal accident.
  • Overloading can lead to diminished effectiveness of the brakes and this can lead to big accidents.
  • The traction/suspension control won’t be able to tackle highway speeds in an effective manner. The suspension system will get stressed and with time it will eventually get weaker.
  • Overloading could harm your ability to properly steer the car at a straight line and also to bend it safely. This could also cause serious damage and the driver can even hit a tree or a pole or anything else which stands as an obstruction to the speed.
  • A sudden jolt or a steering change could lead to a spinout.
  • Due to excessive weight, the cost of gas can rise extremely high.
  • In case the back seat of the car is also packed too high, the rear vision can become blurred. In case you break down too hard, you have to remember that the gear within the car is traveling 70 miles in an hour. Hence, think twice before overloading your back seat.
  • Insurance will never cover any sort of damage that has been caused due to an accident which was caused due to overloading.

What are the penalties for overloading?

Monetary fine is usually the penalty for committing a truck or a vehicle overload as this is an illegal offence. The maximum that you will be asked to pay will entirely depend on the size of the overload that you make. The penalties may range from $4270 to $10,750 for severe risk accidents.

Therefore, when you’re planning for a road trip, make sure you distribute your luggage in such a way that it doesn’t lead to overloading and penalties.

Road Safety Barriers And Their Influence In Vehicular Accidents

Road Safety Barriers And Their Influence In Vehicular Accidents

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If you ask us, it’s an incredible feat of modern humanity that we can all safely drive on our roads. Each car represents an individual at the head of a several ton metal brick traveling frequently at deadly speeds. The fact that there is a universally agreed upon system that functions well enough that the vast majority of road trips is truly just short of miraculous. Of course, the use of the word ‘majority’ in the previous sentence is entirely intentional and serves as a reminder that unfortunately sometimes accidents do happen. Thankfully, just as much human effort, though, and care has gone into making crashes as safe as making cars themselves safe.  In today’s article, we’re going to briefly outline the major types of safety barriers and their influence in vehicular accidents. This article serves as an entryway for the layman that has possibly asked themselves “Why are road barriers that weird W shape?” Ask no more, simplified answers lie below.

The Big Two

The two main types of road safety barriers are the flexible barrier and rigid barrier. While their primary difference lies in their name, each barrier serves a similar function: That is to slow down a vehicle in crisis in a gradual manner that reduces the impact forces experienced by occupants. A human body that’s in a car traveling 80 mph will feel less destructive force if stopped gradually over a larger distance and time instead of into a direct wall. The survival chances are much improved. Additionally, any road safety barrier strives to keep a vehicle in crisis on the surface of the road where it’s designated to be. For instance, a road barrier between two lanes traveling in the opposite direction would be designed to keep any car that crashes into it on the correct side of the road, greatly reducing the potential overall damage of the crash. How flexible and rigid barriers are in their material composition. Their material composition determines the manner in which they gradually slow a vehicle in crisis. Flexible barriers contort and warp the grip the vehicle and keep the crash as contained as possible. In the case of rigid barriers, they’re made of a sturdier and much heavier material that’s shaped and angled to create a crash situation where a controlled slide gradually brings a vehicle to a halt.

Portability

The portability of road safety barriers directly affects their function and form. When choosing a road barrier system to employ, the first question you should ask yourself is whether you want to have the ability to move the barrier or not. Typically, flexible barriers are not designed as portable and therefore are practically out of the picture. However, you do have a small variety of rigid barriers to choose from that are interlockable and portable. The primary question is just how portable you want those barriers to be. The stereotypical rigid barriers that most people are used to seeing are modular concrete jersey barriers and hollow plastic barriers that are designed to be filled with water to add rigidity and mass. Obviously, you’re not going to be able to move concrete jersey barriers easily while hollow plastic barriers can be deployed easily by humans. A final consideration to take into account when deciding what portable barriers to using is the class of vehicle they’re likely to be stopping. Concrete jersey barriers the better choice if you’re going to be encountering a lot of heavier class vehicles.

Upkeep

Regardless of the type of road barrier that you choose, you need to be aware of the maintenance and upkeep that is required to keep them safely functioning. Any road safety barrier should be regularly inspected for a wide variety of possible defects that can arise over time. For instance, if you’ve deployed a steel flexible barrier on the edge of a road overlooking a deep canyon, then you should make sure that the barrier is checked for possible damage over time due to the elements or even the tiniest of crashes. Even a small dent in a flexible barrier can greatly decrease its effectiveness in an emergency situation. Of course, not all barriers require the same amount of maintenance and cost less to upkeep over time. Concrete jersey barriers, for instance, are built much sturdier and are not expected to suffer faults from the elements over the years.

Ultimately, the job of the road safety barrier is to help save your life in the case of an emergency. Bringing out-of-control vehicles to a safe stop is incredibly important and some of the brightest minds that mankind has to offer are constantly working to improve road safety barriers. Their direct impact in saving lives should be lauded and we now drive on roads that are safer than any time before in history.

Improve Your Life With Honda Activa 5G

Improve Your Life With Honda Activa 5G

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Honda is one of the very few brands that never lead their customers down. Honda has been and still is a super hit brand all around the world. It never stops amazing the audience with its latest techno usage, stylish and functional design and uniquely luxurious features. The popular brand has earned much appreciation with not just its cars but also with the 2-wheelers the company is pro at. India is a country with a great population which leads to never-ending traffic jams. With so many people on road, reaching your destination seems like a tough job. In such situations, possessing an Activa comes to a great advantage. You can ride it through steep and narrow roads, in between the jammed traffic. With no doubts, a 2-wheeler has various benefits, especially if you have the very new honda activa 5g.

The new activa has been recently launched to the market and is already a popular product not just among the youth but has also been loved by the older generation. The low-maintenance 2-wheeler is easy to handle and smooth to drive. There are many more benefits of the brand new activa that will make your life way easier.

  • New LED Lamps: The honda activa 5g has come up with some new and distinct features such as the new LED lamp and Position lamp. The lamps have been designed to give a brighter view on the road as compared to the lamps used previously. These stylish lamps look like a shiny tiara over your brand new activa and add to the royal and classy look that the activa has.
  • Analog and Eco meter: The Company has also added and customized the analog meter along with the Eco speed indicator. The analog meter has been digitalized and given a new shiny look. The elements used even in the meters of the activa are pleasing to the eye and adds to the look.
  • Lock switches: The other features include a unique four-in-one lock switch. The ordinary counterparts of this activa have a lock that kick-starts the engine and the other lock opens the compartment under the seat. But not in this honda product. The brand has successfully designed a unique lock that has switches start the automobile and the seat compartment right in front for easy finger movements and handling.
  • Increased storage: While speaking about the seat compartment, the new honda activa 5g has around 18L which also has a mobile charging socket. You can now store almost twice the previous version and plan longer trips without any struggle. Additionally, the designers have also added a hook at the rear. You can now carry bags in the front hook and also at the rear back.  
  • Clic Mechanism: One of the best features that have been added is the click up-lift of the midbody. It gets super easy to service your activa with just one click.

The new and unique features added in honda’s brand new activa give it an edge over all the other scooters and 2-wheelers launched earlier. Customers have found the product very comfortable and easy to use. The garnish and the metal body make this scooter irresistible. Get one of these to make your life fun, exciting and easy.