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Revealed: Ranking of Car Brands in Terms of Engine Reliability

Warranty Direct, the UK’s top provider of direct consumer warranties recently released the top brands of cars that are least and most likely to give you engine problems. The ranking was based on the company’s database which holds about 50,000 policies. Based from their records, German cars did not fare well against their Asian counterparts. They revealed that cars from Volkswagen, BMW and Audi are more prone to engine problems than the rest. Their database showed that Volkswagen’s rate of failure is 1 in 52 engines. BMW has 1 in 45 engines. On the other hand, Audi scored 1 in 27 engines. But Audi is not the worst yet because… Continue Reading »

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New Air Conditioning Refrigerant Faces Protests from Daimler and Volkswagen

Air Conditioning units are meant to keep everything cool. However, as the European Union pushed for the switch of refrigerants from R-134a to R-1234yf for new cars this 2013, things have gone hot. The new chemical was developed by Dupont and Honeywell. It was a product of years of research and millions of dollars of investment. According to the developers, the successor to the R-134a is 99.7% more environment-friendly. Then, upon passing the protocols of the EU, the new chemical was quickly embraced by the Union to the point that it decreed that the new cars of 2013 should now use it. But Daimler stood its ground and persisted to… Continue Reading »

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Vehicle Manufacturers Cooperate to Launch the Combined Charging System

The Combined Charging System is being presented by Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, Porsche and Daimler at the 15th International VDI-Congress and Exhibition and the Exhibition “Electronic Systems for Motor Vehicles”. This will be starting on October 12 to December 13 and will happen at Baden-Baden. German vehicles are not the only ones participating on this even, as General Motors and Ford will also be there. The universal charging system that will be showcased in the exhibit will have all existing charging methods like fast three-phase AC charging, one-phase AC charging, DC charging at home or ultrafast DC-charging at public charging stations. In the event, attendees will be able to see the… Continue Reading »

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