Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Expected Impacts on Shipments and Deliveries

Natural disasters greatly influence the businesses and individuals, which is why often companies go in loss. Same scenario is developing in the country for some businesses because of the hurricane Sandy. All experts are predicting some of the businesses might experience its economic impacts. Especially moving and trucking companies operating in particular area will eventually have to stop delivering. Here is how hurricane sandy will influence shipping, deliveries, etc:

Shipping Services Will be Rare

Last year, when there was storm and hurricane, several vehicle transport companies stopped operating for the weather-affected areas. Similar is going to happen as no auto mover can take the risk of shipping cargos to Sandy affected area. So, people who need to move their cars and household goods immediately from these areas, might experience shortage of luggage and auto moving services.

Since Sandy hurricane is going to have a great influence on entire country, companies receiving shipments and deliveries from East Coast, West Cost, and other hurricane affected areas, will experience delay as well as cancellation. It would ultimately affect business operation as well as product supply of several companies. Hence, achieving the economic milestones will not be easy.

Shipping Services Will be Expensive

Like last year, there could be movers that might operate during this period. However, the available shipping services will be expensive in and around weather-affected areas.

2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S

When it comes to top class reliable cars, Porsche is among fewest names that strike the mind of an auto enthusiast. Recently, a new model of Porsche has been launched for next year i.e. 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S. It has taken the attentions of automotive lovers quickly. Here is a brief description of its specs and stats:

With an engine of 550 horsepower, the new Porches Cayenne Turbo S has a torque of 700-750 Newton meters. As compared to the previous versions, new Cayenne Turbo S can sprint 0-100 km/h in just about 4.5 seconds. Besides, it has a top speed of 283 km/h.

The controls of 2013 Turbo S model are exciting which would enable you to have a smooth ride. Easy handling and fast drive is what new Porsche all about. Like previous Cayenne Turbo, Turbo S also features a blend   of air suspension and PASM active damping control. Next, there is PDCC control. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control lessens the body roll while the vehicle moves or curves on turns. Moreover, its Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus enables a uniform as well as variant distribution of torque while it accelerates. Looks wise, Cayenne Turbo S has special inside and outside elements. A standard 21-inch wheel with high surface shine black interior is an exclusive feature of Cayenne turbo S. 

Author Bio:
Christina is car enthusiast and works at auto transport depot (a network of automobile transport companies). She has written articles and helping tips for readers looking for best best car shipping quote.

Friday, 26 October 2012

An Easy Approach to Hire Car Transporter

It is very common that one has to move his car from one place to another at least once in his life. Driving your own car to the new location involves a lot of risk and thus, should be avoided. The car can be damaged on the way because of any accident or bad weather like storms, wind, or rain. Moreover, it will take more days to reach the destination if you will drive the car on your own. Hence, in order to avoid these problems, one must hire the services of any of the car transporters. These car transporters will help the individual to ship their vehicles to the required destination safely.

Why is it Beneficial to Hire Car Transporter?

There are few basic reasons due to which it is beneficial to select any of the reliable and professional car transporters. These reasons are as follows:

  •              They ship the car safely at affordable rates to the required destination.
  •     They reduce the burden of the vehicle owner regarding the paper work involved in vehicle transportation.
  •            They make the vehicle shipping process cost effective.

How to Hire Car Transporter?

It is very easy to hire any car mover just because of the availability of the internet. List down few of the popular car transport companies, and compare their shipping rates and service quality with each other for hiring best auto shipper. Comparing shipping rates of auto movers seems possible but how will you analyze service quality will be your major concern. Do not worry, as for analyzing service quality, you just have to read auto transport reviews of the auto transport companies, and you will come to know about the goodwill of the auto mover. 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Questions You Should Ask From Your Auto Transport Company

When it comes to moving a car from one place to a distant location, car transport services seem to be the best option. Auto transportation is not only safe but also cost effective if vehicle needs to be moved to a greater distance. However, it requires you to consider a number of things to ensure car will be transported safely. While you look to hire an auto transport company for moving your car, make sure you get the answers of following questions from your mover to know entire process.

Are you a registered mover?

Over the past few years, there is growing number of complaints filed against scams operating in shipping industry. Even though USDOT, FMCSA and law enforcement agencies have taken control of it but still there are few fraudsters looking to make use of uneducated customers. Therefore, to ensure your mover is not a scam, asking about its registration is important.  All companies are required to licensee with US Department of Transportation under a special DOT or MC number. You must ask your mover to provide you its DOT registration number. If it does not, avoid doing business with it. It could be a scam.

What services do you offer?

Not all companies offer same type of services. Some companies may not be willing to offer enclosed auto shipping and door-to-door auto shipping. Therefore, you must make sure the company offers the sort of services you need to get your car shipped.

How much will car shipping cost me?

Car shipping rates vary which is why you are advised to check quotes of several companies. It will help you to know average rates for moving a car to particular place. Usually, cost of car shipping services depends on several factors such as car transport mode, car delivery options, and liability amount. However, these prices are negotiable, if you qualify for several discounts being offered by auto movers.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Four Most Fuel Efficient Sports Cars of 2010

Even though fuel efficiency is not the top most priority of a buyer, while purchasing high performance sports car but considering it can be viable in long run. There are number of fuel-efficient sports cars available in the market that stand high in terms of fuel efficiency. Here is the list of fuel-efficient sports cars:

BMW 128 i

With a starting price of $ 30,000, 2010 BMW 128 i offers 18 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. The German automotive industry is considered among the superior sports car manufacturers and that is true for 2010 BMW 128 i. Excellent mileage and high performance puts this car on top of the list.

2010 Mercedes Benz SLK 300

Another fuel-efficient car from year 2010. With enchanting looks and superb performance, Mercedes Benz SLK 300 offers following:

  •          Gas Mileage: 19 mpg city/ 26 mpg highway
  •          Starting price: $42,000
  •          Decent 228 hp fuel economy engine

2010 Porsche Carrera

Porsche 911 Carrera is famous because of its teardrop shape with appealing looks that Porsche models always have. With a starting price of $75,000, it offers a gas mileage of 19 mpg city / 27 mpg highway, which puts it in the list of fuel-efficient cars.

Porsche Cayman

Porsche Cayman was upgraded with 20 more horsepower but it retained its fuel efficiency. Along with great handling and performance, the Cayman offers a gas mileage of 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway. The starting price of Porsche Cayman is $60,000.

2012 Exotic Cars - Real Dream Cars

Driving an exotic car changes the way you think of car. An exotic car works better than a contemporary sports car. These cars do not just come straight off to production line. Mostly they start as a manufacturer’s dream and its vision. Following is the list of exotic cars having superb design and high performance:

Aston Martin Virage

It has same almost same features such as V12 engine and design cues as rest of the Aston Martin cars. When it debut first in a car, it was lined up somewhere between DB and DB9. Here are the specs:

  •         6.0 liter V12 engine
  •         490 bhp horsepower
  •         420 lb0ft torque
  •         Reaches 0-62 in 4.6 seconds
  •         Top speed: 186 mph

Audi R8 GT

Audi R8 GT performs more powerful and even faster from the V10 engine. Its specs are as following:

  •         4.2 liter direct injected V8 engine
  •         420 horsepower
  •         317 ft-lbs of torque
  •         All wheel drive along with six speed transmission links
  •         Top speed is 187 mph
  •         Reaches 0-60 in 4.4 seconds

Ferrari FF

It is the first Ferrari to have four seats and a hatchback, which debuted in 2011 at Geneva Car Show. Here are its specs and stats:

  •         6.3 liter direct injected V12 engine
  •         651 horsepower
  •         504 ft-lbs of torque
  •         Goes 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds
  •         Top speed is 208 mph

To me, these are the perfect dream cars having perfect styling and super features that every car enthusiast would love to ride.

Author Bio: 
Christina is car enthusiast and works at auto transport depot (a network of car transport companies). She has written articles and helping tips for readers looking for the best car shipping quote.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Cars Coming Out in 2013

New Year is coming soon, which is why automotive dealers are heading on to several car shows to announce what they would be bringing for enthusiasts in 2013. Numerous cars might be coming out next year but following are worth waiting for:

2013 Jaguar XE 

It has been a long time now automotive enthusiasts are waiting eagerly for this spectacular car. “2013 Jaguar XE is like a two door coupe roadster model,” says CEO of company Carl Peter Forster. Jaguar XE is expected to come with supercharged V6, which might generate up to 350 horsepower. However, possibility of Eco-Boosted 3.5 liter V6 with same horsepower cannot be ruled out. According to CEO, this car can compete other cars such as Lotus Elise, Mercedes Benz, Audi TT, and Chevrolet Corvette. Nothing is said about the price range so far but it might be sold at $60,000.

2013 Aston Martin DB9

The new DB9 version of Aston Martin is coming soon. As compared to Aston Martin’s previous models, new styling plus structuring is carried in DB9 including LED headlights similar to Rapide sedan.  It is expected that 5.9-liter V12 will give power to new Aston DB9, which would produce 470 bhp. Besides, it would probably be available in six speed manual transmission. However, it is indistinct what would be the start price of DB9.

Author Bio:

Christina is car enthusiast working for a network of auto shippers(http://www.autotransportdepot.com/). She has written automobile transport reviews for people to organize their vehicle shipping process in order to have reliable auto shipping services and hassle free ship car experience.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Two Top Concept Cars of 2012 Out for Dealerships

If you need to buy a new car, you would not invest in something that others would not like. Therefore, you must consider buying a car with latest styling and technology. Numerous cars out there are perfect combination of technology and styling but nothing can beat concept cars in this matter. Perfect functionality, super features, and attractive styling, these are the three things associated with concept cars. Here is the list of top concept cars being headed to dealerships:

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The Evoque did go on sales to various dealerships this year during summer. However, American Buyers will have to wait as it is expected to be released in the end of this October. The 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, named as North American Truck, is the lightest and greatest fuel efficient Range Rove ever produced. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine developed by Ford offers 240-250 horsepower, which takes it to 0-100 mph in no time. Evoque will come with three or five doors at a starting price around $ 45,000.

2012 Mazda 6

This concept 2012 Mazda6 car was first displayed during an Auto Show in Los Angeles in 2010. When it first appeared as Shinari concept, it signaled a perfect directional amend, which caught the world by eye. Mazda6 is both attractive and functional which looks like a challenger to Altima and Camry and gives an impression of Lexus fighter. Besides, it is regarded as a fuel-efficient car offering a great mileage of 21 mpg and 30 mpg in city and highway respectively.