Lead the Way with Chevrolet Trailblazer

With the Chevrolet Trailblazer, it does not matter if you are on city roads or on an adventurous trip to the rocky hill roads, you will truly feel like a king. The comfortable ride with embrace of luxurious interiors, the rugged 7 seat Trailblazer also provides ample space for baggage, powerful class 2.8L Duramax diesel engine (with 147kW of power and 500 Nm torque) and keep you well above the others. You will fall in love with the sleek exteriors designed magnificently to please with just the right mix of chrome, sharp lines and flared arches. Yet, it exudes Read more

Your Perfect Partner, Chevrolet Beat 2016

In this day and age of high stress levels and competitive environment one looks for fun, comfort and peace of mind wherever it can be found. It can be nerve wracking driving in the mad traffic of big cities for your job all day, or driving distances in the evening to a networking event! What’s the solution? Get into a Chevrolet Beat 2016, it’s an efficient and fun car! The pleasure and ease of driving this small car is what normally comes in sedans. The amazing pick-up of the car with the advanced insta-torque boost, the steering mounted audio controls Read more

The story of the Chevrolet Trailblazer launch in India

The Chevrolet Trailblazer became a part of a love story… about a wife who wants to do something different in return for her husband’s niceness, something that would bring joy to his heart. We made a real life video on the wife making her husband relive his favorite childhood memory of receiving a Chevrolet toy car from his uncle, packed in a box. However, this time the Chevrolet car was the Trailblazer, delivered in a very large wooden Amazon box, which created such a touching nostalgic moment… the ringing of the doorbell, the excitement in the wife’s eyes as she Read more

Chevrolet takes football fan from India to United Kingdom to enjoy Manchester United experience

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Safe driving

Tips to make traveling safe for your pets

Dog[7]For some, family trips aren’t complete without their pets being part of the fun. But travelling with your pets can get rather stressful at times, for you and your furry companions. There are a few things you can do to assure safe travel for your dear pets.

  • Keep a blanket in the boot and make a place for them to sleep comfortably on the journey. Sleeping is an easy way for dogs to cope with motion sickness.
  • Let them become accustomed to rides in a car. Drive slowly when you start the car. Start with short trips and gradually take them on longer ones.
  • Make sure they don’t jump around the vehicle. Don’t roll down the window all the way and consider buying a pet safety belt. It ensures that in case of an accident, they aren’t displaced around the car.
  • Take regular stops in between and let your pet out for a while. This will keep them relaxed. Try stopping somewhere relatively quiet and away from the road if possible.
  • If you’re taking a long distance trip, you may consider buying a crate and make sure to fasten it either between seats or on the floor.
  • If you stop for food, park in the shade and let the windows down a little to let some cool air in. Keep giving your pet a bowl of water regularly to rehydrate.
  • Feed your pet with a light meal three to four hours before the journey begins. Do not feed them in a moving vehicle – even if it is a long drive.
  • Never leave your pet alone in a parked vehicle. On a hot day, even with the windows open, a car can become a furnace, and your pet can get heatstroke. In winters, a car can act as a refrigerator, holding in the cold and causing them to freeze.
  • Pet travelling kit: Carry food, a waste scoop, bowl, plastic bags, leash, medication, a pet first-aid kit and their favourite toy or pillow to make them feel comfortable.

So here you go! All the essential know how’s for you when travelling with your pets. Your vacations will be even more enjoyable now.

 

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Car Safety Tips for Children

Child-safety with SAIL fullGoing out for a trip with your children is always an enjoyable experience. But ensuring their safety in the car while you drive can be hard at times. With you having to concentrate on the task of driving, it is difficult to keep a check on them at all times. And keeping them pre-occupied is harder than you think. Here’s what you can do to keep your kids as safe as possible, while in a car.

  • Never seat your baby in the front seat.
  • Use an infant or convertible seat. This way you know that your baby is secure and comfortable. Buy the right car seat, install it properly and use it the right way.
  • Never leave your child alone in a car or around cars as well.
  • Children below the age of 12 should be seated in the back seat for additional safety.
  • Make a habit of always opening the back door every time you reach your destination to make sure you haven’t left your child behind.
  • Use your kid’s favorite toy to keep them pre-occupied and comfortable for as long as possible.
  • Before leaving, secure all loose or sharp items that may hurt your child.
  • Kids love to touch things so engage the cars’ child safety lock while the vehicle is moving.
  • Driving and childcare can’t happen at the same time. In case your child needs attention, pull over and stop the car first.
  • Try not putting anything at the rear window of the car, something could fall off and hurt your child.
  • Always carry water and snacks. This is not only a safety precaution, but ensures they always have something to eat.
  • Take your child’s favorite music along. They are more than happy to sing along, keeping them happy and de-stressed.
  • If you’re going on a long journey, make frequent stops to let them out and stretch a little.

So there you go, these are amongst many handy tips that would surely be helpful, not only keeping your child safe, but keep you concentrated on the road while driving as well. Because, when it comes to children, SAFETY FIRST.

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A GUIDE TO DRIVING SAFELY ACROSS DIFFERENT TERRAINS

Driving-safety[25]Driving safely is all about adhering to a basic set of guidelines while one is on the road. So, whether you are heading off to your favorite hill station, taking a weekend break to the nearest beach or driving to work, it’s important that you take care of a few things to make every drive a safe and enjoyable experience.

Check your tyres
Do ensure that your tyres are in good condition. Tyres that are excessively worn need immediate replacement as they become a safety hazard. Also, don’t forget to get your tyres inflated to the correct pressure and be sure your spare tyre is ready for a quick change. It is also recommended that you keep a pressure gauge available at any auto parts store handy, so that you can check the pressure as recommended in the owner’s manual. And while you’re at it, you might want to rotate your tires every now and then to facilitate even wear and consistent performance.

Watch your speed
It might be great fun to cruise along the highway with the music blaring, but you may soon find yourself crossing the speed limit! Besides endangering your own well-being, being too eager to push your car to the limits can also prove hazardous for other drivers. So, keep a tab on your speed at all times.

Keep an eye out for unpleasant weather
Roads are at their slickest almost immediately after a downpour as a lot of oily substances build up due to dripping engine oil and other fluids. When it rains, it brings these oils to the surface making it really slippery. In such a scenario, your car may start gliding or hydroplaning. The most important thing to remember is not to panic or slam on the brakes. Immediately lift your foot off the accelerator, keeping a firm grip on the steering, and let the vehicle glide until you feel your vehicle picking up traction. Also, if you are driving in a thunderstorm and visibility is poor, it makes sense to pull over and wait it out. You could also run the risk of getting struck by lightning, especially in wide open spaces or mountain roads, so stay in your car and pull off the road.

Timely maintenance
And last but not least, do remember that you can keep your car in perfect shape with proper service and timely maintenance.

Happy motoring!

 

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Tips for Hill Driving

Tips-for-Hill-DrivingMost drivers don’t know much about driving on the hills. They might end up doing excess honking, be confused on what gear to use, overuse their brakes, etc. It’s no wonder that a large percentage of hill accidents involve drivers from lowlands. Here are some points to remember while making a trip up north.

Health Check

Get your car thoroughly checked up before planning to drive in the hills. Cars tend to heat up, require better handling and more braking. It never hurts to take a few things like engine oil, brake oil, coolant, in case you might need it. They aren’t too many mechanics to help you out on the way and calling for one isn’t an option unlike in cities.

Be light on turns

Be smooth when approaching turns by slowing down and gradually turning the steering. Hard turns will not only stress you out, but also the car. It can also cause motion sickness. This happens because the body needs time to adjust to the pressure in high altitude places.

Keep within speed limits even on a straight stretch

Hilly roads are laid a little difficult in some places. Sometimes you may encounter bend after bend and then a stretch of straight road. But don’t get tempted to press down on the accelerator. Chances are you’re not familiar with the road, and unlike highways, it’s a bad idea to speed in the hills. You have no idea when the stretch will end or when a turn is coming up. Always keep to your speed limit; it’s for your own good.

Driving at night

If you’re driving at night be sure to keep your headlights on low beam; for high beam can blind on-coming traffic. Use your blinkers to alert people behind you when you’re stopping or slowing down.

Overtaking

Before overtaking on the hills, be sure to check for traffic signs like bends, narrow bridges, etc. Keep your eye on the vehicle for signs of speed change, overtaking moves or swerving in front before overtaking. The car in front has a better view of things ahead and might take action to avoid any obstruction you may not be able to see.

Escape ramps

Built on most steep mountain roads, these ramps allow drivers to either stop or to overtake. They normally have a long bed of loose soft material like gravel to help slow down. With narrow roads a constant, escape ramps offer a much-needed rest stop for drivers at times.

Now that you know the essentials to driving on the hills, pack your bags and surprise your family with a nice weekend getaway to your favorite hill station!

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The Three C’s of Driving

The-Three-Cs-of-DrivingAs enjoyable as driving is, it can be also be stressful. Traffic snarls, long drives, accidents major or minor can result in stress and irritation at the steering wheel. When distracted and frustrated, drivers are at most. One of the best ways for drivers to avoid this stress is by following “The Three C’s”, i.e., being Considerate, Consistent and Careful. These three simple rules can make you more aware and cautious:

Be considerate and keep a safe distance while tailgating;

Be consistent with your speed by driving according to the flow; and

Be careful while approaching corners.

Tailgating is a problem if you’re not concentrating on the road ahead and being pre-occupied. It gives you less time to react to any unexpected action from the vehicle ahead. You can never tell what the other person has on their mind, so being considerate of these factors; you should keep a safe distance from a potential collision. Try keeping a minimum two-second buffer between vehicles, and increase it to at least four-seconds in wet conditions.

There’s no mistaking the traffic in India for anywhere else in the world. It’s hectic, irritable and frustrating at most times. Keeping up to speed with the rest of the bunch and letting traffic flow around you is an important way to avoiding any headaches. The risks of over-speeding are obvious, while driving too slow also has its hazards. Drivers behind can get frustrated leading them to make risky maneuvers. It’s important to keep the flow of traffic smooth in order to limit the risk to you and others.

Approaching corners at the appropriate speed is important as a majority of crashes occur with drivers losing control at bends. Slow your car down before you get into corners and pay attention to any oncoming traffic. If it’s raining, you should take even more precautions.

So there you have it. Three small rules that mean a lot on the road. It is simple things like these that can keep you safe and protected in your car. So next time your driving be sure to practice “The Three C’s”.

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