All you need to know about Alloy wheels and Steel wheels

Wheels play an important part in your safety while riding a vehicle. Wheels work like a bridge or are the interface between the road and your vehicle. Your safety depends on the quality of your wheels. So if you are buying new wheels for your car it is important to know what options do you have and what the advantages and disadvantages may accrue from your choices.

Different between Alloy wheels vs. Steel wheels

Most vehicles wheels are made of steel.  Wheels are durable and made of different materials. Alloy wheels are different to steel wheel in many ways. Following are some differences:

  • Alloy wheels are made up of aluminum or magnesium and sometimes both
  • Alloy wheels tend to have greater strength than steel wheels.
  • Alloy wheels are more vulnerable in the fire as compared to Steel wheels.
  • Alloy wheels have lighter weight and provide better thermal conduction.
  • Alloy wheels are inexpensive and how high performance as compared to Steel wheels.

Below are the few pros and cons of using Alloy wheels

Pros

  • Alloy wheels are manufactured using forged and casting methods. The forged alloy wheels are lighter in weight but stronger in strength and also more expensive as compared to casting alloy wheels.
  • Alloy wheels usually have lighter weight as compared to steel wheels. Lighter weight helps in improvement of handling by reducing unsprung mass
  • Because of lighter weight, stain on the suspension components is less
  • The heat dispels easily in alloy wheels from brake components as compared to the steel wheels.
  • The alloy wheels give better acceleration & can be customized in different sizes and shapes

Cons

  • Alloy wheels are unprotected from acid cleaners and saltwater corrosion
  • Alloy wheels are easily breakable or also can be cracked easily. It is the main reason people prefer steel wheels.
  • Alloy wheels are much expensive as compared to steel wheels.

Choosing Alloy or Steel Wheels

The choice of wheel type depends on one’s aspirations. Alloy wheels are more expensive but if you want to buy the best ones than these are the best. Alloy wheels are also available in different colors. It is up to you what kind f color do you prefer. Both Wheels have its pros and cos. In the end, the choice is yours depending on your need and budget.

Looking for Recommendation?

If you are looking for a car showroom near Islamabad and surrounding, I would like to recommend “The Car Spot” showroom in F-11 Markaz, Islamabad. It is the best showroom in the entire area. The prices of the vehicles and spare parts are reasonable and the quality of the vehicles or spare parts is also excellent. If you want to define vehicles, spare parts quality and condition in numbers, I will give it 9.5 over 10.  You can also find the latest models there. You can also try a demo ride. The car Spot showroom is a brand in that area. I myself bought 2 used cars and also the alloy wheels from there during the last 5 years. Both are working completely fine. There is no damage or hardware fault. Good Luck

How Can Izloo Classified Help?

As you all know Izloo Classified provides you the opportunity to post free ads on this site. Izloo classified provides free ads for wheels as well. It is up to you what kind of ad you want to put for your wheel product. We also provide reviews of different wheels as well. If you are looking for tips, you can search on this site. You can also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the wheel type before buying it.

Izloo Classified also helps you to find the customers for your ad. Izloo also gives you the opportunity to deal with the buyer or seller of your product face to face. From Izloo Classified paid membership you can also boost up your classified ad and set your ad as featured. This feature will help sellers to show their ads to maximum people and it will be easy for them to find the right customer for their vehicles. Many wheels dealers are posting their ads on Izloo classified already. They also share their reviews related to customers as well. Izloo classified is a platform that is helping both buyers and sellers respectively. Hope you will find the wheels of your choice here. Good luck

Here is the link from where you can buy products online:

https://www.izloo.com.pk/

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Tips for Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car is a tricky process. One has to look out many aspects before buying a used car. I created a list of tips that can help to ensure that you get a great car at a reasonable price.

Know what you need

There are things in life that what we need vs. what we want. Try to differentiate between the two phrases. When buying a car, it is important to determine what functions you need in your vehicle. Choosing a vehicle that meets all your needs will make you happier and also save your time.

Know what you can afford

Once you determine what you need, the next step is to know what you can afford. If you want to buy a vehicle on cash then it is easy, but if you are getting a loan for buying a car, you will need a financing calculator to determine the mix of interest rate, down payment and monthly payment that will fit according to your budget.

You can ask your friends and relatives regarding the card cars in reference to knowledge. Check out local websites, car portals, online reviews, and auto magazines when buying a used car in order to make a smart choice.

Choose a Small engine used car

The smaller engines cars are cheaper as the large engine will usually consume more fuel as compared to the small engine. There is also a disadvantage of using a small engine car that is it if you want to use a high speed, it will need to work much harder and more fuel is consumed.

Choose a Fuel Economical used Car

Fuel economy is considered the key feature when buying a car in Pakistan. People here are obsessed with fuel efficiency because of low income and the ever-rising of fuel prices. So it is recommended to choose a vehicle that is affordable in terms of fuel consumption.

Choose used Petrol cars as compared to Diesel

Diesel engines are often more economical as compared to petrol engines. But don’t be fooled thinking that diesel engines are a better option. Diesel engines cars are more expensive and they usually cost more as compared to petrol.

Choose a used Manual car

Switching gears is extra work but if you choose an automatic car it will cost you extra bucks as automotive cars come with a higher price tag. So it is better to choose a manual car with respect to your budget.

Choose a Model known to be Reliable

Now the next step is to choose the vehicle that meets your needs & budget. The smart choice is to focus on models that are known as reliable and also the repair cost is also low.

Choose used smaller cars

Smaller cars are cheaper to insure. A small car may save your precious amount. Cars are placed in groups ranged from 1 to 50. Check the insurance group rating before buying a used car.

Choose a used car with Warranty

If your budget allows, always buy a used car from an authorized dealership with warranty. It will save your money in case of any error in future.

Choose a used car with spare parts

The smart choice is to buy a car that spare parts are easily available in the market. Try to avoid too old car models that are no longer in production because their spare parts are not available in the market. Furthermore, these vehicles also have a maintenance issue. These cars might be cheaper in the sale but it will disturb your budget when it comes to maintenance.

Prime Buys

If a vehicle has traveled 15 thousand KM to 50 thousand KM, it is good to go for that car. Try not to buy any car that traveled more than 50 thousand KM because those vehicles are old and risky to purchase.

Best Time for Buying a Used Car

Time of buying a car also affect the price of the vehicles. Because used car showrooms have timeframes and they have given the targets to increase sales. So it is best to buy cars at a quarter-closing time e.g the last days of March, June, September & December. To meet the targets car dealers sell a used car at cheaper rates during the closing time so it is beneficial to visit them at the mentioned time period.

Perform Exterior Inspection

Before buying a used car check for following things:

  • Check for any accident damage, scratches, and welds on the car body (doors, bonnet and roof)
  • Check for the smooth paint finish and make sure the car body is not repainted. Check every panel for the smooth texture. If there are bubbles or waves that indicate a repaint or re-spray in case of damage.
  • Use a magnet to check and identify the repaint work on the body of the car. If a magnet won’t stick to the car body that means car’s body is repaired with fiber, plastic or any other material.
  • Check the doors losing, tires and rims
  • Car inspection must always be done during daytime to avoid any kind of confusion.

Perform Exterior Inspection

Before buying a used car check for following things:

  • Check the dashboard, seat cover, sound systems &other features of the car. In case of automatic buttons for windows and mirrors check the buttons are working properly.
  • Check all the headlights, brake lights, high beams & sunroof windows if available are working properly.
  • Check the odometer and compare it with the documents provided by the car dealers. If an odometer reading is not matched it means the odometer has been tempered.

Test Drive

Always perform a test drive before making the decision. Check the following points as well.

  • Start the engine and note down the color of the smoke it emits in the start, if the smoke color is blue it means the engine is burning oil but if the smoke color is black it means the engine is using excessive fuel consumption.
  • Not down the engine starting time. If the engine starts easily it means the battery is okay but if it takes times that indicates the battery needs to be changed.
  • Drive the car at high speed on different surfaces to determine the functionality of clutches, brakes, steering & gears.
  • Check the temperature of the car while driving. Some cars heat up on uneven surfaces. Try not to buy the car that heats up easily.

Experienced Mechanic’s Inspection

Experienced mechanics can point out the things that an ordinary person can’t think of. Ask your mechanic to make sure the functions of the car working properly as well as the hardware. Also take your mechanic with you when performing a test drive, as he is the best person to judge the functionality and engine’s condition of the car.

Verification of the Documents

  • Once you made your decision of buying a used car and also check the above-mentioned points, the next step is documents verification.
  • Verify the registration number, engine number & chassis number on the car with the documents provided to you.
  • Ask the showroom dealer for the original computerized number plates
  • Ask the showroom dealer to provide you with all the previous repairing records of the vehicles.
  • Ask the showroom dealer about the previous owners of the vehicle. If a car has been used by more than one person don’t buy it.
  • Always check the CNIC of the car owner if the people really exist or the CNIC is tempered.
  • Contact with police to make sure that the car is not a stolen one.

Negotiate for the price

The most important step is to negotiate the price once you have decided and check all the above-mentioned points. Usually, the car dealers set a range of profit, so it is useful to negotiate the price with them.

Looking for Recommendation for car showrooms?

If you are looking for a car showroom near Islamabad and surrounding, I would like to recommend “The Car Spot” showroom in F-11 Markaz, Islamabad. It is the best showroom to buy used cars in the entire area. The prices of the used vehicles are reasonable and also the condition of the vehicles is excellent. If you want to define vehicles condition in numbers, I will give it 9.5 over 10.  You can also find the latest used car models there. If you want to go for a demo ride the dealer will allow it to you. The car Spot showroom is a brand name in nearby areas. I myself bought 2 used cars from there during last 5 years. Both are working perfectly fine. I also check all the above-mentioned points before buying those vehicles. There is also no damage or hardware fault in those cars.

How Can Izloo Classified Help?

As you all know Izloo Classified provides you the opportunity to post free ads on this site. Izloo classified provides free ads for used cars as well. It is up to you what kind of ad you want to put for your used car. We also provide reviews of different cars models. If you are looking for a used car you can also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the car model before buying a car.

Izloo Classified also helps you to find the customers for your ad. Izloo also gives you the opportunity to deal with the buyer or seller of your used vehicles face to face. From Izloo Classified paid membership you can also boost up your classified ad and set your ad as featured. This feature will help car dealers to show their ads to maximum people and it will be easy for them to find the right customer for their vehicles. Many car dealers are posting their ads on Izloo classified already. They also share their reviews related to customers as well. Izloo classified is a platform that is helping both buyers and sellers respectively. Hope you will find the used car of your choice here. Good luck

Here is the link from where you can buy products online:

https://www.izloo.com.pk/

 

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Tips to increase Fuel Economy of Your Car

The is the top rated question you will listen to every buyer what is the fuel consumption and economy of this car. Due to a high value in oil prices locally and globally, now people are more anxious about buying a car with tremendous fuel economy and mileage.

If you want to become a “hyper-miler”, then follow these tips I will help you to use the last drop of fuel in your tank.

Maintenance:

  • A vehicle that is not maintained properly on a regular schedule will consume 20 percent more fuel. Most of us tolerate car maintenance and they complain about their fuel consumption.So if you go for a regular routine checkup then you can save 20-25 percent of fuel.
  • Make sure you have changed the oil in time and also have to change the air filter and spark plugs as well by replacing the air filter and spark plugs during a regular routine checkup not only helps your car last longer and helps your engine burn fuel more efficiently.
  • Underinflated tires burn more fuel. If tires are 7-9 pounds underinflated (a normal condition) rolling resistance of tires increases by 5-6 percent. SO you should check your tires pressure at least fortnightly or monthly because by doing so you can save 2-3 percent of your fuel which will lead to a good fuel average.
  • Make sure that the wheels are aligned properly because a bad wheel alignment may affect the fuel economy.
  • Whenever you put extra weight it automatically effects the engine and takes more power which means more fuel consumption. You should remove extra carrying kits such as roof boxes and bike racks and the extra luggage that is for no regular use. So always clean up your trunk.

 

Driving Techniques:

  • Use the cruise control when appropriate, because on highway cruise control can save up to 4-5 percent of your fuel.
  • Don’t let the car be idle for more than 30 seconds because it may consume 1-1.5 liters from 4 liters of fuel per hour. Modern engine consumes less fuel turning off and restarting the engine than idling for some time.
  • When the engine is cold you should on the engine for at least 20 seconds this will build oil pressure, and you can drive away. But due to lack of knowledge, some of us start the engine and drove the car which leads up 100 percent fuel wastage.
  • Drive in a highest possible gear without putting pressure on the engine, this is a fuel efficient way of driving. If you travel in fast ways on low gears then it can consume 40-45 percent of more fuel. For example, if you are driving at a speed of 60-70 km/h, a vehicle will use more fuel in third gear then it would be in fifth gear.
  • Drive in smoothly and a smarter way. By applying slow throttle and avoiding heavy breaks, so you can reduce fuel consumption.
  • While driving doesn’t put your left foot on brake paddle. The little pressure might put “mechanical drag” on components. This may result in additional fuel usage to overcome this dragging.
  • Always choose a silk and a smooth road, because if the roads are uneven it will affect the fuel mileage.
  • Sometime when the roof and the windows are down it creates aerodynamic drag that causes an engine to work harder, as a result, it affects the fuel economy.
  • Use the motor oil that supports or suite your car, the engine is designed to work with best specific type. If you use heavier weight oil, then it might create friction and cause the engine to work harder and burn more fuel.
  • You should check your fuel cap seal sometimes it is broken down, and it allows oxygen to leak into the fuel This causes an excessive air to enter into the engine, as a result, it pulls fuel from the tank, and it automatically affects your fuel average.

 

Conclusion:

These are the instruction that will help you in fuel economy, you should overcome these issue, and it will help you out to have a better fuel economy. You don’t have to buy a brand new fuel-efficient car to save you on fuel. There is plenty you can do to increase your fuel average, and by using these tips it will help you to save lots of money.

 

 

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Top 6 Alternatives of Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius is the world’s most popular hybrid car.  As it covers all the functions you need, except its styling. But if you are not a fan of Toyota Prius there are approximately five alternatives to it.

The Toyota Prius is in all in one category of automobiles having the best automotive and efficient body. The first priority of any company is fuel economy when it comes to shopping for a hybrid. And if you are looking for something that is more fuel efficient as compared to Toyota Prius, it will actually take some time. The reason is “because the latest model has 54mps in the city and 50mpg average on highway and nothing can beat this. But if still, you are willing to sacrifice some fuel consumption there are alternatives to it.

The 2016-17 Toyota Prius is powered by 1.8-litre gasoline cylinder engine with 95 horsepower and 105 feet of torque. And the total system power is 121 horsepower. Toyota Prius electric motor can generate 71 horsepower and 120 feet of torque by itself. Its weight is 1390kg and fuel economy is 20-25km/liter.

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord hybrid is the best alternative to Toyota Prius. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid was recently introduced and even with the many hybrid versions of Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu, the ford fusion and Toyota Camry has the speed of 49 mpg in the city and 47 mpg on the highway with the output of 212 horsepower. Among all the mentioned features the Honda Accord Hybrid is the outliner in its class. It is an electric car with the four-cylinder engine. Compared with previous Honda Accord Hybrid it is more efficient with the four-cylinder automatic transmission and 60mph quicker.  Its stopping distance is 195 feet. The most important its design is classy and latest.

Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron

Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron

The price of Audi A3 varies 28-40 Lacs. Its horsepower is 204Hp with 1495kg weight. And its torque is 385Nm. Its fuel economy is 20km/liter.

No doubt, Audi A3 e-Tron is one of the most interesting PHEVs with a 1.4 TFSI, Turbocharged and Direct-Injected engine manufacturing 150HP and 250Nm paired to an electrical motor contributory another 102HP and 330Nm to the large 204HP system and monstrous 385Nm of Torque; all this hunting a pleasant 6-Speed Dual-Clutch automatic Manual Transmission that’s leaps and bounds sooner than any CVT or Automatic during a hybrid, to the front wheels permits this one.5 ton beast to race to a one hundred km/h during a mere six.5 second. 17-inch alloys and every one of the trendy safety and driver help options like reconciling control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure interference and Blind-spot observation are out there. The cabin delights with build quality you’d expect from associate Audi and also the MMI Connect picture show system with integrated 4G LTE and exquisite Google Earth Navigation. The Audi Connect mobile app permits the user to line the climate management, realize the automobile, send a destination to the navigation system and check the battery level and out there rang all from a smartphone. A two-hour charge from a 240V outlet provides the around 40km of work unit vary. The A3 could be a reliable automobile with not plenty of maintenance value, but (unlike BMW) it lacks any aftersales warrant, like most imports, so might put off some consumers. A Japanese import of the model year 2015 with 15000Km on the hodometer and Auction Grade ‘5’ are often had beneath thirty-five Lacs. never low cost, however an excellent price, however.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

The price of BMW 2 series varies 30-42 Lacs. Its horsepower is 221Hp with 1795kg weight. And its torque is 390Nm. Its fuel economy is 22km/liter.

Its design and specifications are better than Audi but can’t beat the Toyota Prius. BMW 2 series has all the modern safety features as well as the driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure prevention, automatic emergency braking system and blind spot monitoring. The automatic torque converter is silky smooth but not as good as in Audi A3.

BMW i3 Rex

BMW i3 Rex

The price of BMW i3 varies 27-35 Lacs. Its horsepower is 170Hp with 1195kg weight. And its torque is 250Nm. Its fuel economy is 42km/liter.

Many of you are thinking why BMW i3? No doubt i3 is an EV however it is the best vehicle according to weight, design and fuel consumption.

Volkswagen Golf GTE

The price of Volkswagen Golf varies 26-33 Lacs. Its horsepower is 204Hp with 1580kg weight. And its torque is 385Nm. Its fuel economy is 21km/liter.

The Audi A3 Tron and the Volkswagen Golf shares the same platform. They have some features and specification but Volkswagen golf GTE’s performance is better than the Audi’s. It takes 2 hours to charge it fully on a 240V. If you want to import it, it will cost you 30 Lacs.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The price of Mitsubishi varies 40-55 Lacs. Its horsepower is 203Hp with 1810kg weight. Its fuel economy is 16km/liter.

Mitsubishi is the best rival of Japanese or Toyota cars. It gives you a smooth ride with all the latest technology features.

I would like to end it with some helpful information. Dewan motors are taking place of the automobiles in Pakistan. Dewan motor is going to manufacture the automobiles with latest technologies. You can buy your dream car from them.

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Selling my Honda Accord through Izloo

Well, I have not sold anything online before this deal. So, I really have no idea how it works. I was trying to sell my car (that is used but also in good condition) form past 2 months but can’t succeed because of the price negotiation. I cannot bear the expenses of the agent and the car parking rent because of the delay.

A friend of mine advised me to sell it online as online selling needs no money for parking or also there is no any agent commission. He also referred many sites like eBay, OLX etc including the Izloo Classified. I can’t decide where I should have to sell my car, therefore, I searched about the online platforms and analyze them.

Why I Choose Izloo?

The one and only thing that force me to put my ad on Izloo Classified are that it is only for Pakistani users. So, there are more chances of finding the buyer nearby and I can sell my car in person.

I am from Islamabad. 2 weeks earlier I posted an ad of my Honda Accord CL9 on Izloo Classified with an attractive title, brief description, photos and in contact portion my mobile number.

Photos of Honda Accord CL9, Model 2000

Car Front:

Car Engine:

Car Front lights:

Which Package I Choose?

I choose a free package and posted the ad in the featured listing as I came to know websites gave preference to a featured listing. I have mixed feelings of doubt and excitement on how my first ever try of online selling goes through. I was not hoping for getting any message or call before a week. But I was surprised when on the 2nd day of posting an ad on Izloo Classified; I received a message from the buyer. He asked me further details of the Car. And after that many buyers contact me via message or phone call. I was so happy that I can’t express my feelings. Buyers like my car as I serviced it before posting the ad, as you can see in above images. One of them got ready to pay on my demand price.

 

My Experience With Izloo Classified:

My overall experience with Izloo classified is awesome. But one thing that I noticed, if you want to sell your product in hurry, always post an ad in the featured listing. It will give a boost to your ad.

 

Best Regards,

Malik Anwar

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