Servicing your car is one of the essential steps to keep it running in a better condition. Once you buy a car, keeping it in a good shape is only achieved by timely service. To find the best type of car service providers is a task in itself as the market is flooded with them claiming to be the best out of the rest. Both authorized service center and independent workshops services cover your basic maintenance but then choosing one can be tricky.
Let’s relate the car engine to the stomach, sounds familiar? Yes indeed, the car’s engine works quite similar as a human’s stomach. You feed your stomach with food so that you don’t starve and remain active. The same way the car engine needs oil so that it can run smoothly and doesn’t bother you while driving. It is a vital and important unit of the car which many of us don’t bother to look at and ignore it. The engine needs to be maintained properly and needs to be analyzed frequently to keep it running. To avoid any vulnerable situations, it is important to regularly check your engine.
When buying a car, there are some necessary things which one must make sure about having it in hand. These include the registration certificate, the driving license and most importantly the car insurance. Most people do not give it a thought while getting car insurance done. They treat it as a formality but this should not be the case with anyone. Often low premium costs are the deciding factor while picking a car insurance product. This could easily mean not having adequate or enough protection cover during an accident or damage. It would be useful and wise to go online and compare the insurance products available on several parameters including the cost. Not just that, you should be aware of all the facts before finalizing the insurance product.
Listing down the most important 5 things to be known when finalizing car insurance:
Low Premium on High Deductibles
Car insurance companies decide prices on the estimate of the money they think they will have to pay you in case of any eventuality. However, if you agree to raise your deductibles, hence decreasing the amount that the insurance company has to give in your claim, they usually offer a low premium. Avoid opting for this unless you can afford to pay the deductibles.
Insurance companies don’t like car owners who do not have a motor insurance policy. They are considered an irresponsible and risky investment. So they fall back on the security of high premiums. Allowing your car insurance policy to lapse may cost you more than you think. The new policy will not come cheap for sure.
A zero depreciation cover is your safest bet. This type of cover offers full settlement without factoring in the depreciation. So in case, your car meets with an accident, a zero depreciation cover ensures you do not have to pay anything from your pocket for the damage caused vis-à-vis a normal car insurance that factors in depreciation and makes a considerably reduced settlement.
No Claim Bonus Transfer
Upgraded your car? You can transfer your accumulated NCB to your new car. Moved to a new insurer? Again, you can transfer your current No claim Bonus to the car insurance policy under the new firm. As simple as that!
Did you know that you can opt for an add-on that would cover your engine as well to save you the cost of repairs that are not caused by an accident? Engine repairs can get pretty expensive, especially if the damage is caused by flooding, and this add-on will save you a lot of trouble, and of course, money!
There are a lot many things more too which should be kept in mind but these are one of the most important. In case you feel that you should have more knowledge before purchasing insurance, visit us at Capital Hyundai and our team of experts would be able to assist you better.
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Scratches are unavoidable especially in India. It is really frustrating when your new car gets scratched and you start feeling helpless. Majority of times the scratches on the car exterior are because of some people trying to play with the car, especially when the car is parked in a public place.
Once you leave the car for an hour or so, it would never be in the same condition. Also, people should never park their cars under a tree. This would increase the number of scratches on their car top and sides as the small twigs and branches of the tree which fall from height cause damage to the car. It might not be noticeable but if you look at the sight properly, you would find numerous scratches on the sides and top as the corners of the twigs are sharp and rub of the car paint at times.
Here are some tips on how you could remove scratches from your car:
Remove scratch with a toothpaste
Ever wondered how a scratch could be removed with toothpaste? Well this works the best if the scratches are not deep and haven’t entered the layer of paint. Toothpaste sands down the uneven surface on your car sheen and fills in the gap. In case there is irrelevant paint on the exterior, the toothpaste was act as an abrasive to help expel that as well.
Selecting the right paste is also an integral part as every toothpaste won’t work properly. Whitening toothpaste works because of its rougher, grittier texture. Though you might not feel a difference in your brushing routine, it makes a significant difference when used on your car’s paint. Whitening toothpaste contains small, barely discernible abrasives, ones that similar to the abrasives found in car polish. As you gently rub the toothpaste against your car, the abrasive action removes tiny layers of film and clear coat, polishing away those ugly marks and leaving a glistening mirror shine.
Remove car scratches with a clear coat
Minor scratches, ones with low shine can always be removed with the clear coat compound easily. This helps in bringing back the car in good shape and it would also act as an abrasive which would in turn remove the minor scratches from the exterior.
Get the car exterior rubbed
Getting the car exterior rubbed where the minor scratches are clearly visible can easily take out these scratches and give the car a new look again. This is a way to get rid of the scratches on the car but it will cost you more and might not be done efficiently if you are not aware of the best place.
If you are not confident on these hacks, please do not try these at home. Trust the experts and get proper guidance at the service center. That’s the best way to deal with such situations.
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Every citizen of India staying here should be aware of some basic safety rules while traveling on the road. It is even our duty to abide by those rules for the safety and betterment for own self and every other citizen of our country. It is even more important to follow some traffic signals as they are a part of the road safety rules.
Over 150,000 people in India are killed every year due to traffic accidents. With a per day average of 400 fatalities, India has one of the highest rates of accidents in the whole world. One of the prime reasons for these accidents is the negligence of road safety norms and traffic signs. Be it a pedestrian or a person driving a car/motorcycle, having awareness about road safety norms and traffic signs are an absolute necessity in today’s time.
Traffic signs are also an integral part as they provide important information on the condition of roads. They also guide people on how they should conduct themselves on the road. People who are aware of these tend to make fewer mistakes and reach their destination safely.
In India, any person applying for a driving license in a legal way is required to get familiar with the road safety signs and rules. They need to go through a driving test written or oral before they obtain the license. Here are some ways or tips you could follow to be safe and follow the traffic rules:
- Road signs inform drivers of the correct lanes to take so that they can avoid blockages caused due to abrupt turns.
- Provide significant information about sensitive junctions and curves, speed limit, and presence of hospitals or schools nearby so that drivers can adjust their pace accordingly.
- Inform vehicle owners about available/restricted parking areas, entry and exit points, and more.
- Guide heavy, medium, and light vehicles with proper division of lanes.
- Ensure discipline on the roads by the implementation of lane discipline and overtaking rules.
- Inform motorists about directions to take, potential dangers ahead, and rules to follow on highways.
The Police of India has also started taking strict action against the people not following the rules and the traffic signals. There has been an increase in the amount of the challan rates and where people could escape easily earlier now have to pay a minimum of Rs 2000 if not following the rules.
It is not only about the challans here but if every citizen takes responsibility for themselves, the number of road accidents would reduce at quite a pace and for every person, it would become safe to travel on the road. It has been noticed that people only follow rules when it gets strict on them and never think about safety while being on road.
Hence it is the responsibility of every person staying in this country to abide by the rules so that every other person traveling on the road is safe.