Choosing a perfect auto-body shop

Every auto-body shop will give you its own quotation for the different services they offer.  Every businessperson will try all kind of language that will win you and outdo the competitors. Others will throw in some discounts and giveaways. That is why you must pay attention to the details before you settle on a particular one.

Find below some tips that would help you choose the best

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All businesses have their way of advertising and have crafted words and other elements to capture your attention. Therefore, relying on them might lure you to believing ‘hot air’ and therefore you need to confirm with friends, relatives, and acquaintances. Is it a business that has helped customers? How is their customer care, any discounts or warranties? Find out from those with an experience of their service.  Sometimes you may find a small spares shop where you get the services from the owner, that would be a better preference, you can be sure of personalized service.

Consider the location of the business and overheads

Big shops with numerous front workers would most likely charge highly to cater for the staff salaries. In as much as dealing with such mega businesses brings confidence, there could be so much unnecessary charges with estimates padded with lots of non-essential work. Here it would mean that they charge labor hours at a high rate and the bill could go up easily. The number of hours taken to do a repair on your vehicle is what determines the much you’d pay. Large shops go to an extent of charging for removing things like the hood or the door, just to accumulate enough pay from you. Get to a medium garage or spares shop that has minimal overheads.

Get several quotations

There are many auto body shops in your location and therefore it is only prudent to drive to as many as you can and get an estimate of the repair charges. Then you can compare the service with the charges. Avoid the temptation of choosing a service just because it looks less expensive- remember you get what you pay for and thus low charges might mean some mediocre work. Comparing many shops will help you choose the best body shop in phoenix where you’ll get excellent services at affordable charges. Again, there are companies that will show low charges on the face value while keeping the details under the fine print.

Ask the right questions

Do not walk into the auto shop with your pockets open, you have to be smart. Ask key questions related to the warranty. Do they offer a warranty for their services and if so, for how long? Be careful with the shops that offer lifetime warranty something that is unrealistic. Does the shop carry fire and theft insurance? You need to know whether you’re covered in case your car catches fire or is stolen. Again, you need to find out if the business is registered and with an operating license. These … Read More

Year-end discounts on Baleno, Ciaz, S-cross, and Ignis

At the end of every year, almost all carmakers are after hitting sales targets or improving on sales targets. This is because they want to clear older inventory and provide space for the coming year’s models.  Maruti Suzuki is looking to cash in Nexa outlets. It’s offering a significant amount of benefits. You want to buy buying a new premium Maruti car? here is the amount you will save.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

The recently launched facelift came with more equipment, a new 105hp, slightly polished exterior, 1.5-liter petrol engine that with the dual-battery mild-hybrid set-up. Even though it’s the bestselling model in its segments such as Hyundai Verna and Honda City, dealers still offer huge benefits on the model. On the lower-spec sigma and delta variants more substantial discounts of up to Rs. 70, 000 are available. Higher-spec zeta and Alpha trims have benefits up to Rs. 50, 000. There even more significant discounts for pre-facelift Ciaz, do some research.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Ignis with its polarising design has not been successful on the sales charts as most of its competitors. This model has a single petrol engine, an 83hp, a 5-speed manual, AMT option, and 1.2-liter engine. At the moment, Nexa outlet offers discounts and benefits that are worth Rs. 85, 000 on the manual and automatic variants. Also, it has exchange bonuses that are worth Rs. 25, 000.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Unlike Ignis, Baleno is a hot cake regarding car models. It sales, recently it crossed the 5 lakh unit sales mark in India. The Hyundai 120 rival and Honda jazz get 83hp, 1.2-liter petrol engine, and 75hp. concerning diesel, its 1.3-liter. Both are mated to a 5-speed manual, but petrol has an option of CVT automatic. Due to the end year pressures, the premium hatchback is at a better deal for you. Its benefits and discounts are up to Rs. 40,000 including Rs. 15, 000 bonus exchange.

Maruti Suzuki S-cross

For Maruti models, discounts are of plenty in every end year. S-cross has a single engine-gearbox combination, a 90hp, 1.3-liter diesel motor that’s mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The crossover is relatively spacious and well equipped. It’s not good enough buyers due to lack of petrol model, AWD variant and an automatic. During this month, buyers can have discount Rs. 75,000.

Signs of buying a new car

Knowing when it’s financially appropriate to purchase a new car is very important. How do you know the time’s ripe to buy a new car?

  • The repair cost is more than the car cost
  • The car no longer passes emission tests
  • The cost of insuring the vehicle keeps on the rising day in day out
  • Unending breakdowns and repairs
  • When your safety is endangered

Conclusion

Do you need a pocket-friendly price? Then this is the time for you to win considerable discounts. Again if your car has got the above issues, you should not wait any longer. Get into your nearby car yard and be one of the individuals … Read More

What Will the Brexit Mean for Haulage Industries?

It has been over two years since prospects of Britain leaving the EU turned into a reality. Offered with enough time in order to become accustomed to the ideas of what it has meant to leave the EU, along with many months of finding out what the politicians have to say about different deals that we should be cutting out when we actually leave. However, while political heads are involved in many arguments and debates, things started to change drastically on the grounds. In addition, for a few sectors, we have since passed the point-of-no-return, even though we have not yet officially left the EU.

The Haulage Disruptions

A major disruption that has come about due to the Brexit talks is the uncertainties around the actual future. This happens to be a real concern for many sectors, but when it comes to the haulage industries, they are already feeling this pain. Without knowing what the actual deal will actually be (or if we will even get one), the haulage companies are not able to offer quotes and prices for periods after March 2019 or answer even the most basic questions that their customers are asking. This has to do with the choice to leave the EU may impact taxes, trade routes, custom fees along with just about any other element associated with haulage, there are no ways in which to predict how the timescales or prices will actually be affected.

No Progress on the Fright Concerns

Earlier on in these processes, the FTA, which stands for Freight Transport Association, raised their concerns about impacts of Brexit on the ability of Britain to trade. The FTA produced a list which they gave to the government about ways to ensure customs borders would still work after Brexit, which was called Keep Britain Trading (that you can read here), which detailed the solutions and the ways in which to handle these new issues that Brexit will bring. However, James Hookham the FTAs deputy-chief executive commented that:

Out of the 8 demands in the essentials list of the FTA to keep Britain Trading not even one has actually been progressed.  That is correct, not even one of these solutions or suggestions which were provided by the haulage professionals was accounted for by the Brexit ministers. Just recently, Mr Hookam went to onto state that there are no guarantees that haulage companies will still be able to carry on employing the 43,000 HGV drivers across Britain who happen to be nationals from other EU states.

Employment Collapse

This final point is the cause of a major concern. There are already significance shortages for qualified HGV drivers in the UK. With the 20,000 new class C license drivers that come into this industry every year, it still leaves deficits of more than 50,000 skilled drivers. This shortage in skills has been in progress for more than five years now, despite efforts put into place to rally the new drivers into this profession, haulage industries are … Read More

The Perfect Gift for My Dad

I was trying to think of the perfect gift for my father. He is the hardest person to buy for because he lacks for nothing. This never stops me from finding him the perfect gift though. This year for his birthday, I was thinking for days, and I was coming up empty. I knew I still had time though, and I did end up finding the best gift ever. My boss told me to find the best show plates online after I asked him about a show plate that he had displayed on his office wall.

I am rarely in his office as he is very interactive with us in the main parts of the office, but I had to have him sign some papers quickly. As soon as I saw the show plates, I knew that it was something my father would really enjoy too. He is a classic car buff, and he loves going to car shows.… Read More

What Makes the Baleno a Top Choice among Car Buyers?

Ever since its arrival in the Indian car market the Baleno has been receiving major attention from brand loyalists and car enthusiasts; so much so that, the manufacturing company has decided to increase its production. This major step is expected to cut down waiting time, so that people can take home their favourite car sooner than later.

All this hype compels one to think as to what makes the Baleno one of the top selling cars in the country. To answer similar queries, here is a breakdown of all that is cool about the car –

Premium experience

Retailed through the brand’s “Nexa” outlets, Baleno does in fact tick all the right boxes for a premium car in its price range. A good upgrade from its predecessors, the car is built to bring its buyers a top of the range driving experience.

Practicality at its best

There is no denying the fact that Baleno is a practical car. With a length of 3995 millimetres and a width of 1745 millimetres, the car is quite commodious on the inside. A large wheelbase of 2520 millimetres further makes driving the car in different terrains, without corroding it, easily possible.

The car also goes light on the pocket when it comes to fuel. One can hope to achieve good mileage in both the petrol and diesel variants of the car.

Amazingly loaded

When it comes to the interiors of this car, buyers are definitely in for a surprise. Loaded with a start and stop button, key-less go, rear parking sensors, touch screen system with Apple car play, audio controls on the steering wheel, rear camera, ABS, climate control, auto headlamps, follow me lamps and EBD and dual airbags across all its variants, the Baleno is well-equipped.

Wide range of variants

Baleno is a car designed to suit all kinds of buyers, with its wide range of variants. People looking for standard fuel options can go for the 1.2 litre VVT petrol engine, while those looking for autobox can opt for the CVT. Again, for people looking to save some bucks, the brand also offers a 190 DDiS diesel engine and for the ones on the lookout for sportiness comes the RS version of the car, powered by a 1.0 litre BoosterJet Direct Injection Turbo engine. Thus, the company ensures that all kinds of customers are covered.

Competitively rated

The brand brings its buyers numerous premium features stacked in a cool body beginning with a price of just Rs. 5.38 lakhs (ex-showroom price in Delhi). One can expect the Baleno car price to change by a few digits here and there.

However, the fact still remains that for a price this low, people get a fresher feeling car, with ample space within and loads of features, including safety features. The Baleno is definitely one of the best specimens for a well-priced car from its makers.

Given all of the above, any one purchasing this gem of a car is sure to hit … Read More