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Why is it important to sit at the wheel correctly?

A properly adjusted headrest, seat height, its distance from the steering wheel and comfortable hand position – all this affects the safety of car driving.

Height

The driver’s seat must be adjusted in a manner that there is good sight over the hood, driver must be able to see at least 4 meters ahead of the car. In the same time the driver’s head may not be located too close to the roof – the minimum recommended distance is 7 inches. Seat height is among factors that have a major impact on driving safety; if the seat is too low, visibility is limited, but if it is too high, there is a greater risk of injury in case of emergency.

Distance

The distance between the driver’s seat to the steering wheel should be determined by the ability to press the clutch pedal as it is the farthest point that needs to be accessed while driving a car. Pedal correctly is pressed with the whole foot, not just the toes. In addition, the knee should be slightly bent. The seat back must be tilted back at an angle to the driver so the wrist could touch the clock reading 12 (image that the steering wheel is a clock face), removing the back of the backrest. Such set up seat ensures optimal safety and convenience. In case the seat is too far, pushing forward is difficult, and free to run the corner. In addition, the driver’s leg may come into contact with the steering wheel when releasing the pedal, making the drive even more embarrassing various experts claim.

Diameter

The steering wheel should be held with both hands clockwise 9 and 3 positions, namely, power horizontal diameter ends. Hands should not be above the shoulder level, because such position will result in faster fatigue and difficult maneuvering.

Upper body

Another important safety factor is the headrest regulation. Center head restraint must be in the same level as the back of the head. In case of collision, human body is first pushed forward, following a rough hit back. Hence, headrest is the feature designed to keep your head, neck and back protected.

Other security features such as mirrors and seat belts should be adjusted only after proper adjustment of the driver’s seat.

4 ways to outsmart car thieves

Most of the stolen vehicles are intended for dismantling and spare part trade, especially if you own a brand new car. This makes recovery of the stolen property nearly impossible. Illegal actions have finished only few hours after the theft, all proof are scattered around the city, state or even country. Reasons for this is simple – original parts have high prices, but not all consumers have financial ability to purchase them, this leaves space for black market. If there would be no demand for original prices at a reduced price, the car theft volume would plummet immediately.

However, once the wealth of an average American has not reached the level of Swiss one and allowed to afford buying original parts right from the authorized dealers, below are 4 steps to save your property against vehicle theft.

Step 1: get an additional security system

Each year brings advancement in automobile security solutions and new vehicles leave factory with better anti-theft systems installed on them than ever before. Unfortunately these systems have a massive weakness – they are series production. Thieves, who specialize in specific marks and models, gain expertise how to successfully bypass the factory system settings. So, to get an edge over professionals like these, auto experts advise to equip your vehicle with an aftermarket safety system. Additional obstacles will make the potential thief puzzled, he will need more time and effort to successfully steal your car. If your car doesn’t have a factory alarm, install one. It’s not the best way to deter a professional thief but surely is a good warning for anyone willing to steal your vehicle that it won’t be an easy mark.

Step 2: parked wisely

The best place to leave the vehicle unattended is a garage. Ideally, if someone keeps an eye on it once in a while, like it is in a guarded parking lot. When parking somewhere on public, seek for a place with good lighting and preferably crowded with people. Thieves love dark and quiet places where they are out of public’s sight, where there are no video surveillance cameras or animals nearby.

Step 3: don’t challenge the thief

Don’t leave costly things in the cabin visible from outside – items include bags, purses, gifts, shopping bags, electronics (laptops, tablets, phones, chargers, navigation systems) and money. Any of these valuable items may become an additional incentive for the thief to steal exactly your vehicle. Following the same rule, also don’t leave important documents while you are gone as they can be later used against you.

Step 4: don’t leave the vehicle unattended with its engine running

This clearly understandable advice certainly brings a wide smile to many drivers’ faces. However, many have been in a situation when we leave our cars with the engine running to open gates, get something needed out of the trunk or quickly grab a morning coffee at a gas station. Most often it happens in winter as the drivers are reluctant to switching the engine off in fear that there will be issues to turn it back on. Carelessness and negligence like this is frequently used by thieves. It’s worth to remember that major insurance companies will refuse any insurance claim payout if you won’t be able to show both sets of vehicle keys if your vehicle gets stolen.

That’s not all, folks!

If your car costs hundreds of thousands, perhaps it’s an excellent idea to install a GPS tracking system which will help to locate the car in case it’s stolen. Police then will be able to retrieve it before it is split in spare parts. GPS monitoring system displays information not only about the location, but also sends alert massages to the owner upon various circumstances, for example, vehicle’s alarm is activated or vehicle is being loaded on tow. Above all, get a comprehensive insurance policy as any technical safety system can be hacked or bypassed at some point.

Chevrolet history dates back for more than 100 year, how well do you know it? (includes photos)

Let’s talk a bit about the history of Chevrolet, because in November, 2016 the auto producer will celebrate its 105 birthday. Yes, Chevrolet brand exists for more than one hundred years and most likely will last for at least another 100 years!

So, Chevrolet Motor Car Company was founded on November 3, 1911. Sports star Louis decides to use the acquired fame to start his own car manufacturing company and sets it up in partnership with Billy Durant which at that time was owner of General Company of New Jersey (that was later transformed into global car conglomerate General Motors). Chevrolet brand had a great success, so great it even surpassed the sales of famous Ford model T in sales volumes.

Unfortunately nowadays most of people doesn’t remember once famous racer Louis, but his company is still well known across the globe. Employees and management takes pride in their company’s roots and strictly stick to its founders principles – build the best cars at the best price.

In honor of the anniversary many charity events will take place: Chevrolet is going to share their joy by presenting 100 new cars to non-governmental SOS children organizations across Europe and the US.

We are truly delighted about the pleasure Chevrolet is giving to its owners across USA and the world. First hundred years have passed and we hope at least 100 years are ahead of this strong brand. But now let’s take a glance at a photo gallery which reveals the development of cars produced under Chevrolet brand. Brightest models, not the most successful ones and what models to expect in the future – all in one place.

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Chevrolet Royal Mail Roadster 1914

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1928 Chevrolet National Model AB

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1936 Chevy Suburban

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1948 Chevy 3100 Pickup

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Chevrolet Belair Convertible 1955

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Chevy Nomad 1955

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Chevrolet Bel Air 1957

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Impala Super Sport 1963

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1967 Chevrolet Pickup

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Chevrolet Impala Custom Coupe 1969

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Chevy Camero SS Pacecar Coupe 1969

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Chevrolet Corvette 1963

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1988 Chevrolet Camaro

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Chevy Corvette ZR-1 1989

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Іndy 500 1993 Chevy Camaro Z28 Pace Car

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Chevrolet Corvette 1997

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Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition

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Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition

 

Unique Corvette to be auctioned this month

Auction house Barrett-Jackson is selling one of a kind 1963 Chevrolet Corvette – it has been fully restored from scratch and equipped with General Motors Group’s 1,000 horsepower engine.

Vehicle is constructed on 1963 Corvette base that General Motors created as a direct competitor to Italian Ferrari, German Porsche and domestic Ford GT40 at that time.

Middle build in eight cylinder twin turbo engine of 1,000 hp and 1,240 Nm and a four speed manual transmission allows the car to accelerate to 60 mph in less than three seconds which is pretty impressive.

Although the exterior is clearly designed to celebrate the Corvette’s heritage, technically this is a modern car with many advancements, to illustrate: it has an adjustable Penske Racing suspension, Bear brakes with six cylinder calipers, custom design HRE wheels and wide Michelin tires.